Agnes Nixon, the creator of “All My Children” and “One Live to Live”, two of the longest running soap operas, made the announcement on Friday Jan. 4. on her Facebook page. Prospect Park Productions will bring back “All My Children” and One Life to Live” via the Internet.
In her statement, Nixon said:
“Dear Friends, We did it! Here is the statement I am about to release to the press. I am so please to share it with YOU first. This could never have happened without your unwavering support. With deepest gratitude, Agnes.”
The statement Agnes Nixon released to the press says:
“We of the One Life to Live and All My Children families are thrilled to bring our beloved viewers new, ongoing stories from Llanview and Pine Valley. I’m overjoyed that so many actors you love have voiced their desire to bring their characters back to life.
I’m especially grateful to Prospect Park for deploying the power of you, our fans, to enable this exciting transition to dramatic production for the Internet. It's a historic moment, comparable to how life was changed when television took over from radio.
We hope this wonderful opportunity will be embraced by all as our creative teams gear up to bring our beloved serials back to our daily lives. Agnes Nixon January 4, 2013”
Fans of “All My Children,” which aired its last episode on September 23, 2011, have been disappointed several times over the past 16 months with conflicting stories that the soap was headed for a reboot on the Internet. Negotiations between Prospect Park Productions , SAG-AFTRA, DGA and WGA had broken down and it looked as if neither “All My Children” nor “One Life to Live” would reboot as Internet soap operas.
Recently, as the expiration date for the rights to both soaps loomed nearer and nearer, fans began to hear reports that both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” would be returning, possibly to cable or the Internet.
Rumors of Susan Lucci being in negotiations with Prospect Park Productions soon followed. Then news that Vincent Irizarry signed on to return to “AMC” as the devious Dr. David Hayward was released. Fans are hoping other beloved “AMC” characters will find their way back to Pine Valley, Pa. Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard) was recently let go as “Harmony” from “The Young and the Restless”. Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard) recently saw his character “Sarge” on “Y&R” reduced to recurring status. Could the Hubbards be headed back to Pine Valley? Fans would love to see their favorite soap super couple Dixie and Tad Martin reunited and returned to Pine Valley.
Many actors from “OLTL” were moved to another ABC soap opera, “General Hospital” after “One Life to Live” aired its final television episode on January 13, 2011. Fans hope that when “OLTL” reboots on the Internet the beloved characters will make the move back to Llanview, Pa.
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