“General Hospital” network ABC was sued by Prospect Park Studios over the rights to “One Life to Live” and “All My Children." Prospect Park acquired the rights to “AMC” and “OLTL” with plans to launch the canceled soaps as a web series but they sued ABC in a case that outraged many soap fans.

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Mega soap accusations

Prospect Park licensed “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” to launch web series of both programs but then accused ABC of sabotaging their efforts so they could launch a “mega soap." ABC asked to “borrow” some characters from the shows but then altered their storylines wrecking Prospect Park’s plans, according to the suit.

The studio also (allegedly) made deals with actors without notifying Prospect Park and the lawsuit said, “As a consequence of ABC’s fraud and its multiple breaches of both the express terms of the parties' contract and the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing included in every contract in this state, Prospect Park has sustained the loss of its investment of over $30 million." They sued for $95 million.

'General Hospital' news: Prospect Park lawsuit dismissed over 'OLTL' and 'AMC' (via Blasting News image library - dailykos.com)
'General Hospital' news: Prospect Park lawsuit dismissed over 'OLTL' and 'AMC' (via Blasting News image library - dailykos.com)

Lawsuit dismissed by the court

Yesterday, the lawsuit filed in April, 2013 was dismissed and that means ABC has full rights to “AMC” and “OLTL” again and their options are wide open. There has been a grassroots movement by fans that launched in 2011 to “Save AMC & OLTL." Now it’s gaining momentum for good reason.

On Facebook, the advocacy group can be found at “SaveAMCandOLTL” and they are asking fans to band together and accomplish certain tasks to push ABC to resurrect the shows canceled five years ago. The group provided a roster of emails, Twitter addresses, and phone and fax numbers of key personnel at ABC.

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They are asking ABC soap fans to do the following to show increased viewership for the sole ABC soap and push up its Nielsen Rating to encourage ABC to bring back “AMC” and “OLTL."

  • Call, write, tweet, and email key people at ABC/Disney
  • DVR GH and let it run
  • Pull up GH on ABC.com and let it run
  • Sign up for Hulu and let episodes run

Will 'AMC' and 'OLTL' be back, or something else?

The court dismissed the “mega soap” allegations but ABC could opt to do that.

Many fans would love to see Todd and Starr on “GH” even if they can’t have “All My Children” or “One Life to Live” back on the air. For fans of “AMC” and “OLTL” this is a Christmas miracle!

“General Hospital” airs weekdays on ABC. "GH" spoilers show hot action coming soon!

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