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Steve Burton Shares Thoughts On His ‘Beyond Salem’ Debut and His General Hospital Exit

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It’s been a bit since daytime soap fans have seen Steve Burton on their screens.  But starting next week, that is about to change when Burton is part of the cast for the Peacock streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two.

Steve is reprising his first soap role as Harris Michaels, but just whether he is a good Harris or a bad Harris is yet to be seen.

Deadline spoke to Burton to get his take on coming to the DAYS family after his General Hospital departure.  As viewers know, Burton was let-go from his signature role of Jason Morgan when he did not comply with the ABC Covid-19 Vaccine mandate.

Speaking openly about his exit from Port Charles, Steve shared: “Look, the circumstance was tough and you know, that’s just the way it is.” He later added in his decision, “It’s a personal choice and that’s what I had to do. GH was a huge part of my life and I’m so grateful for the opportunity there and the people there. I just don’t have anything bad to say.”

As for what to look for when Burton’s Harris enters ‘Beyond Salem’: “He’s not operating on a code of ethics that is great. Albert Alaar (Co-EP, DAYS) was like, ‘Do you care about being a bad guy?’ I said, ‘No, man. Whatever. I can play anything.’ I don’t know how much I can say but he does some not nice things in this chapter. There may be some redemption.”

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two drops Monday July 11th.

So what do you think? Will Burton be the bad guy on Beyond Salem Chapter 2?  Do you hope that Steve might come to the mothership and Days of our Lives down the line? Comment below.

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

“Whatever you believe or not believe about Covid, there has to be protocols in place. At GH we are having great success. Everybody was social distancing, masking.” Except, YOU WEREN’T! Let’s not forget the bomb Nancy Lee Grahn revealed on social media. He can try and make it sound pretty, but it wasn’t. Things behind-the-scenes were not as good as he’s trying to paint it as, and I am pretty sure he was part of the problem. “[Note: Burton declined to reveal his vaccination status.]” He doesn’t need to: we know he isn’t vaxxed, and it’s why he got himself… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m always turned off when an actor says, “I can play anything.” First, it’s not true. The greatest stars have always acknowledged that certain roles would not fit them. That’s why Katharine Hepburn and Meryl Streep never played hookers — they just wouldn’t be believable. Warren Beatty never played a priest for the same reason. But, as always, Mr. Burton places himself above everyone else. I won’t be watching.

Jaime
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Jaime

Burton cannot play anything. He proves that daily as every role he assumes is an exact replica of the last.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I think everyone has the right to do whatever is best for them as far as getting the vaccine. I for one am missing Steve on my favorite soap and hopes he comes back in the future. It different without him.

off2bingo
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off2bingo

So right – the show needs Jason to swoop Carly off her feet

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee

Yes, I agree. Carly needs Jason.

Doris Wheeler
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Doris Wheeler

It sure is. I miss him so much. There will never be another Jason like Steve.

Damien
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Damien

Bring Steve Burton and Jessica Collins back as Dylan and Avery to mix it up with Sharon and Nick on Y n r! The need show needs more quads and triangles and romance! Hopefully Doug Davidson Paul can come back finally.

M
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M

I am very happy for Steve! I do miss him on GH, and hope that he is able to come back soon. He is a very kind and caring man, who is also doing what he can to motivate people. He helped me through the pandemic with all of his and Bradford ‘s additional content online, and is a breath of fresh air during these difficult times. I appreciate him very much, and wish him great success!

Elle
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Elle

I agree!

SKRod
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SKRod

I would love more than anything if Steve came back to GH. The hole he left behind is still there and it’s HUGE!

⁹Elaine willoughby
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⁹Elaine willoughby

Me too

Jaime
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Jaime

Would love it if He stayed OUT of Days. If you want him at GH I hope he goes there. Just keep him away from Days

DonnaLee
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DonnaLee

Yes you are right. Jason needs to come back. It is kinda boring w/o him

Su000
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Su000

I haven’t missed Steve/Jason..
Out of sight out of mind.
All is good/normal without him, imo.
I know some miss Jason, but it’s proven he is not needed.
To his fans; hoping your want of him back is granted.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
I don’t miss Steve/Jason either. While I don’t mind Drew Cain, I am not crazy about this actor but it would be awful watching Billy Miller with Carly.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet-
Way I see it— This Drew is annoying and does not fit into the
GH atmosphere– He simply is not GH-(( bad casting…
He’s like a sad/bad version of a wannabe Dr. Phil..lol
Ahh ha! you are right!!! Billy Miller and Carly would be totally not right..
But– I can’t get into Drew and Carly either..
Carly is best being an old maid ahaa!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Hi there. Just saw your post and agree. I didn’t mind this new Drew years ago when he was a lot younger on All My Children, but he’ just doesn’t have the same appeal now. He also played opposite Rebecca Buddig/Rachael Barnes and they made a nice couple. I wish she’d come back, so I could see if they still look good together, ha! Well, no matter how the fans bitch and complain, we just have to watch or not, right?

Satan
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Satan

You can bet your soul that Jason will be eating pizza on Thanksgiving with his family…. though with the number of pre-emptions GH has had this year, you probably won’t see that episode until next February.

In the meantime, all of us in Hell are looking forward to the 2nd chapter of “Beyond Salem” next week.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
Iam not betting my soul or anything else, at my age just a snap of your fingers and I’d be gone. Forgot about Beyond Salem,hopefully it’s better than what’s going on in old Salem now.

Pat Ormsby
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Pat Ormsby

I’m not a days of our lives fan so I won’t be watching. I do hope Steve comes back to GH soon. It’s definitely noticeable he isn’t there. I don’t care for some of the storylines now so I haven’t been watching much. Maybe it’s time for soap operas to go away. My opinion only.

Lisa
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Lisa

This is all Great and all, However , we still want JASON MORGAN/STEVE BURTON back on GH.

DonnnaLee
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DonnnaLee

Yes, we want Jason back on GH…

Bob
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Bob

Was there literally no one else available? I could definitely live without seeing his face on my screen ever again. He’s just not a very compelling actor. At least he didn’t blame GH for the consequences of his actions and took appropriate responsibility. I’ll give him credit for that. But Covid is spreading faster in the US than ever (a MILLION people dead so far) and it sounds like he is still not vaccinated. How does that work with all the people on set he is still going to be putting at risk?

rose
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rose

Bob…Amen to your comment. Totally agree.

Jaime
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Jaime

Agreed. Shame that the media praises the most selfish and egotistical

Jaime
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Jaime

Not the best actor. Why he gets so much attention shows the lack of caring for true talent in this industry

Tammy
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Tammy

Bring Steve burton back to GH as Jason of course we miss him he’s a good actor they all need him back..

Jaime
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Jaime

Burton’s all too present appearance on Beyond TURNED ME OFF COMPLETELY. I really do NOT want more of him.
Plus his looks are gone and he is always playing the same old same role.
Days should have looked elsewhere not Burton

Stephanie nicole Payton
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Stephanie nicole Payton

Please com back

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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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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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