It seems that the Dobsons created Chad and brought in Andy Norris.Had he always been mentioned as apart of that family but never used till then? Interestingly Doug Marland brought him on again 5 years later. Both stints were short lived.
Seeing TJ (Tim) befriending Billy Fletcher again suggests that Billy could have been aged Like Tim and been part of Springfields new teen scene under Marland., rather than inventing Kelly. Billy already had history on the show.
Does anyone know why the Dobsons departed GH? Were they dropped because the ratings had fallen or lured away for big bucks by P&G? GH was a family legacy for them, but were they merely employees with no financial stake?
It is based on the best I could find. The Dobsons were still credited on GH in May and they were said to have created the Chad character on GL.
Same for LOL. DePriest replaced Labine and Avila Mayer some time before July as they left to focus on creating RH.