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Get the scoop on actors that will be coming to your favorite show, those who will be leaving, as well as casting calls and contract talks!

Monday, February 27th, 2017

  • 'The Talk's' Sheryl Underwood returns to B&B image
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    The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, returns as "The Bold and the Beautiful's" Emmy, the city clerk with a crush on Bill Spencer, the week of February 27. Underwood first appeared on B&B in June 2016.

    Saturday, February 25th, 2017

  • Y&R casts Cait Fairbanks as singer Tessa Porter image
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    "The Young and the Restless" is adding a new character named Tessa Porter, a free-spirited singer, who will be played by actress Cait Fairbanks. Fairbanks previously appeared on "K.C. Undercover." Soap Opera Digest reports the daytime newcomer has begun taping and will first appear March 24.

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

  • Réal Andrews returns to Days of our Lives as a crisis with Hal unfolds image
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    Réal Andrews returns to "Days" as Hal, Jade's father, starting March 6 when Hal has a health crisis. Réal Andrews has appeared a few times on Days of our Lives in the past year.

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

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  • Richard Narita cast as Y&R's Mr. Sato image
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    Actor Richard Narita will appear as high-powered businessman Mr. Sato on the March 8 and 9 episodes of "The Young and the Restless." Narita played Eugene Inagaki on "Dallas" in 1990, and his previous daytime credits include an appearance as a Japanese businessman on "The Bold and the Beautiful," and playing a character named Miller on a 2014 episode of "Days of our Lives."

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

  • Lucas Adams to Days of our Lives as son of major character image
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    December 14, 2016, Soaps.com learned that Lucas Adams ("Grimm") is the newest "Days of our Lives" cast member who will play the role of Tripp, Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Ava's (Tamara Braun) child.

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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  • Robb Derringer's new role as sex addict on Days image
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    As reported in the Soaps.com news room October 18, 2016, Robb Derringer announced Days role as sex addict and college professor. He'll start appearing March 30, 2017 and will be seen April 3, 6, 10, 13 and 14 to start with.

    Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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  • Paul Telfer reports a return to Days as Xander image
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    Paul Telfer left his role on "Days of our Lives" in October 2016 when his character, Xander, was told to leave for Europe by his uncle Deimos. Salemites presumed Xander was killed by Deimos, so this will be a surprise for many when he turns up alive. Telfer reported that he's returning to the show this year.

    Monday, February 20th, 2017

  • Scott Shilstone returns to Days of our Lives, but not as Zach Brady image
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    Soaps.com exclusively reported October 20, 2016:

    Remember when Scott Shilstone played the grown-up version of Hope and Bo's son Zack in June? Shilstone is returning to "Days of our Lives" but not in the same role. This time, Shilstone is playing a character named Wyatt, who will first be seen in a handful of scenes, at the end of March 2017.

    Sunday, February 19th, 2017

  • Lamon Archey confirmed to be coming to Days in new role as Eli image
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    Soaps.com originally posted December 12, 2016, Susan Seaforth-Hayes spoke with Lamon Archey on a Vimeo video on set (which has now been removed) about his move to "Days of our Lives" in a new role as Julie's grandson, Eli Grant. His father would be David Banning, and it's likely Eli was the mystery man texting Valerie in last week's episode. Archey will first be seen February 23.

    This isn't Archey's first foray into daytime television. In fact, he played bit parts on "Days" from 2011 - 2013 as Centerville cop, and New Dad, and from 2012 - 2014 he portrayed bad boy Mason Wilder on "Young and the Restless."

    In a recent interview with TV Insider, Susan Seaforth Hayes, who plays Julie Williams, was asked what Julie thinks of Valerie’s deceit, hiding Eli from his family? "[Laughs] Nothing good. There’ll be lots of conflict, a lot of mistrust. We’re shooting months ahead of what you’re seeing on air and it’s still playing out. The fact that Valerie kept this secret is not going to just go away. But, unlike Julie, I can understand why her having a child might not have come up. There was a stepfather involved. And people deal with birth [issues] in very different ways. My own mother [the late Elizabeth Harrower, an actress and former 'Days' writer] was adopted and she was not told about it until she was 12, but she loved her stepfather so much she didn’t want anything to do with her birth family. So I’m very familiar with that whole 'Let’s not talk about it' approach. 'Those people weren’t there so they don’t count!' But sometimes those people want to count. And the Horton family really wants to embrace this new young man. There’s a lot of meaty material there and I’m doing some risky stuff. The good thing is that Julie is entranced by Eli. He’s an FBI agent and quite the hero—though he seems to be doing more romancing in Salem than detective work. And whaddaya know? He really likes Julie too."

    Friday, February 17th, 2017

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  • Laur Allen cast on Y&R image
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    Actress Laur Allen has been cast as a Brash & Sassy consultant, Juliet Helton, who appears in multiple episodes beginning February 28, according to Soap Opera Digest. Allen previously appeared on "Stevie TV."

    Friday, February 17th, 2017

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