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Tell Grandma Not to Panic: 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' Will Air Online

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meets Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) on "All My Children"
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It was the ax-falling heard 'round the world, or at least among those who cherish their daily ABC "stories." When the network announced in April they were pulling the plug on long-running soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" after 41 and 44 years, respectively, drama junkies (and grandmas) everywhere soaked through their hankies. But fear not: Both series will return with new episodes to be shown online.A deal is being put together between ABC and Prospect Park, and an announcement of start dates for the shows will be revealed once the details are hammered out. It is not known yet if AMC will continue to film here in Los Angeles, where the production moved with much hubub in 2009 (our Mayor and City Council President took some time out of their schedules to film guest appearances, too).

With AMC ending on September 23 and OLTL in January 2012, there is still time to teach your grandma how to get online and find the streaming content. (Don't forget to mention you can't use a VCR on the internet.)