— After weeks of teasing on Twitter, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) confirmed that she’ll be taking part of ABC.com’s new digital series, General Hospital Now, which will be a mix between Saturday Night Live and Soap.
Joining Grahn on her project are comedy writer Kaore Bonell, Sarah Colonna (longtime GH fan and former writer for Chelsea Lately) and Jimmy Pardo (Never Not Funny and Conan
— GH will soon welcome back Hugo Napier as Lord Larry Ashton. Napier portrayed the role of Ned’s (Wally Kurth) father and Tracy’s (Jane Elliot) ex from 1988-89 and then 1991-92. The actor is also known to daytime audiences as As the World Turns’ Gunnar St. Clair (1982-85).
— GH’s Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and wife Brienne (who were featured this past summer on Celebrity Wife Swap) are expecting their second child together in May.
— Kate Linder’s third Annual OpportuniTEAS for Independence returns to Toronto on December 7, 2014. Linder (who plays Esther on The Young and the Restless) will be joined by co-stars Sean Carrigan (Stich), Mishael Morgan (Hilary) and Bryton James (Devon).
The event will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle and will be hosted by Global TV’s Leslie Roberts from 1 to 4 p.m. and will include an autograph session. Proceeds will benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Conductive Education (CE) program for children and adults with neuro-motor disabilities.
— TV Line reports that Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H*) will appear on The Young and the Restless this November as Constance Bingham, who will interact with several Genoa City residents.
— Look for this summer’s Big Brother contestants Donny Thompson, Amber Borzotra, Cody Calafiore, Zach Rance, Hayden Voss, Nicole Franzel, Caleb Reynolds and Devin Shephard to appear on The Bold and the Beautiful for a special Halloween-themed episode, which will air on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31. That’s not all! The season 16 contestants will Big Brother alums on B&B! Also look out for Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd (from seasons 11 and 13), Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas (seasons 12 and 13) and Elissa Slater (season 15).
— B&B is looking to cast a Caucasian actress between 20-25 for a new lead role on the soap.
— Eden Riegel (ex-Biance, All My Children; ex-Heather, The Young and the Restless) will appear on the October 15th episode of Criminal Minds. Click here for more at Soap Opera Network.
What’s coming up this week in Los Angeles, Salem, Port Charles and Genoa City!
Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) says her goodbyes on The Bold and the Beautiful. David (Jack P. Shepherd) discovers that Kylie (Paula Lane) has been taking pills on Coronation Street. Will EJ (James Scott) get shot on Days of our Lives? Maxie (Kirsten Storms) hears from a judge and Phyllis’ (Gina Tognoni) reveals herself on The Young and the Restless.
The Bold and the Beautiful (CTV Two/CBS): Brooke says goodbye.
Quinn is angry with Hope after she learns about her future plans. Liam is questioned regarding his intentions towards Ivy. Rick confronts Caroline about the close moment she shared with Ridge. Maya finds an ally. Katie ponders her future while Rick unleashes his anger on Ridge. Rick then reveals Ridge’s secret to Eric, who makes a surprising announcement about the future of Forrester Creations. Deacon makes a move. Bill refuses to accept Brooke’s decision when she decides to relocate to the Forrester International office in Milan.
Coronation Street (CBC/Hulu): Kylie searches for Max’s father.
Kylie is tempted to take more pills. Yasmeen pesters Roy about holding more events in the café. Julie invites Dev to join her at the Rovers. Neil says goodbye. Kylie pours her heart out to Eva. Michael prepares for his blood tests. Kylie searches for Max’s father, Callum. Eileen badgers Liz to come clean to Deirdre. Tim opens up to Maddie about his literacy struggles.
Days of our Lives (Global/NBC): Sami makes a shocking discovery.
Stefano turns his back on EJ. Brady is drawn back into Kristen’s world. Sami argues with Will about his latest article. Paige is upset by JJ’s withdrawal. Theresa panics when she is called to John’s hospital room. John has an announcement. EJ learns upsetting news. Jordan is upset by Ben’s action. Will is surprised by Chad’s anger towards EJ. Sami makes a shocking discovery. Chad asks Jordan out on a date. Rafe warns Kate that she could be making a mistake.
General Hospital (City/ABC): Elizabeth asks Dante for help with the mystery patient.
Maxie and Nathan go on their first official date. Elizabeth feels hopeful about the mystery patient. Silas grows suspicious of Nina. Monica goes on a date with Judge Walters. Sam and Patrick end up in an uncomfortable situation in Amsterdam. Rosalie discovers Ava. Sabrina feels guilty about her theory regarding Ava. Nikolas and Spencer extend Britt an invitation. Franco considers his next move now that Sonny and Carly can’t stay away from each other. Sonny and Shawn plot against Franco. Milo takes Epiphany out. Liesl receives a surprise visitor. Tracy plans a meeting with “Luke.” Elizabeth turns to Dante for help with the mystery patient (Jason).
The Young and the Restless (Global/CBS): Phyllis’ return rocks Jack’s world.
Jack finds his world shaken now that Phyllis is back. Sharon has something she needs to tell Nick. Dylan and Paul clash over Ian’s case. Joe surprises Avery by deciding to stick around in Genoa City. Nick asks Victoria who she wants to be her baby’s father. Devon sneaks away to New York to see Hilary. Phyllis makes a decision about her future. Victor gets the results of Faith’s paternity test. Billy overhears Chelsea calling out for Adam.