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Former OLTL Star Chris McKenna To Appear On The Young and the Restless!

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It is a bit of ‘where are they now?’, but actor Chris McKenna is on his way back to the daytime soaps, if not for a short time, according to his Twitter account.

McKenna played Joey Buchanan from1990 to 1993 on One Life to Live, the role that was also played by Castle’s Nathan Fillion!

Now, the actor is coming to CBS’ The Young and the Restless for a few episodes according to a series of tweets from him that said: “It appears I’ll be making a bit of a return to soaps. At least for a few episodes. #theyoungandtherestless.  Seems I’ll be making a return to soaps, if only briefly.

More recently, Chris appeared another soap, the CW’s 90210 in the role of Patrick.

So, the big question, who will McKenna play when he makes his way to Genoa City?  Any guesses? And, do you remember him from his days as Joey in Llanview?  Let us know!

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desskyent
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desskyent

Loving the new faces on the Y&R

Joshua
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Joshua

This guy is 100x hotter than Nathan Fillion.

I get it that he is a nice guy but I don’t understand why so many women are obsessed over him. He’s average at best.

Sooz
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Sooz

Back in the day, he was just a little chubbier and boyish. They replaced him with Nathan Fillion because my god he was hot then. Now he’s eh.

Cookie
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Cookie

Omg a perfect Adam!!’ Why is he not Adam???

Johnny
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Johnny

In that picture he even looks a little like Chris Engen who first played Adam.

jennifer
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jennifer

Because this guy, cannot act. His acting is terrible, my dog can act better than him.

Joshua
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Joshua

@Jen: Upset Michael Muhney was fired for sexually harassing Hunter King?

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Then something drastic has happened in the last two decades, because he was certainly a good actor when he was on One Life to Live (of course he was pretty young then). I have not seen anything he might have done since.

Patrick
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Patrick

“he” is smoldering’ly HOT…

he has the “IT” factor

just what reels in tantalizations and come hither

check mate!

i’m smitten

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Chris McKenna is SO RUGGEDLY DREAMY!!!!! He would be PERFECT as the new Adam Newman!!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!

Truth Detective
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Truth Detective

Y&R has become an ABC soap now. What an utter mess. Braeden wants a weak actor to play Adam, so here he is.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Oh yeah, because EB has so much power he writes his own scripts and now is casting actors to make him look good.
Some people need to seriously chill out.
The MM fanatics will no doubt start a letter writing campaign to get rid of this guy and probably blame MM’s problems on him.
Here’s a conspiracy theory they’ll like, Chris and EB dreamed up this whole plot to get rid of MM so Chris could have the job. LMAO
Where do I donate for the next banner? LOL!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I doubt he will be the new Adam- he said his role would be “brief” and didn’t the tptb say when they fired MM they were giving the character a rest for 3 to 4 months. Y&R doesn’t tape that far in advance. My guess he has something to do with that company that makes the pills that Summer OD on. Or maybe he is connected to Kelly’s past– her ex husband maybe?

David
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David

He was charming as the last teen Joey before OLTL SORAS’d him. Be interested to watch him now, 2 decades later!

Mo
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Mo

Tired of all the new faces/characters. Maybe he’s Kelly’s ex.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Of course I remember him as Joey. I think he was on during the BIlly Douglas coming out as gay story. He was great as Joey. It will be great to see him now as a grown man. I can’t wait.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Yes I remember him. It will be great to see the handsome young man again. I watch GH with Star, Todd, & John. They can keep bringing back as many of the good soap actors as they want.

Sue
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Sue

Well he is easy to look at, I’d like to see him with sharon she needs someone other than a Newman.. not Adam recast..

Sharonda
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Sharonda

He better not be ADAM. Well it really doesn’t matter anyway, lol. I won’t be watching it after Jan 30th. FREE MM!

Crystal B.
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Crystal B.

I am so tired of hearing about Michael Muhney yes he is a terrific actor and I absolutely love him as Adam, but we are mad at everyone regarding his firing but him. If this is true and he did this to Hunter (Summer). I am sorry he should be fired. It is easy for us to act like we know this great actor and judge him on his talent and say oh no young and the restless didn’t fire him, but wrong is wrong. Every actor can be replaced when wrong is done. Will me miss him Hell ya,… Read more »

helen
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helen

I enjoy this show and it doesn’t matter if they change the actors it still is a great way to spend the hour. Some times we want to throw things at the screen and sometimes we want to cry . the writers have a job to do I think they do the best they can. I will continue to watch because it is so entertaining and you got to love the way they can put Adam in a snow bank thrown from the vehicle that just only happens on a soap and Connor can still have his Daddy Let’s keep… Read more »

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‘Dr. Oz Show’ Taken Off the Air in NY and PA Due to Senate Run; Daphne Oz ‘The Good Dish’ to Fill Time Slot

In light of his announcement that he will be running as a republican senate candidate in the state of Pennsylvania, Dr Oz’s daytime talk and medical show, The Dr. Oz Show, is being taken off the air in key markets in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the Fox Station Group.

According to Deadline’s sources, Fox TV Stations proceeded with pulling the Sony Pictures TV-distributed syndicated series because of the prospect of being forced to give other political candidates running in Pennsylvania equal time, expressing that it “would be a nightmare for us, there was no way we were going to be able to do that.”

In its place, look for Dr. Oz’s daughter, Daphne Oz, to be the fill-in with her show.

Starting on January 18th, Daphne’s The Good Dish, will take over the time slot during the duration of her father’s political campaign.  This potentially could go all the way through November of 2022, if Oz remains in the race through election day.

Last fall, Fox TV Stations renewed The Dr. Oz Show for two more years which gave it life through 2023.

So, do you think more stations will go bye-bye and have The Dr. Oz show pulled? What do you think of daughter Daphne’s series as the fill-in? Comment below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Dr. Oz Set to Announce Candidacy For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Seat; Will Likely Take Break from Talk Show

(UPDATED) There is a new celebrity who has entered the political arena.  This time it’s Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

According to TMZ overnight, Dr. Oz will announce his intentions to run for the republican U. S. Senate seat in Pennyslvania.

Oz will run for republican Pat Toomey’s seat.  Toomey is set to retire.

Sources tell TMZ that Oz has already made a multi-million dollar media buy in the state for his political run, and that he make the official announcement on Tuesday night on Fox News Channel’s Hannity,

The report also shares that Dr, Oz already has a  full campaign staff former National Republican Senatorial Committee head, Chris Hansen.

As to the future of the Dr. Oz show, it would appear that Oz would likely take a step back from the show over the next few months, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Since this posting, late Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Mehmet Oz made his announcement that he is indeed running for the republican senate seat in Pennsylvania. Watch the video below, then share your thoughts in the Comment section.

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