Days of Our LivesComings & Goings
If you want to know more about which actors are coming and which actors are on their way out, and which have changed their contract status, we've got you covered for all soap operas including Days of our Lives.
On November 7, Soaps.com had learned that Days of our Lives has cast daytime newcomer Thia Megia in the role of Haley Chen, a nurse at University Hospital who, according to the DOOL app, “gains the attention of JJ Deveraux, played by Casey Moss.” A performer on American Idol back in 2011, she’s turned up on television series such as Pop Music High, Tails of the Blue, Totally TV and A.S.S. (A Scary Sleepover). Stay tuned for her first air date.
Sunday, December 9th, 2018
On June 13, Soaps.com learned Bryan Dattilo is leaving Days of our Lives as Lucas Horton. While he will be seen October 31 and leave for Europe, Dattilo will return and be seen with Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) in the December 6 and 11 episodes before Lucas returns to Italy to be with Allie. The actor is already back taping new episodes for May 2019.
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Brandon Beemer shared an Instagram story at the Burbank Studios at 7: 00 AM this the morning with his cup of coffee. It looks like Beemer is bringing Shawn Brady back to Salem once again. Soaps.com knows the show tapes five to six months in advance, which would mean his return to Days of our Lives would be in May of 2019. Once again, we speculate if the reason behind some of the more recent returns due for May is because of a possible memorial for Caroline Brady, if the show chooses to address Peggy McCay’s passing.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady DiMera) posted an Instagram photo of herself on Tuesday November 27 on the set of Days of our Lives in Burbank, California to tout Giving Tuesday, a movement dedicated to giving back to the charity that one finds inspiring. Though the actress didn’t state that she had returned for taping, she has already finished taping her last visit with the show months back. There is talk that the show will have a memorial for Caroline Brady, since Peggy McCay passed away in October. Since the show tapes six months in advance, this could mean they will write Caroline out and hold a service for the matriarch which will include Sweeney and others.
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Soaps.com speculated in November that Christie Clark would return to Days of our Lives as Carrie Brady Reed, since the actress posted on Instagram about working on a script back in L.A. without her children, when she’s been on a trip around the world for several months. Clark posted another photo of herself with James Reynolds (Abe Carver) showing them on set together. Clark’s return could for a memorial for Caroline Brady since Peggy McCay passed away in October.
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
It was October 26 that Soaps.com informed our readers that Kassie DePaiva would be leaving Days of our Lives as Eve Donovan on October 31 after the big Halloween episode when Eve left to New York City. The actress will next be seen back in Salem on New Year’s Eve, December 31 with a big surprise.
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
August 1 we reported that Matthew Ashford will be returning once again to Days of our Lives to portray Jack Deveraux, on New Year’s Eve – alive, which Soaps.com reported as a Days rumor digest in June. The actor was last seen as Jack in December 2017 as an apparition. In an October interview, Melissa Reeves teased his shocking return.
Friday, November 30th, 2018
Soaps.com can now share that former General Hospital actor, Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara), has been recast in the role of Stefan O. DiMera permanently. Christopher’s last airdate is not yet available though Barash’s first airdate is March 2019. Please stay tuned for updates.
September 9 we learned actor Tyler Christopher is taking a leave of absence from Days of our Lives for personal reasons according to a report by Daytime Confidential.
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
May 16 Soaps.com reported that Kyle Lowder will be making a return to Days of our Lives but not as Brady Black, as Rex Brady October 19. The actor will be leaving Thursday November 15 when Rex heads to Pennsylvania to see Mimi and his daughter, Gigi. He’ll return in early January 2019.
Lowder originated Brady Black in 2000 and played the part until 2005, then moved to the CBS soap, Bold and the Beautiful, where he portrayed Rick Forrester until 2011. The actor then left the sudser to focus on releasing a new classical CD. The actor has also been busy working on Ken Corday’s Ladies of the Lake as Detective Shawn Daniels since 2016.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Updated November 10: According to the DOOL App, Arianne Zucker is returning to Days with Paul Telfer as Xander in 2019. Her last return began Tuesday October 9, 2018 until October 22 when she was presumed dead in an explosion.
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.”
Saturday, November 10th, 2018