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Biggest Soap Opera Headlines of the Week: Developments on 2 New Shows, Legacy Stars Ready Comebacks, Details of a Heartbreaking Plot, a Fav Teases an Extended Hollywood Break & More

If really love soap operas, then you know that there is always something happening within the fandom.

With new episodes on a daily basis and drama building onscreen, a twist or turn is guaranteed to be waiting for you around every corner.

But it’s not just the plots of sudsers like The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital that will keep you on your toes. There’s also some big news brewing behind the scenes.

There’s relationship news, casting changes, additions and so much more.

In fact, there’s so much happening that it’s hard to keep up. To make things easier, we are pulling together the biggest soap opera headlines of the week.

What all went down? Well for starters, we got some very exciting news about two new soap operas that are in development. One is an all-new show, and the other is a reboot of a beloved series that ended 25 years ago!

Speaking of the past, we also have some very exciting legacy actors announcing imminent comebacks. In fact, the sole remaining original cast member of one show is going to be getting back into character again for the first time since 2010. Another popular star just revealed if they’d ever come back to The Young and the Restless.

If you need a little pick-me-up, we also got some very steamy photos from some of the soap world’s dreamiest leading men.

What else is there? We got some big news about a heartbreaking plot line that’s coming right around the corner, and a popular soap star teased an extended break from the industry.

Scroll through the slideshow to see some of the biggest soap opera stories of the week…

Biggest Soap Opera Headlines of the Week: Legacy Stars Ready Comebacks, 'General Hospital' Alum Shares Engagement News, an Actor Apologizes to Their Fans for a Wild Reason & More

If really love soap operas, then you know that there is always something happening within the fandom.

With new episodes on a daily basis and drama building onscreen, a twist or turn is guaranteed to be waiting for you around every corner.

But it’s not just the plots of sudsers like The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital that will keep you on your toes. There’s also some big news brewing behind the scenes.

There’s relationship news, casting changes, additions and so much more.

There’s so much happening that it’s hard to keep up. To make things easier, we are pulling together the biggest soap opera headlines of the week.

This week we have a lot to celebrate! Here’s a teaser: Two legacy characters announced plans to return to a sudser for the first time in decades, a General Hospital alum shared some big engagement news, and another actor addressed rumors that they were exiting their show after sharing some big news.

That’s barely scratching the surface, though. Two actors also revealed why they said goodbye to their popular characters, someone pulled off an EPIC April Fools’ Day prank and one star apologized to their fans for a shocking reason.

Scroll through the slideshow to see some of the biggest soap opera stories of the week…

30 Actors Who Appeared on 'General Hospital' Before They Were Super Famous

Lots of actors get their starts on soap operas and we’re taking a look at all of the famous actors who appeared on General Hospital before getting their big breaks elsewhere.

General Hospital has been airing on ABC since 1963 and just celebrated its 61st anniversary on April 1.

While many of the actors on the show have remained in their roles for decades, many celebs got their start on the soap opera and eventually broke into the world of film and primetime television.

Stars like James Franco, Chandra Wilson, Elizabeth Taylor, and more have had guest arcs on General Hospital after they were already famous, so we’re not including them here.

Browse through the slideshow to see all of the actors who were on General Hospital before becoming famous…

Which 2024 Soap Opera is the Best? Vote for Your Fav in Our Poll

We want to know which soap opera has you glued to your screen every afternoon!

Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital have been entertaining fans for decades at this point, and the stories are still going strong all this time later.

So far three of the four have been renewed in 2024, and we’re still waiting for news about the last.

While we wait, we put together a poll so that you could let us know which show you are enjoying the most so far this year.

Head inside to vote in our poll and let us know which soap opera reigns supreme…More Here! »

Biggest Soap Opera Headlines of the Week: Replaced Stars on 2 Shows, a Young & the Restless Actor Who Was Hospitalized & More

If you’re a fan of soap operas, then you know that there is always something happening within the fandom.

With new episodes on a daily basis and drama building onscreen, a twist or turn is guaranteed to be waiting for you around every corner.

But it’s not just the plots of sudsers like The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital that will keep you on your toes. There’s also some big news brewing behind the scenes.

There’s relationship news, casting changes, additions and so much more.

There’s so much happening that it’s hard to keep up. To make things easier, we are pulling together the biggest soap opera headlines of the week.

This week, we sadly lost an iconic actress who had a years-long role on The Young and the Restless. On top of that, there were some big casting changes (including two roles that were recast) and so much more. One actress that you’ll recognize from a popular soap opera also provided an update after having to go to the emergency room!

Scroll through the slideshow to see some of the biggest soap opera stories of the week…

More 'General Hospital' Cast Changes in 2024: Multiple Exits, Several Stars Return, One Iconic Character Replaced

There are constantly cast shakeups happening at ABC’s General Hospital and we have the latest updates for you!

Some major updates were announced during the first two months of 2024 and we’re recapping everything that has happened lately.

After 60 years on the air, the daytime soap opera continues its tradition of passion, intrigue and adventure that has depicted the ongoing lives of the diverse and evolving citizens of the fictional town of Port Charles set in upstate New York.

Several stars have taken temporary leave of absences recently and there have been some major exits that were unexpected. Fans were also lucky to see the return of some fan-favorite actors!

Browse through the slideshow for all the big changes recently…

3 Soap Operas Are Renewed in 2024, 1 Series Awaiting Decision

If you’re a big soap opera fan, you may be wondering about the renewal or cancellation status of your favorite series – Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and/or General Hospital.

Three of the four major soap operas have decisions as of right now.

We’re recapping everything we know about the shows.

Keep reading to find out…