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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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  1. Rob

    August 19, 2014 at 7:55 am

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

    • Rob

      August 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

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

      • Nanci

        August 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

        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

      August 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      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

        August 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        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

        August 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        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 are) with viewers, advertisers and critics, that even when the shows are entirely unwatchable, they will excuse it away and blame us. I agree on paper Hartley could have worked on GH, but at present, I feel sorry for many of the players on there as it is. At Y&R he won’t be quite as little a fish in a big pond. I too never thought I’d see him on a primetime soap again (I remember his Fox days very fondly :P) but I’m pleasantly surprised to hear what a quality guy he really is.

        What did happen with his gig on Revenge? Did it just end? Did they not renew his contract?

      • Shay

        August 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

        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 first introduced as an aspiring artist, he soon demonstrated his real talent as a psychopathic killer. Along with his on-again/off-again tryst partner, the fabulous Nolan, he added a really stylish flair to the canvas. Sadly, Mr. Osborne was sent away mid-last season to Italy (purportedly to study his craft) in a co-effort by Victoria and Nolan to save him from himself and the repercussions of his crimes. From my perspective, it was a most unwelcome departure, and I have always held out hopes Patrick would return…I have no idea if the Revenge showrunners have decided that his character has run his course or if they are entertaining the notion of his reappearance. It’s also difficult to ascertain how this new role at CBS will affect that possibility, but given Hartley’s past association with ABC programs, it would have seemed a more natural progression for him to land in Port Charles. Oh well!….At any rate, I do believe that Y&R viewers are in for a real treat if Mr. Hartley is allowed to do what he does best….that is, show his dark and tormented side! Enjoy…..

      • CeeCee

        August 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm

        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… 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 that’s an oversight on your part. Bad grammar is also my pet peeve.

      • harry

        August 23, 2014 at 1:23 am


        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 yet, once one pushes that submit button there is no delete button so I find myself gasping with horror when I see my own posts which sometimes make absolutely no sense ( I mean less than usual). I know better–most of us know better but we still make those careless mistakes in the haste of the moment.
        I have a masters degree in English and Russian Literature with a minor in linguistics, and I found that the higher I went up in academia, the less persnickety I became when it came to informal writing/conversation. Having said that, Jules is not necessarily wrong when she writes, “Y&R may be the one mighty boring daytime drama, but they can only work their way up.” This is one of those murky terrains which the English language sometimes inhabits. The subsequent independent clause which follows, “Y&R may be the one mighty boring daytime drama,” changes tone and treats Y&R as a team of people so Jules was not necessarily incorrect by using “they” and “their.” The object is implied and the reader understands the meaning. Moreover, Jules was utilizing a casual conversational tone.
        Unless someone is delivering a paper or writing professionally, we can’t get all caught up in the minute details of the English language because it can rise up to just become ridiculous. This is why Winston Churchill said,”A preposition is something with which I shall not put.”
        Now before you or Jules writes, “Harry may be one boring commentator, but he can work his way up,” I shall bid you adieu. Good night.

      • Jules

        August 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

        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 once, but twice. Oh my heavens! An edit button would definitely not be so bad!

  2. Amanda

    August 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

    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

      August 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      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

        August 26, 2014 at 12:16 am

        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….)

  3. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    August 19, 2014 at 8:05 am

    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

      August 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Good call Jim. Brandon would have been good.

    • Jimmy

      August 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

      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

        August 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        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

        August 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        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 test will be whether he can capture the tormented, flawed, conflicted and vulnerable young man Adam was without trying to replicate MM’s performance. That is no easy feat. One thing I have noticed–Burgess’s smile is very similar to Michael’s.

  4. elm1951

    August 19, 2014 at 8:05 am

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

    • Timmm

      August 19, 2014 at 9:06 am

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

  5. Joel

    August 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

    He’ll do well. Pretty good actor.

  6. 4ever DAYS

    August 19, 2014 at 8:16 am

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

    • MBmomof3

      August 19, 2014 at 8:41 am


    • Jimmy

      August 19, 2014 at 10:19 am

      LOL thank god Hands Newman is no more!

    • Patrick

      August 19, 2014 at 11:02 am


      classic on so many fronts

    • jimh(leave it to beaver)

      August 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      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

        August 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        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)

      August 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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

      • 4ever DAYS

        August 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm


  7. Scott (ATWT Fan)

    August 19, 2014 at 8:19 am

    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

      August 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

      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

        August 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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

  8. MBmomof3

    August 19, 2014 at 8:29 am

    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!

  9. jaybird369

    August 19, 2014 at 8:34 am

    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 AND TIRESOME), that TOTALLY D-U-L-L Dylan (watching that dude onscreen is like watching paint dry…lol). The list goes on and on. Also, the character of Adam Newman as a blond???? Let me see…no. I don’t think Justin Hartley has any idea as to what he’s getting himself into. Bottom Line Here: Justin Hartley as Adam Newman????? Sorry but it’s gonna be a DISASTER!!!!!

    • Timmm

      August 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

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

    • Mary SF

      August 19, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      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

        August 21, 2014 at 11:45 am

        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

      August 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      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

  10. nathalie

    August 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

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

    • Timmm

      August 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Yes but that what Jill Farren Burton wanted!

    • nicole

      August 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

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

      • nicole

        August 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

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

    • Jimmy

      August 19, 2014 at 10:14 am

      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.

  11. rebecca1

    August 19, 2014 at 8:52 am

    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

      August 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      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

        August 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        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

      August 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      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

        August 21, 2014 at 7:38 am

        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 the AJ/Connie reveals pretty soon and in the best possible way I’m going to be PO’d. Focus, RC, focus.

      • Shay

        August 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        @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 was on fire! It was hilarious and just one example of Sean’s superb skills when given the kind of material he deserves. I will never blame him for wishing to leave GH after all the subpar plots and scripts he was offered….it’s just a real shame that he had to go elsewhere to display his superior stuff. As for waiting for any storyline to wrap up on GH, well, good luck! It could be quite a long while before anything of consequence happens.

      • Shay

        August 22, 2014 at 2:18 am

        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 ever do the role of AJ justice, it would be him!!!!

      • harry

        August 22, 2014 at 11:26 pm

        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.

  12. David

    August 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

    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

      August 22, 2014 at 2:18 am

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

  13. Derrick

    August 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

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

  14. Timmm

    August 19, 2014 at 9:11 am

    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!

  15. Sharon

    August 19, 2014 at 9:14 am

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

  16. Johnny

    August 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

    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!!

  17. TNT 2.0 Forever

    August 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Yes! Go Justin!

  18. Engrady Pind

    August 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

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

  19. richard

    August 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

    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

      August 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      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.

  20. Robert

    August 19, 2014 at 10:01 am

    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.

  21. TorontoTom

    August 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

    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.

  22. nicole

    August 19, 2014 at 10:05 am

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

  23. Rodd

    August 19, 2014 at 10:06 am

    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.

  24. Jimmy

    August 19, 2014 at 10:18 am

    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 really needs it right now.

  25. Alan

    August 19, 2014 at 10:19 am

    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.

  26. kalamaty

    August 19, 2014 at 10:22 am

    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….!

  27. Jenny Brooks

    August 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Ok. Is he old enough for the role?

  28. Omar

    August 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

    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.

  29. Lou Piikes

    August 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

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

  30. avril_lee

    August 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    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)!

  31. JLH

    August 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

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

  32. Kaleesi

    August 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    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.

  33. Karen

    August 19, 2014 at 11:50 am

    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.

  34. Mary SF

    August 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    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 so wonderful, when so many believe they are responsible for the decline in quality and substance — it was almost like he was “coached” to say that in his public statement,

    But I do credit JFP for being smart enough to know when to time his arrival— November sweeps– she has already guaranteed an increase in viewers just by lookie lou’s alone who will turn in, just to see him as Adam, even if they do it only once, during sweeps that all she needs. She knows how to work the system.

  35. Aria

    August 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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

  36. kalamaty

    August 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    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.

  37. mike

    August 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    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.

  38. k/kay

    August 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    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

      August 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      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!!!!

  39. Michael (not Fairman)

    August 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    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.

  40. Jeff

    August 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Great choice IMO.

  41. Don

    August 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    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.

  42. CeeCee

    August 23, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    @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 I ruffled some feathers. Please accept my apologies, I did not mean for my post to sound as a snide remark. I hang my head in shame, Harry…I have been duly chastised.
    Have a good night.

  43. CeeCee

    August 26, 2014 at 7:30 am

    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. Therefore, sir, it need no browbeating or reprimands from you.
    Accept my apologies because it seems that I irritate you somehow. Rest assured, I will never broach the subject again, nor respond or comment to any of your posts…I do like you, Harry. But I seem to be an irritant. Stay well and have a nice day….I am sure I make typos as much as the next person, but we all can see what those are…..peace out; that’s from my Gran. Lol

    @Jules. As impossible as it may seem, I have nieces under the age of 15 who watch soaps and read these posts, with supervision, that is . Thus, this is the perfect forum to mind our grammar. Considering the fact that many of American children never pick up a book…they get their info–sometimes distorted– from the internet, it would be nice to see correct grammar used. Regardless how much Harry defends his position, he is wrong and I truly regret sounding harsh….I speak as an educator.
    On one episode of GH, Sam says to Silas…”I shouldn’t of came”… C’mon now…’HAVE COME’…that is the correct phrase, not OF is time someone stood up for grammar. By the by, have you heard Weird Al’s latest song?…that is my whole point.
    Again, pardon my impertinence and I humbly apologize.

  44. april

    August 31, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    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.

  45. Annette Davenport

    September 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm

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

  46. Meisy

    September 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    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.

  47. phyl

    November 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

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

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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B&B’s Denise Richards Reveals Her Husband Aaron Phypers Will Be Stand-In During Ridge Forrester Intimate Scenes

On Tuesday’s edition of CBS Daytime’s The Talk@Home, The Bold and the Beautiful and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Denise Richards (Shauna) appeared on the series.

During her segment, Denise discussed how she felt about B&B being the first American TV show back in production amidst the coronavirus pandemic and if she felt safe returning to work.  Richards also discussed how the love scenes and more intimate moments of the series will be done either with real-life partners standing in for their on-screen love interests, or a blow-up doll.

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Denise expressed: “I’m excited to go back to work. I think it’s important for us to also be safe, but to move forward. And Brad Bell [executive producer and head writer, B&B) has implemented a very safe environment, I feel, for all of us, so I think it’s important.”

As to the COVID-19 testing protocols, Richards explained:  “Every week we’re tested. If there are more than two actors, we have mannequins. If there is an intimate scene, they’ve asked us if our significant other can step in for that person. Otherwise, we’ll be doing a love scene with a doll.”

It was then Denise confirmed that her husband, Aaron Phypers, will be stepping in for intimate scenes with love interest Ridge Forrester, played by Thorsten Kaye: “He (Phypers) is standing in. And he came with me today. He had to have his COVID test too, every week the whole cast does. He starts standing in next week.”

Watch what Denise shared on her return to B&B below.

Then let us know what you think of B&B’s love scene or intimate moment protocol in order to get new episodes in the can safely for everyone involved via the comment section.

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Who Will Be B&B’s New Love Interest For Steffy Forrester?

The Bold and the Beautiful is back in production, the first soap to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and there has been much speculation and talk for awhile now as to just what the future holds in story for one of its leading stars, Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester).

It appears that instead of re-treading a romance for Steffy with Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) or his son, Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), the series is about to bring in some new suitors into Steffy’s romantic life!

According to B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, he has big plans for Jacqui in the months ahead, as he related to TV Insider.

When Bell was asked about the new love interest coming in to the show for Steffy,  he revealed: “We have a great story coming up for Jacqui. Steffy has been committed to her work, her daughter Kelly…but people have been wondering when a new man will enter her life. He’s coming. She’ll have a period of time where, in fact, quite a few men will be after her – as they should be. She’s spectacular and unique. I’m thrilled to say that this next chapter will be very much about Steffy. I always feel comfortable putting drama in the hands of Jacqui Wood.”

In addition, recently on  The Michael Fairman Channel’s recent Daytime-Emmy virtual chat with Wood, Scott Clifton and Heather Tom, the actress also alluded to a potential new love interest for Steffy, too.   You can watch that below.

So, who would you suggest to play opposite Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as her new love interest?  Share your casting thoughts via the comment section.

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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