Prepare yourselves, soap fans! Soap Opera Digest's Editorial Director, Stephanie Sloane, has the inside scoop.
Peter has Britt and Jason caught between a rock and a hard place. How does he plan to use them to his advantage? @1SteveBurton#GH is brand-new and starts RIGHT NOW on ABC! @kellythiebaud pic.twitter.com/5f1ZAz16Hn— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) November 16, 2021
Sloane revealed that Steve Burton has wrapped up his time on General Hospital. Sources from the show shared that Burton finished filming on set back in October.
The actor refused to follow the show's vaccination mandate and since Burton is still not vaccinated, Jason's time in GH is coming to a close.
Emma Samms, who has also been missing from the GH set, said that she is hoping to make her return to the show very soon. Samms shared with Soap Opera Digest that she is "still very much in the depths of long COVID," but is anticipating her reappearance as Holly in the future.
AJ McLean is also making his first appearance on Days of our Lives and will be in scenes with both Ava and Gwen.
Wrapping up Sloane's casting update, Jess Walton will be returning back to the Y&R set as Jill.
For more insider information, make sure to pick up the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest!
With the holiday season just getting started, there’s a lot to cover! Here’s what to watch today.
Christmas Again - Disney Channel
It’s deja vu in Disney Channel’s newest original movie.Christmas Again is a comedy that follows 11-year-old Rowena, played by rising star Scarlett Estevez, as she finds herself stuck in a time loop on Christmas. She wishes to Santa that she can have another chance at Christmas to keep her divorced parents together, and chaos ensues. Christmas Again hits Disney Channel and Disney Plus tonight at 8:00pm EST.
Eight Gifts of Hanukkah - Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel is debuting a holiday movie that centers on Hanukkah, not Christmas. The movie is called Eight Gifts of Hanukkah and it stars Lucifer's Inbar Lavi as the leading lady. Lavi’s character is a newly single woman who is gearing up for Hanukkah when something strange suddenly happens; She begins receiving gifts from a secret admirer. Eight Gifts of Hanukkah premieres tonight at 8:00pm EST on The Hallmark Channel.
A Christmas Dance Reunion - Lifetime
It's the reunion of two High School Musical alumni. That's right, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman are dancing together once again. This time around, the duo is gracing our screens in the new Lifetime Original Movie. It follows a pair of dancers who are brought together when they both work to revitalize a beloved resort. A Christmas Dance Reunion airs tonight at 8:00pm EST on Lifetime.
Chasing Ghislaine - Investigation Discovery
Not looking for holiday content? Well, there's plenty of other options, especially for those true crime fans out there. With the highly publicized Ghislane Maxwell trial underway, a new docuseries about the infamous partner of Jeffrey Epstein is providing some background. The first three episodes of Chasing Ghislane air tonight on Investigation Discovery starting at 8:00pm EST. It will also be available to stream on Discovery Plus.
The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler - Discovery Plus
Can't get enough of true crime? In that case, don't exit Discovery Plus just yet. Also releasing tonight is The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler. This true crime docuseries follows a serial killer who was located in Chicago named the Chicago Strangler. The series not only chronicles the many murders, but it also touches upon how discrimination played a role in these crimes. The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler is available to stream on Discovery Plus tonight.
Alex Rider - IMDb TV
Looking for a little action-packed fun? Look no further than IMDb TV's Alex Rider. The teenage spy is back and better than ever in Season Two of the series based on the beloved book series. The highly anticipated second season promises to double down on the action, mystery, and drama. Alex Rider is available to stream on IMDb TV tonight.
Harlem - Amazon Prime Video
From the mind behind Girls Trip comes Harlem. It's a comedy series that follows a group of best friends who navigate life in Harlem. Along the way, they're look for love and they're always having fun together. Stream the series premiere of Harlem on Amazon Prime Video now.
Coming Out Colton - Netflix
Netflix's newest documentary follows the story of Colton Underwood. His coming out story was highly publicized, but this documentary takes a deep dive into the psyche of the former bachelor. Coming Out Colton tells how Colton struggled to find his place in the LGBTQ community. You won't want to miss this heartfelt story of acceptance. Coming Out Colton is available now to stream on Netflix.
Timely for the holidays, The Humans is receiving critical acclaim.
Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins delivers \u201cone of the year\u2019s best performances\u201d in #TheHumans \u2014 now playing in theaters & on @Showtime.pic.twitter.com/g0HWEmVA2c— The Humans (@The Humans) 1638476218
In The Humans, a family is set to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, once they reunite, mysterious things emerge during the night.
Richard Jenkins opened up on the exciting plot and twist on a holiday tale.
"It's a family at their lowest point in their relationship, but it's also a group of people that absolutely love each other," Jenkins said.
The all-star cast includes Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Oscar nominee Steven Yeun, June Squibb and Jayne Houdyshell, who won a Tony Award for playing the same role on Broadway.
"The reality of the two experiences couldn't have been more different. What happens in live theaters is very different than what we watch on a screen. I feel very privileged that I was able to do both," Houdyshell said.
Make sure to check out The Humans, now available on Showtime.