It’s time to bust out your party hats, because “All My Children’s” Michael E. Knight (ex-Tad Martin) is finally back in the spotlight! As TV Guide’s Michael Logan reports, the ‘AMC’ veteran — who played Tad the Cad for nearly 30 years when the sudser was on ABC — has landed a guest-starring role on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”
“For 2 years u posted, tweeted, Facebooked me..I heard you. Starting 7/15, we’re having a summer fling w/ the soaps!” read Oprah Winfrey‘s tweet to her more than 19 million Twitter followers shortly after news of OWN picking up both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for a limited engagement this summer. Both soaps begin airing Monday, July 15, for a Monday through Thursday run, with “AMC” airing in its old 1:00 PM ET timeslot and now PT as well, while “OLTL” will air at 3:00 PM ET/PT.
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.
Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network announced earlier today its decision to release all weekly episodes of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on Mondays, instead of the previously scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays for “AMC” and Tuesdays and Thursdays for “OLTL,” beginning Monday, July 1. Jeff Kwatinetz, co-founder, Prospect Park, tells Soap Opera Network via email, “The only difference is greater availability,” when asked how the change affects upcoming airdates of both soaps. “If [viewers] still want to watch one ep each day, or just an ‘AMC’ ep every Monday or Wed, there will be a new one there. If they want to watch the full weeks shows at once starting Monday they will all be there. This is completely giving MORE options to viewers. How could that be a bad thing?”
Beginning Monday, July 1, Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network will begin releasing brand new episodes of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” each week on Mondays. This means that instead of waiting for each Monday and Wednesday for a brand new “AMC” or Tuesday and Thursday for a brand new “OLTL,” the weeks worth of shows for both soaps will be made available each week on Mondays.
“The new schedule means that TOLN will run all episodes on Mondays, and not stagger runs of ‘All My Children’ on Mondays/Wednesdays, ‘One Life to Live’ on Tuesdays/Thursdays and ‘MORE AMC/OLTL’ on Fridays. Now viewers will be able to choose to watch one episode each day or binge view some or all of that week’s shows at once starting each Monday. Together with the MORE shows, viewers can play or save up to six TOLN programs per week—all available on Mondays – providing even more flexibility to watch anytime, and anywhere,” read part of a statement released today from Prospect Park/The OnLine Network.
TOLN is touting Mondays as “soap days, with more choices, and more flexibility.” Episodes of both soaps will continue being made available via Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
In an interview with Daytime Confidential, Terri Ivens (ex-Simone Torres, “All My Children”) revealed that she has joined the cast of the Sonia Blangiardo created online drama series “Tainted Dreams.”
“I play two characters. I play the soap character, Brittany, and then I play the actress playing Brittany, who is Cassandra. It should make for some very comedic moments, some deep or tangled webs. I don’t want to give storyline away, but I will say that from what I’ve been reading, the guy that plays my brother is my lover in real life,” Ivens previews. The online soap begins filming later this summer.
After much was made over the AllMyChildren.com and OneLifetoLive.com URLs finally being given to Prospect Park for promotional use by The OnLine Network, the company noted today that both URLs, along with its TheOnLineNetwork.com and TOLN.com, now re-direct all users to Hulu.com.
EXCLUSIVE: While on the red carpet of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, “All My Children” actresses Cady McClain (Dixie Martin), Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery) and Sal Stowers (Cassandra Foster) gave Soap Opera Network the inside scoop on the summer filming hiatus of their soap, what lies ahead for their characters, and much, much more.
The OnLine Network has announced that on Wednesday, July 10, “All My Children” fans will finally get a chance to catch a glimpse of Alicia Minshew as Kendall Hart, who we recently discovered had divorced Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) between the end of the ABC incarnation to the current TOLN version of the soap. Minshew appeared on the set of the online anytime series on Friday, March 8, when it was announced she’d be reprising her role as the eldest daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).
Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network has announced that beginning with today’s, June 20 episode of “One Life to Live,” all swear words in new episodes of both “OLTL” and “All My Children” have been eliminated. “AMC” episodes without swear words will begin airing on Monday, June 24.