Casting

  • ABC Releases Photo of ‘Grey’s’ Star On ‘GH’ Set In Honor of Upcoming Soap Opera Appearance

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    ABC
    As previously reported, "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) will be appearing on ABC's "General Hospital" in scenes alongside Jon Lindstrom's Kevin Collins on Thursday, January 29 (previously scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 before a national preemption occurred on Friday, December 20, 2013). In honor of her upcoming appearance, the show released an image of the actress on set posing with "GH" executive producer Frank Valentini and actor Roger Howarth (Franco).
  • ‘Partridge Family’ Star Heading to ‘General Hospital’

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios (left); Howard Wise/JPI Studios (right)
    While character and storyline details are not yet known, a rep for ABC's "General Hospital" confirms that Shirley Jones, former star of "The Partridge Family" and "Shirley," will appear on the daytime soap opera in an episode airing next month.
  • EXCLUSIVE! ‘Big Brother’s’ Candice Stewart To Appear on ‘Y&R’

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively that Candice Stewart, best known for her stint on last season's "Big Brother," will appear on the Monday, January 13 episode of CBS' "The Young and the Restless." The former beauty queen will share scenes with Redaric Williams and his character, Tyler Michaelson.
  • Former ‘Y&R’ EP/HW Maria Arena Bell on Muhney Firing Post TMZ Report: ‘He Should Have Been Let Go Months Before Because of His Behind the Scenes Actions’

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    Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos
    In a new interview with Highlight Hollywood, former executive producer and head writer of "The Young and the Restless," Maria Arena Bell, has clarified a statement she made in Soap Opera Digest after the publication released their report on Michael Muhney's firing from the daytime drama series. In it, she said, "Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon’s was a great dark love story. Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look for a solution to their problematic storytelling decisions. It will be a tough role to recast." However, with a report by TMZ that says the actor was let go following alleged claims he fondled the breasts of one of his co-stars, Bell now says, "Frankly he should have been let go months before because of his behind the scenes actions."
  • UPDATE on Jade Harlow’s ‘DAYS’ Character and First Airdate

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios
    As previously reported, Jade Harlow is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in a recurring role. Now Soap Opera Network can report that the former "Passions" actress will be playing Sheryl, an old friend of Jordan's (Chrishell Stause), who mixes it up with Kate (Lauren Koslow), Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), Rafe (Galen Gering) and Sami (Alison Sweeney).
  • Former ‘Y&R’ Executive Producer and Head Writer Speaks Out on Michael Muhney Firing

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    Keadrick D. Washington/PR Photos (left); Howard Wise/JPI Studios (right)
    In Soap Opera Digest's reporting on the firing of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman on "The Young and the Restless," in its January 13, 2014 issue, the magazine included a quote from former executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell. In the piece, Bell, who hired Muhney back in 2009, is quoted as saying, "Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon's was a great dark love story. Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look for a solution to their problematic storytelling decisions. It will be a tough role to recast."
  • TODAY: Chandler Massey Says Goodbye to Salem

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    Kevin Winter/Getty Images
    On today's episode of NBC's "Days of our Lives," Chandler Massey says goodbye to his multi-Daytime Emmy Award winning role of Will Horton. As previously reported, Massey planned to depart the daytime drama series when his contract was set to expire in December 2013, but show producers opted instead to replace the actor upon his completion of his filming of scenes in August of last year, citing the exit as being storyline dictated. Daytime newcomer Guy Wilson took over the role when he began filming scenes in September. He begins airing on Wednesday, January 8.
  • The ‘General Hospital’ Shift, Plus Comings & Goings

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    Howard Wise/JPI Studios
    As a result of the Friday, December 20 preemption, ABC's "General Hospital's" is currently behind in its airing schedule. What that means is that the previously scheduled "Home for the Holidays" themed episode set to air today, will instead air on Friday, December 27. Also shifted is the debut of "GH" newcomer Ryan Paevey in the contract role of Nathan West. The character, who was originally set to debut on tomorrow's episode, will instead debut on the Monday, December 30 episode in scenes alongside Kirsten Storms' Maxie Jones, who seeks to get out of town just as Port Charles gets ready to celebrate the New Year as a result of the recent baby drama and the need to clear her head. In real-life, Storms is headed for maternity leave as she's due to give birth in January to a little girl by husband and former "GH" co-star, Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny Zacchara).
  • Daniel Cosgrove Joins ‘DAYS’

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    PGP
    According to Soap Opera Digest, Daniel Cosgrove has joined the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" in the newly created role of Aiden. "This is the first time that I’ve ever played a daytime character that wasn’t played by someone else," said the actor to the magazine of his previous roles as Scott Chandler ("All My Children"), Chris Hughes ("As The World Turns") and Bill Lewis ("Guiding Light"), all played by several actors prior to his portrayal.
  • Billy Miller/Michael Muhney: ‘Y&R’s’ Cast & Crew Provide Video Tributes To Departing Male Stars

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    Greg Edwards/Vimeo
    With "The Young and the Restless" losing its leading men in a one-two punch, as both Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) and Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) filmed their last scenes on Thursday, December 19, cast and crew of daytime's most watched drama series have put together video tributes to honor the departing stars.