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Cady McClain to Depart Days of our Lives

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Cady McClain, will be exiting Days of our Lives in the role of Jennifer Horton Deveraux this month.

According to Soap Opera Digest, McClain, who was brought in by the NBC soap opera to temporarily replace Melissa Reeves in the role, will be departing the show on-air on the February 17th episode.

In story, look for Jennifer to leave Salem for Boston.

As for Reeves, no word yet if she is returning to reclaim the part she had played for decades.

Melissa had chosen to stay in Nashville with her family during the Covid-19 pandemic and not travel back and forth to Los Angeles.

Cady first came on to the Salem scene in the fall of 2020 and was quickly involved in a front burner storyline.

Michael Fairman had chatted with McClain and her Days co-star, Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) back at the end of November of last year, where she spoke at length on taking on the role of Jennifer, for a video on The Michael Fairman Channel.  You can watch it below.

So, are you sad to see Cady exit Days? Do you hope Melissa Reeves returns to the role?  Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Karen B
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Karen B

I love Cady in the role. She’ll be very missed.

mike
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mike

They should keep her, she is much better than Melissa Reeves
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Phil
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Phil

I am sad to see Cady leave! I don’t want Melissa Reeves to come back! I would rather see Cady come back and stay on as Jennifer.

Joseph M Badillo
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Joseph M Badillo

I agree I would love Cady McClain come back to Days and stay on as Jennifer

Jeremy Levi
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Jeremy Levi

this totally sucks why they would send Jennifer off to Boston, if Melissa is not returning. I LOVE Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton, the role fits her so well and she’s got great chemistry with Jack, too and others. What the hell is DAYS thinking to send her off to Boston. Is Melissa returning, I doubt it. I wonder if this is temporary for the character to be written off for a bit for a longer would make no sense. I want Cady to STAY.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

It is probably story related, with her mother being killed by her step daughter Gwen, she may be ironically going to Boston for therapy. I too would rather see Cady stay. Never been a big fan of M.R

Louie Y
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Louie Y

I wish Cady the best, she is a fabulous actress and made the impossible work, she replaced Melissa Reeves as Jennifer. This show knows how to shoot itself in the foot. Great actors being sacrificed for dribble. When you have a show that’s writing is heavily plot driven and mediocre at best, the only thing that saves it is good actors. Are we going to see Jack go with her, or is the case of another legacy character being sacrificed for ReRon’s pet Gwen? RC’s legacy will be writing Days into cancellation.

Miranda Edmunds
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Miranda Edmunds

Cady did a great job! Melissa Reeves will forever be Jennifer Horton. Hope she returns to her role.

Michael A Teale
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Michael A Teale

I don’t watch Days but after what happened with Missy Reeves last year, I don’t want her racist ass back in LA. She really soured on a lot of the current cast members and I’m sure they don’t want her back either.

JS
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JS

I am glad Melissa Reeves in returning as I didn’t like Cady at all. I’m sick of conservative people being called racist. The majority of Days viewers are conservative, so take your racism and wokeness elsewhere.

Regina
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Regina

She is racist because she liked a post? Get a life. She has a right to free speech and to like something on FB. She is not a racist, just conservative. At least she has the dignity to not respond to the mean co-stars she had. Also, the person that made the post is black.

Anne
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Anne

Could Cady be the first of DOOL actors written off the show? Or was Cady written off the show to make room for Linda Dano?

Phil
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Phil

Linda Dano is only temporary. She did two weeks of filming. I read somewhere else that Cady had a family thing to take care of. Who knows, maybe she will be back. Here’s hoping!

Adam
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Adam

So glad they are writing her out, as I can only see Melissa Reeves as Jennifer. Nothing against Cady, but she just wasn’t cutting the mustard with me. Hopefully Melissa will be back!

Kathy
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Kathy

I agree!

anne
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anne

They can never bring back Melissa Reeves

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Adam, to each his own.

Patrick
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Patrick

THIS BITES !!!! horror upon horror , should Melissa Reeves return’

what for ? we’ve already seen clearly how Cady McClain enlivens Jenny Bear. Jack is sexual, for one

it’s amazing to watch Jennifer Horton LIVE ? no ?

@Ron C. and whomever Executive Produces’ watching Melissa Reeves waste air time is the stench of dead

if Kristian Alfonso was FIRED’ @YOU YOU YOU @Ron @Ryan @ TPTB you truly see life in Melissa Reeves ? WOW you’ve spiraled and pegged yourself down some

Phil
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Phil

Kristan Alfonso chose to leave. She was not fired.

T
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T

It makes no sense. Everyone saying wonderful things about Cady in the role , and Missy still in Nashville. Just let Cady play the role. Can Sony afford her?

Shari
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Shari

She was just great in the role and they should keep her.It was a very seamless transition and I like her more than Melissa Reeves as Jennifer,

Steve
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Steve

They likely kept Cady until they could find a way to write Jennifer out for a while. Episodes were written and story arcs implemented that involved Jennifer. When MR announced she wouldn’t return right away, Ron likely had to wait for a somewhat logical point to usher Jennifer off the canvas for a while. GH did the same thing with Brook Lynn when Amanda Setton went on an extended maternity leave. Brook Lynn was critical to ongoing story for a few months. Briana Lane did a great job filling in, but departed when the writers were able to send Brook… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Guess they are sending Jennifer to Boston to handle her mother’s affairs. I think that’s where Laura was from.

Sandra
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Sandra

Yes I don’t think she does the role justice

Judy Southerland
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Judy Southerland

I’ll miss Cady playing Jeniffer. Good luck to her in the future.

Rodd
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Rodd

I loved Melissa in the role but she was so surrounded by controversy outside the role that it made it hard to watch.

Cady has done a wonderful job in the role and made it her own. I wouldn’t mind if she stayed.

Momo
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Momo

Sad to see them both go.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Cady McClain has been an absolute joy! An actress of her superior talents has greatly enhanced DOOL for months. Pity that she is leaving…

Tamara HodgeWashington
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Tamara HodgeWashington

Not at all upset that Cady is leaving, she was okay, love to see new actor take the role!

Patsy Wilks
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Patsy Wilks

DON’T CARE FOR HER. BRING BACK MELISSA

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Melissa Reeves is poison. Cady was doing a wonderful job and should return.

Laurie63
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Laurie63

Cady was boring and did nothing for the role. She had zero personality. Typical political crap, spreading inaccurate information about people who don’t share the same opinion as you, suddenly they are poison. What a joke.

Breezy
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Breezy

AMEN Laurie63

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Hoping this is a short-term exit and that she is back in the role ASAP! Also hoping NBC releases her portrait for the fifty-fifth anniversary, as well as others!

Tatiana
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Tatiana

Political matters or other factors should not play into the fact Melissa Reeves will always be Jennifer Horton, I tried so hard for Cady to engage me, unfortunately, she didn’t.

Laurie63
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Laurie63

So totally agree, Cady might be a fine actress but her portrayal of Jennifer was totally lack luster and boring, there was zero chemistry w/ Jack or anyone else. The political stuff gets blown out of proportion and generally not portrayed based on fact, typically if it’s a conservative view point it gets slanted to the negative, instead of finding out the facts people just turn against you. It has no place here, Melissa is the one and only Jennifer and should be the one playing the part.

Breezy
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Breezy

I couldn’t agree more! They fail to realize not all of their audiences are liberals!! Keep politics out of daytime dramas!

Breezy
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Breezy

Totally agree Tatiana!

Dwight Schrute - Beet Farmer
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Dwight Schrute - Beet Farmer

Cady’s portrayal of Jen was the first time I was interested in the character in YEARS.

Nice nod to AMC with the pancakes.

SZima
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SZima

I gave up on this show a couple years ago. I always meant to tun in to see Cady as Jennifer, but I missed her.
After all the “real life” crap written about Melissa, I thought it was a good move to replace her, and I thought Cady was a good choice. Sounds like others liked Cady in the role too!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I really loved Cady on GH as Nina and really would welcome her return , especially with latest SL.

Joseph M Badillo
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Joseph M Badillo

I hope Cady McClain not Missy Reeves return to Days of our lives as Jennifer either May June or either this Summer 2021

Olivia
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Olivia

I have watched DOOL for years Cady had big shoes to fill and I think she did an amazing job. I really enjoyed her. I wish her good luck.

Breezy
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Breezy

What is wrong with all of you people? I am very happy to see her go and I am praying that Melissa Reeves comes back! I think you all are just saying that yoy like Cady because you don’t like melissa’s political views. Grow up people! And admit that Melissa is the much better actress!! Cady and Matthew Ashford have zero chemistry! UGH!!

WhenenRome
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WhenenRome

“What’s wrong??” You know, people can have differing opinions. They may be very happy to have McClain, hope that Reeves never comes back, vice-versa or anything in between. What you “think” motivates people is pointless, since you don’t know them. And that rich part about “admit that Melissa is the much better actress” – as if it’s impossible others could have a different opinion than yours? Pretty extreme ideas on your part.

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UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

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General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

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Tylo’s death was announced by Nancy Uscher, Dean of College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Michael was a film professor.  Michael died on Tuesday at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, following an illness.

In a statement on the UNLV website, Uscher said of her colleague: “Michael Tylo was a beautiful and caring human being — he was so special.  He was an exemplary friend, colleague, teacher, and artist. He had such a distinguished and rich career, but he was humble about his accomplishments. He loved his family dearly and lived a joyous life, but he left us way too soon. We will miss him greatly, but feel deep gratitude about all that Michael contributed to the College of Fine Arts, UNLV, and the world.”

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As soap fans know, Michael was previously married to Hunter Tylo (Taylor, B&B) and they shared three children together: Izabelle and Katya, and tragically, their late son, Mickey, who drowned back in 2007.

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Michael is also survived by his wife Rachelle, and their daughter, Kollette.

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There has been no word yet on the actual cause of death of Michael’s death, while information about services for Michael are said to be forthcoming.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this story.

Watch Michael with Lisa Brown in the wedding of Quint and Nola on Guiding Light below.

Then, share your condolences and remembrances of Michael via the comment section.

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