Josh Griffith out as Days’ head writer and Ryan Quan in
Days’ has a revolving door of writers.
In an intriguing move, Soap Digest reports that Josh Griffith has left “Days of our Lives” as co-head writer. February 2015 Soaps.com had reported that Griffith had joined Dena Higley in co-head writing the soap as part of the overhaul of the show in an attempt to increase ratings and give “DOOL” a shot at another year of renewal. It worked. Days was renewed for season 51 a week ago.
Staff writer, Ryan Quan, once a script typist for “Passions,” started as a writer’s assistant with “Days” in 2009, where he has worked as a writer, script writer, and associate head writer, and will take over the co-head writing position along with Dena Higley.
“Days of our Lives” has released a statement, saying, “‘Days of our Lives’ is pleased to announce that staff writer Ryan Quan has joined co-head writer Dena Higley to form a new head writing team. Josh Griffith has left the show to pursue other projects and interests, and we wish him the best.”
The show will take a five week hiatus so the production schedule is cut back from five months ahead of storytelling to four, and Quan and Higley’s writing will start appearing in August.
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– Christine Fix