*With “All My Children” now moving to the Internet, one of its most beloved stars will not make the move to cyberspace along with it.
Instead, Debbi Morgan, who plays Dr. Angie Hubbard on “AMC,” is jumping over to the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless.”
According to TV Guide, “Y&R’s” coup happened Thursday after weeks of speculation and rumor that she’d be making the move. A show rep tells TV Guide Magazine that the Emmy-winning actress will begin filming in September after “AMC” has ended production.
“Y&R” has yet to confirm Morgan’s character on the show.
Meanwhile, it was reported Thursday that ABC has sold the online rights to “AMC” and the canceled “One Life to Live” in a multi-year deal to Prospect Park, a company led by Royal Pains executive producers Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz. The company is the process of finalizing the funding for an as-yet-unnamed online TV network that would feature the soaps and eventually other programming.
“We are privileged to continue the legacy of two of the greatest programs to air on daytime television, and are committed to delivering the storylines, characters and quality that audiences have come to love for over 40 years. ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are television icons, and we are looking forward to providing anytime, anywhere viewing to their loyal community of millions,” Frank and Kwatinetz said in a statement. “We believe that by continuing to produce the shows in their current hour format and with the same quality, viewers will follow the show to our new, online network.”