After briefly finding life again online, Prospect Park producers are said to be pulling the plug on venerable soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children. According to Showbiz411: “Throughout the [40-episode] run on The Online Network, via Hulu, the company had problems. They cut back from four episodes a week to two per soap, claiming viewers couldn’t keep up with the pace. Producers also conducted a war with ABC, which licensed the show to them. Prospect said they had trouble writing One Life to Live because ABC had killed off three of their characters on General Hospital. Once Prospect sued ABC it gave them an excuse to shelve OLTL.”
Soap Opera Digest is awaiting official confirmation, but staffers reportedly got word yesterday, and one behind-the-scenes player posted on Facebook, “It was fun while it lasted…”
It’s a shame. So many people out of work and so many fans disappointed. And it sure doesn’t bode well for the NEXT company that tries resurrecting a show online. This will always be brought up as an example that it can’t be done.