The Soaps Online Bottom Line: Slezak Sticks With OLTL, While Lucci Nixes AMC Offer
Prospect Park announced on Tuesday the first wave of One Life to Live cast members who have signed to stick with the sudser when it moves to the Internet in January, and the names attached do not disappoint. Among those joining the pioneer online production are daytime vets Michael Easton (aka John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Ted King (Tomas), and the aforementioned Slezak.
Given the confirmation of such strong OLTL players staying on-board the soap, it bodes well that other fan faves will soon follow suit.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for All My Children. According to our sister site Deadline, Susan Lucci has declined Prospect Park’s offer to continue with the show. Though she was reportedly offered a salary identical to the one she drew at ABC, it is said that Lucci requested fewer hours and a deal for a primetime series — demands that Prospect wouldn’t/couldn’t meet.
Lucci’s reversal comes on the heels of the daytime icon lashing out at ABC soaps boss Brian Frons for a pattern of decision making that all but sealed AMC‘s fate.
How does this news sit with you, soap fans? Are you thrilled to see which stars are sticking with One Life? Or is Lucci’s AMC departure simply too depressing to see the silver lining?