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Days of our Lives Behind the Scenes Shake Up -- Ed Scott Out, Gary Tomlin In

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Days welcomes Gary Tomlin as new co-executive producer


Soapdom Crown LogoCorday Productions is pleased to announce 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,” said Ken Corday, Executive Producer.

It seems that it was only one year ago that Corday was touting the praises of current Co-Executive producer, Ed Scott.

Speaking of which, “We at ‘Days’ are grateful to Ed Scott for all of his contributions and amazing energy over the past year," Corday offered in regard to making the switch.  However, he continued by saying that  "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."

But it was in August 2007 that Corday announced “I am very enthusiastic about the important changes for Days of our Lives that Edward Scott will bring as Co-Executive Producer.  Ed comes with more than twenty years experience with ‘The Young and the Restless’ and brings a new, vibrant, creative energy and strength to this all-important position of leadership.  Days will benefit greatly from Ed’s direction," continued Corday. "The viewers will also be thrilled with the exciting changes in the days to come. I would like to thank former Co-Executive Producer Steve Wyman, Supervising Producer Roy Steinberg and Casting Director Fran Bascom for their service and friendship over the years. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.” 

Flashforward to today.  “I’m very happy to be back at ‘Days’ where I began behind the scenes in the early 80’s,” said Gary Tomlin, new Co-Executive Producer.  “It’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to work with Ken Corday.”

Tomlin’s career on daytime serials began in 1973 when he was cast on NBC’s “Search for Tomorrow” as Bruce Carson.  He joined the Corday family for the first time as Co-Head Writer for “Days” in 1980-1981 and has since served as Head Writer for “Another World” and “One Life to Live.”  In 1997, Tomlin rose to Executive Producer of NBC’s “Sunset Beach” then on to “One Life to Live” in 2001 where the series received its first ever Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Series for the 2002 season. 

Soapdom congratulates Tomlin on landing the Co Exec position, but with the way things have been shaking up at Days over the past year or so, one can't help but wonder just how long Tomlin will remain. Time will tell.

"Days of our Lives," which will celebrate its 11,000th episode in January 2009, first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a consistent favorite among viewers of daytime television serials and continues to lead the competition among younger female viewers. "Days of our Lives" is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Executive Producer, Ken Corday, is following in the tradition of his parents, Betty and Ted Corday, who co-created "Days of our Lives" and helmed the series for many years.

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