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‘Days of our Lives’ Casting Exits, Returns and Debuts List

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As Days of our Lives heads toward it’s 50th Anniversary, it continues to make creative changes to ramp up its milestone year as well as its sagging ratings.  In February, executive producer Ken Corday replaced the show’s writers Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell with veteran scribes Dena Higley and Josh Griffin. As per usual, writer changes mean cast changes and Days has many departures, returning favorites and new faces on its horizon.

With all the casting changes, it can be a little hard to keep track of who’s coming and going. Below is a comprehensive list:

 

Exits

Terrell Ransom, Jr. (Theo Carver)
Paul Telfer (Xander Cook)
Melissa Archer (Serena Mason)
Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis)
Lauren Boles (Ciara Brady)
True O’Brien (Paige Larson)

Returns

Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson)
Peter Reckell (Bo Brady)
Martha Madison (Belle Black)
Jason Cook (Shawn-Douglas Brady)
Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez)
Nadia Bjordlin (Chloe Lane)
Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera)
Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady)
Tamara Braun (Ava Vatali)

Debuts

James Lastovic (Joey Johnson)
TJ Hoban (TBD)
Alexander Bruszt (Finn)
A Martinez (Eduardo)
Sal Stowers (Lani)
Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady)
John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip Kiriakis)

 

Bumped to Contract

Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady)
Judi Evans (Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis)
Wally Kurth (Justin Kiriakis)

Photo courtesy of NBC.

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