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DAYS Casting New Role Of "Shauna"! Who Would You Suggest To Play The Part?

New today via Soap Opera Digest has that NBC’s Days of our Lives is looking to add another contract player to their canvas!

This time its for the character of Shauna and the casting breakdown reads as follows:  “Seeking a gorgeous, experienced African-American actress in her early 30s to play the contract role of Shauna, who is described ‘upscale, professional confident and sexy.  Her beauty is only matched by her intelligence and heart.  She is forthcoming and authentic and captivates wherever she goes.”‘

So, now we ask you, who would you suggest to the DAYS casting director that could fill this role?  Anybody in daytime or primetime who you have loved from their previous work that could fit the bill?

And, what storyline do you think Shauna will become involved with? Or, who might she romantically become involved with in Salem?  Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

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mfarris70
mfarris70

Why do these casting calls always sound like they were written by a romance novelist? Basically ever role is for a good looking actor who can memorize their lines and be on camera in their underwear.

Tony Evans
Tony Evans

LoL yeah that’s pretty much the prerequisition for any of
these roles ~

Tony Evans
Tony Evans

Sorry, I meant to write that is the standard prerequisite for any of these roles. Of course, the actors also have to be able to maintain that “confused” or “bewildered” look just as the show fades to a commercial….

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Abe and Roman too old…Lucas is somewhat involed with Sheryl…Brady maybe…Tad, J.J., and Rory too young…Sonny and Will highly unlikely…i guess she’ll be Liams estranged wife or Aidens maybe??? Renee Goldsbury would be nice even if she’s in her early 40s…she can play the part!!! any chance shell be Maxines daughter or daughter in law…maybe Cameron returns to town with a wife???

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Yes jimh, you may recall there was a casting call for an African American Male. I hope they’re tied to the Grant family! I’m loving the scenes with Abe and Maxin!!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Maxine, of course!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I liked them too…

Angela
Angela

Yes Jim but remember Jade/Sheryl is leaving DOOL at the end od April 2014

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I posted this b4 i found out she was leaving…thanks 4 reply!!!

Scotty
Scotty

What about Richard Simmons. LOL

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

No one. I’d rather they bring back a former cast member and character than keep creating new ones to join the cast.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Would it be OK with you if the new characters are tied to the history of DAYS? I would have loved to see DAYS in the mid 1970’s! There should be justice for the Grant family. With DAYS big anniversary fast approaching, I hope that becomes a reality!

I’m sure longtime viewers that turned against the Grant family because of the interracial storyline would welcome them back.

Times have changed. Peoples views are changing. DAYS can make it happen!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I enjoyed the Grant family…Tina Andrews who played Valerie was awesome and shouldve became a superstar in that role…Days was at its best in the 70s!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Ehh. I still would rather a former cast member and character return than someone new already. There are enough families on the show; they barely show Abe anymore, so what makes you think they’ll show this woman, too?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wish that too…but they do need an occasional newbie and a new family to refreshen the show…hope when Eve returns(i still wish it was Charlotte Ross but…) she turns out to be mother of Ben and Jordan…newbies should have some ties to the shows past!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think Eve is a bit too young to be the mother of Ben and Jordan, especially with Kassie in the role.

dee
dee

Brook Kerr (ex Whitney) she was good on Passions.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

She would be nice…i miss that show!!!

Michael
Michael

excellent idea I love her. or Kent King or even Tika Sumpter

Omar
Omar

Awesome to see DAYS adding more diversity to the canvas if the casting call is correct..How about Daphne Duplaix..She played Rachel @ OLTL for about a year or so..She has the upscale sexy lady look and she is a very good actress!

Michael
Michael

she also played valerie on passions, she would be good too

Mary SF
Mary SF

I am hoping there are planning on expanding the role of nurse Maxine and this will be her daughter or niece. The show does need to beef up their Africa American presence on screen. They had a character similar to the one they are casting for in Lexie— so it is refreshing they are trying to bring back those qualities in another character– unless this is a red herring and they are planning on bringing Lexie back from the dead. Stefano has done it so many times I am sure the writers could figure out a way to explain it. Hoping it is a new character although I have missed Lexie sometimes it is better a character that has die stays dead.

Sharonda
Sharonda

IA. But I hope it’s Lexie and they should just hire back Renee Jones in the role because she is gravely missed!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I miss Renee/Lexie too, but I think it’s time that the soaps stop having back from the dead plots. I do think it was a mistake to kill Lexie off. The big news is DAYS could have been reading our posts and are now responding to our requests for more African Americans!

Tom Polar
Tom Polar

SAL STOWERS did some impressive work on the re-boot of ALL MY CHILDREN
as the distressed daughter of Dr. Angela Hubbard and Jesse Hubbard. I am sure she is only in her twenties but I think she could grow with the role.

Patrick
Patrick

I wonder.. if this is the lady love interest… for, “Micah” ???

Marc R. Jimenez
Marc R. Jimenez

BROOKE KERR FROM PASSIONS SHE IS A BEAUTIFUK TALENTED ACTRESS THAT WOULD FIT RIGHT IN AS MAXINE DAUGHTER LET THIS NEW FAMILY BE TIED TO THE VALERIE GRANT FAMILY ALSO THAT NEW MALE ACTOR MICAH COMING ABOUT WILL BE GREAT A NEW FAMILY YES ABOUT TIME DAYS STEP IT UP .ALSO PLEASE BRING BACK SHAWN D & BELLE SINCE SAMI LEAVING MARLENA & HOPE NEED THERE KIDS AROUND COMING DAYS GO BACK TO YOUR OLD ROOTS ON FAMILY WHAT HAPPEN WITH THAT BRING ON DIMERA S & HORTONS THERES STILL SO MUCH YOU WRITERS CAN DO WITH THIS SHOW … THIS NEW FEMALE SHAUNA COMING ABOUT WILL BE A GREAT NEW LOVE INTEREST FOR BRADY AT THE RIGHT MOMENT WHEN KRISTEN ARRIVES BACK IN TOWN WITH A BABY OH YES A CHILD LOOK OUT BRADY & ERIC LET THE GAMES BEGIN GUYS KRISTEN IS BACK & IT’LL BE EPIC IN DAYTIME THAT’S MY FEELING SINCE I’M A LOYAL LONGTIME # 1 FAN FOR YRS & YRS TO COME HOLLER FOR TED & BETTY CORDAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THNX KEN CORDAY FOR THE 1ST TIME ON TV A BEAUTIFUL GAY STORYLINE OF WILL & SONNY ITS ABOUT TIME TO TAKE THIS SHOWI IN THE NEXT GENERATION ….

Angela
Angela

Nothing personal but Brooke was a terrible actress on Passions.
And I completely agree 100% it is time to bring Shawn,Belle And Claire back to Days.
NO please don’t bring back Kristen that storyline went on so long it is nice to have a break from her for awhile,

Phil
Phil

I am hoping they are Maxine’s family. Maxine needs to be put on contract. How about Meagan Good? Nia Long is too old sadly!

Angela
Angela

As far as Megan Good. Seriously they are looking for classy not trashy.

dmr
dmr

Sounds like a recast of Lexie.

dmr
dmr

Not that I think it’s “Lexie,” but the description sounds like Lexie to me.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I doubt they’d re-cast and resurrect Lexie, but it’s clearly someone who might be a match for Abe, who has had zero airtime.

Angela
Angela

Have you watched Days lately? Abe is definitely hooking up with Maxine.
I miss Renee but seriously I think fans are done with the whole resurrecting people from the dead.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Would be great if it was Lexie…miss Renee

andrew hass
andrew hass

On soaps and TV shows actors can play characters who are older or younger they are.So even though DOOL is looking for actresses in their younger 30s they might take someone who is younger or older too if it’s the right actress.As for who could be casted in the role i could see Brook Kerr,Sal Stowers,Annie Llonzel(ex-Maya.GH) or Daphne Duplaix.

Angela
Angela

No Annie Ilonzel is 30 but she looks to old for the role there asking for.
But I do like your other suggestions, especially Saleisha Stowers.
That girl has got some talent going on. 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy

I know it won’t be but the casting call sounds very much like Lexie. Renee Jones is a gifted actress and Lexie was always one of my favourites. I was very sad when she died.

I think Renee Goldsberry or Tika Sumpter would be good; I liked them on OLTL.

cj
cj

I don’t think it’s Lexie.They are looking for late 20 early 30s.Lexie is late 40s.Renee Jones herself is 55.

Lori
Lori

Daphne DuPlaix. She’s a very gifted actress and she’s beautiful. She would be a terrific addition to DAYS .

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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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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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