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Judy Blye Wilson Steps Down As Casting Director Of The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Noted and beloved casting director, Judy Blye Wilson, who has to be given so much credit for bringing some of the most talented faces to daytime drama has decided to depart The Young and the Restless, where she has been their casting director since 2012.

In an facebook post late Friday, Wilson shared the news with her friends and colleagues stating: “Today is officially my last day at The Young and The Restless.  Yes – I made the decision weeks ago. After thirty years of casting daytime, I feel I need to pause. I am not retiring, just stopping to catch my breath. I have had many wonderful experiences and have made many lifelong friends along the way. I look forward to what the future brings. Love, Judy P.S. Thank you to all for the terrific going away party last night.”

Wilson will be terribly missed by all, as she takes a break from her career in daytime and her some time to herself.  Judy has served as casting director on One Life to Live, Another World, Ryan’s Hope, and her longest tenure at All My Children from 1995-2011.

On-Air On-Soaps wishes Judy all the best, and here’s to what the future brings! 

Share your thoughts and well-wishes to Judy as she ends her run at Y&R in the comment section below!

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Mal Young’s first step as EP is the hire a new casting director!

Good! Perhaps, when Justin leaves, they’ll rehire Michael as Adam.

My fingers are crossed so hard they are bleeding!

I hope so too, he was the best Adam and was their best actor.

I hope not, sorry , he was awful, just awful. If Justin leaves which he probably want, but if he does I wished the bring back the the Adam before Michael, he was good.

sad to see her go. she casted a lot of good people at Y&R. recasting Billy and Adam couldn’t of been easy. Y&R needs to hire a good replacement that will bring in good actors

After 30 years, she deserves a break. Congrats.

Judy was a gift. Known her for 30 years. A real class act. Loved actors and fought for them. She will be missed. M

She has quite the record. Reading this news item, I realized Miss Wilson cast shows I watched and followed closely. If Y&R is changing up, casting is not the issue. I like the actors, but not the writing.

While the woman clearly is experienced, look at the history of her employment.
She was only with Y&R starting in 2012 (roughly a year after Phelps came to the show) and previously worked on at least one soap where Phelps worked (Another World).

I’m wondering if Judy’s leaving is related to Phelps’ exit? The timing is interesting.

I know nothing about the guy replacing Phelps but, for once in the past 5-6 years, I’m not cringing about the choice. This guy is a “blank slate” for me. I’m interested in seeing what he’ll do. Phelps came to the show with a lot of “baggage” about how people viewed her, so did Charles Pratt, so did Jean Passante.

If nothing else, we see something new on the screen in the next few years. I hope the viewers and the network give this guy time to prove himself. In my opinion, there is a LOT of debris on this show that needs to be cleaned up and he won’t be able to do it over night.

Yeah if she is one of Jill’s friends then it’s best she’s gone too.

well

4 soaps are “ailing” debris for each show is suspect

I haven’t been excited, lately

it’s always a rough patch… going on

argh! I love DAYS… I want

bottom barrel I igive

I truly have to think… about each show… and think about coming up with good

and… it’s fruitless

I swear

I adore… this triangle of : GH Kiki/Dillan/Morgan

dang it!

Morgan will forever more… be the Corinthos TUNE IN

I’m telling you the honest truth… I never really thought about Dillan… until he started his job @Crimson

then he met Kiki… all hell break loose

this is steamy

add in Morgs… and he stud muffins

no two ways about it

so… you add… in Ava daughter / Ava son / and… A QuarterMAINe

you have magic stir in and whet

the Corinthos factor in with the best
Kiki… melts me
Dillan is quantifiable HIT

it takes my breath away… and that’s hitting it out of the park

Kristina Parker Aaron roll

i’m caught… Aaron is the best… swimming or shirtless … HOT

Lexie is ALIVE

you know… another huge trio…. Kristina / Parker / Aaron

I’m more caught with… the potential and huge cast… ( not the best.. DAYS gets that NOD )

it’s catch how GH does write… Franco and Liz

SOD issue is in it

Franco and Liz get HEAT

LOL

I love RH

Liz is my heart

this is something

I want this

I was watching Dante… w/ Lulu celebrating their “new” home

I realize I’ve seen Dante in a TUX… and his police garb

but…. he caught me… in that “suit” he’s danged handsome

he could go corporate… and tough it

for new role… Dantes worth it

argh ! I cant even go their… Sonny / Carly – Jason / Sam – Julian/Alexis

IT seems like Julian is written in to a corner… it wonders me… William DeVry has always worked

I liked one of my posts… when I posted…

“Monica and the audience” she – never – misses a beat

she’s timeless…. I don’t notice her work done

she’s beaconing for the rich past

my wish list… I like Sabrina… I truly do… do you look at her figure… shes amazing… gobsmacks me

she’s in love with Carlos and has Michael… that’s big

I love Jeffrey Vincent Parisse…

I want two or more hires

Jax on contract
Skye w/ lila Rae and Lorenzo
Carlos my man main man

DAYS

to this day… I can’t get over the rape story… it catapulted DARKER than fathomed

I will not erase DAYS dvr

I dont’ have much to say… about DAYS cause i’d rather hide my disappointment

Y&R stinks just as well… I hate Victor… the show would catapult OTHER characters if he were gone.. it’d be easy to get in to everyone else… because they kowtow… to character Victor

WHATS THE POINT… blah blah blah… it’s a big piece of ruined pie

DAYS… dag! it captures my heart

I look at all that caught me up… I will not let DAYS go

Salemite be
Leslie Charleson… I thank you… I’d buy you cruises for life

I said… Ava son

triangle… Ava daughter / CARLY son / any quarterMAINe

MEANT Carly son

My main point was

Ryan Quan… who starts features and full time… on the REEL

before and after Olympic

it pains me… as posted… it’s been dire mode

I hang in

Please go to “DOOL” and help the teen scene.

No kidding!

Good first move. Her time at YR has mostly been lackluster and there have been some big duds. Mal Young needs to do more to right the ship!

I celebrate the departure of anyone brought on board by Jill Farren Phelps! Best of luck Judy.

I would love to read… who she all hired on AMC… 1995-2011.

always admit… AMC… was my first real soap

Weren’t those some pretty strong years with the discoveries of Josh Duhamel, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig, Alicia Minshew, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & Eden Riegel? If she did the casting during that era, she had some real finds IMO.

This is not Amc this is bells soap

Read Patrick’s comment & the article. Ms. Wilson spent most of her career @ AMC from 1995-2011. She was only @ Y&R for 4 years.

General Hospital

General Hospital’s William Lipton to Star in Music Drama Series ‘The Runarounds’ From ‘Outer Banks’ Creators

This sounds like a perfect starring vehicle for the multi-talented William Lipton (Cameron Webber), who recently made a brief return to General Hospital for his best friend, Spencer Cassadine’s (the exited Nicholas Chavez) gravesite memorial service.

Now comes word that Lipton is set to star in a new series in the works entitled The Runarounds. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because The Runarounds is the name of the band seen in season three of Netflix’s popular series, Outer Banks. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given the green light to an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for The Runarounds which premise features the story of a post-high school band as they try to make it big.

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The fictional drama is inspired by the real life band of the same name and will star its group’s members: William Lipton, Axel Ellis, Jeremy Yun, Zendé Murdock and Jesse Golliher.

The Runarounds will be set and film in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Outer Banks was also shot. Skydance Television is the studio behind the series. Outer Banks creators Josh Pate, Joshua Pate, and Shannon Burke will bring this project to life.

Lipton took to his Instagram on Monday, once the news of the series was revealed, expressing, “Where are we going, fellas? To the top, Johnny!” Immediately GH co-stars past and present shared their congratulations to William including: Sydney Mikayla (ex-Trina Robinson) and Enzo De Angelis, who plays Lipton’s brother, Aiden on GH.

 

In a statement, Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, expressed: “When we first met with Jonas and Skydance about The Runarounds, it was immediately clear that they brought us a special show featuring an incredibly talented cast and real-life band. We are very much looking forward to sharing the exhilarating journey of The Runarounds with our global Prime Video customers.”

The Runarounds were actually formed as a band back in 2021, when Jonas Pate issued a casting call looking for a group to appear on Outer Banks. The group first performed together when they played for Pate ahead of appearing in season three after being selected from a more than 5,000 musicians who responded to the call.

No word yet on when The Runarounds will be released.

So, excited for this opportunity for William Lipton to star in this music drama? Hope he returns to GH down the line? Comment below.

 

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DAYS Blake Berris to Chat Live on the Michael Fairman Channel as Everett & Bobby’s Story Heats Up

The tale of Everett Lynch and Bobby Stein is starting to reveal itself on Peacock’s Days of our Lives, which puts returning cast member, Blake Berris front and center in story.

On Monday’s, February 26th episode of DAYS, the results of Everett’s CAT scan indicate he suffered a traumatic brain injury which jives with his story that he was in a car accident and spent in a year in a coma, or does it?

Stephanie (Abigail Klein) and Everett are reeling that Everett as Bobby Stein was married to Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu) and treated her badly. While Everett claims he doesn’t remember anything about his time as Bobby, despite his fingerprints matching those of Robert Stein’s, Marlena (Deidre Hall) ponders if he could be suffering from PTSD, which might explain his memory loss.

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Everett wonders if he has a brain tumor, but Marlena points out that they would have found it on the CAT scan. While there is no obvious reason for his memory loss, Kayla wonders if he is faking his amnesia? Marlena tells Everett that she is a psychiatrist and they should set up sessions immediately. Will it be revealed that Everett and Bobby are split personalities living inside one man?

Blake Berris is set to chat about the latest storyline developments and more, when he visits the Michael Fairman Channel on Wednesday, February 28th beginning at 3 pm ET/Noon PT.  Make sure to join Michael and Blake in the live chat for your turn to share your questions and thoughts on the story.

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Days of our Lives fans first met Blake when he played the character of Nick Fallon who was eventually murdered in 2014. Later, Nick made a few return appearances from ‘the grave’, in 2021 and 2023. Recently, Blake returned to the show in his newly-minted role of Everett Lynch at the end of October of last year.

Blake will talk about portraying Everett/Bobby, plus working his co-stars, and being a dad to his three boys, and more.  You can catch the livestream below.

Now, let us know, what is your theory about Everett Lynch and Bobby Stein? Looking forward to hearing what Blake has to say? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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