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52 March 11th, 2013 All My Children and One Life to Live Online Premiere Dates: Monday April 29th!

The news that soap fans have been waiting for has finally arrived and been confirmed this morning by The Online Network! Prospect Park’s reboot of the iconic All My Children and One Life to Live has an online premiere date for the first new episodes and that is … Monday, April 29th!

TOLN also revealed details how to use Hulu.com to view the new free daily episodes of your favorite soaps, and confirmed that One Life to Live begins its production next week on March 18th!

In an official press release this morning, here is what was stated:   “Prospect Park’s The Online Network (TOLN) announced today the highly-anticipated online debuts of the beloved long-running serial dramas All My Children and One Life to Live for Monday, April 29. With the date confirmed, millions of the shows’ fans and new viewers alike can plan to watch broadcast-quality versions of two of the most beloved franchises in history with easy access and for free.

“We thank the fans whose tenaciousness to see these shows return made this historical moment possible.  We are determined to repay their support by delivering new and creatively groundbreaking episodes that both the fans, as well as legions of new viewers, will love.   These viewers will absolutely embrace the flexibility HULU and iTunes provide to watch their shows anywhere, anytime,” said Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, Prospect Park’s Partners. “The response and camaraderie of our cast and crew has been inspiring as we have all banded together to succeed in our mission; unencumbered by the creative constraints of traditional broadcast television, to deliver storylines, style and characters that are stronger, with more dimension than ever.  Now with our launch date set in stone, we are ready to lead this historic return.  To the fans we proclaim, your support counts now more than ever.”

Emmy Award winner Agnes Nixon, creative consultant for both programs and a soap opera pioneer, added: “I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition. I am grateful to Prospect Park for their unwavering commitment to this project and to the amazingly talented casts of All My Children and One Life to Live – their devotion to these franchises has made this moment possible.  And to the fans – well, we wouldn’t be here without you.”

Brand new, 30-minute episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live will be available to stream online weekdays in HD (when available) via the free Hulu (www.hulu.com) service and to the millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tables and PCs. In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both series via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac and PC, making these venerable dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation.  Production began on All My Children February 25, and shooting will begin on One Life to Live March 18th. Both series are filmed in Stamford, Conn.

Breathing new life into the storied franchises, Prospect Park and TOLN will blend updated themes and fresh faces with the fan-favorite, Emmy-winning actors and writers who made these series must-watch viewing for legions of loyal fans.

Hulu is easy to use. Viewers can go to www.hulu.com on a PC and click on a video to watch right away. Videos are available for unlimited streaming, for free (users only need a Flash-enabled computer and an Internet connection to enjoy). Viewers can watch their favorite One Life to Live and All My Children episodes and clips over and over again for free. Hulu Plus is an ad-supported subscription service that offers exclusive streaming access to full current and past seasons of shows to connected devices for $7.99 monthly. Hulu is available on devices including smart TVs, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets and more.”

So AMC and OLTL fans, this is your moment!  Congratulations! The confirmed first new online episodes are almost here! What do you think about the news?  And do you understand now how you can watch your favorite soaps? Let us know!

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  1. brian says:

    Micheal

    Could you please find out how us Canadians will be able to view. Right now, Hulu is not available in Canada, so is our only option to purchase the shows thru itune, but even still, will they be available on itunes Canada.

    Any information you can pass along is greatly appreciated !

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    They are supposed to be shown on PP’s The Online Network, You could try that….

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    brian replied

    Thanks, but unless they clear a distrubtion deal for Canada… I’m sure we will see the “not in the US border” blocks. We need a deal with a Canadian provider.

    takeitish replied

    Check this article it may help! :) http://www.howtogetitincanada.com/how-to-watch-hulu-in-canada/

    Terran replied

    Yes Michael…please tell us that there is a Canadian broadcast deal for these wonderful soaps here in Canada? Hulu is not available here in Canada for some asinine reason!

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  2. Avidreader72 says:

    So excited to see OLTL coming back. May even tune in to see AMC as well. Still a little confused on how to watch the new episodes. I thought they were also going to be on Netflix, but maybe I dreamed that up.

    I am hopeful that The Online Network does a promotional push for the re-boot of these two series and has a complete website up soon, explaining in detail how and where to watch the shows. I would also love to see a new message board to coincide with the series. I thoroughly enjoyed the message board that ABC had when the soaps were on TV.

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  3. Larry says:

    That is great news for those that can watch. Since Hulu isn’t available up here in Canada, I will get a bit more excited when it’s announced how we here in Canada can watch it for free.

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  4. Susanna says:

    My question is when I click on hulu.com it goes automatically to one week free then 7.99 so y’all keep saying it’s free but I don’t see that. I don’t wont to miss when they start on April 29. So please tell us what we need to do because that’s what we are seeing when we go there. Thanks Susanna

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  5. jim says:

    I believe in second chances and will take a look. I just hope when the say groundbreaking they dont just mean r rated stuff like some fans feared otherwise most of them wont give it a chance. Im no prude and can pass a few things so ill wait and see b4 i get judgemental. Also i hope they mean they dont have network interference like ABC did with Ryans Hope where they ruined that show by tinkering with its format. Now these two soaps have established fan base to help get it off the ground and that should be PP no 1 priority by keeping these fans pleased. Its these fans who could help bring new fans to the show. You can be groundbreaking and different without over doing it. Im not against some things theyll try, im just saying you dont have to do certain things just because someone says you can.

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    jim replied

    I doubt itll be like this. One Naughty Life To Live. Viki is horrified to discover Clint is addicted to internet porn. Natalie, feeling lonely without John, has an affair with her own father Clint who is the only man dumb enough to have her. Viki turns into Niki Smith and gets a job at a topless bar called ‘Anything Goes’ were two of her alters hang out. Nora confesses to Bo she didnt really give birth to Rachel and Mathew because shes really a man. Bo tells Nora the only thing he ever noticed is that shes really not a red head. Cutter, needing cash, works alone on his live web sex show. Rama divorces Vimal after he is arrested for indecent exposure. She starts seeing Shaun and Vimal wants revenge. He replaces Shauns condoms with joke condoms that stick you together. Shaun and Rama get stuck together during sex and are rushed to the hospital where Dr. Larry Woleck works 4 hours to pry them apart. Blair finds Todd in bed with T’ea. Then Todd finds T’ea in bed with Blair. Soon they find three really is company. Victor later joins them. Dorian is going broke and turns Laboulaie into brothel Kinky Kramers. Destiny turns to prostitution to support her and the baby after deadbeat dad Mathew drops them for Dani who is involved in a sexting scandal at school while half brother Jack is having an affair with his math teacher. Dorian cuts off Davids manhood after he craps on her bed during sex with another woman. She keeps Vickers picker in a glass jar hoping to turn it into Vickers Picker Pickle Relish believing she can make millions and save herself from banckruptcy. Roxi announces Faternity Row is being revived via the internet as soft porn now called Faternity Ho’s. Moses(Roscoe Borne) arrives in Llanview with his ten commandments and condemns the naughty citizens to Hell for becoming so dirty minded. A giant sinkhole swallows up all these naughty citizens who now finds themselves trapped in what resembles the long lost underground city of Eterna surrounded be flames but is really Hell run by the Devil himself(Roscoe Borne in a dual role). I did not write this to offend. I just wonder if some people were worried it would turn out this way by some of their comments i read. I dont think PP is that stupid to tarnish the shows reputation or that of creator Agnes Nixon but at the same time i am concern just because they dont have big brother network watching they might push the envelope a little too far anyway but like i said ill wait and see because thats the only way you can be certain. I want the shows to succeed and they can make changes, but they still dont have to be like cable or too real to do it.

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    jim replied

    It shouldnt make a difference but after the part where i say ‘and save her from banckruptcy ‘ it shouldve included but Addie finds the jar and cooks its contents on the Kramer outdoor grill after mistaking it for Johnsville sausage. And none of this was meant to offend or be funny but i understand how some will think either way. My intentions was to get my point across.

  6. Stan says:

    So excited. Can’t wait to get back to Llanview and see what’s been going on with my secondary family. We have missed you.

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  7. ethel says:

    awesome news!

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  8. BTripp says:

    Put me in a coma until April 29th cuz I won’t be able to sleep!

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  9. todd says:

    Wow! I never gave up hope……but I am still speechless that it is happening. OLTL was my favorite show since 1987

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  10. lady love says:

    so glad amc and oltlis back i just want den to find a way for us fans outside the us.S.V.G LOVE AMC.

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  11. Pat says:

    Thank you one and all!!!!!
    Finally, I have missed my story so very much….OLTL viewer for over 40 years..
    This is a new beginning I am proud to witness.
    Thanks again,
    Pat

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  12. Carrie says:

    I want to know if we can watch it for FREE?

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  13. DaveBedford says:

    Awesome news for AMC & OLTL!! :)

    I’m hoping it works out for everyone involved, including the cast & the writers who script the show. :)

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  14. Mary says:

    Where can we watch if we live in Toronto,Canada that network is unavailable it is only available if you live in the USA
    Please respond back thanks

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  15. Llanviewer717 says:

    Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. kathryntinker says:

    How will the people in Canada be able to get ALM and OLTL?

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    kathryntinker replied

    AMC

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    brian replied

    Really ? Just wondering, do you live in Canada ?

  17. Alan says:

    Just wish Ron Carlivati was writing this…

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    OH HELL NO THAT IS WHAT SCREWED US UP THE LAST TIME LET HIM STAY ON GH AND RUIN THAT SHOW. (Which he will just watch)

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    jim replied

    And how do you know Thom wont eventually ruin OLTL?

  18. Stetanie Binnion says:

    I am SO excited and cannot wait until April 29th! I have been an All My Children FANatic for 30 years. I am so grateful to Prospect Park for bringing it back to life. Thanks so much and here’s to 30 more years!!

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  19. su0000 says:

    Excited !! I have Roku and Hulu Plus, so I will be watching the soaps via one click on my TV :)

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  20. Mickey (from Italy) says:

    …and the soaplovers from Europe? :-(

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  21. Robin Hanback says:

    So looking forward to this! I had watched those shows since my high school days in the 1970′s. I have missed them both!

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  22. Robert says:

    Oh happy day, so glad everything was able to workout and am still a little shocked that we the fans were able to make our voices heard and actually have a company listen to us! All of us must turn in everyday to show ABC what a major F up they did by cancelling two proven shows by replacing them with crap that noboday watches or wanted!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    AMEN ROBERT AMEN!

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  23. Gwen West says:

    I have the same question that all the other Canadians are asking. What can we use to view online? We don’t want to be scrambling at the last second to put something in place. PLEASE resond to all of us. Thank you so much!!

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    Troy Turner replied

    There is a website floating around-howtogetitincanada.com that has tips and tricks on how to get Hulu in Canada. Happy reading…

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    brie replied

    coooooooool thx

    brian replied

    The thing is, Firefox had a plugin that would mask your ip address to make it appear that you were within the US…. well, that doesn’t work anymore. I have used “proxy servers” before, and they too work for awhile, then get “found out” and are blocked….and with internet laws changing here in Canada, I for one am getting concerned about using “tricks” and “torrents” to circumvent these blocks.

    I hope that Prospect Park will be able to offer us Canadian a way to view, free of charge. It could become very pricey if I have to purchase the shows from itune Canada everyday, but will itunes Canada even offer the shows?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Try PP’s The Online Network I heard they are supposed to be airing the shows too…Ya know Itunes is showing them too

  24. brian says:

    Wow !

    I truly hope that Prospect Park can be the first online network to be able to provide world wide viewership. From the comments posted, these two shows have fans all across the world. I am sure many others are so very tired of the ‘not within the proper country‘ messages when trying to view online video content. If this could be achieved I think it could reap great rewards for the first online network that does.

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    brie replied

    well said/

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  25. Gloria E says:

    I know the article above says there are going to be 30 minute episodes but I could’t find any information anywhere how often the episodes will be on (Mon-Fri??)..anyone know?

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I heard 5 days a week and they are supposed to be shown with very little to no commercials….

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    jim replied

    i read its 3 days a week for now.

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  26. Christy says:

    ‘can watch shows anytime, anywhere..’ that’s good cuz I don’t have any device to watch it on. need to find a cheap tablet for free wifi connection (any suggestions?), or pay for high speed at home…. either way it’s not going to be ‘free’ for me.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well aren’t you paying for internet now?

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    Christy replied

    not the kind you need to watch Hulu!

    according to their site, for free Hulu you need: “broadband internet connection. We recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1.5 Mbps for a smooth playback experience.”

    I’m still on dialup at $9.95. We’ve got faster internet at work, but we haven’t got the newest software/browser/flash versions because our main systems don’t work with anything but older stuff… but we have free wi-fi if you have a device you want to connect, so I’d have to buy something to watch on my lunch hour…. or spend a lot more than that to get hardware and hookup for high speed internet at home… all in order to watch something for “free”. I know that is a needed thing for most people, but it would be an expensive luxury for me. I even watch GH with digital tuner. Cut the cable bill in 2008!

    some of us had salary cutbacks that took us back to 2006 wages, and no raises for 5 years… those things aren’t as important as a roof over your head.

  27. Joliefan Forever says:

    I love the big Ol Middle Finger we as fans are able to give ABC. They thought that we are just stupid housewives that could do nothing against the Mighty ABC! Well ABC Here is a big Ol F.U. To you and your stupidity for cancelling these 2 iconic shows and for underestimating the power of a bunch of “Housewives” and PP!!!
    WELCOME BACK ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE!

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  28. Lynn Mundy says:

    I can not watch them for free as hulu is only available in the States. I live in Scotland so it looks like I will have to pay for this through iTunes. I would prefer to watch for free!

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    Christy replied

    ditto. i can afford free! :-)

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    Christy replied

    Lynn, maybe the episodes will be available on youtube?? like episodes are now. We can only hope!

    so did you get to watch the soaps the same day they aired here, or were they behind ours?

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    Lynn Mundy replied

    The soaps were never available to watch over here in the UK. I grew up on these soaps and I watched them every day till I moved in 2001. I sure do miss them!! It would be great if they became available on youtube. I just hope they won’t be expensive on iTunes!

    Barbara t loves One life to live replied

    That’s sad Lynn, Maybe Christy is right and you can watch on utube. I already checked it out and I will be able to watch, Can’t wait.

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