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With Josh Griffith and Dena Higley's work officially hitting the screen beginning with the Wednesday, August 19 episode, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" are in for a daring ride with the return of Stephen Nichols as Steve "Patch" Johnson and the beginning of a serial killer storyline. The first victim? Serena Mason (Melissa Archer). But did Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) have something to do with her death?

FIRST LOOK: The Return of Basic Black on ‘DAYS’

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Friday, August 21, 2015 5:48 PM EDT
If you blinked, you probably missed a post on Twitter by "Days of our Lives" star Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) that shows the actress standing alongside co-star Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) in evening gowns during the upcoming New Year's Eve episode of the daytime drama series. Yes, New Year's Eve is happening in August...

WATCH: Tracey E. Bregman on ‘Home & Family’

Friday, August 21, 2015 5:15 PM EDT
"The Young and the Restless'" Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) appeared on Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" earlier this week and revealed some interesting tidbits about how she got her start in Hollywood, including that her first name wasn't originally spelled with an "e" and that she didn't always include her middle initial (which stands for Elizabeth) in her profession, and shares some of her "Days of our Lives" memories. Also part of her appearance, Bregman played the soap star name game with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, and talks about her new Manhattan Malibu clothing line.
In the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now, it's revealed that Serena Mason will become the first victim of the upcoming serial killer storyline on NBC's "Days of our Lives." The news doesn't come as much of a surprise considering the character was one of the first reported to be leaving Salem following the hiring of a new head writing regime earlier this year. In an interview with the magazine, portrayer Melissa Archer talks about how she found out about her character dying, what's next in her career and how Serena meets her maker!
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With news that Pop will now air same-day rebroadcast episodes of NBC's "Days of our Lives," along with the already airing rebroadcasts of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless," one can only wonder if the the network may have plans of airing rebroadcasts of ABC's "General Hospital" as well. Sadly, that's not the case.
In an interview with TMZ partner site tooFab, former "Days of our Lives" star Justin Gaston (ex-Ben Rogers) talks about playing both actor John Stamos and his alter-ego Jesse Katsopolis in the new Lifetime TV movie, "The Unauthorized Full House Story," airing Saturday, August 22 on the cable network. Gaston also reveals that he and his wife, actress Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman, "The Young and the Restless"), who he wed in 2012, are definitely open to having kids down the road.
Since departing "Days of our Lives" in 2007, actor Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy Horton) has gone on to add several roles onto his resume including appearing in episodes of The CW's "90210," ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey," and most recently starring in the History Channel mini-series, "Texas Rising." Now the actor has been cast as the lead in "The Man Who Wasn't," a potential TV series adaptation of the Thomas Caplan series of novels which follows the tales of former covert operative Ty Hunter, who unintentionally becomes the world's biggest movie star while maintaining a double life as a spy.
After a successful airing of "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" earlier this year, Pop TV is proving it's the new home for daytime television in primetime. Starting Monday, August 24, NBC's "Days of our Lives" will be joining the network's evening lineup that already includes CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless."

Freddie Smith Opens Up About His Final ‘DAYS’

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:09 AM EDT
In a posting on his Facebook page, hours after his final scenes as Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's "Days of our Lives" aired, actor Freddie Smith reflected on the roller coster ride he had playing the role and what it meant not just for him, but to the fans as well.