"Days Of Our Lives" comings and goings reveal that a big name actor is headed to Salem this year. This news comes just after the devastating announcement that actress Arianne Zucker would be leaving the role of Nicole Walker after twenty years on the NBC Soap Opera. However, fans can now look forward to a new character who will be arriving in the very near future.

Hollywood star headed to Salem in 2017?

According to Soap Hub, a yet to be named actor or actress is headed to "Days of Our Lives." The news comes from Jason47's 'Days' website, who is known to be a fantastic source for all of the goings on in Salem.

The site reveals that "DOOL" viewers should be on the looking out for a "very well-known" actor/actress, who is famous outside of the scope of daytime television to make their appearance on the show later this year. While fans have no idea who this well known actor/actress could be, they are already starting to speculate on who they would love to see join the cast.

Something to look forward to after a rocky few years

As the report reveals, big stars outside of the soap opera world don't usually come running to daytime television, especially soaps like "Days of Our Lives." So, this big, yet cryptic, announcement has many "DOOL" viewers on the edge of their seats waiting to find out who will be headed to Salem in 2017.

The big news is a nice distraction from the recent news about the soap. As many fans know, cancellation rumors had been running wild, and still are, although the show has been picked up for Season 52 at NBC.

Meanwhile, the news of Arianne Zucker's departure, paired with all of the other characters that Salem has lost over the last few years, such as, Sami Brady, EJ DiMera, Will Horton, Bo Brady, Daniel Jonas, and more, have viewers wondering how long the show can hold on.

However, a big name could be just what the show needs to boost viewership and get fans excited about watching again. Only time will tell which actor or actress will be joining the long running NBC soap opera, and it looks like we'll all have to watch to find out. Until the time that the big announcement is made, you can catch "Days of Our Lives" every weekday afternoon on NBC.