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Passions-related news from 2003
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2003 that focus on Passions or past and present PS performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

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January 2003
NBC has announced that Passions has been renewed through the 2003 - 2004 season. The announcement came on January 17th from NBC President Jeff Zucker.
February 2003
After two failed attempts to hold a celebration for soap opera fans on its own, NBC has announced plans to again have a soap opera fan gathering. This time, however, the peacock network has found a partner in the Spanish-language channel Telemundo
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February 2003
Andrea Evans (Rebecca Hotchkiss) will again step outside her role on NBC's Passions, this time starring this spring in two episodes of the nationally syndicated radio series, The Twilight Zone.
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May 2003
For weeks - possibly months - the fate of Days of our Lives was said to be hanging in the balance as NBC executive and Corday Productions, the owners of Days of our Lives, engaged in talks about the show's future. DAYS has been renewed and Passions head writer James E. Reilly will return to head writing duties at DAYS.
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May 2003
Actress and singer Alisa Reyes has been signed to a contract role on NBC's Passions.
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June 2003
Six months following the decision to pass on renewing her contract, Jade Harlow (Jessica Bennett) has been replaced as Passions' Jessica.
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June 2003
Grammy winning R&B recording artist Mya will appear as herself on Passions in July.
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August 2003
Renowned chimp expert Dr. Jane Goodall has demanded that NBC chief Jeff Zucker immediately stop using BamBam (Precious) in any of Passions' storylines.
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August 2003
It was one year ago this week that Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, Passions) passed away. Evans died on Monday, August 5, 2003 at a San Diego hospital due to complications from a preexisting heart condition. The actor was 20.
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August 2003
Newcomer Heidi Mueller has been cast as Kay Bennett. While Mueller is a newcomer to daytime television, the actress is no stranger to the NBC television network, Mueller appeared as one of the daughters on the NBC reality series "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?"
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December 2003
After less than a year with One Life to Live, former Passions star Bruce Michael Hall (ex-Reese Durkee) has been let go. The actor becomes the latest in a relatively long line of actors to have played the role in recent years.
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December 2003
A Passions spokesperson has confirmed that Chrystee Pharris-Larkins (Simone Russell) will exit the show. The role of Simone will be recast.
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