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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
Joliefan Forever

Cool I like it!!!

jimh
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
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
AJ

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

John
John

Like this idea. That way fans can watch anytime.

DC
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
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
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
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
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 them both. I sure do. I’m still so glad we have them back. I actually like the idea of not waiting from Thursday till Tuesday to watch a new episode. I just had to vent. Thanks.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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 FOR CARING ENOUGH TO BRING THEM BACK TO US.

lisa
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
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
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
steven rosen

LOVE IT!

Lisa J.
Lisa J.

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

Kate
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
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, Kendall, and of course Miss Erica Kane. It would be nice if some of these characters could return, but really, to be honest, while re-casting is a part of the Soap world, I don’t think some really “key” characters would be accepted played by new Actors.

Annie
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 not have been a need to cut the number of weekly episodes and rearrange the airing schedules this much. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive. Call me cynical, but I just don’t think that Prospect Park is telling the whole story. Their track record doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

I realize that this is new territory for what PP is trying to do, but they had well over a year to get all of their ducks in order. Other than the shrinking group of rabid die-hards, most mainstream people don’t have the patience to wait while PP works out the kinks with so much other competition for their time.

Annick
Annick

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

Emily
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
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
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
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
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
Christy

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

CTwildheart
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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Justin Hartley, Judith Light, Finn Wittrock Score 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominations

This morning, nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.  The kudofest will be held on January 13th on the CW airing at 7PMET/PT.

Leading the pack in the TV field was the final season of The Americans and limited series Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with five nominations.

This Is Us as with the Golden Globes did not come up with a Drama Series nod, however at the Critics’ Choice Awards two if its stars:  Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley were nominated.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

For Hartley, the former Y&R star received an nod in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,  While Ventimigilia, who plays Justin’s on-screen dad, is vying the Lead Actor Drama category.

Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner from One Life to Live, received a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television category for her performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

While yet, another former daytime, Finn Wittrock (Ex-All My Children) in the Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television category also for “Versace”.

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To view the complete list in all motion picture and TV categories click here.

Now, let us know if you are happy to hear that Justin, Judith, and Finn received nominations for their work? Comment below!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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