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Doug Davidson Appears On KCAL9 To Celebrate Y&R's 25 Years At Number #1!

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Daytime Emmy winner, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) represented the cast of The Young and the Restless proudly this morning on KCAL9 in Los Angeles!  Doug was on hand to discuss Y&R’s amazing milestone this week, that of the CBS series being the #1 daytime drama 25 years running!

During his segment, Doug reflected on the topics portrayed in the soap genre, the history of his character (in which younger archival footage of a young Doug Davidson as Paul was shown), and the ability of the soaps to tell compelling story with little time for day to day production.

Davidson mentions about the essence of Y&R: “The strength of our show is about relationships, and people interacting.  We don’t freeze the cities and we don’t have vampires!”

Watch the segment with Doug on KCAL 9 after the jump!  Then, let us know what you thought about his comments on what makes Y&R different from the other daytime dramas!


 

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Jewell
Jewell

Doug is so cute, just love him. I think that is why Y&R works so well, it’s character driven instead of plot driven and you don’t have a character coming back from the dead a hundred times.. Also CBS fights to keep the show at # 1, they are great to the fans and stay interactive with them on Twitter..

su0000
su0000

I have always liked Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) ..
I hope Y&R become comes un-boring and soon has some umpth the to lackluster long drawn out stories, I find myself FF through all the boring conversations.
I keep watching in hopes of change, some excitement ..
Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) is awesome 🙂 hope he never leaves!!!
I would like to have Paul with Nikki rather than with Christine ..

Jared
Jared

I never did care for Cricket either. I actually like Paul with Nina! I thought their mature romance just made sense after all the years. Without Nina there, I though, I agree Nikki would make a perfect match for him. How many times can we watch an abusive, crotchety Victor suck the life out of our Nikki?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Love him and his humour. So glad Doug and Paul are on the front burner right now after many years of being back burned. Hope the show brings his humor into it.

Joshua
Joshua

Is there any way to automatically mute the actors telling me what web site I am every time I visit this site?

They’re so annoying and cause my PC to freeze up for a good 2-5 minutes every time. Sometimes I have to do a hard restart. 🙁

Jeff
Jeff

Me thinks the Y&R is feeling some heat from GH hence the jabs about vampires and freezing cities! LOL

k/kay
k/kay

Jeff a couple of weeks ago I would of said no but in light of what has went down this last week I agree. You notice it was jabs during Monty’s reign and RC&FV’s! Off the board for a while Santa will not come to visit if I do not start being nice! Lol

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

Freezing cities and vampires…i mentioned several posts ago that exact same thing…a great portion of the viewing audience who watch soaps prefer down to earth serials than campiness and thats why the two cbs shows attract a larger audience…i myself like GH and Days(the latter is so much better now that it isnt campy the way it use to be and i wish gh would do the same)…some campy ok but gh over does it sometimes! However, i still find them the most entertaining! Y&R is no.1 for 25 years…thats good but lets be grateful there are still soap fans out there watching all 4 serials and they are all doing well whether they are no. 1, 2, 3, or 4!!!

Joy Mathys
Joy Mathys

Doug Davidson is amazing. I’m so happy he won an Emmy. It was so well-deserved.
Paul has always been my favorite character. It’s great that he has gotten more airtime since July. It has made me watch the show more often. I enjoy watching Paul and I love when he shares scenes with Christine. keep writing for them, please writers.
Congratulations to Y&R on 25 years as number one.

Libby
Libby

Great to see YR give Doug Davidson his spot as Ambassador of show. Good guys finish first.

Jared
Jared

I love Doug Davidson, and Paul and Nikki (I believe, so let me know if I’m missing anyone else) are the remaining actors (not characters) from the 1970’s. To the sour gripers, once again, Y&R IS the #1 daytime drama and one of the top rated shows across the daytime spectrum, and it regularly puts up numbers that would be competitive in prime time. I believe Doug Davidson had a large part in initially propelling Y&R to its heights, so congratulations! This is truly an amazing accomplishment that cannot be “spun” away.

Ann
Ann

I have watched Y&R since [day one]. It is character drive and current . My heart broke when Jeanne died.
I have been so mad at some of the writers but never the actors, they only keep the good ones.
I am 76 and Doug Davidson is still a cutie

Sylvia
Sylvia

l love Doug. How fantastic and what a great honor to have Nikki and Christine in those clips.

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Lee Phillip Bell, Legendary Co-Creator Of Y&R and B&B, Passes Away

The entire soap world and daytime community is saddened today with the news of the passing of a true icon and TV pioneer, Lee Phillip Bell.

According to her children, William James Bell, Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and Lauralee Bell Martin (Christine, Y&R), Lee passed away on February 25th at the age of 91.

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They shared: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 1928, Bell was co-creator, along with her late husband William J. Bell, of two of daytime television’s most successful dramas: The Young and the Restless (Y&R), and The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B).

Bell’s career as a broadcast journalist began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own show, The Lee Phillip Show, for CBS TV for over 30 years. A pioneer in the evolution of the afternoon talk show format, Bell was a trailblazer in the exploration of timely social issues and concerns.  Additionally she produced and narrated numerous award-winning specials and documentaries covering social concerns such as foster children, the subject of rape, children and divorce, and babies born to women in prison, to name a few.. Bell interviewed heads of state such as Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan; film actors Judy Garland, Clint Eastwood and Jerry Lewis; musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles; television and stage stars such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny and Oprah Winfrey; and many other politicians, authors, journalists, fashion designers and rock stars.

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She was awarded 16 regional (Chicago) Emmy awards and numerous Golden Mike awards. Bell is also the recipient of the Alfred I. Dupont/Columbia University Award for the special The Rape of Paulette, the first program in Chicago to explore the issue.  In 1977, she was the first woman to receive the coveted Governors Award from the Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 1980, she was named “Person of the Year” by the Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago and the “Outstanding Woman in Communications” by the Chicago YMCA.  She also received the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award for her distinguished career in communications and social service. Bell won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series as co-creator of The Young and the Restless in 1975 and was recipient of the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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In addition to her children, Lee Phillip Bell is survived by her daughters-in-law Maria Arena Bell and Ambassador Colleen Bell, her son-in-law Scott Martin and eight grandchildren.

Since the news of Lee’s death, many stars from daytime have been sharing their remembrances and condolences of this great woman and what she meant to them.  We will share more on this story later today.

For now, share your condolences for the Bell family and your thoughts on the passing of this icon, Lee Phillip Bell in the comment section below.

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Passions Alum Brook Kerr Joins The Cast Of General Hospital

Casting news today has that none other than former Passions star, Brooke Kerr (Ex-Whitney Russell-Harris Crane) is set to debut in a new role on General Hospital.

According to EW.com, look for Kerr to make her first Port Charles appearance on the upcoming Thursday, March 5th installment.

Kerr will be playing a doctor, not much else is being shared as to what kind and who she may be involved with on the ABC daytime drama series.

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Passions fans remember that in story, Kerr’s character Whitney was in a relationship with the character of Chad (Donn Swaby and later, Charles Divins).  Chad was believed to be Whitney’s half-brother, but later it was revealed to not be the case, and the duo ended up tying the knot.

Since Passions, Kerr has been seen on Hawaii Five-0, Westworld, and True Blood to name just a few TV appearances.

So excited to hear that Brook is coming to GH? Who do you think she will play and be involved with in story on the soap? Comment below.

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Bree Williamson and Mishael Morgan In LMN’s ‘A Killer In My Home’ Debuts Friday

One Life to Live and General Hospital alum (Ex-Jessica, and Ex-Claudette) Bree Williamson, along with The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda) will be playing different roles than their soap-famous ones on the upcoming LMN, A Killer in My Home.

Look for the film to drop on the Lifetime Movie Network this Friday, February 28th at 8:00 PM ET and then again on March 1st at 8:00 PM ET.

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In story, Allison Winters’ (Bree Williamson) perfect world falls apart when her husband dies of a sudden heart attack. What she wasn’t expecting was him to announce on his deathbed that he has a secret family! Six months later, Jenna and her teenage son Joshua arrive on Allison’s doorstep, determined to be a part of her and daughter Hollie’s lives… no matter what.

In addition to Williamson, Hannah Vandenbygaart, Percy Hynes White, Krista Bridges, Damon Runyan, and the aforementioned Morgan round out the cast.

Check out the trailer below, and then a pic from back last summer when Bree and Mishael were working together on the project.

Now let us know, will you be checking out “A Killer in My Home”? Comment below.

 

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