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    In our 'Days Of Our Lives' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Days Of Our Lives Fires Head Writers McPherson And Thomas. (Updated.)

    Friday, April 06 2012


    DOOL (NBC)
    Changing paths again.


    Updated: April 6.


    Newly appointed Co-Head Writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell will now be joined by Daytime vet Lorraine Broderick to help reshape "Days." Broderick was a protegee of Agnes Nixon and formerly headed the team at "All My Children" for a dozen years. Broderick also worked for "One Life To Live," "Port Charles" and "As The World Turns."

    Broderick is no stranger to Salem either. She previously worked on "DOOL" as Head Writer in 1999 but was fired less than a month later.

    Original article: April 4.

    According to Soap Opera Digest, "Days" Head Writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas Jr. have been dismissed from the series. They are being replaced by former Co-Executive Producer and one-time Co-Head Writer Gary Tomlin and former Co-Head Writer Christopher Whitesell.

    McPherson and Thomas Jr., who both worked under former "DOOL" Writer and Producer James E. Reilly, joined the series last May, taking over from Dena Higley and working the series through its revamping last fall. McPherson tweeted, "Thank you DOOL fans. You are the best and we love you! NBC never let us tell our stories. They kept stopping us and changing our direction. Sad."

    For more on the latest changes behind the scenes, read Renee Jones Retires From DOOL.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by MARCO88 at Wednesday, April 04 2012 03:39 PM

    Not again. I thought for sure Ken Coday would keep these two writers. Now we are back to square one. Lets hope they don't ruin the show again or Days will be canceled for sure.

    Posted by monson2002 at Wednesday, April 04 2012 04:13 PM

    So this is good news Marlene just said it NBC so it's the
    people from the station right ?

    Posted by days78 at Wednesday, April 04 2012 11:18 PM

    No, not good news. It means NBC will block any writer from being creative.

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Thursday, April 05 2012 07:21 AM

    The inconsistency will hurt the show as it has in the past and the ratings are not good as it is.

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