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"One Life to Live," "All My Children" Return with Online Episodes

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The wait is almost over for soap fans. The highly-anticipated return of two long-running ABC daytime dramas, All My Children and One Life to Live, will take place on April 29 when new episodes of the shows debut online, courtesy of The Online Network.

Fans will be able to get the latest 30-minute episodes via the free service and on Hulu Plus for those with connected TVs, and various mobile devices.  In addition, the iTunes store will offer both series via iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac and PC.

Agnes Nixon, the Emmy award-winning creative consultant for both programs, said on Monday, “I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition.”

She went on to thank the fans, saying, “We wouldn’t be here without you.”

One Life to Live and All My Children are both being filmed in Stamford, Conn.

All My Children said goodbye to ABC after 41 years in September of 2011.  One Life to Live ended its 43-year run on the network in January 2012.

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Revival of "All My Children," "One Life to Live" Officially Announced

Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- One Life to Live will live again, and so will All My Children.

The two soap operas, which signed off from ABC in the past year and a half, will be re-launched on the Internet by a company called Prospect Park, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  An official announcement was made Monday.

Production on both series will begin next month.  They will stream on Prospect Park's The Online Network, though premiere dates for the shows have yet to be announced.

Agnes Nixon, who created One Life to Live and All My Children, will serve as a consultant on the re-launched versions.

The cast for both shows have yet to be formed.  However, All My Children's Vincent Irizarry has announced he will reprise his role of Dr. David Hayward.

Initially, Prospect Park licensed both soaps from ABC in 2011 with the intention of reviving them online the following year, but those plans never came to fruition.

All My Children said goodbye to ABC after 41 years in September of 2011.  One Life to Live ended its 43-year run on the network last January.

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J.R. Martinez Is Going to Be a Father

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dancing With the Stars winner J.R. Martinez has something to look forward to next spring—the birth of his daughter.

The Iraq war vet and his girlfriend Diana Jones are expecting their first child together, according to People magazine.

“We found out just last week it’s a girl and we are over the moon,” Martinez told People. “Diana has a little baby bump now and it’s the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get.”

The couple met in 2008 while working on the soap opera All My Children.

Martinez played an Iraq war veteran while Jones worked as an executive assistant on staff.

“I just have been looking for this great guy with these great qualities and he’s been right next to me the whole time,” Jones said in a Nightline interview in November.

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Susan Lucci: Not Responsible for Delay in 'All My Children' Return

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- The return of the soap opera All My Children as an Internet series has been put on hold, but longtime star Susan Lucci says she's not to blame.

It was recently reported that Prospect Park, which is licensing All My Children and another canceled ABC daytime drama -- One Life to Live -- for its new website,, has postponed the re-launch of AMC indefinitely.

In a statement on her Facebook page, Lucci, who played Erica Kane on All My Children for more than four decades, says there are false media reports floating around that she played some sort of role in Prospect Park's decision.  She writes that she told Prospect Park in September that she would be interested in continuing with All My Children if it was committed to producing the show for another year.

However, she says, "I have not heard back from Prospect Park since then, in fact, I learned of their decision not to proceed with All My Children at the same time you did, through the media."

Prospect Park still plans on re-launching One Life to Live on after the soap airs its ABC finale in January.  The website is not yet live.

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'All My Children' Ends 41-Year Run

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- After 41 years on the air, the ABC daytime soap All My Children will air its final televised episode Friday afternoon.  The finale will take a look back at the significant story lines and characters in Pine Valley since the show's debut in January 1970.

Susan Lucci has starred on All My Children since the beginning, playing Erica Kane.  The series' famous alumni include Kelly Ripa, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Josh Duhamel, Amanda Seyfried, Christian Slater, Eva LaRue, Kim Delaney, Melissa Leo and Mischa Barton.

Though it's ending its network run, All My Children is expected to continue as an Internet-only program beginning in January.  Cameron Mathison, who plays Ryan on the show, thinks the move may not be such a bad thing.

He says, "You can watch any episode at anytime wherever you want in the world and you can choose the advertising that you're going to be, y'know, advertised, so, it makes more sense for something like that right now."

All My Children will be replaced in ABC's daytime lineup by the new talk show The Chew.

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Stars Sign On for Online Version of ‘All My Children’

ABC, Inc.(NEW YORK ) -- Diehard soap fans will be able to get their daily dose of heartbreak, homicide, marriages, and medical mysteries from the town of Pine Valley when All My Children moves online.  

A number of cast members have signed on for the online version of the groundbreaking soap opera.

After 41 years, the classic ABC soap opera is set to go off the air on Sept. 23.  All My Children was one of daytime TV’s top-rated soaps, and the first to address social issues like birth control and abortion. Low ratings and high costs resulted in its cancellation.

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Report: Susan Lucci Blasts Exec for 'All My Children' Cancellation

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- All My Children is just three weeks away from fading to black, but Susan Lucci isn't going quietly.

The actress, who has played Erica Kane on the soap for more than four decades, has reportedly included a new epilogue to the paperback edition of her memoir that blasts the ABC executive who pulled the plug on the long-running series.

At the close of All My Life: A Memoir in paperback, The New York Post reports Lucci blasts the head of ABC Daytime Programming, saying, "I watched Brian Frons' decisions destroy the production of our show and the lives of people on both sides of the country."

Saying the executive has a "fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance," Lucci writes Frons was "self-congratulatory" when he told the cast and crew AMC was being canceled.

A rep for the network told The Post, "We have all the respect in the world for Susan, and are very sorry she felt the need to write this epilogue to an otherwise incredible career."

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Confirms Guest Spot on 'All My Children'

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Former soap star Sarah Michelle Gellar confirmed that she will make a guest appearance on All My Children.

Gellar spoke to television critics in Beverly Hills on Thursday about her new CW show Ringer. The 34-year-old said she was devastated when she heard the long-running soap -- affectionately known as AMC -- was ending.

"I didn't understand," Gellar said. "It just doesn't make sense to me."

She says she will not return as Kendall, which she played starting in 1993 -- winning a Daytime Emmy for her efforts -- since another actress has taken over the role.

As producers prepare for the show's fade to black in September, other stars have decided to return to say goodbye, including Transformers star Josh Duhamel, and comic legend Carol Burnett.

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Former 'All My Children' Co-Stars to Return in September

ABC, Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- Married couple and former All My Children co-stars Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening will return to the ABC soap this September to reprise their respective roles of "Babe" Chandler and Jamie Martin.

All My Children
leaves the air that month.

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'All My Children' Bringing Back Original Stars

ABC, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- All My Children fans will get to see some of the long-running soap's original stars back in action in September.

David Canary, who played devious Adam Chandler beginning in 1983; Julia Barr, who played Brooke English starting in 1976;  Ray MacDonnell who played Dr. Joe Martin since the soap's debut in 1970; and Lee Meriwether, who played MacDonnell's on-screen wife Ruth back in 1996 will all reprise their roles on ABC's daytime drama.

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