Days of Our Lives vet Peter Reckell’s wife, Kelly Moneymaker, confirmed his rumored exit on Tuesday, tweeting, “Hard to say goodbye to characters who’ve been on 4ever!! Hard 2 believe Bo will be one of those shortly!” No word yet on when Reckell — who has portrayed the popular daytime character on and off since 1983 — will officially depart Days.
Reckell’s on-screen cohort, Kristian Alfonso, meanwhile, inked a deal last month to continue with the NBC soap.
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• HBO has ordered The Missionary, a 1960s-set drama pilot centering on a Cold War spy, Deadline reports. Aaron Paul — whose star-making turn on Breaking Bad will come to a close when the AMC series ends next year — is in talks to star in the project. Charles Randolph (The Interpreter), Mark Wahlberg (Entourage), Stephen Levinson (Boardwalk Empire) and author Malcolm Gladwell will executive-produce.
• Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) and S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) have booked guest spots in separate episodes of the current season of Drop Dead Diva, EW.com reports. The latter will portray a judge, while the former drops by as a litigator. Meanwhile, Ethan Embry (Brotherhood) will guest-star in the Season 4 finale, playing a man whose wife refuses to treat her brain tumor.
• TLC has renewed What Not to Wear for a 10th season, to bow in January 2013, per EW.com.
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- Peter Reckell
- Bo Brady
- Kristian Alfonso
- Mark Wahlberg