Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“One Life to Live” Exec Producer Signs on for Online Version


The executive producer of “One Life to Live,” Frank Valentini, has signed on with Prospect Park Productions for the online version of the show. The ABC soap finishes its run on the network in January 2012. Several of the “One Life” actors including star Erika Slezak have reached deals with Prospect Park as well. What isn’t clear is what’s happening with “All My Children” and star Susan Lucci. “AMC”  wraps up in one week on ABC after 41 years. But so far there’s been little word on Lucci and the fate of her show. Prospect Park is in a tough position. There’s no “AMC” without Lucci. So they’ve got to make her happy for the whole thing to move forward. Hopefully principals Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank will make a deal with her before next Friday.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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