‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ to air on OWN
In a huge announcement today, it was revealed that recently-revived soaps All My Children and One Life to Live, will begin airing on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network for at least the remained of the summer! The shows are currently viewed solely on Hulu & iTunes.
The soap opera behind the soap operas is the soap opera! A day after announcing yet another schedule change for All My Children and One Life to Live via Hulu and iTunes, comes game-changing news that Oprah Winfrey‘s cable channel, OWN, has acquired the first 40 episodes of the rebooted sudsers.
Starting Monday, July 15, half-hour episodes of Agnes Nixon’s sudsers will air Monday-Thursday, with AMCat 1 pm EST and OLTL at 3 pm EST. The deal between Prospect Park and OWN is for an exclusive 10-week run.
“These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base, not to mention Oprah herself is a big fan,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “Many of our viewers across numerous platforms have expressed their passion for the soaps so we are especially excited to air this limited engagement on OWN.”
Perhaps there has been a method to all of Prospect Park’s scheduling madness after all?
Prospect Park Principle Jeff Kwatinetz added this, “We are really excited to bring OWN viewers and our audience at large an opportunity to catch up on All My Children and One Life to Live on traditional television. We look forward to our millions of fans enjoying the first 40 episodes of the shows.”
Source: Daytime Confidential
Wow, I can’t believe it! This will definitely shut all the naysayers up. Despite all the behind the scenes chaos behind the re-launched online versions of the soaps – it seems that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s hope it stays there.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is hosting a summer fling for soap fans as the network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s reprisal of the popular daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live for a special exclusive 10-week limited engagement.
As of now this means the collaboration is temporary but I’m crossing my fingers that it is a permanent home for the new soaps.
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Grest news. Though I wonder what made Oprah change her mind ($ I'm sure). When OLTL & AMC were first rumored to be cancelled, we soaps fans begged Oprah to figure out a way to keep those shows on TV & she said she couldn't do anything about it. Funny how things change.
@Pisto75666 I think the big thing about Oprah before is that she wouldn't produce the shows. Right now Prospect Park is still behind all of that and yes she'll get money but won't have to shell out the dollars to make them. I'm just hoping that this 40-ep run goes well and they can be on OWN permanently.
'The OWN head honcho later released a YouTube video saying she wouldn't be taking on the "responsibility" of reviving the dying institution and declaring that she "really can't" save the soaps.
Blaming the shows' fledgling ratings for their demise, she said, "Believe me, if there was a dime left to be made from them on broadcast television, it would still be happening… I will not be taking on the responsibility of trying to revive an institution that for all intent and all purpose indicates that that time has come for it to be over." '
Of course not that it's a big deal, people change their minds all the time. It just seems fishy, and smacks of her wanting attention for her failing network. Though really, I am glad it's happening at all. I'll check out an episode or two though IDK if I'll even be back for the long haul. Personally for me they've done too many casting changes, I'm really picky about my actors. lol