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Alison Sweeney Dishes Days of Our Lives Exit and Breaking Her Departure To Ken Corday


 
Salem is going to be a bit drama-free once Alison Sweeney departs Days of Our Lives as Sami Brady. Just how is the black sheep of the highly regarded Brady family going to leave the fictitious city? Sweeney gave TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan a little hint as to how her alter ego exits the soap opera after being a part of the canvas for 21 years. 


TV Guide Magazine: So let's talk Days. You recently went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and hinted that Sami's exit from Salem wasn't going to be all that dynamic. You want to revise that so it sounds a little more, um, interesting?

Days of Our Lives Snags GLAAD Nomination


WilSon will be getting a little same sex love at this year's GLAAD Media Awards. Days of Our Lives was the only sudser nominated in Outstanding Daily Drama category for the organization's 25th annual feting.

The Fosters, Grey's Anatomy, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars and Shameless will face off in the Outstanding Drama Series competition. While those chatty Cathys from The Ricki Lake Show, Oprah's Next Chapter, Ellen, Raising McCain and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will face off in the Outstanding Talk Show Episode category. 

Peter Reckell Speaks Out on Soap Rumors

 
 
Sorry Bo fans, Salem’s reformed bad boy isn’t returning home. Rumors have been swirling across the Internet Peter Reckell was heading back to Days of Our Lives, after leaving the show a year ago. There's also been buzz about him heading to General Hospital. Neither is the case, according to Reckell, who took to Twitter to clear up confusions fans had about DAYS and other soaps. Reckell tweeted:

 

 

Two Snaps: Days of Our Lives’ Louise Sorel Goes IN on Ken Corday!


You just don't mess with Louise Sorel! The soap veteran spilled the tea on her firing from Days of Our Lives via a blog for Soap Opera Digest. Sorel revealed how she was cruelly terminated from the soap opera, without so much as a personal word from showrunner Ken Corday! The actress stated:

I have been terminated. Told I am no longer needed, scram, easily replaced, not necessary. I have not been actually contacted by my employer. So I am speaking for him. This person who is not present and who clearly feels it is not necessary to communicate with me in any shape or form, except of course, by check. Since he owes me for the time he is not using me and contractually he must pay up. I am actress. This just happens to be my profession and in truth it is like any other job when it comes to the hiring and firing routine.


Ken Corday: “A Younger Viewer Doesn’t Necessarily Want to Watch Characters of The Same Age”


Entertainment Weekly has a fascinating interview with Days of our Lives executive producer Ken Corday. I especially found the discussion of ratings and demographics intriguing because of Corday's statement concerning viewers 18-25.

Why does the show resonate so well with younger viewers?

A younger viewer—let’s say 18 to 25—doesn’t necessarily want to watch characters of the same age. They want characters that are a little bit older, going through a period of time that they are about to go through. So you take that all the way up the ladder and, interestingly enough, some of the younger viewers do like watching Victor and Maggie and Stefano do their senior bit. It’s really hard to quantify it. We found when we gave more airtime to the over-34 actors; it didn’t touch the 18 to 34 rating. I don’t think teenagers or really young people necessarily want to watch stories about teenagers or really young people. And our viewers that are over 50 love watching the young people.

Check out the rest of the interview at EW.com.