It looks like fans will be getting one of their wishes before As The World Turns fades into history.

The highly acclaimed and popular actor Larry Bryggman will be returning to Oakdale in the role he made famous, Dr. John Dixon. According to Soap Opera Weekly, the seventy-two year old Daytime Emmy Award winning actor will be resuming the role before the show ends this September. It looks like the return will be a brief one though. He is only expected to return for a single day.

Bryggman played the role of the town’s most infamous doctor, and frequent enemy of Bob Hughes, from 1969 until 2004. He left the series after being offered a substantially reduced pay stub. His character was never written out but merely ceased appearing, leaving plenty of viewers frustrated.

Since leaving TV, the actor has had a busy career on stage.