What is in store for the future of All My Children (AMC) and One Life to Live (OLTL)? ABC Entertainment Exec Nathan Varni had plenty to say about the future of both shows! This includes crossovers with General Hospital (GH) and where both shows could be resurrected, though “not in the traditional way.”
AMC & OLTL on ABC.com?
In the latest issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, Varni tells us where he thinks our beloved soaps might end up: “If the ABC Website expands, there might be a place for the shows” there. This is frankly news to us here at Soap Cities (SC)! This would be a brilliant move on the part of ABC, because both AMC & OLTL have strong showings.
This untapped audience could bring a large presence to the site and ABC Watch App. ABC might be wise to take a page out of CBS’ playbook, since CBS All Access (website and app) is debuting their first series, a spinoff of The Good Wife! The Good Fight, starring Christine Baranski, will focus on her journey one year after the original show ended and will debut on the CBS All Access Sunday, with a special CBS simulcast showing at 8pm ET/PT and 7pm CT/MT.
Imagine if we could get AMC & OLTL back, allowing us to watch our fave shows and characters at our convenience, anytime, anywhere! Now, while we at SC would prefer to see them on our traditional TV screens, Varni notes in ABC SID, “we don’t have the space on our daytime schedule to do that.”
Varni says in ABC SID, “ever since we were able to regain the rights of the shows [from Prospect Park], we’ve had conversations about how to incorporate them characters from [them]into GH. Could we see OLTL’s Viki or AMC’s Brooke, for example? Varni answers: “We don’t want to do anything that doesn’t make sense, but we’re definitely looking at the fun to be had.” Already in the works: OLTL’s Nora Buchanan, who will be coming from Llanview to take the case of one our beloved PC residents, beginning March 6th!
Are you excited about the future possibilities of our AMC & OLTL characters as much as we are here at Soap Cities?!
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