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Days of Our Lives Comings and Goings

By July 24, 2012

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Muldoon and ClarkHere's the latest comings and goings casting news from Days of Our Lives.

Although the show has yet to confirm Greg Vaughan's rumored addition to the cast as Sami's twin, Eric, the actor has reportedly been telling people he'll be debuting in Salem in November. Vaughan, however, has been keeping mum about exactly who he'll be playing.

Peter Reckell, who was originally slated to tape his final scenes as Bo on July 20, will now finish up on July 24. "Turns out a cast member can't be here today, I will be doing those scenes Tuesday. That will be my swan song day. We put it off a few days," tweeted Reckell. The missing cast member was Alison Sweeney (Sami).

Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark say their final goodbyes to Salem on July 24, as Austin and Carrie head back to Switzerland.

Also, please note that Days will be off the air for two weeks, following its July 27 episode. The show will be preempted for the entire duration of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Regular episodes will resume again Monday, August 13.

Photo Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

Comments

July 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm
(1) Maria says:

I hope they are killing off his character so the pompous Reckell can never come back again.

July 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm
(2) vcki says:

I just can’t believe Peter is leaving. I’m been watching for years, and it won’t be the same without him. What’s going to happen to Kristian?

July 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm
(3) mar says:

…OK ,Peter is leaving…he did so before & “Days” didnt fold…they just hired someone new to take his place…and he CAN be replaced…I am sorry to see him go, but its his choice…not gonna cry to much over it…

July 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm
(4) samidimera says:

Will be glad to see the last of Carrie and Austin. So long Bo. You’re boring anyway. Won’t be missing anything there either.

July 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm
(5) Cynthia says:

Just make sure EJ and Rafe stay on along with Will and Sonny Have to see that story line with those two. I am so glad Austin is gone. He is not the original Austin from the show. Chads good too but Gabe is making me nauseous. Why Melanie had to leave and they keep that whiner on. It was enough with Abigale being in love with Austin. Now we have Gabe going psycho over Chad. Lucas is ok and Daniel is hot. I’d like to see Sami and EJ back together. And bring Stefano back!!! The show is going downhill!

July 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm
(6) sylvie says:

who really need peter reckell? They should try to bring back Robert Kelker-Kelly.

July 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm
(7) Donna says:

Are you people NUTS ? Peter Reckell is Bo and an awesome person.

July 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm
(8) Tacheryn McCarthy says:

I too will miss Bo. I have been watching DOOL for a very long time. I have seen so many changes. It must be hard to come up with new material every season!

July 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(9) Days Fan says:

(5) Cynthia, he is the original Austin. I’ve watched days since the 80′s. Here is some info for ya ;)

Austin Reed is a fictional character in the soap opera Days of our Lives portrayed by Patrick Muldoon from 1992 to 1995 and September 26, 2011 to present. The role was also portrayed by Austin Peck from 1995 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 2006.

July 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm
(10) Voice of Reason says:

Cynthia. Patrick Muldoon IS the original Austin! :) The other Austin played him for a longer period of time, though.

July 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm
(11) Frannie says:

Sylvie,

I do not want Robert Kelker Kelly coming back as Bo. Peter is the only one who could play Bo.RKK could not play Bo that well back in the 90′s and he could not play him now in 2012. Nothing personally against RKK,but I would rather have Bo leave Salem or have them kill Bo off than RKK or any other actor portray Bo.

July 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm
(12) Toni Leoni says:

I think Peter Reckell should storm into Corday’s office and shout what Cuba Gooding Jr shouted in Jerry MacGuire. ” SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!!!”

July 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm
(13) Booberry says:

Why does John always seem to have ” I smell a fart ” look on his face?

July 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm
(14) spiritual1 says:

Why do you all as writers keep putting Sam & EJ together not again is right. Enough is enough. I’ve been watching this show for nearly 40 years. Its the same o same o. History repeating itself.

July 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm
(15) Janelle says:

Yes, it’s true, they did recast the part of Bo Brady once before. And it certainly wasn’t the WORST recast I’ve ever seen. But you’ll also notice it didn’t last. Peter Reckell is the REAL Bo Brady; the ONLY real Bo Brady. He cannot be replaced, and his acting talent shouldn’t be wasted the way it has been for the last year or two. What Days really needs to do is come up with a GOOD story for Bo & Hope (not like that out-of-character nonsense they tried 3 years ago) and beg him to come back. He’s got tons of heartbroken fans that are already hoping for this!

Come on, Days! Please come up with a good storyline for Bo & Hope that really showcases their relationship & the powerful chemistry they’ve always had! We’re waiting!!!

July 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm
(16) Betsy tolley says:

DOOL has always been close to my heart because it was about family–the Hortons and the Bradys. Keep those family storylines going and the show will keep going. You need the strong older couples to continue in the show, like Mr. & Mrs. Horton and Mr. & Mrs. Brady did. Family is what it is all about, not newcomers every other day to spice things up for awhile. I like that you have John/Marlana, Jack/Jennifer and Kayla. The old stars are what made the show. You just need to come up with interesting storylines. Bring Shawn, Belle and Clarie back. Have watched the show for years and would like to keep it going.

July 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm
(17) Bandianni says:

Here, here to Booberry…..Your comment made me laugh out loud, but it is sooooooo true. Keep ‘em coming!!!

July 28, 2012 at 8:21 am
(18) penny says:

I personaly am not sad to see Bo leave,everytime he had a chance he would jump into bed with Billy,Carly.so much for him and Hopes chemistry.I am glad Jack and Jennifer are going as well as Austin I like Carrie she is a good actress.Austins lisp and femimin vioce drove me nuts.I agree with the comment of stop trying to bring all these new people on when they dont have story lines for the older actors.Shawn and Belle and Philip and Cloie shoulp come back.

July 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm
(19) mandu says:

Melanie needs to stay have grown to love her. Gabe is a nut job and should go. Bad actress anyway. I also liked daniel and jennifer together :-( super irritated the show is on a break til after the olympics.

July 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm
(20) Frances Milan says:

please,Peter reconsider your decision to leave the show. You are Bo, sweetie. You are the best at the part. Also keep Melanie,let gabby go{she is awhiner anyway}, keep EJ & Lucas & Rafe for Sami. Do not bring Stephano back & bring Ian to justice for Stephanos murder.Why are you guys messing with a good thing? Leave the cast as it is. I have been watching this show since it aired on Nov.8,1965.Please, please please leave the cast as is especially with Peter Reckell

July 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm
(21) Kimbo says:

I wanted to say that Patrick Muldoon was the very first Austin on Days. I’ve been watching it since I was a little girl. Actually it started the day before I was born on November 8, 1965. I hate to see Bo go. I have been a Bo and Hope fan since day one. I sure hope they keep Sami with Lucas. EJ needs to be with Nicole.

July 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm
(22) jewls760 says:

I agree that Melanie needs to stay and Gabe needs to go!! She is a terrible actress. I agree with some of the other, why does John always have to make that horrible face?

July 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm
(23) FG says:

I love this show, but Joh has to go. He is a terrible character. Gabi should go too!

July 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm
(24) Dixie Smith says:

I hate to see Peter go also. I’ve watched DOOL’ since the beginning, I used to hate seeing characters leave on their own; but as desperate as a lot of people are needing jobs and the economy doesn’t seem to be rebounding very fast , then so be it- go!! I hope he invested well*

July 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm
(25) kristina chamblee says:

I hate to see Bo leave but they needed to work on his story line with Hope I mean their back together and thats great but they need to find something exciting and new for them. As for Carrie she is in the wrong for what she is doing to Austin, I mean she should just tell him how she feels about Rafe.

July 30, 2012 at 6:10 pm
(26) Garnet says:

Love bo, will miss him.days will never be the same …..

get rid of Gabi. shes a terrible actress and she needs to leave, bye bye gabi, maybe she will be one of them in the explosion….

July 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm
(27) Carla Argabrite says:

Maria is so wrong about Reckell leaving. He and Hope are the next generation of the Bradys and Hortons. That was just plain mean. If you do not like it, then do not watch it. Glad Austin and Carrie are gone, they added nothing to the show. Would like to hear a little less about EJ and more on some of the others on the show.

July 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm
(28) S.J. says:

As a fan of Days from it’s Premiere episode I am really sad to see Peter Reckell go!! He is Bo Brady. I don’t know for sure what is wrong at Days but I think it is the fault of the constantly changing writers and inconsistent storylines. So much of Days history has been trashed in the last two or three years that I have almost given up on what was always my favorite daytime TV show. The writers need to look back to the past when Days was a consistent winner on the Daytime Awards and Emmy awards. In those days it was a truly Great TV show.
I know that times have changed over the years but does good writing have to change so that the current moral standards can be pandered to?
I am not opposed to the gay storyline for Will, gay people are a fact of life. What I am opposed to is the increasingly graphic and “steamy” sex scenes that have been put into the show in the past few yearsmaking it uncomfortable to watch and unsuitable for any children that might be present while it is on. At times the show is “soft porn”. How about leaving a little something to the immagination? How about telling interesting and believable stories and most of all how about the “Bad” characters having some consequences for their nefarious actions!! And last but not least…how about allowing some of the people on the show to actually grow and change? Nicole would be a wonderful “good” person and… Sami ……..if she hasn’t learned anything by her stupid ,selfish, brain dead mistakes by this time in her life! I hope no one rescues her and she falls on her head! Maybe it would knock some sense into her. I am so disgusted with her behavior I can’t stand her!! And I am a fan of Ali’s and admire her acting ability. Give her a decent Character to play!!
This is supposed to be a story about life in a real city. There has to be better story lines than we have had!!

July 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm
(29) Janelle says:

Yes, exactly, Kristina! They need to get Bo & Hope a really GOOD story that will entice Peter Reckell to come back and make the fans happy!!! :) And seriously, Bo & Hope have so much going for them that it really shouldn’t be hard to write something like that!!!

July 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm
(30) David says:

Now without Bo I guess Hope will be with John sigh The ages of the characters bothers me Patrick Muldoon (age 42), Lisa Rinna (49) are almost as old as their “mother”, Lauren.
It will be something if Will falls in love with EJ!

July 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm
(31) renpet7 says:

JOHN is an awesome actor. I loved the day they brought back john and marlena. They make DAYS so much better.

July 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm
(32) Sharon says:

What is wrong with this show. Bo & Hope are the show, they should have done anything to keep him on the show. I hope we have seen the last of stephano I am really tried of that story line. I think its time to give up watching this soap. I’ve watch for 30 yrs plus but it’s always the same they get rid of the good people that make the show……

July 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm
(33) Cynthia says:

Oh ok I was thinking of the other Austin That’s probably when I started watching Days again. The actor I’m thinking of played on an episode of Charmed onces as Piper’s Dream Character. I remember him from that episode because I remembered him from Days. I don’t remember this one at all but there was a time I was watching another SOAP I got back into Days again when Marlena got Possessed. It caught my interest again and I never gave it up

July 31, 2012 at 12:32 am
(34) Sally Sauter says:

I will miss Peter. I wouldn’t miss “EJ” and “Gabi”. I don’t like the fact that NBC has preempted DOOL for the Olympics!! I don’t like sports and NBC could have still broadcast DOOL even if it was at a different time.

July 31, 2012 at 1:25 am
(35) nanna says:

I have watched this show way back in the 70s and I love it. I think that bo should stay with the show it won’t be the same. and I think that mel should have stayed also she will be missed. I like the Sami and E.J.story line . I hated to see Lexie die off but you have understand why she wanted to go familey first.

July 31, 2012 at 11:00 am
(36) Marion de Castro says:

I hate to see Bo go will really miss him

July 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm
(37) Deeba says:

Melony is great and Gabe needs acting lessons!!! Don’t let Melony go. Gabe should leave. Gabe seriously should find something else to do.

July 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm
(38) sandra tellez says:

DAYS´ STOP AND THINK WRITERS´ BO AND HOPE ARE LIKE ALICE AND TOM HISTORY OF DAYS´ YOU CAN GIVE BO BETTER LINES TO ACT AND HIM AND HOPE CAN PLAY NEW PLOTS ON DAYS´ THEY ARE A SUPER COUPLE. AND SOME ONE MADE A COMMENT ABOUT EJ AND WILL´ THEY ARE NUTS, EJ LOVE SAMI THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN´ AND NOW HE IS NOT STEPHINOS SON THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO BE A NORMAL COUPLE´ WHO IS EJS´REAL FATHER´COULD BE SOME ONE GOOD WITH PRINCIPALS SOME ONE HE COULD LOOK UP TO AND BE A REAL FAMILY MAN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN WITH EJ´ MC CLASTER KATES BO HAS TO GO´ I HATE TO SEE MELAINE GO IT SHOULD OF BE GABE´ SHE AT LEAST SHOULD BE SENT TO PRISON FOR CAUSING MELAINE TO BE IN HARMS WAY AND SHE INDIRECTLY CAUSE THE EXPLOSION CAUSE OF HER DEALING WITH THE MAD MAN. MAKE HER GO TO JAIL´´ CHAD SHOULD INHERIT STEPHANOS FORTUNE´ AND BECAUSE HE LOVES EJ AS A BROTHER HE WOULD LET HIM STILL RUN THE COMPANY CAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT THE COMPANY BUSINESS IS´O´YES O YES´ I AM SO UPSET OVER THE OLMPICS TAKING THE SHOW OFF THE AIR FOR TWO LONG WEEKS´ I AM SAD IT SHOULD OF NEVER HAPPENED´ THEY SHOULD HAVE ONE CHANNEL FOR THE OLIMPICS THAT IS A SPORTS CHANNEL AND THE ONES WHO WANT TO WATCH IT CAN AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTINUE WATCHING THEIR FAVORITE DAYS OF OUR LIVES CAN´ PLEASE TALK TO THE NETWORK. THIS IS NOT A GOOD SITUATION FOR THE DAYS FANS´ WHO TUNE IN TO DAYS AT 1PM
IF MELANNIE GOES DANIEL AND MAGIE WILL BE SO HEARTBROKEN AND ESPECIALLY CHAD´ IT DOESN`T SEEM NORMAL´ NICOLE NEEDS A STABLE RELATIONSHIP NOT JUMP IN THE BED WITH THE FIRST MAN THAT COMES AROUND´ I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE DANIEL INVOLVED WITH NICOLE´ SHE IS GOING TO BE A MOTHER NOW NEED TO BE MORE RESPECT FUL´
CARLIE SHOULD COME BACK TO SALEM IF HER DAUGHTER SHE JUST FOUND IS IN DANGER´ WHAT IS THIS IT IS NOT NORMAL.

July 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(39) aj says:

I am really going to miss Bo I have wached for years and Bo and Hope are great together,but what is going to happen to his wife and daughter?

July 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm
(40) ann says:

I love Bo and hope and will miss him.What will happen to his wife and daughter?How is he going to leave?

July 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm
(41) ann says:

I agree with Sandra and How is Bo leaving the Show,Don’t kill him so he can come back.

July 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm
(42) kim says:

gonna miss bo! bope is and always be my favorite super couple. i’ve watched their romance since they first came on back in the eighties. as a long time fan, i’ve seen alot of comings and goings but peter is theonly one that can play bo!

August 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm
(43) Sandi says:

I didn’t want Peter to leave either, but since he is, I nominated him to play Joe Morelli in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum book series of movies. WHy don’t all of you reading this do the same. Go to evanovich.com or her twitter page and nominate your fave to play Joe Morelli. I also nominated GG-Rafe-to play Ranger in the movies. Perfect guys for both roles.

August 4, 2012 at 3:36 am
(44) Eryn says:

I really enjoyed Peter reckell as BO I will miss him..many characters have left and have come back. I really hope Bo comes back ..have a good story line for him and hope…Gabe needs to go. Sorry Mel is gone. I heard she wants to pursue her future..Nicole and Dan what’s with that? EJ and Sami always end up this way.. Fighting one minute and sexual tension the next..give it up is it Sami and EJ or Sami and Lucas…or is rafe gonna come back to sami? Who knows that is what a soap opera is for..love dools for 25 plus years…Cheers

August 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm
(45) Scotlyn says:

Peter Reckell leaving the show? Are they killing off Bo? Hope not. I’d rather see James Scott leave the show. Can’t stand his character. Seems like Sami can’t figure out who she wants to be with. She may end up with Lucas but not before she ends up pregant by EJ again. Lucas needs to wise up and dump her as she has already made her decision of who she wants to be with. Bailing EJ out of jail, trying to help him escape..Rafe was smart to dump her but shame on him for trying to get with her married sister. He dumped his wife because she CHEATED on him, but yet was willing to have an affair with a married woman. He needs to get his head checked.

August 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm
(46) ladybig says:

I CAN’ T BELIEVE DAYS DID NOT GIVE PETER ANYTHING HE WANTED ( WITHIN REASON THAT IS) TO STAY. I’M AM A LONG TIME FAN SORRY TO SAY IF HE DOES LEAVE I WILL BE LEAVING ALSO. COME. ON PEOPLE JAMES SCOTT IS AN AWESOME ACTOR WHERES YOUR TASTE!!!!!!

August 6, 2012 at 9:13 am
(47) Chimi says:

Please leave Bo on the show it won’t be the same if he leaves. You need to let CRAZY Gabi go she is really a nut! Keep Melanie she is a breath of fresh air! Sami needs to get her act together so she can get Rafe back. Let Lucas return back to Hong Kong he is too soft and not a good role model for his kids. I miss my Days!

August 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm
(48) Marie says:

They really need to keep Bo. Bo and hope are a couple and should be one of the older married role models for the younger ones. They need that on the show. Yes get rid of Gabby. I think thast Daniel and Jennifer had great chemistry. I do like the original characters to be together but think these 2 have much more chemistry than her and Jack ever did. Same with Lucas and Sami … they belong together. He loves and accepts her for who she. They need to really keep him around for her and work on them as a couple because EJ has more chemistry with Nicole than with Sami.

August 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm
(49) Elaine says:

Iwill miss bo. The original characters to me are what made the show.There is not that many couples on the soap that were on from the start. I thought bo and hope should stay. They were both very young when they started out as a couple and alot of them have eithered passed on or left the show.It wont be the same with a re placement it never is.I say offer bo more money.He is hot hot hot.

August 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm
(50) Ann says:

I can’t believe that Bo is leaving. I’ve always liked his and Hope’s love story. I hate to see good characters leave. I’ve watched this show since the beginning. You always take the good guys off. I hope this was his decision.

August 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm
(51) MissJ. says:

I’ve been watching “Days of our Lives” ever since, Bo and Hope first fell in love… I’ve always wanted to have that dream wedding!

August 31, 2012 at 1:16 am
(52) Lucy says:

I hope they replace Bo dont kill him off ,leave a window for him to come back like before .Mel is a young and wonderful actress I can see her into bigger things- and there is just something about Sami and EJ together that I like maybe because the deserve each other, Rafe deserves better!I would rather see Dr.Dan back with Cloe that Nick.

September 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm
(53) sabrina says:

Please get rid of Will and his constant crying jags, and the whole
sonny line, and his mother and father. Days is becoming so boring.
Lucas story line needs to be definitely enhanced, or he will be exiting again too. Where is Stefano. Melanie needs to go as well. Her storyline
is so blah. Days needs to spice up the whole show SOON.

September 11, 2012 at 9:03 am
(54) Paki says:

Bo is a wonderful character and I will miss him greatly. He has not had a good storyline in years that is why he seems boring. There is nothing for him to act out. Bo and Hope should be the new Alice and Tom is right! Sad, but I understand he can’t do it forever! I would rather have him killed off as I don’t think anyone else can play him.

September 20, 2012 at 10:10 am
(55) melissa says:

Peter Reckell could never be replaced. i love him…so sad to see him go :(

September 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm
(56) Pamela says:

I don’t want Bo to go either. Bo and Hope are one of the best original couples on the show. I am also tired of Gabi and wish she would go. Its time to make the show exciting again. I am getting tired of Jennifer and her stupid and wish she would leave again. It would be nice to see Nicole have a real love and be a better person. I wish Ej would quit acting like stefano with the black mail and vindictive behavior. Really hate to see KRISTEN come back stirring up crap for John and Marlena.

September 28, 2012 at 11:28 pm
(57) Stephanie says:

Really. I have watced Days since it started. The most exciting storyline was Bo and Hope. Watching them fall in love, marry, and marry and marry. There is so much left in their storyline that has not been discovered. The last few years they have become secondary, while the writers have not used Peter and Kristin to their potential. It is so sad to see Peter go (he has been my favortie actor since 1981),

Days I pray you survive with your POOR storylines and bad actors. Bring back the Hortons, Bradys. Watching Victor and Maggie is magical.

I love Days, but without Peter Reckell it will not be the same

October 6, 2012 at 12:51 am
(58) Mary k says:

I’ve been watching since 1965. Julie was just 16. Watched hope born. Tom & Alice were the rock of the family. Whose the rock now? Thought it was John & marlena? Pulled that rug out from us. Thought it was for sure hope & Bo. Without 1 firm solid couple there’s no reason to watch. I have never stopped being a fan but without Peter reckell to Christian Alfonzo there is no Bo & hope. So what stupid talk show will replace the last & the best days of our lives.

October 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm
(59) michelle says:

wow cant belive this bo is leaving awww so sorry i watch this forever…….and i am so hurt to see him leave he make the show love him dearly…. sad to see all my favorite leave the show i love this show lots and so sad to see him leave …….you were the best bo you and hope when you were younger but hope you come back aww so sorry he is going…….

October 27, 2012 at 11:06 am
(60) Deb says:

Peter Reckell will be sorely missed..I’ve been watching him form day one and it’s difficult to watch a beloved cast member leave.
I wish him the very best in his life..

January 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm
(61) Dixie Lee says:

I LOVE RAFE (HE IS SOOO HOT) I LOVE the storyline and everything that he and sami have been through so far and would LOVE 2 see them as 1 of the meant 2 b together couples. I hope they keep Will and Sonny together 2 see where that storyline goes and im also rooting for Daniel and Jen 2 stay together as 4 E.J , Nicole Chloe and Gabbi, they can go BYE BYE ANYTIME and it wouldnt hurt my feelings 1 bit!!!!!!!!!

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