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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
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
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
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
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
Ray

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

Phil
Phil

Her stay at Salem becoming longer would be awesome

Timmm
Timmm

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

SZima
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
Mo

Surprised to hear this. Was it her choice?

Patrick
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
Chrystie Delancey

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

Jeremy
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
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
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
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
MBmomof3

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

suzi
suzi

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

Gmbenet
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
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
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. I think Jen Lilly is a powerhouse actress and hope to see her name in the nominations at the next Daytime Emmy Awards. But first, I would like to see some redemption to her character.

Mary SF
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 proper help instead of being exploited for network profits.

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Alison Sweeney Reveals She Is Making A Return To DAYS In 2020

Looks like Sami Brady will be back in action on NBC’s Days of our Lives later in the New Year, according to Alison Sweeney, Sami’s portrayer.

During a visit on Friday to the set of Hallmark Channel’s morning talker Home & Family, to promote her upcoming holiday film for the network entitled, Time For You To Come Home For Christmas, Sweeney chatted it up with hosts Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos.

During her segment, Alison revealed “Sami is back, causing some trouble.”  But she was quick to note that it will be awhile before she is seen on-air clarifying “My scenes are not going to air until next Summer, next August.”

Sweeney promised the viewers and DAYS fans that there was great stuff coming up with her visit.  And if Sweeney’s last few returns are any indication, whatever is cooking in and out of Salem that may bring her back on to the canvas, we know it will be juicy, because when Sami is around the pot gets stirred!

So, excited to hear Alison will be back on your DAYS screens in 2020? Comment below.

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DAYS, GH and Y&R Receive WGA Award Nominations For A Daytime Drama

Three of the four network soaps received nominations in the category of Daytime Drama for the upcoming 72nd annual Writers Guild Awards.  Nominations in television categories were announced on Thursday.

The annual scribe-fest is based on voting by 15,000 WGA members, and awards will be handed out in coinciding ceremonies in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at the Edison Ballroom on February 1st, 2020.

The eligibility are shows within the 2019 calendar year.

The nominated writing teams competing in the Daytime Drama category are as follows:

Days of Our Lives, Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Ron Carlivati, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon, Dave Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Betsy Snyder, Katie Schock; NBC Universal

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten Associate Head Writers: Anna T. Cascio, Dan O’Connor Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles; ABC

The Young and the Restless, Writers:  Amanda L. Beall, Jeff Beldner, Sara Bibel, Matt Clifford, Annie Compton, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Mellinda Hensley, Lynn Martin, Anne Schoettle, Natalie Minardi Slater, Teresa Zimmerman CBS

So, which soap do you think should receive the WGA Award for the best writing on a daytime drama series in 2019? Share your picks in the comment section below.

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Rob Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal Interview – Day of Days 2019

Days of our Lives stars Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) and Victoria Konefal (Victoria) talk with Michael Fairman at Day of Days 2019.

During the conversation, the on-screen duo known as “Cin” share their thoughts on the series time jump, and the shocking developments that find Ben in prison for the murder of his sister, Jordan.

In addition, Rob and Victoria reveal their thoughts on if a #Cin proposal may be on the way, and much more.

Check out the interview above this fan favorite duo below, then let us know in the comment section what you think of the plight of #Cin currently airing on Days.  Do you want Ben to get out of prison? Ciara to save him? Weigh-in.

For more Day of Days 2019 interviews check out the Michael Fairman Channel here.

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