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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 of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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FRIDAY: Knots Landing Cast Reunion On Tap From ‘Stars in the House’

Seaview circle comes alive again to benefit the Actor’s Fund when the highly successful virtual reunion series “Stars in the House” hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley welcomes cast members from Knots Landing!

Participating in the livestream virtual event will be: Donna Mills (Abby), Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Knots Landing’s creator, David Jacobs.

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This is also the first time the leading stars of the legacy primetime CBS soap opera that ran from 1979-1993 will make an appearance together since the passing of their beloved cast member, Kevin Dobson (Mack).

 

This event as well as all others brought to you by Stars in the House is to support those impacted by COVID-19 in the entertainment industry and as Donna Mills expressed: “The Actors Fund helps people in all branches of the entertainment industry during this very difficult time.”

The Knots Landing live reunion is scheduled for Friday October 8th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST and you can watch it here.

So, will you be checking out the KL special?  Let us know in the comment section below, but first, if you have not done so already, check out Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with Michele, Joan and Doona from earlier this year when we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic show.

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Courtney Hope Set For Y&R Debut As Sally Spectra Comes To Genoa City

Finally, we have some answers as to who Courtney Hope will play when she joins the cast of The Young and the Restless!  Now comes word from the CBS Daytime drama that Hope will play her previous soap role of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful who now comes to Genoa City!

Many fans of B&B and Y&R were hoping that Courtney would continue her role as Sally on the top rated soap.

Circle, Tuesday November 3rd for Sally’s emergence on-screen and in Genoa City.   In story, Sally will arrive in town looking to make a fresh start, while doing her best to keep her colorful past a secret. She comes to town with an agenda and some surprising connections to key players, including Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman).

 

In a statement, Y&R’s co-executive producer and head writer, Josh Griffith shared: “We really enjoyed Courtney’s work on The Bold and the Beautiful. Sally Spectra is a colorful character that fans love watching. We are excited for her to stir things up in Genoa City and join our talented cast.”

Courtney Hope originated the role of Sally Spectra on B&B back in 2017. Sally was last in Los Angeles and B&B in August 2020 when she left town after her scheme to win back her ex Wyatt fro Flo went bust.

Today, Courtney also posted a photo on her Instagram account outside of her new digs at Y&R with the caption:  “New city, same sass”

So, excited to know that Courtney will be reprising her role of Sally on Y&R? Comment below.

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