"Days of our Lives" Revitalizes With Sweeping Changes to Bring Back Romance and Beloved Characters

NBC's Longest-Running Scripted Series Hits the Reset Button with a New Writing Team, Cast Editions, and a New Producing Team

Jun 14, 2011, 17:52 ET from Days of our Lives

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Producer Ken Corday is resetting "Days of our Lives" with the simple yet successful formula of centering the show around romance and the characters fans know and love. "It's time to make a more positive, romantic, and intriguing show driven by the power of heroic love.  I'm very excited about the new adventure we are about to take which is based on the show that my parents created 45 years ago."

"Days of our Lives" initiated a strong direction of change by appointing a new head writing team consisting of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. The successful writing duo plan to change the direction of the show as they tell contemporary stories based on the solid foundation of the "Days" history of family, romance, and intrigue.  McPherson and Thomas commented, "New fans will find many reasons to stay, and longtime fans will find many reasons to return."

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Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam, who has been a producer on the show for four years, and Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng, who has been Executive in Charge of Production for over ten years, will work together as a team. "The new writing team has already generated much excitement with the compelling stories they have written, and we plan to translate those stories to the screen with a refreshed look," commented Greg Meng.

Ken Corday commented, "I am confident these changes will bring back excitement and anticipation to our family of fans as they tune in each day to see what happens.  You won't want to miss a single episode of the new 'Days' ahead!"

SOURCE Days of our Lives