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NBC Renews Days of our Lives For Season 52!

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After the future of Days of our Lives remained in question, following NBC’s recent acquisition of Megyn Kelly to the day-part, it turns out to today is a good day for fans of the long-running NBC soap opera.

The network announced DAYS has been officially renewed for its 52nd season. In a press release statement, Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment noted: We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of Days of our Lives. We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will continue to unfold.”

DAYS executive producer Ken Corday expressed on the renewal pick-up: “It’s a great day in Salem! We’re pleased to announce that after more than 51 years in the hearts and homes of our amazing fans, Days of our Lives will continue to be part of the NBC family. We are grateful to our incredible network and longstanding partner Sony for their continued support, and we look forward to what the future will bring under the new creative direction of the show. I’m especially proud to be able to shepherd Days into the new season, continuing my parents dream and the show’s legacy.”

Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added, “Days of our Lives has a legacy of rich storytelling that has traveled across generations. Ken Corday and the cast and crew continue to deliver dynamic storylines and unforgettable performances, and we are proud to continue to bring this award-winning series to audiences both in the U.S. and around the world.”

With the renewal pick-up and a new creative team led by former OLTL and GH head writer, Ron Carlivati along with Sherri Anderson Thomas and Ryan Quan, now the series has the opportunity to present to their audience exciting and reinvigorated storytelling.

So, are you glad to hear NBC decided to keep Days of our Lives on the air? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Claudio
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Claudio

This is wonderful news, Days ratings will go up and up with Ron. Days is a terrific soap. Time to bring back Vivian Alamain, Ron please call Louise Sorel and bring back my madam. Oh bring back her side kick Ivan.

Phillip
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Phillip

I agree Claudio, Vivian and Ivan need to come back to DOOL. They were so fun to watch.

Pat
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Pat

Re-Ron nearly destroyed GH with his buffoonish brand of writing, but at Days it’s “ratings will go up and up”? They have to go “up and up” just to reach below average. This clearly reeks of desperation by Ken Corday/NBC/Sony to save the show. I’m so sick of these same-old hack writers getting second, third, and even fourth chances writing for these soaps when there are so many young up-and-coming writers with fresh ideas who are never given an opportunity. No wonder the genre is in such bad shape.

blake
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blake

Great idea to bring back Vivian and Ivan with Ron C. writing! Bring back the original Celeste too if she’s up to returning.

Aj
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Aj

Vivian said she wouldnt be back after being fired in 2012 no way to write her in now anyways

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Fantastic news! For Ken Corday: Days is in our hearts and we are glad to go on those great character journeys with you–recently the re-wedding of Kayla and Patch. Thanks for wonderful memories, romances, fantasies. I cherish them–and look forward to many, many more.

Mo
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Mo

Did Kayla and Steve get married? I mean, it never aired for me so did they actually get married or are they lost in space somewhere trying to get to the altar? 😉

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, they married this past Thursday, Mo. You can watch it at NBC.com or download the free app.

Kevin
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Kevin

Thank you NBC, for renewing Days Of Our Lives. I am thrilled Days is staying on the air. Now they need to change the taping schedule. Change it to 2 months ahead. Bring back Jack and calliope Jones.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Exciting news, but it’s actually renews for the 53rd season! DAYS is contracted for another 18 months!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*renewed

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Not arguing, but how did you figure that?

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

i believe we are going to get a ‘Who killed Deimos” plotline…i think it will be Chloe who will become unbalanced fearing Nicole will attempt to take Holly from her so she frames Nicole for killing Deimos and then when Chloe is found out Nicole will get Holly!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I love it, Jimmy, but you already knew I would!

Richard
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Richard

THIS IS AWESOME! Now Bring John and Marlena front and center. It’s time to give Patch/Kayla a rest. Some of thee fans are stuck in the 80s, and he has NOT matured as a character. Bring back Cassie Brady and Billie Reed as the new bad girls in Salem. Bring back Sami OR Carrie permanently. Shawn and Belle need to return with AWESOME story. Amp up Rafe/Hope, reveal that Will is alive. Also bring back humor and romance. Paging Vivian Alamain! We need one or 2 hot love triangles. Bring back Peter Blake in the form of Michael Muheney, OR… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Drake (John) was seriously injured on-set and that is why he hasn’t been seen on-screen as he was recovering. He is back filming.

Angelo
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Angelo

The best news this year,. I had a really good feeling that DOOL was not getting cancelled. The haters must be pissed, that Days got renewed. I watch Days and Y&R. I still miss AMC and OLTL.

Steve
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Steve

That’s great news. Now, take a few months off from filming to get closer to air date. This will allow for adjustments to storylines that might not be working.

Mo
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Mo

In new issue of SOD, Ken Corday says they tape so far in advance because of costs so I doubt that will change. They tape 8 episodes a week. I too wish they weren’t so far in advance so changes could be quickly made when something isn’t working.

I remember when Belle was recast and they hired Charity Rahmer who was awful and we had to sit through months of her before her replacement Martha Madison aired.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Charity Rahmer was on DAYS for 3 weeks, Mo.

Mo
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Mo

Well, it was 3 weeks of pure torture. Felt like much longer!

GramS
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GramS

I truly hope Ron can bring some good story telling to this soap. It was dreadful before the ridiculous decision to bring Hingley back and even more so during her time. It will take some creative undoing of the damage she did in such a short period of time.

tsuds
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tsuds

Agree!!!!!!

Patty
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Patty

Very happy and please let nicole get holly soon!!

Karen Clark
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Karen Clark

Best news in the last 2 years! I have watched Days since it’s premier episode, pening scene on Tom and Alice’s front porch. First big story, Julie stealing the fur stole from the department store. I am 68 and still love Days!

Nicholas
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Nicholas

so thrilled and happy for the cast , crew , writers , behind the scenes people , sony and nbc ! very good and wise decision . now make the year ahead exciting : we want love , romance and candlelight lovemaking scenes with candles , we want the screen lit up ( too dark ) : light it up like it was lit up during paul rauch”s run as executive producer on young and restless , bring us action , adventure , humor , excitement , make the characters more energized and passionate , enrich these characters personality dimensions… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Oh Nicholas, I SO AGREE WITH YOU regarding the music for DOOL, it’s horrible and I would love for Jack Allocco, Dominic Messinger be hired at DOOL to handle the music…I wish Y&R would hire them back for the background score makes a world of difference. I feel B&B and GH are the 2 soaps with the best background music scores…I feel like Y&R had the best until Jack and David left.

LeeAnn Pratt
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LeeAnn Pratt

Very happy it was renewed.

Susan
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Susan

I am very glad, I been watching DAYS for 45 years and can’t wait to get home ever day to watch it, Congratulations on your 52nd Year.

Boop
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Boop

I’m glad to read about the renewal; that gives Ron the chance to work his magic!

Phillip
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Phillip

Amen to that, Ron will be terrific. I have faith in Ron. So happy Days got renewed.

Pat
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Pat

Ron’s “magic” will make the show disappear permanently, lol. He nearly destroyed GH toward the end of his run there, and now two years later is hired by another soap? Unbelievably pathetic. This has to be a desperate, final Hail Mary attempt to save Days, but I think too much damage has already been done to the show over the last 1-2 years to undo. I truly don’t get the fascination with this man. IMO, he’s an overrated writer with his ridiculously cartoonish plot lines, many of which on GH ignored its history and vets. Not to mention he has… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Pat, I too agree with you on Ron…not my type of writing at all…

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I agree with you both of you! Horrors!

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

Congratulations to Days of Our Lives and its devoted fan base!

Omar
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Omar

So glad..Not surprising since they hire Ron C…He will give new life to the show, but he tends to get tacky and cartoonish as time goes on, but he is a good writer who is more refreshing than all the rest of the writing stable on Daytime soaps!!

I will be tuning in once his regime goes in effect..I wish DOOL will stop taping sooo far ahead..That is actually its biggest downfall!! The show announces some new casting news or writing/production changes and by the time it happens months later, the buzz is gone!!

mike
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mike

Please don’t waste this chance which is probably the last.

Ray
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Ray

This is great news for the cast, crew and fans. I have had the opportunity to meet the cast twice during the past few years and I am happy for all of them. I have been a viewer since the days of Amanda, Greg, Chris, Julie, Doug, Don, Bob, Liz and Trish (almost 40 years). I have loved that “Days” is using their history to bring back Valerie Grant to mix it up with Julie. Susan Seaforth needs to be utilized more than comedy relief and for being a nosy relative. It is time the show uses her that way… Read more »

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

Deimos will be murdered and Nicole will be framed for the crime by Chloe who actually killed Deimos during a sruggle…she is going insane and desperate to keep Nicole away from Holly…ok, i made this up-lol

Kat
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Kat

Please don’t squander this last opportunity. Ron should shelve the rest of this writing regime’s stories and rebuild from the ground up. Need to shift focus to the Belle/Shawn generation and put the oldies in the background. Hope, Marlena and the others of that generation have had their Days. The eighties are long over! Time to contemporize the show and bring it into the 21st century. Oh, and give Nicole her baby. Chloe is a kidnapper- put her in jail!

blake
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blake

I definitely agree about Hope, does Ken Corday have a thing for her? I’m tired of her being on the front burner ALL THE TIME!!!

Pat
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Pat

I believe this is nothing more than a brief stay of execution, postponing the inevitable. This is undoubtedly sink or swim time for Days, and will be its absolute FINAL chance to survive. The ratings are still very poor from what we see posted here each week. Quite frankly, based on these numbers you’d have to be naive to think that NBC executives are 100% (or even 75%) happy with the show’s performance. Obviously, they were somehow able to agree with Sony on a bargain-basement licensing fee that makes financial sense for both sides. I truly wonder how much lower… Read more »

Nick
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Nick

Agreed, Days has turned into an unwatchable dumpster fire. The ship is sinking.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Agree here too…Don’t watch anymore.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Nick…AGREED!!!!! To me, DOOL has gotten WAY TOO RIDICULOUS!!!!! Oh…and BTW…’unwatchable dumpster fire’…GOOD ONE…AND A VERY, VERY ACCURATE DESCRIPTION!!!!!

Later, dude.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Great news indeed, but it wasn’t exactly a secret. You don’t bring in RC without some assurance that more sand exists in the hourglass. That being said, this is DAYS’ last best chance to flourish. Let’s hope they don’t blow it, because daytime TV needs Salem, IL to be around as long as possible

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I had to reply here, Troy. DAYS’ contracts begin in September because each television season begins in September. Because DAYS tapes an average of 5-6 months ahead of airtime, they come up with a contract deal no later than the February before the September ending contract. DAYS still has the rest of this month through September before the previous contract runs out. The newest renewal begins in September and runs through September of 2018, so that’s roughly 18 more months of DAYS unless it is renewed next Februarary for beginning next September. DAYS premièred on November, 8 of 1965, so… Read more »

Ghlover
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Ghlover

When is Ron material starting? Inwill tune in

mark
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mark

Hooray days is the BEST!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Very happy about this news. Don’t watch Days but I’m happy it’s sticking around. The daytime drama is an all American icon.

Lou Ramirez
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Lou Ramirez

I am so very happy that DAYS will remain on the air! I have watched the show for a really long time and feel strongly that the actors and actresses are part of my family!!! I have laughed, cried tears of joy and cried tears of happiness. I cannot express how glad I am that my DAYS family will still visit my home daily and they will always be a welcome part of my day. Thank you to the writers who have always written such realistic and believable storylines, thanks to the actors for the unparalleled jobs they all do… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

I am so excited to hear this wonderful news. I am the third generation watcher in my family. Days is the longest running soap, if my mind recalls correctly. I just cannot imagine it not being there. Thank you and I love the cast of Days.

Bill
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Bill

Kathy, DAYS premiered in 1965 (as did I), but General Hospital was already two years old!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

GH (04-01-63)
DAYS (11-08-65)

Age difference: 2 years, 7 months and 1 week!

Closer to 3 than 2 years, but who’s counting? lol

Celia
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Celia

Yeeeeesssss!!

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

Chole is going to become unhinged and accidentally kill Deimos but it will look like murder…she frames ex friend Nicole who she fears will attempt to take baby Holly from her…Nicole will be found guilty and given the death penalty…but Brady will rush to the prison with proof Chloe killed Deimos…Nicole nearly dies from the lethal injection given her on a Friday cliffhanger but will be revived the following Monday but as we are about to see her revived the show is interrupted by a President Trump news conference-just joking around-lol

Celia
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Celia

Everything you said, Jimmy. LOL

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Great news! Happy to hear it.

Anne
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Anne

So Davstelv1, NBC was going to cancel DOOL? Looks like your crystal ball didn’t work. Time to get a new one. Any other false claims you would like to make .

dante williams
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dante williams

This is the best news I’ve heard ALL DAY, probably up there with the whole week!!! I love me my Days, and so happy that they are doing all they can to keep the final four on, and keeping them in the best shape possible. I hope Ron puts the funk in it like he did with GH and Oltl. This gives him a chance to do it all, very excited. I’m already watching and they are paying hard attention to the history, Shane’s Brother? I hope the battles between the families stop though. I also hope that Ron uses… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!

Judy
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Judy

I just new God would save it I just wish they would go back to the 60s 70s and 8os and look at the storys and use them today God can do anything you just have to belive

Judy
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Judy

I was wondering if there is another soap site we could look at that tells the soap news this site is awsome but would be nice if there was a nother one

Mo
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Mo

AWESOME!

Timmm
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Timmm

Its a victory for daytime in general. Congrats to the DAYS fans and the actors who will stay employed!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

This had to be a close decision for Sony and the network only because of the ratings. Still sucks that there’s no way to count the folks who record the shows on DVR or VHS which I am sure are still floating out there. I spoke to someone recently about how those numbers aren’t factored in and he thought that was a total rip-off. anyway, I am glad to know DAYS is going to still be on to give us more excitement and very good stories. Ron is going to shake things up in a good way!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I didn’t know people still used vcr’s/vhs!

Rodd
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Rodd

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew, Management and the Loyal Fans of DOOL!

gloria
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gloria

Great, great news! With us being down to only 4 soaps left (I watch them all) we can’t afford to lose one. I remember watching in the summers with my great-grandmother. We had to hurry up & finish lunch & sit on the couch & not make a sound while “her story” was on! Long live Days of Our Lives!

robbie
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robbie

Was thrilled to be able to share this information with my grandma on her 97th birthday. She gets another year of “her stories”, God willing

rebecca1
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rebecca1

ohhh…that really is nice! G-d willing, yes! 🙂

darlene
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darlene

This is wonderful news!

Susan
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Susan

I Agee with you 100%

blake
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blake

Wow I’m impressed! Congrats to cast and crew and happy for the fans too. I’m looking forward to what Ron C. writes for Days.

I’d love to see Vivian, Ivan, Celeste, Carrie and Austin return for long term. And less Hope would be awesome.

marie
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marie

great news, I was worried. It is my favorite show

Carla
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Carla

I have been watching days for Generations I have always loved this show it’s the only one I follow is where I get a lot of my memories of my mother and grandmother not to mention great Aunt they were all Avid followers, losing Peter Reckell put a damper on everybody’s hard to us he was the spirit of Salem all my love and good wishes to your new riding team let it bring us back to our Glory Days

Carla
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Carla

Sorry for not proof reading that should say heart writing and aunts

gwill
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gwill

I DVR days, unfortunately I don’t get to watch it every day but I do still watch. DAYS AND GH!

Ashley Rinehart
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Ashley Rinehart

I am so excited to learn of this, I have watched Days since I was a little girl with my grandmother, and now my daughter and I watch it, I love all of your characters and look forward to coming home after a long day working in surgery, to sitting down and turning on the tv and just getting lost in your drama and leaving my drama of work behind, and for that I thank you… So keep up the great work that you do.. And congratulations to all of you.. Sincerely a fan for life…

Tim
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Tim

Totally disagree on that. I watch because I like to see my friends. The vetereanx d my friends. No Maggie of Jennifer Or Marla a I wouldn’t have reason to watch

janet
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janet

Good work. I am for the most part enjoying most of the show. I just have one complaint. Re-Ron. When he first came on GH he did a great job, BUT. then he ruined it all. He seems to know the history of the show. Then he acts the fool, and everyone wants to kill him .Myself personally I like the oldsters, teens, and most history. I feel sorry for Nicole, whom I never liked before. Demios needs to be murdered. I also want jack to return. I do not like Hope with Rafe.

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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.

Photo: JPI

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.

Photo: JPI

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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