AMC/OLTL TO CONTINUE: IT'S OFFICIAL!By SOD Posted: Jul 7, 2011
ABC has just released an official confirmation of the rumor first reported: The production company Prospect Park will produce new episodes of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, "with the same quality and in the same format and length," and the shows will go on — online.
"We are privileged to continue the legacy of two of the greatest programs to air on daytime television, and are committed to delivering the storylines, characters and quality that audiences have come to love for over 40 years," said Prospect Park's Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz. "ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE are television icons, and we are looking forward to providing anytime, anywhere viewing to their loyal community of millions. Technology changes the way the public can and will view television shows. Now that there are so many devices available in addition to television sets, viewers are taking advantage of watching shows where ever they are and on any number of devices. The driving force in making the switch and attracting new audiences is to have outstanding programs that people want to watch. We believe that by continuing to produce the shows in their current hour format and with the same quality, viewers will follow the show to our new, online network."
Cheered AMC/OLTL Creator Agnes Nixon, "I'm just so happy that ABC found a home where the legacies of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE can continue. I'm excited for their future with Prospect Park. It takes a lot of living to make a soap opera a serial, and the wonderful teams on both shows have done just that. Together, we are a big family that keeps going, and I'm looking forward to working alongside these wonderful people as we ensure that the shows will continue with all the love and excitement we’ve always had. I also am so happy for our loyal fans, whom we love so much, and who have been so supportive over the last 40 plus years."
Said ABC Daytime President Brian Frons, "ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE are iconic pieces of television history that captivated millions of fans since their beginning over 40 years ago. Each of the shows have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history and informed our consciousness in their own way. We are so glad Prospect Park has assumed the mantel for these shows and that they will continue for the fans."
Additional details — such as which cast members would continue on in their roles — were not immediately available.