More news on Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem spinoff… a leading lady welcomes her first child… Linsey Godfrey opens up to Maurice Benard … Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: DAYS Beyond Salem Scoop
More information has been released about Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem. Charles Shaughnessy (Shane) is joining the Peacock spinoff; plus, find out who Eileen Davidson will be playing.
A Tale of Two Jens
Long before Cady McClain stepped in for Melissa Reeves as Jennifer Horton on DAYS, the two actresses shared the stage as presenters at the Daytime Emmys. McClain shared a photo from the moment that dates back to 1991.
Linsey Godfrey (ex-Sarah, DAYS) opened up about her personal mental health journey with Maurice Benard on his YouTube show, State of Mind. Check out our highlights from the riveting interview.
Restless Rumblings: One Happy Mama
Happy news for The Young and the Restless’ Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and her husband Matt Katrosar. The couple welcomed their first child, Caden Robert Katrosar. We’ve got all the details here.
… And One Frustrated One
In other Y&R news, Soap Hub spoke to Melissa Ordway about those emotional Abby and Stitch scenes. Plus, the actress teased that Abby “may take matters into her own hands” to find the missing Mariah and her baby.
Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm, Y&R) got some great news regarding Season 5 of his primetime series, S.W.A.T. And he was eager to share it with his fans.
All Soaps: The Evolution of Daytime
In a special report, featuring interviews with daytime stalwarts, Soap Hub explores how and why the genre has evolved over the decades. You can read it here.
Soap Trio Tackles Hallmark
Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan, GH) spoke with Soap Hub about his upcoming Hallmark film, A Little Daytime Drama. He’ll share the screen with daytime alumnas Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) and Linda Dano (ex-Felicia, Another World).
Lindsay Hartley’s (ex-Theresa, Passions) career has taken an exciting turn. The actress, who made her directorial debut on the film, Mommy Is A Murderer, has been working consistently behind the camera ever since.
Soap Opera News: Sad Passings
In other soap opera news, Michael Nader, remembered as “Dex” Dexter on Dynasty and Dimitri on All My Children, has died. The actor was 76.
Daytime alumna Micki Grant, who is best known for her role as Peggy on Another World and also appeared on All My Children, has died. She was 80.
Current Soap Operas
It is one of four soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include General Hospital (GH), Days of our Lives (DAYS), and The Young and the Restless (YR). The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.