HomeTVGeneral HospitalIT’S TRUE: Ron C. to Wrap One Life to Live THEN Join General Hospital! Jamey Giddens June 9, 2011 General Hospital, One Life to Live 72 Comments Aw, shucky ducky now! Rumors of the current best head writer in daytime, Ron Carlivati, joining the writing staff of General Hospital are apparently true! Soaps In Depth got confirmation on Robin Strasser's tweet and the mag is also reporting Ron C. will in fact wrap up One Life to Live's stories before heading to Port Chuck. Bring on General Hospital: The Musical! Just kidding, just kiddng, but I definitely do think this is a hugely positive step for the dark sudser. Ron C., who admitted on our podcast awhile back, to watching GH as a kid, will be able to help infuse the troubled sudser with a healthy dose of heart, humanity and yes, humor. Congrats! Contributed Photo 72 Responses appleridge June 9, 2011 With Garin As HW and the Team even if Ron is just a scriptwriter, he will fit in well. Congrats plus he can still live in NYC and write GH Log in to Reply Danielle June 9, 2011 Jamey, if I weren’t married I’d kiss you!!!!!!!! You just made my day!!!!! This bitch is definitely heading back to daytime viewing!!!!! Log in to Reply TV Gord June 9, 2011 I was going to be done with soaps once AMC and OLTL were finished, but I may have to return to Port Chuckles now. If they bring back Skye AND DO SOMETHING WITH HER THIS TIME, I would definitely be back! Log in to Reply glam_queen June 9, 2011 First Garin and now Ron. This is making me excited to actually start watching Gh again. Cause right now that bs they have on right now is too boring for me. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now June 9, 2011 I’m all verklempt and shyte over this news … :LOL: Log in to Reply Forever21 June 9, 2011 You kid Jamey but we already have the Port Chuck Band. I’m sure the viewers wouldnt mind a free concert/musical :bigsmile: Log in to Reply THEBEST June 9, 2011 PRAISE THE LORD! GH may just be appointment TV again!!!! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 9, 2011 WOw!! Maybe him and Garin working together will be a great thing, Garin can balance out Ron’s campy writing. I am very hopeful about GH’s future, maybe ABC wasn’t lying, maybe they really are going to try and save GH! Let’ remember that Brian Fron’s favorite is GH! Log in to Reply keanna June 9, 2011 LOVE THIS NEWS!!!!!!!! :love: :love: :love: Alstonboy’s right, so many good-looking men at GH!!! I know with Ron C.’s creativity and Garin’s history with the show, this could be a great working relationship. Log in to Reply tamcin June 9, 2011 Hell to the FREAKIn’ Yeah! My boy is on it again! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord and last but not least… Please don’t let this be jubilation (Phillip returns on GL and Lo Bro returns) be followed by….. Log in to Reply TV Gord June 9, 2011 We probably don’t need a General Highspittal Musical, but maybe he’s the right guy to bring back the Nurse’s Ball! Log in to Reply liason4real June 9, 2011 How soon before Frons has McBain (ME) on GH? Congrats to Ron! Log in to Reply JAQ June 9, 2011 GREAT news! Celebrate!! :party: Who would of thought all this a month ago?? (Guza was still the best news) See..we have an entire year to see if GH crumbles, and apparently tptb are doing their best to keep it from folding! :beer: Log in to Reply appleridge June 9, 2011 Oh the nurses ball, id love it Log in to Reply soapbaby June 9, 2011 ^^ TV Gord, I think you might be on to something. The return of the Nurses’ Ball would be great! Man, I used to love Lucy Coe. Totally superficial: um, Ron Carvialti is kinda cute. No wonder he’s an overrated writer Log in to Reply dewlove June 9, 2011 Hi All….This is very bittersweet. While I can’t wait to see what Ron and Garin have in mind for the Quartermaines, Bobbie, Lucy (crossing fingers!), and the actual hospital…I think this is the final confirmation that OLTL is ending come January. The other glimmer of hope for the show would be that Ron (and Frank Valentini) both just signed contact renewals with ABC, so if ABC does sell OLTL, they probably won’t “sell” Ron and Frank with it. But I think there’s a better chance of ABC renewing OLTL, hiring us all as co-head writers, and signing Meryl Streep and Oprah on to play Viki’s long lost identical twin sisters, Riki and Miki, who also suffer from DID (cue Diki, Tiki, Ziki, and Wiki). NOW, let’s just get Frank as EP! He knows how to bring a show under budget and is very popular behind the scenes. Log in to Reply keanna June 9, 2011 If Frank becomes EP, I will be estatic!!! Log in to Reply appleridge June 9, 2011 The rumor is it ABC is interested In FV as EP cause he has that contract with ABC Log in to Reply jphelps June 9, 2011 All I can say is smoke and mirrors people. But enjoy GH while you can. Log in to Reply Danielle June 9, 2011 I have not enjoyed it since 1/13/09! I will now! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 9, 2011 Call me naive, but it looks like ABC is actually trying to save GH. Ron may be campy, but he won’t be head writer. Garin Wolf and Ron.C will be working together. With Garin’s knowledge of history and Ron’s love for the genre, this could make an amazing team. The other soaps might want to watch out LOL. Log in to Reply Jenny June 9, 2011 I’m excited! Log in to Reply ahanshew June 9, 2011 Praise Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply Marland Fan June 9, 2011 This is an indication that ABC really is supporting GH. They wouldn’t be making all these moves if they had firm plans to cancel it. My guess is they don’t have much faith in the two new shows coming up and want GH to be solid enough to replace one of them. Come fall, GH is going to be a VERY different show. Log in to Reply Danielle June 9, 2011 [quote=Marland Fan]This is an indication that ABC really is supporting GH. They wouldn’t be making all these moves if they had firm plans to cancel it. My guess is they don’t have much faith in the two new shows coming up and want GH to be solid enough to replace one of them. Come fall, GH is going to be a VERY different show.[/quote] Good point! Even if it’s a very different show as long as it’s good! Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 9, 2011 I just hope he leaves the Ford brothers and Rama in Llanview!!!!!!! I already have enough trouble tolerating the Lucky Charms lady. Don’t need another chick with a DREADFUL accent smelling up the joint!!!! Just sayin’!!!! Log in to Reply appleridge June 9, 2011 not to be a devbbie downer but JFP’s contract ends in dec and ron & Frank if he becomes EP have long term deals with ABC and they are cheaper so this is about moving qualifiedd folk who cost less As for saving GH i doubt by that abc spin They will probably produce more pilots and put one in if the chew or revolution fails Unless Gh jumps huge in ratings and im not talking just a .1 or.2 I feel ABC will cancel it Log in to Reply TV Gord June 9, 2011 [quote=Marland Fan]This is an indication that ABC really is supporting GH. They wouldn’t be making all these moves if they had firm plans to cancel it.[/quote] I don’t see it that way. Carlivati is under contract to ABC (didn’t he just recently sign a two-year contract?), so they have to put him somewhere, or they’d just be paying him to do nothing. I doubt very much this is any kind of vote of confidence in GH. (If ABC or Frons issues some kind of statement that they have faith in GH, then we’ll know FOR SURE that they don’t!) Log in to Reply Saturday Night June 9, 2011 Why not bring Claire Labine back to GH and give her full rein? Even if the show only has a year or so left, like Lorraine B. at AMC, she will help the show go out in style and class. Log in to Reply appleridge June 9, 2011 The way I look at it is: If we Lose GH In sept 2012 at least with the Garin & Ron News & Rumor Of Frank as EP, GH will Go Out like a champ and trust me if Gh ended tomorrow as it i now, I wouldnt miss it. Sorry. Log in to Reply appleridge June 9, 2011 [quote=Saturday Night]Why not bring Claire Labine back to GH and give her full rein? Even if the show only has a year or so left, like Lorraine B. at AMC, she will help the show go out in style and class.[/quote] Id LOVE That but Claire probably would Cost just as much or even more than GUZA did and ABC wants to save $$$$ Log in to Reply dkp June 9, 2011 I’m sure Frank won’t be far behind since he’s the only EP at ABC Daytime that can balance a checkbook… I’m sure this is more of a contract/money thing. Both have multi-year contracts right? So if your going to pay them, put them to work at GH. So uber crazy idea, that popped into my head, but won’t ever happen. Ron, have Lucas Jones come back. Have Kyle a& Fish (or maybe just Kyle, Brett Claywell does live in LA, Scott doesn’t) move PC and do a triangle. One’s a cop, one’s a doctor, should fir perfectly. Plus, with Kyle having little background, make him a Q! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 9, 2011 I think it’s possible for GH is have a huge jump in ratings, and then ABC will be forced to keep it…or am I just living in the clouds? LOL Log in to Reply jockteen10 June 9, 2011 This is great news Log in to Reply samanthadelayed June 9, 2011 Awesome news! I am so fed up with GH right now, am hoping things get better before R.C. gets there but I am not holding my breath. I have even started reading up on Y&R just in case I have to make a switch when my OLTL is gone. Log in to Reply curacaoman June 9, 2011 Those GH guys better hit the gym STAT! Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 9, 2011 I pity GH fans. I just hope your show goes out in style next year! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon June 9, 2011 I wonder how far ahead OLTL tapes its shows. Is it possible that we might be seeing Ron C.’s stuff aired on both shows before OLTL goes off the air? Log in to Reply soapbaby June 9, 2011 [quote=curacaoman]Those GH guys better hit the gym STAT![/quote] Exactly! RC’s gonna have these boys trotted out in speedos and towels in no time at all! Steve Burton might just quit because he does not do shirtless scenes but once every three years. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 9, 2011 Port Charles needs light. Enough with the gloom and depression I hope Gavin & Ron can bring it. Log in to Reply curacaoman June 10, 2011 BTW, does all this joy mean we are finally accepting that OLTL will not be saved? Log in to Reply JasamForever June 10, 2011 Okay. I don’t watch OLTL because I don’t like campy stories or a bunch of teenagers running around. I hope Ron is a decent writer and can work well with Garin. I hope this move is beneficial for GH. The idea for the return of the Nurses Ball is great. No offense, but why all of these male writers. Where are the women? And I don’t want actors from OLTL coming to GH. That will make me turn off the tv instead of keeping it on. Log in to Reply californiaguy888 June 10, 2011 Congrats to Ron C. Hey, it’s a job in a difficult economy, plus from what I read, OLTL folks enjoy his writing style. Great news ! Log in to Reply ABCJunky73 June 10, 2011 Wow! Now I can finally start to watch GH again!! I was thrilled when Guza left, now with RC headed to GH after my beloved OLTL ends, this just might heal some of the pain over OLTL ending. I hope GH will go back to what it use to be before Guza destroyed it. Log in to Reply liason4real June 10, 2011 RC writes for the vets and yes, he does write camp and very good camp! I just saw the ratings and OLTL is #3 while GH is #6! Log in to Reply Cyberologist June 10, 2011 HELL TO THE YESSSS!! it gets better and better ….whoooo HOOOOOOO!!!! I’ve got two men who aren’t misogynistic on this team there is reason for me to have hope! I absolutely adore Carlivati not only he likes women, he gets us and will write for women over forty in good story. He has his weak points too but IMO there are more positives. The man loves this genre of storytelling and (like Wolfe) who started watching from age 7 RC watched it with his sister at age 8. Damn I actually got misty eyed reading this a tear actually dropped…then started cracking up at the post stating GH guys better hit the gym stat! He’ll bring in some heat…LoL IA Franks could very well not be far behind as EP they are a winning team and he can keep it on budget without GH looking cheap as a poster here wrote.. Rumors have been out for over a month or so that Jill -Fucus groups show killah is out. Also I think RC/FV has garnered a way to keep Frons from meddling in the storytelling that will only benefit the show because his vision has tanked it…and it keeps Fronsonian pets in check.. I don’t think Wolf can do this although it seems he got some of his vision in during the strike there was a remarkable difference in the way the stories were being told and I immediately knew when Guza was back on my screen with the same ole’ formula with the same characters. On a down stroke, I have to agree this is just Frons’ “Good ole’ boys network but it is what it is. Jill (and Sweeney their boss ) is just as misogynistic and she’s female so …but it would be nice to have women as top dogs in a genre whose audience is basically women. Also RC can get campy but he isn’t the HW so maybe Wolf can tone him down. Log in to Reply liason4real June 10, 2011 Speaking of OLTL camp, Madame Delphino was on last week! Log in to Reply angrierblackerman June 10, 2011 Ron C is being hired as a red herring to make viewers think the show is saved. In reality, he is probably being brought in to wrap up GH as well by the time Katie Couric comes in. Log in to Reply soapbaby June 10, 2011 [quote=JasamForever]Okay. I don’t watch OLTL because I don’t like campy stories or a bunch of teenagers running around. I hope Ron is a decent writer and can work well with Garin. I hope this move is beneficial for GH. The idea for the return of the Nurses Ball is great. No offense, but why all of these male writers. Where are the women? And I don’t want actors from OLTL coming to GH. That will make me turn off the tv instead of keeping it on.[/quote] I agree with this post. You really nailed it with the observation that there are no female writers in the trade/promotion of writers. Also, I disagree with the posters that state that RC “likes women”, which is not evident in his writing. I think RC’s move to GH has everything to do with his contract with ABC and little to do ABC’s care for the audience. Log in to Reply marknsprmo June 10, 2011 Hopefully the very best and brightest will remain on the four soaps that will be left. Maybe it will save the industry. Who knows maybe soaps will make a comeback with all of these changes and the networks will maybe even create new ones. No it won’t make up for losing our beloved shows that we have watched for decades but maybe all this upheaval will create something new. Congrats to GH for picking up a talented writer. Log in to Reply liason4real June 10, 2011 I don’t think GH is being saved. ABC clearly wants out of the soap business. Log in to Reply Cyberologist June 10, 2011 [quote=liason4real]I don’t think GH is being saved. ABC clearly wants out of the soap business.[/quote] I totally agree Sweeney wants “out” of soaps that is clear Frons said GH is safe “for now” how long “now” is I don’t think GH has much longer he’s just bringing in his good ole boys to milk what’s left of the cash cow. I too wouldn’t be surprised to see Easton turn up on GH along with a few other OLTL favs…Easton is on the east coast but cha-ching cha-ching money changes a situation and he can rent a flat in LA for a spell and money up until cancellation. Log in to Reply Cyberologist June 10, 2011 [quote=liason4real]RC writes for the vets and yes, he does write camp and very good camp! I just saw the ratings and OLTL is #3 while GH is #6![/quote] WHAT!!! GH is last LoL I’m not surprised at all the pets are running it in the ground…these are the stories Frons says the audience wants to see…me thinks not…LoL Log in to Reply kintex June 10, 2011 This is exciting news for GH!!!. Congs to RC for landing a new job even before he has finished his current one. I hope other OLTL folks are able to get something because with everyone getting fired (DAYS!!!) it must be tough out there. I just love the way Robin is spilling casting news on Twitter :bigsmile: Log in to Reply AlexB June 10, 2011 [quote=angrierblackerman]Ron C is being hired as a red herring to make viewers think the show is saved. In reality, he is probably being brought in to wrap up GH as well by the time Katie Couric comes in.[/quote] Most of us posters here know what the deal is with ABC and soaps (DC don’t lie), but this is a good thing. Wolf and Carlavati may be brought in to wrap it up, but at least, in the end, it will be good. If we get one, make that two, good things for GH in the end, I’ll take it. Log in to Reply lfad June 10, 2011 [quote]Also, I disagree with the posters that state that RC “likes women”, which is not evident in his writing.[/quote] I know, right. I was confused when I read “Ron C.” and “likes women” in the same sentence. Log in to Reply Susan Hunter June 10, 2011 Does this mean matching stars and stripes speedos for Sonny and Jason on July 4th? Log in to Reply liason4real June 10, 2011 Cyber, yes, the ratings look horrible. I am really looking forward to Jamey’s ratings rant… Log in to Reply liason4real June 10, 2011 Susan, that scene with David Vickers and Ford was hilarious last year! Log in to Reply Angie Lucy June 10, 2011 I heard “Nurse’s Ball” and I came running (see the moniker). I would love it if RC and GW could bring back the old classic. But first, they need to bring Alan out of witness protection. Who else can Robin do her number with? Log in to Reply Bourgeois Nerd June 10, 2011 RC just made a statement confirming all the details: he’s staying to end OLTL, then going over to GH under Wolf and JPL (though hopefully that will change to Frank Valentini). http://www.welovesoaps.net/2011/06/ron-carlivati-statement.html Log in to Reply appleridge June 10, 2011 If they replace JFP they wont announce it yetr, late fall I bet Log in to Reply JasamForever June 10, 2011 As far as the Nurses Ball, the name that always come to mind is Lucy Coe. Log in to Reply sonyab1974 June 10, 2011 [quote=alstonboy4315]I already have enough trouble tolerating the Lucky Charms lady. Don’t need another chick with a DREADFUL accent smelling up the joint!!!! Just sayin’!!!![/quote] Wait who is the lucky charms lady? Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 10, 2011 Sonyab– The Lucky Charms lady is Siobhan…….. Log in to Reply sonyab1974 June 10, 2011 [quote=alstonboy4315]Sonyab–The Lucky Charms lady is Siobhan……..[/quote] Ohhhhh okay! I can never spell her name right. I always say Shivon ROFL! Log in to Reply THEBEST June 10, 2011 [quote=appleridge]The way I look at it is: If we Lose GH In sept 2012 at least with the Garin & Ron News & Rumor Of Frank as EP, GH will Go Out like a champ and trust me if Gh ended tomorrow as it i now, I wouldnt miss it. Sorry.[/quote] Exactly. Just like AMC is horrible right now, but once LB’s writing starts to air, I’ll be a mess come September… Log in to Reply KarlWriter June 10, 2011 This is great news! The writing on One Life To Live has been on fire lately. The dialogue and fast pace make it must see TV for any soap fan. Why this soap is being cancelled is beyond comprehension. GH can only improve with the addition of Carlivati. Nice move and continues to give viewers some hope. Remember the 80s when GH was on the brink of cancellation and they brought in Gloria Monty to turn things around. Perhaps history will repeat itself with Garin Wolf and Carlivati. Log in to Reply Beth June 10, 2011 I’m not going to even bother to get my hopes up, but I have to say this news, as well as the rumor of JFP getting the boot for FV, gives me more reason to stay tuned to what comes up next. OLTL has been doing a lot of things right for a while now, and at least I know when I read Carlivati and Valentini interviews, I’m not having smoke blown up my hind quarters like Guza and Phelps always did. Log in to Reply Luke June 10, 2011 Congrats to Ron C… He kind of lost me after the strike. Things just never seemed to get back on track, though I am sure alot of stuff (Ford and Mess for instance) is network dictated. And while I admit OLTL has been the better of the three ABCD shows, its not really saying much considering how bad GH has been and how nonrelevant AMC has been. So hopefully, he’s just a part of the team and not co-headwriter or if he ends up being, that his issues in storytelling (cause I have not seen any of his stories end well) are balanced with Mr Wolf’s. And while I agree he writes for vets, I would not say his writing for women is any better than the other shows. Jessica, Natalie and Marty (the three most frontburner women this past year) are prime examples. Log in to Reply cheesehead91182 June 10, 2011 Poor General Hospital. Ron Carlivati will surely do similar damage to GH as he did to OLTL. Log in to Reply Madithusa June 13, 2011 I have always been a GH fan and have been watching OLTL for more than 20 years also. OLTL has primed GH in my heart for the past year and I am OVER THE MOON if Ron C is moving to GH. FInally it will be the end of Dante/Jason or Carly being on EVERY DAY as OLTL is the show where the actors presence is the most balanced as proved in the Episode Counts each month. It will be the end of the Dante Falconeri Show. FINALLY!!! OLTL is perhaps not perfect but it has been a hell of a show for the past year and has kept me running to my place to watch when GH has become such a disaster (Tuesday’s episode for example was one of the most horrible I have ever seen and was worse than a DOOL episode at its worst or a Rylee Episode). Garin Wolf + Ron C? Match made in heaven for me! GUZA IS OUT FINALLY! Let’s celebrate because even if my dog was writing GH it would not be worse than what Guza has given us in the past 12 months! I just hope than it is not too late. But I will certainly be back full time the 25th of July when we will get the first GW episode. I have excellent memories of what garin wrote during the strike as so many also have… SO bring it on and bring RC on once OLTL is wrapped up and I have the feeling that I am going to like what I will see. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.