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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, October 15th, 2018

  • Judith Chapman Returns to Days As New Character Diana Cooper image
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    Rumors have been buzzing for months that Young and the Restless actress Judith Chapman (Gloria Bardwell) will be making her way back to Days of our Lives. Though the actress played Anjelica Deveraux in 1990, Morgan Fairchild turned up in the role in 2017 with the character dying that same year of a heart attack. Soaps.com has learned that an Instagram screenshot, allegedly from the hair and makeup room, has turned up and is listing Chapman as Diana Cooper, rumored to be Leo's (Greg Rikaart) mother. October 15, Chapman revealed a little about her character, "I took a side trip to LOS ANGELES to play another Ghostly Apparition on DAYS OF OUR LIVES...HALLOWEEN.....APPROACHES!! DON'T MISS IT:smiling_imp::fearful::ghost:" Stay tuned for more details as they are released.

    Monday, October 15th, 2018

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  • Eileen Davidson's Final Y&R Airdate As Ashley Announced image
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    Updated October 12: Soaps.com has learned that Eileen Davidson's final Y&R air date as Ashley Abbott will be Monday October 29.

    On September 18 we reported, Eileen Davidson announced that she'll wrap up taping at the CBS studios in four days, on Friday September 21, which would put her final Y&R air date as Ashley toward the middle of October. On June 27, we reported, Eileen Davidson is leaving Y&R but in late September head writer Mal Young revealed that fans have not seen the last of Ashley on Y&R.

    Friday, October 12th, 2018

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  • William Utay Returns to Days of our Lives As Diabolical Dr. Rolf image
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    Updated October 12, 2018: Look for William Utay to return to Days in the coming weeks as Dr. Rolf.

    We reported on October 30, 2017 that William Utay is set to return to "Days of our Lives" as that dastardly, yet incredibly intelligent, Dr. Wilhelm Rolf. rolf-sees-hope-days-nbcWhen Salemites heard from Ben Weston that Will was alive, Kate vowed to get to the bottom of it. She questioned Clyde Weston and learned that he's the one who heard that Will was alive from Dr. Rolf, who was an inmate with him in Statesville prison. Weston told his son Ben in order to ease his self-disgust that he murdered his own friend. Utay will be seen October 20, 23 and October 31 for the big Halloween episode, and then in flashbacks November 21.

    Friday, October 12th, 2018

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  • Robin Givens Returns to B&B As Hope's Obstetrician image
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    Updated October 9: Soaps.com is back with a few more dates for Robin Givens on B&B. Look for her character Dr. Phillips to reappear on October 19 and 22.

    On August 24: Soaps.com has learned that Robin Givens will once again reprise her role of Dr. Phillips, this time as Hope's obstetrician, on August 29. On April 20 Soaps.com reported that Robin Givens will make another B&B return as Dr. Philips on Thursday April 26. As reported previously, actress Robin Givens, who currently plays Mayor Sierra McCoy on CW's "Riverdale," is set for a three-episode stint on "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Dr. Phillips, Steffy's obstetrician. Entertainment Weekly reports that Givens began filming today, Friday January 12, and her first airdate will be February 15.

    Robin Givens boasts a long career in television and movies, including roles on series such as "Head of the Class," "House of Payne," "Chuck," "90210," "Twisted," and "Once Upon a Time." She recently completed work on the film "Dreams I Never Had" in which she plays a prosecuting attorney.

    Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

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  • Trey Baxter Joins Days of our Lives image
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    Soaps.com has learned that model and actor, Trey Baxter, has joined Days of our Lives as a mystery patient, one many suspect could be EJ DiMera - previously played by James Scott, who originated the character and played EJ from May 30, 2006 to October 13, 2014. Baxter will first debut October 12. Stay tuned!

    Monday, October 8th, 2018

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  • Kate Linder Back to Y&R As Esther image
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    Soaps.com can report that actress Kate Linder took to social media to let her Young and Restless fans know that she would be back on the soap opera as Esther Valentine in the near future. She posted, "So excited to have worked today! @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime #yr #keepwatching #esther #esthervalentine" Linder's last appearance on the show as Esther was in July.

    Thursday, October 4th, 2018

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  • Chloe Lanier Returns to GH This Fall  As Nelle image
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    Updated October 3: Soaps.com has learned that Chloe Lanier will be making a brief return, for two episodes, to General Hospital as Nelle beginning on Friday October 12.

    On August 3, we reported Chloe Lanier exits General Hospital on August 8, though the door has been left open for her character Nelle Benson to return in the future. As Soaps.com reported on June 28, Chloe Lanier has reportedly decided to leave General Hospital when her current contract ends. Lanier joined GH as Nelle Benson in July of 2016, as previously reported by Soaps.com. However she first appeared in 2015 as a young Patricia Spencer in flashbacks during a special episode dedicated to Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), who retired from the show that year. The actress is said to be focusing on film and primetime, as reported by Daytime Confidential.

    Lanier won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress at this year's 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. She is said to be taping her final scenes this week, which would put her on air until the end of July.

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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  • Kelly Kruger's Fall Y&R Return Date Announced image
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    Updated October 3: Soaps.com has learned that Kelly Kruger will be bringing Mackenzie back to Young and the Restless. The actress posted on Instagram, "GUESS WHO’s BACK IN GENOA CITY?! 💃🏼 There’s nothing like stepping onto this stage first thing in the morning. I love my @youngandrestlesscbs family so much! @cbsdaytime WHOS EXCITED TO SEE MAC?!" Fans can expect to see Kruger on Tuesday November 6.

    Back on June 1 we reported that Kelly Kruger will return to Y&R as Mac beginning on June 22. On May 1 we reported that actress Kelly Kruger is set to come back to The Young and the Restless. Her alter-ego, Mackenzie, turned up last week looking for her ex-husband, JT (Thad Luckinbill), just weeks after Kruger's Y&R return in March for the Walnut Grove reunion, and according to Soap Opera Digest, the character will show up again beginning in June for an indefinite run. Her storyline arc will coincide with Lauren Woodland's return as Y&R’s Brittany and - spoiler alert - will have to do with the truth coming out about JT.

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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  • B&B Casts Wayne Brady's Daughter, Maile Brady image
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    Let's Make a Deal host, Wayne Brady's daughter, Maile Brady, is set for an appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful. Entertainment Tonight reported she will share scenes with Nia Sioux, as Brady's character, Tiffany, advises Emma about her jealousy. Watch for her to air on Thursday October 4.

    Wayne Brady visited the B&B set with his daughter, and recalled that as a teenager, the soap was "appointment viewing for myself and my grandmother." He continued, "Cut to Maile getting to play a role on the show that I loved, and that so many great actors have come out of? It’s just thrilling. I’m really beside myself."

    Maile Brady previously appeared in the video Sesame Beginnings: Make Music Together.

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

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  • B&B's Adorable Baby Kelly Played by Gabriel Sporman image
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    Soaps.com readers take note - that adorable baby playing Baby Kelly, Steffy and Liam's daughter on The Bold and the Beautiful, is being played by Gabriel Sporman. The baby's proud mother, Marcy McCusker, updated her followers on Instagram that the infant will be appearing in scenes with Don Diamont's Bill, and enthused, "Guess who's back on @boldandbeautifulcbs next week?! Tune in for his big scene with Bill 🙌💙" Watch for the episode on October 3.

    Monday, October 1st, 2018

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