Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Writers/Producers of 2008
No. 1: Andrew Miller - Imaginary Bitches
So many times we hear budgetary restraints and/or set limitations are part of what is killing daytime. Yeah, we also heard it was O.J., the auto industry and the Menendez brothers, but we're not buying those cop outs either. In 2008 a relatively uknown actor-turned-writer named Andrew Miller proved all it takes to make quality scripted programming is a group of talented actors, realistic, all-too-human, hilariously character-driven conflict and a couple of cameras when he brought Imaginary Bitches to the web. Starring Miller's wife, the Emmy-winning Eden Riegel (Bianca, AMC), IB is the story of a 20-something girl, so frustrated by the loneliness brought on by the fact that all of her girlfriends have coupled up and don't have time for her anymore, she finds new ones–in her head. To round out the cast, Miller sought out Riegel's soap operatic peers like, Connie Fletcher-Staton (ex-Erin, AMC) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin, The Young and the Restless), and in a move that was a stroke of viral marketing genius, reteamed Riegel with real life best friend and former AMC sapphic love interest Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Frankie/Maggie, AMC; Chloe, Y&R) for the series. By capitalizing on Bianca and Maggie (BAM)'s rabid online fanbase, Miller found a ready made audience for his Sex and the City On Roids serial. Imagine that, a bright, creative type who isn't ashamed of his star's soapy connections.