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Daytime casting news.

2012 went out with a bang as December was filled with more big returns on “General Hospital,” news of major soap hopping on “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and new blood joining “Days of our Lives.” Keep up with the latest developments on the Daytime scene.

The Bold And The Beautiful:
With Stephanie (Susan Flannery) gone, her family gathered for support during their first Christmas without their matriarch. That included Tracy Melchior (Kristen) and Lesli Kay (Felicia) who reprised their roles of Stephanie’s daughters. Kristen’s husband Tony, played by Paulo Benedeti, also made an appearance. Other familiar faces popped up in December, such as Aaron D. Spears (Justin), Stephanie Wang (Madison) and Othello Clark (Othello). In addition, two former “Guiding Light” actors are joining the cast. Find out who in The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.

Days of our Lives:

After months of Salem’s revolving door getting a pretty good workout, it was pretty quiet on the casting front this December. However, there was some new activity as Nathan Owens took over the role of Cameron Davis on December 22. Plus, Jadon Wells began playing Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) son Joey. Find out which former cast member Wells is related to in Days of our Lives Comings and Goings and don’t forget to look for Nadia Bjorlin to reprise her role of Chloe beginning January 7.