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DAYTIME CARES Live Event Set Featuring Soap Favorites In Virtual Variety Show

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Daytime is showing their support for those in need and to raise awareness for those greatly affected by COVID-19.

Coming up this Saturday May 9th, Daytime Cares, a non-profit organization led by Days of our Lives‘ Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Shawn Christian (Ex-Daniel) will join forces with live event co-hosts, GH’s Laura Wright (Carly) and former soap publicist, Alan Locher as they put on a live-stream variety show featuring many favorites from all your favorite soap operas/

It all begins Saturday at 8 p. m. EST/5 p.m. PST and can be seen here on Locher’s You Tube channel. The Locher Room.

Thus far the line-up of stars participating includes from Days of our Lives: Lamon Archey (Eli), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Kyle Lowder (Rex), Eric Martsolf (Brady),  James Reynolds (James), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), and Paul Telfer (Xander).  

General Hospital is represented by Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke, GH et al), William deVry (Julian ), Chad Duell (Michael), Finola Hughes (Anna), Michael E. Knight (Martin), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), Sofia Mattsson (Sasha), Cynthia Watros (Nina), Maura West (Ava), Josh Swickard (Chase), Emme Rylan (Lulu), and Wes Ramsey (Peter). 

The Young and the Restless cast has Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Jordi Vilasuso (Rey) and Scott Reeves (Ex-Ryan) as part of the live show.  Guiding Light is represented by Robert Newman (Ex-Josh), Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva) and Crystal Chappell (Ex-Olivia)  Former One Life to Live stars will also be part of the event including: James DePaiva (Ex-Max), Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), Andrea Evans (Ex-Tina).

In a statement on the event, Laura Wright shared: “Our fans have supported us for decades.  Daytime actors are used to being able to connect with our fans in person. We can’t do that right now, but this show is our way of giving them a virtual ‘hug’ to let them know that we are all in this together. And we are so happy to partner with Arianne and Shawn. Their Daytime Cares website provides information and resources for those affected by this crisis and or looking for ways to give back.”

Alan Locher noted: “I grew up watching these shows, long before I started working in the industry. I truly understand the connection fans have to their favorite daytime actors and characters. I started The Locher Room because I suspected that the fans – like myself – would love to see some familiar faces during this difficult time in our lives. I’ve truly been blown away.”

Check back here in the coming days for more updated talent participant info!

So, what do you think about the Daytime Cares line-up? Excited to watch Saturday? Comment below.

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Be more excited is Gina Tognoni participates as well as Sharon Case, and some AW actors/actresses

Jimh
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Interesting…

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hi Jimh..
goes to show they are bored outta their minds and have need to be on camera one way or another.. lol
they are use to being with cast and crew for hours on end
recording episodes for decades..
It’s a fix for them and entertaining for fans,

Jimh
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im bored out of my mind to the point i no longer have one…lol

Su000
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Jimh–
well, you can watch Dark Shadows for a half-hour every night, that may help lol..
I watch it nightly..

Jimh
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Jimh

i watch it to plus i belong to several DS sites…and we sometimes have watch parties….

Su000
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Su000

It’s great that that the ”Discovery” channel/network
took on the Dark Shadow series..
thing is-
it needs many viewers to keep it from
getting canceled..
so, I hope many tune in..
It’s only on the second season now.

Jimh
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I hope if the new one gets the green light-its suppose to be DS 50 years later and set in today…on the CW sometime next year if this Pandemic ever ends and they can film!!!

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UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

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NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Seaview circle comes alive again to benefit the Actor’s Fund when the highly successful virtual reunion series “Stars in the House” hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley welcomes cast members from Knots Landing!

Participating in the livestream virtual event will be: Donna Mills (Abby), Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Knots Landing’s creator, David Jacobs.

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This is also the first time the leading stars of the legacy primetime CBS soap opera that ran from 1979-1993 will make an appearance together since the passing of their beloved cast member, Kevin Dobson (Mack).

 

This event as well as all others brought to you by Stars in the House is to support those impacted by COVID-19 in the entertainment industry and as Donna Mills expressed: “The Actors Fund helps people in all branches of the entertainment industry during this very difficult time.”

The Knots Landing live reunion is scheduled for Friday October 8th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST and you can watch it here.

So, will you be checking out the KL special?  Let us know in the comment section below, but first, if you have not done so already, check out Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with Michele, Joan and Doona from earlier this year when we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic show.

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