Daytime Emmy Award winner Bryan Craig is ready to return to daytime television, tweeting interest to all four daytime soaps. Which one will bite first?
"General Hospital" is currently casting the contract role of an African American female, reports Daytime Confidential.
On Friday, September 18, when <em>Soap Opera Digest</em> <a href="http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/bb-casting-call" target="_blank">reported</a> 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 <strong>Reign Edwards</strong>) 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.
Since departing "Days of our Lives" in 2007, actor <strong>Trevor Donovan</strong> (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 <strong>Thomas Caplan</strong> 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.
As <a title="‘DAYS’ Seeking ‘Legitimate’ Australian Actor For New Male Lead" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/03/days-seeking-legitimate-australian-actor-for-new-male-lead">previously reported</a>, 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 (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>). 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 <strong>Alexander Bruszt</strong>, Sydney actor/musician <strong>Andrew Steel</strong> and Gold Coast actor <strong>Tom Dalzell</strong>, who is already Los Angeles based.
In the first major casting announcement under new head writers <strong>Dena Higley</strong> and <strong>Josh Griffith</strong>, who replaced <strong>Christopher Whitesell</strong> and <strong>Gary Tomlin</strong> <a title="‘Days of our Lives’ (Finally) Makes Writing Changes: Is It Too Late?" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/02/days-lives-finally-makes-writing-changes-late" target="_blank">last month</a>, "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 (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>), reports the <a href="https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/26470323/days-of-our-lives-want-aussie-male-star/" target="_blank"><em>Australian Associated Press</em></a> and <a href="http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/03/auditions-days-of-our-lives-searches-for-aussie-star.html" target="_blank"><em>TV Tonight</em></a>.
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 <strong>Charles Pratt, Jr.</strong>, <a href="http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/yr-casting-new-role-3" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Soap Opera Digest</em>.
“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!
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.
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."
“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?
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!”
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!!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
As recently noted, Prospect Park's "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are currently in the casting phase of their reboots as we get closer to their expected first film date, which Soap Opera Network has learned will be in Mid February for both series in Stamford, CT.
Although many had speculated that when a gunshot went off during the series finale of "All My Children" on ABC in September 2011, in a quasi "Dallas" redux where instead of "Who Shot JR?" it was "Who Did JR Shoot?" it appears as though the character of JR Chandler is very much alive and not in jail?!
As you may, or may not know, Prospect Park's reboot of "One Life to Live" is currently recasting the roles of Matthew Buchanan and Destiny Evans, last played by actors Eddie Alderson and Shenell Edmonds on the ABC version of the soap. According to a character breakdown Soap Opera Network readers had been discussing ad nauseam over the weekend, it looks as though Prospect Park may be taking the title of the soap a little more seriously as it gets ready to transition into its new online format. According to a summarized breakdown, the soap appears to be including profane words and apparently is portraying Matthew as a deadbeat father.
Deadline is reporting that former "Days of our Lives" star Matt Cedeno (ex-Brandon Walker) has landed a recurring role on Lifetime's "Devious Maids," which stars Susan Lucci ("All My Children"), Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty"), Roselyn Sanchez ("Without a Trace"), Grant Show ("Melrose Place") and Brianna Brown ("General Hospital"). Cedeno is said to be featured in the tweaked pilot, which was originally conceived as a possible series for ABC during last seasons development cycle, and will likely be upped to series regular if the show is picked up by Lifetime for a second season. Cedeno will play the role of Alejandro Reyes, "a successful recording artist. Back home after three long months on tour, Alejandro wants to lounge by the pool - while behind his back, Odessa and the new maid Carmen are maneuvering themselves for Total War."
Daytime's most watched soap is also daytime's most heavily viewed series for African American audiences, but you wouldn't know it based on the storyline's written for its African American characters of late. With a new writing team in place, that will soon change. According to Soap Opera Digest, the series has put out another casting call for an African American character. Unlike the previous casting call, this one is for a female and it definitely sounds like a possible recast of a current character, but we could be wrong.