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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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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 »

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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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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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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Julie Stands Up to MarDevil; Susan Seaforth Hayes Reminds Us Why She is Soap Royalty

Friday’s episode of Days of our Lives brought with it, let’s just say, not your typical Turkey Day episode in Salem.  It also moved the story along with MarDevil being exposed!

At Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) Thanksgiving, Doug (Bill Hayes) shouts that Marlena (Deidre Hall) is the devil. However, Marlena still insists that Doug is delusional and needs to be locked back up.  It is then that Julie stands by her husband.  Julie is on to Marlena and wonders if she should call “Marlena,” who she truly is at the moment, “Satan”.

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Shawn (Brandon Beemer) and Belle (Martha Madison) also believe something is terribly wrong.  Marlena tells them this is ridiculous, but Belle wants to hear what else Doug has to say.  Then, Shawn handcuffs Marlena to take her down to the station for questioning.  Julie doesn’t believe for one second that handcuffs will restrain the devil, and she was right! MarDevil breaks the cuffs and flings Shawn across the Thanksgiving dinner table complete with food-a-flying, leaving him unconscious.

Now with yellow eyes and lights flickering, MarDevil goes after Doug and Julie, but Julie stops Satan in his tracks professing “Not today, Satan!” Just then, MarDevil grabs a knife and in a counter move, Julie holds out her rosary saying love is the power and that the God of love is stronger than the devil! Julie defiantly tells MarDevil that the truth is out and Satan’s reign of terror is over! But MarDevil turns the tables and sneers, “It will never be over!”

It was in these scenes opposite Deidre Hall, that Susan Seaforth Hayes shined as she has done for decades given the material, as Julie went the toe-to-toe with the devil and Susan made us believe that love can win out over everything, especially the love of Doug and Julie.

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In another touching moment in the episode, Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) tells EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) from her hospital bed, how she used herself as a human sacrifice for the devil to keep John alive and to protect her son.  An emotional EJ can’t believe that Susan was willing to die for him. However, Susan explains that a mother always protects their child and she would do it all over again when faced with that decision.  Haiduk and Feurriegel also delivered in these scenes.

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With John (Drake Hogestyn) freed by Anna (Leann Hunley) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis), he eventually makes his way into the Horton house to confront MarDevil, but Satan is gone.  Instead, John finds Shawn with Doug and Julie and they inform him that MarDevil had left to fulfill her true purpose.  Just then, Marlena arrives at Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal). We fade to black.

Now below, check out Susan Seaforth Hayes in a scene from Friday’s episode as Julie fends off the devil.

Then, let us know, what did you think of Susan’s performance? What do you think MarDevil will do next to Ben and Ciara and “their” baby? Did you enjoy the Susan and EJ scenes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) Days of our Lives Extended Winter Preview Promo

As has been tradition, NBC has dropped their extended bombshell-filled Days of our Lives winter preview for everyone following the annual Day of Days event.

DAYS fan know that on Monday, the second annual virtual edition of the fan fest had its premiere and streamed here, and with it, came this promo of what’s to come in Salem through the holidays and into the new year.

Look for: a shocking return from Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) that fits perfectly into the MarDevil  (Deidre Hall) repossession storyline and you’ll see why, Brady (Eric Martsolf) being seemingly arrested for the murder of Phillip Kiriakis (Jay Johnson), and Ava (Tamara Braun) becoming unhinged, and Sami (Alison Sweeney ) walks in on EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) between the sheets!

Meanwhile, the annual Horton family Christmas has taken a devilish turn, and Eileen Davidson appears some more as the OG Kristen delivered by Satan.

Check out the preview below. Then let us know which story are you most excited to see via the comment secton.

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DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati talks with Michael Fairman on the creation and the making of the limited-series “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem” currently streaming on Peacock. Leave A Comment

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