Late last night a report surfaced on Yahoo! News that Melissa Reeves had been fired from Days of our Lives — a report that looked to have been picked up from partner site, TV Line.
The report stated the actress had been let go due to controversial social media activity last month regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. However, something looked wrong about it immediately. It seemed to have two lead paragraphs for two different scenarios — one with Reeves making a statement about the activity and one with her being fired from the soap.
It is common for publications to get stories ready just in case they come to fruition — but only publish them if they do. Apparently, accidents can happen and it did in this case. TV Line quickly released a statement and a story on Tuesday morning.
“Due to technical error, a story was briefly published on @TVLine — and has since surfaced on our partner feeds — that claims #DaysOfOurLives has fired Melissa Reeves. The story is false. Melissa Reeves has NOT been fired. We apologize for the error.”
To further refute the story, TV Line also published a retraction on its website, which can be found here.
Days of our Lives History
DOOL made its debut on November 8, 1965 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera currently airing in American history. The show shot to the No. 1 spot in the ratings in the early 1970s and has been a fan favorite thanks to its emphasis on romance, adventure, and family.
The Horton clan has been a staple on DAYS since its inception. Since then other families have been added to the show’s storytelling canvas including the Bradys, the DiMeras, the Kiriakises, and the Hernandez clan. Two of the show’s most enduring love stories are the ones belonging to Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) and John Black (Drake Hogestyn) and Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans). DAYS knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more!
Bringing the Drama
DAYS is one of four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas are General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Ken Corday is the show’s executive producer. Albert Alarr is co-executive producer. Ron Carlivati is head writer. DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.