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41 August 2nd, 2013 Starting Monday Aug 5th OWN Scheduling Change: All My Children Stays at 1PM while One Life to Live Moves to 1:30!

Looks like Oprah’s “Summer Fling with the Soaps” is getting a bit of a scheduling makeover beginning this coming Monday, August 5th, and the change should make for a much less confusing, and easier time for soap fans to watch these two iconic series return to television and much more streamlined!

All My Children will remain at 1PM EST/12PMCST with their new episode of the day, while One Life to Live previously at 3PM, will now be showing their new episode of the day directly after AMC starting at 1:30PMEST/12:30CST!

So now you can get your soap block back as you originally had it during its ABC days! You can watch first All My Children, second One Life to Live, and then if you are a General Hospital fan too, you can head over to ABC for the 2PM new episode!

In addition, it appears OWN has removed the AMC and OLTL repeat airing of the episode from the day before immediately before the new episode of the day, and the immediate re-airing of the new episode of the day.

What do you think of the scheduling shift?  Glad you can catch AMC and OLTL now immediately back to back? Weigh-in!

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  1. Dennis says:

    It looks like Prospect Park isn’t the only one that likes to mess with schedules. But it was confusing. Would make more sense to air the block and then repeat the block.

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  2. Diane Dunn says:

    It does make better sense, meanwhile, I will continue to watch on huluplus. :-) any time I want to.

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  3. rebecca1 says:

    I don’t even understand what Michael wrote about Oprah’s change. Why is there so much freaking confusion…it’s not rocket science!!!

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  4. Sharonb says:

    Makes more sense to keep them together, then it doesn’t interfere with GH. Too bad ABC didn’t just keep them on air like it used to be! Thanks to Oprah for airing them at least for the summer. Hopefully they will air Autumn/fall, winter and spring too!

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  5. mmc says:

    It probably is better one right after the other, but I’ve been watching B&B at 1:30 ET, so that messes it up for me I don’t watch AMC at all.

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  6. Tricia says:

    What about Canada????

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    Ellie replied

    It doesn’t air on OWN in Canada at all. Our only option is ITunes.

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    Cheryl replied

    HULU is where I watch it in Canada.

  7. j anthony says:

    My daughters and I are so pleased to have “All my children” back on t.v. and can’t wait for the new season. I ordered own network when I heard it was bringing “All my children” back and I am really happy I did.

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  8. Barb C says:

    thanks for the changes :)

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  9. Sheryl says:

    I have them scheduled on the dvr so it changed automatically. Glad to have them back on tv at any old time.

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    Cheryl replied

    Yes!

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  10. David says:

    This is a better idea. It would be great, also, if they could repeat the block at 7 PM to see how many fans would like to follow it then. Until first run episodes are aired, numbers will never hit their potential!

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    lipstickcat replied

    They should repeat them sometime. And what about friday? I guess OWN took that away too! I wonder if they’ll even finish playing all the episodes they promised?

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  11. su0000 says:

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    It would be so very much better if the soaps ran during the evening..
    Daytime viewing is near dead, so few are home during the day, it is no longer the 80′s..

    PP should have gone for a primetime airing of the soaps on OWN !

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  12. Paula says:

    I don’t care!! I will watch them anywhere any time!! I’m just sooo glad they are back!!!!! :)

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  13. larri says:

    Love that they are back on TV. Would love to see “Guiding Light” repeats not to mention other lost shows. Who can make that possible?

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    Blake replied

    Oh larri, that would be awesome to have Guiding Light repeats wouldn’t it? I would definitely DVR and watch those! And record them to dvds!

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    Nettie replied

    I would love to see Guiding Light repeats and I know others who would too. I still miss the show. I will not watch the stupid game show they put in it’s place!

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  14. Paul says:

    The shows shouldve always been airing back to back. I just wish OWN was better promoting the shows. Why not advertise them during The Haves and the Have Nots? I regularly see ads for that show during OLTL.

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    lipstickcat replied

    Not many people knew they were on! Why not promote the soaps during GH? That’s where the viewers are!

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  15. Philip Chase says:

    At least the change is sensible. AMC, OLTL and GH in a 2-hour block even if you have to change channels at 2pm! LOL.

    Sounds like OWN plans to retain broadcasting the two soap reboots, a sensible move. Now let’s hope PP does not tarry long before inaugurating “season 2″.

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  16. Eric Buchanan says:

    Well, I guess the first thing I would say is that OWN must not have been happy with the ratings, as we are going from 4 hours to 1 hour per afternoon for soaps. Yes, he schedule was a bit confusing…I especially didn’t like the double airing of the new episodes. However, I did like the ability to miss a day and be able to catch the previous day’s episode. I also thought OLTL was performing well at 3pm where there are no other soaps airing on other channels. At 1pm, at least on the East Coast, AMC and OLTL are up against soaps on both CBS and NBC.

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    Karen replied

    I agree. Liked the 3:00 time for OLTL much better. Both B&B and Days are on at 1:30.

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    su0000 replied

    The 2 soaps are re-runs..
    It is not as if they were actually airing on TV, just 10 weeks of re-runs.. :)

    lipstickcat replied

    The ratings had to be better than those old repeats OWN runs all the time! Not enough people knew they were on. Why not promote them during GH? I can’t think of a better place!

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  17. bess says:

    glad that own pick up all my childrenand will keep on watching . I am just glad that it is back on the air,just wish the rest of the cast could be on it.

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  18. kelly says:

    Bad choice.. I will miss it now. I watch y&R at this time and DVR Days… so there is no way I can watch it. I wish they would leave it alone. STUPID.

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  19. MARY DE LA GARZA says:

    I Love it and so grateful to Oprah!!

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  20. Cheryl says:

    Oh, I like this change very much! It’ll sure be a time-saver in my day! Thanks!

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  21. Robert in Jersey City says:

    Good thing I saw this! Changing the D V R!

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  22. Crystal says:

    OMG!!!!! I am so excited I will be watching for sure god bless you OWN

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  23. Diane Williams says:

    Now that is more like it. I was flipping the Tv like a cazy person

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  24. Tim says:

    Michael, for God’s sakes, what’s up with this “season finale” business? Since when did any soap have a season finale? Will AMC be taking a break from broadcast? If so, when will it be back on the net? Also it sounds like TOLN/PP is dropping hulu? Maybe I am mis-reading their press release, but so far, NO ONE from PP/TOLN is responding AT ALL to my repeated inquiries/posts on FB. An email which says I can write to ask questions just comes back with an auto-response. HELP US OUT HERE! We fans do not want AMC to have any break, nor should it, if at all possible. It feels like PP/TOLN, while I appreciate all they have done, are just playing hide the ball with us by issuing vague press release bombs, then clamming up when anyone asks questions. This is disrespectful to us loyal fans! Help us out, please, with some clear answers to these very important questions! THANK YOU!

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    su0000 replied

    I was informed;
    The second season is merely the crew, cast ect returning from their 5 weeks off and resuming filming of the 2nd season and during that time season 1 will still be running as usual until the 2nd season starts.. There will be no break.
    AMC and OLTL will always be on HuLu that is now the TOLN sub network.
    Both sops will remain on HuLu and for 10 weeks ”re-runs” of the first 40 episodes will be shown on OWN.
    So, all is well from what I was told.

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  25. CindyA says:

    Love it!!! I will be there watching….first time I will be watching OWN…

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  26. Jan says:

    We just gotta keep watching and supporting that’s all.

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  27. lipstickcat says:

    It only started a few weeks ago & they’re dumping it already! Why? I liked the original schedule where they repeated episodes! The big summer fling has been reduced from 4 hrs to 1! I was really enjoying those 4 hrs. Now no repeats at all! What a let down. They would rather play repeats of old programs than new soaps! That’s why nobody watches OWN!

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  28. jolene says:

    I am so excited that All My Children is being aired once again. Thank OWN Network! I have taped every one on OWN. You sure made my days sunnier. Now keep it on OWN & you will keep me Happy. Sincerely yours: Jolene. :-)

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  29. Alda says:

    I am so glad to see my favorite soaps on OWN .I don”t own my own computer,so I hope they will continue to be on OWN.I don’t care what time they are on.I thought I’d never get to watch them again.So thank you OWN.

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  30. Terrie says:

    What happened to AMC on OWN?

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