Shawn Douglas Brady will be sticking around Salem U.S.A. a bit longer than co-head writer Dena Higley first anticipated. In March, I broke news of a Days of Our Lives casting bloodbath that saw the firings of Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle) and other DAYS cast members. Higley didn't factor in Beemer having just started a new contract cycle when she once again wrote the popular actor off the canvas.
"They made a mistake with Brandon," says a set side source. "They tried to fire him when he was just a few days into a new cycle. They would have had to pay him out for 26 weeks or use him, so they're using him."
Beemer and Madison's smoldering chemistry was on display just this past week on DAYS. It's insane that any writer entrusted with this soap's future would think writing off the offspring of Bope and Jarlena is the way to go.
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