How to watch OLTL online

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Revisit life in Llanview.

With the exception of Days of our Lives, all three of the other current daytime soaps are now showing past episodes to deal with the problems posed by the health crisis. With classic episodes airing in the place of new ones, plenty of viewers are interested in reliving more memories from favorite shows which are no longer with us.

ABC soap One Life to Live premiered in July 1968 and soon inched its way to being one of the most popular shows on daytime. Created by Agnes Nixon and set on the east coast in Llanview, a fictional suburb of Philadelphia. The series was originally to be called Between Heaven and Hell as it highlighted class, ethnic conflict, and social issues to a greater degree than common to daytime before. Over the course of its 43 years on the air, this included groundbreaking examinations of drug addiction, prostitution, rape, homosexuality, baby mix-ups, many affairs, and the occasional murder trial. You can relive some of the history of your favorite Llanview families like the Balsoms, Lords, Rileys, Buchanans, and Wolecks by delving into our rich archive of recaps, news stories, and columns covering One Life to Live’s final years in detail.

In 2011, the series was canceled on ABC so production company Prospect Park transformed it into an online serial with Agnes Nixon acting as a consultant. One Life to Live ran on ABC until January 2012, at which point it moved online through Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network. Sadly, this only lasted from the end of April until mid-August. But the good news is, you can still watch episodes from that time streaming straight to your device.

The revived One Life to Live starred Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado), Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning), Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord), Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan), Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning), Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers), and Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan).

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