Who’s writing the show while the writers are on strike? I remember someone saying that it's one of the few shows that uses scab writers when needed. I know they write and film well ahead of airing, but if they want to keep up that schedule, someone’s got to be working on new episodes. The writers strike is over 100 days long so far. I’m hoping that the replacements do a better job than the staff writers. (I wish I was one of the replacements!)
WITH WGA STRIKE POSSIBLY NEARING ITS END, HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS FOR "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" VIEWERS... "Days" fans, with the WGA (writer) strike possibly set to end in the coming days, here's an update on what to expect with "Days of Our Lives." Head writer Ron Carlivati said in early May that he had written through around Christmas Day 2023 when the strike started on May 1. With the strike nearing its 5-month mark, that means all of the "Days" episode storylines airing from around Christmas Day 2023 through around the end of May Sweeps 2024 will have been written by scabs. As for the dialogue (script) writers, who work several weeks behind Carlivati's storylines, that means a majority of the dialogue (scripts) will have been written by scabs and airing from around early-mid December 2023 to early-mid May 2024. All of these are the estimated time frames. The WGA deal is not yet finalized, but from reports, could be over in the coming days.