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DAYS in Detroit schedule released culminates in talent search and fan event!

DaysLogo.jpgDetroit get ready for Days of our Lives trip to the Motor City with many events surrounding their week long adventure, culiminating in the big talent search and fan event on Friday night and Saturday. Here is the offical press release from DAYS with the list of activities, and where your favorites from Salem will be!

BURBANK, Calif. – November 5, 2009 – NBC’s daytime drama “Days of our Lives” today announced the confirmed schedule of events and activities for the show’s upcoming talent and fan search in Detroit, Michigan.

Wednesday, November 11th

9:00am James Reynolds and Bryan Dattilo visit the John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center on Veterans Day

3:00pm Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds and Shawn Christian visit the Motown Historical Museum where Nadia will sing with the Mosaic Children’s Choir

7:30pm Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds and Shawn Christian attend the Pistons game, where Nadia will sing God Bless America and Jim will join the Pistons in recognizing local veterans for Veterans Day

Thursday, November 12th

10:00am Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds and Shawn Christian visit the Genesis House III women’s shelter to distribute and serve food from the Gleaners Community Food Bank; talent will be reading to kids and donating new quilts and toys to the families in need

2:00pm Shelley Hennig, Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds and Shawn Christian visit the Parade Company to help decorate floats for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

Friday, November 13th

9:00am-7:00pm Talent search and fan event at the MGM Grand Detroit

Saturday, November 14th

9:00am-12:00pm Finalist auditions and announcement of talent search winner

1:00pm Shelley Hennig, Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds and Shawn Christian appear at the Boost Mobile store in Highland Park with winners from the fan and talent search

7:00pm Shelley Hennig, Nadia Bjorlin, Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds and Shawn Christian attend the Red Wings game with the winners from the fan and talent search

Fans and aspiring actors alike are encouraged to come take part in this first ever fan and talent search in Detroit. The biggest “Days” fan will win a trip to Hollywood, California with a visit to the “Days of our Lives” set. Promising actors will have the chance to win a role on the award-winning show. All of those participating in the search will have the opportunity to meet some of Salem’s favorite cast members including: Bryan Dattilo, James Reynolds, Nadia Bjorlin, Shawn Christian and Shelley Hennig.

For more information on this exciting event, aspiring actors and fans can log on to:

http://www.daysofourlives.com or http://www.nbc.com/Days_of_our_Lives/ .

Breaking News

Cady McClain IN As DAYS Jennifer Temporarily Replacing Melissa Reeves

Rumors that have been swirling are confirmed true.  Cady McClain is coming to Salem and Days of our Lives to replace Melissa Reeves temporarily as the new Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  The casting news was confirmed by a Days spokesperson, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Daytime fans recall, Cady is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner and has previously appeared as Dixie on All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless.  McClain has already begun filming as Jennifer.

Reeves, who commutes from Nashville to Los Angeles to tape episodes of Days of our Lives, decided not to return to set when the NBC soap opera resumed production earlier this month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

In addition, Melissa became a grandmother last month with her daughter Emily’s first child, and now soon will welcome her son Larry’s first child later this month, which is another reason Reeves chose to stay put in Tennessee.

So, what do you think of the Jennifer switcheroo? Excited to see what Cady brings to the role? Comment below.

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‘Knots Landing’s’ Beloved Kevin Dobson Dead at 77

Knots Landing longtime fan favorite, Kevin Dobson (Mack McKenzie) has passed away at the age of 77.  The actor’s death was first reported by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County’s Facebook page.  Dobson died on Sunday, September 6th via “medical complications”.

However, The Hollywood Reporter had more clarity and reported that Dobson died Sunday evening in a hospital in Stockton, California, after struggling with an autoimmune deficiency. Arthur Toretzk, Dobson’s rep, shared that with the entertainment news outlet.

The post via Facebook read: “Army Veteran, Veterans Rights Activist, Film and Television Actor Kevin Dobson has passed away. He was 77 Years Old. Condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace… March 18 1943-September 6 2020.'”   Dobson was the former chairman of the organization.

During his career in primetime, Kevin was also widely known for his work on the crime show, Kojak from 1973 to 1978, playing Detective Bobby Crocker working alongside Telly Savalas.   Earlier in his TV career he appeared on: The Mod SquadEmergency! and Cannon.

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When Don Murray’s exited Knots Landing in 1982, Dobson was cast in the role of M. Patrick (“Mack”) McKenzie, the love interest for Michele Lee’s Karen.  Lee and Dobson became an undeniable favorite duo of the CBS primetime soap opera and for all-time in soap history.  During his run on ‘Knot’s from its fourth season to its conclusion in 1993, Dobson won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for his performances.

Photo: JPI

In addition, Dobson got his start in daytime soaps, and eventually wound back on them following the ending of ‘Knots’.  He first appeared on NBC’s The Doctors. In 2008, DAYS hired him to play Mickey Horton after two other actors did not work out replacing, the original Mickey,  John Clarke, who retired, In shorter stints, Kevin played Governor Harrison Brooks on One Life to Live in 2003. and Judge Devin Owens on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2006.

He is survived by his wife Susan and his three children, Sean Dobson, Patrick Dobson and Mariah Dobson.

Share you remembrances and condolences in the comment section for Kevin Dobson.

Also check out below The Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with the ladies of ‘Knots’ from earlier this year; where Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark (Val) and Donna Mills (Abby) mark the 40th anniversary of the series …and also share remembrances of working with Dobson.

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Marci Miller Opens Up About Her Decision to Return to DAYS and Her Concerns Replacing Kate Mansi

This week will mark the return of Marci Miller in the role of Abigail Deveraux DiMera on Days of our Lives.

The popular actress, who had been nominated for two Daytime Emmys in the Lead Actress category during her initial run on the NBC soap opera, revealed some of the complex emotions she had in determining whether or not to come back to Salem as detailed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now.

Once again, Miller is taking over the role from her predecessor, Kate Mansi.  As DAYS fans know. Mansi won a Daytime Emmy for her work as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2017 and first played the role from 2011-2016, then Miller took over the role.  Abigail’s last arc was played by Mansi when she returned from 2018- to the first part of 2020.  Miller had stepped away from the role in 2018 as she wanted to concentrate on other projects.

Photo: JPI

In regards to her comeback, Miller shared with SOD: “You never know how discombobulating it might be.  That was one of the things I had to weigh in coming back, was whether or not it was fair to the fans for me to accept (the offer) because Kate hadn’t been there for a very long stint. For them to do this flip-flop thing was a little bit of a concern of mine.”

Miller ultimately says she felt that it was better to have Abigail on the canvas, than not in all, and in the hands of an actress who was familiar with the role than a new actress to take over the part.

Make sure to check out SOD for more on Marci’s decision to return to the NBC soap opera.

Meanwhile, look for an exciting story ahead for Miller when Abigail gets back in action in Salem.

So, what do you think of Marci’s careful thought-process to coming home to DAYS? Comment below.

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