May 19th, 2011



Holy moly, this is great news to wake up to on a Thursday morning!!!


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."

Carolyn Hinsey tweeted that Garin was a protege of the late great Douglas Marland, which can only be a good thing! And Nancy Lee Grahn has tweeted that Garin likes writing for women, so hopefully we'll see a change coming to Port Charles very soon!!

Not that I like celebrating the fact that someone lost their job, but this has been a long time coming and can only be good for the show.