Sydney born actor <strong>Alexander Bruszt</strong>, 32, is joining the cast of NBC's "Days of our Lives" after winning the <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/04/finalists-announced-for-days-of-our-lives-australian-talent-search">Search for a Star</a> casting search that began in March. Bruszt beat out fellow Aussies <strong>Andrew Steel</strong> and <strong>Tom Dalzell</strong> for the coveted contract role of Flynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Doctor Jonas (<strong>Shawn Christian</strong>).

Before becoming Thor for millions of fans in the "Thor" film series or "The Avengers" cinematic universe, actor <strong>Chris Hemsworth</strong> was probably best known for his role on the Australian soap "Home and Away," where he played Kimberly Jonathan "Kim" Hyde. Now a major movie star, Hemsworth has graced the cover of <em>People Magazine</em> as its "Sexiest Man Alive!" He's not the only one though as several of daytime's biggest and brightest stars of today and yesterday have also made the annual list of sexy men, which hits newsstands today.

As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/mentalist-conclude-7-seasons">previously reported</a>, the seventh season of CBS' "The Mentalist" will be its last. The network confirmed the news today when it announced the series will return to the primetime schedule on <strong>Sunday, November 30</strong> at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT*, before moving to its regular Wednesday 8:00 PM time slot on <strong>January 7</strong>. "Mentalist" will bridge the gap between new episodes of "The Good Wife" during its Sunday run and take over for "Survivor" on Wednesdays before it concludes with a special two-hour series finale airing on <strong>Wednesday, February 18</strong>. In addition to "The Mentalist," "Undercover Boss" returns to the lineup with three special Sunday broadcasts on <strong>December 14</strong> (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and <strong>December 21 </strong>and<strong> 28</strong> (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On <strong>January 2</strong>, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.

"This is our 7th and final season," <a href="https://twitter.com/Tim__Kang/status/511096598928326656" target="_blank">revealed</a> actor <strong>Tim Kang</strong>, who portrays Kimball Cho on CBS' "The Mentalist," which has featured countless soap stars during its run on television. "Looking at the scripts now, it's so fun and such a great season!"

In 2012, Soap Opera Network published our own version of the annual TV Guide Magazine "TV's Highest Paid Stars" issue. In the time since it was published we've been quite shocked to see how many of you were curious to know how much some of daytime and primetime's biggest and brightest stars of yesteryear have gone on to make with their current work in primetime dramas and comedies, reality shows, and even daytime talk shows. Although we were unable to continue our report in 2013 due to circumstances beyond our control, we thought it would be a great opportunity to continue producing the soap opera edition of one of TV Guide's best selling issues with the release of the 2014 edition.

Former daytime actor Trevor St. John (ex-Victor Lord Jr./Todd Manning, “One Life to Live”) has been popping up on various television shows since his soap gig ended in 2013, and fans of the Washington native have yet another small screen appearance to look forward to: He’ll be appearing in the Sunday, March 30 episode of CBS’ popular drama, “The Mentalist!”

On tonight's episode of CBS' "CSI: Miami," former "General Hospital" and "General Hospital: Night Shift" star Graham Shiels will appear as Michael Galliver, an out-of-work construction worker with no criminal history who, to feed his young family and pay his mortgage, turns to crime.