A tentative return date for soaps; a Days vet’s medical woes escalate; and a GH star chats live with fans… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in is h the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Soap Opera News: Back to Work?
Good news for the daytime community. Deadline has reported that TV production in Los Angeles could resume on June 12, if several safety protocols are met. Here are the details.
Genie Francis (Laura) discussed the future of soaps and General Hospital in a recent interview with TV Insider. The actress explained why current times provide a “fantastic opportunity” to get back into the genre.
Soap Vet’s Nightmare
Judi Evans’ (ex-Adrienne and Bonnie, Days of our Lives) medical woes continued, as she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and suffered serious complications. She shared her story with Good Morning America.
Her former DAYS daughter, Farah Fath (ex-Mimi), sent a special message of love to her TV mom and asked others to keep Evans in their hearts.
Chatting with Mo
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) took center stage on a Zoom chat with Soap Hub staff and its Insider members. You can watch it here and find out how you can attend the next one.
In other Benard news, the actor recently officiated when his daughter Cailey married her fiancé Carlos. Find out his thoughts on the special occasion.
The Bold and the Beautiful recently re-aired its very first episode. Ronn Moss, the original Ridge, spoke with Soap Hub about his memories of the show’s premiere and its early years.
Christie Clark (ex-Carrie, DAYS), who battled the coronavirus back in March, checked in with fans. Fortunately, it was all good news.
Coping with the coronavirus is tough on parents of young children, especially when it comes to explaining the situation. Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH) explained how she and her ex, Brandon Barash, (Jake, Days), are tackling the matter with their daughter, Harper.
Tristan on YouTube
Tristan Rogers (Scorpio, GH; Colin, YR) interviewed daytime vet Judith Chapman (Gloria, YR) on his YouTube show 6 Blocks Apart. And we’ve got a recap of their conversation.
Alison Sweeney’s Sami went from foster mom to adoptive mom in a matter of days. You’re going to fall in love with her adorable pup, Basil.
YR’s Greg Rikaart (Kevin) praised his pals Adam Huss and Adam Bucci’s children’s book, Puppy Love is Puppy Love, which he highly recommends. And, speaking of pets, his co-star Mishael Morgan (Amanda) added a new one to her family, and her son, Niam, named it.
Reasons to Celebrate
Lauralee Bell (Christine, YR) paid tribute to her late mother, YR co-creator, Lee Phillip Bell, on her birthday, while Don Diamont (Bill, The Bold and the Beautiful) toasted his son, Lauren, and A Martinez (ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara; ex-Eduardo, DAYS, celebrated his daughter, Devon, on their special days.
Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) commemorated the one-year anniversary of adopting her son, Kayden. The tyke made her an instant mom.
In honor of National Cancers Survivor Day, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR) gave a shout out to her sister, Janine S. Baker. Her beautiful sibling has been thriving for seven years and counting.
A Daytime Passing
According to her Facebook page, daytime vet Melinda Fee passed away following a massive stroke. The actress, who played Mary Anderson on Days, was 77.