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Reporting by Scotty Gore and Errol Lewis

With “All My Children” completing its first round of filming last Friday and “One Life to Live” set to begin filming next week, soap fans have been anxiously awaiting the much anticipated returns of their beloved Agnes Nixon daytime dramas.  After months of speculation, Prospect Park has finally revealed that both series will debut on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes on Monday, April 29 at noon ET, with fans getting their first glimpse of the new Pine Valley and Llanview.

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“We thank the fans whose tenaciousness to see these shows return made this historical moment possible. We are determined to repay their support by delivering new and creatively groundbreaking episodes that both the fans, as well as legions of new viewers, will love. These viewers will absolutely embrace the flexibility HULU and iTunes provide to watch their shows anywhere, anytime,” said Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, Prospect Park’s Partners in a joint statement. “The response and camaraderie of our cast and crew has been inspiring as we have all banded together to succeed in our mission; unencumbered by the creative constraints of traditional broadcast television, to deliver storylines, style and characters that are stronger, with more dimension than ever. Now with our launch date set in stone, we are ready to lead this historic return. To the fans we proclaim, your support counts now more than ever.”

Agnes Nixon, creator of both soaps, said, “I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition. I am grateful to Prospect Park for their unwavering commitment to this project and to the amazingly talented casts of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ – their devotion to these franchises has made this moment possible. And to the fans – well, we wouldn’t be here without you.”

via Press Release

‘ALL MY CHILDREN’ AND ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE’ SET FOR HISTORIC ONLINE DEBUT MONDAY, APRIL 29TH

Two Beloved And Long-Running Serial Dramas Changing Landscape of
Broadcast-Quality Television Online – Coming Free to Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes

Los Angeles. CA – March 11, 2013 – Prospect Park’s The Online Network (TOLN) announced today the highly-anticipated online debuts of the beloved long-running serial dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for Monday, April 29. With the date confirmed, millions of the shows’ fans and new viewers alike can plan to watch broadcast-quality versions of two of the most beloved franchises in history with easy access and for free.

“We thank the fans whose tenaciousness to see these shows return made this historical moment possible. We are determined to repay their support by delivering new and creatively groundbreaking episodes that both the fans, as well as legions of new viewers, will love. These viewers will absolutely embrace the flexibility HULU and iTunes provide to watch their shows anywhere, anytime,” said Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, Prospect Park’s Partners. “The response and camaraderie of our cast and crew has been inspiring as we have all banded together to succeed in our mission; unencumbered by the creative constraints of traditional broadcast television, to deliver storylines, style and characters that are stronger, with more dimension than ever. Now with our launch date set in stone, we are ready to lead this historic return. To the fans we proclaim, your support counts now more than ever.”

Emmy Award winner Agnes Nixon, creative consultant for both programs and a soap opera pioneer, added: “I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition. I am grateful to Prospect Park for their unwavering commitment to this project and to the amazingly talented casts of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ – their devotion to these franchises has made this moment possible. And to the fans – well, we wouldn’t be here without you.”

Brand new, 30-minute episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will be available to stream online weekdays in HD (when available) via the free Hulu (www.hulu.com) service and to the millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tables and PCs. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac and PC, making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. Production began on “All My Children” February 25, and shooting will begin on “One Life to Live” March 18th. Both series are filmed in Stamford, Conn.

Breathing new life into the storied franchises, Prospect Park and TOLN will blend updated themes and fresh faces with the fan-favorite, Emmy-winning actors and writers who made these series must-watch viewing for legions of loyal fans.

Additional guest stars and recurring cast will be announced in the weeks ahead.

“All My Children” cast members include:

Julia Barr as Brooke English
Ryan Bittle as JR Chandler
David Canary as Adam Chandler
Lindsay Hartley as Cara Martin
Vincent Irizarry as Dr. David Hayward
Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson
Thorsten Kaye as Zach Slater
Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald
Jill Larson as Opal Cortlandt
Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin
Cady McClain as Dixie Cooney
Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angela Hubbard
Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler
Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery
Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre
Sal Stowers as Cassandra Foster
Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery
Jordi Vilasuso as Griffin Castillo
Darnell Williams as Jesse Hubbard
Robert (Rob) Scott Wilson as Pete “Petey” Cortlandt

“One Life to Live” cast members include:

Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks
Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
Robert Gorrie as Matthew Buchanan
Laura Harrier as Destiny Evans
Roger Howarth as Todd Manning
Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth
Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado
Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning
Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan
Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan
Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord
Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning
Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan
Tuc Watkins as David Vickers
Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan
Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel

Recurring “One Life to Live” actors include:

Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel
Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans

Hulu is easy to use. Viewers can go to www.hulu.com on a PC and click on a video to watch right away. Videos are available for unlimited streaming, for free (users only need a Flash-enabled computer and an Internet connection to enjoy). Viewers can watch their favorite “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” episodes and clips over and over again for free. Hulu Plus is an ad-supported subscription service that offers exclusive streaming access to full current and past seasons of shows to connected devices for $7.99 monthly. Hulu is available on devices including smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets and more.

About Prospect Park

Prospect Park is a media and production company founded in 2009 by entertainment industry veterans Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank. Along with successful film and music divisions, the company’s television group has numerous shows in development and breakout network hits airing including “Royal Pains” and “Wilfred.”

More information about TOLN series will soon be available at www.TOLN.com and www.theonlinenetwork.com or follow The Online Network on Twitter (@toln). For news and information about “One Life to Live” or “All My Children,” connect via Facebook or follow the series on Twitter at www.facebook.com/onelifetolive or @onelifetolive or www.facebook.com/allmychildren or @allmychildren.

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