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'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live' arriving online April 29

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Thorsten Kaye, Susan Lucci and Walt

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Thorsten Kaye, Susan Lucci and Walt Willey in a scene that aired the week of April 7, 2008, on ABC Daytime's "All My Children." (Credit: ABC)

News about "One Life to Live" and "All My Children:" The web versions will begin April 29. This is a historic date, insofar as no TV show in history has yet to migrate to the Internet after meeting an untimely end on broadcast TV. A lot of industry eyes will be on this development. But for soap fans, it's just excellent news. Here's the release:

"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.


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“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 story lines, 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.”

Tags: one life to live , all my children , the online network

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