Keeping up with the goings on of former daytime actors. has uncovered new projects in primetime, a soap actor featured on a Verizon go90 app series and sadly a passing…

Jennifer Landon’s upcoming role on TNT’s Animal Kingdom.
“As the World Turns” and “The Young and the Restless” actress Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson, 2005 to 2010; Heather Stevens, 2012) has joined the cast of “Animal Kingdom.” Deadline is reporting that Landon will play the role of Amy and describes the character as having been through the ringer and is now seeking redemption through her faith for the life-alerting mistakes of her past. The actress will first appear in episode two titled “Karma” when the series returns with season two early this year. Landon is the daughter of the late Michael Landon (“Little House on the Prairie”).

Francine York passes away at 80.
Veteran actress Francine York passed away after a battle with cancer at 80 years old on Friday January 6 at the Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California, as confirmed by producer Pepper Jay to The Hollywood Reporter. The former Miss Minnesota beauty pageant runner-up and showgirl turned actress had over a hundred credits to her name and was known for her sex appeal through roles on “Batman,” “It’s Only Money,” “Cannon for Cordoba” and “The Doll Squad.” She appeared in numerous 1978 episodes of “Days of our Lives” as ex-prostitute Lorraine Temple and made a guest appearance as Thelma on “General Hospital” in 1984. Last October, York played Kathleen Hatch on “Where the Bears Are,” as well as had guest roles on “The Mindy Project,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “The King of Queens.” sends York’s family and friends our condolences.

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Ryan Phillippe’s Shooter renewed for season two.
Before he became a popular primetime/film actor Ryan Phillippe appeared as Billy Douglas, the first gay character on soap operas, on “One Life to Live” from 1992 to 1993. He currently stars as Bob Lee Swagger in the USA Network series “Shooter,” based off the 2007 film and will be back for more drama after season one wraps with its finale on Tuesday January 17 at 10:00 PM. Since its debut in November to 1.4 million viewers the show has had a steady audience and is the network’s number one new series. The renewal of season two promises its loyal audience more thriller adventures as Phillippe takes his character into the next chapter. Take a look back at the actor’s daytime role where his “One Life to Live” character first came out to his father in Llanview.

Max Ehrich in Verizon’s go90 scripted comedy series Embeds.
“The Young and the Restless” alum Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin, 2012 to 2015) will be starring as Quinn Harris in the comedy series “Embeds,” which surrounds five college graduates who report their findings from the presidential campaign trail. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the series will premiere on Wednesday January 18 via Verizon’s go90 app. Each six half-hour episode will stream on the app and was created by Scott Conroy (author of the Sarah Palin biography Sarah From Alaska) and Pete Hamby (Snapchat news). “Embeds” is inspired by Conroy and Hamby’s experiences from their time shared while covering Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney’s campaigns in 2008. Ehrich also appeared as Freddie Ridge on “The Path” and plays Landon Mays on the MTV series “Sweet/Vicious.”

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