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  • Judith Chapman Returns to Days As New Character Diana Cooper image

    Rumors have been buzzing for months that Young and the Restless actress Judith Chapman (Gloria Bardwell) will be making her way back to Days of our Lives. Though the actress played Anjelica Deveraux in 1990, Morgan Fairchild turned up in the role in 2017 with the character dying that same year of a heart attack. has learned that an Instagram screenshot, allegedly from the hair and makeup room, has turned up and is listing Chapman as Diana Cooper, rumored to be Leo's (Greg Rikaart) mother. October 15, Chapman revealed a little about her character, "I took a side trip to LOS ANGELES to play another Ghostly Apparition on DAYS OF OUR LIVES...HALLOWEEN.....APPROACHES!! DON'T MISS IT:smiling_imp::fearful::ghost:" Stay tuned for more details as they are released.

    Monday, October 15th, 2018

  • William Utay Returns to Days of our Lives As Diabolical Dr. Rolf image

    Updated October 12, 2018: Look for William Utay to return to Days in the coming weeks as Dr. Rolf.

    We reported on October 30, 2017 that William Utay is set to return to "Days of our Lives" as that dastardly, yet incredibly intelligent, Dr. Wilhelm Rolf. rolf-sees-hope-days-nbcWhen Salemites heard from Ben Weston that Will was alive, Kate vowed to get to the bottom of it. She questioned Clyde Weston and learned that he's the one who heard that Will was alive from Dr. Rolf, who was an inmate with him in Statesville prison. Weston told his son Ben in order to ease his self-disgust that he murdered his own friend. Utay will be seen October 20, 23 and October 31 for the big Halloween episode, and then in flashbacks November 21.

    Friday, October 12th, 2018

  • Trey Baxter Joins Days of our Lives image has learned that model and actor, Trey Baxter, has joined Days of our Lives as a mystery patient, one many suspect could be EJ DiMera - previously played by James Scott, who originated the character and played EJ from May 30, 2006 to October 13, 2014. Baxter will first debut October 12. Stay tuned!

    Monday, October 8th, 2018

  • Arianne Zucker's Shocking Fall Return to Days of our Lives image

    June 6 reported learned that Arianne Zucker will be making her way back to Days of our Lives as Nicole Walker. She’s already filmed scenes that will air on Tuesday October 9. This return is very brief. Her time is up October 22.  Arianne Zucker left Days in October 2017, stating, "After 18 years of an incredible run as Nicole Walker on Days of our Lives, I will not be returning this contract year. I have had such beautiful support from all of you who have loved to hate Nicole and then love her again... Although nothing is ever permanent and I never like to say never, it is bye for now."

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

  • Paul Telfer Returns to Days of our Lives With a Stunning Reveal image

    Updated June 8: Paul Telfer left Days when Xander headed out of Salem with damning information about Brady and Nicole. However, the character will be back on Tuesday October 9 with a big secret. On May 1 we reported Paul Telfer will be seen once again on Days of our Lives starting May 11 in scenes with Jen Lilley (Theresa) and Colin Schroeder (Tate).

    Thursday, September 27th, 2018

  • Bryan Dattilo Leaving Days As Lucas image

    June 13, learned Bryan Dattilo is leaving Days of our Lives as Lucas Horton. Stay tuned for updates.

    Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

  • Thaao Penghlis Back Taping at Days of our Lives image

    Though Thaao Penghlis' character Andre DiMera was killed off Days of our Lives on Friday January 19, Penghlis will still be seen after Andre is dead in flashbacks, visions and dreams. Dates fans can tune in to see Penghlis as Andre are: February 5, 27, March 1, May 8, 23,  and August 13. On September 20, the actor posted a photo of himself with Deidre Hall (Marlena/Hattie) that stated, "Loved being with Deidre Hall this week. Vets make a difference in case some people have forgotten. We build a great foundation on Days that was years in the making. Walk through the door and speak truth. Next. #days @DeidreHall⁩ thank you." Since Penghlis has been taping this week, it is likely viewers will see him mid-March 2019.

    Thursday, September 20th, 2018

  • Tyler Christopher Out, Brandon Barash in As Temporary Stefan Recast image

    Actor Tyler Christopher is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons from Days of our Lives, according to a report by Daytime Confidential. can share that former General Hospital actor, Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara), will fill in for Christopher in the role of Stefan O. DiMera on a temporary basis.

    Christopher's last airdate is not yet available though Barash's first airdate is March 2019. Please stay tuned for updates.

    Thursday, September 20th, 2018

  • Christopher Sean Exits Days With Video Message to Cast, Crew and Fans image

    On Jun 8 learned that Christopher Sean has filmed his last scenes as Paul Narita on May 25 and has decided to leave Days of our Lives. Fans can expect his character to continue airing into the fall.

    The actor created an Instagram video message regarding his exit. The actor expressed, "I want to let you all know from me. It was my decision to depart from Days of Our Lives. I loved every day I was a part of it and am so appreciative to the entire Cast and Crew and to Bruce Evans, Ken Corday, Greg Meng, Albert Alarr, Janet and Marnie and everyone that’s helped me develop into the actor and man I am today. I will miss each and every one of you. This is not goodbye though, it’s until next time. I can’t thank all of the Fans enough and I hope that I can find another project to keep you entertained with me in the near future :) Thank you for always supporting me and loving me. You all rock! Stay amazing my friends. I will never forget my Days at Days. They were some of the Greatest 'Days of My Life'.


    Sunday, September 16th, 2018

  • Farah Fath Galfond Returns to Days as Mimi Lockhart image

    On May 8 learned that Farah Fath Galfond will be making her way back to Days of our Lives as Mimi Lockhart on Friday October 5 in a handful of episodes. The actress first landed the role in 1999 and appeared through 2007. After leaving the NBC soap, Fath originated the role of Gigi Morasco on One Life to Live in 2007 until the ABC soap’s cancellation in 2012. Teasers: Mimi has a stable life and keeps her distance from her mother so she can maintain that. She's matured some.

    Friday, September 14th, 2018

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