Now, with head writer James E. Reilly"s contract renewal at Days of Our Lives being contingent on budget cuts and is said to contain a ratings guarantee clause, and with ratings at an all-time low, seems NBC is choosing to replace Reilly.
Enter Hogan Sheffer. Sheffer left As the World Turns under not the best of circumstances. He took a 17-week sabbatical in February 2005 before being relieved of his duties two months later after reporting to the media--who loved the writer and his sense of humor--that he and ATWT executive producer Christopher Goutman had gotten into a verbal altercation.
There were also ATWT fans who criticized Sheffer, saying he favored new actors, featuring them on the show and neglecting the veterans.
A Days of our Lives spokesperson has been quoted as saying "Hogan will be starting in August."
Guess we"ll find out soon whether Hogan Sheffer still has that magic touch.