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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

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Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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James R. Poissant
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Glad to hear production starts back for DAYS but definitely don’t want to see that they are over 6 months ahead in production. I didn’t like how they were so far ahead and if a storyline wasn’t working, we couldn’t write in to voice our opinion so that maybe changes could be made. Sure will be nice to see all four soaps can carry one where we left off.

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GH actually lasted until the end of May – thanks to the addition of a large amount of flashbacks.

Hopefully DAYS used the break top is advantage and adjusted storylines that weren’t working. They’ll be close to a taping schedule that the other shows use if they stick to this timing.

Patrick
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Patrick

Exactly : DAYS schedule… would now be that much closer and in line with the remaining three. WOW as I tried to post… just twirking here and their… actors and writing … this could be exciting to see ALL 4 serials… just churning out… even becoming competitive… clean slate.

which brings up another pint… with @DAYS so far ahead… 8 months… it just wasn’t “fun” to post, knowing no results or change would be forthcoming. which isn’t to say it ever will. I want to cheer DAYS on….

Salem’ite ‘ LETS MOVE

K/kay
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K/kay

Don’t see Newsom letting up not as long as it means they can turn our country into communism ! How is that working for you Hollywood ? Not so much fun when they are at your door is it?

soapfan
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soapfan

With the utmost respect, Michael, I don’t know how it’s ok to keep allowing KKKay to post racist, ignorant things under the guise of commenting on TV shows. This one is not overtly racist, but it sure is ignorant and divisive. She is saying that we should let people keep dying, equating public health and science to communism! Her handle is basically KKK for crying out loud! Please Michael, don’t give these people and their hate a platform.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Great point and post, Soapfan! But, there’s freedom of speech and some never miss the opportunity to use it to spread their negativity. Yeah, let’s send everybody back out there! It’s only a pandemic and LIVES don’t matter!

soapfan
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soapfan

Thank you for your reply, Lew, but as most Americans do, you misunderstand what “free speech” means. Its origin in the constitution is to protect the rights of people to protest to the government, the way #blacklivesmatter is, without being beaten, shot and/or imprisoned by the government (the way #blacklivesmatter protesters are). It is not meant to protect people who post hate-inciting messages on a soap opera message board, which is privately run and moderated. Posting here is not a right.

soapfan
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soapfan

Edit: I really do appreciate your supportive comment, Lew. I wish more people here spoke up.

Patrick
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Patrick

WHO’s MINDING the store Ken Corday “fired” Greg Meng… ex co-executive Producer !!!! what does this mean for the fan after all these years.. when these serials “LIKE” to meander to the fan… for their LOYALTY… had it not been for “yous” I don’t know… i’ll take it for what it is. altho, I will voice ALL the comings and goings. who’s fired; let go otherwise… PLEASE… because this fan … is still bowled over, with Ron Carlivati. HEY… take a look at Michael Fairman one on one w/Erika Slezak. SHE PRAISED his work for OLTL last days. that’s no… Read more »

Satan
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Do they really have shows “banked through the end of October” though? They replayed pretty much the last half of Thursday’s episode on Friday, so it seems like they’re already making use of editing to stretch out the episodes. As long as they don’t use ridiculous flashbacks like GH did, because flashbacks on Days kinda suck, the way they make them look and sound like somebody recorded a video off a TV with their cell phone.

Rene
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Rene

This show has become almost unbearable to watch…with the repeat story arcs, mocking mental illness, endless kidnappings, usage of gun violence. But, the bomb scene (where the acting was horrible by John, Marlena, Hope, etc) was pathetic. Now, we have weddings that take up a whole week and are so poorly done due to budget its laughable. When did Will become ordained to officiate a wedding ceremony.Not sure what’s worse right now, the writing or some of the cartoonish acting. Never being a fan of the campy side of Days, I appreciate the acting and drama/angst brought by the actors… Read more »

the other lis
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the other lis

I think the show is in a good place story wise. However, the handwriting for soaps have been on the wall for some time. I preach it every time I write. The days of the large soap casts are over. Soaps have got to pare down to one core family and revolve the stories around generational issues just like night time dramas such as This is It and Blue Bloods. I’d love to have Gabi’s mother come back and be a homophobe comparing Abby endlessly to her dead sainted sister and disapproving of Will and Sonny raising Ari. I really… Read more »

MARTY HARP
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MARTY HARP

GLAD TO HEAR THE NEWS I AM FRIENDS WITH SOME OF THE CAST MEMBERS SINCE 1986 I HAVE BEEN ATTENDING DAYS EVENTS AND LOVE DOING THAT ENJOY SEEING THE CAST AND FANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

Louie Y
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Louie Y

I love Days and hope that it can survive with everything going on w/declining soap audiences and their budget constraints. John and Marlena are wonderful, but let’s face it they are beyond their acting prime and chemistry is meh. I don’t understand why writers don’t try pushing Steve/Kayla Johnson more to forefront instead of supporting.Those two actors can still act their butts off and have out of this world chemistry. Having one or more of their children on the show would bring in a freshness and ability with new stories. All we see mostly, same stuff with the varying branches… Read more »

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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‘The Bay’s’ Kristos Andrews, Karrueche Tran & Mike Manning Take Top Acting Honors at 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Fiction & Lifestyle Ceremony

The digital drama, The Bay, won big tonight at the final ceremony for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys.

On Sunday, NATAS revealed the winners in the Daytime Fiction & Lifestyle Programming categories hosted by Loni Love and streamed on their OTT App and online.

Within the mixed-bag of categories were the actors very familiar to soap audience who were competing from the streaming digital dramas including The Bay and Studio City.

Former Days of our Lives star, Mike. Manning (Ex-Charlie Dale) won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series for his performance as Caleb in The Bay.

Following his moving acceptance speech about the series shedding light on same-sex wedding and the LGBTQ community, Manning took to Twitter to add:I didn’t expect this. I’m still in shock. Thank you everyone who had a hand in getting me here! The producers, the fans, @TheBaytheSeries team, my family, I love you all!! Thank you x1000″

Meanwhile, for his portrayal of dual roles of Peter and Adam on The Bay, Kristos Andrews picked up another Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series.  This is his fourth win for his acting work on the digital drama series, but he has also received four more as one of the main producer of The Bay.  Andrews’ on-screen scene partner, Karrueche Tran, took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Series for her performance as Vivian.

In the Younger Performer category, Chiara D’ Ambrosio of The Bay and the former Summer Newman of Y&R, won for her work.

For the complete list of winners from the ceremony click here.

So, what do you think of the performer winners from the digital dramas at tonight’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Jerry O’Connell Made Official Co-Host of ‘The Talk’

After speculation that Jerry O’Connell would become the first male host to join the ladies on The Talk, today it became official.

O’Connell will join the CBS afternoon series other hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots as a permanent host.

Jerry will will appear on the show for the remainder of the week before taking a break until the end of the month due to a previous film commitment. He’ll join The Talk full-time for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

In a video, O’Connell shared on the announcement:   “It’s real exciting.  First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked. And here we are. We’re going to have a lot of fun, we really are.”  At the end of today’s episode, he expressed: “I’m excited to be a part of the family.”

In a statement, The Talk’s executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews expressed, “We are beyond thrilled Jerry O’Connell is our new host. We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

O’Connell takes over the seat that for 11 seasons belonged to Sharon Osbourne who left the series amid controversy.

Watch below how The Talk made Jerry an official member of the family with this spoof on “Rocky” to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Now that it’s a done deal, are you excited for Jerry to co-host The Talk? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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