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Robert Newman On Joining the Cast of Y&R: “I Feel Pretty Blessed to Have the Opportunity”

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Former Guiding Light star, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis) shared his enthusiasm and ‘thank you’s’ after his casting news went viral, that he is replacing Richard Burgi in the role of Ashland Locke on The Young and the Restless.  Burgi was let go after not adhering to Y&R’s Covid protocols, according to the actor himself.

Meanwhile, Newman took to his Facebook page and made this statement: “Thanks to everyone for the sweet posts and messages about my joining the cast of Y&R. I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve had great respect for the show and its wonderful cast for many, many years. I’m happy to be a part of it. I had a lovely zoom meeting with Josh Griffith and Anthony Morina last night. We talked quite a bit about the character, and I’m very excited by the scripts I’m getting so far. I’m scared to death, of course, but I think that’s healthy.  It’ll be a new adventure and I’m feeling pretty blessed to have the opportunity. Cheers”

Look for Robert to make his Y&R debut in February.

So, what are your thoughts of Robert coming to Y&R as the new Ashland Locke, after Richard Burgi departed over the daytime drama’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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anne
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anne

My mother is convinced Robert Newman is so good that he will give other actors on Y&R a daily Masters Class in acting.

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Ozette Lee

I agree. Such a nuanced, understated actor. Great recast.

Gary
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Gary

Love Robert Newman, he will fit right in. He is a terrific actor, loved him as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light. My wish list, bring Kim Zimmer ex Reva Guiding Light as Lauren Fenmore mother or cast her as Jack Abbott new love. That would make my day.

Margherita
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Margherita

Kim/ex-Reva is 66 years old and Tracey/Lauren is 58 years old so they would be sisters 8 years apart rather than mother and daughter. Kim could definitely be some fire for Jack/Peter who is 68. I think the challenging part is that many of the awesome actors at Guiding Light still live on the East Coast, while all of the current soaps are filmed in LA. My guess is that Robert Newman will fly out, and work multiple episodes, and then fly back home, similar to how Gina Tognoni did while she rocked the role of Phyllis Summers.

Ozette Lee
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Ozette Lee

Great idea.

Momo
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Momo

The actress who plays Lauren’s mother is still acting. She’s on Days right now, but I’m sure she also appear on Y&R should they call.

JJ
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JJ

It would definitely be nice for Jack to have an AGE APPROPRIATE love interest for once! Him and Zimmer could be awesome together!!

I keep wondering when they are going to bring back Jack’s son Keemo. That character would be in his mid 40’s now, and he could have children of his own. Jack could be grandfather to two or more Amerasian grandchildren! That would make a nice, racially diverse younger set on the show!!

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georgewilks

He’s great but I’m not watching until the show gets a new exec producer , better writers, better sets and restoration of the original background music . If someone would just do these thing then the show would be more successful. Boycott the show
until Josh G is fired . He has made this show the worst I have seen it in 20years . I would rather watch paint dry then this horrible show . So mad it has gotten this bad .

Tom
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Tom

I stopped watching after Mal Young and Gina were no longer with the show. I keep track of things and was mildly interested in the Victoria and Ashland story but still not enough to start watching again.

JJ
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JJ

You wouldn’t even notice the sets or the music if the writing was good. And it’s not even that it’s bad…it’s just that there is no drama! There are no stakes! Stories start and go nowhere or just fizzle out with no consequences. Nate and Elena talking about coffee and house shopping is just not drama!

Michael
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Michael

I can’t see it. So used to seeing him as Joshua.

Becky
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Becky

I loved Josh!!! I am not a fan of Ashland..especially for the reason he is leaving the show.

Tom
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Tom

I assume Y&R will waste this wonderful talent and let him go at some point.

Margherita
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Margherita

Will be interesting to see how Robert and Amelia interact as Ashland and Victoria. Hoping they both being great actors will be able to create a power couple, but if it doesn’t work, then maybe Ashland and Ashley become a thing, for I so see Robert and Eileen as an enduring couple. Regardless, just glad that Robert NEWMAN is jumping head into the NEWMAN world of Genoa City.

clb
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clb

The writing at Y&R will never match the talent of this great actor. Need Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer back for a GL reboot. Maybe some day.

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Days of our Lives Preemption Schedule During 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

It’s close to that time when NBC will preempt episodes Days of our Lives for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

DAYS will be preempted on Friday, February 4th, the full week of February 7-11th, and then the following week February 14-18th.

Look for all-new episodes of DAYS to return on Monday, February 21st.

Meanwhile, look for some of the juiciest stories in Salem to leave you with some exciting cliffhangers before takes the soap takes a time-out on the network for the Olympics from China.

So, will you be jonesing for DAYS during the Olympics? Will you be tuning-in to the competition from Beijing? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang and Ashley Jones Reveal They Want Brooke & Bridget To Deal with Their Shared Past with Deacon

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) of The Bold and the Beautiful was last Friday’s guest on BOLD Live, and during her interview with B&B supervising producer and host, Casey Kasprzyk, none other than Ashley Jones (Bridget) made a surprise appearance.

Once Jones arrived on the livestream (late in the episode), the discussion turned to wishing that Brooke and Bridget would get the opportunity to deal with the fallout from years ago between mother and daughter.

If fans recall, Bridget was married to Deacon (Sean Kanan), and then he had an affair with Brooke, and then Brooke became pregnant with Hope.

On BOLD Live, Lang said, “There is so much good story there.”  She then added, “I honestly feel Brooke and Bridget never dealt with that. It’s honestly something that was pushed down.”

Ashley shared on the current state of B&B’s episodes: “This is the juiciest the shows been in a long time.”  And on Brooke/Deacon/Bridget, Ashley concurred with Kelly: “Oh. 100% … they never dealt with it.”

Watch BOLD Live with Katherine Kelly Lang and special guest Ashley Jones below.

Then let us know, would you like to see Bridget return and in-turn bring with her some meaty scenes between mother and daughter, especially given Brooke’s temptation with the bottle again? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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All My Children Alum William Christian to Debut on Days of our Lives

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, look for former All My Children favorite, William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye from 1990-2007), to join the cast of the NBC daytime drama series.

Christian is taking on the role of Lani’s (Sal Stowers) not-so-good biological father, TR Coates, and when he arrives in Salem, Paulina (Jackée Harry) is not too pleased!  This isn’t the first time Bill has appeared on DAYS. He previously had a four-day stint in another role in a storyline in 2018.

Now in 2022, as it turns out ,TR is a movie producer with a connection to Johnny (Carson Boatman).  So, will the JoDevil and TR make a despicable team and wreak more havoc on Salem? stay tuned.

Watch the latest DAYS promo below featuring William’s Christian’s arrival on the Salem scene.

Then let us know, are you glad to see Bill back on daytime? What do you think will be TR’s agenda while in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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