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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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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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