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According to an inside source, Passions original cast member Galen Gering
) will be exiting the show when his contract expires later this year.
With Galen Gering
rumored to be leaving Passions this summer, there is concern that another original cast member may also be leaving the show. Find out which stars are leaving and which have signed on for more Passions.
Normally, fans breathe a sigh of relief when, after tense contract talks, a top star signs a new contract to keep them with their soap. That isn't necessarily going to be the case for fans of Galen Gering
After a six-year run with Passions, Kelli McCarty
) has announced that she will exit the soap this summer. This will mark the third change in the actress' status with the NBC soap.
Original Passions cast member McKenzie Westmore
) is back at work after being sidelined by a potentially serious illness in late July and early August. Because the actress' illness came on so suddenly, NBC was forced to temporarily recast the role.
Passions fans holding on to hope that Jesse Metcalfe
) might return to the show may have to let go of their expectations. The young actor has made it clear that he has no intention to return to the show that served as his launching pad into television stardom.
In another blow to the Passions hunk department, Soap Central has learned that Justin Hartley
) will be exiting the show when his contract expires early next year.
Despite his recent foray into primetime television, handsome Harmony hunk Charles Divins
) has re-signed his contract with Passions.
NBC's two daytime dramas have been beset with rumors that their days are coming to an end. Typically, cancellation rumors dog just one soap at a time - CBS's Guiding Light has been rumored to be on its last leg for the better part of a decade.
Fans of Passions will soon have a way to double their daily dose of the non-traditional NBC soap. Beginning in early 2006, the series will start appearing in reruns on a popular cable channel.