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Justin Hartley Named "Biggest Acting Revelation In A Drama Series" For THIS IS US!

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Daytime fans know the power of the acting chops of Justin Hartley, most noticeably up through the beginning of fall on CBS’ The Young and the Restless where he played Adam Newman.

Whether the actor submits himself for contention in the Lead Actor category for the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards we are waiting to find out.  But, Hartley definitely should.  He delivered some of the best work of the past TV season on daytime and primetime.

When Hartley departed Y&R for his primo role on NBC’s new highly-touted nighttime series, This Is Us, he received even far greater and more far-reaching recognition in a role that is a perfect fit for his talents as actor Kevin Pearson.

Now comes word as the end of the year “Best and Worst in TV” lists role out from various media outlets, that Hartley was named by TV Line as the “Biggest Acting Revelation In a Drama Series” for his performance on This Is Us.  Hartley took to Twitter to offer his thanks and acknowledgement for the nod.

So, have you enjoyed Justin’s performance on This Is Us so far? Do you hope he throws his name into the ring for the Daytime Emmy Lead Actor field?  Comment below!

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James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I knew he was going on to bigger things. and this is just the beginning of his rising star.

Barb
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Barb

Totally agree!

Beverly Shichtman
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Beverly Shichtman

Mr. Hartley has really brought his “A” game to @ThisIsUs. However, there isn’t a bad actor in the cast. I like SAG awards because Casts get accolades for all their work and they all deserve the awards. He should go for the Emmy in whatever category he feels is right for him. He’ll get it because he’s so good.

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree… SAG award : actors rewarding actors

NBC is so behind @This is US….. this show… has propelled the network back in the limelight… award central.

consequentially… there really is a lot of good shows to back…. just so glad and happy that @This is US… is in the pack.

Addison
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Addison

This might sound ridiculous considering I never even met the man, but I am proud of Justin.
He really deserves this because he is able to incorporate a natural flair for comedy into his dramatic performance. Despite his good looks and overall beef cake appearance, an innate sense of sweetness and vulnerability comes through with his portrayal of Kevin.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Justin came a long way from his ‘infancy’ acting on PASSIONS.
I am proud of him, too.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Despite his good looks and overall beef cake ” right, Addie OK hummm? I couldn’t agree more… he’s got the whole enchilada… he meets all the requirements, attributes, nothing comes between him and the camera. I forget.. he’s that good looking yet: I must ADD that Justin Hartley and Michael Muhney share a lot of the same screen magnetisms yet: I can’t overlook Michael Muhney screen presence… as that just adds that much more tantalize and imagination combust.. Michael Muhney resonates VA VA VOOMS in and around ALL it’s staggering to see a “recast” take gawd… the Newmans will never… Read more »

Mindy
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Mindy

I agree! I personally find YR much better with Adam and Muhney and Hartley we were so similar in their portrayal. Let’s hope they have the good sense to bring Muhney back

Patrick
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Patrick

Addison

it’s s wonderful post…. beyond husband material. yet.. with Justin Hartley, one can think… almost

with Michael Muhney … one dreams.. and TUNES in

get it Young and Sussman.

Addison
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Addison

You crack me up, Patrick.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

He does have an innate sweetness that just emerges seemingly without intent. It often would slip out on Young and the Restless with his eyes and body movements, in particular his hands. What used to hold me back from saying he was great was his cadence which would often go into overdrive; haven’t noticed it on the new program.

it took be a bit to catch on to the new show, however, the entire cast stands out.

What a lovely success story for this time of year.

Best to all of you!

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Loved him on Y&R. Followed him to ‘This is Us’ and so happy I did because its a fantastic show. Hartley’s a great actor!

mark
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mark

He is so gorgeous

Barb
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Barb

Justin is awesome, loved him on Y&R and he’s amazing in This Is Us. Big things ahead for him!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Congratulations to Justin on this well deserved praise. This Is Us is an excellent program and I love his performance. The entire cast is outstanding.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I have to say I wasn’t hooked in the show for the first two episodes… Don’t know why. But I stuck with it and U adore everything about it! I loved Justin on “Revenge”, caught a not in Y&R and love him on ” This Us Us

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Ugh…

On the show…not in

I ADORE…NOT U

Caught a bit on Y&R

“This Is Us”

But I don’ t think he stands out…I think he stands “with” because they’re all excellent!

Helen
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Helen

I agree! This Is Us has a stellar ensemble cast!

toscanti
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toscanti

Well Deserved!

GraciesBFF
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GraciesBFF

Well deserved !!!!!
An incredible talent to say the very least.
This is Us is the best show on TV.
Now let’s just hope that the Y&R powers that be will leave Adam dead out of respect to Mr. Hartley’s supreme acting.

JMER
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JMER

I’m not a Y&R viewer, but I absolutely love his work on This Is Us. I like the entire cast of characters on that show so much but now that I’m thinking about it, Justin’s character is probably one of my faves along with Toby, William and Randall.

su0000
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su0000

Justin and This Is Us is a great match.
One of my favorite shows and Justin moving out of Y&R and into This Is Us, which will be airing for a very long time will be among the #1 TV shows…

ppage
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ppage

Yes, he’s terrific in This Is Us. He’s a stand-out amidst a a great cast.

Betty
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Betty

He was so smart to bail on Y&R, which continues to flounder under the new production and writing team. THIS IS US is a terrific show. Good luck to him. Don’t look back Justin, keep on going forward.

Annette
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Annette

Justin Hartley was great on Smallville, so I was really happy to see him on This is Us! The whole cast is fantastic, really enjoyable show. This role is definitely a perfect fit for Justin. Hope it lasts for a long time!

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

Well deserved accolades. I hope he wins both an Emmy and a SAG award.
I still miss him as Adam Newman. As much as I learned to love the character Adam Newman, I hope they don’t recast. Bringing back the previous actor would be an insult to women.

Nora
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Nora

JH was the only reason I use to watch Y&R. He was excellent in the role of Adam Newman. I normally don’t watch a lot of series, but absolutely love This Is Us. This is one of the best series and JH is wonderful as Kevin. I love the whole cast. it’s a series with heart and leaves me crying like a baby.

Lynn
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Lynn

Hartley is something!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, I do hope he submits his name for Y&R. He has more range than many who end up in this category. Plus, I’d love for Michael Muhney to return. Keeping Adam in our memories may help in that, though I suspect it’s a lost cause.

Janelle
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Janelle

I loved Justin as Adam on Y & R he took over a very big part and did a great job. But his role on This is Us I love even more and I hope the show lasts for a long time.

Mo
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Mo

It’s not a revelation to those of us who watched him on Y&R. But I am glad he is getting noticed and getting credit. He deserves it.

Nikki
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Nikki

This is great news but not a big surprise to me. I knew he was going places all he needed was exposure. Although I like Y & R I don’t think too many directors watch it, but getting into P.M. it won’t be long before he’s in with the big wigs. When Justin started on Y & R I felt sorry for him. There was so much controversy from the fans of Michael Muhney I thought he’d never make it but he didn’t only make it, he owned it and made it his own. God help the next Adam Newman… Read more »

Darlene Owens
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Darlene Owens

Hated to see him leave Y & R as Adam Newman. When Michael Muhney was replaced by Justin Hartley, I thought there isn’t anyone that’ll make Adam Newman like Michael Muhney. I was sooooo wrong! Justin Hartley won me over like he did many, many others! He was GREAT! Because of Justin Hartley, I started watching, “This is Us!” I’m HOOKED! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the series! He’s an AMAZING actor!

Ruby
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Ruby

I’m sorry, I did not like the way Justin Hartley played Adam Newman. He was not tough. He did not have the coldness the roughness. He was weak. This is because the writer made him this way. She did him no justice. He’s very good on his new 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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