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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.

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
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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
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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
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Brian T

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

matt borlenghi
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matt borlenghi

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

Sue
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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
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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
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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
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lumi

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

Lew
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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
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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
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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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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ciara Saves Baby Bo with Assist from Heavenly Bo; Tripp Shifts Into Satan & Crashes Through Window

May Sweeps are in full bloom, and on Monday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the supernatural was front and center, and what Salemites hope will now and forever, put Satan behind them once and for all.

In story, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) is one tough mama. She and Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) track down AllDevil (Lindsay Arnold) and her dastardly partner in crime, Charlie Dale (another guest return of Emmy-winner Mike Manning), as the devil starts the Ceremony of Transference to make their baby a mini-Satan. However, AllDevil has a plan to keep Cin at bay. She uses a protective pentagram wall, and electrocutes Ben from penetrating it.  Then, when Ciara has to save her baby, a white light comes upon her, and she is able to push through the barrier, push out Satan, and regain her baby boy in her arms.

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Tripp (Lucas Adams) arrives on the scene and clunks Charlie over the head with a baseball bat before he tries to kill Ben. When Ben comes to and meets his young son, “Bo”, Ciara tells Tripp that AllDevil is headed to St. Luke’s where he and Johnny (Carson Boatman), who was also at the scene, head off to find her.

At University Hospital, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) is going to get Baby “Bo” checked out as Ben and Ciara spend time with their little one in the hospital room. All of a sudden, a white light appears and Ciara’s dad, Bo Brady (the return of Peter Reckell) comes through the light. Both Ben and Ciara see the iconic Bo, and Ciara tells her dad to meet his grandson, and thanks him for saving the day at the cemetery.

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Inside the church, while upstairs, AllDevil flashes back to when Satan was inhabiting Marlena (Deidre Hall) and set fire to the place of worship 25 years ago, and fans get the actual clip of the classic moment in DAYS history. Just then, Tripp and Johnny find Satan upstairs ready to torch the place. Johnny gets a good ole’ toss across the room, leaving Tripp to fend off the devil.

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But helps is on the way as Father Eric (Greg Vaughan), John and Marlena (Deidre Hall) are there to save the day; as they begin an exorcism, of sorts. In defiance, we see AllDevil begin to crack Allie’s neck as everyone looks on in horror. Tripp admitting his love for Allie, tells the devil to come into him and let Allie go.  The shift happens as Tripp is now the devil, and in order to fight off hurting Allie or anyone, selflessly jumps out the church window and looks in dire straits.

So, what did you think of this climatic episode of Days of our Lives, with more to come with the return of Bo Brady this week? Comment below.

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Jensen Ackles Becomes Series Regular on ABC’s ‘Big Sky’

Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles, has signed a reportedly one-year deal to join the cast of ABC’s drama, Big Sky.

Ackles who will guest-star in the season two finale on May 19th has also signed on to continue his role of Beau Arlen, the confident and charming good ol’ boy from Texas who steps in as temporary Sheriff in the murderous town, for the show’s upcoming third season.

The David E. Kelly series stars Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick.  Deadline broke the casting news of Ackles.

As for Ackles, DAYS fan remember him as Eric Brady (1997-2000), and Supernatural fans loved him as Dean Winchester (2005-2020).  The actor/producer has been one busy man with his show the The Winchesters set for series at the CW and another one in development a DC project with Greg Berlanti.

You can check out the promo below for next week’s exciting conclusion to season two of Big Sky featuring the debut of Ackles.

Now, let us know, will you be checking out Jensen on Big Sky for its upcoming third season? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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