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Meredith Baxter Joins The Young and the Restless!

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It looks like a booze-fest is on its way to Genoa City that will spark some intriguing story on The Young and the Restless! According to TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, none other than Family Ties favorite, Meredith Baxter has joined the cast of the CBS soap opera!

Baxter will debut in the role of Maureen on the Monday, September 8th episode and will be on throughout the fall.  And look for Maureen to first cross paths with her new drinking buddy, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).  The two will hit the sauce!

A CBS rep revealed: “Maureen is a charming, intelligent, middle-class woman who has always aspired to a more privileged life than she’s had.  She appears kind and sympathetic, but can be quite manipulative. She is skilled at getting people to do the things she wants them to do by making them think it’s their idea!”

Apparently when not throwing back drinks, Maureen will cross paths with some other Genoa City residents who she has a connection with!

So, what do you think about Meredith Baxter joining Y&R?  Who else do you think she will be connected to in GC?  Comment below!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

What excellent casting! I love Meredith, and hope she sticks around. I have a feeling she’ll be the mother of Stitch (Sean Carrigan) and Kelly (Cady McClain), which would be great for story! I’m pumped about this right now!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good storyline, Scott…makes sense to me.

Larry Jr.
Larry Jr.

I think I’ll start drinking a bunch to forget another six months of Drunk Nikki. How many times is Y&R going to pull this crap out of the closet? Seriously, Melody Thomas-Scott’s crying and wailing over Paulie and Dullan were unbearable, but now this? Gee, you think Phelps is desperate much? Pathetic.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Melody has always stated how much she enjoys playing a drunk Nikki. And Nikki going back into the bottle is more based from Ian’s deception and games, than Dylan and Paul. And damn, people need to stop blaming JFP. If you ain’t got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Weren’t you all raised right?

jaybird369
jaybird369

Larry…dude…if you’re actually serious about ‘drinking a bunch’, then you should stock up and all on the L-I-Q-U-O-R ASAP. I know I would. BOTTOMS UP!!!!! And Larry…Y-E-S…I think that Jill Farren Phelps is desperate, alright…STUPIDLY DESPERATE!!!!! Total lameness.

Peace, bro.

gloria
gloria

It is boring. Predictable.

chris
chris

Wow. Haven’t seen or heard of Baxter in a while. She was always a good actress.

Gini
Gini

ALWAYS NICE TO SEE A FAMILIAR FACE.

Mk
Mk

Maybe nikki will dip in the lady pond?

Johnny
Johnny

Ewww.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

They can travel together to Lisbon.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow! Really? Yuck!

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

Get out of your own head. I’m sure you know what I mean. Stop visualizing things you feel yucky over. Gay people don’t do that with straight sex, you shouldn’t do that with lesbian sex. The show most likely will not go down that road. But to quote Seinfeld: “Not that there’s anything wrong with it!”

CeeCee
CeeCee

@MattsPlace. …huh? Somehow I feel I have offended you…if I have, I apologize…but you are right. I am a very visual person.

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

@CeeCee – Good response. I’m not offended so much as I’m just one of those people who see that we all live in the same world. Live and let live. Thanks.

Timmm
Timmm

There isnt enough vodka!

madluv4u
madluv4u

Lol!!!!!!

lwfromwa
lwfromwa

First thing I thought of too (woman on woman). Why not? Can’t be worse than Victor.

A former y&r fan
A former y&r fan

I hope they find some decent writers for her. Otherwise why is she wasting her time? At least when Bonnie Franklin was on, Y&R was still watchable.

MS89
MS89

Y&R is WAY more watchable now than it was at the time Bonnie Franklin was on.

Real Deal
Real Deal

What? I don’t know what show you’re watching, but it sure isn’t the boring, repetitive trash that’s on the screen these days! Y&R is horrible now.

ShariSoaringEagle
ShariSoaringEagle

I have been watching the show for over 30yrs, and have never been able to tear myself away. Yes some of the story lines have been a little off, but always lead back to something good happening. But the way this introduction is written it makes it seem as though she (her character) has been around GC in one way or another. There are some “twists” that were never straighten out, but it keeps you coming back for more!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

You’re both right and wrong. It was unwatchable then and still is.

MS89
MS89

The show is fine now. At least it isn’t overrun by evil doppelgängers and woefully miscast veterans from the failed soaps. JFP and co. may not be perfect but compared to MAB they’re a godsend.

MS89
MS89

Real Deal, when it comes to boring, repetitive trash, B&B has that market cornered.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I hope Maureen, Nikki’s new drinking buddy, leads her to the road of no return….to Genoa City, that is. I really am sick of Nikki’s perpetual Maid Marian role…enough with the tears and melodrama. No one cares about her past…let’s move on. Nikki’s behavior is annoyingly unbecoming.
I love Meredith; I am sure she will bring drama and a positive change to Y&R for the duration as Maureen.

su0000
su0000

aww c’mon.. you don’t want to see two drunk women crying in their wishy for an year?? LOL
Y&R does way too much story recycling..
they constantly recycle couples now stories.. sigh ..

but- we all all have a great fun time watching, regardless 🙂

PatF
PatF

Right.

Like YR is the only soap in history to repeat or recycle couples.

Ha!

harry
harry

Yes, it’s a shame Y&R cannot take a page from GH and refrain from recycling.
Oh, wait….nevermind.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Cede Cee, I totally agree!

harry
harry

Su000, I think you must be new to GH. How many times has Carly married Sonny? Maybe four times? And she is heading back his way soon. It is quite dull to me and many other viewers too.
Your perfect GH has been on the repeat cycle for about three years now and most of their replications are mere pale imitations of better stories from the begone years.

Lew S.
Lew S.

I meant to write Cee Cee.

su0000
su0000

c’mon Y&R always recycles the couples all the time , they take turns switching partners and eventually ending up back with the one they started with..
sorta like musical beds aha ..
GH doesn’t do the couple thing like Y&R does (thank god) heh.

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

What if Maureen is Ian Wards wife? Possible?

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

Her FAMILY TIES(pun) will be with her son: STICTH!!!

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

Or she’ll be Katherine’s long lost estranged sister!!! And she’ll be very eager to takeover the Chancelor Mansion and will still be Stitch’s mummy…lol

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I don’t think Merideth Baxter would do Y&R unless it was to tackle the subject of lesbianism. Her character may fall in love with Nicki. Nicki’s booze could lower her inhibitions. They will be lesbian lovers.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oooooh, good one, jimh. I’d love that….it would really make Jill’s head roll, not to mention Colin.

harry
harry

I bet you’re right, Jim.
Honestly, and no offense to MB, but I was really hoping the new cast member was going to be Erika Slezak and she would be Katherine’s long lost sister,

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I’m with Harry, was hoping for Slezak. But, I’ll keep an open mind and hope for the best.

Eden
Eden

Perhaps she is Mariah’s ‘mum’ via an adoption that Mariah is not aware of, as I still reckon she is Sharon’s twin daughter of Cassie. This would probably place her in connection with In some how and all. To bad she did not turn up years ago as River Baldwin’s husband at the ashram, reuniting her and Stephen Gross who played her husband on Family Ties back in the eighties.

Eden
Eden

…’in connection with Ian’…sorry about the auto correct…

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s even better, Eden! Everybody stop…lol. Every situation and suggestion you guys make sounds soooo good…my head is spinning…lol

Wendy
Wendy

From what I can recall, this photo doesn’t even look like Meredith Baxter. Yet another actress has felt it necessary to maintain the look of a woman in her 20’s. I feel it means we are losing actresses who look their age now. All look the same age, between 26 & 35. Apart from that critique, seems a shame we are going back downy he road of Nikki drinking again. Hasn’t that happened enough? Given the MS storyline for Nikki, one would think it is an oxymoronic SL twist that will be at cross purposes to this character being in charge of her MS and fully aware of being alcoholic. Think there could be better use of these two actresses than their hitting the booze. Why couldn’t they do something that shows women more than weak, manipulative creatures. There are too many already on YR in my opinion. Let’s see them start a publishing company, a charitable organization where they are hands on. Anything but women falling apart because of men in the show. Puleese, women are stronger than this.

Tom Polar
Tom Polar

I would hardly say she looks between 26 & 35 but I do understand your point. It’s tough for an actress to “age gracefully” in our youth-obsessed society which is even more prevalant in an actor’s world. I also agree that there need to be more storylines developing that doesn’t have a woman falling apart because a man doesn’t love or desire her or whatever. Naturally, I realize it’s that type of genre but on many levels I do agree with you.

Nancy Law
Nancy Law

Meredith has just had her 67th birthday in June of 2014.

carol
carol

I agree that I am not looking forward to yet another Nikki drinking s/l. Hasn’t this been done to death already! MB could have had one of many other possibilities. Don’t really care for her so will probably be in ff mode.

harry
harry

I agree with your premise, but I don’t think it’s applicable to MB. She has a short hair cut and her face betrays no evidence of having work done. She looks her age in that picture.
But everything else you state above, Wendy, makes a whole lot of sense to me.

Rose
Rose

I agree with you, especially about the drinking part. I figure this just shows now uncreative writers can be when they fall back on the same cliches over and over again.

Wendy
Wendy

Spelling error in previous post = “we are going down the road of Nikki drinking again.” Sorry about that.

nathalie
nathalie

one word: BORING !

Timmm
Timmm

Y&R has an old actress addiction! Anne Romano, Daisy Duke, MBB, and Sean Young. Is Betty White next!

Larry Jr.
Larry Jr.

Betty White did B&B with Phyllis Diller. It’s a Bell Serials’ gimmick.

su0000
su0000

Old men too..
Jack, Ian, Victor, Colin, and Neil and Paul are getting there too..
…. The Young and the Respite ahaaa!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

HA! Excellent point. But you gotta’ admit, Betty White would be awesome. (For the record, I always disliked Bonnie Franklin and her “acting”)

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, c’mon now, Timmm. We can’t have a show with only a young cast. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. are needed. I am fine with the introduction of an older cast as long as said cast doesn’t make out …show affection, yes, but no mouth to mouth, unless it is to resuscitate… Eg. Nikki and Victor ( his spittle), Jill and Colin. That ship has sailed. I don’t think I am alone in this.
Also, God bless Betty White. If I am to live as long as she, I hope I will be able to move around and walk with my own two legs on my own two feet.

GB
GB

i actually think meredith birney has been aging very gracefully and is wonderfully un-vain.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Her sexuality may be the reason for her not being vain. She’ll be the a aggressor to Nicki’s mousyness.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I don’t agree with the idea that Nikki displays any kind of ‘mousiness’, as you put it. On the contrary, in the 14 years since I have watched Y&R, Nikki has always been ‘in your face kind of woman.’ She is neither shy nor plain. I rather find her pretentious, of course that is my opinion. I also do not think that one’s sexuality has anything to do with vanity. Straight or gay, we are all the same in the way we feel about ourselves……some of us are vain, some of us are not. I am sure there are as many gays who are as vain as their straight counterparts; and vice-versa. It is all about one’s personality and sense of self, in other words, ego…how we perceive ourselves. IMO.

k/kay
k/kay

The character of Nikki has been for years her nose in the air I loved it years ago when Sharon told her she was nothing special. When she went into this cult she was married to Greg Foster the lawyer Jill’s brother once again history removed. 🙁

k/kay
k/kay

And for the record Lauren was always Paul’s BFF!!!!

su0000
su0000

I’m shocked!!
Nikki will be a drunkard again, never seen that coming, nope..
It will be exciting to watch a drunk Nikki again! how original!
the only save from complete boredom will be Meredith Baxter, IF the character is written well ..
A pompous woman afflicted with MS, a slurring drunkard on my screen through the next year .. ohhh mercy .. lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Pompous is right on the mark. Nikki would do well to re-examine her roots and bring that nose down a notch. It is time for her lips to give it a rest and un-pucker….she is not 21.
I must comment on the plastic surgery. I can’t judge because I am in my 20’s, but psychologically speaking, I can understand. The business these actors are in is very demanding and focuses heavily on their looks. I must give Melody credit, though…..she does not appear to have had any work done. That is a definite plus.
Also, I agree that Mariah is Sharon’s daughter. I am finding the show quite boring lately and I have missed many episodes. So, I wonder if Mariah is aware that Sharon is her birth mother. If she is, is it payback time? Is that the reason she has her eye on Nick? For the first time in a long time, my interest is piqued.

Rose
Rose

From what the article said, two drunkards…what a waste.

k/kay
k/kay

Sources close to the Y&R set say she is Nikki’s long lost daughter and Dylans twin!

su0000
su0000

ahaaa she is not even close to Dylans age to be his twin, more like g’ma ..

Timmm
Timmm

Way too old!

k/kay
k/kay

People it was a joke and the fact you bought into it is very telling! The show is yesterday’s news and very sad that it is going down in flames. Meredith Baxter is a joke and so is her casting just so done with this show the day it gets cancelled will be the day Bill Bell will finally RIP!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I had to reply here. I only made a big point to lesbianism because the last few years I’ve read stories/interviews with MB, she spoke of the subject. She became a poster child for lesbianism. Y&R could be giving her a platform for such a reason.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Since all roads lead to Dylan– my guess is she might be Avery’s and Phyllis’s mother.

PatF
PatF

While a lot of fans are speculating that it might be Ben and Kelly’s Mom, I think it’d be much more FUN if it WAS Avery/Phil’s Mom.

Good speculation.

k/kay
k/kay

How about her being Mariah’s adoptive mother? It is obvious they are going down that route of Mariah being Sharon’s daughter. I think this character was probably a member of the cult also.

CinStrgBrd
CinStrgBrd

I believe Baxter will be Mariah’s Mom.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Indeed, all roads lead to Dylan…and what a long, boring drive it’s been. However, I would prefer her being Phyllis and Avery’s mom than Kelly & Stitch’s. Although at this point, I don’t know why I care. As you said, all roads lead to Dylan. zzzzzzzz.

Mark
Mark

Love her! So classy!

Mo
Mo

Character needs to have a relationship to people on the show–not just Nikki’s drinking buddy.

Timmm
Timmm

It could be Kelly and Stitch’s mother?

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

They’ll be more than drinking buddies…they’ll be lesbian lovers! The booze will put Nikki at ease. She’ll be easy!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Well, that would put a new twist in Nikki’s storyline, which would be a refreshing change from Victor IMO.

I agree that she will likely be Kelly & Stitch’s mother. I personally would find it more compelling to finally meet Phyliss and Avery’s mom. If the writing is there, I think MBB will be a good addition either way.

k/kay
k/kay

Please stop it with the lesbian talk ok! I need Meredith Baxter’s personal life brought into a soap like I need a hole in the head. Please keep personal business out of show business. Could care less who she sleeps with.

jaybird369
jaybird369

4ever DAYS…GOOD ONE!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. And…how about this: Kevin and that VERY RUGGEDLY DREAMY Detective Mark Harding clearly have a LOVE-HATE working relationship. Then, from there, their LOVE-HATE working relationship can obviously SPRINGBOARD into something M-O-R-E!!!!! One more time…Hee Hee Hee. From there, can you imagine the ENDLESS D-R-A-M-A that would go on at the GCPD?!?!? I mean…Paul (in more ways than one) would lose his mind in terms of dealing with Mark and Kevin’s, um, Nu-bickering…LOL!!!!! Poor Paul…Hee Hee Hee. Oh, Well.

A-C-E-S!!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@4 ever…Why so fixated on lesbianism? Good grief, enough already!

lisa
lisa

Yay – they added Meredith to the cast…. I guess.
Just not looking forward to a Nikki dipping into the sauce storyline again.
Not at all !

lizzy
lizzy

If she turns out to be stitch’s mom, I bet she really killed her husband and stitch took the blame to protect her and that’s why she’s a boozer.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The minute Kelly told Jack her mother told her not to be too hard on Ben for “killing his father” I thought the same thing. The mother killed her husband for being abusive, Ben in order to protect his mother confessed to it— which would make way more sense given his character—

gloria
gloria

I had this exact thought today that I bet Stitch’s mother killed the father & Stitch took the rap. And Kelly had such a weird reaction when Jack asked about their mother. Stitch never confirms to anyone that “of course it was self-defense” He clams up when anyone says that. I do have to laugh when everyone in town is SO self-righteous about Stitch having murdered someone & gone to prison. I mean every character on that show has been in jail at one time or another & some (Victor, Adam & more I can’t think of right now) for very hideous crimes & all is forgiven & forgotten. I mean it is not like Stitch is a serial killer or something for crying out loud!

Lusea
Lusea

Lizzy. I think you may be right. It would be a great storyline anyway. Thanks for the storyline idea, maybe the writers will read it. lol

Deborah
Deborah

Well, there is the final reason to STOP watching.

Timmm
Timmm

Maybe she will bring MJF with her as a Kyle recast! Oh wait, they sort of already did that and they let him go and hired some square jawed caveman! Thankfully he is off canvas!

Joan G
Joan G

Here we go again. All the writers do is keep bringing in new characters who have negative ulterior motives and do harm against the main characters. Can’t they write some original stories?

wolfsmistress
wolfsmistress

What would really be fun is if River Baldwin would return. He was played by Michael Gross, who was Meredith Baxter’s husband on “Family Ties” back in the 1980s. River could come back and give Ian Ward a run for his money (Nikki’s money?) on how cults should be run in the Genoa City area while trying to bilk folks out of money, make their family members crazy and then River could fall in love with Meredith’s character while still having some feelings for Gloria, his ex-wife!

Heck, it would be lot more interesting storyline than what some have been on the show lately, right?

Well, I hope when she comes on, she brings some of that Bette Broderick evil with her … I like Meredith when she’s baaaaad!!
wolfy

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Forgot about that storyline. Michael Gross was really good in that role. And any storyline with more Gloria would make me happy. Also, Michael needs a storyline that isn’t about someone else. Love Michael and Gloria (and the rest of the Baldwin/Fisher/Fenmore family).

jaybird369
jaybird369

I look at it like this…over the years, Meredith Baxter has proven (over and over again) that she can do ANYTHING acting-wise. To me, Meredith was BEYOND AWESOME when she played the role of that totally deranged socialite Betty Broderick on-screen. Not only once but twice. And if I remember correctly, that Betty Broderick stuff and all was based on a true story. Bottom Line Here: Come 9/8/2014 (aka next month)…let the DRAMATIC FIREWORKS BEGIN!!!!! D-R-A-M-A!!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Meredith…you are right jaybird, she can play any role…she is that talented.

k/kay
k/kay

But she is not daytime there are tons of out of work actress’s from daytime that could have done this role justice. People on this board go on and on about saving the daytime genre then we should do that. Are you really going to tell me that Slezak, Strasser, Zenk, the list goes on & on could not have done this part. Be loyal fight for out of work Daytime actress”s & actors!!!!

k/kay
k/kay

And no I am not Union if they had me working for them they would be working! 🙂

Lusea
Lusea

Totally agree with you jaybird and CeeCee. I love her acting.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Absolutely, k/Kay. I love all those actresses, especially Strasser…one of my favorites. I would have loved to have one of them on the soap. I am not comparing, I am merely stating that Meredith is a great actress. Perhaps Slezak , Strasser and Zenk did not want the job. We can only speculate and hope that drama, suspense, romance and all that good stuff are re-introduced to daytime. I may be young in age, but I am an old soul at heart…if that makes any sense.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I have to agree with k/kay. The stunt casting with MBB and formerly Bonnie (yuck) Franklin, Sean Young and so on is not appealing to me as a soap fan. So many GREAT former soap queens I would rather see than Ms. Birney. Not because she isn’t a good actress (loved her as Betty Broderick) just would rather see Slezak, Strasser, Zenk, and so on…They know how to do soaps.

(Although Cady McClain seems to be proving me wrong as Kelly. Former Cady fan/not in this role. I do put a lot of that on the writers, though.)

su0000
su0000

It is sorta funny;
Nikki and aged drunk with Multiple sclerosis sucks up the booze with her drinking partner..
They will slur and stumble through scenes when they are not crying in their whisky..
And she will hide her drinking and on and on and on it will go for a year …

harry
harry

Speaking of recycling and repetition….you have written the same thing over and over.

jeff
jeff

Since it seems Kelly and Stitch are going to stick around, it wouldn’t surprise me at all that she is their mother. It’s quite reasonable for her to be a boozer after what sounds like a very troubled past. Honestly, I’d love it if they had her and Nikki have some sorta relationship. What a great way to stir up some real drama. The fallout would be huge!! Things like this do happen in real life and way more realistic than some of the other story lines that they’ve had in the past and some that are going on right now. Looking forward to it. Either way, I look forward to Meredith being on the show.

Alan
Alan

If it’s a day ending in “y” you can count on Y&R adding yet another character instead of focusing on storytelling…

Jimmy
Jimmy

I think it would be great if Y&R brought back Michael Gross and connected him to Ian and this new character Maureen somehow. Maybe River and Ian could be brothers? Though I’m still hoping Ian turns out to be Victor’s long-lost brother Matthew Miller from the days when Victor was really Christian Miller – THAT would be awesome.

As for Maureen, I think she will end up being Stitch and Kelly’s mother, and maybe we’ll learn that Stitch and Kelly are only half-siblings, and that Kelly’s real father was River, but she never knew that growing up because Maureen didn’t want River’s influence in her daughter’s life?

liL0Ladehoo
liL0Ladehoo

I agree with you wolfsmistress, your story line would really be something to watch. I have been watching Y & R since it started. After reading all the other comments, yours not only makes sense but would we be oh so interesting. Oh yes, I also like Meredith when shes baaaaad!

dmr
dmr

Meredith is an amazing actress. She’s very talented. She is able to do comedy; therefore, I think she would make a drunk companion with Nikki! I don’t watch Y&R much; but, I do tune in from time to time while at home during lunch.

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

The real irony here is the name! Wonder how many GL fans picked up on it? Interesting choice naming her Maureen.

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

Maybe I should explain JFP was behind the killing of Maureen Bauer. Ironic that a new character on Y&R will be named Maureen. I thought that was the first thing Guiding Light fans would notice.

Rob
Rob

great, more stunt casting, said noone….

Nate
Nate

YES YES YES YES YES! Fantastic news, I could not be happier. Now I wish they would bring back Helen Slater on a regular basis. She was better in her doctor role than almost all of her ’80’s movies combined.

CeeCee
CeeCee

4ever….as much as Lisbon is a beautiful place to visit, I think you meant to say, “Lesbos”, which is a Greek island.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

That too!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol….now, that’s funny.

harry
harry

Isn’t that the island Wonder Woman is from?

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

When I read “Lisbon” I was wondering, “Why would they want to go to the Town of Lisbon?” A small burg in Wisconsin, much like Genoa City, but without the multinational conglomerates or the mega-billionaires. As if Y&R could get anymore boring. (sorry to anyone who resides in Lisbon. On Wisconsin!)

CeeCee
CeeCee

I doubt she meant Lisbon, Wisconsin, but the internationally known Lisbon, Portugal.

Lusea
Lusea

I am thrilled. I love her acting and hope it goes LONG TERM.

Caroline
Caroline

I thought the character of Mariah said her mom’s name is Maureen? Maureen phoned Mariah looking for money, right?

Alan
Alan

Mariah’s mother’s name is Helen.

macey
macey

No Micheal Muhney – no Y&R!

Judie
Judie

Micheal Muhney was a real yuk I hear. Loved him as Adam but he was a DOM when it came to being around women. He was a jerk personally. The people in the cast did not like him and he caused a lot of trouble. Just saying

kathy Skinner
kathy Skinner

Wasn’t Meredith Baxter Birney on Y and R several years ago helping Victor wgeb he was searching for Nick or someone or had amnesia? I know Bonnie Franklin was on way back then, but I seem to remeber Meredith on there at some point.What was her storyline back then?

Beve
Beve

Kathy, I was just talking to my daughter about her. …I would swear Meredith Baxter Birney has been on Y & R before?? I don’t see any replies to your question…and I don’t see anything on the web?? Are we crazy?? LOL

tush
tush

Would love to see Meredith and Nikki involved in a lesbian relationship along with the booze. Nikki would find out that she was always a lesbian. Interesting concept. Have Nikki try out lesbian sex like Adam did.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

You mean Maureen, not Meredith. Yes, I suspect they will be lovers.

soapfan
soapfan

I REALLY love it that Meredith is on the show, it adds an exciting element that has been sorely needed… a veteran character’s (Melody’s) story line going in a new direction. I also think it’s great when Nikki starts drinking again because it’s a more realistic depiction of the alcoholic struggle. Typically a character will have been outed as a drunk, they’ll rehab and then for ever after they’ll casually mention AA every couple of years. I hope Meredith stays on indefinitely!

JaneneGerard
JaneneGerard

Welcome to Y&R, Meredith. Loving your acting and that you are aging nsturally. You look beautiful and great haircut. How can I dupe it?

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DAYS Freddie Smith and Alyssa Tabit Officially Engaged!

He popped the question and she said, “Yes!”

This weekend, Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit and Instagram had the pictures to prove it!

Sharing a beautiful photo on both of their social media accounts taken in Malibu, the duo share a kiss, are dressed in white, and Alyssa is showing off that ring!  Tabit expressed: “Best. Day. EVER!!!! 💍Freddie Smith, Love you until the end of time! ♥️♥️♥️ #engaged”

Freddie simply stated: 💍Love you Alyssa Tabit”

Recently, Freddie told Soap Opera Digest that by the end of summer the two were going to get engaged.

The lovebirds also co-host their own podcast called The Freddie and Alyssa Show which is available via iTunes and YouTube.

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Jason Canela Reveals: “I’m Proud And Honored To Officially Be A Full-Time Member Of The Young and the Restless Family”

Former telenovela star, Jason Canela (Arturo) is staying put in Genoa City.  Canela, who is of Cuban descent, was originally brought on to The Young and the Restless as a building contractor, who winds up being the boy toy of none other than Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

Later, his story switched and Arturo has now been romancing and paired with Nikki’s stepdaughter, Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway).

Now as Arturo becomes more entrenched in the Newman clan, Canela posted on his Instagram account that the CBS soap has signed him on as a contract player.

Jason expressed: “I’ve always believed that there are two types of artists. There are working ones and blessed ones. Thankfully I’ve had an incredible support system to always motivate me and help me push forward no matter how tough things got while I was working to become a better version of me so that one day I could be blessed. To every artist out there who feels discouraged because they have not booked that role or gotten that verse picked up in a track just remember that our line of work is not the easiest but if you truly love it then you know that if you continue to PUT IN THE WORK one day you will be blessed. Thank you to Mal Young, Sony, CBS & The Young and the Restless for believing in me and making me feel at home in Genoa city and blessing me with the opportunity to bring life to Arturo Rosales. I’m proud and honored to officially be a full time member of the The Young and the Restless family.” #Blessed #EnjoyEveryMoment

Glad to hear there is more Arturo in Genoa City and Jason is on contract at the top-rated daytime drama series? Comment below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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