A major upheaval at The Young and the Restless, and some big returns — and a resurrection — on the way at the three other soaps. Here’s all the soap opera news you missed in the Soap Hub Weekly News Wrap.
Changes at the Top
Mal Young is out as head writer and executive producer at The Young and the Restless and penned a letter to explain why.
The show has already named his replacements, and speculation has begun about whether actors who were written off, like Doug Davidson (Paul), could be returning.
Many Happy Returns
Arianne Zucker, who last seen perishing in a fire as Days of Our Lives’ Nicole, is heading back to the show. Find out when and what she had to say about it.
And last, but not least, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashley Jones (Bridget) is slated to make a special appearance, too.
Maurice Benard announced the airdate of his upcoming Lifetime movie, Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter.
Christmas in the OR
How is Days’ Linsey Godfrey (Sarah) spending her Christmas break? Heading to the hospital for surgery.
Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R) boldly addressed fans who suggested he had a “racist” attitude.
Jacob Young weighed in about Rick and Maya’s offscreen breakup on B&B and how he feels about the move. And he also shared that he could see himself working on Y&R.
On the Homefront
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B) shared photos from her wild and wonderful baby shower with a regal touch.
Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days) shared his fears, after one of his sons ended up in the ER.
Love Is in the Air
Greg Vaughan (Eric, Days) posted a loving tribute to girlfriend Angie Harmon on their first anniversary.
Hayley Erin couldn’t resist offering fans a tongue-in-cheek take of what really happened to her murdered GH character, Kiki.
Plus, what was wrong and was right about GH’s bullying storyline.
A Song for the Fans
GH’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) sings a special Christmas carol for fans and you can listen to it here.
On the Move
Learn all about what Lauren Boles (ex-Ciara) has been up to since leaving Days.
Michael Easton (Finn) has headed off on a One Life to Live reunion.
Award for Kate
Kate Linder (Esther, Y&R) was the recipient of a huge honor.
Ava and Grace Scarola, who play Avery Jerome Corinthos, celebrated a birthday, as did Days alum Shawn Christian (ex-Daniel), who got a special message from his girlfriend Arianne Zucker (ex-Nicole).