Days of our Lives has finally made a writing change at the top after many of the storylines have just not caught fire with the DAYS audience.
According to a report today via Soap Opera Digest, series EP Ken Corday is welcoming back to the fold former DAYS head writer Dena Higley alongside, and with, former Y&R head scribe Josh Griffith to map out the lives of the residents of Salem.
This mean that Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are out at the writing helm, and the change will become effective next week on Monday February 16th. Higley has been head writer at DAYS twice … in both 2003 and for a three year run in 2008-2011. As for Josh Griffith, he last served on daytime as head writer for The Young and the Restless ending his tenure there in 2013.
It was no secret that the long-running NBC series which will turn 50 in November needed to make some change in the direction they were headed, but today on social media, fans have been concerned if bringing back Higley is the answer. There are also those who hope that with the addition of Griffith, who has written some very dramatic stories during his soap career that has included One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, and As the World Turns, in the past that perhaps he might help the show in a positive manner.
So, what are your thoughts on the dismissal of Tomlin and Whitesell and the hiring of Higley and Griffith? Comment below!