Say it ain't so! Soap Opera Digest is hearing Days of Our Lives cutie Molly Burnett (Melanie) may not renew her contract when it's up this June. According to Digest's sources, Burnett—who has appeared on CSI: New York, True Blood and Good Luck Charlie all while starring on the sudser since 2008—has had to turn down additional outside gigs because of her DAYS job.
If rumors of Burnett leaving prove true, I will be sincerely bummed. This actress is proof positive of what an excellent training ground daytime soaps still are. I was one of many critics who hated the character of Melanie—and wasn't kind at all about Burnett's acting—when she first premiered on DAYS. However, the NBC sudser putting the starlet in storylines with daytime acting greats Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) and Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly) helped Burnett grow into quite the promising little thespian. I'm sure whatever she decides for her career future will lead her to big things!