Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is hosting a summer fling for soap fans.The network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network's (TOLN) popular daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live
for a special exclusive 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. ET/PT and One Life to Live at 3 p.m. ET/PT only on OWN. All My Children revisits the citizens of Pine Valley following
the cliffhanger finale of the long-running network series, which saw a
gun pointed at a room filled with the community's elite, and a shot
ringing out. Now, five years later, longtime series characters, including
Brooke English (Julia Barr) and Adam Chandler (David Canary) reflect on
the aftermath of that fateful event.
New characters are introduced, and
life in Pine Valley continues to be fueled by the drama and action that
has made the Emmy Award-winning series a fan favorite for decades.
Longtime series stars include: Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard), Debbi Morgan
(Dr. Angela Hubbard), Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward), Lindsay
Hartley (Cara Martin), Jordi Vilasuso (Griffin Castillo), Jill Larson
(Opal Cortlandt), Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater), Julia Barr (Brooke
English), Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney),
Ray MacDonnell (Dr. Joe Martin), David Canary (Adam Chandler), Matthew
Cowles (Billy Clyde Tuggle) and Michael Nader (Dimitri Marick).
Newcomers include: Robert Scott Wilson (Pete Cortlandt), Sal Stowers
(Cassandra Foster), Eric Nelsen (AJ Chandler), Denyse Tontz (Miranda
Montgomery), Jordan Lane Price (Celia Fitzgerald), Paula Garces (Lea
Marquez), Brooke Newton (Colby Chandler), Jason Pendergraft (Dr.
Anders), Heather Roop (Jane McIntyre) and Ryan Bittle (JR Chandler).
As One Life to Live makes its return to TV,
everyone in Llanview, PA, is preparing for the opening of a new
nightclub, Shelter. But the fun and games of Llanview's nightlife are
soon interrupted by a murder that puts everyone on edge.
stars return including Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks), Kassie
DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Roger Howarth (Todd Manning), Florencia Lozano
(Tea Delgado), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning), Erika Slezak (Victoria
Lord), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord),
Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), Robert S.
Woods (Bo Buchanan), Shenaz Treasury (Rama Patel), Josh Kelly (Cutter
Wentworth) and Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) as well as new cast
members Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King), Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan),
Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans), Paolo Seganti (Arturo Bandini), Ron
Raines (Carl Peterson) and recurring cast including Nick Choksi (Vimal
Patel), Alice Callahan (Kate), Marnie Schulenburg (Jo Sullivan) and Sean
Ringgold (Shaun Evans).
New episodes of both series, which returned online on April 29, 2013,
are being produced by Prospect Park and The OnLine Network. One Life to Live originally debuted on ABC in 1968 and All My Children
originally debuted on ABC in 1970. The shows were created by Agnes
Nixon, and each ran for more than 40 years, until 2011. Both series have
won numerous Daytime Emmys, and have earned hundreds of nominations in