Days of our Lives
has been plagued with yet another behind-the-scenes drama. Amid reports that Ed Scott had been rewriting the show's storylines and dialogue without permission, the long-running soap has decided to let go off its co-executive producer.
The dismissal of Scott, who has been co-executive producer of Days of our Lives
since 2007, is said to be in the “best interest” of the show. Moreover, it also puts a close to several weeks of off-cam turmoil.
Serving as Scott's replacement is Gary Tomlin, the Emmy-winning former executive producer of ABC's One Life to Live.
"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,” executive producer Ken Corday said in a statement. “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."
Tomlin began his career on daytime TV in 1973 when he was cast on NBC's Search for Tomorrow
as Bruce Carson. Gradually, he transitioned to the behind-the-scenes world, working as a director on Passions
and on One Life to Live
from 1992 to 1995, as well as executive producer from 2001 to 2003. He also held the role of head writer for Sunset Beach
and Another World
. Additionally, he served as co-head writer of Days of our Lives
from 1980 to 1981.
"I'm very happy to be back at Days
, where I began behind the scenes in the early '80s. It's wonderful to be given the opportunity to work with Ken Corday," Tomlin said in a statement.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)