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Prospect Park Names ‘OLTL’ Head Writers; Casting and Writing Rumors for ‘AMC’

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The creative teams are beginning to shape up for Prospect Park’s One Life to Live and All My Children. As expected, the studio chose veteran names to anchor the online version of its soaps.

Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina have been named head writers of One Life to Live! Horgan has an extensive background in writing and producing, working as a producer on Guiding Light and As the World Turns. She later served as head writer As The World Turns between 1984-1985, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1986. She went on to join the writing team at One Life, where she won a Daytime Emmy and contributed to the introduction of the now mega popular Todd Manning (played by Roger Howarth). Horgan was promoted to executive producer in 1994, crafting the popular Patrick and Marty love story. She would serve as executive producer until 1996.

Racina is veteran soap writer who’s served as a head writer or co-head writer on five different soaps. During his run as General Hospital co-head writer from 1981-1984, some of his memorable storylines included the Ice Princess as well as Luke and Laura’s wedding. From 1984-1986, he was co-head writer at NBC’s Days of our Lives, created the role of Steve “Patch” Johnson (played by Stephen Nichols), and wrote sweeping love stories for Bo & Hope,  Patch & Kayla, Roman & Marlena as well as many others. Racina’s other credits include Search for Tomorrow, Another World, Dangerous Women, Generations, Santa Barbara and most recently a short stint on The Young and the Restless in 2008.

Meanwhile Daytime Confidential is also reporting that former Days of Our Lives head writer Marlene McPherson is in the running for All My Children‘s head writing position, with the production company actively recruiting a co-head writer as we speak.

In other news actor Jordi Vilasuso has confirmed that he has signed on to reprise his role as Griffin Castillo when the show returns to production next month.

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