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Old 01-06-2018, 11:02 AM
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DAYS head writer teases a rather outrageous year ahead


by Kambra Clifford

Days of our Lives' head writer, Ron Carlivati, dishes on the creative license the NBC soap gives him to tap into his crazy and outlandish side.


There won't be any fast-forwarding through Days of our Lives scenes in the year ahead, because head writer Ron Carlivati promises a bevy of material that plays perfectly to the NBC soap's history of campy storylines.

Years before he was hired at DAYS, soap fans buzzed about the Emmy-winning writer being a perfect fit for the series. After all, both he and the show are famous for a style that is over the top yet remains true, entertaining and captivating.

"I had heard that [some fans believed I was a perfect fit for the show], and there is a certain vibe of what I had done in the past at One Life to Live or General Hospital where you could say, 'That might work on Days of our Lives,'" he shares with Michael Fairman. "I was, of course, aware of all the big crazy things that happened on the show like Marlena (Deidre Hall) being possessed by the devil and levitating, or Hope (Kristian Alfonso) turning into Princess Gina, etc. Not that I was going to come in and do stuff that was necessarily so crazy and over the top, but knowing this is a show that had done those things, and that the audience might go with you if you do it right was intriguing. That was kind of liberating to me; to go in and be like, 'I could unleash my outrageous side a little bit here.'"




Carlivati is keeping mum on what specifically he has up his sleeves for 2018, but he does promise it's going to be just as entertaining -- if not more so - than what viewers have seen the past six months.

"Now that I have gotten my feet wet, I want to keep up that momentum," he says. "We have my first original character coming on [Tyler Christopher] and I want to shake things up a bit. Basically, we are not putting our foot on the [brake]; we are putting our foot on the gas."

For more from Carlivati about his plans for DAYS, check out Michael Fairman's interview with the writer here.
http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/days-...17/2017/12/30/



http://soapcentral.com/days/news/201...outrageous.php
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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ROUNDUP: Actors reveal which behind-the-scenes jobs they'd steal


by Kambra Clifford

Find out which members of the crew your favorite soap stars would love to change places with in a freaky Friday scenario.


Soap opera actors get all the glory when it comes to their shows being in the spotlight, but it takes an awful lot of work from a multitude of other talented people to bring The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, and General Hospital to life. We wanted to kick off the new year by making sure that the men and women who tirelessly toil behind the scenes at the world's best drama series get their turn in the spotlight. So soapcentral.com asked actors from all four shows: "If you could switch places with a crewmember from your show, which behind-the-scenes job would you want and why?" Here's what they had to say:



Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan Ridgeway, DAYS; ex-Amanda Dillon, All My Children)

“Does casting count? Because that would be such an easy answer for me. I'm so intrigued by that process and getting to see what different people bring to the read. It's kind of cool to see how different someone does something. So I would love, love, love to do casting for a day. I think it would be such a fun job, and I've always wanted to do it anyway. So if [DAYS' casting director] Judy Wilson ever needs a day off, I will happily take her place!”


Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton, DAYS)

“A camera guy! Our cameraman John, he's so nice, and it makes you feel good. So I'd like to be in his place and give the actors support.”





John-Paul Lavoisier (ex-Philip Kiriakis, DAYS)

“One of the boom operators to see how much stuff I can catch the actors saying under their breath! All the little things they say between the scenes or during the rehearsal, getting all that stuff. That would be fun.”





Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans, DAYS)

“I think our directors are especially gifted, because they're given a script a few days ahead of time, and they have to organize it, mark it, set up all the shots they want, and then in your hands, we have this multitude of personalities, and they have to know the actors and their temperament, as well as the characters and their temperament. It's a lot of plates spinning at the same time and a really fine balancing act. I imagine it keeps their ears up! I would step into the role of director at some point.”





http://soapcentral.com/soapcentral/n...amera_jobs.php

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Old 01-06-2018, 11:22 AM
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Leann Hunley returns to DAYS for "meaty" storyline opposite Josh Taylor

by Kambra Clifford




Let the New Year's champagne toasts continue, because Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera) is returning to Days of our Lives for a storyline that has her reconnecting with Josh Taylor's Roman Brady.


Days of our Lives is starting 2018 out with a bang: Leann Hunley has reprised the role of Anna DiMera and will hit the screen this Friday, January 5.

The actress, who originally took on her Salem alter ego in 1982, reports that she got the call to return in June and taped her material in July and August.

“I had some meaty stuff to do. It was fun,” she shared with Soap Opera Digest of her return stint, adding that she was thrilled to find out that the storyline has Anna reconnecting with her first husband, Roman - - even though the character is now played by Josh Taylor rather than Wayne Northrop.

“It's so funny because the last time I worked with Josh in scenes that I remember actually having dialogue with him, he was Chris Kositchek [the role he played from 1977-87]," she says. "When I was there before, Anna was married to Wayne Northrop's Roman. But it was great. It was nice to work with Josh after all these years. Anna and Roman are characters who did have affection for each other, they were married and had a child, so it was very fun to revisit some of that.”






Hunley has quite a history with DAYS. Her first stint as Anna ran from 1982 to 1986. After a twenty-one year absence, the Daytime Emmy Award winner reprised the role in June of 2007 and remained on contract until April 2009. She reprised the role again in a recurring capacity in early December 2009 and ultimately left once more in June of 2010. Her last DAYS appearance was in January and February of 2017, when Marlena (Deidre Hall) ran into Anna in Prague while on the hunt for Stefano.


http://soapcentral.com/days/news/201...aty_return.php
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Andre Khabbazi will be returning to "Days of our Lives" as Dr. Shah starting January 9.

The actor played Shah August 4, 2017 in an episode revolving around Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) at University Hospital. According to Soap Digest, the actor is returning to play the doctor as a love interest for Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves).

Khabbazi is familiar with the soap industry, having worked on "Young and the Restless" as Alec Moretti/Van from 1997 - 1998, and "Sunset Beach" as Officer Oscar Ruiz from 1997 - 1999.
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Lisa Rinna will be returning to “Days of our Lives” as Billie Reed in early 2018,


as reported by EW. The actress was last on the NBC soap in 2013 and began taping scenes this week. Rinna currently appears on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Soaps.com has since learned that she'll be seen in only a handful of episodes.
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It seems as though Lisa Rinna's first return airdate will be for February Sweeps.
EW said she would reprise her role in "early 2018".
But it seems that EW meant "February."

EW broke the news on Friday September 1, 2017.
"EW has learned exclusively that Lisa Rinna will reprise her role as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives in early 2018. She began taping her episodes this week!"

http://ew.com/tv/2017/09/01/days-of-...-rinna-return/


Began taping "this week" -- that would be the week of Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2017.



From Jason47's tape-to-airdate estimate -- this would air during Feburary Sweeps.
http://www.jason47.com/days/productionschedule.html

Taping week of 8/28/17-9/1/17 episodes # 13277-13284
-- (airing 2/13/18-2/22/18).

Digest said Rinna will appear "for a handful of episodes".

https://twitter.com/lysie1984/status/905058684404985856
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THOSE WERE THE DAYS

#OnThisDay in 1982, Tammy Taylor last appeared as Hope Williams, ending an eight month run #Days
https://twitter.com/Daysofour_lives/...1053316%2F1%2F




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THOSE WERE THE DAYS

#OnThisDay in 1988, Diana returned to the mansion but was devastated to learn Roman was right about her mother #Days

https://twitter.com/Daysofour_lives/...1053316%2F1%2F




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THOSE WERE THE DAYS

#OnThisDay in 2014, Guy Wilson assumed the role of Will Horton #Wilson #Days

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SARAH JOY BROWN
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CS said on Instagram he has 3 episodes and 37 pages of dialogue today
MONDAY 1/8/18
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KRISTEN ALPHONSO
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WALLY KURTH

Back to work tomorrow. Port Charles and Salem here I come. Goodbye Christmas beard and goodbye 2017


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Nothing DAYS related but in case someone is interested:

https://www.spoilertv.com/2018/01/nb...018-press.html


Winter Olympics will air live at 3PM ET, 2PM CT, 1PM MT, Noon PT. Mountain & Pacific time zones will air Days in special time slots for the two weeks.

Looks like affiliates will have two main options:

11AM or 2PM Pacific

12PM or 3PM Mountain
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