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A DAY of DAYS – 45th Anniversary Event

It was a time to celebrate, chat with press, and meet the fans, for the cast of the longest running scripted television show in NBC’s history. I can only be talking about Days of our Lives, which celebrated this week its 45th anniversary! And to kick of the festivities, NBC’s third annual fan event, A Day of DAYS was held again at City Walk at Universal Studios, in Universal City, California on November 6, 2010. For the second year in a row, the Samba Restaurant was place to be seen and hang out, as the On -Air On-Soaps crew chatted with all of the current cast that were in attendance in video interviews, and we came up with some fun web gems that we think you will get a kick out of for a long time to come.

To view the Video Gallery to the right on this page and watch 16 interviews with the DAYS cast, remember hit the NEXT GROUP button to the right of the + symbol on the thumbnail gallery and it will shuttle you to the next set of videos.

On-Air On-Soaps was once again in our same designated spot in the mezzanine over looking the entire press gathering, and we had a birds-eye view of the hustle and bustle of the day. The actors time was efficiently allotted in order for them to chat and do press with various media outlets from across the country, as well as their time being accounted for in autograph sessions held outside on City Walk. There are certainly no soap opera fans like DAYS fans. They are passionate, loyal, fierce, and speak their minds! So for these Salem loyalist’s who traveled from across the country, or just from the Southern California area, getting the opportunity to meet, get a picture and an autograph from the likes of an EJ, Sami, Bo, or Carly was enough to stir up a frenzy as witnessed by even casual A DAY of DAYS observers. As in year’s past, the actors were paired off in a rotation. So, half the stars took part in meeting the fans in the morning rotation, half rotated through the press, and then they switched off for the afternoon session. James Scott and Renee Jones, Peter Reckell and Crystal Chappell, Molly Burnett and Shawn Christian, Joe Mascolo and Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor and James Reynolds, Camilla Banus and Casey Deidrick, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, Melissa Reeves and Ty Treadway, Eric Martsolf and Arianne Zuker, and Chandler Massey and Galen Gering, where the duos we dished with. Single chitchats were held with Alison Sweeney, Peggy McKay, Nadia Bjorlin, and Jay Johnson. And one trio that needs no introduction also made the rounds: Suzanne Rogers, Louise Sorel and John Aniston.

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As many On-Air On-Soaps site followers know, we presented DAYS 45 Gold Medals to winners in 12 categories as picked by you, the fans, in a ten day voting feature on our website. DAYS 45 Gold Medal Winners: Crystal Chappell, Peter Reckell, Shawn Christian, James Scott, Chandler Massey, Arianne Zuker and John Aniston, were truly humbled, tickled pink, and shocked, when during our video interviews we handed out to them personally their winning medals. From acceptance speeches to genuine heartfelt thanks to the fans, it proved there is nothing like the actors who inhabit the characters you love to love and love to hate everyday. We won’t spoil these little gems for you, you will just have to view the Video Interview Gallery to the right to see the medal presentations!

As we completed our final interview of the day in a scurry and quickly with Galen Gering and Chandler Massey, it was time for the stellar… and might we add, the sexiest and perhaps the most stunning cast in daytime, to line-up and get ready for the grand finale of the afternoon… the red carpet walk to the City Walk stage. It was there that was to be the final destination for the cast, and the annual Q&A in front of the legions of excited fans. One fan asked to get a hug from the hot guys in the cast, or as many cast members as she could! Another fan wanted Crystal Chappell and Peter Reckell to kiss. Those were just a few of the intense and hilarious moments of the afternoon session. And, since it was DAYS 45th, it was legendary soap couple, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes who were given the honors to lead the crowd with some help from the Salem kid set including, Terrell Ransom Jr. and Lauren Boles in a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Days of our Lives. Next, it was Susan’s turn to cut the first piece of anniversary cake and ring in the 45th season of DAYS. The afternoon concluded with a spine-tingling NBC November extended DAYS promo teaser of what is to come in upcoming episodes of the series, which had the audience in attendance; squealing and applauding, with the shocking jaw-droppers of what is to come.

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As we called it a fait accompli as the day came to it’s conclusion, we reflected on the tremendous accomplishments from the DAYS cast, crew, and production, who were able to stave off cancellation just a few years ago, by taking drastic measures with budgets, story, cast casualties and production changes to ensure that DAYS soldiered on. On-Air On-Soaps prepared a very special photo gallery to the right of this page of the sights and memorable moments of the third annual A Day of DAYS. Letting the 31 images tell the story of the day, make sure to click on the NEXT GROUP icon located to the right of the + symbol on the photo gallery slideshow thumbnail groupings. That way you won’t miss an image! Or, you can watch the slideshow on automatic. All in all, it was a time to reflect, look forward, and most of all celebrate the unwavering popularity of the cast and the characters that inhabit Salem, with the people most responsible for its success… you, the devoted DAYS fans. Happy 45th Days of our Lives!

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Joe Mascolo - DAY of DAYS
Josh Taylor - DAY of DAYS
Peter   Crystal - DAY of DAYS
Susan cuts the cake - DAY of DAYS
Susan and Bill - Day of DAYS
Shawn Christian walks out - DAY of DAYS
Salem Sign - Day of DAYS
Ty Treadway - DAY of DAYS
Suzanne and John -DAY of DAYS
Suzanne Rogers and Lauren Boles - DAY of DAYS
Zuker and Hennig- Day of DAYS
Wally and Judi  - DAY of DAYS
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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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