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DAYS Mary Beth Evans On November Airdate Scripts: "I Laugh, I Cry, You Will All Go As Crazy As I Am … I Can't Even Begin To Tell You!!!!! Stay Tuned!!! WOW!"

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Cast member after cast member of Days of our Lives have been singing the praises of the upcoming storylines for the long running NBC soap’s upcoming 50th anniversary on November 8th.

The fan favorite returns and stories that the series is set to tell have been acknowledged by long time actors and newer additions from: Kristian Alfonso (Hope) to Jen Lilley (Theresa) to Peter Reckell (Bo), and more as really exciting and well-written.  Additionally,  many in the cast have been singing the praises of new head writers Dena Higley (although Higley has written for the show previously) and Josh Griffith.

Over the weekend, you can add Mary Beth Evans to the growing list of performers who are relating to the fans to wait till fall to see some unbelievable material on DAYS.

On her Instagram account, and posting pictures of her scripts, Evans related: “Another Saturday reading some of The BEST Days of our Lives scripts I have ever read…I laugh, I cry..you all will go as crazy as I am…I can’t even begin to tell you!!!!! Stay tuned!!! WOW! #joshgriffith&denahigleyROCK! #Days50th #nbc most importantly #daysfamily

What do you think about what Evans is saying?  Are you excited to see Patch and Kayla together again, since Stephen Nichols (Patch) will be back?    Do you think this fall DAYS will rock as the daytime drama to beat?  Comment below!

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Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

So, 5 months out, we’re being lobbied to stick with this plodding, miserable show because maybe, just maybe, things will be better in November for their 50th anniversary shows. Is it really worth it?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

No, the new writers material along with the returns begins airing in August.

This Michael Fairman story is being misunderstood as implying that the new stuff begins in November. November is the 50th anniversary (and sweeps), but the celebration begins in AUGUST with the new writing!!!!!

Blake
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Blake

Yeah we just have a couple more months. I can’t wait for the new stuff!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

4ever DAYS, I hope they are paying you well for your marketing efforts! But thank you for the heads-up on the timeline.

Mark
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Mark

Well if you don’t like it, don’t watch. No one is twisting your arm…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Mark, thanks for the excellent advice! I know I’m not alone in my viewpoint. Maybe, as fans, we expect more from our shows than what we’re given. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

And to be honest I have stopped ff’ng episodes and am watching them through. .then too to be honest I’m only on the Kristen baby discover episodes. . But I’m actually enjoying quite a bit of it. Clyde please be gone. . Adrian needs a better wardrobe. . Her rear end is so flat. ..nuwill is just a snoozer. .pursed lips and all. . Serena. ..ummm.. yeah. . Just. .ummm.. Melanie is truly Daphne from Scooby-Doo wide eyed oops annoying. . Please be gone. . Why is stephano ALWAYS sitting. . Around plants. .. Ben be gone. .. Jennifer vamoose.… Read more »

Cees
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Cees

Patch & Kayla – The number one reason I will be tuning back in.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

August is when Patch appears!

Andrea Green
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Andrea Green

Can’t wait for more Days! I truly miss Sammy & EJ,but hopeful we can see some of the others come back. Phillip,Belle,Shaun D. Someone for Abe,Nichole to finally be happy. I have been a loyal fan for 27yrs & counting. I’m addicted!! I love Days of our lives

damien
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damien

im waiting in anticipation to see what josh griffith and dena higley have in store for days!!!! im sure the two head writers will balance eachother out since i remaember griffiths style at y n r was slow yet very character building . unfortunatly im also a huge y n r fan and its too bad no one is checking pratt the hack and his style of writing which is cheesy and flashy and has no real stubstance. witness the assination of what could ve been a very complex joe/ avery/ dylan/ sharon/ nick/ sage/ adam/ chelsea / billy /… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

A new African American character is on her way! Also, Theo Carver will be a teenager!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

It’s going to be huge!!!!!

The new writers material begins in August which has the return of Steve (Patch).

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Mary Beth Evans… rocks! Have you seen her on The Bay (the Series)? I binge watched the show on the weekend, she’s fabulous and, I’m so happy DAYS has he on-contract. I believe her Twitter/Instagram, she’s knows what’s brilliant. It’s exciting times ahead for DAYS. It could be NBC’s send-off of the soap (next fall 2016), though I hope the rating bounce back up drastically. I’m so glad Mary Beth Evans, Judi Evans and Wally Kurth are on contract, along with the return of Thaoo. From the end of August to the end of this year, DAYS will finally be… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

The new writers material begins airing in August, but the celebration continues through May of next year!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

through May? REALLY? We get like 6+ months to P-A-R-T-Y !!!!
Loves it!

Patrick
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Patrick

” P – A – R – T – Y ”

LOL

loving this

4ever ? August, 2015 through Sept. 2016 ? with the new writers and how long the show is on air till ?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well the cynic in me is thinking that the actors were told to hype up the stories to build buzz for the 50th, but the soap fan in me believes if these seasoned vets think the stories are good, they are going to be great. Again the cynic in me believes NBC and Sony are only now making an effort to capitalizes on the 50th, obviously someone loosen the purse strings in order to lure back so many previous stars– but after the hoopla of 50th is over, what is going to happen– are they preparing to go out with… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@Mary SF, I initially thought that, too. That the actors were told to do some PR for the show…. however, I like you, a devoted soap fan, believe Mary Beth Evan, especially. I find her comments to be very genuine. As for the longevity of the show… it’s future, it feels like the show may be wanting to set-up the show (in the last year on contract)… to end with a bang. This is good if that is the case, however, soap fans must watch and watch everyday… between now and next fall, and then… we hope the show will… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

All the hoopla surrounding the shows 50th sounds great but why do all this just for the shows anniversary……to really WOW me lets wait and see if they can keep the party going past the November sweeps and beyond 2016……i mean will the show be as good as it sounds for the 50th and for months afterwards to bring the ratings up and stay up…..then there will be something to talk about! Dont mean to sound like a party pooper but big deal……GH brought back vets for its 50th and the few that remained arent even around that much, disapeared… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@ Jimh – I hear ya, man! In total agreement when your comments. I guess we know what to expect with Peter & Stephen’s returns… a few months? At least we know Thaoo is returning with a contract. I too, am concerned with the PLAN that DAYS has for next year. It’s great that soaps, GH included, bring back vets during these amazing 50th anniversary times, however, there must be a plan in place for DAYS to remain to stay strong in ratings, and secure more vets ON-CONTRACT. It would be BRILLIANT if Stephen Nichols would stay on, with a… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

in the advent of our shows ever evolving “squeeky wheel gets the grease” @MarySF for all of the fans of the 4 remain… I too am so in agreement with ; your last para : have to gavel “…And as a soap fan, as much as loved Y&R for a long time, I am really rooting this new writing team will knock that soap off its pedestal– I know, I know it’s a real long shot given CBS domination in the ratings period, but it would be the height of irony, if the writer JFP drove out, ended up being… Read more »

returnDOOLfan
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returnDOOLfan

Steve and Kayla – The only couple that has the power to bring me back to Days. I Can’t WAIT!!! There are no other couples on daytime TV that have the chemistry that (Stefan) Steve and (Mary Beth) Kayla had. The last time they brought this couple together the writing for the two of them was horrible! I hope the writers do them justice this time. They deserve it. Classy all the way.

Judy ox
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Judy ox

cant wait been watching sense the first day is still awesome to watch miss another word still

Eddie
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Eddie

I’m worried that all these old characters coming back will mean some of the newer characters will be dropped or at least ignored for weeks if not months. I see budget and time constraints being the reasons. I remember reading that the show would have a larger budget for the 50th, but still the expense of the pay for the returnees has to be made up somewhere, so it makes sense to stop paying newer actors by dropping their characters. And then there aren’t enough hours to tell stories about all the characters.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Yes, and let’s not forget, there will also be new(ish) characters also in the mix, too. Claire (Belle & Sean D’s daughter) will be be aged. Theo, is being recasted, and Joey (Patch & Kayla’s son) will b aged, too. We’ll have them all in story, too.
There’s lot’s for the show to balance with them, and the return of Andre/Tony, Bo, Patch, Gabby, and the A. Martinez character, among all the present players. We won’t have Serena, Zander, and Melanie is off. I think a few more departures are definitely in the works, too.

Blake
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Blake

Wow they are really getting me excited me for what’s coming up on Days. I really hope they keep it up after that though.

Joel
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Joel

Sounds exciting. I’m hopeful…most of the last 15 years has been real bland.

Patrick
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Patrick

“Mary Beth Evans” how do I soapbox a favorite she lights up my telee after years of being a part of a supercouple…. made magic twice plus… her original starring role(s). Kayla Brady , Days of OUR Lives Katherine Bell, General Hospital / Port Charles : Sept. 1993 – October, 1999 Sierra Esteban, As the World Turns : December, 2000 – 2005 LOL back to my beloved; “Kayla, Kayla, Kayla” in the SOD issue… that also stated she is back on contract she shared, how she questioned or was “relegated” to being the counter /waitress at the pub… her “only”… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Marquee : “reading some of The BEST Days of our Lives scripts I have ever read ”

at face value

consider the source

have to see it to believe it

My DAYS is coming

“celebrating”

Patrick
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Patrick

DAYS, currently: i’m getting their… 6 eps behind… I am watching every one 3 characters that I truly magnify and prop: Kassie DePaiva, “Eve” : “man, she has been riveting… nothing short of magnetic, watching her cull her best stuff, since she started” what is in store for Eve ? if fans are questioning the scripts…. i just have to say… I put KP… in the same category as Eileen Davidson… and most certainly Alison Sweeney… for carrying the show the pain, torture, angst, heartache, heartsick… if Jennifers words are true… that Eve has lost her daughter forever…. dang it!… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I forgot a biggie… bubbling, rising to the top

Adrienne, Lucas, and Justin

3 top drawer professionals… with personality charismatic layered acts

these actors are stellar…combustible… cheer loudly and hold your breath

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Hi Patrick, I always love to read your write-ups. I too, love love love Kassie as Eve. She’s brilliant. I totally agree with you about Zander, Paul Telfer is such a gem! great actor. I love Paul, and would love to see more of Tori, too. However, I really enjoy Guy Wilson as Will. I think the role of Sonny will either be recast at some point, or Clyde will have Sonny killed. so, what are your thoughts on Hope & Aidan? I enjoy them. They need a deeper story. And, Jennifer needs something more to do than tend to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I love Hope and Aiden, together. first and foremost… that Kristian Alfonso .. even tho it took FOREVER… did not have to endure flop…. like Melissa Reeves has gone through with thee dullard of all dullard. DAYS : please cut your losses…. Dr. God Superman daniel Jonas… is not interesting. watching Jennifer wring her hands… as that worried look takes over… is beyond… deer in headlights scare I really do think… for the 50th Anniversary… another poster said as much… that DAYS should really lay it on thick and one of the heavyweights dies….. why not Daniel and Jennifer ???… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Patrick, I had to reply here to your reply to Jeremy. Yes, I agree with you about killing Daniel, but not Jennifer. I do understand how some people may feel about the actress’ beliefs (possibly, her views have changed). I loved when Jennifer was with Jack (I still think they should bring him back) and I like her acting. The writing has not been favorable for her the last few years apart from some great Jennifer and Eve scenes (including when Jennifer walked in on JJ and Eve doing the deed) and when Jennifer witnessed Sami confront Abi about the… Read more »

Hohum
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Hohum

I can’t believe that these actors are touting stuff from the new writers. Theyre just basically implying that the stuff airing now is not worth watching. Wow way to sell your own product. If I were Sony or nbc I’d put a muzzle on these idiot actors.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Ummmm they’re doing their best not to put a muzzle on this 50 year old show after this year. Whatever it takes to grab people… It’s gotten my attention.. SMH… at your comment. New writers..exciting story… Ummmm

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

What I want to know is are the star returns temporary or permanent? I know Alison Sweeney is temporary. But what about Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols? Very glad that the story for the 50th Anniversary will be great. But what about in the weeks and months that follow? That will be the real challenge!

In the meantime, I am happy that so many of the cast members are elated over what they are working on now. I just hope that elation continues.

dmr
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dmr

It’s always nice to see Kayla on-screen. My favorite role of MBE’s was as Katherine on General Hospital-so feisty! A much different character than Kayla. I think the show has been a bit lackluster. It’s the Daniel or Theresa show it seems. Daniel is always the hero-brought into most of the storylines. Theresa, she’s just a mess! I’d like to know the backstory of why she turned out so nasty. Honestly, it’s tiresome-the same old lines and schemes. Eve-needs a lobotomy. JJ-tired of him thinking that Paige will forgive him. Time to move on! Jennifer-needs to stay out of her… Read more »

KMB
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KMB

I’m looking forward to getting my Stephen Nichols fix after a long time out of daytime. If Days doesn’t keep you Stephen, I hope you head back to GH. I love seeing you on daytime TV! 🙂

Lisa
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Lisa

They need to sign Stephen Nichols to a contract pronto! Strong, charismatic actors of Stephen’s character have been sorley lacking on the show . I’m so hoping the story does justice to Patch and Kayla. No one brings magic the way Stephen and Mary Beth do together. The horrible writing and lack of storyline the last time Patch returned was disgraceful. Going to take a leap of faith and trust that this time around, they will be given material worthy of their talents and story history. #PatchandKaylaforever as Mary Beth often hashtags. 🙂

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

So many times, in the past year , an actor will be interviewed and say how amazing this or that is going to be, how we will LOVE what is coming up. Not implying Mary Beth is doing this. However, when it airs it is either really dull or I hate what they have done to a character or a story line . I now tend to not even watch interviews because they give false hope for a character or story line. SO disappointed in how the writer’s destroyed Will and Sonny. Their love and story was an amazingly wonderful… Read more »

James
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James

I would love to see Vivian back for the anniversary … One of Days all time best characters

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