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John Callahan back to DAYS!

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Soap Opera Digest is confirming that John Callahan will reprise the role of evil Dr. Richard Baker on Days of our Lives on April 22.  The doc was presumed dead, but it looks like he is very much alive! According to reports it’s not necessarily Nicole who he will be crossing paths with this time around! Stay tuned.

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Excellent! I loved Doc Baker’s character (someone had to be the reality check on Nicole’s baby-napping!) I wondered why they’d written the “finger wiggle” last time I saw him after being “killed”. Thanks writers!


I’m guessing he’s coming back to help transition A. Zucker (Nicole) back into the show. She should be coming off maternity sometime soon. He’ll end up doing something to get her out of the rest of her jail time — because what else would his character be needed for?

It would be really fun if he did an underhanded baby/switch sale 20 years ago and it was Melanie making Carley and Dainel’s girl really … Mia! Then Melanie’s real parents could be Kim and Shane and they could come back to Salem. Now wouldn’t that be fun? Even better that would make Melanie and Philip cousins … making her get an annulment (notice how the marriage can still be annulled as she’s been in the hospital the entire time?) and run to Nathan. But wait there’s more … Nathan’s mom Melissa also had a fling with Daniel and, yep, Daniel’s Nathan’s father, too! Then Chloe get’s fed up with her boyfriend’s gaggle of kids while Stephanie is in misery because her parents have vanished and Nathan left her … so they grow real close and DOOL has their first lesbian relationship. EJ by then has bought a large boat naming it Cruise of Deception II, kidnapping Sami and their 3 little kids (leaving Will to repeat history and eventually date-rape Gabi and get sent to Juvie.) Sami gives into to her true feelings and she and EJ get married on the boat (EJ’s plan the entire time.) While they are on their boat trip, they run into Jack and Jennifer and they all come back to Salem to go to the sad funeral of Mrs. H.

I would also have Bo struck by lightning wiping out his memory of the last ten years, he grows his hair out again, gets a motorcycle and takes the love of his life – Hope – back to Louisiana to relive there most romantic memories.

Nicole marries Gus thinking he’s rich, Vivian chases her around trying to kill her because she’s jealous. Vivian later dyes her hair and gets extensions and designs an alter ego – Elouise – who backhands Kate out of her company, and then kills her. Victor is so happy he marries Vivian and Elouise in one ceremony.

For no particular reason, a killing spree happens in Salem … first goes Arianna, the Rafe, then Gabi, then Gus. Adrienne and Justin squabble contantly, mostly because Adrienne has a big secret – she had an affair, had a baby, had the baby adopted and he’s in Salem! Uh oh, she had the affair with – yep – Daniel! And their son was … Chad! Making Mia and Chad siblings (better Grace isn’t around to deal with that!) But Chad figured this out already and was taking his agression out on Salem as … the serial killer.

Too easy. 🙂

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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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So, what do you think of Sean and Gilles coming to The Bay? Comment below.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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