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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: 50 YEARS! Photo Book Commemorates Anniversary! U.S. Book Tour Dates Announced!

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Get ready DAYS fans! To commemorate the NBC  Daytime Emmy Award winning daytime drama’s golden anniversary, the series co-executive producer Greg Meng has written and produced a special coffee table book to honor the legacy of the iconic series.

Days of our Lives: 50 Years is an unparalleled peek into the soap opera that has not only become an important part of American pop culture, but is also adored by millions of fans around the world for the lives.  The book is available for pre-order now, and will be available for purchase on and in book stores and Barnes & Noble locations nationwide starting on October 27, 2015.

Meng said of the new book: “As a longtime member of the Corday Productions family, it is a privilege to present this memory book. Days of our Lives: 50 Years is a collection of rare photos providing a big picture view of the show’s history while reflecting the heart and soul of the show through some of the beloved and iconic stories during the first 50 years. This is a tribute to our family of fans around the world.”  Inside the book is an in-depth, photographic journey of the longest-running scripted program in NBC’s history which includes rare black-and-white historical images and a wealth of full color photos. Fans can go on the journey and remember highlights of iconic characters and beloved stories.

But there is more!  To promote the book and the big 5-0 announced today will be a multi-city book signing tour including some DAYS most beloved actors.  Cities slated for the tour include: New York, Northvale (NJ), Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Kansas City, Atlanta, and Pigeon Forge.

Cast participating in the nationwide tour include: Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady), Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera), Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson), Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady), Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton), Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera), Christopher Sean (Paul Norita), Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux), Drake Hogestyn (John Black), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Martha Madison (Belle Black), James Reynolds (Abe Carver), Bill Hayes (Doug Williams), Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Julie Williams), James Lastovic (Joey Johnson), Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis), Sal Stowers (Lani), Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis), as well as Author/Co-Executive Producer, Greg Meng.

U.S. Tour Dates

    • Los Angeles-10/25/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble The Grove at 2:00pm
    • Phoenix-10/26/2015 Book signing at Changing Hands at 6:30pm
    • New York-10/27/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue at 12:00pm
    • Northvale, NJ-10/27/2015 Book signing at Books & Greetings at 6:30pm
    • Denver-10/28/2015 Book signing at Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove at 6:30pm
    • Dallas-10/29/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at 6:30pm
    • Kansas City-10/30/2015 Book signing at Oak Park Mall (B&N) at 6:30pm
    • Atlanta-10/30/2015- FoxTale Book Shoppe – Location TBD at 6:30pm
    • Pigeon Forge-10/31/2015 Book signing at the Titanic Museum from 11:00am to 3:00pm

So will you be picking up your copy of Days of our Lives: 50 Years?  Will you head out to see DAYS cast members in-person if you are nearby one of the book signing tour locations?  Are you happy to read there will be a commemorative book from the show itself?  Who do you hope is featured in it?  Comment below!

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Wish the tour would hit my area. I would so be there! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE DOOL!!!!

wow .. ok, are those books sought after?
My neighbor gave me 2 new, never opened, AMC collectors Anniversary books from B&W day 1 to whenever.
I was about to give them to Goodwill. lol 00ooops..I’ll find 2 AMC fan’s to give them to.
I hope all the Days fans can get the 50 year anniversary book. Someday those book may be all that is left 🙁
((who gets the money from them, I wonder..

Why should I care anymore?

I too wish they were coming near me. I will get the book. Probably put on my Christmas list.

I am totally pre-ordering this! Bought SOD’s 50th anniversary edition, too. Been a fan since I was in preschool, LOL, at my mother’s knee. 🙂

I’m there Phoenix!! 🙂

No Guy Wilson or Kassie Depiva. Pretty telling that those reports might be true.

I will definitely go to the one in New York!

PLEASE!!!!!!! come to Massachusetts or New Hampshire for a book signing

would love to have the book been watch seen day one

If Suzanne Rogers is coming to Denver, along with Bill and Susan Hayes… I will be there!

I would love to meet these three too. Cathy, if you get to meet Suzanne tell her the other Kathy says hello.

I love it when any soap, whether I watch it or not, is able to hit such a milestone. DAYS is going all out in promoting their 50th by starting a year ahead of its actual anniversary. It certainly is a great money-making plan. Their 50th anniversary magazine came out with a lot of pictures and information that stopped short of this past year. Now comes another book and I can’t help wondering how short o the 50th it will come. I’m really not complaining, because I gobble it all up. But I do wonder why they couldn’t have put things in the next memory book that encompasses the 50th year of the show? That would have felt more complete to me; not a celebration of 49 years, but 50.

Are all of these cast members coming to every city?

No, but I can give you a list of who if you give me one or two specific locations you have in mind…What city or cities do you want more info on?

I am interested in the Dallas event. Please give me as much information as possible, including which Barnes and Noble location. I went to a Frozen event with my children at a Barnes and Noble. It was insane. Are you limiting the number of people at the event. If so, how do I make sure I get in. Thank you.

Barnes and Noble

Dallas, Texas…Lincoln Park

Cast members from Days of our Lives

Author Event (Film/TV/Radio/Video)
Thursday October 29, 2015 7:00 PM

Cast members Kristian Alfonso, Deidre Hall, Lauren Koslow, Stephen Nichols, Galen Gering, Billy Flynn, Camila Banus, Thaao Penghlis, and author and Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng join us to sign Days of Our Lives 50 Years! Don’t miss this rare chance to meet these amazing talents. Wristband required. Sorry, no memorabilia allowed in signing area.

Special Instructions
Please present your Barnes & Noble receipt for DOOL 50 Years beginning 9:00AM on October 27 to receive your wristband to save your place in line. Those without a Barnes & Noble receipt may get their wristbands beginning 6:00PM on October 29. No memorabilia allowed.

DAYS turns 50 on November 8th of this year, so it is already in it’s 50th year.

How do we find out which cast members are coming to the Atlanta and Pigeon Forge book signing?

Friday, October 30, 2015, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Days cast members book signing
Titanic Museum, 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: 800-381-7670.

You can call and ask who will be there.

That date is wrong, it’s going to be October 31st, tents will be set up outside in the parking lot

Pigeon Forge news:
Days of our Lives” fans, get ready. A little bit of Salem will converge on Pigeon Forge in late October.

A few cast members of NBC’s long-running soap opera will attend a book signing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Titanic Museum for “Days of our Lives: 50 Years,” a book with a collection of photos that reflect the show’s history and celebrate its anniversary. Author and co-producer Greg Meng wrote the book, and it will be released on Oct. 27.

Meng along with cast members Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) and Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) will be at the Pigeon Forge signing.

the show is a good show hope it stays on a a lone time 50 more years go go go day

will there be more cities announced I live in Indiana and I was hoping that they would come to Indianapolis.

I am interested in going to the book signing in Pigeon Forge, TN. Does anyone know how that will work? Do you buy the book at the Titanic. Do they know what cast members will be there for the signing?

Days of our Lives” fans, get ready. A little bit of Salem will converge on Pigeon Forge in late October.

A few cast members of NBC’s long-running soap opera will attend a book signing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Titanic Museum for “Days of our Lives: 50 Years,” a book with a collection of photos that reflect the show’s history and celebrate its anniversary. Author and co-producer Greg Meng wrote the book, and it will be released on Oct. 27.

Meng along with cast members Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) and Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) will be at the Pigeon Forge signing.

When I called, I was told tents will be set up in the parking lot, but please the DATE will be October 31, not 30th!
As far as the book, I am assuming we will be able to buy it before we go.

When would you suggest getting there in order to get a ticket in to see them?

Do we buy the book ahead of time or can we get it when we get there.pigeon forge location. Thanks

Can we get a book at the siging in pigeon forge my mom has been watching almost 50 yrs truefan

I don’t know if books will be there, I preordered mine on amazon, it was 24.91, . Can’t wait to go

Can i get a book at signing in pigeon forge

I would like to confirm which cast members will appear in New York on 10/27 and approximately how long will the event last?

I don’t know how to go about getting a book signed. Do I buy ahead or buy it there. How do I help my mother in wheelchair enjoy the experience? We would head to pigeon Forge

I think Arianna Zucker, Nicole, is the most beautiful person I have seen. I love the show and Nicole and Brady Black are my favorites.

What’s the chance of not getting to see them if you are at end of line and their time is up?

wish they would make the trip to enid event center in enid,ok there is a bunch of days of our lives fans here be a dream come true….. or even okc would be close maybe one day they will …. fingers crossed…..

Why is there not a signing in Chicago, Oak Brook or Naperville, all in Illinois? Huge area to overlook.

Do you know the cast list for Kansas city tomorrow

Went to pigeon forge for the book signing . It was very disappointing due to the lack of organization and nothing was ever mentioned that you had to have a ticket to get in to see the cast. We stood on line for five hours to be turned away. I would like to say a huge ty to (on screen names)hope ,Kate and Lucas. I have to say Lucas was awesome! Me vice president was awesome as well he was very appreciative of the fans. I have watched for 39 years and Peter Reckell has always been the person I wanted to meet but from what I could peek and see maybe I am glad I didn’t!

Going to the one in Bethesda, MD on Tuesday but there are only 5 cast members and all the other signings have so many more including my favorite characters. I have always wanted to visit the set or meet them on tour. Do you know if there will be any coming in 2015/2016? I would be thrilled just to visit the set or have a meet in greet. I’m 44 and have been watching since I was 10.

What cast members will be at the New York and New Jersey signing???

Will you be doing a book signing in Houston or Austin TX? We missed the one in Dallas, TX. My Mom has been a fan since day one it would be awesome if she could get to see some of favorites actors.
Thank you,

Will the tour be in Philadelphia, PA or Baltomore, MD? Anywhere near those cities? If so, when?

I have not seen anything about the cast doing a book signing at the Villages
In Rochester Hills, MI Nov. 18 at 6:30.

I really hope there are stories and biographies in this book. Can someone let me know if there is? Thanks and God Bless

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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

Photo: AmazonFreevee

The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

Photo: JPI

Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

Photo: JPI

Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Eric Says Goodbye to Baby Jude

The Monday, May 27th of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, picked right back up for the emotional payoff of Nicole (Arianne Zucker) finally getting her biological son, Jude, back in her arms and learning it from Eric (Greg Vaughan).

As the episode began, Eric (with Jude in tow) is at the front door of the DiMera mansion. Eric recounts Sloan’s (Jessica Serfaty) confession. Nicole (Arianne Zucker) says she knew from the first time she held Jude that this was her child. She says a parent knows deep in their soul. Eric looks at her with tears in his eyes, as he thinks Jude is now EJ’s (Dan Feuerriegel) biological son. That’s a lie into itself and EJ is covering the truth of that along with Sloan.

Eric goes on to explain that Sloan even rigged the DNA results, telling the couple that they can check for themselves with a new DNA test, but this is their baby. Once inside the living room, Eric apologizes to Nicole for what Sloan put her though. Nicole says EJ was a victim too.  She turns to EJ and insists that Sloan be arrested. He tells her there is plenty of time for that. She reiterates, “That bitch stole my baby!” But, EJ is not about to do anything about it.


Eric vows he will make Sloan pay for all of her lies and deceit. Nicole asks Eric if he would like to hold Jude one more time before he leaves. Eric tells Jude he will love him more than he will ever know.

As tears stream down his face, he returns Jude to Nicole. She tells he can come over anytime to see the baby. Eric thinks it’s best for Jude to bond with his new family. Holly (Ashley Puzemis) comes in on all this and is filled-in on Jude’s “parentage.” Outside, Eric continues to falls apart.


However, after getting a call from Rafe (Galen Gering), they meet outside Eric’s apartment door. When they enter, the place is a torn up and there is no sign of Sloan. All that they find is a necklace, Eric gave her for Mother’s Day.Eric realized she took off, knowing she could be caught for her crimes. Meanwhile, back the DiMeras, an overcome Nicole is in tears that she actually has her baby back.

Now, what? Will EJ try to bond with Jude or not bond with Jude since he is knows Eric is the biological father? Will Sloan eventually get arrested? What did you think of the performance of Greg Vaughan and Arianne Zucker? Let us know via the comment section below. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out the Michael Fairman Channel’s conversation with the Ari and Greg  from five months back where they talk about the baby switch storyline and more.



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