Days of our Lives C&G News
Who’s coming and who’s going from Days of our Lives (DOOL)? Are any favorite performers from yesteryear returning to the daytime drama, this week, or in the near future?
Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring or day player roles? Are any well-remembered stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join Days of our Lives fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the NBC soap.
The week of December 21, 2020
It’s many happy returns week on Days. It begins with Chandler Massey, who arrives in Salem for a Christmas visit as Will Horton, on Tuesday, December 22. Meanwhile, Alison Sweeney pops back in as Sami Brady DiMera, when she makes a call to her family the same day.
Victoria Konefal is also home for the holidays on Wednesday, December 23, when the late Ciara appears to Robert Scott Wilson’s Ben in a vision.
Last, but not least, Vanessa A. Williams is back as Valerie Grant on Thursday, December 24. The character is in town in time to welcome son Eli (Lamon Archey) and Lani’s (Sal Stowers) twins and her new grandbabies.
Also on the casting front, Another World vet Linda Dano (ex-Felicia) will become the latest actress to tackle the part of Vivian Alamain. She’s already begun filming at the show’s Burbank studios and is set to air in early 2021. Louise Sorel originated the character in 1992 and made her last appearance in July, while Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian, One Life to Live) also briefly appeared in the role last year.
Bryan R. Dattilo has been put back on contract as Lucas Horton. Dattilo, who debuted as Lucas in 1993, had been appearing as a recurring player. The move was made as a new storyline kicks off involving Lucas, Sami, and their daughter Allie (actress Lindsay Arnold).
Days of our Lives History
DOOL made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.
From Stefano DiMera’s (Joseph Mascolo) evil schemes to Victor Kiriakis’s (John Aniston) one-liners to the epic love story of Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso), DAYS knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more. Sadly, times are shifting and daytime soap operas are shrinking.
Bringing the Drama
It is one of four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include General Hospital (GH), The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.