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Sunday 24th June 2018

Iconic ‘90s Villain Returns to ‘Days of Our Lives’

You won’t believe who’s coming back to the fictional town of Salem!

It seems like everything old is new again on Days of Our Lives as the series welcomes the return of one of its most notable villains in the show's history, just in time for November sweeps.

Louise Sorel, who portrayed the fictional character of Vivian Alamain for years on Days of Our Lives, is reportedly making her way back to the role that fans love to hate.

Reportedly November sweeps will bring drama, heartbreak, chaos, deception, and big drama to Salem.

For the better part of 25 years, Louise Sorel has brought the role of "Days of Our Lives" character Vivian Alamain to life. (Credit: NBC)

The biggest change to Vivian’s storyline will be the return of her nephew Nikolas Alamain, who will reportedly be played by General Hospital veteran Tyler Christopher, although the show has not officially confirmed Tyler's involvement in the role.

Tyler previously portrayed Nikolas Cassadine and Connor Bishop on GH.

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Tyler Christopher is also on "Days" in an undetermined role, although rumor has it he will be playing Nikolas Cassadine. (Credit: ABC)

Reportedly, Days of Our Lives head writer Ron Carlivati revealed the actor will be playing a brand new character, and viewers will get a big reveal as to why Vivian returned to town when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2018.

“I always think of New Year’s Eve as a great time to have something big happen at midnight, so that is kind of a key to the return of Vivian and the entrance of Tyler, and I am wanting it to remain somewhat of a mystery for now of who he will be,” Carlivati told Soap Hub.

As Vivian, Louise was part of a love triangle in the 1990s that included Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Victor (John Aniston). (Credit: NBC)

Under Ron’s guidance, Days is ushering in a flood of fan favorite comebacks, readjusting the show’s focus back to its core families and relationships.

Ron has also thrown in mentions of important moments and have included flashbacks that relate to current storylines.

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While details of Vivian’s return have been kept under wraps, the character’s long history is sure to bring plenty of drama back to daytime.

Since 1992, Louise Sorel has brought the role of Vivian Alamain to life.

Remember when Vivian buried Carly (Crystal Chappell) alive? (Credit: NBC)

During her 25 years portraying the character, Louise was able to bring some of the most unforgettable scenarios to life in the daytime world.

Vivian has buried her nemesis Carly alive, committed murder, given birth to her lover’s baby to destroy his marriage, poisoned her ex-husband’s son’s soon-to-be wife with a comb, and ran off to India with her former henchman Ivan; and those was only some of her misdeeds!

Needless to say, the show has a rich history to draw off of for Vivian’s return.

Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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