[Full Disclosure: Soap Cities co-owner, Shawn Brady is the co-head of Facebook group “Soap Fans United.”]
As previously reported on Soap Cities, the Facebook group “Save AMC and OLTL” has been working tirelessly to bring our beloved soap operas back on-screen. One of their tasks of the day has been to have fans contact ABC Executive Nathan Varni to encourage the network to use “All My Children” (AMC) and “One Life to Live” (OLTL) characters on “General Hospital” (GH). The co-head of “Save AMC and OLTL,” Kymberleigh McLaughlin hopes this would lay the groundwork for the eventual resurrection of AMC and OLTL.
ABC GH Exec Nathan Varni Makes Statement on AMC & OLTL
Late Friday night, Varni posted a comment on the “Save AMC and OLTL” Facebook page. He said TPTB at ABC Daytime are “elated” to have the rights to AMC and OLTL characters back after a lengthy lawsuit that had those rights in dispute.
“Any use of characters from AMC and OLTL would have to be done in the right way, a way that makes sense for the future of stories on GH, while respecting the characters and their development OLTL and AMC,” Varni said.
ABC Has the Rights to AMC and OLTL Back–Now What Will They do With Them?
When Prospect Park, the producer of the online versions of AMC and OLTL, sued ABC for the rights to certain characters from those sudsers used on “General Hospital,” the production company had to cancel AMC and OLTL 2.0 due to the cost of the litigation.
Since late last year, when a court determined the rights to AMC and OLTL revert to ABC, fans have been hoping for and working towards the comeback of the two iconic Agnes Nixon daytime serials. Varni assured fans they are listening and having on-going and active conversations on this topic: “When I know more, clearly, we will let the fans know more.”
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