Comings and Goings

Daytime newcomer Jeffrey Christopher Todd is heading to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" next month in the recurring role of Tobias, a Jabot employee working in the lab for Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson).
“The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City is gaining a new resident, and it seems there will be a Jekyll and Hyde twist!
While it's been the worst kept secret in daytime, Soap Opera Network can finally report that actress Molly Burnett is returning to NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the contract role of Melanie Jonas, a role in which she originated in 2008. Burnett, who left the soap in 2012 in order to pursue outside projects, returns to Salem as her character harbors a secret that even daddy Jonas (Shawn Christian) isn't aware of!
While he played a waiter on two episodes of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 2010, actor Christopher Sean is getting the chance to play what he loves when he joins the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" next week as Paul, a baseball player who is being treated by Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) after an injury he's sustained. His first airdate is set for Friday, November 7.
On Thursday, November 6, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" will once again say goodbye to Eileen Davidson as she wraps her three month stint as Kristen DiMera on the daytime drama series. During her return, much of Kristen's storyline revolved around her rivalry with Theresa (Jen Lilley) and her unusual relationship with Daniel (Shawn Christian), which included a roll in the hay.
With the recent news that “The Bold and the Beautiful” is on an upswing regarding ratings, fans have had their fingers crossed that more good news would follow — including a possible return by beloved beauty Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (ex-Steffy Forrester). In response to the buzz, the actress took to Facebook to set the record straight concerning whether or not she’ll be back to stir up more trouble for Liam (Scott Clifton), Hope (Kim Matula) and the rest of the Forrester clan.
With Alison Sweeney leaving the "Days of our Lives" canvas after more than 21 years portraying Sami Brady on Thursday, October 30, it's only fitting that she take one major aspect of her character's life with her, even if it's only temporary. Look for Guy Wilson, who portrays Sami's son Will Horton, to take a storyline dictated temporary leave of absence from the series when Sami heads to Los Angeles following entertainment executives taking an interest in her life as a result of Will's recent profile story in TruVista Magazine.
On Thursday, October 30, fans of NBC's "Days of our Lives" will be saying goodbye to Alison Sweeney and Samantha 'Sami' Brady after more than 21 years. As she gets ready to wrap her two-decade long stint on the daytime drama series, Sweeney shares some of her favorite memories from the beginning to the end, including what it was like finding out she was cast as Deidre Hall's TV daughter, some of Sami's most memorable romances, and much more.
Chrishell Stause is concluding her run on NBC's "Days of our Lives" as Jordan Ridgeway, it was announced today by the actress herself on Twitter. "Sadly I have wrapped up my time over at @nbcdays. It's been an amazing journey & the best is yet to come for Jordan," she wrote.
Fans who've missed seeing Anthony Geary on ABC's "General Hospital" since the actor took his annual vacation are in luck: the actor will be back on air in the coming weeks, per executive producer Frank Valentini.
Soap Opera Network can finally report that former "As The World Turns" and "Port Charles" actress Marie Wilson has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the recurring role of Bree. The actress will share scenes with former "ATWT" co-star Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Chris Hughes), who now appears as Aiden Jennings on "DAYS," and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady). Bree is an old acquaintance of Hope’s who turns out to be someone from Aiden's dark past.
It’s been said that the remaining four network television soaps are like all-star sports teams, consisting of the best of the best of actors in the daytime community. But the latest casting announcement for the online soap opera “Youthful Daze” shoots it right up into the Big Leagues: Trevor St. John (ex-Todd Manning/Victor Lord, “One Life to Live”), Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos, “General Hospital”), Chrishell Stuase (Jordan Ridgeway, “Days of our Lives;” ex-Amanda Dillon, “All My Children”) and Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing, “GH;” ex-Whip Jones, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) have joined the series, which already boasts a cast with a couple of recognizable names in the industry!
“The Young and the Restless’” Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher Abbott) is one busy dame as of late: In addition to preparing to play “Gone With the Wind’s” Vivien Leigh in an upcoming stage performance, the actress is also set to make an appearance on “The Bold & the Beautiful!”
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