Both All My Children (AMC) and One Life to Live (OLTL) may stay on television, as Deadline became the first to report that they could go to cable following their online debuts on Prospect Park, the company owned by Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz, the creators of USA’s hit medical comedy-drama Royal Pains. This isn’t the first time that a daytime soap was pick-up on cable.
For instance, the supernatural comedy-drama Passions moved to the then-101 (now Audience) in 2007 after eight years on NBC. Despite bring the DirecTV network’s highest-rated original program and its loyal, devoted fanbase, the series was canceled in 2008 after nine years and 2,231 episodes.
However, SOAPnet, the network currently airing “today’s episodes tonight” of both AMC and OLTL, will not be the top contender due to being reborn as a Disney Jr. network next year. The second is that AMC‘s online move after its September 23 finale on ABC has been halted to next year due to a statement released by Prospect Park two weeks ago on July 25:
“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”
Still, this will not affect OLTL‘s transition to online airing after its network finale, which will be January 20, 2012.
Both AMC and OLTL were created by Agnes Nixon.