As previously reported, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has picked up the first 40 episodes of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for what they are billing as the “OWN Summer Soap Fling.” Episodes begin airing today, July 15. The launch of both soaps will consist of 3 repeat episodes each day and a “brand new” episode airing in each soaps regularly scheduled timeslot (1:00 PM ET/PT for “AMC”; 3:00 PM ET/PT for “OLTL”), according to recently released TV listings and an OWN representative. Actual new episodes of both soaps will continue to release on Mondays via Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
“I heard you! You posted, you tweeted, you Facebook’d, and I listened and now they’re here!” exclaims Oprah Winfrey in a new promo released by The OnLine Network and OWN promoting the launch of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” which will have a summer fling with the cable network beginning Monday, July 15. “Pine Valley, Llanview, Victoria Lord, Adam Chandler, Angie and Jesse…ALL of your favorites. We’re having a summer fling with the soaps,” she continued.
OWN announced today plans to air a mini-marathon of its summer fling consisting of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”
As previously reported, both “AMC” and “OLTL” will join the OWN lineup airing Mondays through Thursdays. However, on Monday, July 15, both soaps will launch with a marathon of back-to-back half-hour episodes airing in different timeslots. The first three episodes of “AMC” will air from 12:00-1:30 PM ET/PT, with the third episode repeating at 1:30 PM ET/PT. From 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, “OLTL” will air its first three episodes with the third episode repeating at 3:30 PM ET/PT.
Beginning today, July 1, The OnLine Network has begun releasing episodes of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” Netlfix style with Mondays now known as “Soap Mondays,” where each week the company will post to both Hulu and iTunes new episodes of each soap and “MORE” on Mondays. In addition, episodes will now be published by episode number instead of by weeks as had been the case since the shows launched in late April.
As a result of OWN picking up the cable rights to the first 40 episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” many wanted to know what that meant for “MORE,” the series that gives fans just that at the end of each week, or on Mondays now that it, along with “AMC” and “OLTL” will release new episodes Netflix style beginning Monday, July 1. Soap Opera Network has the answer.
Next week on all-new episodes of “All My Children,” which beginning Monday, July 1 will now be released on Mondays instead of the previously scheduled Mondays/Wednesdays, Jesse gets more than he bargained for when he comes face to face with Uri, JR tries to persuade Kyle and AJ/Miranda have a tender moment.
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.
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.
On Thursday, June 20, Prospect Park announced that they had come to a resolution to the dispute between it and the I.A.T.S.E. (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) New York Production Locals 52, 161, 600, 700, 764, 798 and USA829, the union representing stage workers for the soaps, which alleged that Prospect Park had violated the labor agreement with the union. Prior to the resolution, Soap Opera Network spoke with “One Life to Live” star Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan) about the early hiatus as a result of the dispute, his upcoming storyline with Amber Skye Noyes‘ Michelle, being a leading man on a soap opera and how his show is helping him grow.