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REPORT: Kate Mansi Returning To DAYS!

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After word got out on Wednesday morning that Marci Miller has decided to depart Days of our Lives, multiple outlets are reporting from sources that none other than Kate Mansi is on her way back to the Daytime Emmy Award-winning drama series to reprise the role of Abigail!

Mansi, decided to leave DAYS back at the end of 2016, which prompted an exhaustive and lengthy search for her replacement … enter Marci Miller.

But now that Miller is on her way to pursue other acting endeavors, Mansi, who left the series for the same reason, is now coming home to Salem.

However, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Mansi’s return as Abigail is for a short-term run starting this summer.  Remember, DAYS also tapes six months in advance.

As for Kate, she won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 2017 at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmys for her performance.

So, excited that Kate Mansi is reportedly coming back to DAYS? Comment below.

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Satan
Satan

Well at least this means the ridiculous DID story will be over, because there’s not a snowball’s chance in my back yard that Kate Mansi could pull that off.

Marci Miller was much better in the role. It’s too bad that most of her airtime on the show was wasted on ReRon’s cookie cutter plotpoint dragonshit writing.

Phil
Phil

What does ReRon mean? I actually liked this story, because of how phenomenal Marci Miller played it out! It’s funny because everyone said Marci had big shoes to fill, and now I’m saying Kate Mansi has even bigger shoes to refill! Why not just write Abby out now and be done with it! I’m guessing Chad will be with Gabi which makes me sick been there done that! Or he will be with Mimi who is returning soon! Or he will leave as well! Anything but Chad and Gabi! I want Gabi and JJ together! Abby has become my favorite though under Marci Miller so not sure I’m going to continue liking the show as much!

Jimh
Jimh

Ok…i guess Ab will be sent away for treatments like Laura until a suitable replacement is found after Mansi’s short stint

Jimh
Jimh

or gone for some time like Laura was…

Patrick
Patrick

I can hope… that Kate Mansi … MUST follow Marci Miller take.. that SHE be her own woman… and leave the Horton beacon of righteous at the front door. yeah.. when she must feature scenes with Jenny Bear.

Kate herself is an awarded heroine. BACK BONE your chutzpah and the rest will follow

this is huge stuff… the DiMera Mystique is still driving

Mary SF
Mary SF

It sounds like Miller not renewing her contract came as a surprise and since so much of the story is plotted in advance they just need Mansi back temporarily to wrap the story of Abby– after that I predict the character will be written off– maybe recast much later in the future—at least I hope so because Abigail is a legacy character and I would hate for the show to lose her.

Stacy Currington
Stacy Currington

There is far too much story line for the character simply because of the DID situation and the actions of each alter, for them to write her off for long. What I can see, with Vivs return from the dead coming soon is Abby or should I say Gabby pregnant by Stephen or Chad, no one knows, and Viv kidnapping her while they recast the actress. Returns with baby Chephen?

Celia
Celia

oh, Lordy Lord….I am beside myself with euphoria; I don’t know what to do with it. Welcome home, Abby!!…oh, WOW, WOW, WOW!!…I am speechless.

Stacy Currington
Stacy Currington

I know. Im so excited to have Kate back. She will always be Abigail to me. Marci was excellent in the role but she simply isn’t Abby.

Karen Stevens
Karen Stevens

I’d like to see Kate Mansi remain in the Abby role for a long time.

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Chrishell Hartley Dishes Jordan’s Latest Return; Freddie Smith, Judi Evans & Wally Kurth Chat On The Kiriakis Clan On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

On the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’, Chrishell Hartley talks with host Michael Fairman on the new and mysterious developments with Jordan Ridgeway.  For Jordan, revealed to Rafe (Galen Gering), that she gave birth to a baby boy, and Rafe goes off to find the child and brings baby David back to Salem.  But who is the biological father? Chrishell weighs-in on her thoughts on all the drama, and if Jordan and Rafe might rekindle their past romantic feelings.

In addition, Hartley dishes her new reality series Selling Sunset, where she is thrust into the cutthroat world of real estate agents.  The series now airing on Neflix, puts Chrishell in the middle of the female agents of the Oppenheim Group Real Estate company.  During the podcast, Chrishell talks about the blurred lines of reality TV and what the experience was like for her, in particular dealing with the competitive female agents.

For fans of NBC’s This Is Us, Chrishell’s husband, Justin Hartley (Kevin) was just featured in the season finale, where viewers learned in a flash-forward that Kevin Pearson is the father of a young boy.  Chrishell shares her thoughts on that episode.

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Later in the podcast, Freddie Smith (Sonny), Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Wally Kurth (Justin) talk on what’s going down with the Kiriakis family including:  Justin and Adrienne’s “officiating” Eve and Jack’s wedding; while Sonny tries to help Will cope with the news of Will’s brain tumor and what may be left for their future together.  Plus, Judi talks about how Freddie got chosen to play the role of Sonny in the first place, since she screen-tested with him.

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At the end of the episode, Michael asks Freddie, Judi, and Wally to play a game called, “Dish, Dirt, or Delight” were they pick a name out of dish and offer up thoughts on some of their past or present co-stars from DAYS.   Listen to what they had to say!

Download this latest installment on iTunes here, or take a listen at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Then let us know,  what was your favorite part of this episode of Inside Salem? Who do you hope turns out to be the father of Jordan’s baby?  What do you think will happen next for Sonny and Will?  Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will Learns He Has A Brain Tumor; What Next For WilSon?

On Days of our Lives, Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) have been through the wringer.  Just like any power couple in “soapdom” they are constantly pulled apart by circumstances that drives distance between them, or prevents them from being happily reunited.  But then, isn’t that was soaps are all about … or, do these boys deserve a bit of peace and quiet?

On Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime drama series, Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) drop the bomb on WilSon.  Sadly, Will has a small brain tumor, although believed to be benign, it is is in a section of his frontal lobe that makes it most likely inoperable.

Will asks if that explains his headaches and why he has been passing out, and Rex confirms that is the cause.  He also says the tumor is likely benign, because the larger ones are usually cancerous.  The next step is to do a biopsy.  Rex advises Will to not exercise, drive, work, and to avoid stress right now.

Later at the Kiriakis mansion, Will Google’s brain tumor’s on the internet and is emotionally overcome with what it says.  In tears and looking very sad, Sonny comes on to the scene to comfort Will, but Sonny is looking concerned himself, trying to put on a brave front for Will.  Then, Sonny and Will admit they are frightened for what’s ahead, but Sonny says they must try to stay positive.  Will cries.

These scenes were nicely played by Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith, who always bring it in their scenes.

Look for more drama ahead for the duo and their on-screen families as Will deals with this new health crisis.

So, what does Will’s tumor mean for the future of WilSon?  What do you think will happen next? Are you upset that Will has this diagnosis? Do you want the duo to finally have some down time from all the drama, especially after getting Leo Stark (Greg Rikart) out of their lives?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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‘A Mermaid For Christmas’ Featuring DAYS & More Soap Notables Coming Your Way

On Wednesday, executive producers Kyle Lowder (Rex, DAYS), and Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso, announced their last project and this time its a holiday film for the entire family!

The cast includes: Lowder along with Jessica Morris (ex-Jen Rappaport, One Life to Live), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) Kathleen Gati (Liesl  GH), Sheree J. Wilson (Ex-Dallas), and newcomer Emma Demirjian.

According to the films’s creator, writer and co-executive producer, Michael Caruso,  A Mermaid For Christmas is “filled with warmth, humor, whimsy, and just a touch of magic that combines classic Christmas themes with an escapist fantasy element that only a mermaid can provide.”

Principal photography will begin this spring for a 2019 holiday release.

The Carusos other projects have included: Winterthorne and Ladies of the Lake in which Lowder was also an EP.

In a tweet, Caruso expressed: “FINALLY!! So excited to begin a brand new journey & bring you some holiday fun for the whole family w/ & many more. No matter what you celebrate there’s always room for holiday magic!

While Lowder tweeted: “THRILLED to finally announce this. So grateful and excited to tell this beautiful story and share it with you all this holiday season.”

So what do you think about a holiday movie starring some of these popular folks from the soaps? Intrigued by the premise? Comment below.

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