Charles Shaughnessy is bringing Shane Donovan to "Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem" and gives us the inside scoop on what to expect, how streaming is the future of soaps, joining the cast of "General Hospital" and how long he'll be in Port Charles.
Eileen Davidson is officially reprising her role as Kristen DiMera on Peacock's "Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem." Find out what she has to say about the "Days of our Lives" spinoff, playing Kristen again, and much more.
On the <strong>Thursday, March 12</strong> episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless," fans of the daytime drama series will be introduced to "The Price is Right" male model search winner <strong>James O'Halloran</strong>, who will guest star as a waiter in scenes with actors <strong>Tracey E. Bregman</strong> (Lauren Fenmore) and <strong>Christian Le Blanc</strong> (Michael Baldwin). In an interview with <em>Soap Opera Network</em>, O'Halloran reveals that his appearance on "Y&R" marks the first time he has ever been on the set of an American soap opera, his thoughts on winning the "The Price is Right" male model gig and what's next for the 6'1 Australian native.
Since joining the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in early 2014, <strong>Cady McClain</strong> [ex-Dixie Martin, "All My Children"; ex-Rosanna Cabot, "As The World Turns"] has seen her character, Kelly Andrews, finally deal with several family matters that have helped shape her into who she is today. "Her child died, her marriage broke up, her mom was a drunk and was very unstable. She thought her father was good, and it turns out her father was abusive. So Kelly had a really rough life experience. I hope that the fans kind of remember that. She's really hanging on by her fingernails and trying to make this life, and Jack is a real key... falling in love," McClain says in an exclusive interview with <em>Soap Opera Network</em>, following the Tuesday, February 17 episode of "Y&R," which found Jack Abbott's (<strong>Peter Bergman</strong>) actions contradict his words when he once again became intimate with Kelly as they did the deed in the storage room of The Underground.
Ever since Jill Abbott Atkinson decided to <a title="Y&R: Watch Out Victor Newman, Jill’s Coming After You!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/12/yr-watch-victor-newman-jills-coming">push forward</a> in removing Chancellor Industries from the clutches of Victor Newman (<strong>Eric Braeden</strong>), who was left the company per Katherine's will, fans have clamored for the ultimate showdown between the pair and they're definitely in for a great ride as Jill's portrayer, <strong>Jess Walton</strong>, tells <em>Soap Opera Network</em> of the storyline that picked up steam on yesterday's episode.
It’s raining men at “The Price Is Right,” which has been in the thick of a national male model search of manly proportions for the past couple of weeks. And seeing as how the game show not only helped launch the career of “Days of our Lives’” <strong>Robert Scott Wilson</strong> (Ben Rogers; ex-Pete Cortlandt, “All My Children”) but also decided to include “The Young and the Restless’” <strong>Melissa Ordway</strong> (Abby Newman) and <strong>Daniel Goddard</strong> (Cane Ashby) in this year’s search (which <em>Soap Opera Network</em> was the <a title="EXCLUSIVE: ‘Y&R’s’ Daniel Goddard and Melissa Ordway Participate in ‘The Price Is Right’ Male Model Search; Stars Help Judge Final 5 Contestants Down to Final 3!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/11/exclusive-y-stars-help-judge-final-five-contestants-fina" target="_blank">first to reveal</a>), we decided to have executive producer <strong>Mike Richards</strong> come on down and give us the full scoop!
Since stepping into Salem earlier this September, “Days of our Lives’” Chad has been trying to prove that he’s now a force to be reckoned with. And as viewers have slowly but surely seen, he’s well on his way to living up to the last name he shares with dad Stefano (<strong>Joseph Mascolo</strong>) and brother EJ (<strong>James Scott</strong>).
The moment "Days of our Lives" fans have been waiting for is finally happening: <strong>Molly Burnett</strong> is returning as Melanie Jonas <strong>today, November 21</strong>! But what exactly brings Melanie back to the canvas? And how long does Burnett plan on sticking around in Salem? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with the actress to find out!
If you’re one of the fans who thought that “Days of our Lives’” Clyde (<strong>James Read</strong>) would swoop into Salem, stir up trouble for Ben (<strong>Robert Scott Wilson</strong>) and Jordan (<strong>Chrishell Stause</strong>), and then get the heck out of dodge, think again: He’s playing with the big boys now, and he’s here to stay!
Sharing sex scenes with some of the hottest men in daytime must be a tough gig, but <em>someone’s</em> got to do it. And (un)lucky for the rest of us, “Days of our Lives’” <strong>Kate Mansi </strong>(Abigail Deveraux) is the actress who’s been called upon for the gig. First she got Chad (then played by <strong>Casey Deidrick</strong>, now played by <strong>Billy Flynn</strong>), then she got EJ (<strong>James Scott</strong>), and now she’s got Ben (<strong>Robert Scott Wilson</strong>). But where has this bad boy bonanza left her burgeoning alter ego? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with Mansi to find out!
When "Days of our Lives'" Will Horton left Salem last month to join his mom and younger siblings on a Los Angeles adventure, fans of Will and Sonny Kiriakis (<strong>Freddie Smith</strong>) were left wondering what that would mean for daytime's only married gay couple and their future together, considering it was stated that Will would be gone for upwards of six months. Turns out six months is just several weeks in the world of soap operas as Will's portrayer, <strong>Guy Wilson</strong>, tells <em>Soap Opera Network</em> that he'll be back on air sooner than you think. "It was written as six months, but it's not going to be six months," he shares, while noting, "something will happen that will force Will to return early." Whether that something has to do with the trouble heading Sonny's way, or the mystery Will finds himself looking to solve right alongside his father, Lucas (<strong>Bryan Dattilo</strong>), the actor is definitely looking forward to seeing what's ahead on "DAYS" play out on air.
Several “Days of our Lives” stars have speculated on the changing shape of the NBC sudser now that <strong>James Scott</strong> (EJ) and <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong> (Sami) — two front burner, leading characters — have left the canvas. The chess pieces have been moving, giving other Salemites a chance to shine. And <em>Soap Opera Network</em> can report that <strong>Bryan Dattilo</strong>’s Lucas is one of the characters who’s been given the chance to step up to the plate!
It's hard enough keeping a good man down, but try keeping a bad man down. It's impossible, as proven by “Days of our Lives” Stefano DiMera. Though the hits keep on coming for the patriarch, he’ll make like <strong>Sia</strong> and remain bulletproof, nothing to lose, as they fire away, fire away. And his portrayer, <strong>Joseph Mascolo</strong>, seems to share the cavalier attitude — at least when it comes to certain aspects of the storyline that ushered <strong>James Scott</strong>’s EJ off the canvas and <strong>Billy Flynn</strong>’s version of Chad onto the screen.
Ever since coming to Salem as a struggling model 16 years ago, “Days of our Lives’” Nicole (<strong>Arianne Zucker</strong>) has been on a non-stop whirlwind journey filled with emotion, tears and a whole lot of super soapy drama. And for the first time in that near two decades, the character is about to embark in an entirely new direction that may elicit some surprise from fans!
Though “Days of our Lives’” Kate Roberts (<strong>Lauren Koslow</strong>) has proven that she’s a force to be reckoned with and can hold her own with the big boys of Salem, her latest love interest — shady Southerner Clyde (<strong>James Read)</strong> — is making for some very worried viewers!
Soap actors aren’t typically shocked by the twists and turns thrown their characters’ way, accepting that paternity switches, affairs and returning from the dead are par for the course. But the latest twist that landed “Days of our Lives’” Eve (<strong>Kassie DePaiva</strong>) and J.J. (<strong>Casey Moss</strong>) in bed together had both of their portrayers’ jaws dropping!
It’s always a struggle for “Days of our Lives’” Brady (<strong>Eric Martsolf</strong>) to stay sober, but events that transpire this week on the NBC sudser push the character to the absolute limit: Following a slew of outlandish circumstances that only happen on soaps, the stressed out addict was just slapped with the news that his ex-lover, Theresa (<strong>Jen Lilley</strong>), is pregnant! But just how will Brady handle this latest curveball? And will he and Theresa ever be reunited with the (as of now unborn) child that Kristen (<strong>Eileen Davidson</strong>) secretly stole? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with Martsolf to get his thoughts!
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And things are looking pretty smoky this week for “Days of our Lives’” Hope (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) and Aiden (<strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong>), who find themselves on the precipice of a new direction after Hope unlocks the single dad’s secret past! But what does the shocking information mean for the couple’s future? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with Alfonso and Cosgrove to find out!
There may be a lot of “Days of our Lives” fans out there that believe Theresa Donovan is a brat that deserves every little bad thing that comes her way, but the latest plot development is a harsh punishment that her portrayer, <strong>Jen Lilley</strong>, says even those with the hardest of hearts may think crosses the line. Because even though Theresa creates her own troubles, having her embryo stolen by Kristen (<strong>Eileen Davidson</strong>) is quite a big blow!
With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” <strong>Melissa Claire Egan </strong>(Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the fact that the character is now being played by <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> caught up with the actress to find out!
Halloween is fast approaching, and “The Bold and the Beautiful” is bringing viewers a special treat for the spooky holiday: A candy-bowl plethora of “Big Brother” contestants! Season 16’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/donny-thompson">Donny Thompson</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/amber-borzotra">Amber Borzotra</a>, <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/cody-calafiore">Cody Calafiore</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/zach-rance">Zach Rance</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/hayden-voss">Hayden Voss</a></strong>,<strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/nicole-franzel">Nicole Franzel</a>, <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/caleb-reynolds">Caleb Reynolds</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/devin-shephard">Devin Shephard</a></strong>, Season 11 & 13’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/jeff-schroeder">Jeff Schroeder</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/jordan-lloyd">Jordan Lloyd</a></strong>, Season 12 & 13’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/rachel-reilly">Rachel Reilly</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/brendon-villegas">Brendon Villegas</a>,</strong> and Season 15’s <strong><a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/topic/elissa-slater">Elissa Slater</a></strong> will be appearing on the sudser for two special Halloween episodes, as <a title="‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Gearing Up For ‘Big Brother’ Palooza" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/bold-beautiful-gearing-big-brother-palooza" target="_blank">previously reported</a>. But there’s no need to wait until <strong>Thursday, October 30</strong> and <strong>Friday, October 31</strong> to get a taste of the delicious drama: <em>Soap Opera Network</em> sat down with some of the aforementioned stars to get the scoop on the special episodes, which you can read about after the jump!
“Days of our Lives’” fans have had 32 years of dark DiMera family amusement through Stefano (<strong>Joe Mascolo</strong>) and later the addition of EJ (<strong>James Scott</strong>), but it looks like the newest family member will be giving his predecessors a run for their money! <strong>Billy Flynn</strong> debuted as the new darker and vengeful Chad this month, and it’s been quite obvious that the apple has definitely not fallen far from the tree. But just what can fans expect from the character as he continues to ingratiate himself back into Salem? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with his new portrayer to find out!