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Jacob Young Moves From Contract To Recurring Status With The Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) has been one busy man of late pursuing many outside projects from his day gig at the CBS soap opera including his music career.

Now comes word via Soap Opera Digest that Young is off-contract at B&B, and has gone to recurring status, a move that Jacob is good with.

Young tweeted to inquiring fans on the contract status change: “I want to take a moment to address the rumors that I’m currently off contract. All true, I’m recurring and just starting to shoot a movie for Lifetime. I have been under contract for 21 years and this to me is a blessing. I can now have the time to pursue all my passions Xo”

The Daytime-Emmy winning actor told SOD,  “They do still have me working, which is great.”

So, what do you think of Jacob going to recurring on B&B? Comment below.

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Gibbt

Since B&B has become “The Liam Show”, this isn’t a surprise. If Bradley Bell wants to diminish his other actors on the show, then the resulting ratings slide is all on him. Good luck Jacob.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

The only time I liked Liam was when he was with Quinn and he was Adam and she was Eve. I had really hoped during this last meltdown he would return to the comfort of her bosom. I loved Deacon, but he became a cartoon character and quickly carted off. I liked Sheila and her weirdness-but she kind of totally petered out and caused no major problems. Main stories have been Bill/Brooke/Ridge and Steffy/Bill/Liam/Wyatt-don’t care for either.

dmr

Gotta make more room and air-time for the Liam, Steffy (ugh), and Hope (ugh) love triangle!

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

It seems many of the contract actors are never on-must be nice to get a paycheck and not have to work-but probably frustrating to actors-I don’t know. Once his character and Maya got married-after all the drama-then the baby-really not much story written for them.
I know he is performing music with Scott Reeves-ex Steven Lars from GH. Would like to see them live.

Iakovos

I do hope Rick remains part of the B&B mix, and that his character gets another great story line in the future. I liked the strength of Rick and the role the character has in the Forrester family as Eric’s son with Brooke, establishing a place in the business and the family. I would like more focus there than Ridge and Thorne, starry recasts aside, their plots have not been exciting or engaging to me. B&B tool too long to bring Ridge back after Ronn Moss departed the show, and the radical nu-look and attitude Thorne is difficult for me to accept.

Mika

Maybe he will return as Lucky on GH

Steve

Please no, he’s a fine actor, but wasn’t suited to Lucky

Satan

When Hell freezes over… and the extended 666 day weather forecast says that’s not at all likely.

Jim

He likes it…and good for him!!!

elm1951

if jacob is good with it then so am i – i am so excited about his lifetime movie – he is such a talented actor and i have followed him since he played lucky spencer on gh (2000 – 2003)
tptb/writers on b&b have not utilized his talents in a very long time…………………..

James R. Poissant

Makes sense since we don’t see him much these days. B&B does have a large canvas for a 30 minute show.

Rodd

If it works for him, great. He’s very talented.

Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s disappointing, to me, that Jacob Young has fallen off the radar as Rick Forrester. His return was poised as to become frontrunner for the soap, and he has since then fallen into the background as some piece of furniture. This is positively disappointing. Though, if it is Young’s decision, then I support. But it sounds like it was the decision of a dual EP/HW whose positions need to be filled by other people more capable of making better decisions.

soapqueenforever

Although I could take or leave Rick, I am annoyed at the powers that be for slowly phasing out, and probably getting rid of the Avant family. I had a feeling this was slowly in the works when they married off Nicole and Zende, and then promptly shipped them off to Paris. All this to focus on the usuals. Between the kiss between Maya and Zende, and Nicole refusing to sign the adoption paper’s, they had the potential for a couple of good stories. But I guess the main focus will always be the Forrester’s and the Spencer’s. I wonder where this will leave Maya? With the return of Sally coming up, I hope they don’t plan on having a Hope, Liam, Sally triangle in the works. I hope she is still with Thomas. They are so good together. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Mary SF

I heard the actress playing Maya is going to have a baby in real life, so if that is true then I expect we won’t see much of Maya either in upcoming months, while she is on mat leave–

K/kay

I will bet money once KM goes on maternity leave her and Rick will be shipped to Paris.

Jamesj75

Did Frank Valentini take over as producer of B&B when I wasn’t looking? 🙂

Jim

Why…how many ex OLTL stars have joined this show-lol

Jamesj75

Hey Jim! Good point. I was alluding to Valentini’s decision to put Genie Francis on recurring, as is happening now with Jacob Young. I can’t pass up an opportunity to knock the GH producer… It’s in my DNA!

K/kay

Good luck to you Jacob if anybody ever has a chance to see him in concert go he is a lot of fun nice voice and great stage presence!

Kevin C

I have always liked Jacob Young and if it’s ok with him then I am ok with it for I want whats best for Jacob…

rocky83

Smart move, he & Carla Mosley were automatic fast cowards whenever they were on.

SZima

I’m fine with this! Jacob is so rarely on anyway, so why not go recurring so he can do other things?
He’s another actor who suffers from the S.O.S. writing and I’m sure he’s bored with acting it just like we’re bored watching it!

Lew S

Another questionable move by Brad Bell.

Ray

I have been a JY fan since he was J.R. on “All My Children.” He was amazing being a lead actor on that show. I started watching “B&B” a few years ago as Quinn kidnapped Liam. I loved seeing Rena Sofer being the focus at that time. Since then, it seems like it has been non-stop Steffy, Liam and Bill. I realize the constrains of a 30-minute show has a lot of limitations. For the past 6-8 weeks, the show has solely focused on Bill’s shooting. During that timeframe, nu-Hope has been on every episode with Brooke, Liam or Steffy. In the meantime, there has been NO screen time for Sally and Thomas (did they go back to NY?), the Avant family, the return of Thorne (biggest waste of talent and character in 2018) and even worse, Heather Tom (arguably the best actress on daytime) has become nothing more than window dressing.

I understand that writers and the powers-that-be have their favorites, but please give us a rest from Liam, Steffy and Bill. I like all of these characters, but monopolizing the entire show has become painful.

sonniorsolita

So odd, since out of Eric’s children Rick and Felicia were always the most interesting, and in Jacob Young and Lesli Kay played by the strongest actors. Yet Ridge and Thorne get all the (repetitive) story lines. I just don’t get it.

Judith

So sad. This young actor is really good. Was hoping the storyline of an affair would work for him. He needs more to do on this show.

jaybird369

Brad Bell is AN ABSOLUTE FOOL if he thinks that longtime B&B viewers wanna watch YET MORE of the Bill/Brooke/Ridge and Hope/Liam/Steffy silliness!!!!!

BEYOND YUCK!!!!!

K/kay

Hey Jay you obviously are watching it some whatever happened to RJ? I thought he was interning then I read we have hired two new interns ?? I said a long time ago just because you are raised around a soap writer/producer does not mean you are going to be one Brad needs to step aside and get a new headwriter he is like a little boy who keeps reaching for the next new shiny toy .

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Marci Miller Shares Sentiments On Her Final Tape Day At DAYS

Today was the last day of the incredible journey of Marci Miller as Abigail Deveraux DiMera.  After two years, the actress decided to not renew her contract after receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination and playing the multiple personalities storyline of Abigail, Gabby, and Dr. Laura.

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

“And just like that, 2 very meaningful years have come and gone. I have been loved so well today. I will miss this cast. I will miss these people. I will miss this place. I am both heavy and light at the same time. Much love to all, you have left just the sweetest impression on me. Xx #Days”

What did you think about the sentiments Marci Miller has shared?  Sad to know it’s Marci’s last day in Salem? Comment below.

 

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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 …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

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.

With gratitude,

XO

Michael

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