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Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Click here for the list of nominees.
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
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
"Days of Our Lives" has replaced Co-Head Writer Dena Higley with Ron
Carlivati as Head Writer effective immediately. 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.
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.
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.
Watch full episodes of "Days of Our Lives" on
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
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
Brady To Nicole: I Love You!
Brady realizes that his feelings for Nicole run much deeper than friendship
and seeks counsel from Marlena. After his realization, Brady heads to Canada and
surprises Nicole by declaring his love. Besides the fact that she's on the run
with baby Holly, Nicole knows that she and Brady have never worked out in the
past. Brady thinks that being out of their familiar territory may be a plus! But
when they meet the husband of new neighbor Hillary, all bets might be off as
Nicole's past comes back to haunt her.
JJ and Lani double-date with Sonny and Paul.
Marlena has a fantasy about John.
Tripp gets information about Ava.
Nicole runs into trouble with Scooter.
*Ratings for 2/27: 1.6
Robb Derringer debuts on 3/31 as Scooter Nelson, Hillary's husband.
*Hot Plots Preview - Adrienne Chooses Lucas*
Adrienne receives good news post-surgery: Her cancer hasn't spread, causing
great joy for her and Sonny, Justin and Lucas. Then, comes the hard part:
choosing between the two men in her life. Lucas then asks to speak with her
alone. Certain she's picked Justin, Lucas vows to always love and support her.
All he cares about is Adrienne being happy and healthy. Adrienne tells Lucas
that she has chosen him. Adrienne then sends word that she wants to see Justin.
With her choice behind her, Adrienne has no second thoughts.
Everything's coming up roses for Eric.
Joey has a tense encounter with new brother Tripp.
Dario tells Abigail that he's in love with her on 3/27. Chad turns the
tables on Deimos on 3/28, while Valerie accepts a full-time position at the
hospital and Jade is rushed to the hospital after abusing her pain meds. Steve
tells Tripp the official story about how he killed Ava on 3/29. Hope urges Eric
to give Jennifer a chance on 3/30, while Eduardo confronts Deimos. Victor
excoriates Eric on 3/31, while Andre warns Gabi to stay away from Chad.
*What Will Happen*
Tripp and Steve take a paternity test.
Abe reaches out to Eli.
Chloe and Deimos have a heated confrontation.
Abigail and Gabi Kidnapped!
Deimos retaliates against Chad when he kidnaps Gabi and Abigail and forces
Chad to make an impossible decision. The abduction happens during the Salem High
charity event, which is already fraught with high drama and emotion. It starts
when Chad opens up to Abigail about his lingering feelings for Gabi.
Nevertheless, Abigail puts on a brave face and moves on. Gabi and Chad agree to
stay out of each other's lives, and a brokenhearted Gabi ends up rushing off.
Abigail quickly follows to offer support to her friend and romantic rival.
Abigail, in fact, is quite candid. Gabi ends up making an excuse and cutting out
of the event early. Then, as Chad prepares to make his speech, Abigail is
approached by one of Deimos's henchmen. Before long, Dario and Chad realize that
Abigail has disappeared. Chad tracks down his missing wife and finds her with
Gabi, tied up in a warehouse. The situation, which has been orchestrated by
Deimos, is dire. He quickly reveals his plan for the two women, then forces Chad
to make an impossible choice.
Brady seeks advice from Marlena.
Dario makes a confession to Abigail.
Jade is rushed to the hospital.
Abe tries to mend fences between Valerie and Eli.
Adrienne gets good news.
*Ratings for 2/20: 1.6
Lucas Adams appears as Tripp, Ava and Steve's son.
Jennifer Landon appears as Hillary, Nicole's new neighbor in Canada.
*Hot Plots Preview - Brady And Nicole Hide Out*
Brady settles Holly and Nicole into their new home - and hideout - in Canada.
However, a problem arises when a neighbor Hillary stops by to welcome Nicole to
the neighborhood. Brady and Nicole cover by posing as husband and wife. Brady
eventually returns to Salem, and Nicole remains behind. However, during another
chat with Hillary, Nicole panics when she learns her neighbor's profession: a
Hillary shows off her weaponry to Nicole.
Jade hits the bottles.
Ciara catches Theo and Claire about to make love and ruins the moment
on 3/20, while Eric packs up the farmhouse and heads to Salem. Abe asks Lani to
talk to Eli about Valerie on 3/22. Kayla and Steve find Tripp on 3/23, while
Joey implores Jade to keep mum about the fact that he killed Ava. Adrienne
begins her double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery on 3/24, while Rafe asks
Sonny to help him take down Deimos and Eric writes a letter to Nicole.
*What Will Happen*
Maggie counsels Ciara.
Deimos confronts Chloe and Eduardo about their new alliance.
Joey brings Jade home from the hospital.
Abigail Catches Chad With Gabi!
Chad's personal life - namely, his romantic woes with Gabi and Abigail - are
about to take a serious turn when Deimos gets wind that Chad is torn between the
women and decides to use it to his advantage. Abigail and Chad hold a press
conference to publicize an event for Salem High that night. Chad reminisces with
reporters about his school years and is plagued by memories of playing baseball
with Gabi. Chad tries to push the memories aside and heads into an office to
change. There, he comes face to face with Gabi and, in his haste to cover up,
stumbles to the floor. When Gabi tries to help him up, Abigail walks in. When
Kate arrives, Chad opens up about his feelings for both Gabi and Abigail. Yet,
he insists he's determined to stay away from Gabi and focus on his wife.
Meanwhile, Deimos vows to retaliate against Chad for interfering in his stolen
artifacts business that night; a move that won't take Chad by surprise.
Chad makes a confession to Abigail.
Rafe has a proposition for Sonny.
Maggie urges Eric to move forward.
Steve meets his son.
*Ratings for 2/13: 1.7
*Hot Plots Preview - The Hortons Welcome Eli*
Hope, Doug, Julie and Jennifer host a get-together to welcome Eli to the
family. The Hortons regale Eli with family stories. Eli feels overwhelmed by
hearing it, but he wants to know. Nevertheless, the meeting makes Eli feel like
an official Horton. The only downer occurs when Valerie happens by.
Gabi chats with Dario while getting ready for a night on the town.
Claire gives Aunt Ciara a dressing down.
Deimos tries to stop Nicole from running away with Holly and Brady, to
no avail on 3/13, while Eric agrees to work at the Horton Center and Jennifer
spies Chad and Gabi in a close moment. Abigail and Kate spar on 3/14. Ciara
tells Claire about her feelings for Theo on 3/15. Kayla and Steve head to
Arizona to find his son, Tripp on 3/16, while Joey admits to Jade that he
doesn't love her, but wants to remain friends and Abigail sets up Eli and Gabi.
Claire decides the time is right for her and Theo to make love on 3/17.
*What Will Happen*
Kate isn't happy to catch Eduardo and Chloe together.
Lucas is jealous when Justin spends time with Adrienne.
Deimos vows revenge on Chad.
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