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Soap Casting News: 'Brady Bunch's' Cindy to Visit 'The Young and the Restless' ... and More

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 26th 2010 1:30PM
Susan OlsenThere's a lot of news from the soap world this week, including a hot, hunky leading man for Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo on 'General Hospital' and a child star popping up on 'The Young and the Restless.' But that's not all that's going on! Check out what's been happening around the dial with our weekly Soap casting wrap-up.

Brady Bunch-er Tries Soap Work
Here's a story, about a girl named Susan ... Actually, it's Susan Olsen, the actress we all know best as Cindy Brady on the 1960's sitcom 'The Brady Bunch.' This is a photo of Susan as she looks now. Olsen will be doing a guest turn on 'The Young and the Restless,' playing a character named Mrs. Liza Morton. Liza is the owner of a pre-school where J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) and Victoria's (Amelia Heinle) son Reed goes.

Adios, Arianna

Actress Lindsay Hartley has been given her notice from 'Days of Our Lives.' Her character, Arianna -- who's been on the hook for a series of assaults (she didn't do it) -- will be getting off and leaving Salem. Hartley, who was previously on 'Passions,' was on 'Days' for a little less than a year.

No, No for Noah
On 'Y&R,' you may have been wondering when Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nick's (Joshua Morrow) son Noah would be returning from Paris. You're not alone. The actor who's played the role, Kevin G. Schmidt, has announced that his 'Y&R' days are behind him. On Twitter, Schmidt tweeted: "I have not [been] asked to return as Noah Newman. A huge thank you to the cast and crew. Onward and upwards!" Schmidt will soon be starring in the new Cartoon Network series, 'UnNatural History.'

Say Goodbye to Skye
It seems like Robin Christopher just got back to 'General Hospital' as Skye ... but her storyline is over. 'GH' has decided to wrap up Skye's acquisition of Alcazar's millions by giving her the money and shipping her out of Port Charles. The door remains open for Christopher to return in the future.

billy_warlock_abc'One Life' Gets Warlock
Soap veteran Billy Warlock is joining 'One Life to Live.' The actor, who has been on 'As the World Turns' of late as Anthony Blackthorn, will be playing Ross Rayburn. The previous Rayburn, Michael Lowry, last played the role but was unavailable for this return. Lowry's loss is Warlock's gain. Ross is expected to be back on 'One Life' in September.

A Tribute for Helen
On August 30 and 31, the death of actress Helen Wagner -- who passed away on May 1, 2010 -- will be addressed on 'As the World Turns.' Helen's character, Nancy Hughes, will succumb on Monday, August 30, and on Tuesday, August 31, the soap will then pay tribute to both actress and character with a full farewell episode.

According to 'ATWT' executive producer Chris Goutman, "Life and love and death and imminent loss will all be colliding at once but that's always been our town. It's the kind of storytelling 'ATWT' does best." Bob (Don Hastings) will find his mother has died when he goes to pick her up for a family event, having passed away peacefully at home from a lethal heart attack.

brad_rowe_exposayRowe to Make Waves in Port Charles

Actor Brad Rowe has been cast on 'General Hospital' as a hot, Hollywood movie star. He's going to be playing Murphy Sinclair, an internationally famous movie star who is involved with Brenda Barrett. Rowe is best known as Sean Hayes' costar in "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss." Brad's first airdate on the show -- with Brenda, naturally -- is August 13.

Ty Returns to Soaps
The former host of SoapNet's 'Soap Talk,' Ty Treadway, is coming back to the soap world. Treadway's been cast on 'Days of Our Lives' as Dr. Jason Walters. He's scheduled to start filming in August and appearing on screen in early September. By the way, this is the second time Ty's played a doctor on TV. In 2000, he was Dr. Colin MacIver on 'One Life to Live'

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August 12 2010 at 5:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark

Hey hd, why don't you share a picture of yourself, so we can see how UGLY you are! Susan's 50, and looks great. Just because she's not a plastic surgery addict, doesn't make her ugly!

July 26 2010 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marsha

I wonder if they'll also have her selling seashells by the seashore? Oh and wouldn't it be cool to have a kid at daycare named Kitty Carryall?

July 26 2010 at 6:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
luke

the brady bunch was a sitcom in the 70s, not the 60s like the story says.

July 26 2010 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cami

In real life Susan is a chronic alcoholic who lost custody of her son. Playing a preschool teacher sounds about right...

July 26 2010 at 5:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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hd

SHE IS UGLY. She looks like shes slept i way too many gutters.

July 26 2010 at 6:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Don

Ken Corday is freakin moron, I am done with Days, they get a good story and great actors and the fire them. The show is bad enough as it is, getting rid of good characters makes it worse. Why would they not get rid of Stefeno, or Vivian, Roman, Lexie, Stephanie, Nathan they have all outlived their usefullness and need to go. Well they say change is good, I guess I will find out. I have pretty much stopped watching the first half of Days to see Young and Restless, so I guess I can check out Bold and Beautiful and miss the entire show. CBS Y&R is far superior to Days, so most likely so to will be BB

Days take a hint from the Y&R character stability is the key, not a revolving door. Ken Corday you are an idiot, resign, retire, whatever, but get the hell out of there.

July 26 2010 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cindi

all soap's should be taken off the air, it's just filth, mary sleeping with tom ,tom sleeping with the maid just filth...

July 26 2010 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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David S.

Then here is some advice, cmg -- dont' watch them.

July 26 2010 at 5:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SkyBlue

Filth is in the eye of the beholder. Only dirty minds see dirt.

July 26 2010 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SkyBlue

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

July 26 2010 at 3:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Trish

That's just a Brady Bunch reference, right? Cause Cindy didn't say that, it was Jan, Jan, Jan.

July 26 2010 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tammy

i sure hope they do something better with that hair she is sporting!

July 26 2010 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mike silvano

she looks like an old lady, and i don't mean kim

July 26 2010 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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