'This Is Us' Preview: Kevin Faces Aftermath of Quitting His Job

Justin Hartley as Kevin, Chrissy Metz as Kate. Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC
Last Tuesday, This Is Us became the most-watched scripted program on NBC in the 10 p.m. ET/PT time slot in more than six years. The story continues with a new episode tonight.

In "The Big Three," Kate (Chrissy Metz) is furiously working hard to shed her unwanted pounds as she continues to struggle with impatience and discouragement. She receives support from her new boyfriend, Toby (Chris Sullivan), as he helps her let loose and enjoy herself. Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) begins to question the motives of Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) biological father, William (Ron Cephas Jones), and takes action in getting answers on his activities. Randall has a lot more on his mind with the new life-changing addition of having his biological father in his life. Marriage and raising three 8-year-old children is beginning to take its toll on Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) as they start to feel distant from one another. Kevin (Justin Hartley) faces the aftermath of quitting his job as he deals with his agent, Lanie (Katey Sagal), and has to figure out how to move forward.

Watch a sneak peek below, as well as an in-depth look at Justin Hartley's Kevin.

Today in Soap Opera History (September 27)

1965: Four new daytime soap operas premiered: Morning 
Star and Paradise Bay on NBC, along with The Nurses and
Never Too Young on ABC.
"More and more, I tend to read history. I often find it more up to date than the daily newspapers."
― Joe Murray

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1962: Primetime serial The Nurses premiered on CBS. The was titled was changed to The Doctors and The Nurses a year later.

1965: Two new Ted Corday daytime soap operas, Morning Star and Paradise Bay, premiered on NBC. Both shows lasted less than a year, with the final episodes airing on July 1, 1966.

Pop TV 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Ratings (September 19-23 2016)


The Nielsen ratings are in for Pop TV for the week of September 19-23, 2016. Same-day repeats of CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless averaged 493,000 viewers (based on three days of data). Below is a day-by-day breakdown of Y&R ratings.

DateTotal ViewersAdults 18-49 RatingRank Among Cable Programs
Monday, September 19524,0000.08124th
Tuesday, September 20448,0000.06146th
Wednesday, September 21--Not in Top 150
Thursday, September 22507,0000.06146th
Friday, September 23--Not in Top 150

The Bold and the Beautiful came in 140th on Tuesday evening, with a 0.06 adults 18-49 rating and 375,000 viewers. B&B did not appear in the Top 150 during the rest of the week.

'General Hospital' Star Kimberly McCullough Releases Teaser for 'Heyday'

"If this doesn't work out, we're both f*cked!"
Longtime General Hospital actress Kimberly McCullough, has turned her attention to directing and producing in recent years, in between appearances on the iconic ABC soap opera. Over the summer, she released a Sundance pitch video for her series Heyday, which takes place in the 1980s on the set of a popular soap opera.

In the pitch, McCullough (Robin on GH) recounts General Hospital's rise to fame in the ‘80s and how as a child, she was brought in to play the daughter of international super-spies Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Robert Scorpio Tristan Rogers). There’s tons of classic clips from the soap as well as interviews with Jay Leno, Regis Philbin, and Oprah Winfrey.

Growing up on camera and having to hide her family’s Mexican heritage because an agent once told her as a child that she looked “too ethnic” inspired McCullough to write Hey Day, a fictionalized look at a daytime soap in the '80s.

Watch the new Heyday teaser below, which features Hughes dropping a F-bomb.

'Big Brother' Contestants Victor Arroyo and Paul Abrahamian to Guest Star on 'The Bold and the Beautiful' (Updated)

Paul Abrahamian and Victor Arroyo
Big Brother 18 contestants Victor Arroyo and Paul Abrahamian will be making a guest appearance on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

During a Friday Snapchat, Abrahamian was seen on the way to set of B&B with Arroyo, and posted a photo of the script which showed he will share scenes with Don Diamont (Bill) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt).

There is no word on an airdate yet for the duo yet. The Bold and the Beautiful has previously showcased Big Brother players after each season’s finale.

UPDATE:
Big Brother's Da’Vonne Rogers will also appear on B&B. The trio will guest star on the October 25 episode.

Greg Vaughan Returning to 'Days of our Lives' as Eric Brady

Greg Vaughan
Greg Vaughan is returning to NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Vaughan first joined Days in 2012, but left the series earlier this year after briefly extending his contract. He soon joined the cast of OWN's Queen Sugar as Calvin, a married cop who’s having an affair with Nova Bordelon (Rutina Wesley).

Vaughan is scheduled to make his Days return as Eric on January 17, 2017.

“After coming toward the completion of Queen Sugar, I had the opportunity to speak with the executives and head writers at Days of our Lives,” said Vaughan in a statement. “I’ve always been proud of my time and the work I contributed to Days, and I was excited at the opportunity to reunite with the cast and crew. I feel my job as an actor is about more than just stepping on stage and taking a role. I’m trying to create a presence that resonates for myself and the core of Eric Brady. I feel Eric’s journey will have a huge and impactful return!”

Vaughan previously played Lucky Spencer on General Hospital and Diego Gutierrez on The Young and the Restless.