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Tricia Cast & Actor Michael Fairman To Return To Y&R For One-Year Anniversary Of Katherine's Death!

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Jeanne Cooper and her iconic character Katherine Chancellor will be remembered in upcoming episodes of The Young and the Restless when Genoa City has a ceremony for Mrs C.  at Chancellor Park for the one year anniversary of her death!

According to TV Guide, and arriving back on the scene for the episodes to air on August 26th and 27th, will be Tricia Cast (Nina) and actor Michael Fairman (Murphy)!

And finally, with all of that will come some resolution to the Music Box Mystery that Katherine sent Jill (Jess Walton) on over a year ago that has dragged out!

As previewed to us in this video interview below with Jess Walton at the recent Creative Arts Emmys Red Carpet, the Daytime Emmy winner shared with us  that the mystery would be revealed in short order, so this should be when it happens!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

One other major plotpoint has that Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), who is teetering on the brink of dipping into the sauce once again, will apparently fall off the wagon at the same time of Katherine’s remembrance ceremony!  It’s all to much for the gal to take!

So, looking forward to the Music Box Mystery being resolved?  The return of Nina and Murphy and a boozin’ Nikki? And the series remembering Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper)?   Let us know your thoughts below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Of all the actors gone from the show, its the one and only Jeanne Cooper i miss the most…maybe the music box leads to an unknown sister or brother of Katherine…i might return and watch for the memorial!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Love Murphy. They should pair him and Ester! I really dont care about Nina. They need to find someone new in Genoa City who is older and wiser to take Mrs. C’s place. Its not Jill! Her and Colin suck! I say bring in Jeanne Cooper’s real son and have him play a long lost son who is an SOB who throws Jill out on her A.. and people keep mistaking him for Father Todd. This isnt Father Todd. This new Chancelor guy is a hell raiser!

Harry
Harry

Timm, I could not disagree with you more. Jill and Colin are the best thing going on Y&R. Yes, the writing is not up to par and these two are worthy of better storylines.
However, the actors have risen about the mediocre, boring writing–they are worth watching.
I am, however, disappointed with the writing being afforded to Tristan Rogers–he is quite a gem and deserves so much better.

Timmm
Timmm

Yes Harry your right, sorry, its not the actors, they are legendary, its the writing. Whats new!

lwfromwa
lwfromwa

I agree; I love Jill and Colin. And I agree with their tepid dialogue. If it doesn’t pick up we’ll lose Tristen again.

Chris F,
Chris F,

I always thought that tracy would be the perfect person to take Katherine’s place as the go to person for advice and love.

Mark
Mark

They need to bring Tricianina back and revive the rivalry between her and jill! I love Tricia!

carol
carol

Don’t really want to see Nikki hitting the bottle yet again for an extended period of time. Hope it’s not dragged out. Don’t care for this character at all.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Yeah, the character has been there and done that, sooooooo many times before! Let Nikki handle her problems without the assistance of booze or everyone coming to her rescue.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Music Box? Forgot all about it.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I suspect the music box story line was the brain child of Josh Griffith and went he left, the new writers had no idea what he had planned to do with it, so they have been scrambling ever since to figure a way to tie this thread to the new thread they started — and the result was this mishmash of a story as if the writers were making it up as they went along, changing their mind and starting over. And I suspect it felt that way because that is exactly what they were doing– but at least they finally figured out a way to end the thing which is better late than never.

Iakovos
Iakovos

There has to be a way to give Murphy and Nina air time and story. Murphy, tho now wealthy presumably, could work somewhere that keeps him engaged in the lives of Katherine’s intimates. Nina is a writer and could-be media person. I would like to see her in place, too. She was Christine’s best friend once upon a time. And friendly with Paul, right? If there is no front-burner story, then make these characters supporting roles, part of the daily lives of the leads.

lisa
lisa

I’m not really interested in seeing Nikki hit the bottle again either.
I don’t see it as a necessary plot device.
I am looking forward to a Mrs. C memorial tho.

Mike
Mike

Mac and the Phillips should be there!!!!!

Judy HO
Judy HO

Good Lord, this show has just collapsed since Ms. Cooper passed away. Y&R was a show that I never missed, now I might watch it twice a month. The stories go at such a slow pace that I know I’m not missing anything at all. Talk about boring. These writers and producers are running this show into the ground. Gee, Nikki gets drunk again? How many times have we seen that? UGH.

kalamaty
kalamaty

SO EXCITED to hear that my dear MTS is about to become a vodka swilling train wreck again!! 🙂 Must see TV, folks!!

So excited for the Kay remembrance episodes, too!

How much do you love Y&R!?!

Johnny
Johnny

Melody Thomas Scott plays an incoherent drunk better than anyone!!! Well…her and Linda Gray as Sue Ellen!! But I hope if the show does have Nikki bangin’ the booze back, I hope they remember that she has MS now…and how alcohol can affect that condition. The show seems to have had no real reason for giving Nikki MS and it hasn’t been prominent in story so far. It could be a very hard hitting true to live story about diseases and alcoholism.

Chaz
Chaz

Tricia Cast is so wonderful as Nina. Too bad they cannot find story that keeps her on board and dump some of the boring stories/actors.

I might DVR the memorial episode…first one I will have watched in 8 months. IMO, the ONLY decent thing that has aired since JFP took over was the Jeanne Cooper tribute show. Everything else has flowed downhill and not worth watching.

Enid
Enid

Michael, I’ve been dying to ask you this question. Are you related to Murphy? Michael Fairman? Just curious.

Alan
Alan

I think “mystery” is generous in regards to that music box mess but here’s hoping the resolution is more believable than a terminally ill woman in her 80’s climbing a ladder to hide a necklace in a chandelier.

Based on Colin’s reaction when he saw the photo of Rachel Berenson I thought she might be his mother and he was Kay’s half-brother as a result of Rachel’s affair with Kay’s father but long term plotting doesn’t seem to be this show’s strong point these days.

The show needs to bring Tricia Cast back full time and drop Austin, Summer, Avery, Dylan, Mariah, Abby, Tyler, Cane, Colin, and Stitch.

As for Drunk Nikki — ain’t nothing I love watching more than a self-destructive hot mess so bring it on! Melody Thomas Scott is far too talented to be stuck with this “my secret cult baby walks on water” nonsense she’s been given for the last several months. I only hope this latest fall off the wagon lasts for at least a year and results in a much deserved Emmy for her.

kalamaty
kalamaty

AMEN! Totally agree about MTS!!

Ricardo
Ricardo

I love Nina, Please bring back Tricia Cast Full time on The Young and The Restless. Get rid of Christine slash Cricket, I hope Phyllis squashes Cricket like a bug. LOL. I WANT Murphy to romance Jill or ESTHER. I want Elizabeth Hubbard to be Katherines, long lost sister. I loved Elizabeth as Lucinda Walsh on as The World Turns. She is a wonderful actress, imagine Jess Walton and Elizabeth Hubbard in scenes, they would kick ass. Love them both.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Ricardo…Y-E-S Y-E-S Y-E-S!!!!! Dude…I am TOTALLY ONBOARD with you on this!!!!! Nina is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE Y&R character…EVER…HOLLA!!!!! I wish that Nina (and her VERY FABULOUS portrayer Tricia Cast) would come back to Y&R FOR GOOD (and not just for a short-term visit or whatever)!!!!! Also…that’s funny…Murphy romancing either Jill or Esther??? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Or…how about a (get this) Esther/Murphy/Jill love triangle??? Can you imagine Esther and Jill fighting over Murphy??? Poor Murphy…LOL!!!!! By the way, more and more, Colin is WORKING MY NERVES…BLAH!!!!! Idiot. Also…I think that is a WONDERFULLY INTERESTING IDEA…the possibility of Elizabeth Hubbard joining the Y&R cast. EH could give Y&R a much-needed shot in the arm (or whatever). YES!!!!! And…finally…R-I-G-H-T O-N about that annoying Christine!!!!! I never cared for Christine all that much back then. I still don’t. To me, Christine is WAY TOO sugary, saintly and bland!!!!! More and more, I (emotionally!!!!!) get cavities whenever I watch that stupid chick onscreen…LOL!!!!! Yep. And…yes…I (also) hope that nuPhyllis (soon to be played by the FABULOUS Gina Tognoni), as you say, squashes Christine like a B-U-G…LOL!!!!! That prissy and self-righteous Christine is in serious need of a long and overdue SMACK-DOWN!!!!! And nuPhyllis is the perfect choice to B-R-I-N-G I-T!!!!! HOLLA!!!!

Take care, Ricardo. A-C-E-S!!!!!

k/kay
k/kay

Actually I would like to see Christine slap Nikki down a flight of stairs. This made up love story between Paul & Nikki is stupid never happened Bill Bell is rolling in his grave.

jared
jared

Excited about Tricia Cast’s return. Why isn’t this talented lovely on contract?

kalamaty
kalamaty

I LOVE Tricia Cast’s portrayal of Nina! That woman needs MORE SCREEN TIME!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I’m a huge Nina fan and really wish that the writers could find a better way to use her than has been done over the past few years. Besides Jack and Ashley Abbott, I’ve always thought Nina was one of the most interesting characters. She started out as young scheming girl from the wrong side of the tracks who ultimately grew into a very devoted mother who still has enough of her “street ways” to call a spade a spade when needed.

Besides Brock and Jill, Nina really is the only character with a true connection to Kay. She would be a welcome presence living in the mansion with Jill and Esther. It wouldn’t hurt if the show bothered to recast Chance and brought a younger Chancellor back onto the show. Besides his father, Chance really is the ONLY Chancellor left!

That being said, I’m ready for the unfortunate music box plot to end. Also, I really could do without Chancellor Park. It seems a trite soap way (Days did the SAME thing for Alice Horton and that Horton Square set) to honor Kay. Moreover, it doesn’t really fit with her. I would have put an oil painting of the woman in the living room for the folks to talk to or maybe given Chancellor Industries a set (no more merger with Newman!) and put the painting in a frequently used boardroom.

damien
damien

tricia cast is hardcore!!! nina is needed so badly at the chancellor mansion!!! she can keep an eye on colin since jill is blind when it comes to him. she should get up in pauls business about dylan and give nikki a seious smackdown for her stupidity about the paternity. y n r needs a diva desperatly right know since vicki by way of amelia ‘s interpretation has turned her into a princess with no backbone and nuKelly has turned into promqueen since cadie took over! even hilary has all of a sudden turned into the damsel in distress stuck between pop and son. hilary should be annoyed with devon for causing trouble for her and neil while fighting her feelings for him. instead we get neil acting like a lovedrunk jock, totally out of character for mega conservative neil. anyways i hope the ptb realize how needed nina is on the canvass.

Nanci
Nanci

I would love for Nina to return.
I would hate a SL involving Nikki drinking again!

Brett
Brett

It will be nice to see Nina and Murphy again but the music box storyline is not and never has been the slightest bit interesting, I couldn’t care less about it, and sadly we have two of the most talented actors on the show (Jess and Tristen) in this stupid boring storyline.

Carlos
Carlos

It would appear on the surface that Nikki, lost her balance, and her way without her loving dear friend, mother, supporter, and Victor cannot fill the void for his wife however , having her once again return to drinking,is clearly not in the vest interest of creative writing and story telling. enough of this please, I never understood the mystery box, will someone please explain it in derail. First there was the mystery woman during the war, and the picture that resembled Mrs. c,and the jewelry the necklace, etc……I love Murphy, and Nina can do no wrong in my book….I miss seeing her. I am tired of Christine,boring and annoying care for Paul…..

jaybird369
jaybird369

Carlos…YES YES YES!!!!! Murphy is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!! And…to me, Nina will N-E-V-E-R do anything wrong in my book…AT ALL!!!!! Most of all, I TOTALLY AGREE with you about that self-righteous and bland-filled Christine…B-L-A-H!!!!!! I wish that Paul would see the E-R-R-O-R of his ways…as in…D-I-V-O-R-C-I-N-G that whiny Christine…and (from there) then get back together with Nina. To me, Paul was WAY MORE INTERESTING AND INTRIGUING when he was with Nina!!!!! With Christine…N-O W-A-Y, man!!!!! The Bottom Line (at least for me): TEAM NINA!!!!!!

Take care, Carlos. A-C-E-S!!!!!!!

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Vinessa Antoine Reveals She And General Hospital Have Parted Ways; After Landing Primetime Series Lead

After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

I believe that I have taken her as far as I can.  To clarify, as negotiations for #Diggstown were underway, although I am open to stay and play in Port Charles, I was told by my reps that GeneralHospital felt that my character would be off the canvas for too long for me to continue playing her.

With that, we decided to mutually part ways.  It’s time to make room for more women of color in prominent roles on television. I’m grateful to assist in that by starting this new chapter in my journey. I hope you’ll all come along. I feel blessed. Be well. xo”

An ABC rep told Soap Opera Digest that the role of Jordan is being recast.

So what do you think of Vinessa leaving GH for good? Share your thoughts via the comment section below and let’s wish her much success!

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Lauralee Bell On Her 35th Anniversary With Y&R: “My Hope For Cricket Is To Smile The Way She Used To & Chill Whenever Possible.”

Congratulations are in order this Sunday to Lauralee Bell who is celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe, it’s been 35 years since the perils of a young Cricket became front and center and those young love stories with Danny (Michael Damian), Phillip (Thom Bierdz) and eventually, Paul ( Doug Davidson).

As Cricket matured, so to was the decision to now call the character by her birth name, Christine.  After all, she became quite the legal eagle! For over three and a half decades with time-off in between, Lauralee has shared memorable storylines with the amazing Tricia Cast, and the late Jeanne Cooper as Nina and Katherine, and let’s not forget Michael Baldwin, played by Christian LeBlanc, to name just a few/

In a few tweets on Sunday, Lauralee acknowledged the day stating: “We all couldn’t do what we love to do without the viewers so thanks to them!”  She followed that up with a tweet filled with photos of herself and her co-stars throughout the years ,and some self-effacing humor stating: “Wasn’t going to post for YR anniversary, because I’m not one to put attention on me but no denying these people have made my life better. Thanks to crew & fans and my hope for Cricket is to smile the way she used to & chill whenever possible”

As viewers know, Lauralee is the daughter of Y&R creators, the late, great Bill Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  We are sure Bill is smiling today for Lauralee and proud of this accomplishment.

Share your congrats for Lauralee on this milestone via the comment section below.  Then let us know your most memorable or favorite Cricket/Christine moment on the CBS Daytime drama series.

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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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