NBC's Longest Running Drama 'Days of Our Lives' to Broadcast Classic Episode from 1997 on the Day After Thanksgiving

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November 16th, 2012

via press release:





UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 16, 2012 – NBC will broadcast one of the most scandalous, memorable and joyous episodes from the classic archives of its daytime drama "Days of our Lives," on Friday, November 23. On the heels of Eileen Davidson’s return as longtime fan favorite Kristen DiMera, this episode takes viewers back to one of the villainess’ most memorable “Days” episodes to date.



The episode -- originally telecast on June 24, 1997 -- involves John’s (Drake Hogestyn) wedding to a Kristen impostor. Meanwhile, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and the real Kristen (Eileen Davidson) are still unconscious in a secret room where evil mastermind Stefano (Joe Mascolo) is holding them captive. Elsewhere, Hope (Kristian Alfonso) tries to adjust to the idea that Bo (Peter Reckell) and Billie (Krista Allen) are married while Bo’s life is threatened after his cover is blown during an investigation gone wrong.



"This admired series has continued to keep a loyal and dedicated audience since 1965, and to be able to share this memorable episode with devoted fans of the show, as well as new viewers, will definitely be a fun treat," said Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Entertainment.


"Days of our Lives” (Monday-Friday, 1-2 p.m. ET in most markets) first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. Today, it remains a consistent favorite among viewers of daytime television serials and continues to lead the competition among younger female viewers.




About “Days of our Lives”:



“Days of our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is executive producer and Greg Meng is co-executive producer along with Lisa De Cazotte as producer. Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell are the head writers.




  • chris

    susan banks. wow and lets not forget her brother thomas and sister mary morra who likes to repent those who do bad things with her ruler… LOL so immature yet so freaking funny!!!

  • DryedMangoez

    OMG, is this the episode where Susan’s teeth go flying into Vivian’s glass?
    Definitely an all-time classic Days episode.

    Nice to see NBC/Days/Sony airing classic episodes like the other soaps have done.

  • Sarah

    Excuse the pun, but those really were the good old days. Susan’s teeth flying out, those awful wedding costumes. I can’t wait to relive this one.

  • T.L.

    It’s interesting that NBC is going to air a 1997 episode of “Days” considering that they’ve usually avoided airing repeats of their daytime soaps during holiday periods, unlike CBS and ABC.

  • DZ

    NBC has some time to fill on this day because there was supposed to be a hockey game.

  • Donof

    Days should do this every Friday. It would save money……..and would the ratings really drop much? This show has dedicated fans that love the old days. I know I wouldn’t miss a classic episode.

  • Josh

    Cannot wait to see the again!!! Could not be better timing with Kristen returning to the fold on Days. I think this is where Susan’s (disguised as Kristen) teeth fly our of her mouth haha Classic!!!!

  • brutony

    Was this when Marlena was possessed by the devil? Not interested in living those Days of Our Lives. Of course, this is just what Ive heard from my wife, Hrmph hrmph!

  • brian

    All the networks should get together and launch a netflix like streaming service with all their archives of these soaps. Im sure their dedicated fans would part with $9.99 a month if not more.

  • JRR2

    Anybody remember Eugene and his robot?

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