In a shocking turn of events, Ken Corday, producer of Days of Our Lives
, announced late Friday that Edward Scott of The Young and the Restless
will be joining the Days
team as co-executive producer.
“Ed comes with more than 20 years experience with The Young and the Restless
and brings a new, vibrant, creative energy and strength to this all-important position of leadership,” Corday said of his new partner. He is enthusiastic about the changes that Scott will bring for Days of Our Lives.
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Scott is positive about the change as well. “As a long-time fan of Days of Our Lives
, I am excited to join the production team,” he said. "I'm fully committed to bringing renewed success to this American icon.”
During his tenure on the long-running Young and the Restless
, Scott is credited for five Daytime Emmy awards and 10 nominations for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.
Marnie Saitta, also from The Young and the Restless
, will join Scott on Days of Our Lives
as the new casting director. They will be replacing co-executive Steve Wyman, supervising producer Roy Steinberg and casting director Fran Bascom. Wyman has been with Days of Our Lives
as co-executive producer since 1990.
Scott is married to Melody Thomas Scott
, who plays Nikki on The Young and the Restless
. They have three children: Alexandra, Jennifer, and Elizabeth.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo courtesy of soapdom.com)