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Chandler Massey Headed Back to ‘Days of our Lives’?

Saturday, February 13, 2016 5:59 PM EDT
Despite claims by "Days of our Lives" executive producer Ken Corday that any character killed after September 2015 would remain dead, rumors are running rampant that the soap has secretly been in negotiations with three-time Daytime Emmy Award Winner Chandler Massey to reprise his role as Will Horton, who was murdered in October by the necktie killer (Ben Weston, played by Robert Scott Wilson) during Guy Wilson's turn in the popular role. Adding fuel to the fire are recent comments by Massey's former publicist, Jeffrey Ballard.
Sydney born actor Alexander Bruszt, 32, is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" after winning the Search for a Star casting search that began in March. Bruszt beat out fellow Aussies Andrew Steel and Tom Dalzell for the coveted contract role of Flynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Doctor Jonas (Shawn Christian).
As previously reported, NBC's "Days of our Lives" began searching for a "legitimate" native Australian actor to portray the new 13-week minimum contract role of Finn, a doctor doing his residency in Salem, specifically looking to gain skills as a surgeon, under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian). In partnership with Australia's Arena TV, a division of Foxtel, the daytime drama series announced today that it has narrowed its search down to three finalists: Sydney actor Alexander Bruszt, Sydney actor/musician Andrew Steel and Gold Coast actor Tom Dalzell, who is already Los Angeles based.
Hot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a casting call for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. Lisa de Cazotte is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer Albert Alarr set to replace her.
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In the first major casting announcement under new head writers Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, who replaced Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin last month, "Days of our Lives" is seeking to cast a legitimate Australian actor for the contract role of Finn, a "ruggedly handsome" Australian doctor who is doing his residency in Salem and will work under the stewardship of Doctor Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian), reports the Australian Associated Press and TV Tonight.
Soap actors aren’t typically shocked by the twists and turns thrown their characters’ way, accepting that paternity switches, affairs and returning from the dead are par for the course. But the latest twist that landed “Days of our Lives’” Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and J.J. (Casey Moss) in bed together had both of their portrayers’ jaws dropping!
With NBC's "Days of our Lives" currently filming 4-5 months ahead of airdate, one has to wonder how the daytime drama series manages to keep storyline and casting secrets under wraps before the world begins chattering. Well one such secret is finally out of the bag. The drama series has cast daytime newcomer Billy Flynn in the contract role of Chad DiMera, who was previously portrayed by Casey Deidrick.
If you feel like your memory has gone bad after hearing earlier this year that former "One Life to Live" star Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer) had joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives," you're not alone. The actress, who began filming at the soap in early February, will begin airing on Wednesday, June 18 in the contract role of Eve Donovan (previously portrayed by Charlotte Ross), when the character comes face-to-face with Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian).