Oprah Winfrey has come through for soap fans after all! For a special summer soap opera event, the legendary daytime star’s network has acquired the rights to the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” both of which will air for an exclusive 10-week limited engagement.
“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 of 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.”
Adds Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO of Prospect Park Networks: “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.”
Watch for the popular revived soaps to air on OWN beginning Monday, July 15 with ‘AMC’ airing at 1PM ET/PT and ‘OLTL’ airing at 3PM ET/PT. Both shows will air Monday through Thursday starting with the very first episodes.