TV Guide Canadawrote:GL to return to the screen?
The body is not even cold yet, but ATI’s James Romanovich is proving why TV Guide Canada chose the producer and soap fan as one of the most powerful men working in TV today.
Romanovich tells Soapgeist that he has pitched a new version of Guiding Light to TeleNext. Although talks are in its gestation stages, Romanovich says, “Don’t get excited yet, because this is a long shot but I have been communicating with P&G and TeleNext about the possibility of a new Guiding Light. New ideas. New format. New cast. Think 13 hours syndication. I’m not sure if P&G will want to work under our financial model. But we have a plan to keep the light burning, although it won’t be a revival of the old show. It’ll be more of a 2.0 version. We wouldn’t shoot it in the U.S. although the setting and the families will remain the same. Some liberties would have to be made just as we did when we produced The Ponderosa (prequel to Bonanza) eight years ago for PAX.”
Hey, as long as Ellen Wheeler isn’t involved, I’ll watch it.