Viewers tried desperately to save their shows with protests and write in campaigns, but it was to no avail. The powers that be wanted them gone, so they were gone.
But come on, we're talking about soaps, here. If Victor Kiriakis can come back from the grave multiple times, perhaps the shows still had life in them, too!
And over the past month, that premonition appears to have come true.
Prospect Park has inked deals with the DGA and AFTRA/SAG to bring both shows back to life, initially via the Internet. Production is scheduled to start on the East Coast as early as next month.
- I'm thrilled for the fans. Sometimes good things come to those who wait.
- I hope they work things out with the Writer's Guild soon. Story is central to the success of a soap.
- Woo-hoo, filming on the East Coast! I know the industry could use some consistent production work going on there.
- Way to utilize new media to re-invent the shows, PP. It'll be exciting to see how Internet-first distribution works out.
- Once these two are up and running, I hope they consider As The World Turns for their next project.