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What If...
What If (ABC) title
Genre Web series
Soap opera
Directed by Frank Valentini
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Running time 5 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC.com
Original run July 12 – August 30, 2010
Chronology
Related shows General 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]

ProductionEdit

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]

CastEdit

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]

EpisodesEdit

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep1" style="text-align: center; ">1</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Sonny and Erica: Love in a Time of Claustrophobia" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[8]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep2" style="text-align: center; ">2</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ryan and Carly: How to be Bad" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[9]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep3" style="text-align: center; ">3</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Todd and Spinelli:Fear of Flying" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>12, 2010 (2010-07-12)[10]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep4" style="text-align: center; ">4</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Jason and Greenlee: Blame it on the Alcohol" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>19, 2010 (2010-07-19)[11]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep5" style="text-align: center; ">5</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Angie & Jesse and Starr: Why Did I Get Married?" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>26, 2010 (2010-07-26)[12]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep6" style="text-align: center; ">6</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Dante and Tess: I Might Like You Better If We Slept Together" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>2, 2010 (2010-08-02)[13]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep7" style="text-align: center; ">7</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Luke and Viki: Pain in My Heart" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>9, 2010 (2010-08-09)[14]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep8" style="text-align: center; ">8</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Rex and Maxie: Learning to Fly" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>16, 2010 (2010-08-16)[15]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep9" style="text-align: center; ">9</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Tad and Blair: I Suck at Love" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>23, 2010 (2010-08-23)[16]</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><th scope="row" id="ep10" style="text-align: center; ">10</th> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"John and Sam: Love in an Elevator" </td><td>Frank Valentini</td><td>Sara Saedi</td><td>30, 2010 (2010-08-30)[17]</td></tr>
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ReferencesEdit

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  2. "38th Daytime Emmy Award - Creative Arts Emmy Winners". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/_pdf/day_1011_creative_arts_winners.pdf. 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. http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/video-abc-daytime-what-ifs-web-series-character-mash-up-is-almost-here/2010/06/08/. 
  4. "We Love Soaps: ABC Daytime "What If" Episodes Launch July 12". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/07/abc-daytime-what-if-episodes-launch.html#_/exjun_. 
  5. "ABC Launching Soaps Mash-Up Web Series". Webseriesnetwork.com. http://webseriesnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/abc-launching-soaps-mashup-web. 
  6. "ABC Soaps Launch 'What If' Web Series". The Huffington Post. http://www.aoltv.com/2010/07/12/abc-soaps-launch-what-if-web-series/. 
  7. "'What If': ABC Takes a Crack at the Soap Opera Mashup". Tubefilter. http://www.tubefilter.com/2010/05/11/what-if-abc-takes-a-crack-at-the-soap-opera-mashup/. 
  8. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Erica Kane Meets Sonny Corinthos". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/07/abccom-what-if-web-series-erica-meets.html. 
  9. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Carly Meets Ryan". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/07/abccom-what-if-web-series-carly-meets.html. 
  10. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Todd Meets Spinelli". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/07/abccom-what-if-web-series-todd-meets.html. 
  11. Kevin Mulcahy Jr.. "We Love Soaps: 'What If' Web Series: Greenlee Meets Jason". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/07/abccom-what-if-web-series-greenlee.html. 
  12. Kevin Mulcahy Jr.. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Angie & Jesse Meet Starr". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/07/abccom-what-if-web-series-angie-jesse.html. 
  13. Kevin Mulcahy Jr.. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Dante Meets Tess". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/08/abccom-what-if-web-series-dante-meets.html. 
  14. Kevin Mulcahy Jr.. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Viki Lord Meets Luke Spencer". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/08/abccom-what-if-web-series-viki-lord.html. 
  15. Kevin Mulcahy Jr.. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Rex Balson Met Maxie Jones". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/08/abccom-what-if-web-series-rex-balson.html. 
  16. Kevin Mulcahy Jr.. "We Love Soaps: ABC.com WHAT IF Web Series: Blair Cramer Meets Tad Martin". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/2010/08/abccom-what-if-web-series-blair-cramer.html. 
  17. "We Love Soaps: What If". We Love Soaps. http://www.welovesoaps.net/search/label/What%20If?&max-results=9. 
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