Who’s coming and who’s going from the casts of The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), Days of our Lives (DAYS), General Hospital (GH), and The Young and the Restless (YR)? Here’s a list of the top exit and entrance news from all four daytime dramas.
Soap Opera Casting For The Week of August 23, 2021
Find out if any of your favorite performers from yesteryear are returning to the shows you follow, or if any new actors or actresses have been cast in contract, recurring, or day player roles.
Kirsten Storms triumphantly returns to General Hospital as Maxie Jones this week. The actress had been recovering from brain surgery she underwent in June. She’ll share scenes with James Patrick Stuart’s Valentin Cassadine and Laura Wright’s Carly Corinthos.
Avery Kristen Pohl has joined the cast as Esme, Spencer’s (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) duplicitous girlfriend and mysterious nurse who’s been lurking around the hospital. Pohl’s guested on the TV series Never Have I Ever and Dirty John, and appeared in the movie Sunset on the River Styx.
Josh Murray is playing Russell the guard, the character who’s been watching over the abducted Drew (Cameron Mathison).
On the GH exit front, Genie Francis is heading off on an extended summer vacation, which means Laura Collins will be off the canvas until fall. In addition, Rif Hutton has wrapped up his run as Lenny Caulfield. His character succumbed to cancer.
Days of our Lives
Over at Days of our Lives, someone from Bonnie Lockhart’s (Judi Evans) shady past is set to arrive in Salem. Cady Huffman debuts as Calista Lockhart on Friday, August 27. The actress previously played Dr. Paige Miller on One Life to Live, and she appeared as Lisa in Kevin Spirtas’ (ex-Craig Wesley) Amazon Prime Video series After Forever.
The Bold and the Beautiful
Meanwhile, at The Bold and the Beautiful, Dwayne Standridge is back as the Forrester family pilot on Wednesday, August 25, and Thursday, August 26.
Nick Waters returns as a hotel assistant manager on Tuesday, August 24. The character is involved in Sheila Carter’s (Kimberlin Brown) plot.
Steffy Forrester Finnegan (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Finn’s (Tanner Novlan) new baby son, Hayes, will pop up twice this week. Samantha Worden will play the infant on Thursday, August 26, while Piper Harriot appears in the role on Friday, August 27.
Please note that air dates may be subject to change.