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James Hyde On Joining Y&R: “I Went In For the Role of Tucker McCall & Didn’t Get It … A Week Or So Later, They Called with the Part of Jeremy”

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It’s always great to see old friends and familiar faces return to the soap genre, and now fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless are looking forward to tomorrow’s appearance of former Passions favorite, James Hyde (ex-Sam Bennett).

The talented actor will make his Genoa City debut in the role of Jeremy Stark, a mystery man from Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) past.  Just what will their connection to each other bring to light?

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James will briefly turn up on Friday’s October 21st episode and then return again to Y&R the near future.

Speaking with TV Insider, Hyde shared how his role on the top-rated daytime drama came about: “I haven’t been on a soap set since Passions ended. I remember thinking that if I ever came back to daytime, I wanted it to be with Y&R. (Y&R’s casting associate) Greg Salmon has always kept me in mind.  My agent reached out to the show a few times and (Greg)would say, “That’s not right for him but we’re keeping him in mind for something else.” I went in for the role of Tucker McCall (which went to Trevor St. John). I didn’t get it, of course, but Greg sent me an email telling me I’d done a nice job and maybe they could incorporate me into the show in another role.  When you get those emails, you tend to take them with a grain of salt. A week or so later, they called with the part of Jeremy. I shot my first episode at the end of September and I worked with Susan. It felt so great to be back in this genre.”

So, looking forward to seeing James on Y&R? Also, make sure to check him out tonight on ABC’s ‘Station 19’!

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He is a handsome man–
I will enjoy looking at him-
As for how long ??.. found this;
Hyde will kick off his _ multi-episode_ stint
starting October 21

Su000, you know I love your opinions but we’re going to split on this one. I don’t find him remotely attractive or likeable. Trevor St John was a much wiser choice if they want Tucker to have some sex appeal. But, different tastes are what make life interesting! The bad news for both actors is they’re both involved with Diane…can’t tolerate her.

Hi Soaphound– ooh I’d take Trever home with me!
And- I’m luvin his portrayal of Tucker–
Of course, I have only seen the picture of James Hyde, so?
I fear–Diane will be one of the Bad turned good..A total whitewash.
I’m not sure how I’d feel about that.

Watched James on Passions. In my opinion Sam is a ‘Hottie’. I hope he’s comes to Y&R as nice person as he was on Passions. As a longtime viewer of Y&R, Welcome James.❤❤

I am not familiar with this actor, but based on appearance alone he does look more like a Tucker McCall, {although Trevor St. John is growing on me.)

Trevor is a bit young for the role of Tucker but him and Ashley should make a good couple. He and Jill would not!

Hi Timmm ..
You should look at the tucker age thing like this..
All the older on Y&R have had one or even 2 facelifts..
So- Tucker had one too, same as Ashley and Jack, etc–
See, that makes his young looks/age fit in perfectly..
Tucker would be just another facelift to look younger like the others..

Timmm
Goes without saying, Jill is in her seventies for God sake!

Trevor is too young for the role of Tucker, but he is a good actor

What’s with all the publicity for a day or two player who will have no long term purpose for the show?

How do you know he won’t have a major role in the show??

I don’t like him or his looks, and did not fall for Diane’s sob story, nor did Jack by his looks. Maybe this guy will get out of prison and come looking for Diane in G. C. I read quite a while ago that Jack’s granddaughter was in a scheme with Diane, sure hope that was false, a lot of spoilers are.

I believe Diane when she said Tucker found Jack’s granddaughter. However, that is the only part of the story I believe.

Violet…Like I said I found her story strange, at least about Jeremy…off. It seemed so contrived when she told it. More to come about really happened in LA. Maybe Jeremy set up the money laundering for Tucker who is selling off a lot of his holdings and is cash rich and doesn’t want the IRA know where it is.

rose
So many possibilities and Devon will get put in his place too. So sick of his attitude with Nate who really isn’t related to Devon at all.He is Lily’s cousin on her mother’s side. Neil adopted Devon as a teenager.

Violet…For me there are not many characters on Y&R, GH, and definitely B&B I really like, or would want to have a cup of tea with. Except maybe Jack’s book writing sister. Too many egos, jealousies, and grudges. Phyllis has almost become as unlikeable to me as Diane, Steffy, Victoria and Carly. And many times the excuse of doing things for the family rings hollow. I really miss the more carefree, soap stories.

He should have been cast as Tucker, and Trevor St. John should have been cast in the role of Jeremy.

Diane’s reveal just seemed strange to me, and by extension the Jeremy character. They seemed plucked out of the blue, and didn’t fit into the story of being a real estate broker. But then I don’t know her backstory, why she pretended to be dead and left Genoa City.

I think you would have been a better Tucker.

He would ve made a great Ashland recast after the original was unnecessarily fired! Robert Newman killed the chem the original had with Victoria and thus ruined the potential the character had.
Otherwise put him with Tracy or Ash! Those two deserve love. Or maybe even Sharon’s long lost dad. Lord knows we need Sharon to get a real story not wiping tables down . He should stick around Genoa City. We need more leading men of a certain age. Vic and Jack are really tired

He was fired because he violated the Covid protocol by returning to work too early so it was just.

I wasn’t making any reference to defending what happened
But speaking on it ..it wasn’t purposeful and really should not have happened
He was vaccinated and didn’t do it with malintent and was remorseful, too bad I’m sure he would ve still been on the show
If anyone should be fired it’s Griffith and Morina

He would have made a better looking Tucker in my opinion. Look forward to seeing him in this new role!!!

Very handsome indeed! Can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to the show!

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‘Tracker’ Star Justin Hartley Reveals Melissa Roxburgh to Debut as His On-Screen Sister

Justin Hartley took to his Instagram this week, and introduced the latest cast member to his hit freshman drama, Tracker on CBS.

The former Y&R star where he played Adam Newman, now plays Colter Shaw on Tracker and in a few weeks time on the May 5th episode, viewers will be introduced to Colter’s sister, Dory.

Actress Melissa Roxburgh takes on the key role. Roxburgh is most-known for his role in Manifest. She has also appeared on Quantum Leap and Supernatural to name just a few of her other TV credits.

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In the episode entitled, “Beyond the Campus Walls”, the CBS series previews, “When a grad student goes missing after a house party, his friends and family believe he buckled under the pressure of his research grant. But, after consulting with his sister Dr. Dory Shaw (Roxburgh)— a professor at the school — Colter discovers a trail of explicit photos and messages that lead him to uncover a dangerous (and deadly) conspiracy on campus.”

Hartley’s post shared, “Colter finally reunites with his little sister Dory in the coming weeks. Join me in welcoming the lovely and talented @MRoxburgh to the @TrackerCBS family!”

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The story of Colter Shaw’s family is a throughline throughout Tracker. We know from flashbacks, that Colter, Dory and their brother Russell had a not-conventional upbringing. Their parents Ashton and Mary were professors at Berkeley until something happened to Ashton. When his paranoia gets the best of him he leaves his family, but Russell went after him, and then later on Ashton is found dead, where all indications look like Russell pushed him.  Now in 2024, Russell contacted Colter telling him there is something he “needs to know.” However, Colter’s mom, Mary did not want her son engaging with Russell in any conversation and that was back earlier in the season after the second episode.

Intrigued to see Melissa Roxburgh plays Justin Hartley’s sister on ‘Tracker’? Comment below.

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B&B’s Sean Kanan, Heather Tom and Lawrence Saint-Victor All Had Creative Hand in Sheila’s ‘Ten Toe’ Reveal

Bringing it from the page to the stage is the actor’s job on any theatre, television or motion picture project. In the case of The Bold and the Beautiful, longtime soap MVP, Sean Kanan, has been delivering some powerful performances as Deacon has become increasingly freaked out and obsessed with the fact, that in the crematorium, he saw that “Sheila’s” (Kimberlin Brown) body had ten toes, not nine.

Deacon now believes Sheila might be alive somewhere (given she only has 9 toes), and especially after seeing the communications between Sugar and Sheila on her laptop.

Then, on Monday’s April 15th episode of the CBS daytime drama series, Deacon says to himself (as he pours himself a drink), “Maybe Finn’s right. Maybe I’m losing it.” He flashes back to the crematorium, saying “Sheila had nine toes, but I saw ten on those feet.” He then utters, “Why Sheila? Why did you go to Steffy’s that night? And who the hell is sugar?”

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While Kanan has played the only guy in town who thinks something is off here, he was ably assisted by two of his castmates. First, six-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Heather Tom (Katie) directed the episode where it was revealed that the woman’s body in the crematorium had ten toes.

Second, Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter), wrote that ‘ten toe’ reveal episode, and he took to Kanan’s instagram and expressed, “I had a lot of fun writing this episode. (Sean Kanan) killed it!!!!”

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Coming up later this week, Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) is back from Genoa City and The Young and the Restless and gets into a heated conversation about Sheila with Deacon. Stay tuned.

So, what do you think of Sean, Heather and Lawrence all using their creative talents to make the ‘ten toe’ reveal come to life? Comment below.

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CBS Orders Michele Van Jean Soap Opera ‘The Gates’ to Series; Set to Debut January 2025

Great news! Soap fans are getting the first new daytime drama in 25 years with the news today that CBS has moved Michele Van Jean’s The Gates to a series order.

In addition, the show is set to bow in January 0f 2025, which means that it appears that the new soap will replace The Talk, which was just canceled and will end after its upcoming 15th season in December of 2024.  No specific time period, or exact premiere date has been set as of yet.

In the premise of the The Gates it follows lives of a wealthy Black family who live in a luxurious gated community.

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The Gates has Val Jean as its writer, showrunner and one of its executive producers. Soap fans know Val Jean’s work best for her work on the writing teams of General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.  Taking to X, Michele shared: “It’s go time” citing the news on the show coming to CBS in 2025 via Deadline.

Sheila Ducksworth, Leon Russell, Derrick Johnson and Kimberly Doebereiner will serve as executive producers on The Gates production team. The soap has been in development through a the joint venture between CBS Studios and the NAACP, which was established to help elevate a diverse range of voices and increase the visibility of Black artists.

The series will be produced by the CBS Studios/NAACP venture in partnership with P&G Studios, which is a division of Procter & Gamble, who used to be very big in the soap opera game.

Are you excited to know that we are truly getting the first new soap opera in over two and a half decades added to a network TV line-up? Comment below.

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