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Susie Bedsow Horgan OUT As Co-Head Writer Of One Life to Live!

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Susie Bedsow Horgan has left her position as co-head writer of the revival of One Life to Live.  The news first broke via Soap Opera Network indicated that for personal reasons she needed to step down and informed the show last week.

Today in a statement released from Prospect Park on Horgan’s departure it stated,  “We want to thank Susie for her contribution to One Life to Live.  She is moving on and we wish her well.   We have an extraordinary writer’s room at the show and we are looking forward to fans seeing what they’ve been up to when we launch on April 29th.”

As for now, Thom Racina will continue as head writer of One Life to Live.  Just what new additions might be added to the team in the months ahead, stay tuned!

So soap fans, what do you think of the sudden departure of Susie Bedsow Horgan from One Life?  Hogan had last written for the show back in the 90’s.  Let us know your thoughts!

 

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Rachel Elisabeth
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Rachel Elisabeth

Eeep It hasn’t even aired yet but Erika Slezack mentioned liking being in her hands… hope all is okay with her.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Maybe OLTL wants to have RC back and GH could get a new head writer
or our great old writers, who gave us all our great love story couples and
fantastic story lines…..

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I highly doubt they want RC back.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Hell no. Ron must stay at Gh with Frank

Rod
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Rod

ARE YOU CRAZY!!!! No old GH writers back!! They where ruining GH!!! Ron & Frank ARE AMAZING!!! Love stories please it was all mob driven, now I like the mob stuff but not shoved down my throat daily!!! BRAVO FRANK & RON

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I agree i was sick of the mob stories all the time too!

Alan
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Alan

I wish Ron Carlivati could write OLTL and GH. The writers chosen for the AMC and OLTL revivals don’t give me a lot of hope for the shows’ success…

Cassie
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Cassie

Ron is doing a fantastic job with GH – he is preserving the history of the show. Even Tony Geary, Jane Elliot and Kin Shriner have given him and Frank props for saving GH. He isn’t going anywhere let alone to OLTL.

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

Seems very strange that Susie B Horgan would leave soap already. Maybe she really does have a very personal reason – something to do with her family and home life and nothing to do with OLTL????? On the other hand, maybe she didn’t get along with head writer!!!!!! Another mystery in the life of Soaps!!!!!!

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

She is Erika Slezak’s friend & I hope things are ok. Erika liked her writing so I hope it doesn’t hurt Viki. I hope Susie will be happy wherever she goes.

Jan
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Jan

Something’s wrong there, not liking this however but could be anything.

ricardo
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ricardo

maybe susan decided this will not work at all. i have wrote many many times here. i did say that one life to live will be a big hit. i hope i am right. lets pray everyone and hopefully everyone will watch one life to live. this is the last chance everyone. if know one watches it will be cancelled. we need sexy foxy roxy back on one life to live. producers call ilene now. i dont care if she is on contract or recuring. just get her back on our soap. roxy was funny and always made me laugh.

jimh
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jimh

Makes me wonder if she really is leaving for personal reasons, or was it backstage conflict: maybe different opinions of how the storyline should go? Who knows? Hopefully there isnt more problems ahead!

Joshua
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Joshua

I’m inclined to think along these lines.

Perhaps Prospect Park wanted her stories to be racier or politically-toned in nature?

I loved her writing for “One Life to Live” around 1995 and 1996. She wrote some of the best material for Blair, Todd and Marty. THIS REALLY SUCKS!

jimh
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jimh

I missed a lot of good stuff from what ive read what the story was then…i had a lot going on in my life at that time i rarely could watch so i understand if she left for personal reasons but everyone has problems at some point in their life and rarely leave their job…you could be right about them wanting her stories be racier and politically toned in nature, and id leave too if that was the case…i like good old fashioned romance, family drama and mystery in character driven storylines. But i guess a lot of people seem… Read more »

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Sounds like there are issues already with this relaunch. Good thing the three actors will be on GH!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Leaving for personal reasons can mean anything from a sickness in the family to I can’t stand my boss to my boss can’t stand me. Whatever the low down I am sure they are so invested in this project that her departure will not derail anything. I wish her well and hope whatever cause her to resign isn’t too serious.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

So sorry to hear this. I certainly wish her well.

su0000
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su0000

hmm

Sigmund Freud:

”Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!”

(don’t do over-thinking and making it something other than it is )

Lin
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Lin

i hopt this not hurt the show. I hope this is not a bad sign. I wish the show so much good luck, to all the writers, crew, actors, etc.

jon
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jon

looks like the thing is imploding already and it hasn’t even aired

Mo
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Mo

Already?!

heidi
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heidi

I”ll just say… I hope the envelope isn’t being pushed to far…

Jen
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Jen

All the actors at OLTL seem to be happy, and that tells me there is some good storytelling going on. I hate to see a good storyteller go! I hope they get someone in there who understands the core of the characters and what makes them tick (aka their history and moods). Side note: FV and RC did a good job under ABC but they need to STAY w/ ABC and let us have back the OLTL that we fell in love with.

Kelly
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Kelly

I had heard that there has been some conflict as to how much screen time/stories the veteran characters are getting vs the “newbies” and Susie was not happy with being told to go in that direction. Hope that’s not going to be the case.

Joshua
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Joshua

I can see this being the case.

Which means, we probably will only see Vicki, Clint and Dorian once a week. Pretty much as often as we saw Renee and Nigel when the show was on ABC.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

From the brief conversation I was able to have with her outside the studio when we held a welcome back rally…I doubt it had anything to do with problems inside the studio or with OLTL. I don’t know anything for sure, just my own feeling. I believe it is completely personal.
THE SHOW IS FINE AND WILL BE FINE!
Best wishes Susan.

jp
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jp

I agree. I dont remember where I read it, but I felt she had some other project she was working on that had not taken off yet. I think she had took this opportunity until that project began. It probably happened sooner then what she thought.

I am sure she had a hand in getting OLTL running, and is left in good hands.

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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Sarah Joy Brown Directs Haley Pullos, Carolyn Hennesy, Eric Martsolf in New ‘Red Riding Hoods’ Podcast

What happens when a team of “Final Girls” (sole survivors of horrific mass murders) join forces to hunt malevolent entities while uncovering the apocalyptic conspiracy uniting them? Well, you have to listen to the brand new Horror Podcast Network’s latest offering Red Riding Hoods to find out. But here’s the twist! There are some daytime notables involved in the series.

Chief among them is three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Sarah Joy Brown (Ex-Carly and Claudia, GH) who directs the podcast series, a first for her career.

Along for the ride with Sarah are none other than General Hospital’s Haley Pullos (Molly) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), as well as Brown’s former DAYS co-star, Eric Martsolf (Brady) who all have roles within the story.

New episodes of the series began to roll out this past Monday on October 11th and there will be another installment every Monday thereafter.

Red Riding Hoods is available on all major podcast streaming platforms including: Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.   You can also listen to the podcast via the Violet Hour Media website here.

So, let us know if you check out Red Riding Hoods via the comment section below or are intrigued to hear the show!

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B&B’s Annika Noelle Shares Her Heartache on Pregnancy Loss

In a very well-written and touching essay written by The Bold and the Beautiful’s Annika Noelle (Hope), herself, the actress shares with the readers details of two miscarriages that she had not publicly revealed until this time.

In her story for Glamour entitled, “Losing a Child in the Limelight”, Noelle shares the heartache and pain of losing a child while filming the demands of a soap opera, and especially Hope’s storyline which for months featured so much emotion and so many tears after the baby loss storyline on-air she was the vehicle in which to tell the tale.

However in real life, Noelle was going through something as well.  Annika reveals how she and her fiancé found out she was pregnant, and then 10 weeks later she lost the baby.  When they tried again, she lost the baby at 8 weeks.

In an excerpt, Annika expressed about keeping her pain private while working on the soap: “Fans and news articles speculated whether I was pregnant or just gained weight during quarantine. And once again the storyline called for ceaseless tears when I felt like I had no more to give. I guess looking back at it now, I was scared to jinx anything. I didn’t want people to know and have things not work out. And yet I wish I had because I would have given anything to have the understanding and support of the cast and crew. I felt so alone. The secret was isolating, yet the shame was debilitating. I felt like I had failed at something that should be easy. But as time marched on, I was surprised by a new feeling bubbling underneath the sorrow: an ancestral rage toward the burden of womanhood. And as I slowly began to open up about my loss to a select few, I was shocked by how many people had experienced it as well.”

In the end, Annika shares: “Anyone who follows me on social media can tell you I’m a deeply private person. But if there is one thing I’ve gained from my loss, it is a voice I’m no longer afraid to use.”

Make sure to read Annika’s moving article in full, then let us know in the comment section what you thought of it.

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