Soaps.com’s Comings and Goings: Joe Mascolo, Shelley Hennig, Ryan Carnes
February’s comings and goings on Soaps.com included seeing some big characters return and leave several shows, more Spectras, and the last scene of a daytime legend.
The Bold and the Beautiful:
In February Dietrich Gray booked a role on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and so did the husband of CBS Daytime head Angelica McDaniel, Brian McDaniel. McDaniel played a reporter at Spectra Fashions on February 9. Courtney Grosbeak was cast as Coco Spectra, Sally’s teen sister, and began airing on February 24. Finally “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood reprised her role as Emmy, the city clerk with a crush on Bill Spencer, the week of February 27. Find more casting news by reading Soaps.com’s The Bold and the Beautiful comings and goings.
Days of our Lives:
February in Salem saw the last appearance from Joe Mascolo as the great Stefano DiMera on February 9. Christie Clarke and Austin Peck returned as Carrie and Austin Reed, but departed Salem after Steve and Kayla’s wedding. The wedding also brought back Shelly Hennig as Steve and Kayla’s daughter Stephanie Johnson on February 15 and 16. She left afterwards, and Leann Hunley also departed town as Anna Brady DiMera. Charles Shaughnessy pulled double duty this month as both Shane Donovan and his twin brother Drew. Lamon Archey debuted on February 23 as Eli Grant, the son of the late David Banning and Valerie Grant. Paul Tefler will be returning to “Days” sometime in the future as Xander Kiriakis, while Vincent Irizarry is going to be leaving later in the year as Deimos Kiriakis. Scott Shilstone will play Wyatt at the end of March, and Robb Derringer will play a sex addicted college professor beginning March 30 and through the middle of April. Lucas Adams was cast as Tripp, the son Steve Johnson shares with his ex Ava. Finally Réal Andrews returned on February 28 as Jade’s father Hal. For spoilers from Vimeo auditions and for more news on other upcoming roles visit Days of our Lives comings and goings.
As February began Michael Rodrick ended his run as Port Charles’ Seth Baker, who was arrested for the murder of his brother Tom. Ryan Carnes returned to town as Lucas Jones and shared scenes with his on-screen husband Brad Cooper, played by Parry Shen. The show put out a casting call for a Middle Eastern female for a new recurring role to start shooting in March. Ciera Payton appeared during Valentine’s week as Grace, a woman from Curtis’ past. J. Downing made his debut on “General Hospital” on February 13 as Karl Browning, a WSB agent and friend of Anna’s. Kimberly McCullough returned to town as Robin Scorpio-Drake on February 20 in order to help her mom Anna with her illness. Find out when Hillary B. Smith will debut as her “One Life To Live” character Nora Buchanan by reading General Hospital comings and goings.
The Young and the Restless:
A new character is coming to Genoa City named Tessa Porter, to be played by Cait Fairbanks. Laur Allen began a multiple episode arc as a Brash & Sassy consultant, Juliet Helton, on February 28. Sharon Battle has also landed an upcoming role on “The Young and the Restless.” Finally Richard Narita joins the show as high-powered businessman Mr. Sato for two episodes on March 8 and 9. Some may recognize Narita for playing Eugene Inagaki on “Dallas” in 1990. Find out more through The Young and the Restless comings and goings.
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– Dustin Cushman