Grab a hanky, or 12. Soap superstar Alison Sweeney checks out of NBC's Days of Our Lives next week, nearly 22 years after she joined the show as stormy conniver Sami Brady. Sami leaves Salem a widow, thanks to the recent presumed death of her hubby EJ. But there's good news: After a series of deeply emotional farewells with friends and family, she will head to L.A. where studio execs — who have read that horrid Sami expose written by her son — are eager to put her story on screen. Of course, TV Guide Magazine had to get Sweeney's take on all this!
Charismatic supercreep Adam Newman will return to CBS's The Young and the Restless Wednesday, Nov. 5, and he'll be looking just like Justin Hartley! TV Guide Magazine had a chat with the former Revenge star about the return of the presumed-dead Adam, who will now be sporting a new puss thanks to plastic surgery. Word is, he wants his old life back. And what Adam wants...
Here comes Mama! Next month's sure-to-be-juicy Ridge-Caroline fashion show on CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful will boast a very special guest — Judith Chapman from B&B's sister soap The Young and the Restless. Chapman will bring her high-octane matriarch character, Gloria Fisher, to the splashy event and make a beeline for wealthy Eric Forrester (John McCook).
Long before Jonathan Jackson was cast as tempestuous loverboy Avery Barkley on ABC's Nashville, he was playing Lucas Lorenzo "Lucky" Spencer on the network's hit daytime soap General Hospital — a little gig that won him a massive fan following and five Emmy awards.
Gina Tognoni, Tom Hallick
What's 36 years between appearances? Tom Hallick, an original cast member of The Young and the Restless, is returning to the CBS soap but not as Brad Eliot, the heartthrob neurosurgeon turned news reporter he played from 1973 to '78. Instead, on Sept. 26, Hallick will be seen as a kindly truck driver who helps an on-the-lam Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) find her way back to Genoa City. The setup is a trippy homage to the premiere episode of Y&R — in fact, the soap's very first scene — which had Brad getting a lift from a truck driver heading to GC.