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Daytime drama series are an increasingly endangered species. With the announcement of Passions' cancellation
last week still looming large, Australian soap fans are about to get their own dose of bad news. The top-rated American soap, The Young and the Restless, is about to end its 30-plus-year run on Australian television.
For most people, being fired from a job brings with it a whole host of lifestyle changes. That will not be the case for one daytime star. Despite being fired from The Young and the Restless late last year, Eileen Davidson
) will still be reporting to CBS's Los Angeles studios and she will still find herself being called "Ashley" on a daily basis.
Though the actress is in the midst of a front burner storyline, Soap Central has learned that Victoria Rowell
) will exit The Young and the Restless this spring.
As Jill Abbott
on CBS's The Young and the Restless, actress Brenda Dickson earned a People's Choice Award for Best Villainess. But her refusal to leave an upscale apartment in Los Angeles has earned Dickson another honor that she might not want listed on her resume - a jail cell.
Though Carmen was killed, someone that looks just like her has been skulking about Genoa City and driving Drucilla crazy. Marisa Ramirez returned to Y&R last month, but her latest role is not a ghost or an evil twin.
Not all casting news is about folks coming and going. Sometimes there are stories about performers staying put. Fans of Joshua Morrow will be pleased to know that the Emmy-nominated performer has signed a new long-term contract with The Young and the Restless.
After two recent high profile dismissals from daytime, Billy Warlock
is once again headed back to give soaps another shot. But this time around Warlock is doing something that he hasn't done in nearly 21 years: he is getting ready to head into uncharted waters.
Emmy-nominated Adrienne Leon has been let go from The Young and the Restless. The actress, who previously appeared on General Hospital, has already taped her final scenes. It is unclear at this time if the role will be recast.
In a major online development, CBC has announced that it will begin broadcasting its entire daytime lineup via its corporate web site, CBS.com. The move will allow fans of its daytime lineup to watch episodes of The Young and the Restless
, As the World Turns
and Guiding Light
from the comfort of their own personal computer.
Emmy winner Eric Braeden
) has another received another honor. On Friday, July 20th, the star of The Young and the Restless received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Nine-time Daytime Emmy nominee Heather Tom will join the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful next month. Tom, known for roles on The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live, has already started taping at B&B. The actress earned Emmy wins in 1993 and 1997.
As Days of our Lives struggles to find its footing, the NBC soap announced today that it has made some behind-the-scenes changes. The show has appointed a new co-executive producer and tapped a new casting director and both newcomers -- Edward J. Scott and Marnie Saitta, respectively - most recently served on the top-rated CBS soap The Young and the Restless
An All My Children star has joined the roster for the latest round of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Several other celebs with daytime ties -- including Y&R's Nia Peeples -- were expected to be dancing it up too -- but it was all part of an Internet ruse.
Michael Evans, who appeared for over a decade as Y&R's Col. Douglas Austin, has died. The veteran of film, screen and stage appeared opposite Harry Belafonte and Audrey Hepburn during his spectacular 40-plus-year career.
Grammy winner Enrique Iglesias will appear on The Young and the Restless later this month. The singer will perform his latest single from his hit album Insomniac. This will mark the actor's first appearance on a U.S. soap opera.
(Ben Hollander) returns to The Young and the Restless this week for a brief guest appearance. Warlock appeared previously on Y&R from May to August 2007.
The Young and the Restless has been number one in the ratings for as long as anyone can remember, but the show has now taken another top spot: It is the main battleground in a war of words between striking Writers Guild of America members and a trade publication that claims the show's writers are crossing the picket lines to continue working on the top-rated CBS soap.
Ashley Abbott returns to Genoa City this week for the first time in a year. The short-term visit does not, however, mean that actress Eileen Davidson is done at The Bold and the Beautiful.