This week, there are really no spoilers to post. With the final week of shows upon us, no one is giving much of anything away. And isn't that how it should be anyway? I hope we get some good surprises along the way.
I've gotten a lot of emails over the past few weeks asking me what is going to happen to the PVB once AMC ends it run on ABC. Will it stay? Will it go along with the show? Am I going to continue once AMC is in the internet? I wish I had a solid answer for you. The fact is, I really don't know what I'm going to do. When AMC was canceled way back in April, it seemed so hard to imagine that it would be gone, and so would the PVB. But I came up with the best solution, which was to keep the PVB online for the history, archives, family trees, etc. I would update the blog as stars from the show got new jobs and things of that nature, and then that would eventually taper off and it would just be an AMC history page. I felt good about this resolution, I made peace with the cancellation of the show and was ready to move on.
Then the Prospect Park deal happens and I'm at a loss. It all sounds so hard to believe. Can it be done? What are the details? Will it cost money to watch now? Is it going to be a daily show for an hour like it has been? Or will it go to being a weekly show? Who's going to be on it? Could it really work? And frankly, none of these questions have yet been answered and we're all still wondering. But I keep coming back to the fact that I made peace with it ending and moving on. So honestly, it's difficult to really say for sure what will happen with the PVB until we know what AMC will be in the future. For now I'm going to go with my original plan and keep it going for updates on actors and what happens with the PP deal.
AMC has been very very good to me. But part of me wishes it had just been laid to rest with dignity. If it comes back on the internet with just a handful of actors, it will be a whole different landscape, a whole different show. And since it won't be back (reportedly) until mid January, how many fans who say they will follow it actually will? Once you have that long without it, the habit is broken. There are so many questions that I cannot answer other than to say, for now, the PVB will go on as I described (updating on what new jobs the stars get and updates on the PP deal). But if you are ending your time with AMC when it ends on Friday and want to keep in touch with me, you can friend me on Facebook or follow me on my food blog. I cannot thank you all enough for the love, support, and friendship you've shown me through the years. Even the arguments have been a learning experience! I couldn't have kept the PVB going all these (almost 13!!) years without you. This week I'm trying to look at it as a celebration. A celebration of a show I have loved since 1979. I hope you will join me in that celebration. I have so many beautiful memories of not only storylines and moments from the show, but times I've had and the lifelong friends I have made because of it. Thank you All My Children, from the bottom of my heart, for everything.