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Greg Vaughan Reveals Exit From Days of our Lives

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Days of our Lives Daytime-Emmy winning star Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) announced he has finished taping episodes of the long-running NBC soap opera.  Greg has played the role of Eric since 2012..

Vaughan was a guest on GH’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton’s (Jason) weekly podcast, That’s Awesome! with Steve and Bradford, where he shared “I’ve finished my reign at DAYS,” and that he was in the middle of reprising his role of Calvin on OWN’s Queen Sugar.  

Due to the COVID-19, Vaughan shared he was there for a week, and then production was shut down.

To the Days viewers he expressed: “To all my DAYS fans, if you’re listening, I love you all. It’s never over, so I’m going to say it’s over.”

Greg also shared that he made the decision in late 2019 during contract negotiations citing, “I’m taking a break, if you will. Days was going through a renewal negotiation and not knowing where they were going to go,” adding that he felt his “time was coming to an end (there), anyway”

Listen to the That’s Awesome podcast with Greg as special guest here.

So, will you miss Greg as DAYS’ Eric? Share your thoughts on his departure via the comment section below.

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Satan
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Satan

Remember when the news broke about everybody at Days being “released from their contracts” and how they immediately put out tweets & statements saying not to panic, that Days was in great shape and everybody was coming back…. or words to that effect? Since then, we have learned that pretty much half the cast is either confirmed to be gone, or rumored to be gone when the show begins airing new episodes (presumably in October). At this point, it’s probably going to be a shorter list to mention who still WILL be there. And realistically speaking, I don’t expect to… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

I won’t disagree! But the core legacy family members are getting up there in age. Drake Hogestyn is 66 years old. Deidre Hall is 72 years old. Susan Seaforth Hayes Is 77 years old. These three people may no longer not want to be on the show as often as they used to be. Also factor in the fact that Susan’s husband Bill Hayes is 95 years old: she may not want to be away from home on a daily basis. Susan, Drake and Deidre May see being released from contracts as a blessing in disguise. Then there is the… Read more »

Penny Sullivan
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Penny Sullivan

I would say that you are on to something! GH recasted Tamara Braun and Sarah Brown, why not try it with Greg Vaughn? And Drew is not the legacy character that Carly is.

Johnny
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Johnny

Well, he’s fine as Eric, although his character is a bit sanctimonious at times. Will they keep the character of Eric and recast, or simply have him leave town for a different job or what ~

Jeremy
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Jeremy

A bit shocking especially after two decades Eric and Nicole finally get married! So, where does this leave Nicole, does she stay in Salem or is Ari Zucker leaving, too? I just don’t know how Nicole can stay in Salem unless they break up the couple. Is Ari Zucker leaving, too? I understand and respect Greg’s departure – but for sake of story, where does this leave Nicole? Will they find purpose for her to remain in Salem? Lots of departures from DAYS this fall. I look forward to some new actors to come onboard.

Marc
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Marc

Gosh, is ANYONE going to be left on DAYS? Eric, Hope, Rafe, Ciara, Gabi, Sonny and Will are all leaving?? Something’s going on there and it ain’t good in my opinion!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

What is happening with this show???

Mary
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Mary

My guess is that NBC wants to reinvent DOOL. Gone or rarely seen will be the core legacy group and in their place a whole new set of characters. Look what is happening now: Sarah, Eric, Hope, Sonny, Will, Brady, Rafe, Kayla and Steve have either gone or will be leaving.

Patrick
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Patrick

Magnifique

Patrick
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Patrick

I could mind – ALL – the upheaval… walk in shit

you could swirl exclamations expletives , just don’t touch Greg Vaughan

i’m patiently awaiting the return of Kristen/Brady/Rachel. THIS IS TEARS welling

aside from Rafe’alicious… it was always Eric Magnifique presence

i’m now in trepidation… that walk in shit just stank

he’s an actor !!!!

if @GH does call…. FIRE : Roger Howarth ; Michael Easton ; Chad Duell
for this Keeper.

Mr. Greg Vaughan

Davy
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Davy

GH needs him!

Momo
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Momo

Time for a recast.

What about Nicole?

Satan
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Satan

No more recasts! They have been a series of disasters ever since ReRon took over the show. Worst of all being that OLTL pet calling itself “Eve Donovan” (no resemblance whatsoever to the actual character) and that bug-eyed abomination they tried to pass off as “Diana Colville” last year. And thank all that’s unholy that we got the real Vivian back, however briefly, to undo the damage done by another sad recast. Unless they can somehow convince Jensen Ackles (the original Eric) to come back, don’t bother with a recast. And that’s not likely, since he’s just now wrapping up… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Josh Kelly ? ex Cutter OLTL
Chris McKenna ? ex- OLTL , Y&R , B&B

use his salary to bring back Blake Berris.. ALIVE Jade Harlow… there is so much potential to out their.

WE NEED Jenny Bear Salary….. ! FIRE !

now that would be satisfying

tim greck
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tim greck

Please GH, dont ruin this, sign Greg as Lucky. People will complain that its not JJ. SO WHAT! JJ doesnt want to come back and IF he ever did, it would be with his pal Anthony. So be it. BUT, lets talk about now, Greg needs to come on the show. Laura needs him. The new Nicholas sucks. Spencers need a man around PC! Plus, Greg had really good chemistry with Kelly Monaco. Time to shake up Sam and Jason.

Satan
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Satan

Shake up Sam & Jason?? They haven’t had a moment’s peace since he escaped from Whiny Heiny’s Russian torture chamber, for Hell’s sake! As far as chemistry with Kelly Monaco, that might actually work better IF Greg came back as Drew Cain. At least Sam & Drew have history (albeit originating from a false pretense) and a kid together. The fact that she was ever with “Lucky” was just another example of how Greg’s version of that character bore very little resemblance to Luke & Laura’s kid, who only ever truly loved one woman. (And for the love all that’s… Read more »

carol1952
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carol1952

Sorry to see him go ,but good luck in whatever decides to do.

Jeanne Wahl
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Jeanne Wahl

Loved him as Lucky, paired with Elizabeth. Never watch days.

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‘Filthy Rich’ Canceled by Fox After One Season

The soapy Filthy Rich has been short-lived.  News tonight has that the series featuring Sex and the City favorite, Kim Cattrall and former Guiding Light star, Aubrey Dollar (Ex-Marina) has been canceled by Fox in its first season.

According to Deadline, low ratings and uncertainty are behind the decision when the series was originally intended for a summer run.

Filthy Rich has aired 5 of its t0 episodes, and the network will air the remaining 5.

Created by Tate Taylor, Filthy Rich stars Cattrall as Margaret Monreaux, the matriarch of a mega-rich Southern family famous for creating a wildly successful Christian television network. After her husband dies in a plane crash, Margaret and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will — threatening their family name and fortune. Melia Kreiling, the aforementioned Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Mark L. Young and Olivia Macklin co-star along with Steve Harris and Aaron Lazar.

So, what do you think about the cancellation of Filthy Rich? Did you happen to check it outt hus far during its run ? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Days of our Lives Shuts Down Production For Two Weeks Due to Positive COVID-19 Test

NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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