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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Exits ‘Law & Order: SVU’

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Former Days of our Lives alum, Molly Burnett is leaving her role as Detective Grace Muncy on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 

Burnett joined the crime drama back in July of 2022, and first appeared in episode two of the series 24th season.  She no longer will be a series regular.

On last night’s season finale two-hour SVU/Organized Crime crossover event, Muncy apparently accepted a new job off-screen.

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This casting exit comes on the heels of another soap alum, Kelli Giddish (ex- Diana, All My Children) leaving the ‘Law & Order’ Franchise. Her final episode as a series regular was episode 9 of Season 24. However, Giddish reprised her role of Amanda Rollins in last night’s crossover season finale revealing she is pregnant.

On Friday, Wolf Entertainment tweeted out a very touching and extended version of Muncy’s goodbye with Velasco.  TV Line first confirmed Burnett’s series exit.

What do you think about Molly’s departure from Law & Order: SVU? Shocked and saddened? Comment below.

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Gotta wonder why Molly is gone!!
If you get a job on a long running show, why on earth would you leave? The residuals alone would make you stay as long as possible!
Makes me wonder if she left of her own accord, or was she ‘let go’?

Not all that surprised she didn’t last more than one season. Don’t think she was a good fit for that show at all. Her attempt at a New York accent was ridiculous.

It’s not that she’s not capable of doing a “dramatic” show. She did a good job on “Queen of the South”. But I doubt we will see her turn up on any of Dick Wolf’s shows again. Which would be the entire Tuesday primetime lineup on CBS, and the Wednesday AND Thursday lineups on NBC.

Doubt she’s going back to Days after all these prime time gigs…. not to mention the character of Melanie was turned into a complete joke the minute they tied her to the Eggman, just so they could come up with a convoluted way of making her related to Maggie. Never mind that the retconned circumstances of her birth couldn’t have possibly happened, since her father would have been 8 years old when she was born, and her mother was married to Bo Brady at the time.

I agree, Satan. Good actress, wrong role. It happens to most performers. I do miss Kelli Giddish’s complex, resilient Amanda. Big mistake letting her go.

I agree with you and Satan. That character was not for her, but you know she might have made a good Molly. I think I read somewhere that Kelli is bringing Amanda back and pregnant in real life as well as the show.

Bring Amanda back. Molly did nothing for svu. Amanda wS like family

Was never crazy about her

Such a shame. While never a fan of the role of Melanie, I did enjoy Molly Burnett as Grace. Such she isn’t going further.

I hated to see her go. I think she was fully capable of growing into the role – she’s a good actress with range -but the show has been on the lookout for the right chemistry combo for a couple of seasons now, with a rotating cast of cops, and personality types. I thought she was a good enough fit when she first came on, but the introduction of two more cops in the season suggested tptb were still looking and moving pieces around, and she did fall to the side as a result.

And although I know the Chicago and L&O shows are set in the same universe, maybe wait a year or two and bring her back as a different character on Chicago Med – and without an accent. I bet she would make a good nurse or young doctor or therapist.

After seeing the new Molly on GH as a temp I look at Molly Burnet and with her hair darker, she’d be the perfect Molly.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Return to Days of our Lives to Celebrate Abe and Paulina’s Juneteenth Wedding Anniversary and a ‘Going Away’ Party

There are several reasons that Days of our Lives favorites Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani) are making a return on the Wednesday, June 19th episode of the Peacock streaming soap opera.

First, Lani and Eli come back to Salem to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Abe (James Reynolds) and Paulina (Jackee Harry), which happened on Juneteenth Day which is on June 19th.

Juneteenth, which is a Federal holiday, is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.

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Meanwhile, the return also serves as a “apparent” send-off for Johnny (Carson Boatman) and Chanel (Raven Bowens), who are set to depart Salem, since Johnny landed his dream job in California.

Look like Elani is also attending their going away party, but are the departing couple (with Chanel being pregnant) really going to leave Salem? Stay tuned.

Stowers made her first Days of our Lives appearance back in September of 2015. Lani is the adoptive daughter of Abe and the biological daughter of Paulina. As for Archey, he arrived on the scene in 2017 as Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) grandson. Sal and Lamon were last seen on-screen in March of this year.

Looking forward to seeing Eli and Lani back on DAYS? Do you think Johnny and Chanel are exiting the Salem canvas? Comment below.

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‘Santa Barbara’ Legends and Daytime Emmy Gold Circle Honorees, A Martinez and Jerome Dobson, to Chat Live on Michael Fairman Channel

Two of the men responsible for the success of the beloved soap opera, Santa Barbara, A Martinez (ex-Cruz Castillo) and Jerome Dobson (Co-creator and co-head writer) visit You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for a live conversation on Friday night, June 21st beginning at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.

Recently, A and Jerry were honored at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards as they were selected to be Gold Circle inductees in which they received a medal as admired individuals who have made enduring contributions to daytime television and have performed distinguished service within the television industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades for 50 years.

Currently, A can be seen The Bay as Nardo Ramos, a role in which he received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work this year. Martinez is also remembered for his roles on General Hospital as Roy DeLuca, One Life to Live as Ray Montez and Days of our Lives as Eduardo Hernandez; among other TV and motion picture roles. However, A’s most memorable role in soaps, and the one that won him a Daytime Emmy, was that of Cruz on Santa Barbara, for which he took home the gold for his work in 1990.

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Jerry Dobson created Santa Barbara with his wife, the late Bridget Dobson, and the couple became soap-famous for not only their work on SB (1984-1986, 1991-1992), but their time head-writing for General Hospital (1973-1975), Guiding Light (1975-1980) and As the World Turns (1980-1983).

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Santa Barbara aired on NBC for 9 years from July 30, 1984, to January 15, 1993 and featured some of the all-time greats in soap opera as part of the cast including :Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan, Dame Judith Anderson, Judith McConnell, Justin Deas, Robin Mattson, Lane Davies, Eileen Davidson, Robin Wright, Jack Wagner, Sydney Penny, Kim Zimmer, Roscoe Born, Nicolas Coster and more.

Watch below, when A Martinez was named Outstanding Lead Actor at the 17th annual Daytime Emmys.

If you can’t be with us live for A and Jerry’s livestream chat, but have a question you would like posed to one or both of them, please leave it in the comment section below.


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