With the addition of a key behind-the-scenes player, One Life to Live is one step closer to coming back from the dead.
Pepperman also served as a director at both OLTL and CBS’ As The World Turns, where she won an Emmy.
As previously reported, former All My Children producer/writer Ginger Smith is thought to be in the lead for that sudser’s showrunner gig.
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• Britney Spears may not return to the judge’s panel for The X Factor‘s third season, per US Weekly. The pop star is rumored to be exiting the Fox singing competition after offering low-energy contestant critiques that didn’t live up the $15 million she was reportedly paid.
• Recently deceased Dallas star Larry Hagman will appear on CBS’ I Get That a Lot special on Jan. 9 (8/7c). The actor, who passed away in November, shot an appearance on the celebrities-pretending-to-be-regular-folk show in September; in his bit, he hands out barbecue-sauce samples at a warehouse store.
• The new year means more Girls, so here’s a new-ish trailer (released just before Christmas) to tide you over until the HBO series’ Jan. 13 Season 2 premiere.
• The Ultimate Spider-Man animated series will swing into Season 2 with a one-hour primetime premiere on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7/6c. The season-opener will introduce two of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains — the Lizard and Electro.
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