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Today in Soap Opera History (February 12)

1968: Dark Shadows' Victoria arrived in the year 1795.

1986: Days of our Lives' Bo had a Britta flashback.

1993: General Hospital's Dominique fainted before her wedding.

1998: Port Charles' Serena bit Rex."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

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1965: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) was found not guilty of murdering Tom Baxter (Nicholas Pryor
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 3)

1950: Charita Bauer debuted as Guiding Light's new Bert.

1977: Ryan's Hope's Delia told Pat she was pregnant with his baby.

1986: Days of our Lives' Bo confessed to treason.

1987: Santa Barbara's Richard left a bomb with Cruz."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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.

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1950: Charita Bauer assumed the role of Bert Bauer on The
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 19)

1967: Roger burned David's painting on Dark Shadows.

1981: Guiding Light's Alan showed up at Jennifer's trial.

2009: Gl's Olivia kissed Natalia.

2010: As the World Turns' Reid had no time for Luke."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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.

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1956: Actor Charles Dingle died at age 68. He played Conrad Overton in Irna Phillips' daytime soap opera The Road of Life.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 10)

1980: Edge of Night's Calvin and Star were married.

1983: General Hospital's Luke was found after an avalanche.

1984: One Life to Live's Asa was not happy with Clint.

2006: Days' Bo and Hope said goodbye to Zack."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.

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1968: On Dark Shadows, angered and frightened by Angelique Bouchard (Lara Parker), Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) attempted to meet Josette duPres (Kathryn Leigh Scot). Angelique sent a bat to spy on him.

1972: On The Doctors, Dr. Hendryx insisted that he could not find a physical problem for the issues facing Dr. Maggie Powers (Lydia Bruce), leaving her husband,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 14)

1965: Peyton Place's Allison met Elliot.

1974: Days of our Lives' Addie gave birth to Hope.

1983: Gh's Bobbie was shocked to learn of Luke's death.

1994: Brookside's Beth and Margaret shared an historic kiss."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

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1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) and Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliot) discussed the Nicholson-McGinnis case and determined they would have to be tried separately. Peter would prosecute Commissioner Wheeler Nicholson, while Mike took on newspaperman Mac McGinnis.

1965: On Peyton Place, the newly paroled Elliot Carson (Tim O'Connor) met Allison Mackenzie (Mia Farrow) at the Book Gallery,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 31)

Four NBC daytime soap operas aired for the final time on

December 31st: Somerset (1976), Texas (1982),

The Doctors (1982) and Sunset Beach (1999)."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

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1965: On Scarlett Hill, Kate (Beth Lockerbie) and Pearl discussed their fears that Ruth was only marrying Mr. Quill for his money. Sheila became extremely rude to Pearl when Pearl tried to show her pictures of the five-year-old she was about to adopt. Sheila revealed a bit of her tragic life to Stan. Ruth openly admitted to Kate that she was only getting married for the money, knowing there was nothing Kate could do to stop her,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 27)

1979: Primetime soap opera Knots Landing premiered on CBS.

2002: Days of our Lives' Chloe learned Craig was her father.

2004: All My Children's Bianca was reunited with baby Miranda."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.

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1963: On The Edge of Night, Emory Warren (William Berger) came closer to realizing his murderous plan.

1971: On The Doctors, Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) filled Dr. Maggie Powers (Lydia Bruce) about her time with her mother during the holidays.

1976: On Ryan's Hope, Jack Fenelli (Michael Levin) demanded an explanation for Johnny Ryan's (Bernard Barrow) comment that the baby Mary was carrying
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 17)

1975: Frank told Delia he was leaving her on Ryan's Hope.

1993: A new Blair debuted on One Life to Live.

2007: The paternity of Victoria's baby was revealed on Y&R.

2007: General Hospital's Georgie was murdered."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.

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1957: On The Edge of Night, Virginia Dalton (Cathleen Cordell) interrupted her husband Peter's (Stephen Elliot) call with the governor, insisting he fire Sybil Gordon (Priscilla Gillette). She later became furious when Peter ignored her warnings about associating with Bruce Thompson's people.

1968: On Dark Shadows, David (David Henesy) felt guilty for causing Roger's "accident."

1975: On Ryan's Hope,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 16)

1966: The final episode of A Time For Us aired on ABC.

1968: David Selby debut on Dark Shadows.

1983: Chase found information about Falcon Crest in his grandfather's will.

1996: Another World's Jake planned to steal the Lassiter Christmas tree."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.

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1957: On The Edge of Night, Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliott) refused Mike Karr's (John Larkin) resignation then argued that his leaving would be a disservice to the public.

1966: ABC aired the final episode of daytime soap opera A Time For Us (formerly A Flame in the Wind), originally created by Raphael Hayes and Joseph Hardy.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 12)

1967: The Doctors' Matt was annoyed to find Nick and John

arguing again. 1986: Ryan's Hope's& Rick wanted more time with

Ryan. 1995: One Life to Live's Viki remembered Tori killed

Victor. 2003: As the World Turns' Rose D'Angelo died."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.

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1957: On The Edge of Night, Ed Parmalee (Les Damon) confessed his guilt to Mike Karr (John Larkin) about stabbing Bruce Thompson in the back.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) interrupted the latest heated argument between Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) and Dr. John Rice (Terry Kiser).

1970: Actress Carolyn Craig,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 10)

1979: The Edge of Night's Deborah continued to be poisoned.

1981: Milton Berle guest-starred on General Hospital.

1991: Days of our Lives' Carly and Bo exchanged vows in Mexico.

2001: One Life to Live's Blair was reunited with her baby."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.

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1957: On The Edge of Night, Willy (Edward Holmes) informed Mike (John Larkin) that Ed was the staff member who talked to Dalton.

1971: On The Doctors, Dr. Steve Aldrich (David O'Brien) recalled how happy he and Carolee Simpson (Carolee Campbell) were the day that he was arrested for Dan's murder. Later at the jail,
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Peter Reckell Returns to Broadway’s ‘The Fantasticks’ After 35 Years

Peter Reckell has performed in soap operas, television series and theater in his long career, though it has been quite some time since he took to the New York stage to sing. In fact, it was thirty-five years ago. But he’s returning to his theatrical roots in The Fantasticks. He returned to the long-running, modern, musical twist on Romeo and Juliet, on Sept 5, this time with career defining experience under his belt. ...Read MorePeter Reckell Returns to Broadway’s ‘The Fantasticks’ After 35 Years was first posted on September 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm.

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Photo Coverage: Soap Star Peter Reckell Joins the Cast of The Fantasticks!

Peter Reckell, the Emmy nominated actor best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1981 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, will take on the role of the suave and charismatic El Gallo when he joins the cast of the long running musical The Fantasticks in a limited engagement that begins on September 5th and runs through September 25th the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announced today. This isn't the first time the he's performed in the show. Mr. Reckell played the role of The Mute and covered The Boy 35 years ago, in the Sullivan Street Production.
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‘Days of Our Lives’ Star Peter Reckell Returns to ‘The Fantasticks’ After 35 Years

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Star Peter Reckell Returns to ‘The Fantasticks’ After 35 Years
Emmy-nominated actor Peter Reckell, best known for his role as Bo Brady on NBC’s soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” will rejoin the cast of the Off Broadway musical “The Fantasticks.” Reckell had appeared in the long-running musical 35 years ago as The Mute, and understudied for The Boy. This time he will play El Gallo, described as a suave and charismatic character who helps bring the young lovers of the show together, and is set to appear in the production beginning on Sept. 5 through Sept. 25, producers for “The Fantasticks” announced on Monday. The actor was also nominated for a.
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Days of Our Lives' Kristian Alfonso Previews Hope and Bo's Reunion

Days of Our Lives' Kristian Alfonso Previews Hope and Bo's Reunion
In Kristian Alfonso’s 30-plus years on Days of Our Lives, she’s seen Hope through everything from amnesia to resurrection. So you’d think that no twist of plot would be challenging enough to rattle her. Yet the soap legend tells TVLine that she was “scared to death” by the prospect of taping this Wednesday’s show (NBC, 1/12c), in which her character reunites with people from her past as she attempts to decide the course of her future.

“I called it the Scrooge episode, because Hope goes to the Horton cabin to think without any distractions and just breathe,
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‘Days of Our Lives’ Renewed by NBC

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Renewed by NBC
Don’t act so melodramatic, soap fans: NBC has renewed “Days of Our Lives” after all. “Dool,” which premiered in 1965, marked its 50th anniversary this past season. Unfortunately, the soap opera struggled a bit through the run — at least until pulling off a much-needed ratings stunt in September, bringing back a few fan favorite characters from the 1980s. Bo (Peter Reckell) and Patch (Stephen Nichols) returned to the universe, reuniting them with their exs. Writers also made some Nielsen strides last season with a classic whodunnit murder mystery storyline, encouraging viewers to tune in same-day to find out who would get.
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Days of Our Lives: NBC Hopes to Renew Sole Soap

Are sunny days in store for fans of the Days of Our Lives TV series? In an exclusive with soap reporter Michael Maloney, for TV Line, NBC Entertainment Chair, Robert Greenblatt, says negotiations to renew NBC's last surviving soap opera are set for February. The daytime drama is currently in its 51st broadcast season.

Days of Our Lives premiered on NBC, November 8, 1965. The soap marked its 50th anniversary with a bicentennial celebration of the show's fictional Midwestern town setting, Salem USA. This was no festive fête for Salem's finest (or worst). Fan-favorite Peter Reckell returned, so that his character Bo Brady could rescue and reunite with Kristian Alfonso's Hope Williams Brady, only to die in her arms, the next day.

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Kills Off Iconic Character, Actor Reveals ‘Difficult’ Exit

‘Days of Our Lives’ Kills Off Iconic Character, Actor Reveals ‘Difficult’ Exit
Dead doesn’t always mean dead on soap operas, but “Days of Our Lives” made a pretty convincing case that one of its most iconic characters, Bo Brady, is gone for good. Peter Reckell, who has played the character on and off since 1983, returned briefly to the show in September to celebrate its 50th anniversary and reunite with the other half of daytime super-couple Bo and Hope (Kristian Alfonso). Fans were excited, but were left heartbroken on Friday when Bo’s brief return was brought to an abrupt end and he seemed to exit the show for good — dying in the.
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Ratings: ‘Days of Our Lives’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 20-Month High

Ratings: ‘Days of Our Lives’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 20-Month High
NBC soap “Days of Our Lives” celebrated its 50th anniversary last week and hit a 20-month ratings high in the process.

According to Nielsen, “Days” averaged 2.721 million viewers for the week of Nov. 2-6, rising 2% from the previous week (2.658 million) and 14% above two weeks (2.581 million). The show hasn’t drawn a larger audience since the week of Feb. 17-21, 2014 (2.836 million) during the network’s coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia.

In the key daytime demo of women 18-49, “Days of Our Lives” rose week to week by 10% to a 0.87 rating, ranking fourth among all daytime network series. It was neck-and-neck with both ABC’s “General Hospital” (0.88) and CBS’ “Bold and the Beautiful” (0.86) after trailing both shows by more than 10% in the comparable week of last year.

Days” was also up vs. the same week in 2014 by 15% in total viewers (from 2.373 million) and by 12% in women 25-54 rating (1.18 vs.
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‘Days of Our Lives’ Rings in 50th Anniversary

‘Days of Our Lives’ Rings in 50th Anniversary
Since September, longtime fans of NBC’s lone remaining daytime drama, “Days of Our Lives,” may have noticed some changes. Favorite characters are returning to Salem, the storytelling pace has picked up — the show even looks different. That’s pretty exciting stuff for a show celebrating its 50th anniversary Nov. 8.

“We made some changes with writers and producers and decided to raise the bar with the look of the show, the performance aspect of the show, and where we’re going with the stories and characters,” says producer Ken Corday, whose parents, Ted and Betty, created “Days.”

Not only have fans noticed, but so has the cast.

“It’s like a whole new show,” says Kristian Alfonso, who’s played Hope Williams Brady off and on since joining the cast as a teenager in 1983. “Until a few months ago when these new producers and writers took over, financially there were so many restraints.
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