ABC Reassures OLTL Fans Worried About Cancellation

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ABC Daytime PR chief Jori Petersen is reassurring One Life to Live fans that their show isn’t in danger of cancellation because of news that ABC is developing a talk show for former Beverly Hills 90210 actress and reality star Tori Spelling. In a statement to TV Guide Magazine she responded to the cancellation concerns and addressed the rumors surrounding Ron Carlivati’s status as head writer, now that Jean Passanante has joined the OLTL writing team.

On cancellation concerns,

"We want OLTL to succeed and are doing everything we can to facilitate that,” says Petersen. “We want the show to be fantastic and robust. There are no plans for cancellation."

On Ron Carlivati’s status,

“Jean was brought in to help Ron at Ron’s request,” clarifies the rep. “There are plans to take the show in a new and different direction, and we have absolute confidence that Ron will make that happen. The network in firmly behind him.”


Find out more at TV Guide Magazine.

Tori Spelling Photo by PR Photos