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Days of our Lives-related news from 2004

Here are some of the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2004 that focus on Days of our Lives or past and present DAYS performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.

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John Clarke
January 2004
Original Cast Member Clarke Retires
John Clarke (Mickey Horton), one of two original Days of our Lives cast members remaining on the show, has announced that he will exit the soap.
Deidre Hall
January 2004
DAYS' killer revealed: It's Marlena!
It was supposed to be a carefully guarded secret. The identity of Days of our Lives serial killer was to be revealed for the first time on Wednesday, January 28th. But well over a week before the actual on-air reveal, several popular soap opera magazines featured front page stories declaring that Marlena was, in fact, the "Salem Stalker."
Arianne Zuker
February 2004
Zuker signs new contract with DAYS
As previously reported by Soap Central in December, Arianne Zuker (Nicole Walker) is not leaving Days of our Lives. Now comes word that the actress has inked a new two-year contract with the show.
John Ingle
February 2004
GH vet to take over role of Mickey
Daytime veteran John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine, General Hospital) will take over the role of Mickey Horton on Days of our Lives beginning later this month.
What was the biggest DAYS news story in 2004?
 JAN: DAYS' mass murderer revealed: It's Marlena!   44% 
 MAY: Kirsten Storms out as Belle for primetime series   34% 
 JAN: Original cast member John Clarke (Mickey) retires    11% 
 Other   3% 
 MAY: Former star Richard T Biggs dies at age 44   2% 
 AUG: Julie Pinson lands role as Billie after three tries   2% 
 MAR: DAYS fans offer ideas on the mass slayings   1% 
 NOV: Hogestyn, Koslow sign new DAYS contracts   1% 
 FEB: GH vet John Ingle tapped as DAYS' new Mickey   1% 
 SEP: DAYS scribe hired as head writer for OLTL   0% 

Jed Allan
February 2004
Former DAYS star rakes on role of GH's Edward
With the sudden and unexpected departure of John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine; now Mickey Horton, DAYS) from General Hospital, the show's casting department has hurriedly cast veteran DAYS performer Jed Allan as the new patriarch of the Quartermaine family.
March 2004
DAYS fans have some killer ideas
Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that Days of our Lives' serial killer storyline has got people talking... a lot of people talking. Since the big reveal that Marlena is the serial killer, it seems that you can't turn on the television or read a magazine without seeing some sort of mention of the sensational plot.
Jason Cook
March 2004
DAYS could lose two popular young stars
It looks like Days of our Lives could be losing two more popular stars - but these exits won't be at the hands of the Salem Stalker. Jason Cook (Shawn Douglas Brady) will exit the NBC this spring - but it's unclear if he will return - and co-star Kirsten Storms (Belle Black) could exit as early as this summer.
Heather Lauren Olson
April 2004
DAYS recasts role of Jan Spears
Heather Lauren Olson (Jan Spears) has been replaced in the role of Jan Spears on NBC's Days of our Lives. Olson's last appearance has already aired. The role will be recast.
Kirsten Storms
April 2004
Cook, Storms extend stays with DAYS
Just one month ago, it was looking like the Days of our Lives cast was going to lose two of its most popular younger performers. Now, things have taken a surprising turn and it's looking more and more like neither one of those performers will be leaving the show any time soon.
Richard T. Biggs
May 2004
Richard Biggs dead at age 44
Former Days of our Lives and Guiding Light cast member Richard T. Biggs has died. The cause of his death is currently under investigation. He was 44.
Kirsten Storms
May 2004
Storms to exit DAYS for CBS series
Another month, another change in status for Days of our Lives starlet Kirsten Storms (Belle Black).
July 2004
DAYS rings in a New Belle
After what was said to have been an extensive search, Charity Rahmer has made her debut as Days of our Lives' new Belle Black.
Julie Pinson
August 2004
Julie Pinson is DAYS' new Billie Reed
It's been over two years since rumors first hinted that Julie Pinson (ex-Eve Lambert, Port Charles) would join the cast of Days of our Lives. Now, a show spokesperson has confirmed that the actress has indeed landed the contract role of Billie Reed.
Mary Beth Evans
August 2004
Not so fast -- Evans is Staying at ATWT
Mary Beth Evans appears to have had a change of heart about setting up shop in One Life to Live's Llanview. Just two weeks after the announcement that the veteran soap star was going to appear on the ABC soap comes words that Evans will remain in place on CBS's As the World Turns.
September 2004
OLTL hires DAYS Scribe as new head writer
ABC has announced that Days of our Lives writer Dena Higley has been named the new head writer of One Life to Live. She will outgoing head writer Michael Malone.
Dena Higley
November 2004
OLTL goes dark as new head writer takes over
One Life to Live's new head writer, former DAYS scribe Dena Higley, appears to be wasting no time with fixing what she perceives to be broken with the show. And in doing so, there are some casting changes on the horizon.
Mary Beth Evans
November 2004
Evans returns to ATWT -- as a contract player
Mary Beth Evans (ex-Kayla Brady) returns to Oakdale later this month in a new capacity: She'll be a contract player for the first time since joining the show in 2000.
Nadia Bjorlin
November 2004
New Abigail cast, Bjorlin to return
There are a host of Days of our Lives casting changes coming in the next few weeks. Because there are so many, some fans may feel like they've suffered whiplash as characters whiz in and out of the show's storylines.
Mario Van Peebles
November 2004
Hogestyn, Koslow ink new deals, Orange off Contract
Things in November 2004 are much different than things in November 2003. Unlike a year ago when Days of our Lives fans were worried whether their favorite star would fall victim to the Salem Stalker, there seems to be more news this year about which performers are staying with the show.
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