Soap Swaps Abi­gails And More!

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In a back­stage twist that’d ri­val any soap plot, sources re­port that Marci Miller has cho­sen to exit DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Abi­gail — and the ac­tress she re­placed is re­turn­ing!

Miller, you’ll re­call, took over the role from Kate Mansi two years ago, and ac­cord­ing to Day­time Con­fi­den­tial (which broke the

Mansi is re­plac­ing her re­place­ment as Chad’s wife and Jen­nifer’s daugh­ter.

story), she has de­cided not to re­new her con­tract in or­der to fo­cus on prime­time and film. Nei­ther in­genue had made a pub­lic state­ment at press time, and the show did not com­ment, but Mansi will re­port­edly re­turn this sum­mer to the part that won her an Emmy.

In other news, Fred­die Smith (Sonny) has inked a new deal with the sudser. “I signed [for] an­other year,” he tells In Depth. “The sto­ry­line’s so good, the show’s so good… Ev­ery­one’s just crush­ing it. I’m just happy to be a part of the ma­chine. I want to go as long as I pos­si­bly can.”

And Farah Fath is re­turn­ing as fan fa­vorite Mimi; she re­cently be­gan tap­ing and will first ap­pear this fall for what she tweeted is a “hand­ful of episodes.” It’s been more than a de- cade since she wrapped her seven-year run play­ing Chloe’s teenage fren­emy. Af­ter ex­it­ing Salem, Fath went on to play ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Gigi, a role cre­ated by Ron Car­li­vati, who of course is now DAYS’ head­writer.

Clock­wise from top left: Miller’s leav­ing, Mansi’s re­turn­ing, Smith is stay­ing, and Fath is pay­ing a visit. Got all that?

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