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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
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Robert

love it. the soap needs diversity

Terry
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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
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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
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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
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mike

Always liked Ignacio.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

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

candy
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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
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JustSaying

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

z.erica37
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z.erica37

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

Mary SF
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Shawn
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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… Read more »

kay/kay
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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
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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
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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
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Jared

Another unnecessary cast addition. Does not make sense.

SZima
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SZima

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

ashlee
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ashlee

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

Mysterio
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Mysterio

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

mo
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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
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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
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z.erica37

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

wendy
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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena, Jennifer Smith & The Ice Princess: What Did You Think of Luke Spencer’s Memorial?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought the highly-anticipated story around the apparent death of Port Charles iconic, Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), although many fans, and even some of the cast of the show, are not sold that Luke is “dead” dead.

During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finds his dad, Sonny (Maurice Benard) drinking at Charlie’s, and later Scott (Kin Shriner) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) stop in and heated words are exchanged between Sonny and Scott. Victor shows up and instead of Scott and Sonny pummeling each other, they get into a fight against Victor.

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As Scott and Robert are about to be on their way to the Haunted Star, Scott stays behind because of his past with Luke.  Then, Sonny tried to patch things up with Carly before they head to the memorial.

Back on the yacht, Anna and Felicia find a note and a flash drive, after hearing a commotion on the yacht.  When the note says “play me”, none other than Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) addresses Luke’s friends and family from apparently the great beyond.  As Helena spews her venom against Luke, Laura has enough and pulls the plug on Helena’s video speech.  Tracy looks concerned, like she may want to hear whatever else Helena had to say.

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Next, Tracy does her best in short order to eulogize Luke.  That is juxtaposed with Scott trashing Luke.  Later, by herself on the deck, Tracy spreads Luke’s ashes over the waters of Port Charles. Back on the pier, Scott relishes Luke being gone, and that he is still standing saying, “You lose you son of a bitch!” Just then Luke’s ashes blow in into his face.  When Bobbie arrives, and see Scott full of ashes, she asks what happened.  Scott says, “I caught the bouquet,” an obvious nod to the Luke and Laura wedding of the past, where Scott returned at their wedding and caught the wedding bouquet.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

Back at Charlie’s bar, Victor has an ominous toast to Luke saying, “The good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise!”

At the Haunted Star, dressed in black with black veil, Jennifer Smith reveals herself to a shocked Laura.

So, what did you think of Luke’s memorial episode? Favorite parts of it? Least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out Helena’s videotaped speech and Tracy’s eulogy to Luke below.

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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