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Janice Lynde Making a Return to The Young and the Restless

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Original Y&R cast member, Janice Lynde, is now set for a return visit to the top-rated CBS daytime drama, when she reprises her role as world renowned pianist, Leslie Brooks.

Viewers of The Young and the Restless last saw Lynde when she appeared on the series back in 2018 along with her on-screen sister, Lorie Brooks played by Jamie Lyn Bauer for the show’s 45th anniversary.

While not a lot has been divulged as to what brings Leslie back into the storyline, we hear she will be in scenes with other prominent long-running characters.  Look for Lynde to appear in multiple episodes come mid-October.

Janice began on Y&R back in 1973 and stayed on through 1977.  Later she appeared on Another World and One Life to Live throughout her daytime career.

So excited to see Janice back in Genoa City? Comment below.

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Max
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Max

It would be nice if they also brought back Leslie’s sister’s Chris, Peggy and Lorie.
A Brooks family storyline would be a great tribute to the show!

Sue
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Sue

I don’t know why they never revived the Brooks family storyline after all these years

Soaphound
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Soaphound

As a viewer from the very first episode, it’s always a thrill for me to see original cast members. What memories the Brooks family bring back for me. I’m looking forward to this.

Ron
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Ron

Same here as a longtime viewer! Glad there are still a few of us around.
As for Leslie’s return: I think it’s a connection to Ashland Locke. The show has hinted about Ashland being involved with an older woman and someone in the newspaper industry. Stuart Brookes ran the local paper, and Jennifer Brookes probably had a fling or two in her life– maybe even with a younger man (Ashland.) Whatever the case: I loved the Brookes’ family stories and hope Leslie Brookes will sit down at the piano in some episodes.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Ron,
Iam so excited. The possibilities of Ashland’s relationship’s or involvement with the Brook’s family is endless so at this point I won’t even guess. I just keep thinking ” rich woman, newspaper owner” This could be such an interesting SL if they don’t waste it and only have Ms.Lynde come back for a little piano recital.Prey tell, who was Jennifer, I can not remember who she was.

Ron
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Ron

Violet– Jennifer Brookes was the wife of newspaper tycoon, Stuart Brookes. Her biggest story was the groundbreaking breast cancer plot that was shocking and powerful. You can find old segments of those hospital scenes on you tube.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I quit watching Y&R for it’s not the same but I am a major fan of the Brooks family and miss those glorious days of Y&R…I watched from the middle 70’s till 2007 then return when Sally Sussman and Kay Alden returned…I quit watching again after Josh Griffith returned as head writer.

Su000
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Su000

Soaphound–:)
WHOA! that was 48 years ago– nearly half a century……
you watched it every day since 1973???
Amazing, indeed…..
As for me….
I see this one returning that one returning…..
I have not a clue as to what or who they were/are……
To me, they are all newbies– ahaa ha!!
It’s good to see you are, like others, excited for her return……
to me it’s an eehh huh- who?? lol

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well, Su000, I admit that a couple of stories and frustrations have led to brief rebellions on my part but on the whole, I’ve been pretty loyal. It takes a lot for me to abandon a show I love. Though I do think I’ll be ditching CHICAGO PD this year; it’s really become repetitive and I miss Sophia Bush’s character. She was the heart of the show. BTW, I got hooked on Y&R because my high school had split scheduling — freshmen started classes at around noon, so I watched the show right before heading to school. I had a… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

It’s good you found half a century of ”every day” enjoyment..
Do you wonder how your life would have been without your soaps??
your daytime routine would have been quite different.
Anyways– glad you and the others get excited to have the long-gone return to your screen ! 🙂

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
I am sorry to butt in here, but I think I told you I’ve been watching the Soaps since the late 1950s, and I’d like to add my answer to your question about how different our daily routine would have been. Well, mine would have been quite different as I might have gotten some housework done and wouldn’t have had my husband asking me what the hell I did all day. Ha,ha, not so funny then.I was having my first baby, so I had some lame excuses for that first year anyway.

Su000
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Su000

Violet- you and Soaphound are amazing watching soaps for a good part of your lives= awesome!!
If- one day you woke to the news; –all soaps have been canceled–
what would you do, how would you deal with it ?
Frightening!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound,
I also watched from the very beginning but stopped for a while, went to work part-time while kids were in school, no recording then. When I started back again Nicki was married to Greg but was being played by Wings Hauser. Who would have thought his big brother would turn out to be Knight Rider and the hunk on Bay Watch? Gosh, where do the years go. Iam also thinking of quitting Chicago P. D I liked Sophia Bush too. Did you ever watch ??? Tree Place, she was supposed to be high school age then.

HjThompson
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HjThompson

I have watched since March 1973 also. IT AMAZES me how some think these new actors don’t fit in with time lines or that all these soaps, their looks and ages don’t correlate with them now. JESSE (Gard)Gaines the lawyer on Monday will drag out the real dark secret. BUT Ashland will ask Nate to fake his death, as Nate did for Victor so Jesse won’t blackmail him any longer. ASHLAND FAKING DYING and will tell Jesse he dying and say 3 million is all he has left take it or leave it. But the dark secret is yet to… Read more »

Harlee
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Harlee

I’m all for this because my teen years was the ’70s YR with the Brooks, Fosters, Chancellors, Prentiss, was the best time.

matt
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matt

Don’t blink, remember the last time the Brooks’ sisters visited? I am guessing she will sit at the piano, play here comes the bride for Victoria and fade away. Y and R fails whenever they promise a return. Just ask Gloria!

Damien
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Damien

Every ‘return!’, ‘revelation!’ ‘ suprise!’ hyped up by this show has been sad and pathetic during the course of Josh Griffith and Morinas tenure
The show lacks polish, plot and passion.
Every time i see Y n R in the headline i get excited it will follow with : Josh Griffith out!
But alas 2 years of covid and 3 years of this show being in the worst state of slumber i ve ever witnessed in 30 + years of watching
Someone at cbs pls wake up and send Griffith back to writing class 101

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Hi Damien, I am right there with you…Personally I don’t think it’s the Executive Producers fault as it is with the Head Writer, UGH…Like you said Damien, CBS PLEASE WAKE UP…and Sony, whoever has the say in this once classic soap opera that William and Lee Phillip Bell created.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

This is exciting. Bring back Snapper for a visit please.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

It has to do with Ashland. Somehow, history rewrite, he’s connected to Stuart Brooks and his family. They’d better not try saying it had to do with Brad the mysterious stranger Stuart took under his wing. Whatever.

H.jThompson
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H.jThompson

Leslie is the mother yo Ashland AKA Brooks Prentiss

H.jThompson
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H.jThompson

Leslie Brooks is the mother t BROOK Prentiss AKA: Ashland Locke

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Guys, he just said last week that his mother died, but who knows, right?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

He said his mother was dead and I can’t believe she was the timid little soul as Ash described his mother.

Ron
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Ron

I hope not because the Prentiss/Brookes characters were nothing like the story Ashland is telling: but, of course, he’s probably lying about it.
Maybe Ashland’s parents were Nikki Reeds parents.

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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