AMC is set to air its last episode on ABC on Sept. 23 and was expected to hit the web just a few days later. But the formation of new budgets and negotiations with production unions and guilds may postpone the return to Pine Valley until early 2012. (One Life to Live, which isn't scheduled to go dark until January 2012, will likely move to the web uninterrupted.)
"We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above- and below-the-line talent," Prospect Park said in a statement Monday.
Both All My Children and One Life to Live will continue story lines uninterrupted on the new network. The shows' crews and actors are expected to remain in place.