EXCLUSIVE: “Days of our Lives” Co-Executive Producer, Greg Meng, chats with Soap Opera Network on the renewed success of the soap, how the show has been able to sustain itself for so long with its storytelling, the possibility of slowing down the filming schedule (currently four months ahead of airdate!), a new “DAYS” book (“Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life”) and much, much more.
“Eighteen nominations later and here we are,” said Ken Corday, executive producer, “Days of our Lives,” in an exclusive interview with Soap Opera Network shortly after the NBC Daytime drama series nabbed its first Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award in 35 years in the category of Outstanding Drama Series. The last time the show won in the category was in 1978, per the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Former “Days of our Lives” star Dylan Patton, who was nominated for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Will Horton in 2010, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14, after allegedly selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home, TMZ first reported. Patton had been charged with felony possession of cocaine with the intent to sell and was sentenced to three years probation after pleading no contest on Thursday, June 13.
In addition to his stint on “DAYS,” Patton has appeared in episodes of “Cold Case” and “That’s So Raven.”
Ratings Report for the Week of June 3-7, 2013
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
NOTE: DAYS did not air on Thursday and Friday due to French Open Tennis
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1, Y&R 4,489,000 (-158,000/+181,000)
2. B&B 3,439,000 (-151,000/+378,000)
3. GH 2,468,000 (-183,000/+128,000)
4. DAYS 2,384,000 (-443,000/-151,000)
1. Y&R 3.2/11 (-.2/same)
2. B&B 2.5/8 (-.1/+.3)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (-.2/same)
3. GH 1.9/6 (-.1/+.1)
On Sunday, June 16, during “The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” NBC’s “Days of our Lives” won its first Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Award in 35 years. The last time the show won in this category was in 1978! In addition to the drama series Emmy, “DAYS” also won for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (Chandler Massey as “Will Horton”), Outstanding Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series (Zoli Osaze, Re-recording Mixer; Roger Cortes, Production Mixer; Jacqueline Frazier, Hector Sarabia, Harry Young, Boom Operators) and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series (Terry James, Stunt Coordinator).
EXCLUSIVE: On Sunday, June 16, Soap Opera Network had the distinct pleasure of speaking with actress Jen Lilley during “The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” about her joining NBC’s rejuvenated “Days of our Lives.” The actress gives us a brief tease into her character and talks about her time on “General Hospital” as Maxie Jones!
On Sunday, June 16, during “The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” Chandler Massey took home his second Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Massey won his first Emmy Award in 2012 for his portrayal of Will Horton on “Days of our Lives.” He is the first of three actors from the near 48 year history of the NBC Daytime drama series to win for a second time in this category. Darin Brooks won in 2009 for his portrayal of Max Brady and Billy Warlock won in 1988 for his portrayal of Frankie Brady.
With the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards slated to happen today (Sunday, June 16), the entire daytime industry has been abuzz with excitement and preparation. Friday’s Creative Arts Emmys kicked off the weekend-long celebration, and some of soap operas biggest stars came out to support the behind-the-scenes teams responsible for bringing “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “One Life to Live” and “The Young and the Restless” to life! Read on for the scoop on that, as well as to find out how some are prepping for today’s star-studded event!
Since the news broke that former “All My Children” star Chrishell Stause (ex-Amanda Dillon) had joined “Days of our Lives,” information about her new gig has been sparse. Until now! Soap Opera Network recently chatted with the actress, and she was able to reveal a few new details regarding her latest alter ego!
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards weekend kicked off on Friday, June 14 with the annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards. CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are currently leading the way with five wins each, followed by “Days of our Lives” with two and “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live” tied with one each, ironically in the same category.