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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.

Ozette Lee
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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.

Violet Lemm
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Tom
That’s what worries me too. I hate seeing him turn into a bad guy. I like him so much, am afraid I’d overlook that persona. Ha,ha!

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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Fox Announces Primetime Soap ‘Monarch’ On Fall Schedule

You remember the tawk of the multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music that was supposed to air in January?  Well, eventually due to Covid-19, the plans for its debut got scrapped from a two-night premiere set for Sunday, January 30 as a midseason replacement and kicked back to the fall.

Now, Fox has confirmed that Monarch is indeed on their fall schedule during its annual Upfront presentation on Monday.

The soapy series stars Oscar winner, Susan Sarandon as the Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrall Roman, and her husband Albie Roman played by country singer, Trace Adkins.

In story, Dottie and Albie have created a country music dynasty. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. And when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicky Roman played by Anna Friel, will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom.

No word yet from Fox on what night of the week Monarch will land on the full fall schedule.  Stay tuned.

So, glad that Monarch will finally makes it debut? Does it interest you … or sound like another Nashville mixed with Dallas retread? Comment below.

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Jensen Ackles Becomes Series Regular on ABC’s ‘Big Sky’

Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles, has signed a reportedly one-year deal to join the cast of ABC’s drama, Big Sky.

Ackles who will guest-star in the season two finale on May 19th has also signed on to continue his role of Beau Arlen, the confident and charming good ol’ boy from Texas who steps in as temporary Sheriff in the murderous town, for the show’s upcoming third season.

The David E. Kelly series stars Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick.  Deadline broke the casting news of Ackles.

As for Ackles, DAYS fan remember him as Eric Brady (1997-2000), and Supernatural fans loved him as Dean Winchester (2005-2020).  The actor/producer has been one busy man with his show the The Winchesters set for series at the CW and another one in development a DC project with Greg Berlanti.

You can check out the promo below for next week’s exciting conclusion to season two of Big Sky featuring the debut of Ackles.

Now, let us know, will you be checking out Jensen on Big Sky for its upcoming third season? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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FRIDAY: Y&R Alum Michael Graziadei Featured in Netflix’s New Series ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’

One of the most highly-anticipated drama series coming to Netflix drops today on Friday, May 13th, and it features a former cast member of The Young and the Restless. 

Michael Graziadei (Ex-Daniel) is part of the ensemble cast in this show based off the 2011 film starring Matthew McConaughey.

In The Lincoln Lawyer, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo takes on the leading role of defense attorney Mickey Haller, who works out of his SUV.

In story, Mickey has been out of practicing law for over a year after a near-fatal surfing accident that left him with an opioid addiction and he has been forced back into practice for a murder trial.  Enter his opposition in the court room is the form of the prosecutor in the case, Jeff Golantz, played by Graziadei,  Neve Campbell, Becki Newton and Christopher Gorham also star.

The stars of the show, including Graziadei, stepped out for the red carpet premiere where Michael shared some pics on his Instagram expressing: “Well this was a fun night…. Incredible time with the talented cast and crew that helped to bring this show to life. The pilot looks amazing and I can’t wait to binge the rest of the season… coming in hot… Friday May 13th”

You can watch the promo for the series below.

Now, let us know, if you will be checking out The Lincoln Lawyer with Michael Graziadei via the comment section and if you miss him on The Young and the Restless.

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