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Fans of soaps “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” don’t fret: Your shows might end their broadcast run this year, but they aren’t going to be gone forever. Online distribution company Prospect Park has bought the rights to both the shows, and they plan to turn both shows into web series that will run online.
ABC is getting rid of the daytime show institutions to make way for two “The View”-style shows, one that revolves around food and the other that revolves around fashion. Some bloggers argue that the era of the soap opera is over, considering that most people can get real life gossip about people they know from social networks.
However, the move to keep the shows alive online might be a smart one, considering that many people have been campaigning to save the programs. It is reported that the web series will retain most of the original cast, although if they will keep their traditional length and frequency of airing has yet to be answered.
As of July 1, “All My Children” has had 10,655 episodes, while “One Life to Live” comes in at 10,971. The last episode of “All My Children” finale airs Sept. 23, and “One Life to Live” concludes its television run in Jan. 2012.
Will you follow the shows online?