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Steve Burton Shares Details On Boarding ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ On the Latest ‘That’s Awesome’ Podcast

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On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome with Steve and Bradford Podcast, The Stone Cold and the Jackal duo of Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH) and Steve Burton, discuss for the first time, Steve’s upcoming appearance in the summer streaming limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem (Part Two), on Peacock.

Burton made headlines when it was revealed that the former Jason Morgan of General Hospital signed on to appear on the DAYS streamer. Steve actually started his daytime career on Days of our Lives back in 1988 in the role of Harris Michaels, which Burton confirms he is playing again on the podcast.

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Additionally, Steve shared how he was contacted to be part of the limited-series, “Marni Saitta, (Days) casting director, who I have known for years, she kind of messaged me months ago, and she said, ‘Hey! Would you be in interested in doing a limited-series … and it’s for the Peacock … it’s a spin-off for DAYS?'”

Later, Burton said he had a meeting with DAYS Co-EP, Albert Alarr, who Steve worked with during his career as a director, and shared: “He goes look, ‘I can’t give you specifics yet … this is what the parameters of the character would be and we haven’t fleshed it out, yet.  Would you be opposed to playing a bad guy?” Burton said they had a great conversation and shook hands.  Now, whether Burton’s revived Harris Michaels will be a bad guy or not on the streaming series, is yet to be seen.

Steve went on to say, he was able to talk with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati about the limited series too: “They (Ron and Albert) thought it would be cool to bring back Harris Michaels. since I started my daytime career.  It just brought back floods of memories to me.” Back in the late 80’, Burton worked with Charlotte Ross (Ex-Eve Donovan ) and Scott Reeves (Ex- Jake Hogansen).

Two other intriguing points mentioned during the podcast:  Steve shared he got to work in some scenes with Kristian Alfonso (Hope), who he attributed to helping him connect with the material, and that to not expect him to be in any ‘one note’ wardrobe like  GH’s Jason Morgan in his black t-shirts, sharing, “There’s a lot of wardrobe, multiple outfits.”

Make sure to check out the latest, That’s Awesome podcast for more of the conversation between Bradford and Steve.

DOOL: Beyond Salem drops Monday July 11th for 5 episodes through July 15th exclusively on Peacock!

So, are you looking forward to seeing what clever twists may involves Steve’s ‘Beyond Salem’ character of Harris Michaels?  Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yet ANOTHER Steve Burton story this week. What is that, 3? 4? He and Maurice Benard monopolize(d) GH and the columns as well. I wish I understood the appeal.

rose
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rose

Soaphound…I am with you on trying to figure Sony and Jason appeal. Add to them Carly.

Blue
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Blue

I watch GH mostly for those three; they make their roles exciting and edge of the seat special! Change the characters- lose me…!

Juanita Louis Omotola
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Juanita Louis Omotola

I hope Jason will return in a shocking episode on general hospital I don’t like the way he left out Juanita and I like him and Sam together thank you

Juanita Louis Omotola
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Juanita Louis Omotola

Besides Jason and Sonny really makes the show he is Sonny’s wingman

Deborah Williams
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Deborah Williams

Yes I used to be on edge just waiting to see the next episode now it’s just ok!! Nothing special

Deborah Williams
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Deborah Williams

I agree General Hospital should have found a way to keep Jason. It really feels so different not the same appeal anymore!!

Denise
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Denise

Maybe he doesn’t want to come back for personal reasons I saw a pic of his family with the baby and the baby had Curtis face if it’s a joke ok if not I don’t blame him I couldn’t work with someone who slept with my spouse after all the yrs we were together I would want to do things I shouldn’t seems odd someone would do that to Steve’s family and to curtis

Donald Davis
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Donald Davis

Not the same without him

Linda
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Linda

That’s sad because the appeal is so obvious. Two sexy guys and two awesome actors. They bring suspense and a needed bit of excitement to PC.

cakibiy579
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cakibiy579

Yet ANOTHER Steve Burton story this week. What is that, 3? 4? He and Maurice Benard monopolize(d) GH and the columns as well. I wish I understood the appeal.

Satan
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Satan

Harris Michaels was such a minor character back in the day, it’s hard to believe they would make him a big part of this new story. I was thinking Steve would be an entirely new character. Some rumors were circulating that he would be a Peter Blake recast. Thank all that’s unholy that didn’t happen. Steve looks nothing like that guy anyway.

Now if only they would bring back the REAL Eve Donovan along with him. Never want to see that fake abomination again though.

hollyoaksboi
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hollyoaksboi

It would be great if this turned into something more permanent on Days for Steve! Because I don’t have anything against the guy and would like him to have work. But I don’t have any use for Jason on “GH” and am glad the character is gone.

Pam
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Pam

Sorry but Jason is the best

Elaine
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Elaine

I agree

Judy Washington
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Judy Washington

I agree hopping he comes back

Harry
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Harry

Well? I am neither hopping or hoping that he comes back. I don’t miss Jason at all.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Wishing him all the best with this new venture.

Cindy
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Cindy

I want only the best for you.Praying for you and your family. I think general hospital won’t have the rating without you but best to you and you are my favorite

Albert Guajardo
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Albert Guajardo

Hey, DOOL! Please keep those fun, BEYOND SALEM specials coming!

Rita
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Rita

I will watch him wherever he lands. Wish GH would would get their act together and bring him back as Jason.

Swenson
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Swenson

I agree I boycotted General Hospital as soon as I found out that they had gotten rid of Steve.

Elaine
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Elaine

If I had Peacock I’d watch too. I really miss the character of Jason on GH and I’m hoping he can return soon.

blue
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blue

so do I- it’s just not the same

Sheri
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Sheri

Love Steve Burton, can’t wait to see him in this , miss him so much on GH.

Charlene
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Charlene

If Days hired him that says a lot about GH it’s crazy how they let him go vaccinated or not you can still get Covid!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Of course you can, vaccinated or not, but I can tell you as a high-risk individual, knowing someone on set refused to do the right thing in protecting themselves and their co-workers would not sit well with me. Disney-ABC has their vaccine mandate properly and rightfully in place, and as the proper result, Steve Burton is OUT. It’s how it works. If Corday Productions hired him, it says more about them than Disney-ABC. I’d rather work for Disney-ABC than Corday right now.

Elaine
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Elaine

GH didn’t let Steve go. Disney, who owns GH, did. I’m sure GH didn’t want to lose him.

Barbara
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Barbara

Yep! Elaine

Pam
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Pam

Jason needs come back to gh fans are not happy with out him and gh ratings most likely go down especially with the Nina and sonny gross and show evil wins not cool

Ms. Brown
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Ms. Brown

I am glad that Steve Burton has work. I don’t watch Days, however I will watch this spin off because of Mr. Steve Burton.

Tammy
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Tammy

I’ve never watched it before either but I will because of Steve Burton

Diane Cohen
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Diane Cohen

I wish Jason comes back to GH. We are so sad and unhappy he’s gone. I hope he comes back to
GH. But I wish him all the luck what he does.
He’s a great actor.

Linda Wizykoski
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Linda Wizykoski

I am just waiting for Jason to return to general hospital. He is just to good not to be able to return. The character he has created is so very good. I wish him well.

Melinda
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Melinda

I am disappointed that Steve Burton is doing days of our life. I really like him playing Jason Morgan og General hospital.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

No thanks. Ken Corday has continued to be questionable in his decision re: COVID-19 and the hiring of Steve Burton further cements his position.

M Ybarra
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M Ybarra

Steve Burton needs to return to GH the show is not the same without Jason Morgan

BossLady
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BossLady

Dex is an informant. Sonny is so “whipped” he can’t see what’s happening right in front of him.(i.e. Ms. Think She’s In Control-Nina, looks like everything is going her way, but hold on to your seats. Nina’s ship is about to explode. It’s time for the table to turn and give Carlie, Michael and everyone else who felt the raft of Ms Think She’s In Control, satisfaction and a fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is! It’s well I ver due for Nina to feel some good f the pain she has put everyone else through from her manipulating,… Read more »

rose
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rose

BossLady…I’m finally going to say it…I think Carly, Michael and Willow, etcs reaction to Sonny’s-year-away has been an over reaction. Not saying they shouldn’t have felt some pain. But compared to some of what Carly has done over the years. Really? And Michael and Willow for how they deceived Chance?

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Rose. And let’s not forget that Sonny was Mike for three to four months before Nina stumbled upon him. The first thing she did upon seeing him was call the big mouth who immediately started screaming at Nina, not letting her get a word in. Michael and Willow are insufferable. It’s like watching the Karen and Karen show.

Mommadukes
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Mommadukes

Boss lady that’s what I’m thinking. There’s something weird about him. He’s just to anxious to get a job with Sonny. I think Sonny’s lost he’s edge and he’s lost without Jason. The shows not the same without Jason.

PAMELA
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PAMELA

Steve Burton needs to come back to gh soon. Sonny needs someone to straighten him out and Jason is totally the man for the job.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Not going to happen.

Wynette Ward
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Wynette Ward

As a fan of GH plaese bring Jason back,the show is not the same.
Jason is truely missed

Kate
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Kate

GH just not the same without Jason and sure don’t want to see anyone take his place. He made the Soap!

Karen
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Karen

I am curious to see Steve in other shows. I love him as Jason and I hate he left. I am a big fan. I don’t blame him for leaving I don’t believe in the stupid vaccine mandates. I won’t get it either. I don’t believe it’s safe. Good luck Steve. Hope to see you back os Jason in the future.

Galbrecht
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Galbrecht

I never did understand why women like murderers and serial killers. That’s all Jason was… a brain damaged thug. He never wanted to be more. He put his murdering people for Sonny ahead of everything: family, friends, love interests, children … everyone!!

25 years of that (with a merciful break of a few years) was more than enough!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Galbrecht. And the hypocrisy of people like Sam and the Corinthos Clan in the way they used to condemn Julian Jerome (pre-bomb) was sickening.

Hollyoaksboi
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Hollyoaksboi

Thank you, Galbrecht. It is kind of creepy the way the character is adored by so many. I mean, a brain-damaged, emotionless, killer who always puts his crime lord boss first… every woman’s dream? Ugh.

Sarah
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Sarah

He is a great actor….I wish him the best and his family too.

Sarah T
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Sarah T

Great actor…hope to see him soon.wish him the best and his family too.

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In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

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Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominations were unveiled for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards to be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild of America East announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022.

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In the category of Daytime Drama, only Days of our Lives was nominated, thus DAYS becomes the automatic winner as the sole nominee.

The nominated and winning DAYS writing team consists of: Head Writer Ron Carlivati; Writers Lorraine Broderick, Jazmen Darnell Brown, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Cheryl Davis, Kirk Doering, Christopher Dunn, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock.

DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati shared in a statement: “My team and I are thrilled to be nominated for the 2023 Writers Guild Award for Daytime.  We submitted three scripts from the storyline about Craig’s late-in-life coming out, the impact it had on his wife, Nancy, and of course, his ill-fated romance with the ever-scheming Leo. We felt that these episodes were a good representation of what Days of our Lives does best: high-stakes family drama with a comedic twist.”

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The episodes DAYS submitted for competition were #14320 which aired 4/19/2022, #14321 which aired 4/20/2022 and show #14331 that aired 5/4/2022.  They also featured the disastrous double wedding of Leo and Craig and Xander and Gwen, and its fallout.

To view all the WGA nominees click here.

So, what do you think about DAYS being the only entry and thus becoming the winning writing team at this year’s WGA Awards? What do you think of the storyline chosen to represent the show for competition? Comment below.

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