Tom Pelphrey to Return to 'Guiding Light...' Again
Tom Pelphrey to Return to 'Guiding Light...' Again
Fans of Emmy award winning-actor Tom Pelphrey will be happy to know that the actor is set to return to CBS' Guiding Light sometime next year.  According to the network, Pelphrey's character, Jonathan Randall, comes back to Springfield in order to “resolve some unfinished business with Alan [Ron Raines].”

Pelphrey, 25, first joined the cast of Guiding Light in 2004.  Two years later, he captured the Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Younger Actor.  He exited the show early this year, along with actress Stephanie Gatschet, who played Tammy Layne Winslow.  Subsequently, he appeared in such primetime television series as the CBS drama, Numb3rs, and the comedy, The Burg.

Tom Pelphrey returned to Guiding Light briefly in the summer, appearing in three episodes that aired in late July and early August.  His brief return helped to tie up some loose ends surrounding his character, as well as coincided with the launch of a book about Jonathan's life.

The book, called Guiding Light: Jonathan's Story, was released by Simon & Schuster, and is described as an “all-new passionate and adventure-filled love story.”  Set after Jonathan's supposed death, the story follows the popular anti-hero as he tries to lead a life far from Springfield.  He assumes a new identity, and establishes a stable home for his daughter, Sarah.  He also meets a young and compelling woman, but as he becomes more deeply involved with her, he begins to wrestle with feelings of guilt and loyalty to his deceased beloved Tammy.

The book also features Jonathan's mother, Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer), who, incidentally, is the only one who knows her son is still alive.

At this time, the network has not officially announced when exactly Tom Pelphrey will again appear on Guiding Light.  It is also unknown just how long his new stint will last.

Guiding Light airs weekdays at 10am on CBS.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: CBS, Soap Central
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