Long before Soaps In Depth reported last week that Prospect Park has placed on hold their plans to relaunch ALL MY CHILDREN on The Online Network, media outlets have been speculating that Susan Lucci (Erica) and the company were having problems reaching an agreement. (As long ago as September, Deadline reported that Lucci had turned down an offer to continue on with Prospect Park.)
For the first time, the Emmy winner is speaking out about her talks with the media company, denying that her failing to reach an agreement with Prospect Park had anything to do with the plans to place AMC on hold. "I want my fans to know the truth. There has been miscommunications as a result of statements in the press that I am one of the reasons that All My Children is not moving forward," she says in an emotional statement posted on her Facebook page. "This is simply untrue and not the case. We have been in discussions since Prospect Park first expressed interest in moving the series online, and in correspondence dated September 8th, I made it clear that I would be ecstatic to be a part of All My Children in a prominent way if they committed to producing the series for another year. I have not heard back from Prospect Park since then, in fact, I learned of their decision not to proceed with All My Children at the same time you did, through the media.
"It's been a privilege and honor to be involved with the All My Children family for so many years," she continues, "from working closely with Agnes Nixon to getting to know millions of devoted and wonderful fans."