OWN has acquired the first 40 episodes of each of the Online Network’s soaps and will air them over 10 weeks beginning July 15.
“These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base, not to mention Oprah herself is a big fan,” said OWN prexy Erik Logan. “Many of our viewers across numerous platforms have expressed their passion for the soaps, so we are especially excited to air this limited engagement on OWN.”
The series, which ran for four decades on ABC before leaving the air in 2011, made their return digitally on April 29. Originally airing four days a week, their schedules were halved to two original episodes for each per week in May, with Prospect Park producers Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz saying that data indicated viewers were having trouble keeping up with the volume.