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July 23, 2020 at 5:04 pm #1203598450
I shouldn’t be surprised I guess, but I didn’t see this one coming. I love Greg Vaughan. At least it feels like he made this choice himself and is opening to being back on at some point.
Victoria Konefal is still technically a rumor, I guess, because it’s unconfirmed by the actress or any official source as far as I’m aware, but enough insiders are saying it that I don’t think we’re doubting it.
From what I’ve seen on Twitter, in addition to Kristian Alfonso, Greg Vaughan, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, and Galen Gering, all of whom are confirmed to be exiting between now and October, we should also expect exits for Victoria, Camila Banus (this rumor has been circulating since some posts Camila made after Chandler and Freddie announced their firings), and Olivia Rose Keegan (apparently Claire is being recast?), as well as two other exits that haven’t yet been revealed. I’m assuming that doesn’t take into account the visiting cast like Alison Sweeney and Louise Sorel, and I don’t know what the status is for newcomers like Lindsay Arnold and Emily O’Brien. It’s crazy to imagine what the landscape of this show will look like when they start new episodes again.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Days needs to save money by keeping the younger cast and letting go of the older cast. They need to keep actors like Chandler, Freddie, Victoria, Olivia, Camila, etc… and I’m sorry to say, but get rid of Deidra, Drake, Susan, Melissa, etc… The future of the show is the younger cast and their storylines have been much more interesting lately. Make Eileen Davidson the center of what’s left of the older cast and that’s it.July 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm #1203598443
I could see Eve being behind it, but it would be soooo much more interesting if it was Hope. That would be an amazing twist. It would give Kristian Alfonso so much great material before she is gone for good. The writers and producers never make the decisions they should make like making Ben or JJ gay (or at least bisexual).July 23, 2020 at 5:39 am #1203597206
Watching the wedding, I was thinking who could be the saboteur since Claire would be too easy as the culprit – plus I don’t think she would’ve been able to put together the explosives. I think a great twist would be for Hope to have been the one behind trying to sabotage the wedding. She never liked Ben nor ever wanted him to be with her daughter. This would be a great way for her to exit the show.July 12, 2020 at 10:32 pm #1203583261
That’s an interesting thought, and in addition to being more feasible than a cancellation or cutting the airtime in half, it’s a much more preferable option as well. I’m eager to see what Peacock will be like when it launches in a few days.
I’ve had Peacock for months now since I’m a Comcast customer, but I haven’t checked it out because I’m waiting for the Saved By the Bell reboot. They need to market it better because I don’t even know what shows are on it.July 11, 2020 at 10:26 am #1203581385
I watch Freddie Smith’s podcast on YouTube and he suggested they move Days to Peacock, which I think would actually be a great idea. That sounds more feasible than either cancelling it or making it a half hour.July 9, 2020 at 9:03 pm #1203579301
I’m wondering what’s going on with Melissa Reeves, if she’ll get the boot after her recent controversy. Isn’t she close with Kristian Alfonso? Could Kristian be leaving if they decided to fire Melissa?July 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm #1203571483
Soap actors get paid very little. She probably has her own money and a nice pension and 401k, but I’m also sure she has a Hollywood lifestyle that she is accustomed to that isn’t cheap. And if there’s no money coming in how else will she make money other than having a rich husband? If you say by finding another acting job, good luck.July 6, 2020 at 8:14 pm #1203571383
I’m very curious as to the behind-the-scenes gossip of what happened. When the rumors that Days was being cancelled earlier this year were going around, she was the first to put up a video in her makeup chair on Instagram saying that is not happening. I haven’t really missed her lately when she hasn’t been on so I don’t know if this is that big of a loss. It’s also interesting that she is leaving during a pandemic when it hasn’t been easy for people to find jobs. I hope she has a rich husband.July 2, 2020 at 9:16 pm #1203564401
I think the girl who plays Gwen has been the best addition to Days in a long time. I hope she becomes a permanent cast member.July 1, 2020 at 3:21 pm #1203561600
I’ve been enjoying Days a lot lately. I think they’re hitting their stride again so hopefully they keep it up. Louise Sorrell was great in the wedding scene.June 27, 2020 at 7:08 am #1203554452
She’s very talented, but it’s very hard to break out of daytime. Not surprised that she is back. It’s a good steady paycheck, which is why a lot of the actors stay on soaps for years and years.June 27, 2020 at 7:06 am #1203554450
Very confused as to why Daytime Talk Informative Host was not presented on the telecast or on the press announcement of additional winners following the ceremony. Isn’t it a bit odd to have presented and awarded Talk Show Entertainment, Talk Show Host Entertainment, & Talk Show Informative and not Talk Show Host Informative?
If the winners are the ladies of the The View I can see them being surprised on their show Monday with the announcement of their win. Just a guess.June 25, 2020 at 2:37 pm #1203552000
It’s really everywhere now. Hard for NBC/Days to ignore her shenanigans this time:June 24, 2020 at 10:30 pm #1203550916
Given the reactions from her co-stars and the amount of press this has been getting over the last couple of days, it’s hard to imagine that nothing will happen here — either the show/network getting Melissa to issue some sort of apology or the actress being at least sidelined for a while. Since we all know DAYS still has four months of episodes featuring her, the former seems like the easier way to go if they can make it happen. Even if it was done under a degree of duress, I think some sort of well worded mea culpa would do more good than firing her and having her off the show until they decided to bring her back in a couple of years. A firing might also be hard to make happen, practically, since the show’s not filming right now.
That said, writing off Jennifer and Jack would leave a wide open hole to bring Will and Sonny back in. They could slot Will and Sonny into a lot of the stuff Jennifer and Jack do anyway. Will, like Jennifer, is a reporter, and Sonny could jump into the business just like his mother did in a publishing capacity. They could interact a lot more with Chad, Abigail, and their kids, which they should anyway since Chad is their best friend and Abigail is both of their cousin.
Or maybe nothing will happen. This is really disheartening to see especially because I love Jennifer as a character and have been such a fan of Melissa’s work. At least with the Chick-Fil-A incident in 2012, a few people came to her defense (or maybe it was just Crystal Chappell) more or less saying she must not have really understood the significance of what she was saying, and since Melissa totally clammed up after that, it subsided pretty fast.
I don’t see NBC/Days keeping her after this. I’m sure her co-stars will get together, especially the younger ones, and demand not to work with her anymore. Both her character’s kids are not on the show anymore (JJ and Abigail) so there isn’t really a reason to keep her on the show anyway. She’s done.