It’s a short week for Days of Our Lives, but a lot was packed into the Salem scene. While we saw new episodes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are pre-empted for alternative NBC programming.
No DAYS For Two Days
DAYS is out of full episodes taped before the coronavirus pandemic began and soon we will begin seeing new, socially-distanced full episodes. There will even be a new Jennifer as Melissa Reeves opted not to return to LA from her Tennessee home and soap vet Cady McClain will be playing the role.
On Wednesday, we see Tripp (Lucas Adams) defending himself to Allie (Lindsay Arnold) as she insists she remembers him raping her. Also, Claire (Isabel Durant) has an encounter with the new Titan intern in town played by Michael C. Manning. And what will Eli (Lamon Archey) do about that recording he has of Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) admitting to stabbing Victor (John Aniston)?
DAYS was the only soap to not air classic episodes this year as it had seven months’ worth of episodes in the can when the pandemic hiatus began in Hollywood. For years, DAYS had taped more than a half-year ahead, but now it will be on track with the other three soaps and be about one month ahead. Days of Our Lives returned to production on September 1.
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 it started. 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 and John Black 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. Ron Carlivati is head writer. DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.