Renewals for two soaps, another DAYS comeback and a new gig for GH’s Shiloh… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links, in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Standing Strong
The Young and the Restless received huge renewal news from CBS. Check out the length of the deal that will keep the Genoa City gang in your homes for the years to come.
There’s big news from Days of Our Lives, too. The soap has been officially renewed. Plus, the show’s cast is officially reporting back to work on February 3.
In other YR news, the show has partnered with the American Cancer Society and CBS Cares to bring awareness to breast cancer. Sharon Case, who’s character Sharon Newman is currently tackling the disease, is featured in the important spots, which you can watch here.
A DAYS Return?
Wally Kurth (Justin, Days of Our Lives) revealed big news about Judi Evans, who recently perished on camera as his beloved wife Adrienne. Plus, off-screen, Evans, who recently lost her only son, is dealing with another family crisis and needs fans’ prayers.
Sometimes DAYS scenes that were written don’t make it into the final edit. The show’s head writer, Ron Carlivati, shared a particularly moving one on social media along with a shot of the soap scene from a script.
Soap Vet Passes
Marj Dusay, remembered as Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light and Myrna Clegg on Capitol has died. Vincent Irizarry, last seen as Deimos on DAYS, paid tribute to the late great actress, who played his mother on Guiding Light decades ago.
Meanwhile, Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, BB and YR) remembered her late Aunt Jane, who passed away at the age of 94.
Farewell to Kobe
The loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and seven others hit very close to home for Daniel Goddard (ex-Cane, YR). The actor, who lives near the crash site, spoke out about the tragedy.
Brandon Barash (ex-Stefan, DAYS) posted about Bryant’s death, too, including how he relates to being a girl dad. In fact, it’s his best “job” ever.
A trio of soap stars, including GH alum Coby Ryan McLaughlin who played the devious Shiloh, are teaming up for a new Lifetime movie. Soap Hub has the details.
What happens when someone snaps a picture of you excitedly snapping a picture of your nominated little sister heading off to the SAG Awards? Hunter King (Summer, YR) explains.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, BB) revealed her dreams for 2020 along with a vision board that she’s created to keep her focused on her goals. And she encouraged her fans to give it a try.
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS) celebrated an anniversary with her beau, Breckin Meyer. Check out her loving words to the man she calls “Bugsy.”
General Hospital’s onscreen and offscreen BFFs, Emme Rylan (Lulu) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie) spend lots of their time together knitting. Now they’ll be posting tutorials to teach you how to do it, too.
Pops and Pets
Don Diamont (Bill, The Bold and the Beautiful) is a super proud father in real life. He shared a photo from an event honoring one of his sons as a top high school athlete.
Meanwhile, co-star Denise Richards (Shauna, BB) is a major advocate for pets. The actress served up an adorable warning to animal lovers everywhere.
BB’s original Ridge, actor Ronn Moss, is setting sail on a soap opera cruise. Find out how you can join him.