'Days of our Lives' Star Arianne Zucker Shares Video Highlights From Her Final Week

Actress Arianne Zucker shared a video she created of behind-the-scenes footage from her last week at NBC soap opera Days of our Lives It includes a number of cameos from her Salem co-stars, and an appearance by real-life boyfriend, Shawn Christian.

"My last week of work was so much fun!" she posted on her blog. "I put together a silly little video. Here’s to all of you who have been supporting my character for so many years. See ya on the BIG SCREEN! (Fingers Crossed)."

Watch the video below.

New 'Days of our Lives' Head Writer Ron Carlivati Reveals First Episode Date


Emmy winner Ron Carlivati revealed Wednesday on Twitter that we are a month away from his first episode as new head writer of NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.


Today in Soap Opera History (June 21)

1976: Deidre Hall debuted on Days of our Lives.
1984: Guiding Light's Billy was out to destroy Reva.
1993: Days' Lucas and Sami went on their first date.
All My Children's Erica got emotional with her friends.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1952: The first television version of One Man's Family aired for the final time. The once-a-week primetime take-off of the popular radio soap opera was brought back to TV in 1954 as a daily afternoon serial.

1966: Edward Mallory debuted as Bill Horton on Days of our Lives.

1976: Deidre Hall debuted as Dr. Marlena Evans on Days of our Lives. In the episode, Mickey Horton (John Clarke) was in a sanitarium and Marlena as the psychiatrist that treated him.

The closing credits in the clip below are from an episode shortly after Hall's arrival.

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates, With New 'This Is Us' Episodes Starting September 26

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2017-18 fall schedule, which includes last season's #1 new series, "This Is Us"; the return of one of the most honored and beloved comedies of all time, "Will & Grace"; the Edie Falco-starrer "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders"; and new Monday night drama "The Brave."

NBC begins its new season Monday, September 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a two-hour telecast of the Blind Auditions for season 13 of "The Voice," which features new coach Jennifer Hudson, as well as the return of coaches Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. "The Voice" will immediately be followed by the premiere of "The Brave," a heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes, starring Anne Heche as a Washington, D.C.-based D.I.A. Deputy Director and Mike Vogel as captain of an elite overseas Special Ops squad.

The cultural sensation and #1 new series "This Is Us" makes its highly anticipated return on Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m., immediately following "The Voice." At 10 p.m. is the premiere of "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders," which stars four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco as tenacious attorney Leslie Abramson, who defends brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez in the sensational trial that follows their arrest for the brutal murders of their parents.

Wednesday, September 27 will begin at 8 p.m. with a special one-hour episode of "The Voice." "Law & Order: SVU" launches its 19th season at 9 p.m. followed by the fifth-season debut of the Windy City police drama "Chicago P.D." A week later (Oct. 4) in the 8 p.m. timeslot, NBC's signature drama "The Blacklist," starring three-time Emmy winner James Spader, begins its fifth season.

INTERVIEW: Cady McClain & Kate Super at 'Seeing is Believing: Women Direct' East Coast Premiere

In the latest episode of Serial Scoop Now (2.20), we traveled to Soho International Film Festival for the East Coast Premiere of Cady McClain's Seeing is Believing: Women Director. Emmy winning actress turned executive producer/director/writer/editor, Cady McClain (All My Children, As the World Turns) talks about her new documentary, the women profiled, how she met producing partner, Kate Super, and much more!

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary series directed, executive produced, written and edited by Cady McClain about women directors who are on the front lines of the field: from major award winners and those in the vanguard of television and feature films, to graduate students and frustrated auteurs. The first episode recently made its World Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival, where it won an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Short. McClain debuted a feature-length version at Soho International Film Festival.

McClain has spent the past year traveling the globe, speaking to female directors of film and television and documenting their stories. The outcome is a feature film and a serialized documentary, providing insider access to the skills and tools needed to succeed as a woman in the directing field.

The crowd--which included familiar daytime names such as Julia Barr, Jill Larson and Carole Shure--roared with applause as the film's credits rolled. McClain brilliantly edited together the stories of dozens of interviewees, with the most screen time given to fascinating insights from Sarah Gavron (Director, Suffragette, Brick Lane), Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director, Homeland), Li Lu (Director, There Is a New World Somewhere) and Naima Ramos-Chapman (Director/Writer, And Nothing Happened).

McClain is still exploring potential release and distributions for the project. No matter what form it takes when it becomes available publicly, it is sure to entertain and educate. Kudos to everyone involved!

Check out what McClain and Super had to say about Seeing is Believing: Women Direct in our new interview below.

CBS Renews Entire Daytime Lineup, 'The Young and the Restless' for Three Years

CBS, the #1 rated network in daytime for 30 years, has renewed its entire Daytime schedule for the 2017-2018 season, including a three-year deal for daytime’s #1 drama, The Young and the Restless, and an additional two years for network television’s #1 daytime show, The Price is Right. The full lineup, which was just honored with an industry-leading 14 Daytime Emmy Awards, also includes new seasons of Let's Make a Deal, The Talk and The Bold and the Beautiful, which previously received a multi-year pickup through the 2017-2018 season.

“CBS Daytime has never been stronger. From 30 consecutive years of being #1 in the ratings, to another year as the most honored Network at the Daytime Emmys, our lineup of talk, game shows and dramas connects with our audience like no one else,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “All of our talent, on screen and behind the scenes, is hard at work making the upcoming season of these award-winning series even bigger and bolder.”