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Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

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JPI Studios

As previously reportedDaniel Cosgrove is joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” in the role of Aiden, but what you may not have known is that the actor is playing Salem’s newest attorney. The actor is scheduled to first air on Wednesday, January 22 as Aiden gets more than he hoped for when he butts heads with Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso) over their children.

Meanwhile, look for Larry Poindexter to return to the soap for the first time in thirty years. According to sources, the actor will portray the role of Father Louis in scenes with Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) and the aforementioned Cosgrove and Alfonso. The news was first reported by Jason47.com, which highlighted the actor’s 1984 appearances as Ben Welch, the brother of Larry Welch (Andrew Hyatt Masset), who stood up as the best man at Larry’s wedding to Hope. A specific first airdate is unknown at this time.

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IMDb

IMDb

On the Tuesday, January 14 episode of FX’s “Justified,” entitled “The Kids Aren’t All Right,” you may find a familiar face gracing the screen.

“Days of our Lives” actor Riley Bodenstab (Cole) will appear in the role of Derrick, a good looking kid with an attitude. According to a network representative, Derrick is Loretta’s (Kaitlyn Dever) boyfriend who is known for selling weed and harder drugs to other teenagers while at the same time not being as tough as he should be – particularly when it comes to Loretta.

Based on the Elmore Leonard novella Fire in the Hole, “Justified” stars Timothy Olyphant as  Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, “a lawman who finds himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky.”

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Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

In a near 2,600 word posting on his Facebook page, “The Young and the Restless’” Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) further commented on the situation occurring behind the scenes at the daytime drama series following the breast groping scandal that has rocked the show and the industry.

A portion of his message states, “The implosion at Y and R, has caused fans to seek an even bigger explosion, one that is unwarranted, and without real merit, based on what little information has been given or leaked. Because of this soap opera behind the scenes hysteria, we are now ALL in a WAR ZONE. Read More >>



The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Soap Opera Network has learned that actor Robert Craighead is returning to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” next month as Judge Wayne in scenes with Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair) and Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin).

What decision will he ultimately end up making and on what? You’ll just have to tune into “Y&R” on Monday, February 3 to find out!

Craighead most recently appeared on the soap in an October 2013 episode.



JPI Studios

JPI Studios

“All My Children” may no longer be in production as a result of the series being cancelled twice (thrice if you count the failed 2011 reboot), but some of its former soap stars have kept themselves in the news of late when it comes to their personal relationship status.

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Soap fans may remember Victor Alfieri for his stints on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” but these days the former soap star is battling attacks with a hairbrush, reports TMZ.

According to the website, the actor has filed a restraining order against 47-year-old Christopher Veech, who lives with Alfieri’s neighbor, following claims that he was attacked with a hairbrush last month and has previously been harassed by Veech for more than a year. Alfieri states that the right side of his face still hurts following the hairbrush attack and his right eye twitches as a result.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Twitter/CBS

Twitter/CBS

CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is gearing up for an actor switch in the coming weeks for the character of Billy Abbott, currently played by Billy Miller.

In a newly released behind the scenes image, the series has given fans their first glimpse of David Tom back in the role right alongside his character’s onscreen wife, Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman). This marks the fist time that the two actors have been seen together on set as Tom left the soap in 2002 and Heinle joined the series in 2005. In a bit of irony, while their characters are married on the show, the role of Victoria was originally played by Tom’s real-life sister, Heather (currently playing Katie Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful”), back in the day.

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Robert Voets/CBS

Robert Voets/CBS

One week ago today, TMZ reported that Michael Muhney was fired from CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” last month following allegations that he groped the breasts of one of his co-stars. Since then, several actors from the daytime drama series have spoken out on social media in support of Hunter King (Summer Newman), the alleged victim of the groping. Two actors from the series (Eric Braeden and Jerry Douglas) recently conducted interviews discussing Muhney’s behavior on set and indirectly commented on the behind the scenes turmoil since the story hit mainstream media. Earlier this morning, following a tweet to King by a fan that read, “if ur being manipulated into this u need to be strong & tell the truth. Ur young & talented. There will be life after #YR,” Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) took issue with the tweet and responded with, “You have been deceived, lied to. Those of us in the know, are in the KNOW. #TruthWillSetYouFree.” But that’s not where the tweets ended.

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NBC

NBC

Just as CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” are enjoying some of their highest ratings in several years, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” is also enjoying its best rating in Women 18-49 in two years and its best overall audience in nearly three years, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data.

During the week of December 30, 2013 – January 3, 2014, “DAYS” averaged 3.021 million viewers, which was its largest weekly viewer total since the week of January 31 – February 4, 2011, when it averaged 3.030 million viewers. In Women 18-49, “DAYS” tied for 6th place amongst all daytime programs (including game shows and talk shows) with a 1.0 rating/6 share as 669,000 women in the key sales demo tuned in. This marked the soaps best performance in the demographic since the week of November 21 – 25, 2011, when 703,000 women in the demo tuned in.

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TMZ

TMZ

Monty Brinton/CBS

Monty Brinton/CBS

The banner fans pulled together $785 for in honor of their favorite actor, Michael Muhney, who was fired last month from “The Young and the Restless” amidst allegations he fondled the breasts of one of his co-stars, finally flew over the CBS Television City Studios on Thursday, January 9, which wasn’t the actual intended studio, reports TMZ.

While the wording of the banner changed from “NO ADAM NEWBIE, JUST MICHAEL MUHNEY,” to “#TEAMMUHNEY SUPPORTS MICHAEL MUHNEY” with a heart at the end, TMZ noted that if the fans wanted their support of the actor to get the attention of CBS honchos, they should have flown the banner over CBS’ offices in the valley.

In a bit of soap opera irony, former “One Life to Live” star Brett Claywell (ex-Kyle Lewis), who happened to be in the area, spotted the banner and posted a picture on his Twitter page. In his tweet he said, “[bleep] just got REAL” with the hashtag, “soapwars.”









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