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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

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By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Alan
Alan

Sad to see Chad leave but as far as I’m concerned Abby left when Marci Miller did…

Damien
Damien

Feel the same…After Marci left Abby s only been portrayed by Kate for 3 months tops. ..would ve been much more effective if Marcis contract was negiotated for those extra months..it was her story to wrap up. After watching Camillas Gabi torture Marcis Abigail i wanted too see Marci s version of getting her justice served !

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I like both Marci and Kate, but I give Kate the edge, especially of late.

As for Chad, I won’t miss the puttering, sputtering or stuttering.

I wonder if they’ll hail a cab…maybe Chabby know Eugene, the cabbie!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I will not miss these two boring people, alone or together. You are right about Chad. He’s turned into a blithering idiot. He can’t say a full sentence anymore, and is only interested in beating someone up. I also didn’t realize how much I missed Marci, until Kate returned.

Celia
Celia

Hello, 4ever,
I know what you mean. I used to be soooo into Chad—very disappointing, of late.
And, I love Kate……did not like her at first ( the EJ affair etal—do not appreciate adultery)…..but, I was so sad when she left the show.
On another note–wouldn’t it be fantabulous if the envelope, Leo handed to Eli and Lani, contain pictures of Ari? Let’s just say Gabi found the pics and switched them? Nice fantasy, I guess…sigh!!❤️

Adam
Adam

Totally agree with everything you said 4Ever Days!

Dionbysus
Dionbysus

Agree

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am very sorry to see them go. Kate Mansi and Billy Flynn are very fine actors and I will miss them both so much. But, they are young and I certainly understand their desires to move on to other things. I wish them great success in their future careers.

Lew S.
Lew S.

I totally agree

Celia
Celia

Awwww….this truly saddens me, albeit I knew their exit was imminent.—-losing you for the second time, Kate….I wish you both well in all your endeavors. Good Luck!!❤️

Adam
Adam

I thought Billy only agreed to stay another six months after his contract ended. I didn’t know they let him go.

Patrick
Patrick

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Nadia Kussiy
Nadia Kussiy

Oh God! I want them to come back again; I hope they do. And is best they go together if they must leave.

Karen
Karen

So gonna miss Kate & Billy. They turned Chabby into a supercouple.

Brenda Cain
Brenda Cain

They are the only reason to even watch the show and I will try to find something else to do now.I will miss them both so much.

Carol
Carol

Wow What a surprise.I would rather see Marci anyway.Did you catch the conversation between Eric and Sarah the woman Rex helped awhile ago in the snowstorm?Her name was Marci.
I am just so surprised to see them leave,I wonder what is or who is going to be the head story now.For Gods sake please leave Ben alone.I loved Marci better then Kate.I have seen Kate in some Lifetime movies if anyone is interested and she is very good in them,If memory serves me right she even played a bad girl.All I can say I am in shock to bad Marci didnt just stay for the three final months.IN any case good luck to them both in whatever they decide to do.

Adam
Adam

It’s time for a break with Chad and Abby after the horrible Gabby storyline. Hopefully Kate Mansi or a great recast will bring Abby back.

Dionbysus
Dionbysus

I think Kate and Billy both outgrew their characters. Just didn’t feel the chemistry between them this time around. Marci and Billy had it. Kate and Billy had it when he first played the role as Chad.

Carol
Carol

For you Marci Miller fans check her out in American Fable you can rent it at Netflix.It looks to be a good movie

Patrick
Patrick

I fell in love

Cindy Stewart
Cindy Stewart

As far as I am concerned Kate is the only good Abby that there ever was or will be. I hated to see them go especially after re-connecting, but this was a good exit. I hope they both come back together…..

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WED NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nominations Special With Guest Co-Host DAYS’ Arianne Zucker


It’s almost time for Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman’s 6th annual Daytime Emmy nominations special!

Tune-in to listen to the livestream podcast on Wednesday night, March 20th beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST right here at Michael Fairman TV.com.

Make sure to come to this site a few minutes before showtime and settle in for this 90-minute plus special when we chat it up with several of the just announced daytime drama performer nominees who are going for gold at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, May 5th.

Joining Michael in-studio as special guest co-host will be Days of our Lives, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).

In addition, we will be giving away 2 pairs of VIP tickets to the winners of our “Game Show Trivia” segment during the broadcast to Coastal Entertainment ‘s “Teals Got Talent” GH Fantasy Event in Philadelphia on May 4th featuring: GH’s Michael Easton, Lynn Herring, John J. York, Kathleen Gati, and former GH favorite, Rebecca Budig all to benefit the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

The Foundation works every day to fund cures and foster community, and does so by supporting women fighting ovarian cancer and the friends and family who love them by standing together with every single person touched by ovarian cancer.  To date, they’ve invested more than $4.1 million in research through grants to scientists throughout the country. Soap Nation Live! is proud to support this worthy cause.

If you want to call-in to speak to the hosts, or nominated guests during our Daytime Emmy nomination special, please dial the exclusive listener line at 818-295-2130.

Throughout the broadcast, also visit the Michael Fairman TV official Facebook page for fun video updates direct from the studio, and keep abreast of what’s happening and who is chatting with us live via @michaelfairman twitter account throughout the show.

You can also live to the broadcast streamed live on the official Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com

To find out who’s in the running. make sure to tune in to CBS’s The Talk beginning on Wednesday afternoon (11amEST/2PMPST) when the nominees are unveiled for the first time.  Then, hear the reactions of several of your favorite soap stars that night on Soap Nation Live!

If you have any questions you would like to pose to our hosts, or any nominated guests, let us know in the comment section below and we just might ask it on the air!  More show details will be forthcoming.

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Kassie DePaiva Talks Eve’s Machinations & Eric Martsolf and Victoria Konefal Take You Behind The Scenes On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

Oh what a twisted web Eve Donovan weaves on current episodes of Days of our Lives.  Seems like Eve is in cahoots with Claire to have Haley arrested and deported all to help Jack advance in the Salem mayoral race and…  her quest to become Salem’s first lady?

On the latest all-new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, daytime favorite, Kassie DePaiva (Eve) talks with host Michael Fairman all about Eve and what she is up to, hiding, and how she is scheming to ruin the life of Jennifer Horton, and keep Jack under her thumb.  In addition ,DePaiva shares what it has been like to be reunited with her former One Life to Live co-star, Robin Strasser since both have been taping at DAYS recently.

Later, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman behind the scenes where the guys visit the hair and make-up department and get the lowdown on how the actors are turned into the characters they play, and the fast and furious life of a soap star, who has to get camera ready before they hit the set.

Finally, Michael speaks with Victoria Konefal (Ciaria) on how she “Becomes Ciara Brady” as we visit her dressing room and find out just how she gets that Ciara-look that turns the head of Ben Weston every time she walks in to a room.

Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming at NBC.com, the NBC app, and on the network’s You Tube channel.  The latest episode will be available for download on iTunes and major pod platforms beginning on Monday, March 18th.

So what did you think of our chats with Kassie, Eric, and Victoria? Comment below.

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DAYS Deidre Hall On The Passing Of Jed Allan: “We’ve Lost One Of The Really Good Ones”

Over the last 24 hours, the soap world has been rocked by the passing of one of their favorites, Jed Allan.  On Saturday, Allan passed away at the age of 84.  So many of his co-stars and colleagues have posted their remembrances and their grief, which Michael Fairman TV had continue to add to the original post on Allan’s passing.

But on Sunday evening, none other than Allan’s most famous romantic scene partner, Days of our Lives Deidre Hall (Marlena) came forth and shared her touching thoughts on Allan’s passing via her Deidre Hall official Facebook page.

Deidre expressed: “We’ve lost one of the really good ones. It’s been decades since I stepped on to the NBC sound stage to screen test for Marlena on Days of our Lives. I was given a 4-page scene to memorize and perform with Days’ dashing bachelor, Don Craig, played confidently by Jed Allan. Jed made it all look easy with his dark good looks, deep resonant voice, a naughty twinkle, boisterous laugh and his characteristic swagger. He used his charismatic charm to win audiences as well as cast and crew. He never tired of my lack of experience and taught by example. He was deeply devoted to his sons and his darling wife Toby. When he lost her, we weren’t sure how he’d go on, but go on he did. Jed was a giant in so many ways, witnessed by the huge emptiness he leaves behind.”

Along with her sentiments, Hall posted a clip of her and Allan as Marlena and Don; when the couple was breaking-up on the series, which is posted below.

Following Hall’s remembrances on Jed Allan, several other DAYS cast members past and present also took to social media to express their thoughts and grief on the loss of Allan including James Reynolds (Abe) who noted: “Jed Allen was one of the first to welcome me to Days of our Lives.. I am grateful he took a young actor under his wing.”

Gloria Loring, who’s character of Liz Chandler was romantically involved with Allan’s Don Craig related: “I just heard that Jed Allan, the former Don Craig on Days, passed on. Rest In Peace, my old friend. I loved working with you and will remember you with a smile in my heart.”

So, what do you think of Deidre Hall’s remembrances and statement on the death of her beloved co-star from DAYS,? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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