Jori Petersen, the ABC Daytime VP PR guru told TV Guide Magazine that One Life to Live is not going anywhere contrary to fans getting in more of an uproar when news broke of a possible Tori Spelling talk show, that might shake up the ABC Daytime block of three soaps. Since One Life had been the show lowest in the ratings, Petersen took time out to calm the fears. ”We want OLTL to succeed and are doing everything we can to facilitate that. We want the show to be fantastic and robust. There are no plans for cancellation.”
Then, Petersen addressed the swirling rumors that OLTL head scribe, Ron Carlivati will be given the heave-ho when his contract expires with the show due to the hiring of current ATWT scribe, Jean Passanante. “Jean was brought in to help Ron at Ron’s request. There are plans to take the show in a new and different direction, and we have absolute confidence that Ron will make that happen. The network in firmly behind him.”
So what will the new direction be? Stay tuned.