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Soap News: Michael Muhney returns to Y&R (for good), the not-so-real Greenlee joins OLTL and Citytv picks up GH in Canada

— No big surprise that Adam is alive on The Young and the Restless (was there really any doubt?), his portrayer, Michael Muhney posted a twitvid yesterday confirming that he’s back taping — so Adam’s beachside smirk isn’t the last we’ve seen of him. Sharon Case (Sharon) appears in the video saying “he’s baaack!” and it looks like it’s for good.

— Some details of Lauralee Bell’s return have emerged thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Expect Christine to drop a couple of bombshells on her best friend Nina (Tricia Cast) and ex-husband Paul (Doug Davidson) and their children. Could the recent hiring of Jeff Branson (ex-Shayne, Guiding Light; ex-Jonathan, All My Children) in a mystery role have anything to do with Christine’s big news? Nina never did find out what happened to her stolen baby all those years ago, plus someone has been messing around with Chance (John Driscoll). “The Bug” returns on the July 14th episode (in Canada; the following day in the States).

— According to Pine Valley News, Sabine Singh is headed to One Life to Live in the recurring role of “Wendy,” a hooker that crosses paths with David (Tuc Watkins). Singh played AMC’s second Greenlee in 2007, before being replaced by the real Greenlee, Rebecca Budig.

— How long will Tuc Watkins be sticking around OLTL? The actor has recently been upped to a series regular on Desperate Housewives.

— The Canadian television networks had their upfronts this week and daytime fans were surprised to see General Hospital missing from the ‘A’ fall schedule. Not to worry, Citytv has picked up the ABC soap and will air it in its usual timeslot. Citytv is available in far more markets than ‘A’, which should be a relief to all the fans who started to miss out on the soap when CTV moved it over to its sibling network, ‘A’ last fall. The move from ‘A’ to Citytv is expected to take place in September.

— So, was GH’s Michael raped in prison by Carter? Headwriter Bob Guza is all vague about it with TV Guide. If he promises to explain more about what happened in a few months time.

The Bold and the Beautiful has dropped Winsor Harmon (Thorne) to recurring. He’s expected to be upped back to contract once the 13 year vet gets a story.


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