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Michael Ontkean NOT Returning To TWIN PEAKS, Robert Forster To Take On Sheriff Role!

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Seriously a downer for Twin Peaks fans!  Michael Ontkean, who portrayed the beloved role of Sheriff Harry S. Truman, has opted not to retun for the revival of the iconic eerie soap to air on Showtime.

TV Line which broke the news said a source close to Ontkean related, “Michael is fully retired from show business, and has been for many years.”

It appears though that the top law enforcer will now be played by Robert Forster, who has replaced Ontkean, although it’s unclear whether Forster will be playing Truman or a new sheriff character.

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The casting of Forster also comes with Twin Peaks folklore! Apparently co-creator David Lynch originally thought of the actor for the role of Truman in the initial run of the ABC drama which first aired in 1990!

Currently, Twin Peaks is in production and fans are awating anxiously to find out if it will make it to air sometime in 2016, or not till 2017.

So, are you disappointed to hear Michael Onktkean is not returning?  What do you think about Robert Forster presumably joining the cast as a sort of recast?  Comment below!

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Alan
Alan

If Ontkean won’t come back they shouldn’t recast the character.

Very disappointed to hear this — was hoping Sheriff Truman and Josie Packard might have some sort of reunion despite her fate the last time we saw her…

Lellingw
Lellingw

Bummer. Loved Michael Ontkean. Haven’t seen him in years but would love to. Still, Robert Forester is a fine actor, from Rochester, NY and is perfect for a David Lynch show. Great catch! Perfect.

Tom Jones
Tom Jones

He should be a new character. Therefore, there won’t be any comparisons. It’s understandable that after 26 years, there would be a new sheriff.

Jana
Jana

I agree!! Just hire a new Sheriff.

Paul
Paul

Sad to hear this. I just hope they didn’t recast the role. Because in a “25 years later” scenario there is absolutely no reason to recast any role. The fact that the guy who was the sheriff in town 25 years ago is no longer there is absolutely nothing that even has to explained. Why not just give Michael Horse’s character or that other guy the job? They both were from the area and it would only make sense for them to stay and to be promoted eventually.

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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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DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

Share your congratulations for the happy couple and baby Charlie via the comment section below!

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