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Peter Reckell Addresses Rumors: He Is NOT Returning to DAYS, and NOT Going to GH!

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Daytime icon and favorite Peter Reckell, who is so beloved as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives, is sorely missed by viewers and the industry since he departed the NBC soap some time ago.

Today, Reckell took to his Twitter account after being  his loyal fans and followers wanted to know what is going on with all the rumors they were hearing, about a possible return to Salem, or if he is heading to ABC’s General Hospital!  Reckell tweeted about a return to DAYS:  “Ken (Corday) and I talked ,and as before we could not come to in agreement.”

Reckell tweeted in regards to being considered for a role on General Hospital, or another role on a daytime soap: “As for the rumors about other soaps, including DOOL, over the last year, those were started by people who thought they could benefit from them. The doors that are opening for me are not in daytime TV. Thanks as always for your generous love and support. 🙂 🙂 :-)”

So are you disappointed that DAYS and Reckell could not come to an agreement to have Bo back on the canvas?  Are you disappointed that Peter is not going to GH in a new or recast role?  What should DAYS do now? Recast Bo Brady? Try to work out a deal with Peter, no matter what?  Share your thoughts!

 

 

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Aria
Aria

GH already has to many people in their cast so no lost there.

Tali
Tali

I was hoping for him to be recast as John McBain on OLTL since it doesn’t look like Michael Easton will grace the canvas! Good Luck to Peter Reckell in whatever he does!

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

Work out a deal now to have him return to Days . We miss him so much. I know whatever Peter is asking is not that outrageous.

Bettyrj
Bettyrj

I totally agree! Bo is missed! Hope and Ciara need to have Bo back! Come on, Corday! Get Peter back! We need a fair and unbiased cop in Salem!

robin
robin

Bo Brady is the heart and soul of Days. He must be allowed to return on his terms. Period!

danny
danny

I am extremely disappointed that Corday can only promise story lines to one actor and for one character–Daniel. Forget what the fans want. More new characters coming and no room for Bo. It sucks.

Skp53
Skp53

I agree. They need Bo back!

JEM
JEM

DAYS has a whole lot that could be cut…Will, Sonny, and the whole gay ensemble for starters. But beyond that…there is a lot of dead weight. Rafe and Gabi come to mind. They just played one of the most absurd episodes ever…a cop funeral with 3 people in attendance, and this cop was a hired killer who we didn‘t know or care about. And they can‘t find room in the budget or on the canvas for Bo? It is a slap in the face to long time viewers, and to Reckell. Like others have said, we don‘t know where the talks are breaking down, but we are certain his demands are not unfathomable and outrageous. The days of soap stars making diva demands have long been a thing of the past, and they all know it. That said….I really dont think Bo should be recast. Kelker kelly could never do it now, and I dont see any other actor doing it either, as it would have to be a pretty beloved, big name actor to pull it off. And if they had the money for a big name star, why not just go with Bo…Peter Reckell??

Patrick
Patrick

The days of soap stars making diva demands have long been a thing of the past, and they all know it.

legit. and it’s true.

this is directed for all… and I happily retort…

“…Will, Sonny, and the whole gay ensemble for starters.”

honestly… we’re talking two characters… and we’ll see how DAYS deals their production sans Chandler Massey.

Glenn Hubbard
Glenn Hubbard

JEM,

I agree with you about the whole homosexual part of the show. We mute that part and talk among ourselves when that stuff comes up. It feels cheesy and forced anyway. It seems so many shows are on some kind of indoctrination kick for radical social causes. Bo is a good and inspiring character.

Yvonne
Yvonne

Days can not get rid of the Will Nd Sonny characters. But the writers do need to masculine up Sonny more. When he came into the show he was a world traveler and adventurer, now he’s all wimpy. If you are to keep the characters stick with the characters initial characteristics.

Peter R
Peter R

I think it is terriblle they wont work with Peter He is one of the actors that has made this show.
Days will go down when they start not appreciating there good actors
Diann

Roseann
Roseann

I really think Days should reconsider having Peter stay on as Bo, we already are upset with the fact Alison Sweeney has left as Sami. PLEASE PLEASE GIVE HIM THE MONEY HE WANTS, HE IS WORTH IT.
THANKS,
ROSEANN

Mark
Mark

The role should be recast—-they should have already done it!

Mark
Mark

I agree. It’s not fair for K. Alfonso. She needs a storyline.

Mark
Mark

I agree—it’s not fair to Alfonso—it’s really limiting her story line. They should either kill him off or recast.

Sharon
Sharon

Can not replace Peter!! That is his part and no one elses. They replaced him once before it it was just not the same as it was when they tried to replace Kristen!! If he is asking an unreasonable amount then oh well!

Skp53
Skp53

He should be back on DOOL, but I was looking forward to seeing him on GH too.

clyde
clyde

if Peter Reckell is not returning to Days Of Our Lives, who’s gonna play Bo Brady ?

Mark
Mark

Kill him off. That would at least give K. Alfonso a storyline!

Corinne Speirs
Corinne Speirs

Why not Robert Kelker Kelly who replaced him the first time he left. I think he did a great job. We need a Bo back!

4everdays
4everdays

Some stars demand too much money and producers have to make smart
decisions. Pay big money for one person or the same amount of money
for several actors and there is no change in the ratings. I agree with
Ken Corday. You have to protect the bottom line.

4everdays
4everdays

And yes, I miss Peter Reckell as Bo.

4everdays
4everdays

Does anybody recall the last time Wayne Northrop, Patsy Pease,
Mary Beth Evans and Peter Reckell were togather as the Brady
siblings? Were they ever?

JEM
JEM

Wayne Northrop left in 1984, and returned in 1991. If they ever were together as the siblings, it would have been briefly in 1991, because that was right around the time when Mary Beth left after the disastrous attempt was made to pair her with Shane. Peter and Patsy also left circa 1992, after Kim‘s multiple personality story and when Robert Kelker Kelly Replaced Peter. Of course, since 1997, Roman has been played by Chris Kositchek, whoops, I mean Josh Taylor. Kim has shown up periodically and Kayla presumably still lives and works in Salem. Same as Bo. Thats an interesting question…I‘m not quite sure how to even punch that into YouTube. Lol.

Susan M.
Susan M.

I can remember when they were all on DOOL at the same time. That was when the show was really good and not about who is sleeping with who. I really enjoyed the days when there was an actual story going on. Now it just seems that it the same thing over and over with different couples, sex, sex and more sex. Get back to the good stories. A little mystery that actually gets solved before it gets monotonous. I can miss a week and still know what is happening. AND I say bring Peter Reckell back. He is one of the good characters and the only person that can do it justice. DO NOT KILL HIM OFF, it won’t be the same.

Gisele
Gisele

Put bo back on days it’s been really boring need some exciting like the olding days

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Time to recast or kill off the character but only if there is no more chance he and Corday cant work things out. An important legacy character like Bo shouldve never been off the canvas.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I really like Peter Reckell, but GH’s cast is really over-sized already. I miss him as Bo, but wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

DOOL really needs a love interest for Hope (or some storyline). I would like to see her with Lucas. Any reason Hope and Lucas couldn’t work? Are they somehow related? I’ve watched for a long time, but I’m not a super-fan with all the history like some posters on here. I would just like to see more Hope and more Lucas. But DOOL has been sooooo good lately. Love it!

Jake
Jake

They are cousins…plus I do not see the chemistry

JEM
JEM

Hope and Lucas????? If you need a daily dose of incest, check out GH or B and B. LOL. Hope and Lucas are cousins and even if they weren‘t, the age gap is jarring.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

That’s why I asked if the characters are related. thought I was clear on that.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Recast, Recast, Recast— this madness of Bo “being out of town” has gone on long enough. I love PR as much as the next guy– but honestly they have recast Bo successfully in the past– no reason they couldn’t do it again. If they don’t recast soon– then yes, kill Bo off– we all know in soap land death is only as permanent as hair dye– it can always be undone– but limbo land is getting annoying and the character deserves better to languish in no man land while the tptb get their act together.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

agree.

Bo Brady
Bo Brady

NO WAY CAN THE DAYS RELACE BO WITH SOME OTHER YUTS !!!!!!! IT IS HIM OR NO ONE !!!!!!!

R.P Johnson
R.P Johnson

As much as I hate to admit it, I don’t miss him. I wish Hope hope more of a storyline. I think the show is doing fine without him. I would rather see the next generation of “DOOL,” especially if the show casts some brothers and sisters for Sonny and Teresa.

4everdays
4everdays

We already see JJ’s older sister, Abby and Theresa has a brother named
Andrew. Theresa and Andrew have a half sister named Eve: MY ALL TIME
FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!

4everdays
4everdays

Eve and franky could be grandparents without SORAS. It has been that long.

JEM
JEM

No doubt. Eve is pushing 50. They were teenagers along with Jennifer. Jennifer graduated in 1987, so in real time, that makes her 44 on the show. Eve was a gross character. She was a hooker, and scarred up, and sleeping with a greasy pimp. Yuck!!

SZima
SZima

I’m with you…don’t miss Bo either. But they should kill the character off so Hope isn’t talking on the phone to NOBODY forever. It’s beyond ridiculous!

Joshua
Joshua

He will never win an Emmy staying on “Days of Our Lives.”

SZima
SZima

He doesn’t deserve one.

4everdays
4everdays

Hope and Lucas are first cousins(Hortons). Hope’s mom, Addie and Lucas’
dad, Bill are sister and brother.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Thanks for clarifying that.

Daysfan
Daysfan

I think DOOL should kill Bo off. It is clearly a money issue. Peter has a family to support and is entitled to ask for what he feels he’s worth, but these are hard times for soaps and unfortunately the money isn’t what it used to be. I would hope that he would return to DOOL at some point because I can’t imagine it ending without Bo and Hope.

Nina
Nina

They have specified that it is not a money issue. I think that Bo doesn’t agree with the gay story line because that’s when he left when that started. Wish they were done with that. DOOL was doing just fine wtihout that crap!!!!

Christian
Christian

Amen to that. Lets be done with thst story line!

Bonnie Misquaddis
Bonnie Misquaddis

I agree that they should get rid of the gay stuff and also Brady doing coke too. The show don’t need stuff like that being advertised one a good soap like DOOL. I would love for Bo to return cause him and Hope make the show. There is not much excitement happening they are losing their true audience that havebeen warching for years now m Bring Peter bsck and get bsck your audience.

4everdays
4everdays

Hope should be with Justin as others pointed out.

4everdays
4everdays

I want to see Adrienne flip out over and over. Judi Evans is great!!!

Hilary
Hilary

I think the answer to this and so many other actors whose characters are not only MIA from the canvas but SORELY NEEDED TO DRIVE STORY is to pay them what they’re worth, write good, compelling stories that are character-driven and make sense for their history, and properly characterize them so that we don’t look at them in the SL’s and say, “huh?” That’s the answer. Pay Peter. Pay Stephen. Make room for them on the canvases. Give us the legacy people we’ve grown to care about. That’s what I think.

Larry Welch
Larry Welch

Oh well then…no Bo anymore?? I think now is the time for a visit to see how Hope is doing…No?? I’m sure she’d love to see her old ‘Beau’…Patience has its virtues…

4everdays
4everdays

I may have to stay away for a while. I’m starting to flip out over all the
possibilities. The show has a great many ducks in a row. I love DOOL.

R.P Johnson
R.P Johnson

With Nicole, Sami, Kristen, Brady Will and EJ, the show is the best it has been in years. I can’t wait to see if Chishelle to start!!!

Daisy
Daisy

Good luck to him but they need to recast or kill him off. Its not fair to Kristen A. She’s a great actress and needs a storyline…and not some stupid Stefano deal either!

Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey Anderson

I was surprised when I read this articles.. Best Wish for our good friend/fan to Peter Reckell whatever he want to go.

cissy
cissy

would love it if they would bring back Robert Kelker Kelly.loved him as BO.

JEM
JEM

Almost every single character on this show has been presumed dead at one point. There is very little emotional impact when this show tells a death story. But a Bo presumed dead story would work…it would affect the entire canvas…allow every cast member the chance to shine…especially Kristian…I still say she was robbed of an Emmy the year that twisted satanic freak Jim Reilly made the decision to kill off her son. She plays grief exceptionally well…and it would give her a big story…and eventually allow Hope to move on. I cannot see a successful recast at this point, and Peter is not returning, so it is one of very few viable options.

Sandy
Sandy

I do miss Bo and I am sure Hope does too. She just seems to be floating between scenes a little lost. Recasting him seems like a good idea. I wonder what Peter Reckell’s next move will be and where he will end up? I sense the money plus his status were a big issue for him and he is not settling for less. Good luck but I sense a little arrogance here.

Mad/hatter
Mad/hatter

They had a recast one of the best in the industry Robert k Kelly but you shit all over him because once again you let actresses go bat shit on you. So to bad that they do not have a storyline next time accept a great actor who is ten times better looking etc. the only actress who met him even half way was Lisa Rinna. If you are without a storyline oops who cares!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

you know… add… in how wonderful and absolutely beautiful, sensuous, sexy, alluring… captivating… i have plenty of superlatives… to equate Crystal Chapelle.. and equalling splendid… was Lisa Rinna.

two women… who… had it… loved Bo… just as much…. dag!

I loved these women….

so.. if the rumour mills are true… and I can truly see this happening… behind the scenes eschewing…

sorry fans… but… I can at one time see that this happened…. KA is likely to have ruminated her will….

man… honestly… Crystal Chapelle… spoke volumes… she’s a hot staggerinly loaded with talent woman….

she had the same behind the scenes at Guiding Light… she was HOT with Josh… and they had to let her go.. or pair her with someone else… Reva was not having it.

STAR turns happen….

however…the bottom line is what shows should be about.

I do hope that Hope… has a chance with possibly Rafe or Vargas… i thought these were intimated well with.

fan from beginning
fan from beginning

Recasting Bo Brady I feel would notwork. Some characters are owned by the actor and for better or worse, PR owns BB. The chemistry between Bo and Hope has nothing to do with looks- it has to do with the history between KA and PR. I have always loved when they would show history clips of the 2 of them from times passed. Also all 3 actresses that worked with RKK were not happy with him personally. CC even went so far as to say that when she heard PR would reprise his role as Bo years back she stated that she was VERY pleased to hear that. I’d love to see PR back. I never thought that Days could take 2 characters as Jennifer and Daniel and make a “hot” romance so boring. Just goe to show that the true chemistry between Jennifer and Jack was what made her truly shine. I miss the comical side the 2 of them had with each other.

Michael
Michael

Thank goodness Reckell isn’t returning to Days. I used to love Bo/Hope but Reckell’s portrayal had been lacking in recent years. Sorry- buy he was boring. When I read that he couldn’t come to terms with Corday, I detect money issues. His days are done- and it is time to pas the reins over to more interesting and timely talent.

Patrick
Patrick

for storyline purposes… ie: for the sake of Hope.

let Bo have a mid-life crisis… have him jettison accross the u.s…/world… and end up with Carly.

this would be an easy out… for his eventual and has to return…. in.

he has a breakdown from being on the police force… and has a breakdown… something.

he’s still pivotal and the clammoring fans will reason… and await his return.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

No; I am not disappointed either way. On DOOL, Bo was written as a key stone cop with an ego. No reason for him to have an ego as a cop or a detective. Not sure if he has ever solved a crime. The Salem PCPD are written to be inept.

debbie
debbie

Make him an offer that he can’t refuse. Days needs him back with Hope. We want to see more of both of them. The show would be complete, love John and Marlena! The first stars on Days mean so much to the people who have been watching all our lives, like myself. You have some loyal fans to watch that long!

Rhonda Scott
Rhonda Scott

I so agree with you Debbie! Days just isn’t the same without him. I have saw some say Hope should be with Rafe….ugh, so not a couple there! It’s Bo & Hope all the way!

Cathy
Cathy

DOOL should work on a deal with Peter. Noone can replace him! Bo & Hope together always! Work it out!

Karin
Karin

Give Peter what he wants and bring him back to Days!!!

MK
MK

he is Not going to GH or Days. I could see him on B and B as Ridge.

Bosgirl
Bosgirl

I hope he NEVER goes back to Days. I’m holding out for primetime. I hope someone will bring Peter to us during primetime hours. I’ll NEVER watch Days again. They ruined Bo and Hope and the reason I had been watching for years.

Debbie
Debbie

I think they should recast the role of Bo. As much as he loves Hope and Ciiara he would never stay away this long. If they are not going to recast him, they need to hook Hope up with Rafe,

Jake R.
Jake R.

Where is Bo supposed to be, anyway? I remember he was taking his mother for Alzheimer treatments out of state, which I thought was a novel way to write them both off the show. Then Caroline came back less than a month later without Bo.

Re: Hope-I’m a somewhat new “Days” viewer (since the gay storyline started), but I know a little of the history of the show. In my opinion, I like the chemistry she has with Abe, but I thought for awhile there they were trying to pair Abe with Kayla (I think that’s her name?) after Lexie died and Patch (Steve?) disappeared.

gail
gail

Yep, devastated, but I move on from such things fairly well…. Hope your future is good to you, and as you wish it to be. Hope to see you around, but enjoy your life. Enjoy your family. DOOL’s writers can’t seem to do it well without ya for some reason? 😀

Rhonda Scott
Rhonda Scott

Yes, I’m very disappointed that DAYS and Reckell could not come to an agreement to have Bo back on the canvas? He is greatly missed by so many DAYS watchers!

Vicky
Vicky

ABSOLUTELY DOOL should work out an agreement with Bo!! They can come up with something to keep him on board, and save our super couple Bo and Hope. Come on DOOL! Seriously….too many soaps are biting the dust and you should do everything you can to keep the fans watching!

Mary
Mary

I AGREE, I REALLY MISS HIM. WE NEED SOME STABILITY IN CHARACTERS TO KEEP US WATCHING.

paula
paula

I WANTED PETER TO BE SAM’S DAD ON GH VERY DISAPPOINTED. I LOVE HIM

SANDY
SANDY

PETER QUIT BECAUSE OF NO STORY LINE. NOT BECAUSE OF MONEY.

Julie
Julie

Days has always been it’s own worst enemy. They have some good storylines, but often run them into the ground, and others that have promise get swept under the rug. They could try and get a deal with Robert Kelker Kelly, who played Bo quite well some time back, but I also think they could work out a deal for Peter if they wanted to. I am quite sick of the Teresa/JJ thing already, both of those sorry little twits should be slapped silly. And as for the gay storylines, they are here, we know it, but I am getting a bit tired of having it always shoved in my face. Anyway, there needs to be a serious return to the roots of the show, and that would solve a lot of the mess.

Samantha
Samantha

the producer need to come to an agreement with peter because the show needs him

all54christ
all54christ

Honestly, when I was young–I did anything possible to stay caught up and not miss a show. Those were the days…super couples, crazy interesting story lines, exotic locations…I pulled up the “I Need a Hero” on youtube when Bo came back in black leather and a motorcycle. I can still remember that in high school! My teen daughters used to watch it with me…but then the story lines tanked, everyone’s kids left, and old characters just disappeared. I miss the old days. Sick of Sami and all her drama–really girl? Get a clue. EJ? You aren’t enough of your dad. Rafe–loved you on Passions, same with the guy who plays Eric (Ethan from Passions…BTW loved him with Theresa, but that show took major risks)? Loved Bo and Hope but their story lines are boring. John and Marlena? Awkward. Jennifer? No Jack. Remember Isabella? Roman? Kim and Shane? ISA? Eve and Franky? Patch and Kayla? Julie and Doug? Those were the DAYS… I don’t even like many of the new characters and some of them are really creepy. Stop trying so hard to appeal to newer fans and keep the old ones. My obsession passes on to my kids and its not much of a passion anymore.

You can’t kill off Bo. That would just dishonor him and his character. Its better that he is off doing the honorable thing. You can’t replace him–that’s like replacing Marlena or Hope. Somethings needs to change…writing? I think yes. Days needs to be resuscitated…or its just DAYS til its done.

Linda
Linda

No re-cast. He will be missed but time to move on!!!!!

Steph
Steph

I understand you need controversy to keep things interesting but let that happen among all the new younger characters on the show. I am 47 and have been watching Days beside my grandmother since the age of 10. Women like to live vicariously thru these characters and we need a steady couple like Bo and Hope who can keep that dream alive that “True love does exist” so Days needs to keep that alive. We also really enjoy seeing all the Holiday celebrations with characters and parties where everyone dresses up so please start adding these back into Days for the veteran cast and let the younger ones do what they need to do to attract the younger viewers.

Marsha
Marsha

After watching DOOL for 45 years, or more, I felt Hope and Bo were to be the next couple to carry on the Horton legacy that has been in limbo since Alice Horton died. Please Peter and Ken, work things out! Hope and Cierra need Bo back!

PAT IN UTICA
PAT IN UTICA

I love Peter as Bo, but if he does not want to come back they should recast his role to someone who does want to be there. they have done this before and should do it again, so Hope and Bo can get on with the show.

peterman
peterman

get peter back because him and hope kept the show going,if not i dont watch

Cynthia P
Cynthia P

I have been watching Days of Our Lives for almost 30 years. My favorite couple was Bo & Hope. That is why I have been watching ever since. I was sadden to hear that Bo was leaving and will not be returning. My mom watched Bo in As the World Turns when he played in that soap opera. It will be hard to replace him! I wish him lots of luck.

pat
pat

Get peter back as bo brady. He is greatly missed. Work out a dealwith peter. I have been an avid and loyal watcher of dool and peter was a good part of it.

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Marci Miller Final DAYS Episode Airs Today As She Shares Heartfelt Goodbye: “Thanks For The Sweet Ride, Abby”

In two years time, Marci Miller became a household name in the daytime arena as one of the brightest talents to grace the soap opera genre in a very long time.

Now today on Monday November 19th, viewers of Days of our Lives are watching her final episode as she wraps up her run as Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera.

And what a run it was! Earning her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Lead Actress this year, and a possible nomination next year, Miller was heralded for her gut-wrenching performances in the DID storyline (Dissociative Identity Disorder) where she played Abby’s alters, Dr. Laura and Gabby.  Not to mention her complex love story with Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn).

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On key episodes today, Miller’s Abby goes toe to toe with a vindictive Gabi (Camila Banus) who gloats how Abby ended up back in a sanitarium … thanks to her!

Miller made the decision to leave DAYS and pursue a career in feature film and primetime TV roles

In an Instagram post, Miller shared:”This is a picture of me 2 yrs ago, painting my nails (and a dear friend’s while I’m at it) for a screen test the next morning to play a woman named Abigail Deveraux Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Who would’ve thought?! This morning I sit in the same exact spot knowing that today, my last episode will air as this beloved character. I reflect, and am grateful. I am better for having been a part of it all. Knowing I’ve laid her in a pair of loving and capable hands does me good. Thanks for the sweet ride, Abby. My heart is full today. Xx #Days #Milly#Chabby”

So, send your well-wishes to Marci here as we give her a standing ovation for an incredible job well-done for her portrayal of Abby et al.  Will you miss Marci? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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