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OFFICIAL: Maxam & Meng named new co-executive producers of DAYS!

The wait is finally over! This afternoon On-Air On-Soaps received official confirmation and this press release from Days of our Lives, that indeed, Noel Maxam and Greg Meng have been named the new co-executive producers of Days of our Lives, replacing the exiting Gary Tomlin.

Maxam has been with the series in a producer capacity for the last four years and Meng has served as the longtime Executive in Charge of Production for the series for over ten years.  The official release cites that the duo will work together as  team to revitlize and reset the series with some sweeping changes.  Below is the official release:

“Executive Producer Ken Corday is resetting Days of our Lives with the simple yet successful formula of centering the show around romance and the characters fans know and love. “It’s time to make a more positive, romantic, and intriguing show driven by the power of heroic love.  I’m very excited about the new adventure we are about to take which is based on the show that my parents created 45 years ago.”

Days of our Lives initiated a strong direction of change by appointing a new head writing team consisting of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. The successful writing duo plan to change the direction of the show as they tell contemporary stories based on the solid foundation of the “Days” history of family, romance, and intrigue.  McPherson and Thomas commented, “New fans will find many reasons to stay, and longtime fans will find many reasons to return.” Launching with a grand event in the fall, big surprises will be coming to Salem.

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Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam, who has been a producer on the show for four years, and Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng, who has been Executive in Charge of Production for over ten years,  will work together as a team. “The new writing team has already generated much excitement with the compelling stories they have written, and we plan to translate those stories to the screen with a refreshed look,” commented Greg Meng.

Ken Corday commented, “I am confident these changes will bring back excitement and anticipation to our family of fans as they tune in each day to see what happens.  You won’t want to miss a single episode of the new ‘Days’ ahead!”

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Sam
Sam

All I can say is good luck to the new team of producers and writers; Ken Corday is trying to save the day with bringing in new writers and producers while he let go some of the most talented actresses he has ever had on that show tsk tsk sad but I’m not intrigued by the new move. So all I can do is wish him and his “new days” team good luck.

Adios to DOOL for me personally. I won’t be watching it anymore.

Brian T
Brian T

I am upset over a few of the actors leaving but am more excited about some of the returns so it makes up for it and if the writing is better then it will be worth it.

Brian T
Brian T

This is great news but I was hoping for something more exciting like who the returning vets are for sure.

matt borlenghi
matt borlenghi

Well, shoot. I am saddened to see Gary Tomlin exit. He is a great guy, whom I like very much.

Sue
Sue

Looks like they are promoting from within so both guys already know the show. I could go for a refreshed look. Cancel ‘purple day’ in wardrobe, and maybe use another color besides blue and purple to dress the sets. Just sayin’

Mo
Mo

But we still need hot guys and intrigue, so why let Quinn and Viv and Chloe go? Bo is looking old. Yesterday on the show in bed he had a shirt on. Thankfully, but what does that tell you. The sexy quotient will go down big time when Bren leaves town.

Mo
Mo

And if you’re keeping Kate, what is she going to do? Who is she going to play with? Viv would be the perfect foil. Plus, the storyline is already going. I’m not interested in all this new stuff. Finally a storyline with muscle and they let it go. Stupid!

lumi
lumi

Lucas and John is all the muscle we need,so happy they are coming back 🙂

Lew
Lew

I applaud Ken Corday on his decision to revamp the show. We have seen what is possible with ABC, so he is being proactive. Soaps are about family and the people and things that circle it. I gave up on DAYS a while back, because I felt it was too out there. But, there is great history with the Hortons, Bradys, Lexie & Abe & Victor K. and his clan. Good luck to DAYS & GH!

unhappy fan
unhappy fan

Instead of firing the most talented actress in the industry, Ken Corday should have given the new writers a chance to beef of Crystal Chappell’s story line, she is connected to one of the old-time family favorites- The Brady’s for pete sake! What better triangle for Bo and Hope? You get rid of Nathan, only to bring him back…? It’s almost like they can’t make up there mind… BAD MOVE Mr. Corday… I will not be watching anymore.
TOOTLES!

Anita Srinivasan
Anita Srinivasan

Ken Corday should watch old clips of General Hospital see how sexy and hot Matthew Ashford was as Tom Hardy and he is devious and charming he was never goofy or dumb. We need real writers who can write for complex for Jack and give him better storyline than pimping Mr and Mrs Goody Too Shoes Jennifer and Daniel pathetic losers on the show. We want see more Jack less Jennifer and Daniel. Give Jack new love interest and interact with real adults not teenagers like Jennifer and Abby who think they are so perfect.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

Check out more below on the podcast.

So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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It’s a Wrap For DAYS Galen Gering As He Shares Special Message To Fans: “I Hope You Know How Thankful I Am To Have Had You At My Side”

Today is a bittersweet day for longtime daytime favorite, Galen Gering.  While on Wednesday; he is celebrating his birthday! (Happy birthday, Galen!), he is also finishing up his last day at Days of our Lives as Rafe Hernandez; a role he has played for the last ten years-plus.

In a heartfelt posting on his Instagram, Galen shared special thanks to all of his fans who watched his during his run in Salem.

Gering expressed: “Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all”

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Share your well-wishes to Galen on his birthday and also for a job well-done as DAYS Rafe via the comment section below. But first see his post with longtime co-stars, Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Alison Sweeney (Sami). 

That is followed by a video clip of Galen’s appearance on the Cliff Dorman Podcast where he first announced his exit from DAYS.

 

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Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all ✌️

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