Soaps In Depth has learned that executives from Prospect Park met with the cast and crew of ONE LIFE TO LIVE this past Friday. While details of the meeting are still scant, we do know that officials from the production company are thisclose to making deals with the union guilds and the paperwork is in the hands of lawyers. "They're very ambitious and they're very happy to have us and ALL MY CHILDREN," Jerry verDorn (Clint) told In Depth at this weekend's OLTL Fan Club gathering. "The fans [are] not going to see a difference in production. They said to us, 'We did not buy these shows just for their name and [with the intention] to gut them and put them on in a totally different, unrecognizable form. The fans are going to love it."
verDorn's OLTL co-star, Mark Lawson (Brody), agrees. "Prospect Park seems very enthusiastic and very focused on making the show the best it can be. I think they will update the show for the next generation of viewership and make it a show that's competitive."
While there are reports that the online version of OLTL could debut on Monday, January 16, there is no official word yet from either Prospect Park or ABC on when the show's final network broadcast will be. However, sources say that an announcement with additional details about Prospect Park's plans for both OLTL and AMC could come as soon as Wednesday of this week, at which time we may very well learn which actors will be continuing on the soap! Stay tuned for additional details!