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Actress Arianne Zuker
) has stunned fans by announcing that she will exit Days of our Live. The actress confirmed that she passed on inking a new deal with the NBC soap on her official web site.
Former General Hospital star John Ingle
) will be returning to the show this spring. The casting move will bring the actor back to the ABC after a two-year break in which he starred on the NBC soap Days of our Lives
Television's top-rated daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless, has been ranked number one in the ratings for the better part of two decades. During that time the show has amassed critical acclaim and earned a countless number of awards. But the CBS soap is about to go somewhere it has never gone before: cable television. In doing so, DAYS will be be bumped from its previous timeslot.
) will return to Days of our Lives later this month, marking her first appearance in Salem in over six months.
Television's top-rated daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless, has been ranked number one in the ratings for the better part of two decades. During that time the show has amassed critical acclaim and earned a countless number of awards. But the CBS soap is about to go somewhere it has never gone before: cable television. But the addition means that DAYS fans will need to get used to tuning in to see their shows a little later.
Days of our Lives fans are in for a real treat as two of the show's most popular characters of all time will be returning to the canvas. Though a first airdate is still up in the air, a show spokesperson has now confirmed that Mary Beth Evans
) and Stephen Nichols
(Steven "Patch" Johnson
) will be returning to the show later this spring.
Former All My Children
star James Scott
) will be joining the cast of NBC's Days of our Lives later this month. And while the actor was little-used in his latter days on All My Children, the former model is prepping for a heavy work load on his new show.
It has all the makings of a great soap opera script: behind-the-scenes plotting and turmoil, the return of a big name talent and the threat of imminent demise. While some fans argue that this is the type of story that Days of our Lives needs to boost its ratings out of the doldrums, this isn't a work of fiction. According to published reports and behind-the-scenes whispering, there may be some major shakeups at Days of our Lives.
As Days of our Lives prepares for some dramatic behind-the-scenes change
s, the show is about to see a rather dramatic shakeup on-screen. Ending months of speculation about her future with the NBC soap, soapcentral.com has learned that Melissa Reeves
) will exit DAYS later this year.
The sand will continue to pass through the hourglass for at least another season. Corday Productions, NBC and Sony Pictures Television have reached a deal resulting in the renewal of Days of our Lives, soap
has learned. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The announcement comes less than a month after news
that Passions had been renewed for an eighth season.
In a surprising turn of events, soap
has learned that Matthew Ashford
) will be leaving Days of our Lives next month.
After months of little or no story, a spokesperson for Joseph Mascolo
) has confirmed that the actor has decided not to renew his contract with The Bold and the Beautiful. Mascolo appeared on DAYS as Stefano DiMera
for nearly 20 years.
Days of our Lives has fired one of the most infamous writers in its 30-year history. The move ends what turned out to be a far more controversial moment for the NBC soap than anyone would have thought.
In a posting on her official web site, Farah Fath
) has announced that she has asked the network to let her out of her contract early. There is, however, good news for fans - her exit is anything but a done deal at this point.
Earlier this year soap
first reported that Hogan Sheffer
would be taking over as head writer of NBC's Days of our Lives in August. At the time, the network had no official comment. Now, almost two months later, a DAYS spokesperson has confirmed that multiple Emmy-winner Sheffer has joined the show.
The list of actors departing Days of our Lives continues to grow. Amid the already announced departures comes word that Jason Cook
(Shawn Douglas Brady
) will exit DAYS by the end of the month. The role of Shawn will be recast.
His return a year ago prompted many Days of our Lives fans to wonder if the show was going to explore its glory years. Now, as a new head writer takes over the helm and budget cuts force the show to pare down, Billy Warlock
) will join the growing list of stars exiting the NBC soap.
Despite an earlier statement to the contrary, Joseph Mascolo
) appears destined to return to Days of our Lives later this year. With an official announcement from NBC still pending, it would seem that the supposedly-dead Phoenix has once again found a way to rise from the ashes.
NBC has a special Christmas gift planned for Days of our Lives fans this year. American Idol runner-up and multi-platinum recording artist Clay Aiken will appear on the show in December to sing two of his hits.
It looks like Joseph Mascolo
) might not be returning to Days of our Lives as fans had hoped. The actor and show execs have been in talks for the actor to return, but the talks have reached a stalemate.
Fresh off a short-lived return to Days of our Lives
, Austin Peck
) is packing up and heading east to CBS's As the World Turns. Peck has landed a part as a member of a core family on CBS's As the World Turns.
It is a decision that will surely have many fans of The Young and the Restless up in arms. However, fans of Days of our Lives may be sitting quietly with their fingers crossed. In a surprising casting decision, Y&R execs have decided to fire Eileen Davidson
As reported by soap
central.com in July
, Farah Fath
) shocked fans by announcing that she had asked to be let out of her DAYS contract early in order to pursue other opportunities. Now, as the countdown to Fath's farewell moves into its final hours, Fath appears to be hedging her bets in the event that those other opportunities do not pan out.
In a casting move that has stunned the cast of Days of our Lives, long-time veteran and fan favorite Renee Jones
) has been let go. The dismissal is particularly surprising as it comes as Lexie's family - the DiMeras - is getting increased air time on the NBC soap.
Forget the plastic surgery; Days of our Lives' Philip Kiriakis
will have a familiar look when he comes out of hiding. Jay Kenneth Johnson
will return to DAYS to reprise the role he vacated just over four years ago.
In what is becoming a weekly occurrence, Days of our Lives has sent out another batch of pink slips. The latest round of casting cuts continues down a path towards accomplishing two goals: paring the cast and budget of non-essential characters and allowing new head writer Hogan Sheffer to work his own magic on the show.
The Bold and the Beautiful is making news for recasting a role - and for snagging a big name star from a rival soap. The CBS soap has confirmed that former Days of our Lives
star Kyle Lowder
) will join the soap next month in the role of Rick Forrester