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All My Children, One Life to Live will come back to life on Hulu and iTunes

In 2011, ABC (s DIS) 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 (s AAPL) 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.

43 Responses to “All My Children, One Life to Live will come back to life on Hulu and iTunes”

  1. I’m not going to pay to watch my fav soap, that’s just ridiculous! Bring it back to tv because its not going to last long since you have to pay to watch it!!

    • I wish they never took the shows one life to live and all my children off the air all of the soaps like gh one life to live and all my children were on abc channel 6 and were 1 hour each they should put them on abc or if they are going to be on hulu the soaps like AMC and one life to live should be an hour and for free on hulu because people really don’t have the money these days so please make the soaps free on hulu plus thank u and also I agree they should bring back stars baby and cole on the soap one life to live
      my email is [email protected] my mane is Rachel

  2. I’m looking forward to seeing the soaps again yes I to do have an iPad but some how the big fish does not look out for the little fish you see every one does not own a computer devise and every one does not have cable still the little fish would love to help but it seems if you can’t afford these devises you don’t count I think the ratings could be better if everyone had a chance to watch ( GOOD LUCK WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE SHOW AND THE LITTLE FISH WISH THEY COULD HELP)!!!!!!

  3. teasha

    I am overly excited about these returning. I have grown up watching them with my mother and grandmother. Not being able to see them had put a void inside of me, I know this sounds strange, however it’s true I really miss watching the shows.

    Thanks for bringing them back.

    Mrs Hawkins

  4. melissa Rice

    glad they are coming back on just wish they were an hour long like before watching a soap for 30 min stinks Bold and the Beautiful is 30 min long and it seems just when it is getting good the time is up and you wish for another 30 min I to hope that most of the cast comes back to there shows and they show from where they left off it is a shame that GH had to kill Starrs baby and Cole they ruined that part of the show for one life to live unless they figure out a way to say they survived the wreck who knows and as for saying the actors can just go to GH to be on a soap you are nuts GH is so stupid tried to get into the show but can not even with Starr and Todd and John on there it is just not the same they belong on One life to live the show that should have been cancelled was GH not One life to live and AMC they should have never been taken off feel the same way about As the World Turns and Guiding Light on CBS they should have never went off the air eighter

  5. I think that they should stay canceled, they actors can go over to GH if they want to act on a soap. This whole online shit is horrible. I mean we have to pay for everything now a days why have to pay eight frigging dollars to watch people that we can watch on GH, I think it is all BS. All I know is that they will not last long online, so we will be wasting our money(I won’t buy it.)

  6. If you read they are only 30 min shows, not an hour like before on TV. Also from what I found their won’t be live streaming and will basically have to be watched a day or so later.

    Plus we have to pay to watch them- If the Soap Channel had any brains, they would have aired full 1 hour episodes there! And not in a one or two day delay.

    I already have Netflix- if they decide to carry it again I doubt it will be in live stream, or same time, same show, same day screen, but will only be available a day or weeks later.

    Not worth $8. bucks a month to me. But I’ll wait and see IF they change it, or how others like it or not, before I make a decision.

    I’m glad to see them both come back- but unless someone from HULU confirms they will be aired live (the same day it airs) I have my doubts….

  7. 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

    • 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.

  8. 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?

    • Cynthia Campbell

      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).

  9. 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!.

  10. 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!!!

    • 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.