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Jerry Douglas Set For A Return To The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

We guess no matter what writing team is heading up The Young and the Restless, there is always an opportunity to bring back the deceased John Abbott!  Actor Jerry Douglas reported himself via his facebook page , that John will make another ghostly return.

Jerry posted,  “To all my dear friends and devoted fans. I am delighted to tell you that our new producer and head writer have written me in a couple of new shows.  One is on Oct. 18th and the other Oct. 26th. Hope you enjoy them.”

So what will prompt visions of John via Jack (Peter Bergman) this time?  And, the bigger question, do you think Y&R made a huge mistake “killing-off” the head of the Abbott clan years ago?  Let us know!

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kay/kay
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kay/kay

Bring him back from the dead this show has suffered without him. Here is how you do it Dina his first wife pulled him from the hospital and he has been in a coma all this time now he wakes up. They bring people back from the dead all the time with weaker plot lines then this would be.

EventsDiva
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EventsDiva

I agree! His children need him back and then he could rekindle his relationship with Jill (who is coming back soon) since she has not had any luck with men in the last few years!

cindy
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cindy

I love John I wish they kept him NOT Victor.

LJ
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LJ

Bring John Abbot back, get rid of Tucker…

JustSaying
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JustSaying

YES!!!!

Tucker is so poorly written. Please get rid of Tucker.

Renee Willliams
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Renee Willliams

Yes y&r made a big mistake killing off john abbot!

cindy
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cindy

I afree Victor should be gone not John well at least Adam is getting back with Sharon and so happy Chelsea lost the devil spawn

Iakovos
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Iakovos

John Abbott is dead. Boneheaded decision once upon a time but he is dead. My beef with Y&R is its over-the-stop storytelling. Please don’t give me impossible-to-believe resurrection tales. Now, maybe John Abbott has a longlost brother, someone whohas similar qualities to John but maybe not the money or power. Such a character — giving Jerry Douglas something different to play — could look to Jack for help financially and maybe become the angel Jack needs in is life to rally the Abbotts and restore the family. I would love to see Ashley and Tracey more engaged. Keep Billy on… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think they all ready did something like a that a few years back. I think Jack was trying to gaslight Gloria into thinking John was alive so he hired this look a like actor to play John back from the grave. At least I think it was Jack that hired him or was it Gloria who hired him to gas light Jack? Does someone remember the details of that storyline? Either way I know they had the look a like John on the scene for a couple of months. But I agree, they shouldn’t have killed off John in… Read more »

quick1
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quick1

BRING JOHN ABBOT BACK , GET RID OF SHARON AND TUCKER. LET CHELSEA A ND ADAM BE HAPPY TOGETHER. JACK NEEDS TO GET OVER NEWMAN ENTERPRIZES.

Uncgirl57
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Uncgirl57

I agree with Kay/Kay…. Worse plot lines have brought people back from dead! Bring Jerry back!!!!

toscanti
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toscanti

Who ever wrote the killing off of John Abbott should be flogged. Worst mistake to kill a beloved character with such rich history. Hope they write better story for Gloria, I love that bitch. LOL

Bart
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Bart

Lynn Marie Latham should have never, ever killed John Abbott!!

lisa
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lisa

That’s a tough call ….John Abbott is one of the best loved TV dads – I think.
I was shocked when they killed him off.
But I like the fact that they bring him back periodically,because he is such a beloved character.
I always look forward to his scenes with Jack.
So to that end keep ’em coming.

cindy
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cindy

I am so happy Jack get’s Newman I hope they keep it that way. I would love to see Victor and Nikki retire to Florida or Arizonia

kalamaty
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kalamaty

GREAT NEWS! Jerry Douglas’ presence is sorely missed on Y&R, but so gratifying to know that the writers are cognizant of this and keep the fans happy. The guy can do no wrong! There’s something about seeing the patriarch (second only to Victor) on my screen that makes this long time fan feel so connected to this show. Loving Y&R right now!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Wait until you see the promos for next week this show is on it’s way back to us you feel excited again it goes back on my DVR Monday I am thrilled.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I agree. Have you notice even the acting has gotten better since the new team shows have been airing? We are a day ahead here in Canada so I’ve have already seen Monday’s show and it is good. The pace picks up. There is a lovely scene between Lauren and Michael that has been missing for a long time. And Adam finally has something to do; I even like what they are doing with Chelsea. Maybe anything next to MAB reign looks good, but I am with you, I am thrilled and look forward to seeing if this keeps up.

Joyce peters
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Joyce peters

I think it would be a good idea to bring John back. Please

Joyce peters
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Joyce peters

I would like to you’re Facebook page please? I have a few of your friends on my Facebook. I also an email joyce peers

gina
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gina

I would love to see John and Ashley back… this used to be a core family. Please bring back the characters that we love.

Grace Noble
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Grace Noble

I don’t care that the former regime killed John off. I would welcome him back no matter how thin the reasoning. Heck, I know it’s never been done before, but I’d be delighted if they did a simple voice-over or intro by Brad Bell apologizing for making the worst mistake in Y&R history and then letting the show begin with John at the airport, returning after a long trip overseas (presumably to see Dina Mergeron perhaps?). The only thing that matters is getting Jerry Douglas back where he belongs (and bring Traci back full-time as well). The Abbotts need to… Read more »

Ray
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Ray

I’m just haveing the feeling that You may bring Mr john Abbott back one day,why not lol:-)

Kahanna Skolnick
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Kahanna Skolnick

Y&R need to bring John Abbott back to the show. Think about it, there is no formable enemy for Victor and Katherine needs him, since Murphy”s character is weak. Consider this idea. Show John in a dark dungeon, dirty and with some memory lost. He went to a meeting on behalf of Jabo and was kidnapped. Everyone is under the assumption he is dead because they see him die in the hospital, but in actuaility another guy is given John’s face and memories like in Days with John Black and sent in his place. But, only this guy is infused… Read more »

Rosie Westbrook
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Rosie Westbrook

Yes I agree he should return from the Ghost can’t wait to see how this is going to play out.

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Daytime dramas seldom get the credit they deserve, and now they should be getting further credit for being the first back into production as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, and trying to implement new ways to keep their trademarks love scenes, intimate moments and two-person scenes somehow looking in tact; even though it will be far from how it was done in the past.

In the story from the Associated Press The Bold and the Beautiful EP, and head writer, Brad Bell – who’s soap was the first one back into the studio – commented on how the show is utilizing mannequins, or real-life significant others to help pull off close contact love scenes and how it is rather groundbreaking. “We feel almost like television pioneers all these years later because we’re the first ones out, blazing new ways of producing the shows with the current safety standards, and we’re getting the job done. It’s very exciting.”

When B&B scripts written pre-coronavirus were reviewed in preparation for shooting during the pandemic now, originally all the cinches and smooches were cut. But Bell found a solution whereby a remote actor recites lines as their on-camera scene partner responds in a “low, intimate voice” and engages in “beautiful, yearning eye contact” with an off-camera doll.

As far as the soapy embrace or lip-lock, B&B cast member Katrina Bowden (Flo) has had her husband and musician Ben Jorgensen stand in for her on-screen love interest, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) since returning to taping new episodes.

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B&B and now Y&R which heads back into production next week, and the others soaps, will be using the company called Reel Health, which launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the entertainment industry, and hires medically trained workers to monitor sets and enforce protocols developed by a company epidemiologist and in accordance with industry and government standards,

Alicia Rodis, a veteran intimacy coordinator who helped the actors guild develop guidelines for taping scenes of romance and simulated sex. shared: “Finding ways to put romance on the screen is inevitable and necessary.  At the end of the day, intimacy isn’t going anywhere. Physical intimacy is a part of the human experience. And we’re going to have to find a way to be able to continue to tell these stories, even in extraordinary circumstances.”

So, what do you think of how soaps are tackling taping episodes in the new normal to give their fans a sense of all that they love from their favorite daytime dramas during COVID-19? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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