** THE SHOWBIZ LIVE! – LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2014 — Days of our Lives is proud to announce that it will be honored at this year’s 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Airing tonight on the Hallmark Channel, Days will kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations with many of the show’s favorite faces. Cast members present for the parade will include Deidre Hall (Marlena), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Galen Gering (Rafe), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Arianne Zucker(Nicole), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Guy Wilson (Will), True O’Brien (Paige), Drake Hogestyn(John), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Casey Moss (JJ), Billy Flynn (Chad), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Meredith Scott Lynn(Anne), Aloma Wright (Maxine), and Christopher Sean (Paul). During the parade Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyncame down from the 50th anniversary double decker bus that carried cast members down the parade route to greet the show’s loyal fans awaiting their arrival.
Thrilled about the honor, co-executive producer Greg Meng explained, “What better way to start the countdown to Days of our Lives 50th anniversary on NBC than to be part of the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade? We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with viewers across the country.”
To catch Days of our Lives stars coming down the parade in one of Hollywood’s iconic double decker buses, tune in to the Hallmark Channel Wednesday, Dec 10th at 4pm or Friday, Dec 19th at 5pm on the Hallmark Movie Channel. Viewers can also catch the parade on Dec 19th and 21st on KTLA as well as on many other stations across the country (for local listings visit: http://bit.ly/1bZRl8Y).
About Days of our Lives:
“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…”
For almost half a century, those words have introduced and underscored one of television’s longest running daytime dramas. NBC’s Days of our Lives, which turned 49 in November 2014, first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. The show is currently celebrating the countdown to its 50th anniversary and remains a consistent favorite among critics and fans alike. Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in over 25 countries internationally. The show has garnered 39 Emmy Awards, including 2013’s Outstanding Daytime Drama, and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards. The show’s success derives from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling – supported by a diverse ensemble of performers – and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, Days of our Lives remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.
Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings.
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** Via press release