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Days of our Lives Celebrates Its 51st Anniversary Today!

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A big shout-out to all of the cast, producers, and behind the scenes personnel at Days of our Lives today as the iconic NBC soap opera celebrates its 51st anniversary.

Days of our Lives premiered back on November 8, 1965. Its touchstone is set against the backdrop of traditional family values, good vs. evil and features several core families that have kept things romantic, intriguing, and often deadly in the town of Salem.

Of course, we are talking about the original first family of Salem, The Hortons, and their rivals the The DiMeras, The Kiriakis, and  the other good samiritans in town, The Bradys!  Other key families on the canvas including: the Carvers, Johnson, and Hernandez clans.  The series enduring fan base and community, and their passion for the characters, the actors who portray them, and their love of the iconic duos of the past and present has also been a staple of DAYS.

Days of our Lives has won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series three times:  1978, 2013, and 2015.

NBC will celebrate the 51st anniversary this weekend in Los Angeles as the annual Day of DAYS event on Saturday, November 12th at Universal City’s CitiWalk.

Share your congrats and well-wishes to the cast and crew at DAYS for turning 51 and let us know why you have been an ardent DAYS fans all these years, or if you are a new fan just joining in on the drama, why the show has captivated you.  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Judy
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Judy

I have enjoyed every minute it been on the air I hope it on the air for at lest 20 more year or longer Long live days of our lives

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

I grew up with soaps as my favorite genre…Days is still a little too dark-miss when it was more about family drama than all this crime but glad its still on…who were that couple with Chad and Abby-They trying to do The Real Housewives Of Salem-lol

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

sorry-i meant Gabi…are that couple really working for Andre?

Nicholas
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Nicholas

originally Santa barbara was my soap but when it went of the air i got very invested in Days at its history : the action and adventure plots , the romance with supercouples like patch and kayla , justin and adrienne , bo and hope , john black and diana colville ( genie francis , miss genie and diana ) , later john and isabella , john and kristen and john and marlena , shane and kimberly . the villains : stefano , vivian , kristen . cruise of deception , maison blanche , melaswen , marlena back from the… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Days of our Lives!

51 and full of fun! My fandom hasn’t waivered since I started watching 32 years ago and I would welcome another 32-51 years!

Dan S
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Dan S

Have only been watching for about 2 years. I was hooked right away and really enjoy Days!

Pat
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Pat

Quite frankly and sadly, this once iconic show has become a total embarrassment and unless there’s a miracle, personally I cannot see Days having any more anniversaries as an active show. Do you really think that NBC/Sony are satisfied with those recent ratings numbers? Ken Corday, his staff, and the inept revolving door of writers have shown their true colors. They have all disrespected and alienated a large chunk of the fan base/audience too many times, and once those viewers leave, they surely are not coming back in time. Sorry. It will be very sad if/when this show gets cancelled,… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Pat…EXACTLY!!!!! I’m surprised that DOOL is STILL on the air. Hey…just saying……….

Have a good one.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I have to agree with you Pat. I’ve only watched this show a little over 2 years and it’s gone down hill since then. The “cheap” factor is definitely showing in the stories and the sets. A friend of mine said she thinks the networks are making these shows so bad that the fans will be relieved when they are cancelled. They are trying to avoid the thunderous out cry the alphabet network received when they cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live. I think she’s right.

Ces
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Ces

I SO agree with you Pat! I’ve quit Days 3x and this time it has stuck. I thought when they brought back Peter, Thaao, Matt A. & Stephen that it would entice me to stick around but what I noticed is that writing sucks and stunt casting never works. I stuck around for Bo’s goodbye since Bo Brady (as played by Peter R, not RKK) has always been my favorite character, but not even some of the actors I used to love could keep me interested so I haven’t watched in months and don’t miss it one bit. Loved this… Read more »

Peri Levine
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Peri Levine

Wow, not a lot of people posting so far. Guess a lot of people don’t care. So many viewers I know have left and are not coming back. Anyways, good luck Days as you get closer to renewal.

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, agree with your post. even I took about 6 months off… after the 50th Anniversary… I started back watching “DAYS” right after the Olympics… and especially when Dena and Ryan started with their work… October 6, 2016 so… two months in to their transition ? I’m not disliking “DAYS” at all… it’s not (like @GH ) it’s not flatlining and it’s not off the charts… but it’s certainly more to my liking… “DAYS” is the most consistent, in my opinion… of keeping family alive with a rock solid consistent cast.. as well. I enjoyed watching the 3 escapees… it… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

couple of other things: I am really liking the storyline… going on with Abe, Theo, & Valerie. I’m surprised at how much I liked Valerie right off. course it seems like their is something else going on with her. I had hoped that their could be a possible relationship for Abe. even if… ( isn’t theo the best ) Theo is against it… and wants his dad for himself… I marvel at how well this father and son is so well played… Kudos to James Reynolds and Kyler Pettis . makes me wish… Lexis was with us… so we could… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

it was cheesy @best… watching Paul as a boxer, and Derrick as a cowboy… i’m so hoping this plays out … finally… something for every one.

come on Sonny.

Lucas and Adrienne are always a good time… hope they get a story worth their talent… it just smarts doesn’t it.. when they are relegated to prop… stand in… and supporting… it’s still a blast to see both of them.

Shane and Kimberly Brady-Donovan are coming ! HUGE

finally… Ms. Kassie DePaiva… I hope she returns to DAYS

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I agree with you about Lucas and Adrienne. I like both characters and both actors. They need more than just reacting to other character’s troubles. Perhaps one is coming. Each time I see Justin’s disapproving face, I think one may be brewing.

I am 100% in agreement with your last point. Kassie DePaiva needs to be on full time. I want to see Eve grow. I want to see where things go with Eve and Justin.

Mo
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Mo

Congratulations! The show has been better of late, so that is definitely good!

janet
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janet

Enjoyed it today. Loved seeing Shane. They screwed up bringing back Aiden, and ruining him even more. I see no on screen chemistry with hope and Rafe. I like them both, just not together. congrats to the show. It can be good, but it also can be boring.

Patrick
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Patrick

I too wish they would have just let it be… as friends and co-workers… I’ve had enough of the googoo eyes at the Salem P.D. and lip locking in the interrogation room I loved Rafe with Kate… and plenty loved him with Sami… I just do not like the propped because Dena loves Rafe and Ken Corday loves Hope.. so there you have it.. a forced relationship and who cares what the audience wants since this is a serial… it would have been nice had we got to see Rafe… fall in love , have children of his own… and… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

This show is getting good! Still would like to see a few things change! Kassie DePaiva back FT being one, another visit by Kristen, and I love Jen Lilly but why can’t they recast Theresa?

Judy
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Judy

Why didnt they just get a new T hessa instead of having her getting mixed up with a man from her past and a bum to boot I still have watch it sends 1965 love the show I still miss Another Word those where the days

Daisy
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Daisy

Why I watch Days in two words — Suzanne Rogers.

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives WGA Nomination for Daytime Drama Series

UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

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In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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The episodes DAYS submitted for competition were #14320 which aired 4/19/2022, #14321 which aired 4/20/2022 and show #14331 that aired 5/4/2022.  They also featured the disastrous double wedding of Leo and Craig and Xander and Gwen, and its fallout.

To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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