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Morgan Fairchild To DAYS As Angelica Deveraux!

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One of soap operas best vixens is coming to NBC Days of our Lives when none other than Morgan Fairchild will be seen in the role of Angelica Deveraux.

The part of Angelica has been previously played by three daytime notables: Jane Elliot, Judith Chapman and Shelley Taylor Morgan. Angelica was last seen in Salem back in 1991.

Soap Opera Digest broke the news by teasing that Fairchild’s Angelica will enter the Salem canvas this summer.  In story, Angelica is the bio-mom of Alexander, who’s baby daddy is Justin (Wally Kurth).  In addition, Angelica was Jack Deveraux’s stepmom!

Morgan, who has quite the resume from daytime and primetime soaps from: Search For Tomorrow to The City told SOD of her DAYS role: “I was thrilled to get to work with great folks like Deidre Hall and Judi Evans on an iconic show like Days of our Lives. What a joy and what fun to come into work each day! We had a great time, I now have 2 new best friends and I hope the audience loves our storyline!”   So just how will Angelica mix it up in Salem? You will have to tune-in!

What do you think of Morgan Fairchild as a recast Angelica D?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Mark Y
Mark Y

Best. News. All. Week! Have loved Morgan since Flamingo Road!

Anne
Anne

In my opinion Morgan Fairchild is way over rated as an actress. Donna Mills would have been a far better choice.

L.A. Cooke
L.A. Cooke

Not to mention she looks absolutely horrible! What happened to her??

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Interesting…i wonder if they will have her crash through a sliding glass door-lol…(you would had to watch Search For Tomorrow back in the 70’s to get my little joke)

Judy
Judy

I remember and got Sear ch for tomorrow bring back when times good

John Gibson
John Gibson

She said “had a great time”. Is she gone already as of today? Thats what Days is doing now. Short-term stories that mean nothing. Like they just did with Anna and Carrie back for a few weeks. They need long stories with good actors involved. Sounds like they are making another mistake and it hasn’t aired yet. The current stories are unwatchable. I’ve been fast forwarding the dvr the last few weeks. Corday fired Higley after months of this crap. Too bad these stories will be airing into July. There will be fewer and fewer viewers then.

dmr
dmr

You are right, the current stories are unwatchable and uninteresting, IMO. I watch for a few minutes if I am home during lunch, and I am just so disappointed.

Joel
Joel

I loved the Angelica character so much and every actress who’s played her. Exciting!

Anthony
Anthony

Better than Farrah Fawcett?

Mary SF
Mary SF

Considering Farrah Fawcett is deceased, anyone breathing would be better than her–I know you were trying to do a 80’s icon comparison type of thing, but honestly, chose someone who is alive and let Ms. Fawcett RIP

John Gordon
John Gordon

That’s nice…..what is there to say? I’m sure she will be fine in the role – and frankly this show is (currently) pretty dreadful so any known actor might be helpful.

Ray
Ray

This sounds interesting! Can’t wait. I would love for her to have some great scenes with Kate.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Not sure why they’re bringing back the character after all this time but I’ll stay tuned and hope we get something good to root for.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Most likely to help introduce Justin and Anjelica’s son, Alexander, to the canvas. Sonny’s older half brother may complicate things.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Should had gotten Guy Wilson to play him,,,

James McDonald
James McDonald

First we get news of Chandler Massey returning as “Will”. Now we get Morgan Fairchild coming. I watched her in the movie, The Seduction (1982) and the “Loving” spin-off “The City”.
This is going to be a HOT summer and extended warmth when Chandler returns.

Now help me out here, When you say “Alexander” is the son of Angelica and Justin, are we talking about “Xander”, the one holding Nicole hostage on the island or is “Alexander” some one different?

Mo
Mo

No, Xander is not Justin’s son. Alexander is a different character who hasn’t been on in years.

Jenny
Jenny

This is the most bizarre post I have ever read! LMAO! First of all…only in the soap universe could one role be played by Jane Elliot, Judith Chapman, Shelley Taylor Morgan, and Morgan Fairchild. Notice the repitition of the name Morgan. Second….who is the writer who dug up thos character?? Lol. Why has Morgan Fairchild not changed in 35 years? I cant imagine Kate Roberts, that saggy old ho, being too happy with this arrival!! Lol. This is one time when I WILL tune in for stunt casting!!! This is soap opera!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

This is what Ron does, he mines a show’s history and creates buzz– over at GH, their taping schedule was more timely– at Days, Ron, your buzz turns to fizz when everything is six months away— so by the time her episodes air, no one will care— why can’t Days get it through their thick skull that one of the biggest factors to their show descend was that stupid schedule— takes too long to fix things, viewers know to turn out during that time until a new team stuff starts airing– spoilers and teasers are too far out to do any good— really Days if you want a fighting chance to stay alive– change that schedule

Mo
Mo

Ken says they have to tape that way to keep costs down. I don’t know what is different with Days than the others soaps who have a much shorter to air time.

Steve
Steve

I’ve wondered just how significant the cost savings are. Valentini is a budget wizard and GH is usually 4-6 weeks in advance.

Once Days made the switch, it might be too difficult to go back. Conceivably, they’d have to take 4 months off from taping — don’t know how that would work with studio and crew contracts.

k/kay
k/kay

Mary according to very reliable source Ron did not bring this character back I think she has come and gone this is Dena!

Mo
Mo

Why the reappearance? Even if Alex shows up, why would his bio mom?

Shari
Shari

Not interested. Never thought she was much of an actress since she’s always overly dramatic. Even for a soap.

damien
damien

cant wait to see morgan mix it up with wally! justin and adriene deserve a good story…they re acting is brilliant and they still have beautiful chemistry…as seen in adriennes cancer arc
it would be great if it turns out somehow ciara s new bf wyatt is really an adopted alexander as im enjoying this young new actor to the teen scene. its too bad ciaras leaving since this new romance with her and wyatt has been especially sweet and cute!
Marco Dapper( ex carmne , y n r) would make a hot alexander too!

Mo
Mo

It is not too bad Ciara is leaving. I can’t wait until this actress is gone. She cannot act!

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

Agreed. It’s a shame that they can’t magically de-age the prematurely aged characters, and bring back the original actress who played Ciara perfectly.

dmr
dmr

Love Morgan Fairchild.
Good Gawd. I had the misfortune of catching a little of Friday’s episode while home for lunch. The teen scene has ZERO talent! I feel like I am watching kids in acting class on stage in the cafeteria. They have ZERO chemistry with one another and ZERO talent. They filled a used to be “Cliff-Hanger” Friday with the teen scene, Ciara, Theo, and Wyatt? You’ve got to be kidding me? They can barely choke out their lines and make eye contact at the same time. What a travesty.

John Gibson
John Gibson

My DVR gets a work out these days on Days. I hit the Fast Forward button 95% of the time. Especially with the teens. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Jim Larson
Jim Larson

Without question, this show STINKS on ice right now – they either need to do some major overhauling or call it a day – right now, the show is unwatchable, the writing is so dreadful it is pitiful –

Steve
Steve

I wonder if they approached Jane Elliott knowing she was retiring from GH? It would have been too strange to see her and WK play ex-lovers after 25 years as mother/son.

Fairchild will be the first non-former GH actress to play this role

Paul
Paul

Great choice and ABOUT TIME this character is back on the canvas, still plenty of connections in Salem. BTW, what the HECK has happened to Shelly Taylor Morgan (ex-Anjelica; ex- Lorena, “GH”)?! You CAN’T even find a recent picture of her to save your life.

BH
BH

Morgan is GREAT. Can’t wait to see her! A splashy return to daytime feels long overdue. now that she is old enough to play a soap matriarch type. But I am not sure how the taping/timing is going to work, since she has been doing a play in the Midwest since late April, and she is doing said play into early July? As another poster said, this means after they introduce her, she will likely be back OFF the canvas for quite awhile?

blake
blake

Very cool, I have always liked Morgan Fairchild and she was great on The City and as Chandler’s mom on Friends.

Sounds like she will be on short term, I wonder how long she will be on.

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

I felt that her talent was under-used in a story arc in “Roswell,” which could have been meaningful, significant and though-provoking, if better written.

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

correction: “thought-provoking”

Thea
Thea

I had to Google this Angelica. I thought it “might” be Morgan Fairchild, but then I thought, surely she hasn’t had that much awful plastic surgery.

My goodness! She was an absolutely beautiful woman and is now a
caricature of her former self. How sad.

I agree about Donna Mills being the better choice.

Thea

Jake Martin
Jake Martin

The photo above depicts her from (I assume) a few years ago and she’s always been very pretty albeit a marginal actress. Whatever she’s been doing lately cosmetically however is a tad extreme. What’s wrong with being a more mature actress? No one stays 29 forever, what’s wrong with being naturally attractive as a more seasoned performer?

Scarlet
Scarlet

Exactly, Morgan was a beautiful woman and it is a shame she let herself go.

Joe LittleBear
Joe LittleBear

When Morgan Fairchild was on Flamingo Road. ….she commented. ..

” Goody-two-shoes actresses are a dime a dozen. ..but a good b—ch is hard to find.” …I concur. …

Scarlet
Scarlet

Morgan Fairchild looks terrible in her role on “Days”. She was once a beautiful person but she is all puffed up in the face and does not look at all like herself. Only her voice is recognizable. Poor idea , comming back looking so bad.

Scarlet
Scarlet

Who played the parts of Alex and Alexandra Dev years ago? I cannot place the characters at all. I watched Days for all but 2 years and am lost. The writers of this show used to be so terriffic and in the past few years they have gone extremely down hill. I remember when Days used to be a great afternoon Soap. That ended years ago.

Matthew

The first Bond novel was Casino Royale (1953).

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Christmas in Salem came bearing gifts to Days of our Lives, as the audience was tuning-in to see what happened to Julie, Gabi, Abigail and a host of other Salemites.  In the latest ratings for the week of December 24-28th, which was the last full week of 2018 for television, DAYS moved on up in several key ratings categories.

First, DAYS overtook GH to gain the number three position in total viewers gaining (+196,000) from the previous week.  In addition, DAYS moved into the number two slot in the key 18-49 female demo, ahead of both The Bold and the Beautiful and GH.

The long-running NBC soap opera also landed at number three in the 18-34 demo, while ending up in the number two slot in the 25-54 female demo, as well.

The Young and the Restless also bounced back from an abyssal week, prior.  Y&R gained the most total viewers for the week netting +344,000, and did pick up viewers in all key demos.  The Bold and the Beautiful also fared well for the week in total viewers; adding +196,000, the same amount as DAYS.

General Hospital garnered +2,000 additional viewers for the week, and also added viewers for the week in demos 18-49 and 25-54, but found itself in fourth in total overall viewers.

Of note: repeats and episodes that did not count in the ratings system did weigh-in to final figures for the week from Nielsen.  To see the entire ratings picture via SON click here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,314,000 (+344,000/-487,000)
2. B&B 3,379,000 (+196,000/-414,000)
3. DAYS 2,412,000 (+196,000/-85,000)
4. GH 2,318,000 (+2,000/-436,000)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 442,000 (+42,000/-67,000)
2. DAYS 404,000 (+76,000/+40,000)
3. GH 364,000 (+33,000/-52,000)
4. B&B 347,000 (+18,000/-51,000)

So, what did you think of the ratings performance of DAYS? Which soap opera is delivering the best drama for you right now? Which is not? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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In a a statement, Bruce Evans, Executive Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment said: “With writing that manages to weave together Salem’s history with current realities, Ken Corday and his team have ushered the show’s legacy into a new era that resonates with both longtime and new viewers. The actors and crew have such a tremendous respect for ‘Days’ and what it means to fans. We believe that level of commitment shows through and touches our audience year after year.” 

DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday expressed: “It’s a great day in Salem! The sands in the hourglass will continue to flow for yet another year. We’re grateful to NBC and Sony for their continued support of the show and, of course, to our dedicated and passionate fans, we owe it all to you. Thank you for taking us through our 55th season. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.”

Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added: “Ken Corday and his cast and crew continue to build on the strong legacy of dynamic storytelling and intriguing characters in Days of our Lives. We are proud that audiences both in the U.S. and around the world will get to enjoy this award-winning series for another year.”

Days’ 53rd season saw a 4% increase in total viewers from September 2017 to September 2018 compared to the previous twelve months. According to NBC, that is 2.55 million vs. 2.45 million in live +7 per Nielsen Media Research.

Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is executive produced by Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr, with Ron Carlivati as head writer.

The soap aired its 13,500th episode in 2018. The show first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later.

So, excited to hear there is more DAYS ahead? Comment below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of January 7, 2019

This week on Days of our Lives; after two bombshells about her boyfriend surface, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is not pleased.  First, she learns he was the guy that kidnapped Gabi (Camila Banus) and brought him to Stefan (Tyler Christopher).  Later, Ciara overhears a key conversation that does not sit well with her … at all.  Is it curtains for #Cin?

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Chad (Billy Flynn) is trying to do everything he can to make Abigail (Kate Mansi) forgive him, and what he does for her is quite special. But what could it be?

And, we learn that Haley (Thia Megia) has ties to Salem and an explosive secret.

Check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC for the action this week in Salem and then these other teasers below:

Monday, January 7

Jack runs into Kayla and discovers a dark moment from his past.

Tuesday, January 8

Julie helps Chad plan a special date with Abigail.

Wednesday, January 9

Leo meets Xander for the first time — and is immediately smitten.

Thursday, January 10

Eric reveals he’s made a decision about Holly’s custody case.

Friday, January 11

Brady and Chloe share a close moment.

Now, which storyline are you most intrigued by this week on DAYS? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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