Big casting news out of Salem today, y'all: On the heels of her successful return to Days of our Lives for the Alice Horton tribute, actress Melissa Reeves -- who played Jennifer Horton Deveraux, off and on, from 1985 until 2006 -- is coming back to the show this fall! According to TV Guide, Melissa's Jennifer will be part of a big storyline just in time for November sweeps.
Back during Alice's memorial, Melissa had told Soap Opera Digest that she was open to a longer return. "It's sort of in their ballpark," she'd said; "I love it. I am here in L.A. anyway, and the kids aren't little anymore. They don't need me following them every second. I'm open to working."
ALSO: Lindsay Hartley was recently let go as Days's Arianna Hernandez -- and now, Soap Opera Digest reports the actress who plays Ari's sister Gabi, Gabriela Rodriguez, has been released from the show as well. The part of Gabi has been recast with Camila Banus (ex-Lola, One Life to Live); according to SOD, the move was made to age the character.
Stay tuned to SOAPnet.com for all the latest casting news!
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