With weekly episodes of “One Life to Live” now reduced to just two originals (down from the previously scheduled four), Prospect Park‘s The OnLine Network has released a revised breakdown schedule of episodes for the weeks of May 27 and June 3, 2013.
On Thursday, May 16, Prospect Park announced its plan to reduce the episode orders of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from the previously planned 168 original episodes per year (excluding Friday “MORE” shows) to just 110 episodes. Fans remain divided on whether the stated reasons behind the change from four original episodes to just two per week was in fact due to the binge viewing the company claimed in their press release or some bigger reason(s) we’re all not privy to, however, the company does admit they can quickly change things should the demand catch up to the supply.
“When the demand grows for more episodes we have the ability to readjust quickly,” a statement read on the “AMC” Facebook page after a concerned viewer asked,”how far into the future will a decision be made about whether there will be more episodes ordered beyond the 110?” The “AMC” Facebook page added to their response in which they said, “The demand of episodes is measured by viewership of each episode.” Of course, that means the more you watch, the more you get. Isn’t that how it’s always been though?
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For the first time ever fans of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will be able to watch a legal copy of the premiere episodes of both soaps, which launched on Monday, April 29 via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. Just a short time ago, Prospect Park‘s The OnLine Network uploaded the premiere episodes on its TOLNSoaps YouTube page for the viewing pleasure of fans all around the world (ie. no region cap). “TOLNSoaps on YouTube is a hub for all fans of the shows, a place to watch Behind the Scenes content, Recaps, Previews and Interviews through a platform that allows for free streaming on all devices including mobile. Subscriptions to the TOLNSoaps channel on Youtube is free,” read a notice sent out to fans signed up for the TOLN newsletter.
Jessica ‘Jessie’ Malakouti made her soap opera debut last week on “One Life to Live” as a new character named “Dusky,” a singer looking to catch her big break at Blair Cramer’s (Kassie DePaiva) new nightclub, Shelter. To learn more about the actress and singer, and her first day on the job, watch the clip below.
Malakouti is the lead singer for the popular group Jessie and the Toy Boys.
It remains unclear whether it was done in anticipation of the recent schedule change and the subsequent carriage loss by FX Canada, but we can report that both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are now available for download on the Canadian iTunes store. According to both the “AMC” and “OLTL” iTunes Canada pages, the shows were first listed on iTunes Canada on Monday, May 13. Episodes are currently priced at $9.99 for multi-pass access or $1.99 per episode.
If you are a Canadian viewer and upset at the loss of both soaps, you can purchase episodes of either series by clicking on the links below:
As a result of Prospect Park‘s announcement that it had reduced the amount of episodes aired each week of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” FX Canada has announced that it has dropped both soaps from its lineup with reruns of “30 Rock” taking over the timeslot effective Monday, May 20.
In a statement, FX Canada’s parent company, Rogers Media, said, “Due to changes in production beyond our control, FX Canada will no longer be airing ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live.’ Beginning Monday, May 20, back-to-back episodes of critically-acclaimed series ’30 Rock’ will air from noon to 1 p.m. ET on FX Canada.”
According to a report by Deadline Hollywood, Prospect Park‘s The OnLine Network has opted to reduce the yearly episode orders of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” from 168 to 110. In addition, new episodes of “AMC” will now be made available on Mondays and Wednesdays, while new episodes of “One Life to Live” will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. The “MORE” recap shows will continue to be provided on Fridays. The change goes into effect beginning Monday, May 20.
As previously reported, Matthew Cowles is returning his dastardly evil character Billy Clyde Tuggle to “All My Children” beginning Thursday, May 16. In a newly released image from The OnLine Network, Billy Clyde is about to butt heads with Ray MacDonnell‘s Dr. Joe Martin, in what appears to be a motel room.
In a growing list of popular artists appearing on or performing in episodes of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” including Hot Chelle Rae on today’s “AMC,” The OnLine Network has announced that multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo will perform on the soaps Wednesday, July 3 episode. The episode finds the artist appearing as himself singing his new single “The Other Side” after receiving an invite to perform as part of a gala event hosted by Brooke English (Julia Barr).