Hey, Soap Fans! You no doubt already know this — and have been counting the seconds — but to everyone who doesn’t, that time has finally arrived.
Beginning Monday, April 29, 2013, BRAND NEW 30-minute episodes of two beloved soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will be available to stream online weekdays in HD via the free Hulu.com service and to Hulu Plus subscribers ($7.99/mo.) watching on select Internet-connected devices such as iPad, iPhone, gaming consoles and set top boxes.
Not only will you be able to watch your favorite episodes on-the-go, but you’ll also have full access to the Hulu library, which includes complete series episodes of top TV hits. To begin a free week trial of Hulu Plus, click here.
In addition, the iTunes Store will offer both shows via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac and PC, making these dramas available in a new format that suits the viewing habits of the digital generation. That’s us, people. We ARE the digital generation.
My history with both shows dates back to the 1970s, when Marco Dane (Gerald Anthony) had one of the big storylines on “One Life to Live.” Remember how nervous Karen Wolek (Judith Light) was that Marco would expose her past? So nervous that she delved into prostitution to keep him quiet!
It’d be a hoot if those characters came back (Marco showed up on “General Hospital” in 1992 and was there for about a year), although they’d have to recast Marco, as Gerald Anthony died in 2004 at the age of 52. Judith Light is still around, however, and has a role on the current incarnation of “Dallas.”
Over on “All My Children” in the 1970s, the show was making history with Erica Kane’s decision to have an abortion — the first legal abortion to air on American television. It was controversial not only because it aired shortly after Roe v. Wade, but because of her reasons for having the abortion. She didn’t want to gain weight and lose her modeling job.
Along with the new episodes, Prospect Park’s The Online Network will offer original weekly recap shows, “MORE One Life to Live” and “MORE All My Children,” beginning May 3.
Friday’s half-hour installments, hosted by former KABC correspondent and anchor Leslie Miller and executive produced by Tomorrow Productions’ Marc Victor, will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and one-on-one interviews with the series’ stars. Fans will also be able to interact with their faves in real time through Twitter and Skype.
Plus, both shows will feature a variety of original lifestyle segments, ranging from fashion to beauty to relationship advice that offer content that entertains, informs and celebrates the storylines of the prior week’s content.
It’s all about the fans, and Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank totally get that. In a press release, the duo said, “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.”
Emmy Award winner Agnes Nixon, creative consultant for both programs and a soap opera pioneer, knows that, too. “I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition,” she said in the press release. “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.”
Both new and returning cast will be featured. Here’s the rundown:
All My Children: Revolves around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley. For nearly 40 years, this town has seen the trials and tribulations of its dynamic families. Now your favorite stories are back, and more dramatic than ever!
“All My Children” cast members include:
- Julia Barr as Brooke English
- Ryan Bittle as JR Chandler
- David Canary as Adam Chandler
- Lindsay Hartley as Cara Martin
- Vincent Irizarry as Dr. David Hayward
- Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson
- Thorsten Kaye as Zach Slater
- Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald
- Jill Larson as Opal Cortlandt
- Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin
- Cady McClain as Dixie Cooney
- Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angela Hubbard
- Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler
- Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery
- Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre
- Sal Stowers as Cassandra Foster
- Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery
- Jordi Vilasuso as Griffin Castillo
- Darnell Williams as Jesse Hubbard
- Robert (Rob) Scott Wilson as Pete “Petey” Cortlandt
One Life to Live: Follows the complicated lives of three main families: the wealthy Lords, the powerful Buchanans and the strong-willed Cramers. The quiet simplicity of small town living is often interrupted by the drama between them yet despite the struggles, strong family bonds keep them united.
“One Life to Live” cast members include:
- Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks
- Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer
- Robert Gorrie as Matthew Buchanan
- Laura Harrier as Destiny Evans
- Roger Howarth as Todd Manning
- Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth
- Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado
- Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning
- Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan
- Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan
- Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord
- Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning
- Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan
- Tuc Watkins as David Vickers
- Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan
- Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel
Recurring “One Life to Live” actors include:
- Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel
- Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans
SWEEPSTAKES! Of course, we can’t have the re-entry of such awesome daytime drama without a sweepstakes! Answer at least one of these questions in the comments below:
For fans of “One Life to Live” and “All My Children”:
- Who do you want to see fall in love?
- Who is cheating on who?
- Which characters do you miss the most from the old show?
- Submit your best idea for an episode, spin, love story, intro of an old character, etc.
If you’re not familiar with the shows, but are excited about tuning in:
- Why are you excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu?
At the end of the sweepstakes, one winner from each blog hosting this sweepstakes will receive a yearlong subscription to Hulu Plus. One grand prize winner will win a Roku!
Good luck to all!
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1. The characters I want to see fall in love is Dani and Mathew. Dani has had her tragedies and family drama. Enough for twenty lifetimes. Mathew has had his share of the same. The two met when they needed each other the most in London and had a very tight bond. The puppy love could be seen a mile away. Both were timid kids at the time but now they are both growing into adults and still have a lot of growing up to do. Mathew with his baby drama Dani with her issues they can really support each other and bond over their hangups and get through them by being there for each other. I can see these two being the next super couple of the soap genre.
The character I’d love to see return is Shane Morasco. He had his share of ups and downs and ended on a high note. I think now would be the perfect time for a sweet caring laid back kid to come back. Considering all the other “young adults” in llanview have lost their mind Shane would be a nice change of pace. Not to mention the jealousy from Jack that Shane got out of the podunk town and achived something great being a cartoonist and maybe even got published driving Jack to want to torture Shane again but this time Shane doesnt take it.
Erica is the big missing person on AMC!
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Which characters do you miss the most from the old show?
I would have to say that I miss Ford(David Gregory) and Jessica (Bree Williamson) as well as Victor Jr. (Trevor St. John) but I just watched the first episode and it looks like I won’t be missing one of those characters for long.
I don’t miss Todd Manning yet, but will after his short appearance is over. He should remain with One Life To Live and not go back to General Hospital.
I want to see SOAPS on Hulu because I don’t have cable
I’ve been watching All My Children since 1970. Pulling it off the air showed ni regard for the watching public that had invested so much time into the story. For what? Another mediocre cooking show.
Thank you for bringing it back.
I am a total OLTL fan and am soo happy that it is back! I would love to see Natalie get settled down with someone and I really hope at some point they bring Jessica back!
I am excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu because I know the story lines can really get you involved in seeing what will happen to the characters.
The wifey would be proud to see these Soaps on Hulu. 🙂
I’m excited because Hulu and the Roku are the best ways to watch anything on the internet!
what? No Erica?? That is a shame…..
I am excited about SOAPS being on Hulu because I can watch when I want to watch them and will not miss any of them.
Love to get hula so I can watch AMC from the beginning episodes, email@example.com
Yeah. I can watch on my new apple TV. We finally got a flat screen too.
Not quite a “soap”, but really like Once Upon a Time, and a lot of other shows on Hulu Plus
I want to see Blair fall in love, hopefully w/ Todd. I pray we will see more of him on OLTL than GH.
To be honest, I’m not really interested in the soaps, but I would love to have a year of Hulu plus!
OMG, to see the gang from Pine Valley together again on a daily basis is this All My Children’s Fan dream come true.
huge fan of hulu and roku (but can’t afford to buy either of them), so thanks for doing this contest!!
https://twitter.com/solros89703 THANKS for doing this contest! fingers are crossed 🙂
SOAPs on Hulu makes tv watching so much more convenient. On my schedule!
It would be a great way to pass time on a long commute. My mother and very favorite aunt were One Life to Live junkies. I’d come home to hear my mom on the phone in a passionate argument. About …you guessed it, something that happened on that day’s installment of One Life to Live.
I would love to begin watching them on Hulu, because I’ve seen quite a few episodes, but not nearly all of them. I’d love to get caught up!
I tweeted here:
I’m excited about watching SOAPS on Hulu because I can now watch at my convience. Thanks so much.
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/329345087379222529
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I love Hulu!
They remind me of my childhood. My mom used to watch them when I was in middle school and strangely enough my dad now watches some of them.
Tweet Tweet! https://twitter.com/winningteacher/status/329465066250444800
I can’t get cable or a dish so I really want to see SOAPS on Hulu.
I used to watch soaps on and off when I was sick at home as a kid. There’s always so much fun drama. It’s great to know that they are on Hulu now!!!
always worked outside of my home and missed out on the whole soaps world! with the roku/hulu – I can find one to get into!
I miss Jessica from the old show
I’m glad to see these shows move to Hulu. Much more convenient to watch, especially for working people.
We can’t afford a cable bill, so this would be an awesome way to catch up on shows I’ve missed!
chambanachik at gmail dot com
THE WIFE LOVES SOAPS FOR SURE THIS WOULD HELP KEEP UP
Because I like my drama on t.v not in real life 🙂 Also Hulu is great for streaming programs.
I have been watching both OLTL and AMC all week. So happy they are back. I like watching on Hulu because I can watch on my schedule.
I tweeted https://twitter.com/2BeFitBy50/status/330514755255156736
I’m excited to start watching because I’m not home when it’s on! This would be a great way to keep up 🙂
Tweeted the giveaway – https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/330630751420837888
I like that I can watch it on my ipad
becasue i’ve heard great things about hulu
can watch it on my schedule
Wouldn’t it be fab if on All My Children they went WAY back in time, and Jenny wasn’t dead? They bring back dead characters all the time, why not bring back one character the fans actually cared about? 🙂
Seeing Jenny and Sam back would be AWESOME!!!!
And on One Life to Live I would like to see Vicki and Joe back together again! So over Clint!
I’ve been enjoying having the shows back and can’t wait to see how much more daring they can be since they are online now and not bound by the constraints of network TV anymore!
already a Hulu Plus subscriber and love the new AMC episodes!
I’m a big AMC fan! I really miss Tad & Erica being on the show but am still so glad to have the show back !
i tweeted here;
im excited about wathcing soaps because of the drama
because i can watch them when i want and not when they are on tv
I’m excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu because I love tuning into Hulu while I’m walking on the treadmill. It’s always a treat to watch a favorite show while I’m exercising!
I miss Jack and Erica from AMC.
love the shows
I miss susan lucci. Used to watch a while back.
Unlike most people, we cannot get streaming here in the country so we cannot even watch the show anymore. I have been a fan of AMC since 1977, when I was 13. I wouldn’t think Pine Valley would be the same without Tad and Erika.
I would say matthew and destiny need to fall in love, but it’s not looking that likely yet! thank you!
I am not too familiar at this point, but love that I could watch the episodes whenever I want at my own convenience with Hulu. That’s awesome!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Fun! I remember my mom watching these when I was a child. I’d like to reconnect with some fun drama!
I want to watch Soaps on Hulu on the Roku because I can’t afford cable right now.
I’m excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu because I’ve always wanted to get into soap operas but haven’t been able to because of work
Because I can’t watch them on regular tv.
I’m excited to watch Soaps on Hulu so there will be less commercials to deal with!
I am glad that AMC and OLTL are back!
I dont watch the show but I am looking forward to watching Soap because there are so many soaps out there that i am missing that I know that i would love!
I love Y&R but would welcome watching SOAPs
I am not familiar with these shows but I would love to start watching on Hulu. I have a streaming player, but no services right now!
I don’t have cable so the idea of watching soaps on Hulu sounds great!! 🙂
I’m a teacher with the summer off, my kids are older, and I don’t have much else to do. Might as well kick my feet up, eat some bon bons, and watch soaps!
I have watched both through the years!!
I am excited to watch soaps because it is always fun to watch someone elses drama 🙂
i am excited to start watching soaps on hulu because i can watch them when i get home from work. i love that they are always available to be watched!
Gotta love Erica Kane from All My Children…I’m named after her!
I would love to watch them to get me hooked right in. Thank you
I have been watching One Life Ti Live since I was 8. I am 45 now. When they took it off I was devastated So glad to be watching again on Hulu. I want to see Todd & Blair back together. I think Matthew should step up &7 be a father to his baby & want to see Dorian & Viki go back to being mortal enemies!
a – I would have to say I would hope to see Blair fall in love.
b – Twitter post – https://twitter.com/Deegurrl83/status/338438964639854592
I am excited because I can watch them in the evening while unwinding. sweepmorey at gmail dot com
I tweeted! https://twitter.com/feathermaye/status/338447410089037825
It’s been years since I’ve watched any soaps, but I’d be excited to start and watch them at my own pace on Hulu!
I would love to see SOAPS to try something new
I don’t have cable so it will be nice to stream shows to my TV.
Why are you excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu?
To watch something new!
I miss One Life to Live and would love HULA that way I can catch up anytime. I would love to see Vicki and Clint together forever. I hope they bring some of the other characters back like Gigi and Rex.
I want to watch to get into the stories!
I love soaps and would like to watch something new.
our TV is hulu-ready, but we haven’t tried it. what better to kick it off than with some AMC!?
I miss the characters of Marco Dane & Karen Wolek.
I’m excited because I really missed OLTL.
I want to watch a soap because I’d rather support fiction on TV than all those weak reality shows!
I’ve always worked so I’ve never had the opportunity to watch the soaps. I’d love to see what everyone is talking about.
Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/338525616045441024
se ntalie fall in love.
It would be great to be able to catch Soap on Hulu, especially considering that soaps come in during normal working hours so you can bet you have missed something important and it feels as if you can never catch up!
Because I haven’t watched soaps since Luke and Laura.
I’m excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu so I can catch up on some I missed
I am not a soap watcher, but my daughter is, and I would give this to her so that she could get back into to watching.
I would love to see Bianca fall in love with someone who will not leave her
I’m excited because I am never around to actually watch the soaps when they are on. Love that I can watch them when I want.
I’m excited to have the opportunity to catch up on soaps.
I have never tried hulu plus I have been thinking about it though
I would love to be able to watch All My Children again
I watched this show for years and was so disappointed when i could not so needless to say this is exciting i have been wishing i had Hulu and the ROKU i am going to like this on Facebook too!
I am excited because I am a shift worker and can never guarantee when I am home.
Omg, this would be so convenient since I travel so much I never get to sit down and watch my favorites!
I’m excited because I grew up on soaps!
On All My Children I would like Kendall to come back it is not the same seeing Zack without her . And on One Life to Live Jess or Tess should come back
I’m excited to watch because it’s so amazing that we can get access to whole shows through this little box!
I’ve never been a fan of soaps.
Because then I could watch them when it fit my schedule
It would be great to win 🙂
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