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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

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For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Momo
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Momo

YAY!!!! Good news.

Caroline Ruest
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Caroline Ruest

Yay

Satan
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Satan

Well thank Hell for that!

Actually surprised they got two years, given the trainwreck of ReRon’s writing, but maybe they’ll take the hint, hire some competent writers, and get the ratings up over the next two years, so we aren’t all nervous as a hooker in church when the next renewal comes up!

anne
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anne

I don’t believe that any new writers will be able to fix the train wreck that is now DOOL not after the current debacles. Jumping ahead one year so all of sudden we are given Kristin, Sarah, Xander and kidnapped baby? Hope Brady removed from the show? Jennifer Devereaux removed from the show? Making Abigail crazy again because the writers don’t know what else to do? Killing off Laura Horton because it was too difficult to write a well crafted story line showing her having to deal with both continued condemnation and seeking forgiveness from Gwen, Jack, Jennifer, Abigail and… Read more »

Delonjo Barber
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Delonjo Barber

My heart can beat again!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

That is SO unexpected! I’m so happy for the Days actors, crew, etc. I’m shocked that it was for a two year deal. They need better writers. It’s past time to give Ron, head writer his walking papers. And bring Greg Meng back as EP. What surprising and wonderful news about the two year renewal… it’s made my day. Go Days! Improvements are needed across the board. Bring back Maggie and Victor when they are ready to come back. I’m speculating that they away because of Covid. And, give Cady McClain a contract. And, get back the old Claire. And… Read more »

anne
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anne

John Anniston may never agree to come back to DOOL. At age 87, he may choose to enjoy retirement.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Well, I think John Aniston will return briefly, someday soon, I hope, and perhaps the show will have Victor pass away at some point. The actor who plays Doug is like 94 or something and we last saw him, and Julie last fall/Xmas especially when Jennifer and Jack had a storyline going on. Hopefully, Maggie will return too! I think if it’s about retirement for the older actors that’s cool and I would respect their decisions. My hope is that I would like to see them all return someday soon for closure, if need be, or when they may feel… Read more »

denisefan
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denisefan

Now its time to hire a writing team that can create character-driven stories.

John Gainor
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John Gainor

I watch the show, and I’m glad that it has been renewed – That being said, holy smoke do they EVER need some innovative Writers on this show – I don’t mind new characters coming aboard, and I respect and encourage diversity, but they need to write some interesting story lines, they can’t just keep having Kristin putting on a rubber mask and pretending to be Kate or Nicole or Sara…I mean, it’s enough already. Next thing you know she’ll be putting on a rubber mask and will pretend to be Victor!

Damien
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Damien

Kirsten needs a rest! Put her back in jail. And force Eileen to return so we can pretend the last character run never happened. What a farce! Eileens run was complex and she made Kirsten human. This Kirsten wannabe is bad comic relief. Yikes

Love all the new sets. The show looks modern and invested in!

More Justin! More Steve and Kayla! More Tripp and Allie! More Ava/Rafe/ Nicole…abd Erics return plsss?!

Congrats Days! Keep up the great entertaining! Thank you!

Rodd
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Rodd

It’s about D time! SO glad for this change up from one to two. The yearly “will they or won’t they” story was becoming really annoying. TPTB know they should renew.

Celia
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Celia

Happy to hear this—-but, I question some of the wicked roads the writers seem to take. What’s up with Xander and Nicole? Anything? Not that I would mind—-both statuesque—she beautiful; he soooo Hot!!
Just this: Why? I guess Eric is not returning and Ari is pregnant? Nicole must hook up with someone,, right? Xander? Because they’re both so miserable?
Then there are the kidnappings and the masks. Holy cow!! Enough. It’s laughable. Kristen is built like a man—yet, she can pass off as Kate, and curvy Nicole. Yeah, yeah…it’s a soap…..

Celia
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Celia

PS—-Is Rafe hung up on Nicole as much as she is on him? Dating Eva as a distraction?

Satan
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Satan

Rafe is still hung up on Hope, but she’s apparently not coming back. Oddly enough, that puts him in the same boat as Nicole, since Eric also seems to be permanently absent. The Ava pairing seems strange, but it’s not a first for Rafe. He was also hooking up with Ben’s sister Jordan, so it’s not like being attracted to criminals with mental issues is a new thing for him. That being the case, he’s probably better off with Ava than with somebody like Gwen. At least Ava seems to be trying to make a break from her psycho &… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You are correct, of course, Satan—– As far as I’m concerned Nicole has had cheating on her mind for months—–She’s had the hots for Rafe since forever—ergo, this remorseful behavior is pathetic. As for Rafe, he’s been hungry for many a woman, if I remember correctly. He married Sami ( love her—she’s my fave on the show) —his opposite on all counts. Now it’s Ava ( thanks for the spelling correction). Lest I forget—Kate!! Go Xander—-you got it——the holier-than-thou Eric left for parts unknown, leaving his wife with an itch. My problem is wiith women ( or men) who will… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

So we have two more years, but of what? A lot of people think it means we will have better stories. One can only hope. Iam so sick of the one woman show with Kristen, when all I want to see is them cart her back off to jail and throw the key away.I really laughed the other day when she told the unconscious Kate that she was glad she still wore a size two. Did she actually think she could get into that? She’s twice Kate’s size! I don’t care for Nicole’s meddling ways on a good day, but… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

No, when Allie referred to her “gay brother”, she was talking about Will. Though it is odd that she’s been in Salem several months now, and hasn’t mentioned Johnny or Sydney at all. Presumably they were all living together with Sami & Elvis in Europe. If Nu-Elvis is going to be relocating to Salem (at least for a while) then that probably means the kids are coming with him. But then, it’s almost summer, and that’s the “traditional” time for SORASed teenagers to show up. Though Johnny – being Allie’s twin – should be the same age she is…. which… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Satan
OMG, so dumb if me. Can’t believe I’d forgotten about Will so soon. Johnny was supposed to come to Salem months ago and guess that was in my mind.

The other Lis
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The other Lis

I have a theory that just like the OJ trial changed viewing habits toward soaps the pandemic with more people at home during the day may have done the same. Ellen announced she is retiring today and the Court shows all seem so tiresome now. Does any one know how the talk and court shows are doing?

Boop
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Boop

I’m extremely happy – which means that I won’t complain about the story lines. Therefore , Ron , work your magic!

Celia
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Celia

Love your positive outlook and enthusiasm, Boop—–so refreshing amidst all this gloom!!

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Mike Richards Out as EP of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’

What has become of the beloved game show treasure Jeopardy!, since the death of its iconic Alex Trebek, will surely at some point be made into a movie with backstage drama galore and breaking headlines news all along the way.

Now comes an official statement from Sony Pictures Television that they have now let-go of Mike Richards from his duties as executive producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

This comes after Richards controversial choice as the new syndicated host amid allegations, lawsuits and what seemed to be the final straw, The Ringer’s report and findings of insensitive and sexist comments made by Richards on The Randumb Show, a podcast he hosted in 2013 and 2014.

Suzanne Prete, EVP, Business and Strategy, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, sent out an internal note to the staff on both shows this morning. The content included that Richards would depart his EP roles effective immediately and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies stepping in to do the job on an interim basis.

According to Deadline, the note read as follows:

Dear Team,

I’m writing to let you know that Mike will no longer be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! effective immediately.  We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened.  Michael Davies from Embassy Row has agreed to help with production on an interim basis until further notice. Michael and I will work together with all of you in the weeks ahead to ensure that production remains on schedule and we do not miss a beat as we head into the new season.

I know this has been a challenging time for the entire team, and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism over these last few weeks. As Ravi mentioned last week, I will be more involved in the day-to-day on our shows moving forward and I am looking forward to working closely with all of you.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. 

So, what do you think of all the twists and turns that have now led to Richards ousting as host and his EP duties on two game show? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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