CBS soaps run out of episodes, but there’s a plan. Australia presents new production model for soaps. And GH stars share masked music video… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world –with links, in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: The Shows Go On
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have officially run out of original episodes thanks to the production shutdown due to the coronavirus. What’s the network’s plan? Soap Hub has the scoop.
Meanwhile, Australian soap Neighbours is preparing a production model on how the show can resume filming. It might be key in helping American daytime dramas get back on set.
Masked Men (and Women)
Check out this fun music video of General Hospital stars past and present donning the fashion item of the day — masks. It’s set to the Frankie Valli classic, My Eyes Adored You, and features Maurice Benard (Sonny), Steve Burton (Jason), Kelly Monaco, and a slew of others.
A Cry for Help
Another soap star has been touched by COVID-19. Lexie Stevenson’s (ex-Mattie, Y&R) father is battling the virus, and she’s is asking for your help to save him.
In Dad’s Footsteps
One of Eric Martsolf’s (Brady, Days) twin sons, 14-year-old Mason, has been bitten by the acting bug. The teenager appears in the teen film To the Beat: Back 2 School, which stars his dad as well as Days’ alumna Martha Madison (ex-Belle).
BB’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) shared special and very happy news. The blonde beauty is about to become a grandmother, again, courtesy of her daughter, Zoe.
Life in Quarantine
General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) hosted a live birthday fundraiser for COVID-19 causes on Instagram Live and Facebook Live, while Parry Shen (ex-Brad, GH) lightened things up on Instagram with a tribute to Muppet creator Jim Henson and Mr. Rogers. You catch the video here.
Need a haircut? Maybe you can book DAYS’ Linsey Godfrey (Sarah). The actress recently took her scissors to the heads of her daughter, Aleda, and beau, actor Breckin Meyer.
How are you staying busy during the age of quarantining? BB’s Annika Noelle (Hope) reached out to fans to see what they’ve been up to, and Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt, GH; Zoey, DAYS) joined the bandwagon of actors urging people to stay home during the pandemic.
Tagging celebrity chef Martha Collison in a post about her daughter Avalon’s homemade cinnamon scones produced a happy surprise for Rena Sofer (Quinn, BB). The British baker and food columnist actually left a surprise comment.
Daytime vet Sean Kanan (ex-AJ, GH; ex-Deacon, BB and YR) assembled an all-star cast for the new web series Studio City, which can be viewed on Amazon Prime. The show takes a backstage look at the world of soaps
Chrishell Stause (ex-Jordan, DAYS) received great news. Her realtor reality series, Selling Sunset was renewed for a second season.
Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, DAYS) has a new gig. She replaced Alicia Minshew on the web series Beacon Hill.
Fan Girl Moment
Kathleen Gati (Liesl, GH) recently watched Constance Towers (ex-Helena, GH) stint in the film Fate Is the Hunter. And she couldn’t stop praising her performance.
Condolences to former GH star Anthony Montgomery (ex-Andre). The actor recently lost his beloved grandmother.