Earlier today, ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Robin Strasser (Dorian) revealed a whopper of a secret when she tweeted that the soap’s headwriter, Ron Carlivati, was headed to GENERAL HOSPITAL to take on a position as a script writer, in hopes of eventually becoming co-headwriter. “Yo, I’m taking heat for leaving early?” the actress asked.
Insiders tell Soaps In Depth that the rumor about OLTL’s enormously talented headwriter joining the GH writing team is indeed true. But OLTL fans do not have to worry about him leaving them high and dry: our well-placed sources report that Carlivati will be writing OLTL ’til the last episode in January 2012. So keep watching!
UPDATE: ABC Daytime has released a statement from Carlivati regarding his move to GH after OLTL wraps production. “I remain fully committed to Frank Valentini and OLTL as the show’s headwriter until the series concludes in January of 2012,” he says. “It has been my distinct honor to write for Agnes Nixon’s groundbreaking soap opera for the past fifteen years, and it will be with a heavy heart that I, along with my incredibly talented team, pen its finale. At that time, I am happy to announce that I will then be joining the writing team of GH, and am thrilled to be working once again with executive producer Jill Phelps as well as new headwriter Garin Wolf.”