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Connor Floyd Cast as Y&R’s New “Chance” Chancellor

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It’s finally official, (although previously speculated), The Young and the Restless has found their man, even though Genoa City’s Abby (Melissa Ordway) is still searching for hers!

Conner Floyd has joined the cast of the CBS Daytime drama series as the recast Phillip Chancellor IV aka “Chance”.

The part was last played by Donny Boaz who was let-go from the series and last aired back in February of this year.  Look for Floyd to make his on-screen debut later in November.

Currently in story, Chance is presumed dead after Abby received the shocking news that the her husband was killed in the line of duty in a bomb explosion.  A family heirloom was found near the site where he ‘perished’.

However, Abby believes he is still alive and feels it in her gut, and plans to go searching for him.  But, as viewers have seen this week and are about to, Chance’s ‘death’ will take a toll on Abby leading her to medicate on prescription drugs and opening up the storyline of her not taking care of her newborn baby, Dominic.  Problem is, Mariah (Camryn Grimes) is missing the child she carried and gave birth to as the surrogate for Abby and Chance.

As for Floyd, he has previously been seen in Tv and motion pictures including: Malicious Motives, A Kiss on Candy Cane Lane and the upcoming Help Wanted.

You can follow Connor on Instagram here.

So, excited to see Connor step into the role of “Chance”? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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About time #yr announced this. We’ve known all along that Conner was taking over the role.

This storyline has been totally ridiculous. While obviously it makes sense to have Chance finally around, I’m still completely irritated that Donny Boaz was let go. I guess we’ll never know the reason; but he was Abby’s best pairing – they had such chemistry, and he was perfect in the role.

I really liked, Donny Boaz, as well. @Y&R should have given @Bonny more of a “chance”. he started on the show November 8, 2019. I think he had a full year. CAUGHT Covid-19, November 2020. AND of course all the off the air hiatus. And , per Wiki, his last scene was February 2021. He was let go, and there was no real explanation… how unfortunate.

the thing is … he looked perfect for the part.. and still dastardly handsome… why do they all have to look like barbie doll ? this new guy is very pretty. I thought Donny was ruggedly handsome.. AND carried himself, on his own. i loved the look of Chance and Abs together. PLUS i saw a resemblance WITH Tricia Cast’ mom Nina. COME ON… Tricia Cast is a lovely woman… and no.. she was not barbie material. just a natural woman. that’s how i saw @Donnie Boaz… they do not have to all look alike… Jeez louise.

okay… rant over

oh, and yes, he acted … ACTED?

Patrick
Right, as usual. I don’t know how you keep all your facts straight. I also loved Donnie, so sexy! I may be old, but I can still look, right?

I SO wanted Danny Boaz to be rehired. Very disappointing Y&R!!!

This storyline is so bad who cares about a chance recast. Melissa ordway has had chemistry with not one person she’s been paired with and don’t even try it with Devon. I can’t believe they are wasting screen time on this. I’ve watched a very long time but this sleep inducing writing just make make me stop

Only partner shes connected with was her real life husband Justin Gaston
Why wasnt he the one to come back as Chance!?
If Abby , Devon and Tessa walked up the Chancellor staircase and never came back down it would be too soon…

Based on this one photo, the actor looks age-appropriate (not nearing 40 like the prior actor) and looks like he could be the son of Phillip III and Nina.

The show will need to give the actor something compelling to do —- Not having to play sounding board to the whining Abby or saddled with this lousy baby plot. The writers need to give Chance more interaction with Nina and less with Abby.

Barbara from Atlanta,
I wonder why you think this grown man needs more time with the mother he grew up with? He’s going to have to deal with whatever issues he returns with, probably PTSD. and getting his wife off drugs, plus getting to know a child that Devon is thinking more and more of as his own and Mariah will be more than willing to grab away the minute she sees he’s being ignored or neglected. I hope this story will be as interesting as Iam making it sound, ha,ha.

Violet. THAT’S interesting. And I agree with poster Damien who responded bring back Emme Rylan and make Abby her own self and not another version of Eileen Davidson’s put upon Ashley from years gone by. The girl’s a spoiled brat daddy’s girl. Always has been. I’m surprised the baby isn’t already at a Swiss pre-school boarding school. To return in three years an angry teen.

Yes to Nina!
What a waste of true talent
Further I’d love to see Jill back more often and maybe have a bored housewife Chloe back into his orbit, shes also a Chancellor character via Esther!
A good Jill/ Chloe/ Nina rivalry in the Chancellor mansion to bring back the glory days there!
Keep Abby behind the hostess stand at Society unless Emme Rylan comes back since shes off GH

Oh Damien, if only! The true halcyon days of Y&R! No offense, but I don’t like this new guy’s look already. But I’ve promised to be more welcoming to recasts, and I LOVE Rory Gibson as nuNoah. How I miss Jill and the catty days and nights at the Chancellor mansion. And this “neglectful mom” Abby storyline is so OVER… we all know where it’s heading: Courtroom #1 at Genoa City Hall.

Could anyone remind me who is it that actually owns the Chancellor mansion? Seems it was perhaps more than one person. I would enjoy seeing Jill return.

For gawdsakes, about time—-
I’ve known that for a while–
The tragedy is; I had/have to watch all the nonsense crying and pity junk going on while knowing Chance was not dead..
It was beyond irritating and FF needed because it was ridiculous to put people through that horrible story..
The baby story is 100% worse than the Music Box story.
And I didn’t believe any story could be worse than that one.

I don’t understand why Y&R let Danny go.

The storyline promised suspense and heartbreak with a happy ending for the holidays. But I didn’t care. Stitch’s return was forced and his kidnapping of Mariah so dumb. Abby should be strong by design and history. It’s just wrongly turning on many levels. I count on these two characters for legacy and for romance and sizzle. Super couple potential. But not yet.

Maybe they should hire a child to play their son, or buy a new blanket for the kid.

Matthew m
OMG, I think the same time every time I see that “thing” they carry around.Do a better job of pretending it’s real, put on a different blanket as you said, anything, because this crap is really distracting.

Chance better get home soon, Abby’s giving his son away!!

I’m so glad for this and glad Donny was booted he was to old and not much of actor and I didn’t care for his take on Chance. Chance will have many things to handle when arriving home. YR needs the matriarch home for a stay…JILL to take control.

Replied earlier today asking who actually inherited he Chancellor mansion. That would allow more thoughts. No comment on the new “Chance.” However, I am terrible with names, truly like his mother being back on stage, think Jill could tie a lot of stories together, got far enough in my thinking to have drawn the present Ashland thing to the present point; still think it could reverse. Would like Jack and Phyllis as friends — no more.

Kind of up in the air regarding all of this. This site is difficult for me to find. However, like the new Chance but don’t feel any “real” connection” with Abbey. Do find a fantastic connection between the Chance/Com duo and hope they succeeded! They have chemistry. It surprised me!

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GH’s Adam J. Harrington on Being a Recast John “Jagger” Cates: “There is No Way I Can Even Touch What Antonio Sabato Jr. Did With the Role in the Past … If They Are Going My Way They Were Going to Take This in a Different Direction”

General Hospital fans were recently in for a shock when a new man arrived in Port Charles who went by the name of John Cates. As it turns out John Cates used to go by the nickname of “Jagger” and had lived in the town many years ago.

That’s because actor Adam Harrington was recast in the role of FBI Cates. The part was originally made soap-famous in the 90’s by Antonio Sabato Jr. “Jagger” appeared on the ABC daytime drama series from 1992-1994 and then in its spinoff GH: Night Shift in 2008 before the character left Port Charles with his young autistic son. “Jagger” was also the older brother to the late Stone Cates (Michael Sutton).

Now in 2024, GH has brought the character back and Adam J. Harrington is on contract with the series. The actor spoke to Soap Opera Digest about the obvious difference in look and take on the role than “Jagger’s” original portrayer, Antonio Sabato Jr.

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Adam expressed: “My take on it was that it’s been 30 years; they obviously wanted to take this in a new direction and see what they could do with this storyline. And I also thought, ‘There is no way I can even touch what Antonio Sabato, Jr. did with the role in the past.’ Although I know it would be jarring for fans, in some ways, I was very happy that I didn’t look like I was going to try to mimic or echo at all what they had done with that storyline.”

Chiming in on replacing an actor in a role made soap-famous by someone else, Harrington added, “Obviously, if they’re going my way, they were going to take this in a different direction with so much time having passed. TV is immortal and still very much fresh in people’s minds, but like I said, I took the recasting and looking so obviously different as them saying, ‘Okay, we’re going to take this in a different direction and we are not trying to replace or touch what was originally a beautiful story.”’

Previously, Sabato Jr. had a few things to say about not being asked back to reprise his signature role for more than 30 years by the ABC soap opera.

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As to just who this new version of John Cates will be romantically linked with, fans are seeing a spark between he and Jordan (Tanisha Harper), or could he wind up with Anna (Finola Hughes), or another lady on the canvas? “I think there is an element here of him coming to town, throwing a new guy into the mix,” Harrington shares.”We’ll see who he quote-unquote bonds with and who he doesn’t.”

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So what do you think of the recast John “Jagger” Cates? Do you like where the show is taking the character? Do you appreciate Adam’s candor on acknowledging what Antonio Sabato Jr. did with this role in the past? Comment below.

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Y&R Reveals Cast In ‘Nikki Newman Through The Years’ T-Shirts in Honor of Melody Thomas Scott’s 45th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 20th marks the 45th anniversary of Melody Thomas Scott’s debut as Nikki Newman on CBS daytime’s The Young and the Restless.

In honor of the occasion, the official Y&R social media handle on Instagram released a video of many of Melody’s castmates wearing custom-made Nikki Newman t-shirts. The celebratory shirts had images of Nikki Newman through the years and her various looks.

Participating in the video were Melody’s castmates, Hayley Erin (Claire), Mark Grossman (Adam), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Melissa Ordway (Abby) and Eric Braeden (Victor). Melody’s TV son, Joshua Morrow kicked things off acknowledging her milestone.

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Morrow expressed: “To my mama, Melody Thomas Scott, celebrating a huge, huge, huge anniversary, an absolute icon on this show. What better way to celebrate you than with these incredible T-shirts, looking at all your best looks. We love you, the whole world loves you, and you deserve everything. Love you, Mama.”

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Thomas Scott spoke with Soaps.com on her anniversary, sharing, “I’m so fortunate to have a job where I get to do what I love to do and need to do every day and be paid for it.” She added, “My life is heavenly. I’d like to think that I’m a better performer these days than my talent test (in 1979).”

Check out the cast celebrating Melody Thomas Scott’s Y&R 45th anniversary while donning some their ‘Nikki t-shirts’ below.

Now, share your congrats to Melody on 45 years and still going strong on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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Steve Burton’s Ex-Wife Sheree Gustin Gives Birth to Her Fifth Child, Weeks After Their Divorce Was Finalized

Sheree Gustin, the ex-wife of General Hospital star, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) welcomed her newborn daughter into the world on February 16th. The little one who’s name is Addy Jay weighed in at 5 lbs., 5 oz at the time of her birth. This is Gustin’s fifth child.

Gustin’s partner, who was in an Instagram story with her and their baby, remains unidentified. This is the second child of Gustin’s within a year or so of each other, that is not the biological child of Burton’s. She previously had daughter Isabella back in February of 2023.

The news of the arrival of Addy Jay comes on the heels of Burton finalizing his divorce from his former wife of 23 years back in December of 2023.  In the divorce settlement, Steve and Sheree have joint legal and physical custody of their minor children. Brooklyn, 8, and Jack, 17. The two also share a daughter McKenna who is 20.

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Burton originally filed for divorce in July 0f 2022. In court documents, the two separated in March of that year as Burton cited “irreconcilable differences.” When Sheree announced the impending birth of her fourth child, Burton took to his Instagram and clarified, “She recently announced that she’s expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine. We are still co-parenting our three beautiful kids. We would appreciate privacy at this time. Much luv, Steve.”

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Gustin, who is a fitness guru, now goes by Sherrie Lynn on her official Instagram account. Since her divorce from Burton, and the births of her most recent children, Sherrie has not addressed the situation publicly.

Meanwhile, General Hospital fans are anxiously awaiting Burton’s return as Jason Morgan on the ABC soap opera with his first episode back slated for March 4th. Just how Jason will be revealed to be alive after a cave collapsed on him, and he was believed to have died, is one of great mystery for soap fans.

So, share your thoughts on the news of the birth of Sheree’s fifth child Addy Jay via the comment section below.

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