Soap News: B&B’s Brooke OUT? Plus: Y&R lands GH actress


katherine kelly lang leaving the bold and the beautiful

Katherine Kelly Lang will be exiting The Bold and the Beautiful temporarily as the actress has been asked to join the cast of Italy’s version of Dancing with the Stars (Ballando con le Stelle). Lang revealed the news on her Facebook page and addressed Brooke’s fate. It looks like Brooke will be travelling to Milan (at Forrester International) for “some much needed private time and reflection.” Lang’s first live dance on Ballando con le Stelle is set for October 4th.

No word yet if B&B will pre-tape scenes featuring Brooke in Milan or if the soap will once again venture to out on another international location shoot.

katherine kelly lang leaving the bold and the beautiful

— This is neat: original The Young and the Restless cast member Tom Hallick will return to the soap, but not as Brad Elliot (the neurosurgeon turned reporter). Instead, he’ll be playing a truck driver who helps Phyllis (now played by Gina Tognoni) by giving her a lift back to Genoa City. Hallick and Tognoni are actually recreated the very first Y&R scene – but with Hallick playing the truck driver this time. Hallick appeared on Y&R from 1973 until 1978. Check out an exclusive interview with the actor and TV Guide here.

The Young and the RestlessChris McKenna (Det. Mark Harding; also ex-Joey, One Life to Live) has landed a recurring role on NBC’s new series, State of Affairs.

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— Another week, another GH/Y&R casting exchange. Former General Hospital actress Kelly Sullivan (ex-Kate/Connie) is heading to The Young and the Restless. Her character, Sage, is described by Soap Opera Digest as “intelligent, competent, discreet, and reserved.” Sullivan begins filming on September 24 and will first air on the Monday, October 27th episode in Canada (airs Oct. 28 in the U.S.).

Your move, GH.

General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco will appear on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy when Danny (played by Derek Theler), who is a New York Ranger on the show, is offered a role GH. Entertainment Weeklyreports that Monaco will play an over-the-top version of herself. The episode is set to air in 2015. Baby Daddy airs on ABC Spark in Canada.

— Yes, he’s back! Robert Kelker-Kelly (ex-Bo, Days of our Lives; ex-Shane/Sam, Another World) returned to General Hospital on Tuesday’s episode as the unfrozen (again) Stavros Cassadine.

All My Children grad Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee) gave birth to a baby girl.

— The rumour was true: Antonio Sabato Jr. will be taking part in the new season of Dancing with the Stars! The actor wouldn’t mind returning to GH at some point (as Jagger Cates) if asked.

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What’s coming up:

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Hope confronts Ivy.
Brooke and Katie attempt to reconcile over lunch. Maya makes a prediction regarding Rick’s future. Hope confronts Ivy about taking advantage of Liam. Maya uncovers evidence that may help her win Rick back. Liam and Wyatt butt heads. Charlie tries to collect evidence against Quinn. Liam confronts Quinn about pushing Iv into the Seine.

Coronation Street (CBC/Hulu): Will Carla visit Peter?
Julie and Mary try to impress Dev. Tracy runs through her wedding requirements with Michelle. Ken gives Tony a bit of background on Jim. Peter visits Jim in his cell, hoping for some alcohol. Tyrone returns home from the hospital. Katy tells Luke they can only be friends. Peter finds Jim’s stash of alcohol. Max has his assessment. Tony and Jason make a start on the loft conversion.  Ken begs Carla to visit Peter. Peter takes a turn for the worse. Rob is deeply worried. Kylie and David are summoned by Max’s school. Beth and Kirk ask Michelle to be their wedding planner.

Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Chad returns to Salem!
Kate becomes wary of EJ and Sami growing closer. Aiden and Nicole bond, much to Hope’s dismay. Paige feels uneasy when JJ hints that he’d like them to become more intimate. Daniel and Kayla inform Brady about a drug that could cure John. Kristen has horrifying news to deliver to Theresa. Will attempts to patch things up with Sami. EJ and Clyde have a tense confrontation. Brady and Marlena wait anxiously to see if the experimental drug will help John. Kristen snaps when Theresa reveals that she and Brady slept together. EJ is blindsided by Chad’s return (Chad will now be played by Billy Flynn). Kristen wants to work with Daniel to expose Theresa. Chad confronts EJ. Nicole tries to comfort Eric.

General Hospital (ABC/City): Sam is haunted by her past.
Stavros has a shocking plan for Lulu. Julian makes an attempt to win back Alexis. TJ investigates the identity of Shawn’s mystery woman. Sabrina hatches a plan for revenge. Sam and Patrick investigate Luke’s involvement in the accident. Lulu finds herself in danger. Mac and Felicia worry about Maxie – who runs into a dangerous stranger. Dante tries to protect Lulu. Liesl’s confession to Victor may put her in danger. Anna is dismayed by Liesl’s behaviour. Sam’s past haunts her despite her newfound attraction to Patrick.

The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Malcolm returns!
Malcolm returns to Genoa City to visit the Winters family. Mariah struggles to accept her new life. Malcolm helps Neil face the truth about his future. Chelsea calls Billy. Nick pulls out all the stops to surprise Sharon. Phyllis is jolted back to reality. Note: Click here to check out photos of Shamar Moore’s two-day return to Y&R as Malcolm Winters.


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