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February 2005
In what is being seen as a major casting coup for NBC, soapcentral.com has learned that Billy Warlock (AJ Quartermaine, General Hospital) will be rejoining the cast of Days of our Lives later this year.
February 2005
Congratulations to Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) and husband David Sanov on the birth of their first child. Their son, Benjamin Edward, was born February 25th at 10:30am. The bouncing baby boy weighed in at 7lbs.
March 2005
Jason Cook (Shawn Douglas Brady) was arrested earlier this week at the Des Moines International Airport on charges of public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mario Van Peebles
March 2005
A General Hospital recast has some fans of Days of our Lives steaming. The ABC soap revealed that former DAYS starlet Kirsten Storms (ex-Belle Black) will replace Robyn Richards as Maxie Jones.
What was the biggest DAYS news story of 2005?
 JUL: Wayne Northrup returns to DAYS -- but not as Roman!   20% 
 DEC: As renewal date approaches, fans worry DAYS may be cancelled.   16% 
 OCT: Christie Clark (Carrie) is latest vet to return to DAYS.   15% 
 APR: NBC announces return of Austin Peck (Austin), but return was delayed.   15% 
 Other   12% 
 FEB: Billy Warlock ends 14-year absence, returns as DAYS' Frankie.   11% 
 MAR: Jason Cook (Shawn) arrested on drug charges.   9% 
 JUN: Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) lands primetime gig, exits DAYS.   1% 

Austin Peck
April 2005
Days of our Lives' head writer, James E Reilly, is continuing his mission to bring back some of the show's more popular characters from years past. For the second time in under two months, the show has announced the return of a long-lost character.
June 2005
Though unconfirmed by the network, soapcentral.com has learned that Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) will exit Days of our Lives when her contract expires this summer. The actress has been on recurring status with the show since August 2004.
June 2005
While rumors of his impending exit from Days of our Lives have been swirling for months, it wasn't until recently that Eric Winter (Rex Brady) made an announcement that put the whispering to rest. In a message on his official web site, Winter revealed that he has made the decision to step out of his DAYS role.
July 2005
Young actor Christopher Gerse (Will Roberts) was to have made his final on-screen appearance on Days of our Lives, but due to some last minute changes the actor may very well be sticking around for some time to come.
July 2005
Long-time fans of Days of our Lives may have to do a double take later this summer. Veteran soap opera actor Wayne Northrop will be returning to the show in August - but this time around he will not be reprising his previous DAYS role. Fans may remember that the actor played Roman Brady.
August 2005
Former Days of our Lives villain Justin Melvey (ex- Colin Murphy) will join the cast of General Hospital this month in the newly created role of Andrew. In a somewhat ironic twist, the actor shares a lot in common with some of his soon-to-be castmates.
September 2005
With speculation running rampant for months about his future with Days of our Lives, fans of Kyle Lowder (Brady Black) mobilized to sign petitions expressing their support for the young actor. Now, however, fans will have to accept the fact that the show has opted to send the Emmy-nominated star packing.
Austin Peck
September 2005
It has been six months since soapcentral.com first reported that Austin Peck (Austin Reed) would be returning to Days of our Lives. The actor was to have made his return in June, so when July 1st rolled around it was only natural that some fans would write in to ask what was going on.
Mario Van Peebles
September 2005
Some General Hospital fans are scratching their heads and wondering why the role of Lucas Jones was suddenly recast in late September. After all, until recently the Lucas had been primarily a background character. The role will now be played by Ben Hogestyn.
October 2005
The speculation is over: soapcentral.com has learned that Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) will be returning to Days of our Lives sometime next month.
November 2005
So what if you could be rewarded with autographed Days of our Lives memorabilia just by tuning into the show every day? It sounds like a soap fan's wildest fantasy, but thanks to the folks at NBC and Sony this fantasy has become a reality.
December 2005
NBC's two daytime dramas have been beset with rumors that their days are coming to an end. For many soap fans the rumors are just part of the norm - CBS's Guiding Light has been rumored to be on its last leg for the better part of a decade.

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