September 15, 2015 at 11:06 am #429718
The revolving door at DAYS continues to be moving at a rapid pace as yet more casting news is breaking today, this one coming from long-time DAYS insider Jason47.com.
DAYS vet Nadia Bjorlin (Ex-Chloe) is making another return to the show. No word yet on when she will begin airing as Chloe Lane.
With Jason Cook (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle) and John Paul Lavoisier (Philip) all landing in Salem, it only made sense that Chloe would soon be following as these 4 characters are forever linked by history.
No word yet on a first airdate. Bjorlin is the 20th actor in a long line of recent hires since Josh Griffith and Dena Higley came on as headwriters. Bjorlin joins Peter Reckell (Bo), Stephen Nichols (Patch), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Thaao Penghils (Andre), Camila Banus (Gabi), Tamara Braun (Ava), Jason Cook (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip), A Martinez (Eduardo), Vincent Irizarry (Deimos), Jordi Vilasuso (N/A), Alexander Bruszt (Finn), Sal Stowers (Lani), James Lastovic (Joey), Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire), Vivian Jovanni (Ciara), Kyler Pettis (Theo) & Jonathon McClendon (Chase) as returning/recasted/new characters.
Insiders are hinting the casting revolving door is not yet done with several high profile exits and returns yet to be announced.September 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm #429720
Does anyone else find that figure staggering? The 20th! I guess it’s over a decent period of time, but this is a lot of new faces honestly.
Any word on the length of Chloe’s return? Usually I am not happy to see Chloe, but it does make sense that she would join Belle, Shawn and Phillip back on screen.September 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm #429721
I wonder if she’s back to leave with Daniel. Makes too much sense. However its a good thing Dena’s on vacation if it is not that considering the last story she wrote for her.
I know a lot may not like Chloe and probably due to NB’s acting. That’s understandable. She isn’t a emmy caliber actress but she does have a large fanbase or else they wouldn’t constantly be bringing her back.September 16, 2015 at 8:16 am #429722
I am generally underwhelmed by NB’s acting, but the reason I’m usually against having her back is because of the writing for the character. Stories like the one you mentioned were just awful, and the character has been completely destroyed from her original identity over the years. But writing her with her original crew will, I hope, improve that at least to some degree.September 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm #429723
I felt the same way with that. Her still being on the show in 2010 could not keep me around watching. The writing was awful and I can only hope JG has a brain to write her differently and keeps DH in line(but Corday could have a role who knows). We know she doesn’t like Chloe, even go back to 2003 when NB left and how she got written out. The decline of Chloe has come under Higley and Whitesell. Who knows where Hogan was going with her before he left.
However NB doe not want tick around a year or anything like that. I am guessing this has something to do with Daniel’s exit though whether attending a funeral or coming to take Parker back home.September 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm #429724
Nadia Bjorlin is the twentieth new addition to the cast?! Wow, that really is something! I would guess though with DAYS filming five months ahead of when episodes are scheduled to air, and any casting news is gradually trickling in, all these new hirees will not just be popping up all at once?!
I have to admire how boldly the show has ventured in what looks like an entire DAYS revamp. I think that indicates that producers have been serious about taking a strong stance at trying to improve the show’s declining ratings since Alison Sweeney/James Scott’s departures, and that they’re tackling these measures aggressively, which is definitely a good thing. It also indicates they’re not afraid to try new things in order to spark interest in viewers (or re-ignite interest with respect to the show’s loyal fanbase), and often, I feel like it’s exactly that kind of thinking outside of the box and using unconventional methods that turns out to be the best recipe for success.
I like Bjorlin so it’s always refreshing to see what new tricks Chloe has up her sleeve anytime she breezes back into town. With Daniel’s impending exit, I’m eager to see what the writers have in store for her this time around. I think it’s great that the show seems to be putting in a real effort to establish a good balance between familiar faces such as Chloe’s who have historical ties to Salem and the sea of new faces that will be flooding the town soon.September 17, 2015 at 8:46 am #429725
I think that indicates that producers have been serious about taking a strong stance at trying to improve the show’s declining ratings since Alison Sweeney/James Scott’s departures, and that they’re tackling these measures aggressively, which is definitely a good thing. It also indicates they’re not afraid to try new things in order to spark interest in viewers (or re-ignite interest with respect to the show’s loyal fanbase),
The show has not seen a drastic decline in ratings since these two actors exited the show…the ratings were down long before they even left and there have been several weeks since they exited where the ratings were higher than when they were on.
This couple has had no impact on the ratings. The quality of the show has been depressed for years and that is why the show is down in the ratings…this is not some new problem that cropped up because James Scott and Alison Sweeney left…no actor on DAYS has that much individual draw.September 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm #429726
^^^ Thnx for pointing that out, Scoopster. Re-reading what I wrote, I realize I could’ve been better with my wording. What I meant to say was, yes, the ratings were already low even with Scott and Sweeney on-screen, but I believe they were at an all-time low a few months after the two left (sometime in the spring of 2015, right? I forget which month). So I guess one could argue the exits of these two high-profile actors were indirect causes, though I’m sure there were several other variables that contributed to that all-time ratings low, one prominent factor being that great lull after a relatively quiet November Sweeps period that continued well into the new year where the show just lost a lot of momentum and some might say was downright boring. Another factor was maybe the show placing too much confidence in the success of some of the newer characters like Kassie DePaiva’s Eve and in Melissa Archer’s start as Serena, with the hope or expectation that their past OLTL fanbase would start tuning in to DAYS, if it wasn’t already. Regardless, though, I think when huge fan-favorites like Sweeney and Scott depart a show, it can’t really have a positive effect on the ratings looking at it from a long-term perspective. I think the temporary spike in the ratings right after their exits was more likely due to a greater number of viewers tuning in just out of pure curiousity to see what the show had in store for them post-Sami and E.J.