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About two years after ABC pulled them off the air, “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” are coming back to life online. New weekday episodes will be available on Hulu and iTunes this spring.

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In 2011, ABC canceled beloved soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children off the air and licensed them to production company Prospect Park, which said it would bring them back as online-only shows through what it’s calling The Online Network. After a few complications and labor disputes, the shows are coming back to life: Starting this spring, iTunes and Hulu will distribute new 30-minute episodes every weekday. (In the past, episodes were an hour long.) 

“Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want,” Prospect Park CEO Jeff Kwatinetz said in a statement. (Prospect Park’s cofounder is Rich Frank, the former head of Disney Studios.) Prospect Park has also signed a consulting agreement with the shows’ creator, Agnes Nixon, to guarantee “her active involvement in their continued production.”

Hulu will handle ad sales and Prospect Park plans to offer “e-commerce and other digital marketing programs to brands and entities looking to tap into Hulu’s mass market demographic.” Episodes will be free on Hulu and Hulu Plus, and I’ve asked Prospect Park what they will cost on iTunes.

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  1. Doreen B Cobb Sunday, January 27, 2013

    How do you watch it? Also when are they going to be available.? Also do you have to pay? My e-mail is doreen4@comcast.net

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    1. I think its $8.00 a month. What a joke we already pay for cable……………

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      1. You could always drop cable and go with services like Hulu and Netflix

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    2. They will be available on Hulu website(most likely Hulu Plus) and iTune store(you will need an iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc for iTunes). April 29th is the release date and most likely we will have to pay. Sucks, I know.

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  2. when will this begin exactly? and why are they only going to be a half hour? my email address is christyroe@aol.com. i am extremely happy they are coming back and where can i find them on line and are they free

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  3. What about the people who don’t have computers? Why can’t you being them back to regular tv where they belong? Take the stupid talk shows and food shows off and bring back our SOAPS!!!

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    1. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. THE PRESIDENT AND THE MAYOR OF NY ARE SO CONCERNED WITH OBESITY AND HEALTH ISSUES AND VIOLENCE SO WHY DON’T THEY TAKE OFF THE FOOD SHOWS AND REALITY SHOWS THAT SHOW KIDS DRINKING, FIGHTING, HAVING SEX. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD? SOAPS DEALT WITH REAL LIFE ISSUES AND HOW TO COPE AND DEAL WITH THEM. THEY ARE ALSO AN ESCAPE FROM THIS HORRIBLE WORLD WE LIVE IN WHICH IS ONLY GET WORSE BY THE MOMENT.

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    2. Stupid talk shows and stupid food shows are exactly what they are. Take them off and bring back our soaps.

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  4. I get hulu plus through this device called a Roku a streaming device. Most of the programs I watch go straight to my TV but some programs I watch have to be watched on the computer. I hope they make it so it can be streamed to the tv, i’d rather watch AMC on big screen. Still, i am thrilled AMC is coming back!.

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  5. I will love having One Life to LIve back. I hope most of the cast will be returning. I hope I can figure out how to get it. I have never used my computer to watch shows. Will it come in on my IPad?

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    1. Cynthia Campbell Monday, April 22, 2013

      Yes. There is an app for Hulu plus. The service costs approx. $8/month. Or you could pay per episode on iTunes (unless they decide to sell by the season).

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  6. Can’t wait I have watched one life to live since 1968 and is my favorite along with GH. Why can’t it be televised on soap channel ?

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  7. I’m glad they are coming back. Too bad they are not on tv. They do need to take off the chew and other shows. Soaps will always be a great pastime .

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  8. Wish they would just put them back on TV where they belong or at least on the Soap channel…………

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    1. Are they really come back in the spring? I hope it is for real this time. why can’t it be an hour long and be shown on soapnet. i hate seeing the old soaps because it is like putting salt on the wound or like seeing a dead person another it just makes me really upset all over again. i will never recover from this no many how many years pass.

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  9. I am very happy about all my children and one life to live have u ever thought about people that has watched all my children, and on life to live, for ever theses people does”nt have internet. these people has wtched fafithuly now they wont be able to watch my name is tammy here is my e-mail address

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  10. Yes i am so excited i cannot wait for the comwback

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