"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be back on TV, thanks to OWN.
The network has picked up the rights to he first 40 episodes of the new Prospect Park-produced half-hour soaps. OWN will begin "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" on Monday, July 15 (despite the date noted in Oprah Wifrey's tweet below).
"All My Children" will air Monday-Thursday at 1 p.m. ET and "One Life to Live" will air Monday-Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.
Winfrey shared the news via Twitter.
For 2 years u posted, tweeted, Facebooked me..I heard you. Starting 7/29, we're having a summer fling w/ the soaps! http://t.co/UCxklWRlcT
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) June 26, 2013
"These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base, not to mention Oprah herself is a big fan," Erik Logan, president of OWN, said in a statement. "Many of our viewers across numerous platforms have expressed their passion for the soaps so we are especially excited to air this limited engagement on OWN."
The two soaps air on FX in Canada and previously, were online-only in the US.
"We are really excited to bring OWN viewers and our audience at large an opportunity to catch up on All My Children and One Life to Live on traditional television," Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO Prospect Park Networks, said in a statement. "We look forward to our millions of fans enjoying the first 40 episodes of the shows."
Prospect Park recently announced a change in the release schedule for new episodes online. "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will now post all their week's offerings at Mondays beginning July 1.