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DAYS Alum Shelley Hennig Cast In Comedic Soap Pilot, FALSE PROFITS!

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A new soap pilot with a comedic bent is on tap at ABC.  And this time none other than former Days of our Lives alum, Shelley Hennig (Ex-Stephanie Johnson) has been cast in one of the key roles, according to news out of Deadline.

The show entitled False Profits follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.

Hennig is set to play Hilary Jenkel, a sharp-tongued, hot-tempered former beauty queen whose glory days were cut short by a nasty drug habit. Now in recovery and single mother of 6 year-old Lila, Hilary hopes to reignite the flame between her and Clark, Lila’s father. But when he sues for full custody of their daughter, Hilary needs to whip her life and bank account into shape. She joins her co-workers in a direct-sales cosmetics business, using her pageant know-how as the underdog’s team secret sales weapon.

Pageant know-how is second nature to Hennig, having won the Miss Teen USA pageant herself back in 2004.

DAYS fans saw Hennig reprise her role as Stephanie back in 2017, when Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) remarried, and Stephanie came back to Salem for her parent’s nuptials.

So, intrigued by Hennig’s new primetime soap pilot? Comment below!

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Congratulations to Shelley. She is beautiful and just as talented. I hope “DOOL” recasts Stephanie and brings back a more mature Joey.

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DAYS Jarlena Tide Spot Hits Sunday Night Football

Laundry night in America continued on Sunday, as Days of our Lives John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) were featured in the newest Tide ad spot that dropped during NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

On the official Tide twitter account they shared: “#LaundryNight  is turning into a real soap opera! (Sorry. We couldn’t resist)”

Deidre Hall tweeted in jest: “Keeping Sundays laundry-free? Hattie has to be behind this!” She followed up with “So this is what you’ve been hiding from me, John?!”

Then Drake Hogestyn tweeted in response: “I’m sorry! But I only have 16 Sundays with  @NFL  I’ve been with you for 35 years! Please forgive me.”

Watch the Tide commercial  below which asks the questions can this enduring soap couple overcome the perils of laundry night?

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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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