TVLine Items: Days' Ava Returns, Jeremy Sisto Gets Wicked and More

Tamara Braun Days of Our Lives

One of Salem’s most unpredictable residents is popping back in for a visit.

Tamara Braun, who portrayed Mafia princess Ava Vitali on Days of Our Lives in 2008, will return for the soap’s upcoming 50th anniversary.

According to TVInsider, Braun will make her entrance in the Dec. 9 episode.

The actress, who won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 for her portrayal of Ava, has also appeared on the series as Taylor Walker, estranged sister of Nicole Walker.

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

* Suburgatory alum Jeremy Sisto has been cast as male lead Detective Jack Roth in Wicked City, ABC’s upcoming crime drama about a Los Angeles murder case. He replaces Ripper Street‘s Adam Rothenberg, who played Jack in the original pilot.

* Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines) will co-star in HBO’s All the Way — an adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning play — as Claudia Alta Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson, wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson (Bryan Cranston), Deadline reports.