Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark

Days of Our Lives chief Ken Corday promised he'd be bringing romance back to the NBC soap — and he's bringing sexy back, too! An NBC rep tells TV Guide Magazine that Patrick Muldoon (the original Austin Reed) and Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) will return to the show in late September. They start shooting next week.

Clark joined Days as a teen back in 1986 and has played the role on and off since then, winning two Daytime Emmy nominations. Her last appearance was in 2010 when Carrie returned to Salem during the death watch for Alice Horton. Muldoon joined Days in 1992 and stayed until '95, then moved on to a run on Melrose Place as baddie Richard Hart and films such as the Oscar-nominated sci-fi hit Starship Troopers.

Look for other former Days faves, including Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John) and Matthew Ashford (Jack), to also rejoin the soap this summer.

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