Soap News: Christmas Previews, Casting Notes, Plus: Y&R to Re-Air Victor & Nikki’s First Wedding

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soap previews christmas 2016

— This week on Days of our Lives (NBC/Global): Kate (Lauren Koslow) accompanies an apprehensive Adrienne (Judi Evans) to her first chemo appointment on Tuesday (Dec. 20). Gabi (Camila Banus) breaks things off with JJ (Casey Moss) on Wednesday (Dec. 21).

On Thursday (Dec. 22), Chad (Billy Flynn) and Gabi exchange Christmas gifts. The Hortons have their annual ornament-hanging get-together. Justin (Wally Kurth) steps up to take care of Adrienne on Friday (Dec. 23). Chad makes a shocking discovery. Coming soon: Gabi is confronted.

soap previews christmas 2016

Jason47.com was the first to report that Lamon Archey (ex-Mason, Y&R) has been cast as Eli Grant on Days of our Lives. Eli is Valerie (Vanessa Williams) son and Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) grandson. Archey will make his DAYS debut in early 2017. The site also revealed that Gabrielle Haugh will replace Paige Searcy in the role of Jade beginning Jan. 17.

Serial Scoop is reporting that Lucas Adams has been cast on Days of our Lives as Tripp — Steve’s (Stephen Nichols) son with Ava (Tamara Braun).

Rob Derringer (ex-Sloane, GH) has been cast as Scooter Nelson on Days of our Lives. The actor recently got engaged to Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. According to Daytime Confidential, Scooter will be both a “math whiz and sex addict.”

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— ABC has announced that Tonja Walker will be returning to General Hospital! “We are very happy to be bringing Tonja back to GH. While we can’t share what role she’ll be playing, we can guarantee that she’ll be shaking things up in Port Charles,” said executive producer Frank Valentini. Walker portrayed Olivia (St. John) Jerome from 1988 to 1990. Read more about her here.

Michael Rodrick, who played Cameron Sinclair on Another World from 1998-1999, has been cast as Seth Baker on General Hospital. He’ll have some questions for Franco (Roger Howarth) about his brother Tom (Don Harvey).

soap previews christmas 2016

— This week on General Hospital (ABC/City): On Tuesday (Dec. 20), Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) life depends on a risky decision. Lulu (Emme Rylan) is determined to get sole custody of Charlotte. Seth (Michael Rodrick) confronts Franco (Roger Howarth). Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) worries about the future of his romance with Laura (Genie Francis). Anna (Finola Hughes) struggles to make sense of her memories. Franco has a life-changing dream on Wednesday (Dec. 21). Sonny (Maurice Benard) flies into a tailspin when confronted with new information surrounding Morgan’s death. Julian (William de Vry) takes advantage of an opportunity. Maxie (Kirsten Storms) throws Sam (Kelly Monaco) a baby shower. Liz (Rebecca Herbst) seeks help from Heather (Robin Matson).

On Thursday (Dec. 22), Ava (Maura West) attempts to dissuade Julian from pursuing Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). Alexis prepares for Julian’s arrival. Kiki (Hayley Erin) is conflicted by a conversation that she overhears. Franco struggles with a decision about his future. Finn (Michael Easton) keeps vigil at Hayden’s bedside. On Friday (Dec. 23), Franco attempts to come clean to Liz. Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) makes a stunning announcement about Tom (Don Harvey). Julian surprises Alexis with a gift and uses the holiday spirit to his advantage. Carly (Laura Wright) manages to bring the entire family together to celebrate the holiday. Sonny’s lies continue to build. Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) takes the high road with Lulu. Coming soon: Dante finds a murder weapon.

soap previews christmas 2016

— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS/CTV Two): Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Rick (Jacob Young) worry about Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) to outsmart Quinn (Rena Sofer) on Tuesday (Dec. 20). Wyatt (Darin Brooks) learns he has someone powerful on his side. Eric (John McCook) foresees a harmonious Forrester Christmas. Ridge promises Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and RJ (Anthony Turpel) a memorable holiday on Wednesday (Dec. 21).

Liam (Scott Clifton) convinces Steffy to change her holiday plans on Thursday (Dec. 22). Ridge’s gift to Brooke dampens Bill’s (Don Diamont) holiday spirit. On Friday (Dec. 23), Steffy and Liam celebrate Christmas. Eric wants to sing a carol with his family. Coming soon: Brooke & Ridge set a date!

soap previews christmas 2016

— This week on The Young and the Restless (CBS/Global): Nick (Joshua Morrow) must face reality on Tuesday (Dec. 20; Canadian airdate). Dylan (Steve Burton) makes a vow to Sharon (Sharon Case). Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Kevin (Greg Rikaart) get a holiday surprise — Gloria’s (Judith Chapman) back!

On Wednesday (Dec. 21), Billy (Jason Thompson) won’t let Jack (Peter Bergman) ruin his Christmas. Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) thinks about the future. Devon (Bryton James) and Hilary (Mishael Morgan) learn from the past. On Thursday (Dec. 22), Victor (Eric Braeden) reminds his family of the meaning of the holiday. A Christmas miracle happens in Genoa City.

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— You won’t want to miss this… The Young and the Restless will rebroadcast Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) first wedding on Thursday, Dec. 29 (Canadian airdate; airs on Dec. 30 in the U.S.)! The episode, which originally aired on April 13, 1984, features Victor & Nikki’s lavish wedding set in the Colonnade Room with a bunch of Victor’s former wives watching.

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