Soap News: DAYS’ Sami exit detailed! Plus: Chrishell Stause OUT & Marie Wilson IN


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TV Guide outlined Alison Sweeney’s exit from Days of our Lives with an exclusive interview with the star. In story, look for Sami to leave Salem with all of her children on the October 30th episode of the Global and NBC soap when studio executives want to put her story on screen.

Yes – all of Sami’s kids will leave Salem with her. Since Will wrote the expose that got Sami noticed, Guy Wilson will be offscreen for a few weeks.

How do you feel soap fans? Is this how you wanted Sami to leave Salem after nearly 22 years of scandal, blackmail, passion and paternity tampering? Would you have preferred she went to search for an alive EJ (James Scott) after discovering that Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) took EJ’s body from the morgue? Or move away to protect her children from the DiMeras?

Fear not Sami fans, Sweeney hinted that she’s game to return for the soap’s 50th anniversary next November!

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— Canadian actress Marie Wilson (ex-Meg, As the World Turns; ex-Karen, Port Charles) joins the cast of Days of our Lives this Friday, October 31 as Bree – an old acquaintance of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) who also happens to be someone from Aiden’s (Daniel Cosgrove) mysterious past. No word yet how long Wilson will appear on the soap.

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— Another exit at DAYS: Chrishell Stause revealed on Twitter this past Friday that she has wrapped up her run as Jordan Rideway. The actress joined the cast of Days of our Lives in August 2013 and will air until March 2015. Stause previously appeared on All My Children as Amanda from 2005 until 2011.

— Don’t forget to catch a slew of Big Brother contestants on The Bold and the Beautiful this Thursday and Friday. Check out a video at Soaps in Depth!

— Those worried that Roger Howarth would be leaving General Hospital after booking a recurring gig on The CW’s The Flash – there’s nothing to worried about. Executive producer Frank Valentini reassured Soaps in Depth that everyone on the show is thrilled for Howarth and his opportunity and that he’d be filming in scenes for the comic book series while GH [production]is on hiatus. So look for Franco and Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) dysfunctional friendship to continue!

Frank Valentini also spoke to Soap Opera Digest about Anthony Gearing’s upcoming return to General Hospital following his recent medical leave and vacation: “We’re so excited to have him back. He has such unbelievable talent and there’s a lot of amazing stuff to come with Luke and Fluke.” Looks like we’ll finally find out who Fluke is?! Head writer Ron Carlivati teased, “We’ve revved that story up, but now with Tony back for real, it’s about to get a little nuts!”

— ABC was nice to enough to invite some of the General Hospital cast members to New York City for their annual Casino Night Party. Here are a couple of photos featuring Lynn Herring (Lucy), Ryan Paevey (Nathan), Jason Thompson (Patrick), Vinessa Antoine (Jordan), Laura Wright (Carly), Finola Hughes (Anna) and William deVry (Julian).

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Kelly Sullivan, who appeared on General Hospital last week as Connie’s ghost (with a new hair colour) begins recurring on The Young and the Restless this week as Sage Warner. Sullivan debuts on the October 27th Canadian episode (airs Oct. 28 in the USA).

Justin Hartley debuts as the new Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless next week. Here’s a new promo from CBS:


The latest plot teasers and previews rom soap happenings in Los Angeles, Port Charles, Salem and Genoa City!

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (CTV Two/CBS): The Big Brother Halloween party!
Chaos ensues following Maya’s revelation about Ridge and Caroline’s “relationship.” Ridge must then defend his actions to Eric. Maya later takes advantage of an opportune moment to go after what she wants. Caroline challenges Ridge to prove that his intentions are true. Ridge rocks Katie’s world. Maya begins the next phase in her plan to split Rick and Caroline. Liam is invited to a Halloween party featuring Big Brother housemates. Eric reaches out to Rick to discuss his future at Forrester Creations. Ivy and Liam’s romance blossoms at the Big Brother Halloween party.

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CORONATION STREET (CBC/Hulu): Peter’s verdict is in.
A nervous Peter waits for the jury to reach a verdict. Tony and Liz continue their hostilities. Owen and Anna receive a repossession order. The jury gives their verdict. Gail and Michael return from their holiday. Roy doesn’t want to be home alone. Kylie continues her addiction. David notices Kylie’s odd behaviour. Tony swallows his pride and apologizes to Liz. Steve pays Jim a visit. Roy offers Beth and Kirk a wedding gift. Michael talks to Gail about his fascination with Japanese culture. Callum tells Kylie he wants to see his son Max. The opening ceremony takes place for the new community centre. Michelle does her best to talk to Steve. Kylie pays Callum a visit. David confronts Kylie.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Global/NBC): Sami leaves Salem.
Lucas and Sami share a warm moment. Will is offered a rare opportunity. Kristen shocks Brady. Abigail and Sami come to a mutual understanding. Kristen’s plan backfires. Sami bids family members farewell. A heartbroken Sonny encourages Will to persue his dream. Brady realizes the truth. John tries to trick Theresa. Kristen seeks comfort in the arms of an unexpected person. Sami bids an emoitional farewell to her family as she and her children leave Salem. Marlena is shocked by John and Theresa’s fight. Eve blasts Kayla for defending Jack. Aiden is upset when he runs into someone from his past.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL (City/ABC): Carly and Franco’s wedding.
Shawn begins to set up Heather to bring down Franco. Michael tells Sonny that he suspects Ava of killing AJ. Jason and Elizabeth join forces against Liesl. The children celebrate Beggar’s Night in Port Charles. Scottie takes Franco on a Bachelor night. Maxie and Nathan look for a way around their predicament – will Diane help? Franco’s plot hits a snag. Nina plans a trap. Carly insists that Michael drop the search for AJ’s killer. Shawn gets sidelined. Sam receives devastating news. Carly discovers Franco’s secret. Sonny comes clean with Morgan. Nina does the unthinkable. Franco surprises everyone at the wedding.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (Global/CBS): Lily wonders what Hilary is hiding.
Tension between Sharon and Phyllis reaches a breaking point. Chelsea says goodbye to Adam. Stitch reveals a family secret. Kelly gives Jack an ultimatum. Lily wonders what Hilary is hiding. Ashley tests her new fragrance. Jill questions Colin’s agenda. Dylan gets surprising news. Lauren questions Michael’s fidelity. Phyllis sets her plan in motion.


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