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6 November 2nd, 2011 Ian Buchanan Joins the Cast of Days of our Lives in New Role!


After several “reported” sightings on the web of a meeting with Days of our Lives head writer, Marlene McPherson, and Co-Executive Producer, Greg Meng having lunch with veteran soap star, Ian Buchanan a month or so ago, it has been confirmed today by TV Guide, that yes, indeed, Ian Buchanan has signed on to the NBC soap in a brand new role!

Buchanan will play Ian McAllister, a mega-rich businessman with a powerful and dangerous hold over cosmetics mogul Madison James (Sarah Brown).

This soap favorite, Buchanan,  starts shooting at DAYS  next week on November 14 and is expected to hit the air for the first time in the new year on February 9th.

As many know, the Daytime Emmy winner brings with him an impressive list of soap credits including: The Bold and the Beautiful,  General Hospital, Port Charles and All My Children.

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  1. pspcindy says:

    I love Ian and am so happy he is joining the Days cast. Hope Mar/Dar do his talent justice. I also hope he gets to have scenes with James.

    Great news!


  2. AlistairCrane says:

    He is probably going to be Daniel’s father. I can see him being an obstacle for Victor and Maggie.


    Amy replied

    he is too young for Maggie, i can see him with Kate or younger women (Sami maybe when Rafe dumped her…lol..and her hooking up with her father best friend is soap golden)


    Amy replied

    or Marlena..could be really good too

  3. Brian says:

    I love Ian and I am happy to hear he is joining my soap. I was hoping that he had already been filming and would air sooner than February. I am thinking that maybe he will become involved with Kate too. Maybe Joe Mascolo is going to retire soon.


  4. Alicia says:

    My my he is really really too good for Days of our lives..come on the guy acted on Twin Peaks…TWIN PEAKS and now he does DAYS OF OUR LIVES…poor Ian i guess he needs a paid check..but still..let’s hope at least he will have an interesting character and will play with some quite charismatic actors (aka Ali Sweeney, she is not the best actress but has powerful on-screen charisma, Sarah Brown, James Scott, Joe Mascolo ect..)


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