The OnLine Network Announces First Season Finales of ‘AMC’ and ‘OLTL’

The OnLine Network/TOLN

’s The OnLine Network (TOLN) announced today that “” and “” will conclude their first seasons in the coming weeks. Per the network, “OLTL’s” season will conclude on Monday, August 19 and “AMC’s” will conclude on Monday, September 2. TOLN has also announced that future seasons of both soaps will benefit from the launch of a new, user-friendly web portal and app that will make it much easier for fans to connect with their favorite Llanview and Pine Valley citizens, which will help take them to a new level of interaction.

“We could not be more proud to have delivered a stunning season of ‘All My Children’ and One Life to Live,’ and really thank the creative teams and cast for being true partners in this journey. Together we have tackled more business, creative, and logistical challenges than most shows experience in a lifetime of production, yet we continue to prevail with these top rated, critically acclaimed shows,” said Jeff Kwatinetz, co-founder, Prospect Park. “We are prepping now for next season and have more surprises and twists and turns to deliver audiences—I am just hoping they stay on the soaps and not in our way.”

More from TOLN:
TOLN’s new digital destination for the network,, will feature dedicated series pages, enhanced video content, detailed show descriptions, cast and character pages, a photo gallery with social shopping functionality, links to the social media communities for both shows on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and much more. The complimentary mobile app for iOS and Android will allow fans to watch full length episodes of ”One Life to Live” and “All My Children,” in addition to exclusive clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. The TOLN app will work on iOS (3G and Retina Display) and Android devices.

The first season of “All My Children” wraps up by answering many of the seasons burning questions. Will Angie and Jesse finally bring home Cassandra after her horrific journey? Will the ordeal bring them closer or is Jesse keeping another secret that could put his family in jeopardy? Will Pete finally end up with Celia or do Colby and Opal have other plans? And what of Dimitri’s feelings for Brooke? Miranda’s for AJ? Zach’s for Kendall? And is there a big surprise in store for Cara, JR and David about Oliver? Lots of action to come.

This season of “One Life to Live” wraps as the entire town of Llanview attends the annual Man of the Year Gala. Viki and Dorian, co-chairs of the planning committee, hope that the event will go off without a hitch. However, with the conflicts between many of the characters brewing to the surface, that looks nearly impossible. Fireworks explode and it all comes to a head with the shocking return of a fan favorite in a big way. Everything comes to a head on the season finale of “One Life to Live!”

  • Claudine Gandolfi

    Maybe I’m being paranoid… but when will the next season start? Is there going to be a big gap between seasons? Or will it be seemless? This almost sounds like – “see you next year!”

    • mike

      They go back in production in a few weeks. I think the latest they would be back on air would be October.

      • mike

        They filmed for a over a month in the spring before they debuted. So, with production set to resume Mid-August, by late October/Early November we should see seasons 2 debut.

  • dh

    Seasons???? These shows are never going to build a large audience if there are going to be downtimes for what I assume will be at least a couple of months. From the ratings I’ve already looked at, they are struggling enough as it is. This WASN”T a good press release imo.

    • tazmaniak

      All scripted TV shows besides Daytime soap operas have months long hiatuses between seasons, so the inability to build a large audience by doing so isn’t an issue. That’s how TV works. No TV show ever lost it’s loyal audience by taking breaks between seasons, nor did a show (if it was good) ever have a hard time building an audience by going on hiatus during seasons.

      Look at cable shows. The first season of the Walking Dead consisted of 6 episodes. And after only airing for 6 weeks, it went on hiatus for 10 months. It didn’t lose any of it’s audience. The audience actually grew by the time it returned. At least these shows will run for 4 months before ending the season. Plenty of time to build an audience. And just like other shows, people will get turned on to it during the hiatus and catch up in anticipation of it’s reurn along with the current viewers. Again, that’s how TV works.

      The ratings you’re talking about are for the secondary television broadcasts. Those numbers aren’t indicative of how the shows are performing overall.

      • janewagon

        They only air 2 episodes a week of each show now so if people aren’t taking the time to catch up now, what makes you think they’ll watch when the show is on hiatus?

        • cindercity12

          Who says people aren’t taking the time to catch up now?

        • CTwildheart

          There are MANY people who are just starting to watch Game of Thrones by starting with season 1. People do that ALL the time.

  • Karolee Pierson

    I would like to buy Season 1 for both AMC and OLTL are they going to be released for purchase on DVD’s?

    • Tracy Challice

      I would love to buy amc and oltl on dvd

  • sm

    please tell me when are they coming back online?

    • CTwildheart

      They are still online. Hulu, Itunes…

  • jobrooks

    I don’t see a problem with the new “seasonal” approach. Most shows on TV do a “what happened last season” episode or intro into a new season.

  • janewagon

    Seriously? I thought PP said earlier this summer that they hoped to resolve their dispute with the union in time to start production by August so that there wouldn’t be a gap in episodes. They said they had enough episodes of both shows to air well into September. Now it sounds like there will be a hiatus from the air until whenever. Also, if AMC began taping first then why is OLTL ending earlier? Maybe you should start keeping your explanations straight if you want your loyal viewer’s to trust you.

    • CathyB

      I agree with everything janewagon and redhot46 have said and I am sooo disappointed in the way this has tuned out. I thought we would be having 4 half hour episodes per week. At 50 minutes a week (and that’s a stretch) it is taking FORever to get a storyline going. I hate to give up, but this new change stinks.

      • Barbara

        I totally agree. People can try to justify the CONSTANT changes that have been made since the shows returned 4 months ago (four episodes per show per week!!! now, two episodes per week!! now, we’re going on hiatus!! oh, we’re coming back but the shows have season “finales” in a month and we’re NOT announcing when or if there will be a season 2). I don’t know the details behind any of these decisions (frankly, neither will anyone who inevitably is going to attack this response!!) but I do know that all of these changes don’t make me feel very secure about the future of either show.

        I’m watching and supporting them. But the constant changes definitely do not build much confidence in the venture.

    • CTwildheart

      They are resuming production for AMC on 8/12/13. They did not say there would be a gap in airing episodes.

      • janewagon

        I’m sorry but when a network announces a “season finale” , that usually implies that there’s a break before the start of the next season. Maybe PP should do a better job of explaining their intentions so that people know what to expect next.

  • redhot46

    I hate for there to be a gap in between but I am not complaining. My hope and prayer is that OWN will pick up the new episodes for AMC & OLTL once the 40 episodes are complete on her network. We all see that the ratings are far beyond what was anticipated. I can only hope that a decision is made when they return that OWN will be airing the new episodes.

  • Millie Goodman Bessey

    I’m fine with anything they do as long as they don’t stop. A hiatus is fine as long as they return. I’m waiting almost a year for the return of “Bates Motel” so I can wait a month or two for this. I love the new show. It’s so much better than the last 5 years of AMC on ABC. Just don’t take it away and just don’t show it on OWN. She had her chance to save these shows and didn’t. Too late for redemption in my book. Sorry.

  • cindercity12

    I like it. One of the things that annoys (and probably others) about Daytime soaps is how the storylines go on and on until they’re run into the ground. With a primetime show, which is broken up into seasons, you know the stories presented within that season will be wrapped up by the finale. And then it’s on to the next story when the new season starts. That’s what seasons are for. To break up the stories.

    Also remember that both shows have new writers, who weren’t largely involved in the episodes filmed before the filming hiatus. And as we’ve heard, they’re rewriting stories and going in new creative directions. I think that’s a reason for having a season finale. Because those are the final episodes written under the previous writers. Season 2 will be the start of the new writers’ tenure and newer streamlined storylines. Keep in mind all the first season episodes were written with the original airing schedule in mind. The season 2 episodes will be the first that were truly written with the current schedule in mind. I think season 2 is going to be thematically different and rather than delving right into it, they’re giving us a breather.

    We previously heard a story about the AMC writers having to change course in a couple’s story due to an actress’ pregnancy. We later learned it was Paula Garces (Lea). I think you need a few months break because of that. Think about it. AMC last filmed in May, when Paula was only 4 months pregnant and not showing. When they resume filming in August, she will be 7 months pregnant. And if you follow her on Facebook, she is very much showing. In AMC’s case, if they didn’t take a break between episodes, it would be very jarring to show the last episodes filmed in May one Monday and then move right into the newer episodes filmed in August the very next week. That’s a full 3 months between filming and the actress’ looks would have changed from one episode to the next.

    Anyway, I think having seasons will work for the show. It allows them to create finite storylines. Stories that have a beginning, middle and end, as opposed to the traditional way of storylines lasting months on end, dovetailing into new storylines that last months on end. Just give us good solid stories that will last the season.

    • janewagon

      So if they take a break between “season’s” to accommodate for the change in the way their characters look, does that mean that each season is going to take place let’s say, 6 months later, for example? I’m not particularly fond of the idea of PP putting these shows on hiatus for whatever reason but if that was their intention from the beginning, why didn’t they just tell us that in one of their many press releases since these shows started airing? And no offense, but are you a representative for PP or are you just a viewer like everyone else here and are your comments based on what you think is going on? Either way, I’m just saying it would be really nice to get an official press release from someone at PP that can clear up all the confusion.

    • Jody Zinaman

      Hello Cinder City. All My Children could just do Other Storylines. They don’t have to do Lea with Zach. Zach can be with Miranda or see how Cassandra and Jesse are doing. I don’t think it’s right to make the Other Actors wait because Lea or rather the Actress that Plays Lea is Pregnant. If A Major Character was Pregnant, then it might be Different. However, Lea is Not A Legacy Character in Pine Valley. Jody

  • Patriot304

    After forty years of having one hour episodes five days a week I found it less than satisfying to have only four half hour episodes a week. Then we were cut to two half hour episodes per week both on the same day. Now a ‘hiatus’? Guess cancellation is next! :(((

    • Jody Zinaman

      Hello Patriot. All My Children and I think One Life To Live are Areadly on Hiatus. All My Children will I think Startt Taping Season 2 on August 13 or something like that. I don’t know if One Life To Live will do that or some Other Time. They Will NOT Be Cancelled. They will have Maybe Many More Seasons of All My Children and One Life To Live.

      • Patriot304

        I hope you’re right but considering they’ve already cut back from four episodes a week to two (half hour episodes at that!) it’s hard to be optimistic. .

  • Denise Newcomb

    I cannot wait for the new season. I have been watching the soaps on OWN and I would like to thank everyone for making that happen for all of us. It is also good to hear we will be able to watch it from other devices next season. Thanks again

  • alohamomof3

    Does anyone know when AMC’s Season 2 starts?