june soap comings and goings

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Casting news for the month of June and beyond.

June’s comings and goings on Soaps.com included a singer cast on Bold and the Beautiful, a number of big departures and returns on Days of our Lives, and two Daytime Emmy winners out on both General Hospital and The Young and the Restless.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rena Sofer signed a new contract to continue playing B&B‘s Quinn Forrester. Danny Woodburn is set to return as the tech wiz Ken. The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood made another appearance as city clerk Emmy. Zane Achor the real-life son of Heather Tom (Katie Logan) returned as her on-screen son Will Spencer. Singer Kiara Barnes landed the contract role of Zoe. Read Soaps.com’s The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings for upcoming day player roles, including the return of Prince Achileas Andreas of Greece.

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Days of our Lives

Robert Scott Wilson returned to Days as Ben Weston, aka The Necktie Killer, and Denice Duff appeared in flashbacks as Wendy Taylor, the midwife that Ben killed. Ben’s father Clyde Weston will be returning, played by James Read. Paul Telfer made his departure from Salem as Xander Kiriakis. Larry Poindexter made a brief appearance as Father Louis. Christopher Sean announced his departure as Paul Narita. Greg Rikaart exited his role of Leo Stark. Arianne Zucker is making her way back to Salem as Nicole Walker. Stacy Haiduk, best known as Patty Williams on Y&R, has joined as Kristen DiMera, a role originated by Eileen Davidson. Stephen Nichols (Steve Patch Johnson) and Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) are both leaving. Sal Stowers signed a new contract to continue playing Lani Price. Read our Days of our Lives Comings and Goings for information on day players and to watch a video from Christopher Sean about his departure.

General Hospital

Patricia Bethune joined GH as Ferncliff Nurse Mary Pat. Dominic Zamprogna exited the show as Detective Dante Falconeri. Drew Cheetwood is returning as one of Sonny’s guards, Milo Giambetti. George Hamilton will appear as KFC’s Colonel Sanders for a special occasion. Cade McWatt is the new Cam Spencer. Leslie Charleson announced she was returning to taping as Monica Quartermaine after an injury sidelined her. Daytime Emmy winner Chloe Lanier has decided to leave when her current contract ends. Read Soaps.com’s General Hospital Coming and Goings for upcoming day players and a hilarious photo of Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and Colonel Sanders (George Hamilton).

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Young and the Restless

Jess Walton will be returning to Y&R as Jill Abbott. Pat Harvey appeared as a newscaster. Mishael Morgan announced she had taped her last scenes as Hilary Curtis. Recent Daytime Emmy winner Eileen Davidson is leaving her iconic role of Ashley Abbott. Brooks Darnell joined as Olivia and Nathan Winter’s son, Dr. Nate Hastings. Read the Young and the Restless Coming and Goings to find out about dayplayers cast on the show, and to read about Mishael Morgan’s decision to leave the soap.