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Jess Walton Featured In CBS Cares PSA For American Heart Association As Jill Learns Of Her Heart Condition

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This week on The Young and the Restless, Jill Abbott Atkinson suffered a heart attack.

The warning signs were all there, but ignored.

It is a very common fact and reality that hits women suddenly.  For this story as we previously posted, Y&R partnered with the American Heart Association and gave venerable and beloved actress Jess Walton (Jill) the nod to be the vessel to tell this story on-air on the number one soap opera.

Following the episode that Jill learns what she now must live with a heart condition; a PSA from CBS Cares and the American Heart Association was played featuring Jess.  In addition, throughout the week there were several key touching and informational scenes between Jill and her on-screen son, Billy played by  Jason Thompson.

Watch the PSA here and then after the jump some of the scenes surrounding the aftermath of Jill’s heart attack after the jump. Let us know if you are enthusiastic that Y&R is again telling an important medical and social issue of our time in the comment section below and using the character of Jill in which to tell it.

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Jess Walton, if you’re listening, I love you and your brave performance was spot on.
You are also finding your stride with your on screen son, Billy. I completely buy you two as mother and son.
Bravo. I love to see good acting merge with good writing. These episodes reminded me of why I became hooked on soaps in the first place.
Keep up the good work, Y&R!!!

Having a heart attack during a blowout fight, over wrought, is not all that common..
Most die in their sleep, in the kitchen, in the garden, or watching tv etc.

What needed to be shown is WHAT TO DO;;
Like encouraging to call the ambulance , what to do while waiting if conscious, show the importance of a life alert device for older and alone people.
Show- to have an emergency call list on your refrigerator if living alone.
Also– I’d believe not many soap watcher have a live in maid/cook to care for them when returning home. They would do much better to show just how in heck to manage the medications and fully care for oneself.

We saw a rich woman whose family was were there in minutes to take her to the hospital, not close to most elderly in real life.
It was soap opera heartattack.

I’d bet their are woman, after seeing Jill’s meltdown heart attack, believe they have or have had 3 of the symptoms and are now worried over taco indigestion gas, but,
they just might be in danger and should be checked out sooner than later..
((my father is a Cardiac Surgeon, I’m aware))

Life and death medical advice should not be put in a soap, ever.
I believe that, firmly.
It never connects to real life, it’s for drama.

One of the symptoms of certain classes of massive heart attack is an irresistible desire to defecate.
So people head for the bathroom and die on throne.
((not mentioned but an ordinary symptom))
take your phone to bathroom when feeling not right..

My mom died on the throne while having a massive heart attack in a casino bathroom.

That’s exactly what happened to Elvis Presley, su.

Suoooo, your comment was very informative and Scarey, but honestly, as an older person, having indigestion ,etc. you can’t be expected to call the paramedics every time you have a stomach ache or have to have a B.M. So, how long do you wait before symptoms worsen and you drop dead? As far as Jill’s heart attack, a lot of us old or young, live alone and do not have the luxury of live in help, also do not even realize they are having an attack, until its too late.

Good one, su. Loved this post!!!!!

Su..It’s good to see your ” heart” showing as opposed to some of your previous comments. Maybe medical advise shouldn’t be put into a soap, but story telling still provides a great way to highlight med problems/”what to do”as you said, and get people thinking when an actual psa comes on. For me , better than a pharma ad which can be very ominous, and a turn off, as opposed to Jess. I’m more inclined to listen to her.

I don’t think of Jill as “elderly”.

Anyway, I too would have preferred that Jill has the symptoms when doing nothing. That is what happened with me. But everyone is different and this is a soap so okay.

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Tuc Watkins Joins Cast of ‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman and Sterling K. Brown’s New Series ‘Paradise City’

Last week This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman revealed on social media that production is underway for his new series with a shot of Oscar nominee, Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction, ex-Randall, This Is Us).

Fogelman and Brown previously revealed back in April of 2023 that they were collaborating on a new thriller for Hulu called Paradise City.  In it, Brown stars as the head of security for a former president. Both Brown and Fogelman are listed as two of the executive producers of the series.

Now comes word that former One Life to Live favorite, Tuc Watkins will soon be seen in a recurring role in Paradise City. He joins other notables attached to the project including: James Marsden, Julianne Nicholson, and Sarah Shahi.

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Soap fans remember Tuc’s performances as One Life to Live’s David Vickers, a role he played and relished from 1994-1996 and then again from 2001-2013; including being a part of the final episodes of the show on ABC, and then reprising the role in Prospect Park’s reboot of the show.

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Most recently, Tuc has appeared in the series Uncoupled, The Other Two, and Black Monday. On stage, Watkins co-starred in Inheritance at The Geffen Theatre, and the Broadway production of The Boys in the Band as well as the Netflix film version opposite Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer.

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No word yet on a timetable for the release of Paradise City, or more details on Watkins recurring role, but we will keep you updated when the information becomes available.

So, looking forward to seeing Tuc in the thriller from Dan Fogelman and Sterling K. Brown? Comment below.

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Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Tells ‘The Talk’ That Steffy “Needs Finn to Man Up” While On B&B, Finn Tells Steffy “I Think I Just Need Some More Time”

On Monday’s March 4th episode of CBS daytime’s The Talk, one of the featured guests was The Bold and the Beautiful’s three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Jacquline MacInnes Wood.

During her guest appearance, Wood spoke with The Talk co-hosts Amanda Kloots and Sheryl Underwood, who both have previously appeared on B&B. In fact, Kloots guest stint just aired last week.

When the conversation turned to recent storyline developments where Steffy stabbed Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) to her eventual death, and how Steffy’s husband Finn (Tanner Novlan) is coping with the situation, Jacqui shared her reaction, “I was in complete shock…but like Steffy, I mean, ding-dong the witch is dead.  This is what needed to happen. They’ve been going toe to toe for so long and I think that it’s cool to know that Steffy went up against one of the best villains.”

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However, Woods weighed-in on Finn’s odd behavior grieving his birth mother, who tried to kill him and his wife. Jacqui stated, “Steffy needs Finn to man up, she needs her man to stand up for what is going on, because it’s absolutely crazy. Sheila terrorized their family for so long… and Steffy honestly doesn’t want to have to murder Finn too.”

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Meanwhile, on Monday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, after being comforted by Hope (Annika Noelle) and talking out his feelings towards Sheila’s death (and how he currently feels about his wife, Steffy), he eventually heads back to the cliff house. It appears he is going to be there for his wife and their family, only he starts to get a case of the heebie jeebies when Steffy tries to kiss him. Finn further freaks out when he looks around and see the blood-stained carpet with his mother’s blood soaked into it.

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Finn can’t handle being in the house with Steffy where his mom was killed and runs out, leaving Steffy panicked and shocked over all that has just happened to her.

Check out Wood’s appearance on The Talk below. 

Then let us know, should Finn man up and get a grip and come back home to Steffy, Hayes and Kelly? Or, should he go it alone and come to terms with his feelings with or without the comfort of Hope? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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‘Tracker’ Starring Justin Hartley Renewed for Second Season by CBS

Justin Hartley’s (ex-Adam, Y&R, ex-Kevin, This Is Us) new series Tracker, which has only aired four of its episodes, has already received a second season renewal for the 2024-2025 season from CBS.

The early renewal isn’t surprising given the drama series boffo numbers for its recent episodes. In addition, Tracker has become the most-watched new series since Young Sheldon in 2017-2018 and the most-watched new drama since 2014-2015 season of Empire.

Tracker, which debuted on February 11th following the Super Bowl, has now been seen by 30 million multi-platform viewers and is Paramount+’s #1 show in February. Since its post-Super Bowl debut, Tracker is averaging nearly 16 million multi-platform viewers. In more impressive numbers, Tracker has improved its regular Sunday, 9:00 PM time period by +83% year over year.

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Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared on the renewal, “Tracker kicked off our premiere week with a ratings bang and has kept the momentum going. We knew we had something special when we saw the very first cut of the series and the overwhelming audience response confirms it. We couldn’t be more grateful to Justin, the talented cast, the incredible writing and producing teams and our partners at 20th Television for such compelling episodes. And, of course, we’re also so thankful to the millions of viewers tuning in each week.”

The series stars Justin Hartley as Colter Shaw, a lone-wolf survivalist who roams the country as a reward seeker, using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family. The series is based on the bestselling novel The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver.

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Hartley, Ken Olin, Elwood Reid and Ben Winters serve as executive producers. Tracker is off this coming Sunday likely due to the Oscars airing on ABC, but returns with an all-new episode on Sunday, March 17th. Check out a promo for the episode entitled “St. Louis” below. Be on the lookout for the sixth episode called “Lexington” when Hartley’s real-life wife, Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa, Y&R) appears.

So, excited to hear Justin’s series is getting continued life with a second season? Comment below.

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