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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
10261991des

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

ricardo
ricardo

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

Mary SF
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
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
Sheryl Postin

I mean can’t wait to see you.

Be77
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 worked her heinie off to win over Kirsten Storms fans the first go round.

richard
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
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
jim

Kristen and Johns unknown daughter?

jimh
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
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
Robert

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

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

It isn’t a recast.

cr
cr

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

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

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

car
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
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
TMJ

Does Sonny have any sisters?

Jennifer G.
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
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
Matt

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

john
john

i wish she was the new bella

Amy
Amy

I think she will be Carrie!!

shawn
shawn

Absolutely too young to play Carrie

Troy Turner
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)
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
MK

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

Ashlee
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
Kim

I bet she is John and Kristen’s daughter…

Laurel
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
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
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
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
cr

I hope she is a horton

Dmitri
Dmitri

I think she is the new role of Keara Baldwin

michael.guerrieri
michael.guerrieri

Jen liley will play nicole doughter

Crownedjewel
Crownedjewel

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

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Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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