Thursday, August 27, 2015

Watch a 'Days of Our Lives' 50th Anniversary Preview Video (Spoilers)

Peter Reckell returns as Bo Brady in September.
On the cusp of its much anticipated 50th anniversary, Days of our Lives has launched a new, faster-paced show complete with a fresh look and a murder-mystery.

The first murder takes place Thursday, August 27th and the mystery will continue well through the anniversary with many stories that will spin off and continue through the new year.

With a slew of iconic favorites returning this fall, fans will not want to miss a minute of the thrilling story, twists and turns to come. Cast returning include: Peter Reckell (Bo), Stephen Nichols (“Patch”), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Jason Cook (Shawn), Thaao Penghlis (Andre), Martha Madison (Belle), Camila Banus (Gabi), and Tamara Braun (Ava).

Days of our Lives celebrates its 50th anniversary November 8, 2015, the longest running scripted drama in NBC history.

Watch an exciting new 50th anniversary promo below for a sneak peek of new faces, returning favorites and a killer in Salem:

Patch (Stephen Nichols, who returns August 28) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans)
Thaao Penghlis returns as Andre DiMera
Alison Sweeney returns as Sami Brady, while Jason Cook is back as Shawn Douglas Brady.


  1. Love seeing some of the great moments of DAYS past, but it's also a reminder how fleeting soap greatness is these days.

  2. Exciting promo. So many people missing, and I wonder if any of that is a clue about the murder mystery. I love everything about the promo, including the font they used. It looks classy and works as a tool to make me want to watch, which isn't the case with a lot of daytime promos of late.

  3. How will Hope feel when Bo was actually held captive? And for how long? Steve obviously knows something (spoiler said: Steve was concerned that Bo wasn't back yet). All interesting and something to wet the appetite. When was the last time DAYS did that?

  4. I've been watching the show for almost 40 years. And I've hardly missed a day. I look forward to the return of Bo, and the rest. I just hope they don't kill off some of the main characters.

  5. I'm looking forward to the November "Bicentennial", but also leery of what will be left behind once 2016 comes. Seems like a lot of big story, additional story, and some weeding will be done, as well as guest appearances by former "stars" of the show, but what will be left after the big smash up?

    1. During their many TCA interviews, Gering, Alfonso and Nichols said that the 50th in November was a springboard to the "new" DAYS, where it's consistently great every day. We will see if that was skilled PR talk or if it actually comes to fruition. I'm rooting for them big time. I think one of the main keys is the SORASed new cast has got to hit big. We need to love them. DAYS has had a lot of casting misses and can't afford more of that right now. I love the returning stars but the show can't survive long-term without creating a few new stars to go with the ones from the '80s and '90s. It's nice to see the mainstream media giving DAYS some love this week. Hopefully the coverage is through the roof in November.

    2. Completely agree about the younger generation needing to be a hit, and also about casting misses, which I would say happened a bit during the last casting of the next generation. I'm rooting for Days too! I watched it with my mom in the '70s before soaps started going to an hour, the Mickey/Bill/Laura Michael paternity story, and David/Brooke/Trish were big in those days. I then picked it up again in the mid-80's, and have been back and forth with it over the years, but it is a show that has had longevity and at times has been truly stupendous.

  6. Ahhhh! John/Marlena, Steve/Kayla, Bo/Hope! My three favorite DOOL couples!