Memo to Days of Our Lives' publicity team. Put a muzzle on your figure head. Althought DAYS has been getting better these last few months— thanks, we hear, to the vision of co-excutive producer Gary Tomlin, along with co-head writer Chris Whitesell's ability to make up for Dena Hackley's shortcomings—every single time Corday opens his yap to insult his own show's fans it only confirms what a complete and utter tool Corday really is. Here's what the Soap Opera Slayer had to say to disgruntled fans of the two most popular couples in DAYS history— John and Marlena and Patch and Kayla— in this week's Soap Opera Digest:
"For the ardent John and Marlena and Patch and Kayla fans, great, you can still see them at their luncheons,. That was then, this is now." READ MORE
Check out Michael Fairman's new interview with the man of the hour, Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell. With his soap experiencing a creative renaissance, as well as a ratings surge, Reckell talks to Fairmain about his Emmy nomination, parenthood, Ed Scott and of course the return of Bo's "princess" Carly Manning (Crystal Chappell). I haven't been this psyched for a triangle since Jax/Brenda/Sonny on General Hospital! Mvid courtesy of shelleCR!
Michael Fairman: Now, the news comes that Crystal Chappell is heading back to “DAYS” as Dr. Carly Manning. I spoke to her recently, and she told me she is looking forward to working with you again. Obviously, this will be major story for Bo!
Peter Reckell: Yeah. They told me she was coming back, and I was floored, because last I knew she was in New York working. I knew Guiding Light got cancelled. It has been awhile since I had a major story. I had that short storyline last year with the material that I submitted for the Emmys, but I have been used recently to just support other people’s storylines. They told me Crystal was coming back, and I was like, “Oh, that means I am going to be busy!” I had gotten into being a real-life dad. With acting it has sort of been… I go to the studio…do what I’ve got to do, which I love, but I have been being a dad. It’s going to be exciting because Crystal is an astounding actress! READ MORE
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan has a new feature up begging the question did Ed Scott, former co-executive producer of The Young and the Restless, and for a time, Days of Our Lives, save the soap opera, crediting Scott with turning DAYS around and helping it to secure 13 Emmy nods. Here's what Scott, who Logan reports has three feature films in the works, has to say:
“It’s proof a show can turn around in these difficult times, a soap can be saved,” Scott says. “There needs to be leadership, drive, positive energy and a respect for the audience—but that’s nothing new. It’s old-school stuff. Of course, you don’t have all the time in the world. You need to work hard and work fast.”