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James Lastovic Cast As Patch and Kayla's Son Joey On Days of our Lives To Debut Late Summer!

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When Stephen Nichols returns to the fold as Steven “Patch” Johnson for the upcoming 50th anniversary of Days of our Lives, the show will also be bringing in the character of Patch and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) now teen-aged son, Joey!

Actor James Lastovic has been in the role which is said to be a 2-year contract role!  The young actor was born in San Diego, California.  He made his acting debut in a film called “A Talking Pony!?! in 2013.

When the casting call went out for the role of Joey on DAYS it said, “16-year-old gorgeous Caucasian male who struggles with resentment and abandonment issues.”  Lastovic will debut on DAYS in late summer.

So intrigued to find out the story of Joey?  Comment below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im just happy that they are bringing someone in tied to the Bradys and hopefully this means more airtime for the wonderful but underused Mary Beth Evans…his description however sounds like JJ when he returned to Salem…hope its not a recycled storyline!!!

Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis

Mary Beth Evans is filming as a contract player and so glad for her.

Carly24
Carly24

Not interested in watching that outdated “vision” of Days that obviously includes throwing the most epic storyline (WilSon/PaulSon) under the bus.Higley almost killed Days last time around, and from what I’m hearing, she hasn’t learned a thing. She and Griffith are totally ignoring the kind of mix of characters and storylines that gave Days the best ratings in many years (2013 till beginning of 2014). My watching Days ends the day they sideline Sonny, Paul and Will!!!

Carly24
Carly24

And forget about it, Higfith will never introduce a new gay character, they’re destroying the gay storline that was the most successful storyline on the show and got them 4 Emmys in 3 years and ratings highs whenever these characters were front and center (even this year, with overall bad ratings, the best ratings days and weeks happened with Sonny and Paul being front and center). But these people don’t care about what viewers and fans want, otherwise they wouldn’t spend all the money on vets that never brought ratings up in the last couple of years.

Mark
Mark

Looking forward to this! 😉

Eden
Eden

For some reason, he reminds me of Tony Dow from Leave It To Beaver in this snap. X

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yes, Yes. He looks so familiar, I couldn’t put my finger on it. He also has the look of Corey Haim.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hope he is a good actor or we will have to call him Corey Ham…lol

Harry
Harry

Wow. I was thinking he looked like a young River Phoenix–not seeing Corey Haim or Tony Dow at all.
I also see a dash of a young Leonardo Decaprio.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

You’re right. He does look like Tony Dow back in the day. I wonder how many people who read this will have any idea what we’re talking about?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I have no idea…lol

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I never watched that show…im too young….kidding…lol…he does resemble him!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You are a riot, Jimh.

Donna Crim
Donna Crim

I saw a young dancer on Dancing Wiith the Stars. This Joey looks like this kid. Does anyone know if this is him?

Omar
Omar

Interesting, since there are no teenagers in Salem, so it means the kids on the show will be teenagers by the summer..Good move..This shows needs diversity..Theo and Hope’s bratty daughter will be aged up.

Patrick
Patrick

“oh, shucks”

“oh, no”

LOL

love your description of Hope’s bratty daughter

she’s a keeper and a genuine in front of the camera

I wish they’d recast Aidens son… he doesn’t seem comfortable

Mo
Mo

I love Ciara and hope they don’t age her as Lauren is fantastic. And so cute!

Beth
Beth

I don’t think it’s possible for me to be more excited about the reunion of the Johnson family, Joey, Kayla and Patch, by late summer. I only wish it would start to air sooner than that.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It’s also great that Patch’s sister Adrienne has a storyline involving Lucas and Justin who is back full time! I’m hoping Patch and Adrienne’s brother Jack comes back!!! Exciting DAYS ahead!!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I know, right?

how to contain all this excitement, till

WE “are” talking : good excellent actors with so much presence

Kayla, Patch, Rory, Justin, Adrienne, Lucas, Sonny

I can’t stand this

Patrick
Patrick

*Rory = Joey

Aden
Aden

Why do soaps write all teens as surly, hostile, nasty mini adults?? I was a teenager and the most important things on our minds were not our parents love lives or troubles. We were concerned about dances and exams and friends and girlfriends and parties. Just as no parent should be THAT wrapped up in their child’s love life…Eve are you listening??…no kids are that wrapped up in their parents’ drama. I hope this Joey is not just a rerun of JJ. Rory is a god example of how real teens act. That kid has a natural charm and charisma and soaps should be capitalizing on popular characters the audience wants more of…not forcing their favourites and pets. It would be cool if T and Rory were brothers or cousins. Give them both more airtime.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I agree, T is a fantastic character, and the actor is so great too, same with Rory, great character & actor. Wish they both had more air-time.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

The word out is that Joey is a troubled teen, similar to how JJ was a troubled teen when JJ first returned to Salem from boarding school. I was surprised to hear that the writers went that route with the Joey story so soon after JJ. That seems like overkill on the troubled teen scenario. That sounds like what they did with all those unnecessary cat fights.

Not looking forward to the troubled teen Joey story….Been there done that. I hope they can change course quickly on that and come up with something else for Joey. That said, I am glad that Joey is being brought to the show because it is a natural growth process for the show. Characters we enjoy who are central to the show have produced offspring who should be incorporated into storylines at some point. Just think the troubled teen scenario is too soon after JJ’s troubled teen story.

Mo
Mo

Not another JJ.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Heaven forbid…..I do not like JJ….well, not to the point of cray-cray Eve. That woman should be de-sexized. Is there such a word?

richard
richard

I hope DAYS can write good story, as Days has not had a good teen scene since the Shawn/Belle/Philip/Chloe story arc. Those were the DAYS!!! The character of Paige is god-awful, and JJ is so-so.

Rodd
Rodd

I’m glad they’re bringing on the next generation of legacy characters. But gee-wiz! must all the teens have a chip on their shoulder when they premiere? That’s not the only kind of teen there is.

Carly24
Carly24

Me and my friends have been watching DAYS for WilSon and PaulSon since 2011, and we’re not interested in the crap these “new” head writers are obviously coming up with. They have been ignoring this fanbase since they were hired, not a single mention of Sonny, Paul, Will and this multi-Emmy winning storyline so far! And very obviously, neither has there been a recast for Sonny nor has Christopher (Paul) been seen on set in many weeks, so they’re literally excluding this storyline and fanbase that was a HUGE part of Days’s success (see multi-year ratings highs 2013 till early 2014) from their “big” 50th anniversary that they’re hyping everywhere.

The execs and writers are talking about everybody and everything except our boys that got them more buzz in the key demos on Social Media and all over the web than any other character(s) or storyline. They’re turning Days into a “back to the 80s” travesty, and no one I know is interested in watching that. I’m also almost 100% sure that they changed Freddie’s last month when they came in, to virtually kill this whole storyline, since Freddie already told us there will be a (quote) “bizarre” outcome.

I’m done with this show as soon as they sideline the most successful storyline, PaulSon and WilSon!! The vets won’t bring ratings up for long, there will be an increase for the anniversary (as it always happens, no matter how good or bad the writing regime is), but it’ll die down fast, and then ratings will drop lower than ever before, since Higfith are pissing off almost all the fanbases that were part of the winning mix we saw in the best recent year in the ratings (2013).

AArt
AArt

Great addition to cast. Enjoyed his recent appearance. Can’t wait for more!

Ronnal
Ronnal

I heard Joey will be having a gay relationship with Ben when Abigail leaves him.

Jan Aquino
Jan Aquino

Definitely gorgeous…his eyes are dreamy, and in fact ,he looks like he could be Nichols and Evans offspring! I wish him all the best in his new role! : )

kam
kam

it looks like “Joey” wears hearing aids. (I am a HIS) just wondering if that was true only because of his speach. He is a cutie.

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RATINGS: DAYS On The Move – #2 In Key Demos 18-49, 25-54, and #3 in Total Viewers

Christmas in Salem came bearing gifts to Days of our Lives, as the audience was tuning-in to see what happened to Julie, Gabi, Abigail and a host of other Salemites.  In the latest ratings for the week of December 24-28th, which was the last full week of 2018 for television, DAYS moved on up in several key ratings categories.

First, DAYS overtook GH to gain the number three position in total viewers gaining (+196,000) from the previous week.  In addition, DAYS moved into the number two slot in the key 18-49 female demo, ahead of both The Bold and the Beautiful and GH.

The long-running NBC soap opera also landed at number three in the 18-34 demo, while ending up in the number two slot in the 25-54 female demo, as well.

The Young and the Restless also bounced back from an abyssal week, prior.  Y&R gained the most total viewers for the week netting +344,000, and did pick up viewers in all key demos.  The Bold and the Beautiful also fared well for the week in total viewers; adding +196,000, the same amount as DAYS.

General Hospital garnered +2,000 additional viewers for the week, and also added viewers for the week in demos 18-49 and 25-54, but found itself in fourth in total overall viewers.

Of note: repeats and episodes that did not count in the ratings system did weigh-in to final figures for the week from Nielsen.  To see the entire ratings picture via SON click here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,314,000 (+344,000/-487,000)
2. B&B 3,379,000 (+196,000/-414,000)
3. DAYS 2,412,000 (+196,000/-85,000)
4. GH 2,318,000 (+2,000/-436,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 442,000 (+42,000/-67,000)
2. DAYS 404,000 (+76,000/+40,000)
3. GH 364,000 (+33,000/-52,000)
4. B&B 347,000 (+18,000/-51,000)

So, what did you think of the ratings performance of DAYS? Which soap opera is delivering the best drama for you right now? Which is not? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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NBC Renews Days of our Lives For 55th Season

Those sands through the hourglass are not about to run out anytime soon, with news today that NBC has renewed Days of our Lives for a record 55th season for the network.  That means DAYS is picked-up through September 2020.

In a a statement, Bruce Evans, Executive Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment said: “With writing that manages to weave together Salem’s history with current realities, Ken Corday and his team have ushered the show’s legacy into a new era that resonates with both longtime and new viewers. The actors and crew have such a tremendous respect for ‘Days’ and what it means to fans. We believe that level of commitment shows through and touches our audience year after year.” 

DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday expressed: “It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year. We’re grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of the show and, of course, to our dedicated and passionate fans, we owe it all to you. Thank you for taking us through our 55th season. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.”

Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added: “Ken Corday and his cast and crew continue to build on the strong legacy of dynamic storytelling and intriguing characters in Days of our Lives. We are proud that audiences both in the U.S. and around the world will get to enjoy this award-winning series for another year.”

Days’ 53rd season saw a 4% increase in total viewers from September 2017 to September 2018 compared to the previous twelve months. According to NBC, that is 2.55 million vs. 2.45 million in live +7 per Nielsen Media Research.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is executive produced by Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr, with Ron Carlivati as head writer.

The soap aired its 13,500th episode in 2018. The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.

So, excited to hear there is more DAYS ahead? Comment below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of January 7, 2019

This week on Days of our Lives; after two bombshells about her boyfriend surface, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is not pleased.  First, she learns he was the guy that kidnapped Gabi (Camila Banus) and brought him to Stefan (Tyler Christopher).  Later, Ciara overhears a key conversation that does not sit well with her … at all.  Is it curtains for #Cin?

Meanwhile, Xander (Paul Telfer) intends to move back into the Kiriakis mansion, now that he has ammunition in that flash drive thanks to Eve (Kassie DePaivba) on Titan. Looks like Leo’s (Greg Rikaart) new housemate might become quite the ally to take down the entire family for their own gain.

Chad (Billy Flynn) is trying to do everything he can to make Abigail (Kate Mansi) forgive him, and what he does for her is quite special. But what could it be?

And, we learn that Haley (Thia Megia) has ties to Salem and an explosive secret.

Check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC for the action this week in Salem and then these other teasers below:

Monday, January 7

Jack runs into Kayla and discovers a dark moment from his past.

Tuesday, January 8

Julie helps Chad plan a special date with Abigail.

Wednesday, January 9

Leo meets Xander for the first time — and is immediately smitten.

Thursday, January 10

Eric reveals he’s made a decision about Holly’s custody case.

Friday, January 11

Brady and Chloe share a close moment.

Now, which storyline are you most intrigued by this week on DAYS? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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