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Entrances and exits.

In January, the soap opera casting news featured the return of many favorites with just a few departures…

The Bold and the Beautiful:
January 16 marked the debut of Reign Edwards as Maya’s sister, Nicole Avant. This month also saw the return of many favorites including Aaron D. Spears as Justin, Theodora Greece as Alison, Andrew Collins as Jarrett, Zach Conroy as Oliver, and Kelly Kruger as Eva. Katherine Kelly Lang was back as Brooke after a three-month hiatus in Italy, and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood reprised her role of Steffy Forrester at month’s end. Find out which actor returns to his role as February kicks off through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.

Days of our Lives:
Salem’s Theresa, Jen Lilley, assured fans in January that she is not leaving the show, though she is shooting a movie in February. Sal Landi returned as Dr. Mandrake, Greg Jackson appeared as Jeremiah, Spencer Neville was back as Derrick, and Paul Clausen played Bob. Lucas Kerr debuted as bad boy, Clint, Naomi Matsuda appeared as Paul’s mother, Tori, and Mr. Damon was played by Paul Telfer. Find out which actress’ character is set to leave the canvas in March through Days of our Lives Comings and Goings.