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WATCH: Alison Sweeney Talk The Creation Of DAYS Sami Brady And More On LARRY KING NOW!

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Leave it to the master interviewer the iconic Larry King to pose solid questions to Alison Sweeney in this must-see sit down chit chat with the former Sami Brady of Days of our Lives! 

In the latest episode of Larry King Now at Ora.TV, Sweeney talks departing DAYS, hosting The Biggest Loser, directing on the soaps,  her roles on projects with the Hallmark Channel, her thoughts on the reality, soap and television landscape, health and sleep, and so much more!

When discussing if DAYS Sami was a true villainess, Alison related to Larry: “The head writer (of DAYS) at the time, Jim Reilly, who created my character had this amazing idea that I was the younger sister to the pretty one and the skinny sister, and the wonderful sister that everybody loved.  And my character was always “less than” and always looking up to her big sister, and then Sami had this sort of tragic set of circumstances happen! She found a terrible thing about her mom …  having an affair on her dad … and she (Sami) was raped as a teenager.  So she went through these dark times, and felt so alone that she sort of spends the rest of her time … 22 years in Salem like, “no one will hand me anything. I f I want something I am going to have to go at get it!”  And so that was sort of my perception of this character …  she wasn’t a villainess on purpose to hurt other people … she is like, “If everybody did it my way, no one would get hurt!”

Alison also discussed Sami’s botched trips to the altar revealing: “At final count Sami attempted to get married 15 times …and successfully married 4 0r 5 times!”

In a touching moment, Alison is brought to tears when discussing one of the most memorable moments of her life, check out what she says!

Watch Alison on Larry King Live below!  What did you think of the interview? Impressed by all Alison had to say? Missing her on DAYS?  Comment below!

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Shirley
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Shirley

Miss you Alison (Sami) on Days so much and to be honest this was the first time I’ve watched Larry King knowing that you were going to be his guest I had to watch. Good enter view

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

Great Interview!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I don’t miss Sami on Days. I think EJami had run its course. If Sami returns to Salem I will be happy to see her. Happy for Alison’s work with Hallmark. I wish her well whatever she does.

dottie
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dottie

Alison Sweeney is a tremendous talent and Days has not been the same without her and our fantastic Sami

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You are entitled to yours. I am entitled to mine.

kristen
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kristen

thanks for posting Michael. We miss you to ALI!!!!!!!!!!!

dmr
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dmr

I started to watch DAYS back in ’95-’96 during the time when Austin, Carrie, Lucas, and Sami were first introduced-during summer vacations. I loved Austin and Carrie. I remember Lucas and Sami scheming to break-up Austin and Carrie. What great memories-sleeping in until 1:00 p.m.-only to wake up in time for DAYS. #lifeofateen
Around that time, I also loved John and Marlena. That was when, Robert Kelker Kelly played Bo and Lisa Rinna played Billie. Also, I think Hope was back-thinking she was Princess Gina. #fondmemories

penny
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penny

I miss you Alison. You and Scott need to come back. I can’t even watch the show anymore, it’s become unbearable.

Rock
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Rock

A wonderful interview with a world class lady! She is beautiful inside and out with a mind blowing gift for acting!

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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Says Peacock Hit 18M Paid Subscribers Up From 15M In September

On Monday, during a webcast session at the UBS TMT investors conference, NBC Universal CEO, Jeff Shell shared that the NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has hit 18 million paid subscribers.

Interestingly, that is an uptick of 3 million paid subscribers since the end of September of this year, where the service had 15 million.

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As soap fans know, Days of our Lives debuted exclusively in its new home on Peacock on September 12th, and viewers who watched on linear TV and NBC had to switch modes and pay-in for a subscription to watch the show.  However, there has been no quantifying data released on just how well DAYS is performing on the platform.

In terms of its sustainability and its ad-supported streaming platform, Shell added: “We were late coming into streaming, but we clearly chose the right business model.”  Shell noted that this strategy has helped offset declines in linear TV revenues, and a worsening advertising market.

The CEO went to explain: “We believe in the premium video ad-supported, dual revenue stream essential broadcast and cable on streaming, driven by key programming.” Shell also shared that declines in cable subscribers is putting pressure on affiliate fees and advertising rates, so it’s becoming more important than ever for Peacock revenues to offset falling cable TV revenues and that the TV ad business is “definitely getting worse.”

So, what do you think of the uptick of subscribers to Peacock since September? Is Days of our Lives a key player in this? Have you gotten use to watching your favorite soap on the streaming platform? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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(WATCH) Day of Days 2022 Cast Interviews

Want to know what your favorites from Salem had to share and tease at the recent Days of Days 2022? Now, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel has released their full set of interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives conducted during the fan fest event.

Just over a week ago, Day of Days was held for the first time since 2019, and returned in a new location – the Xbox Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.  DAYS, which just celebrated its 57th anniversary, can now be seen in its new home exclusively streaming on Peacock.

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Make sure to check out all the conversations below featuring: Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans  (Kayla) and George DelHoyo (Orpheus), Drake Hogestyn (John), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Wally Kurth (Justin), Brandon Barash (Stefan) and Carson Boatman (Johnny), Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Leann Hunley (Anna), Jackee Harry (Paulina) and James Reynolds (Abe), Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and Martha Madison (Belle), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Elia Cantu (Jada), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Kyle Lowder (Rex), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) and Tina Huang (Melinda), and Victoria Grace (Wendy) and Remington Hoffman (Li).

 

After you checked out the videos, let us know which was your favorite chat in the comment section below … and for more upcoming celebrity features and video content make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

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DAYS Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Pay Tribute to Robert Clary

Days of our Lives beloved Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams), paid tribute to their longtime co-star and dear friend, Robert Clary (Ex-Robert LeClair, DAYS).

On Wednesday, Clary passed away at the age of 96.  On Days of our Lives, Bill Hayes and Robert Clary performed many times together as Doug and Robert when the soap opera had “Doug’s Place” as a nightclub venue for the characters to meet up and have story, while also taking in some music.

 

Bill and Susan shared their thoughts on Clary’s passing on their Instagram on Thursday; accompanied by some clips of performances by the characters of Doug and Robert.

The Hayes’ expressed: “Our Dear Robert Clary… Like a diamond, Robert was tough enough to survive this world and emerge brilliantly. He was so full of life… so saucy, so sassy, so superb at everything he tried. The energy and optimism that filled his 96 years was amazing to behold.  When he performed with pathos or joy, he always touched our hearts. He was an adoring husband, a firm friend, a trustworthy team player and, in crisis, deeply caring. In childhood, he had experienced humanity’s darkest days- then, as a man, filled the world with light.  His story in two words to remember: choose life. #RobertClary”

Share your remembrances of Bill and Robert performing on DAYS, and what you thought of the Hayes’ touching tribute via the comment section below.

 

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