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'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' to return online April 29

Chapman Baehler

'All My Children' cast

Like so many of their own infamous soap characters, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" have come back to life.

After officially being declared dead last year, the serial dramas are returning with brand-new daily episodes -- only online instead of network TV.

The soaps' savior, Prospect Park's The Online Network, confirmed that free, broadcast-quality versions of "AMC" and "OLTL" will debut on Hulu and iTunes on Monday, April 29.

Chapman Baehler

'One Life to Live' cast

"We thank the fans whose tenaciousness to see these shows return made this historical moment possible, said Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank. "We are determined to repay their support by delivering new and creatively groundbreaking episodes that both the fans, as well as legions of new viewers, will love."

Although the series have been cut down to 30 minutes instead of their original hour, Kwatinetz and Frank emphasize that they are "unencumbered by the creative constraints of traditional broadcast television (and will) deliver story lines, style and characters that are stronger, with more dimension than ever."

Creative consultant Agnes Nixon, the creator of both shows, added: "I am so pleased that our dream of bringing these two series back to life is coming to fruition. I am grateful to Prospect Park for their unwavering commitment to this project and to the amazingly talented casts of 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' – their devotion to these franchises has made this moment possible. And to the fans – well, we wouldn't be here without you."

The recurring cast and guest stars "will be announced in the weeks ahead," confirmed the online network.

Production began on "All My Children" Feb. 25, and shooting will begin next week for "One Life to Live."

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