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Ron Carlivati Teases That Coming Up on DAYS: “Another Major Character is Going to be Killed in the Fairly Near Future” 

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Today, Monday July 11th is the premiere of the Peacock streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two” featuring Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso, Steve Burton, Eileen Davidson, Christopher Sean, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Rob Scott Wilson, Victoria Konefal, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols and many, many more.

Michael Fairman chatted recently with Days of our Lives and Beyond Salem head writer, Ron Carlivati about crafting the limited series that drops one episode per day through July 15th, plus what’s to come this summer on the mothership of the long-running NBC soap opera.  Carlivati and the DAYS writing team are also coming off their Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series.

During the interview on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel when Carlivati teased whats coming up later this summer on DAYS, he revealed: “Another major character is going to be killed, like, in the fairly near future.”  This comes on the heels of viewers seeing the character of Abigail Deveraux DiMera murdered on the series.

He notes that this character will wind up ‘dead-dead’, adding: “They will be killed and it leads to big story, not a murder mystery.”

When asked, the head writer clarified it was he who made the decision to have the character leave the Salem canvas, thus it was storyline-dictated, and not about another actors desire to exit the show to work on other projects; such was the case of the recent on-screen departures of: Lamon Archey (Eli), Sal Stowers (Lani), Marci Miller (Abigail), and Victoria Konefal (Ciara).

Carlivati, added one more clue: “It’s not Marlena, I’ll just say that.”

So, who do you think will be next to die on DAYS? Share your theories via the comment section below, and make sure to check out the full conversation with Ron below.

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

Dead dead, huh? Does that happen in Salem?

Michelle
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Michelle

I think Kate will be murdered.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I really enjoyed this interview. Every time Carlivati said, “Beyond Salem,” I was hearing “Beyonce!” Saw the first episode today — was impressed.

But I could do without Steve Burton. And the wonderful, generous things Carlivati said about Burton ring hollow, given the choices he made in his last months starring at GH (endangering the lives of other cast members by his refusal to vaccinate himself), leading to his dismissal.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Hi Jamesj75. When he says another major person on DAYS to be eliminated, could that include the writer himself? Please?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Soaphound
Am hoping Leo or Gwen unless they aren’t major playors, just major pain in the butt.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, you know Greg Rikaart and Emily O’Brien (Leo and Gwen) were my favorite couple years ago on Y&R, Kevin and Jana. I bet they’re happy to be on the same show again. I always picture them swapping great memories of better days on soaps.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
Hey, remember the Chipmonk Roberies? I think that was with Chloe though. Don’t know about you but I can’t stand Chloe or Chelsea these days, oh and Victoria, Nicki, Sally,Phyllis, Diane and new Summer is inching in as is helicopter Sharon with Noah. So far she’s pretty much left the newlyweds alone. Sorry, I was so long winded.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Look! I have a friendly, rational person with whom to respond! Good one, Soaphound! We have to be careful because some people here have no sense of humor… But I also question the writing. Back-to-back murders is overkill — pardon the pun! The exit door is swinging fast and furious at the moment. I hope the viewers don’t also leave in droves. Take care, Friend!

Satan
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Satan

Not to mention the way ReRon treated Steve/Jason after the regime took over GH in February 2012. Jason was immediately thrown under the bus, his child snatched by one of the OLTL pets & another one coming between him and Sam. And by the time that ridiculous story was finally resolved, Sam & Jason literally had one day together with their baby before Jason was literally tossed overboard with a bullet in his back.

Jaime
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Jaime

Burton still playing the same old role. Hardly the best actor. Days should have saved their money to give favorites their due air time

Karen
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Karen

Since you went there: His body, his choice. Isn’t that what they say, or does that only apply if it fits the narrative? You should leave the politics to political message boards, and let the rest of us enjoy our entertainment.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Karen, while I appreciate your reply — different point of view though it might be — Burton’s actions, including his firing to which I alluded, were major news, including at this website, reported by Michael Fairman. So the “politics” aspect of this story were there long before I commented on it. Please, by all means, feel free to enjoy your entertainment.

darladays
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darladays

But you responded with your opinion which may not be facts or the truth. Sounds like you have an ax to grind. You don’t like Steve Burton and it has nothing to do with his acting. All political. How sad.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

darladays, how sad, indeed…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

PS: I don’t like his acting either.

DB
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DB

Thank you Karen! His body, his choice.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I will reply to myself on this one! It’s always nice to see replies from Soaphound and Satan, among so many others in other threads. We all know what happened with Steve Burton’s firing from GH. Unfortunately, there are still vaccine deniers among us; those who ignore science; those who made the pandemic (and economy) worse by refusing the vaccine; those who support an ex-president who, among so many other crimes and mistakes, made the pandemic worse by his ineptitude, inaction, lies, and delays, who, while refusing to concede an election he lost, instigated an insurrection to overthrow our government… Read more »

DB
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DB

You need to turn off your TV and do some real research, my friend. You’re just spouting regurgitated CNN lies. Ignore the science?? What science? The science that renamed the common cold and then whipped the public into a fear-mongered state of paranoia and hysteria? Or the science that says you will need “vaccines” for the rest of your life to be “safe”? Or …. the science of knowing exactly what is in the vaccine? Oh yeah … no one will tell us what is in it, so there’s not much science there. How about the science that has turned… Read more »

DB
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DB

I am confused. If all his cast mates were vaccinated, and he was healthy, how would he exactly be endangering their lives? LMAO.

You need to rethink what you just typed and stop spreading misinformation.

Rose Martin
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Rose Martin

Kate

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

Knowing how much he hates Lucas and keeps throwing him under the bus I would think it might be Lucas – but who knows?

Ron is a terrible headwriter and I don’t care about his Emmy win – selecting a few episodes for Emmy consideration is not the same as writing great overall storyline arcs and respecting the history of the show.

Jaime
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Jaime

Emmy’s have become a bad joke. There are so few soaps left they pretty much rotate the awards and are given by whomever is being promoted by a network.

DB
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DB

Ron is beginning to dismantle DAYS the same way he did GH. He has decimated the Horton family, notably by killing Laura and Abigail. His stories are disgusting and inappropriate. And he laughs and brags about them. New writer time!

Betty Ellerbee
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Betty Ellerbee

Could it be Kayla, Kristen or Gwen???

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

Kristen being “dead dead” would make me happy so I think we can rule that one out! (;

I love Emily O’Brien but there is no real reason for her to continue to be on the show. Another possibility: Leo. I just don’t want it to be Ron’s punching bag Lucas, who I love even if Ron doesn’t.

Tracey Long
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Tracey Long

I think victor

The other Lis
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The other Lis

He said killed. I can’t imagine Victor Kiriakis leaving the show as a murder victim with the current actor. Days just doesn’t operate that way with its long time cast members.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Again, Ron says another “major character will be killed”. He didn’t say possibly die of old age. I don’t think anyone wants to kill Victor.

Mary Ramsey
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Mary Ramsey

Chloe…Kristen wants her away from Brady . (If spoilers right)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Mary Ramsey
Let’s do one better, how about a twofer? Have Clyde kill Chloe’s pain in the butt mother and than if Rafe can be found, he might get Clyde or that other slimeball friend of his & son, still in jail, escape who’ll probably show up in town looking for the baby.

carol green
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carol green

I do hope it is Qwen

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

carol green
I don’t mind if she rots in jail as long as we never have to see her. I keep waiting for J.J to pay her a visit before he leaves Salem again.

carol green
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carol green

Why are so many Days stars leaving?Beats me.

Barbarakirby
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Barbarakirby

I think victor

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

As someone just said, this person is to be “killed” not just pass away from old age or heart arrack, as I imagine Victor might go, at his age.

Rhonda Vaughn
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Rhonda Vaughn

Jan

Satan
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Satan

ReRon’s not going to kill Jan. She’s the new “Heather Webber”. He’s going to drag her out once or twice a year to do the same stupid psycho things for a few weeks to fill the holes between other storylines. Then she’ll disappear again…. the coma gag only worked the first three times, so now she has to “die” in some odd way (like drowning), but of course without any body found, so we know she’s eventually coming back… and doesn’t even have to be a Rolf zombie.

Sha'Nyeeta
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Sha'Nyeeta

Ron is so cute

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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