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Booked and Busy: One Life to Live Grad Tika Sumpter Joins Starz' Run the World For Season 2

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This week in ABC soap grad news, Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla, One Life to Live) is returning to TV in Season 2 of Starz's hit comedy Run the World. In news from CBS daytime alums, Wendy Moniz (ex-Dinah, Guiding Light) will guest on next week's episode of FBI: Most Wanted and Nia Long (ex-Kat) and Taye Diggs (ex-Sugar) are linking up for The Best Man Holiday.

Days of Our Lives

  • Tina Huang (Melinda) has narrated the audiobook for Activities of Daily Living by Lisa Hsiao Chen

General Hospital

  • Adrienne Barbeau (ex-Suzanne) has co-edited a book on the musical Grease, in which she starred, released on June 7, the 50th anniversary of its Broadway opening
  • Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon) stars in Last Three Days, available now on Paramount+
  • Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel) launched a line of matcha-based skincare with Kumiko founder Catalina Aguirre

Guiding Light

  • Wendy Moniz (ex-Dinah) will guest star as Judge April Brooks on the FBI: Most Wanted episode "Greatest Hits," airing May 10 at 10 PM EST on CBS
  • Andrea Navedo (ex-Theresa) headlines the baseball drama film The Royal, out July 15
  • Nia Long (ex-Kat) and Taye Diggs (ex-Sugar) will return to The Best Man franchise for Peacock‘s The Best Man: The Final Chapters 
  • Paul Wesley (ex-Max) will headline/produce Confessions (working title) for Netflix, which is based on Jason Smith's article based on Jason Smith’s non-fiction 2015 article "The Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher"
  • Frank Grillo (ex-Hart) will star in the werewolf horror/thriller film Year 2
  • Allison Janney (ex-Ginger) has signed on to star in the Apple comedy series Mrs. American Pie

One Live to Live

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  • Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla) has signed on to recur on Season 2 of Starz's comedy series Run the World, playing Naomi, the bio mom of Amari (Ellie Reine) who has come home from the Navy and asserts her place in her daughter's life
  • Tobias Truvillion (ex-Vincent) has joined the cast of Peacock‘s The Best Man: The Final Chapters as handsome Will, who's on an island vacation

Passions

  • Jill Remez (ex-Juanita) stars in Wide Open, bringing 10 real-life stories of Jewish individuals to life, from The Braid, formerly Jewish Women's Theatre, in Santa Monica, California
  • Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa) just wrapped directing the film My Partner's Wife, she shared on Instagram, and will move on to direct Christmas on Repeat

Ryan's Hope

  • Marg Helgenberger (ex-Siobhan) returns for All Rise Season 3 on OWN, premiering June 7 at 8 PM EST

Search for Tomorrow

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (ex-Laura) will guest star on How We Roll as Loretta, airing May 12 at 9:30 PM EST on CBS

The Young and the Restless

  • Hunter King (ex-Summer) stars as Addie in Hallmark's Hidden Gems, part of its "Summer Nights" programming, premiering June 4 at 8 PM EST
  • Wilson Bethel (ex-Ryder) returns for All Rise Season 3 on OWN, premiering June 7 at 8 PM EST

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