— A casting announcement that comes as no surprise to soap fans, Steve Burton announced on Thursday (October 6) that he would be leaving his role as Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless when his contract expires this December.
With the exits of executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Chuck Pratt, it was only a matter of time. Burton’s character failed to catch on with fans during his four-year stint. Dylan went from carpenter, to barista to detective in Genoa City and even ended up being the retconned long lost son of Melody Thomas Scott’s Nikki and Doug Davidson’s Paul.
Prior to joining Y&R, Burton appeared as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan from 1991 until 2012.
— CBS is celebrating 30 years at #1 with special soap reunions on this Wednesday’s (October 12) episode of The Talk. Former As the World Turns stars participating in the event include Martha Byrne (Lily), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda), Colleen Zenk (Barbara) and Ellen Dolan (Margo). Former cast members of Guiding Light participating include Kim Zimmer (Reva), Robert Newman (Josh), Grant Aleksander (Phillip) and Beth Chamberlin (Beth).
The special will also feature current stars from The Young and the Restless: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), Christel Khalil (Lily) and Jason Thompson (Billy). As well as The Bold and the Beautiful: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Don Diamont (Bill), Scott Clifton (Liam) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy).
The Talk airs on CBS and Global.
— Coming up this week on The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Victor (Eric Braeden) takes care of Adam’s unfinished business on Monday (October 10; Canadian episode) while Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) confides in Nick (Joshua Morrow). Billy (Jason Thompson) meets Bella. Nick observes Sharon (Sharon Case) on Tuesday (October 11). Billy and Cane (Daniel Goddard) comes to an agreement. Devon (Bryton James) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan) have a disagreement.
Jack (Peter Bergman) begins a secret project on Wednesday (October 12). Mariah (Camryn Grimes) comes to the rescue. Paul (Doug Davidson) visits Patty (Stacy Haiduk). Ashley (Eileen Davidson) confronts Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) on Thursday (October 13). Summer (Hunter King) picks a side. Brash & Sassy’s new product launch hits a roadblock.
— Coming up this week on General Hospital (ABC/City): Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) seeks answers during a crisis on Monday (October 10). Nelle (Chloe Lanier) partially fills Kiki (Hayley Erin) in on her conversation with Morgan (Bryan Craig). Tracy (Jane Elliot) and Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) share an emotional moment. Hayden (Rebecca Budig) and Finn (Michael Easton) inform Tracy about the latest turn of events regarding the fate of General Hospital. Ava (Maura West) is hit hard on Tuesday (October 11). Franco (Roger Howarth) makes it clear to Sam (Kelly Monaco) that he isn’t going anywhere. Jake (Hudson West) questions Sam about her animosity towards Franco. Carly (Laura West) and Nelle get to know each other. Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), Andre (Anthony Montgomery) and Anna (Finola Hughes) come up with a theory about Ava’s involvement in Julian’s (William deVry) trial.
Jason (Billy Miller) makes a promise to Michael (Chad Duel) on Wednesday (October 13). Kiki is overcome with mixed emotions. Tracy and Monica (Leslie Charleson) unite to support the hospital admits tough times. Laura (Genie Francis) gives Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) another chance. Nathan (Ryan Peavey) is smitten by Charlotte on Thursday (October 13). Maxie (Kirsten Storms) is determined to uncover the truth. Lulu (Emme Rylan) receives stunning news. Kiki pushes Dillon away. Franco and Nina reflect on what it means to be a parent. Jordan makes amends.
Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) turns to Sam for support and advice on Friday (October 14). Nina receives heartbreaking news. Curtis (Donnell Turner) receives an offer he cannot refuse. Carly puts her foot down. Maxie and Nathan are at odds. Maxie later puts her plan into action. Coming soon: Jason shows his support to Carly.
— Look for Hayley Erin (Kiki) to appear on NCIS this Tuesday (October 11).
— Coming up this week on Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Marlena (Deidre Hall) lays out her plan to take down Clyde (James Read), Xander (Paul Telfer) and Orpheus (George DelHoyo) on Monday (October 10). Chad (Billy Flynn) recruits Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Adrienne (Judi Evans) for a secret plan to bring down the convicts on Tuesday (October 11).
On Wednesday (October 12), Clyde confronts Chad and demands that he turn over Thomas. Adrienne lashes out at Andre (Thaao Penghlis) on Thursday (October 13). All hell breaks loose in Salem at the hands of the convicts on Friday (October 14). Sonny (Freddie Smith) comes to Paul’s (Christopher Sean) rescue. Deimos (Vincent Irizarry) has surprising news about Xander.
— Melrose Place alum Vanessa Williams joins the cast of Days of our Lives as Dr. Valerie Grant. The role was originally played by Tina Andrews from 1975-77 and later Diane Sommerfield from 1981-82. Williams most recently appeared on the second season of The Flash.
— Coming up this week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Wyatt (Darin Brooks) is conflicted between his loyalty to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and doing what’s right on Monday (October 10). Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) takes drastic measures to capture Liam’s (Scott Clifton) attention. On Tuesday (October 11), Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) is skeptical when Wyatt attempts to convince him that Quinn (Rena Sofer) has changed. Liam gives Steffy marital advice.
Steffy is unsure about what she wants on Wednesday (October 12). Sasha (Felisha Cooper) has an eye-opening experience when she sees Thomas (Pierson Fodé) with Douglas. On Thursday (October 13), Word about Bill’s (Don Diamont) engagement to Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) is slow to reach one his many admirers. A family favour causes tension between Zende (Rome Flynn) and Nicole (Reign Edwards).
Ridge makes an announcement at Forrester Creations on Friday (October 14) which puts a damper on morale. Recent events solidify Steffy’s decision regarding her marriage to Wyatt. Coming soon: Bill and Katie (Heather Tom) come face-to-face for the first time since their divorce.
— Look for Jennifer Gareis to return as Donna on October 20, 21, 25 & 26.