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Sarah Brown's new role on Days of our Lives revealed!

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Days of our Lives this morning released an official statement welcoming Sarah Brown to the cast and revealed who she will be playing in Salem!  The show confirms that Brown will play Madison James, a powerful and seductive CEO who looks to take on, in  one way or another, Sami, Kate, Brady, and Victor.

Sarah stated about her new role: “Days of our Lives is one of television’s historic gems. I’m excited to join such a talented cast as well as to play such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewer.”  The three time Daytime Emmy winner, joins former cast members Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon, who are returning to the show, in celebrating its 46th season on the air.

Greg Meng,  DAYS Co-Executive Producer, commented, “We are thrilled to have Sarah join our family at ‘Days.’  We needed a strong actress who can mold this character and go toe-to-toe with other strong actresses such as Alison Sweeney and Lauren Koslow. Madison defines a new femininity, displaying confidence, savvy, and elegance.”

This could be good soapers, don’t you think? Let us know your thoughts and stay tuned!

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anne
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anne

i think it is great that she is coming to the show.one of my favorite actresses too. think she will be one great addition to the sho, but the show needs to bring back some more veterens.

DR1997
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DR1997

Very Excited! Sarah Brown is an awesome actress! Can’t wait for her to go toe to toe with Alison Sweeney!

Monica
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Monica

Love Sarah Brown, but I think they could’ve just kept Crystal Chappell, and wrote some good stuff for her!!

Days fan
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Days fan

They should also bring back martha madison as belle, and jason cook as shawn. Bryan D as lucas please. As well as faye Nicole mom, I adored abe and faye. Send rafe packing. It seem so weird that patrick muldoon is back. I have to be honest. patrick to me doesn’t respect the soap genre, he left because he got a better offer and I have a strong feeling his time at days is not perment. Pat will probably leave again onced something better comes along again!!!. Austin peck and Christie clark did a great job. And I absolute detested… Read more »

Mae Mae
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Mae Mae

Quote “plus he looks like john and marelna”, Kyle Lowder was Brady from 2000 – 2005. But I’m not sure why Kyle or Eric should look like Marlena. Brady’s mother is Isabella Toscano Black, not Marlena. But I did love Kyle as Brady also, I’m just not sure he could pull of the dark side of Brady we are see now from Eric.

AlistairCrane
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AlistairCrane

Not excited. I’ve never enjoyed SJB, and I hate it when soaps bring in other “name” soap stars and make them brand-new characters instead of connecting them to core families. This role should have been Sarah Horton.

Michael Jenkins
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Michael Jenkins

She looks a lot like Tamara, she is a good actress.

Lauren
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Lauren

Funny you say that b/c Sarah originated Carly on GH and Tamara took over the role which is now played by Laura Wright.

Emily
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Emily

Excited to see what my favourite soap has in store for this wonderfully talented actress!

lumi
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lumi

I hope she and Brady gets together,
EJ and Nicole get back together
Rafe can go away,but if not He and Sophia
and Lucas and Sami and 4 kids as THE NEW HORTON FAMILY 2011 and till the end of DAYS.

I
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I

So exciting!! I love EJ – Did you hear about this really exciting contest to meet James Scott and Joseph Mascolo on the Days set and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at http://www.classwish.org/days/fame

Kelly
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Kelly

I think it would be great to finally have Nicole/Brady/ and now Madison story! Nicole & Brady have been need of new story and direction for a long while! It’s about time Nicole & Brady got a story and someone to tackle. It’s been reported that Madison will set her sights on Brady. Which means that you know Nicole is not going to like that one bit!

Nicole/Brady/Madison story makes great sense and something new and fresh for the characters of Brady and for Nicole, and the right placement and direction for them together!

Angela
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Angela

Days better get it right, because Sami can only be her old Sami self with Lucas there to cheer her on. Lucas needs to be added to this storyline!

Msmith
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Msmith

No offense well actually a lot of offense! So they let go of a phenomenal two time emmy winning out of this world talented actress Crystal Chappell ,and turn around and hire Sarah brown? They had so much potential with Bo and Carly, Jenn and Carly or even Daniel and Carly. Im extremely disappointed and DOOL has just taken what little interest I had in watching the show and chucked it out the window! Ill finish watching CC storyline and shut DOOL off permanently! Onward and up ward to Venice and the Grove!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

The storyline with Madison James sounds like it is going to be good. Looking forward to it, especially if she takes on Kate and Victor. It will be fun to see someone take them down a notch or two!

smfouts
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smfouts

I think it’s a good hire. We’ll miss carly,vivian etc. but who knows they may be brought back later. i’ve heard rumors that chloe may return late 2011,early 2012. As far as the current storylines the writers are tying up loose ends to relaunch the show. Let’s give them a chance before we judge them. More vets would be nice. and hey who knows if the ratings go up and stay up we may all get our wishes or a days spin off??????

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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