Prospect Park claims that ABC misused soap-opera characters that were loaned to them
After being resurrected in online form, “One Life to Live” is once again hanging in the balance.
Prospect Park, which revived “OLTL” after it was canceled by ABC, has shelved the series until it can resolve its lawsuit with the network, an individual close to the production told TheWrap.
Prospect Park sued ABC for $25 million in April, saying that the network had sabotaged the online series. According to Prospect Park's complaint, the company agreed to loan “One Life to Live” characters to ABC on a temporary basis for use on “General Hospital,” but the network then refused to consult Prospect Park on storylines and ultimately killed off two characters, making it difficult if not impossible to bring them back onto “One Life to Live.”
ABC has called Prospect Park's lawsuit “baseless.”
“ABC remains very supportive of the on line launch of both ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children,'” the network told TheWrap in a statement in April. “With respect to Prospect Park's lawsuit, we believe the claims are baseless and we will defend them vigorously in court and not the press.”
Wow, almost sounds like a soap opera…
A spokeswoman for Prospect Park would not confirm the shutdown to TheWrap.
“One Life to Live” wrapped up its first season online with an Aug. 19 finale.