Casting overview.

October casting news included some big departures, some villainous returns, and some interesting guest stints!

The Bold and the Beautiful:
“B&B” actress Heather Tom’s son, Zane Achor, returned on October 1 as Baby Will, and actor/comedian Fred Willard played John Forrester for three episodes early in the month. Katherine Kelly Lang’s character, Brooke, departed for the Milan offices of Forrester Creations to accommodate the actress’ stint on “Dancing With the Stars Italy.” The previous casting call for Camilla was changed to an actress in the 18 – 22 year age range to play the role of Janie. The “Big Brother” houseguests made their appearance at the Halloween bash at Bikini Beach on October 30 and 31, and Dutch entertainer Ferry Doedens joined four “B&B” cast members to shoot scenes in Amsterdam that will air in November. Find out which four characters are involved in the Amsterdam storyline, and also which popular “Y&R” character is coming to a November fashion show on “B&B” through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.

Days of our Lives:
October brought the dramatic Salem exits of James Scott’s EJ DiMera and Alison Sweeney’s Sami Brady characters. Guy Wilson also departed as Will, but will return soon. Tom Choi joined “DOOL” as Eve’s doctor, Dr. Chung. Upcoming returns include Molly Burnett, who is expected back as Melanie by the end of fall, and Wally Kurth, who tweeted about being back as Justin in the spring. Marie Wilson’s guest stint as Bree Tjaden kicked off on October 31, and Melissa Archer is due to air as Serena on December 5. Chrishell Stause, who plays Jordan, announced the end of her run on “Days.” See her Twitter posts through Days of our Lives Comings and Goings.