Kristen is getting in the way of John and Marlena’s marriage this week on Days of Our Lives…
February DAYS storylines are about to make an almighty twist and a smashing turn when the contents of Stefano and Alice’s safe deposit box is revealed. Hope (Kristian Alfonso) is married to John Black (Drake Hogestyn)… Insert a very shocked look on the face of Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Bo (Peter Reckell). Looks like our favourite soap veterans are about to become front and centre news on the all new Days of Our Lives!
Matthew Ashford (Jack), Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John) give us a sneak peak and what’s about to surface next week when Days of Our Lives finally push the reset button on September 26 and take fans across the globe right back to where it all began; romance, drama, trials, tribulations and tragedy.
Matthew Ashford (Jack)
Drake Hogestyn (John)
Deidre Hall (Marlena)
Damon L. Jacobs from We Love Soaps TV caught up with several big name actors from US daytime soap Days of Our Lives this week. Roger Newcomb and Damon have come up with a special treat for DAYS fans around the world, with a few scoops and one on one chats on the NBC set. Watch the videos right here as Damon catches up with Matt Ashford (Jack Deveraux), Chandler Massey (Will Horton), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady), Greg Meng (DAYS Executive Producer), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera), Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black). Damon and Roger have been great supporters and friends of mine, return the love and visit www.welovesoaps.net for more sudsy magic! Great work boys!
Matt Ashford (Jack Deveraux)
Chandler Massey (Will Horton)
Eric Martsolf (Brady Black)
Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady)
Greg Meng (DAYS Executive Producer)
Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera)
Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez)
Drake Hogestyn (John Black)
THE MOMENT we fans of Days of Our Lives have been waiting for! All in the name of HORTON, the show bounces back like never before! How quick of a momentum swing in one minute and nineteen seconds. The official NBC promo for Days of Our Lives is out and it’s looking well and truly like the Salem of old! There’s the intrigue, the drama, the homecomings, the marriage proposal and the ode to the icons of daytime soap television. From what I have noticed, the characters look much more poised, no over the top acting and plenty of class. Whoever thought of the idea to have Victor splash his wedding proposal message to Maggie – which seems like pink neon lights is an absolute legend! Amazing costumes… How good to see the characters that made the show famous brought back to the forefront. Doug, Julie, Adrienne, Justin, Lexi and Abe… this is an iconic show about to turn the much awaited corner and finally bring classic soap back into our lounge rooms once again!
The detail put into the sets and lighting look tremendous. Looks like there was not a cent spared. Yes, that includes the amount of cream used on the cake that Jack Deveraux finally lands himself into. We get to wave at Carrie and Austin at the top of the balcony – much to Salem’s surprise, but the big one is Hope and Bo introducing the shows stalwarts Marlena and John as they make their long awaited return to Salem! It’s not all picture perfect in Salem, yes Stefano and Kate watch on as EJ announces to the towns citizens that he is running for Mayor, plus Sami is horrified when Rafe places John Black under arrest! The drama is back, so it’s looking like there is no bomb or massacre….yet, but just the clever script writing to showcase our much loved characters and the fine production and direction that this show deserves.
Welcome home DAYS.
September 2011 Promo – Days of Our Lives
Mary, Jesus and Joseph.
First the announcements of fan favourites returning and now this… Something special is brewing on the set of Days of Our Lives – if any of these tweets are anything to go by.
September 26 is now becoming the most talked about event on the set of DAYS. Why? Because these messages from the shows superstars have made it into the universe – and fans are now uncontrollably excited. You know that feeling you get at the end of Friday’s cliffhanging episode? Well, it’s back.
Get excited folks.
Patrick Muldoon (Austin)
“At NBC about to do my first scene back at DAYS OF OUR LIVES!!!”
“So great to see Ali-Christie. Kristian Alfonso just said “welcome home” I think I’m getting emotional hahaha OK it’s ON! Let’s Rock This!”
“End of Day no. 1 … Show is gonna be great!”
Peter Reckell (Bo)
“The show we did Tuesday, so much history, Dr. and Mrs. H:-) :-)”
“This stuff we are doing for September you cannot miss!”
“Ken Corday is pulling out all the stops! These shows are going to be amazing! Wait till you see who is coming back!!!”
Kristian Alfonso (Hope)
“Working in Salem ,just a little peek ; )”
Judie Henninger (Writer/Producer/Editor)
“Producing a behind the scenes shoot in the studio tomorrow…lots of cast members including Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn!”
“Days comes back from hiatus next week and there’s so much happening i including a behind the scenes shoot…more teases to come.”
Wally Kurth (Justin)
“Hanging in the NEW Horton Square at DOOL. I like it.”
Judi Evans (Adrienne)
“#1 happy family…. ;)”
Molly Burnett (Melanie)
“Well look who I found!!!!”
“Still kickin on set! Oh myyyy”
“That’s a wrap! Back in at 645!”
Marlene McPherson (Co-Head Writer)
“The news is out! Carrie and Austin are back! We have fun in store for everyone! New shows start taping Monday! Can’t wait!”
“WOW!!! The big event is taping now! Old friends and new are all here! Get ready for big emotion, romance and fun! It’s a brand new DOOL!”
Ray Thomas (Co-Head Writer)
“An incredible day in Salem! So exciting! What a beautiful and handsome cast!”
“Days of our Lives,” NBC’s longest-running scripted television series, embarks on a new era of romance by bringing back two of its most beloved characters, Deidre Hall (“Marlena Evans”) and Drake Hogestyn (“John Black”). Deidre has starred as the adored Dr. Marlena Evans on the show for 35 of its 45 years and is recognized as one of the biggest icons of daytime television, while Drake has appeared alongside her for 25 years as half of one of the biggest super-couples in soap opera history. Together the two have had four weddings, raised a family together, and survived paralysis, amnesia, false deaths, and mind-control, all while representing the idea that true love and family conquers all.
Executive Producer Ken Corday has promised to refocus efforts on romance and core family values and initiated its transformation with the appointment of a new head writing team, Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, and a new executive producing team, Greg Meng and Noel Maxam. The new direction includes telling more contemporary stories based on the solid foundation of the “Days” history of family, romance, and drama. Ken Corday commented on the renaissance of the show, “We are thrilled that Deidre and Drake are rejoining the show. I know their return will excite loyal fans and intrigue new viewers. We are gearing up for some amazing cast surprises and guest stars visiting Salem in the fall, launching a grand event airing on September 26th.
Hall and Hogestyn have remained a part of the “Days family” by participating in the ten-city book tour for “Days of our Lives 45 Years A Celebration in Photos,” a photo book authored by Meng that celebrates the show’s historic 45 years on television. “At every stop on the book tour, families of fans told us how much Marlena and John meant to them,” commented Greg Meng.
“Days” will reset in the fall with a huge event and the arrival of many surprises in Salem. The occasion promises to be a historical one, filled with reunions, surprises, mystery, and tragedy. Incredible… even by daytime drama standards.
theaussieword predicts that the show is about to embark on one long huge nostalgic journey. A journey that will bring core Salem families together, classic supercouple reunions, lavish weddings, on location drama and best of all tragedy in it’s most traditional form – a masquerade party explosion. It works every time. Good luck DAYS, I’m with you on this journey – forever and for always.
Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are reportedly making a comeback to Salem as super-couple John and Marlena. As news broke on Crystal Chappell’s firing, fans were rejoicing at the prospect of getting back a couple that suddenly left our screens for Belgium. The word is that the couple will stroll back into Salem in US summer episodes.