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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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He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

So, excited to see Emily on DAYS? Comment below.

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