Good news for NBC’s “Days of our Lives”fans. Days is welcoming back John Black. Yes veteran actor Drake Hogestyn is onset today after an almost seven month absence when Hogestyn last appeared in mid-July.
Executive producer, Ken Corday said , “I consider him one of the iconic characters in Salem and someone who can come and go because John Black is a superspy, know all-do all. It is very possible that by the end of the year or the turn of the year, you will see him again.”
Mr. Hogestyn will finally appear again sometime in early 2014.
Is John Black coming back to his love Marlena or will he return to take on Stefano Dimera? Whatever reason brings him back it will be good to see him in Salem again.
Days Of Our Lives can be seen weekdays on NBC at 1 p.m.
Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8/7c, and will be followed by a new episode of Twisted. ABC Family will also air a Pretty Little Liars marathon beginning at noon and this will lead up to the premiere.
A seven-hour Twisted marathon airs on New Year’s Day beginning at 11 a.m.
The third season of Switched at Birth returns on Monday, Jan. 13 at 8/7c, which is then folowed by The Fosters.
Tonight is the premiere of Ravenswood at 9 p.m. A Pretty Little Liars is new spin-off.
“On Pretty Little Liars we’ve surprised people and we’ve put people in jeopardy, but we’ve never had a chance to straight-out scare people,” executive producer Joseph Dougherty told TVGuide.com. “Whatever the uneasiness level of Pretty Little Liars is, Ravenswood will be 20 to 30 times higher. I like to lull people in with a false sense of confidence and tell everyone that Ravenswood is a delightful romp and then have everyone watch and be terrified.”
Dancing With The Stars has been on fire with some of the best dancers yet. The beautiful Elizabeth Berkley Lauren is a wonderful dancer, looking so professional and well deserves a 30 score. Brant Daugherty gave a solid performance and looked amazing. Leah Remini really did well tonight and Nicole Polizzi also did well, though her dance was quite simple compared to the others. Jack Osbourne did not dance as well to Latin as he has in Ballroom, but gave a respectable performance. All of these performers were treated fairly and some were overrated, especially Bill Engval who appears to be a favorite of the judges.
Now to the two best dancers on the show Corbin Bleuand Amber Riley. The judges find more fault with them than any of the other dancers and tonight they were overly critical of these two who gave stellar performances.
Corbin gave a splendid Viennese Waltz to the Game of Thrones theme song. It was so well done and Karina did a beautiful job on the choreography, but once again Len found too much wrong with this fantastic performance. When replaying his comments for the other stars you could see his unfairness quite clearly.
Amber and Derek were too hot to handle and looked like perfection to me, but nasty comments were heard from Len again. Just not right when quite clearly Derek choreographed to Len’s stringent rules. What gives Len? Maybe you are too old to judge the young and talented on the show.
Whatever the case may be one hopes that all of their fans will rally behind them and keep them in the competition. After Christina Milan’s exit last week it is certain anyone can go at anytime.
Dancing With the Stars can be seen on Monday nights on ABC at 8 p.m./est.