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Days of our Lives Finally Finds New Australian Home On The CRACKLE Online Platform!

So many fans passionate fans from Australian have posted comments to us, and have tweeted to us, about their displeasure that Days of our Lives was taken off of Channel Nine after nearly four decades in Australia!  Outraged fans were hoping for a return and now they will have one, just as other soaps before them have moved to an online viewing platform!

Online TV and film streaming site Crackle has acquired the rights to now have DAYS available in the land down under! Crackle, which launched in 2009,  streams TV and films from the Sony Pictures library for free on a number of platforms, including connected TV, gaming consoles, mobiles, tablets and PCs.

One again in a landmark move for soaps, Days of our Lives becomes the first major acquisition for their television section.
Here is how it will work:  There will be ten episodes offered up in the inaugural week, starting next Monday June 17, with seven new episodes released each Monday.  Each episode will be available for four weeks.

“We are very happy to be offering Days of our Lives fans an opportunity to keep up with the show in Australia,” Phil Lynch, senior vice president, digital networks and games for Sony Pictures Television, said.  “There has been an outpouring of support from fans across Australia, telling us how much Days of our Lives means to them,” added Mark Young, senior vice president, distribution, Australia & New Zealand for Sony Pictures Television. “We are delighted to be partnering with Crackle to help viewers keep up with the daytime drama as we solidify long term plans.”

So once again, power to the soap fans who let their voices be heard in Australia! Are you excited to see DAYS back in a new online format after losing it of Channel Nine? Let us know your thoughts!

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Joshua
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Good for them! I have added the Crackle app to my Roku on my TV. Have watched it a few times (they have a lot of free episodes of “Sanford & Son,” btw) and liked it. Seemed to have a lot of commercials, though. More than HuluPLUS even.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is great news for Australian DAYS fans! Congrats Aussies!

su0000
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su0000

What is strange is; Y&R, BB, DOOL, are shown in other countries.
(Y&R, BB in 32 countries)
And GH is only in USA and Canada..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Because Y&R, B&B and DAYS are run by production companies. GH is run by ABC/Disney. Sony and Bell have contracts with other countries, ABC does not. That’s why.

su0000
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su0000

A clue as to how Y&R can be the #1 soap for 3 decades, with BB following..
Y&R has had some really terrible years, and yet stayed at #1..
Goes to show that having more viewers doesn’t mean it is the best soap..

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karen lean

Thank you so much, I have been trying to catch up to date with America by watching Dool on you tube but unfortunately everytime I find a site sony axe it which is so frustrating, so once again thank you very much I cant wait to watch Dool on line again.

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Vicsze

Is Sony going to license them to broadcast current episodes of Y&R too? In Australia Foxtel has the rights but shows episodes that are about 9 months behind. Ridiculous I know. I would love a stable source of up to date episodes online.

4everdays
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4everdays

Days of our Lives should be seen in every country!

Joshua
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Joshua

That’s right. No country should go unpunished. 🙂

su0000
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su0000

I wish Agnes Nixon had never sold her soaps to ABC..
In her hands they would have soared to #1 above all others and perhaps she would have shown them in 40 countries.

(maybe she regrets selling the 2 soaps)

4everdays
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4everdays

Days of our Lives is nothing less than rewarding. Great DAYS ahead!

rhonda
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rhonda

was upset when channel 9 in Australia stopped days of our lives
I have just found out about Crackle and am so excited to be able to watch it again although I have missed 8 months worth of episodes I am glad I can tune in again

lyne merrick
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lyne merrick

will crackle continue showing days after foxtel picks it up?

Carole
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Carole

Fantastic having dool once again without having to have foxtel
Now where is the young and the restless? Please

Eileen Beardsley
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Eileen Beardsley

Is there any way I can watch Days of Our Lives in New Zealand online? Choice TV started showing it again just over a year ago, but only bought a year’s episodes and it’s not screening here at the moment.

jean
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jean

Will Crackle be putting any more Episodes on after they finish 132 ep I am looking for ep 133 season 48 please.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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