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Daytime Emmys Live Stream Notes Under 135,000 Archived Views! But What Were The Numbers Of The Initial Online Broadcast?

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For those of you wondering just how did the first ever live-stream of the Daytime Emmys equate in numbers of those who watched online, well,  while no data has been supplied for the actual initial stream, according to LiveStream data on their Daytime Emmy page the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Show and Awards ceremonies combined live stream was viewed 124,184 times since last Sunday June 22nd, when it was broadcast out to the web for the first time.  This number does not include the live broadcast!

In addition, LiveStream also offers up the number of views if you  watched the slammed red carpet debacle after Sunday’s original airing hosted by “millennials”, Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Meghan Rosette and Jessica Harlow! That stream shows it has been viewed 3,647 times.  And if you just viewed the awards ceremonies this week hosted by Kathy Griffin, that is showing up at just over 7,000 views as of now, which rounded out with the top number gives roughly just under 135,000 views post-stream.

In addition, Yahoo TV and other outlets did stream the Daytime Emmys and those numbers have not been factored in to the total.  And no other data has been supplied by the producers of the show as to any other viewer numbers as of this time.

So what do you think about the numbers of people checking out the Emmy post-ceremonies?  Surprised? Not surprised?  Glad not more people have viewed the embarrassing red carpet show?  Do you hope many more watched the live ceremonies when it streamed for the first time last Sunday?   Weigh-in!

 

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Kerri
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Kerri

Except for a few moments the show was rather dreadful. Why the Celeb’s think swearing is a riot I don’t understand. But I do not plan on watching again.
I will read the winners the next day.

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

I wont watch…ill wait and read them the next day too…

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah the problem with it being on the web is you cannot FF through the cooking awards, Spanish awards, and Classless Griffin! I to will just read the results the next day and look here for any video worth watching.

Nancy
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Nancy

It was all a joke
Kathy Griffin really ?
It should of been rated X
Mrs Osborne a joke too
And on top of it all showing a wrong clip for
Chandler Massey
Terrible!!!

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

Our entertaiment industry has no class anymore…its like the trashier you are the better…everything such as music, books, tv, and movies cant be made unless they vulgarize them with filthy language, gross violence, sex and nudity…if having good taste makes me a prude then im happy to be one…Im King Of The Prudes…long live the king…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Sharon Osborne is disgusting. Her husband is a walking drug company and she has raised her children to be as vile as she is. I cannot stand any of the Osbornes. Their act is over! I think it shows how juvenile you can be to swear just to swear.

Valerie
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Valerie

The Redcarpet was an abarrassment ! Those girls had NO clue to what the Daytime TV was. As for the show, I felt bad for our hardworking Daytime TV people. I love my daytime TV. Been a fan of ABC tv forever. When One Life to Live was cancelled, I thought a bestfriend had died. I am thrilled that Frank and Ron are now making magic at General Hospital!!!! My grandma got me started on that Beautiful show!!! The pioneer Soap of ABC!!!! Long Live Daytime Love in the Afternoon!!!!!!

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

If they ever trash our soaps the way they trash the emmy show you can kiss the remaining four goodby…me and some others i know wont support that kind of garbage…i want the last four to survive but it seems most behind the scenes do not and those behind the emmy fiasco seem to be proof of that!!!

Valerie
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Valerie

I totally agree with you!! What an embarrassment. The daytime actors, writers, directors, producers ans so on deserve so much more!!!

Mika
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Mika

Those numbers are embarrassing!

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

and so was the award show!!!

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

The show was terrible…ive seen some of the British soap opera awards and theirs were classy and entertaining…like Kerri i will not support our American soap awards show ever…call me a prude i dont care…i have good taste and im not giving it up to support that kind of garbage…why cant our shows be more classy and entertaining like the British…TPTB behind our soaps need to go on youtube a watch Coronation Street and see what a great soap should be like and watch clips from their award show and learn that good taste and some class minus the filth… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

I would hope (and this may be foolish of me), that TPTB at the NATAS would soon learn their lesson and get real daytime journalist with integrity, like Michael Fairman, to do the red carpet interviews next time. I hope that the show is going back to TV next year, as I’ve read. But all in all, I don’t think the numbers, underwhelming as they seem, represent the interest from those who watch daytime. IF TPTB would put more soap stars on screen, paid tribute to the soaps respectfully and promoted the Emmys, I think there might be a larger… Read more »

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

Yes, if Micheal Fairman would do the red carpet id definately would watch…and i agree with everything else you said!!!

KM
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KM

I completely agree with you Rodd but I don’t think daytime journalists are the sort of glitzy Red Carpet fashion image they were looking for. However maybe a good compromise would have been to have some of the daytime actresses handle the Red Carpet fashion reporting and also have press room interviews by the soap journalists. Really, who needed 2 hours of those babbling bimbos? As for the awards themselves, I think Kathy Griffin was a totally inappropriate choice to host. Whether one loves her comedy or hates it, this wasn’t a celebrity roast. The evening was supposed to be… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I be curious to find out if there is any way of discovering how many people outside the US watched. Did they really get that global audience they were shooting for? Not sure the show seen is the kind of impression NATAS should want to represent the best of their members—across the globe– Were they aware they were watching an prestigious award show, because from the bits I saw it looked a lot like those reality shows on cable– you know the ones, where all the drunken women curse and act make fools out of themselves in public— hard to… Read more »

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

This years emmys wouldve fit perfectly with those stupid housewives show on bravo…lol

B&B.U.STINK
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B&B.U.STINK

So sad, horrible and nasty what was shown.Where is class and dignity.Bring back respect and real Morals and serious entertainment because it sucks what is being shown sometimes on TV and they need to return to the elegant and classy material this industry had once upon a time

Rapids
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Rapids

I am not currently watching any soaps but this number sounds really sad, 135,000 for a show that used to draw millions on TV. I wonder if this is the approximate size of the viewing audience for the two canceled prospect park shows. Did we ever find out how many watched those? I don’t think Hulu releases actual viewership numbers. For the last few years people have said the future of soaps is online but the numbers do not seem promising. I like Kathy griffin, I know I am in the minority. I did not see the Emmy streaming but… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

OWN released ratings info for the episodes it aired. But, because of the way they aired the episodes – repeating on some days – the results were difficult to pinpoint at a glance. IIRC, each episode never received more than 250,000 viewers total (adding up all the airings). And people wonder why no channel or network will invest in relaunching a daytime soap – it’s the numbers!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Yep!!! It is all about the numbers. 135,000 views for an international broadcast is not good news. Heck!! Headline News got 935,000 viewers and that was on a cable network. IIRC the last broadcast on a network got a poltry 2.5 million viewers. The Katrashians on E! can get at least 2 mil viewers to watch that train wreck. Daytime is donzo. Fans complaining about curse words, they complained about those 4 dimwit red carper hosts but if you’re loyal to the genre you will watch no matter what. Hell!!! even the housewives show can get at least a million… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

None of Daytime’s royalty showed up to accept their awards and it has and always will be the black sheep of TV programming so just announce the noms, announce the winners, then let Soap Central and Michael Fairman have their own video podcast where he interviews the noms and winners in a small studio and takes questions from Skype and Twitter. In other words, let the soap community throw their own party and get the fans involved.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

But the Daytime Emmy awards are more than just the four soaps; it isn’t about soaps celebrating soaps, it is about NATAS celebrating its members in all programming that airs in the daytime, not just soaps. Soap fans might not care about the cooking shows, or game shows, but those people work hard on their shows and deserve time in the sun as much as soaps. If the soap community wish to form their own award show that honor just soaps that would be cool with me– but hijacking the Daytime Emmy awards to focus just on soaps isn’t fair… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It was not all awful, a few things were good..
However; the parts that were not good was pathetic ..

I’m sure it will be recorded in history as an example of what never to do again ..

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

WELL MICHAEL YOU KNOW I AM A OLTL SOAPER. I WAS THRILLED THAT OLTL GOT 1 EMMY & NOT SURPRISED NO NOMINATION FOR OUR ACTORS. ABC/DISNEY , TIL THE DAY I DIE, WILL BE THE CAUSE OF AMC & OLTL & GH BEING SNUBBED. I STILL WANT, BUT PROBABLY WON’T GET, OLTL-ERIKA SLEZAK BACK ON TV. THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW MICHAEL

barbaramintonreeves
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barbaramintonreeves

Why doesn’t the viewers get to see the award show????? If not for us, there would be no shows, it is chicken 100% for not allowing us to be able to root for our favorite shows, actors, actress, & then the ones we want killed off the shows. But you do it when you choose to, then TELL US who won…….. It is not far, nor is it right. You break in to our shows for any reason, so if you are allowed to do that then take a station & use it. I am just an old disable home… Read more »

Carlos
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Carlos

The Pre-ShowRed Carpet was a complete and total disaster! Initially I thought nothing could top that,but I was wrong, the last 4 minutes after those two dumb girls, ended their sho and forgot to turn off their mikes and the camera crew chased them down the hall to the ceremony, with them screaming, and talking about women’s body parts being exposed. Then there was Kathy G. Her opening was crass , rude, and she was uglier, than I have ever seen get before. no wonder she is on the D list……Sharon Osborne and Sheryl, from the ripoff of the a… Read more »

hunt
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hunt

Better not to even who these awards given the lack of class and respect that is shown. I didn’t watch any of the live streams, just clips on youtube after the fact. If someone would have the decency to just edit just the soap reels into a cohesive set that the fans could enjoy that would be great. As for the emmy telecast, it is a pure disgrace. May it never be shown again.

Joan
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Joan

Was Michael Muhney at the Emmys,and did he win? He sure should of been for his last year of Excellent acting. When is he coming back to Y&R as I read he was spotted at the Y&R studio afew weeks ago. As it turned out the rumor against him was false and just an attitude at the Y&R set Please bring Adam back and MM <3

Guest
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Guest

Heard he pulled out his submission reel.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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Kevin Spirtas Talks ‘After Forever’s’ Digital Special ‘Riley’s Unforgettable School Project’, The Loss of Michael Slade, and a Chance to Reprise DAYS Craig Wesley

The coronavirus pandemic has put to the test many content creators on just how they would keep their projects moving forward in ways they never dreamed of. However, out of that situation has come some of the most compelling, unique series, specials, and features currently streaming for viewers. One of which is Riley’s Unforgettable School Project, brought to you by the team from the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, After Forever.

Former Days of our Lives star, Kevin Spirtas (Ex-Craig Wesley) has starred in and created the first two seasons of what has become the most honored Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform.  Along with his ‘After Forever’ writing/producing partner, the late Michael Slade (DAYS, OLTL, Passions, Another World), the two also conceptualized and delivered this latest documentary-style offering now on Amazon Prime Video.

What makes Riley’s Unforgettable School Project so noteworthy is not just how they were able to execute the series based on fictional 11-year-old Riley’s virtual school project and utilize its cast, which includes: Spirtas, Cady Huffman, Jamison Stern, Lenny Wolpe, Erin Cherry, Anita Gillette, Christopher J. Hanke, and Finn Douglas, but that it was made while Slade was succumbing to his battle with cancer, and that this special marks the final script from this talented writer.

 

Michael Fairman TV spoke with Spirtas about making the special during Covid-19, how the death of Michael Slade has made a lasting impact on his life, what After Forever has personally meant to him, and how an official third season is still in the works, and … if he would consider a return to Salem and Days of our Lives, should they come a-calling.  Here’s what Kevin had to say about it all.

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I think the entire story of this digital special has become even more meaningful with Michael Slade’s passing. What was the genesis of the concept? You wanted to continue the telling of the story of After Forever … but we are all in the middle of a pandemic?

KEVIN:  Yes and… when we filmed season 2, we had the scripts for season 3 already completed. It was our hope and desire to film them at the same time, back-to-back, so that we would have had all of our cast and crew together, and we could have gotten through it because we’ve always imagined this story being told in a trilogy so to speak – a beginning, middle, and end to Brian (Spirtas) and Jason, (Mitchell Anderson) and Brian’s healing or his steps towards healing through grief.  Schedules turned out that they couldn’t really work out for us to hold all the people and hold all of the sets for that amount of time.  So, we thought, “We’ve got the scripts for season 3 ready.  We’ll come back to it in the following year,” and that was always the intention, and then the pandemic hit.  So, it was shut down immediately that we weren’t going to do anything, but we wanted to stay current, and instead of going back in and telling the third installment of After Forever as a Covid-19 story as well, Michael and I sat down and looked at a way of staying relevant and current with a story within COVID, and there was born the idea to do this documentary style story/special about the characters of After Forever told through the lens of the character of Riley, the 11-year-old boy, who is now being homeschooled during the pandemic. He gets an assignment to do a project about the most unforgettable person he has ever met, and he, of course, chooses his best friend, the late Jason Adams, and he enlists all of Jason’s friends and family to join in.  Michael actually said, “What if we tell a story about Riley being homeschooled?” And, not only is Riley a technical genius at 11-years-old in the story, but Finn Douglas, who plays Riley, is a technical genius.

And didn’t Finn perform and write the song “Forever There” contained within the special?

KEVIN. Yes. He is this incredible musician.  Michael thought, “What would it be like if we asked to have the character of Finn sing a song for Jason?”  I said, “Well, what kind of song would we have him sing?”  Finn could play anything, I’m sure, because he’s self-taught, he plays by ear – guitar, piano, and drums.  Michael said, “What if we ask him to see if he could write a song?” and when we heard this song, we all called each other and we all got on Zoom and went, “Can you believe this song?  Can you believe this came out of this 11-year-old?”  It’s pretty incredible.  Michael did a gorgeous job of weaving the stories in and out and how they just sort of dove-tailed into each other, and then it was framed by Riley opening the project and ending the project.  During the Zoom reading we wanted to hear the song out loud.  We said to Finn, “Would you want to sing the song?”  We all just watched everybody on that Zoom call just fall apart.  It was just so beautiful. He’s an amazing talent.

Where is your character within this?

KEVIN:  I still stand in the center of the story of Jason because my character, Brian, was married to Jason, and it sort of connects us all, and through Riley’s understanding of how we all connect to Jason, is how we are all sort of spread out throughout the story.  Michael jokingly said, “You know, you’re not going to be the star of this special,” and I said, “I don’t think it’s about being the star.  It’s really about the storytelling.”  The beauty of Riley’s Unforgettable School Project is that we get to see moments of each person’s relationship with Jason, which Riley sets out to say, “Answer these three questions: What did you like most about Jason?  What did you like least about Jason? And what’s your favorite memory?”  Those three things, cut back and forth is where we all kind of fit in.  Nobody has more of a story than the next person, and it’s all telling honest portrayals of how they’re dealing with their loss of their good friend, or their child, or partner.

It’s a very inventive idea during Covid-19 to continue it in a way where you weren’t having to go shoot a full season of episodes.

KEVIN:  Well, we couldn’t. I have to say, Allison Vanore, who not only produced this special, but she also stepped up saying, “I’d love to direct this,” and I said, “Yes, please!”  She knows the characters.  She understands the story because she’s been a part of it for the last two seasons.  Allison also has this extraordinary amount of knowledge and expertise with the camera and what was needed for a remote shoot, and to also be able to organize filming 13 people in 2 different countries and 5 different cities… that’s just the technical side of it, but having that in our back pocket, knowing that it was a remote shoot, we had to send the camera, the computer, the ring light, and the microphone to each person’s house.  We had to location scout over Zoom.  We had to do wardrobe over Zoom.  It was all this big puzzle putting it together, and once you look at that board of storytelling and how we were going to do it, it kind of fell into place.  I feel blessed that a) we still had Michael with us, at that point, and b) Allison had the know-how to do this.  We all feel that at least this pandemic didn’t keep us from doing what we love.

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In terms of the contribution of Michael Slade in this special, was it the construction of the story, and how was he able to work and write this during his illness?

KEVIN:  Michael’s contribution to the special was no less than the contribution to season 1 and season 2, and the future of season 3, because the scripts are written.  We did everything on Zoom, and we worked around his schedule of treatment.  We scheduled 2 people per day, and we spread them out over two weeks.  He was very present, and when there would be a day where he would say, “I’m going to be an hour late, let’s just push that call time,” I would ask, “Is this too much right now?  We can shelve it; we can stop it.” He’d then say, “Absolutely not, otherwise cancer will win.”  He was determined to stay focused and to stay active because it took his mind off of what was happening to him.

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It would be lovely moment if you both were to win a Daytime Emmy for this project. 

KEVIN:  It’s our last collaboration together as a team, as I said, season 3 has been scripted, and it is on the calendar to get made.  We are just waiting for the COVID restrictions to lift a little bit and everyone to get vaccinated.  Michael was really hit hard with cancer – to stay healthy was so challenging for him.  Sadly, he didn’t make it to see the final edit of the special, and he died four days before we launched, but he had seen the cuts before that and was very approving of it, and had made some decisions, and offered some suggestions, and if God gives him an Emmy for this, it’s not because he died.  It’s because it’s great work.  It just happens to be that the work that was involved in this particular special was very tricky.  It brought up everything, like life itself to have to deal with.  Here we are dealing with the loss of a colleague, the loss of a friend, someone’s brother, someone’s son, this is life imitating art, imitating art imitating life. I can’t tell you the darkness that I went through just experiencing the need to stay focused on getting everything edited, and everything ready, and everything aligned for a release of this project that we had put into motion.  On top of it, our editor lost his mother just before Michael passed, and Allison’s mom was sick at the time, as well.  It took a lot of heavy deep breaths with Michael’s death, and the pandemic, and the loss has, for me, on a personal level, sent me back to really questioning my spiritual muscle and to help remind me that we have to come out of this better than we went into this.  I had many dark nights of the soul this last year, and December was probably the darkest.  I feel like I’m just kind of coming out of it now with the spring revealing itself.

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It must have been extraordinarily difficult for you to also go to New York during a pandemic and also knowing Michael did not have much time left.

KEVIN:  I will say this: I am grateful that I was able to stay in touch with my heart and my instinct and go out to New York to let that be my remote location.  Yes, maybe there was some risk involved.  I wore my mask; I was Covid-19 negative, and I was determined to be fine.  Once I got to New York, I would visit him very protectively with our masks and our gloves, and I’d sit across the room, and then I’d go back to the house I was at.  It was a gift that I was able to see him at that time.  We had some good talks then about how he was feeling, and I think he was still being optimistic, and then once we got the project in the can there was maybe this psychic letting go. That’s when everything really started to reveal itself as this could be the end.  I did go back to see him when he was in hospice.  I think I was there the last two days that he really was able to really stay coherent.  He would close his eyes and be at peace and quiet for a minute, and he would finish a conversation and sort of close his eyes, not to sleep and not to go away, but I remember watching him going, “Look how peaceful he is,” and then he’d open his eyes and he’d remember that he is in this body that has been given a time limit of life, and he’s on his way out.  I’d watch the fear go back in his eyes.  At one point, he did say, “I’m so scared,” and I just held his hand, and I said, “I’m scared too.  Let’s be scared through this together.”  I don’t know how to navigate grief like that.  We are all going to be in a position at some point where we are going to be on the other side of the hand holding.  The wonderful thing is that we were able to have honest communication about our feelings.  I thanked him for everything that he has done for me and how he believed in my talent and creativity and our partnership.  I will always take that with me.  I waved my finger at him, and I said, “Listen.  Now, we wrote a series about a man talking to his deceased husband.  You’d better talk to me!”  So, we laughed about that.

Photo: AfterForever

You’ve done a lot of things in your career from Broadway to television, and of course, daytime fans know you best as Dr. Craig Wesley on DAYS.  How does the entire After Forever project stack up to you within all that you have done?

KEVIN:  Former DAYS casting director Fran Bascom, sought me out and offered me this 2-day role on Days of Our Lives, and those 2 days turned into 8 years, and unbeknownst to me at the time, the final 3 months of that contract of those 8 years, Michael Slade was brought in to write.  We didn’t cross paths at that point, but years later, when we did cross paths in New York, and then After Forever was born, that was that universal crossing point.  I am most proud of the fact that we were able create something fresh, and real, and personal to ourselves that we didn’t have to cater to any “powers that be” that had their vision and their tinkering, that they thought that it could be better in this way or that way.  Then for After Forever to gain such recognition, within the film festivals, and the Emmys, and then, just after Michael died, we won the GLAAD award for Special Recognition this year.  We don’t even fit into one of their categories!  They found a way to acknowledge this project.  If another Emmy happens again, that might be another one to put up on the shelf for After Forever that would be beautiful, and I couldn’t have done it without Michael.

For the Daytime Emmys this year, what category have you entered Riley’s Unforgettable School Project?

KEVIN:  We are not a series this year, we are a daytime fiction special, and the “Daytime Fiction Special” category is a special class.  It’s anything that’s digital in the construct of less than 40 minutes.  NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is being bombarded with so much content, they’re trying to find ways to put categories together.

Photo: JPI

So, now, when we last saw Days of Lives’ Dr. Craig Wesley, where was he? (Laughs)

KEVIN: (Laughs) He was in a flash from the past or something in the DOOL app’s Last Blast Reunion series. I had a fun time working with Patrika Darbo (Nancy) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), once again.

So, if they were to want Craig to come back to DAYS, would you be all for it?

KEVIN:  Hell yes!

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Now, what story would you want to be told involving Craig? 

KEVIN:  When Craig was first on the canvas in Salem, there was a lot of mustache twirling and a lot of hand wringing.  He was always plotting; most of the time with Nancy.  It was kind of this high drama, evil villain storyline being told, but when the writers created an opportunity for us to be on after those first three months by bringing on Chloe without a father, there was something real about it.  It may have been told under the construct of soap opera storytelling, but there was a reality-based story about, “You have a daughter, and we are just now finding out about it?”  Then, finding a cure to her health was another realistic story, and finding out that Craig was her real father.  Anything that’s reality based is what I’m getting to.  I would welcome any job that brings me back and gives me an opportunity to dive into something real.

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Would you welcome the opportunity to play a gay character on daytime; in a medium where there are very few represented in storylines?

KEVIN:  I’d have no problem with that.  Do you know anybody who is starting that?  Let’s do it!  (Laughs) First of all, there’s nothing to hide anymore.  There’s nothing to pretend you’re not anymore.  I would think that bringing in a storyline that deals with anything outside the norm that we are used to seeing would be interesting.  How many times can you retell a story?  How many times can you set the same story up with another couple?  So, why not be diverse and have a stylized story being told through the lens of a gay person.

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In closing, so many go through life without acknowledging people who had an impact them.  We don’t give pats on the back, often enough, and especially in Hollywood, where people can be very self-involved.  You have already paid tribute to Michael Slade in our discussion, but what gift from him is your personal takeaway?

KEVIN:  The gift that Michael really gave to me is to remember to be kind to myself and to others, and to acknowledge and salute the person who is in front of us, because we don’t know when we will have, or if we will have, another moment to do that.

Now below, check out the trailer for Riley’s Unforgettable School Project.  Then let us know, what do you think of its concept? Kevin’s thoughts on the passing of his collaborator on the project, Michael Slade? And, do you hope DAYS brings back Dr. Craig Wesley? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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