Soap Opera News & Spoilers: 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' Marathon to Premiere on Oprah's OWN: New Details

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Soap opera fans, rejoice! 

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 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 1:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16. 

The first three episodes of One Life to Live will air from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET on July 15, with the third episode repeating at 3:30 p.m.  Original episodes will then air daily at 3:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, July 16.  

Last week, OWN announced the network is hosting a summer fling for soap fans as the network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network's reprisal of the popular daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live for a special exclusive 10-week limited engagement.   

"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, 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." 
 
"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," said Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO Prospect Park Networks.  "We look forward to our millions of fans enjoying the first 40 episodes of the shows."   

All My Children revisits the citizens of Pine Valley following the cliffhanger finale of the long-running network series, which saw a gun pointed at a room filled with the community's elite, and a shot ringing out.  Now, five years later, longtime series characters including Brooke English (Julia Barr) and Adam Chandler (David Canary) reflect on the aftermath of that fateful event, new characters are introduced, and life in Pine Valley continues to be fueled by the drama . 

As One Life to Live makes its return to the small screen, everyone in Llanview, PA is preparing for the opening of a new nightclub, Shelter.  But the fun and games of Llanview's nightlife are soon interrupted by a murder that puts everyone on edge.  

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