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'One Life to Live' Executive Producer Signs Deal to Stay With Soap

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 17th 2011 10:45AM
Erika Slezak'One Life to Live' executive producer Frank Valentini will move online with the series in early 2012.

Valentini became an executive producer on the show in 2002 after working as a supervising producer and director. Prospect Park has also named Valentini vice president of serial dramas for the new online network 'One Life to Live' will air on. He'll advise the company about programming strategies.

"Frank's successful track record both creatively and producorially with 'One Life to Live' has been stellar and we are honored that he has also agreed to take on more responsibilities at our new network," Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank of Prospect Park said in a statement. "Under Frank Valentini's stewardship, 'One Life to Live's' popularity and ratings continue to increase, and his commitment to us is another milestone in our commitment to relaunching 'One Life to Live' with the best possible quality and storylines for audiences everywhere."

Valentini joins actors Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Ted King and Kassie DePaiva who have signed to stay with 'One Life to Live.'

"I am thrilled to join the Prospect Park team continuing my role as the executive producer of 'One Life to Live.' As we enter this new chapter, I must extend a very big, heartfelt thank you to the show's creator Agnes Nixon who has always been generous with her support of our vision of her creation, ABC for affording me an incomparable experience for the past 26 years at 'One Life to Live' and the fans with their unwavering passion determined not to let their shows go away," Valentini said in a statement. "The cast and crew is my family and I am very proud to have this opportunity to continue working with this talented and dedicated team. And finally, I must extend a huge thanks to Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park whose pioneering innovation is giving us more life to live."

Both 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' are set to debut on a new online network in early 2012. 'One Life to Live' leaves ABC airwaves in January 2012, 'All My Children' wraps up on Sept. 23.

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Betty Hudgins

i belive more will sign on exspecil matt it will take him a year to come out of coma

September 19 2011 at 8:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tws952

Are these the only 4 who have signed on to remain with OLTL when it goes on-line? How interesting will “Four Lives To Live” be with just Viki, Blair, Johnny Mac and Tomas? Will they cut it back from 60 minutes to 6? How’s that gonna work???

September 18 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tws952

Are these the only 4 who have signed on to remain with OLTL when it goes on-line? How interesting will “Four Lives To Live” be with just Viki, Blair, Johnny Mac and Tomas? Will they cut it back from 60 minutes to 6? How’s that gonna work???

September 18 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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