Matthew Ashford Days of Our Lives

TVLine Items: Days Brings Jack Back, Transparent Arrives Early and More

Jack Deveraux will soon be returning to Days of Our Lives, and something tells us he’ll take the stairs this time.

Matthew Ashford — who played Jack from 1989 to 2012 — will reprise his role on the soap opera for a five-episode arc, TVInsider reports.

The character is believed to be dead, after he sacrificed himself for his daughter via elevator crash, but no word yet on whether Jack will be resurrected or merely make an appearance from beyond the grave.

Ashford begins filming this week, with his episodes slated to air in late spring.

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

* Calling all Amazon Prime members in the United States: Transparent‘s Season 2 premiere will be made available tonight at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ahead of the show’s Dec. 11 return.

* Longtime American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe — who departed the reality series after Season 13 — will return to exec-produce the upcoming series finale in 2016, Variety reports.

* Disney XD has ordered a 22-episode third season of its animated series Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm. The third season is currently in production and scheduled to premiere in 2016.

* In addition to a Portlandia teaser — in which Carrie and Fred very awkwardly do the deed — IFC on Monday released key art for the comedy’s upcoming sixth season (premiering Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10/9c). Scroll down to see the posters:

Portlandia Season 6

Portlandia Season 6

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22 Comments
  1. msstargate says:

    This makes me happy! Wish it was for longer but will take it.

  2. alistaircrane says:

    Jack is my favourite! So glad they’re finally bringing him back. Let’s hope it becomes a permanent return.
    Also, Matthew Ashford debuted in 1987, not 1989.

    • Murl says:

      He’ll be a ghost. Theres no way he can come back from that…..and 5 episodes certainly spelled out “ghost visit to help Jen, Abby, JJ out of -insert crisis here-“.
      It’d be cool to bring Jack back, but Jen is better off as a single struggling mom and grandmother……if you ask me Days is WAY too cavalier when it comes to killing off core characters. Send people away, just in case they decide to visit again…..dont have them die of mystery illnesses 6 hours after returning home from being kidnapped for years. Seriously, whoever wrote that ending for Bo needs to be fired. They could have had him come back, save Hope, and then the two of them decide they cant mend their relationship given their separation, and have Bo search for the folks that kidnapped him….but instead he comes home, saves Hope….does the love thing for a few hours and dies on the ground in the park. So wrong.

      • alistaircrane says:

        5 episodes is way too many for a ghost. He can easily come back from the dead—-Andre came back from ripping out his ventilator onscreen in his hospital bed. No explanation was given.
        Jenn’s not better off as a single mother—she belongs with her soulmate. Days needs to restore its classic supercouples, especially now that Bo is dead. Bringing Jack back from the dead is a great start.

  3. LB says:

    Matt needs to come back more for five episodes…We need a fan campaign to keep him along even longer! Jack’s family needs him!

    • alistaircrane says:

      We were using the #bringbackjack hashtag on Twitter. Would #KeepJackLonger work?

      • Anita Srinivasan says:

        Please bring Matthew Ashford back for good and Jack alive back with his family again there is more storyline potential for Jack. They do not need quick reunion with Jennifer right away either I think he needs to move on with his life again with his brother steve and Adrienne and his children. Jennifer was very mean and cold to him treated with like obligation I really do not want Jack back for Jennifer no way.

    • Johnnie Kazy says:

      We could definitely use Jack back, but he needs to act like Jack. Jack is a writer, a reporter and an investigator. He and Jennifer work best as partners.

  4. hokiepokster92 says:

    Just as they recently did with Bo, perhaps this is a vehicle to complete Jack’s storyline in a more satisfying manner?

  5. Adrian says:

    Actually Trabsparent is already on Amazon prime. I watched it over an hour ago.

  6. mooshki says:

    I want Jack back permanently!!

  7. Brigid says:

    I always loved his character and he’s still as handsome as ever!!! Jack and Jen Forever!!

  8. kel says:

    i am so tired of all the ghosts appearing on DOOL. Why bother coming back for 5 episodes. He deserves much better than that and so do the fans. It will be a miracle if the show lasts another year…with all the main characters leaving it is very hard to watch.

  9. Regina says:

    We want back for more than 5 episodes and not as a ghost. Jack and jen deserve good material!!

    • Anita Srinivasan says:

      If Matthew Ashford (Jack) come back I want his character written in character with justice and dignity and no more groveling to saint Jennifer either. I want new love for Jack for change and let Jennifer be one to win him back for change. I am sick Jennifer being the prize all the time. Jennifer needs real competition. I hated her with Daniel.

  10. Bea says:

    Just saw Matthew ashford in miami!!!!