Casting

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‘General Hospital’ Casting African American Female — Contract

“General Hospital” is currently casting the contract role of an African American female, reports Daytime Confidential.

‘B&B’ Issues Revised Casting Call After Recast Rumors Sprout

On Friday, September 18, when Soap Opera Digest reported on a casting call going out for the contract role of Alisha by CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” fans of the daytime drama series began pondering if the show had plans to recast the role of Nicole (played by Reign Edwards) as the description for the character soundly awfully similar to that of the younger Avant sister. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

‘DAYS’ Alum Trevor Donovan Cast as Lead in ‘The Man Who Wasn’t’

Since departing “Days of our Lives” in 2007, actor Trevor Donovan (ex-Jeremy Horton) has gone on to add several roles onto his resume including appearing in episodes of The CW’s “90210,” ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey,” and most recently starring in the History Channel mini-series, “Texas Rising.” Now the actor has been cast as the lead in “The Man Who Wasn’t,” a potential TV series adaptation of the Thomas Caplan series of novels which follows the tales of former covert operative Ty Hunter, who unintentionally becomes the world’s biggest movie star while maintaining a double life as a spy.

Finalists Announced For ‘Days of our Lives” Australian Talent Search

As previously reported, NBC’s “Days of our Lives” began searching for a “legitimate” native Australian actor to portray the new 13-week minimum contract role of Finn, a doctor doing his residency in Salem, specifically looking to gain skills as a surgeon, under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian). In partnership with Australia’s Arena TV, a division of Foxtel, the daytime drama series announced today that it has narrowed its search down to three finalists: Sydney actor Alexander Bruszt, Sydney actor/musician Andrew Steel and Gold Coast actor Tom Dalzell, who is already Los Angeles based.

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‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead

In the first major casting announcement under new head writers Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, who replaced Christopher Whitesell and Gary Tomlin last month, “Days of our Lives” is seeking to cast a legitimate Australian actor for the contract role of Finn, a “ruggedly handsome” Australian doctor who is doing his residency in Salem and will work under the stewardship of Doctor Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian), reports the Australian Associated Press and TV Tonight.

‘Y&R’ Casting New Contract Role; Soap Seeking Caucasian Male in Mid-20s

CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is looking to cast a new contract male character, one of the first new characters under new head writer Charles Pratt, Jr., reports Soap Opera Digest.

Nikki’s Past Comes Back to Haunt Her!

“The Young and the Restless’” Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is in for a surprise come 2014 in the form of a very unexpected blast from her past: Ian Ward, the former cult leader she knew back in the 80s, is headed to Genoa City!

‘Y&R’ Casts New Bombshell!

Genoa City is apparently a very popular place to be, as “The Young and the Restless” is adding yet another character to the canvas. This time, the sudser has tapped actress Mishael Morgan to play the new character of Hillary Curtis.

‘One Life to Live’ Drops the ‘F-Bomb’; Looks for ‘Hot, Hard Bodies’ for Llanview 2.0

Prospect Park continues to channel “One Life to Live’s” original title of “Between Heaven and Hell” in a new audition script, which holds true to their desire to make the online version of the show “edgier” and “fresh.”

Is Josh Duhamel Headed Back To ‘AMC’?

“All My Children” makes its online debut this spring, and Prospect Park is pulling out all of the stops to make sure it’s a success. Several actors have tweeted that the new writing for the show is outstanding, and fans were happy to hear that some of their beloved actors — Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery), Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater) and Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney) — were headed back to the show. But could Josh Duhamel (Leo DuPres) be another familiar face headed back to Pine Valley?

Horror Film Star Tony Todd Headed To ‘Y&R’

If you’re a fan of scary movies, then you’ll no doubt recognize Tony Todd, who’s appeared in horror film classics like “Candyman,” “Final Destination,” and the 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead.” But the actor has recently decided to step out of the darkness and into daytime, beginning a role on “The Young and the Restless!”

Alicia Minshew Returns to ‘All My Children’; Actress Joins Cast of Pilot ‘Surviving Sam’

Viewers keeping up with the latest “All My Children” comings and goings news know that Daytime Emmy nominated actress Alicia Minshew has been in discussions to return the internet revival of the soap opera she starred in from 2002 to 2011. TV Line broke the news on Thursday afternoon that the return of the eldest child of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci), Kendall Hart, as portrayed by Minshew is now a done deal. Minshew will make her return sooner than expected; she tapes scenes opposite Eden Riegel, who plays Kendall’s little sister Bianca Montgomery, later today as “AMC” wraps up its first round of taping. Seconds before TV Line put up the news bulletin, Minshew took to Twitter to exclaim to fans her impending plans: “Guess who is popping into Pine Valley for the day?…um me! Excited to see the gang tomorrow! Gonna wear Kendall’s sassy shoes!!”

Eden Riegel ‘Thrilled’ To Be Returning to ‘AMC’; Follows On Screen Daughter on Twitter

With news that Eden Riegel would be reprising her role of Bianca Montgomery on TOLN’s “All My Children,” for what Deadline calls a “cameo guest arc,” the actress has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their kind words and to welcome her “daughter” to the show.

2013 Turning Into a ‘Banner’ Year for Llanview!

As Prospect Park continues casting for the upcoming online rendition of “One Life to Live” under the promise of blending “new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy,” the soap is making some alterations to a previously released casting call for a “charming” new character.

‘All My Children’ Beefing Up Its Teen Scene

With “All My Children” set to begin production on all-new episodes in Stamford, CT next month, Soap Opera Network has learned that the series is looking to add three characters to its canvas. The series is seeking to cast the roles of “Ben,” “Charlotte” and “Luke.” While the names may sound foreign to long-time fans of “AMC,” they may actually be code for characters already seen on the canvas.

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‘One Life to Live’ 2.0 Tackling Drug Overdoses While Flavoring the British?

Prospect Park’s plan to blend “new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy” along with the familiar actors and writers of yesteryear for its version of Agnes Nixon’s “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” is beginning to settle in. According to a newly released audition script, the company is looking for a brand new “face” for the “One Life” canvas as the show’s original title “Between Heaven and Hell” becomes all the more real.