Could Sony Find Another Home for Canceled Soaps?

All My Children

The distribution company behind 'The Young and the Restless' and 'Days of Our Lives,' Sony Pictures TV, might pick up 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live.' At least that's one rumor spreading through the business since ABC posting closing notices for those long-time daytime dramas. Reportedly, Sony would like to exploit the international possibilities of 'AMC' and 'OLTL,' an area that ABC hasn't pursued as aggressively as other companies. As AOL TV reported earlier in the week, the idea of saving soaps is often visited but rarely followed through.

On the Other Hand ...
There's a strong possibility that Sony may not want 'AMC' and 'OLTL' completely, just some of the parts. Or should I say, some of the talent. As AOL TV reported this week, 'AMC' actors Debbi Morgan (Angie) and Jacob Young (JR) and 'OLTL's' Gina Tognoni (Kelly) and Josh Kelly (Cutter) were coveted by 'Days' and 'Y&R.'

While a likely scenario on the surface, Vincent Irizarry questioned the validity of the story. The Emmy winner, who plays David on 'AMC,' wrote on his Facebook page: "All I can say is I've checked with several actors on my show and at this point [the rumors] appear to be nothing but rumors. Wish I had more positive news to share, but that's all I know about this ... " Irizarry also had doubts about Sony picking up either 'AMC' or 'OLTL.'

So, soap fans, I'd say the smart move right now is to wait and see. AOL TV will keep you up to date about all the rumors, as well as any real developments. Read More...


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