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Postings across the Internet - including some on SoapCentral.com's Message Central message boards - are wondering if Guiding Light's Phillip Spaulding is really, really dead.
One Life to Live has brought in some familiar names to help recently-appointed head writer Dena Higley as she pens the show's future plots and storylines. ABC announced that it has hired the writing team of James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten to serve as consultants on One Life to Live. Brown and Esensten previously served as head writers of Guiding Light.
Film legend, original All My Children cast member and Guiding Light star Ruth Warrick
) passed away on Saturday, January 15th at 12:15AM in her Manhattan home. Official reports list the cause of Ms. Warrick's death as complications from pneumonia. She was 88.
) has confirmed that he will be exiting Guiding Light later this spring. The actor asked to be released from his contract with Guiding Light.
Guiding Light has again tapped into its lengthy history to bring back a character from the show's past. This time around, though, the character will not be played by the actor that made the character famous. Newcomer Robert Bogue
will join the cast next month in the contract role of A.C. Mallet
, a character last seen back in 1993.
Despite headlines to the contrary, Kim Zimmer
) is not leaving Guiding Light. For a while, though, it did look as though the three-time Daytime Emmy winner might be on her way out.
The situation at Guiding Light continues to grow more and more direr with each passing day. With an announced across-the-board salary cut, the show was supposed to avoid having to trim its roster of veteran players. However, that is apparently not the case as 26-year veteran Jerry ver Dorn
) has announced that he will be taken off contract later this year.
Veteran soap performer Marj Dusay
) has revealed that she will exit Guiding Light later this year, and she will not continue on a recurring basis.
) will be exiting Guiding Light later this summer, but his exit is not part of the so-called bloodshed that has rocked the show's cast in recent weeks.
As previously announced by soap
, Daniel Cosgrove
) will wrap up his Guiding Light this summer. The decision to leave the show was that of the actor.
For a few hours last week, the situation inside Guiding Light's Manhattan studio was for more dramatic than anything ever produced by a Friday cliffhanger. A hazardous-materials crew was called to the scene and the studio evacuated on Thursday, following the malfunction of a prop and the release of a toxic metal into air.
In what can only be called a surprising announcement, a spokesperson for Guiding Light has confirmed that actress Laura Wright
) will be exiting the show when her contract expires later this year.
In a change of position, veteran Guiding Light actress Marj Dusay
) has announced that she has reconsidered her decision to exit the show when her contract expires later this year. As previously reported
, Guiding Light execs have opted not to renew Dusay's contract.
Though an official announcement from ABC is still pending, soap
has learned that Laura Wright
, Guiding Light
) will join the cast of General Hospital later this year in the role of Carly Corinthos.
As previously reported by soap
, Jerry ver Dorn
) will exit Guiding Light in October, leaving behind a show that he's called home for 26 years. Fans of the actor, however, will still be able to tune in every day and see the actor on screen: he's found a new role at ABC's One Life to Live
The cast cutting at Guiding Light continues. The last casualty of the show's belt-tightening is David Andrew MacDonald
). While the axing of MacDonald has been the subject of Internet speculation for a few weeks, the show has just now confirmed the actor's exit.
Though it is still unconfirmed by ABC, soap
is again reporting that Rebecca Budig
) is poised to leave All My Children when her contract expires later this year. It was back in May
first reported that Budig had decided to leave the show.
On November 6, 2005, legendary daytime actors Michael Tylo (Quinton Chamberlain
) and Lisa Brown (Nola Chamberlain
) sat down for a one-of-a-kind interview to reminisce about their beloved characters' fabulous history on Guiding Light, as well as the future of this hugely popular '80s supercouple.
Many Guiding Light fans were elated when Emmy winner Crystal Chappell
) renewed her contract with the show earlier this year. During a time when much of the show's cast had been receiving pink slips and fears that the show would be cancelled were heightened, it seemed like a really good sign.
) can forget about any plans that she may have had to leave Guiding Light. The show's brass informed the star that she would be held to the terms of her recently-signed contract. In short, the higher-ups refused to let the Emmy-winning actress out of her contract.
The Guiding Light cast will soon shrink by one as another member of the cast has decided not to renew their contract. In an announcement on her official web site, Crystal Hunt
) revealed to fans that she will soon be exiting the show.