TVLine Items: Days Vet Peter Reckell to Exit, Breaking Bad Star's New Gig and More!
Days of Our Lives vet Peter Reckell’s wife, Kelly Moneymaker, confirmed his rumored exit on Tuesday, tweeting, “Hard to say goodbye to characters who’ve been on 4ever!! Hard 2 believe Bo will be one of those shortly!” No word yet on when Reckell — who has portrayed the popular daytime character on and off since 1983 — will officially depart Days.
Reckell’s on-screen cohort, Kristian Alfonso, meanwhile, inked a deal last month to continue with the NBC soap.
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• HBO has ordered The Missionary, a 1960s-set drama pilot centering on a Cold War spy, Deadline reports. Aaron Paul — whose star-making turn on Breaking Bad will come to a close when the AMC series ends next year — is in talks to star in the project. Charles Randolph (The Interpreter), Mark Wahlberg (Entourage), Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire) and author Malcolm Gladwell will executive-produce.
• Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) and S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) have booked guest spots in separate episodes of the current season of Drop Dead Diva, EW.com reports. The latter will portray a judge, while the former drops by as a litigator. Meanwhile, Ethan Embry (Brotherhood) will guest-star in the Season 4 finale, playing a man whose wife refuses to treat her brain tumor.
• TLC has renewed What Not to Wear for a 10th season, to bow in January 2013, per EW.com.
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