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Oscar Winner Francis Ford Coppola Visits The Set Of Y&R! But Why?

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Well, here’s a something that we bet no one saw coming! According to the Huffington Post today, Academy Award winning writer-director Francis Ford Coppola ( yes, of The Godfather fame) visited the set of The Young and the Restless!

But what exactly was he doing there?  Apparently, Coppola is learning more about multi-camera and live TV and has been on set and in the control room at Y & R and their soundstages at CBS this week!

However, according to a tweet after Huffington Post first put up this item, CBS Entertainment Daytime V.P. Angelica McDaniel added Coppola had been to the Y&R set more often then mentioned relating,  “He’s been here a few times, but last week he was here all week.”

After observing production, Coppola said of the experience, “I’m enjoying being at The Young and the Restless. The people are wonderful. I’m learning a lot.”

Coppola is pictured here with Y&R’ actors:  Billy Miller, Peter Bergman, Jess Walton and the series executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps!  So the question becomes, what project could Coppola be working on that he has to see how The Young and the Restless tapes and produces an episode?  Now, we are sure some of you may jest he is there to take over the show!  But, what do you think of Francis coming to Y&R?  Comment below!

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Joe
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Y&R better not become the mob hour.

PatF
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I’d welcome him coming to take over the show.

He’d know how to inject some drama into it.

Steven
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Steven

Didn’t Francis Ford Coppola do the same thing on “Saturday Night Live” in 1986?

maria
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maria

I want a mob storyline now. Please let that happen.

sharon
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sharon

Good idea maria. i agree with you my friend.

Louisamay
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Louisamay

Would love it if he made a movie about SOAPS!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Of course he was merely observing for some project of his– would be great if he created a night time soap– but whatever the reason, lets hope he stopped by the writers room and gave them some pointers.

PatF
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PatF

…and hope he had a sit down with Phelps…

su0000
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su0000

He is there to see how soaps are produced..
I can see why he would be curious because they are produced like no other programing..

Jared
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Jared

Alicia Coppola would make a great Phyllis.

Kelly
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Kelly

Hope this is his next gig! Right now I feel it might be the show’s only hope! LOL

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Another PR stunt for Phelps. She had actor James Franco on GH so now let’s bring in a big name producer/director on Y&R.

su0000
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su0000

It would not through JP that Coppola would visit, it would be by Daytime V.P. Angelica McDaniel and most likely by Coppola’s request to observe production and the camera works on a soap opera set..
It has nothing to with PR lol it is all about cameras ..

Wanda
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Wanda

The only thing that can help Y&R at this point is to AX JFP before she totally destroys the show that has survived 40 years!!!!!!! It is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jones confirmed the previously rumored news of her return via her Instagram account where she shared: “Do you think it’s to let you know Bridget’s alive and well or a preview for more to come?”

Be on the lookout for Jones beginning next week with the Monday, November 2nd episode.

Ashley has played Bridget on B&B in various lengths of times including: 2004–13, 2015–16, 2018, and in 2020.

So, what do you think Bridget will be involved with when Ashley is back on-air on B&B? Comment below.

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A fictional apartment building featuring a set of very eccentric tenants in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California is the backdrop for a new indie comedy sitcom based on the memoirs of the late Dick Van Patten, best known for his role on the ABC series, Eight is Enough.

The show entitled, Duke of the Valley is co-created by Dick’s son, Vince Van Patten and his grandson, Duke Van Patten, who also wrote the series together. In addition, Vince is also directing and one of the producers of the series.

According to The Wrap, Caitlyn Jenner will star as Heather a transgender “white trash” woman who sells perfume at the counter of Macy’s.  Others in the cast include: Vince Van Patten’s wife and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex- DAYS and RHOBH), who plays Brenda, a washed-up actress who can’t accept that her career in showbiz is over.

Vince Van Patten takes on the role of a homeless killer named Skipy, who demands to camp outside the apartment building.  Meanwhile, Duke Van Patten plays himself as an actor in Hollywood living in a dingy apartment building in the San Fernando Valley that happens to be owned by his ‘crazy uncle Jimmy”, played by none other than James Van Patten.

Duke of the Valley is currently in production, but without a network or streaming service attached to it yet.  Thus, no release date has been set as this time either.

So, what do you think of the premise of Duke of the Valley featuring Caitlyn, Eileen and Vincent? Comment below!

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Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

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