NBC and Sony Pictures Television are in active contract negotiations for a 57th season of "Days of our Lives." Meanwhile, actors are being offered "if-come" deals to return should an agreement be reached.
Could "The Story of Soaps" lead to a soap opera resurgence? Big ratings for ABC primetime special may help wake up network executives.
"The Airhog Awards" are back! Considered a term of endearment for those contract and recurring actors who appeared the most on the four remaining daytime soap operas, the awards highlight who topped the list of appearances for the recently concluded calendar year.
Get ready for the return of Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) to Salem on "DAYS" in 2019!
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?
"Days of our Lives" viewers were stunned, this week, when Bo (<strong>Peter Reckell</strong>) and Hope's (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) only daughter, Ciara (<strong>Vivian Jovanni</strong>) was raped at the hands of her step brother Chase (<strong>Jonathon McClendon</strong>). Sure, the young teen seemed a bit off and moody, but nobody suspected he could ever be capable of such violence, especially against someone he claimed to truly care about like Ciara.
In the January 4, 2016 issue of <em>Soap Opera Digest</em>, on newsstands now, "Days of our Lives" executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong> revealed the reasons behind the soap's decision to bring back actor <strong>Brandon Beemer</strong> (ex-Owen Knight, "The Bold and the Beautiful") to the role of Shawn Douglas Brady, the eldest child of Hope (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) and Bo (<strong>Peter Reckell</strong>), so soon after the blink-and-you-missed-it return and departure of original adult portrayer <strong>Jason Cook</strong>.
Bo <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/11/peter-reckell-it-was-a-little-difficult-for-me-to-leave-days">might be dead</a> and soon-to-be buried, but there's good news for Hope fans. <strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong> has signed a new contract with "Days of our Lives."
With anticipation of returning characters, historic moments, and happy memories upon us as "Days of our Lives" celebrates its 50th anniversary later this fall, the daytime drama series is set to release a new photo book titled "Days of our Lives: 50 Years," which was pieced together by co-executive producer <strong>Greg Meng</strong>. As part of the release, a multi-city promotional tour has been scheduled.
With new head writers on the horizon it was inevitable that "Days of our Lives" would also be getting a new teen scene, especially with what executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong> <a href="http://www.tvinsider.com/article/34392/first-look-days-of-our-lives-grows-a-new-teen-set-practically-overnight" target="_blank">says</a> to <em>TV Insider</em>'s <strong>Michael Logan</strong> of something his late mother, Betty, used to share with him: "'You have to water the roots of the [Days of our Lives]<em> </em>tree with a new generation every 10 years or so' and that’s what we’ve done," notes Corday to Logan. "These are the children of the children of the children of the children, and they are vital to our future."
When former "Days of our Lives" star <strong>Peter Reckell</strong> (ex-Bo Brady) tweeted several weeks back about a possible return to the daytime drama series, his comments not only grabbed the attention of his fans and the soap press, but his former on screen love interest, <strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong> (Hope Brady), as well. In an interview with the actress, Alfonso provides <em>Soap Opera Network</em> with insight on why Hope doesn't need anyone's permission to move on with her life, how the relationship between Aiden Jennings (<strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong>) and Hope is a new, but sweet kind of love, and why she was surprised Reckell said what he did on social media.
“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>!
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!
<em>Soap Opera Network</em> can finally report that former "As The World Turns" and "Port Charles" actress <strong>Marie Wilson</strong> has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the recurring role of Bree. The actress will share scenes with former "ATWT" co-star <strong>Daniel Cosgrove</strong> (ex-Chris Hughes), who now appears as Aiden Jennings on "DAYS," and <strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong> (Hope Brady). Bree is an old acquaintance of Hope’s who turns out to be someone from Aiden's dark past.
Exactly 20 years ago today, NBC premiered a sitcom about a circle of friends living in Manhattan. Little did the network know, “Friends” would skyrocket in ratings, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. The show made <strong>David Schwimmer</strong>, <strong>Matthew Perry</strong>, <strong>Matt LeBlanc</strong>, <strong>Lisa Kudrow</strong>, <strong>Courtney Cox</strong> and <strong>Jennifer Aniston</strong> (real-life daughter of “Days of our Lives’” <strong>John Aniston</strong> [Victor Kiriakis]) household names. But do you remember The One (or rather five) “DAYS” stars that appeared on the Emmy-winning show? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> sure does, so read on for a super sudsy blast from the past!
“Days of our Lives” has been on fire lately with a plethora of steamy fall storylines, and something exciting has happened behind the scenes, as well: The show’s executive producer, <strong>Ken Corday</strong>, was awarded Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award!
<a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/05/spend-day-days-cast-nbcs-hottest-daytime-drama">As previously reported</a>, cast members of NBC's "Days of our Lives" will once again take part in a special "Day of DAYS" fan event scheduled to take place on <strong>Saturday, November 8</strong> at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood. This year the celebration takes place on the actual 49th anniversary of the daytime drama series, making it all the more special for fans looking to see their favorite Salemites in person. As always, the event is free and will begin at 10:00 AM with a “Day of DAYS” welcome party with cast introductions, followed by autograph signings, a cast Q&A session, photo booth fun for fans and much more. The day will culminate with a preview of an upcoming episode of the drama series immediately following the cast Q&A.
“Days of our Lives’” Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) and “General Hospital’s” John York (Mac Scorpio) are currently sharing the screen, but not on a soap opera: The pair are the stars of new public service announcements bringing awareness to the fact that 37 million American adults are currently living without a high school diploma.
The chemistry between “Days of our Lives’” Hope and Aiden started out as a slow burn, but its since built into an inferno of flames searing through television sets across America. Never one to miss a hot story, Soap Opera Network sat down with portrayers Kristian Alfonso and Daniel Cosgrove, who opened up about the storyline and their real-life professional connection in their first joint interview ever! Read on to get the scoop — which they reveal in between plenty of jokes and laughter!
He's had starring roles on "All My Children," "As The World Turns," "Guiding Light" and currently "Days of our Lives" as Aiden Jennings, but despite his long soap career as a serious actor you'd be surprised to learn what hidden talent Daniel Cosgrove keeps close to the vest. In a recent visit to the Burbank Studios, where "DAYS" is filmed, Soap Opera Network was given an exclusive and rare opportunity of witnessing Cosgrove beatboxing. Yes, you read that right.