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Sean Patrick Flanery set to debut in new role of Sam on Y&R!

News out today exclusively from TV Guide.com is that actor, Sean Patrick Flanery is headed to the  number one CBS soap, The Young and the Restless. Flanery is set to debut in the new role of Sam, who is said to be a salt of the earth country veterinarian.  Word is that Flanery’s Sam is set to be paired with none other than the long-standing troubled Sharon Newman, played by Sharon Case!

A bit about Sean…he has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television shows including  TV hits  from The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles to The Dead Zone and the feature, Powder. Flanery will hit the airwaves in mid-April.

So could this be a new love interest for Sharon? Or, is something else at play here? According to the post, more details are to follow from Y&R’s executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell in the March 21st issue of TV Guide.  Stay tuned.

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Christina
Christina

Ugh, another new character, why should I get interested. I loved Daniel Goddard as Cane and they just killed him off. Plus, Y&R lost the #1 spot women 18-49 and still won’t give up any info. I am really disappointed in my 28 year soap. Bring back Daniel as Cane Ashby, no twin or ghost will do.

Thank you.

Maryla
Maryla

I couldn’t agree more with Christina! Enough is enough! Bring back our beloved character Cane back to his wife and children…. as a living breathing man, no ghost story, the viewers and there are thousands of them want the REAL thing!.

Lisa
Lisa

Desperate CBS???? Worried about you fan base jumping ship??? You should be, we feel like you DO NOT care about what we want!!!! You are a fan based success or failure!! Decide which one you want to be, listen to us or watch us go to ABC or NBC. Unlike you we are NOT afraid and we WILL be heard! All it takes is a press release and a date and that half a million viewers most likely will return!!!

Kalamaty
Kalamaty

I liked the character of Cane, too, but the last few years of his story have sucked. He’s always propping up Lily when she is in one crisis after another, i.e. cancer, having a baby, modeling woes with Jabot. Watching them together would immediately put my DVR into fast forward mode. Total snooz-fest in my opinion. I feel the same about Malcolm and Sofia’s scenes. Utterly boring.

Mary
Mary

Y&R does not need new characters, they need vision. Daniel Goddard’s portrayal of Cane Ashby was brilliant. The epic “Cane and Lily “love story was and is magical. The decision to kill Cane in the first week of sweeps defies logic. The viewer was led to believe that this was “Cane’s” story not Colin’s. It is not relevant at this time because the story is dead and there is no longer any need for Colin. Y&R is no longer character driven, it jumps from one plot point to the next. The only consistent thing about Y&R is the fact that it consistently disappoints. The falling ratings , a loss of 707,000 viewers, and a loss of the # 1 spot of the 18 – 49 demos since the killing of Cane tell the story. Bring back Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby, no twin or ghost.
Thank you

Carolyn
Carolyn

I agree with everything Mary said! The killing of Cane was a bad decision and that ended his story! There really isn’t any need for Colin now. The writers need to start writing for the characters on canvass and Y&R needs to stop bringing in new characters the viewers are not interested or invested in. Y&R needs to bring Daniel Goddard back as Cane alive!

Kalamaty
Kalamaty

To all of the people saying get rid of Colin – “there’s no need to have him there” blah blah blah…… be patient. It’s clear that they have more in store for this character otherwise he would have been shot right along with Cane. People have been romanticizing this Cane and Lily thing into unbeliveable proportions. They were not a compelling couple, IMO. The storyline was a complete bore up until the climax. For months, I would forward through Lily’s completely ridiculous oblivion to what was happening with Cane and his “buddy” from Australia. She’s as dumb as a box of hair.

Kalamaty
Kalamaty

The more I think of it, I think that Cane and Blake should have hooked up! Now there’s a compelling storyline! Lily would have really had a reason to cry! 🙂

whatawaste
whatawaste

I can’t believe how stupid the show is becoming, you pair stoopid sharon with ugly adam, the man who kidnapped her son, you have nicholas sleeping around with ugly diane, yuck! And victor, forget about it, he’s a loser, this guy is the worst actor on tv. It seems the writers are lost in translation. Neil hooks up with his brother fiance??? She’s not very attractive with that crazy make-up she’s wearing, those colors are not right for her complexion.

Natalie
Natalie

Anything but Shick will make me happy. Plus the guy is hot.

Natalie
Natalie

Why does this new guy automatically have to mean no Daniel? He can still come back.

mike
mike

Big mistake getting rid of Cane/Daniel good character and popular actor. The powers that be don’t care what the fans want. Y&R is not even close to a must watch anymore.

ml
ml

just asking—does anyone else feel as i do that victorias hair looks like a worn-out mop from walmart complete with split ends and needs intense conditioning. it is jjust my opinion that her hair is far too long and looks completely out of date for someone her age. get it cut in a shorter bob. it looks like a huge mess. thanks i feel better.

Gabi
Gabi

LOL, been thinking the same thing! Some conditioning, a haircut would do her good.

mary
mary

HI THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT REGARDING VICTORIAS HAIR. I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK THAT I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT THOUGHT IT WAS A MESS!!. FRANKLY, I WOULD GET SOOO WARM HAVING A LONG, THICK HEAD OF HAIR LIKE HERS. SHE NEEDS TO BE UPDATED. WHERE IS HER HAIRDRESSER ?? PERHAPS IT IS A CONTRACT ISSUE THAT SHE MUST ALWAYS HAVE THIS MESS OF HAIR. JUST SAYIN

Frances
Frances

YES!

Cynthia
Cynthia

I am a bit late on the reply but I just found this site………. I think her hair is a statement of her disheveled life with Billy… you will see it come back into neat and tight when she gets back to Newman…. it is part of her wardrobe… it has been getting wilder by the day…

I agree with all the posts as well that they have no long term planning plot lines… it jumps day to day from one thing to another. I also notice that the story with Sharon and Sam seems to be completely set aside. Is she off on mat leave or something so they filmed months of her and Sam with no interaction with anyone else. It could have been filmed and then clipped in as they need it to make her appear present… Same with Tucker in the coma…. These people have lives to live and vacations to take. On Global most recently the actor who plays Esther said they film daily one show where most other soaps take a week of filming for one hour. Like the night time soaps they need more momentary action with an overall soap feel. Today’s viewer is more savvy… especially the 18 – 45 year olds.

Janie Garner
Janie Garner

Hope he stays on the show. Love him. Such a cutie.

Janie Garner
Janie Garner

Talking about Sam

Chris Leavitt
Chris Leavitt

I hope Sam becomes a regular of Young and the Restless, he plays a nice guy and Sharon needs someone different and more permanent.

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies At 97; B&B Remembers Her Time On The Soap

The beloved and iconic star Carol Channing has passed away at age 97.  Best known for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly, the Tony Award-winning actress also picked up a Golden Globe for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was nominated for an Academy Award for it as well, throughout her enduring career.

Reports on Tuesday detail that Channing died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, of natural causes.

While Channing did so much in her illustrious career, she also appeared as herself back in 1993 on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  That’s when the Forresters staged a celebrity-filled fashion show with plenty of glitz.

In a tweet with a photo of B&B’s enduring star, John McCook (Eric Forrester) pictured with Channing, the daytime drama shared: “All of us at mourn the loss of our friend, the legendary star, . She was a true original and there will never be anyone like her. Ms. Channing appeared as herself on B&B in 1993. May she rest in peace.”

Channing’s performance as a diamond-loving showgirl, Lorelei Lee, in the Broadway musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes back in 1949 made her a star.  Marilyn Monroe would play the role in the film adaptation.

Later in her TV career, she appeared on numerous shows including: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel and several game shows, to name just a few.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Carol Channing via the comment section below.

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Who Will Be Ryan’s Next Victim On General Hospital?

Here;s what we know .. on Monday’s episode of ABC;s General Hospital, Ryan added CarSon, Sonny and Carly, to his hit list of victims.  He wants them out of the the way so Ava can take Avery and leave Port Charles with him and never look back.

Meanwhile, Carly is definitely a threat to figuring out that Kevin is Ryan, given her unrelenting quest and her days at Ferncliff.

Elsewhere, Franco is up to trying to figure out why “Kevin” suddenly dumped him as a patient, and if anyone can come across the lock box in “Kevin’s” office and open it up, therein lies clue to the serial killer’s movesand victims.

But will Port Charles continue to think that “Kevin” is having some sort of breakdown over the anniversary of his twin brother, Ryan’s “death” and heinous killing spree years ago? Will anyone figure out the real Kevin is locked up in a straight-jacket at Ferncliff?

Check out this week’s promo for GH below, and then let us know; who you think will truly be Ryan’s next victim, or will he finally be caught?  And, what have you thought of the performances of Jon Lindstrom in this storyline? Comment below.

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David Canary’s Daughter Raises Question If Repeated Head Traumas From His Football Past Contributed To AMC Star’s Condition Before His Death

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that is now widely known to be the outcome of repeated head traumas, concussions and more for many NFL athletes, Pro Wrestlers, hockey players and more   It has caused mental illness, severe behavioral changes and more in younger athletes to even old-timers, many who suffer unaware what is happening to them. Some athletes who have committed suicide have been later to have been diagnosed with CTE when their brains were donated to research.

Kate Canary, the daughter of All My Children’s beloved and late, David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler), is a contributing writer to the New York Daily News, and she wrote a heartfelt, and thought-provoking article, on just what happened to this icon, who died in 2015 at the age of 77  with his formal diagnosis being Alzheimer’s disease.

However, David’s earlier football past as a high school and college football player could very well been the reason why he suffered so many years before, and as Kate related here in these excerpts: “But this diagnosis came after years of suffering with Dad’s cognitive decline, and arguably decades of signs. Without exposing the most excruciating details of a disease that could extinguish the most vibrant of men, I can confess that his case was anything but typical.  We lost him in fits and starts, over and over, for roughly seven years leading up to his final breath. Begrudgingly, we learned to lie to him — ‘entering his world,’ as my brother Chris so delicately deemed it — to skirt the contradictory truths that would trigger his outbursts, which left physical scars on objects, on himself, and on others. We knew many families who had faced Alzheimer’s, yet we were the only ones uttering the comparison ‘Jekyll and Hyde.  Those closest to Dad witnessed firsthand the erratic, delusional and at times explosive episodes that characterized his particular case, which we tried attributing to an overactive imagination in a broken brain. But as more information emerges about CTE and the nature of its symptoms — the violent mood swings, the lapses in judgment, the hours-long hallucinations, the paranoid delusions — we are left with more questions than answers, more regret than relief.”

Kate goes on to state the facts that David Canary suffered at least four major concussions as a lineman in his high school and college football playing days between the ages of 16 and 22, (she also relates that those are the ones he remembered).  She also notes the multi-Daytime Emmy winning star has experienced cognitive difficulties decades before his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and that there was no genetic lineage that the family knew of that would you would often find with Alzheimer’s patients.  She also noted that David’s volatility was unusual for a patient suffering from this disease, which leads us all back to CTE.

In the end a loving daughter asks the questions, “Did football kill my father?”  Kate was on the verge of looking into a way to donate David’s brain to science, but sadly he passed away eight weeks later in November of 2015.

The upshot is that when mothers and fathers allow their kids to play football or other-related sports at an early age were concussions are a possibly or involved, think again, you could be changing the course of their lives forever.

So, what did you think of what Kate shared about David Canary’s mental health and condition?  It would seem CTE could have been the root cause of what befell this giant of a man in the daytime soap world. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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