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Michael Mealor Is The New Kyle Abbott On The Young and the Restless!

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All the rumors were true that a new Kyle was being cast by the CBS Daytime series.

The Young and the Restless has hired Michael Mealor to take on the role of Jack’s (Peter Bergman) son, Kyle Abbott.

According to Soap Opera Digest, he will debut when Kyle returns to Genoa City during the show’s 45th anniversary week of March 26th.

Mealor has been seen on primetimes, Chasing Life and Supergirl, as well as several indie films.

Michael follows the last three Kyle’s in the role:  Hartley Sawyer, Blake Hood and Lachlan Buchanan.

So, are you glad a new Kyle is on tap for the top-rated daytime drama series? Comment below.

 

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randy
randy

dont get it,,never understood what happened to blake hood,,,

Boes
Boes

He had a voice like Rocky the Squirrel

Harry
Harry

Boes, you say that like it’s a bad thing.

Celia
Celia

LOL, Boes….Blake had a strong resemblance to Peter ( Jack)….but, yes…you’re too funny and right !!!!
That voice did him in….
Just as Harry’s comment (above) did me in….without fail….Oh, my Lord!! Cracking up.
Aside–what’s up with Phyllis?…is she tired of Billy already? What the heck is she preaching about?….the irony of anything justifiable coming out of her mouth BITES!!
How is she ‘better’ than Sharon? How soon we forget….

toscanti
toscanti

My sentiment exactly. Jill Farren Phelps happened to Blake Hood, he wasn’t one of her picks. I am really enjoying what Mal Young is doing with the show. I recognize characters again, Nikki, Sharon, Lauren, Ashley, Jack, even Phyllis. I hope he continues, and I’d like to see Kyle written in a worthy storyline.

Timmm
Timmm

I liked Blake. He had kind of a Michael J. Fox thing going on.

Soaphound
Soaphound

I liked him, too, Timm. Maybe he was a threat to someone at the time. But at least they’re bringing back a character that could make the boardroom, not just the bedroom, more compelling.

robert
robert

Jill Farren Phelps fired him

Iakovos
Iakovos

Let’s hope the mix of actor and story works this time. Kyle abbot should be a strong character on the Genoa City landscape. There so few third generation Abbotts. We have Abby and Kyle in play now. Is Keeno still alive? Of course, Colleen is deceased. Summer was determined to be a Newman after all. Let’s do this!

Nikki
Nikki

Oh Lord please don’t bring back Summer!

Karen R
Karen R

Wonder who he will be paired with now that Summer is gone, maybe a Summer recast in the works.

Celia
Celia

Maybe, Faith will be sorased, Karen.

robert
robert

i think Summer is coming back.

Nikki
Nikki

Hope not. She would put anyone to sleep.

Michael
Michael

Well, well, well! I just wish that they’d hired Blake Hood back for the role.

damien
damien

me too… w re now on our 4th kyle… should ve gone back to the best which was the very 1st, Blake hood. Clearly the recasts are’nt working!
i hope the show commits to a young generation story.
say what you want but i really enjoyed summer and austin. that was the last time the show invested screentime with the young characters! was really hoping for a mariah/ austin/ summer triangle back then. lol. but then it turned into the scooby murder mystery. ..oh well

Cord Roberts
Cord Roberts
robert
robert

this show has had so many Kyle’s. i hope this one works

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

The character of Kyle Abbott is the new version of Tom Hughes from the cancelled ATWT. Before Scott Holmes started playing Tom in the very late 80s, at least 10 actors had played this son of two prominent show characters who were played by the same actors for decades.

I really think the constant recasting of Kyle, Abby, and Noah over the past decade has not done the show any favors. These characters are the “next” generation of the main families. The show needs to find an actor for the each part, keep them employed, and give them their own identity/plots. Otherwise, where exactly will the Newmans and Abbotts be in 10 years? (75-ish year old Victor; 65-ish Jack; and 65-ish Nikki won’t all be on the show as major characters in ten years).

I know nothing about this guy. I hope that he works. However, I thought the two the last three actors (Hood & Buchanan) were fine in the part but neither actor was giving any time or any plot opportunity to establish themselves. Let’s hope that this one is given a real chance in the part.

(I know that the current actress playing Abby has been with the show for roughly 5 years. However, the writers have given the poor woman NOTHING to do. During this time, Abby’s personality basically has been a blank slate — other than her poor choices of romantic partners).

Alan
Alan

Better news would be the show not hiring anyone else until they have some actual stories for the actors they already have.

vinee
vinee

Agree with you, stories are very boring.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Agree again with you Alan…I respect all viewpoints but I cannot understand those who think Mal Young is good for Y&R, IMO he is destroying Y&R with his type of writing…

rocky83
rocky83

Well said

robert
robert

amen to that. this show can’t even write for who they have now. the show is pretty weak right now on the storytelling

Timmm
Timmm

I Would have preferred Blake return. This guy is handsome. If he can act and they have a story, go for it!

Patty
Patty

He’s darling. Give him a break, surely the show knows what they are doing good luck Michael,!

Lisa
Lisa

Yawn….. I’d be more interested in Jack’s son Keemo making a return to Genoa City.

k/kay
k/kay

Peter Bergman won’t allow that he has made it well known Keemo never happened. I would like for him to have a wild affair with Hilary and stomp that little twit Devon in the dirt be a womanizer that is what Jack was when he started on the show.

Steve
Steve

Kyle Abbott is to Y&R what Kevin Buchanan was to OLTL

Alan
Alan

And what Joey Martin was to AMC.

And what Jamie Frame was to AW.

And what Marah was to GL.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Does Jack ever even mention Keemo? Wouldn’t it be a cool story if Keemo’s kids turned up to live with Grandpa Jack?

Ron
Ron

I’ve always felt it was important to develop the younger cast and next generations of the main families– as well as introducing new families. I remember when Y and R brought in Tricia and her sister (Meghan, I think.) It added a new development into the story for Nina and Ryan. By the way, the Tricia character is one I’d love to see back in Genoa City.

As for Kyle– time for big stories. I can see it already: Tessa or Mariah.

My point: make him a relevant character. Make Abby relevant. Make Mariah relevant. Make Reed relevant. Make the Ashby twins relevant. Make Faith relevant.

don
don

I hope he is this time the right cast for the role of Kyle

jaybird369
jaybird369

For now, I’ll just say this: I hope that this Michael Mealor dude is A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT over that Lachlan Buchanan dude.

Later.

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