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Alison Sweeney to Return to Days of our Lives in New Deal

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Fantastic news for Days of our Lives! One of their biggest stars, Alison Sweeney (Sami) is going to be spending a lot more time in Salem when the show returns to production in September.

According to a report by Deadline, Sweeney will be back taping all-new episodes later this year as part of a new deal that will have her airing through most of Days’ current season contract with NBC into most of 2021.

This marks a new deal for Sweeney with the long-running show.  Alison left DAYS in 2014 as a full-time cast member, but since then has been returning for multiple short term story arcs since 2017.

In a statement, Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday expressed: “It is always a beautiful day in Salem when we get to welcome Alison Sweeney back to the canvas.  Sami Brady is an integral part of our show’s history and we are elated that she’s coming home again.”

As to the storyline for Sami, while we are sure the show is keeping more under wraps, Deadline reported that Sami will  part of an emotional storyline centered around family and her SORASed daughter Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold), which viewers are currently seeing play-out on current episodes airing in August and into September.

In addition to her new stint with DAYS, Sweeney will continue to produce and star in her other projects; many of them, as fans know, for the Hallmark Channel.

So, what do you think of more Sami on the way on DAYS … and more Alison Sweeney for a lengthier-time on the daytime drama? Comment below.

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Definitely a good shot in the arm for DAYS! Can’t wait to see what’s in store.

I am SO excited for this. Alison is one of the daytime greats and i am SO excited she is sticking around Salem. This HAS to mean they are finally going to recast EJ. And they will probably bring Johnny onto the scene as well! OMG THIS IS AMAZING! EJ can’t stay in Europe forever! Paul Leyden(ex-Simon, ATWT) is my top pick. He has an accent and is tall, dark and very handsome!

the one actor that came to mind… ie: recast EJ

he did a Lochner episode w/a few of his Guiding Light cast mate (s)

Paul Anthony Stewart : ex Danny , Guiding Light

he was a very pleasant surprise how well he looks… he’s got the same high brow low key attribute similar’ James Scott

I read somewhere that Rafe is not leaving Salem.

He is leaving. Because his daddy somehow got the entire family targeted by some unknown band of criminals. But apparently he and Gabi will both be back… presumably before the Hellidays.

WITH ALL the sweeping change’ – it seems like it’s back to @DAYS of ole: Sami AND Nicole. WHEN soaps MUST – change – with the time

unless @Ken Corday is that smart… perhaps by the demise of Hope AND what should be Jennifer. smell her dead paycheck any one?

recognizing the quality they have in Linsey Godfrey And Stacy Haiduk

they bring along , stalwart Ali Sweeney AND Ari Zucker…. Yawn

As I type this.. I realize… OH GOD NO ! Galen Gering and Ali Sweeney AGAIN!

if DAYS truly want a surefire HIT !!!! they would rehire Christy Clark

Rafe’alicious AND Carrie Brady.

you’d have :

Sarah and Xander
Brady and Kristen

IMAGINATION RUN: Carrie and Rafe

WITH THE YOUNGER SET DREAMBOAT: Gabs and ? Stefan ? : when they are rested Ben N Ciera

Eric returns LOL w/Jade Harlow

ok : in the wings Sami and Nicole or DYNASTY tramps vixen

Hell I’d like to dance with Roman… he has a sense of humor

MY QUEEN : slap me

Marci Miller AND Billy Flynn : I LOVE HIM. okay


for ALL the upheaval… ??? REAL’ly ? QUALITY STUFF LEFT

OH GOD : Salem’ite STING … another LOVE FEST

Lani and Eli ( and the twins )

best ever

Ali AND Tripp : welcome back to the younger set .. of LOVE

this show has some stir, fire, simmer, and AMMO


Triple yes to Sami along with Tripp and ofcourse Samis rival sis Carrie!!
Would love to see Rons take on Sami/ Rafe/ Carrie / Austin!
My all time fave days triangle is Sami/ Austin/ Carrie !
Days wasnt doin much for me the past cpl months but really excited with Sami and the gorgeous Marci Miller back and poosible news of Tripp s return especially since Patchs around again!
Would just wish Days would really promote the show during the day on tv with commercials since its one of the only shows/ soaps not affected with shutdowns
Cmon NBC!

Christy Clark lives with her husband and children happily in London, England.

AND, I pray; she’s long past her covid-19. my best to you and yours Ms. Clark and all the readers on this wonderful platform. I hope i reach the heaven

WOW was their instantaneous combustion … ALL over the telee when Carrie and Rafe did in fact “CHEMISTRY” !!!! oh lord, it was smart, LOVE, n FEAST !!!!

have been watching Judi Evans as @Bonnie. Lord God same goes with Ms. Evans (covid, plus) and hers. moment of silence… candle lit ‘ heart

I would have rather they kept on Greg Vaughn.

Based on his statement, I doubt Greg Vaughan would immediately return to the role of Eric, especially given that prior story promises never happened.

And I would guess with his statements, Greg has burned bridges with the way he pointedly shades Ron C. Even if he thinks he didn’t get the stories he was promised, not a good look to appear to be whining about it publicly. I like Greg, but he shouldn’t have taken that approach. And he thought he was a “supporting player” in everyone else’s story? Well, his character — no matter how likeable — was not meant to be the star of the show.

“…Well, his character — no matter how likeable — was not meant to be the star of the show ” I agree

I certainly also think he got to do so much more than be that “glorified extra” ??? these casts are huge? who’s hot , who’s going backburner, comings and goings ????

Greg Vaughan was at his all time high w/Eileen Davidson: whatever they are smoking. this last return ? I thought Greg Vaughan AND Linsey Godfrey ROCKED THE HOUSE ! until the return of Ari Zucker… then here comes sister Sami in Ali Sweeney. hence, my opine that we are back to the @DAYS Sami and Nicole. i don’t know that i’d like to be an extra albeit Greg VAughan EMMY WINNING SOLID, never falters, DREAMY Manned UP, best their is. DANG IT !!!!!

he’s been a photographer, priest, social worker, etc… never married, no kids, stuck to Nicole.. foreverafter? REAL’ly ?

I read somewhere that he and their brood w/Angie Harmon are moving to North Carolina. it’s an anxious thing… with no budget… TERRIBLE WRITING HAS AFFECTED EVERY ACTOR WO CARES About THEIR CRAFT. EVERY ONE of US has labored thru change. I like Ron Carlivati / Ryan Quan stuff. no argument.. the revolving door is stupendous

he’s too popular to burn any bridge. I want him back … along with Rafe…my dream was intact. at least the pillars were kept.

it’s too bad ALL ACTORS are held to keep mum about their scripts. so now it’s fans alike etc.. that are pounding the various on line ventures to share how much we care about these stories.. and that the exective producers and TPTB KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T BECAUSE OF HOW BAD THE WRITIERS ARE


I hope the actors of this genre appreciate that much

oh god the hanger on’s who will live on and on and believe their press… they just stink along with their scripts…. IE @GH: Sonny and Carly. just WOW… go now

Ken Corday saving face, part II: sign Alison Sweeney for one-year!

The Devil has always been a fan of Samantha Brady. Great decision to keep her around.

Yay! Good news. I wish James Scott, EJ, would return.

I think getting James Scott back would take a miracle.

This news makes it even stranger that Will won’t be around. Can we please get him back?

This show is not appealing in the least anymore because it’s turning into the Jarlena hour & everyone else not associated with them is written for poorly & given maybe 1 day every two weeks. I call them ReRons leftovers, those he doesn’t care about. I guess time jump was so bad they have to time warp back to 09 or so with the last blast crew too? So much for new characters & diversity. Pathetic

Funny, because usually the soaps are called out for NOT focusing on veteran characters and their families. I think that’s something that the Days team is actually doing really well with. But I agree about the lack of diversity.

I was shocked to see actual courtroom scenes! In many months, courtroom scenes were avoided like the plague. We just saw characters talking about them before and afterward, sometimes in some kind of anteroom to the courtroom. It was so awkward…

Everyone loves Sami. Glad she’s back.

Glad Sami is back. Everyone loves her.

I want Alison Sweeney back on cool permanantly

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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Tamara Braun, Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang, Annika Noelle, Michelle Stafford, Cynthia Watros Score Lead Actress Nominations

The nominations were revealed for the 51st annual Daytime Emmys. in the prestigious Lead Actress in a Drama Series category by Entertainment Tonight.

This comes ahead of tomorrow’s full list that is set to be unveiled at 12noon/9am PST on Friday.

In the running for this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress are Tamara Braun (Ava, Days of our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful), Annika Noelle (Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful), Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), Cynthia Watros (Nina, General Hospital) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless).

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Previous winners in this category include GH’s Finola Hughes, Cynthia Watros and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford.  Days of our Lives nominee had won in the Supporting Actress category twice in her career.

Earlier, the Lead Actor nominees were revealed and you can find them here.

Make sure to be with us Friday night, April 19th for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special beginning at 5 pm PT where we chat live with some of this year’s nominees.

So, what do you think about this year’s Lead Actress nominees? Comment below.

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