HomeTVAll My ChildrenDays of Our Lives Snags Ian Buchanan Luke Kerr November 2, 2011 12 Comments It looks like things are going to get interesting for Sara Brown’s Madison on Days of Our Lives. According to TV Guide, DAYS has cast Ian Buchanan as “Ian McAllister, a mega-rich businessman with a powerful and dangerous hold over cosmetics mogul Madison James.” Buchanan’s episodes will begin airing February 9. 12 Responses soapjunkie88 November 2, 2011 Is it a recurring or contract role? Definitely glad to see him again. Log in to Reply lostfan November 2, 2011 sorry, but have never cared for him. would rather see Julie and Doug on more Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott November 2, 2011 I don’t see the value in being that much time between tape and air. Log in to Reply GHdoolFan November 2, 2011 There is none! That’s why most of the storylines/casting news comes up stale when its time for it to air. Everyone knows what is happening weeks, sometimes months in advance. It is really hurting DAYS. They need to go dark every other week for a while until they’re only a month-month 1/2 ahead. This has been a complaint for a long time though and it hasn’t changed so it isn’t going to. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 November 2, 2011 Well as I understand it DAYS’ production costs are less because of it. The cast and crew have some free time every months. Log in to Reply md1347 November 2, 2011 All soaps tape around that far ahead, don’t they? Log in to Reply GHdoolFan November 2, 2011 DAYS is way further ahead than everyone else. I think GH is only like 6 weeks ahead. AMC wasn’t too far ahead, but I don’t know about the rest. Log in to Reply appleridge November 2, 2011 OLTL is 8-12 weeks ahead sometimes. Days taped 10-12 weeks ahead and gets a week off each month Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon November 2, 2011 If they cant’t do anything about the taping schedule, they should at least try to keep casting decisions and storyline details a secret. There is a much bigger “wow factor” when we see things onscreen only a couple of weeks after the news gets out. The problem is with twitter and all the new media that’s virtually impossible. Log in to Reply marknsprmo November 2, 2011 The time lapse is killing the genre. They need to rethink the policy. Why not tape four days a week instead of having every fourth week off? I think there should only be two weeks between tape and air. It gives the show freshness, gives the writers and producers a chance to make imediate changes on the show when something is not working, and keeps news from getting out so quick that it is old news before it happens. And when the casting news is bad, it also minimizes the talk time. I am interested in seeing what Ian brings to Days. I know his work from B&B. Log in to Reply Susan Hunter November 3, 2011 I agree about the advanced taping schedule. It has really hurt this particular type of entertainment. It is cost effective, but soaps were best when they only taped one or two weeks ahead. I think at one point Dark Shadows was taping two days ahead. Log in to Reply For Whom the Bells Toll November 3, 2011 Yes I agree with all re the taping so far ahead of airing. Spoilers really take all the suspense out of the shows. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.