‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) News: First Episode by New Head Writer Team Josh Griffith and Dena Higley Aired – Did You See A Difference?

'Days of Our Lives' (DOOL) News: First Episode by New Head Writer Team Josh Griffith and Dena Higley Aired - Did You See A Difference?

Earlier in the year, “Days of Our Lives” announced that Josh Griffith landed the job as co-head writer. He was to share head writing responsibilities with Dana Higley. “DOOL” fans hoped that Griffith and Higley would be able to save the show. Before he landed the job, it seemed evident the show could be canceled in a few years. The ratings were down and the storylines were confusing. It appears that Griffith and Higley could the NBC soap’s last hope to stay on the air. On Aug. 19, “DOOL” aired the first script under the new head writers.

Josh Griffith is an experienced soap opera writer. He started his career in 1988 writing for “Santa Barbara.” In 1991, he moved to “One Life to Live.” Under his writing, the show obtained a Daytime Emmy award. He stayed with the show until 1995. He wrote for “Sunset Beach” for several year before the show was canceled.

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In 2006, Griffith began writing for “Young and the Restless.” He started out as a scriptwriter and after a few years, he was promoted to co-producer. He maintained full executive producer authority without the official title. In 2013, he was fired from the show due to creative differences with Jill Farren Phelps. It was briefly rumored that he would return to “Y&R” before the show hired Charles Pratt as head writer. Josh Griffith has over thirty years of scriptwriting experience. If anyone is able to save “Days of Our Lives” from dying, he would be the person to do it.

Dana Higley has written for “DOOL” since 1985 in some way or another. She has maintained positions from assistant writer to head writer. She also wrote for “One Life to Live” for several years. She knows the characters on “Days of Our Lives” and the history of the show, which will be a huge asset to Josh Griffith as he settles in as co-head writer.

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Josh Griffith joined the writing team in Feb. 2015. Since “DOOL” tapes six months in advance, his first aired episode was Aug. 19. “Day of Our Life” fans, are you excited about him joining the writing team?

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  1. Rodney says

    Episode was great, best i have seen yet. Please save the show. But please don’t brag the storyline out, like Y&R did. Yall can do a better job than they can.

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