I thought 2012 would be a terrible year for soaps. It began it the darkest of places, as “One Life to Live,” the best soap of 2011, aired its final episode in January 2012. The deal to move it, and “All My Children” online had just fallen apart. All three of the networks seemed to […]
Update 2: Apparently Prospect Park has realized they need WGA writers to produce high quality shows and has reached out to the union to negotiate a deal, according to Daytime Confidential. Update:Vincent Irizarry,who played the villainous Dr. David Hayward on All My Children just signed a deal to join the on-line show. Irizarry announced the […]
What is it about the holidays and the online versions of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”? The plans to move the two canceled ABC soaps online fell apart the day before Thanksgiving 2011. Here we are on the day after Christmas 2012 starting this whole dance again. Last Monday, Deadline reported that […]
Soap fans, view this as less of a Christmas miracle and more of a Festivus airing of grievances. Deadline reports that Prospect Park, the production company that infamously bought the rights to ABC’s canceled soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” with plans to turn them into daily full length online programs, then […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Rauch, a longtime executive in the daytime drama world who produced “Another World,” “One Life to Live” and “Santa Barbara,” has died at age 78. He died Monday in New York of complications from blood clots, his wife, playwright Israela Margalit, said Tuesday. Rauch, described in TV Guide Canada as […]
Y&R Celebrates 24 Years at the Top This week, “The Young & the Restless” hit an unprecedented milestone. It has now been the number one daytime show every week for the past 24 years, or 1248 consecutive weeks in Household Ratings. DVR the Next Episode of “Y&R” It has also been number 1 in women […]
The “General Hospital”/“One Life to Live” crossover experiment got deliciously complicated this week when Carly and Skye saw a picture of Blair’s fiancé Tomas and realized he looked exactly like their dead ex, Lorenzo Alcazar.
This week’s column is going to be all about “General Hospital” because a couple zillion things happened in Port Charles this week, while the other three soaps were so boring. “The Young & the Restless” has the excuse of transitioning from one headwriter to another. “The Bold & the Beautiful” ought to change its name […]
Three years ago, there were eight American daytime soaps. Today, there are four. The cancellations of “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live” left hundreds of people who worked both in front of and behind the camera unemployed. The four canceled soaps all filmed in New York City […]
Production company Prospect Park, which optioned the rights to “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” in a failed attempt to continue the soaps on the Internet, still has the legal rights to at least one OLTL character.