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Days of our Lives-related news from 2004
Here are some of the news stories posted on soap
during 2004 that focus on Days of our Lives or past and present DAYS performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.
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), one of two original Days of our Lives cast members remaining on the show, has announced that he will exit the soap.
It was supposed to be a carefully guarded secret. The identity of Days of our Lives serial killer was to be revealed for the first time on Wednesday, January 28th. But well over a week before the actual on-air reveal, several popular soap opera magazines featured front page stories declaring that Marlena was, in fact, the "Salem Stalker."
With the sudden and unexpected departure of John Ingle
; now Mickey Horton
, DAYS) from General Hospital, the show's casting department has hurriedly cast veteran DAYS performer Jed Allan as the new patriarch of the Quartermaine family.
Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Days of our Lives' serial killer storyline has got people talking... a lot
of people talking. Since the big reveal
that Marlena is the serial killer, it seems that you can't turn on the television or read a magazine without seeing some sort of mention of the sensational plot.
It looks like Days of our Lives could be losing two more popular stars - but these exits won't be at the hands of the Salem Stalker. Jason Cook
(Shawn Douglas Brady
) will exit the NBC this spring - but it's unclear if he will return - and co-star Kirsten Storms
) could exit as early as this summer.
Heather Lauren Olson
) has been replaced in the role of Jan Spears on NBC's Days of our Lives. Olson's last appearance has already aired. The role will be recast.
Just one month ago, it was looking like the Days of our Lives cast was going to lose two of its most popular younger performers. Now, things have taken a surprising turn and it's looking more and more like neither one of those performers will be leaving the show any time soon.
Former Days of our Lives and Guiding Light cast member Richard T. Biggs
has died. The cause of his death is currently under investigation. He was 44.
After what was said to have been an extensive search, Charity Rahmer has made her debut as Days of our Lives' new Belle Black
It's been over two years since rumors first hinted that Julie Pinson
, Port Charles
) would join the cast of Days of our Lives. Now, a show spokesperson has confirmed that the actress has indeed landed the contract role of Billie Reed.
Mary Beth Evans appears to have had a change of heart about setting up shop in One Life to Live
's Llanview. Just two weeks after the announcement that the veteran soap star was going to appear on the ABC soap comes words that Evans will remain in place on CBS's As the World Turns.
ABC has announced that Days of our Live
s writer Dena Higley has been named the new head writer of One Life to Live. She will outgoing head writer Michael Malone.
One Life to Live's new head writer
, former DAYS scribe Dena Higley, appears to be wasting no time with fixing what she perceives to be broken with the show. And in doing so, there are some casting changes on the horizon.
Mary Beth Evans
) returns to Oakdale later this month in a new capacity: She'll be a contract player for the first time since joining the show in 2000.
There are a host of Days of our Lives casting changes coming in the next few weeks. Because there are so many, some fans may feel like they've suffered whiplash as characters whiz in and out of the show's storylines.
Things in November 2004 are much different than things in November 2003. Unlike a year ago when Days of our Lives fans were worried whether their favorite star would fall victim to the Salem Stalker, there seems to be more news this year about which performers are staying with the show.