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Kin Shriner stepping in for Ted Shackelford on Y&R!

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Fan favorite Kin Shriner is stepping back into daytime, temporarily! It seems there has been a sudden casting change at The Young and the Restless. Ted Shackelford who has been playing the antics of Jeffrey Bardwell will be briefly replaced by Shriner!  The former star of General Hospital and Port Charles, is set to play Jeffrey B. for three episodes.

A Y&R spokesperson released this statement, “Kin Shriner is temporarily stepping in on Y&R as Jeff Bardwell because Ted Shackelford is not available. Kin’s episodes will begin airing in late April.”

So do you think Shriner will be a good temp recast as Bardwell? Let us know!

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Sondra
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Sondra

Absolutely!

Maria Schatz
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Maria Schatz

Kin Shriner should be a good temporary replacement! Y&R hasn’t really done a whole lot with Ted lately,seems like they did when he first joined the show as William!

mike
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mike

I guess we should close our eyes to the roughly 15 year age difference between the two. Its not quite as bad as Joan Crawford subing for her daughter on Secret Storm.

Karen
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Karen

I like Ted playing Jeffrey. No one can be as devious and slimey as he can in the part. How long will he be gone? I saw today’s episode and was rather disappointed at the role change.

Lisa
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Lisa

I like Kin Shriner more!!

Txgirl
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Txgirl

No one will ever replace Ted as Jeffery Bardwell!! That role was made for him and he is great in it!!!!! Hope he comes back soon…..

Jackie Vollrath
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Jackie Vollrath

I think Kin Shriner will be a great replacement for Jeffery Bardwell, I love Kin he can replace anybody.

carol
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carol

I love Kin Shriner. He will make an excellent jeffrey bardwell and I hope it turns to permanent.

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The B&B duo will chat on their current story-arcs; while Lawrence will also speak about being a writer on the daytime soap opera.

In addition, the two B&B stars are on-hand to promote The Talk’s co-host Akbar Gbajabiamila upcoming appearance on the Tuesday, January 18th episode of The Bold and the Beautiful.

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So, next week will you be checking out Monday’s episode of The Talk … and Tuesday’s B&B? Comment below.

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Remembering One Life to Live on the 10th Anniversary of its Final Episode on ABC

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As the story goes, after some false starts, the show wound up in the hands of Prospect Park in an attempted online reboot of the series which lasted some 40 plus episodes, and one season on Hulu in 2013.

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Agnes Nixon’s brainchild first took to the airwaves back on July 15, 1968 on ABC, and tackled many of the social issues of our time, delivered unforgettable performances, beloved soap on-screen couples, and often humorous and edgy storylines.

When the soap was initially canceled by ABC, we took to our former site to share our thoughts in the piece here back in 2011.

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At the end of its 43-year-run it was then EP Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati who took the show to third place in the ratings among six soaps, and delivered a one-two punch of heart, humor, and drama to close out the ABC run of  One Life. (We have posted the final episode below).

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Now, share your thoughts and remembrances of when you watched the final episodes of One Life to Live, and how you still miss it to this day via the comment section.

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Robert Newman On Joining the Cast of Y&R: “I Feel Pretty Blessed to Have the Opportunity”

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Meanwhile, Newman took to his Facebook page and made this statement: “Thanks to everyone for the sweet posts and messages about my joining the cast of Y&R. I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve had great respect for the show and its wonderful cast for many, many years. I’m happy to be a part of it. I had a lovely zoom meeting with Josh Griffith and Anthony Morina last night. We talked quite a bit about the character, and I’m very excited by the scripts I’m getting so far. I’m scared to death, of course, but I think that’s healthy.  It’ll be a new adventure and I’m feeling pretty blessed to have the opportunity. Cheers”

Look for Robert to make his Y&R debut in February.

So, what are your thoughts of Robert coming to Y&R as the new Ashland Locke, after Richard Burgi departed over the daytime drama’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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