— The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kim Matula (Hope) will soon exit the hit international soap. The show confirmed the exit this afternoon on Twitter.
Matula joined the CBS / CTV Two soap in 2010 as Brooke’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) SOROASed daughter with former son-in-law Deacon (Sean Kanan). The character has been heavily featured in two triangles – fighting Steffy (previously Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) over Liam (Scott Clifton) and now being fought over by Liam and his half-brother Wyatt (Darin Brooks). In story, Hope is currently married to Wyatt and is presumably carrying his baby. No word yet when Matula will last air or if the show plans to recast.
If they don’t recast, this might be some good news for fans that have been wanting more screen time for some of their other favourites, including Jacob Young’s Rick or even ingénue Ashlyn Pearce (Aly).
— The Bold and the Beautiful will broadcast scenes that were recently filmed in Amsterdam beginning Friday, November 7 (until Monday, November 17). Kim Matula (Hope), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Scott Clifton (Liam) will air in scenes that take place in two key locations: Dam Square – the center of a Forrester Creations fashion shoot – and the exteriors of the historic Hotel de L’Europe, a romantic locations which overlooks the Amstel River.
— The Young and the Restless has cast two new recurring roles, which will be Jabot employees. Nadine Nicole will play the role of Gwen, a conservative accountant, who begins airing on the December 2nd Canadian episode (airs on Dec. 3rd in the U.S.). Meanwhile, Soaps in Depth is reporting that Jeffrey Christopher Todd will play Tobias, who will work alongside Ashley (Eileen Davidson) in the lab.
— Speaking of La Davidson, Bravo has released a new trailer for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which will premiere on November 17th in the U.S. (no word when it will air in Canada on Slice). ICYMI, Eileen Davidson and former Days of our Lives star Lisa Rinna join the cast.
— Look for The Meredith Vieira Show to stage an All My Children reunion with Susan Lucci (ex-Erica) and Walt Willey (ex-Jackson) in a segment called “Soap Opera Showdown,” airing December 2. The syndicated talk show (which was recently picked up for a second season) airs on Global TV in Canada.
— The 2015 edition of The Daytime Emmy Awards are set to take place on Sunday, April 26th, with nominations being revealed on Tuesday, March 26th. No word yet about a broadcaster for the ceremony (or if they’ll repeat that mess of a pre-show), but they have decided to add a new soap category, “Outstanding Guest Performer,” which will celebrate high profile guest stars (like General Hospital’s Donna Mills or The Young and the Restless’ Meredith Baxter). I’m also hearing that former stars who return for stints (such as Y&R’s Shemar Moore would be ineligible).
— General Hospital’s Perry Shen (Brad) will guest star on the November 24th episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.
— Expect Melanie to have a big secret when Molly Burnett returns to Days of our Lives later this month.