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Ken Hanes Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful as Mike Guthrie

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In yet another shocker from The Bold and the Beautiful, lo and behold who should show up at the end of Thursday’s episode? None other than Sheila Carter’s (Kimberlin Brown) savior, Mike Guthrie!

It all happens at the prison, after Sheila had a war of words with Li (Naomi Matsuda), who is warning Sheila she will get justice for her son, Finn.  After the two women go at it and Li (Naomi Matsuda) exits, a guard comes to take Sheila back to her prison cell, only it’s none other than Mike.  Sheila is happy to see him.

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Seems Mike just happens to be working at the jail Sheila is being held at. Guthrie first appeared as Mike back in 1993 and was on and off the B&B canvas till 2o10.

After Li slipped up and said that Finn (Tanner Novlan) is a good man, Sheila thought that was odd that Li was talking about him in the present tense. Although Li tried to cover her tracks, we don’t know if Sheila is on to her.   From all indications it would seem that Sheila will work her magic on Mike and he just might help her break out of jail.

So, what did you think about seeing Mike in the B&B cliffhanger? Surprised? Comment below.

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Wow!!! So happy that Mike is back. Now, let the real fun begin.

I don’t know who Mike is. What did he do on the show before?

I have no idea. I’ve been watching Y&R since about 2008. I’m a masochist.

Mike was Sheila’s partner-in-crime back in the 90’s. He did everything for her.

Mike and Sheila made a great team together! Happy to see him back. Hope they show more of them together…

I was so surprised yo see him. Ever since Sheila came back I was hoping Mike would come back too but I always thought it was too good to be true. I hope he’s there for a long time.

He looks past retirement age, especially for a tough job like that.

Usually they can retire after 20 years, but I think he got a late start.

Loved it.

I could NOT BELIEVE what I was feeling !!!! “Thrills, Chills, & Spills”

WOWSAH : B&B is riding a new wave of intrigue : Sheila, Li, Mike

respectively , the actors ARE TOP SHELF. Fridays Cliff Hanger… had the recipe of OLE.

now that Sheila , has an inkling that Finn may be… READY YOUR GUNS

I love Mike and glad to see him back butI can’t understand why he ever threw in with Sheila and helped her all these years. Now a bank guard instead of being in prison himself. I don’t know how he has survived being in her life.

Sorry, Mike is not a bank guard but a prison guard, my mistake. Wonder if we are going to see him again?

Days Of Our Lives

Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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General Hospital

Giovanni Mazza On Contract at General Hospital: What Are Your First Impressions?

This week, General Hospital introduced newcomer Giovanni Mazza in the role of Giovanni Palmieri, who apparently is Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) second cousin, one removed or so the story goes.

The character of Gio showed up at Brook Lynn’s wedding to Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) and played the violin at the ceremony. As has been previously reported, Mazza in real-life is a professional violinist and actor.

Upon making his first appearance on the ABC daytime drama series back on May 15th, fans wondered if Gio will be sticking around and that was confirmed by the closing credits of the May 17th episode where Mazza’s name is included along with other contract players.

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When the news of Mazza’s casting was announced, the talent young man took to his Instagram and shared the good news, expressing, “I am so honored, grateful, and ecstatic to announce the big news! The biggest thank you to General Hospital for bringing me.” He closed his sentiments with “So much love and joy to my new fam! YAY!!! ”

Commenting on his post included new castmates Evan Hofer (Dex) saying, “Happy to have you brother,” plus Tabyana Ali (Trina), Eden McCoy (Joss) and ABC executive Nathan Varni who said, “Congratulations! Welcome to GH!

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During the May 17th episode, Gio had an exchange with Dex, where he mentioned that his father was in the military back in early 2000’s.  Previously, Gio revealed to Chase that his father died in the military when he was young. So this begs the question, who is Gio’s dad?

What were you first impressions of Giovanni Mazza in the role of Gio? Who do you think he might be romantically involved with and might be also related to other than the Cerullos? Comment below.

 

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