Lynette Rice
October 23, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

More changes on the NBC daytime serial Days of Our Lives — but this time, it’s behind the camera. EW has confirmed that Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam is out and former Passions Executive Producer Lisa De Cazotte will take over, instead.

Maxam only joined the show in June along with Greg Meng, who will stay on board as co-executive producer. Soap Opera Network first reported the news.

Maxam and Meng were brought on to “reset” the daytime drama to include “more contemporary stories based on the solid foundation of the Days history of family, romance, and drama.” Translation: They’re trying to keep Days as relevant as possible to ensure that soaps continue to have a place in daytime for as long as possible.

Several high-profile changes have been made on the soap. Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are back, as are Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark. In the meantime, the producers have increased the size of the sets by adding the new Horton Town Square.

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