Soap Alums Anna Holbrook, Agim Kaba and Tonja Walker Sign on For Prequel to Season 2 of The Bay!


Holy, Sharlene Hudson, Batman! A near-all soap star cast has been assembled for Far From The Bay, a prequel to Season 2 of the juicy web sudser that follows Sara Garrett's (Mary Beth Evans) troubled youngest son Peter (Kristos Andrews) on a quest to find Claire Andrews (Marie Wilson), the woman who adopted him and raised him for several years while Sara, suffering from amnesia, forgot she had given birth to a future abs machine spokesperson.

Rating The Young Uns: Why Soaps Could Use More Actors Like Blake Berris And Less Hair Models

Okay you knew it was coming. Now that the Idiots In Charge of The-Soap-Opera-Formerly-Known-as-Days-of-Our-Lives have let the phenomenal Blake Berris go, I decided to start out doing a Wishful Casting about where Berris should end up, but it turned into more of an analysis of which soaps are managing to set things up for their next generation the right way, and which ones are getting it wrong, dead wrong.

Much of the daytime industry is experiencing a serious drought in terms of talented, young stars who can actually, you know, act. Save for The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live and General Hospital, the under 30 set at most soaps is pretty much comprised of rejects from the Pamela Anderson School of Acting and Pantomime.  I'll start with the soaps in most need of help and work my way up.

ATWT: Austin Peck is not leaving, Agim Kaba has been dropped to recurring status

A couple of weeks ago there were rumors that Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Agim Kaba (Aaron Snyder) were leaving As the World Turns. The CBS edition of Soaps in Depth is now reporting that Austin is not leaving, but that Agim has been dropped to recurring status. Will Agim have to face the same destiny as Dylan Bruce (Chris Hughes)? He was dropped to recurring status too, but still ended up leaving the show.

Austin Peck Out at As The World Turns?
Agim Kaba Leaving ATWT?

DC #321: CBS & DAYS Ball Busting Broads

On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Mike, Melodie and Jillian discuss all the latest rumors and news including Ashley's return to The Young and the Restless, Katherine and Marge, Lily and Billy and debate who Amber should go up against.

Boozy Taylor and teaming up with ball busting broads on The Bold and the Beautiful.

We're throwing a party for Cassie leaving Guiding Light and Melodie has a problem with Grady.

We discuss the latest rumors of Austin Peck and Agim Kaba leaving As the World Turns and Sage following in her mother's footsteps.

Sandra Ferguson returns to daytime on Days of Our Lives, Galen Gering makes his debut and EJ and Nicole.

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Which Daytime Stars Should be on the New Melrose Place?

* Days of Our Lives Alison Sweeney (Sami) could definitely give Heather a run for her title as the baddest bitch. * GH's Elizabeth Herbst (Liz) would be perfect as an Alison-esque voice of reason. * ATWT's Agim Kaba (Aaron) can brood with the best of them and I bet he looks better than Grant Show in a leather jacket. * If someone from ATWT books the new MP it should so be Van Hansis (Luke). At least Luke got his kiss, Matt never did! * Doesn't Y&R's Greg Rikaart (Kevin) have a certain Michael Mancini thing going for him? * If the show needs a scheming Sydney Mancini-type minx, Y&R's Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) is their girl! * What about GL's Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) as a struggling fashionista ala Josie Bissett's Jane? * Kelly Monaco was born to play a sexy, psycho like Marcia Cross's Kimberly Shaw! * Although Vanessa Williams and Jasmine Guy didn't stick around, OLTL's Tika Sumpter (Layla) could definitely add some flava!