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It seems like one memorial service after the next, these days on "Days of our Lives." First, Will Horton (Guy Wilson) was murdered. Then, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) succumbed to a brain tumor. Then, Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) was killed in a car crash, followed by Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) being shot to death by Hope.
Daniel Jonas in the Morgue
The death of Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) and the dilemma surrounding who would get his heart --- Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) or Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) -- helped lift NBC's "Days of our Lives" to its most watched week in two years in Total Viewers and an 18-month high in Women 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data for the week of January 4-8, 2016.

Molly Burnett Returning to ‘Days of our Lives’ Again

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:24 PM EDT
Melanie Jonas may have left Salem earlier this year just as Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) was coming to terms with dealing with his situation with Theresa Donovan (Jen Lilley), but she's back beginning next month when actress Molly Burnett reprises her role on "Days of our Lives."
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.
The moment "Days of our Lives" fans have been waiting for is finally happening: Molly Burnett is returning as Melanie Jonas today, November 21! But what exactly brings Melanie back to the canvas? And how long does Burnett plan on sticking around in Salem? Soap Opera Network spoke with the actress to find out!
When "Days of our Lives'" Will Horton left Salem last month to join his mom and younger siblings on a Los Angeles adventure, fans of Will and Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) were left wondering what that would mean for daytime's only married gay couple and their future together, considering it was stated that Will would be gone for upwards of six months. Turns out six months is just several weeks in the world of soap operas as Will's portrayer, Guy Wilson, tells Soap Opera Network that he'll be back on air sooner than you think. "It was written as six months, but it's not going to be six months," he shares, while noting, "something will happen that will force Will to return early." Whether that something has to do with the trouble heading Sonny's way, or the mystery Will finds himself looking to solve right alongside his father, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), the actor is definitely looking forward to seeing what's ahead on "DAYS" play out on air.