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Following his appearance in the second season of Lifetime's "Devious Maids," which was just renewed for a third season, actor Gilles Marini ("Brothers & Sisters") will join the cast as a series regular when season three premieres early next year, reports Deadline Hollywood.
With his hit primetime series getting canceled by A&E in late August, despite bringing in some of the largest audiences for the network overall, that hasn't stopped former "Longmire" and "As The World Turns" actor Bailey Chase (ex-Chris Hughes) from moving on with his career. Chase has landed a multi-episode arc on NBC's "Chicago P.D.," reports Deadline Hollywood.
With game shows "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right," "The Talk" and daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS Daytime continues to grow its audience year-over-year after just one week into the new television season (week of September 22-26) based on Nielsen Media Research live plus same day ratings data.
As previously reported, “General Hospital's" Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) will be featured in the Sunday, October 5 telecast of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" which tracks past guests from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to see what they've been up to since last appearing on the talk show. In the case of Benard, it was in 2004 when the soap star and his wife, Paula, opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the private hell they've lived for years with the revelation that the soap star was living with bipolar disorder, which, at its worst, made him violent and suicidal. Nearly 10 years since the episode aired, "Where Are They Now?" followed the actor backstage on the set of "GH," while viewers are introduced to his loving family, which includes daughters Cailey, Heather and Cassidy, and his very own "Mini-Me," son Joshua.
As previously reported, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" is currently on location filming scenes in Amsterdam for upcoming episodes of the daytime drama series. In a soap opera twist, cast members from the soap met up with the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," which reportedly now includes former "B&B" actress Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, "The Young and the Restless"; Kristen DiMera, "Days of our Lives") and Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie Reed). Incidentally, because Bravo has yet to confirm either actresses participation in the series, it looks like the meeting of the former soapers (along with "Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump) and the cast of "B&B" has resulted in the "secret" being revealed!
After 21 years portraying Sami Brady on NBC's "Days of our Lives," you'd think Alison Sweeney would have forgotten some of her characters' storyline plot points, but you'd be wrong. Appearing on the Wednesday, October 1 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Month day one episode, Sweeney took part in the segment "30 Seconds or Else," only she didn't exactly know what the "else" was (presumably water).
As previously reported, Wednesday, October 1 marked the first time viewers got to see three time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor Billy Miller in the contract role of Jason Morgan on ABC's "General Hospital." As a mystery man that viewers know to be Jason, John Doe is currently laying up in a hospital bed recovering from injuries sustained following his being run over by Ava Jerome's (Maura West) car in an episode aired last week. When Sam (Kelly Monaco) inadvertently enters his room when her son runs away from her to be by John Doe's side, Sam is inadvertently reunited with her husband and the father of her child, but does she realize it? Does her son, Danny?
For several weeks now "General Hospital" star Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) has been teasing an upcoming ABC.com series that she's hosting which will feature the likes of comedians Sarah Colonna (“Chelsea Lately”), Jimmy Pardo (“Comedy Bang! Bang!”) and Jen Kober (“American Reunion”), as well as "GH" stars Sebastian Roche (ex-Jerry Jacks), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), which she describes as a show about her daytime drama series "with a big dose of funny or die or be in a coma coming to ABC.com." Just a short time ago, Grahn revealed the new series has officially wrapped filming and will be called "General Hospital Now," which she also notes is "SNLish mixed with Soap. Coming soon in digital near you."
Since it was announced earlier this month that Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") would officially be joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the contract role of Jason Morgan, previously portrayed by Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy, "Y&R") after months of rumors and speculation, the three time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor will finally show his face on the Wednesday, October 1 episode of the daytime drama series, it was revealed today by head writer Ron Carlivati and actress Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) on Twitter.