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DAYS & Venice star Galen Gering a hit in ACME Saturday Night!

Over the weekend on Saturday night, Days of our Lives and Venice star, Galen Gering was the guest host of the SNL-type sketch comedy show, ACME Saturday Night in Los Angeles!

Performing in front of a live audience which included many soap favorites including: The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), DAYS and Venice star, Nadia Bjorlin, B&B’s Brandon Beemer, DAYS returning Patrick Muldoon (Austin), One Life to Live’s lovebirds, John-Paul Lavoisier and Farah Fath (Rex and Gigi) as well as Terri Ivens (Ex-Simone AMC), needless to say, it was a fun crowd.

On-Air On-Soaps was also in attendance and we can tell you that the show was hysterically funny.  Galen did a fantastic job with all the material and showed his great comedy timing and sensibilities throughout.  We won’t spoil the sketches for you, because you can now watch the full show streamed online by clicking here!

We caught up with Galen last night at the Venice season three kick-off and got some comments from the actor on his ACME performance.  Gering happily explained, “Doing the ACME show was one of the most fun things I have done in my life as an actor, as was season one of Venice, for the record.  And I think anytime you “pop your cherry” if you will, it’s exciting!  Season one of Venice was like that for me, but being on stage last night and doing the comedy with these really great scripts was an absolute blast.”

So, how does the the comedy troupe and the guest host go about determining what sketches they will perform in? Galen gave us the insight scoop.  “Here is what happens: you got into a pitch meeting and all the actors in the troupe have written scripts. You are handed basically like ten or twelve scripts. And you sit at a table with all the actors, the producer and director, and you do a cold read of the scripts. After that, you go with the producer and director privately and pick the ones you want to do.   And I was not opposed to any of them, or found any offensive. It was hard to pick then not to pick, if you know what I mean.   So what I tried to do was pick ones that had a variety and were challenging and fun.

Throughout the week I was given one script which I did not pick that I went to myself later, ‘Oh shoot. Should I have picked this?’ But ultimately, I think I made the right choices. We shot a very funny short film on Thursday night. But there was another short film that was hilarious and more complex but we did not have time to shoot it.  I can’t wait to go back and do ACME Saturday night again.”

Since many soapy notables were in attendance we had to ask, how did it go over with his toughest critics…other actors and his wife?  Galen smiled and said, “My wife, Jenna and my friends were so excited for me and they loved the show. I was at Michelle Stafford’s today.  She was over the moon and told me how funny it was.  It is something I love to do and have been attracted to doing.  ‘Knock on wood’, I have been able to be on soaps for ten years or so and that work is demanding.  But I would definitely like to attack the comedy more and be pro-active in that realm, because it is so fun. ”

Now that playing a doppelganger had come to an end on DAYS for Gering (given his immense love of playing comedy) perhaps saying goodbye to Rafe2 was sort of bittersweet?  Gering said that was kind of true!  “Playing Rafe2 as an actor was great and super challenging.  Some days were like beyond, where I would go, ‘My God.  How am I going to get through this day?’ The pace we moved at was astounding, and in that regard it’s nice to have a respite.  But as far as not having that comedic outlet and the ability to be a badass if you will, and not be held accountable for my behavior, that has always been really fun as an actor and to do something totally different. And with that said, it was also nice to be back doing the romantic storylines with Sami and Alison Sweeney (Sami) and the fun comedy of it. I can honestly say that has been refreshing as well.  It’s been all good.”

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cinnamon

Galen show was totally awesome at Acme Saturday night.
I never laughed so hard in my life. He did a awesome job. It was also great surprise meeting the other stars along with you.

Vicky
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Vicky

I only got to watch on line-but Galen was hilarious! The funniest skits were the “I’m so hott” and “People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People”. I was laughing out loud at those for sure! Galen has a great talent for comedy. I hope he does get to do it again–he seems to love it and I love watching!

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Robin86

I went and Galen was awesome not to mention he is one yummy man! Really good actor. Totally believable in every scene.

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives WGA Nomination for Daytime Drama Series

UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

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In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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The episodes DAYS submitted for competition were #14320 which aired 4/19/2022, #14321 which aired 4/20/2022 and show #14331 that aired 5/4/2022.  They also featured the disastrous double wedding of Leo and Craig and Xander and Gwen, and its fallout.

To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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