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Katie Couric Looking For Days of our Lives # 1 Fan! Could That Be You?

Looks like Katie Couric’s talker, KATIE now in its second season is heading to the set of NBC’s Days of our Lives soon, and you can have a chance to be featured on the upcoming episode and win a walk-on role to be part of the action in Salem!

To enter you simply need to go to this link here on the KATIE website and enter the fields given and tell the producer at Katie your story and why you are a DAYS-FAN-atic!

So while you are busy filling out the questionnaire for your chance to be a part of this special segment on the upcoming episode, we ask you, if you were to get a walk on role on Days of our Lives, what would you cast yourself as? Who would you like to be in a scene with from the cast and why?  Share your thoughts with us, while entering the contest on Katie!

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louisa
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louisa

Why is ABC’s Couric promoting an NBC soap???

Mo
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Mo

I thought that odd too.

C
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C

Yeah, that’s super weird.

Jules
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Jules

My first thought as well. ABC NEVER cross promotes other networks’ shows. Ever watch The View? If a star from another network comes on, they always say to “check your local listings”, rather than heaven forbid name the network their show airs on.

But hey, they chose the right show to promote- another daytime serial! And it just so happens to be my personal fave. So I won’t complain!

AJ
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AJ

Katie did a HUGE GH show last year. While Katie is syndicated by an ABC subsidiary, it is not an ABC show.

Jules
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Jules

Oh I know about the GH special. But that is another ABC daytime show, so that made sense. But DAYS? I don’t know 100% how it works but it was my impression her talk show is produced by ABC and aired on ABC affiliates all over the country. Her show is considered part of the ABC daytime line up, replacing All My Children, after all. So to promote, let alone mention a NBC soap is quite strange for me given The Mickey Mouse Station’s love of self-promotion.

PineValleyLover
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PineValleyLover

Katie is syndicated….

Kate
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Kate

Katie is promoting herself! She is trying to get soap viewers to start watching her show.

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

Katie’s show is an entity of Disney and so is Days!

Mo
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Mo

I’d love to share a scene with EJ and Sami!

danny
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danny

Not right now–no–that’s not me. 🙂

Linda
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Linda

Michael why waste space here promoting K.C.? I only watch ABC for GH!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Hey 4everDAYS you should apply– you definitely one of the show’s biggest fans on this site. You and Patrick. I am not the show’s biggest fan, but I know if I had a chance to be in a scene– I would want it be with Fr. Eric. Just have me bump into him in the Horton Square and he has to help me up– i be in heaven– no lines, just to be that close up to someone that pretty in black, will be enough for this gal.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL. thank you MarySF.

the same would have to happen to me…..

knock me out… i’d freeze and be “SO” starstruck.

i’ll have to coin the phrase…. “cope’abilities”.

” I Do Love THE “show” “.

Patrick
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Patrick

perhaps… if I was a walk on nurse…. LOL.

I’d walk in: take Rafe’alicious pulse….

and stagger out.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Thank you for your input, but I would fear losing the fantasy of my soap world by visiting the studio. Seeing outdoor sets inside and rooms with 3 walls only along with lights and cameras as well as scripts in hands and directors directing would just hurt the fantasy. In my honest opinion, I think a fan of DAYS since the beginning of DAYS should and would be more deserving. I do see myself as a superfan, but have only watched for nearly 30 years. I missed the first 18 years and wish I could see all of them! If… Read more »

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

The early Days years were amazing…they story lines were family related with a ton of drama…Julie was quite the Nicole of the 60’s…welll maybe not quite that bad…lol but she did have a rebellious side to her …and Doug and Julie IMHO were the first Days supercouple!! What an amazing show…and the memories I have…they truly feel like a pseudo-family! Would give anything to win this contest! Good Luck to all who have entered!!

jimh(leave to beaver)
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jimh(leave to beaver)

Ive watched days since the 1960s…i consider 1968 to 1978 Days best…back then it was all about the Hortons, Andersons, Peters and The Grants…the Grants was, i believe, daytimes first complete african american family, with mother Helen, father Paul, grown son Danny, and grown daughter Valerie who was in love with Julies grown son David. IMO…i consider Doug and Julie daytimes no.1 romantic supercouple! Some clips are available on utube including a rare shot of the Hortons dining room during Thanksgiving! And from 1976 scenes with the Grant family…Tina Andrews is wonderful as Valerie…if you havent seen these check them… Read more »

jimh(leave to beaver)
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jimh(leave to beaver)

I never had a problem with the David and Valerie storyline myself…i liked the Grant family…also another story some fans didnt like was when Sharon Duval told Julie Williams she was in love with her…Sharons husband Karl also was in love with Julie…i had no problem with this story as well…Julie and her rival Susan were kinda like Nicole is today but Linda Anderson was more like a mix of Nicole and Kristen but imo not as wicked as Kristen…i hated it when she and so many others were part of a mass firing in 1980. The late Margaret Mason… Read more »

jimh(leave to beaver)
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jimh(leave to beaver)

Speaking of the square…i havent noticed that stupid couch…p.s. why not be on the show as Sister Mary when you run into Father Eric…that would be cool!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

When I became a fan of DAYS in 1984, my research of
DAYS history revealed a startling fact about the SL of
David Banning and Valerie Grant; it ended after a negative
response from viewers once David and Valerie kissed
at a wedding of Doug and Julie. I hope viewers would be
more accepting nowaDAYS! I’m all for diversity. It would
be nice for DAYS to strengthen the weaknesses they have
regarding the different races.

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

LOL…Sister Mary…that would be cool!!! Just walk on that set would make me awestruck…great memory jimh..I have watched many of the late 60’s early 70’s clips on YouTube….and if my memory is correct Days had the biracial couple and were the first to enter that genre…I believe it was Valerie Grant and David Banning…Doug and Julie…WOW..I could go on forener…when Doug’s Place was THE place to go and he would sing The Look of Love to her…OMg…then when he started singing Always…like at Tom & Alice’s anniversary, wel it took my breath way…I loved the triangle of Julie/Bob Anderson/ and… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ive watched Days since the 1960s but theyd never want me on it…with my looks id be better as some monster or creature on Dark Shadows…lol!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Go for it!!! You can’t be uglier than the devil. You know all about the
devil DAYS!!!

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

That whole story line is on You Tube…took me a coupkle of months to rewatch every episode but is was so awesome!!

Nikki
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Nikki

I love this! I wouldn’t dream of entering because I watch Days only ever so often, but I love that a soap is being promoted like this. I loved the huge General Hospital show Katie did last season and I would love to see this kind of exposure for soaps, of any network, continue.

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

Katie is on NBC here in Columbus, Ohio…as is Days as you well know…so doesn’t seem weird to me!

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

Just spent an hour typing a lifetime of Days memories and encounters with a couple cast members…wish me luck!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Good luck!

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

Thanks 🙂

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

What cast members? Who what when where how and why??????

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

In 1986 Gloria Loring (ex Liz Chandler Curtis) was doing a benefit in Cincinnati for JDF and I inquired about tickets and it was $150 a plate…which I could not afford…so I offered to volunteer to work the event and the coordinator took my name and number and said she would call me back if she could find something for me…well did she find something…she asked me if I would like to be Ms. Loring’s dresser and assist her with gown changes during her performance!! i said WHAT? Are you kidding me? It was an unforgettable experience…i had a framed… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I hope your DAYS dream becomes a reality!

bettyrj
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bettyrj

I sent my entry too but for some reason, it wouldn’t let me enter a pic. Unless I couldn’t figure out how to do it. It would be awesome to be a guest on Katie and on Days. My knees would be knocking!

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

I know the feeling Betty…it would be an unforgettable amazing experience!! For the pic I attached one to a tweet in twitter and used the link in the tweet for the pic on my entry…in case you haven’t submitted yet. Good luck! 🙂

Cherie
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Cherie

It won’t let me enter 🙁

Matthew
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Matthew

I wonder if you could find Days biggest fan in Utah? You’d have to give them bonus points for staying up late if he/she can’t afford a DVR because Mormon owned KSL (Utah’s NBC affiliate) has just reared its ugly sensorship head again by pushing Days of our Lives to late-late-night because of their ongoing gay storyline. The affiliate has refused to officially confirm why the show was bumped, but in e-mail exchanges with frustrated fans the network has claimed that the storyline has been “offending” viewers. These games that KSL plays with “controversial” programming is what’s truly “offensive”. Maybe… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Are they the same people who have multiple wives? They
should be most understanding. Where are all the women
for the single men? I believe people are born gay, but some
people could turn gay if the opposite sex is not available.
If there is 100 men and 100 women and 25 of those men have
4 wives each, what do the 75 remaining men do? They must
think DAYS is giving those single men ideas! BTW, Days of our Lives
title was lifted from a bible psalm.

Matthew
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Matthew

Great point 4everDays! As far as the bible psalm they don’t care anything about that. Their own “bible”, The Book of Mormon takes presidence over anything found in the bible the rest of us refer to. Also, just the mormons that practice the original mormon doctrine (which are now referred to as FLDS) practice polygamy. The “main-stream” mormons no longer endorse that idea until the afterlife where they believe men will again be able to take multiple wives. But your accurate in stating that they don’t want their members exposed to homosexuality because it may give people ideas since they… Read more »

Elizabeth Brown
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Elizabeth Brown

Disney owns ABC network. Katie is syndicated from Disney. Local NBC affilate airs show in my market. Some time zones replaced General Hospital with Katie on ABC affilate. Network didnt fill GH slot.

Brett
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Brett

I had a walk in part on B&B in 2003, it was so much fun!

Brett
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Brett

Katie is determined to win over the soap fans!

Mary K. Nugent
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Mary K. Nugent

She had me way before this contest…i think she is the classiest lady on daytime…Ellen is the funniest…love them both…glad they are not on at the same time!!

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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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