January 20, 2014 at 10:01 pm #425563
Soap Central and others are now confirming that Allison Sweeney is exiting DOOL after 21 years.
i gotta say, this is a big shocker and a big loss to the show. Sami has basically been the central character of this show for most of these 21 years. I’m not sure how they’ll replace her or fill this void… Thoughts?January 21, 2014 at 4:30 am #425565
They definitely need to bring Carrie back. Melissa Archer as Maggie’s kid would be an ideal replacement.January 21, 2014 at 5:46 am #425566
The writers should have plenty of time to write a great send-off for the character. No need to replace Sami. Salem will be fine without her. Plus, they seem to be putting a lot of stock into Jen Lilley’s Theresa as the next “bad girl”.January 21, 2014 at 8:20 am #425567
I’m very surprised, but this could turn into something fantastic in terms of a story. Since she’ll still be on all year, and they’ve probably only filmed about halfway through May, there’s lots of time to pull something really interesting together. First order of business really should be getting Carrie back to Salem. It’s not that she would replace Sami, but I would hate to not revisit the rivalry again before Sami is gone. Plus, Carrie should be there anyway.
I also can’t help but think that if Sweeney does go (and who knows, maybe DAYS offers her a three-month hiatus and she is happy with that break and changes her mind), it would free up a good amount of budget and they could bring in a big name. The landscape of the show is probably going to look so different in six months, with all the shuffling around that’s being done, that it’s hard to even say what the show should do. It’s really impossible right now for me to imagine Sami not being on the show. I can barely remember what it was like before she was around. It goes without saying that I’ll miss her. She’s become more synonymous with DAYS than anyone in the last few years.January 21, 2014 at 8:34 am #425568
I think she deserves an emmy win or nomination as a send off after 21 years. i woke up and read this and was like noooooooo. But you bring up a point with jen lilley as a new bad girl, and were there not rumors about charlotte ross returning as eve donovan? She’d be a good bad girl. Kate was never as bad of a girl as sami, but it wouldn’t be hard for the writers to change that. i just wonder what this means for will, i mean i hope this isn’t a sami leaves town and will and ari and sonny go with her kind of thing, she deserves a rocket blast send off!!!!January 21, 2014 at 10:35 am #425569
Does anybody think that they will kill off Sammi? Or do you think she’ll get a happy ending? Maybe she and Lucas will ride off into the sunset?January 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm #425570
Sweeney tapes through the END of the year. So with DAYS 4-5 month advance in taping she will be on screen until about May of 2015.January 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm #425571
Wow! I thought for sure she would’ve Lucci-ed it, but good for her. She has manage to grow a side hussle into a second career and has become a name bigger than Sami Brady in the proccess and has made several connections (i.e. announcing this her on friend, Ellen, show). This will definitely be a hole on the canvas, but seeing how the show manage to pull of two reboots in the past couple of years and has finally found an identity and stuck with it, they’ll be able to survive this.January 22, 2014 at 11:49 am #425572
I can’t imagine DOOL without Alison Sweeney. She has become more synonymous with Days than Deidre Hall or Kristian Alfonso. I really hope by the time she leaves Eileen Davidson will be back. I can only hope.January 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm #425573
Her exit story could be really good and interesting. She’s been frontburner for so long. She gets involved in nearly every story. Even Nicole/EJ involved her a lot for obvious reasons.January 24, 2014 at 6:42 am #425574
I am so saddened by this. I have been watching Days since young then stopped but came back when James Scott joined the show and have been a total Ejami fan. I feel cheated now. The show could of used those 2 and had nice sl but we can basiclaly nothing till recently and now whole crap with Abigail. ugh
On Ejami side its being noted that James might not resign his contract when it expires in MayJanuary 24, 2014 at 7:18 am #425575
Ugh, I don’t even want to think about the possibility of James Scott leaving the show, too, though I know it’s a possibility, and someone who looks like he does and is as talented as he is, not to mention the accent, should certainly be able to make a splash outside the soap world if he wanted to.