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30 April 8th, 2013 One Life to Live & All My Children Heart-Tugging “We Are Family” Video!

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Alright One Life to Live and All My Children fans!  This new video is now up on One Life to Live’s  Hulu.com page and if you want to put a smile on your face, and shed a few happy tears,  know that it’s all coming together!  The shows you love, and the shows you fought for, are on their way back to you!  Your OLTL and AMC family is coming home!

In the video titled, “We Are Family” cast members including: AMC’s Cady McClain, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Jill Larson, Thorsten Kaye, Julia Barr, Francesca James and  Eden Riegel explain what it has been like to get back into production and see each other once again.  One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak, who is the heart and soul of the piece, along with her cast mates, Kassie DePaiva, Josh Kelly, Kelley Missal and more, discuss why their relationships are all part of one big extended family.

The most touching moment occurs when AMC’s Jill Larson picks up a picture of the late James Mitchell (Ex-Palmer Cortlandt) and reveals she is thinking of him and wishes he was here to see the return of the beloved soap.

Watch the video after the jump, and let us know your thoughts!  What was your favorite emotional moment from the clip package?  All new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live begin on April 29th!

 

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  1. jimh says:

    Couldnt get video to work! This all seems too good to be true! Im very happy these shows are given second chances but i still wonder how many will like or dislike the reboots…just because its online will the shows and pp succeed or fail? I do want it to all work out and will give both shows a month long chance b4 judging the whole thing. Hopefully itll succeed and PP will bring back new versions of old soap favorites or create complete new serials of their own. But ill also continue to support the network serials as well!

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    Char replied

    Though unsure of AMC, I know that OLTL could brag about cutting costs and staying on budget to make a profit. It was still making a profit on network tv even in the face of cheap reallity shows, but the networks or the owners of the networks either didn’t want to deal with the unions, so many actors, less profits than reality tv. The fact that it made a profit made fans outraged at the idea that a soap could not be sold, so it was a matter of time that a new business model would be created. I mean, here’s a product that MILLIONS want, and it can’t be sold? No, I have no doubt. Sure we might lose some older generation who don’t have granddaughters to set up their hulu, but the technology is childs play. Sorry yours didn’t work. I had to wait for it a bit. Loading time maybe. Also, I think the shows will do better on an online platform. So many viewers don’t have time to mess with dvring when you can just hit play on Hulu. No, the fate is sealed. Going all the way, and AMC too,

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    Lisa replied

    So happy One Life to Live is coming back can’t wait to see it! Love Todd on General Hospital. I think he’s great on both GH and OLTL. John McBain is great on both too! Can’t wait to see them back on GH.

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  2. Dani says:

    Awesome!!!!
    I am so excited and really have to give them credit for coming together and reuniting our OLTL and AMC family.
    My only advice is to PP is please, please, please take out ads in Women’s magazines and show the older folks (NOT me :) how they can get online and how easy it will be and again, that it is free. Please continue to promote, promote and promote…

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    Tali replied

    Awesome – Agreed Dani, good idea!!

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  3. Tali (not Smith) says:

    This is just wonderful! Everyone is working so hard with so much enthusiasm to bring these shows back. I will be watching, can hardly wait!

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  4. Torrey says:

    So excited, I can hardly wait!!! OLTL forever!!!

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  5. Cindy says:

    Am so happy for them and for the fans.

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  6. Jim says:

    Erika Slezak has zero idea how much she is beloved in the world. It’s good to see her back where she belongs.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree 100%

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  7. Mark in FLA says:

    Just so wonderful, brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.

    Speaking of James Mitchell, I was watching Micheal Feistein’s American Songbook series on PBS tonight and there was a clip of James Mitchell dancing on a TV show with Cyd Charise from 1959! What a sauve and elegant dancer he was. Lovely the way Ms Larson paid homage to him in this preview video.

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    Jake R. replied

    I couldn’t agree more about the shout out Jill Larson gave James Mitchell. I worked with James’ husband Albert Wolsky on a film years ago (he’s a costumer) but I had no idea they were in a relationship because it was the early ’90s and people were a lot less open then.

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  8. Alice says:

    This is so exciting!!!

    Question. Will OLTL and AMC be on the free version of Hulu or will I have to pay?

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    susan M. replied

    Here is an answer to your question . I e-mailed Hulu on 3/21 about free viewing of
    OLTL & AMC and this is the response I received: Good news is that OLTL and AMC will be avialiable for both Hulu and Hulu plus. This means you’ll be able to
    view the shows on your computer WITHOUT a subscription to hulu plus. From Dom T.(Hulu Support)..The regular hulu is FREE! I hope this helped you!
    Happy viewing of OLTL & AMC!

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  9. scott says:

    Omg love it….Llanfair look awesome. The 29th can not come soon enough.

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  10. Vicki says:

    OMG! Why am I tearing so much over this? Is it because I have missed m AMC & OLTL families? God bless Prospect Park, TOLN and all the actors/set staff/writers/directors/producers et.al who are making this possible. I love them all as if they were my own family!

    And thanks so much to you Michael Fairman for covering all these events/stories/interviews so beautifully! You do it like no one else.

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  11. ricardo says:

    Wow everyone loves each other like family. april 29 2013 first episode. can’t wait.

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  12. michele says:

    loved it,and sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy………………..

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  13. Robert Seganti says:

    Wonderful.

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  14. Jake R. says:

    I loved “OLTL” in the ’80s (ETERNA!) then started watching again a few years ago when Tina came back. I was sad when it went away (BUT I’m thrilled that “Carlatini” have revitalized “GH”) so I’ll def. be watching to see how “OLTL 2.0″ looks.

    I MAY watch “AMC 2.0″ just to help support it because I appreciate what Prospect Park is doing. I was never much of a fan of that show, mostly because Susan Lucci’s character wasn’t for me.

    In my opinion, they should have just turned the two shows into one hour weekly soaps. Then they could have spent the same money but gotten better production values (location shoots) and more time to rehearse, something I think soaps don’t have enough of. How is it that telenovelas can film so much outdoors and on location but the US soaps are locked inside studios? And the ones that shoot in LA have NO EXCUSES for not having outdoor sets.

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    Troy Turner replied

    Some of your points are legitimate-but how can you tell what they’ve shot by a promo video? I just wish that people would stop looking for things to complain about before the shows even air…

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    Jake R. replied

    I’m NOT judging ANYTHING I haven’t seen yet. I’m judging “GH” and “DOOL” which seem to be locked inside of studios despite being filmed in LA.

  15. Lisa Z. says:

    I loved this video! It seems like this new production company really cares about marketing and giving the fans the characters that they love. ABC was always bringing on new characters (Ford Brothers and their mother, for example) who were awful. Soap fans want to see the same characters that we have come to love. We do not care if they have gotten older. I cannot wait to see Viki, Clint, and all of the others in action. I am an OLTL fan, but I plan on watching AMC also as it looks good and to support it. These actors seem to be much more real and likeable than Hollywood actors.

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  16. MBmomof3 says:

    So freakin’ excited! Woo hoo!

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  17. Llanviewer717 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this video. I am so thrilled that we can spend time with our OLTL and AMC family again.

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  18. susan M. says:

    AWESOME! Really like hearing Erika Slezak , hearing her speak all the excitement in her voice! It’s a date 4/29 12:00pm!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. heidi says:

    Loved it!!! Thanks Michael!

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  20. Rose says:

    I am very excited about OLTL & AMC coming back. I watched them since day 1.
    Hoping all things will go smoothly. Welcome back.

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  21. Sandy says:

    My niece Jennifer and I are so excited and can’t wait to watch our “One Life To Live Family”. We shed many tears when it was cancelled.

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  22. Sandy says:

    My niece Jennifer and I are so excited, can’t wait.

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