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AMC & OLTL Cliff Notes Viewing Guide: 5AMEST Episodes Posted! New Episodes Up for Ten Days FREE on Hulu!

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Alright our dearest All My Children and One Life to Live fans, the time is upon us! We are t-minus less than 24 hours and counting till the first episodes of the revivals of All My Children and One Life to Live are posted for the first time on Monday, April 29th!

So with several questions still looming and perhaps not clear to our loyal, faithful, and amazing On-Air On-Soaps fans, we want to give you a quick Cliff Notes version (remember when we used those handy books to cheat on our knowledge of what Shakespeare was trying to say in written tests in English Lit in High School or College?) of the important facts of when and how to see  all-new episodes of AMC and OLTL, so you don’t miss a beat, and can get the full digital experience of watching these beloved shows return!  It’s their homecoming, and you should be there with open arms! So here is our round-up of facts:

* All New Episodes of AMC and OLTL will be uploaded Monday-Thursday at 5AMEST/2AMPST time to Hulu.com.  The new episodes of AMC will live on the All My Children page and the new episodes of OLTL will live on the One Life to Live page.   Just because the episodes are uploaded each day at 5AM, does not mean you have to watch it then.  They are up for your viewing pleasure at any time during your day that you can log on to www.hulu.com.  Select “All My Children” or “One Life to Live” from the list of shows offered on the Hulu platform, or type the show name in the search bar and look for AMC and OLTL, so you can be caught up with other fans of the show before the next episode is posted the following early morning.

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*New Episodes of AMC and OLTL will be available for FREE for ten days on Hulu! So count the first upload day as one and you have nine more days to catch the episode for free in case you missed it,  or simply want to watch it again.

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* Hulu Plus is another way which you can be connected to new episodes of AMC and OLTL anytime, anywhere, at a cost of $7.99 a month.  With Hulu Plus you can watch new episodes through devices that display online shows on your television, such as Apple TV, Roku, Wii or Xbox gaming systems and some Blu Ray DVD players.  If you are not sure you want to pay the fee for Hulu Plus, you can click here to try a 1-week FREE trial!

*You  can also download episodes from Apple’s iTunes store using your personal computer or Apple TV.   You can also watch AMC and OLTL on apps from iPhones, iPads, etc. On Apple’s iTunes, ad-free versions of All My Children and One Life to Live will be 99¢ per episode (or $10 for a month of shows), for playback on computers, iPads, iPhones and Apple TV.

* Many long time fans are resistant to watching their soap on the computer- but with Hulu Plus and as stated above, most newer computers have the ability to run a cable from your desktop or laptop to be able to hook it up to your television! That way you can sit on your couch, spread out, grab some popcorn, and watch it as per usual!  Make sure you check with the company or store if you purchase a new computer to ensure you re able you to view the show on your TV set.

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*Canadian viewers will get to see new-episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live on cable channel FX Canada starting Monday April 29th with AMC airing at 12Noon and OLTL airing at 12:30PM, so they are caught up on new episodes along with their U.S counterparts.

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* AMC and OLTL Previews and Recaps are back at On-Air On-Soaps! Over the weekend we have reconfigured our weekly Soap Updates page adding back previews of new episode teasers for All My Children and One Life to Live.  In addition, starting next weekend, we will bring back our weekly recaps of all six soap operas currently airing, so you can comment and sound off on story points and likes and dislikes!

* More All My Children and More One Life to Live Recap Shows – those shows will be the fifth episode of the week for AMC and OLTL.   The first one will debut on the same platforms as your daily episodes of AMC and OLTL:  Hulu, HuluPlus and iTunes starting this Friday, May 3rd.  “More” offers a behind-the-scenes look, lifestyle segments, and interviews, with cast members from both shows.

*Important Rules For The Road:  You can have your coffee with AMC and OLTL, you can have your lunch with AMC and OLTL, you can have a cocktail and watch what goes down in Pine Valley and Llanview, you can tuck yourself into bed and watch it before you nod off for the night.  The luxury of the new viewing schedule is,  you don’t have to consistently try to figure out if you taped or DVR’d the episode, if you missed the replay on SOAPnet, or if you missed the original daily showing!

We hope our Cliff Notes will help you enjoy the experience of seeing brand new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live!  Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns! And, if you will be part of soap opera history tomorrow!

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Melissa
Melissa

I’m so looking forward to All My Children and One Life to Live’s return! I have missed these shows, and was extremely disappointed when they were taken off the air. I wish these shows huge success in the near future!

B.J.
B.J.

Thanks so much, Michael, for all the great information.

Can’t wait for the return of both, just hope they haven’t changed too much to attract the new, younger viewers. 🙂

Scott
Scott

It’s ANYTIME!
Looking forward to the return of Pine Valley and Llanview!!!

vik
vik

AND no more interuptions due to weather , news breaks or Presidential stuff! I think I’m gonna like this. : )

Rose S
Rose S

I can’t wait…is this the same for the first episodes? I had heard that the first shows won’t be avaliable to 12:00 p.m. EST on Monday? I am now confused. CAN”T WAIT to watch them though no matter how long it takes to figure this whole thing out 🙂

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

Apparently it’s 5 AM EST now-I know of people that are staying up late on the West Coast tonight to catch the premiere. But if you want to sleep in tomorrow, you can-the shows will be there waiting for you!

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

Thanks for the info, Michael. So glad we had the chance to meet on Tuesday! Look forward to seeing you again!

Robin
Robin

I will be up at 0400 tomorrow to watch the first OLTL and AMC…probably won’t do that every morning…but definitely tomorrow. I Just hope I can sleep tonight….SO EXCITED!!!

Nancy
Nancy

I can barely contain myself. I am completely thrilled.

Laura
Laura

I will MOST DEF. be watching AMC!!! I can’t wait. I’ve missed this show so much.

karen
karen

I can’t wait! I watch almost most everything on my computer anyway and we will never have to worry about our shows being interrupted but some lame special report that wasn’t all that special to break into my show!

su0000
su0000

I think what will happen will be–

When the new to the internet people get to HuLu they will not know how to use the features as; full screen —
To make the soap ”’full screen”’ and they watch it in the small box lol

They won’t won’t know how to ”pause” or fast forward, use the closed captioning, and all the features to view..
((will they?

claudiakurzyna
claudiakurzyna

I am so looking forward to the return of One Life to Live. I watched it from beginning to its end on ABC over the years, and now I get to see it return again! Tomorrow cannot come fast enough!

su0000
su0000

If you search on-line there are offerings of ”a month free” of HuLu Plus..
(twp ladies I work with, last week got the free month)
If you bought a Roku you will get a month or two free (depending) of HuLu Plus with it..

Margot
Margot

I’ll certainly be waiting with bated breath for these shows.

Lynn
Lynn

I was wondering about the times..thanks!

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

I am so very happy to see my favorite soaps again!!!!

ethel
ethel

my heart is pounding so hard right now just thinking about tomorrow………..

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!

I STILL CAN NOT BELIEVE THESE ARE ACTUALLY BACK.

Val
Val

The beauty of being retired and a night owl is 2am Pacific is just right for me to see the new AMC! 🙂 My pizza and cheap wine party is at the ready!

susan M.
susan M.

I saw the first episode of OLTL this morning.. All I have to say I really enjoyed seeing
Llanview and all the people that live there! AWESOME! And AMC children comes on after OLTL! I will watch AMC later! Now, when I see the cast picture of OLTL I have framed , I don’t feel sad anymore! You can watch them anytime you want, there is no
specific time. You will love it! It made me laugh , and it made me happy, seeing the
characters I missed a lot! VIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Etc……… Happy watching to all!

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

Just watched the first episodes of AMC and OLTL online at Hulu.com. Outstanding. Loved it. So glad they are back and can hardly wait for tomorrow’s episodes. Wow!

susan M.
susan M.

Are there going to be new episodes Mon. – Fri. or one new episode per week?

Doe
Doe

I’m just thrilled that my show, OLTL, is back and it’s exciting fans. All our favorite stars are back also. It’s memorable reuniting Bo and Nora and a new Matthew, a gorgeous Destiny and great music and it’s hip. A few new actors are also to look for. BUT, the ending of the first show is fabulous and a shocker…stay tuned…

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

So happy for the people who have the internet at home but I don’t. Guess the only way I’ll watch again is if I move to Canada! So disappointed!

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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