I remember the good old days when soap operas were the escape from everyday life. For me they still are. I am proud to admit I am an avid fan of daytime dramas. From the time I was five years old spending time with my grandparents I can remember Erica Kane and Victoria Lord. Today the journey comes to an end. After forty one years of kids growing up over night, characters returning from the dead and multiple weddings and births “All My Children” ends its remarkable run on ABC daytime. It was crushing news when announced earlier this year that the daytime drama had been cut due to lack of ratings. Trying to change daytime viewing was always a danger, but I did not expect a double whammy when both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” got canned.
But thanks to the protests and the amazing loyal fans it looks like the show might still go on. Prospect Park, a 2 year old media and production company announced this summer they plan to pick up both series online in January from where they left off. There is also speculation that they are in talks with a cable network to get the episodes televised as well. As of today Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin) are the only cast members signing on to make the change to cyberspace. Only time will tell if the remaining cast members will pick up and make the transition. For more details on the daytime drama debuting online in January you can contact Prospect Park to be added to their mailing list for additional updates. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime take a few moments today to enjoy the end of a legacy. Bid adieu to the show that introduced the talents of Josh Duhamel and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Tune in today at 12pm CST to say goodbye to the Kane women, the Martin’s, the Chandler’s and the Hubbard’s.