Are All My Children and One Life to Live Moving to Cable?
In the latest chapter of daytime drama surrounding the future of All My Children and One Life to Live, both canceled soaps are now being pitched to cable networks, Deadline reports.
The two shows are getting interest from cable networks to air new episodes after they premiere online. After both series were axed by ABC in April, the network sold their online rights to Prospect Park, which plans to air new episodes online. Prospect Park is led by Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz, executive producers behind the cable breakout hit Royal Pains.
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Despite hesitations about how All My Children and One Life to Live would be changed for the web, Prospect Park promised that both series will "be delivered with the same cast and in the same format and length." It is unclear how much earlier episodes would premiere online before they air on cable. Both shows currently air repeat episodes on SOAPnet, which will switch to a new Disney Junior channel next year.
However, All My Children's move online — which was set to happen in late September — has hit a snag, due to contract negotiations and the formation of new budgets. (One Life to Live's Internet launch is not expected to be delayed).
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All My Children will air its last episode on ABC on Sept. 23. One Life to Live will leave the network in January.
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