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More Details Emerge On Chandler Massey's Early Dismissal From DAYS!

Photo Credit: Adam Campbell

Photo Credit: Adam Campbell

In an exclusive with Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine, ousted Days of our Lives fan favorite, Chandler Massey (Will Horton) spoke about his sudden departure from the series after having a few days to come to terms with the fact that he was let-go three months early from his contract.

According to the details presented by TVG: “Chandler was summoned at the end of his work day to the office of Greg Meng, the soap’s coexecutive producer.  During this meeting, Meng informed Massey, who had been planning to depart the NBC soap when his contract expired in December, that he would have to leave immediately because a replacement had already been hired. Massey exited the studio sans fanfare — no farewell party, no goodbyes, no nothing — and sources close to the young actor say he was devastated and in tears. ”

Now there is controversy over did DAYS to the right thing by letting Chandler go earlier? Or, did the actor put them in this position to start with? TVG reveals that the character of Will is going to be involved in a romantic triangle, and if a replacement has been found, why not make the switch sooner than later?  Thus having to hold the new actor for months and paying him, without working him, is a loss of money for the series. On the flip side, their is the issue that Chandler apparently did not tell DAYS first, but the media at the Daytime Emmys that he was leaving at the end of his original contract in December.  Thus causing them to quickly have to decide what to do with the character.  All in all, technically Chandler was fired by DAYS, since he will not be paid for the 13 weeks he had left on his contract.

Regarding the fact that he will have no swan song cake and on set wrap party, Massey told TVG, “Even if I’d left the way I thought I would, a party was never on the table. I don’t like that sort of thing. I never want any fuss. But I’m going to miss everyone like crazy. I had so many incredible mentors at the show and made so many great friends.”

So what do you think about how the situation was handled?  Do you think DAYS should have let Chandler continue playing the role of Will through to December?  Do you think since the evitable was going to happen, and Chandler was exiting they did the best thing financially and for the long term success of Will’s story, by bringing in the new actor to inherit the role, sooner than later? Weigh-in!

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No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Typical lousy Days treatment of male stars lately. What really bores me to tears is they’re saying Will will be in a love triangle. Seriously. They need new writers who DON’T recycle storylines and use love-triangles because they’re too lazy to write an actual storyline. Ugh. No wonder fans are leaving in droves and Days is lagging behind in the ratings.

Susan
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Susan

You are right,Will’s leaving is awful,and a love triangle that stinks,days is getting boring now every one knows Sammy did the right thing and they won’t let her out of jail,I hate to look at it some times.Days bring back your fans.

Norene Wittlin
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Norene Wittlin

Announcing it at the awards show without telling the producers in advance was the wrong move. It was like quitting. If they got a replacement-who will have to work hard to try to fill his shoes- then they have a right to do the fiscally responsible move.

udhoop
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udhoop

I love CM and wish he was staying but I Agree. His move was a bit ala LeBron James leaving Cleveland. You should never info the media before your bosses.

Myrl
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Myrl

I think it was wrong of Days to let Chandler go. They should have waited until his contract ended. They may lose a lot of viewers because of this. I wish Chandler the very best.

Trebleclef
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Trebleclef

I think everything should have been done to keep Chandler. He totally embraces the role. They could have worked with him around his college schedule. And to treat him like they did, Shame on them.

I’m not a kid, I’m 65 and just drooled like crazy over Chandler and love the gay story line. It was a first and Chandler was the first. More should have been done. I will miss him.

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

I love Chadler as Will. However, this storyline was not the first openly front and center storyline in Daytime soaps. A first for DOOL, yes. One Life to Live did it with Oliver and Fish and I think it was Guiding Light with Noah and ??

Hopefully whoever replaces Chandler will live up to the role. He has big shoes to fill!

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

It was ATWT with Noah and Luke…

Phil
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Phil

The Noah and Luke story was in As The World Turns, Guiding Light did the story with Natalia and Olivia played by the super talented Crystal Chappell

Katy
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Katy

That sounds awful tbh I mean I know he was going to leave by December but damn they just kinda ousted him.

Libby
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Libby

This situation is not unique in daytime – especially when finances are tight. Chandler is making a life transition back to full time student. In the end, this will probably be what is best for him. His friends and mentors will still be able to have a private party to wish him well. Nothing will ever change the fact that Chandler Massey made a great contribution to DAYS. He has been recognized by the NATAS and the producers of the show. I am happy for Chandler for making the decision to return to school to earn his education. Too many… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Couldn’t the show be sued for breach of contract? He was willing to work until the contract lapse. He should at least be paid! Wrong move DOOL!

EJK
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EJK

Exactly Mark, Chandler should get lawyered up and sue, perhaps a new agent while he’s at it. This guy won TWO EMMYS and DOOL gets Best DRAMA and he is canned by Corday!!! No need to watch DOOL anymore. What happens at Corday if you have a serious illness, canned for sure!!

Mark It Right
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Mark It Right

Soap actors can be let go at the end of every 13 weeks cycle. This is true even under contract. He was let go at the end of the most recent 13 weeks cycle of his contract.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I think the way daytime contracts work is that they can be reconsidered in thirteen week cycles commensurate with the filming cycles. I would bet that he won’t have grounds to sue.

Don H
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Don H

Actually, I don’t think Chandler can sue the show. They can drop a contract player every 13 weeks. So, if a story line or an actor isn’t working out, the show has the option of dropping the actor at the end of the 13 weeks. Harsh but true, I’m afraid..

Steve Ungrey
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Steve Ungrey

This show is absolutely in shambles. Way to treat an actor who won you two Emmy awards, Days.

Days needs a complete overhaul from top to bottom, and it needs to get back actors it previously treated like dirt. You won’t get the fans back until you do.

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Days isn’t respecting it’s fans or it’s veteran characters nor the history of the show and the fans have been shouting about it for months now – with little to no result.

If they don’t make it to their 50th, they’ll only have the writers & Ken Corday to blame.

Dolly
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Dolly

I agree, been a fan for 29 years. Days can use new writers and replace Ken Corday!!!!

aria
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aria

show business as usual, the show must go on…

Regina
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Regina

Chandler was devastated and in tears?! HOW DARE THEY! Chandler should be able to continue on DAYS until his contract ends. Who cares about the new replacement? No one could play Will better than Chandler. I’m so sorry, Chandler. I wish you all the best, and hope that one day you’ll come back to DAYS. You ROCK!!!!!!

Jules
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Jules

Because FINANCIALLY, they couldn’t pay 2 actors for 1 role, and only 1 would be utilized. It comes down to dollars and cents. Not hurt feelings. This is the way of the world.

Leigh
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Leigh

I think Chandler made a mistake by telling the media that he was leaving at the Emmy ceremony. Days tapes 4 months in advance & this really put the show in a bad position because viewers could become disinterested in the WilSon story if they knew so far in advance he was leaving. Then Ken Corday made the mistake of saying that they would not recast Will, making a lot of viewers even more disinterested in WilSon because they thought that Will would be leaving Salem, die, or that both Will & Sonny would leave together. But Chandler is young… Read more »

Ralph
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Ralph

Frankly, I’m stunned Days would handle the situation in such a mean spirited, classless way – specially to an actor that through his work and TWO Emmys has brought so much good publicity and new fans to the show. Remember that the reason the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama (having only won once before – in 1975) was because of Mr. Massey’s work and the bold gay story-line. How then could they have simply called him in at the end of the day..and basically told him to pack up and leave – without even having had the tiem… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I just want to clarify that DAYS’ win for Best Drama this past year had nothing to do with CM. The episodes they submitted were the DAYSaster and the episode where it was revealed Nicole lost her baby/she wanted to kill herself on the stairs in the Horton Town Square. It didn’t have anything to do with CM or the storyline, other than being a part of the ensemble of DAYS. However they did win a GLAAD award for Best Drama because of those reasons. The rest I will not argue because I know it’s emotional for his fans but… Read more »

C
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C

I dunno, I compare it more to giving your two weeks notice at a job, but the company has you stop working there immediately.

But still, could have been handled more tactfully, especially if they wanted to leave the door open for him to return.

Deborah
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Deborah

Probably some wrong moves on both sides, but this is going to make it more difficult for any replacement to be accepted.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I know this might sound cold– but welcome to the real world CM. I know everyone likes to says the place they work at is like a family– but in reality they are not– they don’t have to throw you a party when you leave– they can drop you in a minute if it suits the bottom line—no matter how much they told you they loved you and your work. It happens all over the world every day— does it suck? Yeah– but business is business– never believe anyone you work for has your best interest in mind– or likes… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s not cold… “…but welcome to the real world CM.” young, impressionable, sure, smarts…. all this going on in someone 22 years old. it’s the nature of the beast.. in this day and age… budget constraints… I swear this is the one, for lack of a better word… constraint… i bet, most fans, never wanted to hear.. as well.. let alone, the whole production teams of these networks… UGH. we all, feel the give and take. OH! for us long time decades plus viewers… how we long for the good old days… monies flowed… opulence…. grandeur… decadent… dynasty syndrome. Chandler… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

you know… i could cry… and feel.

it’s not so much for Chandler Massey….

and the onset of a nuWILL.

it’s that the storyline at DOOL… STILL RESONATES within….

I have cried… joyous abandon and wonder that we can celebrate with

my heart for DAYS is full.

Johnny
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Johnny

I agree here with Mary – I worked for a company 12 years and when they decided to cut people, my loyalty went out the window and my tail was kicked to the curb. I don’t recall getting a “good luck” party or a cake. Later on, I worked for a company for 6 years and when budget cuts came in, although I was so “totally loved” by everyone, I was let go and replaced by a younger guy who would do the job for less pay, even though the first mistake her made cost the company $20,000.oo – you… Read more »

jane
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jane

Bingo! There is no loyalty at all in any field. I was terminated after 10 + years of service, and replaced with 2 1/2 FTEs. Yeah, that’s what happens. It’s all bottom line, no care about the quality. You can have 2 1/2 new grads for the price of experience ! F*** the clients! I should not have been surprised, bec. the same place laid me off the day my mother died. CM is still too young to understand what a faux pas he made letting the media know, prior to the mgt. This was a real learning experience for… Read more »

CharmedJunkie
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CharmedJunkie

I have loved Chandler Massey since Day 1. I was so glad they brought him in to replace the other Will, and he was a better actor and a more believable character right away!! I think he has portrayed Will with a skill and a finesse that would have been lacking in almost any other actor. I would love to have seen him continue to play this role as long as he chose to do so, and am very disappointed that the executives chose to terminate his contract early. I wish him only the best, and hope to see him… Read more »

Vanessa
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Vanessa

While I do not like it, I think that Days did the right thing for the story, the new actor and the fans, to give it all it’s best chance. Chandler is an Amazing Actor with a very loyal fan base. The chemistry between him and Freddie is going to be very hard to come close to. So by putting the actor in early, it gives the fans and story time to adjust to the new actor or make sure he can be that part. Hopefully the fans will come to be adjusted to this new actor and go for… Read more »

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

He deserved better treatment from Days. I wish him the best for his future endeavors. By the way Days needs to bring the character of John Black back now. So miss Drake.

Jules
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Jules

I want to give both sides the benefit of the doubt. I feel sorry this all happened, but it sounds like it’s one of those situations where both parties could have handled things better, but I don’t blame either side for their decisions they made. Actors move on, roles get recast. The show was in a bind, and made the most financially beneficial move. Was it the polite move, to the actor and to the fans? It stinks, but that’s show business.
I’d like to think their decisions were strategically based, and not vindictively driven.

EJK
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EJK

Well Jules, think about it….it was a “vindictive” move on managements part because this actor CM, who worked there FOUR years and won TWO Emmys and was most certainly a good part of the best drama award the show received was dismissed summarily at the end of the day and sent packing….without a hint of fanfare or appreciation.Someone decided to kick his ass and disrespect his major contribution to a lackluster soap.Perhaps he was getting too big for the show and egos were involved and of course, a bigger salary.There were a number of ways this could have been handled… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

First, to your point of CM being responsible for the Outstanding Emmy win, that’s just not true. Other than CM being part of an ensemble cast, his work did not contribute to the win on a large scale. The episodes submitted were the DAYSaster and the one where Nicole admitted she lost the baby/was threatening to kill herself at the Horton Town Square. Second, he was not “dismissed summarily”. He quit. He was dismissed only after he quit. No salary dispute. No ego. He wants to pursue education, and probably try his hands at other mediums, and he did not… Read more »

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

Dont care anymore…he announced he was leaving…they already found a replacement…move on…i liked CM but he’s not the first, and he wont be the last, actor to be replaced in a soap role…but Days needs to replace its writing team…they had a good few weeks awhile back but its going downhill real fast…

dmr
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dmr

I wish Chandler the best with his academics. He is very talented. I hope that the door is always open at Days for Chandler to possibly return in the future.

dmr
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dmr

Not a great way to treat a two time Emmy winner, considering Days does not get many accolades at the Awards show, besides Chandler’s wins and the win for best drama. If this is true, I think it is sad. I’m not a huge fan of the younger Days cast-Abs, Chad, T, Gabi, etc., but I did think that Chandler had a lot of talent.

k/kay
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k/kay

Well let’s see he could have been told out in the parking lot by the security guard that he no longer was employed there or he could have been told in the hallway by a security guard that his dressing room was cleaned out and told to leave. I could go on and on hopefully they won’t try to blacklist him from getting other work funny how some shows tend to do that. I guess Charlie Sheen did know what he was talking about?

KatieK
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KatieK

Days did nothing wrong! People are just going off emotion. Chandler made the announcement to the media, without telling Days. Remember Days tapes very far ahead. He is a fan favorite, so people aren’t gong to like the recast at first, so they have to give the viewers time to warm up to him. Chandler can’t have his cake & eat it to. I also find it hard to believe a working actor, quits a popular role to go to college. I think he was tired of plying a gay role & didn’t want to get type cast.

Johnny
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Johnny

Katie I too think that is quite possible, and typecasting still does exist to some degree. I also find it hard to believe that an actor would leave a role like that unless his Reps are telling him to “move on” to be considered for other parts, and although I think it’s noble to continue with studies, I think that is just a statement issued by his peeps, even though it may very well be partially accurate.
Many companies, including Production Companies, feel that “if you want to leave you may as well leave now”.

Mo
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Mo

They didn’t treat Chandler properly. No, he should not have said he was leaving in December before telling his employer, but that pales in comparison to how they treated him at the end. If Will is going to be in a triangle and Will is the one with two loves, then I can see the recasting now would be better. But if Sonny is the one with two loves, what’s the diff waiting until December. I really like Chandler and his Will and it will be hard to see him gone, no matter what. I just wish Days had treated… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

I think they realized with ED going they needed to move on this storyline. It seems like they were expecting her to carry the show, and now they need the next best thing.

There should always be respect on both sides.

With Days ratings going the other way again, they are probably in a panic.

Matt
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Matt

Because of how Days just treated Massey, I have immediately stopped watching Days and will never watch it again!

Lew S
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Lew S

I hope this move doesn’t back fire on them. Chandler is a good actor and has a pretty good following. It would have been good if they allowed him to finish his contract and slowly introduce the new actor.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

While Mr, Massey did not exercise the best judgement announcing his plans publicly before discussing them with DAYS producers, DAYS powers-that-be should want to keep this golden boy — and I write that respectfully — as long as they could. This is a popular actor, a popular character, both of which have given DAYS the shot in the arm it needed to reboot. From what I read, returns of longtime favorites surely did not light fires. Will Horton is important. DAYS is new to me as a soap, a pickup in the wake of the cancellations of my favorites. I… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The thing is if they hadn’t found the right replacement they would have been fondling all over him to stay until they did. George Clooney once said you are never as good as they say are, and you are never as bad as they say you are. I hope CM has learned that lesson and hopefully going to school being around some real people he will get grounded and not take being tossed to curb so personally, no matter what field we are in we all need to have thick skins sometimes and just shake it off and get our… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Chandler Massey is a good actor (Freddie Smith too). I am happy Chandler received two Emmys for his work on Days. However I am not now, nor have I ever been a fan of “Wilson”. I didn’t want gay characters/storyline on Days and still don’t. Unfortunately for me, NBC is pushing the gay thing hard. My guess is Chandler inadvertently put NBC in a bind by not letting them know first about his desire to go to school. Chalk it up to Chandler’s inexperience handling intense press attention. Poor Chandler is learning the hard way what not to do. I… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… the popularity of “Wilson” AND, NBC’s dogged determination to cram homosexuality down views throats”

You are way off base… declarations such as yours… is mind boggling…. a story line is written… finds an audience… takes off… and has wings of its own…

and it’s? what? cramming an ideal, way of life… where?

I celebrate Will and Sonny. I stand w/Will and Sonny. I love their story… as it relates and is relevant to so many people who equally share, aspire, believe, they belong.

Thank you God for your patience… for helping me believe that my life is

Johnny
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Johnny

Do others have the right to watch “your soap”? Maybe other fans enjoy the storyline of Wilson? Is that okay with you?
You state in your post that the real person to feel sorry for is you.
Trust me, I DO feel sorry for you – but then, I also feel sorry for other narrow-minded, bigoted, hatred filled numbskulls who walk this earth but oh well, guess
I will keep on praying and maybe my prayers will be answered as well.

Glen
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Glen

Bravo, Johnny and Patrick! I’m always shocked (although I don’t know why) that people such as this sad poster still, in the year 2013, exist. And the way they delude themselves that God approves of their bigotry is truly incredible. To use gmbenet’s own word, YUCK to insecure, homophobic nitwits.

Mike
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Mike

“cram homosexuality down viewers throats”? So, how many characters are currently on Days? And how many of those characters are gay? And these particular gay boys are surrounded by quite a number of straight couples, straight couples that are never described as ‘cramming heterosexuality down viewers throats.” I’ve just never understood how someone can watch a straight couple hold hands and kiss and that’s fine – but the minute a gay couple does the EXACT same thing, they are CRAMMING it down someone throat or forcing it on people. Same action, assigned different motivations by people who are predisposed to… Read more »

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

By the way GMBENET you’re an idiot.

Isaac
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Isaac

GMBENET : What a load of crap. You sound like Archie Bunker reincarnated. How ignorant you are.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I am a straight man who loves Wilson! I have
loved DAYS for almost 30 years. The word “our”
in Days of our Lives represents the human race.
All walks of life should be included. I am very glad
DAYS opened my eyes and showed me a part of
life that should not disgust anybody, but should be
accepted by everybody. I’m proud to be a fan and I
hope DAYS strengthens the weaker areas of all walks
of life. These are the days of OUR lives!!!!!!!!

mark
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mark

Thats too bad, he was one of the main reasons I watch Days but the show must go on. If this is true, he shouldnt have announced his departure at the awards show, that seems a little tacky. If I was him I would have stayed, these actors dont know how lucky they are to have these jobs, these great roles to play and lots of adoring fans. He is very talented but there are tons of talented actors who are…waiters, as they say.

Spencer
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Spencer

TOTALLY AGREE!!! SO VERY VERY TRUE!! Especially about the many talents who are waiters etc. and simply not getting the chance to act in these roles.

blake
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blake

It’s okay, Chandler will have success in prime time for sure! Days should’ve used one of their ONLY Emmy winners for the show until he was about to leave. I know it’s business but still that was wrong to do to him. They are already loosing Kristen, so she and Chandler will be gone around the same time. I sure hope Days is watchable in a few months.

Patrick
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Patrick

“… and sources close to the young actor say he was devastated and in tears. ” it’s beyond the realm of comprehension…. 1. you realized a dream, that any other person, cannot fathom “Hollywood” – accolades… 2. you’ve earned your keep…. you’re now off to secure all expenses paid college education. is it a little disarming? leaving the secure knowledge of nesting. I am torn.. about the story line… furthering without your portrayal. it’s all an undertaking… and Chandler… Oh Geez! it’s all in your wake. your travails are in your steps. I cherish the history that DAYS now holds….… Read more »

Joshua
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Joshua

Oh who cares? Why is there like 20 new Chandler Massey exit stories on here everyday? He wasn’t Marlon Brando … just “Days of Our Lives” only decent actor.

c.t.
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c.t.

loved CM as Will, hate to see him leave … but IMO he got some new reps/new attitude after winning two emmys and pulled a power play on them. maybe I’m WAY off base but most recently he’d indicated SOMETHING(??) could be worked out, thinking he was seeking more money or other changes?? and TPTB have a show to get on the air.

AND I’d hate to see the character of Will (or Sonny) written off the show, hope they got Drew Garrett?? think I have the name right or Billy Magnusson (my fave)

Ann
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Ann

This will make die-hard CM fans hate the new Will even more. I’ve already seen a lot of bitching and moaning on twitter today.

Tony Polar
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Tony Polar

TV SOURCE Magazine voted Wilson and Sonny
Best Couple on a daytime Drama.
That must say something about the couple’s popularity with the fans,
and I guess I can understand the Show’s Producer’s desire to get more mileage out
of the Character currently played by Massey.

Marc Jimenez
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Marc Jimenez

I think personally Greg Meng now needs to step up the show alott of Characters Will , Gabi ,Chad , Kristen , John ,Vargas left the show ,& Bo too what up stories are crap come on ” Days ” step it up immediately I’ve been a Loyal Fan along time ….. Wheres Hope story w/ Bo what missing in action sadddd Marlena w/ out John come on there s no Love Couples & The Daniel & Jennifer stories suck bad really bad not working w/ the Fans Brady needs a Major Love story Nicole story w/ Eric is Boring… Read more »

karen richards
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karen richards

i agree with you totally

Charday
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Charday

Lesson learned, let’s hope.

Spencer
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Spencer

Good lesson learned for young actor Chandler Massey. You do NOT run your mouth to the media before telling your employer that you are quitting. It does not matter how many Emmys you have won or how vital your charactor is to the storyline. It all comes down to MONEY. Also, the old saying “the show must go on” is especially true in this genre. Soap history is FULL of character recast…many quite successful. Days will see many more “days” without Chandler Massey just as Massey will thrive in his future endeavors.

karen richards
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karen richards

i think nbc screwed up , after all chandler was a 2 time emmy winner for them they should let him finish his contract

davleestev
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davleestev

NO they should not. Unfortunately this actor was a victim of his E-G-O. Two Emmy wins does not a star make. You are not of the same caliber as Susan Rogers who just celebrated 40 count em 40 years on daytime tv. You are basically still green as an actor and thought that pronouncement of leaving after December would make TPTB scramble to keep you. In the world of soaps all characters are expendable and NO ONE is irreplaceable. He didn’t think his decision through, made the announcement for dramatic effect and GOT HIS FACE BROKE. Chandler you slapped them… Read more »

sue
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sue

days is starting to suck i watching y&r more how many times can you get dan and jen to break up. will and sonny were the best to watch and get rid of nick and gabi. please

Sandra
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Sandra

Yes it is how showbusiness works but that shouldn’t make it acceptable. CM made a mistake by announcing he was going back to college but he didn’t say he was actually leaving. I think ppl interpreted as that. He probably realised his mistake afterwards hence his interview revealing that his comment was misinterpreted. But G. Meng and TPTB retalliation is unprofessional and unacceptable. I highly doubt that the recast will be accepted I think Dool has shot itself in the foot with this one.

amanda
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amanda

they should had done it sooner to be honest i really like chandler massey on days he is the reason im watching days of our lives he is a great actor the recast verson of will hortin does not know a thing about being a gay chacater why no goodbyes thats very sad stay until decemeber i understand that he whats to do other things like acting my favorate couple is will and sonny crying right now in my head everytime i go to sleep at night

shannon
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shannon

I was very sorry to hear that Chandler Massey was let go. He was a very good actor and did a great job over the last couple years portraying some very deep and challenging issues. The fact the writers are thinking of ending his contract in Dec. is a little sad-but let him go now, hire a replacement for just a few months-wow! I have been a loyal fan of Days for over thirty years and find some of there ideas lately are well much to be desired..

Annmarie
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Annmarie

I’m a 58-year-old woman who had never watched a soap until I went online to research Brant Daugherty, who is now on Dancing With the Stars, and in only a week, I’m hooked on their story. It brought me to the scene where Brian is kissing Sonny, and Will sees them through the door. I was curious to see where Brant’s character ended up and, in the process, fell in love with Will and Sonny and was happy that Brian and Sonny didn’t end up together. I wanted more of their story so I found clips from the beginning of… Read more »

Maria
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Maria

I watched will’s replacement today. Shouldn’t judge the first day, but the scene he was in was just drab and flat. The chemistry is not there yet, the triangle is flat. and where is Kristen? I loved her character, and the Kristen/Brady couple. Will Kristen come back?

bella
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bella

Chandler was my favorite Will of all time. There’s no way this drab new Will is going to hold my attention. I’m finding myself hoping he’ll get into trouble cause I can’t stand him. Chandler was very talented, this new one is hard to watch.

Linda Marshall
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Linda Marshall

I loved Chandler Massey as Will. The new Will is not a good replacement as far as I am concerned. I will miss Mr. Massey, as he was an amazing actor, and very cute.

Ana Pinho
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Ana Pinho

was a big mistake. they should have held Chandler Massey. was the biggest lost of dool … shame

Shelly
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Shelly

the new Will is not believable at all. They need to bring Chandler back. Can’t stand the scenes where the new Will is involved…..makes me want to change the channel!
Bring back the real Will Horton!

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DAYS Cady McClain & Rob Scott Wilson Talk Being Recasts, All My Children Reboot, Future of Cin & Jennifer’s Bitch-Slap

Current Days of our Lives and former All My Children reboot stars, Cady McClain (Jennifer, Days, Ex-Dixie, AMC) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, Days, Ex-Pete AMC) chat with Michael Fairman in an enlightening and exclusive conversation for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

McClain, who recently took over the role of Days of our Lives beloved heroine Jennifer Horton from mainstay Melissa Reeves (who chose to stay with her family in Nashville during Covid-19 thus forcing the series to recast the role for now) talks about stepping into the key part of the Salem canvas, plus the recent Jennifer/Kate fight over Jack (Matthew Ashford), and how the legacy series is coping with production during Covid-19.

Cady is no stranger to be a recast.  She was the second actress to play Dixie on ABC’s All My Children, as well as the second actress to play Rosanna on As the World Turns, and she had previously taken over the role of Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless.

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Rob, talks about landing the role of Ben and being a recast, and in an emotional moment, reveals how he credits the opportunity to the late producer, Lisa de Cazotte. Wilson also shares his hopes for his Salem alter-ego who is struggling to move on with his life after the supposed death of his wife, Ciara.

The actor also opens up on if DAYS decided to recast the role of Ciara, since Victoria Konefal is not presently with the NBC soap full-time, how he would feel about it and thus the future of Cin.

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Both Cady and Rob first appeared together in Prospect Park’s online revival of All My Children. In this interview, they discuss how they had high hopes for the continuation of the series, how it ultimately fizzled, and what it was like to be a part of the then, groundbreaking first, for a daytime drama series along with One Life to Live.

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In addition, Cady gives the viewer insight on how she runs lines for both DAYS and GH at home with her real-life husband, Jon Lindstrom (Kevin and Ryan, GH), while Rob talks about his recent storyline where Ben was kidnapped and tortured by a vengeful Eve (Kassie DePavia) and much more.

Check out the full chat with Cady and Rob below. Then weigh-in: How would you feel if there was a Ciara recast? What are your hopes for the holidays for Jennifer? What did you think of the stories shared by Cady and Rob in the interview? Comment below, and if you have not done so already make sure to “subscribe” to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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Peter Reckell’s Music Video Debuts For His New Christmas Song ‘Under the Mistletoe’

On Friday, beloved Days of our Lives favorite, Peter Reckell’s (Ex-Bo Brady) new music video dropped for his Christmas song “Under the Mistletoe”.

The track is featured on the holiday album JOY and was written by Peter’s wife, singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker.

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The album features various artists along with Peter and Kelly from New Zealand, and the music video was shot against the backdrop of the beautiful country.

You can find out more about the album project here  via BlueAeris.com

Reckell previewed the music video and the making of it with Michael Fairman during his recent interview for the Michael Fairman Channel.

Peter is holding a Q&A via Twitter on Saturday US time and Sunday New Zealand and Australian time, where you can ask him your questions!  Information is below.

To stream or download the album, Joy, you can find it on several major music streaming platforms here.

Now below check out Peter’s music video… and his chat with Michael Fairman following it.

Then, let us know what you thought of the music video via the comment section below.

 


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