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NEXT WEEK on DAYS: Nick Wants Revenge!

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:27 PM EDT
"He's returned from the dead. The good news? They didn't kill him. The bad news? He wants revenge," states next week's promo for NBC's "Days of our Lives," which revealed on the Friday, January 24 episode that Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) didn't die after Gabi (Camila Banus) knocked him over the head with a rock and subsequently shoved him into the river with the aide of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Kate (Lauren Koslow).
Yesterday, it was announced that veteran soap actor Rick Hearst would be returning to ABC's "General Hospital" for the first time since 2009 as his character Ric Lansing. Hearst is scheduled to first air on Monday February 24, but isn't expected to speak until Tuesday, February 25, according to ABC Soaps In Depth. In honor of his grand return, the actor took to Twitter to thank the fans, "GH" executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati for making it all happen.

RUMOR NO MORE: Kassie DePaiva Joins ‘DAYS’

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Friday, January 24, 2014 2:03 PM EDT
After fans began speculating on her possibly joining a soap following a January 8 posting on her website, which said, "Good things are ahead this year and I hope to have more to report very soon," NBC's "Days of our Lives" made it official: Soap veteran actress Kassie DePaiva is joining the series in the contract role of Eve Donovan (originated by Charlotte Ross).

Rival Networks Congratulate ‘DAYS’ On Renewal

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:21 PM EDT
Several “Days of our Lives” actors have tweeted short congratulatory messages in support of today’s news that NBC has renewed their series until the 2015-2016 season, but they’re not the only people celebrating the exciting news: Major personalities from the rival soaps have jumped aboard to give shout outs to the iconic soap, as well!
While it doesn't come as much of a surprise, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that ABC is renewing its commitment to "General Hospital" for the upcoming 2014-15 television season. The "GH" renewal follows the recent two-year "Days of our Lives" renewal by NBC, which was announced today, and last week's renewal of "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" by CBS. Historically, as the network owns "GH" outright, ABC won't necessarily make an "official" announcement as CBS and NBC have for their daytime soaps.
It seems like just yesterday that the world was ready to nail the lid on the coffin of daytime soap operas. Ratings were low across the board, and a slew of sudsers — “Guiding Light,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — were cancelled, leaving only “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” on the air. But to the surprise of critics and many soap fans, 2013 saw a drastic turnaround: All four remaining soap operas saw a significant increase in ratings, and “The Young and the Restless” once again made a list of the top 10 most-searched television programs of the year, among popular series like “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” So why the complete 180 in daytime soap popularity?