Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Does DOOL Face Cancellation – Sami, EJ and Others Leave But No New Hires?

Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Does DOOL Face Cancellation - Sami, EJ and Others Leave But No New Hires?

NBC’s daytime drama Days Of Our Lives has a much smaller cast than its fellow soap operas The Young and the Restless or General Hospital, and it seems to be getting smaller and smaller. There seems to be a steady string of characters exiting the canvas on DOOL. First, there was Jenn’s stalker Liam; then, Nick Fallon was murdered; and now Gabi Hernandez is leaving Salem and heading to prison. Additionally, just last month, James Scott announced he was also leaving Days of Our Lives along with his on-screen fiancée Sami (Alison Sweeney).

Some Days of Our Lives fans are growing concerned about the recent parade of actors exiting the soap opera. Not only does it seem like everyone is leaving Salem, but there are hardly any new characters arriving to fill the gaps. There hasn’t even been any casting notices sent out for new recurring characters in a while.

Sweeney and Scott’s characters are key players in Salem, and their scenes alone (or with others) easily take up half an episode every day. Since both of the actors have already wrapped their final day on set, shouldn’t TPTB at Days already be sending out casting calls for new characters to fill some of the holes Sweeney and Scott’s exits have left in the script?

DOOL fans have reason to be concerned, seeing as how the NBC soap opera is the lowest ranked daytime drama when compared to the likes of The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, and Bold and the Beautiful. The iconic soap opera has been rumored to be on the verge of cancellation for a couple years now, and soap viewers can’t help but wonder if its time has finally come. It would explain why TPTB aren’t struggling to replace their exiting characters. And, it would also explain why key players like Alison Sweeney and James Scott have left the show. The soap opera is obviously sinking; they might as well abandon ship now and find another job, instead of going down with it.

What do you think Days fans? Are you afraid that DOOL is on the verge of cancellation and that is why half of the cast is leaving the soap opera? Or do you think the soap opera will be just fine without Alison Sweeney and James Scott? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

The danger of losing Days or other of the surviving daytime dramas has Soap Opera Spy fans upset:

I’m afraid I’ll see the end of soaps during my lifetime. Which sucks. I was looking forward to retiring in the recliner and watching “my shows” like my mom and gramma and great gramma!

Lets hope not. They need to change the viewing time to get it away from GH.

In our area it is on same time as GH so I had to make a choice and stayed with GH. I read what’s going on but that’s all.

It needs a support, Y&R has veteran actors and B&B to support it. GH has a strong leading cast to hold its own. DOOL Had sunset beach and passions.

It would be a shame to see it go. It’s really the best of all. Why did all the actors leave at once. I guess they want to see it end. Are they angry with the producers? Not great that it is on same time as GH. I have to tape it like everyone else. Doesn’t mean we are not watching it. Someone has sabotaged this show for some reason. The actors must be angry.

I’d be more comfortable if I’d learn of  TPTB casting and hiring some new talent to replace those who have left.

11 responses to “Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Does DOOL Face Cancellation – Sami, EJ and Others Leave But No New Hires?”

  1. Angie says:

    Alison Sweenie’s interview this week spoke volumes as to what she didn’t say….. Dark days ahead for DOOL

  2. […] Days of Our Lives spoilers tease that June 9th-13th will be another week packed full of non-stop drama in the fictional town of Salem. Gabi Hernandez will spend the week saying her good-byes to her friends and family, and heartfelt moment will be shared with her daughter Arianna before she leaves Salem for good. […]

  3. Virginia Kelley says:

    I hate to say it, but I think a couple of things are going on. One, summer time is here. Kids are out of school. The teenyboppers will be watching. So Days needs to continue to draw in that future audience. That being said, the younger characters on the show NEED to grow as the “middle aged” characters are too used.

    Don’t get me wrong I am one of those middle aged people who were watching even before there was a Sami Brady. Heck I remember when Marlena’s twin was on the show; Marlena was not even married to the real Roman Brady; AND the actor that is playing Roman Brady now… I remember HIM as Chris Kozicheck (sp). I love the mature characters, but the younger crowd these days (no pun intended) do not appreciate anything over the age of 25.

  4. KJL says:

    This show started dying a slow death on January 3rd of this year, the very first day Chandler Massey was no longer part of the cast.

  5. […] is never a dull moment in the fictional town of Salem, and DOOL spoilers tease that the week of June 16th-20th will be no […]

  6. […] the canvas or are in the process of doing so. With big names like James Scott and Alison Sweeney saying their good-byes, it only makes sense that TPTB at DOOL are going to have to bring in some new characters — or […]

  7. […] hiding? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL for more Days of Our Lives spoilers […]

  8. Wayne Wastier says:

    Days went down hill as soon as they introduced Sonny and then turned Will into a homosexual. This show was good when it had a moral basis. I remember when Stefano prayed a very humble prayer. So all I can say is good riddance to bad rubbish.

  9. Sabina Karsan says:

    The writing of the show has made me lose intrest in watching

  10. Chris says:

    Some actors/actresses are leaving Days, some are coming. As I read, soon we will see teenager Joey Johnson (son of Kayla and Steve) who was in “his” age on Christmas. I also read that it will be look a like Paige :) We already got Xander :) Sooo .. it is not so bad :)