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Days of our Lives Turns 55 Today; Premiered Back On November 8, 1965

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In a historic milestone for the longest-running scripted drama in NBC history, Days of our Lives today turns 55-years-young.  The series created by Ted and Betty Corday, debuted on the peacock network back on November 8th, 1965 as the lives of the Hortons and their extended family and friends took centerstage.

Over the years, the Hortons have been joined by the Bradys and the DiMeras, to fill the town of Salem with drama, romance, intrigue, and high action-adventure.

The series is currently executive produced by Ken Corday, along with Albert Alaar and head-written by Ron Carlivati with a set of beloved cast members and newcomers to keep the show alive through all of its incarnations and ups and downs.

 

DAYS has been spotlighted over the years for some of the most iconic soap storylines and romances and superrcouples ever in the genre including: Bo and Hope, John and Marlena, Jack and Jennifer and so many others.  The possession storyline featuring DAYS legacy star, Deidre Hall (Marlena) remains to this day a fan favorite under then head writer, James Reilly.

As previously announced, DAYS will celebrate with their fans on Saturday, November 21st when NBC’s annual Day of Days event goes virtual.  Check out the details here.

Congratulations to the cast, crew and creatives, and those who came before them for keeping Salem a great place to visit and to be part of all viewers extended family each weekday afternoon.

Share your well-wishes for DAYS via the comment section below on this landmark day in their storied career, and share with us your favorite all-time storyline, too.

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Johnny
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Johnny

Why no big flashy storylines or high profile returns like for the 50th??

Mary
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Mary

Flashy storylines etc during Covid?

Johnny
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Johnny

General Hospital is telling a whole host of flashy storylines right now! They are telling one of the ugliest storylines in the show’s history, with Tripp being accused of raping Allie. We KNOW he didn’t do it, so it is extra painful to watch him be accused. We don’t know a lot about Allie either, and this is compromising her character. Another World did this story when Morgan was accused of raping Lorna. All My Children did it when Ryan Lavery was accused of raping that Montgomery sister. It’s just an ugly, non-suspenseful, hard to watch story on any show,… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I am hoping NBC releases solo publicity images from their recent shoot, and not a select number of the usual faces. I’d love a major release!

Momo
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Momo

Happy Birthday!!!!! I haven’t watched for 55 years, but a good portion of it. 🙂

Angela
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Angela

Congratulations! I wish that I could say that I’m enjoying the show the way I used too, but that would be a lie. I tune in for certain couples & that’s it. Writers have been disappointing since the so called successful time jump..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I do agree with you and just watch the interesting parts or couples as you said. I sure didn’t need to be reminded of Kate’s affair all those years ago with Bill Horton, resulting in Lucas’s birth. Good thing she’s too old to breed, since she’s had a child with every man she’s slept with.

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Patrick

Marci Miller, Stacey Haiduk, Linsey Godfrey, Sal Stowers, God, how does Lauren Koslow do it ! she stuns ( Abs, Kristen, Sarah, Lani, Kate ) this part is going to make me cry ! “Tamara Braun is coming back” up and coming doozies : Victoria Konefal , MY Olivia Rose Keegan, THESE TWO – SORAS – just rose thru the rank… welcome to the set… on stage two wouldn’t be the same without : Ms. Deidre Hall , Nadia Bjorlin what it must be like to be in love and be LOVED : Mary Beth Evans / Kayla the constant… Read more »

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OK mortals.. here’s a longshot theory that just popped into a Devil’s head…. If you listened carefully to what Kayla said about the results of the DNA test, she’s sure that Tripp is baby Henry’s father as he’s a match and the only other person who could be a match would be Steve. Well obviously Steve wouldn’t have had sex with Allie…….. Except Steve at the time was under the control of the Stefano brain chip delusion. And since he doesn’t remember most of what he did while being chipped, he wouldn’t know. I don’t think Stefano (or somebody delusionally… Read more »

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SATURDAY: Day of Days 2020 Virtual Fan Event

Days of our Lives fans from all the United States and abroad are counting down till this Saturday, November 21st for the first-ever Day of Days virtual fan event.

The annual NBC fanfest usually held live is this year adapting to the changes and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and thus the network along with the iconic 55-year-old soap opera are offering a free online event with a brand new event site to engage with and watch content throughout the entire day.

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Simply log on to DayofDays2020.com to watch … and follow along for show information on the official Days of our Lives social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.   Below is a breakdown by day-part of what fans can expect.

 

 

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The festivities kick-off at 10 am EST/7 am PST.  The cast will appear in various Q&A sessions where they will banter with each other and answer some of your burning questions, plus there will be quizzes and trivia challenges; a virtual behind-the-scenes set tour with an exclusive look at Salem in 2020; “at-home” content with cast members; and much more.

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Look for the following to participate in the day-long celebration: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Brandon Barash, Robert Scott Wilson, Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor, Marci Miller, Billy Flynn, Emily O’Brien, Cady McClain, Matthew Ashford, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Reynolds, Sal Stowers, Lamon Archey, Nadia Bjorlin, Mike Manning, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Camila Banus, Isabel Durant, Lindsay Arnold, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf, Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, John Aniston, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lucas Adams, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Tamara Braun, and Bryan Dattilo.

So, are you excited to watch Day of Days 2020 direct from your homes? Comment below.

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DAYS Favorite Christopher Sean Lands New Role In Netflix’s ‘You’

Some intriguing casting news has former Days of our Lives star, Christopher Sean (Ex-Paul Narita) being part of 12 casting additions to the upcoming third season of Netflix’s drama, You.

The series which was developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti is based on Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling books You and Hidden Bodies.  Penn Badgley (Ex-Phillip, Y&R) and Victoria Pedretti star.

As for Sean, he will be taking on the role of Brandon. Kiki’s husband, who struck it rich in his mid 20’s as a tech investor, and is now a stay-at-home dad for his kids.

Kiki is played by former Good Trouble star, Shannon Chan-Kent.  According to the breakdown from Deadline, “Kiki is a devoted member of Sherry’s cliquish “mean girl” friend group. She is a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe.”

Christopher took to Twitter when the casting news broke exclaiming: “Excited to share the news, I’m now on @YouNetflix!”

So will you be checking out Christopher in his new role?  We will keep you posted as to when the new season of ‘You’ premieres!

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Peter Reckell Reflects On His Time As DAYS Iconic Bo Brady, Life In New Zealand & Christmas Music Project

Last week, Days of our Lives  turned 55-years young, and the historic long-running NBC daytime drama series has been home to some of the most memorable stars and characters of the soap opera genre, perhaps none more so than anti-hero Bo Brady played by Peter Reckell.

Reckell who appeared on the show for several runs that lasted over four decades, premiered as Bo back in 1983.  He then stayed through 1987, came back from 1990 to 1992, again from 1995 to 2012, and back again in 2015 during DAYS 50th anniversary and to wrap his run as Bo, when the character was killed-off, after Reckell made it clear that he wanted to give the audience closure for the character.  He later made another return in 2016 to help the character of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) move on with her life.  Hard to believe for all of those heart-tugging performances, Peter was nominated only once for a Daytime Emmy.

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In this candid, deeply personal and enlightening new interview for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, Reckell opens up as to: what led to many of the decisions he made throughout his time as Bo, how he helped craft the role from the start, the accident that almost took his life, how he handled all the fame that came his way as part of the Bo and Hope supercouple pairing, and how two women in the cast; the late Frances Reid (Alice) and Peggy McCay (Caroline) made lasting impressions on him that he will carrying with him for the rest of his life.

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What would Peter say if somehow DAYS wanted him back and Bo was actually alive and well?  Find out as Peter weighs-in and wishes his former show a happy anniversary  In addition, he even shares how he felt when Robert Kelker-Kelly took over the role of Bo when he decided to leave the show at one point, and his time playing Johnny on primetime’s Knots Landing.

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Reckell has moved his family to New Zealand, and this conversation was conducted from his home.  Peter is married to singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker and the couple have a daughter, Loden.   It was not wanting to miss the moments of his daughter’s life growing up that has been much of the impetus for some of Peter’s career choices.

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With Christmastime approaching, Kelly and Peter are part of a brand new Christmas LP entitled Joy.  The album is now available for download on Spotify, Apple Music and major music streaming platforms.

In an exclusive during the interview, we give fans a sneak peek of Peter’s new music video for “Under the Mistletoe”, the song he sings that appears on Joy, which was written by his wife.  For more on the album project visit BlueAegis.com

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Now, check out the interview with Peter direct from New Zealand below! Then share your thoughts on Peter, Bo, and more via the comment section.

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