Comings and Goings

As previously reported, former "All My Children" star Robert Scott Wilson (ex-Pete Cortlandt) is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" as a recast Ben Rogers. The actor replaces Justin Gaston, who in real-life is married to “The Young and the Restless’” Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman). Gaston was let go after his 13-week contract cycle was not picked up.
Just one day after NBC's "Days of our Lives" received the good news from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among its 14 total nominations, for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, comes word that the daytime soap is saying goodbye to one of its leading men. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that James Scott (EJ DiMera) completes filming at The Burbank Studios today, May 2, after an eight year run with the show.
CBS Daytime has featured a slew of crossover stories as of late, and there’s yet one more on the way: “Let’s Make a Deal’s’” model, Danielle Demski is headed to “The Young and the Restless!”
Rumors had been swirling all weekend and now Soap Opera Digest is reporting that former "All My Children" actor, and "The Price is Right" male model, Robert Scott Wilson (ex-Pete Cortlandt) has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" as a recast Ben Rogers. He replaces daytime newcomer Justin Gaston, who in real-life is married to "The Young and the Restless'" Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman).
Soap Opera Digest is reporting that CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" will once again welcome Hunter Tylo back to its canvas as the storyline of Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) dealing with the death of her mother, Darla (Schae Harrison), continues to play out on screen and kicks into high gear particularly during May Sweeps. Per the publication, citing a show spokesperson, Tylo is expected to re-appear as Taylor Hayes Forrester beginning Friday, April 25.
After "General Hospital's" A.J. Quartermaine was shot and put into critical condition by Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) a few weeks ago, fans began speculating if this could be the end of the line for the long-time Port Charles resident. Even so, it comes as a shock today that A.J.'s portrayer, Sean Kanan, has confirmed that he will be leaving "GH" at the end of this month to return to his role on "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Earlier tonight, Watros confirmed our suspicions by tweeting to her fans that she will indeed be leaving the CBS soap. But CBS wasted no time in recasting the role - an hour later Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime Angelica McDaniel announced that former "All My Children" veteran Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Martin) will be replacing her!
Best known for his singing stints in "Nashville Star" and "If I Can Dream," country music singer and actor Justin Gaston has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the contract role of Ben, who a casting call from last summer described as "early-to-mid 20s... midwestern or southern (very slight southern accent) country boy. He is utterly charming in his honest sincere approach to life and love. Ben can also sing and/or play the guitar, though it is not necessary." The actor began filming scenes in mid-October and will first air later this month.
When her character died following a tragic car accident back in 2006 after a drunken Taylor Forrester (Hunter Tylo) hit her with her car, fans thought they had seen the last of actress Schae Harrison in her popular interloping role as Darla Einstein Forrester on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful," but that would be anything but further from the truth! TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting that justice may finally be served in the death of Darla just as Tylo is set to reprise her role on the series next month.
Despite her official Facebook page's earlier denial that she was set to reprise her role of Taylor Forrester on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" next month, a show spokesperson confirms that actress Hunter Tylo will in fact be returning to the world's most watched daytime drama series beginning Friday, February 28.
On Friday, January 24, NBC's "Days of our Lives" put rumors to rest when it officially announced that former "One Life to Live" actress Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair Cramer) would be joining its cast in the contract role of Eve Donovan, a role which was originated by actress Charlotte Ross, who congratulated DePaiva on signing onto "DAYS" on Twitter.
As previously reported, "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) will appear on the Wednesday, January 29 episode of ABC's "General Hospital" as Tina Estrada, a patient of Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), who goes to General Hospital for her regularly scheduled appointment. According to the network, Tina comes face to face with an unfamiliar nurse in the episode and demands to know why HE is in her doctor’s office. The "nurse" is actually reformed serial killer Franco (Roger Howarth), as noted in the picture above, who is hiding out from the police after a warrant is issued for his arrest in the disappearance and possible murder of Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright).
Yesterday, it was announced that veteran soap actor Rick Hearst would be returning to ABC's "General Hospital" for the first time since 2009 as his character Ric Lansing. Hearst is scheduled to first air on Monday February 24, but isn't expected to speak until Tuesday, February 25, according to ABC Soaps In Depth. In honor of his grand return, the actor took to Twitter to thank the fans, "GH" executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati for making it all happen.
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