Hot Video: Days of Our Lives Previews 'Rebirth'

While some rival soaps plan their broadcast swan songs, NBC’s Days of Our Lives is plotting a resurgence — or a “rebirth,” as new promos call it — packed with returns by many familiar faces, plus the infusion of some new (yet still familiar, to daytime TV fans) blood.

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On board for encores, starting Sept. 26, are no less than Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn (aka Marlena and John), plus Christie Clark (Carrie) and Patrick Muldoon (Austin), followed by Matthew Ashford (Jack), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla)…. The list goes on. And you can catch a glimpse of all of them in this rather awesome teaser video.

Days of Our Lives Exclusive: Sarah Brown Previews Her Powerful Arrival in Salem

Explaining Days‘ resolve to reward its viewers, incoming cast member and three-time Daytime Emmy winner Sarah Joy Brown (who will be playing businesswoman Madison James) told me that co-executive producer Greg Meng “has all the hopes for daytime that I have, that it can be completely turned around…. It’s got to be out with the old way of doing things, where you take for granted that the audience isn’t paying attention. People are a lot smarter now, so the average person will call bulls— on that now.”

Salem faithful: Are you excited for the “new” Days ahead? Which returning face gave you the biggest goosebumps?