One Life to Live's Scott Bryce and Michael Easton team up
As the World Turns alum Scott Bryce — who romanced Meg Ryan's Betsy back in the '80s as the original Craig Montgomery — is coming back to daytime. But instead of returning to Oakdale, he's headed for One Life to Live's Llanview as police shrink Ed Crosby. He'll begin counseling broody cop John McBain (Michael Easton) on Jan. 4. Can't wait 'til 2006 for the details? Just read on....
TVGuide.com: Welcome back to soaps! We sure missed you.
Scott Bryce: Thanks! Well, it's a recurring role, so we'll see how long I'm around. They've scheduled eight episodes for me so far, so I'll be airing into February on OLTL.
TVGuide.com: Before we get to that, Hunt Block is a fine actor, but for many ATWT fans, you're the one and only Craig. His Craig was very different from your more lovable version.
Bryce: Aww... he was playing a different part with the same name. They needed to give him connecti
Good news! As the World Turns superstar Martha Byrne (Lily) has stork scoopage to share exclusively with TVGuide.com. "I'm having a baby," she beams. "It's baby No. 3. I'm due in the late spring and you'll be the first one to put the news out there!
"My husband and I are both thrilled," adds the 34-year-old mom of two sons. "We don't know [the baby's gender] yet. I found out the last two but I'm gonna wait this time. I feel different, but I could just be old. I'm a little more tired, a little more cranky and very sleepy, but life is wonderful and I'm very blessed."
World Turns exec producer Chris Goutman has not yet decided whether Byrne's pregnancy will be written into Lily's story line. However, Goutman has worked her other "baby" into the show — that being her latest album, The Other Side. "I wrote a song called 'Find My Way Back' for Holden and Lily," the soap songbird says. "They have been pla
Jake Weary's Turn as Luke will soon end
As the World Turns supercouple Lily and Holden are losing a son and gaining a recast. Talented youngster Jake Weary (Luke) — the 15-year-old son of Guiding Light star Kim Zimmer (Reva) — is leaving Oakdale to do normal high-school kid stuff.
"They are writing a story for Luke, which means the actor who plays the role is going to be working more," ATWT's rep tells TVGuide.com. "Due to Jake Weary's schedule, Kim Zimmer has pulled him out of the show. He needs to focus on school and he wants to be involved in sports, so working him more isn't going to fit into his schedule at this time."
Weary last airs Nov. 29. Recast Van Hansis steps in as Luke on Dec. 14. We just hope Van brings his A-game because Jake, who amazed us during the "Who killed Julia?" mystery, is a tough act to follow.
This week soap vet Lesli Kay (ex-Molly, As the World Turns; ex-Lois, General Hospital) began taping scenes on The Bold and the Beautiful's set at CBS Television City in L.A. She'll debut as the new Felicia Forrester on Nov. 30. "We are thrilled to have Lesli aboard as the rebellious Felicia Forrester," says B&B chief Bradley Bell. "Lesli is a pro who will be stepping into the middle of a gut-wrenching story. If anyone can deliver the goods, it's Lesli." The show had no comment on why Colleen Dion — who has played Felicia on and off since 1990 — is not reprising her role. Hmm... Eh, I'm already over it. Bring on the Lesli!
In other Bold news, Justin Torkildsen is returning as Brooke's cutie-pie son, Rick Forrester. Click here for TVGuide.com's full report. And on a sadder note, Bold