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‘DAYS’ Head Writing Switch: Josh Griffith OUT! Ryan Quan Joins Dena...

"Days of our Lives" has made a head writing switch. Josh Griffith, who joined the soap in 2015 as co-head writer with Dena Higley, is out and is being replaced by Ryan Quan. Soap Opera Digest first reported the news, that was quickly confirmed by the show.

Peter Reckell on ‘DAYS’ Exit: It Was ‘A Little Difficult For...

Returning for "Days of our Lives'" 50th anniversary, after three years away from the soap, proved to be more fun than Peter Reckell (Bo) ever expected. In an NBC video interview, the actor said he found the show "so engaging" that it was "a little difficult for me to leave."

PROMO: The Return of Stephen Nichols and a Shocking Murder on...

With Josh Griffith and Dena Higley's work officially hitting the screen beginning with the Wednesday, August 19 episode, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" are in for a daring ride with the return of Stephen Nichols as Steve "Patch" Johnson and the beginning of a serial killer storyline. The first victim? Serena Mason (Melissa Archer). But did Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) have something to do with her death?

Dena Higley Taking Leave from ‘DAYS’?

Is Dena Higley's reign as co-head writer of "Days of our Lives" over before it even hits the air? According to a report by Daytime Confidential last week, Higley asked for, and was granted, a leave of absence from the show citing personal reasons.

‘DAYS” Lisa de Cazotte OUT! Albert Alarr Upped to Co-Executive Producer

Hot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a casting call for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. Lisa de Cazotte is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer Albert Alarr set to replace her.

‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead

In the first major casting announcement under new head writers Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, who replaced Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin last month, "Days of our Lives" is seeking to cast a legitimate Australian actor for the contract role of Finn, a "ruggedly handsome" Australian doctor who is doing his residency in Salem and will work under the stewardship of Doctor Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian), reports the Australian Associated Press and TV Tonight.

‘Days of our Lives’ (Finally) Makes Writing Changes: Is It Too...

After several months of disastrous ratings returns that has left many in the industry wondering if "Days of our Lives" would survive its next renewal talks between NBC, Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, producers of the soap, the daytime drama series will welcome back veteran writer Dena Higley, and former "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless" head writer Josh Griffith, as its new head writers. The two replace outgoing head writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell.

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

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.

Marlene McPherson Named Head Writer of ‘All My Children’

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."

Multiple Emmy Award Winning Writer Lorraine Broderick Joins ‘DAYS’

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.

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REPORT: Steve Burton Returning to ‘General Hospital’

While ABC is not commenting, it's being reported that actor Steve Burton is returning to "General Hospital." But will he be reprising his iconic role as Jason Morgan, currently portrayed by Billy Miller, or will the soap tackle The Tale of Two Jason's?

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