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One Life to Live: Online Soap’s Production Suspended

One Life to LiveThe LA Times reports that Prospect Park has suspended production of One Life to Live indefinitely until a lawsuit with ABC is settled. The soap’s first online season wrapped last month.

Prospect Park believes that ABC has tried to sabotage their revival of the soap. After One Life to Live ended on ABC, several of the characters appeared on the network’s General Hospital soap. Before One Life could be revived online, Cole Thornhart (Van Hughes) and his daughter Hope (Caitlyn Buton) were killed when their car went off a cliff in February 2012.

In the lawsuit, Prospect Park says that the characters were just on loan to General Hospital and ABC tried to sabotage the One Life revival by killing them. ABC says that they “acted reasonably and in good faith at all times.”

There were hints that the Cole character might be revived on General Hospital. However One Life executive producer Jennifer Pepperman and Prospect Park feel strongly against bringing characters back from the dead so if he were revived they wouldn’t be coming back to Llanview.

Deadline reports that, if Prospect Park loses the lawsuit, that may be the end of the online version of One Life to Live.

The One Life lawsuit won’t likely affect All My Children which recently aired its own season finale. The writers are working on new scripts and the show is expected to go back into production sometime this month. It’s not known when the new episodes will start airing.

What do you think? Do you think ABC intentionally sabotaged One Life to Live? Do you think the soap will be back? Have you been watching?

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shady February 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm

WHY would ABC sabotage a show that they ended? It’s not like the show was stolen from them. It was a stupid move, for sure, but ABC wanted “new” and “fresh”, and decided it’s long-time soap fans were to disregarded despite keeping viewership to OLTL and AMC for DECADES. They threw the shows away. Propspect Park is just incompentent and looking for someone to blame. When they lose all viewership because of their start/stop/we don’t know what we’re doing actions, they’ll try to blame someone for that, too.

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Laura L. October 1, 2013 at 12:07 am

OMG! who cares about OLTL! General Hospital has always been the best of the three anyway. Todd was the only reason I watched OLTL. Now that the actor is on GH all is good!

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Sarah Trites September 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I HAVE HATED ABC EVER SINCE THEY TOOK OF THESE SOAPS. I WOULD’NT PUT IT PAST THEM! I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE ALL BEEN VICTIMS OF A MAJOR BATE AND SWITCH!

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Rosemary K. September 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I watched OLTL for over 25 yrs on ABC. I literally cried when it was cancelled. When it was revived I was ecstatic. I waited patiently. I’ve been watching online since day one. I’m loving the fact that so many came back. ABC cancelled it, why is it creating problems. Sore losers?? It should never have been cancelled in the first place. Let the show alone, I don’t care about the BS behind the scenes. I care about the show.

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