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Dick Van Dyke to Appear on Days of our Lives

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When Michael Fairman TV spoke to Days of our Lives favorite Drake Hogestyn back at Day of Days 2022, he mentioned that he was going to chat with the powers-that-be to consider having Dick Van Dyke make a guest star turn on the Peacock streaming soap opera. Now, it has been revealed that it came to fruition!

Last night on Access Hollywood, viewers learned that Van Dyke taped scenes at DAYS in a storyline with Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Hogestyn’s John Black. Van Dyke will play a man with amnesia. Dick told Access Hollywood, “I have played old men before, but comedy old men. First time, I ever just played my 97-year-old self.”

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Dick also talked about his gym connection with Hogestyn, sharing, ‘Drake and I went to the same gym together.” He added. “I used to kid him, ‘Say, don’t you ever have any parts for old people? Come on, give me a part!’ And he took me seriously. He got me a part.”

During the Access Hollywood segment, Van Dyke received a virtual video message from friend and legend, Carol Burnett. She advised him to, “Make sure you know all your lines because they don’t do retakes.”  Burnett is referencing her times as Verla Grubbs on All My Children, a part she first played in the 1980’s.

Look Van Dyke to show up in Salem come this fall.

Check out the Access Hollywood segment featuring their visit with Van Dyke on the set of DAYS, followed by our chat with Drake Hogestyn for the Michael Fairman Channel where he mentions wanting to get the legendary star on the series.

What do you think of DAYS casting Dick Van Dyke for a guest appearance? Intrigued to see him in scenes with Salem’s John and Marlena? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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I’m not much for stunt casting, but I’m happy for him. I hope it was/is a great experience…and one that we all will enjoy.

Dick Van Dyke is a true living legend!

Here’s a random thought a Devil had upon reading this….

What if they’re bringing Dick Van Dyke on as the long lost Tommy Horton Jr?

For those mortals who are too young to remember … Tommy was the oldest son of Tom & Alice Horton. When Days started in 1965, he was presumed dead in the Korean war. He turned up in Salem with another name, another face, and no memories, which led to some very weird complications, such as falling in love with his own sister, Marie. She was so traumatized by this that she ran off to a convent to become a nun… and the Hortons weren’t even Catholic at the time.

Tommy Jr was in and out of Salem a few times after that, but was last seen in the late 70s. He hasn’t returned for the deaths of his parents or his brothers Bill & Mickey, or any other family events, but every once in a while, he got a mention from Doug & Julie… who are probably the only mortals left in Salem who would actually remember him.

As a Korean war vet, he would be in his 90s now if he were still alive, so Dick Van Dyke would be a great choice, age wise. And memory issues are obviously part of the character’s history.

I could be completely wrong about this, but I’m not sure how else they’re going to have any significant “mystery” around a 97 year old character.

I just hope the John & Marlena involvement doesn’t mean they’re going to rewrite John’s parentage for the 666th time and make him a long lost Horton.

If Dick were to play Tommy than we would have to have Maree Cheatham who at 84 would play Marie.

Have met him numerous times. He really is a funny carefree good spirited man who’ll talk to anybody.

This is guest casting at its finest. On a side note, is it just me, or does Mr. Fairman resemble Elton John in the promotional still photo of his interview with Drake Hogestyn?


He can be Doug’s (Bill Hayes)long lost older brother or a rival secretly in love with Julie. It would be crazy if these two old song and dance men did a duet together. How time flies.

That would be so cool! I love him

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Days of our Lives Favorite Lamon Archey Welcomes Baby Girl

Congratulations are in order for Lamon Archey (Eli, Days of our Lives) and his wife Krissy Terry.  The couple have welcomed a baby girl into this world named Kennedy.

In a beautiful photo of Kennedy with her mom and dad via Instagram, Lamon shared: “Blessings on blessings on blessings on blessings. #Blessed  @monicamartinphotography”

Terry added,“My princess. Kennedy Archey. You are my everything. I pray I am everything you want me to be in a mama. I never thought I’d love so deeply the way I love you, baby-cakes. I’ll forever be your guide, protector, and nurturer.”

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This is Archey’s fourth child. His three other children are: Machiah, 21; Caden, 14; and Gaia, 11

Several of Lamon’s Days of our Lives co-stars shared their well-wishes on his IG post including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

Lamon and Krissy were married back on March 25th of this year.

Send your well-wishes for Lamon, Krissy and new little bundle of joy, Kennedy via the comment section below.

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Jen Lilley Signs Off at Days of our Lives: “Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan Off and On for the last 10 Years Has Taught Me So Much About Empathy and Grace”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jen Lilley will wrap her short-term run as Theresa Donovan. Lilley came back to reprise her role to a be a part of the on-screen memorial for Victor Kiriakis, and to honor one of her her all-time favorite scene partners, the late John Aniston.

While Lilley explained in interviews with the press, that she gave the series a 3 to 4 week window of time she would be available to reprise the role, she noted the long-running soap opera wrote more episodes and story for the character; thus the part will be turned over to another actress for the next leg of Theresa’s return story.

Meanwhile, through the years, Lilley came under fire over her run on DAYS being a devout Christian, and taking on the role of the troublemaking Theresa.  She fired back in one interview, “Why should I play a role like this,’ you know? That’s been something I’ve been asked over and over again, by Christians, like,‘How can you be a Christian and play this role?’ And the truth of the matter is that from a human perspective, Theresa’s kind of a horrible person, but from a God perspective, she’s exactly who Christ came and died for.”

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With her final episode streaming on Peacock on Friday, September 22nd, Lilley took to her Instagram to share her sentiments on her Salem journey over the years.

Jen shared: “Last week of me exploring this girl’s shenanigans on screen. Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan off and on for the last 10 years has taught me so much about empathy and grace. I have enjoyed every moment of her hilarious sass and ferocity, layered with brokenness. To the cast and crew at @dayspeacock, I love you forever. You’re my family. And to the best fans a girl could ask or hope for: remember there is no pit so deep you could ever find yourself in where God’s love cannot find you still. You are never beyond redemption. You are called by grace and marked with love. Thank you for supporting me on this decade long journey. #Days #RIPJohnAniston #ripvictorkiriakis #DOOL”

No word yet if in the future, and with Lilley’s busy filming schedule (once the SAG-AFTRA and writers strikes are resolved) for Great American Family movies and other projects, if she would be available to return to DAYS should the show decide to write for the character.

So, are you sad to see Jen exit the canvas as Theresa? Curious just who and how will take over her role? There have been plenty of online rumors that a certain actress currently on the show is taking over the part. Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Celebrates One-Year on Peacock (Photos)

When Days of our Lives moved from NBC to the streaming service Peacock after 57 years on the air, it rocked many longtime fans of the beloved soap opera. However, NBC/Universal decided to make it a high priority on its companion streamer as one of its flagship shows. This was due, in part, to its dedicated fan base and viewership.

DAYS started its run in its new home on September 12th, 2022, and now one-year later, Peacock helped the show celebrate its first anniversary in its current streaming digs with an ice cream truck outside its studios in Burbank on Monday.

Taking a break from Salem, and to partake in some ice cream were DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Ella Cantu, (Jada) Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie), Carson Boatman (Johnny), Raven Bowens (Chanel), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Stephen Nichols (Steve), and Greg Vaughan (Eric).

Check out some of the snaps from the ice cream truck fun below!

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Mary Beth Evans, who shared on social media she used to serve up ice cream at one time in her life, took a pic inside the ice cream truck with Stephen Nichols. Seems “Stayla” likes ice cream too!

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Raven Bowens served up an ice cream cone to Carson Boatman!

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Too cool for school! Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes strike a pose with ice cream treats.

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Greg Vaughan with his longtime castmate, Mary Beth Evans, celebrating the one-year anniversary of DAYS move to Peacock.

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Here’s the signage from Peacock upon sending the ice cream truck to DAYS.

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The Salem gang strikes one final pose before heading inside and back to work to tape all-new episodes.

So, what do you think about Peacock sending the ice cream truck to DAYS to mark the occasion of its move to the streaming service? Are you glad DAYS is still moving forward on the streamer, even though a year later it’s not on or coming back to network TV? Comment below.

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