According to Deadline, Prospect Park is currently shopping the two beloved soap operas to various cable networks. The plans are to still launch the soaps on a new online network, but as part of the licensing agreement between Prospect and ABC, the soaps can air on cable, if a network wants them.
The current plan is to have the soaps air online first, then on a cable channel, if a home is found for the long-running shows.
'All My Children' leaves ABC on Sept. 23, but might not start airing again until the first quarter of 2012. Prospect Park is currently in negotiations with unions about the move online.
"The love and support for 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' is truly amazing," Prospect Park said in a statement in July. "Since we announced our intention to work with the shows, the fan outreach we've experienced over the past few weeks further validates our decision to work to keep them going for years to come. However we also respect the organizations and processes that are in place so that all can apply their craft within the infrastructure that the entertainment industry has set, specifically in this case with the appropriate guilds and unions."
"We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above-and below-the-line talent," the company said. "We will provide updates as needed."
'One Life to Live' isn't scheduled to leave ABC until January. It's expected that negotiations will be done prior to its TV finale.
Both soaps currently have a cable home on SoapNet, but Disney is rebranding and refocusing that channel as Disney Jr. in 2012.
Prospect Park declined to comment.
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