One Life to Live Co-Head Writer OUT!



 




The first episode of TOLN's One Life to Live update hasn't even aired, and the soap's co-head writer is already out the door! Soap Opera Network broke news of Susie Bedsow Horgan exiting the serial.

 

Prospect Park quickly confirmed the development, stating:
 

"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.”

Bedsow and longtime collaborator Thom Racina were charged with co-developing OLTL's reboot. Here's hoping Racina is staying put!

Photo credit: Susie Bedsow Horgan


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Ryan-Scott's picture
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Not a good way to start.

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bring back Ron & Frank to the show.

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Could there be differences between her & Thom and not liking the direction of the writing? She does have some experience & history w\OLTL. Wasn't she there at OLTL around '96ish era?

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Chris Goutman, please stick to directing on the AMC side.

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This doesn't seem to be good news to me.

Anytime there is behind the scenes drama it affects the direction of the entire production.

Hmmmm

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No Guza. No McTrashy. No Kreizman. No Higley. No Prattless. No Cupid. No Donner. No Blitzen!

PLEASEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Puzzled Puzzled Puzzled Puzzled

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She was on the writing team in the 90s and then became the EP when Linda Gottlieb left that position. I think she lasted like 2 years or so as EP.

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Hell yeah on the hell no on that shopping list AlstonBoy!
Beer

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She chose to leave for personal reasons.

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I hope they take their time finding a replacement. Thom Racina can go solo for a month or two. I don't need them panicking and hiring Dena Higley.

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yeah she left on her own accord for personal reasons. I hope its not illness for her or family. Her & Thom have been friends & writing partners for years so I dont see discord between them

Im wondering if they will replace her. If they do Thom has also worked well with Pam Long & Sally Sussman Morina. Those would be good replacements IMO

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Here we go.

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Susie and Thom have been friends for years. I doubt it was a falling out. More likely she got tired of working for A LOT less than what she used to get paid. The money and an offer of free goat's milk for life probably wasn't incentive to put up with the work she had to do at her age.

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Oh I wonder if Thom & Claire Labine would work well together

Im also wondering if PP/TOLN would hire Leah Laiman. She was Thom's Co-HW at GH

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Susan was indeed at OLTL during the mid-nineties, which for me was a truly Golden Age for the show and was far superior to anything the Wonder Boys, who are now at GH, ever did at OLTL. That period saw the introduction of Todd, Marty, Kelly, David Vickers, adult Joey, the renewal of the Viki vs. Dorian rivalry, the revelation that Old Man Victor Lord had raped his own daughter, Viki's DID re-emergence, racial diversity with Hank, RJ, Rachel, Nora, Angel Square, the Vegas, etc..

The truth is, though, I think it was Headwriter Michael Malone who must be credited with all that. He and Susan often disagreed about the direction of the show, so much so that he eventually quit.

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Wasnt there another BTS person who quit OLTL a few weeks ago? I think it was the EP and he made some negative comments about PP on Twitter. I dont know what is going on BTS but this doesnt sound good. I also doubt its for personal reasons or PP would have included that in their statement to avoid any potential negative speculation about the reasons for her departure.

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That was that FOZ guy and he worked for PP doing PR but I think when Hulu took on airing the shows, they dumped him since Hulu is handling all the ads and PR

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She left for personal reasons she wasn't fired or angry I really don't think there is much soap behind this.

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Foz didn't do PR for the shows. He was a line producer/production manager who helped set up the shows in CT. Quite a different job than PR.

From the looks of the goat video I'm not so sure that PP's PR department knows what they are doing.

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alstonboy4315 wrote:
No Guza. No McTrashy. No Kreizman. No Higley. No Prattless. No Cupid. No Donner. No Blitzen!

^Praying that this is a Gambino crime family hitlist!

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The original SON report says it was personal reasons, not the show.

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perhaps she took a job to head write for days...

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Bummer!

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Maria Bell for the win!!!!!!!!! Laughing out loud

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I liked Brash and Quikly up till Dena Heinous stabbed them in the back with that martian twin story on Days.....

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I guess I'll be changing my Avatar now. Geesh!

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Wow props for crediting the original source, one you not too long ago were saying on twitter wasn't reliable Wink

not a good way to start off a show PP...