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‘Dynasty’ and ‘Santa Barbara’ Favorite Gordon Thomson To Y&R

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And yet another new piece of enticing casting news from The Young and the Restless is coming your way.   Word from Soap Opera Digest is that Gordon Thomson (Ex-Adam, Dynasty and Ex-Mason, Santa Barbara)  has been tapped for a new role on the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

Thomson is slated to play the role of Daryl Tulane, who had an interesting connection to Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) while she was away and out of Genoa City.

Look for Gordon to first appear beginning on the Monday, July 29th episode, he is slated for a guest-star turn over several episodes.

In addition to Dynasty and Santa Barbara, Thomson had appeared on other soaps as well including: Ryan’s Hope, Passions, Days of our Lives, Sunset Beach and once before on The Young and the Restless.  The Canadian-born Thomson also appeared in the web series, Winterthorne in a key role.

So, just what will Daryl Tulane’s connection be to Chelsea Lawson?  Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Always loved Gordon Thomson, such a charismatic actor. (Unrelated style note, I wonder why the soap press always puts ex- in front of characters from shows that are over. I mean, everyone is an ex-character on “Dynasty” or “Santa Barbara.” They’re gone! I always thought the ex- distinction was for actors who left a role on a show still on the air.)

davlestev1
davlestev1

Chelsea didn’t let moss grow under her feet. Who knows what she really got up to? The grifter.

Jimh
Jimh

I wanted him on GH as Jeff Webber…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is fantastic news. I loved him on Dynasty, however, he was easily my least favourite Mason Capwell. But I am very happy that he is coming back to daytime!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I really liked him back in the day, but now that he’s aged, maybe not so much. The only woman in his age bracket would be Nicki. I am now thinking he may be related to Calvin in some way, looks like a good ‘ole boy!

TAS
TAS

Maybe her brother in law from marriage to new hubby?

Damien
Damien

All these new characters tied to ..Chelsea?!. Is she really that important to the canvas?.
Why is this turning into the Chelsea show. Adam is 1 thing because the actor portraying is amazing. But theres little rooting value for a rapist child napping theif conartist
..can we just get Arturo and Mia back atleast offcontract?. We lost two young hopefuls for senior relations to Chelsea?. Ugh

kevin
kevin

Hello??? He will end up being Chelsea’s father!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Kevin
I don’t think so. Years ago it was established that Jeffrey Bardwell, played by the great Ted Shackelford of Dallas and Knotts Landing was her father. He married Gloria, Michael and Kevin’s mom.

Kevin
Kevin

Hi Violet – you are so right here! I trigger-finger replied to that story and approximately an hour or so later I remembered Jeffrey Bardwell was already id’d as her father years ago! And yes couldn’t agree more that Ted S. is one of the greats, in fact I wish they would bring him back on but unfortunately I don’t think that will happen. So you never know – it’s soap opera and storyline can be reversed! Gordon Thomson’s character may just turn out to be connected to Chelsea biologically, maybe even her father!? Remember Anita and Jeffrey are con-artists and Anita is about to re-appear!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Kevin
You certainly have a good point. I never trusted Anita, and sure wouldn’t put it past her to have lied to Chelsea and Jeffery, as to her parentage.

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

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Soap fans have been furious that in the afternoon network TV is pulling their soaps off their normal airtime across all coasts.  Daytime soap viewers feel that all of the 24-hour news cable outlets should be the the place to go to see the hearings during the day; as to not to preempt the drama on General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful.   

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Just for the record, the study via NewsBusters showed that on day one of the impeachment hearing the networks scored as such: CBS averaged 1.52 million, ABC  1.29 million viewers, and NBC averaged 1.26 million viewers.   Thursday’s were even worse with CBS averaging 1.4 million, ABC 1.2 million viewers and NBC had 1.1 million viewers.

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Share your thoughts on the pre=emptions of your favorite soaps, and how the impeachment hearings are, of course, not bringing in higher number in the day-part via the comment section below.

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Nancy expressed: “With my soon to be husband in his hometown, Eugene Oregon, right in the spot where he got his 1st kiss. 💋 #CircleofLove

This will be Grahn’s first marriage.

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