TVLine Items: Days Favorite Returns, Humans Sets Debut Date and More

Thaao Penghlis Days of Our Lives

Pack your bags, Thaao Penghlis: You’re headed back to Salem.

The Days of Our Lives fan favorite, who has appeared on the soap since 1981, is set to reprise his role as Andre DiMera, TVLine has confirmed.

Further details about Penghlis’ return — including when his episodes will air — are not yet available.

Meanwhile, soap vet A Martinez (Santa Barbara, General Hospital) is joining Days in the new role of Eduardo, who, according to Soap Opera Digest, “will have many connections in Salem.”

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* AMC’s upcoming drama Humans will debut Sunday, June 28, at 9/8c, the network announced Thursday. The eight-part series — which stars William Hurt (Damages) and Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman) — takes place in a parallel present where families rely on Synths: highly developed, artificially intelligent servants that are eerily similar to their living counterparts.

* The final three episodes of The Late Show With David Letterman will feature appearances by Tom Hanks, Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray, who was Letterman’s first guest on Aug. 30, 1993.

* Steven Pasquale (The Good Wife, Rescue Me) has been cast in FX’s American Crime Story, playing former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Reruns of Last Man Standing will begin airing on Hallmark Channel in January 2016, Deadline reports.

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Looks like DAYS is shaking things up again with the return of Thaao Penghlis. Wonder if his character Andre DiMera is going to shocked about EJ’s death.

  2. alistaircrane says:

    Excited about Thaao, but we also need Matthew Ashford back as Jack!

  3. Norman Boucher says:

    That’s who we need bring Jack back. And Tony. I’m so happy that Andre is coming back. Get rid of Jennifer she’s always mad and no personality. You used love her.And Also get rid of the gay storyline. We need more entertainment. Like we used to have back in the 80s 90s that was entertainment then,

    • alistaircrane says:

      The gay story is excellent. Stop being a homophobe.

    • Anna says:

      Lolz, idk what “gay storyline” you’re watching, but the storylines with Will, Sonny, and Paul are fantastic right now. Easily the most entertaining (besides crazy Kristen) story this show has had for a bit.

    • hud says:

      Gay is in fashion. Bi-sexual even better. We all need more exposure to the many facets of human nature. Can’t wait for the transgender storyline, sure to be a winner.

  4. Linda Woodie says:

    Love both Thaao and A. Still hoping that Matthew Ashford comes back, too!

  5. Banex says:

    When will this soap end?? Other soap operas had been gone off the air after so many years on it, why Days cant? The soap opera era is done. Who still watches soap operas these days anyway?
    I want to know

    • Miffy says:

      Dumb people. Fat people. Welfare people. Old people.

      • and a$$holes make comments like these (meant for YOU Miffy). Jerk.

      • Linda says:

        I have watched it since day one, and I am neither dumb, fat, on welfare and you are as old as you act so neithr am I old……..

      • robin says:

        sorry i dont fit into your demographics. i work full-time, have a college degree & am in excellent physical condition. i dont receive any gov’t assistance & am not “old” as you put it. i dvr DOOL everyday & watch in the evenings when i get home from work. sounds like you stereotype people so the “dumb” person must be you.

    • James says:

      EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Home and Away, Emmerdale, River City, Fair City, Shortland Street, Neighbours, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Days of our Lives, Coronation Street, Doctors, Pobol y Cwm, etc.

      Soap operas are far from dead.

  6. lululime says:

    So he’s coming back as Andre, and not as Tony? (At least not yet, maybe)? Today’s episode with all the Marlena/Stefano flashbacks was awesome. I just wish Wayne Nothrop also returned.

    • Ron M says:

      If Tony and Jack return they can change the name of the soap to “Days of Our Living Dead” since Tony died on the pier after a piece of wood went through his middle section and Jack was smashed at the bottom of the elevator shaft when the cable on the elevator snapped.

  7. VIRGINIA R says:


  8. Margie says:

    Well I hope A Martinez will still be on Longmire.

  9. Carlos Lee says:

    I thought he was dead! Not many people remember him on the underrated “The Mission Impossible” tv series reboot filmed in Australia.

  10. Chaya says:

    I’m sad that they aren’t bringing Thaao back as Tony. After all Days has resurrected people from the dead so often. Maybe Kristin really isn’t dead either …

    • alistaircrane says:

      Of course Kristen isn’t dead! She’s already been presumed dead once (in 1998). It’s a soap! Characters coming back from the dead is a soap staple. Now Jack needs to return!

  11. Linda Clark says:

    I hope EJ and Sami can also come back. They made the soap better:)

  12. Linda says:

    Will Billie ever be back I wonder? And please, please, please, quit having so many couples going to bed with each other on every episode… Seems like you cant watch one day unless there 1 or 2 couples in bed with each other.. Makes you wonder if they have run out of script so they just put people in bed to take up sme time

  13. E. Busse says:

    Please get rid of Serena!!!!!

  14. cheri K says:

    I’ve been watching DOOL since it began. Lately though, I think it’s time for them to end. All it is, is death and sadness. Time to end the story.