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DAYS official two year renewal announcement from NBC!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

NBC released today this official statement and press announcement that Days of our Lives has been picked up by the peacock network for two more years through 2012-2013 season on this their very special 45th anniversary day. The announcement was made today by Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment.

“Days of our Lives remains vitally creative through the years as it continues to draw new generations of viewers, especially among its loyal female audience” said Gaspin. “NBC salutes the series on its 45th anniversary and we look forward with great anticipation to working with the production team for the years to come.”

“This important and enduring series is an iconic part of NBC’s history as well as that of daytime drama,” said Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment. “The creative team, cast and crew work hard each day to ensure that ‘Days’ continues to remain fresh and relevant to its legions of devoted fans across the country.”

“With great joy, I am pleased to announce the best news any soap opera could receive. Days of our Lives has been picked up through September of 2013,” said Ken Corday, executive producer of “Days.” “We extend our greatest gratitude to NBC for blessing us with the gift of such an amazing commitment.”

“We continue to be big believers in the serialized daytime drama and we’re thrilled that our great partners at NBC have renewed Days of our Lives,” said Steve Mosko, president, Sony Pictures Television. “An iconic global brand, ‘Days’ entertains millions of loyal, engaged viewers, on television and online, in the US and around the world.”

Days of our Lives (Monday-Friday, 1-2 p.m. in most markets; check local listings) first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a consistent favorite among viewers of daytime television serials and is currently tied for #4 for the season among all daytime dramas in women 18-49, tied for #2 in women 18-34 and tied for #1 among girls 12-17, according to Nielsen Media Research. Through six weeks of the 2010-11 season, “Days” is averaging 2.6 million viewers.

In its 45 years, Days of our Lives has garnered numerous Emmy Awards and nominations, as well as multiple Soap Opera Digest and People’s Choice Awards. Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama. Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television. Executive producer Ken Corday is following in the tradition of his parents, Betty and Ted Corday, who co-created Days of our Lives and helmed the series for many years. Gary Tomlin is also executive producer. Dena Higley is the head writer and Christopher Whitesell is co-head writer.

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Bettyrj
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Bettyrj

I’m so glad that my favs won gold medals! Shawn, Peter, Crystal, James, Ari, and John! The Day of Days livestream was wonderful. I was able to watch the walk on the Red Carpet, autograph signing and interviews at the end. It was a great day!

Patty
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Patty

Regardng the February Sweeps Preview::

A mixed bag. Glad to see the show’s elders getting romantic stories. Love the cunning of Skate and the charm of Magic. Not wild about Bope. Prefer Carbo myself. Am refusing the contrived pairing of EJ and Taylor. What a complete joke! Don’t see it happening with Ejole either, EJ’s a one woman man. Thanks to TPTB for decimating Bricole, Mate, and Phloe. You make leaving you so easy.

marilyn
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marilyn

I will never buy EJ with Taylor. If EJ falls for Taylor then he is not the EJ we have grown to know and love. Taylor is such a turn off for me. EJ belongs with Sami they are two peas in a pod. EJ will have to do a 360 to be compatible with Taylor and I don’t really want EJ to change that much. Sami is dull with Rafe is EJ will be dull with Taylor. WHy can’t these writers get it straight and put the right people together. EJami would make a great gray couple fighting Stefano.

Sue
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Sue

Congrats on the renewal! It’s a good sign for Days during these hard time for soaps. Go Days!

KenseysMom
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KenseysMom

OMG! Smokin hawt! Loved all of them! ALL of them! Course Im partial to the Galen and Ali ones! That man is insanely SEXY! The hat thing? OMG. They’re all beautiful. Every last one of em! What I love most is that they all look like they sincerely enjoy working together. Makes it fun to be a fan!

sara
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sara

Sexy, Hot I love it! James and Nadia wow crystal chappells sexy but Too much Galen Gering! Why they still pimping GG I don’t know kissing Ali,Ari,Nadia? I mean he’s all over God! Is he related to Tomlin or cordey what’s up with that? Anyway as long as James Scott in the show i’m watching. Micheal the slow-motion clip of Galen & Ali NOT sexy! sorry Micheal

Vicky
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Vicky

Sami and Rafe always get my vote! Love their on screen chemistry!!! I caan’t get enough of them!!!

Waverly
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Waverly

They all look gorgeous and from the promos seem like they know how to lighten up and have fun together. I love the creative idea of looking through a window. These must have been awesome up on the NYC JumboTron. Beautifully done, Days should be proud.

Oh and you can never have too much of Galen Gering! Come on, the guy is hot-cha-cha-cha!!!

magicsteacher
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magicsteacher

My vote goes to Sami and Rafe!! Lovin their smokin hawt chemistry. It sizzles up the screen.
Besides being a hot couple, they are a natural-looking couple who seem to enjoy working together.

marilyn
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marilyn

SAFE is a natural looking couple because they radiate friendship more than hot sizzling romance. Hot sizzling romance belongs to EJAMI. The video had too much Rafe and he was with a variety of women, yet EJ was restricted to very few scenes. James is the lead actor on DAYS and the emmy nominated one, he should be given priority not Galen. In any event have been given good vibes for EJAMI’s future by reliable source so the video means nothing.

sara
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sara

WOW Exactly! You hit the nail on the head!

celie
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celie

Hate fake Rafe but I love that Nicole will find out how arrogant and obsessed EJ really is that he would be so jealous of Sami’s /Johnny’s/Sidney’s affections that he would endanger the people around him with fake Rafe. EJ is no hero, and Taylor no heroine… so let’s end the facade.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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