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Dan Feuerriegel Debut as DAYS EJ DiMera Revealed

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Look for the return of EJ DiMera for real this time, with a new actor taking on the role made soap-famous by James Scott on Days of our Lives.  As had been previously revealed, but now confirmed, the long-running NBC soap opera recast the key role with Australian actor, Dan Feuerriegel.

Now comes word via Deadline that Feuerriegel’s Days debut will happen on the upcoming Wednesday, June 9th episode.

Ahead of his premiere in the role of Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) husband and brother to Tony (Thaao Penghlis), Chad (Billy Flynn), and Jake DiMera (Brandon Barash), DAYS EP Ken Corday shared: “EJ has always been an important character to the Salem landscape, and we’re thrilled to have found Dan to bring him back to the canvas.”

Feuerriegel added in a statement: “I am so excited to bring EJ back to Days of our Lives and to see what flavor I can bring to Salem.”

James Scott last aired as EJ back in 2014 when the character was shot to death, only to be resurrected and alive.  Later, he was badly burned in an explosion and has been in Europe recuperating from his injuries hence the new face!

So looking forward to seeing Dan as EJ? Comment below.

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Soaphound
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Finally, a date to look forward to… June 9th. These will be tough shoes to fill but he sure has the heat factor on his side. Stay tuned…

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Yes! I am very open to see Dan’s portrayal of EJ and see what “flavour” he will bring to Salem. Question: it’s my understanding that Stacy Haiduk (Kristen, Susan Banks) is exiting Days very SOON… so, with Dan debuting on June 9th, will the “real Susan” be reunited with her beloved Elvis? I don’t see it happening, which I think is very unfortunate, because I believe that the “real Susan” would be a key player in EJ’s return to Salem. I get that DAYS has apparently written off Kristen/Susan Banks and that Stacy will be off-screen very soon. I just… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Jeremy : thank you for such a heartfelt read. I just don’t get that @DAYS reverted back to Kristen machinations… especially, when @DAYS WRITERS were hitting gold w/ Kristen and Brady w/Rachel ; PLUS Sarah and Xander ; plus, Ben and Ciera, they are now hitting gold with Jake and Gabs… Rafe and Ava… Tripp and Ali are burgeoning FINALLY… dag they coulda lost his twosome… Tripp just happens…. he emotes so much . Sami back lani and Eli… Rafe and Ava… i wonder which Abs will be returning for chad ? I hope it’s marci Miller… god she just… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

I think the new EJ is horrendous. Sammi would never be with someone like that. Couldn’t they find someone better looking

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Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is exciting! I know Daytime Confidential reported this some time back, and it’s exciting to know EJ is returning in the form of Dan Feuerriegel. Not familiar with his work, but, I have a feeling it’ll be a strong portrayal. Just wish Marci Miller were around for EJ and Abigail to rekindle their relationship… because I think Feuerriegel and Miller could have amazing chemistry.

Carol
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Carol

Do not like Marci miller as Abby. Much prefer the old Animal played by Kate mansi, however don’t see her being such a bitch

Jamesj75
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Carol, I totally agree with you about Kate Mansi! I miss her. I think that, since she left, the writers have made Abigail into such an unpleasant “bitch” (as you say), that I found myself rooting for Gwen. All three actresses are tremendous, though.

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John Gainor

Back in the 1970’s whenever (well not ALL the time) a character got ‘hurt’ or burned in an accident the writers would preface it by saying “He/she looks different because of plastic surgery that had to be performed” and even as a very young viewer I knew that meant…guess what…here comes a recast. Now forty plus years later the Soaps are doing the same exact thing – it’s been done to death.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

It sure beats coming back in a look-a-like mask.

carol
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carol

Cant wait to see him.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Well, we’ve seen him, now let him go back to Italy, but at least now we can see how good Sammy looks with Lucas, better than ever!

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series Ordered by Peacock

The NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has ordered a five-episode limited run featuring Days of our Lives!

In the first of its kind for the streamer, the series entitled Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature fan favorite returns, the current cast and more which includes: Lisa Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

According to the announcement on the series Monday morning; here is what fans can look for in the limited series: Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

Look for additional characters than those listed above to also make appearances as well in the hunt for the stolen jewels.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

So, what do you think about the upcoming series on Peacock featuring Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Carson Boatman, DAYS Incoming Johnny DiMera, Ties The Knot

Actor and country singer/songwriter, Carson Boatman, who is set to make his debut on Days of our Lives as the SORAS’d Johnny DiMera in August, was in the news over the weekend.  Boatman married longtime girlfriend and model, Julana Dizon on July 23rd back in Iowa.

According to PEOPLE.com who broke the wedding news, the couple first met in 2016 in Los Angeles, when their mutual gym trainer played “matchmaker” and set them up for a dinner date. “And the rest is history,” Boatman shared.

Using his songwriting and crooner skills, Boatman proposed to Dizon back in July of 2o2o performing an original song which ended with his proposal to her!

DAYS fans are excited for Boatman’s emergence in Salem and just what the grown-up Johnny DiMera will be like.  Meanwhile, in addition to his DAYS debut, fans can find him in the new film, Runt, which hits theaters and streaming services in October.

Share your congrats to the happy couple via the comment section below, and let us know if you are looking forward to Carson’s Days of our Lives debut!

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DAYS Olympic-Style Promo to Tide You Over Until It Returns

DAYS fans know from past Olympics, that when the games begin, the long-running NBC soap opera which gets a two-week preemption leaves its viewers with one hell of cliffhanger and this time they left viewers with two.

First, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) now knows that Sami (Alison Sweeney) cheated on him with Lucas (Bryan Dattil0) and apparently goes to confront her, but in true EJ fashion he does not let on that anything remiss. Meanwhile, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has “kidnapped” Ciara (Victoria Konefal) just before she was to walk down the aisle and marry Theo (Cameron Johnson). Cin fans were rejoicing here!

So, while the games of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which are not taking place in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic) are taking place, NBC delivered their own Days of our Lives promo Olympic-style to hold viewers over till we return to Salem.

Take a look at the promo below.

Now, let us know, which story are you most looking forward to most when Days is back on the air? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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