By Lynette Rice
June 09, 2011 at 10:47 PM EDT
Heidi Gutman/ABC

At least the head writer of One Life to Live will remain gainfully employed once the ABC drama sunsets in January.

Scribe Ron Carlivati released this statement today: “I remain fully committed to Executive Producer Frank Valentini and One Life to Live as the show’s headwriter until the series concludes in January of 2012.  It has been my distinct honor to write for Agnes Nixon’s groundbreaking soap opera for the past fifteen years, and it will be with a heavy heart that I, along with my incredibly talented team, pen its finale. At that time, I am happy to announce that I will then be joining the writing team of General Hospital, and am thrilled to be working once again with Executive Producer Jill Phelps as well as new Headwriter Garin Wolf.”

No word yet on whether any of the OLTL actors will be lucky enough to jump to General Hospital, as well.

Good news, fans?

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