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RATINGS: Y&R Over 5 Million, B&B Over 4 Million, GH Over 3 Million In Total Viewers!

It was a very good week for the ratings period of January 5th through January 9th, the first full soap opera new first-run episode week of 2015!  Three soap operas did very well in total viewers led by CBS’ The Young and the Restless, who again went over the 5 million mark with 5,110,000 and that is up +66,000 from the previous week.

Next, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful scored with over 4 million at 4,045,000 and increased the most of any soap in total viewers with +162,00o for the week! Looks like the Rick (Jacob Young), Maya (Karla Mosley), Caroline (Linsey Godfrey), Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and the Forrester family feud and boardroom drama is captivating the audience!

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Meanwhile over at General Hospital, the series went up over the 3 million mark in total viewers once again with 3,119,000,  and an increase of  + 119,000.   The only soap to lose viewers is NBC’s Days of our Lives which came in with 2,452,000 and a minus 42,000 in the key category.

DAYS had the big scenes where Will  (Guy Wilson) cheated on Sonny ( Freddie Smith) with Paul (Christopher Sean) during the ratings period, and that Thursday episode of January 8th did however bring in the most viewers for their ratings week, but still the show overall was in the minus department.

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All four soaps did stay on the positive side and gained viewers in the all important key women’s demos: 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54.  View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, what do you think about the health and state of your favorite soaps as we begin 2015? Which soap do you think holds the most promise in the New Year? Which show is keeping your attention right now? And, which is not at all?  Comment below!

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I have no idea how Y&R stays up..
this past year was horrible in every way..
and B&B, both with CBS– I think somehow the counting of the two has its’ way to keep the numbers up because sure was not a good year for Y&R..

guess the gawkers have tuned in to check out the 3 replacements..

Mike
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Mike

I think Y&R stays up because despite being “horrible in every way” like you say, the weekly ratings validate that most soap fans still find it and B&B more enjoyable to watch than either GH or Days.

Sharice
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Sharice

“Days of Our Lives” has been horrible year in and year out since 1990. Literally, 25 years of the worst soap ever.

Lori
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Lori

I am loving B&B right now. Sitting on the edge of my seat viewing in real time, suffering through the commercials because 1230 c.s.t does not come soon enough. I am not loving the “FLUKE” story over on GH, however. It’s been too long and 3 rotations. I understand the Tony was ill but he’s back now and everyone is in jail, it’s just so taxing to watch. I am hoping for a new “surge” in storylines from the new writer at Y&R, it is long overdue and if it doesn’t happen, a 40 year viewer may delete it from… Read more »

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No1_ILoveLucyFan

Days has got a few good things going for them right now – mainly the fact that they’ve made John a cop again & things seem to be on the mend for him and Marlena. Their other storyline is Hope & Aiden – his secrets are coming to light and blinded-by-love Hope is standing by her man thus far, despite the protests of Kayla as well as other evidence that should set something off in the cop-side of Hope. I just want to see this storyline play out – there’s a good chemistry there (not of Bope proportions, but since… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

And that’s the problem with filming a soap 6 months in advance; there is no opportunity to respond to viewer response. Days need to take a hiatus from filming and get back to being on 3-4 weeks ahead.

Mark
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Mark

Unfortunately they are so far advanced in filming, from what I heard six months, how can you fix it???? I love Days, but I agree, the hillbillies and Paige need to go! Get JJ back to his evil ways, showcase John and Marlena, bring back Julie & Doug. I do disagree on one thing. I think Nicole & Daniel are great together and throw Eric into the mix and you will have great drama!

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Llanviewer717

After 2 years of watching and trying and failing to feel a connection to Y&R, Days is a very welcome change for me. Days moves at lighting speed compared to Y&R. I certainly don’t know character histories; but, I am enjoying the characters and care what happens to them. The entire look and feel of the show is alive. I agree that the Daniel/Nicole thing isn’t working for me. I hope Aiden’s secret isn’t a dud. It’s too soon for me to have an opinion on Brady and Melanie. I do agree they do seem more like brother and sister.… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Agreed. But, I love Lucy fan, Marlena and John, as a couple, do not attract the younger viewers. Everyone seems to forget about us. I cannot stand those two……especially, John. The same goes for Hope and Aiden. I liked that idea, but now, we are looking at Aiden as a baddie. I guess it would not segue in the concept of what a soap is; yet, I am bored with these recycled stories. And, what about that disgusting make-out-session between Kate and Clyde? Yuck!!!!! I had to run to the bathroom and wash my mouth out with soap. Lordy Lord….no… Read more »

DJCFlorida
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DJCFlorida

CeeCee,
Yess! I gag at Kate and Clyde!
No, the character and actor of Chad are too weak to carry anything.
John and Marlena do attract an older crowd, they buy stuff, too, so it can’t be just young people.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@DJCFlorida. Hi, I really like Kate, but not with Clyde and not in this role. So, with that out of the way, I can honestly say that Kate is being projected as a spoiled, little brat. She is a great actress and deserves a role where she can showcase her craft with pride. Why are TPTB pitting her against a woman half her age? (Jordan). That, in my opinion, is so demeaning. Holy moly! There is no comparison….apples and prunes. I am not trying to be offensive or crass, but, c’mon, now…. It seems that all soaps are following this… Read more »

Liz
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Liz

A lot of these soaps are not captivating like back in the days.even if we didn’t like a story we tune in for the others. GH writers have destroyed so much history and relationships it not funny. I just cant even watch.I was a dedicated abc soap girl.Now cbs has caught my attention and its goood. I’m loving Gina as the new Phyills. The new Adam not so much but its still good.At least Jack knows Adam is alive and keeping it a secret.Over at GH Jason is alive and its still a secret to everyone he loves except for… Read more »

Ghlover
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Ghlover

GH is amazing as always …what i am pleased about is the success of Bold without Brooke and Hope!!! Brad bell should now understand that he has better options than the logans!! Brimg back Steffi, Taylor and Thomas and let the ratings soar!! Hope should stay away and IF Brooke must come back it should be to be reunited witn Eric, her only interesting match..

Laurie
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Laurie

Great to see this! I love to see GH facebook & message boards positive comments about Billy Miller now. Many fans melted down after announcing a new Jason. I thought he was going to get burned at the stake. What a nice shift. Of course there will always be negative comments and I get it. The most negative comments I see now about “Jakeson” is frustration that he doesn’t know who he is yet. That’ s a great sign. Thank goodness sweeps if days away! Helena’s bringing me down. She always starts off strong, but now she’s in every s/l.… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’m starting to see a lot of great changes with DAYS. The demos are the most important part of the ratings and they’re going up.

DAYS is doing something better than finding Kayla a man. They are bringing Steve back! Stephen Nichols is returning to DAYS!!!

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

Hope it improves…and that they are bringing him back!!!

Laurie
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Laurie

REALLY? I was hoping he’d be back on GH, but I’d love to see him on Days!! Kayla and Patch lives on in 2015!!

Patrick
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Patrick

OMG

@4

you know this to be ???? fact?

LOL

i’m laughing and crying at the possibilities just to see and know my Kayla has a future moving

Laurie
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Laurie

I meant in my above post about Days for the show to please stop making Nicole the victim and a begger!! She’s fabulous! Leading lady that keeps getting pushed back as a day player. IMO.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…I feel bad about Days. A year ago I thought it was the most solid of all of the soaps. ”

that’s the gods honest truth

as i’ve posted : DAYS deservedly so… needs to take it hits… and does… with no spiral… there are still many reasons to tune in…

Oye! it’s keeping it’s core audience

after coming of off near two year highs…. 2012/ 2013…. throw in that best serial emmy… and i’ll soapbox : 2014 dissapointed without doubt… with Y&R

cheerleading IS

I am hoping with: that DAYS rebounds and stratosphere 50 + years belong

go Salem’ites

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Had to reply here, Patrick. I read conversations about it on Facebook and Twitter. I thought is was true, but when I checked out Stephen Nichols Facebook and Twitter, I discovered it’s only a possibility. He seems really excited at the prospect!

Kim
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Kim

over the last few years . With the cancellation of abc one life to live and all my children I have tried the other soaps , sorry to say I just don’t like them how they got to stay on the air and oltl did not is beyond me oltl was by far the best soap ever I would soo like to see abc bring it back that and gh is the best . The rest just don’t have the same feel ,….

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I watched Y&R for 2 years hoping I’d eventually feel something for the characters or the stories. Nothing. I started watching Days about 5 months ago and at least it’s alive and the characters are interesting and things happen. That’s more than I can say about Y&R.

I definitely agree with you Kim. OLTL is the very best and should be back on the air.

Beth
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Beth

I used to watch Days every day but I just can’t do it now. The stories are too dull and I’m not invested in any pairing. I had been interested in Hope and Aiden but they both said “I love you” much too quickly, all so that the writers could tell the Hitchcock-like story about Aiden and his late wife, if she is actually dead. I adore Kassie DePaiva but her current story is a dog and even she can’t salvage it. It’s crazy to ask me to care about Jordan and her step father or her brother or her… Read more »

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

Ive said it hundreds of times: Bill(Jerry Ver Dorn) and Laura(Erika Slezak) and have Bill the new cheif of staff when Kayla steps down to help mom Caroline who is seriusly ill…have Laura unstable and jealous of Kate, thinking Kate and Bill have resumed their affair…pair Clyde with Eve but have Clyde become obsessed with Kate…Kate thinks Laura is stalking her but its Clyde…Clyde rapes Abigail after Ben leaves town because she rejected his marriage purposal…Clyde is shot dead by Jennifer who has mental collapse just like her mother and his hospitalized…someone secretly watches Jen and Eve…could it be Jack… Read more »

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

Days is a snooze right now and when you snooze, you loose-viewers!!!

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

Ugh…sorry for typo errors…also failed to mention that both Nicole and Theresa learn they have a child out there plus Nicole learns she is the daughter of Lee Dumonde(Robin Strasser) who is also involved with Stephano Dimera!!!

Mike
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Mike

I would rather bring back the last Laura, who was played by Jaime Lyn Bauer. She played “the crazy” rather well and I would like to see her even in a short story arc like they did with Nancy Wesley back in 2013.

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

I like Jamie Lynn too and rather see her reprise her Lauralee Brooks on Y&R but i think a reunion of Erika and Jerry as Bill and Laura could pull in more viewers to Days but if not id welcome Jamie Lynn back to Days as Laura!!!

GH50
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GH50

The 5 million, 4 million and 3 million numbers are mostly due to time of year and weather, that’s apparent if you look at history. The negative take away would be the comparison from the same time last year and it’s significant at GH and Days. All the soaps are down from this time last year, but GH is down over 20% in all three demo categories and Days looks like a train wreck. It’s worse for GH though because it has had times where it was on the upswing and it has so much more potential to do well… Read more »

Bandele
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Bandele

I’m glad that soaps ratings are up but for the life of me I can’t understand why…they arent avant garde taking risk redefining the genre. The storytelling is sloppy with open ended story that is never written to a satisfying close/stopping point.. The GH Variety Show is the worse with a huge cast and GH original favorites playing back up to new cast… and its some times a campy mess. But give them props for writing for Alexis…even though most story for women is basically pairing driven no dick no story. Kudos for NLG new show..its good for soaps. Hope… Read more »

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B&B Fan

B&B ratings up 2 weeks only nothing to go celebrating about.

The Logan’s make the show & am looking forward to seeing Brooke return. Ratings high or lower doesn’t matter to me. Only a certain few who their favs are gone think so LMAO!!! If your Favs were so great why are they NOT on B&B? Why do they come back only once in a blue moon? I guess when their money runs out they can always count on Bell feeling sorry for them and giving them a day or 2 to work. LOL!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Days has definitely hit a major bump in the road. Two years ago it won best drama at the Emmy awards what happened??? It doesn’t even put me to sleep anymore, because I just don’t bother tuning in until the last 15 minutes and I get the idea of what went down. I am loyal to the last four soaps because I know when one of them goes, the rest will most likely go too, so I try to be supportive, but honestly Days isn’t getting unbearable to watch, not just stories but the look. They downsized the sets again… Read more »

damien
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damien

thank you!!! someone else distracted by the cheapo sets of days!
geez, its gotten to the point where i get excited by finally seeing a new set! looks like niclole got a office so she doesnt have to hang out at the brdy pub and dr dans apartment!
that park, that stupid everyone s office with a new bookshelf but that tiny window by the door!
c mon days , sony, nbc, whoever its beyond embaressing! its gotten to the point i cant get passd it either!

Brett
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Brett

After 4 years of utter shite, B&B has finally got rid of its worst character and most annoying actress (Hope/Kim Matula) and is suddenly great again! Y&R is dull as ditch-water and words cannot describe how much I hate this storyline revolving around its most boring character Dylan, ‘Save Crimson Lights’ YAWN! Dylan was one of the worst stunt casts ever, the eternally incompetent Jill F-P just brought Steve Burton in thinking that no matter how badly written the character was we’d love him, well Jill, sorry but we don’t! Even the storylines that have potential on Y&R i don’t… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

maybe its time for the networks to expand their soap offerings?

Iakovos
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Iakovos

DAYS would benefit by some casting of longtime stars from once-rival soaps. B&B is interesting without Hope and Wyatt. Thank you! Still has a long way to go for me though to be what it was. Y&R is trying to come back. I miss the show’s use of music. Overall, just glad soaps are still vibrant. Wish they would come back and we would have new ones soon, too.

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

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

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

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

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

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

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

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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