Former “One Life to Live” actor turned “Dancing with the Stars” superstar Corbin Bleu (ex-Jeffrey King) appears in not one, but two places on TV tonight!
First, Bleu gives an in-depth interview on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” discussing his High School Musical days and the current love of his life. The episode also features controversial Grammy winner Sinéad O’ Connor, comedian Margaret Cho, and former “The Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno. This airs at 9:00 PM on Oprah’s OWN network.
Corbin can also be seen tonight in the television premiere of movie “The Monkey’s Paw” on the CHILLER network. “The Monkey’s Paw” is about a man who discovers a mysterious monkey’s paw that grants him three wishes. Of course, these wishes don’t go as planned. Also starring are C.J. Thomason (ex-Lucas Jones, “General Hospital”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”). The movie also airs at 9:00 PM ET on the CHILLER network.
According to Law360.com, Allison “Sam” Hall, a former co-head writer of ABC’s “One Life to Live,” is suing the network over what he claims are royalties owed since the soap transitioned to the web via Hulu and iTunes, and broadcast during summer 2013 on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), courtesy of Prospect Park – the company that licensed the rights to both programs from Disney/ABC in 2011. Hall reportedly filed his complaint against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC) on Tuesday, January 7, in New York. Hall was named co-head writer of the soap in 1984, and remained with the series until 1985.
“Each week during which such exhibitions by each authorized entity occurred Hall was entitled to be paid the weekly royalties,” reads the complaint referring to royalties owed from characters Hall may have created while working on the soap. “Despite due demand, Hall has not been paid any of the weekly royalties to which he is entitled for the exhibition of the series by Prospect Park Productions, iTunes, Hulu and OWN, which total in excess of $50,000, an amount which is in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the lower courts.”
In what many fans have called the most confusing schedule in the history of daytime soap opera programming, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has adjusted the scheduling of “new to OWN” episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”
Effective Monday, August 5, the network will remove the repeat airings that preceded each “new” episode and the re-airing of the “new” episode that immediately followed. Additionally, “AMC” and “OLTL” will now air back to back with said “new” episodes as “OLTL” is changing timeslots.
Prospect Park’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have shown ratings growth in their second week (week of July 22) airing on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, reports TV Media Insights. During their debut week (week of July 15), which included the airing of the first six episodes, “AMC” averaged approximately 124,000 viewers and “OLTL” averaged approximately 113,000 viewers. In week two, which included the airing of episodes seven through ten, both soaps increased their viewership with “AMC” averaging 151,000 viewers and “OLTL” averaging 155,000 viewers.
In May of this year, David Zaslav, CEO, Discovery Communications, stated that OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network would turn a profit for the first time at some point later this year. The network, which launched January 1, 2011 as a replacement of the Discovery Health Channel, has done it ahead of schedule.
“Who are you, who are you, who are you? Why are you doing this to me?” says a frantic Dani to the man she thought was dead on The OnLine Network’s (TOLN) “One Life to Live,” which along with “All My Children” made its cable network debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, July 15. For millions of potential viewers out there who have yet to view either soap on the internet via Hulu, Hulu Plus or iTunes, they are now being re-introduced to both soaps from the beginning as OWN signed a deal with Prospect Park (owner of TOLN) late last month to air the first 40 episodes of the current incarnations of both “AMC” and “OLTL.” OWN is billing the airings as the “OWN Summer Soap Fling.”
It’s a day that almost never came, but thanks to the team at Prospect Park, “One Life to Live” is celebrating its 45th anniversary today, July 15. In honor of the sudser’s big milestone, iconic actresses Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord) and Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) spoke with reporters about their favorite memories, proudest moments and surprisingly awkward first days.
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.