Nelson Branco has updated Friday's Suds Report today (Sunday) with more information about Ed Scott's firing from Days of Our Lives by Ken Corday and reveals that The Young and the Restless' Josh Griffith has been given his walking papers.
Check out the excerpt below.
Moments after Giddens’ bombshell scoop aired online, The Suds Report soon learned The Young and the Restless executive producer Josh Griffith was also given his walking papers on the very same day. Astute Suds readers will remember TVGuide.ca broke news suggesting CBS chief Barbara Bloom was angling to replace Griffith this past June. The reason? Griffith was also reportedly re-writing Maria Arena Bell’s scripts. However, after the Writers Guild of America sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Y&R studios, “Josh stopped hijacking scripts immediately, but everyone still wanted him fired,” points out a snitch. One can only assume Paul Rauch, who recently served as a consultant on Y&R on a short-term contract, will most likely inherit the top spot on daytime’s No. 1 soap opera.
Read the Suds Report for more details.
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A lot of fans are furious that Days executive producer Ken Corday allegedly buckled under fear and pressure in "choosing" lamented Days scribe Dena Higley over famed daytime exec Ed Scott (formerly of The Young and the Restless). From what we're hearing, Corday didn't have much of a choice if he wanted to keep his already troubled soap from coming under fire from the Writers Guild of America. READ MORE
Inside sources are saying Gary Tomlin, who penned One Life to Live during the Writer's Strike of 2007-2008, is the top contender for the co-executive producer slot at Days of Our Lives. As reported earlier, Ed Scott has allegedly been fired from the co-executive slot at NBC's lone soap. More on this story as it develops.
This just in: According to reliable sources Days of Our Lives co-executive producer Ed Scott has been relieved of his duties. Scott recently came under fire when TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco ran an item in his column The Suds Report alleging Scott was re-writing scripts submitted by Days scribe Dena Higley and encouraging one of the soap's lead actresses to re-write her scenes. According to sources, the reports "really scared (Days Executive Producer) Ken Corday" which may have led to Scott's dismissal. Keep checking back to Daytime Confidential as the story develops.