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  1. TRIO MAKE DEBUT AS TOP OF MONTHLY RANKINGS: Lamon Archey (Eli), Brandon Barash (Jake) and Sal Stowers (Lani) tied for the monthly lead in episode rankings with Deidre Hall (Marlena) at 13 episodes each. This is the first time Archey, Barash and Stowers have led the monthly rankings. They become the 159th, 160th and 161st actors to lead the "Days" monthly rankings in the show's 54-year history. DAILY CAST CHART: Review each day's cast list from June 2020 at http://www.jason47.com/days/castcharts2020.html 2020 Episode Rankings. Here's how many episodes each actor has appeared in this year (1/1/20-6/30/20), out of a total of 129 episodes. http://www.jason47.com Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes 1. Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) 64 *. Paul Telfer (Xander Cook Kiriakis) 64 3. Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady) 63 *. Deidre Hall (Marlena Black-58/Hattie Adams-15) 63 5. Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) 61 *. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 61 7. Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton) 60 8. Stacy Haiduk (Kristen DiMera) 58 9. Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady) 57 10. Camila Banus (Gabi DiMera) 54 11. Drake Hogestyn (John Black) 53 *. Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) 53 13. Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) 51 14. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 49 15. Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) 48 *. Sal Stowers (Lani Price) 48 *. Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) 48 *. Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) 48 19. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady-47/Princess Gina-1) 47 20. Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) 46 21. Chandler Massey (Will Horton) 45 22. John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) 38 23. Kate Mansi (Abigail DiMera) 36 24. Lauren Koslow (Kate DiMera) 35 25. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Kiriakis) 32 26. Brandon Barash (Stefan DiMera-5/Jake Lambert-28) 29 27. Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) 28 28. Brock Kelly (Evan Frears) 27 29. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Deveraux) 23 30. James Reynolds (Abe Carver) 21 31. George Del Hoyo (Orpheus) 19 *. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) 19 33. Casey Moss (J.J. Deveraux) 14 *. Josh Taylor (Roman Brady) 14 35. Brandon Beemer (Shawn Brady) 13 *. William Utay (Dr. Wilhelm Rolf) 13 37. Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady) 12 *. Josephine & Rosalind May (Rachel) 12 39. Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) 11 40. Leann Hunley (Anna DiMera) 10 *. Alyshia Ochse (Zoey Burge) 10 42. Caleb & Kyler Ends (David) 9 *. James Read (Clyde Weston) 9 44. Kyle Lowder (Rex Brady) 8 *. Emily O'Brien (Gwen) 8 *. Victoria Platt (Dr. Amanda Raynor) 8 47. Lindsay Arnold (Allie Horton) 7 *. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) 7 *. Vanessa Williams (Valerie Grant) 7 50. Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis) 6 *. Kelly Thiebaud (Zoey Burge) 6 52. Chuma Gault (Jimmy) 5 *. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 5 54. Sydney Brower (Arianna Horton) 4 55. Thia Megia (Haley Chen) 3 56. Cary Christopher (Thomas DiMera) 2 *. Remington Hoffman (Li Shin) 2 *. Martha Madison (Belle Black) 2 *. Marilyn McCoo (Tamara Price) 2 60. Elin Alexander (Holly Jonas) 1 *. Shawn Christian (Daniel Jonas) 1 *. Chrishell Hartley (Jordan Ridgeway) 1 *. Harlow & Scarlett Mallory (Holly Jonas) 1 *. Greg Rikaart (Leo Starke) 1 *. Oakley & Olivia Rondou (Charlotte DiMera) 1 *. Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain) 1 *. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (Sheila Watkins) 1 June Episode Rankings. Here's how many episodes each actor has appeared in this month (6/1/20-6/30/20), out of a total of 22 episodes. http://www.jason47.com Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes 1. Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) 13 *. Brandon Barash (Jake Lambert) 13 *. Deidre Hall (Marlena Black) 13 *. Sal Stowers (Lani Price) 13 5. Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady) 12 *. Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady) 12 7. Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) 11 *. Chandler Massey (Will Horton) 11 *. Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) 11 10. Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) 10 *. Camila Banus (Gabi DiMera) 10 *. Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) 10 13. Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) 9 14. Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) 8 *. Drake Hogestyn (John Black) 8 *. Emily O'Brien (Gwen) 8 *. Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) 8 18. Lindsay Arnold (Allie Horton) 7 *. Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) 7 *. Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton) 7 *. Lauren Koslow (Kate DiMera) 7 *. Paul Telfer (Xander Cook Kiriakis) 7 *. Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) 7 24. Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady) 6 *. Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) 6 *. James Reynolds (Abe Carver) 6 27. Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) 5 *. Chuma Gault (Jimmy) 5 29. Brandon Beemer (Shawn Brady) 4 *. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) 4 *. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Deveraux) 4 *. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Kiriakis) 4 33. John Aniston (Victor Kiriakis) 3 *. Stacy Haiduk (Kristen DiMera) 3 *. Alyshia Ochse (Zoey Burge) 3 *. Vanessa Williams (Valerie Grant) 3 37. Sydney Brower (Arianna Horton) 2 *. Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) 2 *. Martha Madison (Belle Black) 2 *. Marilyn McCoo (Tamara Price) 2 41. Cary Christopher (Thomas DiMera) 1 *. George Del Hoyo (Orpheus) 1 *. Caleb & Kyler Ends (David) 1 *. Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain) 1 *. William Utay (Dr. Wilhelm Rolf) 1 Contract actors not appearing this month: Josh Taylor (Roman Brady) Credited guest stars appearing in less than 5 episodes: James Black (Luca) Billy Davis Jr. (Billy) SET TOTALS: June 2020 Horton Town Square...16 Kiriakis Mansion...14 DiMera Study...12 Garage...11 Ben & Ciara's Hotel Room...10 Brady Pub...10 Marlena's Townhouse...9 Eric's Apartment...8 Hernandez Den...8 Claire's Bayview Room...6 JJ's Apartment...6 Horton Town Square Private Area # 2...5 Detective Area...4 Nurses' Station...4 Titan Office...4 Julie's Place...3 Warehouse...3 Bayview Corridor...2 Claire's Bedroom (Townhouse)...2 Gabi's Bedroom (DiMera)...2 Interrogation Room...2 Jake's Apartment...2 Men's Prison Visiting Room...2 Sarah's Bedroom (Kiriakis)...2 Brady's Hotel Room...1 Gravesite (Mickey's)...1 Hope's Den...1 Kayla's Office...1 Victor's Hospital Room...1 Women's Prison Visiting Room...1 DIRECTORS & SCRIPT WRITERS: 6/1/20: Angela Tessinari & David Kreizman 6/2/20: Angela Tessinari & David Kreizman 6/3/20: Scott McKinsey & David Kreizman 6/4/20: Scott McKinsey & Richard Culliton 6/5/20: Albert Alarr & Carolyn Culliton 6/8/20: Albert Alarr & Joanna Cohen 6/9/20: Sonia Blangiardo Goins & Rebecca McCarty 6/10/20: Scott McKinsey & Rebecca McCarty 6/11/20: Noel Maxam & Richard Culliton 6/12/20: Noel Maxam & Carolyn Culliton 6/15/20: David Shaughnessy & Joanna Cohen 6/16/20: David Shaughnessy & Katherine Schock 6/17/20: Albert Alarr & David Kreizman 6/18/20: Albert Alarr & David Kreizman 6/19/20: Scott McKinsey & David Kreizman 6/22/20: Scott McKinsey & Joanna Cohen 6/23/20: Scott McKinsey & Rebecca McCarty 6/24/20: Grant A. Johnson & Rebecca McCarty 6/25/20: Grant A. Johnson & Carolyn Culliton 6/26/20: Grant A. Johnson & Richard Culliton 6/29/20: Noel Maxam & David Kreizman 6/30/20: Noel Maxam & Joanna Cohen http://www.jason47.com
  2. I haven't heard a firm date, and that was even before the horrible numbers coming in this week for LA County. I doubt any of the other TV shows will be resuming soon as many things are already starting to close back down and there's supposed to be more updates from California announcing stricter rules coming out tomorrow.
  3. SALEM TODAY... Thanks to a "Days" fan for passing along these photos of "Days" Studios 2 & 4, normally filled with over a dozen sets, but now totally empty and ready for a deep cleaning.
  4. Actually they added an additional week of 9/20, but it's ending on 10/11. So "Days" may be preempted for the semifinals on 10/8 and 10/9. However that could also become moot because "Days" will have just run out of episodes by around that point too if they can't resume production. And by the way the numbers are looking this week, it's a possibility.
  5. They have around 75 episodes left, through around second week of October (the episodes moved up 3 weeks due to the French Open/Olympics postponements).
  6. "DAYS" PRODUCTION SHUTDOWN HITS 100 DAYS ON SUNDAY... Sunday, June 21 will mark the 100th day since "Days of Our Lives" shut down production on March 13. Here's a look at some photos of the Burbank Studios parking lot from today, taken by "Days" fan Doug of Burbank: Longest Production Shutdowns in "Days" history (as of 6/21/20): 3/14/20-Present...100 days+ 11/28/19-2/2/20...67 days 11/19/16-1/15/17...58 days 2/27/16-4/3/16...37 days
  7. I've known them to do maybe scenes from 5 or 6 episodes in a day. Never known them to do 15 episodes in a day. In any event, whatever is taped averages out to about 1.5 episodes of material per day. That's why they average 7.5 episodes a week.
  8. NBC DAYTIME 1964 PRESS RELEASES... When I was doing some research recently, I found a batch of 1964 NBC press releases, with the debuts of "Another World" and the original "Jeopardy!" So, although they aren't about "Days", thought fans would still enjoy seeing them!
  9. Update on Judi Evans... Via Howie Simon on Facebook: Since I’ve received numerous DMs on my FB page .... I spoke to Judi on Sunday and she is STILL in the hospital - 23 days now and counting. She contracted COVID-19 while there and she had what is known as the COVID blood clots in her legs and she nearly had both legs amputated on two different occasions. She had mild symptoms - fever, aches, a cough and the blood clots. On top of everything, when she went into surgery on one of her legs, they forgot to numb the leg and cut into her leg while she was fully conscience with no numbing of the area! However speaking to her on Sunday, she was in good spirits and back to Judi “humor” despite all these spiraling turn of events. She has said she appreciates all the prayers for her and they’ve helped her mentally, physically and spiritually! She just wants to continue to test negative on COVID19 before she can go home and get the rest she so needs!!! https://www.facebook.com/howie.simon/posts/10158590954488586
  10. IN LOVING MEMORY TED POLMANSKI FEBRUARY 8, 1955-AUGUST 11, 2019 "Days" Lighting Director, 1993-2019 Ted Polmanski, the long-time "Days of Our Lives" lighting director, passed away on August 11, 2019. I was just informed of his death, so that is why this is just being posted now. Polmanski was just nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, his 18th nomination for his work on "Days." He was still working at "Days" up until his death. Due to the advanced taping schedule at "Days", his last episode aired on March 31, 2020. Ted (Tadeusz Czeslaw) Chester Polmanski, 64, of Agoura Hills, California, passed away on August 11, 2019. Born on February 8, 1955, to Anna & Tadeusz, Ted C. Polmanski grew up in Chicago, graduated from the Gordon Tech High School and studied at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. Although he moved away to pursue his career, Ted always kept Midwest roots with him. Polmanski began his NBC Staff career at 22, working for NBC Sports, travelling to games and assuming various jobs in production, where he honed his talent and passion for TV Lighting. He transitioned to working on Variety shows, Specials, Sit-Coms and ultimately Day Time Soap Operas, which became his forte, including Santa Barbara (1984-1993) where he won two Emmy's for Lighting Direction. For the remainder of his career, he worked on Days of Our Lives, receiving additional Emmy nods for a total of 27 nominations.Whether you knew him as Ted, Teddy, Shecky, or Dad – he loved and was loved by many. Ted was a proud husband, father, cousin, brother-in-law, uncle, mentor and friend. He was quite the baseball devotee with allegiances to his LA Dodgers and his home team, Chicago Cubs. He was a brilliant photographer, never without at least one camera, and longtime, respected lighting director. His photos are still up on instagram.com/tpolmanski/ and will remain there to be shared. Survivors include his wife & partner of almost 33 years, Sue; and his daughter, Hayley (Matt). Ted is also lovingly remembered by his cousin, Casey (Marianne), sisters-in-law Phyl & Marcy, brother-in-law Larry, nephews, niece, cousins, great-nephew as well as an extraordinary circle of friends and colleagues. (Obituary via Los Angeles Times)
  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BILL HAYES! Bill Hayes (Doug) is celebrating his 95th birthday today! The happiest of birthdays, Bill! Here's a look back at this very funny, great scene that he and Frances Reid (Alice) did in Episode # 2402, which aired 45 years ago, on June 9, 1975. This scene opened the episode, and was a very long 13 pages!! # 2402 Doug's Place (New Day) Doug and Ben are rehearsing an upbeat number, "You'd Be So Easy to Love." The hammers of the workmen remodeling are heard in the background. As the song progresses, it's almost as if their hammers are beating out a not-so-rhythmetic accompaniment. They stop a moment. The workmen's hammers fall silent. Doug shrugs and they start over on their tune. The hammering picks up again, growing in volume. Doug says :Maybe we should try it their way, with a Latin beat." Doug stops singing and the hammering stops again. Ben jokes "I bet they're not even union!" Doug says "Sure they are....That's their second ten-minute break in three minutes!" Ben: "Maybe we could all work out an arrangement of The Anvil Chorus.'" Alice enters and watches Doug and Ben try to play louder than the workmen, to no avail. They give up. Ben exits. Doug turns and sees Alice. Doug: "Alice, I didn't hear you come in." Alice (yelling over the noise): "I'm not surprised." Doug says he can't get any work done. "From now on, I won't sing, just do soft shoe routines. And Ben's going to take up juggling." Alice asks if that noise will continue once Doug's Place opens for business. Doug: "We're supposed to have a schedule worked out, but I'm learning carpenters are more temperamental than chefs. Wait 'til you see the mess back there, all to remodel one teeny-weeny bitty apartment." Alice sits at the bar. Doug pours them each a coffee. Doug asks Alice if she knows where he can get bedroom furniture for a room approximately six feet by three. Alice: "Good heavens! Whose room is that?" Doug: "Mine, the master bedroom...We needed the space so whomever I hired to take care of Hope will have a room of her own." Alice: "Have you considered a very small person?" Doug: "I'm at the point where I'd consider Genghis Khan, if he were good with children." Alice says she knows Doug is desperate, but the agency has had no one to send yet. Doug asks if Tom would consider renting HER out. Alice: "I doubt it. I think he'd be suspicious of the fringe benefits." Doug says he'll put an ad in the newspaper: "Wanted: Housekeeper for bachelor and little girl." Doug (more soberly)" "How about: Wanted: Housekeeper to MOTHER bachelor and little girl." Alice: "That's a little ambiguous." Doug: "You're right, and I wouldn't want a matronly type who was TOO motherly." Doug (reads with a flourish): "Hip bachelor needs hip motherly type to take care of little girl in newly-remodeled pad." "That should draw some attention." Alice: "I imagine it would." Doug asks if he should throw in "catered meals and nightly entertainment." Doug starts to get carried away. Alice suggests a more sedate approach. Doug: "We don't want any ladies in tennis shoes applying." Alice: "We don't." Doug: "We can't have someone living here who isn't with it, Alice!" You don't want your granddaughter raised by a square, do you?" Doug now thinks up this for the ad: "Casual living but lots of love required." Alice: "Oh, Doug." Doug: "What I'm looking for is someone like you, who swings enough to give Hope a sunny, happy home." Doug says the ad will need more work, but he guesses it will get results. He puts the pad down and says he'll call the paper later. Doug: "Of course it'd be a lot easier if you'd take the job,,,and we hired a babysitter for Tom!" Alice (pretending tartly): "Not with THAT ad you won't, Doug Williams. If there's going to be lots of love required at MY house, I'll handle it!" Doug :"Right on, Mrs. H. You ARE with it, see?" Alice: "A swinger, eh?" (Shakes her head) You find out something new about yourself every day." Doug grins, then asks if Alice has talked Julie this morning. Alice says she has not, but she's concerned about her. Doug asks why. Alice says she's afraid things haven't worked out too well for her and David. Doug (who knows the score): "It takes time, Alice." Alice says Julie isn't handling the situation with Brooke too well. Doug (carefully): "It's not easy for her to accept the fact David is so grown up ,and so hung up on a girl." Alice says that Julie fighting it isn't going to help. "I remember how I resisted when my boys started getting serious about girls." Doug asks what she did. Alice: "Keep my opinions to myself. Tom saw to that. He pointed out young people are inclined to be stubborn, especially boys, and if you make it plain you don't approve of something, that makes it all the more attractive to them. Doug: "Your husband's a wise man, Mrs. Horton." Alice: "I know. Unfortunately, Julie hasn't learned this when it comes to handling David."
  12. I checked my Passions stats. So you can take away the "maybe." Mary Pat Gleason (Bad Witch # 2) 8 episodes in 2007
  13. Fun Fact: Tracey was never on contract with the show, but she was one of many characters written off in 1980.
  14. This is my ratings archive page, if you have yet to see it, for anyone interested! The household ratings for pretty much every week from 1989 covering through when SON started listing them on a complete basis. I scanned in every Soap Weekly chart a few years back and posted them. http://www.jason47.com/days/nielsensweekly.html
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