Big news on the Internet front: The Online Network, which will soon be airing the rebooted versions of two canceled network soaps, will also be offering original weekly recap shows. "MORE One Life to Live" and "MORE All My Children," will provide fans of the shows a chance to catch up on the most memorable moments.
Original episodes of "AMC" and "OLTL," which will premiere April 29, will be seen Monday thru Thursday each week, and are free to viewers via Hulu and available to subscribers of Hulu Plus and through iTunes.
Friday's half-hour installments, hosted by former local L.A. news correspondent and anchor Leslie Miller, will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and one-on-one interviews with the series' stars. Fans will also be able to interact with the stars in real time through Twitter and Skype. Plus, both shows will feature a variety of original lifestyle segments, ranging from fashion to beauty to relationship advice.
Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz, the founders of TOLN's parent company, Prospect Park, said: "We are truly excited about the opportunity to offer our passionate and loyal fans with yet another vehicle to connect with their favorite stars. Creating relevant content that matters to our viewers has always been our goal -- this series, produced by some of the best in the business, will be ... another way for our audience to get up close and personal with these two beloved series."
We have also learned that Canadian fans of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will be able to watch the shows on the FX Canada channel. FX Canada is the only television channel that will be broadcasting the shows, which also debut on April 29. Canadian fans are no doubt thrilled about this announcement, since they were not going to be able to watch the shows online. Viewers should check their local listings, but at this time it appeared that "All My Children" would air at noon and "One Life to Live" at 12:30 p.m.
Zack Conroy, who plays fashion photographer Oliver on "The Bold and the Beautiful," will be making some appearances on "Y&R" as part of the storyline about the new fashion line that Chelsea, played by Melissa Claire Egan, is planning to launch. In the near future, there may be more "B&B" characters making appearances on "Y&R." Conroy appears on May 21.
Returning to "B&B" for brief appearances this week are Dan Martin as Lt. Baker, Aaron D. Spears as Justin Barber and Jon Hensley as Dr. Meade.
Brandon Barash makes his last appearance on "General Hospital" as Johnny Zacchara this week. Vanessa Marcil, who returned to "GH" as part of the show's 50th anniversary, also makes her last appearances this week, when Brenda Barrett leaves town.
Veteran actor Tony Todd is playing the short-term role of Tyler and Leslie's father, Gus Rogan, on "Y&R." Todd is new to daytime, but familiar to fans of such films as "Night of the Living Dead" (1992) and "Candyman."