*Online soaps “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” have found a network home.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s revivals for a 10-week limited engagement that will bring the cancelled ABC daytime dramas back to daytime.
Half-hour episodes of each show will air Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, July 15 with “All My Children” at 1 p.m. and “One Life to Live” at 3 p.m.
“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. Added Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO of the soaps’ producer Prospect Park, “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.”
Finding a network partner had been important to Prospect Park’s business plan for reviving “All My Children” and “One Life To Live,” according to Deadline.com. The company also shopped the shows to cable networks in the summer of 2011 before tabling the idea for bringing back the two shows for a year.
Under its agreement with ABC, Prospect Park has the right to carve out a traditional TV window, which, at least for now comes after the episodes premiere online.
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