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‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life To Live’ Officially Cancelled For Second Time; Shows Bid Farewell For Good [VIDEO]

A second life online couldn't save beloved soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live as reports have surfaced that the two soaps have now officially been cancelled by Prospect Park and will no longer be producing episodes, facts that have been confirmed by members of the All My Children cast.

By Lauren DuBois, EnStars on Nov 11, 2013 02:14 PM EST
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A second life online couldn't save beloved soap operas All My Children and One Life To Live as reports have surfaced that the two soaps have now officially been cancelled by Prospect Park and will no longer be producing episodes, facts that have been confirmed by members of the All My Children cast.

The shows, which were initially cancelled by ABC in 2011 but were given new life with rebooted versions airing on The Online Network this year, were officially cancelled after only one season due to low viewer turnouts.

One Life to Live was initially shelved in September as Prospect Park tried to sue ABC/Disney for killing off characters borrowed from the series on General Hospital, prompting reports that it had been cancelled back then, though nothing was confirmed.

'One Life to Live' Cancelled amid Prospect Park and ABC Battle: Is 'All My Children' At Risk?

At the time, All My Children was reportedly unaffected by the news, with production on its second season slated to begin at the end of October.

However, an interview by Thorsten Kaye, who portrayed Zach Slater on both the online version and the original ABC television run, started rumors that the show was in trouble when he revealed he hadn't received news of a production date. Enstars reported on the interview, where Kaye revealed "I talked to Ginger [EP Ginger Smith] yesterday. Nothing is in place. Eden [Riegel, Bianca] is about to have a baby and my love interest [Pilar Garces, Lea] is about to have a baby. We're going to have to call it All My Children-en-en-en."

Overall, All My Children had seen a 25% bigger viewing audience than One Life to Live during the two shows online runs, prompting speculation that the lack of a production date at AMC was a result of the two actresses being on maternity leave, giving both fans and the cast hopes that the show was still slated to return.

However, news broke soon afterwards that Kaye had jumped ship to CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful, where he would begin portraying the character of Ridge Forrester beginning in December.

Now, amid reports that Prospect Park would make an official announcement about the status of the two shows, Debbi Morgan, who reprised her role as Dr. Angie Hubbard on the online reboot as well, has tweeted that the show has been officially cancelled and will not be returning for a second season.

"I guess what really hurts my gut R all the positive proclamations I gave 2 all of U that we'd definitely be coming back," she wrote.

She later thanked both the fans and her cast mates, writing "Thanks 4 all the support & luv U gave hoping this would work. We never know what's in God's plan. I do know there's always a bigger picture!" and "Thanks for the memories...".

Because both shows were cancelled after their second run, it is unlikely that they will be picked up again for a third time by any production company, and now join the ever-expanding list of soap operas that have met their demise the last few years, including Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and Passions.

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