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Soaps' top stars strike deals to move online

Daytime stars from ”All My Children” and ”One Life to Live” sign on to make the move to the Internet when their shows go off air

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It seemed like a pipe dream at first, but Prospect Park’s plan to transition All My Children and One Life to Live to the online world is coming closer to reality. The company best known for producing FX’s Wilfred and USA’s Royal Pains has persuaded AMC‘s Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) and Lindsay Hartley (Dr. Cara Castillo Martin) to continue with the Pine Valley sudser now that it’s wrapped its run this week on ABC. (Prospect Park acquired the shows earlier this year.) Meanwhile, OLTL stars Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord), Ted King (Tomás Delgado), Michael Easton (John McBain), and Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), along with executive producer Frank Valentini, have agreed to stay on in Llanview once that soap finishes in January. So what’s up with Erica Kane? No word, we’re afraid: There are rumors that Susan Lucci balked at the thought of going online, even though the company offered a deal comparable to what she was earning on ABC. Should the company fail to close a deal with La Lucci, it seems likely it will postpone plans to continue AMC online — at least for now. Maybe it would help speed up the deal if Erica just saw Prospect as another rich husband?

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