All My Children and One Life to Live are returning to TV.
Oprah Winfreys OWN network says its acquired the first 40 episodes of the daytime dramas revival on The Online Network. Theyll air Monday through Thursday for a 10-week period beginning July 15.
In a statement Wednesday, OWN President Erik Logan said: These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base.
When the two soaps were canceled by ABC in 2011, fans begged Winfrey to give them a second life on OWN.
She responded by releasing a video message on her website saying she couldnt save the shows because there just are not enough people who are home in the daytime to watch them.
CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ set to return
CNN is bringing its political show Crossfire back on the air this fall with Newt Gingrich as one of the combatants.
The original political talk show on cable news aired on CNN from 1982 until 2005. The new version will air on weekdays, although CNN said Wednesday that the show has no time slot yet.
Gingrich, the former House speaker and presidential candidate, is one of two hosts from the right matched against two liberal voices. Conservative commentator S. E. Cupp, who also works at The Blaze, is Gingrichs conservative partner.
Stephanie Cutter, who is a former campaign spokeswoman for President Barack Obama, will be speaking from the left. Shell be joined by Van Jones, an advocate for green projects.
Taylor-Hilton gown fetches large price
The gown that an 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor wore for her first wedding to hotel heir Conrad Nicky Hilton Jr. has fetched $187,931 at a London auction.
Christies director Nicolette Tomkinson said Wednesdays sale price, more than double the highest estimate, reflected the gowns significance in the history of film and fashion.
Taylor wore the cream-colored, seed pearl-encrusted satin dress – complete with waist-cinching built-in corset – to the first of her eight weddings in May 1950. Hundreds of guests including Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire turned up, and studio MGM boasted that more stars than there are in heaven attended.
Taylor and Hilton divorced months later.