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Lorraine Broderick Joins the New Writing Regime at Days of our Lives!

Here’s  a bit of news that might just perk up Salem!  Veteran soap scribe, Lorraine Broderick who most recently steered the final months of All My Children and came on board One Life to Live for its final hurrah as a breakdown writers, is joining newly installed ( or shall we say semi-reinstalled) head writers, Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin over at Days of our Lives!

Greg Meng, the shows co-executive producer told Soap Opera Digest that he was very enthused of this new regime stating, “We are excited and look forward to the stories of romance, suspense and intrigue this new dream team plans to tell.”

Now perhaps Broderick is the missing piece that could restore some of the glory to the citizens of the beloved town of Salem.  What do you think now of the new DAYS “Dream Team” of Broderick, Whitesell and Tomlin?   And then, let us know what you think this regimes first order of business should be in cleaning up the current stories?

 

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Waverly

I’m excited! I think the stories had become puzzling and not fitting the characters in many cases. Will’s coming out has become the only bright spot on Days so if they can keep that going and redirect the other wayward tales the show will be in much better shape. Broderick sounds like a wonderful person to help them achieve success.
The first thing I hope they do? Give us back true romance with root for couples! Its been frustrating to watch a pairing such as Carrie and Rafe forced upon us when the premise is for one distasteful and two not fitting with the Rafe’s character. Carrie has lost a lot of fan favor for being such a cold fish to Austin and new viewers have no idea why Carrie and Austin are together in the first place. The whole story just leaves a bad taste in my mouth rather than having any resemblance to a gotta see it tale. I’ve also notice a lot of talk on twitter of Days being renamed Swing Town because the format seems to be to switch everyone up as entertainment rather than give viewers the real romances they crave.
I would love for Tomlin and group to give Days an intriguing, twisty, cast encompassing adventure tale. I hope they have some great ideas up their sleeves to kick start Days again. (This current Alamania story is just silly)
I’m really wishing Days luck with the new (old) writers because I love the show and want to watch the goings on in Salem for many years to come!

Heather
Heather

Let’s hope it’s not too little too late. Because NBC is considering expanding “Today” to a fifth hour and the timeslot of Days is the only one that is available.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

I am looking forward to better storylines. But I might also note that Lorraine Broderick has a reputation of singing the swan song for soaps.

Blake
Blake

Great news! I am upset that the current ones are leaving, but a great pro like Lorraine makes me excited for what’s to come!

Mo
Mo

I’m not terribly please with LB being added. Can’t recall exactly, but I thought I had read something not too flattering about her.

I thought the last writing team was going to return Days to its former glory. It’s like the same song, different tune with Days. Just do it!

stephanie
stephanie

Greg Meng says “romance, suspense, and intrigue”. Hopefully that means our core characters will be front and center. I would love to see John and Marlena in a story where they are working (and loving) together that isn’t orchestrated by Stefano. I realize that Stefano is a major part of the John Black story, but frankly I am tired of him pulling the strings of J & M’s life.

David Larsson
David Larsson

Lorraine is one who knows what she is doing. If they wind up firing her, it will be clear that Ken Corday and the folks at NBC are taking something powerful.

PGP
PGP

I am not sure what difference it will make if in fact the network is calling all the shots, but I loved Broderick’s stuff at GL. As for what they could do…end this fia.sco of Pawn and Gina.Explore Billie and Daniel ans then bring back Carly! Pair Nicole with Rafe. Bring back more Horton’s and focus on them and The Brady Family.

Blake
Blake

Yes Lorraine wrote during Guiding Light’s great years, around 1991-1992 so I hope she can help bring Days some of that great stuff.

PGP
PGP

I think Ken Corday needs to let go creatively and make way for a complete new ep!

rocco
rocco

Marlena should get posesed by the devil again! And add Susan Haskell to the cast!

Mark F.
Mark F.

I’m glad to see that Lorraine Broderick has a new gig!! I wish she were being hired as Y&R’s new head writer (and Scott Hamner and Hogan Sheffer would be FIRED!!!), but this is still great for DAYS. Hopefully, her stay at DAYS will last longer this time around!!

Blake
Blake

Yes Y&R is the soap that is needing new exec producer and writers now. It’s funny it’s the #1 soap but it’s the worst one on.

Nancy W
Nancy W

Great news! Seriously something has to be done about the writing on DOOL! Best of luck Lorraine!

barbara t
barbara t

I dont know if this is a good or a bad thing to happen at,days of our lives,guess we will be finding out soon.This egg story has to go,its really bad .wills story is good I like watching him with his grandmother,Will is the story to watch ,forget the egg stuff.send john and hope home enough already.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

I think this a HUGE mistake! I hope Ken Corday, Greg Meng and all who make decisions reconsider this one and bring back Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.

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DAYS’ Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes On Doug and Julie’s Emotional Scenes: “We Didn’t Have To Act Them. The Love Between Us Played Them For Us.”

If you have been witnessing this week’s episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives, you know that Julie suffered a massive heart attack that has rocked Doug to his core, and has made the once invincible Julie devastated that she may not survive this medical crisis to continue her enduring love with her husband.

The heart attack which came about after Julie minced words with Gabi (Camila Banus), has given veteran stars and Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, some emotional and heartfelt material to play.  As everyone knows, the popular duo has been married in real-life for decades.

On their official Twitter handle DaysHayes, the couple shared this tweet to their followers: “Those scenes between Doug and Hope, and the ones between Doug and Julie were so beautifully written, we didn’t have to act them. The love between us played them for us. Thank you, Ron!”

Of course, Bill and Susan were referencing Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati for this storyline and giving them these impactful scenes to play which mean so much to them and the longtime DAYS viewing audience.

So, what have you thought about the recent Doug and Julie scenes, since Julie suffered a heart attack?  What do you think of giving vets like Bill and Susan the ball in this storyline? Comment below.

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Leann Hunley Talks Anna’s Latest Return; Stacy Haiduk & Arianne Zucker Dish Kristen’s “Unmasking” On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On an all-new Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, three women who have been part of the latest major reveal are the special guests.  First up is Leann Hunley, who’s Anna returned to Salem only to find Tony (Thaao Penghlis) very much alive and married to who she thought was “Nicole”.

Then in the twist at John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena’s (Deidre Hall) wedding anniversary shindig, it was revealed that the woman masquerading as “Nicole” was actually Kristen, thus devastating Anna knowing that Tony knowingly married his own sister as part of plot to gain control of DiMera Enterprises.  She later learns Tony has to spend time behind bars for shooting Ted Laurent, and has to say goodbye to him as he serves time after finding him again.

Leann chats with host Michael Fairman as she weighs-in on the latest story plot, working with her dear friend Thaao Penghlis , the men in Anna’s life through the years, and how the series has written her character over the years and more.

Later, Stacy Haiduk (Kristen) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole)  sit down with Michael and talk about the sisterhood they have formed since learning that Ari would be playing Kristen in disguise.  The dynamic duo share their thoughts on the making of, and the moment of the big reveal when John figures it all out and unmasks Kristen in front of the guests at the Jarlena wedding reception, as Brady (Eric Martsolf) is beyond duped!  In addition, both Stacy and Ari share that they are looking forward for viewers to now see the return of the real Nicole, and that Kristen will no longer be hiding under a mask, and more.

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To listen to the latest episode you can download it here via iTunes or by listening at NBC.com/Inside Salem

So what did you think of the sentiments shared by Stacy, Arianne and Leann?  Was the unmasking of Nicole/Kristen one your favorite moment recently on DAYS?

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Days of our Lives New Fall Season Promo That ‘Tops All’

Right before Labor Day weekend, NBC released the new fall season promo for Days of our Lives, and from the looks of it, fans are in for surprise after surprise, all leading to “a twist never before seen in daytime”, according to the teaser.

From Jack (Matt Ashford) and Jennifer’s (Melissa Reeves) big kiss, to someone becoming preggars, to the reuniting of Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and heart-stopping drama involving Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), plus Vivian (Robin Strasser) being alive much to the shock of her son, Stefan (Brandon Barash), an Elani wedding, and returns of Jordan Ridgeway (Chrishell Hartley) and Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), and more, there are plenty of nuggets to dissect and speculate on of what’s to come in Salem from this fall season kick-off.

Watch it below …. and then let us know what you are looking forward to seeing the most via the comment section below.

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