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Soap Opera Comings and Goings: All Your Latest Casting News

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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)?

Soap Opera Casting

Here’s a list of the top exit and entrance news from all four daytime dramas. 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. Here’s the latest casting news from all the soaps.

The week of December 7, 2020

Days of Our Lives

Another big return at Days of Our Lives. James Lastovic is back on the scene as Joey Johnson, Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla’s (Mary Beth Evans) son, this week. He makes his first appearance on Thursday, December 10. Lastovic’s character was sent to prison in 2017 after “murdering” Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun), who has since turned up alive. During his time away from DAYS he had a run as Christian Keane in the Netflix series, Insatiable.

General Hospital

Over at General Hospital, a beloved character is set to reappear in a fantasy scene. Max Gail, who was killed off as Mike Corbin in September, was recently spotted at the soap’s ABC Studios complex. Word is he will be making a heavenly visit to his son, Sonny (Maurice Benard).

More on Soap Opera History

Soap opera began in the early 1900s, as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap operas.

Spanning more than five decades, American sudsers have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcasted. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air.

Bringing the Drama

The four remaining soap operas currently on the air include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), General Hospital (GH), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Check your local listings for air times.

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