There has been suspicion and talk for some time that All My Children head writers James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten are on their way out.

Late last week, news broke that the writers have indeed been let go from the show and are to be replaced by former General Hospital writer, Charles Pratt Jr. Our contact with the show would not comment on the writing change and, in fact, did not confirm the rumor.

Pratt, who has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards (and has won several, in 1989, 1991 and 2003) is no stranger to pounding out good soaps storylines, both for daytime and primetime soaps. He has written for such mega-hits as Santa Barbara and Melrose Place, as well as acting as Co-Head Writer for General Hospital. Pratt left General Hospital in 2006.

Pratt has also worked in the Producing role for ABC smash primetime hits Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty.

Could Pratt be just what All My Children fans have been hoping for to liven up lagging story lines and boost up ratings?

We will keep an eye on the writing situation at AMC and tell you the whole story as soon as everything comes to light.