HomeTVAll My ChildrenLegendary Soap Scribe Agnes Nixon on Days Firings, “Big Mistakes” Jamey Giddens November 26, 2008 All My Children, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 3 Comments Thank you SOAP GODS! The people who made this industry a success in the first place, and kept it steady through economic hard times just as rocky as we are currently experiencing, by relying on the tenets of good ,old-fashioned, character-driven, storytelling and the horse sense to hire good actors, are finally speaking out. First Thom Racina, now Agnes Nixon. Daytime’s grand dame decried Ken Corday‘s move to get rid of his top tier stars at Days of Our Lives, as well as the genre’s quest for the coveted younger viewer, by saying this to Ad Age: "I think they [soap operas] are viable [businesses], but I am afraid the suits are making some big mistakes," she said of NBC’s decision to kill off older characters on "Days." "In my experience over the years, young people are interested in ‘older’ stories," she said. "I have always tried to keep various age groups involved instead of concentrating on just one. … I think that to represent life, in all its varieties, one needs various age groups." 3 Responses Jillian Bowe November 26, 2008 OH HALLELUJAH AGNES! If this can come from one of the great soap writer of our entire family’s time what more is there to be said?! KenKen needs to man up and stop passing the buck and pray and I do mean PRAY that he can get Dee and Drake back. I seriously doubt they’d come back (I wouldn’t want them to either!) but hell stranger things have happened. Log in to Reply alex197923 November 27, 2008 His parents would not be proud on how he handling this. He can not blame Sony for this. This is own doing. Log in to Reply snowi November 27, 2008 Thank you Agnes! I think it’s time you go to the Days set and school Corday and Dena’s asses. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.