Big news for soap fans this morning! Those who have been wanting a television cable outlet to pick-up episodes of the revival of One Life to Live and All My Children have gotten their wish! And it comes from none other than Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable channel who is picking up the first 40 episodes of AMC and OLTL airing them as part of a “Summer Fling” programming promotion with her network over an exclusive 10 week run beginning Monday July 15th!
Oprah tweeted on the OWN Twitter account this morning, “For 2 years u posted, tweeted, Facebooked me..I heard you. Starting 7/15, we’re having a summer fling w/ the soaps”
Here is the official announcement: “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 AMC at 1 p.m. ET/PT and OLTL 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.”
You can follow OWN on Twitter at @OWNTV Show hashtags: #OLTL and #AMC!
So AMC and OLTL fans, what do you think about the shows having a television cable home to view the first 40 episodes? What do you think about Oprah Winfrey’s Network carrying the shows? We hear she was very impressed with the new revivals! Now that they have AMC and OLTL plus Tyler Perry’s soap, The Have and Have Nots, it looks like OWN could be a great place to watch soaps! Share your thoughts!