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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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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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!!

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.

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

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.

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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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at StandUpToCancer.org/DaytimeStandsUp.

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.

 

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Deidre Hall Featured in COZI TV’s ‘Day of Our Deidre’ Spotlighting Her Early Memorable Roles

While Deidre Hall has become synonymous with Days of our Lives as the iconic Dr. Marlena Evans Black, she also has had quite the television career in other roles.

Hall starred on the NBC drama, Our House from 1986-1988 and also appeared in several series in guest star roles including Emergency! in the role of Nurse Sally Lewis.

In addition, Deidre appeared on Columbo, Kung Fu, S.W.A.T. and of course, later as Electra Woman in Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, to name just a few.

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Now, COZI TV is set to air a day of some of Dee’s early roles, this Saturday, May 18.  It all begins at 8am ET with an episode of Emergency! entitled “Show Biz,” followed at 9am ET, another episode of Emergency! called “Saddled.”  That will be followed at 10am ET by Columbo in an episode featuring Hall entitled, “Columbo Cries Wolf.”

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COZI TV is a haven for beloved sitcoms, dramas and classics from the 1960s to the 2000s. Whether you’re a seasoned fan reliving favorites or a new generation uncovering timeless treasures, COZI offers a warm embrace of comfort and familiarity. Find out where to find COZI TV in your area here.

Check out the COZI TV teaser for ‘Day of our Deidre” below.  Now, let us know, other than Days of our Lives, what has been your favorite role of Deidre Hall throughout her career?

 

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Days of our Lives Favorite Judi Evans Shares Touching Remembrance of Son Austin on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be an emotional rollercoaster for many of us, who have either lost a mom, or for mother’s who have lost a child.

Days of our Lives star, Judi Evans (Bonnie) wrote an extremely heartfelt post on her Instagram account. It was accompanied by a video of her late son, Austin, in the role of her on-screen little boy, Dante, when she played Another World’s Paulina.

Evans’ only child, Austin Luciano, died suddenly back in December of 2019 at the age of 23.

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Evans expressed, “May is a difficult month for me. Mother’s Day and Austin’s birthday are usually about 2 weeks apart. This year, it was also the 60th anniversary of Another World – a show that would provide me with more than I could have ever imagined.”

“Not only was AW a job filled with people I loved and adored, but it led me to my husband, my child, and our family, Judi shared. “One of my greatest joys was having my Austin play my son, Dante Carlino; a treasured memory l have frozen in time forever, one that I wanted to share a piece of with all of you today,” stated Evans.

The Daytime Emmy-winning star concluded with,”There are no parameters on being a mother… of providing love, comfort, safety, and joy to those around you. Here’s to all the forever mothers ♥️”

Sending love to Judi and to all mothers who have lost a child on this day.

Share your thoughts for Judi via the comment section below.

 

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