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Christopher Whitesell
  • ‘Y&R’ Wins 2013 Writers Guild Award

    ‘Y&R’ Wins 2013 Writers Guild Award

    At the 2013 Writers Guild Awards, "The Young and The Restless" beat out "Days of our Lives" and "One Life To Live" for their fifth win. The show previously won in 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2010.

  • Marlene McPherson Named Head Writer of ‘All My Children’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On Tuesday, January 22, Prospect Park provided soap fans with casting, writing and production updates for its soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." While the company officially confirmed that Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina would be helming "OLTL," the status of who'd be leading "AMC" remained unclear. Today, Soap Opera Network can confirm that former "Days of our Lives" Head Writer Marlene McPherson has been named Head Writer of Prospect Park's online version of "All My Children." READ MORE
  • 2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

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    Legion College
    The Writers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.  In the Daytime Drama category, “Days Of Our Lives,” “One Life To Live,” and “The Young and The Restless” were nominated.  Winners will be determined on February 17, 2013. READ MORE
  • Inside The Writers Room: May Edition

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    Legion College
    The new writing regime of Gary Tomlin and Chris Whitesell make their first changes to the "Days of our Lives" writing staff. READ MORE
  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Headed For a Massacre?

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    TV Guide's Michael Logan got the first real interview with "Days of our Lives" Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng, just days after the soap fired its head writing team and replaced them with the team of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell. In the interview, Meng promises some epic firings in the coming months! READ MORE
  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Issues Statement on New Writing Regime

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    Thomas Montalto/MontaltoPhotos.com
    Editor's Note: The information is clearly outdated at this point, but "Days of our Lives" issued the following statement to Soap Opera Network just a short time ago announcing (what we've already previously reported), that Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are now heading up the shows writing team effective immediately. READ MORE
  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Put on Notice by NBC?

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    On the heels of "Days of our Lives" replacing the head writing team of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. with a new head writing team consisting of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell, TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio is reporting that part of the deal NBC signed in order to keep Matt Lauer with the network late last week could include a possible fifth hour of "The Today Show." READ MORE
  • Multiple Emmy Award Winning Writer Lorraine Broderick Joins ‘DAYS’

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    Gary Tomlin (Photo: Aaron Montgomery/JPI)
    With news of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell's ascension to the top of the "Days of our Lives" writing team after the NBC daytime soap let go Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr., less than a year after the two were hired to replace Dena Higley, Soap Opera Digest in its newest issue (issue dated April 16, 2012) is reporting that Tomlin and Whitesell has added the multiple Emmy award winning talents of veteran writer Lorraine Broderick to its new regime. READ MORE
  • Marlene McPherson Tweets About Ouster from ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    Earlier today Soap Opera Network broke the story that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has decided to end its relationship with co-head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. The female half of the dynamic team has now spoken out against the decision by revealing that the two weren't given enough of a chance to develop the soap to where they wanted it to go thanks to network interference. READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: ‘DAYS’ Gets New Head Writing Team

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Soap Opera Network has learned that Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. were fired and replaced by Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell. READ MORE