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Kristian Alfonso Signs New Deal With DAYS! Will Hope Get A Major Story?

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Days of our Lives star Kristian Alfonso (Hope) who just celebrated her 30 years on the NBC soap, has just signed a new one-year deal with the series to continue on in a role she has loved for decades, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Alfonso told SOD on her contract renewal, “I’m excited about the future and always humbled to be asked to stay with Days of our Lives for another year.”

Now the question is … will Hope have major story?  And, what will Days of our Lives do now that Peter Reckell has stated on Twitter that Ken Corday and he could not reach terms for him to return as Bo Brady ? Should DAYS just recast Bo, or let Hope have a new love interest in her life?

What storyline would you like to see Hope involved in? Let us know your thoughts!

 

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Michelle
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Michelle

The ideal scenario would be for it to be revealed Bo has run off with Carly. It frees Hope up to start a new relationship with someone rather than mope around for a year mourning Bo if he is killed off. Besides, Bo stuffed up when he went back to Hope for more nagging and playing second fiddle. No wonder he left town.

Carol
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Carol

LOL this truly sad!!! Not in a million years would Days be that stupid!

Michelle
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Michelle

You’re up for another year of zero storyline for Hope, Carol? Enjoy. Zzzzz

Becky
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Becky

Michelle, you’re clearly anti-Hope, so why are you wasting your time posting comments and responses? Are you that jealous that KA is still with the show & CC was fired over 2 years ago and doesn’t have a contract role on a different soap?
As for your response to Carol, KA’s tweets make it sound like a story is indeed in the works. Plus, she’s worked for the last almost 3 weeks straight.

Amanda
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Amanda

Did you even watch Bo’s exit? He left Salem to go to California with Caroline forger Alzheimer’s treatment. Also, we know that Bo came back to Salem with Caroline and then went to visit Shawn, Belle, & Claire around Christmastime and stayed with them for quite a while. Nothing in the story makes it even remotely likely thar Bo would be with Carly, especially not in any romantic fashion. Bo went back to Hope because she’s the woman he truly loves. Even Carly had sensed that Bo still loved Hope. It would make much more sense to have Hope anticipate… Read more »

Marg
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Marg

Well stated, Amanda!!

Michelle
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Michelle

As usual, as soon as Carly is mentioned the fanatical Hope fans come out, nastiness blazing. FYI I’m not a Bo and Carly fan. However, Days missed a huge storyline opportunity for Hope, Bo and Carly. As soon as Bo returned to Hope their screen time became non existent resulting in Peter Reckell’s departure due to lack of storyline. If you want to watch Hope mope around after Bo for the next 12 months, good for you. However, I’m long over that. Hope needs a storyline, something she hasn’t had since Bo left. I’d prefer they didn’t kill Bo off,… Read more »

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Kristian Alfonso ‏@KJAlfonso 3h
I’m incredibly excited abt fture stry!Thnk U4 having me@days RT@SoapDigest:Exclusive!New DAYS Deal …

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

Recast, kill off Bo and give her a new love interest? Hmm…just give her and the viewers a satisfying storyline with or without Bo. Same for Marlena without John, Abe without Lexi, and Kayla without Patch. Days has some pretty huge talent in its cast and what a waste when much of its not used. Days could easily give Y&R something to worry about if it would use all its cast in character driven storylines that connect legacy characters with the newbies and try to be less campy.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Did ya notice that the contract is only for a year? And that Days is only renewed thru the fall of 2024. Hmmmmm+mmmm.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

2014, not 2024, one year!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

LOL– that would be something if NBC committed to Days for eleven more years, but atlas, just wishful thinking there on our part. I guess they couldn’t offer her a longer deal until they know whether they have a life after 2014 is my guess. Or maybe they do know something we don’t– would hate to lose Days just when it is picking up again.

Jules
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Jules

Why not pair Hope up with Vargas? They have a nice chemistry, and that way, we can keep Sean Douglas. I want Peter back first, but if that’s not happening with Bo, Vargas would be a good plan B. Sean has expressed a real love for the show and cast and has done a great job with Blake, Greg and Ari. This would be a great way to keep him on the canvas while giving Hope more story and a new romantic pairing.

Marg
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Marg

I like Hope with Vargas but I have a feeling the new cast call for a named actor between 45 -55 is for KA. The character sounds as if it would be an interesting fit with Hope. I have a feeling Days has already dealt with the Bo mess. They are 4 months ahead now. If it is for Hope I can’t wait to see who he is!

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

I ‘Hope’ the actor turns out to be Jack Wagner exFrisco(G.H.) I think J.W. and K.A. would have great chemistry!

Beacon
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Beacon

Great! DAYS has been turning out some fabulous episodes recently. Many fans have always wondered about Hope’s potential without Bo and I think the writer’s now really need the let the character spread her wings and that doesn’t automatically mean she is going to jump into bed with the next handsome stranger who passes through town, but that Hope will be explored as a character in the way she was during the Princess Gina era. Who knows, maybe it’s time to revisit the whole Gina angle.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was always hoping Princess Gina had a child out there whether it was John when he was the Pawn or someone else that Hope didn’t remember having. Could be interesting– but I guess we will just have to wait and see what they have in mind for her—but a long lost son or daughter seems feasible.

Marg
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Marg

Hope needs a new love; no soap character survives very long without a love interest if they do are boring as heck. Bo has been off screen almost a year now so bring on a new man, it is way past time for Days to knock Bo off. I am thrilled she is staying; now come on Days gives us a new man to challenge Hope.

Jake
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Jake

I wish they could come to tes with Peter. I miss his character so much

Sandy
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Sandy

Bo is certainly missed as I have watched his storyline for years. But Hope certainly needs to get involved in a new storyline or she will remain in the background. She is very talented, so use her or DOOL will lose her. A year is a short contract.

4everdays
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4everdays

Hope should be with Justin, allowing a great story for three vets: KA, WK
and JE.

Gina
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Gina

They tried Hope/Justin in 2010 and it didn’t really take off. I personally think that they work better as just friends.

4everdays
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4everdays

The writing was not near as good back then. Why not have hope
use Justin till the next best thing hits Salem. We would at least
have a healthy dose of Adrienne. A triangle with very sharp points!!!

Chaz
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Chaz

They have done a pretty poor job of explaining Bo’s absence at this point. I think the last time they even showed communication between Bo & Hope it was when the line went dead and she was unable to reach him with call backs. Frankly, the idea that he is roaming the world to dig up dirt on Stefano was always pretty lame.

At this point either recast or come up with plausible reason for him to be gone, one that frees Hope for another relationship.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It is true — it has to be one of the lamest reasons in the history of soaps. I mean really– digging dirt on Stefano— how many years have they been trying to do that? Surely if there was any dirt to be found some Brady would have found it by now. I honestly think they were hoping to lure PR back somehow and they didn’t want to do anything drastic with the character until all hope was gone, which looks like it now. So yeah, it is time to wrap up this loose end by recasting or letting the… Read more »

Beacon
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Beacon

Bo has gone to be with Carly. He hasn’t told Hope because he doesn’t want to lose access to his daughter. But Carly and Bo are definitely together again.

Michael
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Michael

Why did they sign her for just one year? By all means give her a new guy and a new story- Bo can’t be recast.

Mo
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Mo

Either recast Bo or have him leave or something. This disappearing act is not realistic. Why is he away?

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Why can’t Hope have a huge storyline that has nothing whatsoever to do with Bo (or any other romantic interest)? There is more to a woman’s life than a man. So Bo is not there for a while. Life goes on.

Gigi
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Gigi

So tired of Sammie and EJ as only couple. They get way to much air time and it is hard to root for them with all their relationship up and downs. Hope definitely needs a hot guy to return as Bo. The Dan and Jen relationship off and on is really getting boring. There is just no super couples!!!! Let Marlena and Roman rekindle, get Erik and Nicole in a relationship. There is to much Sammie and EJ crap, JJ issues, and no passionate romantic couples. Justin and his wife just don’t have the drawl.

Claudiana
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Claudiana

Like some of you, i think Bo should be killed off if Peter definitely doesn’t want to come back. That would leave for my favorite, Shawn Douglas to come back for the funeral and Hope can finally reunite with her son. And Hope, Shawn, Ciara can mourn Bo but Hope can move on eventually and become romantically involved with Rafe!

Sally
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Sally

They need to resolve the Bo storyline. Either recast him with the likes of Robert K Kelly or give Hope a new love interest but don’t kill Bo off. That leaves the door open for his return should PR reach an agreement in the future with DOOL. I can see Hope with Rafe or a completely new character who is rugged, compassionate, adventurous, handsome, protective, nurturing …similar to Rafe’s character but one who is not ever going to stray in anyway. Please let’s not do the Hope “Gina” John coupling or the Hope Justin thing. I’d also like to see… Read more »

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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