— Chandler Massey is returning to Days of our Lives this September, reprising the iconic role of Will Horton, per Entertainment Weekly.
Massey earned three Daytime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas’ (Bryan Dattilo) son and left the soap in 2014. The role was recast with Guy Wilson, who last aired when Will was shockingly killed off in 2015, ahead of the soap’s “dark” 50th anniversary.
— Greg Meng (@greg_meng) May 11, 2017
Alison Sweeney is also on her way back and will no doubt be part of Will’s “resurrection” storyline penned by new head scribe Ron Carlivati. Sweeney, who had been very vocal about noting being a fan of the storyline where Will was killed, tells Soap Opera Digest in this week’s issue that she’s “excited” to work with Chandler Massey again. “It’ll be fun to see what they have in store for our characters.”
As for how Will’s alive. (He was supposedly off by Neck-Tie-Killer Ben) No surprise here that it’s probably DiMera related… But with Stefano dead, could Kristen be behind it? We’ll have to tune in and see.
— This week on Days of our Lives (Global/NBC): Abigail (Marci Miller) tries to explain her decision to Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) on Monday (May 15). Deimos’ (Vincent Irizarry) plan starts to fall apart when Xander (Paul Telfer) presents a new list of demands on Tuesday (May 16).
Nicole (Arianne Zucker) escapes to Eric’s (Greg Vaughan) jet and reunites with Holly on Wednesday (May 17). Abigail thinks about accepting Dario’s (Jordi Villasuso) proposal on Thursday (May 18).
On Friday (May 19), Kate (Lauren Koslow) is suspicious of Dario while Chad (Billy Flynn) and Gabi (Camila Banus) are held at knifepoint by a thief.
— Coming soon on DAYS: As Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) health continues to fade, look for him to share emotional moments with his father, John (Drake Hogestyn), and son, Tate.
— Morgan Fairchild is heading to DAYS! The actress will be assuming the role of Anjelica Deveraux and will begin airing this summer. The role was previously played by Jane Elliot (ex-Tracy, GH), Shelley Taylor Morgan, as well as Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R). Anjelica was once married to Jack’s dad, engaged to Victor (John Aniston) and shares a son, Alexander, with Justin (Wally Kurth). She was last in Salem in 1991. Fairchild spoke to Soap Opera Digest about joining the NBC soap: “I was thrilled to get to work with great folks like Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Adrienne)… What a joy and what fun to come into work each day! We have a great time, I now have two new best friends and I hope the audience loves our storyline.”
— This week on The Young and the Restless (Global/CBS): Ashley (Eileen Davidson) has a tense reunion with Dina (Marla Adams) on Monday (May 15; Canadian episodes listed throughout). Meanwhile, Gloria (Judith Chapman) has a rude awakening. Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) travels to Los Angeles to surprise Billy (Jason Thompson).
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) May 13, 2017
Hilary (Mishael Morgan) meets her idol, Julie Chen on Tuesday (May 16). Neil (Kristoff St. John) and Devon (Bryton James) seal a game-changing deal. Cane (Daniel Goddard) looks out for his best interests.
On Wednesday (May 17), Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) grills Victor (Eric Braeden) about Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson). Abby (Melissa Ordway) meets a handsome stranger (Zack, played by Ryan Ashton).
Nick (Joshua Morrow) worries about his future with Chelsea on Thursday (May 18). Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) feels the temptation to open up to Jack (Peter Bergman). Billy scrambles to defend himself.
— Y&R Casting Notes: In addition to Julie Chen appearing for the episodes set in Los Angeles, look for David Faustino to return as Howard Green this Tuesday (May 16) & Wednesday (May 17). Alec Mapa will appear as Anthony on Monday (May 15), while Donnabella Mortel is appearing as Kylie Weston. Meanwhile, Ron Melendez (General Hospital & General Hospital: Nigh Shift) will debut as Dr. Harris on Thursday, May 25.
— Y&R is also welcoming back Angell Conwell as Leslie on Tuesday, May 20; Beth Maitland returns as Traci on Tuesday, May 30 & Wednesday, May 31; Corbin Bernsen is also back! Todd returns to Genoa City on Friday, June 2 & Monday, June 5.
— This week on General Hospital (City/ABC): Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) rises to the challenge on Monday (May 15). Jason (Billy Miller) has a heart-to-heart with Jake (Hudson West). Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) makes progress. Julian (William deVry) gets a break. Michael (Chad Duel) makes a startling discovery on Tuesday (May 16). “Anna” (Finola Hughes) gains an ally. Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is hopeful. Jake’s hobby seems promising. Lulu (Emme Rylan) catches a break with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez).
On Wednesday (May 17), “Anna” turns the tables. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confides in Andre (Anthony Montgomery). Martina (Days Vaidya) makes a house call. Micheal is rebuffed. Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) wants what’s best for Carly (Laura Wright).
Robin (Kimberly McCullough) senses that something is amiss on Thursday (May 18). Michael runs into Kiki (Hayley Erin). Nelle (Chloe Lanier) feels alone. Lulu is surrounded by family. Hayden (Rebecca Budig) lays a trap. Lucy (Lynn Herring) is won over on Friday (May 19). Carly runs into Ava (Maura West). Finn (Michael Easton) slings accusations. Hayden doesn’t know what to believe. Coming soon: The Nurses’ Ball 2017!
— Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Bradford Anderson will be returning to GH as Spinelli. The role was recast earlier this year with Blake Berris (ex-Nick, DAYS) during Maxie and Nathan’s wedding so that Anderson could film Homeland.
— SOD is also reporting that Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian, All My Children) is on her way to GH! No word yet on who she’ll be playing.
— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CTV Two/CBS): Zende (Rome Flynn) gets an opportunity at Forrester Creations that he’s been dreaming of on Monday (May 15). Meanwhile, Bill (Don Diamont) has the bittersweet pleasure of informing Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) about Thomas’ (Pierson Fodé) recent gallant behaviour, that will cause both of them financial loss.
On Tuesday (May 16), Ridge’s anger about Thomas bailing out Sally (Courtney Hope) is greater than Thomas expected. Bill declares that he will put an end to Spectra Fashions. Quinn (Rena Sofer) pleads with Brooke to reconsider her feelings for Ridge on Wednesday (May 17). RJ (Anthony Turpel) opens up to Coco (Courtney Grosbeck) about having Bill as a stepfather.
On Thursday (May 18), Ridge makes an offer to Brooke to persuade her not to marry Bill. Quinn tries to correct a mistake. Bill and Ridge each await Brooke’s arrival. Nicole (Reign Edwards) and Zende get discouraging news.