Saturday, April 27, 2013

Soap Opera Lovers REJOICE All My Children & One Life to Live are back via The Online Network (@TOLN) on Monday, April 29th!

Butterflies, I don't know if it started for you the same way it did for me, but my first sick day when I was in Junior High School turned out to be a bonding moment and TV habit that would last for decades! I was home sick and well past my cartoon days, so Mom let me in on her favorite daytime 'me time', Soap Operas! Mama Butterfly introduced me to all the characters and patiently caught me up on story lines so I could figure out what was happening. Like many moms, she created a monster, I HAD to know what was going on! And subsequent sick days always meant me in my PJ's watching 'soaps' with mom!

When All My Children and One Life to Live were cancelled it was the shot heard around the world. Many loyal watchers considered each character 'family' and many soaps were passed down throughout the generations in families. Even those who couldn't watch their 'stories' during the day would be sure to record them so they could watch them at night. Soap Operas were favorite water cooler fodder, and the networks were definitely barraged by outraged fans.

And while it had been rumored for what seems like a very long time coming, I can indeed confirm that All My Children and One Life to Live are BACK! The shows are being brought back on The Online Network and can also be viewed on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes! You can check out All My Children (AMC) on Hulu at and One Life to Live (OLTL) on Hulu at

Fans no longer have to settle for the crossover of their favorite characters on General Hospital. (And while I know I'm in the minority on this one, I didn't like the character crossovers from OLTL characters on General Hospital. I personally felt that they just didn't 'fit'.) They belong back in their home, and now they will be!

I am SUPER excited to know not only that All My Children and One Life to Live are back, but it's like they are re-invented and being re-born on the web. It's like Soap Opera's 2.0, bigger, better and hopefully built to last!

Show synopsis: All My Children revolves around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley. For nearly forty years, this town has seen the trials and tribulations of its dynamic families. Now your favorite stories are back, and more dramatic than ever!

Plot outline: Since 1970, the residents of All My Children's Pine Valley, PA -- including its most famous citizen, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) have seen their fair share of scandalous hookups, feuds, and devastating murders. Pine Valley luminaries include resident hero Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), Fusion Cosmetics maven Greenlee du Pres (Rebecca Budig), perpetual troublemaker David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry), funnyman Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight), and the unforgettable romantic duo of Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams).

All My Children actors include returning actors include Debbie Morgan as Dr Angie Hubbard, Julie Barr as Brooke English, Sal Stowers as Cassandra Foster, Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler, Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery, Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald, Ryan Bittle as JR Chandler, Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery, Cady McClain as Dixie Cooney, Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin, David Canary as Adam Chandler, Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre, and Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson will be returning once the soap moves online.

What Luke and Laura are to General Hospital, Jesse and Angie are to All My Children! I remember where Dr. Angie Hubbard's storyline last left off, and I literally can't wait to find out what direction they are going to take her character and her storyline!

Show synopsis: One Life to Live follows the complicated lives of three main families: the wealthy Lords, the powerful Buchanans and the strong-willed Cramers. The quiet simplicity of small town living is often interrupted by the drama between them yet despite the struggles, strong family bonds keep them united.

Plot outlineThe good people of Llanview, Pennsylvania, lead complicated lives. In a town of questionable marriage ethics, teenagers grow up fast and fall in love quickly. The quiet simplicity of small-town living on the Llantano River is frequently upset by an over-abundance of multiple personalities who disturb the peace. Despite the jealousy, betrayal, and occasional baby-swapping, Llanview is where the Buchanan, Lord, and Cramer families struggle to retain the strong family ties that have always united them.

One Life to Live actors include Corbin Bleu as Jeffery King as well as returning actors Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan, Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord, Tuc Watkins as David Vickers, Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan, Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer, Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan, Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado, Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks, Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan, Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning, Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth, and Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning. Recurring actors include: Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans, Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel, and Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel.

The Buchanans are the power family of OLTL, and true fans know that Erika Slezak who portrays Victoria Lord Buchanan is a very versatile actress, she certainly plays many roles!

I got to see the premiere episodes and am sworn to secrecy, but I do have previews I can share with you!

All My Children | New Season Preview:

After a gunshot was fired five years ago, how has life in Pine Valley changed? Who will find love? Who will seek revenge? The characters you have come to love, the characters you will meet for the first time..Find out when all new daily episodes begin, Monday, April 29th!

One Life to Live | New Season Preview:


Character driven drama One Life to Live is back with all new must-see episodes. Filled with action, romance, comedy and it pushes the boundaries of entertainment by exploring cutting-edge social issues.

I just couldn't resist including this Photo of Snoop Lion helping to countdown the days until OLTL's return!

30 minute episodes will be available each weekday with a recap on Friday, and with Guest Appearances by Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg, notorious OLTL fan who has appeared on the show before), as well as Riff Raff and Nervo, and without the restrictions that sometimes come with daytime TV, folks this is NOT your mama's Soap Opera!

Get Social:

A fun way to get ready for Monday would be to interact with each show's Social Media Pages:

All My Children:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If you aren't already, you can 'Like' AMC on Facebook

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Stalk, ahem I mean Follow them on Twitter (as shown above, the hashtag is #WATCHAMC)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Wanna see their pictures? Then Follow via Instagram too!

One Life to Live:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 'Like' OLTL on Facebook

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow them on Twitter (as shown above, the hashtag is #WATCHOLTL)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow via Instagram too!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - And for my Tumblr Peeps: Follow OLTL on Tumblr too

The Online Network:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow them on @TOLN on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow them on YouTube/tolnsoaps

My Take:

Again, I have seen the first episodes but I am sworn to secrecy and cannot reveal any spoilers, but I am so happy to have both shows back on the air! This is not your Mama's Soap Opera butterflies, this is the digital age at it's finest, taking the old and adding a whole new twist to how you watch your beloved shows and now with the added availability of watching on the go, what's NOT to love?

Butterflies, on Monday after you've seen both episodes, come back here and sound off, let us know what YOU think!

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FTC Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post from One2One Network and The Online Network, however all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. I am a long time Soap Opera fan, and a 'General Hospital Moms' Blogger.


  1. Interesting. I have never seen one life to live, but I did watch All My Children back when Bianca Montgomery was just a little girl. Haven't given it a thought in 25 years.

    Thanks for stopping by my AtoZ.

    1. @Rhonda - Bianca is definitely all grown up! If you catch the premiere episode let us know what you think!

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  2. Oh yes I can't wait to visit with all my friends and family (in my mind lol) I've missed spending a little time each day with them!!Can't wait for the new adventures to begin.

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - You sound like Wendy Williams (she has a lot of friends in her head too!) Let us know what you think of the premiere episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live!

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  3. omg SNOOP LION!! lol i never watched soaps much, but I met Shamar Moore from Young and the Restless ^_^ And it's cool that All My Children will be available to watch again. Never saw General Hospital either but I might like it

    1. @Xlovehappyx - That is so cool, did you get a picture with Shamar? I would love to see it! I'm excited that they are coming back, and juicier than ever now that they are online!

      I know it's weird now to remember to call him Snoop Lion, I wish him and P Diddy would find a nickname and just stick with it for awhile and stop changing it! ;)

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  4. I did watch AMC and oltl I'm glad to see everyone again I wish some of the old actors would come back ERICA hint hint! I'm still not sure I like the online approach tho, we'll see how it developes.

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - The online format does take getting used to that's for sure, and I'm not happy that iTunes charges per episode. I have a feeling a few more of the original stars will return!

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