Pine Valley and Llanview may not become ghost towns yet. Long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live, may continue on air - at least on the Internet waves.
Scheduled to be cancelled on ABC in September, they may still continue to be broadcast on web TV. Both shows have been running for over forty years.
According to the New York Post, Disney ABC has now sold the online rights to both soap operas to a film and music company called Prospect Park. Founded in 2008 by Rich Frank, a former Disney Studios boss, and Jeff Kwatinet, the firm is expected to continue the storylines online, hopefully with the same cast. It is not known if Susan Lucci, or Erika Slezak, both 64 years of age, will continue their roles, but Wall Street Journal reports that meetings with the cast members have begun.
Prospect Park is just one of the companies who are venturing in producing originally scripted shows online. Netflix Inc, Yahoo Inc, and AOL Inc are also in the running to produce web shows.
Creator Agnus Nixon, could not be happier to see All My Children continue. “ I'm excited for their future with Prospect Park," she remarked.
In an Internet poll conducted by TVline almost 73% said they would gladly watch All My Children online.