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Casting news for May saw the return of some interesting characters from the past, some new faces, and also some Daytime vets nabbing new roles. Get the details below:
All My Children:
May was a busy month on "AMC" as Jason Pendergast first appeared as Dr. Anders, Brooke Newton stepped into the role of Colby Chandler, and Hot Chelle Rae performed their hit single "Hung Up." Jason DeRulo also taped scenes this month, which will air in July. Perhaps the two biggest casting items were the return of Matthew Cowles as dastardly Billy Clyde Tuggle, and the return of another veteran actor. Find out who will be back on the canvas beginning June 3 through All My Children Comings & Goings.
The Bold And The Beautiful:
"B&B" put out some interesting casting calls in May; one was for the role of Julie Spencer, while two others were for males between the ages of 25 to 28, one Hispanic, the other Caucasian or Hispanic. Ricky Paull Goldin checked in as bad boy, Jesse, and Ashley Jones returned as Bridget. Last but not least, there were two new roles cast. Ex-"DOOL's" Darin Brooks will play Wyatt Fuller, a young man who interacts with Hope, and his mother will be played by a known soap opera veteran actress. Find out who will play Quinn Fuller through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings & Goings.
Days Of Our Lives:
Casey Moss debuted as Jennifer's son, JJ Devereaux in May. Derek Magyar appeared as the creepy Jensen, and Anthony Tyler Quinn portrayed Bernardi, the crooked cop. This month also brought Kevin Riggin onto the canvas as JJ's troubled friend, Rory. There was also news in May that a Salem bad girl will return. Find out which actress is bringing her character back for a few episodes in late summer or early fall through Days Of Our Lives Comings & Goings.
"GH" put out a casting call for an African American actress 16 or 17 years of age. The role may become a contract part. Additionally in May, Roger Howarth returned in his new role, Maura West debuted as Ava Jerome, and Samantha Logan was hired to play Taylor DuBois. She will first air on June 4. In other news, a "GH" fave was moved off contract to recurring status. Find out who it was through General Hospital Comings & Goings.
One Life To Live:
Snoop Lion returned in May and will appear again on June 4 and 6. Ex-"ATWT's" Marnie Schulenburg was cast to play Jo Sullivan, David's reality show producer beginning July 23, but before that, on June 27, Alice Callahan will begin appearing as Jack's summer school teacher. Also on that date, ex-"ATWT's" Paolo Seganti debuts as Arturo Bandini, who is a member of a wealthy family heavily involved in the art scene. Another soap opera veteran, from "Guiding Light," was also cast. Find out who will be playing Carl Peterson beginning August 20 through One Life To Live Comings & Goings.
The Young And The Restless:
In May, "Y&R" viewers lost the beloved actress Jeanne Cooper, and learned that her character, Katherine Chancellor, will not be recast, and will pass away on the show sometime down the road. The soap is looking to cast the role of Rose, a Caucasian in her early 40s; pretty, pleasant and fun, but a barfly, as well as the role of Stitch, a 30-something buddy of Dylan's who will appear on four episodes. Mishael Morgan was cast as Hilary Curtis, who will debut on June 14 and share scenes with Lily and Cane. Also in May, Beth Maitland returned as Traci, "B&B's" Zach Conroy dropped in as Oliver, and news came that an actress whose character has always been missed was taping scenes on the set. Find out who will be seen again onscreen beginning July 8 through The Young and the Restless Comings & Goings.
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- Candace Young