The daytime industry is in shock with news surfacing that NBC, Ken Corday and Days of Our Lives have fired Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn. Fans from all parts of the world are still reeling in a state of disbelief, shock and anger. As reported right here on Daytime Confidentialand The Suds Reportwith Nelson Branco, the couple best known to the show as John and Marlena will be released from the show early in the new year.
Have this supercouple fallen victim to the axe from an organization in panic and disarray? Or, have we had the wool pulled over our eyes for yet another storyline with producers calling our bluff in a ploy to win back it's fan base and the much desired number one spot in the ratings race?
In other rumours circulating from the set, this firing may be the first of what people are calling a 'bloodbath'. Josh Taylor (Roman), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Blake Berris (Nick), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Stephen Nichols (Patch) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) could all have their heads on the chopping block, with only weeks or days to live.
WhileDays of Our Lives continue to battle through its personal identity crisis, we remember the couple that brought much joy, love, heartbreak and much cherished memories to our television screen. As a fan of the show's veterans, I have engaged with this couple for years, following the highs and lows through the shows finest hour and classic storytelling. Here we remember: John and Marlena.