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BREAKING NEWS: Justin Hartley Is The New Adam Newman On The Young and the Restless!

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The Young and the Restless has finally got their man.  This morning TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan broke the news exclusively that none other than the talented and oh-so-sexy Justin Hartley has landed the primo role of the black sheep of the Newman clan … Adam Newman!

Hartley, who soap fans remember from his early days on Passions, but more recently for his juicy primetime television roles on Smallville, Mistresses, and one of our favorites on last season’s Revenge as Patrick, will be joining the CBS soap opera in late September when he begins taping scenes.  Hartley will first air as Adam right in time for the all important November Sweeps!

Justin told TVG, “I’m so pumped about joining Y&R — I watch it all the time and can’t wait to get in there and get my hands dirty! “I have great respect for daytime drama. I love the branding. I love the style. What can I say? I love good soap!”

And in terms of what went down to ultimately land Hartley the role, he says he met with Y&R EP Jill Farren Phelps and CBS Daytime exec Angelica McDaniel and “came away away feeling very excited. The powers that be are smart, lovely people with kind hearts. It’ll be wonderful going to work knowing I’m really wanted.”

Hartley also knows the pressure is on to prove himself with the the cast of the number one soap and the long enduring fans of the series who have been very vocal on the entire casting of a new Adam Newman and the dismissal last year of predecessor Michael Muhney.  Justin revealed: “Y&R is the No. 1 show and the acting company is exceptional. There’s no period of adjustment with these people and that’s daunting. I don’t just have to be fantastic, I have to be fantastic right now!”

So what do you think about the casting choice of Justin Hartley of Adam Newman?   Excited to see Justin join the Newmans?  Let us know!

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Rob
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Rob

While Im not sure he can do the role justice, I could watch him read the phone book.

Rob
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Rob

although I agree with everyone who has said he would make a much better Billy.

Nanci
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Nanci

I agree he would be better as Billy. He resembles Billy, not MM.
In more ways than one it seems, too.
Just stinks that MM isn’t returning after all.

Jules
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Jules

His girlfriend (Chrishel Stause) is besties with Melissa Clair Egan (Chelsea). Awkward! LOL!

But I admire Justin’s love and respect of the genre. Actor’s lower their nose to soaps a lot of the time, even actor’s that got their start from these shows, but it’s so refreshing to see another one who embraces it wholeheartedly.

I think it’s inspired casting!

Shay
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Shay

Hello, Jules! Been too long….have missed you at the GH threads! I agree that Y&R did an awesome recasting here….I only wish that Mr. Hartley were coming to Port Charles instead! (He could have been a great Lucky or even AJ, although my heart is still with Sean K in that role….but I digress.) I never guessed that he would deign to do daytime again after his considerable primetime exposure. He was absolutely fabulous on “Revenge” and I was so hoping to see his handsome mug return sometime this season. Sigh….

Jules
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Jules

You know what’s amazing, Shay? I read your comment in my inbox before I click the link to this site, and I knew right away it was you! I don’t know anyone else on here (or many other places for that matter) who not only use, but also correctly use, the word “deign”! LOL! Hey chica!! Port Charles misuses, ruins, ignores and kills off most of its cast. Y&R may be one mighty boring daytime drama, but they can only work their way up. The showrunners at GH have such a huge head about where they are (or think they… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Ahhhh, Jules, my telltale love of the English language has betrayed me once again! Hah! So good to touch base with you, my favorite Canadian! Your posts on the GH topics are much missed, particularly since I totally concur with your spot-on critique of the state of the show and its creative aspects…they are a complete, mangled mess at the moment, and as such, could have certainly used the excitement of a JH casting….even if I wouldn’t have wished that ungodly burden be put upon him!!!! He was utterly magnificent on Revenge as Victoria’s first-born (illegitimate) son, Patrick Osborne. Although… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Jules, as yourself and Shay, I also appreciate the correct usage of the English language. Thus, I hope you forgive me if I dare to correct yours…..you wrote, “Y&R may be one mighty boring daytime drama, but THEY can only work THEIR way up…” “Y&R” is the subject of this sentence. It is a collective noun, therefore making it singular. Every other part of speech following, must agree with said subject…..that is, the verb and all pronouns. So, the sentence should read…”Y&R may be ONE mighty boring daytime drama, but IT can only work ITS way up…” I am sure… Read more »

harry
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harry

CeeCee: You seem like a delightful person and like both Shay and Jules, you write so very well. When it comes to posting on soap forums, I tend to look at the comments as casual conversation so I don’t nit pick on other people’s choice of language or pick on their punctuation and grammar. I only take umbrage with folks utilizing text speech (do u no what i mean?). I also tend to make many errors myself in this forum as the window afforded to us for writing our comments is rather small and there is no edit button. Worse… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I’m not even sure why this was a necessary point to bring up on a soap forum talking about an actor in a role. I have always admired Shay’s expressive and whimsical writing and have told her that often. It wasn’t an opening for criticism of my own grammatical shortcomings. I see nothing wrong with the sentence that’s being knitpicked here. It reads fine to me, though admittedly I do not hold a grad or post grad degree on the subject. However, I do personally cringe every time I read the first post I left, having made “actors” possessive not… Read more »

Amanda
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Amanda

I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table. I know some (but not all) MM fans will make it an uphill battle – and don’t get me wrong, I’ve been resistant to seeing my favorite characters replaced – a good example was seeing Trevor St. John cast as Todd, so I get it… but I also came to love TSJ in the role – and I hope people open up for Justin as well. He seems excited and also loves and respects the genre. Bring it! 🙂

I love gh
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I love gh

Good point about TSJ – I didn’t accept him for a while, and one day I realized that he was Todd to me. I’m always skeptical about favorite characters being recast, but sometimes it works.

Carlys #2 & 4
Jack Abbott
Roman Brady (John Black)

Shay
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Shay

For those of us who came of age in the 1980’s, Peter Bergman will NEVER be Jack Abbott!!! Even now when I occasionally just happen upon Y&R and he’s onscreen, my first thought is “What is Dr. Cliff Warner doing there???? And why is he trying to fill (the late) Terry Lester’s shoes?…..(Rhetorical question, of course….)

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

He looks more like he should be Billy…i wouldve tried Brandan Barash in the role who looked more the part unless the actor has other commitments…but J.H., is a fine interesting actor who i remember from Passions!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Good call Jim. Brandon would have been good.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Agreed, Burgess Jenkins isn’t really fitting in well. But if Y&R had recast Billy AGAIN I think that would have just been too much for me.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

At this point I would rather they take the character Billy off canvas than watch this new guy in the role. David Tom may had his issues, but at least he was familiar with the role and to viewers.

harry
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harry

Yes, Mary–I concur. I accepted Billy Miller’s exit because it appeared to be something he wanted to do. So I gave David Tom a chance and to me, he was Billy. I am giving the Sawdust Man a chance too, but he still is not Billy to me. I think Burgess Jenkins will become Adam as long as fans can accept that the part has been recast and that Michael Muhney is not coming back. Some have picked on his height (“he’s too tall!”) while others have picked on the color of his eyes (‘they’re too brown!”) but the true… Read more »

elm1951
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elm1951

i sure hope the fans give him a chance before they start sending hate messages to him…………..

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right. Theres only one MM so anyone will struggle but if he can act, he will make it.

Joel
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Joel

He’ll do well. Pretty good actor.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I hope he doesn’t get his “hands” too “dirty.”

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

lol.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

LOL thank god Hands Newman is no more!

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

classic on so many fronts

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH wins again…I heard Hands Newman might be going over to GH as the New Hands Morgan…lol…unless Days snaps him up first and we will finally see Hands Brady on the phone with his wife Hope…lol

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Lol…On a semi serious note, was the “hands” performer ever credited? Who is the actor? On a serious note, maybe PR is coming back to end his DAYS.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Not sure who played the part of Hands…you may be sad or happy to know it definately wasnt Chaz Bono…lol

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

ROTFL!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

While Michael Muhney was my top casting choice, and Matt Bomer was my choice recast, I support Justin’s arrival to The Young and the Restless. My only wish is that he doesn’t leave Mistresses since I enjoy his character Scott far too much. I only hope that everyone gives him the fair chance the the deserves in the role. It’ll be an adjust, but I have the confidence in Justin’s acting capabilities to bring something new to Adam Newman; I have a feeling he’ll have great chemistry with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

Jimmy
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Jimmy

MCE has great chemistry with everyone, she had it with Michael Muhney, Billy Miller, David Tom and now even Burgess Jenkins. So I’m not to worried about that, and I really hope Adam and Chelsea end up together.

Harry
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Harry

Jimmy. I agree MCE could spark chemistry with a Homer Simpson Chia pet head,

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m very excited at this news! Loved him on Passions and Smallville. He wasn’t on my radar for the role, but I am pleasantly surprised at the casting. I have hope for this show and will hang in there to see how it works.

Congratulations Justin Hartley!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Huh? Don’t get me wrong…Justin Hartley CAN A-C-T. However, he calls TPTB of Y&R “smart, lovely people with kind hearts”…HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Gimme a break. If TPTB were ‘smart’, they wouldn’t have F-I-R-E-D Michael Muhney. They wouldn’t have gotten rid of the F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Genie Francis and Debbi Morgan (which was all of that heartless JFP’s doing). Most of all, if TPTB were ‘smart’, they would get rid of the following DEAD WEIGHT: Stupid, sniveling Summer (blech), that Devon/Hilary/Neil nonsense (more blech), Abby (who is in serious need of a long-overdue BEAT-DOWN), Lily (whose constant meddling and NONSTOP temper tantrums are BEYOND OLD… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Dude, you are spot on except MM was not coming back so lets hope blondie can make the role his own!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

JFP is smart enough to kill off a child character so the show would rake in emmys, which it did. She is smart enough to wait until November sweep to debut this new Adam, knowing that it will bring in viewers, even if they don’t stay, they will be there when their viewership means the most. Creatively, this team is clueless, I give you that, but when it comes to working the system, kissing up to right people, taking credit for some else’s good ideas, deflecting your mistakes onto some innocent bystander, then JFP is as smart as they get.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mary…I don’t mean any disrespect here but your comment/posting kinda scared me. Yet…you make a very valid point…which I totally agree with. Thanks. To me, Jill Farren Phelps & Co. are just like local politicians…WORKING AND MANIPULATING THE SYSTEM to get what they want!!!!! Working and manipulating the system…now THAT (to me) is really and truly S-C-A-R-Y!!!!! Sadly…it is what it is. Sad.

Take care, Mary. XOXOXOXOXO

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

I agree with EVERYTHING YOU SAID! I hope it’s not a disaster. I’m willing to give him a chance. I wish fans could grab pitchforks and torches and hunt down JFP though. Her chance is looooong goooone

nathalie
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nathalie

isnt he too young to play the role? MM was a bit older . oh well………….

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes but that what Jill Farren Burton wanted!

nicole
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nicole

That is what people were saying about GT, and I think she is fine as Phyllis. I think he will be good.

nicole
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nicole

Also, he is only 2 years younger than MM in real life.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

The role was aged anyway when Chris Engen (the original Adam) was hired, so even if he’s a few years younger, it doesn’t really make a difference.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Loved him on Revenge…haven’t watched Y&R since Fred and Barney Rubble’s kinfolk walked the earth. However, I like this actor. May tune in to check him out!

Shay
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Shay

Oh I hear you, rebecca1! You already know how much I LOVED JH on Revenge! I was really hoping that he would somehow find his way back to the Hamptons this season….He could have least come to GH if he wanted to do daytime!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Shay! Yeah…as much as I hate to say it…cause you know I’m missin’ my Sean Kanan’s AJ…he would make a great AJ if they ever bring him back from the dead…and even a good Jason.

Shay
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Shay

I’m with you, rebecca1!….Still missing our guy AJ, too! Although I will always remain hopeful that one day our favorite Quartermaine will return in the form of Sean Kanan, I have to say that JH is possibly the only actor I could actually envision and accept as a recast. He was THAT amazing on Revenge!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

The way that Sean Kanan/AJQ was treated was one of the worst things this regime has done IMO. And that is saying a lot. Caught him on B&B recently. He is so hot as Deacon Sharpe. I don’t usually watch B&B but loved the character from Y&R. Might have to start taping the ep’s Deacon is on. I can’t believe TIIC at GH let him get away and then proceeded to trash AJ and his portrayer. I was so happy when Jason left and AJ came back and they proceeded to royally screw things up. If they don’t wrap up… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@MBmomof3…..I totally concur with you as to the AJ/SK debacle over at GH….it was, and continues to be, one of the sorriest chapters in Port Charles history. The only positive thing to come out of it is that Kanan is finally in the right place to be able to use his considerable talents, and for him, I am thrilled. Although I gave up the B&B habit years ago, I did happen upon a recent clip of Deacon with RS’s Quinn where he told her in his characteristic top zinger form, “Normal is a destination you ain’t ever gonna reach!” He… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

To whomever responded to this post….I did receive your reply in my inbox, but have no idea of your name. However, I hear you!!!! When I spoke of the desire to perhaps someday see the return of Sean Kanan as AJ, I envisioned it as far into the future of GH….and a post-Cartini regime. (Should the show survive….) That is why I didn’t want to see the character irreparably damaged with more disparagement or a possible revisionist type of recast any time soon. But upon the news of JH joining Y&R, it suddenly struck me that if anyone else could… Read more »

harry
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harry

Shay, I think that was me. Thank you for responding.
I also asked how it is you are getting notifications when someone responds to your comment (this comment never went through).
I never receive notifications from Michael Fairman’s comment section. This is both good news and bad news. Good news in that I do not get to see the cantankerous responses to my comments and bad news in that I do not get to see the cantankerous responses to my comments.

David
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David

He is only 2 years younger than MM. I don’t really know his work but will be happy to give him a shot before making ANY comment. And they can dye his hair. My best is Adam may want to slip back into GC as incognito as possible

Shay
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Shay

NOOOOOO….leave him blond!!!! He’s perfect just as is!!!!!!!!

Derrick
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Derrick

Honestly don’t know what to think of this but I’ll give him a chance!

Timmm
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Timmm

I’ll give the guy a chance. I remember Chris Egan as Adam. I loved him and was sad to see him go. Then comes Michael Muhney. Loved him and Eric Braeden wanted him out. So Justin, the stage is all yours, good luck!

Sharon
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Sharon

Justin will be terrific, as the new Adam Newman. The man is sexy and a wonderful actor.

Johnny
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Johnny

Finally some casting news that I can get behind!! This is awesome news!! He is a very good actor with charisma and I think he will lighten up the darkness that plagued the character before. Way to go casting!!

TNT 2.0 Forever
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TNT 2.0 Forever

Yes! Go Justin!

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

He looks sooooooooo young, like he belongs with Summer and Finn.

richard
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richard

Yeah–that’s not happening here. NuBilly–just isn’t cutting it either. Sure JH sees them as kind hearted–cause they gave him the job. All crap.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Richard…I agree. Thank You. Dude…the last 2 words in your posting summed it up PERFECTLY…ALL CRAP!!!!! As for that Justin Hartley dude, I give him 6 months or less. Yikes.

Take care, Richard.

Robert
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Robert

I was suprise that they could get an actor of Justin Hartley’s caliber , so I am looking forward to seeing him in action as Adam Newman. I know there are some die hard Michael fans but like some of you posted, I am hoping he will be giving a decent chance to make the role his own.

TorontoTom
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TorontoTom

I think he’ll be great! Looking forward to the Adam storyline resuming. Not a fan of MM, so I’m fine with the re-cast.

nicole
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nicole

Thank goodness it’s over. Now we can all move on 🙂

Rodd
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Rodd

I really like him and wish him well with the role. I hope fans of Y&R give him a chance. But I’ll miss him being on REVENGE; I always thought there might be a chance of him returning this season.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I haven’t seen any of his work but I hear he’s a good actor so I’ll definitely give him a chance. Similar to the Phyllis situation, where I would have loved Michelle Stafford to come back, it would have been amazing for Michael Muhney to return. But I’m willing to give all recasts a chance, so I hope Justin does well in the role. However, I do agree that he looks better suited for the role of Billy, but the last thing that role needs right now is ANOTHER recast. Hoping for the best with this casting because, honestly, Y&R… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

If the show had also brought back Kay Alden as head writer I’d be thrilled with this news.

With the current writing team penning Adam’s return, I have very low expectations…and suspect even those won’t be met.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! Not only is he drop dead sexy, but he can act! He has showed intensity and multi-layered performances on several prime time shows and that can only serve him well in the important role as Adam Newman. Very excited what his arrival will bring to the show’s dynamic.

Now if I could just have my Stafford back….!

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Ok. Is he old enough for the role?

Omar
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Omar

Good luck to him..I like in Mistresses and Revenge..He is a good actor..I stop watching Y&R after 20+ years, too much recasting and messy storylines..Not a big fan of writing and the executive producer at the helm.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Alright!!!! Way to go Foxworth Crane. I can’t believe JH returned to daytime after having so much success in primetime.

avril_lee
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avril_lee

Happy for Justin…. sad for me… I was getting used to him popping up on some of my fave shows (Smallville, Revenge, Mistresses)… if he had only continued the trend on GH (preferably as nuJason)!

JLH
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JLH

Justin’s a good actor and made a hot Green Arrow on Smallville. He mdeseore than deserves a shot at this role.

Kaleesi
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Kaleesi

I am very thankful they didn’t go with some 40+ year old. The nu older Billy is bad enough. Justin is a great hire!!! He’s been in the soaps (daytime & primetime) so he should fit in seemlessly.

Karen
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Karen

In real life Justin Hartley dates Chrishell Stause who is best friends with Melissa Claire Egan. On the show they will be a couple. Since they are already friends I hope they will have great chemistry together. Justin is a great actor and hope he continues on Mistresses. Doubt it so I’m kind of bummed.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I am just glad they didn’t go for your standard soap star — although he has been on daytime, he hasn’t been for a while, so he is like a fresh face, but with solid acting roles behind him. But he is right about one thing, he has to be great from the get go– for this recast to fly, viewers will have to be so taken in with his take on Adam, in order to make this work. I don’t know if he won any fans by referring to the powers that be on that show as being… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Don’t watch y&r but congrats on landing Justin seen him in pristine n he’s good.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

Interesting comments that JH should be recast as the new Billy. I still don’t know what it is about Burgess Jenkins. I’m trying to root for him (and definitely prefer him in the role to David Tom) but his delivery reminds me of a weather man reading copy. Where is the nuance, and charm? At this point, I really don’t see the need for the character to remain on the canvas unless he can really start connecting with viewers, and I do hope that’s the case.

mike
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mike

Perfect recast…….for Billy. Justin is a decent actor and great to look at but can he pull off one of the most complicated roles in daytime history? Doubt it. Also surprised he would come back to daytime, he seemed to have a busy nighttime career.

k/kay
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k/kay

I would be curious to see if they change the character of Adam and make him a sweet little frat boy. Yuck! Not familiar with this actor at all I guess will see what he can do.

Shay
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Shay

Well, k/kay, if JH echoes his stint as Patrick (on Revenge) where he displayed a true talent for crossing over to the dark side, then, NO, new Adam will NOT be a “sweet little frat boy!” Hartley was awesome on that show, and I am so jealous that GH didn’t land him instead!!!!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I am reassured by the number of you who are saying he can act (I don’t think I’ve seen him on anything); that shows that at least TPTB understood that just-another-pretty-face was not going to cut it and they had to get somebody who had the potential to do the part justice. Unfortunately he’ll be combating bad writing from the get-go, so he’s got his work cut out for him. I do hope people give him a chance. He didn’t have anything to do with whatever actually went down with Michael Muhney.

Jeff
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Jeff

Great choice IMO.

Don
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Don

I will keep my comments when he appears but I am willing to give him a chance and hope that he can keep the newman family feud that his predecessors have in the role.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Jules; Harry. Pardon me, I did not introduce the topic of the English language on this site….if the topic had not been mentioned, then I would not have commented. As it is, grammar is part of the English language, yes? I merely expanded the introduction. You may make grammar mistakes, Harry, but you do not bring the English language to the fore. In this case , it was…I teach High School Physics, however, I try to use proper grammar at all times. …even within this forum. But, you are both right; I should have kept my thoughts to myself…I suppose… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am a delightful person, and I must elaborate on my reply, Harry. With all due respect, sir, you are wrong…regardless of your degrees. English grammar does not Chang with the times…dialogue or phraseology does, not grammar. I am not anyone off the street, but someone who is well educated and a stickler for grammar. The title Y&R is and will always remain singular. It is a TITLE…a collective noun meaning DRAMA….that is a fact. No disrespect meant here as you seem to be much older than I and, I was raised to mind my manners and respect my elders.… Read more »

april
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april

just wanted to check out the actress who passed away wasn’t watching then. As far as the new Adam I gave the show up when mm was let go and have no intention of going back. I used to keep up with it through the previews online even that got boring. So I am out for good now.

Annette Davenport
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Annette Davenport

I meant eye candy and of course we know he can act.

Meisy
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Meisy

As a long time viewer, we are losing too many of our favorites to General Hospital. Please bring back our favorite Adam, that would be Michael.

phyl
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phyl

unacceptable, I loved michael muhney and its going to be hard to accept this new guy, we’ll see.

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Justin Hartley and Renée Elise Goldsberry Receive ‘Critics Choice Award’ TV Nominations

Soap alumni showed up in this year’s television nominations for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards.   

The awards will be given out on January 9th on a simulcast live that air on both the CW and TBS in the East from 7-10PM.  It will be tape delayed for west coasters.

In the running for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series is This Is Us star, Justin Hartley (Ex- Adam, Y&R and Fox, Passions) for his role as Kevin Pearson, and in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category, former One Life to Live favorite Renée Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) scored for her work on the Peacock streaming series, Girls5eva.

This Is Us also scored for Best Drama Series and a Best Actor in a Drama Series nod for Sterling K. Brown (Randall), as well as his on-screen lady love, Susan Kelechi Brown (Beth), in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.

HBO’s Succession led the nominations with 8, followed by Mare of Easttown and Evil with five nods.

You can check out the full list of TV nominees here.

So, happy to hear Justin and Renée scored nominations for their performances? Comment below.

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Ingo expressed: “I’m sorry that I didn’t put out this video earlier, but this is about thanking you guys, the fans of the show and also the GH crew and cast. I was on the show for 25 years. They were like my family a lot of the people there. I was hoping to play Jax for another 10 or 25 years and unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I want to thank you guys for sticking with Jax for 25 years and I’m sorry that I’m not there anymore to play Jax, which is still something that I am trying to process  … it’s just kind of crazy.”

Rademacher also took aim at his former co-star, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for announcing on Twitter that he was no longer on the show, before he had a chance to do so, which he says was a huge disappointment to him given that they worked together for 25 years.

He went on to say how he appreciated all the positive comments from the fans adding, “A lot of you come on there to say that you’re vaccinated but stand for medical freedom, I love hearing that, because I believe it should be a choice.”  Ingo continued to express his view, “I don’t agree with vaccine mandates or corporations ever being able to mandate a vaccine to keep your job.”

The actor closed with another nod to the viewers of GH adding, “Thank you so much for supporting me for 25 years. I will have more news later on, but for now, just wanted to thank all of you amazing fans. Thank you.”

You can watch Rademacher’s full statement via his IG post below.  Then, let us know what you thought of Ingo’s long-awaited exit message in the comment section.

 

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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