Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Santa Barbara" stars keep sudsing up the small screen

You can never say our '80s soap faves are all washed up -- they keep cleaning up on the new work right and left! In fact it seems a bit like revolving doors (sinks?), particularly where our beloved "Santa Barbara" is concerned. Here's a roundup of a few things going on lately ...

- Signy Coleman (Celeste DiNapoli) returned to her role as Hope on "The Young and the Restless" on Friday. Coleman had told BRBTV this was coming when we interviewed her last year, though the details hadn't been worked out yet and it was hush-hush.

- Kim Zimmer (Jodie Walker) returns to her role as Echo DiSavoy on "One Life to Live," with her first airdate on October 1, she reports on Facebook. SoapCentral has a little more on that.

- Robin Mattson (Gina DeMott Capwell etc.) joins her "SB" castmate Louise Sorel on "Days of Our Lives," as Lee beginning in October. See the news at

- And October is a big month for "Days," because Gina Gallego (the third Santana Andrade) is back in the fray, too, taking over the role of Warden Smith in early October. (What a party with this powerful trio, who certainly had intersecting storylines on "SB"!) has the deal.

And of course, we've already reported how John Callahan (Craig Hunt), Lane Davies (original Mason Capwell) and Nicolas Coster (Lionel Lockridge) are part of this fall's new web soap "The Bay." As you eagerly anticipate that September 15 premiere, you can read some brand-new interviews with Davies at WeLoveSoaps here and here, and with Coster at BlogTalkRadio.

So if the movie screen is big, and the TV screen is small, what does that make the web screen???? Hmmmm ...

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