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RATINGS: Big Week For The Bold and the Beautiful!

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The ratings are out for the week of November 6-10th and it was a successful week for CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.

With the drama centering around: the fallout of Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) blowing up the building that housed Spectra Fashions, with Sally (Courtney Hope) and Liam (Scott Clifton) trapped inside and with their lives on the lines, and that kiss, the show added +209,000. That was the most added viewers of any daytime drama for this ratings period.  That addition brought their viewer average tally to 3,700,000. In addition, B&B also added viewers in all the key womens demo categories, 18-49, 18-34, 25-54.

The drama continued this past week as well when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) slept with Bill, and Liam was all set on renewing his wedding vows with Steffy.  B&B’s sister soap of the top-rated, The Young and the Restless also had strong week, adding +201,000, bringing their total to 4,616,000, while the series also added viewers in all key demos.

Days of our Lives also added total viewers +14,000, and made gains in the womens 25-54 demo.  General Hospital was the only soap to lose viewers for the week with -57,000 with losses in all three key demo categories.  View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,616,000 (+201,000/+116,000)
2. B&B 3,700,000 (+209,000/-134,000)
3. GH 2,706,000 (-57,000/+84,000)
4. DAYS 2,204,000 (+14,000/-68,000)

So, which of your favorite daytime soap operas is delivering the best drama for this key November sweeps ratings period? Comment below!

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Debra m
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Debra m

I am surprised GH lost viewers, as I have been enjoying the show and the whole two Jason story. Sorry, but the whole Bill and Steffy story makes me nauseous. Sleeping with your father-in-law, yuck. The problem with this show is you can’t root for any couple because they only stay together for such a short time before moving on to someone else. The only good thing for me on this show is that Ingo will soon be on.

LCA
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LCA

Well, sort of good news…but nothing to brag about IMO if one is paying attention to the big picture. B&B ratings have been falling for some time, and yes, they finally increased for the week in total viewers but they were really low the previous weeks. I’d say this week was a mixed bag for B&B, up over last week(first number listed) but still behind compared to last year (second number.) B&B remains THIRD place behind GH in the all-important demos of Women 18-49. Yeah…I am a nerd that has been following the ratings. lol!

Patrick
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Patrick

nothing wrong – at all – WITH an analytical perspective

whatever it takes .. fans KNOW the lowdown any way… just helps that much more for fan intrigue

TIME passes by – SO – fast.. that I can’t keep up with the ups and downs of the ratings… I just know.. that my DAYS is always 4th… and is keeping pace plus

all I can hope for. 14,000 EYES – do something

i’m interested in how GH will fare once Steve Burton and Billy Miller.. settle in.

GH and DAYS for the WIN

Alberto
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Alberto

I’m rooting for DAYS OF OUR LIVES! It’s fun, romantic and a can’t miss show for me, now that head writer Ron Carlivati has taken over the reins.

K/kay
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K/kay

Someone has to be bored or forgot to turn their TV off if you are watching Bold . Brad Bell completely let the air out of the tires concerning the return of Sheila and what JMW at a young age has done to her face has made this show unwatchable and also I respect KKL but thirty years later we are still trading husbands every three months.

Ella
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Ella

I turned B&B back on because of Bill & Steffy and the explosion drama. They finally brought back their most chemistry filled pairing. Controversial but that’s why most people watch soaps in the first place. I’m looking forward to a huge blowout when the truth comes out. Now we have Ingo on too. B&B has the talent, now they just need to keep the meaty stories coming.

vinman
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vinman

B&B……..UNWATCHABLE!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I so agree with you, vinman. It may only be 30 minutes but it FEELS so much longer. The same few characters playing musical beds year after year. Yawn..

rocky83
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rocky83

BEYOND UNWATCHABLE!

Amy
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Amy

BB it’s getting good. I finally started watching again after about six years lately. Finally the riders were smart enough to capitalize on the explosive chemistry between DD and JMW as Bill and Steffy. Hoping that the explosion will be the end of wasting Steffy on Liam. The triangle with Hope was never believable. But the love story between Bill and Steffy brought passion to the screen airing the too hot shown only in snippets love scene. Will continue to watch as long as they stand a chance. If the powers that be decided to not continue many viewers want… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I had said a long time ago that Liam was to whimpy for Steffie. Since the days of Steffie and Hope fighting over him I could never figure out what the big attraction was. She needs a real man and not a whining little puppy dog. Like you, I only hope this is the beginning for Steffie and Bill. I guess Brooke was only a brief “love of his life”. What I can’t wait for is the truth hitting the fan. Let the various cat fights begin. I am sure Brooke will try and get her digs at Steffie. Maybe,… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

PS If Steffie and Bill decide to marry, Bill will be Ridge’s son-in-law. And if Brooke and Ridge marry for the millionth time, Brooke will be Bill’s stepmother-in-law. I just thought I would give you something to think about. Only on the soaps. Take care.

Jimh
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Jimh

I mainly watch Days and GH…will watch GH more when Britt returns…Days is best improved show…worried that GH will become the Jason/Carly/Sonny hour -some episodes of GH are better than others…i like Cassandra? or whatever her name is-hoping for a battle of the witches-her against Nina(sorry but i really was never won over by her) and hope Cassandra wins the battle…

Shay
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Shay

@Jimh….I like your idea for a battle royale between Cassandra and Nina….and I am rooting for the same side as you!!!….Nina really has to go….she’s just never found her footing in Port Charles!

Jimh
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Jimh

Cassandra can stay-she is winning me over…she has this sneakiness about her i am enjoying-seems something big she is hiding and hoping for a good payoff-the calm before the storm kind of sneakiness before the big reveal…Michelle Stafford is a fine actress but her Nina irritates me like nails on a chalkboard…the only thing i like about her is scenes with the mysterious Cassandra!!!

Mo
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Mo

Of the three I watch (B&B, Y&R, Days), B&B is my least favorite right now because I don’t like the Steffy/Bill hookup.

I really hope Days’ ratings will go up because the show is so good. The one I want to watch first.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am tired of B&B’s carousel of relationships. No romance. No genuine love. Only actions that in any other world would be unforgivable. I enjoy a good redemption story yet it seems whenever we get close to a new stage for a character, something just so stupid happens. Steffy is the new Brooke, dancing with father and his two sons. But is there any endgame to really root for? No. I support and try to watch all four legacy soaps because I do not want the genre to die. But B&B lately is making it difficult. I was hoping Brooke… Read more »

Rae
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Rae

I love the Bold & Beautiful bringing back a new Sally the actress that plays her is awesome!!! Steffy & Bill are great together cause their both evil, selfish, & power hungry. Bring Hope back for Liam she is his true love Steffy just got in the way and messed him up for a bit but his heart is with Hope she’s good like him.

Timmm
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Timmm

In my opinion, rating aside, Dina is killing it on Y&R and Patient Six rules on GH!

Boop
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Boop

I agree.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, T, Since there’s no site for Y&R, I agree with you. Marla is amazing and funny…I get a kick out of Dina, illness or not ….she will always remain one of the greats. Also, remember when I said to you ( pre Sharon) there was too much sexual tension between Abby and Scott? They just ‘hated’ each other at first glance. That, alone, spoke volumes. Sharon is just a sidetrack, which is soooo low. You were right, you saw something in him I did not. He’s a snake. As I said, when I first thought Abby would be pregnant… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Correction….,to see this soap soar….

Anne Boleyn
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Anne Boleyn

While YR is my hands down favorite, I’m enjoying Bold more than GH though that may change when Tamara Braun returns to GH.

I do have to say Bold’s stories and couples change at a break neck speed, it’s gotten ridiculous. The return of Shelia Carter has been a total bust for me, won’t be upset when she leaves.

Celia
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Celia

Be careful what you wish for, Anne….Henry will, indubitably, take a wiff of Tamara’s skirts, LOL.
What will become of you then? ….take it from moi, Catherine of Aragon…..Alack!!
Y&R forever!!

Anne Boleyn
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Anne Boleyn

Okay, this cracked me up. I love this and take it you are a big Tudor fan too!

Yep YR is hands down tops for me. No everything is not perfect but the improvements have been huge and very fast. Some people want everything to happen immediately instead of letting stories play out.

Celia
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Celia

Oopsies…whiff.
You are the only fan, Anne, I have seen on these sites who favors Y&R above all others.
I love my Y&R…will always be loyal to it for the long-haul.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, yeah, Anne!!!! I am a Tutor fan…..I am a British History fan—-a History buff, in general. But, British and American History fascinate me the most.
Glad I made you laugh, a bit….we all need a dose of it, now and again.
Who would not be a fan of Henry VIII? I consider him sort of a caricature; no disrespect to the Tudors, LOL.
My maternal grandmother’s maiden name is Stuart (Stiubhart)…. I should look into that. LOL.
If my Y&R is taken away, Anne….I shall mutiny….

Harry
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Harry

I have been defending Y&R but alas, think some of the critics might be right after all. I am bored with Abby and suddenly she is in a major front burner story line. She looks perpetually confused with her mouth always hanging open and the brows furrowed into the shape of the number 11. Abby sleeps with Scott with nary a twinge of guilt of having slept with another woman’s man. She slept with her niece’s husband and later she slept with her sister’s live in boyfriend. I cannot stand Abby the mouth breather cause she lacks a moral compass… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Mal Young is now the head writer and I noticed the changed immediately- gone are thoughtful and realistic conversation between characters and in came silly mock conflicts– in what universe would anyone who isn’t a first responder be allowed inside a building about to collapse? But Jack was so he can have a heart to heart with Billy. Now every conversation is a argument — characters are becoming stereo types again. The Alzheimer story line could have been great, but it is already riddled with cliches—and since the dialogue is written so badly, I find even with best actors on… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Hi Mary SF, I so totally agree…We all have our opinions but IMO we will never see the classic glory days of Y&R again since Bill Bell pass…I really think we would of had it with Sally Sussman and Kay Alden but I think that CBS/Sony intervene and they decided to let Sally and Kay go and they were the reason that I started watching Y&R again and now with Y&R falling backwards again it’s just a matter of time before I quit watching and I don’t think that Mal Young cares for he’s not listening and turning it into… Read more »

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Nothing like boinking all the Spencer men.

Steffi, your bucket list is now complete.

What family can you sleep with next?

C.C.C.
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C.C.C.

Sooner or later they will soap opera age Little Will (Katie’s son that is never on anymore) into a teenager and he will be dreaming about Steffy too!

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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Kevin Spirtas Talks ‘After Forever’s’ Digital Special ‘Riley’s Unforgettable School Project’, The Loss of Michael Slade, and a Chance to Reprise DAYS Craig Wesley

The coronavirus pandemic has put to the test many content creators on just how they would keep their projects moving forward in ways they never dreamed of. However, out of that situation has come some of the most compelling, unique series, specials, and features currently streaming for viewers. One of which is Riley’s Unforgettable School Project, brought to you by the team from the six-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, After Forever.

Former Days of our Lives star, Kevin Spirtas (Ex-Craig Wesley) has starred in and created the first two seasons of what has become the most honored Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform.  Along with his ‘After Forever’ writing/producing partner, the late Michael Slade (DAYS, OLTL, Passions, Another World), the two also conceptualized and delivered this latest documentary-style offering now on Amazon Prime Video.

What makes Riley’s Unforgettable School Project so noteworthy is not just how they were able to execute the series based on fictional 11-year-old Riley’s virtual school project and utilize its cast, which includes: Spirtas, Cady Huffman, Jamison Stern, Lenny Wolpe, Erin Cherry, Anita Gillette, Christopher J. Hanke, and Finn Douglas, but that it was made while Slade was succumbing to his battle with cancer, and that this special marks the final script from this talented writer.

 

Michael Fairman TV spoke with Spirtas about making the special during Covid-19, how the death of Michael Slade has made a lasting impact on his life, what After Forever has personally meant to him, and how an official third season is still in the works, and … if he would consider a return to Salem and Days of our Lives, should they come a-calling.  Here’s what Kevin had to say about it all.

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I think the entire story of this digital special has become even more meaningful with Michael Slade’s passing. What was the genesis of the concept? You wanted to continue the telling of the story of After Forever … but we are all in the middle of a pandemic?

KEVIN:  Yes and… when we filmed season 2, we had the scripts for season 3 already completed. It was our hope and desire to film them at the same time, back-to-back, so that we would have had all of our cast and crew together, and we could have gotten through it because we’ve always imagined this story being told in a trilogy so to speak – a beginning, middle, and end to Brian (Spirtas) and Jason, (Mitchell Anderson) and Brian’s healing or his steps towards healing through grief.  Schedules turned out that they couldn’t really work out for us to hold all the people and hold all of the sets for that amount of time.  So, we thought, “We’ve got the scripts for season 3 ready.  We’ll come back to it in the following year,” and that was always the intention, and then the pandemic hit.  So, it was shut down immediately that we weren’t going to do anything, but we wanted to stay current, and instead of going back in and telling the third installment of After Forever as a Covid-19 story as well, Michael and I sat down and looked at a way of staying relevant and current with a story within COVID, and there was born the idea to do this documentary style story/special about the characters of After Forever told through the lens of the character of Riley, the 11-year-old boy, who is now being homeschooled during the pandemic. He gets an assignment to do a project about the most unforgettable person he has ever met, and he, of course, chooses his best friend, the late Jason Adams, and he enlists all of Jason’s friends and family to join in.  Michael actually said, “What if we tell a story about Riley being homeschooled?” And, not only is Riley a technical genius at 11-years-old in the story, but Finn Douglas, who plays Riley, is a technical genius.

And didn’t Finn perform and write the song “Forever There” contained within the special?

KEVIN. Yes. He is this incredible musician.  Michael thought, “What would it be like if we asked to have the character of Finn sing a song for Jason?”  I said, “Well, what kind of song would we have him sing?”  Finn could play anything, I’m sure, because he’s self-taught, he plays by ear – guitar, piano, and drums.  Michael said, “What if we ask him to see if he could write a song?” and when we heard this song, we all called each other and we all got on Zoom and went, “Can you believe this song?  Can you believe this came out of this 11-year-old?”  It’s pretty incredible.  Michael did a gorgeous job of weaving the stories in and out and how they just sort of dove-tailed into each other, and then it was framed by Riley opening the project and ending the project.  During the Zoom reading we wanted to hear the song out loud.  We said to Finn, “Would you want to sing the song?”  We all just watched everybody on that Zoom call just fall apart.  It was just so beautiful. He’s an amazing talent.

Where is your character within this?

KEVIN:  I still stand in the center of the story of Jason because my character, Brian, was married to Jason, and it sort of connects us all, and through Riley’s understanding of how we all connect to Jason, is how we are all sort of spread out throughout the story.  Michael jokingly said, “You know, you’re not going to be the star of this special,” and I said, “I don’t think it’s about being the star.  It’s really about the storytelling.”  The beauty of Riley’s Unforgettable School Project is that we get to see moments of each person’s relationship with Jason, which Riley sets out to say, “Answer these three questions: What did you like most about Jason?  What did you like least about Jason? And what’s your favorite memory?”  Those three things, cut back and forth is where we all kind of fit in.  Nobody has more of a story than the next person, and it’s all telling honest portrayals of how they’re dealing with their loss of their good friend, or their child, or partner.

It’s a very inventive idea during Covid-19 to continue it in a way where you weren’t having to go shoot a full season of episodes.

KEVIN:  Well, we couldn’t. I have to say, Allison Vanore, who not only produced this special, but she also stepped up saying, “I’d love to direct this,” and I said, “Yes, please!”  She knows the characters.  She understands the story because she’s been a part of it for the last two seasons.  Allison also has this extraordinary amount of knowledge and expertise with the camera and what was needed for a remote shoot, and to also be able to organize filming 13 people in 2 different countries and 5 different cities… that’s just the technical side of it, but having that in our back pocket, knowing that it was a remote shoot, we had to send the camera, the computer, the ring light, and the microphone to each person’s house.  We had to location scout over Zoom.  We had to do wardrobe over Zoom.  It was all this big puzzle putting it together, and once you look at that board of storytelling and how we were going to do it, it kind of fell into place.  I feel blessed that a) we still had Michael with us, at that point, and b) Allison had the know-how to do this.  We all feel that at least this pandemic didn’t keep us from doing what we love.

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In terms of the contribution of Michael Slade in this special, was it the construction of the story, and how was he able to work and write this during his illness?

KEVIN:  Michael’s contribution to the special was no less than the contribution to season 1 and season 2, and the future of season 3, because the scripts are written.  We did everything on Zoom, and we worked around his schedule of treatment.  We scheduled 2 people per day, and we spread them out over two weeks.  He was very present, and when there would be a day where he would say, “I’m going to be an hour late, let’s just push that call time,” I would ask, “Is this too much right now?  We can shelve it; we can stop it.” He’d then say, “Absolutely not, otherwise cancer will win.”  He was determined to stay focused and to stay active because it took his mind off of what was happening to him.

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It would be lovely moment if you both were to win a Daytime Emmy for this project. 

KEVIN:  It’s our last collaboration together as a team, as I said, season 3 has been scripted, and it is on the calendar to get made.  We are just waiting for the COVID restrictions to lift a little bit and everyone to get vaccinated.  Michael was really hit hard with cancer – to stay healthy was so challenging for him.  Sadly, he didn’t make it to see the final edit of the special, and he died four days before we launched, but he had seen the cuts before that and was very approving of it, and had made some decisions, and offered some suggestions, and if God gives him an Emmy for this, it’s not because he died.  It’s because it’s great work.  It just happens to be that the work that was involved in this particular special was very tricky.  It brought up everything, like life itself to have to deal with.  Here we are dealing with the loss of a colleague, the loss of a friend, someone’s brother, someone’s son, this is life imitating art, imitating art imitating life. I can’t tell you the darkness that I went through just experiencing the need to stay focused on getting everything edited, and everything ready, and everything aligned for a release of this project that we had put into motion.  On top of it, our editor lost his mother just before Michael passed, and Allison’s mom was sick at the time, as well.  It took a lot of heavy deep breaths with Michael’s death, and the pandemic, and the loss has, for me, on a personal level, sent me back to really questioning my spiritual muscle and to help remind me that we have to come out of this better than we went into this.  I had many dark nights of the soul this last year, and December was probably the darkest.  I feel like I’m just kind of coming out of it now with the spring revealing itself.

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It must have been extraordinarily difficult for you to also go to New York during a pandemic and also knowing Michael did not have much time left.

KEVIN:  I will say this: I am grateful that I was able to stay in touch with my heart and my instinct and go out to New York to let that be my remote location.  Yes, maybe there was some risk involved.  I wore my mask; I was Covid-19 negative, and I was determined to be fine.  Once I got to New York, I would visit him very protectively with our masks and our gloves, and I’d sit across the room, and then I’d go back to the house I was at.  It was a gift that I was able to see him at that time.  We had some good talks then about how he was feeling, and I think he was still being optimistic, and then once we got the project in the can there was maybe this psychic letting go. That’s when everything really started to reveal itself as this could be the end.  I did go back to see him when he was in hospice.  I think I was there the last two days that he really was able to really stay coherent.  He would close his eyes and be at peace and quiet for a minute, and he would finish a conversation and sort of close his eyes, not to sleep and not to go away, but I remember watching him going, “Look how peaceful he is,” and then he’d open his eyes and he’d remember that he is in this body that has been given a time limit of life, and he’s on his way out.  I’d watch the fear go back in his eyes.  At one point, he did say, “I’m so scared,” and I just held his hand, and I said, “I’m scared too.  Let’s be scared through this together.”  I don’t know how to navigate grief like that.  We are all going to be in a position at some point where we are going to be on the other side of the hand holding.  The wonderful thing is that we were able to have honest communication about our feelings.  I thanked him for everything that he has done for me and how he believed in my talent and creativity and our partnership.  I will always take that with me.  I waved my finger at him, and I said, “Listen.  Now, we wrote a series about a man talking to his deceased husband.  You’d better talk to me!”  So, we laughed about that.

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You’ve done a lot of things in your career from Broadway to television, and of course, daytime fans know you best as Dr. Craig Wesley on DAYS.  How does the entire After Forever project stack up to you within all that you have done?

KEVIN:  Former DAYS casting director Fran Bascom, sought me out and offered me this 2-day role on Days of Our Lives, and those 2 days turned into 8 years, and unbeknownst to me at the time, the final 3 months of that contract of those 8 years, Michael Slade was brought in to write.  We didn’t cross paths at that point, but years later, when we did cross paths in New York, and then After Forever was born, that was that universal crossing point.  I am most proud of the fact that we were able create something fresh, and real, and personal to ourselves that we didn’t have to cater to any “powers that be” that had their vision and their tinkering, that they thought that it could be better in this way or that way.  Then for After Forever to gain such recognition, within the film festivals, and the Emmys, and then, just after Michael died, we won the GLAAD award for Special Recognition this year.  We don’t even fit into one of their categories!  They found a way to acknowledge this project.  If another Emmy happens again, that might be another one to put up on the shelf for After Forever that would be beautiful, and I couldn’t have done it without Michael.

For the Daytime Emmys this year, what category have you entered Riley’s Unforgettable School Project?

KEVIN:  We are not a series this year, we are a daytime fiction special, and the “Daytime Fiction Special” category is a special class.  It’s anything that’s digital in the construct of less than 40 minutes.  NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is being bombarded with so much content, they’re trying to find ways to put categories together.

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So, now, when we last saw Days of Lives’ Dr. Craig Wesley, where was he? (Laughs)

KEVIN: (Laughs) He was in a flash from the past or something in the DOOL app’s Last Blast Reunion series. I had a fun time working with Patrika Darbo (Nancy) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), once again.

So, if they were to want Craig to come back to DAYS, would you be all for it?

KEVIN:  Hell yes!

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Now, what story would you want to be told involving Craig? 

KEVIN:  When Craig was first on the canvas in Salem, there was a lot of mustache twirling and a lot of hand wringing.  He was always plotting; most of the time with Nancy.  It was kind of this high drama, evil villain storyline being told, but when the writers created an opportunity for us to be on after those first three months by bringing on Chloe without a father, there was something real about it.  It may have been told under the construct of soap opera storytelling, but there was a reality-based story about, “You have a daughter, and we are just now finding out about it?”  Then, finding a cure to her health was another realistic story, and finding out that Craig was her real father.  Anything that’s reality based is what I’m getting to.  I would welcome any job that brings me back and gives me an opportunity to dive into something real.

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Would you welcome the opportunity to play a gay character on daytime; in a medium where there are very few represented in storylines?

KEVIN:  I’d have no problem with that.  Do you know anybody who is starting that?  Let’s do it!  (Laughs) First of all, there’s nothing to hide anymore.  There’s nothing to pretend you’re not anymore.  I would think that bringing in a storyline that deals with anything outside the norm that we are used to seeing would be interesting.  How many times can you retell a story?  How many times can you set the same story up with another couple?  So, why not be diverse and have a stylized story being told through the lens of a gay person.

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In closing, so many go through life without acknowledging people who had an impact them.  We don’t give pats on the back, often enough, and especially in Hollywood, where people can be very self-involved.  You have already paid tribute to Michael Slade in our discussion, but what gift from him is your personal takeaway?

KEVIN:  The gift that Michael really gave to me is to remember to be kind to myself and to others, and to acknowledge and salute the person who is in front of us, because we don’t know when we will have, or if we will have, another moment to do that.

Now below, check out the trailer for Riley’s Unforgettable School Project.  Then let us know, what do you think of its concept? Kevin’s thoughts on the passing of his collaborator on the project, Michael Slade? And, do you hope DAYS brings back Dr. Craig Wesley? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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