Corday Productions is launching an online complimentary series to "Days of our Lives" that will follow the adventures of the popular duo Chad and Abigail (aka: "Chabby") played by actors Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi. The project was written by head writer Ron Carlivati and will include eight episodes comprised of 6-10 minutes of content each.

NBC has renewed "Days of our Lives" for a landmark 55th season. The series is the longest running series on the network.

Corday Productions releases "The DOOL App" in honor of "Days of our Lives'" 53rd birthday. The soap premiered November 8, 1965 on NBC.

Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison are once again reprising their roles as Shawn Brady and Belle Black, respectively, on "Days of our Lives" beginning this fall.

On Friday, September 15, "Days of our Lives" will be welcoming back three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor Chandler Massey to the role of Will Horton. Considering the character was supposed to have died tragically by strangulation during the soap's serial killer storyline in 2015 (when he was played by Guy Wilson), what can fans expect when the character is resurrected very much alive this week? While we still don't know exactly the how, we can at least scratch off "zombie" from the list of possibilities.

Before "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Lisa Rinna was best known for her portrayal as Billie Reed on NBC's "Days of our Lives." Nearly five years since she last appeared on the soap, the actress is heading back to Salem for another go. Will it be Billie vs. Hope (Kristian Alfonso) 4.0, or will something else capture the character's attention?

Despite claims by "Days of our Lives" executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong> that any character killed after September 2015 would remain dead, rumors are running rampant that the soap has secretly been in negotiations with three-time Daytime Emmy Award Winner <strong>Chandler Massey</strong> to reprise his role as Will Horton, who was murdered in October by the necktie killer (Ben Weston, played by <strong>Robert Scott Wilson</strong>) during <strong>Guy Wilson</strong>'s turn in the popular role. Adding fuel to the fire are recent comments by Massey's former publicist, <strong>Jeffrey Ballard</strong>.

Is <strong>Dena Higley</strong>'s reign as co-head writer of "Days of our Lives" over before it even hits the air? According to a <a href="http://daytimeconfidential.com/2015/08/12/report-dena-higley-takes-leave-of-absence-from-days-of-our-lives" target="_blank">report</a> by <em>Daytime Confidential</em> last week, Higley asked for, and was granted, a leave of absence from the show citing personal reasons.

Sydney born actor <strong>Alexander Bruszt</strong>, 32, is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" after winning the <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/finalists-announced-for-days-of-our-lives-australian-talent-search">Search for a Star</a> casting search that began in March. Bruszt beat out fellow Aussies <strong>Andrew Steel</strong> and <strong>Tom Dalzell</strong> for the coveted contract role of Flynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Doctor Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>).

As <a title="‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/03/days-seeking-legitimate-australian-actor-for-new-male-lead">previously reported</a>, NBC's "Days of our Lives" began searching for a "legitimate" native Australian actor to portray the new 13-week minimum contract role of Finn, a doctor doing his residency in Salem, specifically looking to gain skills as a surgeon, under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>). In partnership with Australia's Arena TV, a division of Foxtel, the daytime drama series announced today that it has narrowed its search down to three finalists: Sydney actor <strong>Alexander Bruszt</strong>, Sydney actor/musician <strong>Andrew Steel</strong> and Gold Coast actor <strong>Tom Dalzell</strong>, who is already Los Angeles based.

Hot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a <a title="‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/03/days-seeking-legitimate-australian-actor-for-new-male-lead">casting call</a> for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. <strong>Lisa de Cazotte</strong> is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer <strong>Albert Alarr</strong> set to replace her.

In the first major casting announcement under new head writers <strong>Dena Higley</strong> and <strong>Josh Griffith</strong>, who replaced <strong>Christopher Whitesell</strong> and <strong>Gary Tomlin</strong> <a title="‘Days of our Lives’ (Finally) Makes Writing Changes: Is It Too Late?" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/02/days-lives-finally-makes-writing-changes-late" target="_blank">last month</a>, "Days of our Lives" is seeking to cast a legitimate Australian actor for the contract role of Finn, a "ruggedly handsome" Australian doctor who is doing his residency in Salem and will work under the stewardship of Doctor Daniel Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>), reports the <a href="https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/26470323/days-of-our-lives-want-aussie-male-star/" target="_blank"><em>Australian Associated Press</em></a> and <a href="http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/03/auditions-days-of-our-lives-searches-for-aussie-star.html" target="_blank"><em>TV Tonight</em></a>.

“Days of our Lives” doesn’t have to roll out its own red carpet for its upcoming 50th anniversary — the Hollywood Christmas Parade is doing it, instead! The grand holiday event will be honoring the long-running NBC soap opera with a special commemoration on <strong>Sunday, November 30</strong>!

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!

With NBC's "Days of our Lives" currently filming 4-5 months ahead of airdate, one has to wonder how the daytime drama series manages to keep storyline and casting secrets under wraps before the world begins chattering. Well one such secret is finally out of the bag. The drama series has cast daytime newcomer Billy Flynn in the contract role of Chad DiMera, who was previously portrayed by Casey Deidrick.

If you feel like your memory has gone bad after hearing earlier this year that former "One Life to Live" star Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer) had joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives," you're not alone. The actress, who began filming at the soap in early February, will begin airing on Wednesday, June 18 in the contract role of Eve Donovan (previously portrayed by Charlotte Ross), when the character comes face-to-face with Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian).

While Prospect Park's The OnLine Network (TOLN) failed to re-launch "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to a brand new audience via the internet last year, Corday Productions, which produces NBC's "Days of our Lives," has joined with All Screens Media, an international interactive digital media company founded by former Comcast digital media executive Peter Heumiller, to form a new online network dedicated to the soap opera and telenovela format. Per Variety, the production entities have joined together to form NetSoaps Net Novelas LLC (NSNN), which will strive to develop domestic (Net Soaps) and international (Net Novelas) online soap operas for a new generation of soap fans. Net Soaps will be geared toward American and English speaking audiences while Net Novelas will be targeted toward Latin American and Brazilian audiences.