Soap News: James Scott leaving Days of our Lives – Plus: Nick’s shooting suspects!

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james scott leaving days of our lives

Soap Opera Digest confirmed that Days of our Lives star James Scott (EJ DiMera) taped his final scenes on Friday, May 2. The show’s taping schedule should keep EJ in Salem well into the fall. Scott joined DAYS in 2006 after he wrapped up his stint on All My Children as Ethan Cambias.

— With on-screen parents on their way out (Alison Sweeney is rumoured to be wrapping up in a few weeks as well), Aaron and Griffin Kunitz (who play Johnny DiMera) will be leaving Days of our Lives as well. So will Sami and EJ sail off into the sunset together?

Camryn Grimes, who’s now playing Cassie’s lookalike, Mariah, has been upped to contract status over at The Young and the Restless!

Terrell Tilford (ex-Greg, One Life to Live; ex-David, Guiding Light) is headed to Y&R as Leslie’s (Angell Conwell) husband, Barton Shelby. Tilford has also appeared on Single Ladies as Sean.

— ICYMI: Yes, it’s true. Michelle Stafford has joined General Hospital as Nina Clay. Click here for the full details.

— The nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards were also announced last week, you can check those out over here.

— ABC has confirmed Soap Opera Digest’s report that Ron Moss (ex-Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) is headed to General Hospital. LOL

James Scott leaving Days of our Lives

— Salem is rocked on Friday, May 9 when Nick (Blake Berris) is shot in cold blood! Look for Nick to have a few tense moments with many Salem residents this week, including cousin Abigail (Kate Mansi) in today’s episode. But that’s not all, Abigail is shaken when Nick reveals that he knows the truth about her affair with EJ (James Scott).

Look for Sami (Alison Sweeney), Will (Guy Wilson) and Sonny (Freddie J. Smith) to also have their own encounters with Nick. But could the suspect list widen as Ben (Justin Gaston) also notices that Nick’s gotten under Abigail’s skin again? Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Kate (Lauren Koslow) also become furious when they learnt hat Nick is making moves against Will in regards to Arianna’s custody.

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What’s coming up:

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Aly finds out about Thorne and Taylor
Quinn makes Liam an interesting proposition. Brooke receives an unexpected blow from Katie. Quinn interrupts Bill’s good fortune. Wyatt receives possibly life changing news. Liam confronts Quinn and later argues with Wyatt. Aly gets upset about Taylor! Quinn tries to make Hope choose between Liam and Wyatt. Aly unloads on Taylor – will Thorne and Oliver arrive in time?

Coronation Street (CBC/Hulu): Nick drops a bombshell.
David makes a shocking discovery. Maria offers Tyrone a shoulder to lean on. Sharif quizzes Eva about Leanne’s background. Steve confronts Tina. Nick and Leanne prepare for a hen night at the bistro. Steve promises to keep Tina and Peter’s affair secret. Anna gets a new job. Tracy gives Rob a present. Tracey and Rob later share their news with Deirdre. Fiz reports Kirsty to the police. Kal shames Steve and Lloyd into a 5k charity run. Nick drops a bombshell. Owen questions Anna’s feelings for him. Steve joins the gym. Tyrone fills Maria in on the police visit. Steve talks Dev into doing the charity run with him. Gail accuses Leanne of leading Nick on. Kevin gives Maddie some advice. Note: FYI, Coronation Street will continue to air at 3 p.m. due to the NHL Playoffs on CBC.

Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Nick is shot.
Nick calls Abigail “EJ’s whore.” Sami begins to get cold feet. Eric has a romantic surprise for Nicole. Nicole speaks with Debra. Jordan admits defeat to Kate and announces that she’s leaving town. EJ assures Abigail that he will stop Nick from exposing their affair. Sonny takes unexpected measures to protect his loved ones. Daniel comes to a reluctant conclusion. Paige confides in JJ about her past. Rafe asks Jordan not to leave Salem (again). Julie urges Nick to get help. Eric and Nicole share exciting news. Will is stunned when he discovers what Sonny is hiding. Salem is rocked when Nick is shot in cold blood.

General Hospital: The Nurses Ball 2014 begins!
Olivia brings her suspicions to Sonny. Julian reveals stunning information. The General Hospital staff receive jolting news on the eve of the Nurses Ball. Michael is angry when he learns of “Luke’s shenanigans. Nathan and Maxie have an argument. An announcement is made at the Nurses Ball. The Nurses Ball brings drama and sexy surprises. Liz makes a choice between Ric and Nik. Alexis urges Julian to leave the mob.

The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Abby comes up with a plan to get rid of Mariah.
Jill plots revenge against Colin. Chloe doesn’t rape Billy. Phew. Victor tries to make peace with Nikki. Sharon tries to get answers out of Mariah. Avery and Dylan clash over how to handle Ian. Chelsea and Victor plan a memorial service for Adam. Sharon gets hypnotized to remember her secret. Neil and Hilary struggle to keep their relationship a secret. Abby comes up with a plan to get rid of Mariah. Lily finds out about Neil’s relationship with Neil.

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