Monday, February 9, 2015

'Days of our Lives' Head Writer Switch: Tomlin & Whitesell Out, Higley & Griffith In

Days of our Lives has replaced the show's head writing team, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Head Writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are out and Dena Higley and Josh Griffith will be replacing them, effective February 16.

Griffith's writing credits include General Hospital, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, One Life to Live and, most recently, The Young and the Restless from 2012-2013.

Higley previously served as head writer at Days in 2003, and again from 2008-2011.

Based on social media buzz of late, Days needed a shot in the arm but is bringing Dena Higley back the right move? Weigh in below in our Comments section.


  1. nooo! I love the writing on Days right now. I see no need for a change.

  2. Dean Higley is like poison. She's done so much damage two (!!) other times she was headwriter.

    Is Sony trying to get out of the soap business. Installing Chuck Pratt at Y&R and Dena at Days sure seem like choices designed to slowly kill both shows.

  3. If Sony wanted out of the soap business, they would cancel the shows. I guess they've been convinced that Pratt and Higley can revitalize their shows but having experienced the OLTL, AMC and DAYS that both writers have left in their wake, I don't think any good will come of these hires.

  4. So disappointed in Days new writers..Paige was one of my favorites on the show..not sure I will even continue watching now...boring!