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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
louisa

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

Mo
Mo

I thought that odd too.

C
C

Yeah, that’s super weird.

Jules
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
AJ

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

Jules
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
PineValleyLover

Katie is syndicated….

Kate
Kate

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

Mary K. Nugent
Mary K. Nugent

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

Mo
Mo

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

danny
danny

Not right now–no–that’s not me. 🙂

Linda
Linda

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

Mary SF
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
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
Patrick

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

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

and stagger out.

4everDAYS
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 I were to appear on DAYS, I would hate to choose just one performer
to work with. I love them all!!! Now, if my dying wish came true(Charlotte
Ross reprises her role as Eve Donovan), then I could see myself in a scene
opposite her. Maybe as an ex john!!!

Mary K. Nugent
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)
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 out!!!

jimh(leave to beaver)
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 who played Linda did return briefly when stepdaughter Mary fell victim to the Salem Strangular…i was hoping she’d stay…i believe she wouldve been great paired with Stephano but it never happened which was a big mistake on Days part. Linda later returned but was played by Elaine Princi…it wasnt the same for me, especially since Elaine had played Bill Hortons lover Dr. Kate Winograd in the late 70s…i dont think todays Kate Roberts, who also had an affair with Bill, is the same Dr. Kate but i remember when some fans used to think she was…

jimh(leave to beaver)
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
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
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 Doug…that was some great acting…along with the Laura/Bill/Mickey storyline…..AHHH…those were the Days of Our LIves!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
4everDAYS

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

Mary K. Nugent
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
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
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
Mary K. Nugent

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

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Good luck!

Mary K. Nugent
Mary K. Nugent

Thanks 🙂

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

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

Mary K. Nugent
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 pic of she and I and my ex-husband knew how much it meant to me so he shredded it!! I called him a few names which I can’t say on this forum….then in 1994 Drake Hogestyn was at a Fan event in Cincinnati sponsored by Revco (a drug store chain at the time) and my 9 yr old daughter and I stood in line for 5 hours for a meet and greet with pics and all…it was surreal!! He had broken his foot or ankle and was on crutches…here is the link to my Twitter account if you would like to follow me or see my pics….I love my Days of Our LIves!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I hope your DAYS dream becomes a reality!

bettyrj
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
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
Cherie

It won’t let me enter 🙁

Matthew
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 KSL’s fan base wouldn’t be so upset about gay themes if there wasn’t trickle down bigotry being projected by their church leaders. When will the Mormon Prophet finally recieve some “modern day revelation” that there is nothing wrong with being gay? And when will KSL give their viewers the option to change the channel if they don’t like what they are viewing? I’ll never understand how it’s legal for a religious organization to own a major broadcasting affiliate! Just saying.

4everDAYS
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
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 view homosexuality as sinful and unnatural.

Elizabeth Brown
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
Brett

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

Brett
Brett

Katie is determined to win over the soap fans!

Mary K. Nugent
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 Camila Banus Talks Stabi’s Heartbreaking Love Story; Matthew Ashford Melissa Reeves Chat On JnJ Reunion On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

In the latest can’t miss ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives‘ podcast, two major interviews are the focus of the episode.  First, Camila Banus who had been turning in bravura performances as Gabi, discusses with host. Michael Fairman, her reaction to finding out that Brandon Barash (Stefan) was being killed-off the NBC soap opera, now that Gabi’s love, Stefan is brain-dead.

The duo who became so popular as “Stabi” reveals why Gabi and Stefan’s love/hate relationship worked so well, and those sexed up love scenes.  Later in the interview Camila discusses her recent scenes with Sal Stowers (Lani) where Gabi wants Lani to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness for Lani shooting Stefan, even though he got in the line of fire to save his mother, Vivian (Robin Strasser).  In addition, Camila talks about working with Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and how Julie hurled some minority slurs at Gabi shortly before her heart-attack.

Then in a very special roundtable chat, Matthew Ashford (Jack) and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) chat with Fairman about playing those key scenes where Jack rescues Jennifer from Dr. Shah, hits his head, and then finally his memories come flooding back.   The duo known as ‘JnJ” talk about their storied on-screen history, and tease what may happen in the next leg in their storylines.

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To listen to the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem’ download it now on iTunes here, or head on over to NBC.com/Inside Salem.

So, what did you think of the conversations with Camila and Matt and Melissa? What do you hope happens next for Gabi  … for Jack and Jennifer? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Talks ‘Chad & Abby in Paris’ With KTLA Morning News

If you’ve downloaded the DOOL app, you are now catching chapter 2 of the successful app series, Chad & Abby in Paris, featuring Days of our Lives stars, Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Billy Flynn (Chad).

In the series, the duo known as “Chabby” is in Paris with their children, while dealing with intrusions in their relationship that seem to draw them closer together and make them stronger as a couple.

Last Friday, Kate Mansi was the special guest on the KTLA Morning News out in Los Angeles with entertainment guru, Sam Rubin and the morning news team.

During her segment, Kate discussed: what makes Chad & Abby in Paris different than the regular airshows of Days of our Lives. how she directed some scenes on an upcoming episode of the app series, how she is looking forward to getting more into directing in addition to her acting career, plus here real-life engagement.

Mansi revealed that Chad and Abby will be back on-screen on new episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives this fall.

Watch Kate chat it up below with the KTLA crew.

Then let us know, are you enjoying chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris on the DOOL app?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Stefan is Brain-Dead After Getting In Lani’s Line Of Fire

If you caught last Friday’s Days of our Lives, and as we head into a new and dramatic-filled week ahead in Salem, after jumping in front of a bullet meant for Vivian (Robin Strasser), Stefan (Brandon Barash) has been shot badly – he has a gun shot wound to the neck through the carotid artery.

Lani (Sal Stowers), who fired the shot in an effort to stop and take down Vivian for her crimes against Kate (Lauren Koslow), et al, now finds herself in very, very hot water, and none more so than with Stefan’s wife, Gabi (Camila Banus).

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In the waiting area, Gabi shows up and confronts Lani. However, Lani and Abe (James Reynolds) try to explain it was an accident.  Gabi reminds him of how he felt after Theo was shot.  As Gabi runs off to see Stefan, Lani cries, “What if he dies?”

When Gabi arrives in the trauma room, she is told by Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and team that they worked on Stefan for over 20 minutes but he is brain-dead. Vivian, who alerted Gabi to what happened, and showed up at the hospital incognito in her scrubs to check up on the fate of her son, is trying to make her escape plan from Salem

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Meanwhile, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) is MIA from her hospital room as she and Doug (Bill Hayes) go to Doug’s Place.  She wants to breathe her last breath there, and wants one last night with her beloved husband.  Julie asks Doug, if she has been a good wife to him, knowing the end is near. After reminiscing of their past and flashbacks, and Julie wanting to have one last dance, she passes out

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Next, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Eli (Lamon Archey) arrive at Doug’s Place and find Doug crying.  They tells him that they need to  get Julie back to the hospital but Doug says it’s too late. Everyone is heartbroken.

So, what have you thoughts of the twist? Stefan brain-dead? Gabi on the warpath? Julie’s plight and its toll on Doug? How do you think this will all play itself out? Could Stefan come back to life as others have via Dr. Rolf? Share your thoughts below.

But first, for a preview of what’s to come check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC.

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