Soap Opera Digest has learned that uber-popular James Scott (EJ) will be leaving Salem when his contract expires. Sources say he and the show were unable to come to terms on a new deal. It is unfortunate timing for the show, which is in the middle of a well-publicized relaunch, as Scott is one of the key members of the cast. Scott joined the show in 2006 after wrapping a stint on AMC as Ethan and became an instant fan fave. Check back for more updates.
As this item went online, Digest got word that talks resumed to keep Scott on the show. Stay tuned.