The Bold and the Beautiful readies for Monday on-air return; false report about a Days of Our Lives star’s firing; and General Hospital postpones work return… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links, in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Bold and Back
The Bold and the Beautiful is back with brand-new episodes on Monday, July 20 for the first time since April. Check out the details.
Heather Tom, who plays Katie and has also directed episodes of the soap, made a guest appearance on The Talk to discuss how the soap’s handling production during the pandemic and what viewers can expect.
Next Up — YR
CBS sister soap The Young and the Restless is back taping, too. Eric Braeden (Victor) reported that cast and crew were tested for COVID-19, and he and co-star Sean Dominic (Nate) shared their eagerness to resume the Genoa City action
YR’s Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) is ready to return to work, too. The actress quipped that it would mean stepping up some hygiene habits.
A report about a Days of Our Lives star’s firing proved to be a big mistake. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) fans can rest assured she isn’t going anywhere.
General Hospital had been looking to resume production in mid-July, but is now planning to get started on Monday, July 20 or thereabouts. One actress ready to roll is Eden McCoy (Josslyn), and she shared a photo that shows just how badly she wants the soap up and running.
Remembering A Star
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) posted a hilarious YouTube video featuring her “COVID Support Group.” Two daytime soap legends are in the mix, and you can watch their chat here.
DAYS Up Close
Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on Sami and Nicole’s wedding cake fight on DAYS from actresses Alison Sweeney and Arianne Zucker. Plus, Sweeney recently shared some digital kitchen time with Deidre Hall (Marlena). Find out what the mother-daughter team was cooking.
James Reynolds was the guest of honor at Soap Hub Insider’s July fireside chat, and there’s a link to rewatch the video.
Meet Tanner Novlan, the actor who’s won the role of Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan on BB. He’ll be working opposite Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy).
Darin Brooks opened up his Instagram feed and asked fans what they think Wyatt saw on B&B’s last episode. Their answers might surprise you.
Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter, BB) posted a photo from a group of daytime stars’ interview with The Insider. They chatted about diversity, inclusion and the responsibility of being a black actor on daytime.
Corbin Bensen (Father Todd, YR) took to his Facebook to lament about the troubles going on in the world. Plus, he shared his hope that things will change.
Two weeks after losing his beloved father, Peter Reckell (ex-Bo) and his family said goodbye to another member of their family: their dog, Dodger. His daughter, Loden, composed a beautiful poem about their late pooch.
Tajh Bellow (TJ, GH) experienced the loss of a loved one due to the coronavirus pandemic. And he shared his sentiments on the subject.
Brandon Barash (Jake, Days) is featured in a new project, short film The Mourning Hour. It’s available to watch on The Reel Women‘s Network.
Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, BB and YR) posted some photos of her new son, Lion. The adorable little boy was born on June 19th.
The Parental Scene
Don Diamont (Bill, BB) is getting ready to send his son, Luca Diamont, to Notre Dame. The strapping young man is set to be the quarterback for the university’s football team.
Denise Richards (Shauna, BB) weighed in about raising teen daughters. Is she a strict parent or a pushover?
YR’s Kristoff St. John (ex-Neil) would have celebrated his 54th birthday. Here’s a look back at the late actor.
Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R) gave fans another episode of the ’’The Stories Behind the Stories.” This one featured him and Brett Hadley (Carl) traveling to Bermuda to spy on Nina Arvesen’s Cassandra and Mark Derwin’s Adrian Hunter.
A Martinez (ex-Eduardo, DAYS) took to Instagram to report on his experience going back to work at The Bay. And he posted a photo of himself outside the set.