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REPORT: Melissa Reeves Will Be Returning to DAYS For Christmas Episode

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Over the weekend, soap opera fan Kelli Gustafson revealed on Twitter that at a fan event she attended featuring Scott and Melissa Reeves, that she received some interesting intel.

According to her tweet, Melissa Reeves will be returning to Days of our Lives in her signature role of Jennifer Horton Deveraux for Christmas.  What we don’t know is if Reeves will be just making a visit, or be back in Salem more long-term.  Gustafson shared that Melissa confirmed it herself.

As DAYS fans know, Cady McClain stepped into the role of Jennifer, after Reeves chose not to come back from Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic and stay with her family, instead of heading to L.A. to film days and flying back and forth to Tennessee.

McClain took home a Daytime Emmy this past June for her work in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series category.

So, are you hoping this proves true and Melissa comes back to Days for Christmas if even for a short visit? Comment below.

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Phil
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Phil

Honestly, I was hoping she would never come back. The backstage drama isn’t necessary and lord knows she brings a lot of it. They should have just kept Cady full-time

Lew S
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Lew S

My thoughts exactly!

KJ
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KJ

Me three! I lovvvvve Cady McClain and she was perfect in the role.

Rodd
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Rodd

Come on! How are we supposed to be happy about this? She wanted an extend leave for matters that are totally hers and I respect that. But the fans deserve a “Jennifer” that will be there for them. Cady did a great job in the role. So unless Melissa is coming back full-time, stay gone and bring Cady back. The reason they have for “Jennifer” being in Boston is sooo awful it hurts credibility.

Virginia Girl
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Virginia Girl

I certainly hope that Melissa comes back for a much longer stay. She is a mainstay of the Horton family and is dearly missed.

Fran Steadman
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Fran Steadman

I wish Melissa would come back as well. She played a great character on the show, and I just could not seem to care for Cady McClain in the part. I’ve watched the show almost from day one, and “Missy” was such a fixture to me. She was also wonderful to meet in person and great to talk to.

MJ100
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MJ100

Ugh.

Chaz
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Chaz

Frankly, I’d prefer Cady McClain to take over the role full time.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Should be Cady McClain full-time.

Clare
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Clare

It wasn’t a fan event. That is misinformation reported by another Soap e-publication that made assumptions.

Dean Morgan
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Dean Morgan

I am so torn on who should be playing Jennifer. I truly am. I grew up with Missy as Jennifer. Over the decades, she truly has done some great work and her chemistry opposite Ashford is undeniable. However, I don’t support her likes, tweets, etc. I also loved Cady McClain’s work as Jennifer. As a fan of Cady’s from her ATWT years, I knew she wouldn’t disappoint and she certainly didn’t. Her Jennifer had a different energy, her scenes opposite Ashford and Koslow strong, with Emmy voters agreeing by awarding her the statue. I love Jennifer Rose. I miss her… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I hope it’s short-term for Melissa. How can Jennifer be out of town THAT LONG dealing with her mother’s estate, etc (in a soap opera)… Cady should have been named to return within three months of her departure, in soap land nothing takes that long. For Jennifer to be gone from…. what February/March to December, is SO LONG. What the hell? I hope this is short term for Melissa Reeves, to tie up her time at DAYS and retire. That’s my hope. I think the show should have continued with Cady in the role and have Jennifer return months ago,… Read more »

Barry
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Barry

I’m excited to have her back! She’s a Horton and we need the family to be together.

Moto62
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Moto62

THATS THE BEST NEWS IVE EVER HEARD!!!!

Adam
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Adam

Yay, so glad she is coming back. She is one of my favorites. She was missed. Didn’t care for the substitute one.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I’m a little surprised to find so many people agree with me that she should just have stayed gone. I preferred Cady McClain’s version of the character–who I do think should be on the canvas, definitely. I was surprised they tried recasting (even temporarily), surprised it worked out as well as it did–but it did, for me at least, and I wish they’d stick with the new direction.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Michael(not Fairman),
I also preferred Cady as Jennifer and also loved her as Nina on GH and every other role she has played. Enough said.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Cady never played Nina Reeves on GH. Michelle Stafford originated the role, and it was rumoured that Cady McClain would be the recast, however the role went to the fabulous Cynthia Watros. Cady McClain deserved to have permanently taken over the role of Jennifer Horton. She did a fab job on DAYS and won an Emmy for it, too! 🙂

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jeremy,
OMG, I knew that and my only excuse is maybe it was wishful thinking or old-timers desease. Thanks for pointing it out.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Sure thing.

Patrick
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Patrick

she sure has “changed” she looks like ex Amanda Barrington, @General Hospital : Anne Jeffreys

Please just put it “ALL” to rest. Stay Home

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Thanks Patrick, you saved me from racking my brain any further.I kept wondering who she reminded me of and you came up with the answer. I loved Anne Jeffreys in the movies and other TV. Did not see her on GH. You are probably too young to remember Topper in the Fifty’s. Loved the dog!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Couldn’t care less at this point.

KJ
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KJ

I loved the energy that Cady McClain had with Jack — just seemed more of a ‘woman’ or a real adult than Melissa Reeves. I’m really not looking forward to them going back because it means Cady cannot come back again? Ugh! I wish they would also recast Hope. Keep the characters moving on!

Satan
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Satan

No more recasts under the ReRon regime. After fake “Eve” and the bug eyed abomination which had ZERO resemblance to Diana Colville, they don’t get to bring back any long term absent characters.

Temp Jen was at least tolerable. As was the “NuClaire” (despite being literally older than her own mother should be). And – in typical ReRon fashion, those are the recasts they DIDN’T keep around. Go figure.

Looking forward to the REAL Kristen’s return on the Peacock thing…. NOT looking forward to the Sonny recast, for all the reasons mentioned above.

Recast Hope?? Hell forbid that ever happens.

Cecil James
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Cecil James

Melissa Missy Brennan is back that’s such great news plus they need to bring back actor Michael Weiss to reprise his role of Mike Horton.

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Exit Days of our Lives

Coming up on Days of our Lives, both Lani and Eli Grant will be written off the canvas to facilitate the departures of Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Archey who stepped into the role in 2017, has made the decision to leave the long-running NBC soap opera, and will last air the week of July 4.

As for Stowers, she will last air on Friday, July 1st, and given her current storyline, it looks like Lani, who has confessed to murdering TJ (William Christian), will either be sent to prison, or will exit Salem with Eli.

This would not be the first-time that Stowers has departed DAYS.  After her debut in 2015, she was off the Salem canvas for a six-month break in 2016, before returning to the show through 2022.

We will share more information on Lamon and Sal’s exits as it comes to light.

For now, how do you feel about Lamon and Sal leaving Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, Shares Insight Into 49th Annual Daytime Emmys Telecast

The Daytime Emmys are just three days away when the gold statuettes are handed out on the 49th Annual Awards Show telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th (9pm EST).

Ahead of the ceremonies, NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, spoke to Variety to give some details of what viewers may be on the lookout for when the broadcast returns, with an all-live presentation for the first time since 2019, and through the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused it to pivot to virtual ceremonies for the last two years.

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Now, Sharp shares that with the previously announced realignment that will see Children’s & Family programming having its own Emmy that, “The telecast will be very squarely focused on the dramas, talk shows and game shows.”  He also adds: “It will be a bit more focused.”

With an audience present this year, Sharp is counting on the live element to heighten the awards night fun and drama. expressing, “Hopefully that  excitement conveys to the viewers.  I think you’ll see us try to put a lot of that interaction on display.”

This year’s Daytime Emmys will feature 14 categories which Sharp hopes streamlines the broadcast and keeps it to a tight two-hour celebration of daytime.

Previously, NATAS and the TV Academy (which administers the Primetime Emmys), decided to move away from day part distinctions and focus more on genre. In addition, streaming series featuring soap notables, such as Studio City and The Bay, will be competing for nomination slots in September’s Primetime Emmys.

So, looking forward to this year’s Daytime Emmy telecast? Comment below.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts and Lifestyle Ceremony Red Carpet (Photos)

Last night on Saturday, June 18th, some of the stars from your favorite daytime dramas were on-hand to give out or win a Daytime Emmy at the 49th annual Creative Arts and Lifestyle ceremony. The event was streamed live on the NATAS Emmy website and on their OTT app and was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

You can see the complete list of winners here.

Hitting the red carpet from The Young and the Restless were: Ptosha Storey, Bryton James, Kate Linder and Cait Fairbanks. General Hospital was represented by Tajh Bellow, Haley Pullos and Robert Gossett.

Days of our Lives Raven Bowens was a presenter during the show, and Michael Lowry made an appearance being a nominee for ‘Guest Performer’.

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Jennifer Gareis and Naomi Matsuda, and their castmate, Ted King (Jack), took home the final award of the evening for Outstanding Guest Performance in a Drama Series.

Make sure to watch the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday night, June 24th on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

Now, check out some of the red carpet moments from the Creative Arts and Lifestyle Daytime Emmys below, and let us know who you think looked dapper, pretty, and dressed to impress, in the comment section.

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