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Alison Sweeney Exiting As Host Of NBC's The Biggest Loser!

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Big news this evening regarding Days of our Lives long time fan favorite Alison Sweeney. After 13 seasons, Sweeney has decided to call it quits as host of the weight-loss competition, The Biggest Loser.  The news came via an official statement from the NBC series producers first revealed at Access Hollywood.

The brief statement read:  “After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of  The Biggest Loser next season.”

Alison began appearing on the show in 2007, following comedian Caroline Rhea.   At the moment, no replacement has been chosen, and the show’s 17th season does not yet have a premiere date.

As fans of DAYS know, Alison will be back on the canvas reprising her role of Sami Brady during the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary season which kicks-off this November.  Previously back in 2014, Alison announced her departure from Days of our Lives after a nearly twenty-two year run to focus on her other shows and specials, and to be able to spend more time raising her two children.

With her exiting The Biggest Loser, could this possibly pave the way for Sweeney’s stay in Salem to end up being longer than anticipated?

Share your thoughts on Alison leaving The Biggest Loser hosting duties? Comment below!

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Ray
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Ray

Just the thought gives me hope. I love AS. I am not sure she will ever have the same chemistry as she had with James Scott (EJ). I love DOOL and am so happy with all of the positive buzz. I invite EVERYONE who watched the show back in the 80s and 90s to tune in again. Patch, Bo, Belle, Shawn-Douglas and Phillip is a huge step in the right direction.

richard
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richard

I hope she stays in Salem and gets a meaty story, but DO NOT age Allie, Johnny or Sydney!!!!!!! Put her back together with Rafe!!!!

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Elite Advisors

Richard,

I really do not think she had chemistry with Rafe… I know they are going to try to make a go of it with Hope and Rafe…I see the writing on the wall, but I don’t see that either.

Sometimes stars get exhausted doing the same thing over and over for yrs, then get a taste of the difficulty snagging a great role in the industry and realize it’s not all that….

Maybe she has come to the conclusion that DOOL was and is Home ?

MIss the EJ and Sammi drama

Angelo
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Angelo

I hope Alison comes back to days full time. We need Sami Brady back, sign Alison To a long term contract and bring back EJ Dimera too.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

This exiting news sounds promising. I’m sure Alison’s heart of hearts is in her DAYS family. I bet she was made an excellent offer to return to DAYS, and probably decided to part ways with Biggest Loser. I’m just hoping we will hear soon that Alison Sweeney is returning to DAYS full-time with a multi-year contract in hand. I think she got an offer she couldn’t refuse. hahaha

Ray
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Ray

I think I would trade Bo and Steve for an Alison. 🙂

Phil
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Phil

Her stay at Salem becoming longer would be awesome

Timmm
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Timmm

I loved her on BL but she belongs on Days and if she had to pick, well, she made the right choice.

SZima
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SZima

Sami needs to come home! And bring a resurrected EJ with her…although that wouldn’t be James Scott, unfortunately. The show lost it’s spark when those two characters left.

I’m hoping the new writers will be able to turn this ship around somehow, and bringing Alison/Sami back would be a great start.

Mo
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Mo

Surprised to hear this. Was it her choice?

Patrick
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Patrick

i’ll play the devil advocate?

ratings for “biggest loser” were down 30%

that’s enough to let go of show’ host

“I haven’t missed Sami” I am glad DAYS is bringing back many vets plus their kids…

If she was to come back… I wonder if Michael Muhney could spark with her? as some have posted… Y&R owns Sony… couldn’t they just hire him ? and let bygones be? He would be such a strong DiMera…. have Sammi and Eve fighting… this stuff with Eve and Jennifer has lost all it’s lame… dull… and is continually DOA

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Nah. Rumors have him being a recast Lucky Spencer on GH.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

yeah, I really don’t see Michael Muhney coming to GH as a Lucky recast. I really don’t see the show bringing back Lucky especially since Jonathan Jackson just played him briefly. Though, I do see MM joining GH as a Quartermaine recast.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Patrick, it would be so cool to have Michael Muhney as the new EJ Dimera. I would love to see that happen!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

If she comes back to DAYS to stay, two episodes per week would be plenty. There’s no need for overkill. I didn’t sign up for The Sami Show. No character should be featured so damn much.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

THE BIGGEST LOSER may have been a boon for Ms. Sweeney but the show’s buzzlife is past. I want to see her act more and I read here, I think, she is directing.

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MBmomof3

I miss her on DOOL and am looking forward to her return for the anniversary celebration.

suzi
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suzi

AS is doing a lot with Hallmark channel too. She has great chemistry with Cameron Mathison

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

It would be nice to see Sami in Salem every now and then. Alison is also working on projects for Hallmark, time may be in short supply for her to be in Salem. But a recurring role as Sami might fit nicely into Alison’s schedule.

Geena
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Geena

For years I thought it was Sami overkill but seeing as how they’ve replaced her with Teresa who is infinitely more obnoxious than Sami, I will gladly take Sami back!

Ray
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Ray

Even when we hated Sami the most, we could see her motives. We never saw her character high-fiving another character (like Theresa does with Anne). I love Theresa and have said for more than a year she is the new Sami. But, I am still waiting for her to show us she has feelings. I think there has been so many opportunities for the writers to show us that she is not that tough on the inside. But, everytime you would think she has learned her lesson, she gets a snide smile that does not give her ANY rooting value.… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t blame her for leaving BL, I stopped watching when the show went from inspiring others to be their best to fat shaming and humiliation. As a viewer I couldn’t stand them making me feel I was worse than a mass murderer just because I put a cookie in my mouth. Frankly the show has passed its shelf life and should be cancel. If her leaving puts the last nail in the coffin of this show then I say good, her leaving it did us all a favor. Maybe now those people who need to lose weight can get… Read more »

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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