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Greg Rikaart Back To The Young and the Restless

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As Y&R keeps bringing back the vets, add Daytime Emmy-winner and a Daytime Emmy nominee again this year, Greg Rikaart, to the list of Genoa City returnees!  The actor recently completed his run on-air as Days of our Lives’ bad boy, Leo Stark.

Now news on Wednesday has Rikaart returning to his role of Kevin Fisher on the CBS Daytime drama series.

Although no further details are available at this time, according to Soap Opera Digest while Y&R confirms Greg’s return his story is being kept under wraps.

However, look for Rikaart to be back on-screen in late Spring.

On daytime, Greg began his journey on Y&R back in 2003.  14 years later in 2017, and in a shocking move, the series chose to write the character of Kevin off the canvas.  Kevin last popped up in February of 2018 for some episodes.

Glad to hear Kevin Fisher, and his portrayer Greg Rikaart are headed home to Y&R?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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I had no doubt that Greg Rikaart would return to Y&R-
Thing is;
ALL soap actors, especially, the stars jump from soap to soap that is what they do.
And-
The top of the rung characters/actors always end up back where they came from.

But- there is no one active at Y&R for Kevin to play-off at the moment (all gone or not significant.
Well, his brother and he isn’t often used, not unless someone needs a lawyer/he doesn’t get stories.

Colin
Colin

He was just in a terrible story on DAYS. From concept to creation to casting…the entire Leo / Diana story was a hot mess. It is Alex North 2.0. Greg did what was asked of him…which was to play a smarmy disgusting sexual predator…and he did it. But recasting Diana from Genie Francis to Judith Chapman is kind of like bringing in Robin Strasser to replace Melissa Reeves. It didn’t work on any level. Thankfully it is over…maybe JC will get hired back as Gloria where she belongs. Ken and Sheri and all of them have done a pretty good job of reigning in Ron C…but they failed this time!!

sammie jo
sammie jo

I don’t watch DAYS, but I bet the story they had him in was nowhere near as bad as the story Y&R had him in where he was dressed in a silver chipmunk/squirrel suit being a robber or something. I can’t even tell you what the story was about, it was that awful, but that animal suit will forever be embedded in my brain. lol
It was in the top 5 of ridiculously horrible stories. lol

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

No clue about that other show, don’t watch it. Just Y&R and B&B

Celia
Celia

I’m with you, SusieQ….unless Chloe is resurrected—-
Even then, what would be Kevin’s place now? Work for Nick? He needs people to work for him, en masse.
I love Greg….so, I do hope his storyline will be challenging.

joe
joe

Greg going back to Y&R does nothing for me, and I don’t want Gloworm to come back either. I was shocked to see he earned an Emmy nom for his work on DAYS. I was glad when he left. Others are fans, I am not.

The only good thing i see Josh Griffith has a vision for Y&R.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I got my wish. After watching him on DAYS and finding out he was done taping there, I prayed Y&R would bring him back. Nice to know that sometimes my prayers get answered.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Good news! Probably tied to Adam’s return.

Lew S.
Lew S.

I wonder if Elizabeth Hendrickson will be returning as well? Her run on GH hasn’t been too compelling.

Timmm
Timmm

It has been horrible over at GH. She must be disappointed!

Harry
Harry

GH does seems to enjoy taking actors away from Y&R and putting them in dreary, unpopular roles. Billy Miller, Michelle Stafford and Elizabeth Hendrickson were the bright lights on Y&R and now they have become that person in the office corridor whom you avoid running into.
That said, utterly delighted Kevin is back! I love his relationship with his brother Michael. Now, let’s bring back the sublime Gloria!

Timmm
Timmm

And Jeff!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Nooo. Liked him on Knotts Landing, but didn’t like his character on Y&R.

Timmm
Timmm

Maybe a recast?

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Thats for sure. Let her stay in P.C , and join up with DOD. She’ll fit right in.

Kevin C
Kevin C

I have never been of fan of Kevin Fisher…

Damien
Damien

Ditto
Kevins enough as it is, pls dont get Chloe to return too. There romance is dead in the tracks and I never felt any chemistry. Its been done too many times
With all the high profile returns I really hope Mia or any more Rosales dont get cut for said returns. Her and the remaining Rosales are fresh characters that deserve time to flourish. Mia especially is Genoa citys new resident vixen. Shes unhinged and I hope her antics continue.
Characters like Adam yes are key characters but also overkilled. Literally!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Damien, I noticed that you and I agree and feel the same on a lot of things regarding Y&R…

Damien
Damien

Lol Kevin, we both have good taste!

U must be a fan of the good ol days of y n r! But also realize the show has to move forward and grow to continue!
R u also loving the vintage background music making a comeback?

Kevin C
Kevin C

Hello Damien, YES we both have good taste, lol…Yes, I have been a fan since the middle 70’s which tell you how young I am, lol…YES, loving the vintage background music along with some new…I wish they would continue to use more of the vintage like with the Nikki story, LOVED IT…BTW, good to hear back from you Damien…

Iakovos
Iakovos

Well, Kevin and Chloe and Bella need not stay in hiding if Adam Newman is indeed alive. I mean, if the three Newman women are off the hook with the revelation of JT walking among us, so be it for Chloe too. Will Chelsea come home with Adam? Lots of repairs to be made.

I love watching Kevin Rikaart and hope he is able to have a strong re-entry story and sustained presence in Genoa City as Kevin. I liked Kevin’s friendship with Mariah and his bro chemistry with Michael. This is very good news. Now can Gloria come back and be given something meaningful to do?

Iakovos
Iakovos

I apologize for referring to Kevin Rikaart in my post. Kevin is character and Greg is actor. That said, I add a wish that Kevin, perhaps because of his recent experiences as a father to Bella and living under the radar, returns to Genoa City stronger and far from the goofy persona the character had in the past.

Soapqueenforever
Soapqueenforever

I don’t know. I think the goofyness was part of what made him. Time will tell I guess

Soapqueenforever
Soapqueenforever

As far as the bond between Kevin and Mariah, I am looking forward to seeing them renew their connection. I think the Adam situation should stay how it is. Where and how would he fit in. With the return of Kevin hovering in the distance, I am hoping Gloria is not to far behind. Now that Jack is back where he belongs, Gloria needs to be back at the reception desk where she belongs. I am loving the whole issue of Sharon and Rey. Mia needs to go. She has irritated me since day one.

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Lost my response, but essentially it agreed with Soapqueenforever. The exception was Sharon and Rey. I remain agnostic. Had forgotten about Kevin and Chloe, but respected both as well a Gloria.

For me, who is two episodes behind, there exists a lovely, almost Shakespearian, storyline with Kyle and the two transplant women. If done correctly, it could play out for a while without the writers underestimating their viewers.

Ann Marie Sullivan
Ann Marie Sullivan

I agree Tani. Although I was never a Summer fan, and this Kyle annoyed me when he first appeared, (I thought he was playing Kyle as too much of a pompous ass), I started liking him the minute he started in with Lola. I am really feeling for all three of them. I can’t wait to see how this is going to play out. Sick as it sounds, after Phylis broke the mirror and she was looking at herself in the broken chunk, I thought she was going to cut her face, hence the explanation for Michelle’s return. I wonder if they are going to make a big deal out of it, or treat it like any other recast

Jeff
Jeff

So happy for Greg — a talented actor who deserves to be in a long-term role. I already miss seeing him on Days. Congrats, Greg!

Momo
Momo

Good news. Now Jack needs to bring Gloria back.

Michael Teale
Michael Teale

Absolutely the best news of the day!

Timmm
Timmm

Thank God these staples are returning to where they belong. I hope Kevin returns to work with Paul and they hire back detective Harding. Him and Kevin had major chemistry!

Rodd
Rodd

They’re lucky to have him back!

Olemoneybags
Olemoneybags

Now bring back Judith Chapman!

lis
lis

He was fantastic on Days. His role was groundbreaking and a breath of fresh air- An openly gay male villain that was possibly the son of John Black, a member of one of the grandest families on the show. Instead of being in the mix of everything as Leo the poor guy goes back to being Kevin the computer geek. What a loss!!!

carol green
carol green

First of all why did he leave Days? He was so funny at times. I dont watch the Young and the Restless sorry but it just doesnt peak my interest. Sorry to see him go, he didn’t last to long on Days.Why is everyone leaving Days?

JKJ
JKJ

Have missed this fine young actor. Now please bring back Gloria too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

Michael Muhney : “again” is not coming home;

that’s for others

this show has ruined itself, bigger than ever

claim #1 claim number one

the squeal and power just let lose

Patrick
Patrick

I admit that Michelle AND Greg ARE Gay Outing

I admit this steam will run lose

without Michael/Adam , no change

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

Kinda over him. I don’t get people who leave and were supposed to be sooo excited when they come back.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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47th Annual Daytime Emmy Ceremonies Canceled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

There won’t be any “And the Enmy goes to _” come this June, where NATAS had originally scheduled three nights of award presentations honoring the best in daytime programming at the 47th Annual Daytime Emmys.   The three-day event was slated for June 12-14th, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena. California.  Deadline broke the story of the decision to postpone daytime’s biggest night, for now.

NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision: “These were extremely difficult decisions to make, but at the end of the day the health and safety of our event attendees and staff must remain our paramount concern,” NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision. “We are closely monitoring public heath authorities’ guidance, seeking feedback from our awards communities, and evaluating the flexibility of our venue and production partners as we plan for the future in this unprecedented context.”

 NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly said on the change” “Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June.  As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time.”

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Daytime Emmy Awards executive director Brent Stanton, who is involved in the judging of the competition that was well-under way before the cancellation, shared “Judging continues, and we look forward to announcing our incredibly talented nominees later this spring. We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead.”

So, what do you think of the cancellation of the Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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General Hospital Officially Shuts Down Production Temporarily Due To Coronavirus

GH is the first soap to suspend production due to safety precautions and concerns for the Coronavirus pandemic and is set to shut down from March 16 to April 10.

According to Deadline who announced the production suspension along with halt to Jimmy Kimmel Live, a network rep for GH stated: “We don’t anticipate an interruption in the broadcast of original episodes.”

We anticipate more official word from the other network soaps shortly as to their plans during the health crisis with production halts or schedules over the next month.

Let us know what you think of GH shutting down production at this time and if you hope all the other soaps follow suit for the safety of all their production talents and employees via the comment section below.

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