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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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Su000
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Su000

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Su000
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Su000

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.

Gail
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Gail

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.❤❤

JenW
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JenW

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.)

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Su000
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Su000

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..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

MIKE
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MIKE

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

matt
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matt

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

Sunni
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Sunni

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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.

Charnelle
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Charnelle

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

rose
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rose

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.

Violet Lrmm
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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.

rose
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rose

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.

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

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

rose
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rose

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.

Barbara Williams
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Barbara Williams

I think you would have been a better Tucker.

Damien
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Damien

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

Michael
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Michael

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

Damien
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Damien

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

Cheryl
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Cheryl

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

Bernie
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Bernie

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

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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