Another soap heading back into production, DAYS pulls a casting switcheroo, and daytimers celebrated Father’s Days… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Another Soap Returning
The Young and the Restless is following in The Bold and the Beautiful’s footsteps and making plans to get back into production. Here are the details.
When YR is up and running again, Brytni Sarpy (Elena) has a wish: she’d love to tackle a Black Lives Matter storyline. Meanwhile, co-star Jason Thompson (Billy) is eager to get back to work, and he revealed what he misses most about YR.
Over at BB, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) was one of the first actors back on the job. And he was absolutely thrilled about it.
No sooner did Kate Mansi exit as Days of Our Lives’ Abigail than the show pulled a recast with a familiar face. Word is Marci Miller is returning to the role.
Plus, there’s another return on the horizon at DAYS — Vivian’s longtime devoted servant Ivan, as portrayed by veteran Ivan G’Vera.
On-screen and off-screen duo, Brytni Sarpy and Bryton James (Elena and Devon, YR), have taken their relationship to the next level. Read all about the big move the couple recently made.
First comes the thank you speech, then comes the award? Since the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be a virtual event due to the coronavirus, Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) revealed that actors have already recorded their acceptance speeches.
YR’s Jess Walton (Jill) and Peter Bergman (Jack) revealed the co-star they’re hoping will bring home the gold at this year’s Daytime Emmys, while Eileen Davidson (Ashley) weighed in on her two victories as Outstanding Lead Actress
And Other Awards
General Hospital, Days and BB scored big at this year’s 11th Annual Indie Series Awards. Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon) hosted the big event.
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH), a long-time advocate for challenges of mental health, received a very special honor. The actor was named the 2020 recipient of Mental Health America’s Clifford W. Beers Award.
While chatting with People TV, BB’s Denise Richards revealed a secret about her daytime character. Apparently, Shauna is married.
Deidre Hall (Marlena, Days) spoke out to fans and made a special request. It involves her family members and their right to privacy.
James Reynolds (Abe, DAYS) spoke out about the importance of Juneteenth and why everyone should celebrate it. Meanwhile, Mishael Morgan (Amanda, YR) and some of her daytime friends created a special video in honor of the special day.
GH’s Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) have gone the talk show hosting route. Their weekly series has been picked up by the streaming platform Popstar! TV.
A dozen soap stars, past and present, shared their thoughts on what makes Father’s Day so special to them. Check out what they had to say.
And in other dad news, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B) shared a memory of her pop, Keith Wegeman, known to the world as the Jolly Green Giant. And Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) paid special tribute to her ex Brandon Barash (Jake, DAYS), whose a “Super Dad” to their daughter, Harper.
John McCook (Eric, BB) made special mention of his dad, too, along with a pledge to keep his kids laughing for many years to come.
Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel, DAYS) had a Father’s Day he’ll never forget, this year. He watched his stepdaughter, Taylor Cole, wed producer Cameron Larson.
Vanessa Marcil’s son (ex-Brenda, GH), Kassius, just graduated from high school, but because of COVID-19 didn’t have the usual celebratory experience. But the selfless teen felt worse for his family missing than himself.
Daytime alum Sarah Brown (ex-Carly and Claudia, GH) claims she’s being followed by the LAPD. And she insists that it’s been happening for years.
Greg Vaughan celebrated his recent birthday surrounded by his own private Brady Bunch. The clan includes his three sons, fiancee Angie Harmon, and her three daughters.
Ryan Carnes (Lucas, GH) has a new project that you can watch on Amazon Prime. He plays a charismatic guy named Carl in Tuning In.
Last week, BB alum Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge) was filming a video for a new song. This week, he reported that the song, Dreaming in Color, has been released.
Vinessa Antoine, GH’s original Jordan Ashford, left the soap to star in Canadian drama, Diggstown. Now she’s branched out with another project: creating her own skin care line.