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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
desskyent

Loving the new faces on the Y&R

Joshua
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
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
Cookie

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

Johnny
Johnny

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

jennifer
jennifer

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

Joshua
Joshua

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

Michael (not Fairman)
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
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
jaybird369

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

Truth Detective
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
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
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
David

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

Mo
Mo

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

Llanviewer717
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
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
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
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.
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, but he misstepped and if he didn’t and this is just smoke they are blowing in our face in time it will all come out. And Billy Miller left on his own accord no one fired him he is another great actor who should be doing greater things that sometimes soap operas can hinder you from doing. Please stop looking for a person to blame it was both of their choices including Michelle (Phyllis) to leave or do something stupid and get fired. Sorry if I offend anyone, but that is not my intentions. 🙂

helen
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 watching
we won’t know what’s next I can’t wait

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Zach Tinker Returns to The Young and the Restless

Fen Baldwin is coming home to Genoa City for the holidays.  That means that Daytime Emmy-nominated actor, Zach Tinker will appear in scenes Christmas week December 23rd when he reprises his role on The Young and the Restless.

In story, Fen took off from the small Wisconsin town to pursue his dream of a singing career, but his parents Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) found out that he wound up in trouble, once again, doing drugs and landing in rehab.

Tinker in his first go-round on daytime landed a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series earlier this year .

The role of Fen was previously played by Max Ehrich before being recast.

Y&R tweeted out a behind the scenes photo of Tinker’s return with his TV parents.  Check it out below.

Now, do you hope Fen stays in Genoa City longer? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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Melissa Reeves Talks On DAYS Time-Jump; Paul Telfer & Eric Martsolf Chat Between Their Scenes On ‘Inside Salem’ Podcast

On the latest episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, the special guest is enduring DAYS star, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), who found herself as the catalyst for the year time-jump and flash-forward that fans are now watching play out on the daytime drama series.

Last week, Jennifer was pushed off a balcony following her wedding to Jack by Princess Gina.  And on last Friday’s cliffhanger, Jennifer woke up out of a coma to learn from Jack that she has been asleep for a year.

Now with a year having passed in Salem, Jennifer learns bits of information of what has happened to her loved ones.  Meanwhile, Eve is in lock-up for the crime against Jennifer, and it appears Jennifer cannot put the pieces together of who pushed her on that fateful night to clear Eve.

In addition during the podcast, Melissa chats with host Michael Fairman on the passing of John Clarke (Ex-Mickey), and being one of the core characters tied to the legacy of the Hortons – the first family of Salem.

As to the initial reaction to the time-jump, Melissa reveals that the entire cast was very excited, but all the pressure of the attention to detail was discussed with make-up, hair, and in the writing and production.

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Reeves shares the entire DAYS team was up for the challenge. Melissa also reveals during the dramatic scenes where Jennifer’s family was acting emotional circles around her, that she fell asleep during her scenes while she was playing Jennifer in a coma.

Later, Paul Telfer and Eric Martsolf have a little hang out discussion in between scenes, that is often hilarious when you can imagine getting Xander and Brady, and their real-life portrayers, Paul and Eric, in the same room in front of a microphone.

To listen to the latest podcast go to iTunes and download here, or head on over to NBC.com/InsideSalem.

Now below, let us know your thoughts on what Melissa shared regarding the latest developments one-year later for Jennifer Horton Deveraux, and the DAYS time-jump in the comment section below.

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Tristan Rogers Making A Return To Y&R

General Hospital favorite, Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) is returning to his other soap stomping grounds that of Genoa City and The Young and the Restless. Rogers is slated to reprise his role of Colin Atkinson for an upcoming two-day appearance on the CBS Daytime drama series.

Look for Tristan to be back on the Y&R canvas soon.  He was originally slated for the November 20th episode. but that could shift due to the network coverage of President Trump’s impeachment hearings.

Rogers told SOD that he was excited to have the opportunity to work with his former on-screen lady love Jess Walton (Jill) again.

Also of note: could Colin’s arrival precipitate his son, Cane’s exit since Daniel Goddard has been let-go from the series?  Stay tuned to find out.

Rogers last aired in 2017 on the number one soap opera when he and Jill left Genoa City for a bucket list trip around the globe, only to find Jill returning solo in 2019.

So what do you think brings Colin to the Y&R canvas? Jill? Cane? Both? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. 

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