Corbin Bernsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Abhi Sinha in primetime and movies

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Soap opera stars to CBS, big budget movies, sequels and commercials.

Soaps.com has more soap opera alums in exciting projects outside of daytime. Fans can find former General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless stars recurring in primetime, in a highly anticipated movie, returning for a TV movie sequel and in a sleek car commercial.

Evil

Deadline reports Renée Elise Goldsberry (Evangeline Williamson, One Life to Live) will soon be seen on CBS. The soap opera actress and Hamilton star has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on Evil, about clinical psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers, Westworld) who is hired to help investigate claims of miracles and demonic possessions for the Catholic Church. She works alongside priest-in-training David Acosta (Mike Coulter, Luke Cage) and IT whiz/contractor Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi, Shut Eye). Goldsberry will play an attorney for the Church, as well as the sister of David’s deceased girlfriend.

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Bombshell

Nazanin Boniadi (Leyla, General Hospital) plays former Fox News correspondent Rudabeh Bakhtiar in Bombshell. Starring Margo Robbie as the fictional Kayla Pospisil, Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, the movie centers around female Fox News employees’ allegations of sexual misconduct against the channel’s founder Roger Ailes, played by John Lithgow. Boniadi posted a photo of herself on Instagram with Bakhtiar with the caption, “I truly hope I do this courageous woman justice in my portrayal of her in @bombshellmovie. I’ve known her for over a decade and have tremendous respect for her tenacity, resilience and love for Iran. I was a fan before I ever had the pleasure of meeting her. Any news network would be lucky to have @rudi_bakhtiar. One of the first successful, Iranian public figures I was aware of in America. Keep shining, Rudi. 💛” Bombshell is due in theaters December 20.

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Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd Williams, The Young and the Restless) will return for the sequel to Psych: The Movie, which itself is a continuation of the long running USA series that ended in 2014. In Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, Bernsen plays Henry Spencer, the father of Shawn Spencer (James Roday, A Million Little Things) who uses his impressive powers of observation to pass himself off as a psychic who worked for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Per TVGuide, the movie sequel will air on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock in 2020. The plot of the sequel surrounds original character Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), who, after being left for dead on the job, starts seeing unexplained phenomenon in his recovery clinic. Omundson, who was only seen in a brief cameo in the first movie as he was recovering from a stroke, can also be seen as a recurring character in this season’s This is Us.

New Nissan commercial

Though Young and the Restless alum Abhi Sinha hasn’t been seen on the CBS soap opera as Ravi Shapur since May of 2018, fans should be on the lookout for the former daytime actor when watching their favorite television shows. Sinha recently took to Instagram to announce his latest gig and posted the commercial he’s starring in for Nissan. Titled Text Answering, the ad promotes the companies 2020 Nissan Altima Platinum. Watch the clip below…