Deidre Hall and Chandler Massey
They created the brave, ballsy storyline everyone is raving about — the coming out of Will Horton — but Days of Our Lives head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas are now out of a job.
Salem is about to get a lot less funny. That great fan favorite, and farceur extraordinaire, Louise Sorel has been pink-slipped from Days of Our Lives and will end her run as badass Vivian Alamain in the coming months. After several years away from Days, Sorel returned to the soap in 2009 with much fanfare and has continued to be one of its most acclaimed players. So what went haywire? TV Guide Magazine spoke with the star about her surprising exit.
TV Guide Magazine: What's the reason for not picking up your contract? Money? The recent change in head writers?
Sorel: My guess is that there's upheaval. The only thing I know for sure is that I'm...
Days of Our Lives
This just in from NBC: Corday Productions has announced that Gary Tomlin has joined Days of Our Lives as co-executive producer."I have decided that it's in the best interest of the show's future to make this change in order to improve Days both visually and emotionally," says exec producer Ken Corday. "We at Days are grateful to Ed Scott for all of his contributions and amazing energy over the past year. Gary Tomlin brings a long successful history of being an actor's producer and a writer's producer to our cast and crew and I know the viewers will see the immediate results of this change for the better." Says Tomlin, "Im very happy to be back at Days, where I began behind the scenes in the early '80s. Its wonderful to be given the opportunity to work with Ken Corday."Tomlins daytime career began in 1973, when he was cast on Search for Tomorrow as Bruce Carson. He collaborated with Corday for the first time as Days' co-headwriter in 1980-1981 and has since served...