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The Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The Online Network's All My Children and One Life to Live, the network announced on Wednesday.

"These shows have proven to be very popular with a significant, loyal fan base, not to mention Oprah herself is a big fan," OWN President Erik Logan said. "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."

Weekly All My Children, One Life to Live episodes to be released Mondays

Beginning on July 15 and continuing for 10 weeks, OWN will air half-hour episodes of each show Monday through Thursday. All My Children will air at 1 p.m. ET/PT and One Life to Live will air at 3 p.m. ET/PT.

"We are really excited to bring OWN viewers and our audience at large an opportunity to catch up on All My Children and One Life to Live on traditional television," Jeff Kwatinetz, the CEO of Prospect Park Networks, said. "We look forward to our millions of fans enjoying the first 40 episodes of the shows."

Earlier this week, The Online Network announced they were changing their release schedule to debut a week's worth of episodes of each soap every Monday.