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Christie Clark and Austin Peck Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Carrie and Austin

Austin Peck and Christie Clark. Photo Credit: JPI Christie Clark and Austin Peck are reprising their roles of Carrie and Austin on Days of our Lives . Serial Scoop teased this news on September 12. Days of our Lives is the gift that keeps on giving for me,” Clark tells Soap Opera Digest. The actress began playing Carrie as a child in 1986 (replacing Andrea Barber in the role), and was last seen in Salem in 2012. “Thirty years of fun, drama and love in the afternoon!!” Peck replaced Patrick Muldoon in the role of Austin in 1996, and was last seen in 2006. Look for Austin and Carrie to appear in early 2017 in a story involving Carrie's mother Anna (Leann Hunley).

Another Star Returns to 'Days of our Lives'

It has already been announced that Charles Shaughnessy (Shane), Patsy Pease (Kim), Leann Hunley (Anna), Christie Clarke (Carrie), Austin Peck (Austin), and Greg Vaughan (Eric) are returning to Days of our Lives . However, those aren’t the only stars making return appearances. In 2017, look for this performer to make a quick return to Salem, for a special event that should make fans very happy. Updated 11-25: Shelley Hennig, who played Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla's (Mary Beth Evans) daughter Stephanie Johnson on Days of Our Lives from 2007-2011, will be reprising her role in February. Stephanie makes a brief return to Salem to attend Steve and Kayla's wedding.

Greg Vaughan Returns to 'Days of our Lives'

Greg Vaughan Entertainment Weekly is exclusively reporting that Greg Vaughan is returning to his popular role of Eric Brady on Days of our Lives . Vaughan, who is currently appearing as Calvin on OWN's  Queen Sugar,  will first air January 17, 2017 on Days . “After coming toward the completion of Queen Sugar, I had the opportunity to speak with the executives and head writers at Days of our Lives,” said Vaughan in a statement. “I’ve always been proud of my time and the work I contributed to Days, and I was excited at the opportunity to reunite with the cast and crew. I feel my job as an actor is about more than just stepping on stage and taking a role. I’m trying to create a presence that resonates for myself and the core of Eric Brady. I feel Eric’s journey will have a huge and impactful return!” Welcome back to Salem Greg! You have been missed!

'Serial Scoop Now': Ade Otukoya Talks 'A Taste of Honey' and Previews 'We Be Nurses'

Ade Otukoya - Photo by David Gaur / Courtesy of 74Aderemi Productions On the latest episode of Serial Scoop Now (2.10), host Roger Newcomb chats with actor Ade Otukoya about his role as a Navy man named Jimmy in the Austin Pendleton directed "A Taste of Honey," currently playing at the Pearl Theatre in New York. Otukoya then offers a preview of his character, George, in the upcoming 74Aderemi Productions television pilot We Be Nurses . He also shares the sage piece of advice he received from Phylicia Rashad. Watch our interview below:

'General Hospital' Spoilers (September 26-30, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on ABC soap opera General Hospital during the week of September 26-30, 2016. Monday, September 26 * Tracy's assumption is wrong. * Kiki admits she made mistakes in the past. * Nelle sees a tender moment between Sonny and Michael. Tuesday, September 27 * Franco's plea doesn't go over well. * Hayden and Liz disagree. * Morgan's celebratory mood evaporates. Wednesday, September 28 * Tracy hears a troubling conversation. * Nathan and Maxie bond. * Curtis and Andre face off in the gym. Thursday, September 29 * Claudette gives Griffin devastating news. * Laura has a surprising travel companion on the way to Port Charles. * Progress is seen at the PCPD. Friday, September 30 * Morgan gets in some hot water. * Ava and Carly find agreement. * Sam clarifies her intentions.

Daytime Ratings: 'General Hospital' and 'Days of our Lives' Both Down in Total Viewers And In Women 18-49 Versus Same Time Last Year

The Live + Same Day daytime ratings are in for the week of September 12-September 16, 2016. The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful were both up in total viewers and in the women 18-49 demo. Days of our Lives and General Hospital were down in total viewers, and in the women 18-49 demo. Below is a breakdown of the daytime soap opera Nielsen ratings by category : Total Viewers (versus previous week/versus same week last year) 1. Y&R 4,751,000 (+127,000/+237,000) 2. B&B 3,734,000 (+35,000/+186,000) 3. GH 2,535,000 (-85,000/-200,000) 4. DAYS 2,157,000 (-92,000/-228,000) Women 18-49 Viewers 1. Y&R 633,000 (+82,000/-34,000) 2. B&B 521,000 (+64,000/-62,000) 3. GH 420,000 (-12,000/-101,000) 4. DAYS 396,000 (+14,000/-33,000) Women 18-34 Viewers 1. Y&R 156,000 (+36,000/-10,000) 2. B&B 139,000 (+30,000/-8,000) 3. GH 110,000 (-1,000/-49,000) 4. DAYS 99,000 (+3,000/-25,000) Women 25-54 Viewers 1. Y&R 914,000 (+71,000/-86,0

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: (October 3-October 7, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of October 3, 2016. Monday, October 3, 2016 Reeling off the paternity results, Chloe tells Philip it’s best they say goodbye. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Gabi helps her friend Janet ward off looters and is stunned to recognize one of them. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Orpheus opens up to Joey about his losses. Hope delivers upsetting news to Rafe. Thursday, October 6, 2016 Clyde shares with Orpheus his desire to make things up to his son. Friday, October 7, 2016 Ciara warns Theo not to get involved, but he’s locked in on his mission. * Please link only

'Days of our Lives' Casting New Role

Days of our Lives has put out a casting call for an actor between the ages of 35 and 45 to play the role of Scooter. Scooter is described as a handsome, eccentric, elitist math professor with a sex addiction. The principal role is tentatively set to begin taping in late September, and the actor will appear in multiple episodes.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (September 19-23, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of September 19-23, 2016. Monday, September 19 * Steffy and Thomas worry R.J. will interfere with their plan to bring Brooke and Bill together. * Eric makes a move with Quinn. Tuesday, September 20 * Brooke delivers news to R.J. * Ridge gets a completely unexpected email from Eric. Wednesday, September 21 * Eric's family confronts him about his plan. * Quinn tries to talk Wyatt into supporting her. Thursday, September 22 * Quinn pleads with Steffy to to change her mind. * Carter shows up with a delivery from Ridge. Friday, September 23 * Ridge's family member resist his efforts to thwart Eric's plans. * Eric and Quinn must face an unexpected reality.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (September 19-23, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on ABC soap opera General Hospital during the week of September 19-23, 2016. Monday, September 19 * Carly reveals shocking news. * Nelle offers a friend support. * Maxie attempts to dig further into Claudette's past. Tuesday, September 20 * Interested parties wait to hear an important verdict. * Nathan gets shocking news. * Carly pleads with Sonny to take a stand. Wednesday, September 21 * Tracy puts her foot down. * Naomi and Hayden have an intimate discussion. * Finn finds something from his past that defeats him. Thursday, September 22 * Sonny is concerned about Morgan. * Michael and Carly butt heads. * Claudette takes deceptive action * Morgan and Andre meet up. Friday, September 23 * Emotions run high * Curtis makes an observation * Hayden and Finn share a toast.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (September 19-23, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of September 19-23, 2016. Monday, September 19 * Neil worries about the path Jack is on. * Victoria takes a firm stance with Billy. * Jill's plotting catches up with her. Tuesday, September 20 * Victor directs an accusation at Jack. * Kevin opens up to Michael. * Chelsea tries to start over. Wednesday, September 21 * Jill makes an advance on Travis. * the Abbott/Winters foundation's future hangs in the balance. * Phyllis presses her luck. Thursday, September 22 * Ashley strikes out at Nikki. * Cane takes over at Brash & Sassy. * Victoria comes to a realization about Travis. Friday, September 23 * Billy makes a startling discovery. * Abby talks to Ashley. * Mariah gives Kevin a warning.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: (September 26-September 30, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of September 26, 2016. Monday, September 26, 2016 Steve and Kayla bond over their worry for Joey. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Tension escalates amongst Orpheus, Clyde and Xander. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 While Jennifer encourages JJ to let go of the past, Gabi runs into Chad and their bond continues to grow. Brady and Sonny make a bold move. Thursday, September 29, 2016 Abe prepares for a press conference, trying to quell people’s fears about the fugitives. Friday, September 30, 2016 John and Steve make a rescue attempt. * Please link only

Deidre Hall Stars in Hallmark Movie 'My Christmas Dream' on November 19

Days of our Lives icon Deidre Hall stars in My Christmas Dream , premiering Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel. Christina Masters (Danica McKellar), the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria (Hall), the store’s owner, by creating the best holiday display in McDougal’s history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee (David Haydn-Jones) who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad to his young son. As they work side-by-side, the business relationship becomes personal and she finds herself falling in love. Will the allure of her dream be too strong or will she choose to follow her heart?” Credit: Copyright 2016 Crownmedia United States. LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer

Finola Hughes Back to 'General Hospital'

Finola Hughes Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Finola Hughes is back in action on General Hospital as Anna Devane. The actress took some time off this summer, but is taping at the GH studio again. Hughes will first air on September 28.

Who Else is Returning to 'Days of our Lives'?

It has already been announced that Charles Shaughnessy (Shane), Patsy Pease (Kim), and Leann Hunley (Anna) are returning to Days of our Lives . However, they aren’t the only popular actors on their way back to town. A salem supercouple, who first started battling a twisted sister in the 1990s, is making their third return trip home. Is this a brief visit, or will they call Salem home again? Stay Tuned!

LMN Movie 'Sorority Nightmare' Airs Tonight, Stars Sierra McCormick, Cassidy Gifford, Katie Sarife, Anthony Del Negro

LMN movie Sorority Nightmare premieres Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Sierra McCormick, Cassidy Gifford, Katie Sarife, and Anthony Del Negro. Following the death of her sister, college freshman Sarah (McCormick) joins her mother's former sorority-Psi Kappa-in an attempt to cope. Presided over by Daisy (Gifford), the chapter's dazzling president, Psi Kap's are the queens of the campus. Sarah becomes Daisy's favorite pledge and is taken under her wing, allowing her to see how the sorority is run more like a ruthless business than a sisterhood. The girls maintain saintly appearances while promoting cutthroat seduction and destruction behind the scenes. Everything from the student body through administration is controlled with bribes and blackmail and Sarah can't help but watch in horror as her world starts to crumble around her. Is she strong enough to take down Daisy and the house she's built? Or will she come to understand the true me

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: (September 19-September 23, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of September 19, 2016. Monday, September 19, 2016 Eduardo confesses to John how he inadvertently allowed Orpheus, Clyde, and Xander to escape from prison. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Victor drops a bombshell on Sonny. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Steve brings Kayla home from the hospital after her operation, committed to seeing her through her recovery. Thursday, September 22, 2016 Hope and Aiden share an awkward night at the Brady Pub. Friday, September 23, 2016 Theresa and Brady are dealt a major blow. * Please link only

'General Hospital' Spoilers: (September 12-September 16, 2016)

Check out the weekly spoilers below to find out what's happening on ABC soap opera General Hospital during the week of September 12, 2016. * Franco and Jason accept the status quo. * Ava has something planned. * Finn recognizes good in Hayden. * Franco turns to Kiki for advice. * the police work with Andre on the murder case. * Morgan catches an unprepared Kiki. * Carly and Michael argue. * Julian changes his mind. * Finn vows to help Hayden. * Julian's trial starts. * Jason makes an appeal. * Lulu opens up to Kevin. * Alexis falls apart. * A decision is reached. * Nelle advises Carly.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (September 12-September 16, 2016)

Check out the weekly spoilers below to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of September 12, 2016. * Quinn worries about Steffy's reaction to a recent development. * Rick asks a friend to help him make one of Maya's dreams come true. * Bill gloats to Ridge about his role in saving Forrester Creations. * Steffy works to ease Eric's emotions. * Bill hires a wedding planner. * Eric's family arranges an intervention. * R.J. reacts to news of his mother's upcoming wedding. * Wyatt insists Steffy talk to him about their marriage. * Quinn pushes Ivy to keep going with her assignment * Eric's family arranges an intervention. * R.J. pays Bill a visit.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (September 12-September 16, 2016 )

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of September 19-23, 2016. Monday, September 19 * Neil worries about the path Jack is on * Victoria takes a firm stance with Billy * Jill's plotting catches up with her. Tuesday, September 20 * Victor directs an accusation at Jack. * Kevin opens up to Michael. * Chelsea tries to start over. Wednesday, September 21 * Jill makes an advance on Travis. * the Abbott/Winters foundation's future hangs in the balance. * Phyllis presses her luck. Thursday, September 22 * Ashley strikes out at Nikki. * Cane takes over at Brash & Sassy. * Victoria comes to a realization about Travis. Friday, September 23 * Billy makes a startling discovery. * Abby talks to Ashley. * Mariah gives Kevin a warning.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers: (September 12-September 16, 2016)

Check out the day-to-day spoilers to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of September 12, 2016. Monday, September 12, 2016 Belle and Shawn argue over Chad's job offer. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 It’s Brady and Theresa’s wedding day but in the back of everyone’s mind is the prisoner escape from the night before, with Xander, Orpheus, and Clyde now on the loose. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Sonny and Philip fear for their loves ones at the wedding. Thursday, September 15, 2016 Aiden arranges for Chase to be transferred to a facility back in Oregon and shares his plan to join him shortly. Friday, September 16, 2016 At the police station, Nicole learns from Theresa she is also on Xander’s hit list. * Please link only

'Serial Scoop Now': Kurt Bantilan Previews Upcoming Roles in 'Dog Sees God' and 'We Be Nurses'

Kurt Bantilan stars as Jessica in We Be Nurses . Photos courtesy of Kurt Bantilan/74Aderemi Productions. On the latest episode of Serial Scoop Now (2.9), host Roger Newcomb chats with actor Kurt Bantilan about his upcoming role in the Heights Players production of Bert V. Royal's award-winning play "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," opening in Brooklyn on September 9. Bantilan also offers a preview of his character in the upcoming 74Aderemi Productions television pilot We Be Nurses . He portrays a transgender woman named Jessica in the series about a group of eight nursing students who come into their own as they become friends. Finally, Bantilan offers insights into his popular Cooking with Kurt web series, which airs on YouTube. Watch our interview below:

'Days of our Lives' Casting Call Reminders: Hilary and Gleason

Days of our Lives is currently seeking a striking actress in her mid-30s of any ethnicity to play the role of Hilary. The casting notice describes Hilary, a police officer, as “outgoing and warm…. She has recently taken a leave of absence from her job for a few months to recover from an intense case that she solved.” The character is needed for an 8-10 episode arc that will begin taping in mid-September. Days is also seeking a strong, experienced actor between the ages of 35-45 to play Gleason, a right-hand man to a crime boss in Salem. The actor must be 6’0 or taller but not over 6’4. It is a two-day principal role for now with the possibility of future shows and begins taping in mid-September. “He has a charm and ease about him but can turn on a dime and be your worst nightmare,” reads the description.

'Serial Scoop Now': Alisha Spielmann on Her Career and 'We Be Nurses'

Alisha Spielmann as Mary Catherine in We Be Nurses . Photo by David Gaur/Courtesy of 74Aderemi Productions. On the latest episode of Serial Scoop Now (2.8), host Roger Newcomb chats with Indie Series Award nominated actress Alisha Spielmann ( Producing Juliet ) about her career journey from Minnesota to New York, favorite stage performances, and new role as Mary Catherine in the 74Aderemi Productions television pilot We Be Nurses . Watch our interview below:

'Greenleaf' Is the Most Watched New Cable Show of Summer

OWN's hit drama series "Greenleaf" is the most watched new cable show of the summer, and year to date is the #1 original cable series on Wednesday nights for women. The series delivered record numbers with its season finale last night (8/31) with 2.4 million viewers and a 1.84 women 25-54 rating making it the network's most watched and highest rated Wednesday telecast in network history. The success of "Greenleaf" along with Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" gave OWN its highest monthly primetime rank in network history in August (#12) among women 25-54, while OWN's +11% prime growth over last August made it the fastest growing Top 15 Network on ad-supported cable. The network also delivered two of the summer's Top 3 scripted series on ad-supported cable for women with "Greenleaf" and "The Haves and the Have Nots."