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Casting scoop.

Daytime was bursting with casting news in August. Exciting returns and cameos featured heavily and there was announcements of some familiar soap names and well-known actors being cast on several shows.

The Bold and the Beautiful:
There were some fun appearances on “B&B” in August. Lesli Kay returned as feisty Felicia Forrester, ex-“Y&R’s” Kelly Kruger did a cameo as a publicist named Eva, and Bob Barker dropped in for another guest stint and re-enacted his scene from “Happy Gilmore.” Also this month, Carlos Acuna played Lt. Barragan on two episodes, and Sandro Coppola appeared as a host. As August ended, fans learned that Linsey Godfrey had returned from maternity leave and was back taping scenes as Caroline, “Big Brother’s” evicted houseguest, Donny Thompson, had been invited to do a guest appearance down the road, and also that a famous funnyman would be doing a four-episode arc on the show. Find out who will be playing John Forrester in October through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.

Days of our Lives:
“Days” is looking to cast the role of the stunning yet fragile Meredith with an experienced actress in the 35 – 38 year old age range, and is also seeking to bring a character named Clint to Salem. He’s a gorgeous and rugged 32 – 40 year old male. James Pacitti played Kristen’s lawyer the week of August 18, Alison Sweeney was in the studio directing on August 28, and Susan Seaforth Hayes returned as Julie on August 29. Joseph Mascolo is back as Stefano on September 4, which is also when David DeSantos appears as Carlo. Billy Flynn takes over the role of Chad beginning September 12. The buzz is that Molly Burnett will be reprising her role of Melanie, and Wally Kurth will return as Justin in about 6 months. Fans also learned in August that another former “One Life to Live” actress had been cast and will be playing the role of Serena, a woman with ties to Salem. Find out which redhead will appear on December 5 through Days of our Lives Comings and Goings.