Big Ratings for ‘The Story of Soaps’ Might Drive Renewed Interest in Daytime Soap Operas by Network Executives
Could "The Story of Soaps" lead to a soap opera resurgence? Big ratings for ABC primetime special may help wake up network executives.
Monday, May 18, 2020
"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.
Wednesday, January 2, 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?
Friday, September 1, 2017
"Days of our Lives" viewers were stunned, this week, when Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) only daughter, Ciara (Vivian Jovanni) was raped at the hands of her step brother Chase (Jonathon McClendon). 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.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
In the January 4, 2016 issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now, "Days of our Lives" executive producer Ken Corday revealed the reasons behind the soap's decision to bring back actor Brandon Beemer (ex-Owen Knight, "The Bold and the Beautiful") to the role of Shawn Douglas Brady, the eldest child of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo (Peter Reckell), so soon after the blink-and-you-missed-it return and departure of original adult portrayer Jason Cook.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Bo might be dead and soon-to-be buried, but there's good news for Hope fans. Kristian Alfonso has signed a new contract with "Days of our Lives."
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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 Greg Meng. As part of the release, a multi-city promotional tour has been scheduled.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
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 Ken Corday says to TV Insider's Michael Logan of something his late mother, Betty, used to share with him: "'You have to water the roots of the [Days of our Lives] 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."
Monday, August 17, 2015
When former "Days of our Lives" star Peter Reckell (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, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady), as well. In an interview with the actress, Alfonso provides Soap Opera Network with insight on why Hope doesn't need anyone's permission to move on with her life, how the relationship between Aiden Jennings (Daniel Cosgrove) and Hope is a new, but sweet kind of love, and why she was surprised Reckell said what he did on social media.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
‘DAYS’ Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration With Reveal of New Logo During the Hollywood Christmas Parade!
“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 Sunday, November 30!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Big Week Ahead for ‘DAYS’’ Hope and Aiden; Reveal of Shocking Secrets Leads to ‘Never Done Before’ Scene On NBC Soap!
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And things are looking pretty smoky this week for “Days of our Lives’” Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove), 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? Soap Opera Network spoke with Alfonso and Cosgrove to find out!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Soap Opera Network can finally report that former "As The World Turns" and "Port Charles" actress Marie Wilson 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 Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Chris Hughes), who now appears as Aiden Jennings on "DAYS," and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady). Bree is an old acquaintance of Hope’s who turns out to be someone from Aiden's dark past.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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 David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston (real-life daughter of “Days of our Lives’” John Aniston [Victor Kiriakis]) household names. But do you remember The One (or rather five) “DAYS” stars that appeared on the Emmy-winning show? Soap Opera Network sure does, so read on for a super sudsy blast from the past!
Monday, September 22, 2014
‘DAYS’’ Executive Producer Ken Corday Honored With Operation Smile Award; Will Important Issue Hit Salem?
“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, Ken Corday, was awarded Operation Smile’s John Connor Humanitarian Award!
Monday, September 22, 2014
As previously reported, 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 Saturday, November 8 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.
Sunday, September 21, 2014