The Online Network has announced a premiere date for the next incarnation of its two beloved soap operas, All My children and One Life to Live – April 29, 2013. The soaps will be free on Hulu, and will be available on iTunes and to subscribers of Hulu Plus.
Follow the jump for the official press release.
‘ALL MY CHILDREN’ AND ‘ONE LIFE TO LIVE’ SET FOR HISTORIC ONLINE DEBUT
MONDAY, APRIL 29TH
Two Beloved And Long-Running Serial Dramas Changing Landscape of
Broadcast-Quality Television Online – Coming Free to Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes
Los Angeles. CA – March 11, 2013 – 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.
Additional guest stars and recurring cast will be announced in the weeks ahead.
“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” 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
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.
About Prospect Park
Prospect Park is a media and production company founded in 2009 by entertainment industry veterans Jeffrey Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank. Along with successful film and music divisions, the company’s television group has numerous shows in development and breakout network hits airing including “Royal Pains” and “Wilfred.”
More information about TOLN series will soon be available at www.TOLN.com and www.theonlinenetwork.com or follow The Online Network on Twitter (@toln). For news and information about “One Life to Live” or “All My Children,” connect via Facebook or follow the series on Twitter at www.facebook.com/onelifetolive or @onelifetolive or www.facebook.com/allmychildren or @allmychildren.
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All My Children Cast Photo – Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler; Styling by George Kotsiopoulos
Top row (L-R) – Heather Roop, Jordi Vilasuso, Darnell Williams, Eric Nelson, Cady McClain, Vincent Irizarry, Denyse Tontz, Sal Stowers, Robert Scott Wilson, Jordan Lane Price
Middle row (L-R) – Ray MacDonnell, Francesca James, Debbi Morgan, Jill Larson, David Canary, Ryan Bittle
Bottom row (L-R) – Lindsay Hartley, Julia Barr, Eden Riegel
Some of the Cast from One Life to Live – Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler; Styling by George Kotsiopoulos
(L-R) – Jerry verDorn, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Robert S. Woods, Andrew Trischitta, Laura Harrier, Tuc Watkins, Erika Slezak, Josh Kelly, Florencia Lozano, Kelley Missal, Robert Gorrie