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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.

MBmomof3
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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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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Says Peacock Hit 18M Paid Subscribers Up From 15M In September

On Monday, during a webcast session at the UBS TMT investors conference, NBC Universal CEO, Jeff Shell shared that the NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has hit 18 million paid subscribers.

Interestingly, that is an uptick of 3 million paid subscribers since the end of September of this year, where the service had 15 million.

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As soap fans know, Days of our Lives debuted exclusively in its new home on Peacock on September 12th, and viewers who watched on linear TV and NBC had to switch modes and pay-in for a subscription to watch the show.  However, there has been no quantifying data released on just how well DAYS is performing on the platform.

In terms of its sustainability and its ad-supported streaming platform, Shell added: “We were late coming into streaming, but we clearly chose the right business model.”  Shell noted that this strategy has helped offset declines in linear TV revenues, and a worsening advertising market.

The CEO went to explain: “We believe in the premium video ad-supported, dual revenue stream essential broadcast and cable on streaming, driven by key programming.” Shell also shared that declines in cable subscribers is putting pressure on affiliate fees and advertising rates, so it’s becoming more important than ever for Peacock revenues to offset falling cable TV revenues and that the TV ad business is “definitely getting worse.”

So, what do you think of the uptick of subscribers to Peacock since September? Is Days of our Lives a key player in this? Have you gotten use to watching your favorite soap on the streaming platform? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) Day of Days 2022 Cast Interviews

Want to know what your favorites from Salem had to share and tease at the recent Days of Days 2022? Now, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel has released their full set of interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives conducted during the fan fest event.

Just over a week ago, Day of Days was held for the first time since 2019, and returned in a new location – the Xbox Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.  DAYS, which just celebrated its 57th anniversary, can now be seen in its new home exclusively streaming on Peacock.

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Make sure to check out all the conversations below featuring: Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans  (Kayla) and George DelHoyo (Orpheus), Drake Hogestyn (John), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Wally Kurth (Justin), Brandon Barash (Stefan) and Carson Boatman (Johnny), Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Leann Hunley (Anna), Jackee Harry (Paulina) and James Reynolds (Abe), Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and Martha Madison (Belle), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Elia Cantu (Jada), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Kyle Lowder (Rex), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) and Tina Huang (Melinda), and Victoria Grace (Wendy) and Remington Hoffman (Li).

 

After you checked out the videos, let us know which was your favorite chat in the comment section below … and for more upcoming celebrity features and video content make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

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DAYS Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Pay Tribute to Robert Clary

Days of our Lives beloved Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams), paid tribute to their longtime co-star and dear friend, Robert Clary (Ex-Robert LeClair, DAYS).

On Wednesday, Clary passed away at the age of 96.  On Days of our Lives, Bill Hayes and Robert Clary performed many times together as Doug and Robert when the soap opera had “Doug’s Place” as a nightclub venue for the characters to meet up and have story, while also taking in some music.

 

Bill and Susan shared their thoughts on Clary’s passing on their Instagram on Thursday; accompanied by some clips of performances by the characters of Doug and Robert.

The Hayes’ expressed: “Our Dear Robert Clary… Like a diamond, Robert was tough enough to survive this world and emerge brilliantly. He was so full of life… so saucy, so sassy, so superb at everything he tried. The energy and optimism that filled his 96 years was amazing to behold.  When he performed with pathos or joy, he always touched our hearts. He was an adoring husband, a firm friend, a trustworthy team player and, in crisis, deeply caring. In childhood, he had experienced humanity’s darkest days- then, as a man, filled the world with light.  His story in two words to remember: choose life. #RobertClary”

Share your remembrances of Bill and Robert performing on DAYS, and what you thought of the Hayes’ touching tribute via the comment section below.

 

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