'All My Children' & 'One Life to Live' to Premiere on OWN July 15 for 10 Week Run

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June 26th, 2013

One Life to Live Cast

via press release:

 

All My Children’ AND ‘One Life To Live’ SET FOR SUMMER FLING ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK WITH EXCLUSIVE 10-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

Beloved Soaps To Air Monday-Thursday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET/PT Beginning July 15

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is hosting a summer fling for soap fans as the network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s reprisal of the popular daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” for a special exclusive 10-week limited engagement.  Half-hour episodes of each show will air Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, July 15 with “All My Children” at 1 p.m. ET/PT and “One Life To Live” at 3 p.m. ET/PT only on OWN.

 

"These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base, not to mention Oprah herself is a big fan,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN.  “Many of our viewers across numerous platforms have expressed their passion for the soaps so we are especially excited to air this limited engagement on OWN.”

 

“We are really excited to bring OWN viewers and our audience at large an opportunity to catch up on ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life To Live’ on traditional television,” said Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO Prospect Park Networks.  “We look forward to our millions of fans enjoying the first 40 episodes of the shows."

 

“All My Children” revisits the citizens of Pine Valley following the cliffhanger finale of the long-running network series, which saw a gun pointed at a room filled with the community’s elite, and a shot ringing out.  Now, five years later, longtime series characters including Brooke English (Julia Barr) and Adam Chandler (David Canary) reflect on the aftermath of that fateful event, new characters are introduced, and life in Pine Valley continues to be fueled by the drama and action that has made the Emmy Award-winning series a fan favorite for decades.  Longtime series stars Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan (Dr. Angela Hubbard), Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward), Lindsay Hartley (Cara Martin), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Julia Barr (Brooke English), Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney), Ray MacDonnell (Dr. Joe Martin), David Canary (Adam Chandler), Matthew Cowles (Billy Clyde Tuggle) and Michael Nader (Dimitri Marick), are joined by newcomers Robert Scott Wilson (Pete Cortlandt), Sal Stowers (Cassandra Foster), Eric Nelsen (AJ Chandler), Denyse Tontz (Miranda Montgomery), Jordan Lane Price (Celia Fitzgerald), Paula Garces (Lea Marquez), Brooke Newton (Colby Chandler), Jason Pendergraft (Dr. Anders), Heather Roop (Jane McIntyre) and Ryan Bittle (JR Chandler).

 

As “One Life To Live” makes its return to the small screen, everyone in Llanview, PA is preparing for the opening of a new nightclub, Shelter.  But the fun and games of Llanview’s nightlife are soon interrupted by a murder that puts everyone on edge.  Longtime series stars return including Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Roger Howarth (Todd Manning), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning), Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan), Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) and Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) as well as new cast members Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King), Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan), Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans), Paolo Seganti (Arturo Bandini), Ron Raines (Carl Peterson) and recurring cast including Nick Choksi (Vimal Patel), Alice Callahan (Kate), Marnie Schulenburg (Jo Sullivan) and Sean Ringgold (Shaun Evans).

 

New episodes of both series, which returned online on April 29, 2013, are being produced by Prospect Park and The OnLine Network (TOLN).  “One Life to Live” originally debuted on ABC in 1968 and “All My Children” originally debuted on ABC in 1970.  The shows were created by Agnes Nixon, and each ran for more than 40 years, until 2011.  Both series have won numerous Daytime Emmys, and have earned hundreds of nominations in various categories.

 

 
  • James

    HUGE NEWS. I will have to record Y&R at 7 on TVGN now so I can record AMC at 1 and OLTL at 3. I’ll watch these re-runs again and watch new on Hulu Plus. Oprah is so cool.

  • MBmomof3

    Best. News. Ever. Thank you Oprah and all involved. I’m so excited and will support these shows on OWN & HULU. Rock on OLTL & AMC!

  • Troy Turner

    I don’t know about watching episodes I’ve already seen, but this an excellent BIG PICTURE move here-since there are people that STILL don’t know that the shows are back. For that reason alone, I’m glad OWN made this move. I don’t know whether I’m ready to forgive Oprah for her previous anti-soap comments though. To be honest, I wish another network would have done this

  • Bob

    I just can’t get enough of both soaps. I love the story line of Pete on AMC and Matthew Buchanan on OLTL.

  • Jack

    Two episodes for 25 minutes per week is not enough for me no matter where I can watch.

  • John Fredericks

    Just proves that Oprah is desperate to gain more audience by putting the soaps on. She could have helped out the shows when they were struggling for a home but didn’t lift a finger. Maybe she can give Paula Deen a second chance on her network too.

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