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Zach Tinker Teases a Return as DAYS Sonny: “He Might Be Coming Back Pretty Soon”

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Zach Tinker has been one in-demand actor. In the span of months, he was on-screen playing Sonny on Days of our Lives, made a special appearance as Fenmore on The Young and the Restless, and joined the cast of the hit CBS drama, Fire Country.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Zach during the recent red carpet at Y&R’s 50th anniversary party, where he teased there may be an imminent return for Salem’s Sonny Kiriakis on Peacock’s Days of our Lives.

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When viewers last saw Sonny, he left Salem with his husband, Will (Chandler Massey) back in mid-February of this year. However, as DAYS fans know, the show tapes well in advance of its episodes streaming daily on Peacock.

When we caught up with Zach at the Y&R celebration, he shared on his recent successes: “It’s fun hopping back and forth to soaps, and primetime and movies.”


Later, Zach shared if he would be back on Days of our Lives anytime in the near future. Tinker revealed: “There might be some stuff coming soon. I don’t want to spoil anything but he might be coming back pretty soon.”

In addition, back in January, Tinker reprised his role as Y&R’s Fen for a special episode for Tracey Bregman’s (Lauren) 40th anniversary. In story, Fen attended the party in his mother’s honor with his date, a buyer from Fenmore’s department store, named Trey, played by Julian Larach. That storyline move, to apparently have Fen be gay, was played out off-camera. Might the CBS soap bring the character back in the future so we can learn more about this back-story?


Check out our chat with Zach below.

Make sure to check out You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for more interviews with the cast of Y&R, past and present, from their 50th anniversary bash.

Now let us know, are you happy to hear there may be more Zach on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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He is amazing as Sonny! I would love to see him AND Will back for a longer period of time! Days has started to get really good as of late so it would be great to see what they could add to the show.

Bring him back!! I really adore him

I agree days has been getting really good again! I love the transition shots the have been adding I hope they continue that and add more!

The more Zach, the better. I sure wish he were back on YR full time. We’re sorely in need of some young, sexy blood.

Yes! Fenn needs to be back in Genoa City mixing it up with Summer and a thorn in Kyle’s side. Since Griffith just wanted Fenn to fill a void and announce he had a ‘ boyfriend ‘ hopefully Fenn can still be ‘ bi’ since he didn’t specify! Story wise I still want Summer and Fenn to have their time! Any excuse to have more Lauren and Michael on screen for their son too!

Good idea, Damien. Kyle is such a wimpy flop now; Summer needs to cut her losses. Let those dummies Jack and Kyle wait on Diane hand and foot, making fools of themselves. Fen’s boyfriend would need recasting, though. The actor we last saw wasn’t convincing — not enough charisma or heat which Zach (and we) needs and deserves.

I mean, we need some younger character that we actually care about. Cuz, it sure ain’t anyone on there now.
Let Tripp grow up and be with an actual adult woman. Get rid of , gosh, I can’t think of his name….. you know, not Ben, but the other one. LOL. It’s played out already. Oh yeah, Alex. (I remembered just as I was going to hit post comment) how bad is that??
Bring back Sonny and for heavens sake, do whatever is necessary to give us Chandler Massey!

What? Adult women are you kidding me? Not a women that’a old enough to be his mom

Absolutely need Sonny and Will back on DAYS. Also need FEN and boyfriend (even if recast is necessary) on Y and R! GLBT community is certainly a significant part of DIVERSITY!️‍. Seems that female gay couples have a greater acceptance!.DAYS Leo Stark (while funny) is NOT a good representative. Craig’s return was a disappointment. Would have been great to see him find a Mature male partner. Some of the biggest younger soap fans (as well as older) are gay or GLBQ! are️‍youlistening️‍? Sure hope so!!

Please please bring him back. If Will does not want to come back that’s ok I loved the chemistry between him and Leo a lot. I miss Will too,but want Sonny back. Fan for 58 years and still watching.Pecock is so good with Days on it.

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Days of our Lives Favorite Lamon Archey Welcomes Baby Girl

Congratulations are in order for Lamon Archey (Eli, Days of our Lives) and his wife Krissy Terry.  The couple have welcomed a baby girl into this world named Kennedy.

In a beautiful photo of Kennedy with her mom and dad via Instagram, Lamon shared: “Blessings on blessings on blessings on blessings. #Blessed  @monicamartinphotography”

Terry added,“My princess. Kennedy Archey. You are my everything. I pray I am everything you want me to be in a mama. I never thought I’d love so deeply the way I love you, baby-cakes. I’ll forever be your guide, protector, and nurturer.”

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This is Archey’s fourth child. His three other children are: Machiah, 21; Caden, 14; and Gaia, 11

Several of Lamon’s Days of our Lives co-stars shared their well-wishes on his IG post including: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

Lamon and Krissy were married back on March 25th of this year.

Send your well-wishes for Lamon, Krissy and new little bundle of joy, Kennedy via the comment section below.

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Jen Lilley Signs Off at Days of our Lives: “Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan Off and On for the last 10 Years Has Taught Me So Much About Empathy and Grace”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jen Lilley will wrap her short-term run as Theresa Donovan. Lilley came back to reprise her role to a be a part of the on-screen memorial for Victor Kiriakis, and to honor one of her her all-time favorite scene partners, the late John Aniston.

While Lilley explained in interviews with the press, that she gave the series a 3 to 4 week window of time she would be available to reprise the role, she noted the long-running soap opera wrote more episodes and story for the character; thus the part will be turned over to another actress for the next leg of Theresa’s return story.

Meanwhile, through the years, Lilley came under fire over her run on DAYS being a devout Christian, and taking on the role of the troublemaking Theresa.  She fired back in one interview, “Why should I play a role like this,’ you know? That’s been something I’ve been asked over and over again, by Christians, like,‘How can you be a Christian and play this role?’ And the truth of the matter is that from a human perspective, Theresa’s kind of a horrible person, but from a God perspective, she’s exactly who Christ came and died for.”

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With her final episode streaming on Peacock on Friday, September 22nd, Lilley took to her Instagram to share her sentiments on her Salem journey over the years.

Jen shared: “Last week of me exploring this girl’s shenanigans on screen. Playing Jeanne Theresa Donovan off and on for the last 10 years has taught me so much about empathy and grace. I have enjoyed every moment of her hilarious sass and ferocity, layered with brokenness. To the cast and crew at @dayspeacock, I love you forever. You’re my family. And to the best fans a girl could ask or hope for: remember there is no pit so deep you could ever find yourself in where God’s love cannot find you still. You are never beyond redemption. You are called by grace and marked with love. Thank you for supporting me on this decade long journey. #Days #RIPJohnAniston #ripvictorkiriakis #DOOL”

No word yet if in the future, and with Lilley’s busy filming schedule (once the SAG-AFTRA and writers strikes are resolved) for Great American Family movies and other projects, if she would be available to return to DAYS should the show decide to write for the character.

So, are you sad to see Jen exit the canvas as Theresa? Curious just who and how will take over her role? There have been plenty of online rumors that a certain actress currently on the show is taking over the part. Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Celebrates One-Year on Peacock (Photos)

When Days of our Lives moved from NBC to the streaming service Peacock after 57 years on the air, it rocked many longtime fans of the beloved soap opera. However, NBC/Universal decided to make it a high priority on its companion streamer as one of its flagship shows. This was due, in part, to its dedicated fan base and viewership.

DAYS started its run in its new home on September 12th, 2022, and now one-year later, Peacock helped the show celebrate its first anniversary in its current streaming digs with an ice cream truck outside its studios in Burbank on Monday.

Taking a break from Salem, and to partake in some ice cream were DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Ella Cantu, (Jada) Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie), Carson Boatman (Johnny), Raven Bowens (Chanel), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Stephen Nichols (Steve), and Greg Vaughan (Eric).

Check out some of the snaps from the ice cream truck fun below!

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Mary Beth Evans, who shared on social media she used to serve up ice cream at one time in her life, took a pic inside the ice cream truck with Stephen Nichols. Seems “Stayla” likes ice cream too!

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Raven Bowens served up an ice cream cone to Carson Boatman!

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Too cool for school! Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes strike a pose with ice cream treats.

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Greg Vaughan with his longtime castmate, Mary Beth Evans, celebrating the one-year anniversary of DAYS move to Peacock.

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Here’s the signage from Peacock upon sending the ice cream truck to DAYS.

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The Salem gang strikes one final pose before heading inside and back to work to tape all-new episodes.

So, what do you think about Peacock sending the ice cream truck to DAYS to mark the occasion of its move to the streaming service? Are you glad DAYS is still moving forward on the streamer, even though a year later it’s not on or coming back to network TV? Comment below.

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