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One Life to Live & All My Children Heart-Tugging "We Are Family" Video!

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Alright One Life to Live and All My Children fans!  This new video is now up on One Life to Live’s  Hulu.com page and if you want to put a smile on your face, and shed a few happy tears,  know that it’s all coming together!  The shows you love, and the shows you fought for, are on their way back to you!  Your OLTL and AMC family is coming home!

In the video titled, “We Are Family” cast members including: AMC’s Cady McClain, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Jill Larson, Thorsten Kaye, Julia Barr, Francesca James and  Eden Riegel explain what it has been like to get back into production and see each other once again.  One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak, who is the heart and soul of the piece, along with her cast mates, Kassie DePaiva, Josh Kelly, Kelley Missal and more, discuss why their relationships are all part of one big extended family.

The most touching moment occurs when AMC’s Jill Larson picks up a picture of the late James Mitchell (Ex-Palmer Cortlandt) and reveals she is thinking of him and wishes he was here to see the return of the beloved soap.

Watch the video after the jump, and let us know your thoughts!  What was your favorite emotional moment from the clip package?  All new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live begin on April 29th!

 

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jimh
jimh

Couldnt get video to work! This all seems too good to be true! Im very happy these shows are given second chances but i still wonder how many will like or dislike the reboots…just because its online will the shows and pp succeed or fail? I do want it to all work out and will give both shows a month long chance b4 judging the whole thing. Hopefully itll succeed and PP will bring back new versions of old soap favorites or create complete new serials of their own. But ill also continue to support the network serials as well!

Char
Char

Though unsure of AMC, I know that OLTL could brag about cutting costs and staying on budget to make a profit. It was still making a profit on network tv even in the face of cheap reallity shows, but the networks or the owners of the networks either didn’t want to deal with the unions, so many actors, less profits than reality tv. The fact that it made a profit made fans outraged at the idea that a soap could not be sold, so it was a matter of time that a new business model would be created. I mean, here’s a product that MILLIONS want, and it can’t be sold? No, I have no doubt. Sure we might lose some older generation who don’t have granddaughters to set up their hulu, but the technology is childs play. Sorry yours didn’t work. I had to wait for it a bit. Loading time maybe. Also, I think the shows will do better on an online platform. So many viewers don’t have time to mess with dvring when you can just hit play on Hulu. No, the fate is sealed. Going all the way, and AMC too,

Lisa
Lisa

So happy One Life to Live is coming back can’t wait to see it! Love Todd on General Hospital. I think he’s great on both GH and OLTL. John McBain is great on both too! Can’t wait to see them back on GH.

Dani
Dani

Awesome!!!!
I am so excited and really have to give them credit for coming together and reuniting our OLTL and AMC family.
My only advice is to PP is please, please, please take out ads in Women’s magazines and show the older folks (NOT me 🙂 how they can get online and how easy it will be and again, that it is free. Please continue to promote, promote and promote…

Tali
Tali

Awesome – Agreed Dani, good idea!!

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

This is just wonderful! Everyone is working so hard with so much enthusiasm to bring these shows back. I will be watching, can hardly wait!

Torrey
Torrey

So excited, I can hardly wait!!! OLTL forever!!!

Cindy
Cindy

Am so happy for them and for the fans.

Jim
Jim

Erika Slezak has zero idea how much she is beloved in the world. It’s good to see her back where she belongs.

susan M.
susan M.

I agree 100%

Mark in FLA
Mark in FLA

Just so wonderful, brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye.

Speaking of James Mitchell, I was watching Micheal Feistein’s American Songbook series on PBS tonight and there was a clip of James Mitchell dancing on a TV show with Cyd Charise from 1959! What a sauve and elegant dancer he was. Lovely the way Ms Larson paid homage to him in this preview video.

Jake R.
Jake R.

I couldn’t agree more about the shout out Jill Larson gave James Mitchell. I worked with James’ husband Albert Wolsky on a film years ago (he’s a costumer) but I had no idea they were in a relationship because it was the early ’90s and people were a lot less open then.

Alice
Alice

This is so exciting!!!

Question. Will OLTL and AMC be on the free version of Hulu or will I have to pay?

susan M.
susan M.

Here is an answer to your question . I e-mailed Hulu on 3/21 about free viewing of
OLTL & AMC and this is the response I received: Good news is that OLTL and AMC will be avialiable for both Hulu and Hulu plus. This means you’ll be able to
view the shows on your computer WITHOUT a subscription to hulu plus. From Dom T.(Hulu Support)..The regular hulu is FREE! I hope this helped you!
Happy viewing of OLTL & AMC!

scott
scott

Omg love it….Llanfair look awesome. The 29th can not come soon enough.

Vicki
Vicki

OMG! Why am I tearing so much over this? Is it because I have missed m AMC & OLTL families? God bless Prospect Park, TOLN and all the actors/set staff/writers/directors/producers et.al who are making this possible. I love them all as if they were my own family!

And thanks so much to you Michael Fairman for covering all these events/stories/interviews so beautifully! You do it like no one else.

ricardo
ricardo

Wow everyone loves each other like family. april 29 2013 first episode. can’t wait.

michele
michele

loved it,and sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy………………..

Robert Seganti
Robert Seganti

Wonderful.

Jake R.
Jake R.

I loved “OLTL” in the ’80s (ETERNA!) then started watching again a few years ago when Tina came back. I was sad when it went away (BUT I’m thrilled that “Carlatini” have revitalized “GH”) so I’ll def. be watching to see how “OLTL 2.0” looks.

I MAY watch “AMC 2.0” just to help support it because I appreciate what Prospect Park is doing. I was never much of a fan of that show, mostly because Susan Lucci’s character wasn’t for me.

In my opinion, they should have just turned the two shows into one hour weekly soaps. Then they could have spent the same money but gotten better production values (location shoots) and more time to rehearse, something I think soaps don’t have enough of. How is it that telenovelas can film so much outdoors and on location but the US soaps are locked inside studios? And the ones that shoot in LA have NO EXCUSES for not having outdoor sets.

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

Some of your points are legitimate-but how can you tell what they’ve shot by a promo video? I just wish that people would stop looking for things to complain about before the shows even air…

Jake R.
Jake R.

I’m NOT judging ANYTHING I haven’t seen yet. I’m judging “GH” and “DOOL” which seem to be locked inside of studios despite being filmed in LA.

Lisa Z.
Lisa Z.

I loved this video! It seems like this new production company really cares about marketing and giving the fans the characters that they love. ABC was always bringing on new characters (Ford Brothers and their mother, for example) who were awful. Soap fans want to see the same characters that we have come to love. We do not care if they have gotten older. I cannot wait to see Viki, Clint, and all of the others in action. I am an OLTL fan, but I plan on watching AMC also as it looks good and to support it. These actors seem to be much more real and likeable than Hollywood actors.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

So freakin’ excited! Woo hoo!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Thank you so much for sharing this video. I am so thrilled that we can spend time with our OLTL and AMC family again.

susan M.
susan M.

AWESOME! Really like hearing Erika Slezak , hearing her speak all the excitement in her voice! It’s a date 4/29 12:00pm!!!!!!!!!!!!

heidi
heidi

Loved it!!! Thanks Michael!

Rose
Rose

I am very excited about OLTL & AMC coming back. I watched them since day 1.
Hoping all things will go smoothly. Welcome back.

Sandy
Sandy

My niece Jennifer and I are so excited and can’t wait to watch our “One Life To Live Family”. We shed many tears when it was cancelled.

Sandy
Sandy

My niece Jennifer and I are so excited, can’t wait.

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Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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