In major breaking news tonight, Daytime Emmy-winning head writer, Ron Carlivati (formerly head writer for both OLTL and GH) has been named head writer at Days of our Lives effective immediately! The appointment of Carlivati as head writer in Salem also means he has replaced current co-head writer, Dena Higley!
In an restructuring of the DAYS writing team, current co-head writer, Ryan Quan will now be on board as creative consultant, as will Sheri Anderson Thomas, who served as head writer and co-head writer of DAYS back in the 80′s and the 90′s, and who had held various writing titles throughout the series tenure on NBC. Sheri also served as head writer for Guiding Light and co-head writer of Santa Barbara.
In a statement released by the show to Soap Opera Digest on the writing change they note: “We look forward to the fresh and compelling stories these changes will bring to Salem.”
Anderson Thomas commented on her facebook page: “I was a huge fan of the show before I met my mentor, Pat Falken Smith, and was lucky enough to also be mentored by the phenomenal Betty Corday,” she wrote. “I am am thrilled, and honored, to be returning, and especially with Ron who’s a brilliant storyteller and great guy. Upwards!”
Buckle up, DAYS fans! Exciting changes in store for the long-running NBC soap opera! More on this developing story as information comes to light.
So, excited to hear Ron Carlivati is now the head writer at DAYS! Share your thoughts in the comment section below!