While Eric Brady prepares to contemplate what he could have done to <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/08/first-serial-killer-victim-revealed-melissa-archer-talks-days-exit">save Serena Mason</a> (<strong>Melissa Archer</strong>) from the clutches of a serial killer about to infest Salem beginning next week on NBC's "Days of our Lives," actor <strong>Greg Vaughan</strong> is already aware of what the future holds for his career. The actor recently <a href="https://twitter.com/greg_vaughan/status/634890931322261508" target="_blank">announced</a> that he has signed a new deal with the Sony Pictures Television/Corday Productions produced soap opera to continue on as the lovable son of Marlena Evans (<strong>Deidre Hall</strong>) and Roman Brady (<strong>Josh Taylor</strong>). He's also going to be starring in an upcoming Hallmark Channel original movie.

With <strong>Josh Griffith</strong> and <strong>Dena Higley</strong>'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 <strong>Stephen Nichols</strong> as Steve "Patch" Johnson and the beginning of a serial killer storyline. The first victim? Serena Mason (<strong>Melissa Archer</strong>). But did Chad DiMera (<strong>Billy Flynn</strong>) have something to do with her death?

After playing Damon, a henchman who shot Clyde (<strong>James Read</strong>) in January and left the mobster for dead in Salem Park, a now short-haired <strong>Paul Telfer</strong> returned to "Days of our Lives" in the newly created role of Xander Cook in late March, one of the town's newest big bads who also happens to share a past with Serena Mason (<strong>Melissa Archer</strong>). But could the character actually turn out to be the long missed son of Justin Kiriakis (<strong>Wally Kurth</strong>) and Anjelica Curtis? If today's episode is anything to go by, it's a definite possibility.

Following behind the scenes changes in February with <a title="‘Days of our Lives’ (Finally) Makes Writing Changes: Is It Too Late?" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/02/days-lives-finally-makes-writing-changes-late">new head writers</a> and the <a title="‘DAYS” Lisa de Cazotte OUT! Albert Alarr Upped to Co-Executive Producer" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/03/days-lisa-de-cazotte-out-albert-alarr-upped-to-co-executive-producer">re-shuffling of producers</a> in March, NBC's "Days of our Lives" will soon gear up production for its 50th anniversary celebration without several of its leading younger talents. <strong>Molly Burnett</strong> (Melanie Jonas), <strong>Freddie Smith</strong> (Sonny Kiriakis) and <strong>Melissa Archer</strong> (Serena Mason) are all reportedly said to be departing the daytime drama series in the weeks and months ahead, at least onscreen.

Former "All My Children" star <strong>Adam Mayfield</strong> (ex-Scott Chandler) has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in an as yet to be revealed role, the actor's website <a href="http://www.adammayfield.co/#!biography/c1stc" target="_blank">reports</a>.

Two days after it was revealed that Melissa Archer (ex-Natalie Buchanan, "One Life to Live") would be joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" this fall as an as yet to be named character fans have been wetting their teeth looking to hear more and today they get their answers!

Rumors began swirling earlier today that an East coast redhead with another life to live had joined a daytime soap. Turns out the redhead in question is none other than Melissa Archer, formerly of ABC and Prospect Park's "One Life to Live." Per Soap Opera Digest, Archer has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in an as yet to be named role.

We've been hearing a lot about the talented cast that Open Book Productions and Bella Productions have assembled for "Beacon Hill" (see above), but today we finally learned how we'll be able to watch the show when it premieres Wednesday, March 5th!

Two years ago today the final television broadcast of "One Life to Live" aired on ABC. While the show would go on to have an additional forty episodes in 2013 via Prospect Park's The OnLine Network, this day marks the end of a 43 year run on ABC.

If you never imagined you'd get the opportunity of seeing the likes of Sarah Joy Brown, Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, Scott Bryce, Crystal Chappell, Tina Sloan, Ricky Paull Goldin, John-Paul Lavoisier and Louise Sorel in the same series at the same time, your imagination needs some fine tuning. With actresses Jessica Morris and Rebecca Mozo rounding out its cast, "Beacon Hill: The Series" is ready to march itself to the top of the internet charts when it debuts in March 2014. To get viewers to salivate over what's to come, Bella Productions in association with Open Book Productions has released the first teaser trailer that highlights Brown and Minshew as two out lesbians trying to survive the political world in Boston, Massachusetts.

The onscreen sparks between “One Life to Live’s” Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan) and Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) have definitely been worth noticing, but could the actors truly see their characters forming a meaningful relationship? Or will their fling be over in a hot second? We caught up with the pair to find out!

Last night at the Z100 relaunch party celebrating the returns of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" at the iHeart Radio Theater, fans were treated to a Q&A session and meet and greet with "AMC's" Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) and Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney) as well as "OLTL's" Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan), Corbin Bleu (Jeffrey King) and Erika Slezak (Victoria Lord).

As evidenced by the first episode of "One Life to Live," life in Llanview has continued long after the soap ended its ABC run in January 2012. No, we don't mean that the soap has jumped ahead five years as sister soap "All My Children" has done in order to progress its storylines, we mean characters didn't just walk upstairs to the attic and kept silent and still while the millions of fans mourned their reported last breaths. Scheduled to re-launch on Monday, April 29 via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes, the soap is about to take things higher with the opening of Blair's new night club, Shelter, as the backdrop to getting things moving once more.

Florencia Lozano's Tea Delgado is given the honor of saying the first curse word in the newly released "First Day of School" behind the scenes video by The OnLine Network, set to music by Raphael Lake/Ben Fisher with their song "Light It Up," which was recently uploaded as an iTunes exclusive. In character, Lozano yells at Robert Gorrie's Matthew Buchanan on why he let her daughter do...

On April 14, 2011, ABC sent shock-waves throughout the daytime industry when it announced it had decided to cancel "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Now two years to the day since that announcement, both soaps are in the process of not only returning to television but also to the world wide web courtesy of Prospect Park.

The OnLine Network (TOLN) has confirmed the following stars who have joined the cast of “One Life to Live.”

Prospect Park first announced plans to move "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" to the web back in July 2011 after striking a license holding deal with Disney/ABC Domestic Television. Sadly, plans fell through by November 2011 after apparent financing and union discussions fell through. Since that dreadful time period, Prospect Park has resumed work on returning the soaps to your [computer] screens, only this time with financing said to be in place and union deals already signed with the DGA (directors), SAG-AFTRA (actors) and the WGA (writers). With more than a year gone by since "One Life to Live" last aired, we thought it would be a great opportunity to see which stars have (so far) signed on to return to "AMC" and "OLTL" compared to the list circling back in 2011.

Prospect Park today announced an initial listing of writers, producers and cast members who have signed on for the online reboots of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." The company has formally announced Susie Bedsow Horgan and Thom Racina as head writers of "OLTL." Thorsten Kaye and Jill Larson bring the "AMC" cast count to 7 stars signed. "OLTL" adds Erika Slezak, Tuc Watkins, Kassie DePaiva, Florencia Lozano, Melissa Archer, Hillary B. Smith, Kelley Missal, Josh Kelly and Andrew Trischitta, who join previously signed Robert S. Woods, Robin Strasser and Jerry verDorn. With the exception of Strasser, Woods, Smith and Watkins, Prospect Park has secured most of the actors signed on during the first round of plans to reboot the soaps back in 2011.

After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” via online distribution. It is now becoming clear that mounting issues make our ability to meet our deadlines to get OLTL on the air in a reasonable time period following its January 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible.