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Ian Buchanan OUT at Days of our Lives!

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Well that was quite the “quickie”!  Soap favorite Ian Buchanan has been the next star let-go by Days of our Lives in their cast cutting and show restructuring under the new writing regime.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Daytime Emmy winner Buchanan who first aired in February as  Ian McAllister, has been written out of the show. Since production is so far ahead, expect him to appear on screen through the summer. Sarah Brown, who played Ian’s wife, Madison, is scheduled to exit on August 15.

So what does this mean in story?  Will Ian and Madison leave the canvas together?  Could Ian be the person who shoots Stefano?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Carole
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Carole

Somene shoots Stefano? Please let it be Lexi now that she knows the truth!

vik
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vik

HA! thats a good one! LOL

Dmitri
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Dmitri

LOL. That would be perfect. I always suspected that Lexie would save her fam from him. Also, I thought that Ian and Stefano would be involved insome kind of shootout.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I knew it was a matter of time before the execs at NBC started watching the pennies at Days.

lew
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lew

I guess the plan is to get rid of the talented, establishled actors and hire a bunch of no-talented newbies ( I hate that word!)

Avelina
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Avelina

I agree with your comment. It seems that they are going to hire all newbies and get rid of the talented actors. I have had enough of DAYS and I have quit watching from when Sami shot EJ in the head in that horrible, awful episode that Higley thought was good. Ian Buchanan is a great actor and I wish him all the best . He was great on Bold and Beautiful. I wish they would hire him.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Can’t say I’m sorry to see Ian go, the character never really caught on with me. I just wish TPTB would rethink some of their other decisions, like letting Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon go.

Linda
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Linda

Can you say Duke Lavery? Bringing Ian back to GH would be good for Anna.

Brian
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Brian

Really ??? There recently was a scene with Anna and Luke talking about their past lovers…. They both laughed when Luke said ” Duke Lavery ?” to Anne.

So, having been the joke of Anne’s bad lovers, I can’t see her wanting him back.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I was just going to say he has been on a lot of soaps he is a good actor but Duke Lavery was the best.

Christy
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Christy

unfortunately we saw Duke Lavery die onscreen (played by another actor because Ian had left GH)… but maybe he could come back as a twin brother! They did that with the Alcazars!

Lisa Howard
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Lisa Howard

Since when has death stopped a character from returning to a show:)

Mo
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Mo

I’m glad. Never really took to Ian (character) and the storyline hasn’t been good. Plus, the character has done tons of stuff to make viewers hate him. Especially going against Victor and Brady.

gloria
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gloria

Agree-there is no reason to keep him around, except what will Kate do now?

Patrick
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Patrick

what caught me from the get go… was Ian’s cold and chilling take on his character. something… that is missing from daytime… his adversarial act… with the likes of victor … and the veteran actors on days…. he was another player with Kate. and didn’t have enough time to spar with stefano. so, he wasn’t your atypical love to hate bad guy… but he drew me in… with his from the get go… chilling demeanor. he was showing some vulnerability with Kate.

gloria
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gloria

Agree Patrick. Although I was not crazy about him because he was so mean to Madison I was on the edge of my seat every day waiting for . . . . . something they had coming. I mean there was a reason to cast him & there had to have been a story in place, I guess we’ll just never see it.

By the way I spoke too soon yesterday or the day before about Lexie never knowing EJ wasn’t her blood brother. What crushingly, touching scenes yesterday. Haven’t seen today’s yet.

Mo
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Mo

Maybe getting shot and his daughter dying will soften Stefano up and he’ll take Kate back. I’m sure she’ll be crying by his bedside. Then he’ll fire Sami and give Kate back Countess W.

Patrick
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Patrick

Gloria: hence, the frustration for us fans… characters.. hired, re-hired… let go.. so quickly… not taking the time to flesh out the character and establish themselves in Salem/geneo city/port charles. the writing of Madison.. was from left field… when Ian came in to town. She didn’t deserve this… both professionally and heck.. personally. She’s another one of those actors.. who gives a dang about soaps. oye! it’s troublesome… what with 4 shows left… where are they now? i’m championing soaps.. and my favorite DAYS. the best part of Lexie passing… is her scenes with EJ… Man… it’s Moving.. and heart… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I certainly wish DAYS hadn’t chosen this route… to depart Lexie in this manner… ala the Carvers.. with the delish Celeste…. why not leave the door open for Renee Jones… it’s destroying soap history/Genre/Serials. in the meantime.. remember, when Fay.. was a possible romantic link to Abe…. when she was waitressing at the dinner at the pier? Nicoles Mother… Fay.. no questions asked… no dream sequence.. just have her back. for Nicole.. she needs family and this would bring back a love interest for Abe… and possible ramifications for future Lexie reconciliation. Just saying.

Patrick
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Patrick

Isaac… Theo.

Mo
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Mo

Those scenes with Lex and EJ were fabulous. And so sad!

gloria
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gloria

I was thinking after Lexie told EJ everything what if he could somehow whisk her away to a clinic in Switzerland or something to try for a cure. Then at least she would not have to be dead-Abe & Theo could go “visit” with her & it would leave the door open for Renee. Heck she could stay in the clinic for years-look at Laura on GH. Anway, I agree with you I will hate to see her death. And I would love to have Fay back. SAD SAD.

gloria
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gloria

I really liked Kate & Stefano together. They seemed to bring out the better side of each other. He sure will need someone now. Who does he have left, Chad & Theo?

Susan
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Susan

Will the “real” Duke Lavery come back to PC to show the “keystone mobsters” how to protect your family by getting out of the mob? I wonder if Duke is one of the people being held with Robin?

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Hate the character, but Buchanan is a talented actor. He will quickly get a job. Now this leaves Stefano and Kate to reconcile…assuming Stefano survives the shooting.

PridEntONLINE
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PridEntONLINE

Stefano has to survive the shooting. and it would take a desperate act for Lexi to be the shooter. Tho at this juncture she would have nothing left to lose.

Blake
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Blake

I don’t think anyone is upset about this, his character never clicked. He’s not good playing the villian.

But it sucks that Kate will be without a love interest. unless she’s with Stefano, who I prefer her with.

Patrick
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Patrick

do you remember, when Laura and Bill came home for Grans funeral? Bill and Kate fell outa the tv. they were so real. they need to bring jenns mom Laura and Bill Horton back… this would be a great dynamic and trio to mix in with the veterans. Kate/Laura/Bill… with Stefano fighting back….. whilst Kristen (i hope) helms the Dimera Empire. teasing John and Marlena. top this all off with Peter Blake and Jennifer Horton. Toast to the hour glass.

kathryn
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kathryn

Well we know who shot JR I mean Stefano…and he is gonna return to save his family…because MAR/DAR left it that there seems no way Stefano can repair his family (because he post have stayed dead) thank U Tomlin for getting him back the miracle is how Tomlin is going to explain why stefano treated EJ like a bug under his shoe and why totally distroy his wife and reconcile…I say he has to save them form Ian

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

No disrespect to Ian Buchanan, but the character of Ian McAlister did not appeal to me. However, I did want to see Stefano go after Ian because of Kate. That would have been fun to watch. Stefano could have done whatever to Ian and gotten away with it because Ian was not a central character.

But the story is not over yet. So who knows how this will turn out?

Liberty S
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Liberty S

I like Ian Buchanan and he’s a fine actor. With Days letting Stefano actually die this time (or will they?) I was expecting Ian to step up and handle the villain role on Days. They’ve had way too many writing changes at Days in just the last year. Storylines have been dropped in thin air and they’ve left us hanging on so many things. I love watching this soap and I hope the writers don’t ruin it.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I think Ian will be the one that murdered Stefano.

Lisa Howard
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Lisa Howard

Hopefully Ian Buchanan will be asked back to General Hospital!!! It’s a perfect time to bring back Duke Lavery. Viewers from the 80’s would love to see Anna and Duke together again. The show has been great recently, and this would make it even better!

darrell
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darrell

yes is ian mc allister or john

Breaking News

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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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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James Scott Comments: “I Will Never. Never. Never. Never. Never, Go Back to Hollywood Let Alone DOOL”

Those hoping that finally James Scott would return to his signature daytime soap role of EJ DiMera on Days of our Lives, now that Alison Sweeney is on her way back to the show this fall for a longer run as Sami, can count those hopes now dashed and for good.

In a post on his Instagram account for his meditation and contemplations Sunday morning Zoom series and website, Scott posed with Deepak Chopra.  When a fans posted a comment in the IG account how they miss him on DAYS and to come back with Sami, James replied, “Hi – thanks for joining me here. Please know that I will never. Never. Never. Never. Never. Go back to Hollywood let alone DOOL. There is notbing interesting there for me. J”

Fan favorite James Scott, who has been MIA from the acting profession for awhile now is running The Whisper Within – and as detailed by the website, Scott explains how he left acting to be more involved with meditation and helping others find inner-peace – “In 2014, after a successful career in the entertainment industry, I found myself with everything and nothing.  I had money, celebrity, and status and the grief to match it. I had worked tirelessly for the better part of two decades to attain wealth and validation, yet no external thing could touch the emptiness I felt and the worthlessness I experienced.  I knew that something unknown wished to be known—something I could feel only through its apparent absence. In my despair and depression, I faced a simple choice: to change my lived experience or to end it. One felt impossible; the other easy I had already spent so much time reading self-help books, attending workshops and retreats, drinking concoctions with shamans, exploring tantra and abstaining from sex all together, dancing and singing, and many more practices, which had done little or nothing to abate the loneliness.

 

Desperate and in despair, still seeking, still suffering, I found my way to an Indian meditation center. I went for a week and stayed for a year. It was there in my own reflection that I found the teacher I had been seeking silently waiting to be known. At first, there was rage and anger, but eventually the intensity of the fire burned low and sadness took its place. I cried and cried until I cried myself empty and something new arose: beneath it all, I discovered a newfound peace. Like a fragrance arising from deep within, I heard the sound of the silence that can never be spoken: the eternal wisdom of the whisper within.  To live from this place is my practice and my path. To inspire others to do the same is my purpose.”

So, what do you think about James’ comments and path that he has now gone down for his life?  Do you think its time for DAYS to finally re-cast EJ? Comment below.

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