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Jen Lilley Joins The Cast of Days Of Our Lives! But … Who Is She Playing?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Some fantastic news for Jen Lilley fans, and those who admired her work as the replacement Maxie Jones on General Hospital, while Kirsten Storms was out ill and on leave from the series!  Soap Opera Digest revealed this morning that Lilley is actually now over at Days of our Lives, where she has been shooting scenes at the NBC for over a month!

This top secret scenario has the talented Lilley in a role that SOD can’t giveaway much relating,   We can’t reveal her character, we can say she will have ties to the canvas and is not a recast”

Jen took her Twitter account to also confirm the news, “Yes! It’s officially announced! Man it was hard not to tell you guys.”   Lilley followed that up with a tweet that her DAYS cast mate Greg Vaughan (Eric) almost spilled the beans stating, “When the awesome & well intended @greg_vaughan tweeted the news, I literally choked on some cheerios I was enjoying, then muttered omgomgomg”

So are you excited to hear that Jen Lilley will be back on daytime?  And, who do you think she will be playing in Salem when we finally see her make it to air?  Weigh-in!

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10261991des
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10261991des

Not sure ..I’m new to that show,but so happy to see that she has another roll! She is very sweet!

ricardo
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ricardo

Jen lilley is a wonderful actress. belle black would have been s great recast for jenn.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

At first based on her photo I thought she might be a recast of Nicole’s sister or Belle Black. But since you said she wasn’t a recast- I’m not sure. If this was Y&R I would say she was a SORAS Faith who will have a thing for Dylan- but since this is Days I would venture she is either
a) another Stefano’s unknown or adopted children
b) Hope and John’s love child when they were Gina and Pawn
c) Bill Horton had another daughter while in Africa and she is Jenn’s half sister.

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

Great to hear , whoever she plays I’m sure she will be fantastic. Good luck Jen can wait to see you .

Sheryl Postin
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Sheryl Postin

I mean can’t wait to see you.

Be77
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Be77

She now has two soaps in common with Thaao Penghlis, her BOOK OF ESTHER co-star. I’m looking forward to seeing her on air. Now if they could just get Victoria Rowell in as a recast Lexie DiMera Carver (like Sony would ever allow that…I can dream, can’t I?) I’d be in Heaven. Here’s hoping they write her well from the get-go, lest she suffer the fate of Sarah Brown, who was winning as an actress, but poorly defined and thus eventually cut. BTW, she would have been a great Belle, but I would have been sad for Martha Madison who… Read more »

richard
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richard

Belle Black wouldve been great!!!! I’m gonna guess that she’s a DiMera, but Kristen’s daughter who she birthed while she was in captivity!!!!!

BTripp
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BTripp

This might make me watch the show again. I am just hoping that she is Jeanie Donovan (Kim and Shane’s daughter) or maybe an ex or Rafe or EJ.

jim
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jim

Kristen and Johns unknown daughter?

jimh
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jimh

I suggested she be Kristens daughter with John because once Brady finds out Kristen used him, Kristen will need someone else to use to get closer to John otherwise there isnt nothing else she could do to come between John and Marlena! By the way John and Marlena, two characters i onced enjoyed, are written very poorly and it has made them stale and boring…that needs to change fast!

Patrick
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Patrick

I know…

well said…

what if she gave birth whilst in captivity?

oh… it’s not appropriate… unseemly…. lustful…. improper…

relevant that Kristen should be without Brady….

even, i have to adhere… give in….

sometime… down the road…. her ….”men are the weaker sex” game on … will circumvent her ways and means.

i hope she finds a way outa this… to uphold her character.

Bring Shane back! let him do an FBI profile on her and linger in her web….

Robert
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Robert

I hope Belle Black. It would be funny that she takes over two roles that Kristen Storm played.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It isn’t a recast.

cr
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cr

If she was not recast, why are they trying had the fact what character she is playing

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I don’t think they’re hiding anything. It’s obvious revealing her character gives away potential storyline.

car
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car

Not if she is new character revealing the story want matter at all. Revealing her character name if she is new. How will we know who she attached to.

Mo
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Mo

Interested to know who she plays. Since it’s a new character, have no clue. Why so secretive though? Maybe she works at the strip club with Cam.

TMJ
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TMJ

Does Sonny have any sisters?

Jennifer G.
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Jennifer G.

1) a new love interest for Brady once he dumps Kristen??
2) someone that will fall in love with Daniel??
3) a love interest for Chad which will make Abigail jealous and try to get back with Chad??

Jules
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Jules

Looking forward to her addition to my favourite soap! I liked her a lot, but she was never Maxie to me. I think she’ll do great in a new role on DOOL.

Matt
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Matt

I hope she’s Jeanie Donovan. Maybe it will bring Kim and Shane back.

john
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john

i wish she was the new bella

Amy
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Amy

I think she will be Carrie!!

shawn
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shawn

Absolutely too young to play Carrie

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

I absolutely adore Jen, for many reasons. DAYS picked up an MVP here. Whatever role she plays, if they give her good stuff, she’ll jump in with both feet

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m so over the moon happy for Jen Lilley that she’s returning to daytime. DAYS is genius for hiring her, and I’m happy she’s getting an original role of her own to mold and create! Congrats Jen! Cannot wait to join you on this marvelous journey!

MK
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MK

Hoping for Belle, even though I she was great as Maxie.

Ashlee
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Ashlee

Ties to the canvas but not a recast? Then there‘s no point in speculating because she could be ANYONE. Had it been a recast, I could have seen her playing Melanie.

Kim
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Kim

I bet she is John and Kristen’s daughter…

Laurel
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Laurel

Who cares…. I think she was a total drama queen about getting support for herslf at GH and the video goodbye. She should have kept a low profile after Kirsten resumed her own role…. she’s a big whiner!

Patrick
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Patrick

I have to totally… agree…. I hope she’s the daughter of Kimberly and Shane…!

major coupe if this happens….

and yeah, till we see her on screen…

I loved her as Maxie….

but, one can’t help but pine for Kimberly and Shane….

it’s getting near summer… so… you could see her intertwined with Abby and Chad…

A Horton… A Brady… and a DiMera.

kinni
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kinni

I really don’t understand how this soap stays on the air, the story lines or so one-sided it’s ridiculous. They only care about pleasing certain people.

Ryan
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Ryan

I think she will be Jeanie Donovan. She is a Brady and has never been cast as an adult. Plus there were spoilers not long ago saying there were two characters from two prominent families coming on. One was a vet which we found out was Laura Horton. The other was a younger character that hasn’t been mentioned in years. Here’s hoping and that we get more Kim & Shane appearances!

cr
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cr

I hope she is a horton

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I think she is the new role of Keara Baldwin

michael.guerrieri
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michael.guerrieri

Jen liley will play nicole doughter

Crownedjewel
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Crownedjewel

Is she related to Susan Seaforth Hayes? She looks just like her when she was younger.

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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