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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: DAYS Bill Hayes Makes An Impromptu Appearance On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon!

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Days of our Lives enduring and 92-year-old star, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) got the surprise of his life when during a commercial break while attending a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Hayes’ grandson spoke up to Fallon, about that Hayes long-running career at NBC and that he actually appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson three times as a guest.

Bill, who was in the audience with his wife, Susan Seaforth Hayers (Julie, DAYS) and his grandson, was then invited onstage by Fallon! From there, Hayes was mic’d up and talked about his early career from being on Your Show of Shows, to the release of his hit single, “The Ballad of Davy Crockett”.   Sheryl Crow, was the musical guest up next who paid a bit of an homage to Hayes, as you will see.

Watch the moment with Hayes and Fallon after the jump! Let us know what you thought of the Hayes and Fallon exchange in the comment section below.

For more on the life and career of Bill Hayes make sure to check out his documentary here.

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Hilary
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Hilary

I cannot possibly love this any more. Bill Hayes is a gem. He’s a love and a kind soul. I’ve had the privilege of talking to him one on one and photographing him for press, loving him as a fan, and just admiring him as an enduring actor and presence on Days of our Lives. He is happy to accept praise and admiration, but he does so with grace and humility. He’s such a professional — look at how he just settled right into that seat with Fallon. He didn’t go on and on, but he said a ton, all… Read more »

PennySoap
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PennySoap

So good to see him…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

92 and gets around better than most of us…he and Susan will always be my all time favorite super couple!!!

Akmom
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Akmom

I highly recommend the documentary. It was fascinating and touching. I had no idea how much Mr. Hayes had done. Incredible life!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Wow, just wonderful to see Bill is doing so well at the age of 92…I loved the love story of Addie, Doug and Julie and if I am correct William Bell was writing DOOL which was so good at the time…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

They just dont write them like that anymore!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

You got that right Jimh…so miss those days…

darlene
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darlene

Absolutely love him! I think a lot of entertainers could take a lesson from Mr Hayes. Pure Class.

Shari
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Shari

What a blessing! I’ve loved Bill and Susan Hayes for years.

Carrie
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Carrie

Happy for Bill. Feel kinda sorry Susan was glossed over though.

Franny
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Franny

Awww this is wonderful! I love Bill Hayes & really enjoy whenever he’s on #Days….he & Susan are great together. I just recently watched his amazing documentary & highly recommend it! He has had such a rich full life & is still going strong! ♡

Mo
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Mo

Fabulous. Jimmy should invite him to be a guest for real! So much history.

JMER
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JMER

Bill Hayes is becoming a good example of how to promote himself and daytime with his Jimmy Fallon appearance and recent online documentary of his life (free for any of those who haven’t seen it and just the right length.) I would love to see more Classic Daytime stars out there promoting daytime.

Kat Hilderbrand
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Kat Hilderbrand

The Tonight Show needs to really schedule people like Bill Hayes and other icons of the industry. They helped create television and the industry.

Charday
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Charday

Great to see BH and his wife.

Boop
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Boop

Delightful

jaybird369
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jaybird369

As always, Bill and Susan are TRULY CLASSY PEOPLE ALL THE WAY!!!!!

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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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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

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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