Added May 25, 2001
According to sources close to Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Jay Johnson (Philip), Farah Fath (Mimi), and Kirsten Storms (Belle), Days has approached the teens about doing a spin-off for NBC. The soap would be based on the lives of the Salem High students. The only teen not contacted about the role was Jason Cook (Shawn). NBC and Corday productions are currently denying the rumors.
Added May 21, 2001
Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) announced on his website that after failed contract negotiations he is leaving the show when his contract expires, but he is not quitting! Joe wants Stefano to take a break, but the show is not opposed to recasting the part.
On Wednesday, May 23rd, Marcy Kaplan reprises the role of "Marlo" when she appears to Lexie in a nightmare.
Added August 13, 2000 from Karen JENNIFER RETURNS TO SALEM
Melissa Reeves first airdate starts on October 13, but we will not see her face until October 18. Jen's daughter Abby (Paige Kettner) will be with her.
Added August 13, 2000 from Karen MELISSA REEVES RETURNING??
According to Soap Star World Melissa Reeves who played the original Jennifer Horton has just signed a deal to return to the show. There have been rumors that she was returning and whether this is true or not we will just have to wait and see.
Added August 12, 2000 CAST UPDATES
Jensen Ackles will make a return for one last episode on August 23... Aaron Von Wagner (Jason), Heather Olson (Jan), and Valerie Wildman (Fay Walker) have all been upped to contract status... Kyle Lowder has been cast as Brady Black and will first appear on August 21... Deidre Hall's real life twin sister Andrea Hall-Gengler has been cast as Hattie Adams... Kathy Connell will take over the role of Maureen Lockhart August 15.
Added July 17, 2000 WHO'S THE DADDY?
Days of Our Lives will reveal the paternity of Hope's child on August 14, 2000! So mark those calendars to ensure you tape this "must see" episode!
i>Added July 17, 2000 MARLENA NOT OUT.
It has been reported that Deidre Hall has just signed another contract to stay with Days for 2 more years. This confirms that the rumors were false.
Added July 2, 2000 MARLENA OUT?
Deidre Hall's (Marlena) contract is up this summer and she has yet to resign. Some sources are worried that after 25 years with Days she might decide to work on another project. Hall though has given no indication that she will leave Days. Could the letter from Isreal be a way of writing Marlena off the show?Added June 24, 2000 from daysofourlives.com CORDAY HONORED
On Tuesday, June 13, Executive Producer, Ken Corday, received an official Certificate of Commendation from the United States Marine Corps.
Deidre Hall (Marlena) was honored with the Family Support Award at the P.A.T.H. Spring Luncheon
Added June 23, 2000 DAYS PREMPTED
Days will be prempted on July 6 & 7 due to the Wimbledon Tennis Tournaments.
Added June 22, 2000 GOODBYE ROLF?
William Utay (Rolf) was recently in a pilot for a television series called “Dads”. Utay might leave DOOL if the new series is picked up by a network.
BACK TO ZENON
During September Kirsten Storms (Belle) is leaving the show for about a month due to the filming of the sequel to Disney’s Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. The good thing for all of you Belle fans is that she is taping some of her scenes before she leaves so she will still be on the show during her absence.
Added May 29, 2000 from nbc.com CHOOSE THE FATHER OF HOPE'S BABY!
For the first time in daytime television, fans of "Days of Our Lives" will have the opportunity to decide the ending to a pivotal storyline which asks the question, "Who is the father of Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) baby? "From Monday, May 29th through Friday, June 9th, fans may vote at NBC.com/Days for either John Black (Drake Hogestyn) or Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo)to ultimately decide who the father will be.
Added April 16, 2000 from dool.com NEW PRODUCER!
Congratulations to Steve Wyman, who was named Co-Executive Producer of Days of our Lives effective immediately. Executive Producers Ken Corday and Tom Langan state, "We are very excited and pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Wyman to Co-Executive Producer. As he has done for the past many years, Steve will continue to work with all of us in creating a better Days of our Lives using all of his talents, which are many." Steve joined the Days of our Lives family as director in 1984 and became a producer in 1993.Added April 4, 2000 from NBC.com CONGRAT MATT!
Congratulations to Matt Cedeno (Brandon) for receiving his first nomination for an ALMA Award (American Latino Media Arts Award) in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap. Winners will be announced at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 16.
Added March 18, 2000 MORE BO!
Peter Reckell has just signed a two year contract with Days.
Added March 16, 2000 from Soap Star Magazine Online
Color us stunned. Victor Webster, who plays the dashing Nicholas on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, will be soon switching from contract status to recurring. Webster, the former model who took daytime by storm a little more than a year ago, was recently told by the show's producers that Nicholas would go on recurring status as of April 13. Most soap fans know that prior to being let go altogether, many actors are put on recurring.
Added March 15, 2000
CONGRATULATIONS TO JENSEN AND PATRIKA!
Congratulations to the Jensen Ackles (Eric) and Patrika Darbo (Nancy) for their Daytime Emmy nominations. The award ceremony will take place Friday May 19 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Added March 11, 2000
DAYS SHUT OUT AT SOAP DIGEST AWARDS!
For the first time since 1980 and 1981 Days came away with no winners in last night's Soap Opera Digest Awards. Bryan Datillo, Alison Sweeney, Lauren Koslow, Kevin Spirtas, and Kristian Alfonso were all nominated, but lost. General Hospital came home the big winner, winning four awards including best show. All My Children also did well winning four out of the five categories they were nominated in. The only highlight of the evening for me was "Timmy" on Passions winning for Outstanding Scene Stealer
ANOTHER AWARD FOR DAYS from dool.com
The Writers Guild of America honored Days Of Our Lives with their first WGA Award for "Outstanding Script for a Television Daytime Serial" at their ceremony on Sunday, March 5th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Real life husband and wife actors Bradley Whitford and Jane Kaczmarek presented the award to former Days head writer Sally Sussman-Morina for 3 consecutive episodes that chronicled Sami's execution in June of 1999. In her acceptance speech, Sally thanked Days executive producers Ken Corday and Tom Langan and paid tribute to the entire Days writing staff and the wonderful actors who brought the very emotional and difficult material to life. Added March 10, 2000
HIRSH MAKES HER PREDICTIONS
Soap guru Lynda Hirsh of Cleveland's WKYC Channel 3 makes her predictions on tonight's Soap Opera Awards. She predicts Jess Walton (Jill, YOUNG & RESTLESS) for Outstanding Lead Actress, David Canary (Adam/Stuart, ALL MY CHILDREN) for Outstanding Lead Actor and DAYS OF OUR LIVES for Favorite Show! Let's hope she is right about the last one! :o) Added March 9, 2000
There have been many rumors circulating about Matt Mahaney (Kurt)staying or leaving Days. It has now been confirmed that he will be leaving the show. The show was thinking about keeping him, but had a change of heart. Look for his last airdate to be sometime in April. No details have been given on how his character will exit the show.Added March 6, 2000
TWO IN A ROW
Congratulations to Days of Our Lives for winning its second TV Guide award for Best Soap Opera. This was on only the the second annual TV Guide awards and Days has won in the same category both years. Days was nominated with "All My Children," "Young and the Restless," and "General Hospital."Added Feb 29, 2000
MIMI TO STAY
Farah Fath (Mimi) has just sign a new contract with Days to stay on the show for three more years
HIRSH TO PLAY ROLE ON DAYS
Soap Talk Queen Linda Hirsh will be appearing in upcoming episodes of days. Not much has been revealed about her role except she will be French and in a uniform.
Added Feb 20, 2000
Congratulations to the Days winners of Australia's Golden Boomerang Awards! Days of Our Lives took home the honor for Best Show. "Marlena's Possession" won for Best Storyline. Joe Mascolo (Stefano) won for Best Bad Guy, while Louise Sorel (Vivian) took home the award for Best Bad Girl. Austin and Carrie won the Boomerang for Best Young Lovers. Peter Reckell (Bo) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) took home the prize for Best Male and Best Female. A Special Award was given to the soap couple that was featured on the cover of the largest selling issue of TV SOAP Magazine of 1999, Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso, which was a trip to Australia! Great job, Days! Added Feb 4, 2000
"DAYS" OF FORTUNE
Watch "Wheel of Fortune" the week of February 7-11 for many "Days" stars
participating for their favorite charities on soap week. Look for Jason Cook
(Shawn), Patrika Darbo (Nancy), Deidre Hall (Marlena), and Drake Hogestyn
(John) as contestants. "Wheel of Fortune" is syndicated. Check local listings
for time and station.
Associate head writer Addie Walsh will be leaving her post at "Days" shortly
to assume the same role on "All My Children."
IN LOVING MEMORY
Fran Ryan, who played Bill and Laura Horton's housekeeper, Rosie Carlson,
from 1976-1979, passed away on January 15, 2000 in Burbank of natural causes.
She was 83. In 1955, she first appeared on television in Gunsmoke,in the
recurring role of Hannah. She joined "Days" in 1976 as Rosie, and ended up
helping deliver her employee's daughter, Jennifer. In gratitude, Bill and
Laura gave Jennifer the middle name of Rose. Ryan is survived by her son,
Chris. A memorial service will be held at 1PM Monday, January 28, 2000 at
Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in Griffith Park. Added Feb 2, 2000
Congratulations go out to Kirsten Storms (Belle), who received a Young Artist
Award nomination as Outstanding Leading Young Actress in a TV Movie or Pilot
for her starring role in the Disney Channel movie "Zenon: Girl of the 21st
Century." The 21st Annual Young Artist Awards will be announced this March 19.
2000 EMMY NEWS
It's Daytime Emmy season again. This year's nominations will be announced on
March 15. The awards, honoring work from the calendar year 1999, will be
broadcast live from New York City on Friday night, May 19, 2000 on ABC.
Jensen Ackles (Eric) will be looking for his third straight nomination, while
other "Days" hopefuls this year include Patrika Darbo (Nancy), Kristian
Alfonso (Hope/Gina) and newcomer Jason Cook (Shawn).
Added Feb 1, 2000
Rumor has it Jensen Ackles (Eric Brady) will not be renewing his contract this year. He has signed a deal with ABC to go primetime Added Jan 23, 2000
During February Sweeps KRISTIAN ALFONSO and KEVIN SPIRTAS are going to guest star on FRIENDS. Added Jan 20, 2000
KRISTIAN ALFONSO has renewed her contract and will continue as Days of Our Lives' Hope. "I am delighted to stay with the show," the actress beamed to Soap Opera Digest. "I'm thrilled by what they have planned for the future." Alfonso first appeared in Salem, USA in 1983.