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DAYS Sneak Preview Unveiled: A Non-Stop November To Remember Filled With Dramatic Shockers!

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At the conclusion of the annual Day of Days fan event on Saturday, the attendees were treated to the first look of the NBC daytime drama series fall sneak preview promo, followed by its posting on NBC.com and social media.

In it, the preview reveals that while Will (Chandler Massey) has been found he has amnesia, and he thinks none other than Sami (Alison Sweeney) was his former wife! While Susan (Eileen Davidson) continues her twisted vendetta and ways to keep him apart from the family and loved ones he doesn’t realize are really his!

Then, Theo (Kyler Pettis) is shot, and JJ (Casey Moss) is the culprit, and lives are changed forever. Abe(James Reynolds) is hit by devastating news that his son’s life hangs in the balance, and that causes a ripple effect in Salem, and longtime family ties and friendships are on the edge.

And in a shocker, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson) is back, when none other than Sami enlists him to help jog Will’s memory back in the most frightening way. Ciara comes home with Victoria Konefal taking over the role. While that is happy news for Hope (Kristian Alfonso), she is faced with heartbreak when a rift goes down between her and Rafe (Galen Gering), and later in the promo it appears that Sami and Rafe are going to hit the sheets!

Viewers also get first glimpses of Sister Mary Moira, Kristen, the return of Louise Sorel (Vivian) and a first shot of Tyler Christopher, both whom debut in December!

Watch the sneak preview after the jump. Then let us know what you are looking forward to most in the next few months on DAYS in the comment section below!

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Omg omg Ron Carlivati u are killing me right now. This looks amazing.

Ron is “killing it” at Days. JJ shooting Theo is must see TV.

I’ve watched this promo about 5 times already…

THIS IS THAT GOOD People. I’m so glad posts see it.

loud out loud double cheers

i’m combusting.

Ron is a FLIPPING GENIUS!!!!

This man is a STORY. TELLER. PERIOD.

I am LIVING for Days right now.

I am enjoying some of the twists, but Will..Naw, never a fan! Some is just too corny, find myself flipping to Maury, for real laughs.

#alwaysRONCARLIVATIfan

Oh, my God!!! We got our DAYS back!!! Ron is hitting it hard out of the ballpark. With material like this, the show better go up in the ratings. And how about more than a one year guarantee every year to keep DAYS on the air? It does suck every year when it comes to renewal time if the network will let show show stay on the air. It’s been that good so let us have 2 or 3 years of guaranteed DAYS.

Wow! This looks incredible.

Back when Will was killed and viewers were angry i said Will was still alive and would return with amnesia-the only thing i got wrong was i thought Sami would know and was hiding him from Ben…but will Ben be any help-he did not kill CM’s Will…he killed GW’s Will-lol

Well Sami could think that Will seeing Ben again could help him regain his memories since Ben is the one who attacked Will.For example Sami could think Will’s amnesia was the result of the trauma of Ben strangling him and so she may think Will seeing Ben again will unlock Will’s memories.Plus Chandler re-shot the scenes of Ben “killing” Will and so those probably will air when Will comes face to face with Ben again.Plus i can’t wait to see the scenes between Sami and Ben because i have a feeling Sami won’t hold back on Ben since he tried to kill her son.Yes Will is alive but Ben still tried to kill him and the only reason Sami may not try to hurt Ben is because she needs his help in getting Will to remember.

Sammy will really go ballistic, if she ever finds out that good old Clyde was the one who had EJ killed. I don’t think Ben even knows.

But if i was Sami i wouldnt want the man who we thought killed her son anywhere near him…instead i would had brought Sonny and Will’s daughter Arianna to help regain his memory which i believe would had made more sense!!

True, true and true…I was right there with you, Jimmy.
And, now I think you may be right again. Remember when you recently suggested that Susan may be Kristen posing as her?
Satan had said that Susan would not have the wherewithal to pull off a stunt of this magnitude……so, you may be right; it’s Kristen.
All I can say is …I am enjoying Susan so much…good or bad, LOL.
Now, I await Vivian with open arms.

Yes Celia my friend, my madam Vivian will be back soon to cause trouble. I cannot wait to see my madam Vivian back on Days. Please Days bring back, Ivan her side kick. Days is getting good now. Susan Banks is a hoot Lol. Kristen is mean mean mean and Sami is mean mean mean too funny. take care Celia my friend.

@Claudio…
Yes, Claudio….you are the sweetest man. Who loves Vivian????? Who loves her MORE????
I do, I do…..kidding….I know how much you are into Vivian—most likely a lot more than I. But, she’s up there for me, as one of the most fascinating characters, EVER!
Later, my friend.

Well it looks like a lot of exciting things are going to happen on Days Of Our Lives in the coming weeks and even months.

Wow..i will be watching regularly again…i still wonder if Kristen is posing as Susan or is that really Susan…Ciara looks promising…Rafe and Sami…how about Ciara and Rafe…that would be almost like a Doug, Julie and Addie rebooted love triangle-and i am all for that-hear me Days…its Christmas season and that latter part is the only thing on my Wish List!!!

Vivian is Days answer to Ghs Helena Cassidine-looks like she already got Nickolos-lol

i’m so excited for the – posters – here

that certainly looks like the sexy as all get out.. Eileen Davidson’ Kristen.. on the last shot of this hugely HOTTED out promo. it’s ingenious.. if you look again.. at how much Chandler Massey looks like and sounds. like with his laugh.. is so enjoying working with ED’s.. Susan and/or Kristen.. she looks back at him.. with care and just an all around feast of one actor to another.

I can’t believe the excitement … no reason to contain it, either

when it comes to Vivian.. and whomever.. Tyler Christopher is playing…

stupendous

high 5 salute and applause for ; @DOOL production team

i’m stunned all around.

Oh, Patrick!!!! Chandler grew up….even his voice changed…..listen carefully….compare; it’s deeper…..he’s a man!!
I know that, as myself, you and your poet-heart, notice these minute ( but so huge) details.
I cannot stop singing Days’ praises!!!!!!

I’m just gobsmacked… FEAST

what other word is their… for the diehard

Yeah, I DID NOT Expect to see Ben, back

major treat. Sam will go to great lengths for us fans.. and Sami , as the mother lion she is.. will … do what she can… and as only Sami does… let’s the chips fall where they may… and hope for the best…

even we know.. she wants him back at any cost.. and it’s not selfishly.. because all of Salem loves Will.

high drama

woah… just seeing Louise Sorel and Tyler Christopher in the promo

every trigger … all your senses are guarded and dam break

thee show of show

Hoping that Tyler is Nicholas Alamain. Pretty sure he is since Viv is back. Happy that Rope breaks up, hoping Safe is just a step on the way back to LUMI!!!!
I am sure Kristin is pretending to be Susan. I knew “Susan” had convinced Will that he was EJ when I saw the letters over the bed. I believe Kristin is behind the DiMera sabotage. I hope they toss Kate out of DiMera. I wouldn’t be surprised if Billie showed up soon and expect to see Jack, ghost or for real, for JJ and Jennifer soon. Been watching Days since Day 1 and love having my favorite soap back where it belongs!

OMG so good !! I keep watching it, Days is on FIRE !!!

We call this RE-BIRTH. DAYS you were in a massive accident and you have finally recovered. Ron Carlivati = genius, savior, writer beyond measure. So jazzed. Eileen Davidson…..FIYAH!! Allison Sweeney – just what we all need. Tyler Christopher just ahhhhhh (heaven help me), Louise Sorel welcome home girl…….Chandler Massey can’t wait till you “remember” because what a mess you left death’s door for…..Robert Scott Wilson, sweet christ on a croissant, how does someone so perfectly beautiful play someone so evil to such perfection, the Theo story taking a leap from the headlines but I am glad they gave it to an actor who can handle it, Casey Moss just smolders, thank you Ron……I am least excited for the Hope Rafe drama….i love me Hope but she has floundered for so long I don’t care if she is happy or not. And Rafe…geez make up your mind..you just Gabi for her choice in men but you can never make up your mind about who you want. So I will let that be my one “whine”…but otherwise…….DAYS is SMOKING….burn baby burn!!!!!

Amen!

Yes, Kristen!!!!!!!!! OMG, Sister Mary Moira!! Thomas Banks can’t be far behind. lmao. This is soooooo good. Eileen Davidson is amazing!!!!

Kristen in that red dress, with the evil laugh… looking just like the Succubus she really wants to be. Don’t worry Kristen, your future employment is secured here in Hell!

Is that Kristen or Susan’s sister? I forget her name. I know she was thought to have drowned way back when, but in Salem, who knows?

Penelope drowned. She was one of the quadruplets of Susan, Thomas, and the nun. One thing I never understood…Kristen is not Stefano’s biological daughter. So…why isn’t she one of them? Make them quintuplets and family. I guess that’s what we call Buy Illogical!

I think it’s Kristen.

Penelope Kent was the fourth Banks sibling who was given up for adoption by Susan’s mother and was adopted by a British orthodontist. Penelope was drowned by Edmund who thought she was Kristen; Susan later told him that Penelope was dying of an incurable disease.

Susan has a brother named Thomas and 2 sisters named Mary Moira who is a nun and Penelope.Penelope was the one who was killed when Edmund drowned her but he thought she was Kristen since they looked alike.Susan, Mary Moira, Thomas and Penelope are quadruplets.So the only character who can’t come back is Penelope since she is dead.

I’ve already posted – couldn’t Tamara Clatterbuck, be Penelope

the resemblance to Eileen Davidson.. is uncanny

these are two highly touted women of means

sensual – presence – and oh so commanding

just to keep the zany comedic and dramatic effect onward

heck.. why wouldn’t this not reach ?

Tamara Clatterbuck for the WIN… make her a younger sister of the quadruplets

Love ron c and days!!!!

Love Louise Sorel in EVERYTHING

WOW, just WOW

It looks so amazing!!!!!! I look forward to watching Days every day and that was not how I was feeling just a few months ago.

Why doesn’t Sami just do a DNA test on Will? That will prove to him he’s her son.

I look forward to Vivian returning. So much good going on here!!!!

Have to add, I’m glad Rob/Ben is back. I miss him.

And Abe, your son was committing a crime. So yes, it’s horrible he was shot, but JJ thought Theo was pointing a gun at him.

OMGEE I am BEYOND EXCITED to see Sami & Rafe going at it again. these 2 have always been so hott together. it will be interesting to see how all the drama with Rafe & Hope plays out. i do like these 2 together but they definitely have some issues to work through. i’m glad that they are finally getting the writing to face their problems head on so they can move forward.

Yes, when someone is hesitant to pick a wedding date, there may be problems!

I’m also excited to see Sami and Rafe have sex because they have history together and it makes sense that they might turn to each other for comfort.However i don’t Rafe to have sex with Sami while he’s still with Hope because i don’t want him to cheat.Now maybe he and Hope get into a big fight and Rafe thinks they have broken up and so he turns to Sami.

Tyler Christopher as Nicholas Alamain?

Or as a reborn Stefano? Brain swapping, clone, something weird and fun like Days of old.

Days has already claimed that TC will be playing an entirely new character. Probably Vivian’s latest sidekick, since Ivan is long gone, and Gus (the guy who was with her the last time she was in town) turned out to be working against her… or whatever it was. (senior Devil moment here… the memory starts to go after a few thousand years, so the details are kind of foggy.)

I doubt they will bring Nikolas Alamain back, because they can’t figure out what age he’s supposed to be. He was a kid back when the Alamain family first appeared. Then just a few years later he was in his late 20s and banging Kate on her desk in the Titan office. And then mysteriously de-SORASed in his last brief appearance to get his mother Carly and sister MelEggNie out of town.

Since TC has been playing a Greek character for years, they really should make him Alexander Kiriakis, Sonny’s oldest brother and the result of Justin’s hookup with Angelica Deveraux. (the gross part there… for the GH fans at least… is that they would appear in Port Charles as mother & son Tracy & Ned.) Alexander would technically be a new character, since he hasn’t been seen since he was a baby, and that wasn’t much of an acting role.

Of course why he would be working with Vivian Alamain would be a whole other story. Maybe he’s not…. but it’s assumed they are, just because they show up around the same time.

Man that is a helluva promo! I definitely got hyped and goosebumps watching this! Thank God for Ron C. coming to Days.

If you aren’t watching Days now, you should be!!!

I love it all EXCEPT why can’t JJ catch a break?

He has grown up and gotten a respectable job yet I fear he will never amount to anything than a Kevin Fisher clone on Y&R. It just isn’t fair to character development.

OMG – just finished the 11/14 – Tuesday epi

as Hope and JJ are going over the case .

it dawns on both of them… that with Theo “autism” .. HAD JJ known it was him.. that had he said.. “drop” what you have in your hand. AND with Theo “honest to goodness nature. turned around.. with decoder in hand… his mindset ? he knew it was JJ and/or was ready to tell him it wasn’t a gun.

the horror in JJ… after the fact.. was not any less in high yield drama.

Gawd I loved Lani words… ” you are the most important thing in my life ”

and naturally , Abe… as he’s sobbing… telling Theo.. he has to pull through.. that it was father and son.. who were able to move on without Lexie.. because they had each other

if you wanted pull out ALL the stops. here you go.

this does not even count –

ALL the drama with just Eve

All the drama with Will and Sami and all the rest of Salem

boffo show

I posted on another thread.. that JJ has shown tremendous growth.. and it has to do with his pairing with Lani. I believe that.

this is Casey Moss as JJ – his best acting.. to date.. sans Eve. and that’s a long time ago.. and now she’s back.

ALL this drama.. is triggering every sensory perception ???? and Casey Moss talent and skill set is thriving

@ Days of OUR Lives

this is treat plus treat galore = FEAST

forgot to add –

this is going to have some serious repercussions… on Kate

because as JJ told Hope.. that all the things that did occur… were and are NOT in Theo person

he would never have acted this way –

as he’s secretly cavorting with Kate for DiMera Enterprises

I’m so in love with Lauren Koslow… so get ready for Koslow and Penghlis

Breaking News

51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at watch.TheEmmys.tv. The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Neighbours

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS

Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR

Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS

Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR

Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION

General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show

OUTSTANDING CASTING

African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN

African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING

African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show

Sherri

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OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING AND MAKEUP

African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

Sherri

The View

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME TALK SERIES

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SERIES

Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight

Extra

OUTSTANDING CULINARY SERIES

Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel

OUTSTANDING LEGAL/COURTROOM PROGRAM

Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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DAYTIME TALK SERIES HOST

Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST

Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PERSONALITY – DAILY

Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Schnetzer Talks On His Return to Days of our Lives and Working with Susan Seaforth Hayes In Emotional Episodes

Who says you can’t go home again? In the case of Another World favorite, Stephen Schnetzer (ex-Cass Winthrop), he has proven that it is true, and you can go back to your soap roots and where it all started for you.

Last week on April 11th, Schnetzer, along with several other key returns were on set at Days of our Lives taping all-new episodes of the Peacock streaming soap opera, centering on the funeral of Doug Williams (the late Bill Hayes), and as part of the iconic soap opera’s 15,000th episode.

Stephen is reprising his first daytime role as Steve Olson, the brother of Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes). The last time Schnetzer appeared on a DAYS set was during his one and only run on the show from 1978 to 1980. Clearly, viewers will be in for some very emotional scenes when Steve returns to Salem to be there for his sister, Julie in her time of need. In real-life, Susan has been going through her own grief, having just lost Bill back on January 12th at the age of 98.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Stephen during the 15K episode celebration ceremony, and during a break from taping the gut-wrenching funeral scenes, to get his thoughts on being part of these highly-anticipated moments that will air later this year in December. Here’s what he shared with us below.

What has this been like for you to work with Susan Seaforth Hayes after all of these years?

STEPHEN: She’s a dream and she’s so bright. We ran lines yesterday and we ended up just visiting for about 45 minutes and just catching up and telling tales about each other’s career. She even dropped off the autobiography that she and Bill did. And being back here at DAYS, every time I turn a corner, there’s another familiar face. When I was on the show 40 more years ago, a bunch of the guys, played softball on a team together. This is really a trip down memory lane as I knew it would be.

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Taping Doug’s funeral must be a hard day for Susan. Are you checking in with her to help hold her up through this?

STEPHEN: I am and I’m checking in with Amy Shaughnessy (Susan’s assistant), and she’s holding her up more than anybody. We’re there for each other.

There will obviously be some major hankie-inducing moments when Steve comes back to Salem to console his sister.

STEPHEN: Oh, wait till you see it in December. It’s going to be great.

Were you surprised you got this call to come back to the show decades later?

STEPHEN: It was out of the blue! I was completely surprised. They should have called me decades ago! That’s what surprised me. When Another World went down, I thought I’d land somewhere else and it never happened. That was more of a surprise.

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Cass is such an identifiable character for you. As well, you and Linda Dano (ex-Felicia Gallant) are so synonymous together as best friends Cass and Felicia from Another World. When fans heard you were reprising your role as Steve Olson on DAYS, they are now hoping there will be more of you on the show to come.

STEPHEN: Steven Olson is a real “Cassian “character. I cut my teeth on Steve Olson and that’s how Cass was introduced. He was kind of a roguish charmer. And then when the character stuck for Another World, they rehabilitated me, and turned me into one of the shows heroes. And that’s what would’ve happened if I stayed as Steve Olson probably. So, Steve is the ‘pre-Cass’, Cass.

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As the story goes, you originally decided to leave Days of our Lives?

STEPHEN: I was never on contract. I was doing a day and a half a week and I got a Broadway play directed by Franco Zeffirelli starring Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay. I was able to it as I didn’t have to break a contract or anything. I cut loose and went back to New York for that.

How well did you get to know Bill Hayes during your first time around on DAYS?

STEPHEN: My first episode was with Bill and Susan, as her long lost brother coming into Salem. They were so good to me. They were so kind. I had been doing eight years of classical repertory theater, never been in front of a camera. I tell everybody, it took me longer than any other actor I’ve ever seen to get comfortable in front of a camera. And they were very supportive at that time in my career. Coming back to honor Bill now in 2024, and to be see Susan, I am just so happy to be here.

Looking forward to seeing the scenes between Stephen and Susan Seaforth Hayes come December and Doug’s funeral and surrounding episodes? Do you hope that DAYS might bring the character of Steve Olson back for a longer stay? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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