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DAYS Sarah Brown, Marlene McPherson, Ken Corday, Kristian Alfonso, Molly Burnett on NPR News Segment on Salem!

Days of our Lives and how it is adapting and surviving in the downturn in the economic climate of the soap opera genre was featured on a brand new segment on NPR (National Public Radio) News titled:  Cheaper Clothes and Shorter Stories On Soaps, Strange Days indeed!  Interviewed were:  Sarah Brown (Madison), Ken Corday (DAYS EP), Marlene McPherson (Co-head writer), Molly Burnett (Melanie), and Kristian Alfonso (Hope).

Here is a preview from NPR’s post: “Writer Marlene McPherson informed NPR that story arcs used to stretch out for up to a year, and if you ever watched the “Marlena’s demonic possession” or “Cruise Of Deception” stories, you know what she’s talking about. Now, they try to wrap things up in shorter chunks. It’s interesting that as nighttime television finds more space for long stories and serialization, soaps have to move faster to stay alive.

At least one of those adaptations seems very positive, though: Sarah Brown (Madison) related to NPR that you no longer have to stand around explaining everything that happened yesterday, partly because the show now assumes that people who are confused because they missed something can hop online and figure it out. It’s been a while since I watched, but this hopefully means less of people staring out of windows and talking to themselves.

The economics that are affecting daytime soaps are a spin on the economics affecting the rest of television: more competition, cheaper shows (particularly personality-driven talk shows), different audience habits that make live viewing less likely and delayed viewing more likely … it’s an environment that’s already killed off several giants with decades of history

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For now, DAYS is on through the fall of 2013, when its contract will run out and we’ll learn whether those sands are going to keep sprinkling down through that hourglass or not.”

Listen to the segment below, and then let us know what you thoughts of the sound bytes!  And, also how NPR framed this piece … was it enlightening, or quite off-putting?

 

 

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Again, I’m glad when mainstream media draws attention to the genre, especially the iconic soaps. Got to give NBC credit for letting viewers know they are willing and able to “tweak” their show to reflect changing in viewing habits, the economy, etc.

Thank you, Mr. Fairman for the excellent job you do keeping the fans in the loop!

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Yes, I do like seeing the iconic theme music and image of the sand going through the hour glass because it is continuity from the past, and it is familiar. Reminds me of the time when my aunt used to watch the show when I was a child.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Talks ‘Chad & Abby in Paris’ With KTLA Morning News

If you’ve downloaded the DOOL app, you are now catching chapter 2 of the successful app series, Chad & Abby in Paris, featuring Days of our Lives stars, Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Billy Flynn (Chad).

In the series, the duo known as “Chabby” is in Paris with their children, while dealing with intrusions in their relationship that seem to draw them closer together and make them stronger as a couple.

Last Friday, Kate Mansi was the special guest on the KTLA Morning News out in Los Angeles with entertainment guru, Sam Rubin and the morning news team.

During her segment, Kate discussed: what makes Chad & Abby in Paris different than the regular airshows of Days of our Lives. how she directed some scenes on an upcoming episode of the app series, how she is looking forward to getting more into directing in addition to her acting career, plus here real-life engagement.

Mansi revealed that Chad and Abby will be back on-screen on new episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives this fall.

Watch Kate chat it up below with the KTLA crew.

Then let us know, are you enjoying chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris on the DOOL app?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefan is Brain-Dead After Getting In Lani’s Line Of Fire

If you caught last Friday’s Days of our Lives, and as we head into a new and dramatic-filled week ahead in Salem, after jumping in front of a bullet meant for Vivian (Robin Strasser), Stefan (Brandon Barash) has been shot badly – he has a gun shot wound to the neck through the carotid artery.

Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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In the waiting area, Gabi shows up and confronts Lani. However, Lani and Abe (James Reynolds) try to explain it was an accident.  Gabi reminds him of how he felt after Theo was shot.  As Gabi runs off to see Stefan, Lani cries, “What if he dies?”

When Gabi arrives in the trauma room, she is told by Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and team that they worked on Stefan for over 20 minutes but he is brain-dead. Vivian, who alerted Gabi to what happened, and showed up at the hospital incognito in her scrubs to check up on the fate of her son, is trying to make her escape plan from Salem

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Meanwhile, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is MIA from her hospital room as she and Doug (Bill Hayes) go to Doug’s Place.  She wants to breathe her last breath there, and wants one last night with her beloved husband.  Julie asks Doug, if she has been a good wife to him, knowing the end is near. After reminiscing of their past and flashbacks, and Julie wanting to have one last dance, she passes out

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Next, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Eli (Lamon Archey) arrive at Doug’s Place and find Doug crying.  They tells him that they need to  get Julie back to the hospital but Doug says it’s too late. Everyone is heartbroken.

So, what have you thoughts of the twist? Stefan brain-dead? Gabi on the warpath? Julie’s plight and its toll on Doug? How do you think this will all play itself out? Could Stefan come back to life as others have via Dr. Rolf? Share your thoughts below.

But first, for a preview of what’s to come check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC.

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‘Day of Days’ 2019 On The Way

Circle Saturday, November 9th Days of our Lives fans!  The annual NBC fan event, Day of Days featuring the stars of the cast celebrating the series anniversary, and for you to get up close and personal with your favorites from Salem is happening once again,

The event will once again take place at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California.

The full day of festivities is set to start at 10:00 AM with introductions of the cast, then meet and greets in the morning and afternoon sessions, ending with a Q&A with the cast and more.  Look for the event to go till around 5:00PM

DAYS Stars scheduled to attend will be forthcoming.  And if you are in attendance, you always are in for a sneak peek at what’s to come on Days first, with their very special fall preview, which is viewed on the CityWalk jumbotron.

Be on the lookout for more information forthcoming.

So, will you be attending this year’s Day of Days? Let us know via the comment section below.

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