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RATINGS: All Soaps Gain In Total Viewers! DAYS and Y&R Up In Key Demos!

Days of our Lives overall showed some strong gains for the ratings period of the week of April 28th -May 2, 2014!  First, DAYS along with the three other networks soap operas gained in total viewers!

The Bold and the Beautiful scored the most additions  with + 202,000, followed by DAYS with + 87,000, Y&R with 68,000, and finally General Hospital with +22,000.

However in the key demos, Days of our Lives showed increases in women 18-49, 18-34, 25-54, and The Young and the Restless rebounded in the 18-49 in total viewers for the demo, and showed gains in the 25-54 category.   Y&R though still had it’s lowest all-time rating share once again in the 18-49 demo for a fourth week running! Check out the entire ratings picture here via SON.

Now its time for you to be this week’s Soap Opera Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working for you on your favorite soaps?  What stories need fixing?  Who would you like to see return to you favorite soaps to give the series an extra lift?   Share your thoughts below!

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Mark
Mark

Days is just the best show in all aspects. The other ones I fast forward thru.

Mama
Mama

When you’re as low in the ratings basement as “Days of Our Lives” is, there’s only one place to go … and that’s up.

Not much news here.

N
N

Loving GH right now, on DAYS would have loved EJ and Abby but know that is not happening, strange though the ratings are not as strong as when they were together in January and February …Also the April 21 episode of Alison Sweeney and James Scott did not bring in the ratings..

GH50
GH50

GH has been down and stuck ever since they destroyed Robin and she left. The following weeks, the week of 3/10, GH lost 400,000 viewers and went down to 2.6 million viewers and stayed there the week of 3/17. It rebounded for one week, the week of 3/24, hitting 3,058,000 because of the baby reveal. The following week, week of 3/31, it went down to 2,875,000, even though it was the 51st Anniversary.

Since then, the last four weeks, GH has been stuck in the 2.7 million range. The show is awful. They destroyed Robin and then AJ and they’ve lost viewers from that and from the just horrid writing and pacing. Those weeks also had this “new” family the Westbournes take center stage and the viewers have given a resounding “We don’t give a crap.”

The ratings should be higher for the two weeks of the Nurses Ball. Is that going to be a victory? People tuning into an event that they are nostalgic for? And what will that say? That Vets and GH history bring ratings? Will that ever compute to the suits at ABC? That they would have better consistent ratings if they reigned in TIIC and told them to concentrate on GH, it’s history and stop crapping on legacy characters?

The funniest thing was today. RC thinks he dissed John Stamos. Yeah, this is really cutting into the guy’s rich, famous and handsome thing. RC doesn’t realize that he and FV look like fools because the only way they can get people to tune in is for them to think they’ll see Stamos or a vet and not the consistent crap that they feed us.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Week to week ratings go up and down all the time.However in the latest ratings report GH is the only soap that went up in all the categories from the same time last year.Now i do think it’s a bad sign that as the week of April 28th progressed the ratings for GH went down each day.However the ratings only count for live and same day viewing.Plus since you brought up the weeks of March 10th and 31st all 4 soaps went down those 2 weeks.We don’t know why ratings are good one week and bad the next..I’m just glad General Hospital is still on the air.

moshane58
moshane58

Why are you saying they destroyed Robin and she left. She only come back for a short time. She is producing a movie. John even helped her out getting her time at Grey’s to shadow the producers to help her to produce her own movie. She said she wanted to produce not be an actor anymore. She came back as a favor for them to give closure and Ron said he didn’t want to kill of her character hoping she would return someday. so can’t blame them she doesn’t want to do it anymore. Actors move on all the time. I’m loving GH and grateful its on yet,, No thanks to ABC…

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

Why do you watch the show(im asking in a friendly manner)…yes, GH has problems and i disliked killing off yet another Q but most of the time i find the show still entertaining…it could definately be a lot better…all soaps go up and down ratingswise…i feel these show attract ‘temp’ viewers who only watch on occasion the way i do with Y&R…but i watch the other three almost dailey…supporting the genre or not or hoping for a turnaround i wouldnt watch a show if i thought it was consistantly bad…i just want to know if there is anything you do like about GH…thats all. Im not trying to be mean or anything…im just wondering and asking in a friendly manner so i hope you dont take this the wrong way!!!

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

I also agree with what you said about how they dissed John Stamos and thought that childish and a childish prank in an attempt to attract fans and get their hopes up!!!

Johnny
Johnny

I too thought it was cheap and crass of them to use Blackie Parrish as a ploy and then not deliver. John Stamos was more than willing to appear on the show last year but did not want to be boxed into a one day, one note performance. I am honestly surprised that Ron Carlivati still has a job. He quite obviously goes on Twitter when he is drunk…he lashes out at fans and actors with horrible tweets that drip with arrogance and sarcasm. Anyone in ANY professional capacity who uses social media to abuse others for whatever reason deserves to be fired. Also…look what he has done to our show!!!!!!!! If you watched the Nurses Ball yesterday, and had not seen the show for even 2 years….you would have been “Who are these people????? What show am I watching? Why is everyone stripping and acting sleazy? Who are all these gay people? Why is Mac crying over a doll?”. The Nurses Ball used to be an event with heart and purpose and meaning and this regime has completely stripped it (pardon the pun) of all of that. The Luke storyline is kind of indicative of what has happened to GH…The show has been systematically dismantled before our eyes and replaced by an evil imposter. Everyone on this show is either a criminal….or sleeping with one…..or both. It is depressing and disheartening to watch day after day of constant sustained misery and darkness. In interviews RC has compared his writing for GH to prime time shows where bad guys are the lead characters. That right there shows how off track he is with his approach…and how out of touch he is with the fan base. Prime time shows air once a week for 12-20 weeks and then viewers get a break and a reprieve. The production values are better and the writing is better. Soaps are a daily investment by viewers for years and decades. We do NOT want to watch bad guys win and evil being rewarded and celebrated every day of our lives. So many characters are so disgusting and misogynistic and warped…Sonny, Carly, Franco, Levi, Tracy, Luke, Ava, Julian, Obrecht, and the list goes on. There is no one to root for. This regime made promises to fans very publicly and very vocally when they took over, and they have broken every one of those promises. They have amped up the senseless violence considerably. How sad that it takes a horrific event like a school shooting or some kind of bombing to make these producers temporarily look at what they are doing. They issue a public statement saying they are going to tell stories with less violence. Then in a month or two they go right back to the same old thing. I could go on and on…and I will…but not right now. Thanks for reading.

GH50
GH50

Gee Andrew, ratings do go up and down all the time, which is why I gave an eight week example of a downward trend… up not so much. The year to year stuff is not the real measure here. That is ABC spin that goes out in press releases and what promoters use to populate the social media boards to try and spin the reality. Going back to last May and claiming a victory is misrepresenting the facts when you see that the ratings are down hundreds of thousands of viewers from several months ago. You really think that ABC is happy that they were averaging about 3.1 million viewers for weeks and now things went south? That is a trend.

Also, you and everyone else should stop comparing GH to other shows in terms of up and down. Not when they are so far off in total viewers, in raw numbers. And before anyone starts talking about key demos, they mean almost nothing when you don’t have the mass audience of added older viewers. A network show can not pay its bills based on 200,000 viewers 18-34 and 650,000 viewers 18-49 and there is very little growth opportunity in those demos because of the type of programming and the overall population. Again, that is just spin.

moshane 58, KMC choosing to leave and wanting to direct has nothing to do with how her character was treated. I see this argument on social media boards all the time and I have no idea why anyone thinks that argument resonates. How was she destroyed? The writing for her return was terrible and her exit was worse. Having her make the choice to leave her family and then having her husband tell her not to come home was destruction. It makes her look like crap. If you don’t get that, and get that an exit and an explanation for her absence could have been handled with more respect to the character, then I can’t help you. It would have been simple enough to not give her a choice in the matter, for her to be forced to leave.

Johnny, your post is spot on and very articulately stated, an aspect that I never see in posts that defend the show.

Tristan
Tristan

To GH50 and Johnny: Allow me to thank you both for exceptionally intelligent, detailed, passionate posts. I agree with both of you 100%. GH is becoming dark and sleazy; it is sinking into a moral black hole. It lacks a strong moral core, represented by stalwart and steadfast characters that provide a needed positivity and light to a program: like Steve and Audrey Hardy, Rick and Lesley Webber, Laura Spencer…Characters like these are crucial to balance the quirky, or the naughty, or the evil in ancillary characters. They provide the promise of good triumphing over evil, eventually; the promise of family-oriented centeredness that every soap needs to survive and to thrive over generations. Today’s GH revels in the sheer rottenness of its characters! To revel in rottenness is, apparently, to be hip and cool and contemporary. The rotten characters in Port Charles have literally become the moral touchstones of the show, the moral barometers, while the kind of morally positive, stable characters that used to anchor GH have become truly marginalized and stripped of any kind of professional or moral authority. Anna is a real example of the latter.

The PTB of GH have discarded the elements that were determinative of GH’s half-century longevity: family, friendship, long-term romance, seriousness of purpose allied with sheer fun. And fun is not synonymous with nonsense and silliness. The show is currently a narrative disaster and it is clear that the PTB do not care. GH is their toy, and damn it — just like little children — they won’t share it with the audience!!! I am convinced, in fact, that the noxious, entitled, revolting little tot named Spencer is truly the alter ego of the head writer.

And yes, the Blackie Parrish ploy was to generate audience and to embarrass John Stamos.

Never ever have I witnessed a cultural institution dismantled with such fervor and malevolent glee as GH has been by these two “saviors of the show.”

Dan
Dan

Those of you posting about how GH has been “ruined” and “dismantled”, and every other creative adjective in the book must be watching a different GH then me, that’s all I can say.

andrew hass
andrew hass

GH50,Johnny and Tristan i read your respective posts and you had some good points respectvely.However if you can only find the bad points about GH then why are you still watching it and talking about it?If you want GH to change then maybe the way to do that is to stop watching.If you keep watching GH even you are hating it that’s not going to cause the show to change IMO.Also GH50 regarding Robin KMC’s return was only for a few months.So no matter how the show wrote her off Robin would have left her husband and daughter.Now i guess the show could have had Robin go to Africa or somewhere to do medical research or something but the show still would have had to come up with a reason why she wasn’t returning right away.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

GH for the vast majority of its history was emotionally compelling. The current team is replacing the depth, drama and heart that we came to know and love with sleaze, excessive camp and unrealistic plot points where each is more outrageous than the last (and needs to be to keep a modicum of viewers). The reliance on cheap gimmicks (crypt sex, introducing a favorite character only to realize they aren’t really appearing) may be funny for RC and FV as they laugh among themselves, but it just reeks of a classless attitude and a disrespect of the audience. It is obvious that they don’t really take the show seriously at all. Its almost as though they are supposed to keep the ratings out of the toilet but to make sure that the show doesn’t become too popular once again so it can be cancelled whenever the network wants to. I agree that it isn’t boring…. and I guess for people whose only expectation is that then they can be satisfied. We used to be able to expect so much more!

Lawrence
Lawrence

How is days strong when they have been last in the key demo’s for months. Yeah the ratings increased since last week but they are not that exciting. Y and r but is still low. Gh is doing ok ratings wise even though they sunk in the key demos.

Jules
Jules

DAYS is just a better soap.

GH is a mockery of itself, overstuffed with a cast that ranges from stunt casting to nobodies. All talk, no substance.

YR is boring and B&B was never my cup of tea.

DAYS is well paced, utilizes most of its cast very well, has complex characters, character driven plots that don’t always have the most predictable outcome (…though who can’t see Gabi as being the one to shoot Nick from a mile away? But I digress.). They are doing daytime DRAMA better than any show right now. I’m proud of my little soap that could. GH may be the darling soap in critics’ eyes, but not mine. DAYS is my favourite and I’m happy for everyone involved. Hoping for more continued success!

…..And with heavy hitters like James, Ali and Blake leaving (some would even include Camilla on that list), I do hope they can bring on someone or someones (I know that’s not a word) to fill the gaps. Not that they can be replaced, and no stunt casting, but lets being back an old favourite or two that can bring a certain je ne sais pas to the show.- acting talent and entertaining. Eileen and Kassie are great additions, but with three big exits, there are other oldies but goodies that can be included.

Mark
Mark

Days moves at a graceful pace like soaps should and has a classic ripple effect. General hospital moves so fast and has so many newbies and boring characters it just gets choppy and confusing and messy. Y&R is ok right now but kind of like a ship with holes in the bottom and B and B is just a little time waster in between shows

Patrick
Patrick

on the latest issue of SOD : on the cover

Picture of Peter Reckell : on DAYS : “I would come back”

certainly seems like the best time… to take advantage of : and, I really like Hope and Aiden

MORE : Shane and Kimberly… to visit their daughters… Eve and Theresa

I certainly can’t imagine what’s happened to John Black

EJ Sami and Nick ARE just as on par a big miss… as Adam, Billy, Phillis… OK I digress some… but its OUR Days

cumulative cast : DOOL is it of the 4 on air : have to quote Mark : DOOL’ has that “classic ripple effect”

They should bring back Anna : for Roman, Abe, John she was always so easy to adore… her feisty… the way she delivered her snappy lines, her comedic timing

I’m not fretting by any means….

Salem’ite

Dmitri
Dmitri

I disagree. I love Days, but EJami and Dannifer take up too much screentime. I hate EJami, and I think Sami will leave him when she learns of the Abby romps. I like Dannifer but they need a better storyline than countless interlopers.

Everything else moves at a snail’s pace. Why is John back in Salem? Like Marlena said, he has nothing there for him, and we barely see him anyways. I say they should send him packing and bring Bo back, even if I do want Hope with Aiden.

I want to see more of Abe and Maxine, as well as the other veterans.

Let Eric learn the truth about Nicole and return to the priesthood. Then, have Rafe learn the truth about Jordan and end things with her. But instead of going back to Kate, let him and Nicole get together. They have great chemistry. Jordan is SO boring and brings Rafe down with her! At least Ben and Abby have chemistry! I say they should have Brady leave Theresa after hearing she gave Liam the key, and then he can get together with Jordan and get his life back together.

Daniel and Jennifer need to get married and be put on the backburner for a while.

I could care less about Brady and Theresa drinking and acting like idiots. Got old a LONG time ago! So did Anne’s whining.

JJ and Paige, while sweet, are boring.

Ann
Ann

Fix the Eric and Nicole love story. I truly loved it and they had to bring in that whole evidence deal. Plus I hate the deal about Eric always stating that he would have stayed a priest if he was cleared. Either he loves Nicole or not. Finally, the box fix please no more Jennifer and Daniel. Jennifer was such a beloved character. They have turned her into someone I don’t even know.

Rj
Rj

I agree with you. The Eric and Nicole love story could be good if they give them a good storyline. AZ is one of the best actors on the show, and GV is good, so the writers have to step up to the plate with this. I also agree about Jennifer and Daniel. They are both good characters and actors, but their romance just doesn’t seem to do it. Although it was a little better recently.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree as well. I loved Dannifer before. But, like EJami, they take up too much screentime. Have them get married and send them on a backburner. I loved Ericole until they had her screw up again. Now, I hope Eric leaves her and that Nicole can steal Rafe away from Bore-dan…oops, I mean Jordan. LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

I’ll harbor some sour grapes

YES!

“…Y&R though still had it’s LOWEST ALL-TIME rating share once again in the 18-49 demo for a FOURTH WEEK running

Hello Michael Muhney
Hello Billy Miller
Hello Michelle Stafford

su0000
su0000

they are all missed and Y&R is empty without them..
No, no replacement will cure their loss..
All 3 characters the actors own them, replacements will fail..
Billy=fail …. not working by a long shot..

I knew Y&R would wait 6 months for the Adam fans to calm down before putting the new Adam on screen..
there will be backlash, and whomever the actor is trying to be Adam, is very barve..

ANA
ANA

I truly would like to know why most of the actors don’t want to come back to work @ Y&R ,humm why it’s that?.. Specially Michelle stafford ,totally declined going back there!!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

ANA, They don’t want to drown. The captain (JFP) ran the ship into an iceberg and now the ship (Y&R) is sinking! BTW, EB had a small role in “Titanic”. He’ll be sinking twice!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I just wish I could find a career that is high profile, high paying and where I could literally ruin the product everywhere I go and still get hired for the next opportunity… hey JFP, how do you do it?

Jared
Jared

Yes, JFP certainly knows how to fall on her feet. I see it at my job every day, though. In this country, networking, audacity and good old fashioned b.s. are what get you places, not necessarily talent and know-how. There are probably hundreds of thousands of people who are more talented than Y&R’s current producers and writers and would love to produce and write for this gem of a soap. However, we’re making a huge assumption that, behind the scenes, Sony and CBS truly want Y&R to succeed in the long term. I don’t know. JFP has one proven track record: failure and show destruction. Maybe that’s why she was hired? Who knows? But I wouldn’t put it past people in power in 2014 America.

su0000
su0000

The ratings are a stupid game..
soap fans love to jump in and play the blame game when the ratings come out..
thing is;
They ALL go up and down up and down, one week this soap next week that soap..

sopa ratings prove nothing in the realm of things, they are stupid ..
all that counts is how much I love to watch my soap no matter what the numbers are.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I agree.Plus i think we the fans of soaps should be happy that all 4 went up this week and all were up from the same time last year.I know people have their favorite soap and want that one to succeed but you can want that and not want the other ones to fail.Plus the networks may have their own way of analyzing what the ratings really mean.Plus as you pointed out and i have to soaps go up and down all the time from week to week.So maybe the important thing that networks take a look at is how soaps do in the key demos and from the same time last year and not the week to week ratings.

PatF
PatF

As long as YR is number one in total viewers, all is right with the world. 26 YEARS and counting!

Go CBS.

Jared
Jared

The demo group thing is totally dumb. Sorry to women 18-49, but I don’t want you deciding what soaps there are to watch and what ones there aren’t.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

OMG, DAYS ratings should skyrocket! Nick died!! It’s been so great to have Julie/SSH and Maggie/SR in substantial scenes!!! This past weeks episodes, which have been excellent, will be in next weeks ratings. Today’s episode was everlasting brilliance!!! The stage is set for must see TV!!! Who killed Nick? Now is a great time to tune in and be a little detective!

Salem population: 1 less
Days of our Lives viewers: 100’s of 1,000’s more!

Isn’t it time to play in the sand?

PatF
PatF

With all the characters/actors leaving, being murdered or possessed, you’ll end up with just Maggie and Marlena sitting in rocking chairs counting down the Days…

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I would rather play in the sand than wear red lipstick! If you want, you can do both.

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

Blake Berris could still return as Nicks twin Rick…i still believe Percy shot him(maybe Nick refused to help him because he is really Rick?)…other suspects you might think of: Chaz Bono, Sara Gilbert, Christina Crawford or his own mother Jessica Fallon…lol

Anne North
Anne North

I still say it was Jordan’s cat that pulled the trigger.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Why not Ciara playing with her daddy’s gun?

Tsuds
Tsuds

Go GH all the way…. Great writing .. stories that move at a good clip … non predictable story lines.. .. Go Go Go.. GH is def the best soap on daytime TV these days.

Sally
Sally

I started watching Days again after many years away since Robin left GH. WOW. It is awesome. I love almost every story. Hope it continues to gain. Go Days!

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Welcome back, Sally!

Rj
Rj

Don’t get me wrong, I am sorry to see James, Allison, and Blake leave – they are strong characters, but I have been watching a bit more to see how it is all going to play out eventhough James and Allison are going to be on the show for awhile yet. Will they go out with a bang or ride off into the sunset?

Without James and Allison to keep ratings up, the writers are really going to have to step up to the plate and have strong and good storylines for the whole cast. They have been very focused on two characters, and now they are going to have really to branch out – make other characters and storylines stronger. As much as I will miss Ej and Sami this may be an opportunity for Days to step up to the plate.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I agree.Plus with James and Allison leaving that could free up money for the show to use to bring back other actors.Plus depending on how Sami and EJ that could create stories for other characters on the show.I’m sure Sami and EJ won’t just decide to take their kids and leave town and that’s it for their exit.

Rj
Rj

I will miss them because they were entertaining to watch, but since they have chosen to leave I hope the writers will use this as an opportunity to really branch out instead of falling a part. They have to bring in some strong new (or past) characters, and write really strong storylines for all. Of course, I would be glad to see James, Allison, Blake return some day (although it may be doubtful) , and at first I thought wow, what is Days going to do without James and Allison, but now I think it could be an opportunity to write more well rounded storylines for all since so much has been focused on them! Just a side comment- I think James and Allison should do a fun show of their own focusing on health, exercise, food, drama, humor (Kind of like Kelly Ripa )- they would be good together and entertaining!

Dmitri
Dmitri

Bringing up ratings? EJami haven’t brought up ratings in a long time! It was EJabby that really gave ratings boosts! Every episode THEY had was 2.0 at minimum! EJami’s whole episode dedicated to them with EJ’s daydream only garnered a 1.9!

andrew hass
andrew hass

It was a great week for all the soaps all around.

moshane58
moshane58

I’m loving GH. So many different storylines going on. To bad only Nielsen box holders have the say and that is very few..Glad all soaps are up. sure don’t need to loose anymore..

mgb357
mgb357

hmm soaps gaining audience… will the network bosses recognize this trend????

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well as a longtime soap fan and viewer of the last remaining four it is with a heavy heart that I say all four soaps right now are flat. I will not go into a long discussion about what I find lacking in each of them, all I know, for the first time in long time I am actually thinking it is time to stop watching all of them. And if this is A game for May Sweeps then I hate to think how dull the summer is going to be this year. Maybe I have just watched too long, seen all these stories before, and seen them done better that I am finding hard to connect with anything going on the screen right now.

It was bad enough during the Nurses Ball Yoplait Greek yogurt was mentioned more times than the cause but for me the lowest point was on Y&R when Avery announced to Dylan she was booked to go on the View, to promote her new web series. And if this is shown on screen that show just might be my last because it means suits are running the show and there is no longer a creative soul or vision behind any of the soaps.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

DAYS is on fire! The decisions that CBS have made linking Y&R and B&B with their talk show and game shows is nothing but greed!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Sadly, DAYS for me is not on fire, for me it is barely simmering. I have watched Days a very long time, and I have honestly seen everything I am seeing now before and done better. I know you believe Days can do no wrong so I will not debate the point– but I am glad you are enjoying it, I wish I could.
As for CBS and ABC using their soaps as advertisement platforms, for products or for their own shows, whether their motives are greed or not, it doesn’t matter. What matters to me is the disrespect it shows the suits have for the genre. They don’t see soaps as being real drama or an art form. Trust me they would never pull this crap on any of their night time shows. Product placement maybe, but not out and out having characters plugging products or shows on the network. So if soaps are turning into vehicles to sell products within the show instead via commercials then as I will stop watching because I cannot bear see my beloved shows prostituted. And if it works for ABC and CBS, NBC will eventually do it too.

Dmitri
Dmitri

I agree, MarySF. I’m a B&B and DAYS fan, but both shows are very boring at the moment. The only good Sweeps Days event was Nick’s death, and even that is going to end soon. Everything else is dragging out very slowly, like Jordan’s past, Nicole’s secret, Brady’s addictions, etc. SO boring!

B&B is a bit more interesting but the problem is that the Wyatt-Hope-Liam love triangle is just another recycled storyline and written very poorly. Plus, Brill, a couple I loathe, is taking up too much airtime.

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

Well, DAYS OF OUR LIVES is a great show – plenty of drama, intrigue, lots of overacting which is great – right now, everyone is wondering who killed Nick and it’s going to turn out to NOT be the hired hit man (Not giving anything away, I don’t know for sure, but let’s face it – it won’t be that Nick died at the hands of the professional hit man) – and we know it could be the “usual suspects” of Salem –
I have only been watching DOOL since the new year and because abc-tv let ALL MY CHILDREN go – and then Prospect Park totally botched their “re-launching” of two once great soaps – but I will tell you one thing, DAYS is excellent. I hope more alumni from AMC and OLTL can wander through Salem in the months ahead.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I’m sure you’ll continue to be a happy viewer, Tony. Kassie DePaiva will be on DAYS soon!!!

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

Even though Days has its problems it is pretty good overall. The pacing is good and there is drama on a consistent basis. They have some newbies but its not crazy stunt casting or glaring. Unlike GH and Y&R where its the parade of newbies. Y&R especially bring on newbies each more boring than the last. The only standout is Ray Wise and he seems to make about 2 appearances per month!

Patrick
Patrick

“… The pacing is good and there is drama on a consistent basis. They have some newbies but its not crazy stunt casting or glaring”

there is some REALLY good press for DAYS : couldn’t be happier

Ray Wise : in Genoa City : I totally agree… he’s a serious stand out… charismatic with loads of presence… I had hoped Gloria would tangle mix and weave with….

not that Nikki has dumped dead Victor again… could she be close to ?
what about a coop with Jess Walton’ Jill ?

I like Ray Wise

Dmitri
Dmitri

I gotta disagree. DAYS has been dragging several things out far too long. A perfect example is the Jordan storyline.

Rapids
Rapids

The networks look at trending over the course of a year, unfortunately ratings and demographics have deteriorated significantly over the years. There is always a weekly bump just before and during sweeps When storylines may get to the payoff point.
Mary SF, I quit soaps altogether a few years ago, it was a relief not to bother with them. I still have a soft spot in my heart for the good old days but that was at least twenty years ago. The stories and characters seemed so dated, and boring. I still follow the industry through the Internet but I could not sit to watch any of them even if you paid me.

janet
janet

A lot of thought went into comments this time. Why do we watch a show that pushes our buttons. because most of us have watched for years and like some of the characters. We don’t like our intelligence stepped on, and we *most of us * want to see evil pay.Shoot someone in cold blood for no reason and get away with it twice? I have shut the show off. I am home and I dvr go on the boards and see what happened. If I want to see it I watch. I have not watched the end of the NB. Went to the gym instead and am now going again today. The Blackie Parrish deal was a slap in the face to actors, and fans alike. How can FrankenRon give the Bronx cheer to the people who watch the show that pays their salaries.? Ron is definitely a 12 year old mean girl in middle school. Maybe someday he can grow up and see that his jokes are only funny to him. Maybe the ratings need to show him this. I went from watching live everyday commercials and all to DVR and FF what offends me. Quite a lot lately. GH50, Joknny, Tristan etc. You have all said it better than I could .GH is a joke and a very bad one. .I don’t want to see it cancelled but, if it is so be it. Hope FrankenRon need to see that they had a lot to do with it.

Tony Polar
Tony Polar

I tape DAYS OF OUR LIVES and watch it at night, and it’s a very classic soap opera, with proper soap opera “good guys/gals” and villians. I enjoy the acting, which is top notch – and no, I don’t take it too seriously but I enjoy it nevertheless. Being a newer viewer, I don’t always know the history of each character and how they all connect (for example, I don’t quite “get” what Marlena has against Nicole) but I garner enough info here and there from the dialogue – and of course, right now the key storyline is “who shot Nick” in the park.
Long live DAYS ~

Patrick
Patrick

“…I enjoy the acting, which is top notch”

YES : ALL this on DOOL : our DAYS

ie: Marlena… mother of “Father” Eric… her child… only wants the BEST for him… doesn’t he knock you out

DAYS delivers classic…

of the 4 left on air : its DAYS unlike no other

Mary SF
Mary SF

Tony when I was starting to watch GH last year for the first time, I found the website soap opera central an invaluable resource. Each soap has a history section, and a who’s who section– I would suggest you try that site when you need more information about the back story of a character on DAYS. I believe Mr. Fairman has a link to that site on his page.

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

Google the show and each character…thatll help you learn more about Days…i started with the very first show in 1965 and watched up until 1980 when many cast members were fired when tptb decided to revamp…then i came back a little over 30 years ago and have watched on and off since then.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Loving the May sweeps stories on all the shows. DOOL & GH have been must see for me.

carinamia
carinamia

Y&R has been in my family through a couple generations now, me being the youngest viewer. I’m familiar that back in the day the quality of drama was better and recently this soap might be at its worst, but having said that I want to have the faith it will get better. LOVED MICHAEL MUHNEY and praying he comes back because Adam was the reason I got into it 🙁 I’m still a fan, but don’t watch as much as before now that he and some of the others are gone.
*Miss JFP, please listen to the fans and put aside your pride or lack of experience and give this soap the help it deserves!*

Dmitri
Dmitri

I’m a big B&B and DAYS fan, but both shows have been boring lately. Days just drags things out for far too long and shows the same 4 characters everyday (Sami, EJ, Jennifer, Daniel) with barely any vets. B&B’s love triangle between Hope and the two half-brothers is also boring. I hope the shows crank up the heat for summer otherwise I’ll be tuning out and reading summaries instead.

carol
carol

I’m disappointed that General Hospital is not doing better in the ratings. I watch both Y&R and Bold and Beautiful and it’s so much better than either of those shows. Particularly Y&R which has so many boring characters Lily, Cain, Tyler, Kevin etc. Losing Billy Miller was a huge blow.

Love so many of the One Life actors who have come over to General Hospital. The story lines are great.

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DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

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Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

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(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

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Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

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ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

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Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

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STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

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ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

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Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

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In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

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In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

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ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

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ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

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Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

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Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

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But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

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How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

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And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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