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    In our 'Days Of Our Lives' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Days Of Our Lives' Louise Sorel Out, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn In.

    Sunday, July 10 2011


    Hall (FayesVision/WENN.com)
    Original post June 2:

    Updated July 10:

    John and Marlena (Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall) return September 26.)

    One gone, two return.

    Soaps.com reported earlier that in addition to losing five other DOOL actors, including Crystal Chappell (Carly), Louise Sorel, who plays the divine and vengeful Vivian Alamain, will be leaving the show.

    Returning to Salem will be Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).

    Sorel told TV Guide, "Bren and I have shot some incredible, really emotional scenes together, scenes about his character's devotion to Vivian, and how she left him. It's been wonderful, and he's a very lovely actor. It's the first time in a while I've felt there was something legitimate to play. But I guess that's out the window. I was told that the show is going back to "core values," whatever that means. The Bradys and the Hortons, I guess. [Laughs] I'm not sure what "core values" actually means on a soap these days when everyone is corrupt and conniving and stealing babies! And there are so few people left from the old guard. They're bringing Deidre Hall [Marlena] and Drake Hogestyn [John] back for the summer, which doesn't mean they won't continue on for the fall, winter and spring." To read the rest of the interview, go to TV Guide.

    Who else is on the chopping block? Soaps.com will report with the news as it becomes available.



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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Thursday, June 02 2011 04:19 PM

    Yay Jarlena are coming back! I am hoping Jensen be back to Days...but nope..I'll miss Louise but I won't miss Vivian..Quinn will be left out along with Melanie..

    Welcome back, Jarlena!!

    Posted by MARCO88 at Thursday, June 02 2011 05:09 PM

    How wonder, Marlena and John are back. Can't Wait. I will miss Vivian though. Too bad they didn't write a good enough storyline for her. I do hope she is still around when John returns. Remember she considered John part of her family back in the day. I wonder who else is returning besides Marlena and John. Ken Coday did say six so that leaves 4 more. I hope some more Horton's like Laura and Bill and Marie.

    Posted by moma at Friday, June 03 2011 01:49 AM

    couldn't find out who got kicked to the curb...anybody got names?? this site din't let me access past news so it's a mystery to who got the boot... i'm probably just not going at it the right way....
    good to see the show moving back to roots. the "soap" genre has suffered staggering loses lately. hope our dool isn't next.
    heading over to "message boards" now to see if i can learn about who got the boot there...
    god bless everyone!!!!

    Posted by snanax4 at Friday, June 03 2011 08:25 AM

    Of the six leaving, we know two are Vivian and Carly. Might we find the others are Gabi, Dario, Quinn, Taylor? I know of no reason for these people to exist. We need a returning of Lucas, Mike, Bill, Doug, Julie, Shawn, Belle, Claire, Kayla, Steve, Shane, Nick, just to name a few. Round up the Hortons and Bradys who are missing and bring them home. At least the front runners. Just give them decent stories to come back to. If they are going to be cannon fodder, leave them wherever they are. Okay?!

    Posted by complicatedlady at Saturday, June 04 2011 12:08 AM

    I am thrilled that Marlena and John are coming back. But I do hope they keep Chloe, Daniel, Melanie and Rafe. They could bring back Nathan Horton for Melanie. Their love story would be hot, hot, hot. I'm hoping we will like the changes. KC doesn't always keep his word.

    Posted by LifelongDaysFan at Saturday, June 04 2011 10:02 AM

    Very sorry to learn about Louise Sorel's firing. Such a great actress. Who else could pull off the ridiculous storylines they've put her through.

    Loved John and Marlena but they had run out of stories for these two characters. They'd been through it all - sometimes more than once. I'm just not convinced they will be able to come up with anything 'fresh'.

    Posted by complicatedlady at Thursday, June 09 2011 12:24 AM

    I am one of the people who wanted John and Marlena back the most. Now I look at who has to leave to make room for them in the budget, and I've changed my mind.

    The stories are really good right now so maybe Dena Higley wasn't such a bad head writer after all. We have romance, crime (Quinn blackmailing Chloe into prostitution) and the drug cartel, the breakup of a marriage, Carly fighting drug addiction and Rafe and Sami getting back together and they are going to use Rafe II to get back at EJ.

    Posted by complicatedlady at Thursday, June 09 2011 12:25 AM

    Why didn't KC tell us who all would be let go to bring the vets back and then let us vote on it?

    Posted by wordsandmusic at Saturday, June 11 2011 02:33 PM

    That sucks. Can't stand John & not that fond of Marlena. Guess there won't be much of anything to watch in the daytime anymore. As long as Brady & Daniel are on (WITH THE CURRENT ACTORS) I'll be watching....maybe doing LOTS of fast forwarding, especially through Bo & Hope scenes.

    Posted by bettyobrian2005 at Sunday, June 12 2011 07:30 PM

    horrary!!!!!!!!!. i am glad for john and marlena come back on days. i can't wait see them on days. i love them so much. i watch on days for 45 years. i never miss in my life. days are my favor alway. i am deaf mother and have 2 daughters and a son. they are all grew up and become 8 granddchildren. i hope to hear from john and marlena back on days as soon. smile betty obrian

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