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DAYS New Summer Promo Reveals The Returns of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Louise Sorel

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Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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Jimh
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Jimh

Looking GOOD!!!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

It really is, Jimmy! I’m stoked!

Shay
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Shay

Hi, Jimh! Nice to see you still posting away here at MFTV! Hope you are doing well!!!!!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Its all i got to take my mind off things…nice to hear from you!!!

Phil
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Phil

Will Chloe be back? I miss her

Momo
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Momo

I thought I read she is returning.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Chloe is definitely returning!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It is nice to see familiar faces, such as Louise Sorel (who is making her overdue return as Vivian Alamain), Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo. And while I know Jay Kenneth Johnson has had the fanfare for returning to the role of Philip, and I am sure it will be fun to see him in it, I was also hoping to potentially see the return of John-Paul Lavoisier in the role, or even a different actor (a-la Jacob Young [Rick, B&B; ex-JR, AMC et al]). Let’s hope the summer months lives up to the expectations. Also, granted, the post-production still… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

So the pregnant teenage girl is SORAS’d Allie?

Momo
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Momo

I don’t think so. I hope not. I don’t think Allie would give her child away. Sami and Kate wouldn’t allow it. Why is Nicole in the delivery room?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

By the looks of the extended promo, Sami and Nicole get into a right because Allie wants to give her baby to Uncle Eric and Nicole, but in the end Wilson will be the parents. Will and Sonny will be dad’s to Will’s Nephew or Niece. Or Allie could have twins that are separated, one going with Eric and Nicole, the other going to Will and Sonny.

Momo
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Momo

I don’t like that story. And why age Allie so much???

Celia
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Celia

I agree—-same old same old. I wish storylines would break away from giving away babies; switching babies; babies dying!! Uffa!!
Another irritant for me is Sarah’s hair—-such weird styles she sports—-same “do” as my six-year-old.
Some things never change. It may seem banal, comparatively speaking; ….what can I say? Give the girl some “adult” flair!!

Momo
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Momo

I did not like Sarah’s hair today (June 2). Other than today, I think it’s been okay.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Hi Celia
Its been a while. Hope all is well with you and your family. I agree with you on both counts, the baby thing and Sarah’s hair. Speaking of hair, Maggie has kept her hair colored and looking pretty nice, during her prison stint. Wonder if she will buy all of her husband’s reasons and excuses for what he’s done as easily as she has Xander’s.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Miss V, Good to hear from you……glad all is well. I moved into my new home a couple of weeks ago—-so, between home-schooling and getting this place together takes up all of my time. I do have help, but I am very “particular”…. everything needs my touch. LOL. Yes, Maggie has always had beautiful hair—full with a rich texture. Not many women can pride themselves for having such a gorgeously cascading head of hair, even in youth!! Maggie loves Victor—she has forgiven him before, but this is different—-too personal; involving her grandchild and daughter—too painful to bear. Yet, it… Read more »

Violet Lemm 2.
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Violet Lemm 2.

Hi Celia Glad things are well with you, though hectic. You are right though I never thought about the jail thing with Victor and Xander. There wouldn’t be as much drama as with this payback of Brady’s though. He is getting on my nerves more so lately, than usual.Its too bad he didn’t spend as much energy keeping his new found daughter with him instead of sending her off with mommy dearest. Yes, it was horrible what Victor and Xander did, but Kristen never thought twice about tearing babies out of there mother’s bellies, just because she wanted one. I… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Violet! Hello again, lovely lady!…It’s been awhile! Glad to read that you are hanging in there despite the increasing heat and protests/riots in your area…for the record, I’m a fan of neither!!!! (Despite having very strong political convictions, I don’t have a militant soul..I vote by ballot and bank checks…that’s it!!!!) But I did mean to mention that I was just thinking of you!!!! In addition to enjoying a lot of flashback posts regarding our favorite old soaps here at MFTV, I’ve also indulged in a few vintage Dame Maggie movies over the past few days, and they were such… Read more »

Violet Lemm 2.
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Violet Lemm 2.

Well, hi Shay! So nice to hear from you again. Glad you have been enjoying our beloved Dame Maggie. I am still waiting for a new season of Doc Martin. Did you by any chance ever see a series called A Place To Call Home. I enjoyed that so much, and was so let down when it ended. As for the soaps, I have been more or less enjoying The Nurse’s Ball on GH. I just record so I can just watch the good stuff.I do watch Days, but it has been getting on my nerves and Iam not interested… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I’ve missed our discussions too, Violet, but it’s simply impossible not to go off-topic with you!!! I especially roared at your mention of the “good doctor” since we were taken to task over him the last time he was brought up in conversation…LOL!!! As for the Aussie APTCH, oh my, yes! I watched it all the way through, although I preferred the earlier seasons more than the latter ones, but thought the show finale was wrapped up pretty well in terms of all the characters..I really loved Old Lady Bligh when she was in her battle axe mode, considered Anna… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Shay I almost didn’t wait for your reply. I am so excited. I found this movie, 2015, set in 1973 London with Maggie Smith, called the Lady In The Van. A homeless woman who takes up residence in a man’s driveway for 15 years. Is your mouth watering yet, or perhaps you’ve already seen it? I recorded it last night, so I cant wait. I hope Michael can overlook our off topic chat, but the truth is , there aren’t any soap topics these days of interest. At my age I hope I can outlast this craziness. Talk to… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hello! Been there, done that, Vi! Watched this movie based upon real-life people when it was first released! Needless to add, there’s another EXCELLENT performance by our beloved Dame Maggie! I loved her as “The Old Lady in the Van!” Alex Jennings was also superb as playwright, Alan Bennett…in fact, these two absolutely spectacular actors made this story come alive!!! I could go on with many more superlatives, but won’t, other than to say that even in portraying a woman who was down on her luck and living in the most basic, horrible of circumstances—i.e., facing an existence which is… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Miss V—-Brady? I was never a fan. TPTB need to have him act his age. He’s the perpetual child—every soap has one. He turns me right OFF!! This Kristen is inconsequential , as far as I’m concerned. Now, if we were talking about Eileen Davidson? Well, Kristen’s peccadillos pale in comparison to her persona—Simpatica!! Thankfully, I don’t live in the city—-My newly-built home ( love the smell of a new house) is in Nissequoque ( Long Island, NY), a small village and suburb of Smithtown. While driving into town today, I did notice quiet, peaceful protesting near the only… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCeeGirl…Glad to read that something is going well in NewYork…it’s always a pleasure to read a good-news update from you! May you and yours enjoy a blessed and beautiful life in your new home! All is fine on my end, too…still massively hand-washingblessed, mask-wearing and keeping to ourselves on the home front…in other , NO protesting—left or right—for this lady and mine under any circumstances!!! And speaking of ladies, what a fab femme is that Louise Sorel!!! I recall in passing her early days as crazy Vivian, but she was also sublimely sinister as “Santa Barbara’s” formidable Augusta Wainwright Lockridge,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

P.S. That was meant to say: hand-washing, mask-wearing, et al…I had to cut-and-paste my post before refreshing the page, since my initial submission was stuck and wouldn’t send! Somehow that extra “blessed” ended up in the next sentence! Weird…

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shay—-so good to hear from you—-let’s count our blessings, amica cara—an upside-down world. The hypocrisy runs rampant—we cannot go anywhere without a mask; cannot hug our friends and relatives etc., That’s what we are ordered to do or not do. Hmmmm, but, the upper echelon of the opposition does whatever it pleases. People were put in jail for not following protocol ( a father playing with his chid in the park), yet the rioters and looters are shoulder to shoulder and faccia a faccia!!!!!!!!!!!! While the populace does its best dealing with Covid-19, the “unmentionables” follow a higher, God-given… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I know, I know, CeeCeeGirl! (Soooo good to hear from you!) I also remain grateful and happy to be vibrant and alive, even though law-abiding individuals like ourselves have been told we cannot attend church services, family celebrations, or observe Memorial Day/4th of July events and we simply accept that in the interests of personal and public health….yet, at the same time, throwing grand mal temper tantrums in the streets and destroying others’ property all whilst prospectively spreading a deadly disease is perfectly okay??? Upside-down world, indeed!!! You know what galls me the most? Being told that WE are the… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, that’s Allie.

Momo
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Momo

YES YES YES! So looking forward to Days. It is such a good show. I hope people will watch.

carol1952
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carol1952

So good to hear that Louise Sorel is coming back only she can play Vivian.Nothing against Robin she did a good job as Vivian, but I love Louise Sorel.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I didn’t care for this Philip and I liked Ms.Sorel so much better on Santa Barbara.

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REPORT: Dan Feuerriegel is DAYS New EJ DiMera

Could Days of our Lives finally found their new EJ? Rumors have been circulating on the internet for weeks that the character of EJ DiMera may finally have a new face and a new actor portraying and heading back to Salem, especially since Sami (Alison Sweeney) is back on the canvas.

The role was previously played by longtime fan favorite James Scott, who had made it very clear he would never return to Days of our Lives.

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Now according to Daytime Confidential and their report from setside sources, the new EJ will actually be played by former Spartacus actor Dan Feuerriegel.

The Australian-born actor has been seen in Starz’ Spartacus franchise in the role of Agron.

According to the report, look for the new EJ to make his debut sometime this summer.

DAYS fans know that in story, EJ was brought back form the dead, from the serum from Dr. Rolf, but then was injured in an explosion and had reunited with Sami and had been recovery in Europe.

So, if this reports turns out to be true, what do you think of the new EJ? Comment below.

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DAYS Production Designer, Tom Early, Shows Off New and Reimagined DiMera Mansion Set

It’s always great to see a face-lift to the sets on your favorite soaps.  So many of then have been around for years and years, and in these changing times need to be given new life and freshened up, as much as longtime fans may miss the comfort and familiarity of the originals.

2020 and 2021 has also definitely been filled with challenges and keeping everyone safe on set throughout the coronavirus pandemic on all of your favorite soaps.

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Recently, Days of our Lives fans noticed a change to the famous DiMera mansion set, where for decades the likes of Joe Mascolo (Ex-Stefano) graced the room with bluster and drama as only Stefano could.

With so much of the action taking place there in story, and several key characters living at the mansion, it was time for an update.

Production Designer, Tom Early took to his Twitter account and shared two views of the reimagined set.

Take a look and let us know what you think of the new look DiMera Mansion via the comment section below.

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DAYS Star Marci Miller and Husband Ryan Welcome Baby Girl

Congratulations are in order for two people who we know will make wonderful parents! Over the weekend, it was revealed that Days of our Lives’ Daytime Emmy-nominated actress, Marci Miller (Abigail) and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their new little bundle of joy, a beautiful baby girl.

Miller, who never publicly revealed she was pregnant had the new addition to their family back on March 13th while the couple were in Denver, Colorado.

On her Instagram account, sharing some adorable pics of the couple with their baby, Marci shared: And just like that, we see in colors that we never knew existed. Willett (Willie) James Matteson interrupted her parents’ game of blackjack at a mountain casino to be born March 13th in the midst of a blizzard. “

 

Meanwhile, the proud father took to his Instagram with the first pic of mom and Willie, expressing:  “My heart could not be larger🙌Our little 6lb 10oz, Willett James Matteson joined us air breathers on 3/13 during a Denver white out blizzard. Mom and dad are ecstatic. And tired.”

Share your well-wishes below for Marci, Ryan, and Willie via the comment section.

 

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