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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 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
Chloe Gets Custody!
Chloe turns up as the winner in the baby mama drama when a judge awards her
custody of Holly. Nicole is absolutely horrified by the judge's declaration and
has some harsh words for her surrogate and former BFF. After Belle and Chloe
leave with Holly, Nicole charges over to Deimos. When Adrienne explains what
Deimos did to Gabi and Chad, which led to Sonny getting kidnapped, an appalled
Nicole breaks off their engagement. Meanwhile, Brady stands by Nicole's side,
promising he'll do everything he can to help her get Holly back. Later, Brady
arrives at Chloe's hotel room and tries to persuade her to do the right thing.
Chloe stands strong and takes things one step further when she announces that
she is moving to New York with Parker and Holly, and she's leaving that night.
Dario issues a warning to Chad.
Hope and Rafe share a night of romance.
Chloe raises the stakes with Nicole.
Jade is rocked by a family crisis.
*Ratings for 1/23: 1.7
Lamon Archey debuts on 2/23 as Eli Grant.
Deidre Hall ends her double duty on 2/22, when Hattie Adams takes her
*Hot Plots Preview - Valerie's Son Comes To Salem*
An unexpected guest crashes David's funeral: his and Valerie's secret son,
Eli. Valerie keeps Eli's identity from Julie as the family attends the memorial
service. Later, Eli explains how he came to learn the truth. Eli confronts his
mother about lying to him all these years. Valerie asks Eli if he's going to
tell Julie the truth, but Eli doesn't know.
Jennifer and Eric have a romantic reunion.
Theo referees between Claire and Ciara.
Drew and Jennifer are in shock and awe.
Julie says good-bye to son David.
Gabi and Chad share a kiss on 2/20. Drew reunites with Shane, and
destroys the Orwell on 2/21, while Gabi and Chad are rescued and JJ and Paul
rescue Sonny. Hattie says good-bye to Hope on 2/22, then has a testy encounter
with Andre. Chad comes clean with Abigail, who later unravels on 2/23. Chloe
announces that she is moving to New York on 2/24, while Abe comforts a
distraught Valerie and Chad recommits to Abigail.
*What Will Happen*
Drew makes a stunning announcement. Eduardo refuses to give up on Kate. Claire and Ciara come together to help Julie. Ciara gets advice from Lani.
The Charges Against Hope Are Dropped!
While Hope is surfing the Internet looking for proof that André is Hattie's
scheming ex, Alfie, she comes across a story that reveals the murder charges
against her have been dropped. Knowing she has to face the music for escaping
prison, Hope returns to Salem, but can't convince Eric to return with her. Her
first stop in town is the police station, where she finds and hugs Rafe. Then,
Hope makes a statement to Raines. Suddenly, an irate André appears and threatens
Hope that he will expose Roman and Rafe's complicity in her crime. But Hope has
her own ammunition: The proof that he stole millions of dollars from the firm
that Hattie worked for. André opts to keep Rafe and Roman out of things. Hope is
thrilled that the nightmare of the past year has come to an end. Rafe then
brings Hope to surprise everyone at Kayla and Steve's wedding.
Things heat up between Chad and Gabi.
The verdict is in in Holly's custody trial.
Hattie says good-bye to Hope.
Marlena tracks down Eric.
*Ratings for 1/16: 1.7
Shelley Hennig appears on 2/15 as Stephanie Johnson.
Christie Clark (Carrie Brady Reed), Austin Peck (Austin Reed) and Leann
Hunley (Anna DiMera) will wrap up their returns this week.
*Hot Plots Preview - David Is Dead*
Julie receives the worst news any mother can ever hear: Her only son, David,
has died. The information hits Julie hard. Doug and Hope try to comfort Julie as
much as they can. Julie is overwhelmed with guilt because she wasn't in touch
with her son like she should have been.
Anne goes undercover chez Kiriakis.
Stephanie catches up with her aunt Adrienne.
Carrie shares a dance with her father, Roman.
An excited Claire is the lucky recipient of Kayla's arrangement.
Shane and Steve discuss the success of their brilliant plan to get Hope
out of prison on 2/13. A captive Gabi and Chad share a warm embrace on 2/14,
while Deimos is enraged when he finds Lani and JJ searching his house and
Adrienne, Anne and Jennifer scheme to help Drew. Stephanie returns for Kayla and
Steve's wedding on 2/15, while Carrie and Austin meet up with Kate. Theo gives
Claire a Valentine's Day gift on 2/16, while Anna confronts André and Sonny is
nabbed by André's men. Holly's custody trial begins on 2/17.
*What Will Happen*
Jennifer calls Adrienne for help.
Deimos finds Lani and JJ snooping around.
Anne earns brownie points with Jennifer.
Stefano Is Found!
The plot to find Stefano and overturn Hope's murder conviction hits pay dirt
this week when Steve, Paul, Rafe, Austin and Sonny finally find and capture the
DiMera kingpin. It all goes down at a masquerade ball in Prague. Marlena, Rafe,
Kayla, Steve, Sonny and Paul arrive at the masquerade eager to get things
underway. Just as they start to give up on Stefano attending the festivities,
Marlena spots a man she thinks might be him and follows him. However, someone
surprises her and it looks like things might have backfired when she momentarily
disappears. Fortunately, Marlena reappears and is fine. It turns out Austin was
the person who surprised her, having decided to help with the search for
Stefano. The festivities continue, and just as the clock approaches midnight, a
mysterious masked man enters the hall. He approaches Marlena. The lights go out
and Marlena screams. In the chaos, the man escapes, but not before revealing
himself to Marlena. Once Marlena announces it was indeed Stefano, the chase is
on and they catch him. Stefano is taken to the police station and put behind
bars. But before he can be extradited to Salem, he ends up disappearing from his
Hope gets welcome news.
Dario and Abigail team up.
Austin, Anna and Carrie return to Salem.
Sonny is abducted.
*Ratings for 1/9: 1.7
Joseph Mascolo appears on 2/9 as Stefano DiMera. This will mark the
late actor's final appearance.
*Hot Plots Preview - Chloe vs. Nicole*
Determined to protect Holly, Chloe forges ahead with her plan to sue Nicole
for custody of the baby girl. Chloe doesn't trust that Nicole won't get back
together with Deimos, who she believes is evil and will hurt anyone to get what
he wants. Turns out, Chloe's worries may be justified, as Deimos makes some
headway in his attempt to reconcile with Nicole. Meanwhile, Brady tries to talk
some sense into Chloe and pleads with her to drop the custody case. Chloe
refuses to budge and Belle gives Chloe confidence.
Prague is full of masked marvels!
Raines finally finds his prey - Hope!
Hope discovers that Hattie was beaten and visits her at an off-campus
medical center on 2/6, while Julie has advice for Ciara. Deimos tries to make
inroads with Nicole on 2/7, while Hope is discovered. When a captive Chad is
knocked out by a minion, Gabi tends to him on 2/8. Shawn throws his support to
Chloe on 2/9. Gabi professes her love for Chad on 2/10.
*What Will Happen*
Ciara struggles with her feelings for Theo.
Brady tries to talk some sense into Chloe about the custody case.
André vows to rescue Chad.
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