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14 October 5th, 2011 James Scott inks new deal with Days of our Lives!

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Fantastic news this afternoon out of Salem! Soap Opera Digest is reporting that James Scott (EJ Dimera) has reached a deal with the powers-that-be at Days of our Lives and has signed a new deal to stay with the show for another year till April 2013!

This should come as great news to James’s fans who were concerned that the popular actor might decide to bolt, when for many, he is one of the main reasons they tune-in to DAYS. We are glad to hear that Salem will have mayoral candidate, EJ Dimera and James along for some time to come!

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  1. karen says:

    He isn’t the reason I tune into Days, but he is a good enough actor & I’m sure his fans are happy!


  2. sara says:

    Thanks Michael! James is the one and the only reason. He’s the real deal, Is totally hot, gorgeous, talented and he has got amazing skills as an actor. He has got the whole package! Glad to hear James is staying looking forward to it.


    Renae replied

    So true sara! “Pretty boys” in soaps are a dime a dozen but with James Scott we get the breath-takingly handsome looks and exceptional talent! That my friends would qualify JAMES SCOTT as THE TOTAL PACKAGE!


    leigh replied

    The main reason I watch days!


  3. AlistairCrane says:

    I don’t like EJ. At all. But his leaving would have derailed the new writers’ plans. I think James will leave for good in April 2013, and he should—EJ is a terrible character and has overstayed his welcome. It sickens me that THIS is what happened to Susan Banks’ son. :-(


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  5. Renae says:

    Fantastic news!!! James Scott is the reason I started watching Days again in 2007 after a 10 year break from the show!!! James has taken material written for EJ that would have desroyed the character had he been portrayed by a lesser actor. James is special and I hope tptb at DOOL, NBC and Sony realize just how much and make sure EJ gets a well written and compelling story. TEAM EJAMES!!!!!! :)


  6. Mary says:

    He is the reason I tune in. James’ performances made these past two years worth watching. He is a talented actor, a handsome man, and a true gentleman. I’m so glad Days realized his value. They didn’t need to lose one of their most popular actors when they are struggling to address the shambles the last creative team left the show in.


  7. Cindy says:

    I am so happy to hear this news. I just hope the contract is a good one for James. The new writers will now get a chance to show how EJ could be written well. That would be a pleasant change.


  8. Krista says:

    This is great news!

    James Scott is an outstanding actor and an important asset at Days. He has been one of the few consistently excellent performers through some of the worst writing and nonsensical storylines I’ve ever seen on this show. Also, he has turned a character who was probably intended to be a one-dimensional villain into a multi-dimensional character of great depth who evokes a range of emotions in the viewer and always engages us in EJ’s story. It is clear that James never rests on his laurels and that, as the consumate professional that he is, works very hard to constantly improve himself as an actor and provide us, the viewers, with a glimpse at yet another aspect of EJ’s character. Now that is compelling, character-driven television.

    I am pleased that TPTB at Days realize that James portrayal of EJ is such an asset to the show and that James has so many fans who tune in to Days in whole or in part because he brings something to the show that no one else can. I’m looking forward to exciting, compelling, and original storylines for James to bring us more of this great character in the future.


  9. Tish says:

    Thank you.

    I am so happy James is stay at Days. He’s one of the best they have and an very talented actor. I’m looking forward to more EJ and James on Days. Now, I want good storytelling and good writing for James. James is my reason for watching Days!!


  10. Michelle says:

    It’s too bad. I was so hoping he would finally be let go. Since this show started revolving around EJ it has been awful, and driven hundreds of thousands of viewers away. If he must stay, I hope he will be seriously backburner-ed and used minimally. I stopped watching the show when I could no longer stand him being on EVERY SINGLE DAY. I was hoping to come back to the show for the re-set, but if the new writers continue to overuse this overrated actor and TERRIBLE character, I won’t be able to come back completely, even for my returning favorites.


    Mary replied

    The show was bad for reasons other than James Scott. Sara Bibel credited him with saving the show. And his two nominations for Best Actor contradict your assessment of his acting ability. I doubt the show will miss your lack of viewership.


  11. Becki says:

    Fantastic news! Hoping the new writers can bring this character back to what it should be so that a wonderful EJ and Sami romance can be written.


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