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Prospect Park and TOLN Announce New All My Children & One Life to Live Viewing Schedule Starting Monday July 1st!

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Today the powers-that-be at Prospect Park and TOLN announced a switch in the viewing schedule and release of all episodes moving forward weekly of All My Children, One Life to Live, and MORE AMC & OLTL. effective on Monday, July 1st!

In the official statement with news of all episodes, all Mondays, TOLN related to its audience:  “Mondays are now soap days, with more choices, and more flexibility. Beginning next Monday, July 1, 2013, TOLN (The OnLine Network) will release ALL of the week’s highly-rated All My Children and One Life To Live episodes on Mondays via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes. The new schedule means that TOLN will run all episodes on Mondays, and not stagger runs of  All My Children on Mondays/Wednesdays, One Life to Live on Tuesdays/Thursdays and MORE AMC/OLTL on Fridays.

Now viewers will be able to choose to watch one episode each day or binge view some or all of that week’s shows at once starting each Monday.  Together with the MORE shows, viewers can play or save up to six TOLN programs per week—all available on Mondays – providing even more flexibility to watch anytime, and anywhere.”

So soap fans what do you think of the new viewing schedule which will seem to allow for binge viewing, viewing-as-you-go, or the ability to sit-down and watch a full hour of All My Children and One Life to Live and the MORE show the week?  Weigh-in!

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Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Cool I like it!!!

jimh
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jimh

ill take them anyway i can get them…especially now that oltl is becoming more interesting…not as good as its final year on abc but good enough to keep me watching. Even if not shown they still need to mention other characters once in awhile like Jessica…maybe she could be away taking care of Brody who is ill…anything. Also Blair could get on the phone and Call Starr at least once a week. Clint and Viki could mention their other children sometimes! Bo could learn Victor was held by Allison and order a search for her!!!

su0000
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su0000

I like it..
It will be no different than watching a prime time soap..
I watch Revenge once a week and scandal once a week, as other serials are also shown once a week.

My plan will be to combine the 2 AMC half hour episodes which will give me an hour episode to watch on an evening not decided, yet..
The same will be for OLTL, combining the 2 half hour shows into an hour show..

Now, I will have 2 serial dramas ,one hour dramas, to watch on 2 dull nights 🙂

AJ
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AJ

It gives viewers more control, but I’d rather have 4 episodes a week again than this.

John
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John

Like this idea. That way fans can watch anytime.

DC
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DC

I personally did not like when it was cut to 2 new shows each week, BUT I have actually loved it. So much easier squeezing 45 mins twice a week VS 2 hours twice a week. I understand this is a new medium and the kinks need to get worked out, but thought so go into it Vs making a decision on the fly. I will miss the heated arguments like in real life and the cursing going bye bye going forward.

Jennifer Miller
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Jennifer Miller

I think we need 4 days a week for both soaps. I don’t like just 2 episodes each the shows are too good, we want more.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I agree with you, I think OLTL and AMC are great and I want to see more not less.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Then I hope you keep watching ladies, and try to get your friends & family to watch too! Because if we want more episodes back, then we need to make sure these are successful now! 🙂

kelly irons
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kelly irons

After reading blogs on TOLN facebook edition and the actual boards on TOLN after the news was announced, I got so frustrated. People complaining, they don’t even read so they understand what is happening. PPark has not gone back on anything. The shows are available to watch once released at anytime, they are not changing that now. People are adding to the inability to not adapt to the changes. I see that they are still expecting it like it used to be, well those days are gone. I wish people would have memories of how it felt when we lost… Read more »

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

KELLY, Yes I agree with you to, But I still want to see more not less, I miss seeing them 5 days a week and now we are going to one day a week, OLTL and AMC are very well written and I am enjoying them, But I want them to be on the way they were before ABC trashed them. I am very happy the soaps are back, So I guess I have to take what we can get. PP IS DOING A GOOD JOB IN KEEPING LlANVIEW AND PINE VALLEY THE PLACE TO BE, AND I THANK THEM… Read more »

lisa
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lisa

Thumbs up. My friend and I always “binge view” because we watch together, making it an event. A single show isn’t enough. Thanks for bringing back our Children!

James McDonald
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James McDonald

What I like about All My Children on Hulu is that it always starts were I left off or on the next episode even if I miss any. I still get to see them all. Plus, I am allowed to skim over some scenes of characters I don’t really care for. It’s a time saver.

Tracey
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Tracey

I will support AMC and OLTL as long as both shows are available regardless of the schedule, that will never change. With saying that, I believe I will watch each show on their schedule as it is now so everyday there would be a new episode to watch. My preference would be to resume the original schedule, ie. M-THUR both shows.

steven rosen
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steven rosen

LOVE IT!

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Fine by me! I usually binge watch anyway. Whatever keeps them on works for me!

Kate
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Kate

What a great idea! I would still like more shows per week but I do like the 30 minute episodes instead of an hour. Off topic, am I the only person who would rather have Krystal running the coffee shop.?

Johnny
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Johnny

No, you’re not the only one who feels that way, Kate. It seems to me that Krystal may have transitioned from the little restaurant bar that she ran to a modern day Coffee Shop. Unfortunately, with the actress who played Krystal not available, or not approached, they had to introduce new characters. I watch ALL MY CHILDREN faithfully, am glad to have it back, but to me, it needs work and I think it honestly needs to be on longer (not necessarily an hour, but certainly longer than 24 minutes) to maintain continuity. I too miss Krystal, Jackson, Tad, Jake,… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

I love the pacing of OLTL, and the storylines certainly are heating up! I am thrilled TOLN is releasing both episodes on Monday, as I didn’t like the lag, especially Thursday to Tuesday. Prospect Park is showing they care about the viewers, while ensuring success of the soaps/serial drama. I, too, hope the amount of episodes per week increases…but I don’t mind the half hour format. It seems almost longer than the OLTL from the past. Here’s to the future!

jp
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jp

I agree! I think it took OLTL a bit to get started, but it is becoming more interesting and exciting each day. I think PP is doing a great job keeping our soaps around and hopefully for a very long time. Keep up the good work OLTL and AMC.

BTripp
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BTripp

Welcome back Michael! I think this is similar to what most of the online only shows are doing on Netflix and Hulu. My only wish is that they would start making just one episode a week and make it 1 hour long. This way they can do more with each episode like a primetime soap and have an actual cliffhanger with each episode.

jimh
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jimh

Thats what i suggested too some time ago…i watch Dallas as an hour per week…so why not with the reboots…people will watch the two half hours together anyway…i did.

Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck

For all of us true fans out there, we just have to watch and keep supporting. Personally I have grown so tired of all the negative and complaining that I rarely comment anywhere anymore. I communicate directly with PP and the respected soaps sites. You are never going to please everyone, so just enjoy and ignore the negative!

clh
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clh

Love it! Works for me as they will all be there whenever I am ready to watch. If Monday is the only time I have to watch, then I wouldn’t have to wait until the week after they air to watch them all.

Sandy
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Sandy

I like the idea of watching these soaps whenever I can, my time, my way. I still want more episodes to watch per week. Thank you TOLN and PP.

AJ
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AJ

I guess now TOLN can go back to 4 shows a week.. 7 days is plenty of time to watch 8 episodes… unless the excuse they gave us was….. a lie!!!!!

Nick
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Nick

It seems like only a matter of time before these shows are cancelled for good. Prospect Park can spin everything any way they want to, but all of these changes this soon in are sending a clear message of desperation. It seems pretty clear that they’re almost certainly not getting enough views for the shows to at least break even financially, which if true, is not surprising at all. Hardly anyone I know is interested in watching these slow, watered-down reboots, and I personally know a ton of women who are soap fans. If everything was going well, there would… Read more »

Annick
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Annick

I like it so I am on board. Cool Beans:)

Emily
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Emily

So happy. I just looke on FB. Mr. Fairman, AMC/OLTL will air on the Oprah Winfrey channel “OWN” over the summer. A 10 week stint starting mid July:)!!! The good news keeps coming. Check this scoop out Mr. Fairman.

Thanks for keeping us posted!!:)

sheshoe
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sheshoe

Like most I wish for 5 days a week a hour each episode – BUT I love these shows and I will watch 1 hour a week or 25 – no complaints here I will just watch!! Love these shows getting better all the time!

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

I will watchAMC and OLTL any way they put them on, I am just happy that we have them back. Thanks Michael for all your updates. Have a great day.

Christy
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Christy

I usually just wait until Thursday, Friday or even Saturday to watch the 2 episodes together. and if the “more” show (which I call “less”) is still splitting the time going back and forth between OLTL and AMC, I just skip that cuz it’s annoying trying to skip thru it to just get OLTL stuff.

I do like those little snippets of bonus material they’ve done at the end of the last few episodes… no wading thru AMC to get stuff I’m interested in.

su0000
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su0000

The soaps are still like new born babies..
they’ll have a lot of growing in years to come..
I still believe that one day, we will have 5 days a week, again..

It takes time..
Our soaps have just learned how to walk and are potty trained , that is good..

Christy
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Christy

and then there are the soap execs that never learn the potty training! (like frons!)

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I have marathon viewed these shows for years because I would tape them and watch on the weekends. (I also prefer to call it a marathon versus a binge) So this doesn’t bother me at all.

I also have no problem staying loyal and watching while these shows go through growing pains and I believe like su0000 that one day we will have more of these shows again.

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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