"Days of our Lives" alum Peter Reckell (ex-Bo Brady) stars in the new digital short film, "Permanent Resident."
"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.
It seems like one memorial service after the next, these days on "Days of our Lives." First, Will Horton (Guy Wilson) was murdered. Then, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) succumbed to a brain tumor. Then, Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) was killed in a car crash, followed by Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) being shot to death by Hope.
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>.
Who says daytime soaps are dead? In 2015, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives" all placed among 2015's top searched non-reality TV shows on Yahoo! In fact, outside of "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones," all three dramas placed in the top five on the search giant's year-end list.
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."
Returning for "Days of our Lives'" 50th anniversary, after three years away from the soap, proved to be more fun than <strong>Peter Reckell</strong> (Bo) ever expected. In an NBC video interview, the actor said he found the show "so engaging" that it was "a little difficult for me to leave."
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.
Last week fans had some hope that Peter Reckell might be returning to NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the coming months as his character Bo Brady after the actor <a href="https://twitter.com/peterreckell/status/520241660081733634" target="_blank">tweeted</a>, "With luck I'll have some answers by next week. I'll let u know what's happening as soon as I know. Thanks 4 your patience and understanding." Since then Reckell has clarified his comments with insight on what was not a factor in his deciding to leave the drama series two years ago, while emphasizing the importance of family.
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!
After rumors began to spread over the last few weeks that Peter Reckell would be heading to Port Charles after not being able to come to a deal with Corday Productions that would have brought him back to Salem as Bo Brady on NBC's "Days of our Lives," the actor himself has taken to social media to set the record straight.
As “Days of our Lives’” Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) will tell you, she’s really done it all when it comes to soap storylines — so much so, it’s even tough for her to name a favorite! “I can’t remember all of them, but one that comes to mind very quickly is the Princess Gina storyline, when Bo and Hope were in New Orleans, the storyline when we went to London and Bo and Hope got married, but it wasn’t just about them getting married, it was about them finding the bad guy and them on an adventure and them in Miami, the prison storyline, nighttime Hope when she was basically drugging herself and not realizing it, the storylines that I’ve had that involved Billy and Chelsea,” she lists. “There are so, so many!”
Although a "Days of our Lives" representative was unavailable for comment to Soap Opera Network, Soap Opera Digest is reporting what The Huffington Post originally reported, which is Lisa Rinna is returning to the NBC soap in the role of Billie Reed. The actress originated the role in 1992, nearly twenty years ago.