Who is coming and who is coming out of the actors of The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B), Days of our Lives (DAYS), General Hospital (GH) and The Young and the Restless (Y&R)?
Serial casting for the week of August 16, 2021
Here is a list of the top release and entry news for the Four Day Dramas. Find out if any of your favorite performers from yesteryear returns on the shows you follow, or if new actors or actresses have been picked for contract, recurring, or daytime roles.
Days of our lives
Days of our Lives welcomes sitcom veterinarian Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons, 227) as Olivia Price, mother of Paulina (Jackée Harry) on Monday August 16. She will appear in a few episodes.
Carson Boatman will reprise the role of Johnny DiMera on Wednesday, August 18. The character was previously played by Aaron and Griffin Kunitz from 2009 to 2014.
Isabel Durant and Cameron Johnson leave the soap opera as Claire Brady and Theo Carver on Friday, August 20. Durant has been playing Claire since 2020, while Johnson returned for his final stint as Theo on July 2.
It has also been confirmed that Melissa Reeves will return to DAYS as Jennifer Horton Deveraux during the holiday season. Cady McClain reprized Jennifer’s role in the soap opera last October when Reeves opted out of commuting from Tennessee to California during the COVID-19 pandemic.
General Hospital has finally confirmed that Cameron Mathison will play Drew Cain, twin brother of Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) and ex-husband of Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco). The actor, best known to daytime audiences for his portrayal of Ryan Lavery in All My Children, premieres this week. Billy Miller created the role of Drew in 2014 until the character was presumed dead in a plane crash in 2019.
The soap opera news reveals that Charles Shaughnessy of The Nanny’s fame is joining GH in an undisclosed contract role which will debut in September. Shaughnessy previously played Holly’s (Emma Samms) cousin, Alistair Durban, in 1984. He also played Shane Donovan and Drew Donovan in Days of our Lives.
Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) daughter Donna has been aged. Twins Ella and Emma Hulen, who shared baby Donna’s chores, are out and Ava Rose is the new toddler.
Gigi Bermingham ended her quick gig as Naomi Berlin, the mother of Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig). The character was murdered.
The young and the restless
Melissa Claire Egan, who reportedly left The Young and the Restless on maternity leave in July, hadn’t completely finished filming. Sometimes she had come to the studio to film some quick recordings in Chelsea. The actress is now officially done, having posted a photo of herself on Twitter on August 11 with the message “Last working selfie for a while!”
Elizabeth Leiner ended her career as Tara Locke, a role she started playing in March. His character was last seen being taken away in handcuffs for tax evasion. Please note that broadcast dates may be subject to change.