In a soap opera-like twist, those long running midday dramas you thought were dead (Dramatic Music) …are still alive! The unoriginally named The Online Network in conjunction with ProspectPark announced in a press release that the both All My Children (1970-2011) and One Life to Live (1968-2012) will resume crafting stories of incestuous love triangles and improbable murder mysteries starting February 2013. After production ramps up, new episodes will be made available every weekday on Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes.
"We are pleased to confirm that Prospect Park is reviving the beloved soap operas, All My Children and One Life To Live as the anchor programs on The Online Network (TOLN). Today we are also pleased to confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and the DGA (Directors Guild of America); 2) entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon the creator of All My Children and One Life to Live guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN's head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to Live) as Executive Producer on One Life to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All My Children) as Executive Producer on All My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in February on both All My Children and One Life To Live.
We thank the loyal audience and new generation of fans of both shows who have demonstrated that passion and exciting story lines are not just reserved for traditional television. Their enduring support encouraged us to move forward each and every day. We look forward to sharing more details including our launch air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks.”
While the production crew is onboard, there has been no word on casting. Fans are encouraged to sign up for the latest information at the mysteriously spartan www.TheOnlineNetwork.com.