'One Life to Live,' 'All My Children' begin production for online return

The soap opera The soap opera "One Life to Live" will now air for free on Hulu starting April 29. Photo Credit: ABC

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Venerable daytime dramas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will soon be reborn online after getting the ax little more than a year ago by ABC, which had broadcast them for decades.

Prospect Park's The Online Network has set its debuts of both long-running soaps for April 29. Both will appear each weekday with new 30-minute episodes available to stream on computers for free on the Hulu website.

Subscribers to Hulu Plus can watch them on a variety of other devices. Episodes will also be available on iTunes.

Production began on "All My Children" last month, and shooting starts for "One Life to Live" next week. Both series are produced in Stamford, Conn.

Agnes Nixon, the soap opera pioneer who created the shows more than 40 years ago, is serving as creative consultant for their online revivals.

"I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition," she said.

Prospect Park partners Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank are promising "new and creatively groundbreaking episodes that both the fans, as well as legions of new viewers, will love." A number of old favorites return to join new cast members of each soap, but "All My Children's" Susan Lucci is not among them yet.

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