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It's surely not his fault, but it seems that whenever Bryan R. Dattilo
) is making news in the comings and going department, there is also a great deal of behind-the-scenes chattering.
Though his final exit date isn't going to come for another few months, soap
has learned that Austin Peck
) will be exiting Days of our Lives.
Days of our Lives executive producer Ken Corday would like to bring Billie Reed back to the show's canvas, but he seems to be having a hard time finding an actress to play the part.
It's contract time at the NBC soaps. While a boatload of Passions
performers recently re-signed their contracts with the show, Days of our Lives hasn't quite reached that point with all of its stars.
What a difference a year can make. Nominated for just one Soap Opera Central Award last year, this year Kyle Brandon Lowder (Brady Black) went five-for-five in the Days of our Lives edition of the Dankies.
While her character is still undergoing a major storyline revolving the paternity of her child, Kristian Alfonso
's (Hope Brady
) real-life pregnancy will be much less complex.
Her time in Salem has been riddled with some outrageous storylines, but it appears that Days of Our Live's new writing regime has run out of those kind of ideas for Greta Von Amberg.
The uncertainty regarding the return of Billie Reed to Days of our Lives has just gotten a little cloudier. Lisa Rinna
(ex-Billie Reed), the presumed "front runner" to reprise the role of Billie on DAYS, has landed a job that could very well prevent her from returning to the show.
Two-time Days of our Lives veteran Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera; ex Andre DiMera) will return to the show later this year.
Though the news of Austin Peck
's (Austin Reed
) impending exit was first reported on Soap Opera Central over two months ago, fans of the actor might still not be prepared for the actor's final appearance on Days of our Lives. Peck's exit comes this week.
According to a rep, Jay Kenneth Johnson
) will exit Days of our Lives when his contract expires in November. A spokesperson for the show declined to comment on the report.
As of last week, Days of our Lives execs were in marathon talks with Lisa Rinna
(ex-Billie Reed) about her possible return to the show.
Days of our Lives star Bryan Dattilo
) was arrested early Saturday in Peoria, Illinois after one of his companions allegedly picked a fight with a waitress.
Two-time Days of our Lives veteran Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera; ex Andre DiMera) has returned to his old stomping grounds for a third time.
After what seems like years of negotiating, Lisa Rinna
(ex-Billie Reed) will return to Days of our Lives.
The revolving dressing room door continues to spin for Days of our Lives star Bryan Dattilo
). After being written off the show's canvas for the summer, Dattilo will again see on-air action by the early fall.
NBC has temporarily canceled its Fan Fest celebration. The event, which was to be held November 2nd and 3rd at Universal Studios in Florida, may or may not be rescheduled.
After months and months of speculation about whether or not she'd be returning to Days of our Lives, Lisa Rinna
) has announced that she'll once again be leaving the program.
According to setside sources, Days Of Our Lives is in the midst of a house cleaning. Two of the shows contract players have been released - and there is talk that more stars will be sent packing in the weeks ahead.