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Meredith Baxter Joins The Young and the Restless!

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

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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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127 Comments

  1. Scott (ATWT Fan)

    August 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Good storyline, Scott…makes sense to me.

    • Larry Jr.

      August 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      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)

        August 5, 2014 at 10:08 am

        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

        August 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

        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

        September 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm

        It is boring. Predictable.

    • chris

      September 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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

      • Gini

        September 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

        ALWAYS NICE TO SEE A FAMILIAR FACE.

  2. Mk

    August 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Maybe nikki will dip in the lady pond?

    • Johnny

      August 4, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      Ewww.

      • 4ever DAYS

        August 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        They can travel together to Lisbon.

    • CeeCee

      August 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Wow! Really? Yuck!

      • MattsPlace

        August 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 9:04 am

        @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

        August 5, 2014 at 10:13 am

        @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

      August 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

      There isnt enough vodka!

      • madluv4u

        August 5, 2014 at 10:59 am

        Lol!!!!!!

    • lwfromwa

      August 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

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

  3. A former y&r fan

    August 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm

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

      • Real Deal

        August 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        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

        August 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        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

        August 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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

      • MS89

        August 6, 2014 at 12:17 am

        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

        August 6, 2014 at 12:20 am

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

  4. CeeCee

    August 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      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

        August 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm

        Right.

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

        Ha!

      • harry

        August 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

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

    • Lew S.

      August 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Cede Cee, I totally agree!

      • harry

        August 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        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.

      August 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      I meant to write Cee Cee.

      • su0000

        August 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        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)

      August 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

      What if Maureen is Ian Wards wife? Possible?

  5. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    August 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

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

    • jimh(leave it to beaver)

      August 4, 2014 at 9:59 am

      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

        August 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        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

        August 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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

      • harry

        August 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 8:15 am

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

  6. Eden

    August 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

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

    • CeeCee

      August 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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

  7. Wendy

    August 4, 2014 at 10:09 am

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

      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

        August 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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

    • carol

      August 4, 2014 at 11:07 am

      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

      August 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      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

      August 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      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.

  8. Wendy

    August 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

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

  9. nathalie

    August 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    one word: BORING !

    • Timmm

      August 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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

      • Larry Jr.

        August 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

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

      • su0000

        August 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

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

      • MBmomof3

        August 5, 2014 at 8:17 am

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

      • CeeCee

        August 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        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.

  10. GB

    August 4, 2014 at 10:58 am

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

    • 4ever DAYS

      August 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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

      • CeeCee

        August 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

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

  11. su0000

    August 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      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

      August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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

  12. k/kay

    August 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

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

    • su0000

      August 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

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

    • Timmm

      August 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Way too old!

      • k/kay

        August 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        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

      August 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      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.

  13. Mary SF

    August 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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

    • PatF

      August 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      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

        August 6, 2014 at 7:56 am

        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

        August 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        I believe Baxter will be Mariah’s Mom.

    • MBmomof3

      August 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      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.

  14. Mark

    August 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Love her! So classy!

  15. Mo

    August 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm

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

    • Timmm

      August 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      It could be Kelly and Stitch’s mother?

    • 4ever DAYS

      August 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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

      • MBmomof3

        August 5, 2014 at 8:22 am

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

        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

        August 6, 2014 at 6:04 am

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

  16. lisa

    August 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    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 !

  17. lizzy

    August 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    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

      August 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      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

      August 4, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      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

      August 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      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

  18. Deborah

    August 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Well, there is the final reason to STOP watching.

  19. Timmm

    August 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    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!

  20. Joan G

    August 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    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?

  21. wolfsmistress

    August 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    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

      August 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

      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).

  22. jaybird369

    August 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    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

      August 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

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

      • k/kay

        August 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        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

        August 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

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

      • Lusea

        August 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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

      • CeeCee

        August 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

        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

      August 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      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.)

  23. su0000

    August 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    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

      August 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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

  24. jeff

    August 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    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.

  25. Alan

    August 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm

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

  26. Jimmy

    August 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    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?

  27. liL0Ladehoo

    August 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    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!

  28. dmr

    August 5, 2014 at 5:55 am

    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.

  29. MattsPlace

    August 5, 2014 at 6:27 am

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

    • MattsPlace

      August 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      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.

  30. Rob

    August 5, 2014 at 6:37 am

    great, more stunt casting, said noone….

  31. Nate

    August 5, 2014 at 8:29 am

    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.

  32. CeeCee

    August 5, 2014 at 9:07 am

    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

      August 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      That too!

      • CeeCee

        August 6, 2014 at 10:15 am

        Lol….now, that’s funny.

    • harry

      August 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Isn’t that the island Wonder Woman is from?

    • MBmomof3

      August 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      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

        August 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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

  33. Lusea

    August 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

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

  34. Caroline

    August 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm

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

    • Alan

      August 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Mariah’s mother’s name is Helen.

  35. macey

    August 6, 2014 at 5:45 am

    No Micheal Muhney – no Y&R!

    • Judie

      August 12, 2014 at 11:51 am

      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

  36. kathy Skinner

    September 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    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

      September 11, 2014 at 11:56 am

      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

  37. tush

    September 9, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    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

      September 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

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

  38. soapfan

    September 10, 2014 at 5:11 am

    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!

  39. JaneneGerard

    November 9, 2014 at 8:08 am

    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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The Young and the Restless Pushes Back Production Restart Date Due To COVID-19 Spike

As the coronavirus pandemic is spiking again in LA County and California, CBS’ Daytime-Emmy winning The Young and the Restless has now postponed their previously announced goal of a production restart of July 6th to now eyeing July 13th as their new start date.  Deadline first broke the news.

But all of this could change, given that California Governor Gavin Newsom and LA County health officials have come forward that the spike of COVID-19 cases, test positivity and hospitalization rates in California have given the Governor serious concerns, so much so that now he is tightening restrictions again for the state to include: once again shutting down indoor dining, closing all bars, indoor movie theatres, as well as all beaches being closed for the 4th of July holiday.

Just last Friday, Y&R picked up the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series at the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

General Hospital is still eyeing a mid-July production restart, The Bold and the Beautiful had gone back into production and Days of our Lives still has episodes banked into the fall, and at this time have not yet announced plans to restart production.

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Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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