Days of our Lives Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Chris Haston/NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

Are you ready for some sin? Sin city that is! On Saturday, September 6, stars from NBC’s “Days of our Lives” will meet fans at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas where they’ll spend time meeting and greeting some of their biggest fans during autograph signing and Q&A sessions.

Scheduled to appear for the daylong event are Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Chrishell Stause (Jordan), Galen Gering (Rafe), Guy Wilson (Will), Kassie DePaiva (Eve), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) and Shawn Christian (Daniel).

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General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
ABC

ABC

WABC

WABC

As previously reported, seven of the eight ABC Owned Television (OTV) stations – WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham – along with KSAT in San Antonio will be moving “General Hospital” back to its former time period of 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/PT beginning Monday, September 8.

Since reporting the list of stations making the switch, Soap Opera Network has learned the new afternoon lineups of each station, which includes the expansion of local noon news on WABC, WTVD and WPVI to one hour, CBS Television Distribution’s (CTD) “Daytime Jeopardy!” airing on six of the eight ABC stations and the addition of CTD’s “The Rachael Ray Show” to four of the eight stations making the switch. Of note, “The Chew” will remain in its 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM CT/PT slot on most of the stations with KSAT being the sole exception. The foodie show will continue airing at 11:00 AM on KSAT. With the exception of KSAT and WLS, Disney/ABC Domestic Television’s (DADT) “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” with new host Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), will air in a later slot on most of the stations making time slot switches. KSAT and WLS do not air “Millionaire” on their stations in their Designated Market Areas (DMA).

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Marc Cartwright

Marc Cartwright

Former “General Hospital” star Minae Noji (ex-Kelly Lee) hit the big screen this month in the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film opposite Megan Fox and Whoopi Goldberg, but that’s not all the star has up her sleeves these days! Soap Opera Network caught up with the busy actress just before TMNT was released, and while she spilled the deets regarding the film in Part One of our interview, here, she shares information about her latest project that involves “GH” stars Kent King (ex-Lainey Winters), Ron Melendez (ex-Andy Archer), Dominic Rains (ex-Leo Julian) and Graham Sheils (ex-Cody Paul)!

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Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

The soap opera world has been abuzz all morning over the big news that “Smallville” and “Mistresses” star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane, “Passions”) has been cast as “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman, and it’s not just fans who are voicing their opinions over the casting announcement: The stars of daytime have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the news, which further lays to rest any hope that former portrayer Michael Muhney will return to the popular role. Read on to see what kind of comments are flying around about Hartley’s new gig!

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Steven Bergman Photography

Steven Bergman Photography

The soap world was hit this morning with the exciting news that “Smallville” and “Mistresses” star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane, “Passions”) has been cast as “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman. Early reaction to the casting news seems to be positive thus far, and that goes for former portrayer Michael Muhney’s response, as well!

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

He’s been prancing around Genoa City only showing his hands to viewers, while the rest of the town thinks he’s dead, but Adam Newman is most certainly returning to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” in the coming months with a new face after supposedly dying in a fiery explosion in late January as played by actor Michael Muhney. TV Guide‘s Michael Logan is reporting that “Smallville” and “Revenge” star Justin Hartley is returning to daytime television to assume the role of the devilish Adam just in time for the all important November sweeps ratings period. Hartley, who will report to the CBS Television Center studio where “Y&R” is filmed in late September, previously portrayed the role of Fox Crane on NBC’s “Passions” from 2002 to 2006.

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The Young and the Restless Mast Head by Soap Opera Network
CBS

CBS

It’s been over 10 years since we last saw Grace Turner on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as played by “The Bold and the Beautiful” star Jennifer Gareis, but anyone who saw the promo highlighting this week’s worth of shows where Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) said to a mystery blonde, “It’s good to see you,” just before she makes sexual advances on him, could tell the woman in question was someone he had intimate knowledge of and not some random new character. In fact, with Grace being in revealing clothing so much during her tenure on the soap back in the day, anyone could recognize Gareis solely based on body and hair style (yes, Grace had plenty of fun with several of Genoa City’s hottest men).

So what is she trying to do with Nicholas on the Tuesday, August 19 episode, which was previewed at the end of the Monday, August 18 episode after Nicholas knocked on a door and said, “Thank god you’re here” to a mystery person? While the show isn’t revealing storyline details just yet (you’ll just have to tune in to find out), we’re sure Grace has some idea on Mariah’s (Camryn Grimes) true identity following the girl’s mother recently being recorded saying, “Don’t worry, Nick has no idea who Mariah really is.”

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CBS

CBS

CBS

CBS

If you’ve been following “Under the Dome” throughout its second season, you’ll recall that beginning in episode 3, a young mystery man named Hunter had been communicating with Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) and Joe (Colin Ford) via internet messages. In tonight’s episode we get our first glimpse of Hunter as played by “The Young and the Restless'” Max Ehrich (Fermore Baldwin). The question is, how did he get in the Dome if we’re led to believe there is no way in or out? You’ll just have to tune in to find out!

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WABC-TV

WABC-TV

Seven of the eight ABC Owned and Operated (O&O) television stations will be returning “General Hospital” back to its 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT slot beginning Monday, September 8, the network confirmed today. Those stations include WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh-Durham and KSAT in San Antonio, which is the sole non-ABC O&O station making the change.

Twitter/KABC

Twitter/KABC

News of “GH’s” time slot switch first came to light on Wednesday, August 13, when the network said, “‘GH’ is moving, in a few markets, where it aired for 25+ years, and that is a positive for the show.” At the time it wasn’t clear which stations would be making the change, although it soon became apparent that two of the stations included KABC and WABC after fans began posting on social media posters of KABC promoting the “The Rachael Ray Show” joining the station in “GH’s” current 1:00 PM slot in the market. TV Guide‘s Michael Logan alluded to WABC making the change on Twitter shortly afterward.

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

NBC

NBC

Best known to soap fans for his role as Hank Bennett on NBC’s “Passions,” actor Ryan McPartlin has signed on for an arc on NBC’s “Bad Judge,” reports Deadline Hollywood. Per the publication, McPartlin will appear opposite series star Kate Walsh in the single-camera comedy series as Billy the Fireman, a love interest for Walsh’s character, Rebecca. While the series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, there is no set airdate for McPartlin’s appearance on the series.

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