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Days of our Lives-related news from 2003
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The recently-seated head writing team of Peter Brash and Paula Cwickly has been removed from their posts as the show's top scribes.
After two failed attempts
to hold a celebration for soap opera fans on its own, NBC has announced plans to again have a soap opera fan gathering. This time, however, the peacock network has found a partner in the Spanish-language channel Telemundo
Days of our Lives will be losing an entire family later this spring as three performers will soon be cut from the cast.
There is talk that Port Charles' twelfth and yet-unnamed book will feature the return of a popular character - but not the popular actress who previously played the part. And involved in the rumors is a former Days of our Lives actress.
Former Days of our Lives star Eileen Davidson
) will be absent from the The Young and the Restless canvas later this spring.
Though the ideal performer for the role is out of the running, DAYS will be re-introducing Philip Kiriakis
to the canvas later this spring.
After over a year break from General Hospital, Stephen Nichols
will return to the GH canvas this spring, thereby squashing rumors of his impending addition to the ATWT cast.
For weeks -- possibly months -- the fate of Days of our Lives was said to be hanging in the balance as NBC executive and Corday Productions, the owners of Days of our Lives, engaged in talks about the show's future. Days of our Lives was up for renewal and talks between the two sides reportedly did not go well.
Soap Central has learned that long-time Days of our Lives star James Reynolds
) has been released from the show. The actor's exit, which will come later this summer, has yet to be confirmed by the show.
In another example of how you can't always believe what you read, an Internet rumor that circulated earlier this month has caused great concern at the Days of Our Live studios.
Days of our Lives' Thaao Penghlis
), an actor who saw his character make a surprising rise from the dead last year, will once again have to bid farewell to his character.
), who won a Daytime Emmy in 1975 for her work as DAYS' Laura Horton, has ended the speculation surrounding her future with CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress recently extended her contract with the show.
The latest victim of Days of our Lives' cost-cutting measures is Josh Taylor
). Taylor will tape his final scenes next month.
Days of our Lives head writer James E Reilly has now confirmed how and when Josh Taylor
) will exit the show.
For several months, a serial killer has been stalking the residents of Salem. Abe Carver was the first victim felled by the killer... and nine more townspeople will meet with an untimely demise before the killer is caught. But hold on tight Days of our Lives fans - the identity of the killer will soon be revealed.
Overzealous Days of our Lives fans have again created incorrect stories regarding a popular performer's future with the show, Arianne Zuker
) has not been let go, according to a show spokesperson.
SOAPnet, the Disney-owned 24 hour cable soap channel, has acquired the rights to broadcast same-day episodes of the NBC soap Days of our Lives. DAYS will become the first non-ABC to appear on the network.