Casting

Fans have long wondered when "General Hospital's" contract cast would be a receiving a trimming, as it's widely known that the series has quite a large group of actors that make up the Port Charles canvas, but it was anyone's guess whose status would be changed. Soap Opera Network has learned that actors Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) and John J. York (Mac Scorpio) have all been placed on recurring status. In the case of Thiebaud and Samuel, their status change will be reflected in the on air credits in the coming weeks. York has been listed as a recurring cast member since early October.

As previously reported, actress Kim Matula has opted to exit CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" after portraying the contract role of Hope Logan on the daytime drama series for the last five years. In a posting on her Instagram page, Matula confirms her exit and shares what led to her decision to leave the world's most watched soap!

In one of the rarest of circumstances, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" announced on Twitter earlier this evening that actress Kim Matula (Hope Logan) will soon be departing the daytime drama series, just hours after Matula appeared live alongside co-stars Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) on the network's daytime talk show, "The Talk." Under normal circumstances the talent, or their representatives, would reveal departure news to the press or social media before the show was able to confirm casting updates.

This month on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" fans will get to see the beautiful city of Amsterdam when Hope (Kim Matula), Liam (Scott Clifton), Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) travel abroad to mix business with pleasure, but an on location shoot isn't the only thing to look forward to on the daytime drama series.

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.
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