Soap fans still miss watching beloved serials All My Children and One Life To Live, which ended their ABC runs in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Is it possible that the two shows could be revived?
As viewers recall, both AMC and OLTL had brief revivals on The Online Network in 2013. Later, the rights to the show’s characters reverted to ABC. Since then, we’ve seen Hillary B. Smith reprise Nora on General Hospital.
Soap Hub was at the TV Critics summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton and asked Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment if there are any plans to revive All My Children and OLTL.
“There’s nothing that I can report definitively, but I can tell you it’s something we’re thinking about and looking into and having conversations about,” Burke said. “Should there be the right opportunity, we will revisit.”
Could that mean the gang from Pine Valley and Llanview might someday be back on TV or via an online platform?
“We’re really looking at everything, other models and ways of telling those stories,” Burke adds.
Soap Hub also spoke to Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, AMC) at the recent Hallmark Channel summer press tour gala about the rumors or possibility that AMC could someday be brought back.
Buzz was generated about a possible revival after Lucci and several cast members from AMC took part in a reunion on the ABC talk show Strahan & Sara in February.
“There has been some buzz,” Lucci told Soap Hub. “I hear the buzz. I’ve been told about the buzz. To be in good hands — that would be fantastic. I would certainly listen to everything they have to say. I definitely would.”