Jeff Branson by Jordan Strauss/ WireImage.com
Jeff Branson, familiar to All My Children fans from his run as the troubled Jonathan Lavery, is joining the cast of CBS' Guiding Light in the recast role of Shayne Lewis.

Though Branson's first air date as Shayne is Dec. 1, he actually has appeared on GL before, in another capacity - rather effectively playing a young Alan Spaulding in flashbacks surrounding 2004's Carrie Carruthers murder mystery.

Shayne most recently was portrayed by Marty West, in August 2004. - Matt Mitovich