RUMOR REPORT: Is Guiding Light's David Kreizman Going to As The World Turns?
Don't cry for David Kreizman, Peapack. Rumblings are getting louder that Guiding Light's last sole head writer is heading over to As The World Turns to co-head hack that soap opera with Jean Passanante. While we're praying this doesn't happen, it certainly wouldn't surprise us. We've been hearing for awhile now that Kreizman isn't happy about GL "co-head writer" Jill Lorie Hurst receiving so much acclaim for resurrecting the soap creatively.
Kreizman should be glad JLH managed to clean up so many of his and GL executive producer Ellen Wheeler's messes in such a short amount of time. If only JLH had been put in as quarterscribe for the Peapack Players a year earlier, we might not be speculating where GL will go after it leaves the CBS airwaves.
Kreizman did one storyline right during his time as head writer of GL— the introduction of an adult Jonathan Randall (Tom Pelphrey). The rest of his tenure reads like an excerpt from Exercises in Soap Operatic Incompetence. So, of course the only logical thing to do would be to reward him with another soap opera to maim.
Did Procter and Gamble lose the Rolodex card with Pam Long's name on it or something? What about Claire Labine, the Dobsons, or I don't know, why not look outside of daytime for a writer to save ATWT? It worked with Hogan Sheffer. This move screams of closeknit executives helping out a friend, as opposed to doing what is best for ATWT. Oh well, I guess ATWT too can always come back as one of those nifty, fan fic blogs.