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Report: NBC renews daytime soap “Days Of Our Lives”…major announcement about the show coming soon!

Like sands through the hour glass… so are the days of our lives.

Rumours have been circulating for a long time now that NBC’s longest running daytime TV show “Days Our Lives” had just renewed it’s contract by NBC. No word on how much longer the show plans on still staying on the air but sources say it could last ’til about 2010 or 2011.

Expect a major announcement, and official press release that would be sure to get big national media coverage very soon. The longest running soap opera in history of TV has been on the air for over 40 years. The show first made it’s debut way back in 1965 starting off with the Horton family first, then as the year’s went along it went on with the Brady’s and the Roberts families.

The show currently stars Peter Reckell, Stephen Nichols, Drake Hogestyn, Bryan Datillo, James Scott, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Josh Taylor, Kristian Alfonso, Deidre Hall, and more.

The people in Salem won’t be getting off our TV screens anytime soon, so you DOOL fans have nothing to worry about.

More on it here:

http://community.tvguide.com/thread/Days-Lives/Discussion-Topics/Days-Renewed-Nbc/800040315

Sweet news! It would be sad if a veteran TV show gets axed this soon. While the show has low ratings, it still has a lot of fans. I’m one of them. I really am into mobster and crime stories and there’s a lot of that in this show. I just record it on my DVR during the day and just watch the show at night.

Looking forward for the official announcement. It’ll be big!

Kev

 

BREAKING NEWS: Joseph Mascolo fired from “Days of Our Lives”…

Huge rumours have been buzzing around the daytime TV forums that actor Joseph Mascolo who has been a longtime cast member for the soap opera “Days Of Our Lives” has been fired from the show…

This news has been floating around, not sure if it’s coming from reliable sources or not:

“Longtime soap star Joseph Mascolo is furious after Days` bosses axed him from the show out of the blue-and did it with a cold phone call. “A show exec called and simply told him his contract isnt being renewed,”says an insider. ‘He’s furious and in a state of shock. He flew into a rage over the phone.’ The 73 year old actor who plays baddie Stefano Dimera first joined the NBC drama in 1982 and worked there nearly 20 years until 2001, when he joined the Bold and the Beautiful for five years. He returned to Days last June reprising his popular role. The storyline put his character in a coma for the past month. “Joe believed DAYS would be his swan song” says the insider. ‘He’s been at the center of a strong story line since he came back. What’s worse is he’s not even being brought out of the coma for a major finale. He’s worked his last day on the show.’

From the Days board:

http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showtopic=792125&st=0

What a shame. A longtime “Days” vet canned from the show. As the paragraph explained above Joseph played the evil Stefano Dimera known as the father and mob boss of the Dimera family. I guess putting Stefano in a coma is a way to explain his firing.

What happened was ever since John Black was found alive from the Dimera mansion over an experiment to take out John’s memory, this is what drove John Black’s wife Marlena to take out Stefano’s memory and put him in a coma in return. A revenge type of thing. The left over Dimera family EJ Wells and Tony Dimera has since turned “good guys” since Stefano is no longer around.

Joseph was one of the best actors in the show and it will not be the same without him.

Kev