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


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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  1. Hilary

    June 28, 2017 at 8:44 am

    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 of it compelling and on the mark for what Jimmy and this audience would want to hear. He doesn’t hog the spotlight, but he does attract it by just his sheer presence. I adore him, and I adore Susan, and I’m so glad their grandson spoke up, because this was gold. GOLD. The man is 92 going on 54, he’s incredibly spry, and he’s a mensch on top of it all. Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, and thank you Michael Fairman, for the article.

  2. PennySoap

    June 28, 2017 at 8:51 am

    So good to see him…

  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    June 28, 2017 at 10:03 am

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

  4. Akmom

    June 28, 2017 at 10:22 am

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

  5. Kevin C

    June 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    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)

      June 29, 2017 at 5:24 am

      They just dont write them like that anymore!

      • Kevin C

        June 29, 2017 at 9:53 am

        You got that right Jimh…so miss those days…

  6. darlene

    June 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm

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

  7. Shari

    June 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

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

  8. Carrie

    June 29, 2017 at 3:25 am

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

  9. Franny

    June 29, 2017 at 4:24 am

    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! ♡

  10. Mo

    June 29, 2017 at 7:46 am

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

  11. JMER

    June 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

    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.

  12. Kat Hilderbrand

    June 29, 2017 at 4:22 pm

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

  13. Charday

    June 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Great to see BH and his wife.

  14. Boop

    June 30, 2017 at 7:17 pm


  15. jaybird369

    July 2, 2017 at 6:27 pm

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

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.


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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.


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