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  • Exclusive: ‘All My Children’ Names Co-Head Writer

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    When we reported that Marlene McPherson (pictured right, with former "DAYS" co-head writer Darrell Ray Thomas) had been hired on as head writer of Prospect Park's version of "All My children" back on January 23, it was unclear at the time as to whether she would be joined by a co-head writer. Soap Opera Network has since learned that it'll be a "Days of our Lives" reunion of sorts for "AMC" as McPherson will be joined by Elizabeth Snyder, who was an Associate Head Writer at "DAYS" from 2011-2012. READ MORE
  • Multiple Actors Fired in First Wave of Ousters Hitting ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    In an interview posted earlier today by TV Guide's Michael Logan, it looked like Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng was alluding to the possible ouster of actress Sarah Brown when he stated "we also brought in the wonderful Sarah Brown and threw her into a lot of material very quickly. Maybe too much too quickly." Sadly, it looks like he was indeed commenting on Brown's character on the show in past tense. 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’ 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
  • ‘DAYS’ Co-EP Greg Meng Confirms Noel Maxam Ouster, Lisa De Cazotte Hiring

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    Thomas A. Montalto/MontaltoPhotos.com
    As Soap Opera Network first reported yesterday evening, Lisa De Cazotte has been hired to fill the shoes of the departing Noel Maxam as Co-Executive Producer of NBC's "Days of our Lives." In a statement issued earlier today to the press, Co-EP Greg Meng confirmed that De Cazotte will be joining him as Co-Executive Producer and that, “ Ken Corday is excited to have Lisa join the 'Days of our Lives' family." READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: Shake Up at DAYS! Maxam OUT! De Cazotte IN!

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    JPI
    EXCLUSIVE! Sources have confirmed to Soap Opera Network that "Days of our Lives" has fired Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam. His replacement will be former "Passions" Executive Producer Lisa De Cazotte. READ MORE
  • Soap Opera Network: 10 Years of Soap Opera Discussion, News and Much More

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    Soap Opera Network
    October 8, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of Soap Opera Network, an online magazine celebrating the world of soaps past, present and future. READ MORE