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Changes and Shakeups Are Coming to All Four Daytime Drama Series

Changes are coming

Changes are coming

The Bold and the Beautiful

There will be some new faces in the LA fashion world this week as well as the return of a favorite character. Spoilers have been teasing that a new love interest for Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson would soon be showing up but it has not happened. what is known is that there will be a new Forrester Creations executive who has been added to the cast at The Bold and the Beautiful. Akbar Gbajabiamila, a current host of American Ninja Warrior, co-host of The Talk and a former NFL player, will debut as Max (no last name is known at this time) on Tuesday, January 18. Gbjabiamila is not the first co-host from the CBS talk show to appear on B&B. Cheryl Underwood made 3 or 4 guest appearances as Emmy an assistant to Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) at Spencer Publications.

Thomas, Hope, and Douglas B&B

Thomas, Hope, and Douglas B&B

B&B changes are coming

Shireen Crutchfield will appear as a Forrester Creations model, named Sequoyah, on Tuesday, January 18, and on Friday, January 22, and Friday, January 23 Henry Joseph Samiri will return to B&B as young Douglas Forrester. There have been rumblings that Thomas might decide to obtain full custody of his son so Douglas showing up at this time could be related. If this route is pursued there is sure to be a lot of drama with Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), and Hope Spencer (Anika Noelle) with Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen) in the middle.



Chloe, Kevin, Nancy DOOL

Chloe, Kevin, Nancy DOOL

Days of Our Lives

Ellen Crawford who was a regular on ER will continue her stint as Mother Superior. this week airing on Tuesday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 19..

Jay DeVon Johnson who has been portraying Judge Kirk Barnes, will be on screen on Monday, January 17, and Thursday, January 20. He is the official who is presiding over EJ DiMera’s (Dan Feuerriegel) trial. so things should be getting quite interesting.

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Kyle Lowder has wrapped up his latest run as Rex Brady but he could always return to Salem at a later date. Nancy Wesley (Patrika Darbo) recently returned as Choe Lane’s (Nadia Bjorlin) mother, and soon Kevin Spirtas will reprise his role as Craig Wesley, Chloe's dad, and Nancy’s husband, Craig, is scheduled to arrive in Salem on Friday, January 21. Both Darbo and Spirtas reprised their roles in the 2019-20 DOOL app series Last Blast Reunion. Darbo was last seen on The Bold and the Beautiful and during a video chat on The Young and the Restless as Sally Spectra's (Courtney Hope) aunt Shirley. Kevin's last recorded role was in the film Bloodbound in 2018. The rumor mill says Craig is going to cheat on Nancy for a man but this has not been verified.

Robert Newman takes over as Ashland Locke

Robert Newman takes over as Ashland Locke

The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless has been stunning fans for an entire year with cast changes. They fired Donny Boaz from his role as Chance Chancellor and said they were not going to recast but did just that by hiring Conner Floyd in the role. The CBS soap just fired Richard Burgi who was portraying Ashland Locke because he violated their COVID regulations. The CDC says you can come out of quarantine after 5 days if you tested positive which is what Burgi did. Y&R execs say he violated their policy of 10 days soi now he is out. Robert Newman who may be best remembered for playing Lewis on Guiding Light has been hired to portray the Lockness monster and will make his debut sometime in February.

Auntie Selina will be back soon

Auntie Selina will be back soon

General Hospital

Sportscaster Stephen A Smith has not been seen in Port Charles as Brick since Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Smith announced a few weeks back that he was recovering from COVID but he will return as Sonny's trusted security advisor. T on Monday, January 17. Brick will show up to warn his boss/comrade about a possible new mob threat. Lydia Look will soon return as Selina Wu who is the head of the Wu crime family. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, the actress said that she’s been in Singapore spending time with end-of-the-year tradition. Selina warned her nephew Brad Cooper (Parry Shen and his bestie Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) to stay away from each other but they have not listened. Wu might also have to face Sonny because her attempt on the life of Peter August failed. Be sure to tune in this week to your favorite soaps and catch all the changes as well as the action.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Cheryl E Preston

Comments

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 09, 2019:

Sounds like an interesting storyline. It's been a while since I watched any soaps. Sometimes I watch the Australian soap, Neighbours, but not very often. I used to watch the English soaps Eastenders and Coronation Street, but when I lost track of the storylines I didn't bother tuning in anymore. Now, I don't know who anyone is lol.

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