Days of Our Lives

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Casting Quickies for Days, B&B and GL

Tamara Braun by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Tune In Tamara: Say goodbye to Tamara Braun. The impossibly sublime actress will exit Days of Our Lives August 4 when it looks like her character, Ava, will stand trial for causing that pesky plane crash. But, before skipping town, she has one more sex romp with her brainwashed Robo-John.Storm Warning: The Bold and the Beautiful takes a dark turn August 5–6 when Storm Logan (William deVry), who killed himself last spring, returns in a fantasy sequence. His sister Katie, who is distraught over an unexpected pregnancy, will see him rise naked from the sea and urge her to join him in death. When she dives underwater after him, he morphs into a demon.Seeing the Light: Montel Williams steps into the role of Clayton Boudreau on Guiding Light for a two-day stint (August 1 and 5). Word is, the author-talk show host so impressed execs with his acting chops that they want him back. Now for the bad news: Clayton's return involves a heartbreaking tragedy, so have a hanky ready. — Mich... read more

VIDEO: Who Will Save Days' Marlena from Stefano?

Days of Our Lives viewers have not seen the last of Stefano. In this video interview, Deidre Hall wonders who, with John still not himself, might help Marlena survive the indefatigable megalomaniac's latest reign of terror. Plus: Scoop on the dual role ahead for Hall! read more

Will Days' Sami Get Another Visit from the Stork?

Alison Sweeney by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Life just got a little more complicated for the hardest-working gal in showbiz. Alison Sweeney, the NBC darling who is currently doing double duty as a star of Days of Our Lives and the host of The Biggest Loser, is pregnant with her second child, due Jan. 20. Days has yet to announce if her crazy-ass character, Sami, will also get knocked up, but Sweeney hopes she does. "I'd feel bad if the crew had to hide my pregnancy for months and months," she says. "Besides, Sami just gave birth to twins. What's one more?" Sweeney broke the news to the next batch of Loser contestants during their Episode 5 weigh-in. (It'll air when Season 6 of the series returns this fall.) "It's going to be so weird gaining weight while everyone's trying so hard to lose it," says Sweeney, who has no rest in sight. She'll start shooting Season 7 in September and host the live finale for Season 6 on December 16 — when she's at the eight-month mark. — Michael Logan read more

Who Are Today's Sexiest Soap Stars?

TV Guide Network is looking to tally up and show off today's sexiest soap stars — both the chiseled, six-pack-toting fellas as well as the wavy-haired, born to come-hither femmes.Just to be clear, we are not looking for the prettiest or the most talented. We want sexy.Nominate your favorites here in comments. Just remember to spread the lust, giving kudos to both actors and actresses.Find out where your favorites landed when TV Guide Network counts down Soaps' Sexiest Stars on Sunday, July 13, at 8 pm/ET (the women) and Sunday, July 20, at 8 pm (the men). Ready... set... suggest! read more

Daytime Emmy Nominations Feeling Very Restless

Jeanne Cooper by Robert Voets, Peter Bergman by Robert Voets, Tracey Bregman by Tony Esparza/CBS

Nominations for the 35th annual Daytime Emmy awards were announced Wednesday, and CBS' daytime lineup has the early lead with 51 total nods — or for comparison purposes 12.75 nominations per soap. ABC netted 27 noms for its three sudsers, while NBC's Days of Our Lives and Passions amassed 10 bids between 'em.Among the noteworthy tallies, The Young and the Restless collected 11 acting nods, including at least one contender in every race, while Days made an atypically strong showing, scoring four acting nominees. Kudoscast host ABC, meanwhile, may want to instead broadcast a test pattern, as All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live netted just three acting nods combined. That said, both GH and OLTL are vying in both the outstanding drama series and writing contests.The major races:Lead ActressMaura West (Carly, ATWT)Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GL)Nicole Forester (Cassie, GL)Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R)Lead ActorDavid Canary (A... read more

Logan Riff: Don't Smite the Strike-busting Soaps

Days of Our Lives courtesy NBC

Days of Our Lives and All My Children are in hot water with the Writers Guild for barring certain scribes from returning to work after the strike and keeping their scab replacements. Not OK, says the union. But let's not get hasty here! Days went from tedious to terrific when the strike material started airing, and AMC has been slowly, surely recapturing its glory days. (Love that Sugar and Erica!) The dumped writers should of course be paid off per their contracts. But rehired after doing a crap job? No way! — Michael Logan read more

Miss USA Gets a Little Nip/Tuck

Kelly Carlson by Kevin Parry/WireImage.com

Nip/Tuck's Kelly Carlson and daytime star Kristian Alfonso (of Days of our Lives fame) have been tapped to join Heather Mills at the judging table at the 57th Annual Miss USA Pageant, TVGuide.com has just learned.NBC will broadcast the April 11 gala live from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with Donny and Marie Osmond serving as hosts. read more

Michael Logan Rates Daytime's Big Returns

Debbi Morgan by Steve Fenn/ABC

Over the past couple of months, many daytime greats have returned to the suds — some in old roles, some in new ones. So how are these prodigal kids doing? Michael Logan shares his take.Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams (All My Children) It's been worth a gazillion plot contrivances to see Angie back with her "dead" Jesse after 20 long years. Oh, how we've longed for her blazing soul and Earth Mother passion! How much we've missed his sass and cool and cut-to-the-chase honesty! And aren't they still incomprehensibly beautiful together? Watching these legends reunite in that terrific train-station scene made me realize how starved we soap fans are for true, epic love. Clearly, you can go home again.RATING: 5 out of 5 starsTamara Braun (Days of our Lives) She was the best and most electrifying of the four gals who have played Carly on General Hospital — save your irate letters, you can't change my mind! Now she's opened up a big can o' whoop-ass on Salem as Ava, a bodacious b... read more

Was the WGA Strike Good for Soaps?

All My Children courtesy ABC

The 100-day Writers Guild walkout crippled most of showbiz, but all the daytime soaps stayed in production and most of them stayed in the pink — no drastic ratings slides, no horrible creative collapses. In fact, some shows are in better shape because of the strike. Free of head writer Hogan Sheffer, Days of our Lives has regained its heart and emotional chutzpah. The reunion of Grandpa Shawn (Frank Parker) and his long-lost dying sister Colleen (Shirley Jones) left me blubbering like a fool; the subsequent plane crash where Shawn sacrificed his life for his loved ones was harrowing and poignant. It’s been a long time since Days made us care this much. The Young and the Restless has quickly and vastly improved without exec producer/head writer Lynn Marie Latham, a wildly destructive force who fired many of the show’s great longtime staffers and filled the writing team with cronies (including her husband and son). CBS will not bring her back. Best. Decision. Ever.All M... read more

An American Gladiator Visits Days' Salem

Mike O'Hearn, Rachel Melvin by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Mike O'Hearn aka "Titan" on NBC's American Gladiators will guest-star on Days of our Lives on Friday, March 14. Playing a barkeep, O'Hearn finds Chelsea (Rachel Melvin) drowning her sorrows over the Brady bunch's recent tragedies. Though Kate shows up and tries to stop her granddaughter from getting sloshed, insisting that she is not the cause of the family's woes, Chelsea won't listen. O'Hearn's bartender offers Chelsea some coffee to sober her up, but instead she storms out of the bar. The following week: A My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad NBC cross-promotion, pitting Bo against John! (I kid.... I think.) — Matt Mitovich read more

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Premiered: November 08, 1965, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history. After a slow start, the soap earned a loyal following in spite of (or maybe because of) way-out-there plots, including satanic possession and mind control.

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