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Tamara Braun from General Hospital
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Updated November 18: Tamara Braun announced via Instagram that her last day on General Hospital was Monday November 18 and stated, “Want to see Kim Nero one last time? Tune in today to say goodbye. Thank you to all you wonderful people for your love and support. 💖” On October 16 Soaps.com reported, Tamara Braun’s days at General Hospital as Dr. Kim Nero may be numbered. Braun returned to General Hospital in November of 2017, as previously reported by Soaps.com. She previously played Carly Corinthos on the show from 2001 until 2005. Daytime Confidential reported that the actress has taped her final scenes and the show, and has not been replaced, indicating Kim Nero might be headed out of Port Charles. With the death of her son Oscar (Garren Stitt) and the exit of the real Drew Cain (Billy Miller), there is little keeping the doctor in town. Soaps.com will continue to monitor this developing story.

– Dustin Cushman

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Zach Tinker possible return Young and Restless
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Updated November 15: A post on Young and Restless’ Twitter account, shared below, confirms that Zach Tinker will return to the CBS soap opera as Fenmore Baldwin during the holidays. Stay tuned to Soaps.com for his airdates when they become available.

On September 12, Instagram post from The Young and the Restless’ Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) with Zach Tinker cued speculation that the young actor may be returning to the CBS soap opera as Fenmore Baldwin. LeBlanc shared a photo of them together and said, “The boy seems to be doing well! #JustSayNo LOVE me some @zach_atticus! #FenAllTheTime.” Fen has been on tour as a singer but was mentioned recently onscreen as dealing drugs again. With his mother, Lauren (Tracey Bregman), going looking for him, it’s entirely possible the character will turn up in Genoa City soon. Tinker was last seen on Young and Restless in February. Soaps.com will provide updates on Tinker’s status as information becomes available.

– Candace Young

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Wally Kurth of General Hospital and Days of our Lives
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Wally Kurth returns to General Hospital the week of November 18 as Ned Quartermaine. As Soaps.com previously reported, Ned’s daughter Brook Lynn Ashton played by Amanda Setton is coming to Port Charles. Kurth was also recently put back on contract as Justin Kiriakis on Days of our Lives, but continues to recur on General Hospital.

– Dustin Cushman

Friday, November 15th, 2019

young and restless emily o'brien voices mary in video game
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Friday November 8 marked Days of our Lives’ 54th anniversary and the cast and crew celebrated by gathering for a new photo to honor the milestone. Soaps.com emily o'brien spotted in days of our lives cast photo couldn’t help but notice soap opera alum Emily O’Brien standing behind Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Stephen Nichols (Steve Johnson) in the photo. The actress is of British descent and bears a resemblance to Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady, Princess Gina Von Amberg), as well as Julianne Morris, who played Greta Von Amberg, Gina’s daughter, from 1998 to 2002. Could Greta be returning to Salem with O’Brien in the role? O’Brien is known to daytime fans for playing Jana Fisher on Young and the Restless from 2006 to 2011. Though she’s voiced numerous video game characters over the years, she also appeared on Constantine: City of Demons and One Day at a Time. We’ll keep readers updated with any new information as it comes and have addressed fan concerns over the Days hiatus news as well as shared some of the Days actors’ reactions over contract releases.

– Amy Mistretta

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Risa Dorken on General Hospital
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Risa Dorken revealed on Instagram that she is taping at General Hospital as Nurse Amy Driscoll. Dorken first appeared in the recurring role in May of 2016 and last returned back in May as part of General Hospital’s 2019 Nurses’ Ball. Soaps.com will update with her return date when it’s made available.

– Dustin Cushman

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Jeffrey Vincent Parise to Young and Restless
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Update November 14: Actor Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s Young and Restless character, Simon Black, was taken in by authorities after the hostage situation in Grand Phoenix and that proved to be the end of his run on the CBS soap opera. Soaps.com shared Parise’s message of thanks for the experience below. His last airdate was Tuesday November 12.

On September 25, General Hospital alum Jeffrey Vincent Parise, who played both Carlos and Joe Rivera from 2013 – 2016, has been cast on Young and the Restless as a new character named Simon Black for a multiple-episode arc, according to CBS Soaps in Depth. Soaps.com readers may also remember Parise from his role as Detective Dom Ohanian on Days of our Lives, or more recently as Asmodeus on Supernatural. Parise will debut in Genoa City on Friday November 1 as a mysterious stranger with a score to settle.

– Candace Young

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

judi evans exits days of our lives after adrienne's death
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The latest time jump causality has Judi Evans leaving Days of our Lives as Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis. In Tuesday’s Soaps.com recap, it was revealed that Will killed Adrienne after she married Justin on November 12, and news came this week that the entire Days cast was released from their contracts due to network negotiations for the NBC soap opera, considering the show tapes so far in advance. Earlier this year, Evans returned to Days of our Lives following a brief August appearance. Stay tuned, as Evans’ character may be seen in the coming months in flashbacks.

– Amy Mistretta

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Tristan Rogers return Young and Restless
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Actor Tristan Rogers, who is currently playing Robert Scorpio on General Hospital, will briefly pull double-duty when he returns to The Young and the Restless as Colin Atkinson. With many Soaps.com readers speculating that Cane Ashby’s (Daniel Goddard) father was the con artist behind the mystery of Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) will, and his ex-wife, Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) suspecting him as well, it’s no real surprise to hear he will be popping up on the canvas. The character was last seen in Genoa City in October 2017. According to Soap Opera Digest, Colin will be seen on two episodes beginning Thursday November 21.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Jessica Tuck of General Hospital
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Updated: November 12: Jessica Tuck’s most recent return as Cassandra Pierce on General Hospital has come to an end. As detailed in Soaps.com’s Tuesday November 12 recap, Cassandra’s boat was blown up by Valentin and she is presumed dead for the time being. Back on October 21, we confirmed that Jessica Tuck will make another General Hospital return as Cassandra Pierce during the week of November 4.

Back on September 13, we reported that Jessica Tuck will return to General Hospital the week of September 16 when Cassandra Pierce turns up in Port Charles. On July 30 Soaps.com reported that Jessica Tuck confirmed her return to General Hospital and her first airdate is Wednesday July 31. Soaps.com readers and General Hospital viewers have noted the recent mentions of Cassandra, who was last seen on August 24, 2018 when Cassandra was driven away in a car, accompanied by a mysterious man brandishing a ring with the Cassadine Crest. The news of Tuck’s return was first reported by TV Insider.

– Dustin Cushman

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Thia Megia exits days of our lives as haley
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It looks as though Thia Megia has exited Days of our Lives as Haley Chen. Revealed in Soaps.com’s Days recap, JJ mourned Haley’s death as he stared at her memorial plaque on November 11. Megia joined Days of our Lives in November of 2018. Though there aren’t any details, the actress could still appear in flashbacks for months or as a new character, considering how often Dr. Rolf brings Salemites back from the dead. Stay tuned! For more scoops, read Soaps.com’s Day of Days interviews teasing the time jump.

– Amy Mistretta

Monday, November 11th, 2019

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