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Matthew Atkinson Cast As New Recurring Character On The Young and the Restless!

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A familiar face to ABC Family viewers next stop is Genoa City and the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless. 

Matthew Atkinson has been cast in the recurring role of  Austin and will first appear on the April 17th episode!

According to Soap Opera Digest, his first scenes will be with Steve Burton (Dylan) and Jessica Collins (Avery), where he will play a cameraman working with Avery on her new venture!

Atkinson has been seen on Jane By Design, Drop Dead Diva, One Tree Hill, CSI and on NBC’s Parenthood!

So, what will Austin be all about?  What do you think the writers had in mind when casting Matthew for the role?  Let us know!

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Nk3play2
Nk3play2

Why couldn’t he be Kyle?!

Alan
Alan

So Avery is going to have her own cooking show.

Wow.

That should generate tons of story and send ripples across the story canvas.

Maybe she’ll make a PBJ sammich for sweeps.

UGH.

Mo
Mo

Oh no. Say it ain’t so.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Alan…AGREED!!!!! Dude…you said it perfectly!!!!! That airhead Avery having her own cooking show=Who cares. Beyond lame.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Yuck!!!! That’s the most boring thing they could do. I guess we could turn it into a drinking game and have everyone take a shot whenever she mentions cupcakes. Too bad I don’t drink. Sigh.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Not much…

Lew S.
Lew S.

This is a show that does not need another new character. Please utilize the cast you currently have and finish the long drawn out storylines currently airing.

Sue
Sue

AGREE! Nothing against Matt, but please no more new people, have way too many actors who don’t work now on Y&R no storylines! JFP just throws new people out there to see who works and who doesn’t!

Izabel
Izabel

SO TRUE.

Linda Tatum
Linda Tatum

Need to bring back Sarge. Jack needs his friend. Peter Bergman and Darnell Williams give each other Emmy winning performances and brings energy to the character of Jack.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I have a feeling that Y&R is jumping on the bandwagon. Austin will be revealed as being gay.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Noooooooooooooo

Bill
Bill

I think they should jump on that bandwagon! I mean, it IS 2014 after all.

Johnny
Johnny

I heave a big sigh…reading about MORE newbies on GH and YR…and Sean Kanan leaving. I dont get it. I just dont get it. And obviously, neither do any of the writers or producers of these shows.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Could be a new love interest for Summer or perhaps he is this Abbott cousin they were casting for a while back or he could just be bit player who will be on for a few shows and that’s it. But he will definitely be yet another newbie on a canvas already filled with too many new faces– and isn’t it interesting his first scenes are with Dylan– I guess Dylan is now Y&R go to guy to launch every new storyline from

jaybird369
jaybird369

Let me see…

1. Dylan the bland, boring and one-dimensional muscle-head
2. Avery the dull airhead
3. Austin…YET ANOTHER annoying and unwanted newbie character forced and shoved down our throats

I’m supposed to care because…….

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Soooo true!!!!

Sue
Sue

Just what Y&R needs NEW cast member! Please just fire JFP already!

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Amen amen amen amen amen amen!!!!!!!!!!!

Mo
Mo

He’s cute, but why do we need new characters and actors? Utilize the ones you have in GOOD stories. They actually need to get rid of some of the ones they currently have (Hilary, Dylan, Avery, Kelly).

RICARDO
RICARDO

wow he is very cute. LOL. HE looks like my boyfriend. lol. same face wow.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

I think they need to cut down the unnecessary characters and get some expensive highly experienced actors. Cady McClain is a good startx but we need some actors that were fan favorites from our lost soaps. Like Martha Burne or the one who played Devon’s mom. Maybe Hunt Block?

melinda
melinda

Okay,here’s my take on this,…with all the hiring and firing going on,this is to me, a sneaky way to get this show off the air. They are not being creative at all. And by them firing the best people they had,just proves that this is headed for an end. JP needs to be fired,and all who work with her. How stupid to cut their own throats this way. There are a lot of great actors,and actresses to cast on this show. I heard that Eric Braeden had Billy Miller fired,and Michael Muhney. All because he wants to be the only highest paid actor on the show. The Y&R has lost a lot of charisma, and know how. This is so sad. How the hell you get rid of what makes a show successful,just to have your way? There are no tying up of loose ends!! Everything is just out of control,and running together.Even the seasoned actors,and actresses seem to be knocked off course by this. Damn what dumb choices they are making!!! They could have hired on the lady who played Lucinda Walsh, (Elizabeth Hubbard) as Catherine’s sister,and have her take on Jill,Victor,and Colin. They could have brought on the guy who played Craig on ATWT’s to be a thorn in Victor’s side. And even Colleen Zenk could have been a formidable for Michael’s wife or Chelsea as far as the fashion world goes! And if this new guy comes on,and they have him as gay,…I’m truly done with Young & the Restless!

Izabel
Izabel

WOW…They’re murdering this soap to a slow painful death. Hoow are we fans suppoose to have any hope at all at tthis rate. Used to look fwd to watching y&r through tough days during my teen yrs so all this rapid BS storylines and new casting is truly a disappointment. JFP needs to go back to producers college or wherever it is she came from its not even funny.. Guarantee, us fans can write way better scripts. GET RID OF THIS USLESS PLOT and please, if need be, bring in only decent new talent. Michael Muhney, Billy Miller, Michelle stafford foreverrr!!! MM’ is probably laughing his ass off right now watching y&r crumble without him.
#soSAD

Nanci
Nanci

I totally agree with those who have posted that Y and R does not need
another new character! And it is hard enough getting used to new actors
playing OLD characters lately, such as new Billy.
But Avery an airhead? No way! She has a level head, and a sweet,
fun personality, as well, in my opinion.

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In story, after being away taking care of business in Paris for Forrester International, Stefffy returns home to Los Angeles with her two baby girls: Kelly and Phoebe in tow.  But when she comes back what will happen when she finds out the news about Flo (Katrina Bowden)?  Will Steffy soon learn she has Hope’s (Annika Noelle) daughter?

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