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Soaps will not air on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017.
this petition to let NBC know you want the show to stay on the air!
Happy 13,000th episode to DOOL! It aired on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
The submission clips are in (up to 4 minutes from two episodes) and judging has
begun for the pre-nomination round of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be
held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
The pre-nom results will be announced on January 25 with
10 in each category moving forward to Blue Ribbon voting for which actors
can submit 20 minutes from up to 4 episodes. The final nominations will be announced on March 22. The Creative Arts Emmy
Awards show will be on April 28.
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
for Canadian viewers.
On Monday, January 16, "Days of Our Lives" will begin airing
one hour earlier in the New York City area, at 12:00 Noon.
Robb Derringer (Scooter Nelson, Days; ex-Kyle Sloane, GH) & DWTS judge Carrie
Ann Inaba became engaged on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the
site of their first date, a secluded beach cove along the California coast.
Read more here.
Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B;
ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead,
CA, after battling Alzheimer's disease for many years. His funeral service will
be held on Tuesday, December 13, at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills'
Church of the Hills,
6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.
Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric, Days) and his wife, actress Danneel Harris
Ackles (ex-Shannon, OLTL) welcomed, a boy and a girl named Zeppelin Bram and
Arrow Rhodes, who joined big sis, JJ, on December 2, 2016.
Arianne Zucker Breaks Her Silence About the Donald
Billy Flynn (Chad) married actress Gina Lynn Comparetto on
Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Saddle Rock Ranch, in the hills of Malibu, CA.
Drake Hogestyn was injured on May 5, 2016 on the Days set while filming a
stunt that required him to "break" through a prop door that "had not been
properly prepared." When he "ran full speed," he "smashed headfirst" into it
suffering "severe head injuries" requiring hospitalization. He
returned to the set of the show on September 27.
On September 11, 2016, Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days) took home
the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama
Series for her work on "Acting Dead."
Camila Banus (Gabi, Days) injured her foot during a Parkour exercise class in
Kassie DePaiva (Eve) announced in August, 2016, that she has been in treatment for
Acute Myeloid Leukemia for a month which will continue over the next 3
months. She believes her prognosis is good and will not
likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, expecting a complete cure. For
more, click here.
Chrishell Stause (Bethany, Y&R; ex-Jordan, Days; ex-Amanda, AMC) & Justin
Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions) became engaged at the end of July
2016 after being together for 2-1/2 years. She just celebrated her 35th
birthday on July 21. He is 39 with a 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, with
Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and
his wife, Kaitlin, welcomed their second daughter on July 15, 2016, named
Everly Maeve Vilasuso. They have a
daughter, Riley Grace, 3.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced
on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Patrika Darbo (Nancy, Days) was
nominated as Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or
Drama Series for her role in the online show "Acting Dead."
see the full list, click here. The award show will be
held live on Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm ET /4 pm PT on
Taylor Spreitler (ex-Mia, Days) revealed that
her father, Danny, 55, took his own life due to the pain of
depression. The number for the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline is 800-273-8255.
Days of Our Lives' Executive Producer Ken Corday will
receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here! Click here for the list of nominees and winners.
Deidre Hall (Marlena) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6201 Hollywood Blvd. on Thursday, May 19,
Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days) and hubby Grant Turnbull had a baby boy on
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, named Torin Mathias Turnbull.
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a
daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.
After April 15, 2016, "Days of Our Lives" no longer airs same-day
repeat broadcasts on Pop TV.
"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days'
Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady,
Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip,
Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola,
Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days;
ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman,
Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC;
ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar
(ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian
Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.
The third novel from Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami, Days),
Opportunity Knocks, was released on April 5, 2016.
Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily, GH; ex-Taylor, Days) announced her
engagement to Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and science writer, on March 23,
Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert
Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed
away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife
Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.
NBC has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for its 51st season until September
2017, with an option for an additional year. Due to the network's dislike of
the present 5-month-ahead taping schedule, the show is now on a 5-week
hiatus and will resume filming on Monday, April 4.
Josh Griffith has left the writing staff of Days of Our Lives.
Ryan Quan is now Co-Head Writer with Dena Higley.
Jordi Vilasuso (Dario, Days; ex-Griffin, AMC; ex-Tony, GL) and
his wife, Kaitlin, are expecting their second child in July. They have a
daughter, Riley Grace, 3.
Casey Moss (JJ, Days) and his band "Eyes for One" have released their first
full length album, "BeneathTheTruth," which contains 10 songs and
be purchased on iTunes.
Matthew Ashford (Jack) and his girlfriend Lana Buss had a daughter, Willa, on November 30,
2015. Willa joins brother Henry and two half-sisters, Grace & Emma.
Jen Lilley (Theresa, Days) released a Christmas CD on Tuesday, November
24, which includes many holiday classics as well as "Baby It's Cold Outside,"
her duet with Eric Martsolf (Brady) released last year. If you order it on her
website, you'll also receive a
personalized Christmas card.
On Monday, October 26, Casey Moss (JJ, Days), 21, was drinking at the W
Scottsdale Hotel in Arizona when he tried to punch a bartender who refused to
continue serving him. A friend went to hold him back, but he made his way free
and shoved a fellow bar patron then was tackled by the bar's bouncer. Finally he
struggled with police officers. Once he was handcuffed, he was asked his name
and cursed & yelled "I'm Casey Moss, and I'm an actor on Days of Our Lives!" He
was released from jail on Tuesday and is facing charges for assault, disorderly
conduct, and resisting arrest. He was in Scottsdale for the book signing of
"Days of Our Lives 50 Years" with his costars.
UPDATE: At the pre-trial conference on Friday, November 20, Casey Moss plead
guilty to disorderly conduct, and the other two charges were dismissed.
50th Anniversary "Days of Our Lives" cast photo. (Click on picture to see
(Top row, l. to r.) Eric Martsolf (Brady), Jen Lilley (Theresa),
Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Josh Taylor
(Roman), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Greg Vaughan (Eric),
Alison Sweeney (Sami), Christopher Sean (Paul), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kate Mansi (Abby), Rob Scott Wilson (Ben), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Melissa Reeves
(Jennifer), Casey Moss (JJ), Camila Banus (Gabi), James Reynolds (Abe), A
Martinez (Eduardo), Thaao Penghlis (André'), Lauren Koslow (Kate), & Billy Flynn
(Second row seated): Judi Evans (Adrienne), John Aniston (Victor), Peggy
McCay (Caroline), Drake Hogestyn (John), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes
(Julie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Sal Stowers (Lani), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), & Joseph Mascolo (Stefano).
Alison Sweeney (Sami) & James Scott (ex-EJ) were reunited on HBO's "Last
Week Tonight with John Oliver" after
ABC news reported about Noujain Mustafa who, despite being wheelchair-bound,
left her home in Kobani, a war-torn Syrian town, and traveled to the Serbian
border, hoping to get to Germany. Mustafa revealed that she learned to speak
English by watching Days, and that Sami and EJ were her favorite characters. On
his show, Oliver hilariously recounted the story of the duo's turbulent romance,
then aired a newly taped scene between the actors, where the characters reunited
after EJ's "death."
Michael Easton (Silas, GH; ex-McBain, OLTL; ex-Caleb, PC; ex-Tanner, Days)
has written the graphic novel "Credence: Lose This Skin."
Check out the trailer
Eric Finds Hope! Hope, who has been left unconscious and seriously
wounded on an isolated road, is discovered by Eric Brady, who was last seen on
his way to prison in April 2016. It quickly becomes clear that Eric is still
dealing with the trauma of the past year. However, after Eric sees Hope in
desperate need of help, he realizes that her health is the No. 1 priority. Eric
carries Hope's unconscious body back to the farmhouse where he is living. Hope
comes to and is surprised to discover the identity of her caretaker. When there
is a knock on the door, Eric realizes that it is a police officer. He encourages
Hope to hide and then answers the door. After the officer leaves, Eric realizes
Hope has disappeared and goes off looking for her. Eric tracks down Hope and
persuades her to return to the farmhouse until she is in better shape.
Nicole faces attempted murder charges.
Hope battles for her life.
Kayla joins Steve in Europe.
Sonny asks for Chad's help.
*Ratings for 12/19: 1.8
Gabrielle Haugh debuts on 1/17 as Jade Michaels, Joey's girlfriend. Haugh is replacing Paige Searcy.
Martha Madison returns on 1/24 as Belle Black.
Greg Vaughan returns on 1/17 as Eric Brady.
Lauren Letherer is out as Coco.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is out as Sheila.
*Hot Plots Preview - Rafe Finds A New Clue*
Marlena, Rafe, Paul and Steve develop a new lead in their chase to find
Stefano and immediately jump on it. A car pulls up and they think it's Stefano.
The car takes off and, in the confusion, Anna accidentally shoots Steve. Later,
on a hunch, Rafe returns and finds a key that leads him and Paul to a bank,
where an employee identifies Stefano as the owner of a safety deposit box, but
under a different name.
Nicole leaps into action when Deimos's life is threatened.
Adrienne provides a water rescue to Justin.
Austin is the first to learn of Steve's medical crisis.
Eric recalls standing on the edge with Alana.
Valerie has good advice for Claire and Theo on 1/16, while Chloe
collapses. Jade, Joey, Theo, Ciara and Claire decide to live together on 1/17.
Abigail worries that Chad has lingering feelings for Gabi on 1/18, while Eduardo
and Dario discover that Deimos stole the hard drive. Brady confronts Chloe about
Holly's parentage on 1/19.
*What Will Happen*
Shawn bolsters Ciara's spirits.
A shooting takes place in Prague.
JJ catches Jennifer investigating one of his cases.
Deimos asks Nicole to elope.
Anna Wants To Kill Stefano!
When Anna returns to the canvas for the first time since 2010, she's got
murder on her mind. Anna believes that Stefano was responsible for killing Tony.
Anna's quest brings her to Prague, where Shane, Paul, Rafe and Marlena are also
on the hunt for Stefano. While Anna is tracking the Salem bunch, Marlena spots a
man who she thinks could be Stefano - and Anna fires a shot at him. Marlena
pursues the shooter and is shocked to discover that it's Anna. A police officer
arrives on the scene, spots the weapon, and puts both Anna and Marlena behind
bars. Fortunately, Carrie and Austin come to Anna and Marlena's aid and get the
women sprung from jail. When Carrie learns about Anna's desire to kill Stefano,
she is understandably concerned. Carrie wants to bring Anna to her and Austin's
home in Switzerland. While Austin and Carrie are working out the logistics, Anna
gives them the slip. Concerned for Anna's safety, Austin and Carrie set off to
Hope Escapes From Prison!
Hattie visits Hope in the prison infirmary and warns that her life is in
danger because of Sheila and Coco. Hope ignores the hospital doc's advice and
checks herself out of the infirmary, intent on showing Sheila and Coco that
she's not afraid of them. Hope then makes an important discovery about Hattie's
ex, Alfie, but before she can share the news, Hope is chloroformed and whisked
out of prison by Chet, a prison employee. Once it's discovered that Hope has
disappeared, an all-points bulletin is issued stating that she is an escaped
convict who is considered armed and dangerous. Lieutenant Raines takes
particular interest in Hope's escape. With the police hot on Hope's trail, she
awakens and, in her groggy state, thinks that Chet is a threat to her. Before
Chet can explain that he's on her side, Hope decks him. Weaving from Hope's
powerful punch, Chet tries to steady himself and, in the process, accidentally
knocks Hope to the ground. As Hope falls, she hits her head and tears the
stitches from her recent prison assault. When she loses consciousness, Chet
panics that he killed Hope and takes flight. In Prague, Rafe gets a call
informing him of Hope's apparent escape. The tension mounts for Rafe when he
hears that there are orders to shoot her. Back in the states, a familiar someone
finds Hope unconscious and carries her off.
JJ reads Jennifer the riot act.
Theo and Claire get negative feedback on social media.
Hope is surprised to meet her caretaker.
Joey has a big surprise for Jade.
*Ratings for 12/12: 1.7
Lamon Archey will debut in February as Eli.
Christie Clark returns on 1/11 as Carrie Brady Reed.
Leann Hunley returns on 1/9 as Anna DiMera, Tony's widow.
Austin Peck returns on 1/11 as Austin Peck.
Vivian Jovanni is out as Ciara Brady.
*Hot Plots Preview - Chloe Wakes Up*
With Nancy by her side, Chloe awakens from her coma and gets an earful from
her mother. Nancy informs Chloe that Brady and Deimos have been snooping and
know the truth about baby Holly. Chloe had every intention of telling Nicole on
the night the baby was born, but she had a stroke and fell into a coma. Nancy
and Chloe weigh the pros and cons of the situation and discuss Chloe's next
move. Chloe decides she needs to tell Nicole before Deimos can.
In Prague, Marlena and Paul just miss seeing the Stefano look-alike.
Brady is not interested in Deimos and Nicole's PDA.
Abigail shows Chad what she bought for baby Thomas.
Hattie's mystery man is revealed on 1/9. Abigail and Chad have a night
out on 1/10. Deimos makes an impromptu marriage proposal to Nicole, who says yes
on 1/11. Deimos orders a hit on 1/12.
*What Will Happen*
Jade wants to put distance between her and Joey.
Gabi discovers that Eduardo's business is shady.
Nancy bars Brady from seeing Chloe.
Hope Is Stabbed; Rafe Searches For Stefano!
Rafe manages to swing a late night visit to the prison, where he informs Hope
that Stefano is alive. The only hitch is that Rafe, along with Paul and Steve,
have to follow up on a lead that Stefano was sighted in Prague. To their
surprise, Marlena insists on joining them abroad. Before Rafe begins his journey
to Prague, he receives word that Hope was stabbed. Rafe visits Hope in the
infirmary and she recounts what happened. Hope's near-fatal stabbing weighs
heavily on Rafe, especially in light of his plans to leave Salem to hunt down
Stefano. Hattie reassures Rafe that while he's away, she and her prison pals
will look out for Hope.
Hattie's mystery man is revealed. Marlena encounters an old face. Deimos makes a romantic proposal to Nicole. Lt. Raines lays down the law.
*Ratings for 12/5: 1.7
Robb Derringer will debut in April as Scooter.
Craig Welzacher appears this week as Myron, who Eduardo seeks out to
help decode the microchip.
*Hot Plots Preview - Gabi And JJ Break Up*
Gabi is heartbroken when she overhears what actually went down with JJ in
Miami: He had sex with Lani. Lani, meanwhile, is understandably upset that JJ
doesn't recall sleeping with her. Lani gives Gabi and JJ some space to sort
things out; however, Gabi has zero interest in that and breaks up with him,
stressing that this time, she is truly finished with him. JJ realizes that there
is no way to repair the damage with Gabi.
It doesn't look like Jade and Joey are having a happy new year. Eduardo has business with Myron. Kayla and Steve get festive. Looks like Abigail is making herself at home again in Chad's bed.
Jade and Joey experience a tragedy on 1/3. Nicole tells Deimos that she
loves him on 1/4, while Nancy switches Holly's DNA sample so Brady can't connect
the baby to Nicole. Abigail and Ciara have an awkward encounter on 1/6, while JJ
is promoted to detective and Valerie and Theo square off.
*What Will Happen*
Nicole is disappointed when Nancy keeps her away from Holly. Sonny makes an important discovery. Claire and Theo are busted in their investigation of Valerie.
Thaao Penghlis (André) is featured in the Take Five interview this
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