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DAYS Launches The DOOL App, A First For A Daytime Drama Series Featuring Exclusive Content With The Cast & More

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It’s a big day today over at Days of our Lives.  The show is celebrating its 53rd anniversary, and has developed and is launching a very special gift to it’s loyal and dedicated and passionate fans, with the release of its new and free for download destination that will being fans more of what’s happening in front of the camera and behind the scenes in Salem, entitled, The DOOL App.

The app, which is the first of its kind for a daytime drama series, offers up a  DAYS Superfan experience featuring:new and original content, games, behind-the-scenes photos and videos, sneak peaks, weekly recaps, and breaking news from the set.

Users will have access to exclusive behind the scenes footage, fan-favorite clips from the DAYS video vault, cast section for more on their Salem favorites, an interactive Q&A section, and more more!  The DOOL app will serve up new, fresh content every week.

Greg Meng, Days of our Lives, Co-Executive Producer said in a statement on the launch: We are excited that after more than two years in development, we are now able to offer a free, interactive destination that will provide more fun and fresh content for the fans of Days of our Lives.”

Developed by Corday Productions, this is the enduring soaps first dive-in to the digital realm and a first-of-its-kind for a daytime drama series.

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The creative team behind the app include, Creative Director Greg Meng, Content Producer Michael Fairman, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Maya Frangié, and the digital app development team Tyson Parsons and Lien Gray with Media Bridge Marketing.

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The DOOL app is now available for download in the App Store as well as Google Play. For more information go to www.TheDOOLApp.com.

So, check out the DOOL App and let us know what you think of it! Share your thoughts via the comment section below!

 

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Beautiful job by all. It whets my APPetite! It’s a must have for all DOOL fans!

Happy 53rd anniversary, DAYS!

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Michael, thank you for your contribution and guidance for the #DOOLAPP. This is a wonderful app that honors Days of our Lives. I hope you continue to be a part of it and provide your expertise. It’s so fun.

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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

Along with ITV’s Emmerdale, and  other programs, Coronation Street is returning to production under the UK’s guidelines and  safety protocols for COVID-19.

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According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

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