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January 2, 2020
Vivian Alamain is back, y'all! Louise Sorel is reportedly reprising her Days of our Lives role and will be back on-screen this summer.
January 2, 2020
An engagement ring turned out to be the best Christmas gift that Jade Harlow (ex-Sheryl Connors, Days of our Lives; ex-Jessica Bennett, Passions) received this year.
January 6, 2020
Robb Derringer (ex-Kyle Sloane, General Hospital; ex-Scooter Nelson, Days of our Lives) says his new series, AJ and the Queen, is "a hell of a fun show to watch."
January 6, 2020
Solve, an interactive murder-mystery podcast that puts listeners at the center of the investigation, calls upon Days of our Lives star Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) for one of its first spine-tingling episodes.
January 8, 2019
Popular Days of our Lives pair Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera, Andre DiMera) and Leann Hunley (Anna Fredericks) are heading back to Salem.
January 12, 2020
Days of our Lives' Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) will be thrown for a loop when her daughter Summer Townsend (Marie Wilson) returns to the canvas..
January 12, 2020
Days of our Lives is bringing George DelHoyo back to the role of villainous former ISA agent Orpheus, also known as Milo Harp.
January 13, 2020
NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy confirms that the network has no plans to axe Days of our Lives, despite cancellation rumors.
January 14, 2020
Somebody call 9-1-1, because The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives star Patrika Darbo (ex-Shirley Spectra, B&B; ex-Nancy Wesley, DAYS) just got herself a part on one of the hottest drama spinoffs on television.
January 16, 2020
Actress Rachel Kimsey (ex-Mackenzie Browning, The Young and the Restless; ex-Meredith Hudson, Days of our Lives) is the proud new mom of a baby girl.
January 16, 2020
Days of our Lives' Brandon Beemer (Shawn-Douglas Brady) dishes on when fans can expect him back in Salem. Hint: it'll be sweater weather.
January 21, 2020
CBS' forthcoming drama Tommy will feature Days of our Lives alum Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (ex-Miguel Garcia) in a recurring role.
January 20, 2020
Soap stars Allison Paige (Days of our Lives), Tyler Johnson (The Young and the Restless), and Sarah Aldrich (Port Charles) set for Lifetime's upcoming thriller, Adopted in Danger.
January 23, 2020
Days of our Lives' Judi Evans (ex-Adrienne Kiriakis) opens up about her character's surprise death on the NBC soap opera and how she feels about bringing her 33-year history with the show to an end.
January 28, 2020
It turns out that more people want to watch the Newmans, Bradys, Forresters, and Cassadines than the real-life drama playing out in Washington. The networks' ratings for impeachment coverage aren't peachy.
January 28, 2020
Some fun online banter between Another World alum Jackée Harry (ex-Lily Mason) and Days of our Lives head writer Ron Carlivati might lead to the actress appearing in Salem.
January 30, 2020
It's official: NBC has chosen to renew Days of our Lives, and the long-running soap opera will end its months-long hiatus in the near future.
January 31, 2020
The 11th Annual Indie Series Awards nominations include a whopping number of daytime stars, including Sean Kanan (ex-A.J. Quartermaine, General Hospital; ex-Deacon Sharpe, The Bold and the Beautiful/The Young and the Restless) for his Amazon series Studio City.
January 31, 2020
Days of our Lives is reportedly saying goodbye to Casey Moss in a dramatic moment that will take his character, J.J. Deveraux, off the screen during February Sweeps.
February 3, 2020
Days of our Lives' Bill Hayes is approaching 50 years of playing Doug Williams, and the soap's head writer, Ron Carlivati, promises to honor the actor and character with an important storyline.
February 7, 2020
Some fans are freaking out about the status of Days of our Lives' Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), who recently hinted that he might be leaving the NBC soap opera.
February 10, 2020
Check out the teaser trailer for The Ravine, an upcoming film starring Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex Brady and ex-Brady Black, Days of our Lives; ex-Rick Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) alongside Teri Polo (ex-Kristin Larsen, Loving) and Leslie Uggams (ex-Rose Keefer, All My Children).
February 12, 2020
Days of our Lives has decided to release Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) and Chandler Massey (Will Horton) from their contracts, bringing the actors' time in Salem and WilSon's iconic love story to an end.
February 12, 2019
The Daytime Emmys have found a new broadcast home. While the ceremony won't be on one of the major networks, it will be much easier for fans to watch. This is just one of many changes this year, including the end to the pre-nominations announcement.
February 13, 2020
Vanessa Williams is stepping back into the role of Days of our Lives' Valerie Grant, who's got some strong words of advice for her son, Eli (Lamon Archey).
February 14, 2020
Days of our Lives' Galen Gering reveals that he has taped his final episode and has bid an official goodbye to Salem.
February 17, 2020
Days of our Lives' Chandler Massey (Will Horton) and Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) spill more details about their surprise exit from the NBC soap. "The handling of it kind of hurt my feelings," Massey reveals.
February 19, 2020
Fans would love to see Jen Lilley return as troublemaking Days of our Lives character Theresa Donovan, and it turns out the actress would love it, as well!
February 22, 2020
Are Days of our Lives' Brady and Kristen lovable as a couple, or is Bristen just too wacky for comfort? Portrayers Eric Martsolf and Stacy Haiduk discuss Salem's most explosive couple and answer that very question.
February 22, 2020
Fans who tuned in to Friday's episode of Days of our Lives saw a familiar face in a new role: Terrell Tilford, who previously played Dr. Bob Carrington on the NBC soap, appeared as D.A. James Giddens.
February 24, 2019
Days of our Lives' Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera) says he and Leann Hunley (Anna Fredericks) will be back to Salem this March.
February 26, 2020
Days of our Lives fans can look forward to Chloe Lane returning to Salem full-time, because portrayer Nadia Bjorlin has reportedly rejoined the NBC soap opera with a contract.
March 2, 2020
Days of our Lives' Paul Telfer (Xander Cook) has some big news to share about his film Green Rush, which he cowrote, produced, and stars in. Plus, the teaser trailer for the thriller was just released!
March 4, 2020
Could Justin Kiriakis finally be getting some well-deserved front-burner storylines again?! Days of our Lives puts portrayer Wally Kurth back on contract, meaning the sky's the limit.
March 6, 2020
The daytime world has lost another family member. Roscoe Born, known for memorable roles on numerous soaps, has passed away. The actor and songwriter was 69.
March 11, 2020
Dating is no picnic in the modern world, which is the very relatable topic of NBC's comedy pilot Crazy for You, starring Days of our Lives alum Shelley Hennig (ex-Stephanie Johnson).
March 10, 2020
Everyone has gone gaga for feel-good Christmas films, so why not start with the holiday spirit in July? That's the thinking behind Christmas Con 2020, a fan event celebrating holiday films and the soap stars who are in them!
March 11, 2020
NBC's iconic "The More You Know" public service announcements have temporarily been rebranded as "The More You See Her," and Days of our Lives' Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) is one of the stars of the new ad campaign.
March 12, 2020
Days of our Lives star Olivia Rose Keegan (ex-Claire Brady) has signed on to season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as an energetic freshman named Lily.
March 13, 2020
It's hard to imagine that any date with Days of our Lives' Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) could be bad, but he reveals that being a sexy soap opera star doesn't act as a shield against horrible dating experiences!
March 17, 2020
Will Nicole come clean and reveal that Mackenzie Horton is really Rachel Black? Days of our Lives actress Arianne Zucker opens up about her Salem alter ego's impossible choice.
March 17, 2020
Daytime favorite Wally Kurth opens up about how he handles his dual roles as General Hospital's Ned Quartermaine and Days of our Lives' Justin Kiriakis, how much he misses the musical aspect of his soap career, and the experiences he's had as a parent of a child with special needs.
March 18, 2020
Days of our Lives will stop production for an indefinite period of time as the nation grapples with steps to curb the spread of COVID-19. The other three daytime drama series have already halted production.
March 18, 2020
Judith Chapman (ex-Gloria Fisher, The Young and the Restless; ex-Anjelica Deveraux/Diana Colville, Days of our Lives) has taken on the role of Nancy Reagan in King Richard, a Will Smith film that recounts the childhoods of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams.
March 19, 2019
The Daytime Emmys ceremony is the latest event to be canceled because of concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak. The ceremony, which was to have taken place over three nights in June, is now on hold indefinitely.
March 19, 2020
Days of our Lives' Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) and his wife, Danneel Ackles (ex-Shannon McBain, One Life to Live), take viewers on a video tour of their Texas abode, a lake house that is like "being in the belly of a ship."
March 19, 2020
Days of our Lives' Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady) opens up about how she had to overcome shyness in order to become a real part of her Salem family, which includes iconic actress Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady).
March 23, 2020
Having been ill and in solo quarantine for over a week, The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher; ex-Leo Stark, Days of our Lives) reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that has caused a global pandemic.
March 25, 2020
Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) recently made a grave mistake at Days of our Lives -- but it was actually pretty funny.
March 25, 2020
The Writers Guild of America says it will not seek a strike vote while the nation deals with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many believed the WGA would strike later this year, leaving daytime dramas and other shows in a lurch.
March 27, 2020
A new quarantine-themed coronavirus PSA made for people living with disabilities features Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley, Days of our Lives; ex-Shirley Spectra, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Danny Woodburn (ex-Ken, B&B).
March 27, 2020
Several soap opera stars have filled their time in coronavirus lockdown by starting podcasts, including Days of our Lives actors Martha Madison (ex-Belle Black) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker), as well as General Hospital's Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis).
March 29, 2020
Daytime actor John Callahan, best known as All My Children character Edmund Grey, passed away early Saturday morning. He was 66.
April 2, 2020
The ratings for daytime dramas are surging during the coronavirus pandemic as millions of people across the country are forced to stay home. But how will the networks continue to meet the rising demand if they're unable to create new episodes?
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