Soaps.com’s Comings & Goings: Rikaart to Days, St. John Back to Y&R
Casting news for the month of March and beyond.
March’s comings and goings on Soaps.com included the news that the entire Spectra clan was out at The Bold and the Beautiful, Alison Sweeney announced another return to Days of our Lives, news broke that Genie Francis could be closer to returning to General Hospital, and Kristoff St. John began taping again at The Young and the Restless.
The Bold and the Beautiful:
The Talk‘s Sheryl Underwood returned to B&B as Emmy, a city clerk with a crush on Bill. Nia Sioux played the part of a Forrester intern. Jeremy Ray Valdez joined as Detective Sanchez, who investigated Bill’s shooting. Linsey Godfrey made another return as Caroline Spencer. In a surprise exit, Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra), Patrika Darbo (Shirley Spectra), Alex Wyse (Saul) and Danube Hermosillo (Darlita) all announced their upcoming departure. Celebrity Big Brother‘s first winner Marissa Jaret Winokur will appear on a future episode of B&B. Read Soaps.com’s The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings for statements from the various Spectra actors on their departure from the show.
Days of our Lives:
Martha Madison and Brandon Beemer made a brief return to Days as Belle and Shawn Brady. Y&R‘s Greg Rikaart debuted as Leo. Nadia Bjorlin returned from maternity leave as Chloe Lane. Alison Sweeney revealed she’d be returning as Sami Brady. Scott Shilstone will make a return as Wyatt. Jaime Lyn Bauer also announced she’d be returning as Dr. Laura Horton. Read our Days of our Lives Comings and Goings for information on other day players on Days in the month of March, and a photo of Sweeney back on set.
Derk Cheetwood returned to GH as Max Giambetti, Sonny’s security guard. Lynn Herring brought Lucy Coe back for the 55th anniversary episode. Genie Francis released a statement on her departure from the show, but could be close to working out a return. Tristan Rogers announced he’d be back as WSB spy Robert Scorpio for an extended arc. Read Soaps.com’s General Hospital Coming and Goings for March’s day players and news of Kin Shriner’s possible departure from the show.
Young and the Restless:
Michael Mealor joined Y&R as a recast Kyle Abbott. Kristoff St. John was back filming as Neil Winters. Read the Young and the Restless Coming and Goings for St. John’s first photo back in the studio.
Photo credits: Jill Johnson, John Paschal/JPI
– Dustin Cushman