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Days of our Lives Shuts Down Production For Two Weeks Due to Positive COVID-19 Test

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NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Want to know what the mistake was? Opening everything back up. Sorry, things should have stayed shut down until this was gone. People think their rights are being violated? How about the people who lost their right to live? I love my soaps but it’s too risky for anything anywhere. Some will agree with me; some will disagree. Either way, it’s how i feel. Like it or leave it.

carol a green
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carol a green

I agree with you 100 percent.I have two small grandchildren going to school .What is wrong with these people?You watch tv all the time standing around thousands of people not wearing masks or social distancing then they wonder why they got the virus.Being mentally ill doenst help any either.Stay save.

Jimh
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Jimh

WHO announced that shutdowns were not needed…dont know what to believe anymore!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I agree 100%. I get the excitement of getting back to a job you love and enjoy so much, however, given California’s COVID rates, it is far too soon for anything to be back in-production, especially soaps. This country did not shut down swiftly enough, and going back is premature.

Mary
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Mary

Tell me Scott, how long to those who work on the sets of Days and other tv programs have to wait before they have your permission to return to work. For that matter, how much more of the American economy has to be destroyed before Americans have your permission to go back to work?

Jimh
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Jimh

Then why did WHO announced shutdowns werent needed and caused more harm than good???

Dan
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Dan

Jimh, I’m not sure where you got that from. The World Health Organization has never said that the shutdowns weren’t needed and caused more harm than good. That’s simply not true. A quick Google search finds that they said the exact opposite, advocating for shutdowns and warning about ending them too early.

Mary
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Mary

Whether you like it or not Americans have to be allowed to get back to work. People are being evicted by landlords for non payment of rents. Other people are struggling to pay for both food and necessarily prescriptions. The economy is tanking. Are YOU and others who think as you do prepared to pay the rent/mortgage, provide food, provide all needed medications no matter the cost, pay all the electric/light/water/heat bills etc for every Individual who works on the set of Days etc until the middle of 2021? How about paying for all Americans? It is either that or… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Safety first. If somebody on the show dies from COVID, even Rolf and his magic serum & brain chips won’t be able to help.

Even better if it won’t actually pre-empt any episodes, but they have already done that enough for dumb reasons. Like Sports in the middle of the day, even though NBC has another channel literally called “NBC Sports” that can be used for such things. And a prime time schedule which still hasn’t really launched the Fall season yet (no, the idiotic “reality” shows and corporate autotuned “singing” competitions don’t count)

carol a green
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carol a green

Hope this person feels better soon.I was in contact with someone who had the virus it scared the heck out of me luckily i was fine JUst feel better soon.

Momo
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Momo

Hope everyone is safe and doing well.

Kay
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Kay

I do not believe their is one person who wants anyone to be at risk for the virus absolutely nobody ! What they want is for you not to make this political stop putting Americans against each other . Be smart take precautions but stop putting us against each other I wear my mask when i am around others I use precautions please stop with the attacks on Americans that we don’t care nothing could be further from the truth . Quit attacking my country and quit listening to the hate that comes out of Hollywood etc we have had… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

“I do not believe their is one person who wants anyone to be at risk for the virus absolutely nobody” Except for the orange guy who went to a debate, a fundraiser, and a number of campaign events after he KNEW he had been infected, and who is now still campaigning despite being contagious with the virus, barely able to breathe, and (judging by his latest rants) losing even more control of his mental faculties than what little he had before. That guy doesn’t seem to care whose lives he puts at risk. Nor do his friends in the Senate,… Read more »

The Other Lis
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The Other Lis

Hope the cast and staff is safe but these few soaps that are left have got to have a plan b. Its inevitable this is going to happen again so the soaps need to build up a lot of extra episodes. They need to shorten the daily shows and come up with a lot of filler material or come up with some theme related programs for the audience. Days filmed part of the Last Blast series Gang on the net maybe they could do Will, Sonny and Ari in Vegas. Or they can have a special theme contests like Days… Read more »

Pat Winter
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Pat Winter

Everyones health and safety is of the utmost importance2 We will wish you all the best. Oct 26 is not that far away.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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‘The Bay’s’ Kristos Andrews, Karrueche Tran & Mike Manning Take Top Acting Honors at 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Fiction & Lifestyle Ceremony

The digital drama, The Bay, won big tonight at the final ceremony for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys.

On Sunday, NATAS revealed the winners in the Daytime Fiction & Lifestyle Programming categories hosted by Loni Love and streamed on their OTT App and online.

Within the mixed-bag of categories were the actors very familiar to soap audience who were competing from the streaming digital dramas including The Bay and Studio City.

Former Days of our Lives star, Mike. Manning (Ex-Charlie Dale) won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series for his performance as Caleb in The Bay.

Following his moving acceptance speech about the series shedding light on same-sex wedding and the LGBTQ community, Manning took to Twitter to add:I didn’t expect this. I’m still in shock. Thank you everyone who had a hand in getting me here! The producers, the fans, @TheBaytheSeries team, my family, I love you all!! Thank you x1000″

Meanwhile, for his portrayal of dual roles of Peter and Adam on The Bay, Kristos Andrews picked up another Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series.  This is his fourth win for his acting work on the digital drama series, but he has also received four more as one of the main producer of The Bay.  Andrews’ on-screen scene partner, Karrueche Tran, took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Series for her performance as Vivian.

In the Younger Performer category, Chiara D’ Ambrosio of The Bay and the former Summer Newman of Y&R, won for her work.

For the complete list of winners from the ceremony click here.

So, what do you think of the performer winners from the digital dramas at tonight’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Jerry O’Connell Made Official Co-Host of ‘The Talk’

After speculation that Jerry O’Connell would become the first male host to join the ladies on The Talk, today it became official.

O’Connell will join the CBS afternoon series other hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots as a permanent host.

Jerry will will appear on the show for the remainder of the week before taking a break until the end of the month due to a previous film commitment. He’ll join The Talk full-time for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

In a video, O’Connell shared on the announcement:   “It’s real exciting.  First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked. And here we are. We’re going to have a lot of fun, we really are.”  At the end of today’s episode, he expressed: “I’m excited to be a part of the family.”

In a statement, The Talk’s executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews expressed, “We are beyond thrilled Jerry O’Connell is our new host. We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

O’Connell takes over the seat that for 11 seasons belonged to Sharon Osbourne who left the series amid controversy.

Watch below how The Talk made Jerry an official member of the family with this spoof on “Rocky” to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Now that it’s a done deal, are you excited for Jerry to co-host The Talk? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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