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  • A Closer Look at the Horton Town Square on ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    On Monday, September 26, "Days of our Lives" introduces a new era of drama when new co-head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas take over. On that day, citizens of Salem gather together for the launch of the new Horton Town Square that will house restaurants, boutiques and an even a book store. READ MORE
  • This September on ‘Days of our Lives’ [Video Promo/Trailer]

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    Corday Productions/Sony Pictures Television
    NBC's "Days of our Lives" has released what fans have been clamoring for since the May announcement of new head writers and June's reveal of behind the scenes changes, your first look at the "New DAYS" that begins on Monday, September 26 with the debut of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas' material and Greg Meng and Noel Maxam Co-Executing Producing. READ MORE
  • EXCLUSIVE! ‘DAYS’ Co-EP Greg Meng on Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until September 26 to Tune Back In

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    Thomas A. Montalto/MontaltoPhotos.com
    Greg Meng along with Noel Maxam were named Co-Executive Producers of NBC's "Days of our Lives" on Tuesday, June 14, when the series released the first set of changes hitting the soap after the hiring of new head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. While the writing duo shared with Soap Opera Network what fans could expect from the soap when their material hits the airwaves starting Monday, September 26, Meng took the time to tell viewers why they should continue tuning in before that day comes. READ MORE
  • EXCLUSIVE! Matthew Ashford Talks ‘The Bay’ and His Return to ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Thomas A. Montalto/MontaltoPhotos.com
    Matthew Ashford returns to NBC's "Days of our Lives" this September when his character, Jack Deveraux, finds himself back in Salem facing many changes and new challenges. Soap Opera Network spoke with Ashford at the "DAYS" studio about his return to the soap, his work on the web based series "The Bay" and the most pirated movie of 2008! READ MORE
  • Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson: Fixing Salem, Returning Fan Favorites and What Fans Can Expect

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    It was Thursday, May 19 when word broke that Dena Higley was out as head writer of "Days of our Lives" and former "Passions" Associate Head Writers, Darrell Ray Thomas and Marlene McPherson were in. Since the announcement, a lot has been speculated, talked about and dissected by anxious fans waiting to get some ounce of news on what they can expect to see when "Days of our Lives" relaunches itself this September. On Thursday, July 28, Soap Opera Network visited the Burbank set that houses "DAYS" in studios 2 and 4 and talked with the shows new head... READ MORE
  • New Site, New ‘DAYS’ and Big Scoops!

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    What started out as a typical week that began on July 25 ended up being one of the worst in Soap Opera Network history, but you wouldn't have known it from a behind the scenes perspective. READ MORE
  • Inside The Writers Room: July Edition

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On May 18, 2011, Robert Guza Jr. was fired as head writer of "General Hospital" and Garin Wolf was named the new head writer. With Guza leaving, it's not surprising that his wife, breakdown writer Meg Bennett, was also let go from the show. Breakdown writer David Goldschmid was also fired. Replacing them on the breakdown team will be Shelly Altman, who's been writing breakdowns for "One Life to Live" for the past 11 years, and current "GH" script writer Tracey Thomson (though she may only be helping out with breakdowns temporarily). READ MORE
  • Eric Martsolf: Sporting Hugo Boss, Enjoying the ‘Passion’ on ‘Days of our Lives’

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    Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos
    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Six years of "Passions" prepared "Days of our Lives" star Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) well when it came to expecting the unexpected, so when the NBC daytime drama series decided to make some drastic changes recently with new head writers and new producers, it was only natural that the "Passion" side kept all things positive. In his Soap Opera Network: On the Red Carpet interview, the actor shares what it has been like to work with former "Passions" writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Thomasnow at the helm at "DAYS" and what fans can expect from the long-running... READ MORE
  • A New Day for ‘Days of our Lives’ Kicks Off This Fall on NBC

    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.
    After weeks of reported firings, hirings and rumors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" is breaking its silence. In a press release issued to Soap Opera Network, the program has outlined a series of changes that will be reflected on screen beginning in September that includes highlighting romance and the faces of beloved characters once more. Behind the scenes changes include the hiring of "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas and naming Noel Maxam and Greg Meng as Co-Executive Producers. The duo replace Gary Tomlin, who was fired last week. The behind the scenes changes are effective immediately. READ MORE
  • The Fight to Save ‘DAYS:’ New Writers, New Producers and Old Faces Brace for Impact

    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.
    It has been three weeks since Ken Corday, Executive Producer and owner of NBC's "Days of our Lives," made his first move to save the soap from near oblivion with the firing of Head Writer Dena Higley and replacing her with former "Passions" scribes Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. In the weeks that followed, soap stars Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker), and Francisco San Martin (Dario Hernandez) were all out of jobs. If those changes weren't enough to signal a revolution heading... READ MORE