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Robert Newman’s First Airdate as Y&R’s Ashland Locke Revealed

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Get ready to welcome back one of soap opera’s all-time favorites, when Guiding Light alum, Robert Newman (Ex-Joshua Lewis) joins the cast of The Young and the Restless on-air on the upcoming Wednesday, February 9th episode of the top-rated daytime drama.

Newman will take over the role of business tycoon Ashland Locke previously played by Richard Burgi, 

CBS has released this first look photo of Robert in a scene with Ashland’s on-screen lady love, Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Locke).

Robert spend 28 years on Guiding Light and throughout his career has appeared in motion pictures, television and on the stage in various roles including:  House of Cards, Chicago Fire, Homeland, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law and Order: SVU, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dracano, and the short film Deadline.

The actor’s Off-Broadway Credits include: Perfect Crime, She’s of a Certain Age, Sessions: the Musical, and Quiet on the Set.

So will you be tuning-in next week to see Robert back on CBS daytime and as the new Ashland Locke? Comment below.

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Ozzie Lee
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Ozzie Lee

Good news. Josh Griffith’s writing has me taking a mini break from actual viewing (I keep up via soap blogs.) But, Robert Newman joining the cast has piqued my interest.

George Wilks
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George Wilks

Not watching until JG is gone ! Show sucks !

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Maybe the change in actor will signal the change starting to emerge in Locke. Well, not a change but a less-hidden dark side will emerge. Hopefully that will make the megalomaniac Victoria realize her real enemy is not Adam and her relentless, sadistic treatment of her brother is appalling. I’ve really grown to despise her.

rose
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rose

Soaphound…I always sensed Ashland had a hidden agenda, and has been playing everyone in the name of alpha, dominance. And so has Victor been suspicious of him.. Takes one to know one. This is when I like him meddling. But not how he treats is kids in his business gamesmanship. All in the name of protecting his family. And Victoria is behaving like a b**ch.

mike
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mike

sadly, the show is not watchable, boring characters no storyline of interest

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

Sorry but cannot see him as Ashland as much as I like the actor.

Volet Lemm
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Volet Lemm

Jacqueline,
I feel exactly the same way, hope we’re wrong. Wouldnt it be hilarious if on Newman’s first day someone remarks that his treatment must be really working, as he looks like a new man!

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Thanks! My laugh of the day. It could work if done subtly.

Timmm
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Timmm

Did Robert bring some writers with him?

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Yes, I will watch. From the beginning it was clear Ashland could go either direction, but for one receiving cancer treatment and pronounced as dying, there were few scenes with indications of his disease or treatment residuals. Yes, Victoria is becoming her father. It may be awfully unpleasant, but “she” the actress is giving us a wonderful performance! It has been rather dull recently, but I enjoy that some couples actually seem happy. However, something is missing in the scripts. Some of the new players are rather pleasing: Noah, Chance, Faith and her friend. Yet some of the regulars appear… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Tani—-it’s been a while….hope all is well. Yes, I agree. I have said from the onset that there is something very shady about Ashland—I never believed he was sick, and I said so. I think his failing health was a complete set-up to arrive at exactly where he is—Infiltrating both the Newman family and its business holdings and then some. He manipulated Victoria—but not Victor. What is very abhorrant to me is the fact that Victor, as suspicious as he was of Ashland, went as far as seeing his own daughter capitulate and fall into the devil’s fiery trap.… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I loved Robt. Newman’s first day, especially how he put Adam in his place. I also think that being very good looking, he’s formidable as well. I hope he doesn’t become a Shmuk, so I am keeping all good thoughts.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Violet Lemm
Iam still liking our new Ashland but I really don’t want to lose him if and when Victor finds out that he’s a fraud. Why would he take this role if he and Y&R both knew it was just the beginning of the end for this character?

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‘Passions’ Alum James Hyde to Guest Star on The Young and the Restless

The mysterious back-story of just what Diane Jenkins was up to during her time away from Genoa City is getting another added lift on The Young and the Restless.

Now comes word that former Passions alum, James Hyde is taking on the role of Jeremy Stark, who has shared a connection with Diane in her past.

Look for James to appear in upcoming multiple episodes of the CBS sudser beginning on Friday, October 21st.

Hyde can also be currently be seen in the Netflix series, Monarca, and the upcoming Telemundo series, La Reina Del Sur, which bows on October 18.

Of course, soap fans remember James’ ten year run as Sam Bennett on the defunct NBC daytime drama, Passions.

So, just what will Jeremy and Diane’s past be? Glad to see James back on the soaps? Comment below.

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GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Mishael Morgan Reveals Why She’s Taken ‘A Bit of a Step Back’ From Y&R and Gone on Recurring Status

This past June, we all celebrated the groundbreaking victory of The Young and the Restless‘ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair) as the first Black actress to ever win in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category during the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

In the months that followed, Mishael has not been seen as much on the top-rated CBS daytime drama, plus when fans noticed she was no longer in the opening main credits, it got them wondering just what is Morgan’s status with the show.

Finally today, via video on her Instagram story, Mishael shared some news after finishing her day of taping in Genoa City.

The Emmy-winner revealed she has indeed gone on recurring status with the show: “I just wrapped my last scenes back at Y&R, and I just wanted to let the cat out of the bag a little bit.  A lot of people have noticed that my name is not on the main credits anymore, and I wanted everybody to know that it was my decision.  I decided, actually, back in December, that I wanted to take a bit of a step back from the show.  I just felt like at this point in my life and this point in my career, I wanted to mix things up a little bit. But Y&R will always be home. I have so appreciated this safe place to land that they have given me, so I know that I can be back. They are like family to me, and coming back just reminds me of that.”

Morgan also thanked the loyal viewers and her followers expressing, “I’m so appreciative of you guys, and all the fans who have supported me along this Y&R journey. But I’m still on it, I’m still going to be recurring, so you’ll still catch me in Genoa City.”

The talented star ended with a tease of projects and roles to come, telling her fans to, “Keep looking out for new things.”

So will you miss not seeing Mishael as much on Y&R?  Are you exciting to see what roles and projects she gets involved with next? Are you glad she is still recurring with the show and will continue to make appearances in stories? Comment below.

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