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BREAKING NEWS: NBC Renews Days of Our Lives Through 2014!

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More good news for soap fans! Looks like another of their favorite daytime soaps isn’t going anywhere at the moment! NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke announced today, that NBC has officially renewed Days of our Lives through to September of 2014! And, that news comes just in time for fans to celebrate that, and the shows upcoming 12,000th episode milestone this Friday January 11th!

In an official statement Salke commented, “We are thrilled to announce that Days of Our Lives is not going anywhere. It is NBC’s longest-running drama series by far and is one of the most historic brands in television. We commend Ken Corday (EP, DAYS) and the entire creative team on continuing to keep the stories and characters fresh, exciting and relevant year after year.”

Ken Corday added: “After so many years in the homes and hearts of our loyal fans, I’m both humbled and elated to say it’s 2013 and we’re still going strong. I am equally proud that the sense of family which my mom and dad established in our show 48 years ago, is still what drives it today. As we celebrate our 12,000th episode with an amazing cast and great support from our network, we look forward to what’s yet to come!”

Steve Mosko, the SONY television executive who overseas Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless (since DAYS is co-owned by Corday Productions and Sony Pictures Television) also weighed in on the exciting renewal stating: “Days of Our Lives has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan base for more than four decades and continues to reach a new generation of viewers. We appreciate NBC’s support over the years and, as the show celebrates this significant milestone, we are thrilled that the show will continue to be a part of the NBC family.”

So soapers, what do you think?  DAYS gets a pick-up! What do you think of the future of the remaining four network soaps at this point in time?  What would you like to see happen in Salem in the coming year?  Let us know!

And a special congratulations to all of our colleagues at Days of our Lives!

 

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shawn
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shawn

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! So excited for DAYS!!!

Beacon
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Beacon

I bet Corday thinks this gives him an excuse to rest of his laurels. The show is a disaster. It’s so incredibly mediocre and lacking in bite, allure or imagination.

Ces
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Ces

right about that!

MK
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MK

You means, Daysaster! 😉

cr
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cr

The show is good right now and that is my opinion, if don;t like the show do not comment on this page at all, it got renewal, get over it

Dmitri
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Dmitri

You are right, the show right now is very sleepy and boring. A few good episodes here and there should not excuse the poor job the writers have done. I am glad DAYS has been renewed, but I think the storylines and writers need to be renewed or improve if the show wants a really big renewal.

Ces
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Ces

YEAH!!! Happy for the cast, happy for daytime TV, happy for the fans. Now, let’s move some story along …..

Gregg
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Gregg

Corday/Meng and co. need to shut down production for a month or two and revamp lighting, sets, wardrobe and storyline. They should watch GH to learn how to revitalize a show. Filming three months ahead and writing farther ahead is killing the show. It’s dreary, slow and dated. There’s no reason that a show produced in Hollywood should look so awful. They need to recast Abby, bring Bo back and reestablish his children on the show. Get rid of Kate/Lucas. Recast Sonny with the guy who played Trey on GH. They need to sign T to a contract and make… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

haha on the Daniel Jonas! T a closet homosexual? Hmm… maybe you should be writing the show 🙂
I couldn’t agree with you more!!
I think I pay more attention to Abby’s awful hair color and hairstyles than her dreadful acting and smirky smile.
I would actually have been happy if they got RKK back but after how they treated him, I doubt he’d return. Bo is a huge loss for the show!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Gregg that would be a good idea!

Patrick
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Patrick

best idea yet…. T. HOT!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Abby does NOT need a recast, their lighting and sets don’t need to be redone. DAYS is the most polished soap filmed in HD. If anything, GH needs to fix their HD. Since the new regime, it looks like a crappy filmed series.

And it’s clear you hate all the LGBT-related themes of the song. The actor of Trey sucked, and Freddie Smith is a fantastic actor. The character of T should be banned from the series for his disgusting distaste and horrific actor.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Freddie, Kate, Lauren and Bryan are great on the show, but I agree with everything else. The show MUST stop filming so far ahead if it wants to survive, because if no one likes the show, nothing can be done to change the current storylines.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Congratulations DOOL! And thank you to NBC and Sony for their wisdom in knowing what daytime viewers want on their screens. Reality TV is dead! Long Live Soaps!

It seems the soap gods and godesses are listening to our prayers. Keep the good news coming, Michael.

AJ
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AJ

“Reality TV is dead!” LOL Thanks for a good laugh. I needed that. This is a perfect example of why no normal average person takes some of these crazy online soap opera fans the least bit seriously. They just seem to be living on some other alternate universe than the rest of us on this planet. This is 2013. In case you’re unaware, soap opera viewers aren’t the only people who watch TV during the daytime in this era of 500 channels. The reality is that they make up only a small portion. You’re certainly entitled to like and watch… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

AJ…Duh, you are on a soap message board. What kind of comments do you expect? If you are so sensitive maybe soap message boards aren’t the place for you.

Enjoy your TV viewing whatever you choose to view. Glad you have options.

Christine
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Christine

MBmomof3, I didn’t think your comment warranted such negativity, but to each their own.

Sadly I just read that FOX is going ahead with another stupid talk show – Bethenny and Steve Harvey has been renewed for another season.

At least we soap fans still have our genre going. I don’t understand what more there is to talk about on these talk and reality shows but then I am sure the fans of these shows wonder what crazy storyline the soaps can come up with. Ha! Ha!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Glad I was able to supply “AJ” with a good laugh. I love it when soap haters take the time to come on soap message boards just to bash the soap fans. AJ must have a lot of time on his/her/? hands.

AJ
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AJ

MBmomof3,

Gimme a break. For crying out loud, do you really think that anyone who expresses the sightest negative/pessimistic/realistic comment about a soap opera or the genre as a whole and is not a full blown shill/cheerleader waving the pom-poms 24/7 is a “soap hater”? Is it that black and white to you? If you can’t tolerate any differing opinions, then go somewhere else.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

AJ, you are the one “crying out loud” because someone’s opinion differs from yours. Your comment was intolerant of my opinion. If you react so strongly to differing viewpoints, perhaps you should avoid my posts and I will do the same. Enjoy your TV viewing.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

While Reality TV is declining, it is still on. But everything else you said is spot on!

Pat
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Pat

Glad for DOOL to get more time to try to right the ship. But the show needs to get its act together already and has to start listening to viewer feedback more or the ratings will keep going down. Is Ms. Salke actually watching the same show that we’re watching? That’s impossible, because hardly any of DOOL’s stories and characters are “fresh, exciting, and relevant year after year” these days. LOL Do Ms. Salke, Ken Corday, and his staff really believe that DOOL is near the top of its creative game right now? If they do, then this show and… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Oh, but now we get Chloe/Daniel/jennifer — whoopee!! Shooting so far ahead is ridiculous!

Chris
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Chris

1) “We commend Ken Corday (EP, DAYS) and the entire creative team on continuing to keep the stories and characters fresh, exciting and relevant year after year.” – NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke I agree with you. I fell out of my chair laughing while reading that. She obviously has not watched the show recently. Not sure what show’s creative team she’s overseeing. It’s certainly not this one. Wake up, Ms. Salke! 2) “…elated to say it’s 2013 and we’re still going strong.” – DAYS EP Ken Corday Right on again. Going strong with 2.2-2.3 million viewers?! Mr. Corday needs… Read more »

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Chris you nailed it big time. 2.2 million viewers, fresh, creativity? I think Ken Corday and Jennifer Salke is suffering from delusionment.

MK
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MK

GH rocks because they are only 2 weeks ahead and can make changes. Chloe should have returned months ago. I love Sonny, but I think Will had more heat with Chad. Where in the hell is Stefano? They brought him back to life just to back burner him. the Sami/EJ/Rafe story is BORING and Repetitive.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree with you 100%, but for me the is a bigger problem than Disgustifer: Sami and her men! WAY overdone! Shooting far ahead is killing the soap! They need to take a few months break!

Derrick
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Derrick

Great news!!

Christine
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Christine

I watched DOOL many years ago before it forayed into the supernatural. I do not watch it currently and do not have plans to watch in the future as I am watching the other three soaps. That being said, I am THRILLED for the genre that NBC is keeping it and that Sony is dedicated to continuing with it.

It should be interesting at the end of this year or beginning of next as to what Sony and CBS’ plans for Y&R are since it was renewed through 2014.

Jules
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Jules

I’m proud that this show was renewed! The lone soap on NBC continues to live on even as most of the attention around soaps has been about its failures and dissolution. While I wish it would have been a 2 year pick up like last time, I’ll certainly take another year!

Thank you NBC, Sony and Comcast! Such great news happening in the soap world these days, and if something were to have happened to DAYS right now, all the other news would have meant nothing to me.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think a 1½ year renewal is smart. It’ll give them time to see how it plays out until fall. I’m sure by this September/October timeframe NBC and Comcast will match up a deal to probably renewal for another year or two.

Barb
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Barb

Whatever – stopped watching the show after they fired Matt Ashford for the umpteenth time.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Matt is far from a superb actor, and Jack’s return this last time made ZERO sense and was a waste of a paycheck for an actor.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree Jack’s return made no sense, but I think he was a good actor and deserved more of a storyline.

Michael
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Michael

I LUV Days!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

In this day and age very few shows if any get any long term commitments anymore from networks, so getting another year is great- I agree shooting so far in advance is hurting the show. They can’t do anything timely because they can’t make quick adjustments to change course if need be. But my biggest burning question at the moment is– if Parker is Daniel’s and Chloe’s child- then why on earth did the casting people over there cast a blond hair, fair skin child that looks more like Phillip than anyone else? Really it makes no sense to me-

Ann
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Ann

DAYS is slow, bland and flat out boring! They film too far ahead to make any changes so people lose interest and stop bothering to watch. The ratings prove this. They pretty much need to fix everything. Even their highly touted Will and Sonny storyline is boring. They won’t make it past 2014 if they don’t fix this mess.

Pat
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Pat

I agree 100%. It’s good that Days got a 1-year renewal/reprieve, but they were very lucky. There are still a myriad of problems with the show. It’s been almost unwatchable since just after the Olympics, and the record low ratings prove it. Ken Corday and the producers/writers need to wake up already. They cannot have a false sense of security and think/act as if the show is in strong shape- far from it. If things don’t pick up in the next year, NBC might not be so generous next time around. Obviously, reading the second paragraph above, Jennifer Salke hasn’t… Read more »

cr
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cr

We should be glad it got renewal, I watch 3 out 4 soaps, y&r still needs work as well and do not get me started with B&B, we need all realize this not the 80s ( the golden age of soaps) they all to need to be reivented.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I agree, I often read the recaps rather than watching the show itself. Too much of a waste of time

Chris
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Chris

If Days’ ratings don’t pick up soon, I wouldn’t be surprised if some NBC stations decide to move it to 2 am. Given the show’s quality recently, it would be a great cure for insomnia.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Still going out strong? Days has been last in the ratings for the last 4 months? So i think Ken Corday thinks this is a greenlight for them to write crap stories until next year

RJ4
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RJ4

Congrats Days team! Now, write some interesting story lines. So many possibilities. You have some good characters and actors, but you have to put them in some intriquing story lines that will make us keep tuning in! This is your opportunity to shine! You can do it! Let’s make it to the 50th anniversary!

cr
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cr

I so glad that show got a renewnal.

Patrick
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Patrick

Hello Michael Fairman – HELP! Can you puhlease do an article on what the ratings are with DAYS AND GH going HEAD TO HEAD in most all the markets and time zones? I understand that DAYS is last and, of the 4… may not be all that…. die hard DrOOL FANS need to know it’s not doing and/or performing that badly. and, how about… (IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY-BUDGET?) that DAYS films 3-4 months in advance and thus, the other 3 are 6 weeks. DAYS – SONY – Comcast – PLEASE, UNDERSTAND AND LISTEN TO THE FANS… FILM IN THE… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Patrick, I think Michael Fairman just gets the information and posts it here. You are probably better off trying to get the answer from someone at TV By The Numbers or Soap Opera Network.

I know for the overnight network ratings people have asked for specific details and sometimes they have gotten them.

There is also Marc Berman at TV Media Insights.

Patrick
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Patrick

Thanks… I realized that after the fact…. I think it was you tho, that already posted that GH and DAYS are in fact competing with each other… so… as a die hard fan.. of soaps… and celebrating DAYS as much as i can, i get my two cents in.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Congrats to DAYS getting it’s much needed renewal. It’s been an A quality show since its relaunch in September 2011! I hope everyone who bashes this series can finally shut up and move along. DAYS is not going anywhere. It’s here to stay and Sony/NBC/Corday is going to make sure that happens!

richard
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richard

I definitely agree that its time to can the Daniel Jonas character and while you’re at it, take Cameron with him!!!!! I’d rather see them write for Billie Reed!!! She was SO wasted this last go round!!! They shouldve brought back Chelsea if they weren’t gonna reuinte her with Bo. And what the hell are they thinking making Parker Daniel’s son??? The Kiriakis are a major family on DAYS and this will make the 2nd time Philip has lost a child bc of a paternity screwup!!! He previously lost Claire to Shawn Brady……so sad…….Daniel and Jennifer Are NOT working……pair her… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Spot on! nice take. say what one will about Lisa Rinna… she had major acting chops with Robert Kelker-kelly… and thankfully it wasn’t Peter Reckell on.. at the time… The supercouple mode has held back many a possible story line… like Crystal Chappelle… Both Billie and Carly had major chemistry with Bo…. it was fan response that held these two ladies back. Lisa Rinna has a lot of upbeat, bubbly, energy that is FUN… so she’s seen as a bubble head at times… but, she will always be remembered as Billie… and I still follow her career… to this day.… Read more »

Emily
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Emily

Yay Days!:) I’ve been enjoying the return of Kristen DeMira and the scenes w/Marlena and John, the writing,dialogue and acting w/them the other day was awesome. I like they didn’t make Kristen the direct 3rd party (triangle),but it was John and Marlena putting their cards on the table about believing each other, trust, (Marlena saying I tried to tell u, but u wouldn’t believe me), etc…Which I think alot of couples can relate to. I know I did. They all look like they’re having fun w/that s/l, grateful for Days and giving it their all. I like Chloe coming back… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Congrats Days! It is my favorite show! However, it needs MUCH improvement! Stop filming so far ahead- take a break and film just three weeks ahead, like the other soaps. It will allow for more fan approval in the future. Put Sami with Lucas and leave them alone! Rafe should be with Nicole and EJ should be alone! Give Chloe an interesting storyline and bring her back full-term! Backburn Daniel and Jennifer! You can leave them together as long as we do not have to see them 24/7. Marlena and John need to reunite and have a new storyline. The… Read more »

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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