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Ignacio Serricchio Casts On The Young and the Restless As New Undercover Cop!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Add this to the list of more changes at The Young and the Restless – casting side!  TV Guide is reporting today that Ignachio Serricchio, best known for his role as the text-message killer, Diego Alcazar on General Hospital, and more recently for his portrayal of Manny Ramos on  the hit web series, The Bay, has been cast in a new role on the number one soap!

Serricchio is now set to play a new character named Alex, a streetwise undercover officer who comes to Genoa City from the Big Apple with a big secret.  A representative for Y&R informs TVG that the actor is expected to begin work in late October and will hit the air in December.

The casting of Serricchio looks to be a part of a previously announced initiative from new Y&R executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps and head writer, Josh Griffith, of bringing a prominent Latino contingent to the top-rated soap!

What do you think of the casting of Ignachio?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Robert
Robert

love it. the soap needs diversity

Terry
Terry

Love all the hot young people coming in! I hope they are not all immiature and disrespectful like Abby,Summer,Fen ,and Kyle. We need young people who act right not throw tantrums.

Terry
Terry

Noah also needs a spouse so he stops disrespecting Sharon. She is his mother and far from wrong. He should be mature enough to know the town has treated Sharon bad and wrong!….

candy
candy

I just love the new writers for putting Sharon and Adam back in love. I love all the new hot young meat men 🙂

mike
mike

Always liked Ignacio.

JustSaying
JustSaying

Well, I guess the budget is no longer an issue.

candy
candy

They needed to get rid of all the older people they hired to make room for the Young and the Restless and hot! The show was becoming the Old and decrepit with Victor Nikki and Tucker yuck

JustSaying
JustSaying

I guess that’s one way of looking at it. HA!!!

z.erica37
z.erica37

The Old and the Decrepit? That is an awful thing to say.

Mary SF
Mary SF

It is true Genoa city was in desperate need of ethnic diversity. And they were running out of eligable men to pair with existing female characters. So as long as they write a good story for these new characters and don’t put all the core players on the back burner I will be willing to give this new character and others a chance

SZima
SZima

Well, with all the firing/hiring going on, the ratio is way off balance.
There will be 13 women vs. 20 men.
How do you figure they are running out of men?

Mary SF
Mary SF

I was thinking of eligable men, characters who are not married or seriously involved with anyone at the moment and I could only think of Jack, Tucker and Neil. I wasn’t counting the boys, like Noah, Kyle or Fen. I didn’t count the cast members literally, because I was thinking of male characters available to have a romance with available female characters– characters that they haven’t all ready been paired together before, in my mind the potential for a new romance between exitsting characters seem slim and new male leads would widen that relationship pool a bit. Does that explain my reasoning better?

Shawn
Shawn

Here’s a quote from the interview head writer Josh Griffith gave to TV Guide about recent firings: “We looked at the characters that didn’t have long-reaching history and connection to the heart of the show and made the tough call to cut them loose so we can focus on the core.” Sooo…I’m asuming these three new guys are recasts of old favorites? JT with a sunburn? David Kimball found a better plastic surgeon? It seems pretty obvious that these are new characters with no “long-running history” with the show. We also heard about Y&R having too many characters. So the new regime fired three actors…and hired three actors. I think the new gang has the right to do whatever they feel will improve the show. But when you call it a return to old favorites or a leaner cast to give each character more time and then hire three newcomers… And, yes, bringing on a Latino presence is a great idea. But if the goal of this is “diversity”, why remove two of six contract roles for African-Americans at the same time? The audience is smart enough to understand how a budget works. We know they needed to fire expensive actors and hire cheaper ones – period. No other “theme” to this restructuring seems to hold up to scrutiny in light of these recent hires. It wasn’t a return to old favorites or an increase in airtime per player. And, while it may be technically more diverse since there is almost no Latino presence on the show currently, the ratio of white to non-white characters is about the same. When the new writer and producer say it’s this and this and this and budget – and then make changes which seem only to fix the budget, which problem do we think they were really fixing?

kay/kay
kay/kay

Does this mean we solve a case and we get rid of the dirt bag Ronan? Then heck yes I am all in.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I know for a hot shot FBI agent this guy has a hard time putting 2 and 2 together. And why is the Micheal the DA doing the job of the police? Didn’t these folks ever see Law & Order, first the police gathers the evidence, then you arrest the suspect, then you go to court. In Genoa City they arrest you then they try to find the evidence sometimes as the trail is progress. It is so sad, poor Genoa City PD was never the same after Carl Williams left.

kay/kay
kay/kay

First we need a DA’s office and Michael would never be the DA he is a convicted felon only by the grace of Christine did he get his law license back you know the one where we do corporate law, custody law, murder. Only on a soap.

Jared
Jared

Another unnecessary cast addition. Does not make sense.

SZima
SZima

I’d rather have Ignacio than two unknown “models.”

ashlee
ashlee

Why not bring him on as a recast Raul? That character already has an established connection to core characters

Mysterio
Mysterio

I Think that he will turn out to be the real Ricky Williams that was switched at birth.

mo
mo

Why do we need a cop? I was hoping the cop stories would fizzle out. I just don’t understand what’s going on at Y&R.

Chaz
Chaz

True…if they wanted to beef up the Latino population they already have Raul. Oh, wait…Raul would be Latino AND gay….one too many minorities for Y&R.

z.erica37
z.erica37

For a minute there, I thought you were talking about Raul from back in the day – Raul, Mac, JT…et al…

wendy
wendy

i’m happy he’s there — i actually had the privilege of meeting him at my workplace yesterday. he couldn’t have been sweeter [or cuter]! he’s a doll and i hope he stays on the show a long time!

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

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THURSDAY JUNE 21

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FRIDAY JUNE 22

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In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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Stamos posted photos of himself, along with Steve Burton, Maurice Benard, Josh Swickard and Kin Shriner.  He stated: “The studs of ! Visit to my old stomping grounds – thanks for the hospitality boys.

This fueled rumors that perhaps, just perhaps, Stamos was making a guest star visit to the ABC daytime drama series, yet there is also the fact that John has been developing a series about fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s based off his time as a young teen star on GH.

So, what do you think John visited GH for? What did you think of the pics by Jim Warren that appeared on social media?  Is Blackie coming back, or is John shooting or doing research for his series in development? Comment below.

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