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  • 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

    Corday Productions, Inc.
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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
  • 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
  • Mark Hapka Spending his ‘DAYS’ in Salem Once More?

    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
    With the news that "Days of our Lives" has let Gary Tomlin go as co-executive producer and Soap Opera Network unable to confirm who is replacing him at this time, rumors began swirling that actor Mark Hapka would be returning to the daytime drama series just days after reportedly stating that someone in particular (possibly Tomlin) was in the way of his employment with the show. READ MORE
  • ‘Days of our Lives’ Executive Producer Gary Tomlin Fired!

    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Corday Productions, Inc.
    After a week of unconfirmed (by the show) firings of numerous actors, NBC's "Days of our Lives" has now fired its co-executive producer, Gary Tomlin. The news was first reported by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco on Twitter. News of Tomlin's firing comes on the heals of last months firing of head writer Dena Higley and the recent firings of actors Crystal Chappell (Carly Manning), Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain), Bren Foster (Quinn Hudson), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane), and Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker). READ MORE
  • Carlivati & Valentini Given New Lease on ‘Life’

    JPI
    JPI
    ABC renews its commitment to keep "One Life to Live" on the air and a part of their daytime schedule through at least 2014. READ MORE
  • Gary Tomlin Named Executive Producer

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    Aaron Montgomery/JPI
    Gary Tomlin officially takes over "Days of our Lives" from Ed Scott. READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    EXCLUSIVE: Soap Opera Network has learned the names of soap opera writers who declared “Financial Core” status to keep on working during the strike. By going “Fi-Core,” these writers can never be members of the WGA again but they continue to pay reduced union dues and the Guild is obligated to continue providing services such health insurance, pension and residuals. Though they can still work on Guild projects, Guild members will not be keen to hire them.