The rumors have been swirling all around regarding the returns of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, with actors saying they've been approached (like AMC's Alicia Minshew (Kendall)) or have actually signed on (AMC's Vincent Irizarry (David) and Debbi Morgan (Angie)). And while the soaps aren't actually back into production yet, and there's still no official cast list or first airdate for new episodes, Prospect Park founders Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank have released a statement confirming their return.
AMC and OLTL are set to be the anchor programs of the fledgling The Online Network, and production company Prospect Park has signed deals with both the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists as well as the Director's Guild of America. OLTL director Jennifer Pepperman has been signed as executive producer of OLTL and AMC producer Ginger Smith as executive producer of AMC. And as a bonus, Agnes Nixon has signed on in a consulting role to be actively involved in continuing the serials she created.
Currently, Prospect Park says that they have arranged financing to start production of AMC and OLTL in February, but no first airdate has yet been announced. As soon as we get more details as far as casting for both shows and airdates, we'll keep you updated. You can read the full statement from Prospect Park after the jump.
We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN). Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN's head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.
We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.
Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank