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Ron Carlivati Joining 'GH' Writing Team After 'One Life' Series Finale

Emmy winner Ron Carlivati will join the writing team of General Hospital at the conclusion of One Life to Live.

Update 8:40PM – 6/9/11

Ron Carlivati issued a statement regarding his move to General Hospital through Michael Fairman On Soaps: “I remain fully committed to Frank Valentini and One Life to Live as the show’s Headwriter until the series concludes in January of 2012.  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 General Hospital, and am thrilled to be working once again with Executive Producer Jill Phelps as well as new Headwriter Garin Wolf.”

‘OLTL’ Head Writer Moving To ‘GH’

One Life to Live grand dame Robin Strasser (Dorian) caused quite a stir on Twitter today when she spilled HUGE news regarding OLTL’s head writer Ron Carlivati. “Just told but not told it was secret. Ron Carlivati to GH as script writer, hopes to be co-head writer? Yo, I’m taking heat for leaving early?”

While this news may bring excitment to some fans of General Hospital, what does that mean for One Life? Will Carlivati fly the coop before the end of the show? Our friends at Soaps In Depth has the scoop. Their sources say that while Carlivati is joining GH, he will continue writing for OLTL until series finale on January 25. OLTL is expected to wrap production at the end of November. Carlivati presumably would begin working at GH soon after.

The Emmy winning Carlivati has spent the last fifteen years working on One Life to Live, starting out as a writer’s assistant and working his way up to the position of head writer in 2007. Last month, ABC announced the firing of longtime head writer Robert Guza, Jr., replacing him effective immediately with Garin Wolf.

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