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Days of our Lives to be Honored at Hollywood Christmas Parade as Kick-Off to 50th Anniversary!

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Days of our Lives is set to be honored at this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade taking place on Sunday, November 30th!

As the soap kicks off its 50th year next year, current cast members will be on hand to participate in a special presentation to commemorate its enduring run on NBC.

Scheduled to take part in all the Tinseltown festivities are: Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Galen Gering (Rafe), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Julie), John Aniston (Victor), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Guy Wilson (Will), True O’Brien (Paige), Drake Hogestyn (John), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Casey Moss (JJ), Billy Flynn (Chad), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Aloma Wright (Maxine) and Christopher Sean (Paul).

Plans call for the DAYS to make their way down the parade route in an eye-catching presentation, featuring the show’s new 50th anniversary logo! There, the Salemites will then be greeted by parade hosts, Laura McKenzie and Erik Estrada, and presented a special honor to acknowledge their success!

DAYS Co-EP Greg Meng stated on the honor: “What better way to start the countdown to Days of Our Lives’ 50th anniversary on NBC than to be part of the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade? We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with viewers across the country!”

Jim Romanovich, President of Worldwide Media for Associated Television International, added, “Days of Our Lives is an incredible success story and has been such an influential show to audiences over the years. It is, and continues to be, the cornerstone of NBC daytime programming. As fans of the show, we are thrilled to give them the tribute they deserve in this prestigious event.”

The Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on Wednesday, December 10 at 4 pm on Hallmark Channel and on Friday, December 19 at 5 pm on Hallmark Movie Channel. Check local listings for additional TV stations and times in your market and area!

What do you think about DAYS being honored at the big parade?  Comment below!

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That is wonderful. Congrats to them !

Awesome. Wish I could be there. I’ll try to catch on TV, but the airings aren’t real convenient.

That’s nice. I wish that ALL MY CHILDREN could have made it to a 50th anniversary, though 42 years is nothing to sneeze at. I now watch DAYS OF OUR LIVES because I miss AMC and I need a soap fix. I’m a fairly new viewer, less than a year but DAYS is a good show.
I do get tired of every character getting shot in that Fake leaf Park and I think they could use some new sets (does everyone have coffee in Brady’s Pub all the time?) but aside from that it’s a good show.

I found a friend in you, Troy. I enjoyed many soaps through the years but never DAYS… until I lost ATWT, AMC and OLTL. DAYS filled the void and though late to Salem, I am glad I can be there nearly every day to watch the goings on… although I still cannot keep everyone’s lineage straight! 🙂

I understand! I was thinking yesterday, when Kayla told Theresa in the Hospital that she and Brady “would have to wait an hour” for the pregnancy test result, she suggested that they “go to the Pub for Coffee”. Really? Doesn’t the Hospital like maybe have a Cafeteria where they could have had coffee? Everyone winds up in that Pub sooner or later, be it breakfast lunch or dinner. Honestly, the actors are quite competent but brother they need some diversification regarding Sets. Over at ABC-TV on All My Children, it seemed to me they had outdoor sets, location shots, and many other sets. Of course, I suppose production budgets were larger in the glory days of soaps. At any rate Thank you Iakovos I feel I have a kindred spirit here LoL – enjoy your time in Salem.

Sure wish I could be there to see this, what an honor..Congrats to everyone involved with the show for the past 49 years!!!

Congratulations to “Days” and I am proud to supporting their shows. It was awesome and remembrance of years ago. Thanks

Congratulations to Ken Corday and the Days cast and crew for making it to the Golden Anniversary! Quite an accomplishment especially during the difficult times for the genre!

I agree with Greg Meng, “What better way to start the countdown to Days of Our Lives’ 50th anniversary on NBC than to be part of the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade?…” Congratulations, Days. I always look forward to the Hollywood Christmas Parade and Days participation in it. This year’s parade will be extra special. Wish all in Salem a wonderful 50th year and MUCH FUN at the parade!

By the way, thank-you Michael for providing this information about Days’ special honor at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. I made an inquiry (earlier today I think) about Days’ participation in this year’s festivities. So this article was right on time for me.

I really do appreciate how you keep fans informed about what is going on with our favorite soaps. Thanks for your diligent hard work!

Congratulations I have not watched in over a decade but very happy Days is still on the air!

Congrats to all of the Days of Our LIves cast and crew. I sure wish I could attend, Everyone deserves a great big applause. Loyal fan.

Yeahhhhh Congratulations to Ken Corday and Legacy Of Days Of Our Lives would like to Congrats to the Hard working Cast & Writers and Production Team for an Outstanding Achievement we Deserved for those Hottt 50th Yrs Coming I been a True #1 Loyal Fan for 31ys which i call this my 2nd Family … I Thnku for those Ups & Downs Shockers every week Days your Amazing Here’s to you Ted & Betty Corday up in Heaven Your Legacy Lives on through out all your Loyal Loyal fans and keeps growning to the Next Generations We Thanku Ken Corday we can’t wait to see what in Store for this Huge Accomplishment on 50th Anniversary hope its Huge & full of Surprises of Past Return hottt missed Loyal Cast pls ” SURPRISE US ALL your Loyal Fans hope its EPIC that Know Other Soap ever did this in HISTORY u got your Chance Ken Corday & Greg Meng to Explode this into next Generation and let the ” SAND THROUGH THE HOUR GLASS ” CONTINUE FOR MANY YRS TO COME GOD BLESS u ALL ALWAYS your Loyal # 1 Fan MARC R . JIMENEZ from Tampa Bay FL> we’ll all be Watchn …….

geez!

“Thank You” for one of the best write-ups of DAYS , I’ve seen on here

nice

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Love it. I can’t wait to see it, I have been watching dool since I was in diapers. Didn’t quite know what was going on but I watched it grew up on it. And to this day can’t stop watching it. I hope they never take it off. Happy 50th anniversary

I wish all the kids would be in the parade. I hope it is televised in NY like the Rosebowl is. Or youtube!

Thanks for the info! Knowing this, I’ll make a point to watch.

Great way to kick off the anniversary celebration. Congratulations DOOL! Here’s to 50 more!

I wish that some of the veteran actors such as Bo and Steve could make an appearance for the 50th anniversary also !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Days of Our Lives is an incredible success story and has been such an influential show to audiences over the years. It is, and continues to be, the cornerstone of NBC daytime programming. ”

I hang on these words… with baited breath…. THAT, “Days of OUR Lives” remain… the CORNERSTONE of NBC

I laud this show
I treasure this show
I Live with this show

NBC – SONY – Days of OUR Lives : Thank you

Keep this show of SHOWS

How exciting for the cast and crew of DAYS. Congratulations!!

Now i’m going to have to convince someone to go with me because these people CAMP OUT just in hopes of being seen when all I want to do is see…but you know what…I have friends who rush to Emmy and Oscar red carpets where it’s just not worth the headache..but ok…I thinks me might do this one for once. The best thing about living in Los Angeles isn’t looking for your favorites…it’s just running into them ALL OVER the place…but this is something I do want to see…

Who is Christopher Sean (Paul)???

Christopher Sean plays the baseball player named Paul. Paul is Dr. Dan’s patient who is flirting with all the girls. He looks to be part Asian. He first was seen on Friday’s episode.

He’ll most likely turn out to be gay because the flirting is overkill to throw the viewers off.

I think its wonderful.i have been watching dool since i was about. 10 years old. I can tell you who Hopes mother was(Addie)Dougs first wife,grandma,grandpa Hortons oldest daughter. Wish you could bring back some of the older players Loosing Alison Sweeney was a tragic..!! just thinking back.

Yeh! DOOL is my favorite soap.

i have been watching Days since it began and im so glad to be celebrating their 50th God Bless Days

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Matthew Ashford, Martha Madison, Victoria Konefal and Maree Cheatham Make Returns to Days of our Lives

Today on Thursday April 11th, Days of our Lives celebrated the taping of their 15,000 episode which also happens to coincide with the funeral and episodes surrounding the death of Doug Williams (played by the late Bill Hayes).

Michael Fairman TV was on the set today during the milestone celebration; which also revealed who was back and participating in scenes during the emotional funeral for Doug and more.

In addition to the previously revealed Stephen Schnetzer (Steve Olson), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton) and Gloria Loring (Liz Chandler), now comes Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux), Martha Madison (Belle Black), Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady Weston) and Maree Cheathem (Marie Horton) among others.

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Cheatham last appeared on DAYS back in 2010, while Ashford last appeared in 2023. Other cast members back for Doug’s funeral are Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani)

In addition, look for longstanding cast members including: Josh Taylor (Roman Brady), Stephen Nichols (Steve Brady), Mary Beth Evans (Dr. Kayla Brady), Jim Reynolds (Abe Carver), Jackée Harry (Mayor Paulina Price), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton Kiriakis), Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), and of course, Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) to appear throughout the emotional episodes as well.

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DAYS projects that the 15,000 episode tentatively will stream on Peacock on December 3rd. Since DAYS tapes well in advance, viewers will have a long stretch to wait. Be on the lookout for interviews and coverage from the taping and more right here on Michael Fairman TV.

So, what do you think of the returns listed thus far for the episodes surrounding the passing of Doug Williams and honoring Bill Hayes? Let us know in the comment section.

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Days of our Lives Reveals Newcomers Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon

On the official Days of our Lives Instagram account, a photo has appeared featuring new additions to Salem, Cherie Jimenez and Al Calderon.  The Peacock streaming soap opera is not offering up just who they are playing.

However, the smart money seems to be that Jimenez is a recast Gabi Hernandez and Calderon potentially her brother, Dario Hernandez, since the two actors are seen standing in Rafe’s (Galen Gering) kitchen.

In story, Gabi has been stuck in prison for “murdering” Li Shin. Looks like the character will be brought back on to the canvas, but will Gabi reunite with Stefan (Brandon Barash)?

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If Calderon proves to be Dario that character has been off the show since 2017, when soap vet Jordi Vilasuso played the part. Dario departed Salem to avoid getting locked up in the slammer and in the process granted Abigail a divorce while in hiding.

If Jimenez looks familiar, she has been featured in roles on Pretty Little Liars,The Newsroom, NCIS, Maya and Breaking Tradition. Calderon has appeared in Walking Dead: World Beyond, and a few episodes of the soapy, The Haves and the Have Nots.

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As for Camila Banus, her last day on the DAYS set was back on April 28, 2023, when she revealed she was exiting the role of Gabi, a role she made soap-famous for 13 years.

Do you think Cherie and Al are the new Gabi and Dario? If not, who do you think they are playing? Weigh-in below.

 

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Melissa Reeves Returns to Days of our Lives

Longtime Days of our Lives star, Melissa Reeves, who has not filmed episodes with the Peacock streaming episode since 2021, is reportedly back on set and shooting story as Jennifer Horton. Reeves began her run as Jennifer back in 1985.

Melissa is taping the Thanksgiving episodes, but will also be a part of the Doug Williams memorial in honor her beloved former castmate Bill Hayes, who passed away in January at the age of 98.

According to TV Insider, Melissa had one concern in returning, in that, the role has been most recently been played by Cady McClain in her absence. Reeves expressed, “My one thing was, ‘I’m not taking this away from Cady.’ If this is Cady’s thing and she loves being here and she really loves playing this part, I don’t want to take it away from her. I’m so good either way.”

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Previously, Melissa had moved to Tennessee full-time with her husband, Scott Reeves (ex-Y&R, GH, DAYS). Speaking on being back to pay tribute to Bill Hayes, Reeves shared, “I heard about Bill, which was just devastating for all of us. I was like, ‘I wonder if they’re going to do tribute shows.’”

For decades, Reeves along with Matthew Ashford (Jack) formed the Salem supercouple of Jack and Jennifer. She related that she reached out to Ashford who said to her, “Would you ever think about going back?’ to which she replied, ‘Matt, I think about Days all the time.’ Melissa added, “So I said, ‘Matt, you know if they called, I would say yes, but I haven’t heard anything.’”

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Being a part of the tribute to Bill Hayes and to say goodbye to his beloved character of Doug Williams, has special significance for Melissa. She mentioned she weeped, recalling, “Of course I cried because he’s such an incredible man, but what an incredible legacy he has left behind as a man, as a father, as a grandfather, as a husband.“

So, looking forward to seeing Melissa Reeves reprise the role of Jennifer Rose Horton later this year as we say goodbye to Doug Williams and honor Bill Hayes? Comment below.

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