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Sebastian Roche Brings Evil Back to Port Charles

Monday, June 29, 2009 12:39 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sebastian Roche is bringing Jerry Jacks back to Port Charles for another go around of violence and mayhem on ABC's "General Hospital."Roche, who took over the role of Jerry in 2007 after originator Julian Stone was not asked back, is said to be returning for a "short-term" gig according to Soap Opera Digest's website. According to sources, Roche's first airdate is tentatively set for Friday, July 17.Also according to Soap Opera Digest, daytime…

Gina Tognoni OUT! Actress Bolts from ‘GL’

Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:18 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting that Gina Tognoni's last tape date as Dinah Marler on CBS' "Guiding Light" was Friday, June 26. It is understood that despite the cancellation of "Light" in April, the actresses contract was set to expire in June 2009 and the two sides failed to meet an agreement where the actress would remain on the soap until the shows final airdate in September. A last airdate has not been set, however, the soap is…

John Driscoll’s ‘Y&R’ Debut Set

Friday, June 26, 2009 5:57 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Just one day after pondering when John Driscoll would make his long-awaited "Young and Restless" debut as Phillip Chancellor IV, Soap Opera Network has learned that a date has been set. According to sources, Driscoll's first airdate is set for Thursday, July 16, when Phillip IV returns to Genoa City after taking a leave from the U.S. Army. Yes, Phillip is "Army Strong." His first scenes are with the Chancellor clan, including on-screen mother Tricia…

Bruce Weitz Brings Anthony Back to ‘GH’

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:57 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Bruce Weitz returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Anthony Zacchara. Nearly five months since he was sent to prison for his crimes, Anthony Zacchara is ready for a visit from one of his enemies on the Friday, July 10 episode of "GH" when actor Bruce Weitz reprises his role as the snarky villain. Weitz's appearance is expected to be for just this one episode, but don't be surprised if he pops back in from time to time as his children's lives…

Sean Kanan Lands in Genoa City

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:51 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Sean Kanan is heading to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Deacon Sharpe is resurrected on daytime's number one drama series. Soap Opera Network has learned that Kanan, last seen as Adam McNeil in the independent movie "Jack Rio" in 2008, is returning to daytime television beginning Friday, July 10 when he brings his character Deacon Sharpe from CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" to Genoa City and "Y&R." The actor last appeared as…

Thom Bierdz Rocks Genoa City

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:32 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Where were you when daytime's best kept secret was revealed on the Friday, May 15 episode of "The Young and the Restless?" If you were not watching the CBS soap, it's time to get out from under your rock as Genoa City is about to be brought to its knees. On the Friday, July 3 episode of "Y&R," actor Thom Bierdz marks his grand return to the drama series as Phillip Chancellor III, son of Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) and the late Phillip…

‘The Ultimate Bad Guy’ on Soap Experience

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:57 PM ET | By Venus Stone-Cutter (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- How does a former pro wrestler become a sought after television and film "tough guy?" Scott L Schwartz, best known for his role as 'Bruiser' in the "Ocean's Eleven" trilogy, never intended to be an actor. Growing up, his goal was to be the best pro-wrestler that he could be possibly be; who would have known that many years later after acheiving the goal of pro-wrestler he would be seen on some of the best television shows and motion pictures…

Deidre Hall Back on ‘Hollywood CLOUT’

Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:23 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena Evans, "Days of our Lives") to once again co-host online radio show "Hollywood CLOUT." Fans of Deidre Hall take note, your favorite actress will be co-hosting Air America Radio's "Hollywood CLOUT" on Friday, June 12 with show host Richard Greene, when the two appear live from Chicago, Illinois. "Hollywood CLOUT" is a national radio talk-show dedicated to "Pollywood," a combination of Hollywood celebrities, politics, social…

Actor Johnny Palermo dies in car accident

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:58 PM ET | The Hollywood Reporter (HollywoodReporter.com) -- Actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 television shows in his brief career, died June 8 in an early morning car accident in North Hollywood. He was 27. His girlfriend, Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving at the time, was also killed, and her brother suffered serious injuries. Palermo and Giangrande were pronounced dead at the scene. Palermo was a regular on the Nickelodeon series "Just for Kicks" and appeared in three…

Happy Returns on ‘Guiding Light’

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:13 AM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- CBS' "Guiding Light" celebrates the returns of Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos), Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos), and Krista Tesreau (Mindy Lewis) when the trio return beginning Thursday, July 2 during the annual Bauer BBQ. {igallery 13} Discussion: Happy Returns on 'Guiding Light'

Lynn Herring Heads to Oakdale

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 8:37 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Lynn Herring (ex-Lucy Coe, "General Hospital"; "Port Charles") is making her highly anticipated return to daytime television next month when she joins the cast of CBS' "As The World Turns" in the recurring role of Audrey, reports TV Guide Magazine. Audrey is the mother of Henry Coleman (Trent Dawson). Fans can expect to see Herring on "World Turns" for up to eight weeks according to comments from Executive Producer Chris Goutman. "Chris Goutman said…

Ronnie Marmo Brings Fun to ‘GH’

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 7:44 PM ET | By Errol Lewis (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- The entertaining Ronnie Marmo is heading to Port Charles next month as the actor joins the cast of "General Hospital" in the recurring role of "Ronnie" on the ABC Daytime Drama series. Marmo first airs on Thursday, July 9. While character details are scarce at this time, it is understood that the actor started taping today. Prior to joining "GH," Marmo was best known for his appearances in such films as "A Bronx Tale," "The Peacemaker" with George…