All My Children Stars Field Proposals for Online Continuation, Lucci Reportedly 'Mulling Offer'

After hitting a snag or two along the way, it’s beginning to look more and more likely that All My Children — and eventually One Life to Live — will in fact move to the Internet following their broadcast finales on ABC (airing Sept. 23 and in January 2012, respectively).

Walt Willey (who plays the ever stalwart Jackson Montgomery) broke the news Thursday, when he revealed to Soap Opera Digest that Prospect Park (the production company behind AMC‘s 11th-hour reprieve) has finally begun to approach the actors with new contract offers to take their show online.

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“Prospect Park presented their first proposal,” Willey said. “I’ve only barely scanned the thing … so I don’t fully know the content, but I know this much: Here we go! Obviously, they are going to do this thing.”

But don’t bust out your party hats just yet. Jackson’s portrayer went on to explain that while “this thing” is certainly a step in the right direction, it’s just “an initial step” and will likely be followed by much “going back and forth, like all agreements do.”

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“I’m very excited about it though,” he added. “These folks [at Prospect Park] are innovators and I think they are very smart. I think that getting this up and running by fall was a little on the undoable side, but now it seems that both AMC and One Life will be starting up on the Internet at the same time in January 2012.”

If recent fodder is any indication, Pine Valley First Lady Susan Lucci might actually be considering following the sudser to the web, as well. Our sister site Deadline is reporting that despite speculation that salary cuts would impact the TV-to-web migration, Lucci “has been offered basically the same salary she currently has at ABC… [and] is currently mulling the offer.”

Thoughts on the latest developments in ABC daytime’s real-life soap opera? Are you more hopeful now that both Pine Valley and Llanview are (ever seemingly) headed to the web?

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186 Comments
  1. raelee514 says:

    I think I’m going to just wait it out and see how it falls together in January.

    • PAULA says:

      ABC STINKS AND ANY FOOL WHO DIDN’T SEE THEY WERE PLANNING THIS FROM THE BEGINNING IS NUTS!! WHY WERE THEY TALKING TO OLTL FIRST INSTEAD OF AMC ACTORS? WHY DID THEY CANCEL AMC SO MUCH SOONER THEN OLTL. GET WITH IT PEOPLE. SUSAN, YOU HAVE BEEN GREAT AND A TRUE STAR. I HOPE TO WATCH YOU FOR ANOTHER 36 YEARS. PAULA

      • Robin says:

        You are so right Paula, I think abc stinks too. I love AMC, and I am very disappointed that abc canceled the show, I realy do not watch abc, except the soaps.

      • bethh says:

        I hate that they took AMC off the air. I have been watching it for about 33 years and havent even missed an episode. I am so upset. They replaced it with the Chew. What a dumb show. Sure it couldn’t stand up to 40 years.

      • Cindy says:

        When OLTL goes off there will be no reason to get up an hour early to drink my coffee and view the episode from the day before. I miss AMC- only traitors would watch the Chew- the network should chew that show up and spit it right off the air. I hope the online continuation of our stories will fly. Can’t wait!

    • tigerrose says:

      best way for all of the 2 shows fans to pay them back for cancelling the shows, is to boycott the channel after the last episode of oltl airs. i will be boycotting it

      • Cynthia M says:

        I am not watching any day time shows on ABC anymore. I am even changing my new show preference. It really sucks what they ate doing. I love food shows on the food channel but face it there are already too many of them!!!

        • Sandy K says:

          I, too, once OLTL is gone, will program my TV to skip over ABC channels, period….I’ve watched AMC since day 1, granted, it was on vacations and sick days until VCR’s, but I watch when I’m home and tape everyday. This afternoon I’ll pull my tape to keep the final week and reprogram my recorder to just get OLTL. Watch The Chew, I don’t think so!! I can’t believe how they’ve rubbed our faces in it by advertising that crappy thing during every AMC break. ABC also has cancelled some of my favorite prime time shows and I HATE “reality” shows. There is nothing “real” about them, so I will not be watching ABC.

          • MaryL B. says:

            Ditto! I love One Life to Live and will not watch ABC’s reality show. I have watched All My Children and One Life to Live for over
            30 years and was devasted when I heard they were being canceled from
            TV (ABC). Now that they will continue online, I am thrilled!

      • rbeth says:

        Great minds think alike :) The only shows I currently watch on ABC since I heard about the cancellations are AMC and OLTL. Once OLTL goes off the air, I’m not watching anything on ABC. If they have no respect for the fans that have watched these shows for so many years, I have no use for them. I might even start watching daytime soaps on the other 2 networks.

        • Renee K says:

          I too quit watching any ABC shows when I heard the cancellation. Soon only 1 hour a day and come Jan 0. I also quit buying the products that advertise on the shows!

          • Jan says:

            You are correct there. Not buying the products and writing to the advertisers of the new show (chew) is the only way to go.

          • Vicki says:

            Me TOO!!! I’m not buying any of the Chew’s advertised products!
            ABC doesn’t care about us, so I’m done with ABC too!!!!
            As far as I’m concerned, ABC Daytime has gone out of business!!
            No Oprah, no One Life to Live, no ALL MY CHILDREN….
            NO REASON TO WATCH!!!!
            As far as the Chew, – BOO
            No AMC fan is going to watch THAT.
            ABC only cares about the bottom line. The Chew is 40% cheaper to make and as long as the advertisers buy time, ABC DOESN’T CARE about the viewers!!!
            SO, count me in on the boycott!!!! I also won’t be watching ABC daytime ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • john and howard caylor says:

            prospect park give susan Lucci what she wants and may be she will come back to all my children and work with walt willey alicia minshew christian lian ricky paul goldin michael e knight david canary jill Larson ray macdonell christian stausejulia barr vincent irigarry darnell williams and all of the all my children cast members bring them all back to the web or tv please prospect park and please respond to this email right away very important fans want thers soap stars back on all my children prospect park john caylor and howard caylor and loyal fans

          • sherry hughes says:

            Hey I did not think about stop buying the stuff channel 2 advertises on these shows, that is a great idea. Wish I had thought of that in sept. when these idiots took off all my children. Thanks for the idea hit them where it hurts their pocket. Plus the dummies that pay them to advertise needs to feel the pain. Channel 2 did not care for us that has been loyal for all these years. I do not care for them I hope they belly up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • john and howard caylor says:

          is michael eknight cady mcclain ricky paul goldin christian stausealicia minshewjill larson david canary vincent irigarryand all ofthe cast comming back to all my children prospect park please bring all of the all my children back together please prospect park john and howard caylor and loyal fans of the show

          • john and howard caylor says:

            prospect park please respond to our email about all of the cast members comming to prospect park get them all back please prospect park it wont be the same with out them prospect park get them all back please prospect park howard caylor john caylor and loyal fans of the show

      • Sally says:

        I’ve removed the ABC stations from my guide. No more ABC for me and my family! I now watch AMC & OLTL on Soap Opera Network.

        • Krystle says:

          When it gets taken off the network, Where do we go to watch it online?

          • sharyna says:

            That’s my big question. Where do I find it online?

          • john and howard caylor says:

            thank you darnell williams for comming back to all my children and the new prospect park and please tell prospect park to move you guys to FX TV OR ANY OTHER CHANNEL NOT ABC THAT WONT WORK FOR THE FANS BECAUSE OF THE STUPID CHEW WE HATE THAT SHOW AND WILL NOT WATCH IT DARNELL WILLIAMS AND PROSPECT PARK WRITTEN BY JOHN AND HOWARD CAYLOR AND FANS

        • Margie says:

          Sorry to tell you this but they are taking off soap net in January when One Life To Live gose off.

        • howard and john caylor says:

          prospect park we have removed ads from the abctv station and my family will not watch abc tv any more and please prospect park please cancel the chew it is a terroble show and we will not watch it at all prospect park please respond to this email please Hcaylor@commcast.netwe want our soap operas back on tv but not abc please bring them to usa or FZ please prospect park and fire brian frons for canceling are loving soap operas please prospect park brian frons needs to go now john and howard caylor and loyal fans

        • john and howardcaylor says:

          please bringsusanlucci back to all my children prospect the show needs her prospect park howard and john caylor

      • Shonda says:

        I will not be watching any of the new shows on ABC. I will still watch my favorites, but as they end, like Desperate Housewives, I will watch less ABC. They will fade to black in my house.

        • howard and john caylor says:

          prospect park please put ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE ON FX OR USA DONT PUT THEM ON ABCTV ANY MORE BECAUSE THEY NEED TO FIRE BRIAN FRONS NOW FOR CANCELING OUR LOVING SOAP OPERAS THE CHEW IS TERROBLE SO PROSPECT PARK PLEASE CANCEL THE CHEW IT IS TERROBLE AND MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WONT WATCH IT PROSPECT PARK JOHN AND HOWARD CAYLOR AND LOYAL FANS OF THE SHOW ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE YOU GUYS WILL DO A GREAT JOB WITH THESE SOAP OPERAS KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING OUR SOAP OPERAS BACK PROSPECT PARK HOWARD AND JOHN CAYLOR Hcaylor@commcast.net please reply to this email please prospect park howard caylor and john caylor

      • gwane washington says:

        I also will be boycotting whatever show they put in that time slot. They having a show about eating healthy and most of the hosts are FAT

      • Mitzi says:

        I too will be boycotting! ABC has made it habit to remove shows that my family seem to like, not only AMC. I’m done with ABC!

      • fldave says:

        Boycott all sponsers see how they CHEW NOWW!

      • fldave says:

        BOYCOTT SPONSERS OF ABC GET THEM IN THEIR POCKET BOOK!!

        • Vicki says:

          I agree, lets not buy any of the products advertised on ABC in that time slot. Check it once to see which products to boycott, then never watch ABC Daytime again!!!!
          If all they care about is their pocketbook, let’s hit them back there!! Because ABC doesn’t care about the viewers!!!!!!!!!

      • Vicki says:

        As far as I’m concerned, ABC Daytime has gone out of business!!
        No Oprah, no One Life to Live, no ALL MY CHILDREN….
        NO REASON TO WATCH!!!!
        As far as the Chew, – BOO
        No AMC fan is going to watch THAT.
        ABC only cares about the bottom line. The Chew is 40% cheaper to make and as long as the advertisers buy time, ABC DOESN’T CARE about the viewers!!!
        SO, count me in on the boycott!!!! I also won’t be watching ABC daytime ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • cathi singer says:

          I agree – i have watched AMC for 35 years and will boycott ALL ABC advertized products NOT JUST THE CHEW!! The only show i will watch is Desperate Housewives and will make a note of all adv. prod. and Not Buy Them!…after Desperate goes off the air I will Never watch Anything on ABC again.
          I called ABC and left messages to this effect and they obviously did not care.
          will boycott their news shows as well… so far only Cameron Matheson and the woman who plays cara have signed to Prospect Park -Rebecca Budig swows NO INTEREST!…Lets go SUSAN!! WILL PAY TO WATCH IF I HAVE TO!!

      • Karen says:

        AND don’t forget to write and boycott the sponsors for the 2 new shows replacing them. Not only has ABC lost lots of viewers but if we hit the sponsors maybe they’ll lose money as well…worked on Glenn Beck. Let’s try.

        They could have made both shows 1/2 hour so they could stay on longer. I’m so upset and can’t seem to stop crying. Hope the online thing works out. Fingers Crossed.

      • Pam says:

        I have watched the shows for 30 years as well and can’t believe they are taking “All my children” and “One Life to Live” off the air. shame on them. Can’t anybody think of anything but about money. Doesn’t loyalty count for anything. I will not be watching ABC except to watch OLTL and General Hospital and I will not buy any of their advertised products either.

      • cheryl says:

        This is the best way to show ABC that we do not want another talk show or cooking show, we want the soaps back. Enough with the talk shows/cooking shows.

        • debbie says:

          I agree like everyone else, nooone will watch the chew, especially loyal fans of 30 years!!!! why do we want another food show, we have bravo for that!!! I hate ABC so much it makes me crazy, here you have a show that is a guarantee millions of fans , It must go on the internet and Rebecca Budig get over it and Alicia and Zack and david you all need to come back, we are all counting on you, and we will not give up on you, so please don’t give up on your loyal fans!!! We will all watch you on the internet, thats a promise!!!!

    • Stef says:

      This is going to make it so difficult for the many fans that don’t have a computer. Frons needs to change his genre and understand that he doesn’t understand women.

      There was a movie made about this.

      I hope this works because I am not giving up on my favor shows just ABC, there are plenty of other networks.

    • susie says:

      I will also boycott the replacement shows. Who needs another food/ talk show? I hope AMC and OLTL go to cable and not the internet. Not sure I would watch shows on my computer.

    • lois says:

      while u r waiting try to boycott the replacement show…it can only help abc know what they did to us

    • tom says:

      whats the website for on line any one knows for the soaps

    • Fay says:

      If I want to watch food shows…and I never do, I’d watch the Food Network. I only watch AMC on ABC. I’m ao so done with ABC!

    • Benny says:

      I am as much against the dropping of these fine two shows( AMC and OLTL) ( have watched them for over 30 years religionously. but maybe everybody should wath their replacements 1 time each…. caml down, there is a reason…. that is to get the name of everyone of their advertisers so we all can boycott those products…. think about it… Advertising is what funds TV shows… If we quit buying their products, then they will quit funding the shows and they will be gone….. Then and only then will ABC get the message…. I also agree witht he poster that mentioned that everyone that watches these shows does not have a computer nor would want to watch them on small screens,,, especially the non-tech minded people…. I say move them to another network such as the Soap Channel that already shows reruns each week of them…. Hey isn’t that what the “Soap Channel ” is about…. How about persuading this Prospect Park company to air AMC and OLTL on the SOAP CHANNEL?????? I will try to watch AMC and OLTL on my computer but since DSL is not available to me and Satelite internet is so expensive and my computer sceeen is on 17″ it will be hard to watch very well. I vote to get them put on the SOAP CHANNEL!!!!!! What say Ye Loyal FANS !!!!

      • Robin says:

        The Soap Opera channel, SOAPNET is owned by Disney/ABC so that is why Prospect Park Inc. can’t possibly air AMC & OLTL on Soapnet..Also, Soapnet is going to be changed into another Childrens Channel…JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS!! NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT US, THE SOAP FANS…EXCEPT FOR PROSPECT PARK INC. WE NEED TO BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO AND WORK WITH THEM. THEY ARE ON OUR SIDE!!
        THANK YOU PROSPECT PARK INC.
        ROBIN

      • shel says:

        i agree i think that all my children and on life live should just move to another network, in fact they should move to cbs or nbc. hows that for ratings. all abc viewers would give all the ratings to the other networks. at the end of the day its all about ratings. its such a shame they cancelled these two iconic shows…whats next ,,,the evening news. i for one would prefer these two soaps on cable. thanks you AMC for 41 wonderfuL YEARS.

    • Marilee Biddle says:

      Oprah, All My Children would be a great show for your new network, OWN! Think of all the wonderful new viewers you would get!

    • Sheila Phelps says:

      I watched the final show today and was very sad. I have watched this show since 1971. I watched All My Children on my lunch hour until I retired in 2005. PLEASE, PLEASE let this be true. I would love to be able to watch my soaps online. I think ABC will regret their decision to replace AMC with this Chew. The networks are inundated with these shows already. I also love One Life to Live. I am watching it wind down and hope this show gets picked up as well.

    • Missie says:

      I just want to know how to get to Prospect Park…do they have any other shows on?

      Might have to start on Young & the Restless. Or cable programs. ABC? Not ’til 3:00.

    • Missie says:

      How do we get to the website?

    • Julia Reed says:

      hey
      I’m wanting to watch one life to live and all my children on the enternet. But when does all my children start airing again on line? Im confussed about it. So if any one knows whats going on exactly about all my children. When its going to be aired, what site to go on to watch it and what time? I dont understand. And yes im really pissed that they left the cliff hanger because im wondering who got shot and if it was jr who shot the gun and if babe is still alive. They left some stuff opened.. so any one knows anything tell me please.

    • peggy says:

      I think taking ALL MY CHILDREN off of a.b.c was very wrong.Once they take off ONE LIFE TO LIVE,I will not watch a.b.c any longer.they are takein part of our lives away.,good bad and the ugley.

    • deb says:

      I agree. I have, likewise, stopped watching ABC. They aren’t making good choices.

    • Joan Brigham says:

      I am eagerly awaiting the return, and it only stands to reason it will take time to fully organize these shows in an entirely different format. We need to support Prospect Park in every way we can, and if they need help, they can ask me. I am one viewer that has watched from day 1 on AMC. Not until the baby swap several years back did I watch OLTL, but now love it as much. These are characters that we invite into our homes to entertain us daily and my hope and prayer is that PP will be able to renew these shows for us. And the actors, whom we love so well.

  2. Mishel says:

    All My Children would not be the same without Susan Lucci. Career wise, I think Lucci should work out a deal where she can appear on the soap and pursue some primetime work. She was great on Hot in Cleveland. Then there’s talk of Desperate Housewives. I think she could be a good addition to Marc Cherry’s new show, Hallelujah.

    • MysteeDawn says:

      Desperate Housewives is in its last season. Another reason ABC is going down the drain.. If it wasn’t for Grey’s Anatomy, I wouldn’t watch at all!
      I think they may have been basing their ratings on people who watched in that time slot.. What about people that DVRed, or recorded? Or watched on SoapNet? 400,000+ likes on Facebook, for each AMC and OLTL.. So thats about how many people watch daily! Thats 2 million people watching for 2 hours!! What other shows get that during the day!?

      • MysteeDawn says:

        And BTW, most commercials were for lawyers when i watched friday.. lol.. irony!?

      • prospect park open your eyes you are losing alot of fans and view ship from 50000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 for not rewening all my children and one life to live they are good soap operas give them a chance please jeff and prospect park what would we do with out our soap operas they are very good and very beautiful give them a chance please jeff and prospect park john and howard caylor and 5000000000000000000000000000000fans that love all my children and one life to live that want it back please jeff and prospect park

  3. Amber says:

    I dunno, I kind of see Susan Lucci declining the offer and choosing to retire instead. It seems like a lot of the soap vets are jumping ship. I do think the change over to the internet will happen for these soaps, but I predict very few of the current players will want to make the move with it. It’s going to end up basically being all new casts. After all, why would you want to make the move to being an internet star after you’ve been a TV star? Anyone can be an internet star these days. All it takes is a video camera and some ferociously bad talents. I think as many AMC and OLTL actors as possible are going to try and go to other soaps still on the air. Others will try their luck with primetime and film. Only the most desperate amongst them will do this, I think.

    On a side note, this isn’t just bitterness talking, but I freaking hate those commercials for The Chew. The hosts are WAY too overly excited about the idea of eating food. The one lady with the glasses really scares me when she smiles. She looks like an alien that wants to chew my face off when she does that. They all look really quite too intense.

    • Victoria says:

      Agree about “The Chew” commercials! If ABC had only advertised AMC and OLTL this much! I remember when they used to show commercials for soaps during prime time! Not to go off on a rant but. …. Why do they keep showing the commercials during the soaps that are being cancelled? I think the fans of the soaps are the LAST people who will watch The Chew!

      • Lynne says:

        AMEN, this is one girl that will never watch that CHEW thing!!!

        • Pam says:

          I agree, I for one will never watch the Chew (Send them to Prospect Park and bring All My Children Back)

          • Carolyn says:

            I agree with you I hate seeing these commercials and I find myself talking back and telling the commercials it will be a cold day to you know where before I ever watch them.

          • marie says:

            I will boycott ABC daytime and I hope The Chew is a complete flop. Food Channel shows are mostly reruns so that is where the chew belongs. Nothing would be finer than to see this new show flop big time and ABC lose money!

        • Rita Rabe says:

          I agree totally. I hope The Chew is a complete flop. Everyone who loves All My Children should boycott ABC entirely, but especially The Chew.

        • Kathy Champion says:

          I will not watch this show either. It makes me sick that they advertise it during the airing of All My Children. How rude is that? I will find out who the sponsors are and I’ll boycott those products. How long can the show stay on the air if they aren’t making any money. I have cable and if I want to watch the Food Network I would change the channel. ABC….I am through!!!

          • Kari says:

            I agree. If I want to watch food programing, I will change the channel. What ABC will be doing is giving me about 20 more hours per month to do other things!! And that’s per cancelled show. I watch AMC & OLTL on My iPad Think ABC is really stupid. Are they even measuring the stats from these more tech areas??? There is so much “looking down the nose” about viewers who watch these shows — give me a break! Need I mention the new fall lineup in primetime?? PanAm etc are all versions of “soaps”…. Daytime tv has dealt with so many social issues in a non-threatening way from rape to trans gender. MY TV WILL BE DARK ON ABC AFTERNOONS as will my recorder …..

        • deanna says:

          I hope the Chew gets swallowed and fails within the first few months. I have watched AMC for 30 years now and will miss it terribly.

          • Cindy says:

            I agree with all the comments I will not watch THE CHEW how dumb was that idea I have watched AMC when I could since it came on in 1970 since VCR & DVR came out I have taped it daily will bocott THE CHEW & all ABC daytime in fact I don’t watch ABC at night either hope THE Chew tanks & ABC comes to their senses & put AMC back on hopfully if enough people bocott THE CHEW maybe ABC will return AMC, as far as online is concern I may watch just to see if it is any good but I heard that Susan Lucci did not sign with Prospect Park and if Erica Kane is not on then the show will not be the same.

      • D says:

        Well them have to advertize these new shows on the timseslot they are taking. It wouldn’t be relevant for ABC to advertize The Chew at 9:00pm. This isn’t about getting angry the fans. This is just common sense.

      • Tawanah says:

        I agree, it is an insult to advertise “The Chew” during our shows.

      • Donna says:

        I totally agree and mute my TV when they come on. It will never air in my house if I can help it!!!!!!!!!!! Donna

        • Denise says:

          I also will never watch The Chew. I hope it flops big time and costs ABC big bucks. How dare they take off AMC and replace it with that kind of crap

      • What a stupid name for a show “The Chew”. I will definitely NOT be watching the chew and whatever show replaces One Life to Live. The ONLY reason I watch TV during that time of the day is to watch my ABC soaps. If they are not there the TV will not be on!!!

        • Laila says:

          I agree what a stupid name “The Chew” is and I refuse to watch it. When AMC goes off the air so will my TV. Another show taken off the air, I will be looking at more NBC and CBS channels, especially the news. TV programs are not like they used to be. There are too many realty shows that are so stupid, too! At least the soaps were stories that people followed and enjoyed thru the years of TV.

          • marin says:

            That name, The Chew, sounds downright scary. Is Clinton Kelley going to jump on us, bite our heads off, and then spit us out!? That’s what I feel has been done to us anyway. I would never have dreamed any of these people would have taken the place of such a Class Act as All My Children.

      • Shelly says:

        I will not only NOT WATCH the The Chew but try my hardest to boycott any products shown during the show and get my friends to do the same. If we all do this we will send a very strong message about the mistake ABC has made.
        I also agree that it is very disrespectful to loyal AMC viewers to show promos for the new show during the AMC hour!!!!

      • DebC says:

        I will never ever watch the chew. Did I mention never? AMC fans are not likely to watch it and that is a huge fan base. I feel betrayed by ABC. I am 52 and I know there are a lot of women around my age who have been with this show since the beginning. We were loyal when the show was less than stellar. We hung in there through the ups and downs and comings and goings of good and bad writers abd actors. I am happy to hear it is moving to an online format but I’m taking a wait and see attitude. AMC has been very good since they announced it is going off the air…what’s up with that?

      • ellen says:

        yes i agree and i am boycotting boycott abc if they do cx amc except for jeapardy and possibly wheel of fortune. pls add an on demand channel to cable for extra revenue for advertisements and so we can watch amc on on demand.

        • ellen says:

          i am boycotting abc if they do cancel all my children except for jeapardy and possibly wheel of fortune so i won’t be watching their other old shows or their new shows. pls add an on demand channel to cable for extra revenue for advertisements and so we can watch amc on on demand.

      • Brenda says:

        I agree. I think it is rude and a waste of money trying to “sell” that show to AMC fans.

      • Michele says:

        The commercials for “The Chew” make me want to Puke while I’m trying to watch my favorite soap opera “All My Children”.

    • raelee514 says:

      Okay, I’m not goingto watch the Chew, but I just want to defend Carla Hall. She’s awesome, she really is. She’s down to earth, quirky and really a great chef/cook.

      She’s just on a show I will never watch because ABC are morons.

    • AMC & MEK fan says:

      I’d still like to see Erica Kane (or Susan) shake things up on Wisteria Lane ….

    • Jane J says:

      I totally agree with this last post. That lady on the “Chew” frightens me too! What an awful way to replace the iconic “All My Children” show. Kind of like a slap in the face to all of the fans. And there are thousands and thousands of us!
      We watch our AMC show whenever we can, and it’s not usually live, so going to the Internet might not be so bad. But losing the convenience of recording and watching it on the big tv screen really sucks.
      Best of luck to Prospect Park for undertaking this monumental project! We are very excited and waiting in great anticipation for the January online start for AMC.

  4. Marjorie Cervenan says:

    WE HAVE ENOUGH TALK SHOWS ALREADY. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!!!!!

  5. Dan says:

    They’re looking to bring the show back to cable after broadcasting it on the internet… so don’t look down on it as a completely crap idea.

  6. Denise says:

    Susan Lucci is “mulling it over”? Even if they offer a pay cut or she is ready to retire, she owes it to her fans and AMC to help get this project off the ground. She has made a tremendous living off of soaps and she is in a position to help save them as they evolve.

    • Janice says:

      Lucci doesn’t owe her fans anything except delivering a good performance. Lucci has had the same job for 40 years. How many of us can say that? She is 64 years old. Although I hope that she does continue on at Prospect Park, I could understand her wanting to pursue other projects or even retire (although I’d doubt that she’d do so).

      People need to be realistic about their expectations of actors. They are just human beings. Our society has flushed away any kind of loyalty in the work place. If people don’t look after their own best interests, no one will. ABC tried to fire Lucci several years ago but was shocked when she took a pay cut.

      If the owners of Prospect Park were smart, they would not only give Lucci the same salary but also give her stock options in the company. Tech companies like Prospect Park regularly give large blocks of stock to employees. Think of all those people who made millions at Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Secretaries became millionaires. Adding some stock could make a huge difference in getting actors form OLTL and AMC to sign on.

    • Just Saying says:

      Lucci has been with this show for over 40 years… at their request. She doesn’t owe them anything. It’s a job. She’s an employee and they pay the fair market value. It’s easy to get emotional about it but unfortunately it is a business. As for the fans she’s given what the writers have given her, again for over 40 years. Anyone else around that has done that? I will respect whatever decision she makes as she knows a lot more about the situation than the rest of us. As far as PP is concerned, I’m afraid it may be a bust. But you never know. They say the day time soap opera genre is dead. It may be. But a few years from now………….what goes around comes around. Everyone on the show has a very personal decision to make and I trust and hope they know more than we do about specifics and they make the decision that is right for them.

    • LOUISE GULDNER says:

      I agree!!!!!!

  7. Just Saying says:

    Hey Megan,

    Forgot to add to post to thank you and the others for keeping us updated about the daytime soaps. Even if they go away, a lot of us are watching until the end!

  8. James ray leach jr says:

    I have watched these soaps all of my life-these people are my friends and. Family. I feel like my world’s ending. I don’t know ABC could be so cruel to me.I’m actually afraid of how alone im going to be!!!

  9. RobbieP says:

    PLEAAAAASE don’t make us pay for the online show if it happens. Most of us have been watching for 40 years and are therefore retired on fixed incomes. It would break my heart if I couldn’t afford to continue with AMC and OTL just because of money. I’ll take the commercials… no problem!

    • Tawanah says:

      Will there be a charge to watch “All My Children” on the web?

      • Arlene says:

        Even if there is a fee, I will gladly pay it, not only to watch my favorite soap, AMC, but to give a message to ABC.

        • Mary says:

          I plan on watching AMC & OLTL online, but my question is: There are fans that are still working that all these years have had to record the shows in order to watch them. They cannot watch them while they are at work. I was one of those that after VCR’s came into play, I recorded every show and watched at night until the SoapNet channel was put on. I had to pay extra to my cable for the privledge. I even buy the ABC Soap Digest. So how can one be able to record a show, if they are unable to watch while at work?

  10. MikeT says:

    I disagree that Susan Lucci owes nothing to her fans.Those of us that love her made her what she is.Without fans writing letters,making calls and having interest in the actors, contracts usually aren’t renewed,even with a character that the show wants to write for–they just recast the role. The classy thing for her to do even if she wants to pursue other projects is to go with the show at least a year to get it off the ground,then if she wants to leave,at least she gave it a chance and she gave back to the fans by helping the show get off and running.

  11. lera says:

    I think Prospect Park can do it. They will still be shown on the internet and eventually would move back to tv, just on another network. It would be great if all of the stars are willing to do it, but if not then I would think that Prospect Park would have their work cut out for them in getting viewers to stay interested.

  12. Susan Verre says:

    I WANT ALL MY CHILDREN TO STAY ON For Me Love Susan Verre.

  13. NoDak says:

    I don’t think watching soaps online will be that different. I am already doing that through the ABC website. You can watch it anytime you want, which is a wider option than just TV schedules, like the “old days”. I believe all the fans will follow, as online is as natural these days as TV, and probably more convenient to a lot of people. I do hope the actors stay with it, and, as some have said, help launch this the most successful way it can be. We fans rallied and many (like me) have boycotted the new shows completely, for several reasons, including there are way too many of them already, and to replace the soaps with redundant programming is rather moronic.

  14. Barbara Brown says:

    If I miss AMC or OLTL in the afternoon, I watch it later in the evening on the Soap channel. Any chance the Soap channel will continue with the shows after they switch to internet broadcasting?

    • Rosie Trent says:

      The soap channel is going off the air too.

      • justjohn says:

        Actually, Soapnet also has a reprieve: it’s contractual existence has been extended indefinitely by Disney. It may still be cancelled (and replaced by a modified Kids Disney), but for the time being it will in fact continue past its original termination of January 2012. How long, however, remains to be seen — Disney merely has stated that its termination status has been “postponed for an indeterminate period”.

  15. sonya says:

    I agree. I really hope amc Android oltl will be saved, i don,twant a cooking show who does really.

  16. jeanie says:

    i don’t think in this day and age that going to the internet is a step backwards for these actors. I actually think it is brilliant and cutting edge! My prediction is that Prospect Park will make a fortune off this one! I already prefer to watch AMC on my PC (the next day at abc.com). I sincerely hope Susan Lucci makes the switch. It wouldn’t be the same without her. As for The Chew, albeit like most AMC fans, I won’t be watching.

  17. arbob says:

    I for one, will NEVER watch The Chew. ABC is insulting all of us loyal AMC and OLTL fans. How dare they!! I hope The Chew folds quickly. Come on fans, lets boycott The Chew and let ABC know how we really feel about them…and we, along with AMC and OLTL fans all over, are serious about this and have the power to do this!!!!!

  18. Donna says:

    We are in the country and can’t get high speed internet, is this what you will need to see the soaps on line? Donna

  19. Kay says:

    I know that I will never watch the chew. There are far too many talk shows on now and do we really need another show that talks about food. That is what the food network is for.

  20. Amber S says:

    I think the shows will do great online. I hope the actors see this as an opportunity to break through and be pioneers of a new concept and decide to move forward. It also sounds like there in an opportunity for it to be broadcast on traditional cable as well. I’m hopeful it will all work out and will definitely watch. I agree with other comments about “The Chew”. Blah…blah…blah ~ too many talk shows and definitely “tasteless” (pun intended) to advertise during AMC and OLTL. Sorry, but I hope it and whatever other programs they decide to put in those time slots tank.

  21. cissy s. says:

    I wont be watching The Chew either and or whatever replaces OLTL. I too will follow the soaps to any online site they go to. I hope Prospect Park makes a HUGE hit out of this. I love watching things online so I wont have any problem doing it full time with AMC and OLTL. I am one who didnt turn my tv on until my soaps started. I didnt do morning talk shows and for sure wont do afternoon talk shows. ABC had the BEST soap line up and I cant believe they ruined it BUT I will follow Prospect Park where ever they take my shows and I appreciate them giving these shows a place to go. Thank you Prospect Park.

  22. Joyce says:

    My two cents worth … Mario Batalli, on the Chew, has been an enormous success with a gazillion restaurants all over the country and needs this program like a hole in the head. I’ve watched him (in the very past past on the Food Network) and he is a gross PIG. He is so fat he looks like he is going to pop open. One stuffed pig. The last person I am interested in watching is him. The rest of the chew people look equally as dreadful.
    Too bad that ABC is so short-sighted. And seeing that Katie Couric, another loser – tried NBC, CBS and just has not been a legend in her own time – and is now part of the demolition team moving in on ABC. Wouldn’t ever watch her either!
    Too bad ABC. You have just mucked up everything and tossed devoted viewers to the wolves. I used to love ABC and have been loyal to their late local news forever. NO MORE! You are not to be trusted ABC. You yank the shows we viewers are loyal and faithful to and couldn’t care less. So adieu, farewell, goodbye. Good luck to you in trying to come back from the 3rd place you will surely be in in a short time.

  23. doreen says:

    the chew ? are you kidding? i , for one will never watch it. i just got reaquainted with all my children just over a year ago and now this. oh.and by the way,what makes daphne oz qualified to be on a show about food? oh yeah,i forgot, she’s dr. oz’s daughter.

  24. shining star says:

    Agreed x a million ……. the chew commercials suck thank God for dvr. & good luck to amc contract talks & hope to watch online every episode as I always have w amc on ABC

  25. Proposals says:

    Extremely well documented!very helpful and appreciated!!@bose

  26. kathleen montgomery says:

    I plan on boycotting ABC. I feel that with all the food channels and reality channels we already have on cable, we dont need anymore. Why cant we have a channel devoted to soaps. I heard even the soapnet chanbel is going off the air. We are on a fixed income so i wont be able to buy the box attachment to get the soaps through my tv. We currently get internet through the Tablet but dont know if the soaps will play there too. So no ABC channel for us from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  27. Stephanie says:

    I really love All My Children. I hope it does well on the internet. I won’t watch The Chew.

  28. MJ DeBlasis says:

    I am thrilled that there is someone in the world that is still smart.
    PROSPECT PARK what a great idea!!! Keep those negotiations going wwith AMC! WE LOVE THEM!!! Enough with the cooking shows!! Keep them on the Food Network!! ABC has gotten very STUPID with their new line uup! I am not a fan of theirs anymore!!

  29. Paula says:

    The Chew looks absurd, youknow, there is a WHOLE network dedicated to Food, and talk shows are abundant on MANY stations. The hosts of this CHEW thing look either ematiated OR overweight… not a very good combination… not going to watch ABC not after this bad decision they are making. It will take a LOT for me to turn ABC back on in my house, bringing back AMC and OLTL MIGHT be a start, but there would have to be a GOOD SOLID commitment to these treasures.

  30. Cheryl says:

    I have watched ALL MY CHILDREN since they began. I changed my subjects in high school just so I could get out half days to go home in time to watch AMC! I WILL NEVER watch The Chew. I hope they FLOP BIG TIME! BRING BACK AMC!!!!

  31. Jane says:

    I too think the program taking over All My Children is one of the stupidest shows I have seen advertised. I get frustrated just watching the commercials for CHEW, who needs another food show on televions, there are too many on there now and some of the people look like complete DIPS.

  32. Maria says:

    The people who are running ABC must be very bad business people. They are going to lose an unbelievable amount of viewers due to their stupidity!

  33. Dede Pielielniak says:

    I have been watching AMC aince it started. When I was working (retired now) I taped it and watched it when I got home. My last name was Tyler then and named my second son Phillip. I am NOT watching The Chew. Let The Chew move to the food network wher it belons and bring back AMC.
    As for Susan maybe joining Desperate Housewives. They have been advertising this will be their last season.
    Susan stay with AMC

  34. Dede Piekielniak says:

    I have been reading about ABC soaps on the internet and someone said that General Hospital may be cancled by September 2012.
    Nooooooooooooooo Not hem too

  35. joanne says:

    I will never watch the Chew. No interest in another reality based show, tired of them, there are too many! Most people I know are tired of them also. It was okay when there were just a handful, but now that is all that is on tv. baaah who needs more. not me. sorry ABC, I watch AMC online now, I don’t watch ABC anymore. Nothing on there I want to see.

  36. Kristen says:

    I will not watch the Chew. It is another stupid show that is just like everything else. I will miss my afternoon breaks.I watch the stories on SoapNet.

  37. another comment says:

    AMC is one of the best shows out there. It has all the spice and drama of night time shows. The only problem is its time slot. Oh and of course there is a bit of a stigma with the category of “soap opera.” I don’t watch much TV at all except for the news when I get a chance. All my TV is DVR’d, especially AMC. I am 32 and my husband and I have been hooked on AMC for years. Aside for Modern Family, this is the only show that we sit down together and watch at night. That said, why would anyone watch another talk show, let alone one called “the Chew.” I mean common people…if you want current events, then watch the news. If you want reality TV there is DWS or even Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The Chew is just way to bring reality TV and current events together while focusing on food. Really?!?!? Does ABC have no shame? If I want to know about food I will be watching quality on the travel network like Anthony Bourdain…. definitely not “the chew.”

  38. Kimberly says:

    I agree with everyone what a total miscarriage of justice as they say in legal world to cancel 2 of the most popular in my book soap operas ever. I have been watching since I was 16 and to top it off now they give both shows such juicy and intriguing storylines then want to take them off the air does not make since to me at all. The so called “CHEW” I will not watch either my DVR has been set since DVR’s came on the seen and VCR before that for all 3 shows, AMC, OLTL and GH. Those were my escape after a long day at work and to come home and incorporate myself into these lives of others whether they teetered on the truth of subjects or just straight I can’t believe they did this storyline it doesn’t matter they were OUR shows and were thouroughly enjoyed. I hope that they continue do continue the shows online. It would really be a true waste if they don’t.

    Kimberly

  39. Heather says:

    Im very dissappointed in ABC, All My Children was the only show I watched on that channel so it will never be on my Tv again…..way to be just like NBC when they canceled Passions! These networks are a joke, I love watching AMC and will miss it dearly til January…….these last few weeks are uber sad knowing time is running out! :(

  40. Mary says:

    I have been watching AMC since I was 14 years old. I taped AMC and OLTL on my vcr when I couldn’t watch it during the day. When my daughters grew older, I got a job and made sure to watch them after dinner and bath time. My girls started watching them with me. Now they are grown and have their own place and they tape it on their DVR as do I. I watch them after dinner. It is such a stress release to get lost in these people’s lives after along day at work. I will truly miss watching these two soaps. I honestly cannot imagine why on earth ABC feels that 2 more talk shows will be good for their ratings. I will not watch either one of the shows replacing AMC and OLTL.What would be the point?

  41. NANCY says:

    THANK YOU, PROSPECT PARK!!!! I WAS OVERJOYED WHEN I HEARD CAMERON MATHESON’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON GMA TODAY. I WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH ‘ALL MY CHILDREN’ EVEN IF I HAVE TO PAY TO DO SO. NOT AS CONVENIENT AS WATCHING ON TV BUT I WILL BE THRILLED TO WATCH AMC ONLINE RELIGIOUSLY. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING SINCE I WAS A VERY LITTLE GIRL IN 1970 AND WAS HEARTBROKEN THAT ABC KILLED THIS HISTORIC TREASURE.

    AS FOR ABC, I WON’T BE WATCHING ANYTHING ON THAT NETWORK AFTER SEPT 23. I AM DISGUSTED BY THEIR CALLOUS IRREVERENCE FOR AMC (AND OTHER SOAPS) WHICH MADE THEM MEGA-MILLIONS OVER THE YEARS, WHICH BROKE SOCIAL BARRIERS, AND WHICH IS ONE OF THE LAST PIECES OF GENUINE DRAMA ON THEIR MEDIOCRE NETWORK. HOW WONDERFUL TO SEE REAL, PROFESSIONALLY-TRAINED ACTORS PLAYING REAL PROFESSIONALLY-WRITTEN ROLES. AMC HAD CLASS AND QUALITY, SOMETHING SORELY LACKING IN NEW TV SHOWS TODAY. IT’S BAD ENOUGH THAT “REAL PEOPLE” BEHAVE SO BADLY THESE DAYS WITHOUT TV JUMPING TO RECORD IT AND REWARDING THEM AND TOUTING THEM AS ‘STARS’. ‘THE BACHELOR’??? ‘WIPEOUT’??? ‘THE CHEW’??? REALLY????? HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS THE SAME NETWORK THAT BROUGHT US ‘ROOTS’.

    AND HOW ABOUT THE ENORMOUS DISRESPECT ABC HAS DISPLAYED TOWARD ITS DEVOTED DAYTIME VIEWERS! ALL WE GOT FOR DECADES OF DEVOTEDLY TUNING IN TO ABC DAYTIME WAS THIS HUGE SLAP IN THE FACE. …AND DAPHNE OZ???!!! OKAY, SO HER FATHER IS A FAMOUS DOCTOR WITH A TV SHOW OF HIS OWN AND THROUGH BLATANT NEPOTISM SHE SOLD A BOOK A FEW YEARS BACK AND MADE TV APPREARANCES TO DO IT. YES, SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AND MOST LIKELY A VERY NICE WOMAN BUT ON WHAT PLANET DOES THAT WARRANT HER GIVING ANYONE ADVICE ON A NATIONAL TV SHOW??? I GUESS ONLY ON THE TWISTED PLANET OF ABC EXECUTIVES. SHE’S NOT EVEN TRAINED AS A CHEF OR A DIETICIAN AS FAR AS I KNOW. IN FACT, I’M NOT SURE SHE HAS ANY PERTINENT CREDENTIALS AT ALL. YES, I LIKE DR. OZ WHO IS AN EXPERIENCEDD AND QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSSIONAL AT THE TOP OF HIS FIELD. BUT ABC, PLEASE DON’T ASSUME THAT I WILL MINDLESSLY TUNE IN TO LEARN ANYTHING FROM DAPHNE OZ JUST BECAUSE SHE IS HIS DAUGHTER. ABC, AS A VIEWER, I FIND THIS IS INSULTING. I HAVE NO INTEREST IN WATCHING DAPHNE OZ OR ‘THE CHEW’. JUST THE STUPID TITLE AND THE CONSTANT COMMERCIALS FOR IT MAKE ME GAG. I HOPE OTHERS WILL BOYCOTT ABC AS I WILL OVER THIS. …ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU, PROSPECT PARK!!! …OH, AND ABC, ‘CHEW’ THIS!

    • lori miller says:

      NANCY,LOVED YOUR POST.I COULDNT OF SAID IT BETTER MY SELF.THANK YOU.and a “BIG THANK YOU TO PROSPECT PARK”..HOPING TO SEE MY TWO FAVORITE SHOWS IN JAN,2012.THANKS FOR GIVING US SOME HOPE THAT WE WILL NOT LOSE OUR SHOWS. :)

  42. Sally says:

    I will boycott ABC and watch AMC on the new venue if all comes together. The Chew looks like a loser show with a bunch of goofball characters which replaces the true talent on AMC. I hope the ABC exec who axed AMC gets the ax himself!!! Besides AMC was about the only show I watched on ABC anyway…CBS has much better reality shows and actually seem to realize there is a place & audience for Soaps. ABC let greed & stupidity rule their decision and I think it will come back and bite them…. Ah Karma…

  43. Allison Pike says:

    I will not be watching daytime television on ABC and will also boycott the nighttime ABC shows. I will miss Dancing With The Stars and the Batchelor but I will get over it. I too hope the CHEW fails and hope NBC and CBS and other networks get all the ratings.

  44. doreen says:

    The Chew!?! Really, are you kidding me? I for one hope it gags and chokes in the first week it’s on. How dare they do this to an American tradition such as All My Children! I really hope ABC comes to realize what a mistake they have made. Is there any way an e-mail could be sent to ABC daytime? Maybe if they got millions of letters at the same time they would realize what a stupid mistake they have made. They won’t bring All My Children back but they would know how the fans feel and why they are boycotting The Chew. What a stupid name!

  45. natalie says:

    the chew ! what a joke!!

  46. justjohn says:

    All I have to say is this: I just can’t imagine AMC without Erica Kane. Period. She’s *the* definitive daytime tv character, and I hope some arrangement can be made with Susan Lucci, even if it means she appears only in on-and-off arcs/stories, to keep costs balanced.

    As far as OLTL — I do like it, but am less attached to it, overall. I do hope, though, that it finds success along with AMC, if for no other reason than to provide jobs for the actors and production staff who will be/ are out of work…

  47. lois says:

    i as well will not watch abc daytime after OLTL is taken off the air…i certainly will NEVER watch the chew…stupid name…i have a vision in my head of garbage in my mouth all balled together! i will continue to watch OLTL only…once that is gone i am hoping PROSPECT PARK will have their act together & they will have AMC & OLTL available somewhere for us. I sincerely hope that ABC is hit in their financial pocket & lose more money because of their disloyality to their loyal fans. i will not watch the show & i will boycott the advertisers as well…when they r also hit in their pocket books they will no longer sponser the replacement shows…I HOPE THE MANAGEMENT OF ABC THAT MADE THIS HORRID DECISION TO CANCEL AMC AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE HAVE NIGHTMARES AND HOPEFULLY THE HATCHET WILL FALL ON THEIR HEADS….ALL MY FAMILY & FRIENDS R READY TO BOYCOTT THE CHEW FIRST & THEN THE OTHER STUPID SHOW THEY HAVE SCHEDULED TO REPLACE OLTL….TO ALL THE CAST OF BOTH SHOWS..U DID WONDERFUL WORK…I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO WATCH ALL OF U IN THE NEAR FUTURE

  48. Roberta Bettis says:

    When OLTL has aired its last episode I will be done with ABC and all the programming its Portland OR affiliate airs also. Brothers and Sisters is already gone and with loss of my two soaps the only thing left that I will miss is Dancing With The Starts; but I can live without that.

    I find myself watching less and less mainstream network television. PBS, BBCAmerica, Starz, HBO, The History Channel, A&E and Ovation take care of most of my needs; and streaming video from Amazon and Netflix take care of most of my viewing needs.

    Prospect Park will have my viewing time if they can get both these soaps up and running.

  49. Gwen Garza says:

    I am done I will say good-bye to All My Children. All things come to an end. I have been looking at the show faithfully from the beginning and also One Life To Live. After Luke and Laura left the first time I gave up General Hospital. So good bye All My Children I am not doing an online thing. And Good Bye One Life to Live in January. I am not looking at any food show for an hour. I will look at all I have taped or do something else.

  50. jamie says:

    The Chew ? A name with no flavor and a show with no flavor. There are enough talk shows being shoved down our throats and most of them need taken off air. I’ve watched All My Children and One Life to Live since their 1st day and I will miss them its the only reason I turn on my TV. Being an older person I am not very computer savy and dont have a clue how to bring up my shows and they dont seem to be very open on explaining how. It seems like they want it to go under there also. But one thing is very clear I WILL NEVER WATCH ABC AGAIN

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