It only took FOREVER but finally ABC has replaced multi-time Emmy winning head writer Robert Guza Jr. Effective immediately, Garin Wolf will take over the longest running ABC daytime serial.
Via Press release:
Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group announced today that Garin Wolf has been named head writer of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning daytime drama, “General Hospital.” The appointment is effective immediately.
“Garin is a talented writer and storyteller who has been a part of the ‘General Hospital’ family for nearly 15 years. His in-depth knowledge and adoration for the show’s legacy will help make a smooth transition and an immediate impact on story,” said Frons. “I’m sure he will succeed in taking ‘General Hospital’ to new heights as he develops characters and storylines that will engage and thrill our viewers.”
Recipient of two Daytime Emmys®, Wolf has been working for the daytime drama since 1997 and over the years has held the roles of associate head writer, breakdown writer and script writer. He has also written for SOAPnet’s prime-time spin-off series, “General Hospital: Night Shift” and daytime drama “As the World Turns,” as well as animated series “Batman” and “Tiny Toon Adventures.” In addition, Wolf has won a Writer’s Guild Award for his work on “General Hospital.”
Currently nominated for 21 Daytime Emmys (the most of any show this year), “General Hospital” airs at 3:00 p.m., ET, 2:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Television Network, and on SOAPnet at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Winner of a record-setting ten Emmys for Outstanding Daytime Drama, the program celebrated 48 years of broadcasting on April 1, 2011, and is the longest-running dramatic serial on ABC, having aired over 12,000 episodes. “General Hospital” consistently rates as one of the top-rated Daytime programs in the key demographic of Women 18-49.
“General Hospital” was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Jill Farren Phelps is the executive producer. Mary O’Leary, Mercer Barrows and Michelle Henry are producers. Full episodes of “General Hospital” are available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.