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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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On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

Photo: JPI

This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS New Summer Promo Reveals The Returns of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Louise Sorel

Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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