Soap Opera Comings and Goings
Who’s coming and who’s going from the casts of The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), Days of Our Lives (Days), General Hospital (GH) and The Young and the Restless (YR)?
Here’s a list of the top exit and entrance news from all four daytime dramas. Find out if any of your favorite performers from yesteryear are returning to the shows you follow, or if any new actors or actresses have been cast in contract, recurring, or day player roles. Here’s the latest casting news from all the soaps.
The week of January 18, 2021
The Bold and the Beautiful
Preemptions have meant a reshuffling of air dates for the CBS soap crossover. The Bold and the Beautiful’s Darin Brooks kicks things off with an appearance as Wyatt Spencer on The Young and the Restless on Friday, January 15. He’ll share scenes with Hunter King’s Summer Newman and Michael Mealor’s Kyle Abbott, who’ve arrived in Los Angeles to discuss Wyatt’s former fiance, Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope). Brooks will also air on YR on Thursday, January 21.
Meanwhile, YR’s King and Mealor will appear on B&B as Summer and Kyle on Friday, January 22. They’ll interact with Brooks, as well as Don Diamont’s Bill Spencer and Katrina Bowden’s Flo Fulton.
Tina Huang is heading back to BB as Dr. Campbell. The obstetrician was last seen back in 2017 when Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was pregnant. Huang finished a stint as Days of Our Lives district attorney Melinda Trask, last December.
The Young and the Restless
Evelina Martinez has been playing Meredith, Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) nurse on Y&R. The actresses are longtime pals, offscreen.
Days of Our Lives
Camila Banus is returning to Days of Our Lives as Gabi Hernandez DiMera on Tuesday, January 19, when she makes a surprise visit to Brandon Barash’s Jake. She made her last appearance in the soap in November of 2020.
Ivan G’Vera is back on the DAYS scene as Ivan Marais. Vivian’s longtime manservant was recently revealed as a co-conspirator in the abduction of Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli’s (Lamon Archey) twins.
Mikey Jerome wrapped up his stint as Eddie on General Hospital, the good samaritan who helped Sonny (Maurice Benard) after finding him in the woods. Jerome, who won the third season of the SOAPnet reality show I Wanna Be a Soap Star, previously played Ted Osbourne on One Life to Live.