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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode # 13

Soap expert Michael Fairman, True Blood’s Carolyn Hennesy, and Nikita’s Dillon Casey are back together again for the first time in over a year! Yes, that’s right!  The original On-Air On-Soaps Podcast gang has reunited for a very special summer 2012 edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast!  During the show, the trio looks at the latest news in the world of soaps including the explosion of summer primetime soap series, the upcoming 39th Annual Daytime Emmys, and the moves to save General Hospital and keep it on the air.  Plus, they welcome some very special call-in guests, and bring the listener some very entertaining segments.  So, what do these three co-hosts have to say about all our topics?  Find out when you listen to our all new episode!

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, and what matters to you our faithful soapers most – as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #13

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soap Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Dillon Casey.  This month the threesome welcome special guests: James Scott (EJ) of Days of our Lives and Jen Lilley (Maxie) of General Hospital for some entertaining and revealing interviews!  And, they make some predictions in the major categories at this year’s upcoming 39th Annual Daytime Emmys, discuss the debuts of True Blood, Dallas, and Hollywood Heights, and the failures of One Life to Live’s replacement, The Revolution, which have led to the upcoming summer replacement series, Good Afternoon America and much more.  We also bring you some brand new hilarious and thought-provoking segments in our jam-packed hour and a half summer edition!

This podcast is best played on a high speed connection. However, if you have a slower speed connection, here are some tips: just wait till the buffering is complete and the audio file loads and begin playing. This is to ensure your listening pleasure.

On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #13 features the following segments:

  • News and Views – The wealth of new primetime soaps kicking off this summer including True Blood, Dallas and Hollywood Heights, plus who should win this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards in the Lead Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Drama series are discussed. And, will General Hospital’s lead-in summer replacement, Good Afternoon America be of benefit or a hindrance to the lone ABC soap? And finally, former soap actor Brian Presley’s recent twitter debacle is debated. Starts @ 14:03
  • Jen Lilley InterviewGeneral Hospital’s Jen Lilley is a special call-in guest where she discusses the emotional toll and ups and downs of taking over the role of Maxie Jones from Kirsten Storms who was taken ill. Jen also reveals if a Spixie reunion might be in the making, and previews what could come next for Maximista and so much more! Starts @ 38:54
  • Analyze This Text – Dillon Casey introduces his new segment which he says he is currently “work-shopping” called Analyze This Text. What do Michael, Carolyn, and Dillon think of texting in our modern world in particular when it comes to dating? Find out if you are texting properly when trying to meet a potential love interest! Starts @ 56:07
  • James Scott InterviewDays of our Lives star James Scott (EJ DiMera) is our very special call-in guest on the podcast. In a rare and candid interview, James discusses his feelings on the recent storyline changes where Stefano was shot, EJ learned he was not Stefano’s biological son, and Nicole revealed to EJ that Rafe is the father of her baby, not EJ! James also chats on DAYS Daytime Emmy nominated episodes for Outstanding Drama Series involving EJ and Sami’s grief-sex. In addition, Will and EJ’s on-screen relationship is discussed, and James previews that what is to come under the new writing regime of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell is some of the most exciting and well-written material he has ever been a part of since his time at DAYS. Starts @ 1:06:31
  • Carolyn’s Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her Soap Thought of the Day in which she compares the series, True Blood to General Hospital! Starts @ 1:23:41

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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the next episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast call-in line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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Erika
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Erika

Funniest podcast to date! Carolyn is so witty! Can’t wait to see her appear on True Blood tomorrow!

jorgeann
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jorgeann

I enjoyed James Scott. He is such a gratious person to have admitted he was disappointed in not receiving a pre-Emmy nom, and to further praise the work of the other actors who did get nominated. I am hoping that James will indeed get an Emmy in the future. He is a phenominal actor. James is the leading male actor on Days, and I faithfully tune in when he is on. I am an EJami fan. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Ohio, and he was not above chatting with me for about 30 minutes. Mr. Fairman thanks… Read more »

Vinnette
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Vinnette

great podcast! I love that James called in. His opinions about the show are always thought-provoking and interesting. I wish he had more of a role behind the scenes; they could use his input.
I don’t blame Carolyn on James’ voice. It is VERY sexy.

Lois
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Lois

What a great podcast! Michael, Carolyn…I love you both. I’m sorry I don’t know Dillon’s work but it was nice to meet him as well. Jen Lilley has done a fabulous job as Maxie (tho, unfortunately, I can’t bring myself to watch GH at the moment due to the dead baby s/l). James Scott and Ali Sweeney are THE reason I watch DAYS. James gave me the impression he was a bit disappointed that the “grief sex” was the scene nominated for the Emmy but, IMHO, that scene was about SO much more than sex. Sami instinctively sought out EJ… Read more »

Chelsea
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Chelsea

I love James Scott! 🙂

kathryn
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kathryn

Is he hinting Joe Mascolo is coming back or not?????

Janet
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Janet

Another great interview as always Michael I alway enjoy hearing James Scott take on things I am happy he is excited about the upcoming stories at Days I too am sorry he did not receive an emmy nomination this year but regardless no mattter the material he always delivers and gives 110% in his performances and I thank him for his hard work and dedication

warren
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warren

Dillon seems like a “nice” guy , but has so little to add, and is so soap-uninformed, a lot of this conversation was a lot about nothing. (What happened to Prospect Park, guys?)

Silo
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Silo

Great interview. Looking forward to more scenes between E.J. and Sami. James and Ali rock!!! Go EJami!

Lena
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Lena

Very nice podcast, Michael! My favorite part was hearing from James Scott, because he always has such interesting and intelligent insights, and anything he says sounds 10 times better in that gorgeous accent!

Susan
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Susan

What a joy to listen to James Scott being a true professional. Never in the whole interview did he give away any “spoiler” etc. This shows a true, committed acting professional. He wants to keep the people viewing. In addition to being a truly dynamic actor! I will be honest he and Alison Sweeney are the real reasons why I have returned to watching DOOL because there is something there with them when ALLOWED to be in a scene. IMHO of DOOL was smart they would FINALLY write a story for Ej and Sami ( look at 50 Shades of… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Wish you would have asked James about Renee Jones or even how he would feel if Eileen Davidson came back as his mom, but overall, really good podcast. Please don’t leave these off to once every 6-9 months! They’re really enjoyable!

Nicole
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Nicole

Thank you Michael for another wonderful great James Scott interview! It’s always a pleasure to hear from him and his POV on DAYS and what he thinks of the show and his character! I am really looking forward to his upcoming storyline with Sami. They are just amazing together!

pspcindy
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pspcindy

Michael once again you have delivered a great interview with James Scott. I so agree w/CH that just the sound of James’ voice is worth a listen. It was nice that James did not spoil what is coming up. Hopefully Tomlin/Whitesell & NBC have a clear vision of what will bring DOOL out of the doldrums in which it presently resides. I hope that vision includes EJ becoming his own man, out of Stefano’s expectations. I still wait for Days to give EJami a real story that involves only EJ & Sami. Also a big thanks to you for sharing… Read more »

doris Crutchfield
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doris Crutchfield

Love Me Some James Scott! What A Class Act!!!

Lucy
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Lucy

We want once and for all a story for Ej and Sami, it is time for these Dool writers to deliver it !!
Otherwise great podcast : love True Blood and Carolyn Hennesy, so glad she is a part of it, lucky her and she deserves it..Dillon Casey is even cute on podcast..lol, wish him the best in his projects, a long career for him.
Really happy to hear James Scott and Jen Lilley, great guests.

Rose
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Rose

Omg I just listened today and was rolling in laughter! This podcast was wonderful, funny, and interesting. Carolyn was fantastic! Thanks for the great interviews. I love me some James Scott!

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DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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