Soap Opera Comings and Goings: ATWT Alum Appears, A Mother Arrives

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Soap Opera Casting For The Week of November 20, 2023

Here’s a list of the top exit and entrance news from all four daytime dramas. Find out if any of your favorite performers from yesteryear are returning to the shows you follow, or if any new actors or actresses have been cast in contract, recurring, or day-player roles.

The Young and the Restless

Colleen Zenk, best remembered for her run as from 1978 until the show ended in 2010, has joined cast. The daytime vet is portraying Claire’s (Hayley Erin) much-talked-about Aunt Jordan, the mastermind behind Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) kidnapping.  

J. Eddie Peck has been announced as returning to the role of Cole Howard, which he played from 1992 to 1999. A show spokesperson said he’ll be returning later this month.

After many months off the canvas, some key members of the Baldwin-Fisher clan are finally resurfacing. Judith Chapman reprises the role of Gloria Abbott Bardwell, Greg Rikaart is back as Kevin Fisher, and Christian Le Blanc returns as Michael Baldwin just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving. Le Blanc is making his first appearance since taking a medical leave to battle cancer.

General Hospital

as ’s fiery Gloria Cerullo on Thursday, November 23.  Lois’s (Rena Sofer) mother is set to arrive in Port Charles in time to help the Quartermaine clan celebrate Thanksgiving. Travolta originated the matriarch back in 1995.

Joshua Benard gets, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) college classmate. He’ll share scenes with McCoy on Monday, November 20.

It’s a wrap for Nathanyael Grey. The actor has completed his run as Mason Gatlin, Austin’s (Roger Howarth) menacing cousin. The character has been carted off to Pentonville prison, but the door has been left open for his return at a later date. Grey debuted as Mason in July of 2022. 

The Bold and the Beautiful

A pair of from Season 25 will be making guest appearances on . Matt Klotz, who was this season’s runner-up, and Cirie Fields, who also competed in four seasons of Survivor and won the first season of The Traitors, filmed their scenes on November 13. The episode is slated to air in December.

Delon de Metz is back as Zende Forrester on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21. He’ll share pivotal scenes with Thorsten Kaye’s Ridge.

Days of our Lives

Two bad guys are back on the scene. as Statesville Prison inmate Clyde Weston on Wednesday, November 22. He’ll interact with Brandon Barash’s Stefan 

David S. Lee wreaks more havoc as Gil Carter, Clyde’s henchman. He appears on Monday, November 20, and Tuesday, November 21.