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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.

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.

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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REPORT: Days of our Lives Renewal Update: Sony and NBC In Talks, Insiders Optimistic While Show Pauses Production

Every year around this time, Days of our Lives renewal has been its own cliffhanger.  With the show taping episodes so far in advance and wrapping their current season, the series paused production and went dark on April 16th, according to TV Line.

Now comes the waiting game and according to a report from Deadline on Wednesday, NBC and Sony are continuing to be in talks to bring the series back for its 57th season. While no one from any camp is officially commenting on the negotiations, their sources are reporting that things do look optimistic, as of now.

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The report indicates that in anticipation of a renewal, the producers have been making if-come deals with key cast members in the past few weeks and the writing team is said to be hard at work on potential scripts for the new season.

In the past, DAYS’ renewal had taken several months to pan out, because of how the show’s distributor Sony Pictures Television has to adjust its business model to continue the show without going in the red.

Even though over the years DAYS had declined in the linear ratings, there appears to be a commitment by the studio and NBC to find ways to keep it on the air.

So, are you hopeful that DAYS will survive yet another negotiation for renewal? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: What Did You Think of the Reveal of Who Killed Charlie?

“Sorry Charlie!” Those were the clever words said by the killer of the evil Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) on Days of our Lives.  But evil kinda knows evil, and thus viewers learned in a reveal just who was the culprit.

DAYS fans begin to get to the truth when on Monday’s episode, while under hypnosis from Marlena (Deidre Hall), John (Drake Hogestyn) recalls opening the door to the apartment in time to see someone in a red coat with a hood (very ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ but with a fashion flare) shoot Charlie.

When “Doc” brings John out of his hypnotic state, she asks him who fired the gun?  John is horrified as he reveals it was their daughter, Belle! (Martha Madison). John shares that Belle was wearing the coat they gave her for Valentine’s Day.  A shocked John utters, “My God, Doc. Our little girl blew that punk away.”  However, Marlena refuses and does not believe Belle would shoot and kill Charlie, let alone anyone.

Jan (Heather Lindell) shows up at Marlena’s office and tells John and Marlena she is not going to be locked up, because of the deal she made for her freedom. Then, we see Jan get more inquisitive into what John and Marlena were discussing before she walked in on them.  They leave to go talk to Belle to get answers, while Jan sneaks back into the office and into Marlena’s drawer to retrieve the recording device to find out exactly what John and Marlena were talking about.

It is there when Jan is alone that viewers learn what happened the night of Charlie’s death. Jan is listening to the recording of John telling Marlena that Belle shot Charlie, but that he didn’t see Belle’s face because she was wearing the red coat.

Next, Jan flashes back to Charlie saying, “Don’t shoot,” and then firing a gunshot as Charlie falls to the ground.  We see the visual of the face of the person in the red coat and it’s Jan!  Next, Jan smirks and says, “Sorry, Charlie.”

So it seems Jan Spears has an ultimate revenge plot to rid Belle once and for all and have her locked behind bars.  How long will it be before the other Salemites catch on that Jan is the murderer?

So, were you happy to see it was Jan who was the one who killed Charlie? Did you suspect it was her? Share your thoughts in the comment section.  But first, watch the moment the killer is revealed below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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