Days of Our LivesComings & Goings

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Rumors have been buzzing for months that Young and the Restless actress Judith Chapman (Gloria Bardwell) will be making her way back to Days of our Lives as Diana Cooper, a new character. Soaps.com can now confirm viewers will first see her on January 29, 2019. Speculation was that she was actually Diana Colville, previously played by Genie Francis, but that still remains to be seen.

As reported October 15, 2018, though the actress played Anjelica Deveraux in 1990, Morgan Fairchild turned up in the role in 2017 with the character dying that same year of a heart attack. Chapman will appear as Anjelica Deveraux as the devil October 31.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 54 -- Pictured: Galen Gering as Rafe Hernandez -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Soaps.com has learned that Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) will temporarily depart Days of our Lives on January 18 in order to help Sami (Alison Sweeney), who recently left Salem to take EJ DiMera (Trey Baxter) to a burn clinic after he was badly injured in a fire. Soaps.com will keep you updated with Gering’s return date as soon as its made available.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 54 -- Pictured: Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

Soaps.com has learned that Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady) is temporarily leaving Days of our Lives. Spoiler: After coming to a major decision in her relationship with Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson), Ciara decides to travel to South Africa and visit her ex-boyfriend Theo Carver (Kyler Pettis) who is in a special rehab facility there. Konefal will return in time for February Sweeps.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

da trask, laura kai chen

Soaps.com has learned that Laura Kai Chen will return to Days January 10 once again as Salem’s D.A., Melinda Trask. Trask was last seen May 28, 2018. There is no word on how long Chen will resume her role, though we do know she’ll be seen throughout January.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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, who will be on contract, will be leaving Thursday November 15 when Rex heads to Pennsylvania to see Mimi and his daughter, Gigi. He’ll return January 15, 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.

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

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 return days may

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

ali sweeney returns to days

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

Christie Clark back to days

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

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