On today's Super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Prospect Park cuts All My Children and One Life to Live’s weekly episodes from four to two. One of the reasons given was that fans were watching one show or the other, but not both. AMC and OLTL are dropped from FX Canada. Do fans of the shows have reason to worry? Michael Nader returns to Pine Valley as Dimitri Marick.
The Bold and the Beautiful had a busy week of casting news. Hunter Tylo says she's off contract. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking a hiatus. Former Days of Our Lives star Darin Brooks joins the soap and his character will be involved with Hope. Rena Sofer joins B&B as the mother of Brooks' character. Brooke tries to steal one of Taylor’s men, yet again.
Rafe is attacked on Days of Our Lives. Sami, EJ and Stefano find out about Kate and Rafe’s relationship. Is JJ the voice of DAYS viewers?
General Hospital debuts a slew of new characters, portrayed by Maura West, Kristen Alderson, Roger Howarth and Michael Easton. The DC gang weighs in on the arrivals with their First Impressions. Did GH miss a beat by not pairing Morgan with Ava Jerome in a "Mrs. Robinson" storyline? Did lightning strike a third time for Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton?
GH casts Samantha Logan as a sister for Felix. Is TJ being written as a stereotypical “angry black man?” Jane Elliot needs to submit Monday’s scenes opposite of Anthony Geary for an Emmy nomination next year. The DC crew gives thumbs up or thumbs down to The Chew and General Hospital’s crossover.
Michelle Stafford is leaving The Young and the Restless as Phyllis. Find out who the DC gang thinks would make a good recast. Y&R casts Mishael Morgan as a character who will interact with Cane and Lily. Why do Y&R regimes INSIST on making Cane the heir apparent to the Chancellor empire ,when fans so vocally oppose it?
Should Traci be there for Michael and revive her rivalry with Lauren? Not a single member of the DC gang believes Kevin or Chloe would steal from Katherine. Y&R is reviving the question about Summer’s paternity. Michael learns about Lauren and Carmine.
All this and MUCH more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.
Popular General Hospital alum Rena Sofer is heading back to a highly-fictionalized version of Southern California. No, she won't be dressing up as a deranged cheerleader on Melrose Place again! TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting the actress will play Quinn Fuller, the mother of Darin Brooks' Wyatt. Look for the new character to first air July 12. READ MORE
From 2005-2010, Brooks played the role of Caroline and Shawn Brady's adopted son Max. Max left Salem for London with his niece/fiancé Chelsea (Rachel Melvin). The Daytime Emmy winner went on to star in Spike TV's now-defunct football comedy series Blue Mountain State.
If you’ve been missing Darin Brooks since he was last seen on Days of Our Lives or Blue Mountain State, you’ll want to check him out opposite All My Children grad Natalie Hall in the upcoming Hallmark movie The Seven Year Hitch.
Brooks plays Kevin, the best friend and roommate of Jennifer (Hall), who tells him to move out once she gets engaged. When Kevin spots Jenn's fiancé (Ryan Doom) with another woman things get interesting! Watch the trailer for The Seven Year Hitch below. READ MORE
Days of our Lives grad Darin Brooks (pictured with ex-Y&R star Kelly Kruger above), whose Spike comedy Blue Mountain State returns Wednesday for its second season, popped up at Spike’s Scream 2010 Awards on Saturday. See more photos from the event at Pop Confidential.
Watch Blue Mountain State trailers here.