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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 Favorite Charles Shaughnessy To Reunite With Cast of ‘The Nanny’ For Virtual Table Read

Now here is a fun way to go a bit retro during the coronavirus ‘stay at home’ safety measures.  Days of our Lives enduring favorite Charles Shaughnessy (Shane and Drew Donovan) will be taking part in a virtual table read of the beloved primetime comedy series pilot episode of The Nanny,

Shaunghnessy starred on the series along with Fran Drescher and now the two, plus most of the other original cast members will reunite though the magic of Zoom and the table read that will be posted up on the Sony Pictures YouTube page the morning of Monday, April 6th.

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Charles enthused on the announcement via his Instagram: “Yes! This! So fun to connect with these wonderful people and re-live a more sane, magical and fun time!”

Shaughnessy and Drescher will reprise their roles of Maxwell Sheffield and Fran Fine. Some other cast members have soap connections as well: Madeline Zima, sister of former Young and Restless actress Yvonne Zima (Daisy Callahan), will reprise her role of Grace Sheffield, and Nicholle Tom, sister of Bold and Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan), will play Margaret ‘Maggie’ Sheffield.

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In addition, Daniel Davis (Niles), Lauren Lane (C.C. Babcock), Benjamin Salisbury (Brighton Sheffield), Renee Taylor (Sylvia Fine), Alex Sternin (Maggie’s boyfriend), DeeDee Rescher (Dotty), Rachel Chagall (Val Toriello), Jonathan Penner (Danny Imperiali), and Ann Hampton Callaway will take part in the virtual read event.  Only James Marsden, who appeared as Eddie, will not be part of the April 6th cast reunion.

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The Nanny enjoyed a six-season run on NBC from 1993 – 1999 for six seasons.  As for Drescher, she can currently be seen in the TV series Indebted while Shaunghessy appears in The Magicians.

So, will you be checking out the virtual table read of The Nanny this coming Monday? Do you hope Shane comes back to DAYS for another visit? Comment  below.

 

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Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian Will Be Live & Together On IG During Airing Of Today’s Special Episode of DAYS

Days of our Lives has quite the episode planned for fans today.  Look for the returns of Shawn Christian (Daniel), T-Boz (Sheila), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and more drama and comedic hijinks to stir up the pot in Salem.

Now, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and her real-life beau, Shawn Christian will also help make the episode even more special, now that they announced yesterday that they will be up on their individual Instagram accounts at 1PMPST.  The duo will chat with fans on both of their feeds.while hanging out together.

You can join the party by following Ari at @ari8675 and Shawn at @ShawnChristian

We can tell you just how much fun these two are during live broadcasts from our Soap Nation Live Daytime Emmy Nominations special 2019 in which Arianne was the co-host and Shawn was a very special surprise in-studio guest.

Get ready for today’s DOOL on April Fools today.  Check out Ari and Shawn’s announcement for today’s IG live with them below.

So will you be hanging out with Shawn and Ari on IG today? Let us know in the comment section.

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DAYS’ Christie Clark Shares Coronavirus Health Update

Days of our Lives fans love her as as Carrie Brady, and are often very happy when they find out Christie Clark is back for a visit taping episodes of the NBC soap opera.  But that’s not what’s happening right now.  Right now, we need Christie to get all her strength back.

Clark shared via her Instagram today a health update on her battle with the coronavirus that hit both her and her husband while they have been living in the United Kingdom.

Christie expressed: “Oh my goodness, just starting to feel ok on this end. My husband Tom and I have had coronavirus fairly bad. Not as bad as some, no hospital needed. Hope your all well! I’m sure at this stage you all know of someone with it? When you get it, you can’t call the grandparents for help, cause they will get sick. We know about 10 people in our little circle that have had it. Like clockwork, Day 7,8,&9 were tricky and haven’t been able to taste food for a while. So excited to be in the land of the living again & start exercising…soon. Thanks for all the love. Stay safe!”

Send your well-wishes to Christie and Tom as they are on currently getting stronger and recovering from the virus via the comment section below.

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