Days of Our Lives Names New Head Writer

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Days of Our Lives Names New Head Writer
Dena Higley has officially been named the head writer of Days of Our Lives.

Higley's reinstatement as head writer ends a three-year absence from the show. She joined the Days of Our Lives in 1985.

As Soap Central reports, in early 2003, Higley presented Days of Our Lives executive producer Ken Corday with a detailed, long-term story outline. Corday liked the pitch so much that he hired Higley as the show's head writer. Her stay at the top, however, was short-lived, as Highley was demoted in May 2003, just three months after having been named to the position.

In September 2004, Dena agreed to take over the head writing duties at One Life to Live. However, she was not well-received by One Life to Live fans, many of whom accused the scribe of penning story for just a handful of her favorite characters.

Higley was relieved of her One Life to Live duties in June 2007. Now, she's come full circle.

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Days of Our Lives Quotes

Nicole: [walking through house in towel] I know I left my flip flops in here somewhere.
Scooter: [whistles] Looking for these?
Nicole: Get out of here!
Scooter: Oh come on, Misty baby. I just came over here to borrow a cup of sugar.
Nicole: Don't call me that.
Scooter: You're all the sugar that I need. Bridgette, I saw Freddie leave with the kids. It's just the two of us. ANd I love what you're wearing.
Nicole: I told you, I am so not interested.
Scooter: Don't worry about anyone finding out. It'll just be our little secret.
Nicole: Like hell!
Scooter: You say one word to the wife and I'll blow the whistle on who you used to be.
Nicole: You know, I was forced into porn, okay, and that was like, 20 years ago. My husband understands. No one else is gonna care.
Scooter: Oh, I'm not talkin' about Misty Circle, porno queen. I'm talkin' about Nicole Walker. Kidnapper, fugitive from justice. Yep, that's right. I know your real secret.

You of all people should know a lie when you hear one.