Peter Reckell's Wife CONFIRMS Days of Our Lives Exit!






This is just in-freaking-sane!!!! Pop singer Kelly Moneymaker has confirmed husband Peter Reckell's exit from Days of Our Lives via Twitter. The actor's decision to leave the role of Bo Brady—after reportedly being asked to take another severe pay cut—was first reported by Soap Opera Digest. See Moneymaker's tweets to one of Reckell's upset fans below.
 

 

 




I think it's majorly douchey for Sony TV to do this to Reckell and his fans. The guy already took a huge pay cut a few years back. This isn't how you treat insanely popular veterans when your soap is on the chopping block! 


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There are a myriad of ways for Days to write Peter out.

1--Make him Stefano's killer and he gets carted off to prison.

2--Bo gets shot and killed.

3--Bo goes deep undercover and in the process has to have a facelift and ends up back in Salem looking very different (another actor taking on the role of Bo)...........granted, we all know how a re-cast Bo worked out the last time this happened. Robert Kelker Kelly was NOT well received by the fans. So, if they do re-cast, they'd better get an actor with some serious acting chops to play this iconic role that has been a part of Days' landscape for more than 20+ years.

Any other ideas folks?

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The problem with Bo shooting Stefano is Will. Bo would look like a creep for letting Will take the fall for shooting Stefano.

UNLESS - Bo's working for the CIA to protect Stefano

That being said I would like his exit storyline to do with Victor; a relationship that is rarely explored.

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What?! No. Ugh. Bo & Hope are the fabric of DAYS for me. I really hope something can be settled and that his wife (I am sure well intentioned) is shooting off at the mouth. Twitter apparently makes for lots of thoughtless statements.

And I thought I read in SOD that Kristian Alfonso re-signed with her statement' "We are both here to stay." I was hoping she was referring to her and Peter Reckell. Bo & Hope is my favorite all-time soap couple! At this time, DAYS cannot afford to lose Peter Reckell. It's not the 80's or 90's when soaps were popular enough to recast their veterans without further audience erosion. Just wow.

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I know some people will say that Peter should take a paycut for the good of the show but I actually don't blame him for walking. He's taken a paycut already how about getting rid of some of the dead weight on that show?

You could recast him I suppose but the long term fans would come unglued...I wouldnt mind seeing Robert Newman for instance he's who I've always wanted the show to recast as Roman but in the end maybe it would be better to just write off both Bo and Hope since this show was so determined to make them a package deal. I just don't know what they would do with Hope with Bo being gone.

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The beginning of the end...hey, wasn't the big miraculous reboot in September supposed to save Days once and for all?

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In the end I think Days really shot itself in the foot with there supercouples. Yes they caused the show to really skyrocket in the ratings but they also limited the characters. For instance I enjoyed John/Isabella but we always got him back with Doc.

I enjoyed Jenn and Peter (don't attack me!)

and Carly with Bo (PR's Bo)

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Im sure PR is a team player & he took a cut last time but first priority is taht he can support his family. Maybe the cut Days wanted him to take would have put that in jeporady.

I do wonder if they will recast. I dont know who can do Bo justice. just keep RKK away please.

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I think its sad they asked him to do another cut. Its not like he was on all the time anyways, right? Peter deserved better stories and never got that chance. He will do awesome outside of Days. He has proved that just in Venice alone. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us fans. My dreams? Bo leaves to find Carly... IT WONT HAPPEN cause Days hates us CARBO fans LOL but hey, ITS MY DREAM! Wink

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It was....and it got a lot better fast. I really felt like it was the show I grew up with. Not just because of the use of the shows history & the vest but the fact that they were taking some chances. Next they fired Marlene McPherson & Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr. (http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2012/04/04/ousted-days-co-head-wri... )which sent the show back down the highway to hell. I was really excited and enjoying Days again.

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Amen Katie Bug! They may as well write Hope off, viewers wont accept her with another love intrest. I say turn her into Gina full time and mess with John and Marlena.

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I liked Carly with Bo. I think Bo/Hope are boring. But I am not longtime Days fan. It is the longtime fans that do not want to see the couple split.

Of course, I could rant and rave about how this is the problem with daytime. The character must be written off because daytime fans do not, as a rule, accept recasts no matter how good the replacement is. I say never. I have seen some have survived for a few years but it has never worked.

This is unique to daytime. Primetime does not have to address the issue. They just add similar character or come up with similar concepts to keep shows going. Daytime does have this problem.

Daytime was originally supposed to portray several families of one town focusing on the day in and day out drama. There are four left now fighting for an audience. It is what it is. Lets face it, it was just announced he is leaving and whoever dares to take the actor's place is ridiculed. Think about it. I think it is partly why the soaps have problems.

I just feel that if a story is good, acting good, give it a chance.

If the story/characters/actors are terrible. Valid complaint. ie, Before GL was cancelled they had no budget so they featured Ashley/Grady/inappropriately deaged Daisy every day. Fans left in droves. GL should have been cancelled at that point and finish with the stellar cast/characters being on everyday to the very end. TPTB wanted out and pulled money. It would have been better if they supplied a solid budget for a solid roundup the last year. After cancellation they cleaned the show up but it was too little too late. I will forever think cbs/p&G should have said we are done and wind up GL with dignity. Spauldings Bauers and Lewis families deserved better than they got. I see the networks also screwing the last soaps standing.

I do have to add that for the longtime fans Reckell leaving is not a good sign. Sorry to those who were diehard Bo/Hope fans. I do realize the letdown.

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Actually I thought Robert Kelker Kelly was pretty well received; it was Kristian Alfonso who had the problem with him! His Bo & Lisa Rinna's Billie were quite popular if i remember correctly.

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Let's hope that if the show now knows that Peter Reckell is leaving that they script a truly believable exit for him. SOmething where the fans get complete closure (like with Lexie) but it leaves the door BELIEVABLY open for his return (unlike how the Phoenix will rise again as we have seen so many times before).

Days, as with most soaps, is on life support. It had a MAJOR reboot no more than a year ago to much fanfare and it did nothing to tweak the ratings but did wonders to the main set of the courtyard but not much more everywhere else. A slew of old characters were haphazardly brought back besides John and Marlena and given little story to act in or develop from and were then left to languish. So if Bo is going to be leaving the canvas and not recast (doubtful in this fan-required atmosphere) than the show truly needs to script a great farewell for him and the fans because we might not get the chance to see him again.

It sucks that Sony did this without considering the horrible younger set of actors on the show and the lame stories they have besides Will. All the rest have loose if any ties to the main families on the show and actors/characters who have no spark or energy (sorry, I'm talking about Maggie's new found son, Daniel and his new found daughter, Melanie) should have been let go and that money used to pay Bo. Roman is another character that should have been dropped and his salary added to Bo's. Roman is no longer central to the story but his death would add an enormous amount of story to the landscape of Salem. Yes, he is a Brady and Sami's father, but his parental duties these days are slim and without the matriarch or patriarch on the show, the Brady's are just a bunch of unwed siblings hanging out at Mom's place.

You could truly strip down this cast a great deal and have a truly viable cast for story that would be compelling and than pay the stars more money to be on the show. The producers of these shows will never look at the show and change the way the stories and cast are presented and will always stick with the same old format used since the 50s.

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@Jon: I share the same recollection regarding Robert Kelker-Kelly's Bo! He and Lisa Rinna (Billie) were very popular, as was he and Crystal Chappell (Carly) for a short time. Robert Kelker-Kelly was widely accepted as Bo at the time but of course he resembled Peter Reckell and he can act AND he was familiar to NBC daytime viewers because he had previously played Sam Fowler on Another World.

I think at this stage in the game, it'd be pretty hard to digest a recast for Bo Brady. And I agree with KatieBug about the place for Hope. With no Bo, I'd rather Hope and Bo sail off into the sunset on The Fancy Face!

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@Katiebug9624: Right on the money there! AMC survived the losses of Jenny/Greg, Angie Jesse etc. 80's. They also could pair and create new couples such their making the Erica/Dmitri, Noah/Julia even my not so favorite Kendall/Zack.

On the other hand I've always said that one of the issues with Days overall and in the long run would be that too many characters are tied to being in a "couple." 9 out 10 times when we hear about the need for returning characters it is always about trying to recapture some supercouple magic from the past. That time is done and over with. Days failed with many of its characters to write them in ways inwhich they can stand on their own two feet minus a popular pairing.

I do see that characters like Sami, Marlena, Kate, Victor, Maggie, EJ, Stefano, EJ, Abe and the soon-to-be-dead Lexie, were the few characters who could stand on their own. So there are some. But a show survival or storyline should not be predicated on characters always having to be in these "supercouples."

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I will miss Peter Reckell and would prefer Bo exit the canvas than have a recast. It won't make me stop watching and I do not think it means Hope should be written out too. While I can appreciate the financial difficulties the soap has I support Peter's decision not to take an additional paycut. Everyone has their limits as to the sacrifices they are willing to make.

This should be a whole new chapter for Hope. Perhaps Cierra should be SORAS'd and not be happy that mom is dating again.

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my money is on he goes to Y&R maybe as a recast for Sam

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Thank you Jon! RKK was insanely popular in the role...I was obsessed with Reckell in high school and even *I* loved RKK and Lisa Rinna -- never missed a damn day! But sorry to see Reckell go if this is true...

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It's amazing when you think that Kristian Alfonso's Hope is the one major character in daytime history that I can think of who has NEVER had a "true love" other than her Bo. I don't think she's ever had a story (except as Gina, of course, but that's not Hope) where she even marginally had real feelings for anyone other than Bo. Not Larry, not Patrick, not Franco and I can't even THINK of anyone else.

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I love Kristian Alfonso to pieces, but my love is not blind. My girl has a limited acting range and an almost zero ability to click with anyone else besides Reckell.

That said, they ought to at least try and see if she can do the thing with someone else, but definitely not a re-cast Bo.

And no to RKK. Just NO. If she doesn't like him, that's good enough for me.

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Darlotto99 wrote:
my money is on he goes to Y&R maybe as a recast for Sam

Are you seriously deluded Darlotto?! Sam was never intended to be a long term character. So no, I don't want Sam back.

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My wish is that Hope gets to stop being a cop and takeover Madworld like when she ran Countess W

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I'm not happy about Peter leaving, but I have to say in the long run it might be better for him. I mean, let's face it, he hasn't had a juicy storyline in ages. Bo & Hope aren't the front-and-center of the show anymore, Sami & people close to her are. This ridiculous Alamainia storyline proved it (have they ever even gotten remarried???).

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This a really dumb move on Days' part. Bo is such an important peice of the show and has driven story on this show for almost 30 years. If the producers were smart they'd realize that Bo/Hope and John/Marlena are the new Tom and Alice and should build the show around them and have them dealing with their family drama.

Also if they are worried about money their are tons of other characters to get rid of. Days cast is way too big, you can go weeks at a time without seeing characters or storlines being featured. It was been weeks since we've seen Billie, Brady, or Madison. Jack and Jennifer just showed up last week after being off screen for several weeks. If they cut the cast they could afford to keep Peter Reckell.

As for who to get ride of:
Chad
Gabbi
Billie
Lucas
Maggie
Victor
Kayla
Abe
Jennifer
Abby
Cameron
Daniel

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This a really dumb move on Days' part. Bo is such an important peice of the show and has driven story on this show for almost 30 years. If the producers were smart they'd realize that Bo/Hope and John/Marlena are the new Tom and Alice and should build the show around them and have them dealing with their family drama.

Also if they are worried about money their are tons of other characters to get rid of. Days cast is way too big, you can go weeks at a time without seeing characters or storlines being featured. It was been weeks since we've seen Billie, Brady, or Madison. Jack and Jennifer just showed up last week after being off screen for several weeks. If they cut the cast they could afford to keep Peter Reckell.

As for who to get ride of:
Chad
Gabbi
Billie
Lucas
Maggie
Victor
Kayla
Abe
Jennifer
Abby
Cameron
Daniel

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I too remember RKK being well-received--in fact, I seem to remember him being a hugely popular recast--before being uncerimoniously dumped so Reckell could return(oh, that Kristian Alfonso; who knew...wait, better stop, lest I get chastised from higher powers for making something regarding a less than glowing comment about her). Sad to see Reckell go though I do find Bo and Hope boring at this point. That being said, I def wouldn't have wanted him paired back with the increasingly plastic(and I mean that in EVERY way)Billie and I don't see anyone else on the canvas currently that would seem a logical fit. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't the last vet to get gone in the near-future; isn't it about time for Corday to fire Hogestyn and Hall again? I'll be shocked if their return this time reaches the year mark(which would sadden me for Hall as the Will/Marlena dynamic is one of the increasingly few things this show does right of late).

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cheesehead91182 wrote:
This a really dumb move on Days' part. Bo is such an important peice of the show and has driven story on this show for almost 30 years. If the producers were smart they'd realize that Bo/Hope and John/Marlena are the new Tom and Alice and should build the show around them and have them dealing with their family drama.

Also if they are worried about money their are tons of other characters to get rid of. Days cast is way too big, you can go weeks at a time without seeing characters or storlines being featured. It was been weeks since we've seen Billie, Brady, or Madison. Jack and Jennifer just showed up last week after being off screen for several weeks. If they cut the cast they could afford to keep Peter Reckell.

As for who to get ride of:
Chad
Gabbi
Billie
Lucas
Maggie
Victor
Kayla
Abe
Jennifer
Abby
Cameron
Daniel

I agree with most of your list with the exception of Maggie(and by extension, I guess Victor) and Lucas(that character is the best he's possibly ever been of late). The rest can high-tail outta there.

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lol if they get a actor like Peter Reckell to join the show no reason why the character can't come back. tons of characters have been recasted and have worked out

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@everyone: Michael Park (ex-Jack, ATWT) would be a good recast if they need to recast the role.

Yet hopefully they will come to some conclusion with his contract. This may be an attempt to show Sony that they are serious. On the other hand, then best of luck to you. You're gonna need it.

*corrected. Thanks soapbaby!

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@david46208: Jon Hensley played Holden and Michael Park played Jack.