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EW.com learns "DAYS may have Gay storyline in the works!"

Could it finally be that one of the last soaps you would ever think would incorporate a gay storyline into their story canvas, may be ready to do so?  Well according to EW.com tonight it just may be so for NBC’s longest running scripted television program, Days of our Lives.  EW reveals, “We have learned exclusively that a gay storyline may be in the works! From what we gather, it may involve a current cast member hooking up with someone new. ”

EW also states a Days of our Lives spokeswoman declined to comment on the situation. But let’s look at this for a second. Many fans have been lobbying for a same-sex relationship between the characters of Will (Chandler Massey) and Chad (Casey Deidrick), but also there is speculation that a gay storyline could involve the newest addition to the Hernandez family, Dario (Francisco San Martin).  Or, could it be none of the gents above?

If DAYS was to launch a gay love story, what existing character on the canvas would you like to see involved in this story? Tell us here.

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Julie
Julie

Please Days, let it be Chad and Will! Fans have been wanting those two for so long, not to mention the fact that Casey and Chandler have proven to be adequate in the chemistry department. Not some new guy Days, CHAD AND WILL. I don’t want summer hotness, I want summer CHILL!

maej26
maej26

I would love for the first gay s/l to be with Chad and Will. Those two guys have so much chemistry together. They are on the same level as EJami to me and that’s saying a lot! Every time they’re in a scene together they light each other up and I don’t even see anyone else in the scene. Another DiMera/Brady “forbidden love” is gold and this time tptb could do the story that EJami were meant for right from the beginning. I hope tptb don’t waste this opportunity. It’s the second time a story like this with actors who have electric chemistry has fallen into their laps.

CHILL FTW!!!!

sara
sara

I agree with maej26 I see the sparks btw CHILL in your montage& I love it. tptb always screw everything up I just wish they fix all the s/l. Ejami always

Julian
Julian

I hope it’s Chad and Will as well. The actors and characters have such great chemistry!

Lumily
Lumily

no no no ,,, not Will Horton…
let it be Carley and Chloe, better yet dont do a gay story at all,no thank you,,,,

Michael
Michael

homophob

kasey
kasey

I agree. Please just let it be.

Lucas
Lucas

No gay story at all 🙁

kasey
kasey

No gay storyline. It will ruini t for me.

mike
mike

The actor playing Dario is a non-starter, can’t see him having chemistry with anyone. Hope they don’t use Will & Chad. While these actors work very well together I can only see this storyline tanking and destroying the charcters future with the show.

George
George

I sincerely hope that there will NOT be a gay storyline on DOOL or any other American soap. I say this definitely not out of homophobia but beacuse it is a well known fact that gay characters are never ever given a happy ending on any American soap or show. QAF separated Brian and Justin in the end. ATWT killed of Reid, left Luke to a life of pain, suffering, and misery; and reduced Noah to a no show, while giving every straight charcater and couple a happy ending. OLTL made Kyle and Oliver disappear unceremonoiusly. In the end die hard and loyal fans and viewers are shown no respect or consideration by the TPTB of these shows; the fans are left devastated. I was completely shattered by the horrendous LURE ending that was written by JP and her sadistic team, and auhtorized to air by CG of ATWT. It was like fattening a calf before leading it to its merciless slaughter. I am sure millions of soap viewers and fans feel that homophobia is very much prevalent amongst the writers, producers, and TPTB of American shows and soaps. So, it is better not to have something or someone, rather have it, and then snatched away ruthlessly. After the horrible ending of the beautiful LURE story on ATWT, I have vowed never to watch any American soap. But, if DOOL has the guts to show a nice gay storyline culminating in a happy ending, good luck to the viewers and fans of DOOL.

mmc
mmc

I agree with most of what you said.The last straw for me was the way they ended ATWT and destroyed Luke and Reid.That was truly my favorite story of all time .I loved the characters of Luke and Reid and adored Van Hansis and Eric Sheffer Stevens.If they were cruelly destroyed,Reid being killed and Luke grieving for the love of his life, i don’t have much hope for any gay storylines.Because to me this was the best of the best.Some people want to be like an Ostrich and bury their head in the sand! So sad !!!!

Ambyr
Ambyr

The Olivia and Natalia story line ended happily on GL. Except for having to accomodate Jessica Leccia’s maternity leave, the storyline was very well put together and very moving. They wound up together with a supportive blended family and supportive community. However, I think the biggest problem with having gay/lesbian story lines on American soaps is that they’re not allowed to show much affection. They get just a couple of kisses and a ton of longing looks, hand holding and hugs. Meanwhile the straight couples are humping like rabbits in scenes that are one bed sheet away from soft core porn. If they’re gonna try a gay/lesbian storyline, then have the courage to get out of medieval courtly love simpering and don’t fall into the Well of Lonliness. It’s 2011!

Evie
Evie

Days already has a same sex pairing with sexual chemistry in Chad and Will. Those two would be the best choice for a romance as the foundation has already been set. They are frenemies who sparkle in scenes together.

The fact that a Chill pairing would instigate another Horton/Dimera drama would be icing on the cake. There is a lot of story that could be had from this pairing. Much more story than pairing them up with anyone else currently on the canvas.

At this point Days is creatively dead. A Chill pairing would get them press and possibly reinvigorate the show.

Scott
Scott

I feel like a same-sex coupling on DAYS could be a real head-turner.

I feel like what went wrong with ATWT’s Luke is that they wrote themselves into a big storm of publicity and then wrote themselves into a corner to which they couldn’t back out of. And OLTL had the perfect opportunity to succeed but didn’t roll with it as they probably felt they didn’t wish to ruin KISH.

As for Y&R, they let me down. I felt like out of all the soap operas, they could’ve handled it well but just insulted it. Phillip is a gay male yet has no partner, and that Adam/Rafe storyline was just plain insulting.

AMC has ruined Bianca and her pairing with Reese, though they are making it in true soap opera fashion so I have to give them thumbs up for not treating it as a “special” situation, they’re making it a true soap romance type of thing.

DAYS has the power to make a completly successful, long lasting soap romance between Will and Chad, and maybe even Dario. I hope they go with it.

And PS: DAYS needs to move to like 2PM EST so I can DVR it in HD. I’m tired of watching soapnet for it, and soon won’t even have that. :-/

Lucas
Lucas

Carday says NO gay sl at all for Days LOL but we know how he lies,,,,,
no one said it was going to be two men,I heard two gals @@

true
true

Please DOOL don’t do it.

Crispay08
Crispay08

Would LOVE to see Carly and Chloe in a good storyline….

giftofamber
giftofamber

Carly & Jennifer. Second choice would be Chad & Will.

Michael
Michael

Rafe2 & Daniel! Daniel & Bo!!! BRADY BLACK and PHILLIP KIRIAKAS- please, please, please. (Alas, it would be short lived since Jay is leaving the show. But, after falling into a lustfilled night in Brady’s arms, and a subsequnt short lived romance, Phillip could leave town in a panic, leaving BRADY BLACK to find romance with EJ!!) Rafe 1 and EJ! Of course, Will (but I wish he could be played by the previous actor who played the role) and Chad. All kidding aside, this could be a wonderful story oppotunity- OF COURSE, Stefano, and probably EJ would be homophobic, and cause lots of pain and consternation for the new homo DiMera. The tension could split the guys up, and of course in true soap opera fashion, during a night of drunken heartbreak- Chad could end up with Darius- and begin soap’s first GAY Triangle love story. Other possibilites- Stefano & Victor! BRADY BLACK and any other hot guy that’s ever been in Salem- past, present, and future! Abe & Stefano! Gus & Lucas (back from Europe)! Did I mention BRADY BLACK & EJ? BRADY BLACK & Rafe 1 & Rafe 2- another Salem Gay Traingle!- And the most scandalas possibity- certain to cause dissention and protests from clone advocates worldwide- RAFE 1 and RAFE 2!!!!! OMG- think of the possiblities! Could give new meaning to the phrase ‘go #!##!.yourself!” Seriously- I LOVE Days- inspite of the fact that it’s producers (Corday, etc) are notoriously homophobic, and have been for decades. I will never forget- years ago, I was a very young boy, watching Days with my mom, when Julie (now known as Hope’s sister , Doug’s wife) had a female “friend”. I remember I watched with silent intrigue as this “female friend” made clear overtures towards a married Julie Williams. For a few episodes, Julie seemed to take this flirtation in stride, and young as I was, I remember being in awe and very intrigued. Of course, I couldn’t identify why I felt so mesmerized by this storyline- but I was less than ten years old, and very, very interested in the turnout of this plot line. Unbeknowest to my young self, the network and/or the Corday production team got cold feet midstream. I will never, ever forget how I my young, unvoiced gay self felt when I tuned in the following week, to find Julie’s “lesbian” friend turned into a psycotic, unstable mess who spent an episode STALKING a quickly appalled and unsympathetic Julie Williams. It was so long ago, and I may have gotten some details incorrect. However, i will never forget the implicit message that Corday and company offered my young, impressionale, very gay self- that being gay and expressing your true feelings was wrong, undesireable, and even criminal. (If memory serves correctly, Julie’s paramour was carted off, albeit hysterically, by Salem’s police force.) I wonder if the producers during that time ever reallized the harm and pain they contributed by perpetuating such a negative image… Read more »

George
George

Unfotunately Michael, times haven’t changed and homphobia is very much prevalent in society and even more so on American soaps and shows. Did you see how QAF, ATWT, and OLTL treated the gay characters. I have never seen a happy ending for a gay character. And, this trend will most likely continue.

Shayla
Shayla

NOOOOO gay storyline needed. REALLY. Enhance tradition and develop a strong consistent family, marital and single heterosexual relationships. Remember the Soaps are fantasy with a touch of reality.

mmc
mmc

I am a believer in tradition and traditional families, but having said that this is not the world we live in today.Love comes in all kinds of packages .I think it would be a mistake for people to pretend that gay love does not exist.Any relationship that has respect and love for one another has to be acknowleged! The families of today are not the traditional families of years ago.And what is a family anymore?There are so many divorces, babies without Fathers supporting them,neglect, abuse, etc.A loving , committed, monagamous,relationship makes a REALfamily.That’s just the way it is.And no , I’m not gay.I’m straight, married, with three children,, none who are gay!

beatrize
beatrize

none thank you… being a heterosexual older women, just would not add to my enjoyment of the show…sorry that is how it is..

Sierra
Sierra

Being a gay older woman, the straight storylines do not add to my enjoyment of the show…sorry, that’s how it is !

Sarah
Sarah

So why do you watch in the first place? The intellectually stimulating storylines? What is really needed is more soap operas for gays and lesbians on network TV not through web subscriptions. That way you can tune in to something that turns you on and not be turned off by the straight people leaping into bed. Now if we are talking prime time shows that have nothing to do with leaping in bed, well bring on all the gay characters you want. I’m perfectly fine with homosexuality. I have relatives and friends who are gay, I just don’t want to watch them have sex and I should think they feel the same about heterosexuals, unless . . . they are bi : )

Bill
Bill

I hope Days does NOT do a gay storyline.

Didi
Didi

Please DO NOT ADD a homosexual relationship…Will and Chad??? THIS IS CRAZY!!! DON’T RUIN THEIR CHARACTERS LIKE THAT!

dorothy fowler
dorothy fowler

for thoes who have been faithful to DAYS SINCE DAY ONE WHY HAVE A AWFUL STORY LINE ABOUT GAYS WHY END WILL’ S STORY LINES WITH GABBYOR SOME OTHER SEXY LADY. STOP BEFORE YOU LOSE LOTS OF FANS . ITS JUST DUMB TO DO . GET NEW WRITERS GO BACK TO OLD DAYS WHEN DAYS WAS GREAT. DOUG AND JULIE WERE SUPER COUPLES AND NOW ALL YOU DO NIS HAVE THEM RING THEIR HANDS .GET WRITER WITH A BRAIN AND WRITE GOOD STORY LINES AND NONATE THEN FOR THE EMMYS THEY SHOULD RECIEVE .AGAIN DO DO THE GAY STORY LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dorothy fowler
dorothy fowler

DONT DO THE GAY STORY LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AJJ
AJJ

WTF is up with a gay storyline? ughhh…

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On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

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Major casting news announced at yesterday’s NBC Day of Days fan event, and on the new DOOL app.

Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

So, intrigued to find out more about the character of Haley?  Looking forward to more Xander on your way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPLAY: Days of our Lives 53rd Anniversary Facebook Live Event From The Set: A Special Tribute, Preview Of The DOOL App & Fun Moments with the Cast!

It’s been a big week for Days of our Lives, culminating in Saturday’s annual Day of Days event with the fans and the cast in celebration of the long-running daytime dramas 53 years on the air!

Late last week, a fun and never-before-seen Facebook Live event kicked-off the last several days of fun, and was hosted on the NBC official Facebook for Days of our Lives.

It was during the live event that fans were treated to some behind the scenes access, and several previews of the new DOOL app that was also released on all mobile devices the day of the series anniversary on Thursday

During the event, Soap Opera Digest’s Stephanie Sloane, led viewers through a hilarious opening segment, which featured a walk through the sets with various cast members doing some very familiar soap tropes from: shirtless hunks, to bitch-slaps, a twist on a soapy monologue, and more.

Later, following John and Marlena’s nuptials on-air, Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn along with Mary Beth Evans, James Reynolds, and host for the segment, Martha Madison, chatted about the long-awaited wedding for Jarlena fans.

Bill and Susan Hayes were on-hand to tell the audience all about the “Video Vault” section of the new DOOL app, where fans can find classic clips from DAYS history.

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Then, DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday presided over the annual cake-cutting ceremony, honoring the cast and the crew for their accomplishments of keeping the show strong and continuing its legacy for 53 years and counting.

Several cast members took part in a special tribute honoring the late Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady), which was an emotional high point of the event. Eric Martsolf led several key members of the cast who worked with Peggy, as they shared remembrances of this one-of-a-kind actress.   Later, Galen Gering, Lauren Koslow, Nadia Bjorlin and Eric Martsolf did a little “Show and Tell” preview of some of their videos inside the new DOOL app.

Martha Madison returned to the backstage celebration where cast and crew took photos against the step and repeat for the series 53rd anniversary and the launch of the DOOL app.  Madison chatted with several cast and producers who stopped by including returning fan favorite, Matt Ashford (Jack Deveraux).

The facebook live event concluded when Stephanie Sloane walked into the celebration with the cast as they gave a big “Thank you” to the fans for keeping the show on the air, and telling them to check out the new DOOL app for all the exclusive, fun content now and in the days and months ahead.

For more on how you can download the new DOOL app visit www.thedoolapp.com.

In case you missed the event, you can check out all the segments below. Then let us know what was your favorite part of the celebration? Comment below.

 

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