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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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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Robin Strasser Talks Taking On The Role Of Vivian; Greg Vaughan and Linsey Godfrey Chat Behind the Scenes on ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

Fans of daytime drama were very excited to learn that Robin Strasser (Ex-Dorian, One Life to Live) was coming to Salem and taking on the role of Vivian Alamain, previously played by Louise Sorel.

On the latest episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast Strasser chats it up with host Michael Fairman about mixing it up with the cast of DAYS, playing some scenes with her former OLTL co-star Kassie DePaiva (Eve), her key story points opposite Lauren Koslow’s Kate … and the opportunity to play a character that is being presently written by Ron Carlivati, who also wrote for Strasser while both were in Llanview

Later, Greg Vaughan (Eric) invites you inside his dressing room as he discusses his digs, and then is joined by one of his favorite acting scene partners, Linsey Godfrey (Sarah) and the two dish about rehearsing for their scenes as Eric and Sarah and more.

To download and listen to the podcast head on over to iTunes here, or check it out at NBC.com/InsideSalem

Now, let us know what was your favorite part of the interview with Robin Strasser and if you are enjoying her portrayal of Vivian Alamain via the comment section below.

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DAYS’ Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes On Doug and Julie’s Emotional Scenes: “We Didn’t Have To Act Them. The Love Between Us Played Them For Us.”

If you have been witnessing this week’s episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives, you know that Julie suffered a massive heart attack that has rocked Doug to his core, and has made the once invincible Julie devastated that she may not survive this medical crisis to continue her enduring love with her husband.

The heart attack which came about after Julie minced words with Gabi (Camila Banus), has given veteran stars and Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, some emotional and heartfelt material to play.  As everyone knows, the popular duo has been married in real-life for decades.

On their official Twitter handle DaysHayes, the couple shared this tweet to their followers: “Those scenes between Doug and Hope, and the ones between Doug and Julie were so beautifully written, we didn’t have to act them. The love between us played them for us. Thank you, Ron!”

Of course, Bill and Susan were referencing Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati for this storyline and giving them these impactful scenes to play which mean so much to them and the longtime DAYS viewing audience.

So, what have you thought about the recent Doug and Julie scenes, since Julie suffered a heart attack?  What do you think of giving vets like Bill and Susan the ball in this storyline? Comment below.

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