Soaps Dish: John O'Hurley to AMC, Couric Claims OLTL's Digs, GH-Moving-Online Buzz

The soaps world is bubbling over with news right now, so let’s take a quick look at the recent headlines.

For starters, John O’Hurley (aka Seinfeld‘s eloquent J. Peterman) will be on hand for All My Children‘s ABC swan song, playing Kit Sterling, a producer who wants to make a movie out of Erica Kane’s latest tome. A vet of such soaps as Loving (where he famously played a twin so evil, Standards & Practices made the network retcon his actually Satanic lineage) and General Hospital — and a onetime husband of AMC alum Eva La Rue (CSI: Miami)! — O’Hurley will first air Sept. 12. Our very good pals at Soaps In Depth first broke that news.

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Also out there:

* The Los Angeles Times reported that Katie Couric’s daytime talker, which is due to debut in September 2012, will lay claim to the NYC studio One Life to Live now uses, way, way, wayyyy over on West 66th Street. So where will the One Lifers now hang their hats? Soap Opera Digest hears the ABC soap might move into the Brooklyn studio previously used by As the World Turns and Another World.

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* Speaking of OLTL, Showbiz 411 is now reporting what Daytime Confidential scooped a ways back — that Prospect Park, the media upstart aiming to afford One Life and All My Kiddies new life online, also has a deal in place to do same with GH, “if” and when that ABC serial finds itself homeless.

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* Lastly, Digest is reporting that Shelby Young, who has played Days of Our Lives‘ Kinsey since 2009, has wrapped filming and has left the show.