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29 July 8th, 2011 Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark head back to Days of our Lives!

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More big returns to re-set Salem, which is what Executive Producer, Ken Corday of Days of our Lives has been touting.

We already learned that Matthew Ashford, Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are headed back to the series canvas, and now through TV Guide and from rumblings On-Air On-Soaps had heard a month or so ago, it is now confirmed that the original Austin Reed, Patrick Muldoon, and Carrie Brady, played by Christie Clark, are returning to the show as well!

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According to TVG, the duo will return to the show in late September, and they begin shooting scenes next week!

So is this a return that makes DOOL fans happy? Let us know your thoughts.

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  1. Skyla says:

    Christie Clark is not a surprise… I heard she was coming back months before the changes started at Days and after Sami called Carrie on the phone not too long after that & they actually shot the less than @min scene I knew it wouldn’t be long till she returned to Salem. my only question is why Patrick Muldoon, not that I particularly dislike him but the Austin that was popular opposite of Christie Clark’s Carrie and spent the most time as the character was Austin Preck. I know he’s at OLTL right now but even with the internet pick-up of that show his character isn’t completely necessary & he seems to be only on reoccurring there. IMO the Austin to bring back would be Austin Peck… I watched when Patrick Muldoon originated the role & I know lots of soaps like to go back to the original actor for the part but every now and then they aren’t the one you associate with the role, like if they were to bring Sarah Michelle Gellar back as Kendall over Alicia Minshew. I loved SMG in the role but if she were to come back now it just wouldn’t be the same. Truthfully though I was never a Carrie & Austin fan, I found them boring but I always enjoyed the interaction between Sami and Carrie. Honestly I’d rather have Roark Critchlow back as Mike Horton or Martha Maddison as Belle & I suppose a recast for Shawn since BB and JC are both unavailable. I’m curious though to see how the revamping of Days turns out though since they got rid of some rather popular characters to do it, like Nadia Bjorlin’s Chloe & Crystal Chappell’s Carly especially from what I’m hearing Deidre and Drake are only coming on for a short period. I guess we will see but my reaction to this is luke warm.

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    Skyla replied

    I meant Austin Peck, not Preck…typo.

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    Kandi replied

    I thought I was the only one disappointed to see that Patrick Muldoon is coming back as Austin instead of Austin Peck

    cr replied

    I been watching days since 1992 and stop watching about 2000, but I saw both actors who played austin reed and patrick muldoon beats austin peck hands down, yall are crazy to want rip off of jim carrey back. I started watchin days again in 2006, they thank god since austin peck packing that year.

  2. adriana8900 says:

    i want chloe back i liked carrie and austion but it’s not the same without chloe on dool

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    Imane Assi replied

    So agree.I won’t watch without Nadia/Chloe.They can bring back whoever they want,the only one I want back is Nadia/chloe

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  3. lumi says:

    I am so happy that Corday is bringing back some of Days charecters form years ago,I love Dool and hope to see Bryan Dattilo/Lucas Horton and his daughter Allie Horton back ASAP,,,, so very happy John and Marlena is coming home and not to forget our Tony DiMera,Coday said 6 was coming back,John Marlena Jack,now Carrie and mike,
    Allie is coming back in Auguest,,,I have never been a big fan of Jack but happy he is on the way too. looks like September is going to be the month to get back taping and injoying my fav: and only soap again :)

    Days plans another special episode on 9-23,,, wrapping up old SL 8-19,,, our new stories 9-26, with a special episode 9-23,I read this from the new writers,, co-head writer marlene McPherson,, hurry up September,,,, :)

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  4. marynelle says:

    So excited that Christie, Patrick, Deidre, Drake and Bryan are coming back. Now we’ll finally have OUR Days of Our Lives show back as long as Bo and Hope are front and center. Thank you Ken Corday for finally getting the message.

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    Avelina replied

    I agree 100%. I love Christie Clarke and Patrick Muldoon. This is the best news I have heard. I am so happy the vets are coming back. Ken Corday wasnt joking when he said that there are major changes coming. I cant wait to see Sami’s face when Carrie and Austin come back LOL. I cant wait for September :) :)

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  5. Natalie says:

    I am thrilled that my favourite couple from the 90s is heading back to Salem, and I am over the moon that it is Patrick Muldoon this time. I grew to enjoy Austin Peck as Austin but Patrick was always my favourite Austin, and his chemistry with Christie was fantastic. I can’t wait to see them back together all these years later!!

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  6. Sara says:

    Christie Clark is my favorite! Seeing her on the phone call with Sami was such a tease. So glad she’ll be back full time. Loving the changes so far at Days!

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  7. Msmith says:

    Wow DOOL gets rid of Crystal Chappell for these two? Not worth it.
    Roman and Marlena are not worth it! DOOL will never be the same! We are loosing amazing talent to be subjected to this?

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    Patrick replied

    I agree… granted they are part of days history…. none of the returning “favs” have the emotional range and intelligence, and or versatile acting abilities of crystal chappell and louise sorrell….. these two ladies provided comedic and dramatic turns that always kept my interest… i’ve lost interest in days again…

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    Msmith replied

    lets be honest nobody has the emotional range and intelligence, and or versatile acting abilities of crystal chappell !!

  8. lumi says:

    Its all worth it,just to have John Marlena Jack Carrie and Milk back,
    and soon Lucas and Allie too,,,,, and who knows maybe CC will be back later too.
    and love my Tony

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    Avelina replied

    I love Tony. Thaao Penghlis rocks!

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  9. lumi says:

    haaaa thats Mike not milk LOL

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  10. soap fan says:

    Patrick Muldoon has said on his twitter page nope! To days of our lives. And his flying overseas to a wedding . Soap opera digest confimed Next Week as A C start taping day . So why would Muldoon be flying over seas if his going to be knee high in days scripts? Next week. The weekend is almost over
    He also Tweeted lisa rinna “nope to days?”

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  11. soap fan says:

    Trust me Austin is a wonderful actor. There are so many carrie and austin fans. Patrick was great on days. But so was Austin. when the writers did invest in Carrie and Austin’s storyline. Austin acting improved. But how is it the actor’s fault if all the writers ever did was write Austin as shirtless, and have Sami run interference. When carrie and austin were on the ratings were good. As well as Austin and Nicole had great chemistry. bring austin peck back. I think given all that he as been thru. I think his acting will be A class. this time round. The only reason A C left was because of Horgan! The only fans complaing were non carrie and austin fans. How does that help days? When you have other fanbases jumping on board. Who haven’t invested any watching time= ratings. In to A C improve anything. When those thousands of C A fans keep saying bring Austin Peck back. Days would rather listen to Sami and lucas fans. Remember every viewer = good ratings. To keep viewship wouldnt u do anything to keep the numbers rising?

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    cr replied

    Austin peck. Was ok as austin, he let his stripping and being shirtless do the acting, unlike muldoon. Patrick muldoon was the best austin and he had chemistry with carrie and sami, he is decent actor, and he is not goofy.

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  12. lumi says:

    the ratings were good when Sami and Lucas was up to there games,love sami and lucas’s attitude,they were good together and fun to watch,and hope they will get back to being a Horton Family with there 4 kids.

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    Kandi replied

    AGREEEEEEED :-)

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  13. JANE says:

    I love Austin + Carrie TOGETHER as a couple. Please no more love triangles or quadrilateral situations. Let them be happy TOGETHER & focused on their family(kids). As far as I am concerned:
    Austin + Carrie = PERFECT
    Austin + Sami = Pathetic
    Austin + Nicole/Greta = Shocking
    Carrie + Mike = Horrendous
    Carrie + Lucas = Disgusting

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    cr replied

    Patrick muldoon was and is still the best austin reed and he chemistry with both sami and carrie. Sami and austin pairing was not pathetic with muldoon, but peck it was force and werid.

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  14. doolfan says:

    Austin peck needs to return. Patrick, in my opinion- is to old to play Austin Reed. Patrick has no chemistry w// cc or any one. And he looks older then his T.v mom Kate. His voice driving me nuts plus his line delivery is to slow. Also to think that Abby would find this version of Austin Reed “hot” is ricdiclous. Austin was wonderful on As the World Turns, and One life to Live. I hope that tptb bring Peck back. I was so looking foward to C/a. Patrick hasn’t played Austin Reed for 16 years. And if they were going to aged the character. Why not bring back Tracy as Carrie. So Atleast Carrie and Austin, would look the part. Instead this Austin looks more like Carrie’s dad. Austin Peck and Christie Clark were perfect together on screen and have the most chemistry.

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    cr replied

    Pat muldoon was born 1968 and Austin peck in 1971, now both men have aged and the only reason come on the show was that pat chose to leave.

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  15. Grnjeff23 says:

    I havent watched many soaps since probably when “Another World” was cancelled. But watched many growing up in high school, and especially college. I agree that the interaction between Austin Peck and Carrie is the one most would want to see. I remember Muldoon in the begginng as well,..but Peck is much better when pairing up the couple.

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  16. Jake says:

    I don’t care about their real ages. Pat Muldoon looks sooo much older and he sounds very …fruity. Austin Peck was much better.

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    cr replied

    Whatever dude, austin peck was ok as austin, but pm was the kick ass austin.

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