July 7th, 2011
03:34 PM ET
You can always count on a soap opera to offer up a twist.
CNN has confirmed that ABC has licensed "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to media/production company Prospect Park in a deal which will allow the shows to continue production after leaving the airwaves.
The agreement means that Prospect Park will continue to produce the long-running soaps, which will be made available to fans online and via internet enabled television sets.
“We are privileged to continue the legacy of two of the greatest programs to air on daytime television, and are committed to delivering the storylines, characters and quality that audiences have come to love for over 40 years," said a statement from Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park. "‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are television icons, and we are looking forward to providing anytime, anywhere viewing to their loyal community of millions."
The move received the thumbs up from the shows' creator, Agnes Nixon.
"Together, we are a big family that keeps going, and I’m looking forward to working alongside these wonderful people as we ensure that the shows will continue with all the love and excitement we’ve always had," Nixon said. "I also am so happy for our loyal fans, whom we love so much, and who have been so supportive over the last 40 plus years.”
ABC will broadcast its final episode of “All My Children” on Friday, September 23 and will air the final episode of “One Life to Live” in January 2012.
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