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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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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Perform In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan’s performances? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless Returns With All-New Episodes Beginning August 10th

For those who have been anxiously awaiting word on just when The Young and the Restless will resume airing all-new episodes, the wait it over!  News on Monday from the CBS Daytime drama series reveals that starting next Monday with the August 10th episode, viewers will see the storylines pick back up and the continuance of the characters they love to love, or love to hate on the iconic soap opera.

With Y&R back, that means that General Hospital, which returned today with new episodes, The Bold and the Beautiful which returned with new episodes a few weeks ago, and Days of our Lives which already had episodes in the bank before the COVID-19 pandemic and well into October, daytime viewers will finally have all their soaps back!

As for the action in Genoa City, the show shares to look for: Victor and Nikki’s family threatened by a secret, Billy and Lily navigating their new partnership with a shocking scandal brewing, Phyllis and Abby’s rivalry heating up, and Sharon’s family rallying around her during her brave battle with cancer.

Below is what to watch for on Y&R the week of Aug 10-14th.

Monday, August 10: Lily (Christel Khalil) and Billy (Jason Thompson) interview Genoa City residents as they celebrate the anniversary of Katherine’s dedication at Chancellor Park, sparking guests’ memories of the recent past.

Tuesday, August 11: Sharon (Sharon Case) struggles with her new normal following her surgery, Billy (Jason Thompson) and Lily (Christel Khalil) disagree on a potential hire for Chancellor Communications, and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) has a bone to pick with Abby (Melissa Ordway). This episode was filmed before the pandemic shut down production.

Wednesday, August 12: Victor (Eric Braeden) and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) put their differences aside to help Adam (Mark Grossman), Summer (Hunter King) reveals her true feelings about Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) reunion, and Amanda (Mishael Morgan) puts the brakes on her budding romance with Nate (Sean Dominic).

Thursday, August 13: Jack’s (Peter Bergman) parenting advice strikes a nerve with Victor (Eric Braeden), Adam (Mark Grossman) searches for clues to prove he didn’t commit a decades-old crime, and Esther (Kate Linder) helps Kevin (Greg Rikaart) prepare for fatherhood.

Friday, August 14: Devon (Bryton James) bonds with Amanda (Mishael Morgan), Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) attempt to keep the peace in the Newman family backfires, and Jack (Peter Bergman) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) are reminded of their family’s checkered past.

So, excited to hear Y&R is back beginning next week? What storyline are you most looking forward to seeing play out? Comment below.

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Lindsay Hartley On Temporarily Replacing GH’s Kelly Monaco: “Some Big Shoes To Fill … Precious Too.”

When General Hospital returned to shooting new episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sam McCall looked a bit different temporarily and that’s because the role was played for a bit by soap veteran Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Passions, All My Children, and Days of our Lives).

Hartley has been subbing for series star, Kelly Monaco (Sam) and according to Daytime Confidential is filling in only for a few weeks in the role,

Lindsay tweeted when the news broke: “Some big shoes to fill…precious too. I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”

In addition on Friday, Monaco’s mom, took to Twitter and informed a fan of Kelly’s the status of her daughter’s health which was good news that she will be back (as it looks as of now) on Monday to tape new episodes of GH,

Carmina Monaco shared:”Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love,”

GH fans are eagerly awaiting new episodes of the long-running ABC daytime drama series to begin airing, and they won’t have to wait much longer as this coming Monday, August 3rd, the story picks back up.

We look forward to Kelly’s return to the series in the role she made soap-famous, while Lindsay takes over to keep the character present in the storylines.

So, what do you think of Lindsay being the temp recast for Kelly? Glad to know Kelly is doing OK? Share your thoughts below.

 

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