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32 May 11th, 2016 Thaao Penghlis Signs On With Days of Our Lives For Another 2 Years!

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Andre DiMera is here to stay, or who knows? Maybe Tony will return to? Good news for Days of our Lives fans of Thaao Penghlis (Andre).  The actor revealed on his Twitter account that he is indeed sticking around Salem!

Thaao revealed: “My friends I have signed on DOOL for another 2 years. Thank u 4 being part of this wonderful & continuing experience I call home.” Back in February of this year, DAYS received a one year pick-up by NBC, with an option for an additional year.

On current episodes of DAYS, Andre is back in action as his nefarious plan to bring in a doppelganger Aiden to finish the job of killing Hope was revealed on Monday’s episode of the NBC sudser.  

So, are you happy to hear there will be more Thaao on DAYS?  Do you hope Andre continues his reign of terror? Would you like to Tony to come back from the dead to? Comment below!

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    It would be nice to have Tony and Anna back too but sometimes long absent characters seem to loose their appeal when writers don’t seem to know what to do with them-like Shaun and Belle and Philip-still wish Belle was staying!!!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Hi Jimmy!

    Someone on Twitter asked Thaao when we will see Tony and his reply was “Soon.”

    I’m sure we’ll see Anna too. LeAnne Hunley was listed as if she was a current cast member on the DAYS 50th anniversary party guest list.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    i hope so…

    Patrick replied

    ” LeAnne Hunley” is … a Dream

    now this… is a woman

    Shay replied

    In other words, no surprise return to Port Charles for Victor Cassadine….phooey!!!

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  2. holly says:

    Great news! Having Thaao on my screen as Andre or Tony is always a good thing!

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  3. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    It’s nice to know that at least some of the core cast is staying put. I only wish NBC and Sony could have extended the same courtesy to Martha Madison (Belle) and Brandon Beemer (Shawn-Douglas).

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  4. Mo says:

    Great. Now let’s see him on-screen. It’s no good to have him signed to a contract if writers don’t write story for him. We need Thaao and Andre back in Salem!

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  5. Mary Ramsey says:

    GREAT… He is my favorite as Tony or Andre..⏳⏳⏳

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  6. Dylan says:

    The character of Andre just doesn’t work. He is just a lunatic for no reason. Evil for the sake of evil. When a character has ZERO motivation for their actions, it is just a pointless waste of time. This is a man who violently stabbed and murdered several women in the 80′s. He is a serial killer. Serial killers don’t get full pardons, no matter how much money or brain tumours they have. Then, Andre infamously engineered the faux murder story of 2003-2004 where he performed many violent atrocities. If Tony was alive, and came back, and banished Andre once and for all, that might be worth watching. But at this point, I don’t really feel Tony or Andre are viable or relevant characters. Tony only ever clicked with Anna, and they had a sophisticated, witty romance full of love and passion. I’d tune in for that reunion. otherwise, my reaction to this news is just….blah.

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    clh replied

    I think they are basically trying to have him replace Stefano for stories.

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    blake replied

    True and it’s not working.

    Mo replied

    If this is true, he needs to be in the DiMera house. That whole thing with the taxes and Chad buying the house and kicking Andre out was not good.

    And Andre needs to be out of prison and on our screens!

  7. Patrick says:

    i’m coming from the point… of any way… I can enjoy some one some thing… connected to The DiMira Dynasty…. i’m in

    i’m surprised… that DAYS wants “Andre” to remain…. I was hoping some how… Andre would be connected to coercing a minor to rape another minor…. ugh! it’s sick

    so that Chase would be redeemed

    OK … already

    I had high hopes that Daniel Cosgrove would return as Peter BLake… and that Chase would also be a DiMera…. that kid along with DC ACT

    I would have preferred that DAYS spend their monies on a strong male lead , to return Peter Blake to Salem…. can we say Michael Muhney

    congrats to Thaao Penghis character acting… he’s always interesting…

    Andre and Chad do have a certain rapport that works

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    davlestev1 replied

    They won’t even be on past next year.. They’re not fooling me handing out two year contracts

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    blake replied

    Yeah I don’t think they can survive another year with these horrible ratings and stories.

    Mary replied

    DOOL is just covering its bets with those two year contracts.

  8. Jim Preston says:

    Personally I do not care for the Cartoonish Villian character of Andre. I was glad he was sent off to Prison and has been off the canvas.
    Right now, I’m not crazy about the show’s plotlines – and honestly, the explanation of Aiden having an “evil twin” has been so done to death on soaps, although it’s been acted nicely and convincingly.
    I miss the storylines that involved Will, Sonny, Sami and EJ – and I think the writers could come up with some compelling tales, but for right now, meh – show doesn’t thrill me.

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    blake replied

    I agree, Andre is goofy. Just because he is a DiMeria doesn’t mean he can carry the legacy.

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    Patrick replied

    no.. he isn’t

    I ‘ve always rooted for the “underdog” if you will… and the best part of this serial

    how clever all whole clan of DiMera mystify

    god… isn’t Lexie missed
    wouldn’t it be something… just to see how Peter Blake is doing
    will Kristen ever grace Salem’ites

    could Kassie DePaiva be accepted as the new Kristen DiMera… just begging the behind the scenes to bring her back

    imagine… how much fun.. Eve would be
    with Rafe
    with Deimos
    with Justin
    with Eduardo

    let Eve and Anna ( the divine LeAnne Hunley) become fast friends and reign
    supreme

    Amy replied

    @Jim, this is where you and I differ. I just love Andre. He makes even the most boring scenes enjoyable. I would like nothing better than to see Andre and Victor join up against Demios. Watching those two experts take down Demios would be priceless.

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  9. Phil says:

    I am all for Tony coming back, but still want the next return to be Kassie Depaiva as Eve Donavan!!!!

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  10. Chris says:

    Days has become total garbage. With the way the ratings are sliding, it would be a miracle if it’s still on the air two years from now. Obviously, multi-year contracts like that can be bought out. It happens all the time in other businesses and industries, including sports.

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    blake replied

    I don’t think it will go past the year myself, they had their chance to keep the ratings up and have great stories but they brought back Dena Higley. Ugh.

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  11. blake says:

    I don’t care for Andre and just because he is a DiMeria doesn’t mean he should keep the legacy going. He’s a cartoon villain.

    They keep Andre on, even the horrible actress playing Ciara yet they fire Martha Madison (Belle) who was the best thing they’ve had in a long time. It’s no wonder their ratings are horrible again.

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    Mo replied

    You are so right about them keeping the gal who plays Ciara yet, they have let other actors who are so much better go. I don’t get it. Can’t they see this gal can’t act?!!!! Her scenes are painful to watch, when I don’t fast forward.

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    Amy replied

    I’ve been patient with the actress playing Ciara but enough is enough. When will the producers understand that she is not right for the part?

  12. James says:

    Love Thaao, he is a Classic soap opera villain and the only one who can inherit Joe mascolo’s position.

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  13. Rj says:

    Thaao is a great actor and glad to have him on days because he brings depth to his characters, but with that said, I am not a big fan of the Andre character in that he just seems pure evil. Stephano was a more complex figure and that is what made him endearing. He had that warm, charming even love able side with his family, but then he could be ruthless in his business dealings. Since Thaoo has strong acting ability and can portray a range of emotions they should write his characters to show more dimensions to make the characters more attractive and appealing. Maybe Tony was like that. I don’t know enough about Tony – have not seen him enough, but the little I did see he had a wit and some charm whereas the little I have seen of Andre he does not seem to have that, so it may be better if they bring back the Tony character and fade out Andre. Thaao certainly adds a lot to Days now it is up to the writers to develop the character(s) and the storylinees to showcase Thaao’s immense talent.

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  14. Janet Byrnes says:

    here we go again. Guess he will return to say he brainwashed Chase, and Aiden and Chase can stay. Tony fine, Anna even better, Andre no thanks. been there done that. I like watching Aiden DC can act rings around most of the cast. I am looking forward to seeing Chase see his dad.

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    Jim Preston replied

    Yes but only if another actor plays Chase….I guess….frankly, to each his own but this show lately bores me to tears.

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    Amy replied

    @Janet, I more than disagree. I just love maniacal Andre; he is so much fun. Now if only the writers would create another “Bart”.

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