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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

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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!

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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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There was some significant signs that Hollywood and the state of California’s show business production looks to be gearing up for a restart after all TV and film production was halted a few months ago as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, our country, and the globe.

The reopening for production may not include L.A. County, however, which is the epicenter of the state’s show business production.

According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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For LA County,  on Friday, the same day the guidelines were announced they saw a slight increase in hospitalizations, which could cause delays in getting production started.  “This has been a slight increase over the last three days in the number of people hospitalized,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, “and we’ll need to make sure that we’re not starting to see a significant increase in the number of people requiring hospitalizations.”

Newsom has said modifications to regional guidance would be allowed so long as there are attestations at the county level that there are adequate plans in place should a rise in COVID cases be seen again.   As of May 18, when L.A. filed its attestation, the county had a stable or declining number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19.   However, there has been an uptick in cases as of Friday which could effect the production restart in Hollywood as well as the noted uptick in hospitalizations; all of which are measures in the protocol guidelines that need to be on the decline for things to move forward.

So the question remains: if there is a surge in Los Angeles in COVID-19 cases production could again be delayed getting started back up and running? So what do you think about the June 12th date for the state of California to start TV and film production? Do you hope your favorite soaps get back into production as soon as possible, or do you want to make extra sure that all your favorites will be safe and sound when they tape new episodes?

 

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Virtual “Bauer Barbecue” Coming Up Featuring Stars of Guiding Light

Now here’s an intriguing way to have the traditional Bauer Barbecue on the legendary Guiding Light! Have the barbecue virtually!

With the times we are all continually facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 16th annual Daytime Stars and Strikes bowling and gathering event usually held back east in the tri-state area is coming to The Locher Room on You Tube.

The event raises funds and awareness for The Autism Society of America., and will livestream now on Saturday night, June 27th at 6 p. m. EST and you can watch it here.

Currently set to participate are: Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip), Orlagh Cassidy (ex-Doris), Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth), Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia), Frank Dicopoulos (ex-Frank), Maureen Garrett (ex-Holly), Melissa Hayden (ex-Bridget), Morgan Englund (ex-Dylan), Amelia Marshall (ex-Gilly), Robert Newman (ex-Josh), Denise Pence (ex-Katie), Nancy St. Alban (ex-Michelle), Jennifer Roszell (ex-Eleni), Elvera Roussel (ex-Hope), Tina Sloan (ex-Lillian), Paul Anthony Stewart (ex-Danny), Krista Tesreau (ex-Mindy), Gina Tognoni (ex-Dinah), Lawrence Saint-Victor (ex-Remy; Carter, B&B), Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Tony; Rey, Y&R), Yvonna Kopacz Wright (ex-Mel), and Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva).    The event will be hosted by Alan Locher.

To make a donation during the event broadcast click here.

So will you be tuning-in to this former GL tradition now being brought to you virtually? Comment below.

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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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