“One Life To Live” to get one more life in Stamford

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Pictured: Jill Larson, right, who portrayed Opal Cortlandt on the popular daytime drama, “All My Children,” will star in a reboot of the show, to be produced by Prospect Park’s Online Network in Stamford beginning Feb. 25.

Expect an uptick in faked pregnancies, illicit love affairs and multiple personality disorders in Stamford in the coming months.

“All My Children” and “One Life To Live” — two of television’s longest-running and most-beloved soap operas — will begin filming in the city on Feb. 25, according to Prospect Park’s The Online Network, the company producing the two series.

New 30-minute episodes of the previously defunct programs will air each weekday starting this spring. Both will be available to stream online via Hulu.com and iTunes.

“Breathing new life into the storied franchises, Prospect Park and The Online Network will blend updated themes and fresh faces with the fan-favorite Emmy-winning actors and writers who made these series must-watch viewing for legions of loyal fans,” the company said in a press release.

Despite having been off the air for more than a year each, many familiar faces have signed onto the “AMC” and “OLTL” reboots. Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, Vincent Irizarry, Lindsay Hartley, Jordi Vilasuso, Jill Larson and Thorsten Kaye are returning to “AMC.” Meanwhile, the cast of “One Life to Live” will include series vets Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, Tuc Watkins, Robert S. Woods, Kassie DePaiva, Jerry verDorn, Florencia Lozano, Melissa Archer, Hillary B. Smith, Kelley Missal, Josh Kelly, and Andrew Trischitta.

“All My Children” aired on ABC for 41 years, from Jan. 5, 1970 to Sept. 23, 2011 while “One Life To Live” broadcast for more than 43 years, also on ABC, from July 15, 1968, to Jan. 13, 2012

Scott Gargan

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