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).