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DAYS EP Ken Corday Confirms Stephen Nichols and Peter Reckell Returning For Series 50th Anniversary!

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Big news today out of Soap Opera Digest with their exclusive news that DAYS executive producer Ken Corday has confirmed that beloved favorites Stephen Nichols (Patch) and Peter Reckell (Bo) will be returning to the series to help celebrate the soaps 50th anniversary on the air!

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Corday told SOD that the gents have signed deals to make a return stating, “Stephen Nichols and Peter Reckell have signed deals to come back for the 50th anniversary. They represent two of the most popular characters in the history of the show.”

Just how Patch and Bo will return to Salem and what their appearance means for their families will be the subject of much fan fodder over the next several months, with the series anniversary this coming November! Will Bo get a cold greeting from his “Fancy Face”?  Will Patch and Kayla have a reunion?

So, what do you think of the news of the long-awaited returns of Stephen Nicholas and Peter Reckell to Salem? Comment below!

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Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Excellent News!! Could not imagine Days celebrating 50 yrs without them.

Barb Tilton
Barb Tilton

I love Patch and Kayla together what a love story they had !!! I have watched very little after they writers split them up yes that has been years . These writers can’t seem to get that they need to keep our favorite couples together and true to each other, if they want some folks to folks to watch . It is sad they can,t cone up with interesting happenings, but still keep the favorite couples together. they become our families and is so sad when they split the up

Tonya
Tonya

I love it! I couldn’t be more ready. it’s been wayyyy too long!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Happy for the show! It will be must see tv.

Will be interesting to see how Bo responds to Hope having a new love in her life! That’s what you get when you abandon your wife, Bo!

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

Bo might have had a good reason-i hope the writers will give him one-for abandoning his wife and daughter-itll be explained when he returns-but he’ll find Hope’s heart now belongs to Aiden and will leave town for good?-if this is just a guest appearance! just a thought…

Beth
Beth

Halleleujah! Maybe now DOOL will resemble the show I used to watch instead of focusing on so many characters I don’t know and don’t like. I’m more invested in the Payla reunion than the possible Bope reunion, but it’ll be nice to have them back. Now if we could just get some more vets to return for the 50th…

Cheryl
Cheryl

I am so happy..so thrilled..these 2 beautiful Actors will always be a big part of my life and everything I have been through has mirrored what they have acted..meeting my now Husband in high school that looked and still looks like Peter Reckell ( Bo ) I have been through so much even getting through my Son’s Leukemia treatments while watching Bo and Hope. It was an escape for us. I have grown up with these guys and my life has been a real Days of Our Lives event to say the least! Welcome back Peter and Stephen..you have been sooo missed!!!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I love my Stefan “Patch” Steven Johnson Cassadine!!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“…They represent two of the most popular characters in the history of the show ”

I “realize” this

what about Hope and Kayla

I’m bewildered… that the DAYS production do not capitalize on how captivating Mary Beth Evans character pulls you in

get her a love interest…. I don’t want to see Patch come and go

Hope has moved on swimmingly beautifully… with Ciera

Bo is so handsome and i’ll cherish his scenes with mom Caroline

I welcome these happenings

I love you Kayla and Hope

surprise US Sony/NBC/DOOL keep one of them permanently… preferably Steve

Sandy J
Sandy J

I am so surprise that a deal was made for drama queen Peter Reckel,lol I was really wanting Robert K Kelly to return as Bo, Glad the Character of Patch will make some sort of brief return which I hope turns into something long term for the Patch Character because just as him and Kayla was going good budget cuts came across the board and a lot of characters was written off of days as Patch and Kayla John and Marlena Austin and Carrie Carly and Viven Jack and Sara J Brown Madison Clark would all be gone then John and Marlena returns and eventually on recurring base Kayla. I just hope Days can do all of us justice and give our veteran characters more and better storlines as well as try and keep our special guest star veterans who will return on a recurring base and downsize a bit these new people storyline and or just write them off. I would love for days to give us some of that 1980″s 1990″s magic they had for so long.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Woohoo! This is great news! I can’t wait to see Patch and Bo back, it’s been so long and these are two characters that have been really missed. DAYS needs to being back its core characters and refocus its stories on them, and this is a great way to start. Really looking forward to this!

Breezy
Breezy

No biggie, since it is nothing other than a very temporary shot for each. Will provide closure for Bope, and Payla

Dawn
Dawn

We don’t know if this is temporary or not.

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

Lets get the party started!…lol

Jeremy
Jeremy

the best soap news of the DAY!!! Way to go Ken Corday. Welcome back Stephen and Peter.

k/kay
k/kay

When I watched the show Patch and Kayla had the best of chemistry I think it was because the two actors loved and respected each other so much it shined thru.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Have to wonder if Stephanie will also return, or Sean and Bell…..

damien
damien

finallyyyy!!!!!
yay!!! some serious returns for the 50th( and hopefully many more years!!!)
good start to celebrate a huge milestone!! maybe some more to come….
pls let bo and patchs return coincide with a awesome story that includes bringing down the dimeras!! lots of crime and suspense! if bo was in hiding to bust stefano and sons that would be the only plaulisble explanation for leaving hope high and dry!
cant wait to see kayla and patch back together! kayla s too beautiful and talented to be wasted in the recycled office set she s always hanging out in!
happy 50th days!!! cant wait..

dc
dc

Just what Days needs to boost up the ratings!! Great news!!

Beth Hatfield
Beth Hatfield

This is great news! There are hordes of fans, including myself, who desperately wanted to see these characters back again. Now would be a great time to give Bo/Hope and Steve/Kayla a happy ending or better yet…..a new beginning. I stopped watching long ago, but will return for this! Thank-you!!!!!!

Annie Gracik
Annie Gracik

Finally, I missed those two characters, wasn’t the same without them. I have been a days fan for thirty five years and am elated smart move.

Timmm
Timmm

Stephen Nichols is really needed on GH AND Y&R but since he has not appeared on either of the shows, this doesnt surprise me. He was Patch before he ever appeared on the other two shows and I get it, its their 50th. After THAT, stroll over to Port Chuck and be there for Nicholas. He could use you. Plus, I would love to see Stephan and Spencer act together!

Linda
Linda

yah!!!! I’m so glad we have them back on the show! Getting sick of watching will Now if only Sami would come back. That would be awesome!!!!

Sonja Witthaus
Sonja Witthaus

Is Allison Sweeney still trying to work out a deal for a return for the 50th anniversary?
Does anyone know? Let me know. Thank you, Sonja

Joan. Faist
Joan. Faist

Doing the happy, happy dance. Love them both. Just hope they appear in many episodes.

robert
robert

Good to see some vets returning for the 50th. DAYS badly needs a spark,and I am looking forward to this.

carol slover
carol slover

I think they will come back to just tell the ladies to go on with their lives. I hate that because I would love love to see both of them back. But hey its a Soap Opera.

Gina
Gina

Wonderful news, I want Stephen Nichols to stay long term on Days. Stephen is a terrific actor and one hot man. lol.

fanny
fanny

Great news! I’m very happy with both returns!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I am happy to see Stephen Nicholas return …but not as enthused about Peter. Poor Kayla has been in limbo, has no storyline and no love interest. At first I thought perhaps that Aiden may have been the end game, but the chemistry with Hope works….I just hope that “HOPE” moves on and stays with Aiden…Bo has been selfish and reckless with the love his family has for him.

I know Sami will be back for the 50th but more than anyone I want to see EJ is some way….

kate
kate

This is great news! Days really couldn’t do the 50th justice without bringing SN and PR back.

blake
blake

Amazing news! My cousin text me this morning to tell me and she doesn’t watch soaps like she used to but even she found out about this on the news. I think Bo and Patch should be back for good, or at least more often. And I hope this means more favorites will be back for the anniversary.

Barbara C.
Barbara C.

It’s about time, really miss these hunks, Days could use more eye candy!

Iris Trimble
Iris Trimble

Really looking forward to their return. My mother and aunts got me hooked 50 years ago. I have had periods where I didn’t watch but was always able to pick up again. Looking forward to seeing Patch and Bo. I still remember the original cast so its nice to see the familiar faces. Also waiting to see Sammy. I can’t believe how great Maggie still looks. I also remember Hope’s mom and the triangle. My mom and aunts would not take calls during Day’s then they would take turns calling each other and it sounded like they were talking about family members.

Max
Max

Now we need Bell, Shawn and Carrie back for the 50th.

Pam
Pam

Awesome news!!! I have always loved Bo and Steve!

Manuel
Manuel

Great news !!!

Marilyn Sarlo
Marilyn Sarlo

I have been watching since it debuted all those 50 years ago. It is a wonderful show. So happy to here Peter & Stephen are returning for such a milestone. Too bad head writer didn’t live long enough to see the day. I hope they return for good, but I don’t think Peter will return from Oregon unless it’s a big contract……Thank you for announcing this….

Sharon Hallett
Sharon Hallett

It’s great news! Very happy! I’m hoping this means there is a chance we might see Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) and Patsy Pease (Kimberley) back for the Big Event too!

Patrick
Patrick

these two are a must… as well

Shane and Kimberly…. along with son Andrew… for Abs

the Donovan family would be the pinnacle and driving force for all of Salem’ites

bring it on… !

I would just LOVE this… I’m so over how Jennifer… and the lackluster Horton .. or lack of.. lord over Eve and Theresa

let’s get some power behind these sisters… and dance… live… and celebrate being a Donovan… wouldn’t Caroline be that much happier… with Kayla! would be fun to see more interactions for Hope and Ciera

PUHLEASE DAYS production

Taelyn
Taelyn

This is Thrilling… But I hope they return as soon as possible. This gives Days a chance to survive PAST Its 50th IF they do it right.

They cant come back soon enough for me. 🙂

Peggy Myers
Peggy Myers

I think it’s awesome that those two are coming back….loved them on DOL.

tammy
tammy

i love it hope needs to be with hope and steve will have to come back alive but it will be great to have them back

Ces
Ces

Loved the good ol’ days. Haven’t watched in a couple years but was a HUGE fan of Stephen Nichols and Peter Reckell in their heyday … now, I wish Stephen would come back to Port Charles 🙂

connie
connie

I am sooooo thrilled to know that my favorite guys are coming back. I have waited so long for this moment. please hurry.

Darlene
Darlene

i cant wait…love them both…so excited for the return of them

Colleen Hale
Colleen Hale

i have been watching Days for almost fourty years and will continue. Very very happy to have Patch and Bo coming back. Would be great if they stayed

ImaJoy
ImaJoy

Glad they will be coming back,but didn’t Patch pass away years ago?

KathyMiller
KathyMiller

I am so happy to know that you are returning to Days it has been really boring without you!!!!

Fanny
Fanny

Oh, the good old days of Bo and Hope, “Holding out for a Hero” what memories.

Patrick
Patrick

Michael Muhney or Jason Brooks returns (contract) as Peter Blake

for EVE

YES

my wish list

Jeremy
Jeremy

Robb Derringer as Peter Blake-DiMera

or …

Ted King

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Is this for real?

Alan
Alan

With Higley and Griffith writing their returns, I’m not getting my hopes up for much in the way of story…

Rj
Rj

Glad to see them returning! In the day, they made Days, so glad to see them coming back. Bring the vets back and we will watch. It is like coming home. Days needs this now. Keep the gay storylines too! Keep some of the new, but bring back the vets as they have history and are seasoned strong actors. Be sure to give them good storylines. As Days celebrates its golden year return to the golden Days!

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During the conversation, Ken was asked about his all-time favorite storyline, or if he had a frontrunner within the wealth of twist, turns, romances, adventure, and drama that has been part of the town of Salem for over five and a half decades.  Corday expressed that he did have a frontrunner … and that is was Marlena being possessed by the devil from the mid-90’s.

 

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Ken told the Today Extra hosts: ‘When we took Deidre Hall, the lovely Marlena Evans, and had her possessed by the devil. It was right out of The Exorcist!’

The EP also admitted at first he was reticent to tell the story:  “I first said, ‘No, you’re mad this will never work!’ But we did it for a few weeks, and the story was meant to play out and then end at Christmas, but it ended up going on until Easter.”

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There was the bed levitating, the yellow eyes, and more, along with Deidre Hall’s great performance, that made this one of the more spectacular soap opera tales ever told on daytime.   In fact, over the weekend, Hall commented on Corday’s choice tweeting:  “Couldn’t have said it better myself!!”

So, would you vote for Marlena’s possession as your top all-time Days story .. or do you have another pick that you think ranks at the top? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Last Friday, Kate Mansi was the special guest on the KTLA Morning News out in Los Angeles with entertainment guru, Sam Rubin and the morning news team.

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Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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