Comings and Goings

  • Billy Miller: ‘I Thought I’d Be Fired Every Day’

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    Francis Specker/CBS
    On Thursday, December 19, "The Young and the Restless'" Billy Miller said goodbye to his character Billy Abbott for the last time as the actor filmed his final scenes on the daytime drama series, which is set to air on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - the first day of the all important February sweeps ratings period. In a newly released interview with Soap Opera Digest, Miller reveals why he left the daytime soap and the role that won him not one, but two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
  • Actor/Model Ryan Paevey Bringing New Meaning To Detective Work on ‘General Hospital’

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    David Khinda
    "General Hospital" head writer Ron Carlivati tweeted about a newcomer hitting Port Charles and now Soap Opera Network has the details! Per a rep for the show, actor/model Ryan Paevey is joining the cast of the soap in the contract role of Nathan West, a detective working for the Port Charles Police Department.
  • UPDATE: Hartley Sawyer OUT! Last Airdate Announced

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Hartley Sawyer will soon be departing "The Young and the Restless," a CBS representative confirms to Soap Opera Network. First reported by Daytime Confidential, we're told that Sawyer is currently wrapping up his run as Kyle Abbott, the son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman).
  • Thaao Penghlis Reprising Role on ‘General Hospital’

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    Paul Skipper/JPI Studios
    Thaao Penghlis (ex-Tony DiMera, "Days of our Lives") is set to reprise his role as Victor Cassadine on ABC's "General Hospital" in the new year, confirms a show representative to Soap Opera Network. The actor last played the role more than 30 years ago, when the character met his supposed death, but with the actor returning does that mean that the brother of Anthony and Mikkos Cassadine is in fact alive? You'll just have to tune in to find out during the all important February sweeps ratings period!
  • Meet Summer’s New ‘Y&R’ Friend!

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    It looks like “The Young and the Restless’” Summer (Hunter King) has one more name to add to her Christmas gift list this year: Esmerelda, her new friend/fellow model!
  • Tristan Rogers Hops from Port Charles to Genoa City; Big Storyline Planned on ‘Y&R’

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    Sony Pictures Television
    With sudden word that Tristan Rogers would soon be departing ABC's "General Hospital," one could only imagine what may have been the catalyst behind the actor's decision. Looks like a move to "The Young and the Restless" may have persuaded the actor to say goodbye once more to Port Charles' Robert Scorpio and hello again to Genoa City's Colin Atkinson, Cane Ashby's (Daniel Goddard) father. A spokesperson for the CBS drama series confirms to Soap Opera Network that the actor is returning to the soap in early 2014.
  • Tristan Rogers Leaving ‘General Hospital,’ Per Head Writer

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The return of Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) to "General Hospital" is short lived, it seems. According to head writer Ron Carlivati, the actor will be leaving the canvas in February. "I had no idea @tristanrogers was leaving. I found out last night. I now have 1 day to write him out of a big Feb Sweeps storyline," Carlivati tweeted earlier today. He added, "Meanwhile, you will see a lot of Robert between now and February! And please respect @tristanrogers and his decision. Thanks."
  • Eileen Davidson Returns for Thanksgiving Festivities in Genoa City

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    Sony Pictures Television
    On Wednesday, November 27, don't forget to tune into CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Eileen Davidson returns to Genoa City when her character Ashley Abbott surprises her family for Thanksgiving.
  • Drake Hogestyn Back On Contract With ‘DAYS'; Actor Shares He’s Sold His House!

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Drake Hogestyn is not only returning to NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the early part of the new year as his iconic character, John Black, he's also returning to contract status with the daytime drama series. The actor confirmed his new status with the soap to Soap Opera Network during today's "A Day of Days" fan event at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.
  • Today Marked Final Airdate For ‘DAYS’ Casey Deidrick; Co-Star Wishes Him Fond Farewell

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    Corday Productions, Inc.
    Today marks the end of a four-year chapter for “Days of our Lives” fan favorite Casey Deidrick (Chad DiMera), who entered Salem as Will’s (Chandler Massey’s) hated rival back in 2009 and is now exiting the canvas as a much-loved and integral character, son of Stefano (Joseph Mascolo). In honor of the occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with Deidrick’s onscreen love, Kate Mansi (Abigail), who tearfully recalls taping her final scene with Deidrick and opens up about how she truly feels about the star’s exit!