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Days of Our Lives: Major Cast Cuts Coming

By April 10, 2012

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Drake Hogestyn and Deidre HallA new head writing team, Gary Tomlin and Chris Whitesell, is taking control of Days of Our Lives as the show fights to raise its ratings and stay on the air. And TV Guide is reporting that among their first orders of business will be cutting the cast.

Co-executive producer Greg Meng confirmed that some major exits -- as shocking as when Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John) were let go in 2009 -- were coming. "We're looking at weaving people in and out, and bringing them back later, if we can," said Meng.

Moments after the TV Guide story posted, Soap Opera Digest announced the name of the first four casualties: Matthew Ashford (Jack), Sarah Brown (Madison), Christie Clark (Carrie) and Patrick Muldoon (Austin). In addition, the magazine noted that more cuts would be coming.

Meng went on to explain that Days' current deal with NBC has the show "on the air through to September 2013, so it's really important that we do as best as we can, ratings-wise, starting [this] September. That's our final stretch," he noted.

Viewers won't see the new writing team's work on air until mid-August, because the show tapes months ahead. However, Meng assured that some "really big stuff" was coming up in the upcoming months, particularly prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics, when Days will be preempted for two weeks between Monday, July 30 and Friday, August 10.

"The week leading up to that is huge, and it ends in a great cliffhanger," said Meng.

You can read the full TV Guide interview, here and the Soap Opera Digest article, here.

Photo Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth


Comments

April 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm
(1) Diane says:

I am hugely disappointed to see Matt Ashford and Sarah Brown are leaving. I was really hoping to see Jack and Jennifer back together and getting into their usual mischief. I also hoped very much to see Brady and Madison finally together and happy, sort of a new super couple. Of any women they have paired Brady with, Madison was by and far the most well matched in looks, status and in her heart. I really grew to like Madison considerably. Both the actor, Sarah who plays her and her character itself.

They had better not take one single Dimera out nor any more of the key cast. They need to give Roman a romance and some real storyline. They need to make sure to utilise all the great young and older characters to their fullest without resorting to cuts all the time.

April 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm
(2) samidimera says:

OMG. I am so excited. I have not heard such wonderful news since they cut Taylor a year ago. CHRISTIE CLARK leaving!!! WOOHOO. It’s like an answer to a prayer. I can hardly wait and will be counting down the days.

Also THRILLEd about Madison leaving. What a great day this is. I had high hopes for Madison, but then there she was just taking up space, boring me to tears. I disagree with the previous poster that she was a good match for Brady. She made me FF Brady’s scenes and I’ve never done that. She made him a bore. Hopefully she takes her old creepy husband with her.

I am so/so about Matthew Ashford. I love him, but this time around they haven’t really used him and when they did he was kindof boring. Not the fun, zany Jack we have seen in the past. I don’t see why they’d keep Jennifer though without Jack. She’s only interesting when she’s with Jack or Daniel.

I hope to see Lisa Rinna on the cut list as well. Billie’s story has been told. There’s nothing left. She isn’t cute with Daniel.

I also disagree with the previous poster about Roman having a romance. This made me laugh out loud. We saw him have a romance with Kate a few years back and I have never been so disgusted. The show DOES NOT need to bring more senior citizens to the forefront. Roman needs to remain a secondary character.

Hopefully a new writing team will fix this mess and remove alot of the dead weight around Salem. Happy about the announcements thus far.

April 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm
(3) nathan via shelby,ohio says:

SamiDimera you stink and so does your ridiculous comments!

April 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm
(4) Benny Belcher says:

So who else is leaving? A hint please?

April 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm
(5) samdimera says:

haha. I don’t care what your opinion of me is. LOL.

April 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm
(6) Bender, Brooklyn,NY says:

Days going off? Cast cuts again? Hey fellow Days fans, lets give NBC, Sony what the fans do at a Philadelphia Eagles game in Lincoln Financial Field when Andy Reid makes a stupid call or blows a big play.

a resounding BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

As a Giants fan and dislike my rival, I must admit that the Eagles fans give the loudest and best BOO’s in the country and thats what we should give NBC and Sony if they cancel or alter Days!

April 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm
(7) Spoiled Cry Baby In Michigan says:

WAAAH! WAAAAH!

GET over it!

April 11, 2012 at 6:24 am
(8) anna says:

I love Days and have been watching Nov: 1965,
and I hope some how it stays on the air.

April 11, 2012 at 8:05 am
(9) Diane says:

I see that the ever boring and ridiculous samidimera has struck again in their constant effort to bash the older generation. Got news for ya samidimera, one of these days you will be part of the older generation. Then should you be put in a nursing home, neglected and forgotten? This is just about what you are saying about the elder actors on Days.

Now, to my comment: I so wish that when they change writing staff, that the new staff doesn’t come in and always cut characters. They take the easy way out all the time rather than working with those characters and letting them grow and have exciting storylines. It’s as if the writers are lazy wanting to do nothing more than cut people and end up with less writing to do. And if they had thought to bring Julie Pinson back as Billie, she would be cute with Daniel. Lisa Rinna’s looks unfortunately are lost altogether due to her over inflation of her lips. They are very unbecoming.

We as viewers come to expect the status quo to remain thus for continuity sake. When you cut actors all the time, it gives people knots in their stomachs because sooner or later a very beloved character is suddenly gone and the show then on lacks any glimmer. People come to really love the characters and they become almost like family. Matt, Christie, Austin, and Sarah have all endeared themselves by either longevity in the character or have come in and really charmed us. To remove Sarah which has been a new and breath of fresh air is so wrong. She and Eric have a dynamite chemistry and it shows Brady as a man fully in love for all the right reasons this time. It was magic how he brought Madison out of her shell. Carrie and Austin are just getting settled again and they could have some really poignant scenes with them. Matt as Jack is just coming into his own in a new facet of life and they already want to axe him? Senseless. This whole weaving in and out thing is really lame and unintelligent.

April 11, 2012 at 11:12 am
(10) mar says:

…”major cuts coming that will be shocking”…it better not be Bo & Hope or I’m outa here..they really need at least ONE stable couple on the show..Tom & Alice’s solid marriage never hurt the ratings !!! wouldnt be surprised if John/Marlena..Victor/Maggie were on the ‘hit’ list..also ‘robot’ Ian..& where are Sonny’s parents??? the’re not too old or too young…loved their chemistry {when they were on}…also agree that Stephano & EJ should be ‘untouchable’…but we aint the ‘powers that be’, folks, so all we can do is watch & wait…

April 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm
(11) jan says:

Hey, whats wrong with some of the older actors, Frankly, some of us young’uns enjoy the shenanigans of Maggie and Vic. Sure wish they would get them back on!

April 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm
(12) candyland says:

dreamon Sami Dimera…

April 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(13) candyland says:

Good riddance to Madison!

April 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm
(14) patsy says:

I wished they would make Nicoles baby be BRADYS Then they could give ERIK A story line except haveing sex .He is a very handsome talented man they needs a good story linefor him i would love to hear him sing but that will not happen because they would reather push EJOLE down our throats and be canceled Have you been reading the comments on s omeof the other bogs or what ever they call them Id say 90% wants ejami I would like for Rafe Nicole ANDBrady to have a triangle .That would be intersting enstead of the same old same old EJ SamiNicole triangle any thought on this

April 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm
(15) samdimera says:

LOL. Again with the constant name calling. You guys are a joke Lace, Beanie, King, and Deb. LMAO. At least I’m here under no pretense as you are. You claim never to visit About again as long as you live and yet here you are 5 years later still stinking up the board. All of you are a joke.

Let’s sum it up shall we? You think Days needs morals and virtues, all senior citizens, no young people, no gay people, and a romance for Roman. LMAO. Yep, that’ll carry Days far. I see the show you want lasting well into the future. How about you go back to your Delphi board. You aren’t fooling anyone.

April 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm
(16) samidimera says:

And Miss Diane, with your incredibly ingenious Roman romance idea, how am I bashing the older generation by saying yay to Carrie, Austin and Madison leaving? and by saying I liked Matthew Ashford but since they weren’t using him wasn’t bothered by him leaving? Are you stupid as well as pathetic? Or do you just make random nonsense comments on a regular basis?

I guess this explains why you think giving Roman a romance will boost Days ratings. You are living in a delusion which just screams old folks home. LMAO. Do you think they’ll let you watch Days there? Lol.

April 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm
(17) Shirley says:

I like Sammi with EJ…Chemestry has always been there and always will be. Don’t put her back with Lucas…send Lucas home to his fiancee.

I am great with the cuts….all boring…

I think they need to cut Marlena and John again…boring. I hated the princess gina thing also….yuck! didn’t like it the first time…don’t like it now.

Nichole was good with Brady. Jennifer need to be gone…she is boring also.

I like the wicked Gabbi…I liked Rafe when he was bad Rafe.

April 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm
(18) The Feudalist says:

Hey Samidimera,

STFU you little biotch! Everyone is tired of your moaning!

April 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm
(19) samidimera says:

LMAO. I’ll say whatever I please, thank you very much. If you don’t like it you can always go back to your delphi board.

April 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm
(20) samidimera says:

And fuedalist, do YOU read what I actually say or are you too stupid to follow along? My post was not moaning. I was applauding the changes. You and your senior citizen friends are the ones moaning. LOL.

April 12, 2012 at 12:45 am
(21) EA says:

Hallelujah!! That Jack is leaving. Jennifer and Daniel are absolute perfection and somehow hope they go that direction. Indifferent about Carrie and Austin. Madison is a loss for sure and brought something new to Days.

Roman is basically nothing in this show so not sure how anyone can say he needs to be back in a major role.

April 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm
(22) Helen says:

YAHOO! Matt is leaving, thank God, he is a horrible actor and is really bad at emotional scenes. I’m really upset about Christie being cut.

April 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm
(23) Diane says:

@samidimera—The only one here immature, whining and complaining as well as berating everyone else is you. I am not on any Delphi board. I am however, board. Board with you samidimera. I do admit, you are good at one thing, trolling. All your rants and raves do is make you look stupid. You make a newborn baby look like a PhD. And now for my list:

1.Will being gay is awesome!
2.I love the older set on the show and wish they had much more juicy storylines for them.
3. I love Madison and Brady together.
4. Roman should have a love life but, one that is filled with danger and excitement. I never said it had to be run of the mill.
5. I think Lisa Rinna is wrong for the show. Julie Pinson would have been a far better Billie to bring back.
6. I do like the younger set and hope to see more people coming in.
7. I love Bo and Hope together.
8. I like the bad guy Ian and Kate having a fling.
9. Marlena and John are essential to the show.
10. Joe Mascolo is 82 and is still super hot!

Oh, and samidimera: I’ve got a 157 IQ which qualifies me for Mensa so I’d be careful about bandying the “stupid” lable.

April 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm
(24) Lisa says:

Yep, happy Jack is leaving too, what a clown. Matt is just not a good actor at all, he over acts.

April 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm
(25) BLONDIE says:

incase you didn’t know abc is keeping general hospital on the air, it was announced yesterday, they are canceling innovation to make room for katie. i am happy with the cuts so far that days is making, i think madison could have had a real good story line with brady and kate if everytime she was with brady it didn’t involve the bedroom. there are still a lot of good story line out there it they let them evolve, like john’s missing money,ej’s missing money, who riged the election and they need to work on getting renee to stay on without having her have an affair.

April 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm
(26) samidimera says:

Diane, How am I trolling? You are the one trolling the About board. I know this because nobody that didn’t already have a grudge against me would give a flying sh*t what I had to say about the show or the actors. You are overly angry for someone who’s never had any interaction with me other than my saying I didn’t want 24/7 old people on the show, and that I was glad some of the cast was fired. So you either A: have been a poster here before and were run off from the board because we all hated you or B: are a miserable loser who has no life and gets overly invested in random comments on a random forum that random people make that couldn’t care less about you or your opinion of them.

and I should be careful about the stupid “lable”? LMAO. I love how you feel so insecure you come here and spout irrelevant made up facts about yourself. You’re hot and a genius. LMAO. What a catch.

April 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm
(27) Jason says:

So glad Matt is gone, not happy about Christie or Patrick being out though.

April 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm
(28) Laurence H says:

The ratings are dropping……you can whine, b*tch and moan about the constant changes but the fact of the matter is if they change their format and stick to it,this show will be canceled in no time. Samidimera is right….these stories centered around the older cast are boring and should not be at the forefront…it should be about Will’s generation…and they should also age the younger kids to teenagers (Theo, Sierra, Johnny Abby) and bring in more young blood for them.
It won’t matter in the long run because this show will get canceled…at this point, tenure is the only thing keeping this show on the air….that and Will’s storyline which is responsible for DOOL’s raise in ratings..but they’ll drop the ball with that too. It’s not that no one wants to see the older generation on the show, it’s just that they focus way too much on them….Pawn John/Princess Gina…why the hell did they need to bring that back….and with that weak storyline? Renee Jones is leaving, Writers are being fired, actors are being let go…..we’re looking at the “End Of Days”…pun intended

April 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm
(29) patsy says:

I just hope they dont put Rafe and Sami back together Thety ruined Rafes CHARATER for me when they had him lusting after his wifes sister THE Rafe I feel in love with would not have gone that route .He might of had some feeling for her but he wouldnt have acted on them Now they have made him a jerk like EJ and ALL the other men in Salem I am so disapointed in Rafe and the writers of Days Do they have to ruin all the charaters just so they can have EJOLE

April 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm
(30) Days Fan, Boston,MA says:

Time: 4:30 on a Sunday.

Bo,Hope,John & Marlena walk onto the outbound platform at Downtown Crossing. A man is sitting on one of the benches dressed in a ragged clown costume, blasting carnival music, singing along in Russian all the while making balloon animals for kids. He is missing several teeth, sports a suspicious five o’clock shadow and judging by the wild look in his eyes is about one hit of meth and a shot of vodka away from being taken away in either a black bag or leather restraints.

Lets face it. The Orange Line attracts clowns, meth addicts and other social malcontents. Its their preferred means of transportation in Boston. There is no changing that so just go along for the ride and enjoy it. The comedy only adds to the probably the most efficient, speedy and reliable service that the MBTA has to offer. It doesn’t branch and stops in most of the essential Boston neighborhoods (except the Fenway area). Thus, combine the eclectic riders with the Orange Line’s functionality and you have the best way to get around in Boston

Ahhhh. Us Bostonians can be cold individauls!

April 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm
(31) Booberry says:

Laurence, Samidimera is wrong! The younger generation needs the older generation and thats a fact. Booberry IS ALWAYS RIGHT AND DON”T NO FORGET IT!

April 13, 2012 at 3:46 am
(32) LKRocks53 says:

Too bad SamiDimera,but as usual it’s not the characters but the writing that’s responsible for the disasterous ratings,and I know you can’t understand this but having a bunch of 20 somethings banging their bodies together will never get Days back to what it used to be in the 1980′s.

April 13, 2012 at 9:43 am
(33) samidimera says:

Just so everyone understands – I don’t hate the older generation. Stefano is one of my favs. And I enjoy Kate when she isn’t sleeping with Ian. Jack and Jennifer were my favorite couple at one point. And shocker – I enjoyed Victor and Maggie’s sweet little love story.

My comment on the other thread was that I didn’t want to see constant make out sessions with the older crew. I didn’t say they were unattractive or that they all needed to be fired. I said 90% of the show shouldn’t focus on the older generation. That wasn’t meant to criticize anyone.

My 17 year olds favorite couple is Chad and Melanie. She enjoys hating Gabi. She loves this story. Maybe those of us who are older don’t care about it but most of the younger generation want to see people their own age to relate to. You have to remember that to a 17 year old – 40 is old. So watching J&M making out with whip cream strawberries is like watching their grandmas and granddads making out. Not enticing to a teenager.

My point all along was that they shouldn’t focus on one age group. There should be a mixture but that we are missing a whole age group of 20 somethings. Sami/Ej/Nicole/Brady/Rafe/Lucas – they are all 35 or older I would assume. Chad/Will/Gabi/Abby are what? 18-19 right? wheres the 20 – 30 year olds? It’s either college freshman or 35 and up. We’re missing a big age group. An important age group. The age when most people get married, have kids, choose a career, make important life decisions. Where is that group?? That’s why I said Shelle should be leading this show. Not because I loved Shelle (and most of you know i didn’t!) but that’s the age group that should be in the forefront. And of course, that is just my opinion. Feel free to personally attack and criticize me. Lol

April 13, 2012 at 9:44 am
(34) Samidimera says:

LkRocks : And old people banging their bodies together will? Please tell me jaws, did you enjoy Kate’s sex scene with Ian cause I gotta tell you I lost sight of the remote for about 5 seconds and scrambled as fast as I could to find it before I hurled everywhere. And Ian’s robe and his man boobs? (on a 70lb man!) That was one of the most sickening things I’ve ever seen.

April 13, 2012 at 10:04 am
(35) Donald says:

THEY FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT!!!! Those first 4 is a good choice. Keep them coming. Bring on a hot guy for Will. Some sexy new guys for the straight women and pump up the story lines to make them believable. Stop the mind transfers, the body switches and bring it to reality. Bring on some bullying to show how it really hurts. You got kids on the show, use them. Gay issues, straight issues and some hot steamy love making by all Bring back the romance, but don’t make it sappy. Let Will show his romantic side as well. Keep up the good work, just some words of advice. Take it or leave it.

April 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm
(36) Karra says:

Days in Boston,
Your post makes absolutely no sense. What does an Orange Line have to do with Days?

April 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm
(37) fancypants says:

sdimera nobody here likes you so go away. whats delphi? just another forum that cant standyou.

April 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm
(38) patsy says:

Count me out I cant stand another minuet of this Stupid EJandNicole lovestory They make me sick to my stomach to watch what useto be a exciteing man to watch has lost his charm with me running after Nicole like its lined with gold I dont want Sami any where around him but dont want her with Lusuc either I dont like Rafe anymore either He burst mybubble when they had him lusting after his wifes sister .Even if Sami had grifsex with EJ The Rafe would have been ANGRY AND HURT BUT but woukd have understood and forgave her Now they have ruined him like every one else on the show .I dont see any thing to look forward to now we know EJandNicole are goping to be together and they have ruined all the other CHATATERS be hon repair

April 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm
(39) mareebee says:

Jack is getting written off the show? YES!! Maybe now Daniel and Jennifer can have a life together

April 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm
(40) samidimera says:

“What’s delphi?” LMAO. Right. Could you be more obvious that you are one of Beanie’s minions? Everybody knows what Delphi is. Even those that don’t bother visiting their lame forums. You are such a joke. I peg you as Deb. She never could control herself. She always became hysterical at the slightest things. And she couldn’t resist trolling our board for YEARS. So, how’s it going Deb? You know one thing the new writer’s won’t do? Bring back Tony. LMAO. We all hated him just like we all hate you.

April 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm
(41) Laurence H says:

Booberry,

Just because you don’t agree with Samidimera don’t make her wrong. Yeah, the younger generation need the older ones, but not at that extent…it’s like looking at a bunch of kids hang out with their parents instead of trying to look at modern day 20 somethings trying to figure their lives out. Instead we’re stuck with a modern day version of “The Golden Girls”….just following the lives of old people. And the sad part is, “Golden Girls” is one of my favorite shows of all time because at least they could write for their cast and that was the overall premise of the show; they were older women who acted their age and embraced it. DOOL has a bunch of older women who’s faces have been lifted so many times, they could pull their foreheads back into a ponytail.

You better enjoy this show while you can, because it’s getting canceled, and I really hope they don’t because they were doing so good in the beginning of the reboot focusing on Will, Sonny, Melanie, Chad, EJ, Nicole and Sami….but true to form they veered off and starting bringing old crap back.

April 14, 2012 at 12:55 am
(42) shad says:

OMG!! I hate the new writers…. just when Im starting to get used to Jack, Madi, Carrie and Austin they let them go again!!

Thats just stupid if they want ratings they should just keep the characters and give them exciting dramatic scenes, like kidnapping, magic superficial stuff or maybe another good character gone mad and destroying people like stupid little Gabi, I wish she would leave.

or maybe the new writers should justt quit and give the job to better writers who will actually put effort into the story lines instead of making cuts

April 14, 2012 at 1:47 am
(43) Amy says:

If this is true, them as a long time DOOL fan and loyalist, I will have a difficult time continuimg to watch for quite a while to come. Why bring back Jack and make us like him and Jen all over again??? To drop him??? And please please don’t get rid of Carrie!!!!! She is one of the sweetest on the show and I just LOVE her and Rate together!!!! I haven’t rooted for a couple to get together this hard since No and Hope many years ago. Extremely disappointing if ii so not see Carrie and Race together. Since September the show felt like it was back on track, but over the last month it has taken some strange turns and brought characters and stories that are not working for me such as Ian, Billie, strange Gabbi, Chad and Mel are stale……sorry Days but you are dropping the wrong characters, actors, and stories……and you may just loose ground because of it. I hadn’t even recorded Days in years until the past year….but if this strange very recent change and direction are true and pursued well I’ll have to rethink what I record and the 1 hour that I give myself for tv each night….which is Days. :(

April 14, 2012 at 11:40 am
(44) Froxkrybra says:

The fact is that Days has been a bust since the relaunch. The stories are all scattered and have no sense of direction. Right now, the only story that is holding water is Will’s gay story. What samidimera is saying makes more sense then anything else that is put on here. Days will be the next show to go, especially with Matt Laurer’s new talk show that will be coming on. The relaunch is proof of that. Where are all the John and Marlena fans that have been crying for them to come back on the show? Where are all the Bo and Hope fans that wanted them together? Certainly not watching the show, the ratings haven’t moved since the relaunch and the cast cutting is proof of that. Get your heads out of the sand and you might have a clue that this soap has tanked…

April 14, 2012 at 11:50 am
(45) Bandianni says:

samidimeara….Your comments are more entertaining than the show. Keep them coming!!

April 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm
(46) samidimera says:

LOL. Why thank you. I am here to entertain. :)

To me, the best part of all the comments here have been Roman needs a romance (as if anyone will tune in for that! LMAO) and that Carrie is the sweetest girl on the show. Lol. It’s exactly as I’ve been saying. Some of these posters only see what they want to see. They don’t have opinions based on fact or reality. Cracks me up.

April 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm
(47) Ellerbaker says:

samidimera, enought is enough! I read this column for facts and enjoyment not drama queen and/or king. While samidimera dominates the comments with her idle, rude,disrespectful chit chat I WILL NOT read this column or purchase any products or service that it advertizes. There are other DOOL spoiler sites
samidimera talks aboutfast forwarding over Brady’s scenes we should do the same to her. Maybe if we ignore her, she will fade into the past. Have a good trip.

April 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm
(48) samdimera says:

Victory! LOL. Why would anyone care if you buy products from this site? The guide gets paid per page views. All the clicking that has happened in the past few days must have made the Guide very happy. I know it’s made me happy. ;)

April 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm
(49) mary bready says:

I am so disapointed to hear that they are letting Mathew Ashford go….I hate this news. i love Jack and have since he first started connecting with jennifer(Melissa). Please reconsider this decision! As a long…..time viewer I think it may just be us 50 somethings that can keep days on the air. Don’t get me wrong I love the younger storylines for the kids but please keep the old timers for us “Ole-timers” Don’t let Matthew go, please. Let Daniel go….what a creep.

April 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm
(50) carla says:

I’m not surprised days has played the revolving door with the same cast members so many dang times it’s sickening and rehashing old storylines of spouse swapping come on days tptb stop doing that. It’s your own fault ratings are tanking and yet you wonder why BUY A CLUE! I love Days but this is so sickening.

April 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm
(51) Leigh says:

Days keeps making the mistakes of getting rid of the Old Good Actors and replacing them with new younger ones. That is NOT what the fans want. We want the old Die-Hard actors there and not gone. We need people like Magie still on this show and Stefano Also. So think twice before getting rid of the GREATS!!! That is why ratings are down!!

April 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm
(52) BILLIE MCCULLEY says:

THERE ARE A LOT OF FANS WHO ARE OVER 50 AND LIKE TO SEE SOME ROMANCE BETWEEN THE MATURE GENERATION INSTEAD OF KIDS HOPING FROM BED TO BED. I HATE TO SEE SOME OF THESE GO, AND GLAD TO SEE OTHERS, BUT HOPE THE WRITERS HAVE SOME BETTER STORYLINES COMING. I, TOO, HAVE WATCHED SINCE FOREVER – 1967 WAS WHEN I STARTED. THESE FEEL LIKE OLD FRIENDS I VISIT EVERY DAY.

April 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm
(53) Bettina B says:

The writers are ruining the show! Just when we get interested in characters and story lines, they cut the actors. There is absolutely no continuity! Now we are afraid to get attached to anyone as they could get cut tomorrow

And then they bring on a HORRIBLE actor like Ian who is not only over the hill, but he looks and acts like he’s on a soap opera spoof. He’s the all time worst soap actor I’ve ever seen!!!! I absolutely gag every time he’s in a scene. Get rid of him and Madison, not the people who we have a history with like Jack, Carrie and Austin!

Days needs it’s older characters, but it doesn’t need them in steamy love scenes…..that is really a turnoff and should be saved for the young people.

Will is such a fine actor, altho I hate his gay storyline.
They are ruining Rafe who used to be such a great guy.
Princess Gena and the pawn are a worn out story line……..

Love EJ and Nicole together as they are such a mix of good and bad, and both great actors and nice to look at :)
Sammy and Rafe used to be wonderful……I’m glad Lucas is back.
Marlene and John. Yay! I missed them.
Stefano and Kate are a great pair as are Maggie and Victor.
Jennifer and Daniel had good chemistry.
Bo and Hope are like family…..
Brady is a hunk!!!!
Not crazy about Gabby…..she’s an unnecessary character
Melanie and Chad are okay.

I sure hope they can get Days back on it’s feet. I’ve watched it since the start and have been thrilled to see some of the old characters back!

April 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm
(54) Marie says:

People, people, samidemera has NO life except a soap. The more you respond the better she feels and is empowered. Leave her alone and she will disappear into her pathetic little life.

April 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm
(55) MA says:

THANK GOODNESS Jack is finnally leaving, I never thought this day would happen! As for Maddison leaving, can’t say Im going to miss her!!

I am gonna miss Carrie tho! I liked her and Rafe together and I love how crazy Sami went when Carrie was around – it added drama and some substance that has been laking!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get rid of Ian, his acting and character are HORRIBLE!!!

Love that Lucas is back and hope he stays for good now!

I agree with some of the other viewers, Brady needs a proper story line that doesnt involve him getting in bed with someone!!!

I love the story line of Gabi trying to ruin Mel and Chads relationship and also Wills storyline – finally giving the kids a real story rather then just stringing them along on the side.

Get Jennifer and Daniel back together and get the old Bille back, this one sucks!!

April 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm
(56) TERESA says:

i think they should leave jack on and take lisa rina off put a dif. billy on i cant stand looking at her stupid mouth that is just stupid looking on her, she’s trying to look like someone shes not if you ask me. i think they should leave madison on the show and since lexi is leaving take abe and theo off and some of the new kids playing gay seens should be taken off.i don’t know why they have to take th ones we was hoping for to come back so soon. but maybe its for the best and we can get more story lines with samie and lucus and rafe, and nicole and ej, oh and take ian ian off there is enough bad guys on there, give days of our lives a baby boomer year samie, nicole, melonie, gabby, abby,kate. haha

April 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm
(57) dllee says:

I pretty much agree with Diane. I love Madison, and really like her with Brady. She’s adorable, and a good actress. I like her gentle spirit, and will truly miss her. Ditto, Jack. I think he and Jen are great together, and would like to see them stay together. Maybe they could have him go off to work with returning soldiers and their trauma. As much as I like Jen, I don’t like her solo – they tend to make her look flaky. It would be nice to see her go with him, and support him in his work. It wouldn’t matter with the Abby scenario, because she is an dult, and there is not a lot of parentling going on there lol. While I hate to see anyone lose their job, they haven’t made Carrie very likeable this time round. It will be nice to have a rest from the “sincest” of going after your sister’s husband. That story line was just too ugly for me to be happening with two characters that we are supposed to like!!!

April 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm
(58) padrake says:

I’m not happy at all about seeing Christie & Patrick being pink slipped once again.The vets NEED to stay! They’ve only been on a little over 6 months this time around.

If the pay role is short let go of the newer people that the fans haven’t invested their time in; like the vets. My all time favorite actor on DOOL is Drake Hogestyn! He’s GREAT!

April 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm
(59) Kari says:

I hate that Jack is leaving I really liked him I hope and pray that the writers are not stupid enough to put Daniel and Jennifer back together they are the worst pairing on Days IMO. I wish they would get rid of Sami but that won’t be happening anytime soon. I hope Will’s coming out storyline will move along but since there are new writers they will probabley scrap it all together although I hope not.

April 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm
(60) Laureth says:

I’m not surprised Christie and Patrick got the boot. I couldn’t understand why they were brought back in the first place. The storylines they were put in were so dumb. Much younger woman hot for Austin and lying her way into stealing him from Carrie. Gee, we saw that storyline once before with Sami. Then there’s the story of one sister hot for the other sister’s man. Gee, we JUST saw that storyline between Nicole and Taylor(and we also saw it years ago with Sami and Carrie only in reverse). If the only thing the writers could think to do with Carrie and Austin was break them up and have Carrie fall in love with her sister’s husband, then why bother even bringing them back? Put them back together and send them on their way until you can figure out a better storyline for them.

I was a big fan of Jack and Jennifer back in their heyday, but the writers always bust them up, them put them back together and then ship them off. Then one of the actors comes back without the other and suddenly Jack and Jen are on the outs again, they get back together and they get shipped off again. If they can’t utilize Matthew Ashford, then cut him loose so he can do other things, but for the love of God do NOT put Jennifer back with Daniel. Those two were about as exciting as watching paint dry. There was absolutely no spark between them. Daniel was more interesting with Chloe. Brady was more interesting with Chloe too and they never explored that at all until just before Nadia left. If they’re dumping Sarah Brown, bring back Nadia.

The writers need to add some more guys to the younger set. It’s no wonder all the girls are hot for Chad, the only other two young guys on the show are Will and Sonny and they’re gay. And not for anything, but how about a story for Justin and Adrienne?

April 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm
(61) Helen H says:

I cannot believe the nasty comments on this sight. I have watched DOOL since it began, I love the “oldsters”, they keep continuity. Tom and Alice held the show together…Surprise… this was a show built on family!!! I like the younger set growing up, some of the older ones were the younger set once, remember?
I am very upset to see Jack leaving, and Carrie/Austin. They have ruined Rafe… helping Nicole after all she did? They will not ruin Will’s “comeout”, its too timely.
Lets try to support DOOL, not cut it down, give it a chance, there will always be disagreements and plots someone will not like. But lets not help cancel the show…support it, do not belittle some fine actors and the history of DOOL..

April 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm
(62) SJ says:

Just a few comments from one of those Senior Citizens who some of these people apper to think should not be allowed to have an opinion.
I have watched Days since it’s premiere episode …for you young people that means..the first day DOOL was broadcast on TV!
I have watched people come and go over these long years. Some I was glad to see go and others “not so much”.
I HATE it when the writers age the kids over night!
I Hate it when they change the shows history!!
I HATE it when characters are brought back from “the dead”
I don’t mind the Will being Gay storyl line. I don’t want to see him having simulated sex with his gay lover when one comes along. I also do not like watching scenes like the grief sex with Sami and EJ. I prefer some things left to the immaginationm with both straight and gay couples. PLEASE!
I don’t have a problem with the characters who are being let go;
I have a problem with the ones who weren’t mentioned as leaving.
I am praying that Wooden Ian will be next! I would like to see him take Evil Kate with him. In all of my history with Days I have never dispised ANY character with the depth of disgust that I have for Kate! There is absolutley NO redeeming qualitiy in this character and no good reason for keeping her there!!
I also don’t see any reason for keeping Gaby; she doesn’t have a worthwhile story line.
I miss Maggie and Victor!
I love Nicole. Give her a good story and a healthy baby!!!

April 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm
(63) Marge says:

Bringing these stars back has made the show along iwth the other “expensive” stars The new writers need to know that the faithful viewers prefer our superstars instead of so many newcomers.

April 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm
(64) Chris says:

Good Riddens to Jack!! He is the worst actors on Days.

April 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm
(65) Gigi says:

I am sooooooooo happy to see Carrie and Austin go. I won’t miss the other three either. I like Jack but the writters didn’t give him a good storyline. Jen is soooo boring, she can go with Jack. (I use to love those two together)
The older cast doesn’t really bothe me… I just want Stef to kill Ian off. lol
I wish the writters would come up with some good juicy storylines for the younger cast, for the after school gang. The ratings would go way up, then. Age Hope and Sammi’s kids already… I don’t think it would be that big of a shock. We need some tweans on the show!
Bye-bye, Carrie… glad to see you go!
Oh, and who in the hell would hookup with Roman? Not that he’s a bad guy, but please leave him by himself… we don’t need to see his body!

Just my opinion.

April 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm
(66) connie says:

can’t be happier about ashford leaving. the days that he is on, i can hardly watch. never liked and still don’t. but, I can’t believe madison is leaving, i thought she would be a big part of future episodes. Why not her husband instead, he is just gross to watch. i was hoping he was just going to be on for a feww episodes.

April 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm
(67) Carla Argabrite says:

I am glad to see all go except Madison. I think they need to get rid of her creepy husband and let Madison and Brady have a chance. Jack, Carrie and Austin are BORING!!!!!!! Glad those three are the first cuts. I have watched for 32 years and no matter what I always watch, just fast forward through the boring parts. The new writing team needs to light it on fire and add strong, fun people. Gaby is also boring, hope she gets it next. Last but not least, I do not know why everyone has to be so mean about Lisa (Billie). She is beautiful and I bet all the ones putting her down are not very attractive, no jobs and no lives!!!!!!!!!!!! So what she got her lips done. She has a great job, a good looking man and is very outgoing. Not just sitting on a computer trying to see who they can trash. Shame, shame.

April 17, 2012 at 12:41 am
(68) Barb says:

I am so disappointed to learn that “Jack” is off the show before they ever gave him a part ! Sure, he’s boring right now.. he hasn’t done anything…yet.
This is the biggest problem Days has… they bring back beloved characters and give them absolutely no storyline .
An actor is only as good as his dialogue.. here is where we need good writers.
As far as Madison.. sorry.. she bores me to death.. and take Ian with her. I do not care for either on of them at all.
And, I have to say that I don’t really care one way or the other about Carrie and Austin.. let them go back to where ever they were supposed to be.
It just boils down to good writing. Without good writers no one is going to be interesting… young characters, middle aged ones or the older ones we have grown to love.
And, with this debate about age… the older ones can with a good script bring a lot of fire to this soap. I love the way they paired Victor with Maggie… but, here again.. Where are they????
These writers better do something FAST !!

April 17, 2012 at 3:30 am
(69) Penny says:

Happy about:

*Christie Clark leaving…never should have brought her back!
*Hope and Bo being together when he wakes up, would love to see them get remarried and have an awesome wedding!
*Matthew Ashford leaving. He was so good back in the day, and not that he is no longer talented, but the previous writers really messed with his character, and he and Melissa Reeves really seemed to lose their spark, was very bummed about that. Preferred her with Daniel.
*Will’s coming out storyline
*If Sami cannot be with Rafe, then I am loving the idea of her and Lucas finding their way back to one another!
**I am OK with Patrick Muldoon leaving, I am indifferent to him being on the show.

Not so happy about:
*Madison leaving! She and Brady were actually really good together, and she is a great actress, they had lots of possibilities for her character, but they gave up, and didn’t use her to her full potential.
*Lexie dying
*WAS NOT happy about that crappy lovey dovey stuff with Rafe and Carrie! Nasty!
*The fact that more cuts are coming!
*Gaby! She can go anytime!

Also, I know the actor who played Quinn was let go, but did the show ever explain where he went?!??! Did I miss the episode when they explained it, or did they never do that?! Hate it when they leave us wondering, or have characters act like that person was never there to begin with.

Also did anyone else catch it when Rafe told Nicole that she could leave Salem, and that way EJ wouldn’t see her pregnant, and she could actually hide it better, and she said she had “NO family left” ..? Ummm what?! I know her and her sister had some rough times when she was in Salem, but they made up before she left with Quinn (the first time he left) so why not go there and stay with her?! I mean come on, did she forget she had a sister already??

And I am all for Roman having someone in his life, hasn’t had anyone since nasty ole Kate! That man must be crazy lonely!!! haha

April 17, 2012 at 11:53 am
(70) samidimera says:

My definition of having no life would be sitting here for hours and hours – say from 4pm to 9pm – posting as a bunch of different users just so it appears that you have lots of people on your side. Sound familiar? Your “creativity” is incredible. I have never seen so many people unable to spell simple words before and yet it seems we have a mass overflow of ignorance here. I take it as this being your attempt to seem like a bunch of different posters? LMAO. You aren’t fooling anyone.

Watch this: I hade yuo. You are a meany pance. I dont no why you our botering us. Race and Sammy shoold be togethr so be quite! LMAO. Oooooh, I guess it doesn’t take that much creativity after all. LOL.

Also, we don’t need a mommy.

April 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm
(71) Joanne says:

What a mistake getting rid of Madison!!!!! She is one of my favorites on this show, what a great actress, I watched her in GH then DOOL, Guess you don’t listen to your viewers, You writers are making a big error on this actress!!!

April 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm
(72) Jodi says:

Im not really upset by the departyre of Madison, let’s just hope she takes Ian with her. Jack, Carrie, and Austin I will miss alot. Have always been among my favorites.

April 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm
(73) Rita Avila says:

I am dissapointed,angry and sad of the way TPTB on Days are doing bussiness these days. Not only the actors suffer that they had just been hired back only to be fired a few months later, but the viewers too, because we are losing our beloved actors and characters. It’s a shame Days. Do they really think that by letting our faves and the mayor talent go, they are going to gain or keep for that matter, any viewers. It sucks and it sin’t fair that they are letting our favorites go. The writers never wrote anything good for Carrie and Austin, Jack had a short storyline that fade in thin air and a just sex based story for Brady and Madison. The new writers could build on that and give them a good plot and a huge storyline. I kind of see where this is going. They are trying to capture the young audience again, letting go the favorites we’ve known and loved over the years, and still love and the loyal audience don’t matter at all. Because Days was picked up until August 2013 is why they should build compelling and powerful storylines with our favorite characters and not lame ones and repeated ones like Abby being the new Sami trying to nail Austin’s affection at all costs. Or the same old thing of kidnapping John and Hope making them the Pawn and princess Gina again, etc…. If they are going to do that don’t use a lame excuse like Stefano wanting the Faberge egg….build a better plot for the situation but don’t go back to the old bag of tricks that don’t work anymore. They are not going to raise the ratings or build an audience or a fanbase doing that. Give us a reason to watch not to go away and turn our tv’s off or change the channel when Days comes on. Just saying.

April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm
(74) Brenda says:

I hate that they are letting Sarah Brown go. Why did they have to alter the relationship between Jennifer and Daniel? Why did they have to bring Lisa Rinna back and then throw her into a relationship with Daniel? I believe they have too many characters and not enough air time for them. I certainly hope DOL staff get their act together before NBC replaces the show with a talk show. Please get it together!

April 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm
(75) claudia orabone says:

Days of our lives is the best soap on besides Young and restless. General Hospital stinks w/all their mental illness stuff that I cannot even watch.All the women on Days are extremely attractive and the men are built and handsome.I think Days is very good and had no idea they were in trouble. Bold and beautiful circles around Liam and it is BORING.Young and restless is getting alittle boring w/the Victor Newman storyline and nhis business, while Days has alot of variety. Days should not exclude anyone. Madison can go, but not Carrie and Austin nor Jack. They are handsome and pretty and they had good storylines. All the variety on Days id great w/all the different characters.I love all the characters on Days. Every storyline is thrilling. Austin and Carrie and Jack should stay. I wanted to see Jennifer and Jack together. They just about started on the show like Bo and Hope. They are a staple. Days should be kept on. I have been watching for 40 yrs. General Hospital shoud be dropped. Sonny is boring.

April 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm
(76) Adrienne says:

That Ian is one strange guy, almost scary.
I cant believe that beautiful Madison would have ever married him. Why dool even put him on is still a mystery to me. Although I loved Jack and Jen back in the day their scenes today sound so practiced, like thjeyre reasing directly from the script. I like Jen with Daniel because there was a certain innocence to them. And well Gaby, although I am sure she is a sweet girl just cannot act. The excitement and cliffhangers on a friday just dont exist anymore. I watch it because I am a diehard but some of it really isnt interesting at all anymore. No offense to Carrie but the way she used the ice on her body was not sexy in the least.
Come on writers give us some juicy stuff.

April 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm
(77) Ellenberry says:

I, too, am one of the fans involved from the very beginning of Days. I have watched the characters develop and age, and even fade away, like Mr and Mrs. H. They are all like family and I watch every day while I work out. It’s fun watching the little ones grow up, like Will. I loved Billie’s original story lines, and was so excited to see her return. She needs a good story line now. (As for her lips, has no one seen the improvement? She’s had painful surgery to try to restore them.)

Just saying… I have aged along with the main characters and I can tolerate bad story lines and the younger generation, but please stick with the older cast and believable plots. Why not bring back Billie’s skinny daughter and that funny genius kid (WHN?)

April 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm
(78) Aggie O'Hara says:

I never watched soaps, and didn’t care for them, but both my husband and I are big fans of Lisa Rinna and her husband. We loved the reality show they had, “Harry Loves Lisa” with their two lovely daughters. They are such a sweet couple, and we were saddened when it was taken off the air, and miss the show very much. So I tuned in to “Days of our Lives” ONLY because Lisa Rinna was going to be on. And my husband who thinks your brains turn to pudding if you watch soaps, will watch on his days off to see Lisa. We think the comments on her appearance are very shallow. She has stated how when she was young she had gotten her lips done with silicone or some substance which she had suffered with regrets, and for many years wanted to have un-done. She finally tried to have this reversed with surgery and had a very serious infection which made it hard to heal, and could have had drastic out-come. She regretted it also because she had two daughters, she did not want to set a bad example concerning plastic surgery. All in all both my husband and myself think she is beautiful both inside and out. We wonder if a mirror was held up to these critical, nasty toned people if they would fare as well; we doubt it very much.

April 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm
(79) Bandianni says:

Hey, Samidimeraa…..Keep them coming…I especially liked your spelling bee….and these people vote????

April 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm
(80) Stacey says:

I just don’t understand why Days can’t keep writers around. Anytime the writers change, the characters and the stories are going to change due to the vision of the writers. I would be curious to know if the writers are/have been fans of Days before accepting their positions. I don’t see how the writers can further the storylines if they don’t know the history of the characters or LOVE the show.

I may not agree with pairings, storylines, comings/goings, but I will always watch Days, just as I have done for over 25 years.

I just think that the writers should work in conjunction with the producers, actors, etc.(with a little respect to the fans for what they would like to see) in order to further develop the storylines and keep viewers around.

April 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm
(81) A Daily Fan says:

My take on Days of Our Lives got off the track when it focused too much on violence just one set of couple. I like the mixture of couples of the different ages another words not just young couples The characters that are Smokin & Likeable: little Johnnie, Brady, Chad, Rafe, E.J., Daniel, Will, Bo, John, Lucas, & Victor. Hot & Likeable: Sierra, Chole, Marlena, Melanie, Nicole, the 1st lady that played Nicole’s sis not the 2nd one, Madison, & Carrie.
Villians: Sami, ?? not Ian let him go
Darn, I’m rootin for Brady to have a stable partner. I like Jen & Daniel as a couple more humorous & flirty.

April 21, 2012 at 6:04 am
(82) Sherry B says:

I’m glad Carrie & Austin are leaving…they are just too boring!
Wish Jack would stay too….But Madison? She’s really good with Brady. He deserves to be happy!

April 27, 2012 at 12:27 am
(83) Ladybug says:

Like many of the above posters, I have watched the show since it started. The show has no anchor couple any longer like Tom and Alice who held the respect of the town. Shawn and Caroline were another stable couple, even after Shawn learning of Caroline’s indiscretion with Victor.
I really liked Marlena and Roman together as a couple and wish they would get back together. Personally, I do not care for John Black. If ever John is killed off, let Marlena get back with Roman.
Maggie and Victor are darling. Keep them on more.
I don’t like all the bedroom scenes. It seems half of the show is with people in bed.
My suggestions for the writers would be to make some of the
story lines shorter. When Chad and Melanie were held captive in the factory, that was a three day story and moved forward.
Would like:
Bo and Hope Ciara will soon become a teenager and have her story lines
Victor and Maggie (With Daniel and Mel being active family members)
Marlena and in my fantasy Roman
Jennifer and Daniel
I want Mel to find happiness.
I want Nicole to also settle down and have a family .
Bring in a new love interest for Abe. Put Abe back with Roman as a partner.
I am excited Shane is coming back.. Keep him!!!
I had thought Sami and Rafe were such a good couple and that she was making a true change and going to become a new anchor. Rafe deserves to be in a happy marriage. I was disappointed that the writers did not allow him to accept the grief scene with Sami.
Will: I don’t mind that he is gay but please, no kissing and love scenes.
I enjoy the visits of Doug and Julie on occasions.
I do not like Gabbie at all. Please do not let he nor Abe go to alcohol. Abe’s son needs him. Abe has already been blind. Give him a break!!!
Get rid of Ian!
Thanks!

April 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm
(84) Leopard butterfly says:

I think they should get rid of gabi,her storyline is stupid and can’t believe someone would b that pathetic. As for Austin and carrie,they were kind of boring too and poor Jack just coming back and already being canned. Iam sad about Madison, i like her with brady,but they should get rid of Ian. Not sure what there gonna do with Jennifer now? Also, i love sami with lucas and roman should get more air time,but not necessarily a new romance. I like that they have will gay and curious if they’ll put him with sonny,who i really like too

May 7, 2012 at 6:10 am
(85) Bw says:

Days can’t seem to move forward, always reliving dimeras feud not to mention always giving men most of the power! Madison came in strong and that was great to see, especially Sami working!! Sad, they brought In a wimpy Ian.. Seems most men dictate In that soap.. Unless that was to demo Will’s story line.. Boring. It almost seemed like they were saying he was gay cause his mother’s an idiot. The worst part is Salem pd and Isa.. Absurd.
Rafe and nicole maybe but not Carrie!!! Melanie is fresh !! Boot Kate and her feather, take Ian and his wimpy shoulders..

May 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm
(86) beau11 says:

Hey everyone! I’m new on here and part of the older generation. I started watching DOOL in 1975, at age 15. Doug was with Addie then and not long after that she died….and then there was Doug and Julie and Hope was just a baby(Addie is Hope’s mom). Bob Anderson was part of the show as was the old Mickey Horton, Bill and Laura Horton, and of course our always beloved Tom and Alice Horton….the true matriarchs of the show. My next door neighbor watched AMC until it went off the air….i hope days has a lot of years left, but if not, I will continue to enjoy it as long as I can. I love all of the old cast members for the most part. To me, as long as Bo and Hope are on the show, it will always be a great show. I wish Patch would be on show with Kayla, too. I wish Sean and Bell would come back for awhile….if only briefly. I don’t like Carrie with Rafe……she belongs with Austin. Jennifer belongs to Jack, and if Jack leaves the show, then Jen should too. Since Shane has been on the show, I wish they would have brought Kim back. It was really good when Charlotte Ross was on and played Shane’s evil daughter and hated Kim. I loved it when Isabella was with John, but I do like John and Marlena together….they just seem to belong together. Sami will forever be Sami and will always be with different men in some sort of love triangle. I hope the Dimeras will always stay on the show, in some fashion. They are a thread that binds. And I hope that EJ finds out he really is a DiMera, so they do continue to rule Salem in some evil fashion. With Johnny growing up DiMera, hopefully, one never knows what is right around the next corner. Times change in all of our lives and thus, they will always be changing on DOOL…..a true soap opera.

June 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm
(87) joy says:

I second what Diane said! Also, If they are bringing back Nick, why wouldn’t they keep Melanie? They were good together.

June 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm
(88) Nichole says:

I’m hoping to see more of Lumi. Im sad to see Matthew Ashford leave. I was wanting him and jen back together. I’m not really liking Kate and Ian together though. They’re not that good together in my opinion. I am happy to see a lot of the older actors back though like john,marlena,and lucas. I kind of wish they would bring back belle and shawn too

June 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm
(89) Tony says:

As part of the young generation, I am disappointed on some of the cast being cut out, some of these characters have just been brought in. This is probably the longest running daytime show on television, if they cut out most or all seasoned characters, you are going to lose the audience that has been watching this for a long time and viewers (like myself who is part of the young generation and appreciates the good acting these seasoned characters that have been doing for a long time).

The recent Hope & John storyline was great to follow, they need to produce similar storylines for other important characters.

June 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm
(90) Jolene says:

Ive been watching since i was 7yrs old im 30 yrs old now. Imma forever fan! Getting rid of jack, maddison, carrie and austin is a good idea! There boring and annoying characters.It’s nice to have lucas back, he makes sammy not as annoying. I really hope stephano is dead!But i have a feeling he’s NOT . Cause thats annoying too when he keeps comming back to life! Me and my fellow days’erzz look forward to shawn, bell and bo’s older daughter…(. Forgetting her name at moment! ) return for a dramatic visit to salem.

June 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm
(91) Sandra says says:

It’s a true shame that more changes will be coming to Days but I guess the writers have to try to keep us interested. I wish Day’s writers would take some story lines from telenovelas. I turned one of my friends to watching telenovelas through closed captioned and she was amazed by the story lines.

I’ve been watching Days since 1986 so I will continue to be a faithful fan until the end but I would really like to finally see unique story lines before that happens.

Last, I wanted to say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we shouldn’t bash anyone just because we do not agree with them.

June 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm
(92) Michelle says:

I just read that DOOL is letting go of Peter Reckell and the character of Bo. How can they think that will improve the show? Bo and Hope need to stay together and be the one solid couple that always find their way back to each other. I’m not sure I’m going to want to watch anymore if his character doesn’t stay.

June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm
(93) mary says:

t i think that ej does not need to be put as a bad person & his wife should go back to him and john & his wife should go & also raff & his sister should go they blame ej & his dad who is gone for everthing can any one else do any thing bad in this show now i think this show is on its way out

June 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm
(94) DOOLFAN says:

I am not a fan of the John character. We already have a Clint Eastwood and do not need one in DOOL. I think Sammi and E.J. are a good idea for a plot. I do not think Roman should have a romantic interest. I love the Madison cut. I hate ff through Brady scenes. I sgree that their should be something deeper to Brady. He is more than just eye candy and I dont like him being an addict. I used to love Gabi and now she makes me sick. Rafe has always made me want to see him have a dark side but not as dark as when Stef changed him. I think E.J. needs to pick a side if the fence. Good or bad.

June 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm
(95) Robin says:

John & Marlana and Bo and Hope AND Jack and Jennifer should remain on the show til the end – and all stay with their respective partners. Would love to see Sami and Lucas back together, or Sami back with Rafe. They would need to give Lucas a more interesting role, like he had before he left. EJ is a GREAT actor and should have been nominated for an Emmy – would LOVE to see him back with Nicole. Like Victor and Maggie together. Hate that Melanie is leaving. Would LOVE to see Shawn D. and Bella return, as well as Phillip and Chloe. Billie can go. Fine with Ian and Madison leaving. Fine with Carrie and Austin leaving. Not at all happy about Jack leaving. Think they should keep him and give he and Jen some interesting, adventurous storyline. Also think it’s a big mistake to let Peter Reckell (Bo) leave and keep Christian Alphonso (Hope). They belong together. I’ve been watching since 1986 and was really REALLY upset when John and Marlana were written off. Matthew Ashford was just nominated for a daytime Emmy – that should tell the writers something – KEEP HIM!

July 3, 2012 at 12:50 am
(96) CaroleFlower says:

I have been reading this never ending banter between samidimera and the others as you guys keep throwing negatives and insults at her trying to knock her down, But Samidimera gets up and throws them right back, just a little quicker and lot wittier! Sorry im not taking sides here but just call it like i see it. This has been so entertaining Ive forgotten to watch DOOL.

July 3, 2012 at 12:59 am
(97) CaroleFlower says:

SamiDimeara, I’m Lmao, you’re freakin hilarious! Been watching this thread and it’s quite entertaining!! Quick and quite witty!!! Keep them coming, sorry folks nothing personal!!

July 3, 2012 at 1:07 am
(98) CaroleFlower says:

LMAO …..SAMIDIMEARA, Please you’re making my sides hurt!!!! Funny, funny stuff!!!!!

July 3, 2012 at 1:36 am
(99) CaroleFlower says:

Ewe…..I guess I would be considered one of the old people, but I don’t want to see the old people making out! I think its gross. Affectionate yes, cuddling sure, but not naked in bed please! It’s like seeing my mom and dad in bed. When I say old people I mean Victor, Ian, Maggie, Stephano.

July 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm
(100) carol says:

I’m sorry to hear Madison is leaving, she was good with madison until the writer through in this thing with Ian drugging Brady. I don’t like that story and I hope it’s short. I don’t like Ian, he’s creepy. I’d like to see Sammi grow up and calm down and get back wtih Rafe. There’s no chemistry between her and Lucas. NONE.

July 10, 2012 at 12:04 am
(101) Sandra Steb says:

The powers that be are letting down the fans that made and kept Days on tv all of these years. Us baby boomers yep is true. I started watching with my mother when I was a child. It was black and white only and Mr. and Mrs Horton were young and happy. I have stuck with days no matter what show came and went. Now it is so heart breaking to know that a complete era is dying . Why, they are bringing back boring characters and setting go the ones that made the show stay on so long. Yes they are older but everybody gets old. If you put all young inexperienced actors on you will definately loose the majority of fans that has stood strong and kept those ratings up. If you want to keep it on then pay attention to the fans when you are making cuts and bringing people back that are not fan drawing characters. I can only hope it stays on many more years.

July 10, 2012 at 2:13 am
(102) dontmesswithmymullet says:

I’m okay with the goings. Well, that is except for Jack :(

July 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm
(103) MIli says:

Samidimera grow up and act like an adult!!

July 19, 2012 at 11:24 am
(104) janice says:

I HAVE BEEN A DAYS FAN SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL .I HAVE WATCHED DAYS EVERY WEEK OR RECORDED DAYS FOR YEARS . I HOPE DAYS WILL STAY ON THE AIR FOR MANY YEARS TO COME .I MISSED JOHN AND MARLENA AND WAS GLAD TO SEE THEM BACK.
THE SHOW NEEDS A BALANCE OF YOUNG AND OLD CHARACTERS
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PHILLIP AND SHAWN AND BELL RETURN
TO DAYS . I LOVE TO SEE THE FLASH BACKS OF DAYS WHEN TOM AND ALICE JULIE AND DOUG AND ALL THE GANG I MISS THOSE DAYS. THERE WAS A LOT OF ROMANCE BACK THEN ..I CAN”T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEW WRITERS WILL COME UP WITH .NEXT

July 19, 2012 at 11:25 am
(105) janice says:

I HAVE BEEN A DAYS FAN SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL .I HAVE WATCHED DAYS EVERY WEEK OR RECORDED DAYS FOR YEARS . I HOPE DAYS WILL STAY ON THE AIR FOR MANY YEARS TO COME .I MISSED JOHN AND MARLENA AND WAS GLAD TO SEE THEM BACK.
THE SHOW NEEDS A BALANCE OF YOUNG AND OLD CHARACTERS
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PHILLIP AND SHAWN AND BELL RETURN
TO DAYS . I LOVE TO SEE THE FLASH BACKS OF DAYS WHEN TOM AND ALICE JULIE AND DOUG AND ALL THE GANG I MISS THOSE DAYS. THERE WAS A LOT OF ROMANCE BACK THEN ..I CAN”T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEW WRITERS WILL COME UP WITH NEXT.

July 22, 2012 at 5:39 am
(106) cloud says:

Good cut, should cut John Blake and his wife, Bo and hope two. They are so boring!

July 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm
(107) linda says:

I think they need to let go of the Sammi storylines how many more men are left for her to mess around with. And John and Marlena they’re boring if Stephano isn’t there torturing them. I love the Will storyline .

July 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm
(108) Vickie Stone says:

I am at a total loss for words as I digest the shock and utter disappointment in learning Bo, Jack, Melanie, Carrie, Madison, and Austin are leaving Days….after Stefano and Lexi’s departure….bad enough each individual is leaving but this large group of MAJOR characters and their story lines….I’ve watched Days since 1972…FINALLY after years of disappointing story lines, Days had it right…they brought back our favorite characters…and now the shocker, Bo is leaving….WHY????? When death takes our loved ones we have no control, but to eliminate people who ARE the foundation of Salem’s families …. they are Days … what are you thinking? It has been so nice to tune in and see the characters who are what Days is all about, wondering if this time they will get it right, be with the person they belong with. How can Days of Our Lives be or survie….without them? They are the foundation of this soap opera. Please, please re-think these ghastly decisions. I was so grateful to learn you weren’t going off the air a year ago….now I’m really worried you will loose the fan base who has been with you over the years….and the newer ones of late.

July 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm
(109) christy harris says:

we want sami and ej to get together and to stay together. rave and nicole need to get togeth and jennifer and daniel need to get back together. let gabby get what she deserves, chad and mallony find each other and live happly ever after. and i also think they should take ian out of the show because i dont like his character.

July 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm
(110) Wit says:

If you are going to do any cuts- cut Will. Yay, awesome, Will came out! I thought that was a good story for him, but now he is a complete jerk with a ridiculous smirk on his face all the time. Really? Will’s grandma, Marlena, supports his whiny bs about his mom and is so proud and supports him when he comes out of the closet- when he struggled painfully to do that in itself…. then Marlena and much more of his family and anyone important in his life almost gets killed by the Dimeras trapping them in a house with a bomb, and he supports a dimera after that? Roman said it best when he asked him what the hell he was doing supporting EJ and that the dimeras have screwed with them enough for six lifetimes, and Will shrugged off his grandpa and has barely spoken to Marlena at all since she did nothing but support him. He’s ridiculously and uncomfortably obsessed with EJ now and completely screwing over his family. I would like to see some sort of justice served for Will’s actions and at least see him realize that he screwed up bad and learn a huge lesson. Who laughs in their grandpa’s face when he’s trying to protect his whole family- I’m waiting for Roman and Lucas to slap that kid across the face…Sami should have done it a long time ago with the way he talked to her, hoping the men grab that bull by the reins… I’m sooo sick of watching him.

July 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm
(111) wit says:

Helen H, how old are you? You have been watching DOOL since the beginning of time? Do you know anything about acting? Mathew Ashford is a legend.. I admit his acting is more for theatre, but you can’t help but smile when he is acting because he is so perfect for his character and animated- that’s Jack! If you have been watching this as long as I have you would know how wonderful he is and how that’s exactly how his character is supposed to be- quirky and fun and spontaneous and a little selfish at times, but so not on purpose! My friend started watching DOOL when Jennifer and and Daniel were together,which we all loved, but when Jack came back, he was quick to grow on my friend because of his sensitivity and fun ways… I hate hate to see him go :(

July 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm
(112) Melissa says:

Having fun reading months of fans’ comments! I have watched Days for years, religiously, through good and bad (really bad) storylines. Good riddance to Carrie and Austin. Carrie and Rafe together, ridiculous! Rafe and Sami were the best, and I was surprised that the writers screwed that up. Lisa Rinna, please go! Madison and Brady do NOT fit together, so bye Madi. Sorry to see Melanie go. She’s so cute and funny. Ditto, sorry to see Lexie go. Just read where Stefano will rise from the dead, so that’s creepy, but glad he is coming back. Will is wonderful and his scenes with Marlena always brought tears to my eyes. Nicole and Daniel, nah. Daniel and Jennifer, yeah. Jack, back to the jungle! Maggie and Victor took a little getting used to, but ok, I guess. Just, Maggie, quit sniveling! Your sharp intakes of breath gag me. Love Hope and Bo. How the heck will they dispose of Bo?? And, how will Hope survive? Can’t see her with anybody else. Uh-oh, not John and P Gina–another ridiculous storyline! Lastly, bring Patch back and let’s get some excitement back in Salem.

July 28, 2012 at 11:44 pm
(113) Jim Sweeney says:

Who cares who leaves and who stays. I just don’t want Nicole to leave. She is so hot.

July 30, 2012 at 6:43 am
(114) Randall says:

I have grown up with DAYS. From sitting in my Grands living room as a child to getting hooked after Vivian buried Carly alive! I would hate to the show end and this chapter of my life close. If this happens…leave it on a strong note. There should be a return of Eileen Davidson as Kristen. Just as all the Dimeira’s are gone and no one to ruin John and Doc’s happiness in roles the one behind it all..Kristen! The show was built on the love and story of the Horton’s. If this and the main cast are not a vision for the new writers… I can see why the show may be gone. I feel that Ian is killing the ratings… he is nobody in Salem. I don’t like the actor playing him, nor his character. He and Kate is a horrible match. Roman Brady should be dead… how many strokes and nip tucks is that bastard gonna have… stop spending the budget on his face and use it for some old school writers. Vivian should return as the power vilan. If you loose more power cards and cast…The sands will run out in that big ol’ hour glass.

August 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm
(115) Sue Jones says:

I am glad that D

Yeah.,, DOOL is still on the air… I was concerned.. It is the only soap that I watch… Have been a fan since it started.. Love tha fact that DOOL has at least one real story line.. Will!! Great job…Nicole and Brady grate couple Bo and Hope need to have some real life grow up story lines, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO SOMETHING WITH JOHN. Either give him some real acting lessons… or Hive him the pink slip. He always always has the same pained expression on his face.. Try something, turn off the sound and watch some of his scenes.. You cannot discern any and i feel any difference. It doesn’t seem to matter if he is ‘loving’ Marlena, threatening to become violent, It makes one wonder who or how many he is sleeping with… Please you really have to see he cannot act… or his acting is one note only.

Sami and EJ must get together their chemestry is so strong. Lucas is a milk toast…Sami and EJ together as a non Demera could really be interesting. And when Stephano rises from the dead it will really be interesting…
Just please keep the show on air.. and PLEASE EITHER GET RID OF NO TALENT JOHN OR GET SOME REAL ACTING CLASSES..
It is time for Bo and Hope to stop the adolescent story lines and become the elders of the group.

August 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm
(116) Sue Jones says:

I am glad that D

Yeah.,, DOOL is still on the air… I was concerned.. It is the only soap that I watch… Have been a fan since it started.. Love tha fact that DOOL has at least one real story line.. Will!! Great job…Nicole and Brady grate couple Bo and Hope need to have some real life grow up story lines, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO SOMETHING WITH JOHN. Either give him some real acting lessons… or Hive him the pink slip. He always always has the same pained expression on his face.. Try something, turn off the sound and watch some of his scenes.. You cannot discern any and i feel any difference. It doesn’t seem to matter if he is ‘loving’ Marlena, threatening to become violent, It makes one wonder who or how many he is sleeping with… Please you really have to see he cannot act… or his acting is one note only.

Sami and EJ must get together their chemestry is so strong. Lucas is a milk toast…Sami and EJ together as a non Demera could really be interesting. And when Stephano rises from the dead it will really be interesting…
Just please keep the show on air.. and PLEASE EITHER GET RID OF NO TALENT JOHN OR GET SOME REAL ACTING CLASSES..
It is time for Bo and Hope to stop the adolescent story lines and become the elders of the group.

August 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm
(117) Joanne says:

I have been watching Days since it came on the air. Please, please, please leave Jack and Bo on the show. Just give Jack and Jennifer a good storyline or adventure to go on. Jack used to be so funny and he and Jennifer were so fun when they worked together in the newspaper business. Leave Bo and Hope and Marlena and John alone also. Get rid of Ian, Madison, and the witch Gabby! No room for Daniel or Madison either. Would love to see Victor and Maggie go on a long trip around the world, and take us with them to enjoy the sites and their falling in deeper love. Get rid of the gay story lines, and get some really meaty storylines for our favorite characters. Then you would see the ratings soar again!!

August 10, 2012 at 1:17 am
(118) Debbie J says:

I hope the new writers move the story lines along. I mean, how many times does the characters repeat history: Stephano dies, doesn’t die; Sammi sleeps around with all the men; Nicole ruins someones life; someone swaps babies; switch blood test. Come on! Get up to date with story lines. Throw in affairs, con men, corporate corruption, etc. Make it a Soap Opera again!

August 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm
(119) Doogie63 says:

Well Peter Reckell is leaving too, so what big name is next……Kristian Alphonso? Lauren Koslow? John Aniston?

August 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm
(120) juliedays says:

John and Marlena are wonderful. I love Jack but I think Jennifer
was great with Daniel. I want to see Julie and Doug become
like the Horton’s were. All you people who talk about older love. Don’t worry,
you won’t be young forever, then I want to hear what you have to say.
Years go by quickly.

Days has always been the only soap I have watched. There has been
good and bad about it, but I can’t live without it. It has been killer for
me since the Olympics. Not Day’s… Can’t wait for it to start again.

Bo, think about it many times before you leave.

August 13, 2012 at 10:01 am
(121) llambchops says:

I really am not that crazy about Jack and Jenn. I think their story was told a long time ago and time to spice things up a little! I really think that Daniel would be a good fit with Jenn. I also think that (i might be crazy) but Nicole and Rafe would be good together. I am a huge EJ and Sammy fan, and they just need to get back together already. I really can’t stand Lucas… and he needs to go and patch things up in China with his fiance! I think Brady would be good with Mel… and i am sad to see her go! I am not too crazy about Gabi or Chad,and it really isn’t anything to do with their acting skills, it’s all about preference. I really am also upset to hear that Bo is leaving. I feel Hope and him help to really make a solid base for this show. If he really does leave, I hope they make a story with Abe and Hope. Really all together, i love this soap, as i have been watching it since I was a baby. All i hope that Sami and EJ never get let go because they are the main reason i watch this show.

August 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm
(122) jennifer says:

Sooo glad Madison is leaving…could not stand her on the screen. A beautiful woman and GREAT actress, maybe too good, just very irritated by her on this screen. Brady did such an awesome job, loving her but, bye bye…Now, Brady, focus, you need someone playful and young

August 14, 2012 at 7:47 am
(123) Pam says:

I read the posts and a few is childish, If every one stopped responding to Sami Dimera they would stop. Some people are pathetic have only these post boards to make them important..( every one has opinions some is just bigger than others )

I am glad to see Austin and Carrie go they were so boring, I am sad to see Madison her and Brady were good together, I hate that they made Jack into a borish character not like he was always a good comic relief.
They need to get rid of Gabby, she is so needy
Roman has become boring and always by the book not like in the early years. I cannot wait to see who Ej’s real father is . I hope that Nicole does not lose her baby

August 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm
(124) Amber says:

I absolutely HATE the fact that they have let Carrie, Jack, and Bo go!!! Carrie was great this time around, but when they bring her back, she needs to be with Austin Peck. Jack and Jennifer and Bo and Hope are original couples that the show was built on!!! How the heck could you break them up?!? Days, you better get your head out of your butts, or this show is done forth!!

And can someone please tell the writers, that the only man that truly ever loved Sami for who she really is…is Lucas!!! Let them be together…EJ and Nicole will be together once he finds out the baby is his! Arianna needs to come back from the dead and be a lover for Brady—-dear god, stop killing off all his women!!!

August 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm
(125) BP says:

Have watched Days for over 35 yrs and now my daughter is also a fan. I agree with other comments to get more realistic and forget all the coming back from the dead and unbelievable look-alike character copies (e.g. Stefano and Rafe) – they turn me off and make me wonder why the writers keep returning to the ridiculous. Also, how can they make EJ run away at the bad advice of Sami; EJ is supposed to be an intelligent lawyer – why can’t the writers have made him a more upstanding mayor while he figures out a better way to clear his name of Stefan’s murder. EJ is too likeablle and not believable as an evil Dimara. And PLEASE have them do something good with the script now that Kate knows about ian’s motives; PLEASE HAVE SOMETHING HORRIBLE happen to creepy Ian. AFTER they clear EJ’s name. It’s not so much the characters of Ian and Stefano that are so bad, but the actors playing them are so unlikeable. While I’m at it, please get rid of Gabby – another unlikeable actress and character! Whew – glad to get that off miy chest and really hope DOOL’s rating improve if they get rid of these deadbeats.

August 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm
(126) Jane says:

I was watching the first day DOOL aired and I’ve been an avid fan since. I wouldn’t mind losing John and Marlena as far as what’s been done with them since their return. However, if they go there’s very little that’s familiar on the show. Bo and Hope haven’t had a good story line in forever! Rare is a great character and I hope he gets good storylines soon! I detest the Gabby now. They’ve taken a gorgeous young woman with good ties to other characters and made her ridiculous and despicable! I’m about sick of the gay thread. Very few persons are interested in Will and Sonny’s sexual orientations. Give them good story lines as interesting people. Let them be gay but let the coming out angst go! Bring a little happiness back – as the audience, we need a bit of a break. I hope Stephano will return (with some plausible explanation?). He’s the best villain ever. Victor and Maggie have become characatures of the silliest order.

August 15, 2012 at 6:39 am
(127) Cathy says:

I have been watching DOOL since 1983 and have loved the show since then. I even got my daughter hooked on this show. . Everyone talks about them not wanting to Dimiera dead well how many times have they killed off Stefno and he keeps coming back. The last time the writers wanted to do a major cut they cut Alice Horton which I was upset about but the writers brought everyone back. I know I am not making sense here but.My thoughts on everything:
1 Sami needs to be with Rafe, yes there is something there between EJ and Sami but they have been together twice now. Sami has also been with Lucas more times then I can count. The writers need to have her get married and stay married: She has to be in her early 30′s with 4 kids and has been married at least 5 times already and this deal with John one minute she is getting along with him and the next she hates him. I am sick of that. all the time. Come on she is a mother who has screwed up more times then I can remember, grow up.
2 Jack I have enjoyed seeing him and Jenn together from day one, they have had ups and downs all the time. Jack leaves then Jenn needs to leave as well. Daniel is sort of with Nicky now and they look good together.
3 They need to keep the older members as well as the young crowd and they should bring back Belle and Shawn D.
Okay that is all I can think of now

August 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm
(128) Love Days says:

I do agree with you samdimera. I feel like Madison being cut is a good thing. She made Brady boring. They also made her character all vanity and seem like she was better than everyone else. I really don’t think she is that pretty. That is just my opinion; and you are entitled to yours. I don’t see why so many people on here on criticizing you. Also, I have never like Carrie. She is always trying to be a goody-goody. She is a home-wrecker. However, I love her sister Sami! I hope that EJ and Sami get back together. They make an awesome couple. I also hate to say this, but I kind of miss Stefano! I guess I just like deviance! I think John and Marlena need new scripts. I know that they have been on this show FOREVER, but I just can’t stand John. He isn’t a good actor. At any rate, I hope the new writers make this show what it use to be; GREAT! It’s been on for so many decades!
A word to the rude people on here; please don’t be so judgmental. Everyone has an opinion, which they are entitled to. Have a good day all!

August 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm
(129) joni says:

Don’t worry too much about rating. As we baby boomers retire, the first action is to tune into our previously favorite soaps. Many women of the 60′s got careers after our baby raising years…..Now “we’re ba-a-a-ck!

August 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm
(130) Debbie says:

I really wish they’d cut the characters of Kate and Ian. Their fight on the show was ridiculous and their over-done plastic surgeries have left both of them looking like freaks. It’s hard for me to watch either of them and take their acting or characters seriously. I just sit here looking at Kate’s over plumped lips that make her look like “fish-mouth.”

I agree with the other poster about the older generations being retired. If you want to resuscitate the show bring back some of the younger people, like Sean and Bell, Eric and focus on the young couples on the show. Save money by weaving in a few scenes with the older characters. I like Bo and Hope and Daniel and Nichole.

More hunky male characters would never be objected. More scenes with their shirts off would be great!!

August 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm
(131) sue says:

I am once again disappointed in the cuts. Just as disappointed as I was when john and marlena left. Bringing Jack back just to kill him off months later? Really? No Bo is leaving, Madison, poor brady just gets happy. Maybe the ratings are tanking because you writers keep taking stars on and off like soxs. Last time shawn douglas left, belle, chelsea, and how many others. How many cast members have been taken off in the past few years. For a soap that I have watched for 35 years, I am really sick of watching. and really sami with ej, she has been made out to be the biggest SLUT on tv. I am surprise that Allison Sweeny hasn’t put her foot down yet, and refused to be made to look like the town slut.

August 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm
(132) kristen says:

Why would they get rid of the major people on the show. Why not give the ax to Maggie, Julie, and all of the old hags. Why would they get rid of Madison, they just brought her on. I think the show would be worthless if they got rid of Sami Brady and EJ. Also, since Stefano left, and EJ has no power as a Dimera, the show is getting dull. I think Kate Dimera is so annoying, they need to toss her out by the hair.

August 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm
(133) Tamera says:

Gabby is the one person that should go, want to see more of Rafe- I thought he would fall in love w/Nichole? Madison and Brady very good match- firing her was very bad move. BO/HOPE and MARLENA/JOHN my 2 all time fav couples. The OLD OLD OLD writers (original writers) were the best I have been watching for 30 years! I left for a while when they began to let the best couples go- but I came back. I didnt care much for chad – I loved PHILLIP and the storyline with Will I have a feeling he is going to be cut…. Lexi leaving was sad, but I read why she left on her own. Years ago a very handsome brother of Abes was on- what happened to him? Brandon was also a nice addition to the cast but he was cut- and Billy Reed at the beginning was great. The second billy after Lisa Rinna was great when she and Kate had the same love interest- he was one of the sexiest men on TV (I see him from time to time in movies).

Santa Barbara was the only other Soap I watched- that cast was put together very well- its all about the casting director and writers……I remember Alice and Tom Horton very well. They need to bring back Mike Horton he can fall in love with Billy Reed (second billy).

I should write for Days- it would be much jucier!!

August 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm
(134) Tamera says:

Gabby is the one person that should go, want to see more of Rafe- I thought he would fall in love w/Nichole? Madison and Brady very good match- firing her was very bad move. BO/HOPE and MARLENA/JOHN my 2 all time fav couples. The OLD OLD OLD writers (original writers) were the best I have been watching for 30 years! I left for a while when they began to let the best couples go- but I came back. I didnt care much for chad – I loved PHILLIP and the storyline with Will I have a feeling he is going to be cut…. Lexi leaving was sad, but I read why she left on her own. Years ago a very handsome brother of Abes was on- what happened to him? Brandon was also a nice addition to the cast but he was cut- and Billy Reed at the beginning was great. The second billy after Lisa Rinna was great when she and Kate had the same love interest- he was one of the sexiest men on TV (I see him from time to time in movies).

Santa Barbara was the only other Soap I watched- that cast was put together very well- its all about the casting director and writers……I remember Alice and Tom Horton very well. They need to bring back Mike Horton he can fall in love with Billy Reed (second billy).

I should write for Days- it would be much jucier!!

August 18, 2012 at 2:01 am
(135) justsaying says:

i really enjoyed the comments from samidimera and I too agree 100% with the cuts they have been made. I just wish that they will continue to cut more people that are dragging the show ratings down. People like: jennifer-and her daughter whatever her name Irs and her new love interest, maggie, will, sonny, t, theo- and the guy who plays his father, Bo, hope, marlena, john, ian, kate. There would be better entertainment and stories if these characters were gone. I think victor is quite humorous without maggie around. And keeping roman and rafe to continue running the police department is better without Bo and hope. And the triangle of sami, ej, rafe is perfect, way better than the triangle between sami, ej, nicole. Having daniel and nice together I think is way better than having her with rafe. I hate how writers always have her going after all of the same good guys that sami ever had…just ridiculous. What else…I guess that’s it for now. Oh I wish joe mascolo- dimera was still on the show, I really enjoyed him too, but not as much as victor.

August 18, 2012 at 2:08 am
(136) justsaying says:

i totally agree w/samidimera and I enjoy your comments too.

August 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm
(137) Gaye Smart says:

Well I have been watching since i was a very small child (with my Mom) so to say to get rid of the senior citizens is obviouly a young person who has no true history of the Days story line. Those characters made the show what it is today. Im really enjoying Will’s new roll lol, some of the younger characters are still learning how to act..wont name any names, they are all doing a good job. There’s always room for growth. I do hope it wont come to an end.. it would be sad. End of an era.. maybe not!

August 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm
(138) justsaying says:

it’s not about getting rid of senior citizens- if there were great story lines for them and they could actually pull it off with great acting skills, I guess keep them. But there comes a time in everyone’s life when you just need to retire! Keeping seniors employed with terrible acting skills just for the sake of maintaining a senior audience is not smart just ridiculous. Young, old or seniors does not matter everyone would always prefer talent, skills and dashing looks over those who are lacking in these. Writers should want to create something that viewers believe, relate to, and hope for and going against this seems like a waste of writing as a writer.

August 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm
(139) justsaying says:

also if it is the end of days then oh well so long they almost had a good run until they tried to gain a gay audience…very drastic and desperate and would be the reason for their ultimate down fall! Never compromise your beliefs thinking you could save something, remember how you were saved and it was not by being gay or having that ungodly lifestyle, it was believing in God that can only save you. Jesus Christ is the best I love Him do you? Praise God!

August 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm
(140) Cha says:

Put Rafe and :Lucas with decent women and please keep that skank Sami with someone as slimy as herself I guess EJ is a good match. How long can they keep the audience interested when the skanks/jailbirds continue to dupe good men and women? I wanted to see Rafe with Nicole at least she is loyal not like a female dog in heat. Rafe is much smarter than Sami and not a good match for him.

August 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm
(141) rock reed says:

I call for everyone to turn off the show if EJ and Sammie don’t get back together this time. They bring out the best acting skills in each other. They can be together and have interesting story lines. Days has always had the “couple” that models love. The battle is old it is ” now or never more Days”!!!

August 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm
(142) Colleen says:

I have been a Days fan for a long time, finally over the past few weeks I feel the spicy, keep you on your toes Days is back. I do think killing off Madison was a mistake, but I will not shed a tear over Austin and Carrie. Jack was getting annoying, I hope to see Jennifer and Daniel together. What about getting Steve back, steal him back from the other soap. And John and Marlaina need more action. Ian is the worst, It’s good Stefanio is back, without him there is no Days. I was unsure how i felt about Will being gay, but I think a Will, Sonny, romance may work out ok. Last comment, CALM DOWN WITH GETTING RID OF EVERYONE. enough is enough

August 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm
(143) daysfanforyears says:

As a business owner, I know that when there is no change, there is no growth. I would hate to see Days go off the air. Have been a fan since_ _ _ _, well, lets just say for many years, lol. I was there when Sami and Eric were babies and when Bo and Hope first met. I hated to see Madison go, I liked her and agree that she and Brady were good together. I think each character brings something to the table and it’s up to the writers to make them interesting, breath taking, and edge of your seat characters. I wish the new writers many blessings and hope they have fresh new story lines that will impress all.

To you who do such cruel bashing, your words about these “fictional” characters speak volumes about who you are as a “real” person. Hope you can find a way to express yourself without looking worse than the character you are bashing.

August 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm
(144) Rita says:

Please do not drop Days of Our Lives I have been watching since 1967. I love having all the old cast coming back. So sorry Brady you lost Madison. Sami you keep things very interesting. Keep Days a live.

August 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm
(145) Rubber Zipper says:

Been watching Days since 1977. Not as long as some but long enough to love the show. the characters do become like family. I would hate to see it go off the air. Unfortunately, if the new writers continue axing people, there will be nothing left to save. There are not too many people left to build a story line at this point. Lexi, Maddison, Carrie, Austin, Steve, Jack, all gone. And even though Stefano turned up alive once again, he has left the country. Not much left to work with. Sad, sad, sad.

August 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm
(146) Mari says:

I don’t like what’s happening to tv in general. Remember when the soaps celebrated the holidays? When Bo and Hope had the fourth of July in their back yard. When Tom Horton read the Christmas story at the hospital. When the characters shopped for Christmas presents and looked at the camera and wished us all a wonderful holiday. When you heard Christmas music on the holiday episodes. Most of the time the writers skip through all of this. It just seems weird that they decorate their houses but never mention why. They even shortened the ornament hanging at Alice’s house. We need to get back to all of that. We can have both young and sexy and old and remembrance. It just takes a little thought. It will never be the same without Bo. I do so wish Doug and Julie would take up where Tom and Alice left off. I agree with the person who said if dool goes off the air, please wrap it up in a wonderful way. And I hope the writers try to bring some happiness back especially around the holidays.

August 30, 2012 at 11:58 am
(147) MsJones says:

I have been watching DOOL since I was old enough to sit up,…LOL Born in 1964 so I have seen many many changes throughout the years. I have followed the lives of Julie/Doug/Addie, Bo/Hope, Mickey/Maggie, Marlena/Don Craig/Roman/John, the Horton Clan,the Brady Clan, Alex Marshall and the Evil Dimera’s, Just to name a few. I have seen some great and not so great story lines. I guess the characters do have to change with the times and ratings are everything. However, I really hope they don’t get rid of the older characters, they are all we have left of the old Days. We need some Alice and Tom Horton relationships just to show today’s world they do still exist. Will being gay doesn’t bother me..it’s a reality today. I get a kick out of Sami and her man of the month club she is classic bi-polar. I love to hate EJ. Brady needs a good story line, his character is too good to be boring..Think him and Melanie should hook up. Get rid of Lucas (enough already) Billie (boring) I like that they are going to shake things up……..Can’t wait!!!!

August 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm
(148) Cindy says:

They did not have to kill off Madison. It was nice to see Brady happy.
Get rid of Gabby she is selfish. Oh and please stop bringing Stepheno back from the dead it is getting old, humans do not get nine lives. Days your going to have to do something about your writers to keep your viewers.

August 30, 2012 at 2:10 pm
(149) Muppets mom says:

Days please stop bringing the Demerara’s back from the dead. Humans do not have nine lives and it is getting very old. I wish you would have kept Madison, Brady and her would have made a great new super couple. Please your writing is getting boring and I would like to see it improve. Also selfish Gabby is also getting very old. It would be ok to send her away for a while.

August 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm
(150) kdickerson says:

I feel bad for all trhe cuts but, i still love Days. Cut Sonny, the gay scene is not needed… Put Will and Gabby together, he is a cute young man. Put Nicole and Daniel together so there is drama between Jennifer/Daniel /Nicole and EJ I this Sami and Rafe should be together and cut Abe Roman and Billie… I hope the new writters can keep Days on the air, been a loyal viewer since 1975. I liked Passions bring them in as the next powerful family (leave out Tabitha)

September 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm
(151) Madonna33j says:

I have been watching Days since 1978. I watch it every night….I love it.
I like Madison, quite a bit. She was very fresh and interesting. I agree that Brady because me boring….but, she wasn’t.
I loved Lisa Rinna as Billie, but I agree….that her character is old.
I love Will and Sonny. Sonny is way adorable. It’s interesting to watch that story unfold.
I like EJ…..but Sami needs Rafe. eJ and Sami are a train wreck.
Love Daniel….but with Jen, he’s boring. Bring back Bo’s daughter…they had a great, intense connection.
eJ belongs with Nicole…..both devious.
I like Vic and Maggie….
Bringing back Nick….where’s that going to go? How many times will Melanie be a victim? Hopefully that’s not it. Now Nick with Gabby…interesting….or Chad to suddenly get feelings for Gabby and then eventually Melanie finding the whole thing out?
Bring back Phillip….he’s gorgeous. Bring back Eric for Nicole?
Love Abby.
Bo and hope…love them, but they are boring.
Jen….too goodie goodie….how about making her a bad girl for a little bit….now that would be interesting.
Spice it up Days!

September 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm
(152) retha joslin says:

Sure Hope DOOL is not going off air, would be so sad.

Hope it doesn’t get replaced by another chatter program.
They are all the same giddy crap, same guest from one show to next.
same old conversations.

If DOOL GOES OFF AIR ,IT WILL BECAUSE POOR WRITERS AND UPPER MANAGEMENT. please DO NOT TRY TO SELL THE
“LOW RATINGS Thing.

September 10, 2012 at 5:28 am
(153) phillies1114 says:

samidimera learn how to spell before you post… lol

September 10, 2012 at 5:31 am
(154) phillies1114 says:

samidimera learn how to spell before you post anything… lol

September 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm
(155) Elaina'sMommy says:

you know i have been watching days of our lives since i was at least in middle school…its getting pretty predictable like i knew will was gay before he knew…i knew nicole was pregnant before they annouced it…and Carrie is pregnant but we all know its probally raves..and sammi and ej story is getting old and her ruin relationships with men. and i knew chad was most likely stefno’s son before it came out…like i said i can figure out what is going to go on in the next few days or for next week…They do need to up the story lines a little bit and get more excitement..some of the same old story lines get old fast…Its one of the main shows i watch in the daytime…and i would miss it if it goes away…just need more guessing and more excitement and less predictable storyline

September 19, 2012 at 4:00 am
(156) nightmagic says:

jack and jenn are magical together and belong together ,To fire Matt is an insult to all the Jack and jenn fans .just look at all the youtubes ! Matt can most definitely play charming romantic dramatic series .he is the only jack ever !!!!!

September 30, 2012 at 12:09 am
(157) S DeSantis says:

I loved your character, I will miss you very much, you put some new life into Days. You are a wonderful actress and have enjoyed watching you. I know that you are going to be big hit and can’t wait to see you on the Big Screen. God bless you.

October 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(158) iris says:

I hope the writers minimize this jennifer/Nicole storyline and just let the chips fall where they may .If Daniel does not love Nicole then end the charade it is way too boring ,self righteous and non realistic for a fine doctor to jeopardize his life’s work so that another Dimera baby will not know it is a dimera …Theo has not suffered from being a diMera and we need more of the charm of the little kids in the show ..Theo ,Ciara ,whatever happened to Kayla’s baby …is he locked somewhere in the pub,and Caroline forgot him?
I reiterate reality rules …real stories ,real stuff ,some good resolutions ,some not so good resolutions .Kate’s cancer should return …she could be brilliant dealing with her own demise ,and life .Would Stefano show up for Kate if she was really ill?
And where is the latina matriarch ….Rafe’s mom?there are so many unused strands ….

October 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm
(159) Alex says:

I have been watching DoOL for almost 30 years, and what irritates me MOST, speaking as a gay man, is how EVERYONE on the show gets to go to bed with everybody else… EXCEPT the GAY characters. The only time Will goes to bed with someone is with a WOMAN, and Sonny has never even gotten THAT far!… Everyone else hops in the sack after smiling at someone, but Will and Sonny barely get to KISS, much less get intimate! WTF???
If you are going to have a good story line about Gay America (and so far, with but this exception it HAS been a good treatment of coming out) you need to have the GAY characters have sex just like everyone else! Two young men with raging hormones not having sex? How real is that?

October 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm
(160) Alex says:

I am so disappointed! I have watched Days for over 30 years, and what irritates me MOST, is how EVERYONE on the show gets to go to bed with everybody else… EXCEPT the GAY characters. The only time Will goes to bed with someone is with a WOMAN, and Sonny has not even gotten that far!… Everyone else hops in the sack after smiling at someone, but Will and Sonny barely get to KISS, much less get intimate! What’s with that?
If you are going to have a good story line about Gay America (and so far, with but this exception it HAS been a good treatment of coming out – I am glad that “T” is gone) you need to have the GAY characters have sex just like everyone else! Two young men with raging hormones not having sex? How real is that?

November 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm
(161) evelyn says:

i love days but why have a story about gays when gays arrive in a scene i switch the channel it is disgusting what is the point of ruinning a soap with faggets the show was good before now you are letting go good actors cause of your ratings well do not ask yourself that question its tha gay stories released them and your ratings will go up i am starting to dislike that soap please put another story

December 28, 2012 at 2:33 am
(162) anoniem says:

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February 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm
(163) Karen says:

I would like to see more in depth, realistic, romance storylines. Such nonsense. I like the storyline with Will, I hope he gets with his partner and Sami would be a true Mother in every sense of the word, instead of a childish spoiled brat. I love Marlena and John make John CEO believeable, our couple to admire. What is with Kristen. If you want to watch an engaging romance see Marlena\John\Kristen. Not Brady>>I love Nicole. Brady\Nicole, company exec, both addicts in a way, funny, mischieveous, romantic, the new young couple to look up to later. Brady needs to grow up as well. otherwise your wasting his talent like you (the writers do). with so many actors.
I do like Sami, however lets let her grow up I like Sami with Rafe. I love Victor and Maggie, they could do alot more with their childrens lifes,show us how to live life, and love. I Like Daniel, he is a hunk, doctor, let him play the field for a while even with a Son. I like Jennifer but I would like to see her charactor loosen up and have fun, maybe even devious a little, not a mop or a martyr.
Hint check out the Young and Restless, their storylines are more in depth, more rounded characters, some silliness, but not so stupid as some of the storylines as Days. John could have been much more , started good but went left field, And he is such a hunk, love Marlena, she has great facial expressions, she has tears I want ot have tears. But She is a vibrant woman, take advantage of that. and no story line for Roman, old and dead. Thank you

February 20, 2013 at 3:01 am
(164) navkaran says:

i want to sharp my brain

March 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm
(165) Sharon Libsack says:

My friends and I believe that Stephano has Nicole’s baby. She was taken out of Nicole’s arms and nothing more was ever done. They didn’t have a funeral or bury her. Some how Nicole and E.J discover that the baby is still alive. E.J. knows nothing about the ruse.

April 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm
(166) bobbie says:

how come bo is never mention since leaving with his mother. she came back he didnt and there is mention of him

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September 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm
(168) Chris says:

I love Marlena please don’t cut her, and Roman the 2 are great together. Leave E.J and Sami they are good together, Daniel and Jennifer, Maggie and Victor… Brady with Nicole now that would be cool.

I read Bo went off with his real family traveling the world.

February 25, 2014 at 6:16 pm
(169) jomon says:

Just wish you hadn’t cut Bo. Hope does not look right with anyone else. Too much of a loss.

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