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Jason Cook Returns To Days of our Lives!

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Shawn-D comes back in his original form with the return of Jason Cook to Days of our Lives! 

According to Soap Opera Digest: Cook, who was so popular in the role of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s (Peter Reckell) son Shawn-Douglas Brady, is already taping scenes at the NBC soap opera for events surrounding the series upcoming 50th anniversary in November.

Jason Cook played the eldest child of Bo and Hope from 1999-2006 before leaving the series to work on other projects and other aspects of his career.  His successor was Brandon Beemer.

While storyline is also tight-lipped at DAYS on just how Shawn-Douglas returns to the Salem fold, we can suspect it will also have to do with the re-emergence of his on-screen father Bo, who is also back taping episodes of the long-running daytime drama series.

Are you happy to hear the news that Jason Cook is returning to DAYS for the series 50th anniversary? Let us know!

 

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

Good news when any vet returds if brief or long term. and no im not fully well as of this writing. i seemed earlier. later

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Jimh,

I commented 18 minutes after you, but your post was not seen until after I commented.

I’m pointing that out, so as not to look uncaring. A thousand returns aren’t as important as your health…GET WELL SOON!!!!!

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

Thanks……i wasnt going to post until im completely well but i find coming here and commenting does take my mind off things and helps me feel somewhat better!

janet
janet

Jim hope you are feeling better. Agree the returns are great. Hope it doesn’t mean the end of the show. Shawn D loved him, and loved him as Matt on GH. I have to agree on one thing. when you are ill, taking your mind off of it seems to help you for a moment.Get well soon.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Absolutely fantastic news!

It may not be long term, but it’ll be nice nonetheless. We should also have Martha Madison back as Belle! Their daughter, Claire, is coming back too!

JKJ as a returning Philip Kiriakis would be gold!!!

DAYS is delivering!!!!!

Jeremy
Jeremy

Yes! The return of Jason Cook as Shawn-D is awesome news, he’s obviously the original teen Shawn-D from back in the day, and it’s so great he’ll be back for the Bo return and the 50th. Now, I too, would like to hope that Martha Madison returns, too. Of course, I would prefer Kristen Storms, but it’s probably very doubtful she will be released from ABC to pop over to NBC. It would be nice though. But, Martha would be fine, too to return as Belle. Thanks to Days, for making the Jason Cook return happen, and thanks to Jason, too. I miss him on GH.

chris2pher
chris2pher

Why not Kristen Storms Wally Kurth did double duty? ??

Iakovos
Iakovos

I hope the return of these Brady men give some movement to the Bo-Hope saga which seems to have stalled at Reckell’s exit. I have read a lot about Salem to catch up. This news seems very exciting for DAYS fans.

ted
ted

Any truth to the rumor that they are returning for caroline’s funeral?

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Poor Shawn Douglas is now a father of a teenage daughter. My how the time has flown by.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I hope that the return is recurring, if not regular. And that Martha returns as Belle; I missed both of them. v was OK as Shawn-Douglas, but Jason Cook had better chemistry in the role.

Patrick
Patrick

DrOOL : wouldn’t he make a GREAT Sonny ?

Patrick
Patrick

seeing him as Shawn D….. is a blast

damien
damien

yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!
absolute fav heartthrob !!!! loved him as shawn d and his relationship with belle and mimi!
praying to soap gods he sticks around! he s sooo adorable , and even more in real life as i had the privilege of meeting him in person!
CAN NOT WAIT !!!!!!
thank you days!!!

Jeremy
Jeremy

he is… just so likeable. it would be amazing if Jason Cook returned to DAYS on a permanent basis, but I’ll take whatever we get from him
Great news from DAYS today!

Mo
Mo

Look forward to it. What about Belle and Claire?

Jimmy
Jimmy

This is awesome news! Jason is a really good actor, I loved him on both DAYS and GH. He was great as Shawn-D, better than Brandon Beemer IMO. Hopefully Martha Madison can return next. Can’t wait!

mark
mark

THANK THE SOAP JESUS THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR DAYS.

Jason “Cookie” Cook is the cutest guy and was wasted on GH. I am so glad he is coming back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geena
Geena

The new writing regime is really going all out and I commend them for it! I love Shawn and its great to see him back with the Bradys. I hope they will announce that Phillip is also returning. Too bad we have to wait till the fall to see all the vets return.

Blake
Blake

Man Days is going all out for the anniversary! Days is going to be kick ass starting late summer. I’d love to see him return for good, same with Bo and Patch.

There is a rumor that Michael T. Weiss might return, I hope so because that would be great also.

I’d love to see Carrie and Mike return for the anniversary also.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Michael T. Weiss’ Mike was paired with Derya Ruggles’ Robin and Lisa Howard’s April.

Roark Critchlow’s Mike was paired with Christie Clark’s Carrie.

Either one would be good, but Michael T. Weiss would create more buzz.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Days tapes so far in advance, that is almost maddening to hear about all these returns, knowing I have to wait 5 months to actually see it all unfold on screen. Kudos to them for keeping the spoilers to a minimum.

Ray
Ray

This is excellent news. I have said for months this was needed to keep Hope front and center. It seems like Daniel and Hope have lost a lot of steam lately. I have another idea. Can DOOL bring Jessica Collins on as the new Belle? I still want Nadia, Farah and Jay Kenneth back full time.

Scott
Scott

Jessica is too old for belle

BreckRoy
BreckRoy

Probably a no on Collins. She’s 44, which would suddenly make “baby sister” Belle now OLDER than Carrie (42), Sami and Eric (36-38), and practically twins with her brother, Brady (early to mid 40s). Belle should be around 30-34 at most (based on her last portrayer) and always younger than every sibling but Paul Narita,the baby in that family.

Vicki
Vicki

Get Belle back. It makes NO sense to have Shawn D and Claire back without Belle too. John and Marlena need a visit from their daughter also. It will be interesting to see who else is coming back but they need to do well in the ratings that’s for sure-I think NBC will make their decisions on how this all turns out.

dmr
dmr

Happy Jason is returning and not his recast, Brandon-also, I hope he leaves his Tom Cruise impression-esque personality behind-he brought this to work everyday while on General Hospital as Drake, Jr-I can’t even remember the character he played..

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

I’d like to see involved in an action adventure plot like his parents used to be.

Lori
Lori

I was all excited when I heard he was going to be coming back. Now it sounds like it’s just for the 50th anniversary; like Ali Sweeney. Bummer

Kylie
Kylie

Yes excited but too bad it’s not longer.He should be put on contract and come back for a long time.

Jon
Jon

If Martha Madison cant return they should hire Kristina Sisco to play Belle. She’s about the Right age. She played Charity on Passions.

Jon
Jon

Excited for JC to return too. I liked him saggy better then BB

Jan Stob
Jan Stob

I would love to see Jason Cook, Kristen Storms, and Bo Brady back on the show.
I really miss seeing all of them on the show!
I also miss E Jay Dimera.

Shelby
Shelby

Oh my goodness!! I am so very excited that Shawn D is coming back to Days!! Now if only you could bring back Mimi, that would make it even more amazing!! I was always a huge Shimi fan!!

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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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