Regime change.

Updated July 13:

Garin Wolf’s first episode as head writer will air on July 26.

Updated June 8:

Although his work won’t begin airing until the week of July 25, “General Hospital’s” new head writer Garin Wolf told TV Guide he wanted to bring balance to the show. While the mob will still be around, he said it would be more of a “background for the emotions of the characters.” He also previewed that the Spencers, the hospital and even Wyndemere will have “equal weight.” When it was noted that Wyndemere was equated with the departing Nikolas (Tyler Christopher), Wolf teased that the theme for the summer is “Sometimes they come back.” He continued to hint at lots of romance, reality, villainy, secrets and possibly even the Quartermaines.

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Originally posted May 18:

Apparently Bob Guza is out as head writer of “General Hospital,” as Garin Wolf will begin helming the Daytime drama “effective immediately.”

In his statement, president of ABC Daytime Brian Frons announced, “Garin is a talented writer and storyteller who has been a part of the ‘General Hospital’ family for nearly 15 years.  His in-depth knowledge and adoration for the show’s legacy will help make a smooth transition and an immediate impact on story. I’m sure he will succeed in taking ‘General Hospital’ to new heights as he develops characters and storylines that will engage and thrill our viewers.”

Garin has been working on “General Hospital” since 1997 as associate head writer, breakdown writer and scriptwriter. He also wrote for “General Hospital: Night Shift,” “As the World Turns,” the animated “Batman” series and “Tiny Toon Adventures.” The new head writer has also won a Writer’s Guild Award for “General Hospital.”

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