Two American soap opera institutions are receiving a second chance at life after they were pulled off the scrap heap and air was pushed into their tiny lungs - in the form of the internet.
Now, online revivals of All My Children and One Life to Live are heading north of the border, likely to get them some Kraft Dinner.
FX Canada will be the only network in North America that has permission to air the new soap operas under the terms of the new deal signed with Prospect Park's The Online Network.
On April 29, the shows premiere in Canada, with All My Children airing at noon, then One Life to Live following at 12:30 p.m.
“All My Children and One Life to Live are a unique addition to FX Canada’s slate of provocative and critically acclaimed dramas,” said Scott Moore, president of broadcast at FX Canada parent Rogers Media.
Both shows previously aired in Canada on CTV Two before they were cancelled. There are no plans currently for the shows to air in Canada on the internet or any on-demand service. In America, both shows will be viewable on iTunes or Hulu.
“Our partnership with Rogers answers an overwhelming demand from viewers in Canada to access our transformed All My Children and One Life to Live programming and incrementally furthers our footprint across all of North America,” said Prospect Park’s Rich Frank.