You all know it, but I’m still talking about it. Okay so as I posted Y-day ABC has confirmed that they sold the rights of AMC and OLTL to Prosperity Park. AMC will be available through the online outlet, meaning you all will be able to catch the stories online! How cool is that!?
Let me tell yall how I found out. I was checking my twitter and I saw a bunch of tweets from Jamey Giddens about being wrong and all this other stuff and I asked a very good friend of mine. Who let me take this time to say… Thank you girl!!! I asked her about it and she said yes it was confirmed. I must have looked like a fool when I broke out dancing in the store. No lie! I really started dancing. Tootsie roll, stankyleg, baby was I happy! And I am still happy!
But even though I am on cloud nine and rising (Angie’s words) I’m a bit confused and worried. Why you ask, welllll, with this happening and then the news of Debbi Morgan signing with Y&R what happens? If she wanted to do you think she can come out of that contract with Y&R, without having to lose any money? Seeing as she hasn’t started working with them yet it could be possible. But only of she wanted too.
And what if Diva Debbi decides to stick with them, what will happen to the Hubbard’s? What will happen to Darnell? You know he and Debbi are like so close. They are acting soul mates! Anyway, if she stays with Y&R what will happen to Angie and Jesse? What will happen to Darnell? If they separate for a little I would actually watch both soaps. I would watch AMC and Y&R as long as one or both of them are still on. Another question, will Frankie and Blandie will be the core Hubbard family? Ahhhh gawd please no! Save us all! *toilet flush*
Anyway, with all of the news coming out the water you can’t help but wonder about these things.Talk to me, talk to me.
And here’s the letter from ABC.
BURBANK, CA – July 7, 2011 – ABC has licensed its iconic soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to Prospect Park, it was announced today by Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group & Janice Marinelli, President, Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Rich Frank & Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park.
The exclusive multi-year, multi-platform deal enables the soaps’ stories to continue beyond their finale dates on ABC. ABC will broadcast its final episode of “All My Children” on Friday, September 23rd and will air the final episode of “One Life to Live” in January, 2012.
The licensing agreement, brokered by Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group, enables Prospect Park to continue production of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” beyond their life on ABC. Prospect Park will produce and deliver the two long-running programs to consumers via online formats and additional emerging platforms including internet enabled television sets. Under the terms of the arrangement, the programs will continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length. Additional details of the new productions and tune-in will be forthcoming from Prospect Park.
“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. ‘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,” said Frank and Kwatinetz. “Technologychanges 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 wherever 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.”
“’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,” said Frons. “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.”
Marinelli continued, “From the time the shift in the daytime strategy was announced, our hope was to find a new home for these treasured shows. We are thrilled to license them to Prospect Park so the stories of life in Pine Valley and Llanview can continue to be told for the passionate and loyal fans that enjoy watching each day.”
“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,” added Agnes Nixon, creator of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” “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.”
Prospect Park is a media and production company founded in 2009 by entertainmentindustry veterans Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank. Along with successful film and music divisions, the company’s television group has numerous shows in development and breakout network hits airing, including “Royal Pains” and “Wilfred.”
In April, ABC announced that it was expanding the focus of its daytime lineup to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle. “The Chew,” an innovative and groundbreaking daily talk show that celebrates and explores life through food, will premiere on September 26th. “The Revolution,” a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations, will replace “One Life to Live” in January 2012 .