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DAYS Will Horton Switch: Chandler Massey Last Airs January 2nd and Guy Wilson Debuts January 8th!

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Since Days of our Lives tapes four months in advance fans have been waiting for Intel on when two-time Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey will last be seen as Will Horton and when the new Will, Guy Wilson will step into the role on-screen, even though backstage he has been playing the role for the last few months!

On-Air On-Soaps heard the news last week that Chandler’s last air date is January 2nd, while Guy Wilson debuts on the January 8th episode of the long running NBC soap opera!

What viewers can anticipate when Guy Wilson premieres is that there is some very exciting story ahead for Will.  And of course, everyone is waiting to see if Guy has palpable on-screen chemistry with Freddie Smith who plays Sonny, Will’s boyfriend!

So, are you ready to say farewell Chandler and welcome Guy to the role of Will?  Let us know!

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Patrick
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Patrick

I was wondering when this would happen. Thx!

my first thought… ie: current storyline….

that the ‘big” surprise party… Will thinks Kate, Sammi, and Gabi… “are” planning… this will be the big surprise reveal…. tada! it’s the nuWill.

Chris
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Chris

Not looking forward to this. Looks like the end of Will/Sonny for me, especially if they’re doing a wedding without Chandler

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

New year! And Will becomes a new GUY!…lol Im giving him a chance…gonna be a willcome change to see Will without that constant grin all the time! i hope!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I will miss Chandler Massey at his best, but his best was several months back. He created a messy situation and lost his spark. Chandler’s constant grin bothered me, but in the end even that will be missed until Guy makes the role his own. Guy should have no problem when compared to the uneven performances by CM these last few months. Chandler lost interest and Guy should be excited about HIS new role.

Good luck Chandler!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I will really miss Chandler. But I am willing to give Guy the best chance to settle into the role before I make my judgments on his part as Will. I know he has the acting chops, though.

Libby
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Libby

Because Chandler Massey was so popular – I wonder if DAYS didn’t encourage / direct o some lackluster performances. Massey always gave it his all in the past. While they finished filming for him in August. They are still airing him until end of year. Guy Wilson would have been a wildcard. He will be there for Feb sweeps. Good risk management for Days. if Guy Wilson catches fire if not – they have delivered the wedding – even if they move on from Wilson as front burner. Guessing Massey’ s salary went to hire Daniel Cosgrove as new character… Read more »

Ray
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Ray

I like CM, but agree that there were times when he was smiling in scenes and did not understand.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

So Long, CM; Good Luck! in your new endeavors. Welcome! GW.

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I think the character of Will should be written out to depart when Camilla Banus leaves. I think Days lost an opportunity when the character of Will was written ti be gay. Will and Gabi should have remained a heterosexual couple and become that generation’s “Tom and Alice Horton”. They could have used a different chracter as a gay person and not Will Horton.

So as far as I am concerned, Will can leave town with Gabi and the baby.

James
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James

Nathan should come back. He looks like a suitable heir to be the next generation’s Tom, with Melanie as his “Alice”.

Patrick
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Patrick

Welcome: Guy Wilson

for commandeering… the stonghold… foothold… the presence of the other one.. the lifestyle… my life partner… belongs

with me

I love the LOVE
I love the romance
I love the melding of being
I love the mingling of ALL

I love that this couple… represent… how equal this is

mo
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mo

No, I’m not ready to say goodbye to Chandler.

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

His last name is WilSon!! lol maybe that will bring him enough luck to make it work post-Chandler.

Paul
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Paul

I know I’m in the minority here but I’m looking forward to the recasting. Since Chandler announced he was quitting the show; a smirk has become the main trademark of the character and frankly I’m tired of looking at it. I wish him the best in future endeavors and welcome the new actor to the role.

jason
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jason

When is Will’s birth date exactly?I saw November 16 1995 on a website.Hope the writers are better with the s/l then they are remembering the birthday.Freddie and Guy will be great together.Chandler will miss u.Good luck.

joni morlin
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joni morlin

I want Chandler Massey be with sunny not guy Wilson he is no match for Freddie smith Chandler Massey is a wonderful actor for Freddie smith they have a lot in common and a lot of chemistry to gather and they also have a whole lot of sex and hot good looking couple that never saw in my entire life t wish that Chandler Massey would stay on until his 2nd anniversary in November with sunny is his gay boy friend they be long with each other all ways Beth gather

joni morlin
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joni morlin

I want to know if guy Wilson is capable to be will Horton I know for fact that he is going to bring exciting story’s but Chandler Massey is more perfect and more out going g actor with Freddie smith but the other hand that I don’t think that guy Wilson should not tAke the ro’ll of willhorton but Chandler Massey is very very hot and sexy a d he plays the role in a nice precise way with Freddie smith and I want them to get married and gave a family together on the show I don’t want Chandler… Read more »

joni morlin
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joni morlin

No I don’t want guy Wilson I want Chandler Massey to come back to Freddie smith they have lot of chemistry and a special relationship and they have a whole lot of nasty gay sex and I like it when they do that I theses two guys are a lot sexy sexy sex Chandler and Freddie are so awesome to gather and their hot and heavy sex and they should get married to each other on their 2nd anniversary in November 14the need Chandler Massey we need to ‘re cast him as will Horton he needs to be here on… Read more »

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‘Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas’ First Look Trailer Revealed

Next week, the highly-anticipated holiday special, Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas, is set to bow on Peacock beginning on Thursday, December 16th.

Now, Peacock has released this sneak peek first look trailer featuring many of your favorites of Salem getting ready for Christmas  … but with not how you may think!

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In story, Will Horton is on deadline to write a screenplay before Christmas Eve. Using everyone’s favorite feel-good holiday movie tropes, he creates a festive story based on his family and friends in Salem – but with several twists and turns you’ll never see coming.​

The cast includes: Alison Sweeney, Eileen Davidson, Blake Berris, Chandler Massey, Zach Tinnker, Camila Banus, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Jackée Harry, Arianne Zucker, Raven Bowens, Eric Martsolf, Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart, Paul Telfer, Lindsay Arnold, Lucas Adams, Carson Boatman, Dan Feuerriegel, and more.

Watch the trailer below, and then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas via the comment section.

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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.

Photo: JPI

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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