‘Days of Our Lives’ Recasts Abby with Newcomer Kate Mansi

Kate Mansi has been cast on Days of Our Lives as the new Abby Deveraux. Abby is the daughter of super couple Jack & Jennifer Deveraux and has major ties to the canvas as a member of the Horton family.

Mansi’s prior credits include an appearance in the hit CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother in 2008. The newcomer is scheduled to begin airing mid-February. Given Jennifer’s recent return to Salem, it’s no surprise her daughter isn’t too far behind.

Last viewers saw of Abby, she was nursing a crush on Salem’s hot genius & race car driver Max Brady (Darin Brooks). After months of pining for Max, Abby got her chance with him after his girlfriend Mimi (Farah Fath) left town. The two dated briefly before Max put a stop to their relationship, expressing his desire to remain friends; dejected Abby left town soon after.

Though it’s too soon to talk love interests there is a guy by the name of Chad Peterson Woods (played by Casey Deidrick) who’s available.

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson played the role from 2004-2007.

In other casting news…

Television and film star Frances Fisher (ex-Suzette, GL; ex-Deborah, Edge of Night) has been cast as Gladys, a neighbor of Sami’s (Alison Sweeney).