If it’s not for TV, then it must be for internet TV. This is the case for two canceled soap operas on ABC – All My Children and One Life to Live.
Hollywood producers Rich Frank formerly of Walt Disney TV and Jeff Kwatinetz, a talent manager, have taken the two old dramas online in the hope of gaining lifelong fans. Starting today, half-hour episodes will be shown via the free Hulu.com website and the paid service Hulu Plus from Monday to Thursday. The two apparently want to take advantage of the growing interest on TV series shown online pioneered by the House of Cards.
In reviving the old drama series, the two Hollywood veterans also aim to capture the younger and more internet-savvy audience through the use of modern music, contemporary actors and faster-paced storylines. At the same time, they still want to gain the attention of the older viewers with the same suspense and drama the series was known for. This move is considered to be a test for the oldies whether they will be enticed to migrate online. [Read more…]