What If... (web series)

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What If...
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GenreWeb series
Soap opera
Directed byFrank Valentini
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Running time5 minutes
Release
Original networkABC.com
Original releaseJuly 12 – August 30, 2010
Chronology
Related showsGeneral Hospital
All My Children
One Life to Live

What If... is an American web series that acts as a crossover among three ABC soap operas, General Hospital, All My Children and One Life to Live. The ten-part series was originally streamed on ABC.com from July 12 to August 30, 2010. It won a Daytime Emmy Award for New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment.[1][2]

Production[edit]

ABC announced that a web series would crossover their three soap operas in June 2010.[3] The first episode was made available on ABC.com on July 12, 2010.[4] One Life to Live executive producer Frank Valentini directed the ten-part series.[5] What If... revolved around characters from two of the three series meeting each other and interacting in a shared alternate reality, not in continuity with any of the series.[6]

Cast[edit]

Each episode features two cast members from either General Hospital, All My Children, or One Life to Live. The following is a list of featured cast members.[7]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original stream date
1"Sonny and Erica: Love in a Time of Claustrophobia"Frank ValentiniSara SaediJuly 12, 2010 (2010-07-12) [8]
2"Ryan and Carly: How to be Bad"Frank ValentiniSara SaediJuly 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[9]
3"Todd and Spinelli:Fear of Flying"Frank ValentiniSara SaediJuly 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[10]
4"Jason and Greenlee: Blame it on the Alcohol"Frank ValentiniSara SaediJuly 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)[11]
5"Angie & Jesse and Starr: Why Did I Get Married?"Frank ValentiniSara SaediJuly 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)[12]
6"Dante and Tess: I Might Like You Better If We Slept Together"Frank ValentiniSara SaediAugust 2, 2010 (2010-08-02)[13]
7"Luke and Viki: Pain in My Heart"Frank ValentiniSara SaediAugust 9, 2010 (2010-08-09)[14]
8"Rex and Maxie: Learning to Fly"Frank ValentiniSara SaediAugust 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)[15]
9"Tad and Blair: I Suck at Love"Frank ValentiniSara SaediAugust 23, 2010 (2010-08-23)[16]
10"John and Sam: Love in an Elevator"Frank ValentiniSara SaediAugust 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "38th Daytime Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  2. ^ "38th Daytime Emmy Award - Creative Arts Emmy Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ "VIDEO: ABC Daytime What If's web series character mash-up is almost here!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps.
  4. ^ "We Love Soaps: ABC Daytime "What If" Episodes Launch July 12". We Love Soaps.
  5. ^ "ABC Launching Soaps Mash-Up Web Series". Webseriesnetwork.com.
  6. ^ "ABC Soaps Launch 'What If' Web Series". The Huffington Post.
  7. ^ "'What If': ABC Takes a Crack at the Soap Opera Mashup". Tubefilter.
  8. ^ "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Erica Kane Meets Sonny Corinthos". We Love Soaps.
  9. ^ "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Carly Meets Ryan". We Love Soaps.
  10. ^ "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Todd Meets Spinelli". We Love Soaps.
  11. ^ Kevin Mulcahy Jr. "We Love Soaps: 'What If' Web Series: Greenlee Meets Jason". We Love Soaps.
  12. ^ Kevin Mulcahy Jr. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Angie & Jesse Meet Starr". We Love Soaps.
  13. ^ Kevin Mulcahy Jr. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Dante Meets Tess". We Love Soaps.
  14. ^ Kevin Mulcahy Jr. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Viki Lord Meets Luke Spencer". We Love Soaps.
  15. ^ Kevin Mulcahy Jr. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Rex Balson Met Maxie Jones". We Love Soaps.
  16. ^ Kevin Mulcahy Jr. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Blair Cramer Meets Tad Martin". We Love Soaps.
  17. ^ "We Love Soaps: What If". We Love Soaps.