ABC has released the first airdate for Lorraine Broderick's material as head writer, but it won't happen before or during the May Sweeps ratings period.
Earlier this month, ABC reinstalled Broderick as the All My Children's top scribe. The announcement raised the hopes of fans, many of whom felt that Broderick's "multi-year" contract meant the show had somehow escaped talk of cancellation. Of course, that was not meant to be.
Lorraine Broderick joined All My Children's writing team in 1979 as a scriptwriter and breakdown writer. Three years later, she was promoted to associate head writer. In 1986, Broderick became co-head writer -- and a year later she became the show's sole head writer. In her time away from All My Children, Broderick worked as co-head writer of Guiding Light, head writer for Another World, and as a writer on As the World Turns, Days of our Lives, One Life to Live, and Port Charles. Broderick's official title has been associate head writer since her 2009 return following the firing of Charles Pratt, Jr., as head writer. During her time with All My Children, Broderick has earned four Daytime Emmys.
ABC has also confirmed that former head writer David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski are no longer with the show in any capacity.
Broderick will be working closely with AMC creator Agnes Nixon to help wrap up the show's storylines. Broderick's material begins airing on June 26, less than three months before what is slated to be the show's last episode.