— Steve Burton (Dylan, The Young and the Restless) dropped by the CBS affiliate in Nashville last week, appearing on Talk of the Town and previewed a “Who’s Your Daddy” mystery that’s coming up on Y&R. Will the show reveal that Paul (Doug Davidson) is actually Dylan’s father and not retconned villain Ian Ward (Ray Wise)? Check out the clip below. Hopefully that’s what he’s referring to and not that Victoria (Amelia Heinle) is pregnant with either Stitch (Sean Carrigan) or Billy’s (David Tom) kid. Fans have had their suspicions for the better part of a year now as far as Dylan’s true paternity is concerned, especially since Ian keeps referring to a “secret.”
Storywise and for the sake of the show’s longevity, it would make the most sense if Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) long lost son’s father was her former flame Paul. It would also create some tension for Paul and Christine (Lauralee Bell) as they are trying to have a child of their own. Surprise Cricket, you’ve actually got a 40-year-old stepson!
— In case you were away last week, Y&R has recast the role of Phyllis with soap vet Gina Tognoni, who will debut later this summer. The show has also controversially recast the role of Billy – David Tom, who originated the role in 1999, has been let go. Burgess Jenkins will begin airing as Billy in late June.
— A reminder for Days of our Lives fans in the Toronto area, Eric Martsolf (Brady), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Galen Gering (Rafe) Shawn Christian (Daniel), James Scott (EJ) and Greg Vaughan) will be hosting a fan event at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel this Saturday, May 31. Click here for more.
— Alison Sweeney taped her final episode of DAYS as Sami Brady this past Friday, May 23. Soap Opera Digest reports that cast and crew joined Sweeney on stage for a farewell, including former stars Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin), Christie Clark (ex-Carrie) and Wayne Northrop (ex-Roman).
— Daytime Confidential is reporting that Molly Burnett may be headed back to DAYS as Melanie Jonas, the role she played from 2008-2012.
— General Hospital has cast Hannah Nordberg (who starred on the Broadway version of Little Miss Sunshine) as Josslyn Jacks. Looks like the playful kiddie triangle of Spencer, Emma and Cameron will be made into a quad.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) has signed a new deal with GH.
— Look for Ilene Kristen to return to GH soon as her iconic Ryan’s Hope character, Delia. Look for Delia to share scenes with Michelle Stafford’s Nina Clay. The news comes from Stafford’s Instagram, where the actress posted a photo of herself with idol. Click here to check it out.
— The Bold and the Beautiful will shoot some wedding episodes on June 9 and 10 in Monaco when cast members will attend the Monte Carlo Television Festival. The most watched soap in the world has been nominated for the festival’s International TV Audience Award in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category (for the ninth consecutive time).
Cast members Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Kim Matula (Hope), Scott Clifton (Liam), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) will greet fans at free public autograph signings on June 7 and 8. The B&B stars will be joined by former Neighbours star Ashleigh Brewer in the newly created role of Ivy Forrester, Eric’s niece.
Ivy is described as a worldly designer who grew up in Australia and is brought to Forrester Creations in Los Angeles to work on the Hope for the Future jewellery line. Look for the Australian beauty to begin appearing on the show this July.
A major announcement is expected to be announced at a press conference on June 8.
What’s coming up:
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Danger in Dubai!
Bill plans the perfect wedding day for Brooke. Quinn discloses some details about her recent affair to Ridge. Katie feels unsure about Ridge’s scheme. Quinn and Wyatt argue. Bill and Brooke’s wedding day arrives. Katie confronts Quinn. Ridge shows Brooke to photo of Quinn and Bill in bed together. Brooke looks on in horror as a terrible “accident” occurs over the Persian Gulf!
Coronation Street (CBC/Hulu): Fiz accuses Tyrone of having an affair
Tyrone and Maria agree to meet for a chat. Carla asks Tracy to watch Peter. Fix decides to have it out with Kirsty. Audrey is concerned about Maria’s intentions. Owen has bad news for Anna and Katy. Tina is shocked at the sight of Peter. Fiz accuses Tyrone of having an affair. It’s a start of a new era for Jason. Maria resorts to desperate measures. Tina comes to a drastic decision. Jason’s under the influence of Tony. The walls finally close in on Maria. The attraction is clear between Kal and Leanne. Maria faces the consequences of her actions. Will Peter put Carla first?
Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Jennifer finds out Nicole’s secret
Marlena becomes jealous when she learns about Roman’s date with Giselle. At Gabi’s photoshoot, Abigail is thrown when Ben has a strong reaction to an innocent offer. Hope suspects that all is not what it seems. Lucas, Sami and EJ try to talk some sense into Will. Abe helps Hope with the investigation. Sonny worries about losing Will. Hope has a stunning announcement. Jennifer finds out Nicole’s secret. A desperate Nicole tries to save her relationship with Eric.
General Hospital (ABC/City): How will Ava stay alive?
Olivia tells Carly about Sonny and Ava’s affair. Ric and Elizabeth go on a romantic date. Kiki shares shocking news with Michael. Luke has a surprise for Tracy. Ric faces criminal charges. Elizabeth seeks help from Alexis. Luke runs into a mystery man. Sonny doubts Ava. Will Nina Clay make it to Port Charles?
The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Tyler asks Sharon to help Mariah
Nick accuses Victor of abusing Cassie’s memory. Victoria feels the weight of her secret. Lily pushes Devon to seduce Hilary. Tyler reaches out to Sharon to help Mariah. Billy learns shocking news. Kelly encourages Stitch to come clean. Tyler and Abby reach a breaking point. Billy and Chelsea spend an evening with Connor. Cane sends Lily on a scavenger hunt for her birthday (is it for a storyline?). Avery confronts Ian Ward.