And in another noteworthy daytime-TV homecoming, Joanna Johnson is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful.
Mattson, who originally played the role of Jeff Webber’s off-kilter sweetheart in the early 1980s (and last reprised it in 2004), is due for an encore in late March/early April, per Soap Opera Digest. Her return storyline will involve son Steven (né Steven Lars, played by Scott Reeves).
Johnson, meanwhile, is bringing Karen Spencer back to the canvas starting March 27, TV Guide Magazine reports — and with a twentysomething daughter in tow. Karen’s never-before-mentioned offspring, to be played by ingenue Linsey Godfrey, is named (grab your Kleenex box) Caroline, after her late aunt, who back in the day was also played by Johnson.
A B&B rep did not disclose to TV Guide Magazine who young Caroline’s father is, but did specify that she has no other blood ties in L.A., so she’ll do what B&B characters do best — bop around from love interest to love interest.