Don't look for Daytime Emmy winner Judi Evans (ex-Bonnie/ex-Adrienne) to show up on DAYS anytime soon. Looks like Justin Kiriakis will be returning to Salem in August without Adrienne, since Judi has landed a role on As the World Turns, according to Soap Opera Digest. No details are available as to which character she'll portray. Judi will be reunited with former DAYS co-stars Austin Peck (ex-Austin) and Julie Pinson (ex-Billie). Her first airdate is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26.
In other casting news, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that David Leisure is joining the cast as the new district attorney. Soap fans may remember him as Roger Wilkes on The Young and the Restless this year. No word yet as to when his first airdate is.
Soap Opera Digest is also reporting that Catherine Wadkins will appear as a crazed widow after her husband Carlo, the Kiriakis bodyguard, turns up dead. Catherine will share scenes on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4 with Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip). She was last seen as crazed widow Mary Bishop on General Hospital in 2004.
Pictured: Judi Evans (ex-Bonnie/ex-Adrienne)
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