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Darnell Williams reveals more on his new role on Y&R as Sarge!

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Daytime Emmy winner and All My Children fan favorite, Darnell Williams (Ex- Jessie)  is set to debut this coming Monday, February 20th on The Young and the Restless in his new role as Sarge! So just what is a “Sarge”? Will Williams be re-teamed with Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie, AMC, now Harmony, Y&R?) For the answers to these questions and more that are probably circulating in the most avid of soap fans head, make sure to check out Williams new interview out today from TV Guide.  Here are a few excerpts below!

Darnell on what the heck is going with Sarge, a physical therapist on board to help Jack Abbott with his rehab! “He’s like an ex-Marine drill sergeant who bullies his patients into getting better.  We’ll be chipping away the layers to find out why. There’s something pretty big lurking beneath the surface, though I don’t yet know what that is. [Laughs] I don’t even know Sarge’s real name but I do know he’s an a–hole.”

Darnell on if he thinks the powers-that-be brought him to Y&R to immediately re-team him with Debbi Morgan:  “I’m not really sure how they’ll spread me throughout the canvas beyond the story with Peter. I did ask about [being paired with Morgan] and they said, “That’s not why we hired you. We want to stay away from that, though we might tease it a little bit.” I kind of hope they’ll keep us apart for a while. I love Debbi, but it seems too easy to go that route. “

Darnell on how come Lindsay Hartley had tweeted that he accepted a deal with Prospect Park’s then proposed online version of AMC: “There was no actual deal. We had come to an agreement but there was no contract per se. I was just so glad the Y&R offer came along. I had just purchased a house in the [California] desert which I’ve given myself a year to make habitable. I have this inner interior designer trying to get out! I feel blessed to be working, especially in today’s economy. ”

Are you excited to see Darnell in his new role? Let us know your thoughts!

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Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Yay, Darnell! 😀

barbara t
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barbara t

I love and miss you darnell good luck on your y&r gig ,sorry but thats not why I am here ,didnt really know where to write this,unless everyone knows this ,and I sleep through another big deal.over at google news ,I have a one life to live news thing ,anyway at the macomb daily ,there was a good reading on general hospital and the writer says that abc will be making a decision on whether general hospital stays or goes ,in the next few weeks ,so start writing ,calling e mailing annoy abc ,let them know how you feel ,I… Read more »

Robert C
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Robert C

I wish ABC would have kept All My Children on the air but Darnell Williams character on Young and the Restless seems to totally different then his character when he was on All My Children

Stephy
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Stephy

I sure hope they don’t do a Harmony/Sarge pairing all I will see is Angie/Jesse. (Right now I’m watching a very spoiled “Laura” everyday)

Chloe, and of course Jill, are in need of love interests but I’m thinking Ashley might be a love match. I’m more curious to see those two in a scene than one with Harmony.

Jared
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Jared

Good luck. I love Darnell, but the current Bells who run Y&R and B&B like to stunt cast and then don’t know what to do with these great actors when they have them. Y&R needs to get back to its core characters and stories that made it once great.

Jenna
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Jenna

Thanks again for another great report, Michael! I especially liked reading the last paragraph wherein Darnell talked about how happy the Y&R job came along and how grateful he is to be working. It’s just that little bit that shows he is human like the rest of us (not that I ever doubted it). I guess I mean it just shows that they have struggles too. When I think of “Sarge” being “Jack’s” PT, it makes me think of Rocky and Apollo Creed. I would love to see Sarge whip Jack into shape and run him right out of that… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

Once again, MAB is just trying to gain viewers. The Y&R is too packed. She knew we’d want a Jesse/Angie of Y&R and teasing us for it? She knows that’s going to piss us off even more.

When are we firing her?

ethel
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ethel

i am thrilled to death that darnell will be back on my screen – not being paired with debbie morgan will give everyone a chance to see them both shine seperately – both are very talented & awesome in their own right…

Erica
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Erica

I love his new role. Fiery. Something fresh. New to see. Cant wait to see more.

linda
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linda

I loved them as Angie and Jessie and they are Best friends in real life. I was SO excited to see them in a scene together and wanted them to be Romantic eventually. Then Harmony got mad at Sarge and it all went to hell. I was so upset to see Harmony with that other guy and not Sarge…I felt like they were mean to tease us. But now that I read that though they love each other, they would not want to be paired romantically on the show….at least not right away…I guess I feel better about it….Still….I keep… Read more »

Blake
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Blake

Certainly they are trying to gain viewers Scott. Ratings are what keeps shows on the air. Do you think the network’s bills get paid by some rich uncle ? The bottom line here is that Y&R landed three highly regarded actors/actresses from AMC. That’s obviously going to pull in viewers, and if the these fine actors/actress are given quality storylines to work with, it will up the quality of the show, as well as its ratings. I had actually stopped watching Y&R for like a year, and was watching AMC exculsively. Then when AMC ended, i was watching any soaps… Read more »

angela
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angela

Well I hope harmony lost memory.and sarge is her long lost husband and they have. Children. He:s there to figure out how to break the news to her…that would pretty hot to see ….

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ESPN Sports Personality and ‘General Hospital’ Guest Star, Stephen A. Smith Reveals COVID-19 Nearly Took His Life

In a harrowing account of coming down with Covid-19, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who also has a recurring role on General Hospital as Brick, revealed his battle over the holidays that led to him being hospitalized because of the severity of his symptoms.

On Monday, Smith returned to his co-hosting gig on ESPN’s First Take and it was there he shared what happened during his breakthrough case of Covid.  Stephen had been fully vaccinated. Smith said that he had tested positive late in December and wound up in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs over New Years.

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Stephen A. discussed the details, expressing:  “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

He went on to say about contracting Covid-19: “For me personally, it hit me differently. (Doctors) told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. That’s how bad I was. I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad, and it ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume, get to the gym every day … I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m Covid negative … I’m on the road to recovery.”

On a happier note, Smith shared how glad he was to be back at work after testing negative: “I’m ecstatic to be back. I’ve missed being at work. I’ve used more sick days in the last month than I’ve used in my 28-year career in this business.  And I can’t tell you how lucky and sincerely blessed I am to be sitting here with you guys today because two-and-a-half, three weeks ago, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it.”

So, glad to know Stephen A. is on the mend from a very scary bout with Covid? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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2022 NAACP Image Award Nominations: ‘This Is Us’ Stars Sterling K. Brown & Susan Kelechi Watson and Tamron Hall Talker Score Nods

On Tuesday, nominations were announced for the 2022 NAACP Image Awards honoring excellence in the fields of motion pictures, television and streaming, recordings, literary works, podcasts, as well as directing and writing.

The winners will be revealed during the 53rd annual ceremony, hosted once again by black-ish star, Anthony Anderson.

The award show is set to air on BET on February 26th.  The two-hour live special begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Due to the ever-changing developments with COVID-19, this year the ceremony will proceed without an in-person audience.

In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category, This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown goes up against Billy Porter, Pose, Damson Idris, Snowfall, Forest Whitaker, Godfather of Harlem and Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar.  And in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, Brown’s on-screen counterpart, Susan Kelechi Watson is nominated alongside: Alfre Woodard, SEE, Bianca Lawson, Queen Sugar, Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
and Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost.

In addition, in the Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series) category, Brown and Kelechi’s This Is Us TV daughter, Eris Baker, also scored a nomination.

Daytime talk show’s are represented with a nomination for The Tamron Hall Show  and The Real in the Outstanding Talk Show category.  The syndicated series will go up against Desus & Mero, Hart to Heart, and Red Table Talk.

For the complete list of nominations in all categories visit the official 53rd annual NAACP Awards site.

So, glad to see Sterling and Susan in the drama acting categories? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: All My Children’s Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams Together Again on All-New Episode of ‘Our Kind of People’

The Fox drama, Our Kind of People (9 pm ET/8pm CT), will feature a reunion, of sorts, on tonight’s January 18th episode when Debbi Morgan (Ex-Angie, All My Children) once again shares screen-time with her former on-screen soap opera love, Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, All My Children).

While mum’s the word as to Williams role, we know that Debbi plays Angela’s Aunt Piggy on the series, and in last week’s installment, Piggy went to the police station to turn herself in for the murder of her ex-boyfriend years ago.  However, Darnell’s character could hold the key as to what really went down in the murder.

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Debbi spoke to TV Line about acting again with Darnell: “We were shooting the scene when Darnell’s character walks through the door for the first time.  And it was the first time we see this character on the show, and I looked at him and shouted, ‘Jesse!’ The director had to yell cut and everyone fell out laughing. It was hilarious. I knew that wasn’t his name on Our Kind of People but I couldn’t help myself. We worked together for so many years as Angie and Jesse and that’s the first thing that came to my mind.”

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For those who have not checked out Our Kind of People, it takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years.

In story, strong-willed single mom Angela Vaughn (Ex-AMC star, Yaya Decosta) sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary hair care line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women, but she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.

The series is from writer and executive producer Karin Gist (Star, Grey’s Anatomy) and executive producer Lee Daniels (Empire, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday).

So, will you be watching Debbi and Darnell together on tonight’s Our Kind of People? Comment below.

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