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All My Children, One Life to Live: Online Soaps Cancelled Yet Again?

all my children one life to live logosBad news for fans of All My Children and One Life to Live. The soap operas were cancelled by ABC, revived online by Prospect Park and it seems have now been cancelled again.

There’s been no official word from Prospect Park but actress Children Debbi Morgan tweeted “My manager ws given the news that we were officially done by PP’s lawyer” “I guess what really hurts my gut R all the positive proclamations I gave 2 all of U that we’d definitely coming back.” “Bcuz those were the earnest proclamations we’d been given! I’m so very sorry2 2c U disappointed yet again & believe me we feel the same!!!” “Thanks 4 all the support & luv U gave hoping this would work. We never know what’s in God’s plan. I do know there’s always a bigger picture!” “Thanks For The Memories…”

On Facebook, actress Cady McClain wrote:

If you aren’t hearing anything about the ending of AMC as we know it, it’s really out of shock. I am also trying to allow PP to have the moment to contact all the actors and explain what is and has been going on with AMC, and then gather themselves to try and explain it all to you, the fans.

I can confirm what Debbie Morgan has shared already, that we were given assurances that we would be continuing with the series and then were very recently contacted and told that, with great regret, AMC won’t be going back online this year, or in this particular incarnation. Certainly hope springs eternal that we will yet again, spring from the dead.

I do feel confident in sharing my opinion that PP and all “the powers that be” involved in making AMC and OLTL truly loved the shows and did their utmost to make continuing them possible. The premiere in NYC was one of the most exciting moments I have had the privilege to be a part of in my career. I am not privy to the behind the scenes decisions, however. Like you, I can only experience those choices second hand and guess at the reasons why this is happening now.

Instead of going into the “What Went Wrong” question, I think I’d rather focus on the gratitude I feel for having been asked to continue with the show. If I am still wanted as an actor on daytime, it is all because of YOU, the FANS.

I am so very grateful for your support. To have had the opportunity to be a part of an innovative experience that strived to keep American soaps alive via a new medium, to be a part of the continuing fabric of your lives through daytime storytelling, and to be able to work with dear friends who I’ve known all my life was a very special experience for which I have you to thank.

So THANK YOU for all the cheering, love, and support, daytime family. You’ve been AWESOME.

One Life to Live was put on indefinite hiatus pending the outcome of a lawsuit with ABC. It seems very likely that it has been cancelled as well.

What do you think? Are you sorry that the shows have been cancelled once again? Did you watch the online versions?

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Kim October 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I am very sorry that OLTL was cancelled once again. Thank you for giving us a little more time with family that I grew with.

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