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Alison Sweeney returns as Sami Brady to Days of our Lives

Actress Alison Sweeney announced she would be returning to Days of our Lives as Sami Brady during an appearance on Hallmark’s Home & Family on Friday December 6. Sweeney’s last return to Days wrapped up in late 2018, when Sami left Salem again. Given that Days of our Lives tapes months in advance, her character won’t be seen until August. Soaps.com will share Sweeney’s first air date when it becomes available. In the meantime, Sweeney appears in the Hallmark holiday movie, Time For You To Come Home For Christmas.

– Candace Young

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Linsey Godfrey and Greg Vaughan Days of our Lives

Days of our Lives actors Greg Vaughan and Linsey Godfrey will briefly exit the canvas as their characters, Eric Brady and Sarah Horton travel to Boston, according to Soap Opera Digest. Soaps.com will share their return air date when it becomes available.

Godfrey joined Days of our Lives in 2018 after leaving the role of Caroline Spencer on Bold and Beautiful, while Vaughan has been on the NBC soap opera since 2012. He previously played Lucky Spencer on General Hospital and Diego Guittierez on Young and Restless.

– Candace Young

Friday, December 6th, 2019

The Days of our Lives time jump has caused several casting changes, including that of David Ridgeway. Back in October, Soaps.com reported that Jaxton and Dexter Ellis would exit Days and now we can confirm, via Starkidz, that twins Caleb and Kyler Ends will take over as David, Jordan Ridgeway’s (Chrishell Hartley) son, beginning on Tuesday December 3. In August, the twins appeared on General Hospital as James West.

– Amy Mistretta

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Jay Kenneth Johnson back to days of our lives?

Soaps.com came across an interesting post today – a photo of Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) and her on-screen Days of our Lives son Jay Kenneth Johnson, who first appeared in the teen role of Philip Kiriakis. Though the post has since been deleted from Koslow’s Instagram, a fan captured the photo that contained a caption stating that Koslow was catching up with the former NBC soap opera actor, who was there for an interview. However, though we’re not sure if he will be seen in Salem, but we can finally report that he’ll be seen on The Last Blast Reunion – as part of the Days Digital Series coming up on November 29 on the DOOL app. Johnson last appeared on Days as Philip in January 2012. Kyle Brandt also portrayed the role on and off from 2001 to 2008 and the character was last seen in December 2016 after One Life to Live’s John-Paul Lavoisier exited Days as Philip.

– Amy Mistretta/Christine Fix

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

young and restless emily o'brien voices mary in video game

Friday November 8 marked Days of our Lives’ 54th anniversary and the cast and crew celebrated by gathering for a new photo to honor the milestone. Soaps.com emily o'brien spotted in days of our lives cast photo couldn’t help but notice soap opera alum Emily O’Brien standing behind Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) in the photo. The actress is of British descent and bears a resemblance to Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady, Princess Gina Von Amberg), as well as Julianne Morris, who played Greta Von Amberg, Gina’s daughter, from 1998 to 2002. Could Greta be returning to Salem with O’Brien in the role? O’Brien is known to daytime fans for playing Jana Fisher on Young and the Restless from 2006 to 2011. Though she’s voiced numerous video game characters over the years, she also appeared on Constantine: City of Demons and One Day at a Time. We’ll keep readers updated with any new information as it comes and have addressed fan concerns over the Days hiatus news as well as shared some of the Days actors’ reactions over contract releases.

– Amy Mistretta

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

judi evans exits days of our lives after adrienne's death

The latest time jump causality has Judi Evans leaving Days of our Lives as Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis. In Tuesday’s Soaps.com recap, it was revealed that Will killed Adrienne after she married Justin on November 12, and news came this week that the entire Days cast was released from their contracts due to network negotiations for the NBC soap opera, considering the show tapes so far in advance. Earlier this year, Evans returned to Days of our Lives following a brief August appearance. Stay tuned, as Evans’ character may be seen in the coming months in flashbacks.

– Amy Mistretta

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Thia Megia exits days of our lives as haley

It looks as though Thia Megia has exited Days of our Lives as Haley Chen. Revealed in Soaps.com’s Days recap, JJ mourned Haley’s death as he stared at her memorial plaque on November 11. Megia joined Days of our Lives in November of 2018. Though there aren’t any details, the actress could still appear in flashbacks for months or as a new character, considering how often Dr. Rolf brings Salemites back from the dead. Stay tuned! For more scoops, read Soaps.com’s Day of Days interviews teasing the time jump.

– Amy Mistretta

Monday, November 11th, 2019

chrishell stause returns to days of our lives

Updated November 11: During the first full episode into the Days of our Lives time jump it was revealed in Soaps.com’s recap that Jordan Ridgeway had been murdered, which means Chrishell Stause Hartley has exited the role.

Back on October 11, we reported that 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. The actress will have a short stay and her last airdate is October 31.

– Christine Fix/Amy Mistretta

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Sydney Brower as Arianna on Days of our Lives

As seen in the Days of our Lives flash-forward video shown this weekend at the Day of Days event, which Soaps.com covered, the character of Arianna Horton has been aged. Though Kingston Foster, who once played Heather in 2016, will first appear on November 12 as the aged character, the actress had other commitments and was replaced with Sydney Brower taking over the part, beginning on December 25, previously played by Harper and Sydnee Udell. Brower’s past credits include playing Penny on American Housewife, and Everett on Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.

– Dustin Cushman

Monday, November 11th, 2019

deidre hall to play hattie on days of our lives

Coming up in the Days of our Lives time jump, Deidre Hall is at it again, bringing Hattie back to Salem in scenes with Kassie DePaiva (Eve Donovan). A big spoiler regarding that is in the Day of Days spoiler video promo. There is no word on Hattie’s first appearance, Soaps.com will update when we know more.

October 18, 2018 Soaps.com reported that Deidre Hall was playing dual roles once again when Days brought Hattie back into the fold to help John ensure Marlena wasn’t taken off life support on September 18. Hattie was seen on and off until November 6 when she headed back to prison. Before that, January 19, Hall returned to her dual role portraying Marlena and Hattie Adams on Days of our Lives in February. Originally reported November 13, 2016. Adams was originally played by Hall’s twin sister, Andrea Hall. Hattie would be seen in several scenes from November 30, 2016 to approximately February 22, 2017. We teased that she’d return again in 2017 starting July 24 – Sept. 29, then will return October 11, 18, 19 and 25. Watch Hattie encounter Hope in prison.

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

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