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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Fans of “Days of our Lives’” Will Horton have been waiting for months to hear from the character’s new portrayer, Guy Wilson, and the wait is finally over!

In an exclusive interview with TheWrap, the California native shares his thoughts on taking over the role of one of Salem’s most beloved characters, how he feels about replacing former portrayer, Chandler Massey, and whether or not he’s worried that die hard fans may not accept him in the role.

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Benjamin Cohen/NBC

Benjamin Cohen/NBC

If you want to dress like a true soap opera star, now’s your chance! Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, “The Young and the Restless;” ex-Kristen Blake DiMera, “Days of our Lives”) has put a collection of her stunning red carpet pieces up for sale!

The actress teamed up with Evolution Vintage’s Curated Closet and now has several items from her wardrobe available for fans to buy. And a great bonus is that Davidson’s portions of the proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength, an organization attempting to end childhood hunger.

For more information and to purchase Davidson’s clothing, check out Evolution Vintage’s Curated Closet.



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Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)

Ratings Report for the Week of December 16-20, 2013

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: There were some pre-emptions on Friday due to President Obama’s news conference

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,729,000 (-207,000/+388,000)
2. B&B 3,659,000 (-190,000/+455,000)
3. GH 2,887,000 (-170,000/+87,000)
4. DAYS 2,435,000 (-234,000/+140,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (-.1/+.2)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (-.1/+.2)
3. GH 2.1/7 (-.2/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.8/6 (-.1/same)

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

The New Year is bringing a fresh start to many, but it looks like it’ll be the same ol’ same ol’ dysfunction for “Days of our Lives’” Sami (Alison Sweeney) and EJ (James Scott) — and that’s exactly how their portrayers and their fans seem to want it! Soap Opera Network sat down with the popular pair to get their take on their alter ego’s dysfunctional relationship, what goes into their incredibly passionate and controversial fight scenes, how Abigail (Kate Mansi) could be a threat to their future, and more!

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

NBC

NBC

Remember our interview with “Days of our Lives’” Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) in which she said, “There are some interesting turns, and it’s not subtle. It’s going to hit everyone like a ton of bricks. You’ll be like, ‘WHAT?!’ It’s really unexpected,” in regards to her characters’ potential love interest? Turns out Mansi may have been referring to the growing attraction between Abigail and EJ DiMera (James Scott)! 

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YouTube

YouTube

Using beats from Justin Timberlake‘s “SexyBack” and 50 Cents‘ “In Da Club,” “Days of our Lives” stars Jen Lilley (Theresa) and Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne) released a hilarious rap video earlier today for those needing a recap of all the things happening in Salem USA. The video includes cameo appearances by several cast members (including James Scott and Alison Sweeney), crew and even the shows’ publicity team.

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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As previously reported, Jade Harlow is joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in a recurring role. Now Soap Opera Network can report that the former “Passions” actress will be playing Sheryl, an old friend of Jordan’s (Chrishell Stause), who mixes it up with Kate (Lauren Koslow), Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), Rafe (Galen Gering) and Sami (Alison Sweeney).

In noting her debut on her Facebook page recently, Harlow said, “Happy New Year!!!! I’m thrilled to Finally announce that I’m headed back to NBC with a juicy reoccurring role on “Days of Our Lives”!!! With my 1st air-date just about one week away on 01/07/14… see u in Salem.”

In addition to her 2000-2003 stint as Jessica Bennett on “Passions,” Harlow is currently starring as Lianna Ramos on “The Bay: The Series,” a soap opera that also features several daytime veterans including “DAYS’” Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady).



Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On today’s episode of NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” Chandler Massey says goodbye to his multi-Daytime Emmy Award winning role of Will Horton. As previously reported, Massey planned to depart the daytime drama series when his contract was set to expire in December 2013, but show producers opted instead to replace the actor upon his completion of his filming of scenes in August of last year, citing the exit as being storyline dictated. Daytime newcomer Guy Wilson took over the role when he began filming scenes in September. He begins airing on Wednesday, January 8.

RELATEDFrom Massey to Wilson: Actor Switch Dates Revealed for ‘DAYS’ Will Horton

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Soap Opera Network

Soap Opera Network

If you’re looking to set some resolutions for 2014 and need some inspiration, look no further! Soap Opera Network asked “Days of our Lives” and “General Hospital” stars to open up on how they hope to improve themselves and their lives in the year to come, and they were none too shy to shed some light on the ways they’re setting out to achieve greatness. Bonus: They also threw in some opinions on how their characters should approach 2014, as well! Read on for the fun, and happy New Year from Soap Opera Network

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SOAPnet, LLC

SOAPnet, LLC

After nearly 14 years on the air, SOAPnet ended its broadcast run at the stroke of midnight with the final 2013 episode of ABC’s “General Hospital” (originally aired on Monday, December 30) taking it out in style.

During its final hour of broadcasting, viewers were treated to endless commercials promoting ABC and ABC Family programming, including “General Hospital,” “Revenge,” “The Chew,” “The Fosters,” “Switched at Birth,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and “Ravenswood.” For those veiwers looking to tune into the midnight broadcast of “Days of our Lives,” they were treated to a message from their cable and/or satellite provider that read, “Disney discontinued their SOAPnet broadcast. The SOAPnet channel is no longer available from any television provider.”

RELATED: THE FINAL DAYS OF SOAPnet: The Rise and Fall of A Cable Network

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