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Could Y&R's debuting Jessica Collins new character be related to Sharon's rapist, Matt Clark?

Now this could be juicy, if the writing team of The Young and the Restless had the forethought when they came up with the character name for Jessica Collins new role debuting on July 27th on the hit CBS soap.  As many know, soap veteran Collins (most known for her role as Dinah Lee Mayberry on Loving) will be brought on to the Genoa City canvas to help keep Sharon Newman (played by Sharon Case)  out of jail, as her new attorney, Avery Bailey Clark.

According to CBS Soaps In Depth, Collins had only taped four episodes when she spoke with the outlet, (and remember she is on contract) so she did not have to many details on her new character.  However, the question arose since Avery has the last name of Clark, might she be related to Sharon’s former rapist Matt Clark, once played by Eddie Cibrian?

Collins answered, “That’s the first I’ve heard of that. I don’t know much Eddie and I look alike but that’s never stopped anything in daytime!”  

Can you imagine, if Avery was out for revenge for the Clark name and screwed with Sharon’s case? Or, was there to  help Sharon and wanted to take the case because she felt so awful about what Matt did to Sharon all those years ago? We are completely speculating here, but it sounds good, right?

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Well, an Avery Bailey Clark/Matt Clark connection would make sense, since the July 4th “Sharon” episode featured the Matt Clark storyline. Was that a teaser for events to come?


More sorrow for Sharon? How much can a girl take? Isn’t 30 years in jail enough and a fake proposal???

Ellen Turo

I’d imagine she would be helping her because there isn’t more she can honestly do, Sharon’s already got a 30 year sentence as is….

I just wish the writers would give Sharon some common sense again…I am so sick of her trusting that child stealing Adam and pretending it never happened.




That’s what I’m thinking too!

kay killgore

I don’t beleive we are headed there if they are gearing up for a murder mystery with Diane they are going to have to get Sharon out of jail.

Sharon Carter

It sounds odd I know but I am leaning toward thinking she will end up having something to do with another character….? Remember Phyllis knows her. Could it have something to do with the rock and roll past Phyllis had? She and Danny R. I was thinking! Could Avery have something to do with Tucker M. and his long lost son? I know it is far fetched! but

kay killgore

Hey, could she possibly be Phyllis’s daughter I know that is a stretch since there is only about 7 yrs. difference in ages buts they do it all the time. B&B is the worst about doing that but she could have put her up for adoption had her at 16 or younger, because she was so hell bent on Daniel claiming Lucy! I am sure I am reaching we should find out in the next couple of days. I do like Avery! Anyone else think I am nuts or what?

Allison White

Apparently she is Phyllis’ sister…hopefully she can tell Phyllis to get her hair out of her face, stop the ridiculous eye batting and nauseating smiles, the ever repeating of every sentence and the ridiculous wardrobe choices….maybe Avery will replace her compltely…we can only hope.


They eye-batting and “nauseating smiles” are all Stafford, but I doubt character “Phyllis” selects her own wardrobe, or her dialog.


The first thought that came to my mind about Avery’s double last name was, the “Bailey” came from Lee Bailey and “Clark” came from Marcia Clark — the two attorneys who figured so prominently in the O.J. Simpson trial — a perfect double name for a legal-eagle lawyer. Just sayin’.

Deb Ziegler

I hope Avery has nothing to do with Matt Clark. If so, Y&R has lost a 38 yr loyal fan. Let’s wrap this Sharon situation up already!!!


I wish they would Billy and Victoria back together. Why cant they leave ONE couple alone? I was hoping Victoria would become pregnant as a result of sleeping with Billy a few months ago.

Michael S.

I don’t care who she’s related to — she ‘s the most gorgeous woman on the show!

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Here, she shared her sentiments via an Instagram post on her final tape day at the NBC studios in Burbank.

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

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So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Welcome To The New Michael Fairman TV: A Note From Michael Fairman

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By now, many of you have come across and seen that Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has evolved into the new and exciting platform, Michael Fairman TV.

I hope you take the time to tour the new site, and enjoy its new look, new features, and extended coverage; which will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.

This site has been a long time in the making, and we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to make this transition as smooth as possible.  As with any change, we know that it will take some time for all of us, including me, to get used to it, and adjust to it.

I truly appreciate the community that we have built for the last 10 years, and I value each and every one of you.  As with any new launch, there will be small tweaks and revisions along the way that do come up.  Our goal is to make the best user experience for you, and to bring you the news, interviews, and coverage that you expect from the Michael Fairman brand.

I know many of you are already saying you miss the old Michael Fairman Soaps, but this is an upgrade, not a demolition.  That being said, Michael Fairman Soaps was no longer sustainable as is.  The site needed to grow, evolve, change, and modernize with the times. With modernization, part of that is making the site accessible, functional on mobile phones and devices, which we now are.  While some things can’t remain the same forever, we are always interested in your input.

I am very proud and excited for this new chapter.  I hope you will enjoy everything that is to come, and I appreciate all of your loyal support.  So, let’s christen this site together and celebrate turning over a new page.

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