— Days of our Lives’ Peter Reckell (Bo) addressed his upcoming exit on Twitter yesterday, telling fans “Days of our Lives has been my home, my life, for almost 30 years. Bo is a character that developed from my soul, and has touched many lives, but none more than my own. I took my place in the hierarchy of the show, in the storyline, moving others aside, in the eighties. Now other have moved into the place I once held, I have been very fortunate to have had such a long, meaningful run. But now, with a torn heart, I have to say goodbye to the people, family, the character, that I love. You have to know [that]this has not been easy. I do not want to give up Bo, and with luck, in the future, will be able to return to the character that I fought so hard to preserve. Thank you for being the most supportive, forgiving, loyal viewers there are. You have given me strength in difficult times. You are the reason DOOL is still standing will continue for years to come. Thank you for all you have given me and the character I love.
Reckell should remain on-air through October, no word yet on how the exit will be written.
— The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held this past Sunday in Los Angeles with General Hospital winning the most awards (Wardrobe, Casting, Song and Technical Direction), while The Bold and the Beautiful won for Art Direction and tied with The Young and the Restless for Hairstyling. Y&R also tied with All My Children for Sound Mixing while AMC also took the award for Editing. Days of Our Lives won for Makeup and Stunt Coordination, while One Life to Live won for Lighting. It should be noted that the promo GH won for was Brenda’s Wedding, which reinforces the fact that all the Brenda-related promos were far better than former head writer Bob Guza’s actual storylines for Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo.
The standard portion of the Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on Saturday at 8 p.m. on HLN.
— Canadian Y&R fans can tune in to see Daniel Goddard this weekend on The Shopping Channel as he presents the latest line of Aquaswiss watches. Daniel’s showcases are scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday, June 24 at 12 p.m. & 5 p.m. ET. For more information, check out The Shopping Channel.
Daniel will also be making a few morning show appearances on Friday, June 22: Look for him on the Morning Show on Global Toronto and Breakfast Television (via satellite in Winnipeg and Calgary) as well as CityNews (Toronto).
What’s coming up
The Bold and the Beautiful: Deacon becomes remorseful about his part in Bill’s plan. Katie questions Marcus. Alison helps Bill while Hope goes to great lengths to get to her wedding ceremony on time. Brooke finds out that Deacon is in Italy. Bill anxiously awaits the second part of his plan. Ridge and Brooke try to find out who is responsible for keeping Hope away from the ceremony…things may work out for Liam and Hope!
Days of our Lives: Lexi’s spirit returns to speak to her loved ones before crossing over. Abe tries to deal with the loss of Lexie. John finds out about Will’s sexuality. Chad confides in Abby about Melanie’s strange disappearance. Kate issues a warning to Carrie after seeing her with Rafe. Nicole and Daniel discuss their kiss. Kala tells Abe about a DVD that Lexie left for him. Sonny warns Will to stay away from the DiMeras.
General Hospital: Kate is overwhelmed with the deaths of Cole and Hope. Felicia helps Anna plan a romantic evening for Luke. Jason turns to Liz. Sam and Spinelli work together and break into Todd’s hotel room. Anna makes a confession to Tracy while Carly and Johnny’s time together is interrupted. Maxie decides to move in with Patrick to help with Emma. Michael and Starr grow closer.
The Young and the Restless: Abby and Chloe face a crisis with the Arts Gala. Adam disappoints Chelsea. Lauren trusts Paul with a secret. Phyllis’ plan backfires. Abby turns to Carmine for help. When Daisy disappears, Daniel is accused. Ronan returns to investigate a case. Abby and Carmine go missing.