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Soap Opera Comings and Goings: Legend’s Last Scene, Couple Resurfaces

A legend makes his last appearance and a couple resurfaces on soaps this week.


What are the latest comings and goings casting moves from all four daytime dramas: The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless?

Casting For The Week of July 8, 2024

Find out if any of your favorite actors and actresses from yesteryear are returning to the shows you watch, if any newcomers have been cast in contract, recurring, or day-player roles, or if any performers are ready to exit.

Days of our Lives

The late Bill Hayes makes his final Days of our Lives appearance as Doug Williams on Thursday, July 11. He’ll share his final scene with his onscreen and real-life wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes, who portrays Julie Williams. In a lovely twist of fate, the date happens to be Seaforth Hayes’ birthday.

Derek Yates debuts in the recurring role of Kerry. Leo (Greg Rikaart) has a sexy encounter with the new man in Salem on Friday, July 12. 

Remington Hoffman, who plays the late Li Shin, is getting more screen time. The actor has filmed flashback scenes of his character’s murder. He’ll air again on Friday, July 12. 

David S. Lee, who portrayed the late Gil Carter, will also be involved in some of the above-mentioned flashbacks. 

The Young and the Restless

Lauralee Bell and Michael Damian, who have been traveling on a rock tour as Christine Blair and Danny Romalotti, reappear on The Young and the Restless. The couple will pay Beth Maitland’s Traci Abbott a surprise visit in Paris on Monday, July 8. They’ll also interact with Christopher Cousins’ Dr. Alan Laurent. 

Redding Munsell pops back in as young Harrison Abbott on Friday, July 12. He’ll have scenes with Hayley Erin’s Claire, among others. 

Paxton Mishkind and Sienna Mercuri, who play siblings Johnny and Katie Abbott, get more airtime on Friday, July 12. The pair will share scenes with their TV parents, Amelia Heinle’s Victoria and Jason Thompson’s Billy, as well as the above-mentioned Erin and Munsell. 

General Hospital

Alley Mills is back as Heather Webber on Thursday, July 11. Look for the General Hospital character to make a request that surprises Genie Francis’ Laura Collins.

Hudson West makes another appearance as Jake Webber, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason’s (Steve Burton) son. He’ll interact with his TV mother on Friday, July 12.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Diamond White continues her run as Paris Buckingham on The Bold and the Beautiful. She airs on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9.

Henry Joseph Samiri pops in as Douglas Forrester on Tuesday, July 9. He’ll share a warm family moment with Matthew Atkinson’s Thomas, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood’s Steffy, and White’s Paris.

Ted King is back as Jack Finnegan on Friday, July 12. He’ll interact with Naomi Matsuda, who portrays his ex-wife, Dr. Li Finnegan.

On the exit front, Clint Howard has wrapped up his run as Tom Starr. The character, initially introduced as a homeless man but later revealed to be a former rock star, met his demise last week. However, he then appeared in a flashback with Romy Park’s Poppy.

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