Monday, July 15, 2013

Oprah Video: 'I Heard You! We're Having A Summer Fling With The Soaps!'

Oprah Winfrey has made in a new video promoting the arrival of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on her OWN network starting July 15.

"I heard you! You posted, you tweeted, you Facebooked, and I listened. And now they're here! Pine Valley, Llanview, Victoria Lord, Adam Chandler, Angie & Jesse, all of your favorites. We're having a Summer Fling with the soaps."

Check out the video below:

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is kicking off the network’s previously announced summer fling for soap fans with a marathon of back-to-back original half-hour episodes of The OnLine Network’s reprisal of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on Monday, July 15.

The first three episodes of ALL MY CHILDREN will air from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 1:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.

The first three episodes of ONE LIFE TO LIVE will air from 2-3:30 p.m. ET on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 3:30 p.m. Original episodes will then air daily at 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.

- ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE Coming To Oprah's OWN For A 10-Week Limited Engagement Starting July 15 (First 40 Episodes)


  1. Too little to late miss winfrey. You finally see how dedicated we soap fans are & now that your network is not doing so well, you want soap fans to help save your network just like we did to AMC & OLTL. Well I for one will not give you or your network my time, since you could care less about saving them in the first place.

  2. I agree. Her OWN is geared to a certain demographics and her ego did not want to change that when her network started. Then when she saw that not many of her ABC Talk Show audience was tuning in to OWN (which is a premium cable channel), her ego took a licking. Then she hooks up with Tyler Perry to have him save her, and now that he saved her, now she wants to act "the savior" of the soaps since her ego has been refilled. If it wasn't for AMC, OLTL & GH on ABC, Orpah's tv show would not have gotten the ratings it did, she used them as lead in audiences for her talk show. I also will not be watching OLTL/AMC on OWN because Oprah is not doing this sincerely to save the help the soaps. If she was she'd have done this in 2012.

  3. While I don't think one needs to fawn over Oprah's action, I really don't think disdain is the way to go either. Look at it this way: OWN is creating an additional revenue stream for the two shows, which should contribute to their financial health. As always, it's about the bottom line. Also, as I recall, one of PP's stated goals was to find a venue where AMC & OLTL could be repurposed on regular broadcast or cable television, and I believe many fans still want that. Well, here ya go. - jmho

  4. I agree with FoxCrane. If one of the goals (as stated by PP) is to create additional revenue streams to sustain production of these shows (and isn't continuity of these shows the ultimate goal?), then it is indeed not 'too little too late' as some may have asserted.
    The financial health of this productions as well as the future of these shows are still very much an active, ongoing construct.

  5. PP will decide whether to renew AMC and OLTL at some point. I'm rooting for their success on OWN, Hulu, HuluPlus, iTunes, iTunes Canada and anywhere else they show these shows. It seems like it can only help make a decision to renew more likely.

  6. Plus, if these two shows can attain a level of success on OWN, then it could further OWN's move to backing more serialized drama, both original and syndicated. That's how it can go with cable channels. They start out as one thing, but as soon as they 'click' with the audience on one type of show, they begin to develop that as their niche: the "channel drift" phenomenon.