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Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr on Days of our Lives

Soaps.com can confirm that Marilyn McCoo will return to Days of our Lives beginning Friday November 1 as Tamara Price. She appeared on the NBC soap from August 21, 1986 until 1987 as a love interest of Abe Carver’s (James Reynolds) and is the mother of their daughter Lani Price (Sal Stowers). McCoo, who has performed a few times, as a singer on Days, will be joined by her real-life husband Billy Davis Jr. The couple has been married since 1969 and performs together as a musical duo. Davis Jr. is also part of The 5th Dimension singing group. In 1977 the couple had their own television show, The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show. McCoo is best known for hosting Solid Gold from 1980 until 1987. Both McCoo and Davis Jr. appeared as themselves on Santa Barbara in 1985.

– Dustin Cushman

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Wally Kurth Days of our Lives

Soaps.com readers can expect to see a lot more of Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis on Days of our Lives. The actor is back on contract with the NBC soap and will be heavily featured in a major storyline beginning in November. General Hospital fans need not worry, he will still be seen as Ned Quartermaine on the ABC soap from time to time.

– Dustin Cushman

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Ron Carlivati's dad guests on Days of our Lives

Days of our Lives’ headwriter Ron Carlivati took to social media to reveal that his ‘superfan’ father would be appearing on the NBC soap opera this Friday October 18 in a guest role. Soaps.com shared the post below, which shows his dad dressed as a doctor alongside Mary Beth Evans’ Dr. Kayla Johnson. Carlivati’s father is a huge fan of the show and doesn’t miss an episode.

– Candace Young

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

princess gina in purgatory on days of our lives

If Soaps.com readers have not already guessed, Kristian Alfonso is bringing Princess Gina Von Amberg back to Days of our Lives after Dr. Wilhelm Rolf (William Utay) conducted some procedure on her October 10. On March 15, 2019, we reported that Kristian Alfonso would be playing double duty in the coming week on Days of our Lives portraying Hope Brady Hernandez as usual, and bringing Princess Gina Von Amberg back for one episode, March 18, in scenes with Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera) and Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans).

– Christine Fix

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Harper Udell, Sydnee Udell exit Days of our Lives

Young twin actresses Harper and Sydnee Udell, who have played Arianna Horton on Days of our Lives since 2013, announced their exit from the NBC soap opera over the weekend as the role is being recast. In a message of thanks as they depart, the twins said, “It is with a sad heart we had to say goodbye to the home we knew for 6 1/2+ years. Being blessed with this role for so long has been a dream. We have been recast, we fully support all the cast & writers. We wish nothing but the best for the entire cast & crew. We have made many new friends and family, and thank all of them for the love & support we have received. Thank you to our fans for your love & support!” Watch Soaps.com for updates surrounding the role of Arianna as they become available.

– Candace Young

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Judi Evans returns to Days of our Lives

Actress Judi Evans will return to television screens this fall as Adrienne Kiriakis on Days of our Lives. As Soaps.com readers may have noticed, aside from an appearance in August, the character hasn’t been seen on canvas since April. Since Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis) was placed on contract recently, we can assume that Evans will be seen more often in addition to Justin. Watch for the actress to reappear on the NBC soap opera as Adrienne beginning Wednesday October 23.

– Candace Young

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Robin Strasser days appearance

Update October 3: Robin Strasser’s days as Vivian Alamain in Salem are numbered… Soaps.com has learned that the actress will last be seen on Days of our Lives on Monday October 7 when Vivian sneaks out of Salem. On October 16, in a reply to a fan on Twitter, the actress shared, “#Days told me eve of #YomKippur that they won’t be using me again as #VivianAllamain.”

Back on May 31 we reported that Robin Strasser took to Twitter to reveal her first Days of our Lives air date. Viewers can expect to see the actress’ to appear starting on September 2, for approximately 15 episodes. Soaps.com can confirm that the actress is a recast of Vivian Alamain, who wasn’t available to return in the role due to the short notice. As Strasser stated, “I’ve been given approval to reveal: BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER-I will begin my guest stint on #DOOL Yes the character I play will meet brilliant @KassieDePaiva’s EVE but the old gal is definitely not Eve’s “Auntie”-more like her “ANTI”-haha-Any more coming from me would be DE TROP;-)”

Originally posted March 29: Soaps.com watched actress Robin Strasser, who played the indomitable Dorian Lord on One Life to Live, turn to Twitter to tease about an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. On February 7, we saw a photo of her in the hair and makeup room, getting made up at the Days of our Lives studio with her dog. March 24, letting fans know on Twitter that “#DOOL has been EYE-OPENING:) translation: #Salem has been so EXCITING you ain’t going to be taking any naps;-)”

– Candace Young/Christine Fix/Amy Mistretta

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Actor Brandon Barash will exit his role of Stefan O. DiMera on Days of our Lives on October 4. Barash was recast as Days’ Stefan in November 2018 after Tyler Christopher left the NBC soap opera.

– Candace Young

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Bryan Dattilo leaves days of our lives but returns 2019

Last year, June 13, 2018, Soaps.com learned Bryan Dattilo was leaving Days of our Lives as Lucas Horton. While he was seen October 31 and left for Europe, Dattilo returned and was seen with Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) in the December 6 and 11 episodes before Lucas returned to Italy to be with Allie. The actor had since tweeted that he was already back taping new scenes and they will air starting June 18. Though we don’t yet know how many episodes Dattilo will be seen in, we do know that he’ll be in the September 20, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 30 episodes. Dattilo’s last airdate is October 17 when Lucas returns to Hong Kong to be with Alie.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Chrishell Stause Hartley will be making her way back to Days of our Lives as Jordan Ridgeway, Ben Weston’s sister September 17. The last time we saw Jordan was February 4, 2019. There is no word on how long the actress will be staying for this stint.

– Christine Fix

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

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