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NBC Chairman, Paul Teledgy Says: “Days of our Lives Is Going To Carry On”

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Very exciting and hopeful news Days of our Lives fans, and those of the soap genre, coming out of the NBC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California Saturday morning.

During the lead-off executive session, NBC Chairman Paul Teledgy opened up about the status of Days of our Lives with the network since no official announcement had been made on their end as to the renewal pick-up of the beloved daytime drama.

However, Teledgy revealed:  “We are in a middle of finding out very soon,” and then added, “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it. Millions of Americans watch it every week. I know that will be good news for the fans.”

Teledgy also told Deadline after the executive session that negotiations are still ongoing and the series will stay on NBC, and will not be moving onto the upcoming Peacock streaming service said to bow very soon.

The chairman’s comments come nearly two months following DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday’s comments to the cast that the show had been renewed for its upcoming season.  That came on the heels that for cost-cutting measures, during the dark months, that the cast had been let- \out of their contracts.

But as usual at this time of year, NBC, Sony (the soap’s distributor) and Corday Productions are engaged it the renewal window which also happens at fall at the beginning of the new year.

Now, it looks like there is no doubt there is more Salem to come! Buckle-up for more intriguing stories within the series innovative time jump in the coming months … and that the four networks soaps are all here to stay for now.

Share your thoughts on Teledgy’s comments that ‘Days’ will definitely live on to see another day on NBC via the comment section below

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Sounds promising. And a bit of waffling at the same time. It’s better for the show to go on their streaming platform, otherwise the final year is already in the works. There won’t be another renewal after this one. Those of us who’ve lived through years of cancellations know what is coming. I made it appointment Tv to watch final episodes. Love Of Life, Search For Tomorrow, The Edge Of Night(I loved Raven), Ryans Hope, Loving and on and on. Sad.

The week of Christmas the show was at 1,766,000 viewers. That’s why the show won’t have the streaming option now. The time jump was Days Hail Mary. It hasn’t paid off in viewing numbers. If anything it drove viewers away. Sad.

Yes, I’ve watched all those same shows and more over the years. So sad to see them just fade away isn’t it? I am still watching Days, though I don’t like it anymore, and unfortunately have no hopes for a future after this year, nor do I care.I have never felt that way before, but they have literally torn it apart, but will never put it back together, like Humpty Dumpty.

@VioletLemm2 As super fans, addicted to soaps, and well up in our years, we’ve seen way too many come and go. It’s a disappointment that sticks with you forever.The Soaps model of story telling enabled the networks Primetime to flourish and gave Hollywood multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar stars. Yet because of P&G’s iron clad grip they were allowed to fade into nothing.

I hadn’t watched Days for several years and was thinking of starting again until I heard of the time jump. It sounds really confusing, so I decided not to bother. It just sounds like a desperate move to me.

@Davy The British soap HollyOaks on HuLu just aired a full years time jump episode where a teen character, nasty Juliette, has left her straight relationship for a lesbian character, and among other things there’s a funeral. The huge difference is you’re left having to watch the entire year to see how it all falls into place. That’s clever.

DAYS’ time jump is great and not confusing at all unless you are or were a Special Education student.

davy you are missing out it has been great tune in

Yay! Days is so good. I wish more people watched. Certainly better than the “Number 1 soap”.

Oh come on.. rest on Paul Telfer so me

“dance”

here come’s my lady new lady “Ms. Sarah Horton” she’s on Xander’ ON how do you get by that

DAYS , carries on;

“I Move”

I am soooo into Days, these days, Ha!! I am loving every minute of every episode…
I’m in a hurry–so —here it goes!!—-writers; I beg you to heed me.
It’s time for some poetic justice —-that is, get Gabi.
The setting should be a chapel where Gabi walks down the aisle, on her wedding day, to join Eli, at the foot of the altar.
Just when the priest is about to pronounce them man and wife, the suspenseful “hush” is broken by a very calm Lani approaching the almost-newlyweds, deliberately taking her time to reach them ( sweet irony would be if Lani were dressed in a wedding gown). In her hand she holds the small, yet “heavy” object which has kept Lani prisoner for a year. Julie’s life is in that little object. Voila’.
Step up Lani.
How did Lani manage to get the “object”? —maybe JJ helped. I can’t think of everything.

Hi Celia
Hope you are well. I answered this comment weeks ago, but they hardly post any of my comments anymore, so I’ve kind of given up. Anyway, I agreed with all your ideas about Gabi, and I bet it will happen just like that, plus poor Julie’s rage and disappointment with Gabi.

Hi, Violet,
I’m well, thank you—-sorry you’re having trouble with the sites again—-
I have only recently started commenting again, myself……not enough hours in the day—LOL….I go through spurts.
I’m glad you like Julie, Violet—if truth be known, I’ve never liked her. Julie is another one of those characters who’s too good to be true. My grandmother said that Julie has calmed down over the years—-not her favorite character either. Holier-than-thou.
As far as Gabi, she’s such a puzzle. There was a time when I did like her—-yet, she was always up to no good, albeit Nick deserved what he got. As “bad” as Gabi is, Nick’s death should not have been lain at her feet. Sending her to prison was not fair, but it is now!! She should rot in jail for her criminal behavior.
Stay well, my friend.

Glad it’s not going anywhere for the time being…if so, maybe the network or Sony can put some money forth to help with production–it’s horrible along with SOME of these time jump arcs. The head writer needs to be fired or at least told to watch GH to get an idea on how to write descent stories for it’s veteran actors and their fans. This Gina/Stefano is a joke on so many levels to include an insult to fan bases that have invested years into their characters/stories.

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Trevor St. John Announces His Departure from The Young and the Restless

In a shocker, Trevor St. John revealed on Tuesday that he is leaving the cast of The Young and the Restless and his role as Tucker McCall.

The popular actor took to his account on X and in a series of posts said his “thank you’s” and bid farewell to the top-rated soap opera.

St. John shared, “As you well know, Tuckers come and Tuckers go, and so the cycle continues… this Tucker is in his go phase… I thank each and every member of the wonderful cast, the crew, the directors, the producers and production staff, and CBS/Sony for the great experience from day one to the last. I feel so fortunate to have played such a terrific role.”

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Trevor continued: “Most importantly, I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to you the (Y&R) fans. THANK YOU!” Tucker might be gone for the time being, but I’m not going anywhere. I’ve got projects in the works, and if you haven’t seen my film, A Good Enough Day, it’s now available to stream for free on Tubi!”

The news of his exit comes just two years shy of his time on The Young and the Restless.  St. John made his Genoa City debut in September of 2022 as the new Tucker, last played by Days of our Lives, Stephen Nichols (Steve). The role was first played by actor William Russ.

No word from St. John or Y&R as to when his last episode will air on the top-rated soap opera.  In story, Tucker is losing his company to a takeover by Audra and Victor, while Ashley is finally getting help she needs after her personality split.

So, what do you think about Trevor’s departure from Y&R? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Casts Joshua Morrow’s Son, Crew, as the New Will Spencer

In casting news, Crew Morrow, the son of  Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman, The Young and the Restless) and his wife, Tobe, is joining The Bold and the Beautiful as a a recast in the contract role of Will Spencer.

That means that Crew will be the biological son of Katie (Heather Tom), who formerly played Joshua Morrow’s on-screen sister, Victoria Newman over at Y&R) and Bill (Don Diamont).

According to Deadline, Crew has already begun taping episodes of B&B starting last Friday on June 14th. Look for the new Will to debut on the July 1st episode of the CBS daytime drama series. Clearly, B&B is ramping up their summer teen storylines and now Will supposedly has a half-sister in Luna (Lisa Yamada).

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The role of Will Spencer will mark Crew’s third acting credit according to his IMDb, where previously he appeared in Continental Split and Healing Towers. The previous Will’s included Heather Tom’s real-life son Zane Anchor, who played the role on occasions from 2013-2018, and Finnegan George who took over the part and was last seen in 2020.

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In addition, more casting was revealed. Jamison Belushi, the daughter of comedian and actor, Jim Belushi, is making a one-day guest appearance in the role of April, a lab technician on today’s Monday, June 17th episode. The outlet also mentioned that Li (Naomi Matsuda) and Finn (Tanner Novlan), with whom April works for, are about to embark on a summer mystery story that kicks off on July 1.

So, what do you think about Crew Morrow becoming the new Will Spencer on B&B? What do you think will be the new summer mystery story? Share your thoughts via the comment below.

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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