Matt Ashford and Ingo Rademacher

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Casting news for the month of December and beyond.

December’s comings and goings on Soaps.com included a major star departing The Bold and the Beautiful, big returns on Days of our Lives, an actress returning for a special occasion on General Hospital, and some returning fan favorites on The Young and the Restless.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Monica Horan and Jim O’Heir made another B&B appearance as constant travelers Kieran and Matt Cannistra. The Brady Bunch’s former Peter Brady, Christopher Knight, returned as Dr. Andrews. Maile Brady resurfaced as intern Tiffany. Obba Babatunde and Anna Maria Horsford returned for the holidays as Julius and Vivienne Avant, and Karla Mosley was back from maternity leave as Maya Avant Forrester. Ashley Jones also made a brief appearance for Christmas as Bridget Forrester. Katrina Bowden has joined the cast as Flo. Adain Bradley, who plays Xander Avant, is taking time away from the show. And Ingo Rademacher has decided not to renew his contract on B&B and will be departing as Thorne Forrester. Read Soaps.com’s The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings for Rademacher’s statement on his decision to leave.

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Days of our Lives

On Days, Bryan Dattilo made a short return as Lucas Horton before his character officially said goodbye to Salem. Thia Megia began airing as Haley Chen, a nurse at University Hospital. Kassie DePaiva returned as Eve Donovan and brought Matthew Ashford, Jack Deveraux, back with her. And Brandon Beemer (Shawn Brady) and Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) are both back taping, with speculation that Christie Clark is also returning as Carrie Brady Reed. Read our Days of our Lives Comings and Goings to learn what memorial could bring Beemer, Sweeney and Clarke back on the canvas.

General Hospital

Kelly Thiebaud wrapped up her latest return as Britt Westbourne on GH. Sofia Mattsson also departed as Sasha, the woman pretending to be Nina’s daughter, but will return in the future. Chris Van Etten made an appearance as Chet Driscoll for the holidays. Chloe Lanier was back on screen as Nelle Benson. And Lynn Herring is returning as Lucy Coe. Read Soaps.com’s General Hospital Coming and Goings to find out what special occasion has brought Herring back.

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Young and the Restless

Jennifer Taylor joined Y&R as Rebekah Barlow. Robert Adamson made a short return as Noah Newman for the holiday. Jess Walton is returning as Jill Abbott, and Kelly Kruger will be back as Mac Browning. Read the Young and the Restless Coming and Goings to find out when you can expect to see Walton and Kruger in the new year.