Noel Maxam replaced as Days of our Lives producer

Days of our LivesThere are changes behind-the-scenes on NBC’s last remaining soap Days of our Lives as Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam is being replaced.

Entertainment Weekly confirms that the producer is being replaced despite only being in the role for a matter of months. Maxam joined the production side of Days in June along with Greg Meng who will continue in his role. Replacing Maxam will be former Passions executive producer Lisa De Cazotte.

Maxam was brought in to “re-fresh” Days of our Lives over the Summer to boost its flagging ratings. A number of former stars, such as Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, have been brought back and newer contemporary storylines have been introduced. The “re-fresh” is to ensure the future of Days following a stumble in the ratings in recent months. The re-fresh was perhaps also sparked, in part, by the shock double cancellation of ABC soaps All My Children and One Life to Live.