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Coby Ryan McLaughlin as Shiloh on General Hospital
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Soaps.com can reveal that Coby Ryan McLaughlin is departing General Hospital as Shiloh Archer. The actor revealed the news initially on the podcast You May Have Seen with Brian Lafontaine, and later in an Instagram story on his personal account. In the story the actor states, “Hey guys, I just want to give a shoutout to everybody that made the experience I had on General Hospital so absolutely incredible. Um, I’ve never been involved in a show like that before and I’ve never seen such incredible fans. You guys are truly amazing. I had an incredible time and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel so welcome even if you wanted to f’in hate me and it’s true, he was a pretty despicable guy, but I’m, I’m glad I got to have the experience. I am glad I got to reach out to meet some of you and, hey man, onward and upward. I hope all is well with everyone out there and uh, I’ll see y’all around.” Soaps.com will keep viewers informed on McLaughlin’s last airdate when it’s made available. You can listen to the podcast featuring the actor below, but please note it contains language some might find offensive.

– Dustin Cushman

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Peter pay a man on the docks on General Hospital
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Soaps.com has learned that Brian Gross has been playing Peter’s henchman Bryce on General Hospital since September 18. Peter August (Wes Ramsey) hired him to not only take care of Andre Maddox (Anthony Montgomery) but also to take out Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin). Gross previously appeared on the television shows Saving Grace, 2 Broke Girls and the film Dream Killer.

– Dustin Cushman

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Mishael Morgan return to Young and Restless
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Updated September 19: Mishael Morgan took to her Instagram to send a message to fans explaining she’s been back taping for two months on Young and Restless and keeping it a secret. Soaps.com can also share she confirmed in her Instagram story that she is playing a new character, and on the Friday September 20 episode of Young and Restless, introduces herself to Devon (Bryton James) as Amanda Sinclair, the lawyer who sent the letter about Katherine’s will.

As reported September 18, rumors have been swirling that Mishael Morgan would be making a return to The Young and the Restless, and it has been confirmed as Morgan appeared at the end of the Thursday September 19 Y&R episode. Back in 2018, Morgan left Young and Restless amid controversy last June when her character died after a car wreck and later made a limited return to Y&R beginning in April 2019 when Hilary appeared to Devon several times. It is still not clear whether she is reprising the role of Hilary Curtis Hamilton, or if she is playing a new character. Soaps.com will update readers with details as they become available.

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That’s right… I’m back!!! 💃🏾😆. This has been the hardest secret to keep! I am so happy & honoured to return to #YR. The time off was such a welcomed blessing, as I learned to juggle life, family & career, but I am so happy to be home! I want to take a second and thank all you diehard fans out there, who supported me so fiercely. This opportunity only came about because of YOU. I am so excited to be back home, doing what I love, with all of you cheering me on. I look forward to this new adventure and I hope to create something new but just as special as that girl you all loved to hate. Cheers to this new chapter, with old friends. Now let’s do the damn thing! ❤️❤️❤️ @youngandrestlesscbs @cbsdaytime #yr #backtowork #rumourhasit #itstrue

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– Candace Young

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Sandra Thigpen as Billy's therapist Young and Restless
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Actress Sandra Thigpen is set to return to The Young and the Restless as Billy’s therapist on Wednesday September 25, according to Soap Opera Digest. Thigpen first appeared on the CBS soap opera on August 2. Soaps.com readers may remember Thigpen from her other daytime role as Dr. Neumann on Port Charles, from her movies such as The Ring and Monkeybone, or one of her numerous television guest roles including Grey’s Anatomy, and more recently, The Rookie.

– Candace Young

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

lauren woodland return
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Updated September 19: Soaps.com can report that Lauren Woodland is set to return as The Young and the Restless‘ Brittany Hodges when the New York lawyer makes another appearance in Genoa City on Monday September 30, according to Soap Opera Digest.

On August 7, Soaps.com learned that Lauren Woodland would return once again to Young and Restless as Brittany Hodges. Look for her to appear on August 27, as reported by Soap Opera Digest.

Back on February 9, we reported that actress Lauren Woodland is set to reprise her Young and the Restless role of Brittany Hodges Guittierez once again. Soap Central reported that the out-of-town attorney will return to Genoa City on the Monday February 18 episode. Presumably her return will have to do with JT’s (Thad Luckinbill) murder case. Woodland last appeared on Y&R in September when she represented Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) in a custody battle with Victor (Eric Braeden).

– Candace Young

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Michael E Knight on General Hospital
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Updated September 18: Soaps.com readers can expect to see All My Children actor Michael E. Knight on General Hospital beginning Monday September 30. Entertainment Weekly has learned that Knight started filming General Hospital scenes on Tuesday September 10 but will not play his Pine Valley character, Tad Martin – rather one who will get involved in all kinds of shenanigans and dresses in business attire. Head writer Chris Van Etten shared, “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.” Look for Knight’s character to cross paths with James Patrick Stuart (Valentine Cassadine).

On August 20, we reported Michael E. Knight, who many Soaps.com readers may know for playing Tad Martin on All My Children from 1982 until 2011, is joining General Hospital in an unnamed role, Soap Opera Digest is reporting. He recently played Dr. Simon Neville on Young and the Restless from 2015 until 2016, and his character of Tad crossed over to One Life to Live from 2002 until 2005. Soaps.com will keep you updated when a first airdate and character information is made available.

– Dustin Cushman/Amy Mistretta

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Joe LoCicero as Vinny Bold and Beautiful
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Actor Joe LoCicero, husband of former Bold and Beautiful actress, Gina Rodriguez (Beverly) has joined the CBS soap opera in the recurring role of Vincent Walker, according to People. Soaps.com can reveal that the Vincent character will be a villainous associate of Thomas Forrester’s (Matthew Atkinson). He is scheduled to appear in the June 27, July 2, 31, and August 1 episodes, as well as the week of August 14, and September 27 and 30.

LoCicero and Rodriguez, who appeared on Bold and Beautiful from 2011 – 2012, met when they were both on her CW series, Jane the Virgin, and were married in May.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

khalil back to young and the restless
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Updated September 16: Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) posted a video showing Christel Khalil has a parking spot with her name on it at the CBS Studio. We also spotted a video of her in the makeup room. Khalil will return to Young and Restless as Lily Winters within two months and Soaps.com will update with more information on her appearance when it becomes available.

On June 13, we reported Christel Khalil would return to Young and the Restless as Lily Winters Ashby June 19. Her previous return was during the week of May 27 as Michael (Christian LeBlanc) read Neil’s will. As Soaps.com reported in the past, Khalil’s status on the show is recurring which means she’ll be returning off and on for short visits.

– Candace Young/Christine Fix

 

Monday, September 16th, 2019

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Actor Brandon Barash will exit his role of Stefan O. DiMera on Days of our Lives in the coming weeks. Barash was recast as Days’ Stefan in November 2018 after Tyler Christopher left the NBC soap opera. Barash will continue to air into October. Watch Soaps.com’s Days of our Lives spoilers to find out how the character will leave the canvas.

– Candace Young

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Bradford Anderson returns to GH
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Updated September 13: Soaps.com readers can expect to see Bradford Anderson return to General Hospital the week of September 16 to help his old friends Jason (Steve Burton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco).

On January 25, Soaps.com reported that in Wednesday’s recap of General Hospital, Bradford Anderson made a brief appearance as Damian Spinelli when Sam called him for some hacking assistance. Expect to see the Jackal pop up again the week of January 28. Anderson made several GH appearances last year in June and September.

– Dustin Cushman

Friday, September 13th, 2019

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