Monday, March 8, 2010

Peter Reckell Statement regarding his leave

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As previously reported, Peter Reckell was going to be on break from DAYS for a month due to payment issues with his contract.  (In short, DAYS doesn't want to pay him any more than they have to!)  Now his leave has been extended to two months.  Peter sent out this statement regarding his leave of absence from the show:

Kelly and I have heard from concerned fans that there seems to be an NBC newsletter circulating stating or implicating that I have asked for time off from the show. Please be aware that this is not true. I am off for a month or so, because I was in danger of going over the limit of episodes listed in my contract. They did not wish to pay me for doing extra shows, so Bo was sent out of town for a month in order for him to remain, I am told, present and center when I return.

However, the show is in negotiations right now with the network, so the deal is pretty simple: if you want Bo around and don't like having him be away, write to the people in charge and let it be known, for that is always useful. What is not useful, however, is trying to sabotage a storyline the writers have planned for us actors... There's apparently another rumor circulating, stating I have said in a recent personal appearance in Canada, that I do not enjoy working with Crystal Chappel (Carly). That is not – I repeat NOT – true.

I have never said that and this was probably just made up by people who are not happy about the Bo and Carly story. Again, if you favor one pairing more than the other, please write to the show in masses and let your opinions about the storylines known. That is the way to do it. Starting fake rumours about me is not. I much enjoy working with both Kristian and Crystal and besides, actors have no say in what the writers have planned for their characters.

So whether you like the story or not, the important thing is to keep writing to the show, because interest in the story – whether it is positive or negative – is what will insure we stay on-screen in the end. Thanks for passing this along to others, I appreciate it.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, its actually kinda of scary that he wants us to right in about him I honestly couldnt image the show without Bo (I guess some couldnt without Marlena/John but tptb showed us.) Really this fan war about Hope vs Carly is crazy both are good actresses we can see onscreen that obviously Daniel is moving into Carly's orbit (I wish Justin to) and Bope is the supercouple, its crazy how rumors get started.

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  2. An important update to this story is that Peter has been put out to pasture for another month. Sidelining him for TWO months when Bo is in the middle of a frontburner story is the height of stupidity unless they were never serious about the Bo/Carly/Hope triangle in the first place.

    I'd like to know just what the fuck is going on here. Are they going to see how the ratings do in Peter's absence and then fire him? The only thing that would accomplish is unite the Bope and Carbo fanbases in their hatred of Tomlin and Co.

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  3. I'm actually thinking that there planning on putting Bope back together, and then putting them out to pasture and thats why they were never serious with the Bo/Carly/Hope triangle. I think Daniel is assuming leading man status and as much as I think Shawn Christian has gotten better he's no Bo Brady!

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  4. I honestly can't see them firing him. But they did put J&M out for two months during the summer months. I think it's the first time they've put Peter on hiatus like that.

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  5. It is hard to believe that they'd fire him, but given their track record I'm not taking anything for granted. The fact that Peter is reaching out to his fanbase and asking them to get going with the letter writing is at least cause for concern.

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  6. Bo/Hope/Carly triangle hasn't been front burner for over a month though. Carly/Dan/Melanie has and the ratings held steady. With CC having great chemistry with both Shawn and Wally, who both have to be cheaper then Peter, I don't think that bodes well for PR.

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  7. That's a good point. Whenever an actor asks for his fans to campaign for him, things aren't going well. Peter has taken a few pay cuts. He's been a team player on that account.

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  8. I love Bo Brady, I'm afraid that because CC has chemistry with other men that they will put Bope back together (I'm not against that) and shuffle them to the background but I don't see that happening until after the current storyline. I definitely isn't a good sign.

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  9. KatLickAss is on suicide watch.

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  10. I wonder if Peter's fate is somehow tied up with negotiations over the show's renewal (or not, as the case may be). I'm sure they're under pressure to keep cutting costs to the absolute bone. I would hate for it to happen, but Peter could be the next casualty of that ongoing trend.

    Does anyone know when the renewal announcement is expected?

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  11. Thanks to first Anon comment, I went ahead and updated the story and mentioned Peter's leave being extended.

    I can't ever recall PR sending a message out like this for fans to write. I don't think he's ever had to before; so yes, this is worrisome.

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  12. Maybe TIIC trying to replace PR with RKK? I guess it must be karma.

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  13. jimmyk311, either you're joking or you don't know RKK's history with the show if you think they'd ever bring him back.

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  14. Tomlin and NBC think they've proven they can get rid of vets and the ratings will go up. Problem is, they're not paying any attention to the demos which continue to go down.

    And I wouldn't be surprised in the least if this is Tomlin's experiment to see what the ratings do without PR as an excuse to get rid of him and bring on a few cheaper actors from some other show.

    Even worse, this is right smack in the middle of when Alice's funeral is supposed to happen. We barely have anyone in town right now that knew her and Tomlin's solution is to get rid of one more.

    Jimmyk311: Karma?? seriously? RKK was lucky he kept his job as long as he did considering the number of costars, especially underage ones he harassed.

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  15. we definetly need peter to come back and be with his wife and daughter.personally i do not like carly ,they need to take her off the show asap.

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  16. We need Bo and Hope TOGETHER. If you need cash for Peter Reckel, ditch Mia, boyfriend and Carly. None will be missed. We also need Patch and Kayla back

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  17. i didnt like carly the first time she was on the show so please bring bo and hope back together if you really want to save the show

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  18. dool is getting really stupid, why dont they get a life? it USED to be a good soap opera to watch. what the f--- is going on????

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  19. i think it is best for bo and hope get back together .. carly fits with daniel. also need to get marlena and john back on the show..

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  20. i want Bo & Hope together again, also bring John & Marlana back, also Patch & Kayla. Get rid of Kate, Vivan and some new story lines would be nice with Rafe & the FBI more like the old story lines of Shane & Kim when Days used to win Daytime Emmy's. Talking of Rafe I like him with sammy

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  21. GET BO BACK OR I WILL STOP WATCHING DAYS

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  22. Anonymous

    I miss not seeing Bo and I am not happy that Hope is off somewhere with John. Please bring back Bo & Hope.

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