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"Days of Our Lives" has been renewed for a 52nd season!

Ashley Benson (ex-Abby) is nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress) for ďPretty Little LiarsĒ. Vote Now! The show Airs Sunday, August 13, LIVE on FOX

"Days of Our Lives" has replaced Co-Head Writer Dena Higley with Ron Carlivati as Head Writer effective immediately. His first episode will air on July 19, 2017. Carlivati worked at both GH & OLTL. Previous Co-Head Writer Ryan Quan & Sheri Anderson Thomas, who wrote for "Guiding Light, "Santa Barbara," and GH, will both be Creative Consultants.

DAYSís Corday Received Star on May 15, 2017 10:13 AM
Congratulations to DAYSís Executive Producer, Ken Corday, who received the 2,612th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in the category of Television. In addition to a host of DAYS stars in attendance, fellow Walk of Famer Andy Garcia was the guest speaker. The star was placed next to the star that Deidre Hall (Marlena) received last year. You can watch the ceremony live at 2:30 p.m. TT/11:30 a.m. PT. at

At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress:
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor:
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)

At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The Bay)
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, was live-streamed at Facebook Live & Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Click here for the list of nominees.

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 - 7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday, April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.

Eileen Davidson's book "Dial Emmy for Murder" will become a movie!

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami) underwent surgery to repair the ACL on her right knee, which she had injured while skiing in December.

On February 21, 2017, NBC announced that it has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for Season 52.

On Thursday, February 9, Joseph Mascolo last appeared as Days' Stefano, filmed before his death on December 7, 2016. In the episode, Marlena (Deidre Hall), Rafe (Galen Gering) & Leann Hunley (Anna) confront him about his transgressions against them through the years. In a special video, Mascolo's long-time castmates share their memories of the late actor.

Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve, Days; ex-Blair, OLTL), who was diagnosed in 2016 with acute myeloid leukemia, announced on February 4, 2017, that she is now cancer free!

The pre-nom results were 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 Wednesday, March 22. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on April 28 while the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 both at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Sign 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.

2017 Days of Our Lives Cast pic

Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on, Daily Motion,,  and GlobalTV for Canadian viewers.

On Monday, January 16, "Days of Our Lives" began 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 Trump Scandal

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 August, 2016.

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 ex-wife Lindsay.

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." To 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 ABC.

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.

See the 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, 2016.

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, 2016.

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 can 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. People Collector's Edition 2015

50th Anniversary "Days of Our Lives" cast photo. (Click on picture to see larger one.)

People's 50th Anniversary Cast Photo(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 (Andrť'), Lauren Koslow (Kate), & Billy Flynn (Chad).

(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 here!

Days Scoops/Spoilers

By Mandy

SOD 8/21/17

Brady Wants Eric Behind Bars!
Brady trashes Ericís room, frantic to find incriminating photos of his brother with Nicole. There are no pictures to be found, but Brady does stumble upon the cursed amulet - and it gives him an idea. Acting on the belief that whoever took the amulet from Deimos is the one who killed him, Brady thinks he has proof that Eric is the guilty party. Brady takes the amulet to Victor and says that they can use it to free Sonny - and convict Eric. Victor realizes that his grandson is drunk and wants him to calm down. Meanwhile, Eric meets with Nicole, and updates her about Bradyís suspicions that they are having an affair. Eric realizes that Brady may have been the one who ransacked the room. Brady takes another stab at trying to convince Victor that they need to bring the amulet to the police and have Eric charged as Deimosís killer. Before they take action, Victor wants to discuss Brady falling off the wagon.

*Early Editions*
Paul and Sonny take a big step.
Deimosís murderer is revealed!
Bonnie makes a bold move.
John follows Hattie.

*Ratings for 7/17: ​1.5

Nadia Bjorlin returned on 8/11 as Chloe Lane.

*Hot Plots Preview - Abe Is Arrested*
While Hope, Raines and Rafe try to find out the identity of Darioís secret partner, Eli learns from Valerie that Abe has bought her very expensive gifts. Eli questions Abe about his spending splurge and isnít satisfied by his answer. He takes the information back to the Salem PD and fingers Abe as Darioís partner-in-crime. Hope and Rafe, who are stunned by the news, find Abe in the square and are forced to arrest him. Abe is taken to the police station, where heís booked and placed behind bars.

*1st Look*
Eli and Valerie have a family breakfast.
Chloe gives Lucas a wake-up call.
Claire and Theo get their sun protection on.

Chloe has a stunning reaction about Brady on 8/14, while Marlena tries to reach John.
Tripp shocks Kayla on 8/15, while Kate throws Andre under the bus and after Abe reprimands an upset Theo, he turns to Claire.
JJ confronts Raines about his treatment of Lani on 8/16, while Joey makes a life-changing decision.
Bonnie feels remorse about Lucas on 8/17, while ďMarlenaĒ kisses Roman and Adrienne is put in solitary confinement.

*What Will Happen*
John vows not to give up on Marlena.
Steve confides in Roman.
Kate is shocked by Chadís decision.

SOD 8/14/17

Chad And Abigail Reunite!
Abigail wakes up in the hospital after surgery and finds Chad at her bedside. Chad is overcome with emotion that sheís going to be okay and pours his heart out, stating that he will never forgive himself for the way he treated her. JJ and Jennifer visit Abigail after, so Chad goes to Gabi. They talk about the incriminating photo of Chad kneeling over Deimosís body, and also their own relationship. Gabi realizes that Chad loves her, but heís also in love with Abigail. Chad is unable to deny his feelings for Abby, and Gabi makes the choice to break up with him. Later, Chad returns to Abigail and tells her what happened. Chad and Abigail admit their love to each other. Chad exits, but soon returns with Thomas. Abigail is thrilled that the three of them are together again. To solidify their feelings for each other, Abby and Chad kiss. Abby and Chadís happiness is cut short when he announces that he needs to turn himself in for killing Deimos so Sonny can be set free.

*Early Editions*
Abe is under suspicion.
Chloe comes to Lucasís aid.
Brady makes a shocking discovery in Ericís room.
Marlena tries to reach John.

*Ratings for 7/10: ​1.5

Martha Madison and Brandon Beemer will return as Belle and Shawn Brady!

*Hot Plots Preview - Joey Confesses To Tripp*
While Tripp holds Kayla hostage, Steve tries to talk his son down. Kayla realizes that Tripp is hell-bent on finding out who killed his mom, so to protect Joey, Kayla takes the blame. Joey, who is worried for his momís safety, steps forward and confesses that heís the one who killed Ava. Tripp feels betrayed because he has gotten close to Joey. Meanwhile, Tripp struggles with whether or not he should exact revenge on Joey.

*1st Look*
Nicole reconnects with baby Holly.
Rafe and Eli have a heated discussion.
Sonny and Paul share a kiss.
Hattie and Bonnie toast to their success.

Victor makes a shocking confession to Brady on 8/7.
Eric and John go to the Salem PD and report Marlena missing on 8/8, while Anjelica summons Adrienne to her office.
Justin makes a confession to Sonny on 8/9.
ďAdrienneĒ dumps Lucas on 8/10, while Kayla blows up at Steve and Abe presents Valerie with a very expensive gift.
A stunned John tells Eric that Marlena broke up with him on 8/11, while Lucas gets an unexpected visitor.

*What Will Happen*
Victor asks for Bradyís help in clearing Sonny.
Nicole sees Holly in the town square.
Rafe wants answers about Dario from Eli.

SOD 8/7/17

Abigail Is Hit By A Car!
Abigail pushes Chad out of the way of a speeding car and is hit head-on. A horrified Dario - who was the intended victim of the driver - enters Witness Protection before he can do any more harm. Chad, meanwhile, rushes to the hospital to be with Abby, who is hovering between life and death. Jennifer and JJ arrive, and the three hold a vigil. Gabi, meanwhile, hurries to the hospital to comfort her beau. She reveals to Chad that Dario and Abigail's marriage was for green card purposes only. Andre then privately tells him about the incriminating photo Dario had of Chad standing over Deimos's body. Chad realizes that everything Abigail did was to protect him and decides to make things right. To that end, Chad realizes that to save Sonny, he needs to turn himself in, but not until he knows Abigail is going to be okay.

Hattie Takes Over Marlena's Life!
Hattie drugs Marlena and informs herthat she plans to take over her life so that she can have a shot with Roman. Marlena is too weak to fight her look-alike. Hattie drags Marlena's body away, disguises herself as Doc Evans and admits Marlena into Bayview Sanitarium as the patient. John, meanwhile, searches for his wife, but is unable to find her. Hattie talks to Anjelica and says she wants to break up with John while posing as Marlena. Anjelica warns her to cool her heels.

Ratings for 7/3: 1.5

*Early Editions*
Joey makes a confession.
Victor asks a favor of Brady.
Abigail and Chad reconnect.
Anjelica puts phase two of her plan into motion.

Andre Khabazzi appears as Dr. Shah, Abigail's physician.

Angelo Tiffe appears as Angelo, Ava's cousin.

Jordi Vilasuso will make his last appearance as Dario Hernandez on 7/31.

*Hot Plots Preview - Tripp Confesses*
Tripp confides to his cousin Angelo that he believes Kayla killed Ava. Tripp also details his failed plot to cost Kayla her medical license. Angelo tells Trip that he needs to take a more direct approach. Later, Tripp stands over Kayla's bed while she is sleeping. Kayla awakens and Tripp confronts her, admitting he tried to frame her because she killed his mother. Kayla tries to talk Tripp down, but he threatens her with a weapon and demands that she tell the truth.

*1st Look*
Tripp is not happy with a floral arrangement.
Victor offers support to Sonny.
Justin doesn't seem happy to see Anjelica.

Eric shares his troubles with Roman on 8/1.
John and Kate have words on 8/2, while Adrienne and Justin bolster Sonny's spirits.
Eric comforts Jennifer on 8/3, while Brady questions Nicole's whereabouts.
Brady makes an important discovery on 8/4.

What Will Happen:
Paul issues a warning.
Victor makes a mysterious call.
Brady worries that Eric and Nicole will rekindle their romance.
Lani comforts JJ.

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