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Happy Pittsburgh Light Up Night weekend!

If you know me IRL or have followed me anywhere on social media, you might know I like the holiday season a little bit.

I may or may not have a website dedicated to all things the holidays.

If you live in the Western Pennsylvania region, be sure to check out the site for all sorts of holiday events. This holiday calendar lists so many things. Here are some featured events.

This weekend is Pittsburgh Light Up Night.

Even if you’re not in the holiday spirit just yet, it’s never too early to scan events. December does go by very quickly. And if it’s not your thing, I bet someone you know (besides me, obv) would enjoy it!

Taylor Swift tix

Were you able to get Taylor Swift tickets? Somehow, I lucked into tickets. I am still pretty shocked. A friend organized a group, so I’ll actually be going to both Pittsburgh shows.

If you did not get tickets, Ticketmaster says you likely won’t.

John Aniston dies

John Aniston was a stalwart “Days of our Lives” cast member. The legendary actor died Nov. 11, his daughter, Jennifer Aniston, announced Monday.

Of course, we know him as Victor Kiriakis, a mafia leader with Greek and Italian ties who butted heads with Stefano DiMera and other villains in the fictitious town of Salem.

But few people know that Aniston’s ties to “Days of our Lives” actually began in 1970 when he portrayed Eric Richards.

Anyhow, here are a few things I’ve read this week:

  • Why Everything in Tech Seems to Be Collapsing at Once (The Atlantic)
  • CVS and Walgreens became fixtures of 21st century city life. Their time may be up. (Slate)
  • Gen Z announces itself in midterms with Democratic boost, historic wins (WaPo)
  • Trump called a protest. No one showed. Why GOP efforts to cry foul fizzled this time. (WaPo)
Image by annca from Pixabay

Why is ‘Days of our Lives’ not on TV?

Why is “Days of our Lives” not on TV? NBC moved it to Peacock TV.

Has “Days of our Lives” been canceled? No. It’s still going strong on Peacock TV.

Why is “Days of our Lives” not on this week? It is on. It’s on Peacock TV.

What happened to “Days of our Lives” on NBC? The network moved it to Peacock TV.

If you haven’t heard, the sands keep flowing through the hourglass in Salem as “Days of our Lives” has a new home.

Beginning Sept. 12, new episodes of “Days of our Lives” started airing exclusively on Peacock TV.

You won’t find “Days of our Lives” on NBC anymore.

The network moved “Days of our Lives” to Peacock TV. It’s NBC’s streaming service.

New episodes are available weekdays at 6 a.m. Eastern.

The show is available under Peacock’s paid tier. New subscribers can get it for a discounted price of $1.99 a month or $19.99 for a year.

Many Comcast (Xfinity) customers might already have Peacock for free!

No longer are “Days of our Lives” fans tied to a television to watch. “Days of our Lives” fans can watch on the Peacock mobile app, on their tablets, on their computers or on their TVs (using a smart TV or a device like Chromecast).

Another perk is that “Days of our Lives” will never be pre-empted by network news, local news or sports. That means no recording at 1 a.m. or watching 45 minutes of an episode only for it to be cut off.

If you’re new to Peacock, don’t forget to watch the two “Beyond Salem” chapters (“Beyond Salem” chapter two included Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell) and the “Days of our Lives” Christmas movie!

Hourglass / Image by Eduin Escobar from Pixabay

‘Days of our Lives’ to end broadcast run after 57 years, but the show will continue

After 57 years, “Days of our Lives” will end its run on NBC in September, the network announced Aug. 3.

But, fear not (at least for now), DAYS fans, the sands will continue flowing through the hourglass.

“Days of our Lives” will move completely to Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. It will be part of the service’s premium service plan.

NBC will replace the broadcast hour with a news program.

The final broadcast episode of “Days of our Lives” will air Friday, Sept. 9.

Episodes already appear on Peacock after appearing first on NBC. Peacock has already run two spinoff series called “Beyond Salem” and a Christmas movie called “Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas.”

In a statement, Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said the “programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement with viewers.”

Lazarus said “Days” has a “large percentage” of its audience watching digitally. The network did not provide data.

“Days of our Lives” is NBC’s longest-running series.

The drama has earned 58 Emmy Awards, including most recently 2018’s Outstanding Daytime Drama, and 372 nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Prism Awards.

NBC’s news release said the show “remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.”

Fan reaction on social media has been mixed — with some excited for the move and hoping for expanded scripts and stories, while other fans worry the show will be canceled.

As a long-time “Days of our Lives” fan, I, too, worry that this means the serial’s impending end. Beloved characters might die and be resurrected again and again, but can the show itself find new life?

Viewing habits have dramatically shifted since the deaths of “All My Children” and “One Life To Live,” each of which had been resurrected for a digital audience long before the onslaught of streaming services.

With the move, NBC will become the first of the long-time “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) to have no daytime drama. ABC continues to air “General Hospital.” CBS continues to air “Young and the Restless” and “Bold and the Beautiful.”

In May 2021, NBC announced that “Days of our Lives” had received a two-year contract extension, continuing the show through its 58th season. That current contract would end in September 2023 — one year from the start of its move to Peacock.

“Days of our Lives” first aired on Nov. 8, 1965. It follows the trials and tribulations of the Bradys, Hortons and DiMeras in the fictional town of Salem.

Hourglass / Image by Eduin Escobar from Pixabay

‘Something wicked this way comes’: Popular possession storyline returns to ‘Days of our Lives’

What’s old is new again in Salem.

Picture it: Salem, 1994: The town’s popular therapist, outstanding mother and all-around do-gooder, Marlena Evans, becomes possessed by the devil.

“Three decades later, he’s coming back to finish what he started…”

The popular daytime drama (and my favorite show) will revisit the storyline.

“Fans can look forward to twists and turns you’d never suspect as well as familiar faces returning to save the day (or not)…. this time around, the devil knows no bounds and no one in Salem is safe,” NBC said of the upcoming storyline, reports.

In the original possession storyline, Salem villain Stefano DiMera, having been obsessed with Marlena Evans, hypnotized her in an attempt to get her to fall in love with him. But the hypnosis led to Marlena becoming possessed by the devil.

Then, on Dec. 24, 1994, Marlena Evans levitated in what is considered one of the most iconic moments in television history.

Ultimately, the story concluded many months later when John Black — then a priest but later her husband — performed an emergency exorcism.

See more from that original storyline below:

And, no, this is not a one-episode stunt, Carlivati said.

By the way, Pittsburgh “Days of our Lives” fans, don’t forget: ‘DAYS’ moved to 1 p.m. weekdays on WPXI.

Image by anncapictures from Pixabay

Will ‘Days of our Lives’ be renewed?

Has the sand run out in the hourglass?

“Days of our Lives” wrapped production on April 16 of its 56th season — reportedly filming 112 episodes over the last 14 weeks. And they did that through an ongoing pandemic!

The current contract extends through September. It was last renewed in January 2020.

The last time this happened, Corday Productions — the production company that produces the show for NBC — let all of the actors out of their contracts. It’s not clear if the same situation happened this time around, according to Soap Opera Network.

It should be noted that when this happened in 2019, the news spread like wildfire, suggesting that “Days of our Lives” had been canceled. So, it’s safe to assume that Corday, Sony Pictures Television (which distributes the show for Corday) and NBC likely wanted to avoid a similar situation.

Of course, if NBC does not renew the drama, there are other (albeit, slim) options. NBC could find a way to include it on Peacock (their streaming service) or it could find a home on another streaming service or network.