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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — After nearly a two year absence,  and  are set to return to ABC’s “” just before the series ends its run on broadcast television. According to Brier during last nights “Divas” concert at the Triad in New York City, Michael (Stack) and Marcie (Brier) McBain are heading back to Llanview for a few months beginning in October, although the actors have yet to begin filming their first scenes.

The duo join  (Tina Lord) and  (Cord Buchanan) as the first set of returning stars to the drama series as it gets closer to its ABC finale on Friday, January 13, 2012.

Also returning is Erin Torpey, who for thirteen years (1990-2003) portrayed the role of Jessica Buchanan (now portrayed by ). Torpey made a return visit to the drama series in 2008 during the shows 40th anniversary episodes that also included an appearance by show creator  in the role of Agnes, who interacts with Victoria Lord () while in heaven. Torpey played Megan Buchanan, Jessica’s miscarried baby with Will Rappaport (portrayed by ),  in the episodes. Details of Torpey’s September return have been kept under wraps despite her filming scenes way back on Wednesday, June 29, although it is understood that her return coincides with the departure of ‘s Cristian Vega (Jessica’s first love on the show). A first air date for Torpey has not been set nor a last air date for Fumero.

Brier and Stack were last seen on the show when Marcie gave birth to her and Michael’s baby boy, Gabriel Thomas McBain, in November 2009.

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  • Anonymous

    While this is fantastic news…and nothing against Stack…I was hoping the original Michael would return.  Oh well, I’ll take what I can get!  :)  Really hoping they move online with many stars staying….

    • http://profiles.google.com/grandiva1968 e jerry powell

      “Original” Michael as in Marsters?  Highly unlikely, given the circumstances leading up to his second firing…

  • http://twitter.com/VitinaVarone Vitina Varone

    Where’s the details on David Fumero’s exit, as mentioned in your headline?