DAYS: TV Guide interviews Greg Meng

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Oh, crap. I have a feeling my association with Days is about to come to an end.

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We all know DAYS will fire all the wrong people.

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I bet the cliffhanger leading up to the Olympics will be weak.

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We all know DAYS will fire all the wrong people.

Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall, Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso, Christie Clark, Patrick Muldoon to start. Bank on it.

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Don't forget Matthew Ashford they ALWAYS fire him :(

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Honestly, is it a bad thing if they fired most of these people, especially the returnees?

I don't think they've much of anything for the show, let alone for the ratings.

Edited by Y&RWorldTurner

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Who has? That's always a weak argument people pull out.

Not much has helped ratings for soaps these days.

They should fire the pointless newbies, and even EJ, I wouldn't doubt James Scott is making some serious coin

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The point I made on the TV Guide website is that instead of rushing to whack the cast members, they should keep everyone and instead write compelling stories.

Right now, you're pretty much guaranteed more viewers walking depending on who gets let go.

This is the last thing Days needs. The show's signing a death wish.

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Honestly, is it a bad thing is they fired most of these people, especially the returnees?

Yes because then you limit the family connections, you lose that depth. Unless you want to use them as recurring but DAYS didn't do that the last time. Like when Grace died, they couldn't ask Deidre to come back for some back for some episodes? Okay fine, you don't want them in major storylines anymore but to not use them if they're available and willing to come back? I think that's wrong.

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What Toups said. I think the show is better off having these characters on the show. Cut some of them to recurring, I can live with that

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And recurring isn't necessarily a bad thing. Hell, some of the Guiding Light actors probably made more money on recurring in the final couple years.

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No it's not, I'd rather see them sporadically than not at all

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Is the note about cast members being dumped coming a surprise to anyone? First, the cast is huge. Second, the cast has to be expensive. Dee, Drake, and Missy could not have come back for pennies. Likewise, I do not see Sarah Brown and Ian coming in at union wage rate either.

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I agree. Why immediately look to fire actors instead of learning how to write with what you've got and gradually insert or remove people. Just to do it in order to immediately increase ratings and attention won't help the show get renewed. It'll generate short-term interest, but not long-term viability.

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