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Veteran soap opera star Ian Buchanan has joined the cast of “DOOL” as Ian McAllister. He will be playing the uber rich businessman who has a nasty hold over Madison James (Sarah Brown). This could explain all of the strange phone calls that she’s been getting.

Some viewers may remember that Buchanan is no stranger to Salem. He used to be on the series in 2001 as Lord Sheraton. If not, you might recognize him for his roles on “The Bold And The Beautiful” (ex-Dr. James Warwick), and “All My Children” (ex-Dr. Greg Madden).

Buchanan will shoot his first episode on November 14. Expect to see him start airing on February 9, 2012.