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Comings and Goings – February 8 Edition


Daytime's Revolving Door: February 8th Edition

The coming and goings report for daytime — Week of February 8th Edition.

The revolving door of Daytime is forever swinging and in the most recent weeks has been no exception. Newcomers, welcomed returns, controversial exits and cameo appearances grace the daytime screen in the coming months. How will these comings and goings effect your favorite show? You will have to tune in to find out!


Coming To Pine Valley

As previously reported, two-time Emmy winner Cady McClain reprises her role as Dixie Martin on Thursday, March 4. The actress’ return was announced during the 2010 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

Another popular veteran from the past returns this month: Two-time Emmy winner Julia Barr returns as Brooke English on Tuesday, February 23. You can expect Brooke to mix it up with ex-husband Adam Chandler (David Canary) and his new wife Annie Chandler (Melissa Claire Egan). The new Mrs. Adam Chandler is not pleased to see her hubby’s old flame back in town.


Coming to Oakdale

As previously reported, former Guiding Light star Daniel Cosgrove has been cast in the role of Dr. Chris Hughes. The role of Chris was previously played by Dylan Bruce, who exited the show in 2008. Cosgrove will first air in March.

Gossip Girl actresses keep finding work in daytime. First was Amanda Setton, cast on One Life to Live as Kimberly, now Valentina DeAngelis has been cast Lily (Noelle Beck) and Holden’s (Jon Hensley) daughter. DeAngelis appeared on Gossip Girl as Carmen. She first airs as Faith on March 2nd.

Another recast heading our way is newcomer Sarah Wilson taking over the role of Liberty Ciccone from Meredith Hagner. Hagner will star in the upcoming FX series Lights Out. Wilson first airs March 15th.

Look for another former Guiding Light star to pop in Oakdale. Kurt McKinney (ex-Matt, GL) will appear as Ellis, a shady business parter of Jon Lindstrom’s Craig on February 22.


Coming to Los Angeles

Jacqueline Hahn comes to town as Dr. Caspary, Bridget’s and Sandy’s OB/GYN. She appears on February 8th.


Coming to Salem

Emmy Winner Darin Brooks is making a brief return to Salem as Max Brady on March 15 and 16th. The young star left DAYS in June of last year. He currently stars on Spike TV’s breakout hit Blue Mountain State. Brooks filmed the pilot in early 2009.

Arianne Zucker is set to return to Salem as Nicole DiMera in March. The actress recently returned from maternity leave and began taping a few weeks ago. Nicole won’t be coming back alone either. Her mother Fay, played by Valerie Wildman, won’t be too far behind her daughter.

Fan favorite Judi Evans is returning as Adrienne Kiriakis.


Coming to Port Charles

Dahlia Salem joins the cast in the recurring role of Federal Prosecutor Claire Walsh. Salem taped her first episode on January 28 which is set to air on February 24. Soap fans might remember Salem from her 3 year stint as Sofia Carlino on NBC’s Another World. Salem’s appeared on various primetime series over the years including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, Castle, and a recurring role on NBC’s ER.

On February 24, John Burke arrives in Port Charles as Everett Dawson. Dakin Matthews will appear as a judge on February 24th as well.

Jennifer Lyons comes to Port Charles as Jennifer on March 3rd.

Donald Agnelli will appear as a biker at Jake’s on March 5th. Donald is real life husband of Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller).

Contract News

Scott Reeves (Steven) is now on contract with General Hospital. In October, it was reported the actor would be joining in the recurring role of Dr. Steven Lars Webber. He first aired in December.


Coming to Llanview

It seems like forever since we reported on Gina Tognoni returning to Llanview, but the time has FINALLY come. The Emmy winner will first air Kelly Cramer Buchanan on February 12. “She’s going to come in dramatic fashion and with some characters we know and love,” teased Head Writer Ron Carlivati. “It’s going to tie into a bigger story that’s already happening on the canvas.”

As reported in December, Laura Bonarrigo reprises her role of Cassie Cramer, daughter of Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) for a limited time on February 15th. Her on-screen sister Melissa Fumero returns as Adriana Balsom, Rex’s (John Paul Lavoisier) ex-wife as well. Viewers get their first glimpse of Adriana and Kelly in Paris on February 12th.

Leaving Llanview

Although no final airdate has been announced, Roscoe Born (Mitch) is no longer taping. The actor returned as cult leader Mitch Laurence on November 16, 2009.

Contract News

Emmy winner Robert S. Woods (Bo) has signed a new four year contract with One Life to Live.


Coming to Genoa City

Corbin Bernsen returns as Father Todd Williams on February 12. Father Williams will preside over the ceremony at Jack (Peter Bergman) and Emily’s (Stacy Haiduk) wedding. Also returning for the nuptials of Jack and Emily is Beth Maitland. Jack’s sister Tracy helps her brother and her sister Ashley (Eileen Davidson) deal with a crisis with Jabot Cosmetics. She returns on February 11th and 12th.

Susan Walters is returning as Diane Jenkins. Last time we see saw Diane, she was moving to Chicago with her and Jack’s son Kyle. We wonder what kind of trouble the schemer will be up to when she returns on February 26th and March 1.

Leaving Genoa City

Kevin Schmidt who portrays Noah Newman will be leaving town for a short time. Kevin is leaving the soap to work on an outside project for Cartoon Network called Unnatural History. He is scheduled to re-appear in late summer. He departs Genoa City on February 9th.

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