Hey soap fans, "Christmas is Not Cancelled!" To get the word out join in the fun with soap alum Jen Lilley and her former "DAYS" co-stars.

"The Locher Room" is welcoming back "Guiding Light" alums Laura Wright, Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban for another virtual reunion on Wednesday, June 17.

A plethora of daytime stars past and present will take part in "Daytime Cares: A Live Event" on Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on YouTube and Facebook.

"Days of our Lives" bringing back characters for April Fool's Day surprise! You won't believe who's returning!

"Days of our Lives" alum Blake Berris set to write and direct the indie film, "Fangirl" which finds a soap fan navigating her way toward meeting her favorite actor.

Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel Jonas, "Days of our Lives") is reuniting with real-life stepdaughter and former "Summerland" co-star, Taylor Cole, in "Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness," a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie.

Former "Days of our Lives" star <strong>Shawn Christian</strong> (ex-Daniel Jonas) is getting "Trapped" in the LGBTQ independent drama written and directed by <strong>Katerina Gorshkov</strong>. The film tells the story of Scarlet (<strong>Allison Gregory</strong>, "Rotten"), a girl sent to a wilderness camp for difficult teenagers where she meets another girl named Dylan (<strong>Ava Capri</strong>, "Little Rituals"). Together, they create a bond that is tested through experiences beyond their perceived realm of existence. Christian will play Peter Evans.

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.

The death of Daniel Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>) and the dilemma surrounding who would get his heart --- Eric Brady (<strong>Greg Vaughan</strong>) or Brady Black (<strong>Eric Martsolf</strong>) -- 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.

After eight years of playing suave Salem surgeon Daniel Jonas, actor Shawn Christian was let go from "Days of our Lives." In a stunning move, his character was scripted as the victim in a fatal car crash caused by a drunk Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan).

Melanie Jonas may have left Salem earlier this year just as Brady Black (<strong>Eric Martsolf</strong>) was coming to terms with dealing with his situation with Theresa Donovan (<strong>Jen Lilley</strong>), but she's back beginning next month when actress <strong>Molly Burnett</strong> reprises her role on "Days of our Lives."

Sydney born actor <strong>Alexander Bruszt</strong>, 32, is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" after winning the <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/finalists-announced-for-days-of-our-lives-australian-talent-search">Search for a Star</a> casting search that began in March. Bruszt beat out fellow Aussies <strong>Andrew Steel</strong> and <strong>Tom Dalzell</strong> 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 (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>).

As <a title="‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/03/days-seeking-legitimate-australian-actor-for-new-male-lead">previously reported</a>, 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 (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>). 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 <strong>Alexander Bruszt</strong>, Sydney actor/musician <strong>Andrew Steel</strong> and Gold Coast actor <strong>Tom Dalzell</strong>, who is already Los Angeles based.

Hot on the heels of news that NBC's "Days of our Lives" has put out a <a title="‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/03/days-seeking-legitimate-australian-actor-for-new-male-lead">casting call</a> for the contract role of Finn, a new doctor set to work alongside Dr. Daniel Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>) when he hits Salem later this year, comes word that the daytime drama series has made a shift in ranks behind the scenes. <strong>Lisa de Cazotte</strong> is out as co-executive producer, a role she took on in October 2011, with veteran "DAYS" director/producer <strong>Albert Alarr</strong> set to replace her.

The moment "Days of our Lives" fans have been waiting for is finally happening: <strong>Molly Burnett</strong> is returning as Melanie Jonas <strong>today, November 21</strong>! But what exactly brings Melanie back to the canvas? And how long does Burnett plan on sticking around in Salem? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> spoke with the actress to find out!

Now that the news is out that <strong>Molly Burnett</strong> will soon be returning as “Days or Our Lives’” Melanie, daughter of Daniel (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>), it’s safe to assume that Papa Jonas’ life is about to get more colorful than ever! And it’s a challenge the actor welcomes with open arms.

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 (<strong>Freddie Smith</strong>) 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, <strong>Guy Wilson</strong>, tells <em>Soap Opera Network</em> 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 (<strong>Bryan Dattilo</strong>), the actor is definitely looking forward to seeing what's ahead on "DAYS" play out on air.

Ever since coming to Salem as a struggling model 16 years ago, “Days of our Lives’” Nicole (<strong>Arianne Zucker</strong>) has been on a non-stop whirlwind journey filled with emotion, tears and a whole lot of super soapy drama. And for the first time in that near two decades, the character is about to embark in an entirely new direction that may elicit some surprise from fans!

“Days of our Lives” doesn’t have to roll out its own red carpet for its upcoming 50th anniversary — the Hollywood Christmas Parade is doing it, instead! The grand holiday event will be honoring the long-running NBC soap opera with a special commemoration on <strong>Sunday, November 30</strong>!

While it's been the worst kept secret in daytime, <em>Soap Opera Network</em> can finally report that actress <strong>Molly Burnett</strong> is returning to NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the contract role of Melanie Jonas, a role in which she originated in 2008. Burnett, who left the soap in 2012 in order to pursue outside projects, returns to Salem as her character harbors a secret that even daddy Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>) isn't aware of!