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Days of our Lives Departing Scribe Reveals The Bo and Hope Story That Was Pitched But Did Not Fly

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As viewers watch today’s episode of Days of our Lives streaming on Peacock, Bo Brady still lays in a coma with his beloved ‘fancy face’ at his bedside. Throughout this latest return of DAYS longtime favorites, Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell, fans of Bope never really got to see the iconic supercouple having a heartfelt reunion.

Days of our Lives writer, Jamey Giddens, who revealed he would be stepping away next month after two years with the long-running soap opera, but who’s episodes will run through the rest of the year, took to Twitter when questioned on how this current plot played out between Bo and Hope.

The talented Giddens, who has a deep passion for the soaps, shared, “I think my adoration for all things Bo and Hope is a matter of public record. Furthermore, Ron (Carlivati) pitched a Happily Ever After where the couple reunited, returned to Salem, saw Doug, Julie & Victor then went off to hunt Megan. For whatever reason, that story wasn’t approved.”

Jamey added, “Heck, I even found a slowed down/country music version of “Holding Out For a Hero” to set the reunion to. Tell the truth. Shame the Devil. #DAYS”

The scribe added some more clarification to his previous tweets, for fans who thought, perhaps Kristian Alfonso was the cause of the change in storyline plans.  Giddens tweeted: “Just to clarify what I tweeted yesterday: Kristian Alfonso had absolutely nothing to do with any changes to the Bo & Hope story. She was 100% collaborative with Ron & the writing team from start to finish. I live my life for Hope Williams Brady!”

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Giddens expressed he recently signed on with a primetime soap and will share details when we can.

In the meantime, what do you think about the story that was pitched to the powers-that-be at DAYS vs, the story you wound up seeing play out with Bo and Hope? Share your comments below.

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All the fans was excited about them both coming back. Why would you not let the viewer have that special moment.

It SUCKED waste of time bringing them back they all ready had there time

I think it was a poor decision of the powers that be to not let Bo and Hope have a happy reunion. What was the purpose of the story line of them finding each other only to have a sad ending

Please don’t let it end like this a the people who watch loves these to people let them be happy ever after even if they don’t come back for good they might like to Evernote again. I’ll be done watching if it ends like this

Let them have a happy bope ending we need that!!

I agree been waiting for them to reunite happily seems like forever might just lose interest after all this

Yes,I loved seeing them together after all these years!My Favourite couple ever!!!Let them be Happy as before!They bring back memories for me whenever I see them’❤️❤️

Ron likes to destroy legendary supercouples. It’s kind of his thing.

The happy ever after story for Bo and Hope wrote itself …. yet Ron couldn’t do it!

This show needs a new writer like YESTERDAY!!

Agreed!

Did you not even read the article, it was Ron that pitched the happy ever after ending and it was shot down by a higher up, so don’t blame him!!

Let this ring guy go you conplete s rewed up the whole soap for this stupid ending. What a creep gi somewhere else and do what you do.

It would be stupid to have Bo (Peter) stay in a coma until he decides to return to the soap in another 10 yrs. I love they came back but it wasn’t worth it for that little time and to end like this.

I so agree with you!!

Me too…..happy ending and go on to the sunset….

So are we going to half to wait another 10 years to see if Bo comes out of his coma and has his happy ever after with hope and his family…really didn’t care for this story line..

certainly wasn’t worth the build up!! It could have been great

I would have been happy for them to have a family reunion and then take off to travel to make up for lost time. This ending SUCKED! The three ladies “dying” going to heaven and finding Bo…..STUPID STUPID STORY. Not sure I am even going to continue my subscription to Peacock as the only reason I signed on was for Days of our Lives. This soap has gone downhill so fast it isn’t funny. So frustrating.

Definitely… Me too… sometimes I think they want us to hate it! They want to end the show and peacock made a few bucks in the interim. Why such stupid story lines? Dumb characters popping in? Ridiculous I think and sad

Exactly my thoughts Days of our Lives isn’t worth it after this stupid story line.

Giddens expressed he recently signed on with a primetime soap and will share details when we can.
Maybe this will be a spinoff for both and hope?

It is really sad when they give you something to hang on to, a story line that they could really give something back to the fans who are still hanging in there and yet they take it away so quickly. Days needs to get it together before they loose all their fan base. I have been watching for 50 years and this is the most disappointed I have been! Come on Days listen to the fans for a change.

The whole thing seems like a “bait & switch” scam to me…

Draw the viewers back in with a promise of a “Bo & Hope reunion”. Then have their actual reunion (i.e after Bo breaks through the brainwashing) be a literal split second before he’s shot in the back by their own son.

And then the next day, ReRon shoves another useless newbie down your throats, this one appearing to be a hybrid of two of his lamest cartoon villains from GH – with the facial hair & abusive personality of Whiny Heiny, and the horribly fake Aussie accent of Levi Dunkleman.

This ain’t how you get those Peacock views increasing, ReRon.

Maybe we’ll see a proper Bo & Hope story one day? They’re eventually going to have to write Victor Kiriakis’s death into the script, and it would be unthinkable not to have Bo around (and obviously conscious & in his right mind) when that happens. He might even retain some of that obsession with his daddy’s “empire” that he recently had in his altered state, and take over the leadership of Titan. I don’t see a guy in his late 60s who has already died a few times wanting to go back to being a cop, so he would have to keep busy somehow. It would also give him an excuse to get out of town for a while if PR doesn’t want a fulltime gig.

This version we got SUCKS! It is an insult to the actors and the fans! We loved seeing them again, but not just to see them on different levels…we wanted BO & HOPE back, being Bo & Hope!

Giddens, like Re-Ron and some of the cast, need to tone down their political rhetoric on social media and stick to doing what they do best. Well, not best in the writers case. One of the newbies is a complete turn off and very self absorbed and arrogant from the booty twerking to the other videos of ghettoness. Not mature or classy at all. Good actress but the personal life is not something I want to see. Several of the newer cast does this and are half naked most of the time.

The return was a big flop. You don’t do that to the fans of the couple. Not really surprised considering how bad the show has been written. Wouldn’t surprise me if fans drop their subscription.

I looked forward to the episodes and began watching for this incredible reunion they claimed. What an absolute disappointment if it ends like this.

I think this is one that Days fans won’t get over

Teasing the fans with Beau and Hope was not nice…The writers need some help. The message boards are reeling with disappointed DOOL fans…only good thing is they got rid of the devil story line..

I would have preferred that to what’s currently playing.

I am in shock that the Happy Ending version was not approved. Why on earth? You could have had all the adventure, all the family love, and still saved the budget by having them leave again, and not closed the door to another adventure down the road.

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2024 Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: Dashing Duos – Who’s Got the Look? (Photos)

At the 51st annual Daytime Emmy red carpet on Friday night and the Daytime Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday night, several couples stepped out for the first time at an award show arrivals, while enduring duos wowed the carpet and more.

From new and past Emmy winners, nominees, and fan favorites, popular stars walked the red carpet with their real-life loves, on-screen loves, or additional real-life family members.

Let’s take a look at what everyone was buzzing about during the the 2024 Daytime Emmys red carpet arrivals.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton (Jason) stepped out on the carpet with his new lady love Michelle Lundstrom.

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The always elegant John McCook (Eric, B&B) and his lovely wife Laurette Spang-McCook.

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Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) stopped for a photo op with her longtime on-screen Genoa City love, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

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Enduring real-life couple Juliet Mills (ex-Tabitha, Passions) and Maxwell Caulfield (The Bay et al).

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B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam) stepped out with his girlfriend, Elle Anderson on the 51st Daytime Emmys red carpet.

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The Talk’s Amanda Kloots brought her date … her young son, Elvis.

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And … B&B’s Ashley Jones brought her date, son Hayden Henricks to the red carpet, too!

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Stayla in the house! Days of our Lives longtime on-screen duo played by Mary Beth Evans and Stephen Nichols.

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A beautiful couple indeed, Susan Walters (Diane, Y&R) and Linden Ashby (ex-Cameron, Y&R, et al).

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B&B’s Annika Noelle (Hope) with her beau, John Patrick Amedori.

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Real-life lovebirds … Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott.

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The “It” couple of the 2024 Daytime Emmys, Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Edward Scott and his wife, Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and longtime love, Dom Zoida.

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The hosts of the 2024 Daytime Emmy ceremonies, Entertainment Tonight’s, Nischelle Turner and Kevin Frazier strike a pose.

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DAYS Eric Martsolf not only brought his wife, Lisa but their twins sons, Mason and Chase, to their first Daytime Emmys red carpet!

So, which duo do you think compliment each other best in their red carpet style? Let us know in the comment section below.

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2024 Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: Men Duded Up – Who’s Got the Look? (Photos)

The men of daytime hit the 51st annual Daytime Emmy red carpet this past Friday night, and some again on Saturday night at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

The gents wore everything to the bustling arrivals from” full tuxedos, to suits with open shirt and no tie, to a suit and tie from black and white to color.

New and past Emmy winners, many of this year’s nominees, fan favorites, popular TV hosts and actors, walked the carpet illustrating their fashion sensibility and comfort to the paparazzi in attendance.  Here’s a snap shot of some of the looks from Emmy night 2024 below with some of your favorite men from daytime.

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The Young and the Restless Sean Dominic (Nate) takes to the carpet in a crush black velvet jacket.

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B&B’s Tanner Novlan (Finn) looked dapper on the red carpet.

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Access Hollywood host, Scott Evans is too cool for school dressed in blue jacket and pants.

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GH’s Cameron Mathison (Drew) brings basic black to the carpet in style.

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General Hospital’s Evan Hofer (Dex) and Giovanni Mazza (Gio) take to the carpet in tuxedos.

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The Young and the Restless Bryton James (Devon) brought a dash of blue to the festivities.

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Days of our Lives star Greg Rikaart (Leo) looks cool as a cucumber on the red carpet in this black jacket.

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Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) strikes a pose on the Emmy red carpet.

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Days of our Lives Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) all smiles on the red carpet.

So, who do you think wore it best? Which was your favorite look of the night from your favorite men from daytime television? Let us know in the c

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RATINGS: Daytime Emmy Audience Up 39% From Previous Year; Marking 4-Year High

Friday night’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy telecast on CBS drew solid numbers according to the overnight ratings. The ceremony brought in an average of 2.82 million total viewers making it the annual daytime kudofest’s largest audience in four years.

The last time the Emmys drew more eyeballs was during the virtual ceremony during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic back in June of 2020, which averaged 3.3 million total viewers.

Meanwhile, over at the network’s streaming companion, Paramount+, and according to TV Line, Friday’s Daytime Emmys were up over 87% from last year, to make it the largest live streaming audience to date for the show.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards featured 98-year-old television icon, Dick Van Dyke receiving the first Daytime Emmy in his career for his performance as Timothy Robicheaux on Days of our Lives in the Outstanding Guest Performer category.

In addition, Kelly Clarkson made a live appearance at the Daytime Emmys for the first time in several years, and her series, The Kelly Clarkson Show, took home the Outstanding Talk Show award for the fourth year in a row.

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Speaking of four in a row, Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and Steve Burton (Jason, GH) ripped open the final envelope of the night revealing that it was ABC’s General Hospital that would take home the coveted Outstanding Daytime Drama series award. That makes it the 17th time overall that the 61-year old soap opera has received this honor.

In the top acting prizes of the night, it was B&B’s Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) winning back-to-back Lead Actor Emmys, and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford taking home the gold for the third time in her career for her role as Genoa City’s Phyllis.

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The show also featured a touching In-Memoriam segment that reflected just the amount of loss and mourning the daytime community has gone through this past Emmy season, and Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and her husband, producer B&B’s Edward Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award honors.

What do you think of the preliminary ratings for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award? Is it an encouraging sign that the daytime audience remains steadfast and die-hard? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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