OWN to air 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live'
In this undated promotional photo released by The Online Network, the cast of "One Life To Live" is shown. The Oprah Winfrey Network is hosting a summer fling for soap fans as the network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s reprisal of the popular daytime dramas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for a 10-week limited engagement. Half-hour episodes of each show will air Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, July 15 with "All My Children" at 1 p.m. EST and "One Life to Live" at 3 p.m. EST. (AP Photo/The Online Network)
NEW YORK (AP) — "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are returning to TV.
Oprah Winfrey's OWN network says it's acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas' revival on The Online Network. They'll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15.
In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: "These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base."
When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN.
She responded by releasing a video message on her website saying she couldn't save the shows because "there just are not enough people who are home in the daytime to watch them."