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Thia Megia Joins The Cast Of DAYS; Paul Telfer Set To Return

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Major casting news announced at yesterday’s NBC Day of Days fan event, and on the new DOOL app.

Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

So, intrigued to find out more about the character of Haley?  Looking forward to more Xander on your way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Patrick
Patrick

I’m IN DAYS Heaven !!! smorgasbord . YES ! “thank you” for the return of Paul Telfer.
loaded ! just thanks.

Thia Megia has already caught me. STUNNER JJ is in need of attention

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I am over the character of Xander, honestly. And I just want him to stay gone for good! As for Haley Chen… I’m excited to see what’s to come with her, especially if it means more JJ time!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Xander is the new Stefano. He’s so bad and does it with so much suave that you gotta hate him but at the same time, you don’t want him to go away forever. He always gets my attention when he’s on.

Momo
Momo

He gets my attention too. Is it bad to say he should do all his scenes shirtless? 🙂

Patrick
Patrick

Paul Telfer gets a let… when he first started @DAYS.. his scenes with John Anniston’ Victor Kiriakis were stunning… watching Xander come close to being accepted.. WANTING very much to be part of a family. ie: when he first started , @DAYS changed writing regime.. AND he was turned that quickly , hastily to a go to character to “write off” and was let go

watching Xander and Victor spar.. was stunning to witness… you could see an easy affable chemistry that was exciting to watch… YES YES YES I cheered Victor and nephew could work, grow, and become familial.. because Paul Telfer Xander has many outlets, layer of intrigue that IS EXPLORABLE…

^^ which is my hope and wish… down the road.. if he isn’t written in to a corner.. and as you’ve said.. which I agree… to find an actor, in this day and age.. newbie welcome respite… Paul Telfer is that suave, slick, maniacal, dubious means of nature.

with Ron Carlivati.. Sure, his shirt is missing.. yet I see that RC is surely steering Xander a continued mix.. even if I was totally surprised to see him as the bad guy that all of Salem it seems will hate him even more.. with his treatment of Nicole… YET it seems Nicole , is still alive and heading back to Salem… WHEW !!!! Oy.. ^^ per @4EVER. I had wanted a complete reprieve of bad guy Villain , when he returned Jeannie Theresa back to Salem.. which never happened.. that was disappointing.. especially since Victor was in on what was going on with Theresa. she assured Xander she would speak up on his behalf when they both made it back to Salem.

he’s an amazing actor who does have chutzpah … LOL… yeah I salute

with all the high caliber writing RC AND his co-horts are drumming up.. let’s hope this time around… he is given wings .. because he flies in my orbit

DANG

why not have him a part of the Kiriakis Empire.. he’s a viable contentious riveting hold… KEEPER

Patrick
Patrick

shoot, I know @DAYS films 6 months ahead… yet i’m fairly certain on my assessment… not that many may “care” about Xander… I do

I’m just glad he’s back on track… AND his take… keeps REELING

it just happened out of no where… how quickly Victor turned on him… so that was a clue right their.. that he was expendable

davlestev1
davlestev1

As long as Claire isn’t singing along with her.

Frank Mills
Frank Mills

That’s pretty funny – yikes –

James
James

Yey, the Filipino-American presence in Days stays on! 🙂

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

haley sounds interesting good for jj and casey moss hes a talent who needs a good storyline as for stock villian xander keep it we don’t need him

Celia
Celia

I have been soooo enjoying days…..yet, I don’t like this thing between Will and Paul. It’s so lame!! Will has such will power….pardon the pun. I know I could never sacrifice my love for the sake of what, exactly? Are there really such people in the world?
I could never be with someone else while passionately in love with another. I am soooo weak!! LOL.
As far as Xander, I can only take his aggressive machoism in bits and pieces.
If he survived the fire; did Nicole?…..too hopeful, I guess.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Yes, Celia, Nicole will return. It was inadvertently spoiled in the Xander returns story in The DOOL App when it was mentioned that Paul Telfer has scenes with Ari Zucker. It was a fun find!!!

Satan
Satan

American Idol contestant??

Why do I get the feeling that ReRon is going to come up with a new auto-tuned bubblegum singing waste of time like he did on the other two shows he ruined?

Momo
Momo

I’m glad Xander is returning.

BTW, loving the DOOL app!

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Impeachment Hearings On Broadcast Networks Show Ratings Much Lower Than The Daytime Soap Operas They Are Preempting

In an infuriating article written by FOX news, off of a study from NewsBusters, the news outlet and others have come to the realization that all of us who want our soaps back on the air already know.  That is … that the network daytime dramas ratings are far better on a day-to-day basis than people tuning into network TV during the day to watch the impeachment hearings of Donald Trump.

Soap fans have been furious that in the afternoon network TV is pulling their soaps off their normal airtime across all coasts.  Daytime soap viewers feel that all of the 24-hour news cable outlets should be the the place to go to see the hearings during the day; as to not to preempt the drama on General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful.   

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Just for the record, the study via NewsBusters showed that on day one of the impeachment hearing the networks scored as such: CBS averaged 1.52 million, ABC  1.29 million viewers, and NBC averaged 1.26 million viewers.   Thursday’s were even worse with CBS averaging 1.4 million, ABC 1.2 million viewers and NBC had 1.1 million viewers.

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Now compare that to the weekly daytime soap ratings and total viewers which while it ebbs and slows is still way about this.  According to the study: “The Young & The Restless” has been averaging 3.7 million viewers during the 2019-2020 season and The Bold & The Beautiful averages 3.15 million viewers. ABC’s General Hospital averages 2.15 million viewers while NBC’s Days of Our Lives averages 1.95 million viewers.”

Share your thoughts on the pre=emptions of your favorite soaps, and how the impeachment hearings are, of course, not bringing in higher number in the day-part via the comment section below.

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NBC Chairman, Paul Teledgy Says: “Days of our Lives Is Going To Carry On”

Very exciting and hopeful news Days of our Lives fans, and those of the soap genre, coming out of the NBC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California Saturday morning.

During the lead-off executive session, NBC Chairman Paul Teledgy opened up about the status of Days of our Lives with the network since no official announcement had been made on their end as to the renewal pick-up of the beloved daytime drama.

However, Teledgy revealed:  “We are in a middle of finding out very soon,” and then added, “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it. Millions of Americans watch it every week. I know that will be good news for the fans.”

Teledgy also told Deadline after the executive session that negotiations are still ongoing and the series will stay on NBC, and will not be moving onto the upcoming Peacock streaming service said to bow very soon.

The chairman’s comments come nearly two months following DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday’s comments to the cast that the show had been renewed for its upcoming season.  That came on the heels that for cost-cutting measures, during the dark months, that the cast had been let- \out of their contracts.

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But as usual at this time of year, NBC, Sony (the soap’s distributor) and Corday Productions are engaged it the renewal window which also happens at fall at the beginning of the new year.

Now, it looks like there is no doubt there is more Salem to come! Buckle-up for more intriguing stories within the series innovative time jump in the coming months … and that the four networks soaps are all here to stay for now.

Share your thoughts on Teledgy’s comments that ‘Days’ will definitely live on to see another day on NBC via the comment section below

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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn To Wed

More love-bird news over the holidays! Now comes word from two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, General Hospital) that she is now going to marry her fiance’.

Grahn took to her social media with a post and an image of her and fiance’ while in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon.

Nancy expressed: “With my soon to be husband in his hometown, Eugene Oregon, right in the spot where he got his 1st kiss. 💋 #CircleofLove

This will be Grahn’s first marriage.

Share your congrats to Nancy via the comment section below.

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