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Happy 52nd Anniversary To Days of our Lives!

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Today, November 8th marks the 52nd anniversary of NBC’s Days of our Lives.  The series debuted on this date back in 1965.

“Like sands through the hourglass” … the daytime drama series tells the tale and interweaves the drama of the core families of the Hortons, Bradys, and DiMeras, and was created by Ted and Betty Corday.

DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday continues his parents dream and legacy alongside co-executive producers, Greg Meng and Albert Alaar, and the current writing regime under head scribe Ron Carlivati, with Sheri Anderson Thomas and Ryan Quan.  The soap is set to deliver an exciting November through the New Year, and more with fantastic arrivals and fan favorite returns.

Share you congratulations and well-wishes to DAYS in the comment section below, and post your favorite moments from Salem throughout the years!

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Mo
Mo

Happy 52 Days! The show is truly worth watching!

Celia
Celia

Yes….and many, many more. Celebrate!! Congrats!!

Jimh
Jimh

I started watching from the beginning and its golden years was the late 60s to 1979…i quit watching briefly with the mass firings around 1980…watched several years…was an on and off viewer since the 1990s until a few years ago…i hope Ron C. can keep the momentum…had my doubts but he has done great improvements…i wonder what he might had done different for the shows 50th-which was too much darkness and not worth celebrating…i would had added several cameos from past cast members, clips showing past and present characters…and had several current characters like Ned and Hope play Doug and Julie ect..Ned as Doug singing ‘Most Beautiful Girl In the World’ to Hope’s Julie at a celebration of Doug and Julie’s 50th wedding anniversary as the real Doug and Julie watch approvingly and join in the singing-Susan Martin-Julie’s old rival (if Denise Alexander would came back) revealed as Ann’s mother and finding out the real reason why Ann hated the Hortons(Bill accidentally killed Ann’s father Eric Peters during a botched emergency surgery)…so much they could had done but didnt happen during the shows disaster of a 50th!!!

Celia
Celia

You and my Grandmother should exchange/compare notes, Jimmy. You tell a great story….good for you. I ‘hear’ the nostlgia in your writing, as I do my Gran’s.
Other than Another World, Days is her preferred soap.

Jimh
Jimh

I loved Another World…hope you showed your Gran some of those few rare vintage clips of AW that survived the wiping process from the show(a few are from the 60s to the 70s-there were some taken from a side angle but i still like seeing those rare epps in any condition)…its on kinescope but i have watched the wedding of Lenore and Walter from 1968 over a dozen times-its my all time favorite soap wedding-watching it feels like you are witnessing a real wedding-it was so well written!!!

Jimh
Jimh

They are on youtube i forgot to add…

Celia
Celia

I envy you, Jimmy….I always maintened I was born in the wrong decade….sometimes, Century.

PF
PF

Congrats, Days! Ron & co. have made the show fun and compelling. Really enjoying it. Now if those Nielsen numbers would come up, a renewal by NBC beyond next fall would be assured.

mike
mike

Ron has made Days watchable again. Now NBC has to show faith and promote the show.

elaine gilmore
elaine gilmore

i love the show very much, the writers are awesome keeping all busy, the actress and actors are the best of the best, congrats and keep up the great work

blake
blake

Happy anniversary to Days! So glad it’s watchable again thanks to Ron C.’s writing and stories.

Maca
Maca

Love u days!!

Iris Cohen
Iris Cohen

Yay for Days of our Lives! Happy 52nd Anniversary! My favorite soap of all time. Here’s to many more years to come!

Scott5
Scott5

Remember these good times, Days fans, because Ron runs out of gas around year 3. I’m a fan of Ron and think he’s a great writer (loved what he did with GH the first 2.5 years), but it’s very apparent when he hits the wall.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

Ron Carlivati went from writing OLTL almost immediately writing for General Hospital.So now that he had time off between his writing at GH to his now writing at Days he’s been refreshed in a way and he won’t run out of gas.Plus at Days he has story consultants Sheri Anderson and Ryan Quan that could keep him focused and he can rely on.

Ray
Ray

The show has been excellent lately. I would love to see Phillip come back, keep Kate front and center and looking forward to seeing the new Ciara.

Misty
Misty

Hope you don’t mind people who disagree, but days hold very little appeal for me I’ve hung on again since 2011 for some good storytelling
THIS isn’t IT!!!!
Characters who interest me currently are Brady, Eve, Eric, John, Andre/Tony Abe, Val, Julie, Victor, Eli , Chloe, Susan, Steve, Kayla, Jennifer, Tripp, Loni, Ben. Lucas
Honestly no longer care what is happening with Marlena Evans family, Kate, Sonny, Paul, Adrienne, Justin, Hope Brady Which probably means without a significant changes my time of watching days is about over, after watching for DAYS for most of my life. IMHO nothing that has happened in the past currently matters to days. The show once was an amazing, fun, family friendly, SOMEWHAT faith based, full of surprises, enjoyable show . Now I can’t recommend it to anyone. I enjoy the old times stories not the craziness that days has become since they did Possession, SKK, Melaswan. The best stories were from the 70’s to late 90’s. The show had a ton more money to spend on location shoots, great umbrella stories. Now these stories are driven by what’s currently the “agenda” of the day NBC exec’s & what TPTB want to promote. I honestly makes me very sad to see days resort to such tactics to draw an audience. I will always love the stories about Roman & Marlena, Kim & Shane, Rojohn & Marlena, Jack & Jen, Steve & Kayla, Mike & Robin, Mike & April, Maggie & Mickey, Doug & Julie, Jen & Frankie, Carrie and WHATever flavor her dad wanted her mother to be this year, LOL. BAD-asses villains like Stefano, Victor, the Torres. The villains since the Alamain’s & Blake’s showed up in town diluted what it once used to be a great villains. I know most people think I stuck in the past. I’m not! I don’t mind when days moves ahead with new characters as much as many people who I see that complain. It’s the writing that has gone so far downhill that it very hard to find anything to compliment the show on anymore. I’ll always appreciate Sheri Anderson and Greg Meng for their efforts to keep days alive. They are both great people, as are so many of the vets from the show BUT bad HW for many years has taken it toll . I don’t think current HW is doing the show any favors. I hope that TPTB read all the comments. It’s appropriate for people to make both their likes and dislikes know. Maybe I am in the minority. Still I feel I have a right to speak up as a viewer.

Patrick
Patrick

“Like sands through the hourglass” … “… so goes the DAYS of OUR Lives ” “Thank You” @DOOL, Sony, NBC for continuing this dream team of the best production on daytime. this show is so full and replete with all the serial recipe FRIDAY – 11/10 cliffhangers, plus 1. JJ shoots Theo. my heart started racing and the angst will never let up. I care so much about Theo. I can’t blame “Kate” for any misguiding of the other DiMera.. that Abe so longs to protect his son. oh god.. where to start as was read in SOD soap opera digest… this reaches – ALL – of Salem. ALL of ALL the denizen of “Days of OUR Lives” the heart pounding reach of palpitation , where your heart mind and soul went let the incredible cast reach OH .. I cried JJ .. as played by the – at last – grown up .. steady as they go.. landed with Lani… they define sensual.. they define a sexual combustible connect unlike I’ve seen in a long time.. I am so besotted with Lani. THANK the soap god @DOOL brought her back to this fine show she is defining herself… every character who is connected to Abe Carver. The best family on Abe / Valerie / Lani / Eli / Theo .. surefire hit side note : I truly hope.. if the rumour mill is true.. that the actor Kyler Pettis . “leaked” information.. and yeah.. GIVE HIM A BREAK. when this show films.. 6 MONTHS in ADVANCE what viewer is going to remember ? all we care about is story. and this show is delivering ALL of that. Theo connect @DAYS.. by himself.. with James Reynolds… made us love them to bits.. all the more reminder of how loved Lexie Carver is. 2. Christopher Sean, Paul DESERVES prop. when he first happened @Will for the first time FIRED a layer of. his eyes filled with tear was this for .. ??? he’s alive and will lose Sonny ? he’s alive and recalls his tryst ? he’s alive and ??? didn’t tell anyone outright ? it was so moving.. I thought.. YES ! @DAYS production team for layering and giving Christopher Sean the actor.. to give the audience a shade of heart tug and pull i’m a little angered at Sonny lack of or “respect” for Paul. I know their is love between the two… AND they both acknowledge the love Sonny and Will shared. WOW what a conundrum. OK.. the set up – Paul.. held on to the knowledge of Will.. for 24 hours. he fesses up to Sonny as he’s released from the hospital. Sonny “in anger” directs to Paul – ” I don’t have time for this”, as he gives Paul his world series ring back this gave us all the more reason to cheer for … Paul I love the guy… I almost want @Andrew.. I think it was.. that with Will possibly having amnesia.. will be… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick

FOUND this on YouTube.com

FALL PROMO @Days of OUR Lives 11/10/17

https://youtu.be/SW9tc9uUCbo

this show is on fire

WHAT a huge promo

Louise Sorel… Tyler Christopher… Eileen Davidson

PLUS PLUS PLUS notwithstanding the whole cast

WOAH

i’m stunned

xmascarol
xmascarol

That many years already wow then I must be getting old.Glad to see Susan Banks back and looking forward to the return of Louise Sorel.The show is a lot more entertaining and interesting now with the story about Will.To be honest I kind of feel sorry for Paul.

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS New Summer Promo Reveals The Returns of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Louise Sorel

Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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Former Y&R Star, Emily O’Brien Set to Debut On Days of our Lives

You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

So, excited to see Emily on DAYS? Comment below.

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