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UPDATE: Y&R Decides NOT to Recast The Role of Tucker McCall!

According to Soap Opera Digest, the role of Tucker McCall will not be recast as previously reported by Soap Opera Uncensored.  The new updated report has that The Young and the Restless had halted there search for a new Tucker last played by Stephen Nichols.

SOD sources related, “The character was reportedly returning for Katherine’s funeral and would then have a story, but an insider says the show decided it would be too distracting to have a new face in the mix.”

So what do you think? Good news that another new face won’t enter the mix on Y&R? Or, do you think it’s not appropriate to not have Katherine’s son part of the mix for his mother’s funeral and a possible fight for Chancellor controlling interests in regards to the company and fortune?  Should the show just have Stephen Nichols back for the funeral episodes, if they won’t bring him back full-time?  Weigh-in!

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It wouldn’t be realistic for Tucker NOT to be back at least for the funeral. They should invite Stephan back for a few guest appearances. I’m certain he would do it.

Ugh, Tucker is not worth all this hassle. Just kill the b*stard off already! I’d hate to see Kays funeral be about him.

I cannot see ANYONE connected to Kathrine not being at her funeral. Bring Steven back for the funeral. Let him bury his mother and then leave. After a few months, recast the role of Tucker. It is only natural that he would be interested in her company so they eventually have to bring him back into the picture. I would love to see the original Tucker McCall be brought back. He was much more believable as her son and as a lover for Jill.

MUST have Tucker at the funeral. Would love to see Stephen back in the role at least on a recurring basis; there is also room too explore continuing dynamics with Devon.

Definitely bring tucker back. It is appropriate to have all there for the homegoing services. The two witnessed a ‘bonding’ moment in his last scene. Consider building on that for the services.

Never liked the Tucker character either. On a different note. Would love to see the invitation in print. Great photos and the poems used. It appears to be awsome

I still what to know if they why they was going to recast and not use Steven? Is he GH bound.

I think he will end up back at GH. Story line seems to dictate that and he fits in better there.

Tucker should most definately return for the funeral. Even if it’s just a short visit during that time. Hopefully Y&R realized how ridiculous it was to have anyone other than Stephen Nichols play the part. He’s made the role his own.
As for the not wanting new faces part…please, the entire cast is bloated right now with new faces so not buying that one.

So correct about being bloated AGAIN and probably one the factors about “another new face”…But at least have SN’s Tucker return for the funeral and been done with Tucker and send him off to rest the character and then if wanting to bring Tucker back in a year than recast the part and move forward.

As for upcoming “possible fight for Chancellor controlling interests” this is the time for YR to realize “Brock” should be a player in this and have “Mac” return to canvas….please don’t let the character of Cane to a major player in this high stakes of CI maybe a player of sorts because Jill always loved Cane and this would definitely change the dynamic of their relationship and this is needed….but Nina is so needed for Chance interests… if you want to create a character for conflict for Jill over CI cast a whole new character being related on Phillip III (Phillip IV’s dad) a new “Chancellor” relative, in form of sister or brother wanting it all…..Nina finds another “Chancellor” heir to bring in to cause havoc on the House of Jill….

They stated they didn’t want a new face in the mix AT THE FUNERAL, they didn’t say they would never re-cast. I don’t buy “the new faces’ excuse either. My guess is that they don’t want nasty actor fan wars happening online while Kay’s funeral is going on so it’s a good call on their part to wait, or use another option like kill off Tucker.

Yeppers! I think that could be the reason especially going on during Katherine’s time.

Although I agree it would totally distract and detract from the focus of Kay’s funeral (Kay) to have a new face in the mix, I don’t buy for a minute that’s tptb’s reason for halting their search.
More likely JFP wanted to bring in another of her expensive buddies and her bosses, after seeing viewer outrage, stopped her in her tracks. I’m sure her hiring of SBu and his character being a complete flop didn’t help JFP in her efforts either!

So stupid to not bring SN back at least for the funeral!

They should bring him back for the funeral at least. With Katherine gone they really need to bring him back full time. It would continue Katherine’s legacy and make for some great stories.

There are too many new faces that don’t make any sense and no one cares about..

Katherine is a pivotal, legendary character that must live on through people like Tucker. GH made the mistake of killing off too many Quarterrnaines and they are FINALLY getting that family back on the front burner where it should have NEVER left.

What about katherines other son broke or his daughter mac they should be there as well.

Exactly! I care about all the old faces returning . Don’t care if I see Tucker, Harmony, or Sophia again.

Beau Kazer/Brock was very close to JC he has to be there. As for Mac their were so many recasts they will probably say she is in some foreign country building house for Habitat that is the excuse they used before when Katherine died on screen but in fact it was Marge. I will gurantee you she is going to leave everything to Cane in the storyline.

Maybe Tucker should die overseas, BEFORE Katherine’s funeral. That would explain why Katherine and Murphy’s absence, Devon isn’t on-screen much either, so it would not be hard to do. No one else would need to go across the pond to see him buried ,every one left on Y&R hardly knows him.

Katherine dies shortly after- that would make for a good story.

Tired of hearing about it…im all ‘tucker’ed out!

LMAO!

After all the new faces they’ve been bringing on they think another new face would be too distracting??? I don’t get that logic! Now that Kay is gone, we need Tucker!

It’s always odd when characters don’t appear at key life events of other characters still on screen. Weddings, funerals, etc. It will be hard to accept that Tucker wouldn’t return for his mother’s funeral. Just as it was when Ridge didn’t return for his mother’s funeral and his daughter’s wedding on B&B. I’m able to accept a lot because its television drama, but Tucker, in any form, should attend his mother’s funeral and subsequent reading of the will.

Well, SN won’t be playing the part because he and JFP do not get along at all, which is why SN was gone from the show not long after JFP and JG took over (about 5 months or so in). SN was on GH when JFP was there and as you can imagine, SN was let go from his role on that show by JFP too. No love lost between those two, which is why SN will not reprise the role of Tucker.

ITA- and why on earth would SN want to do them a favor and show up for a few shows, just to be toss out again? And recasting for a short stint like that doesn’t make sense. They could go down the route of shooting an unknown look a like from the back to give the appearance Tucker was at the funeral without actually having to hire someone to say lines- but more than likely they will just have some lame excuse to explain Tucker’s absent– Personally I think it would be more interesting to have Tucker have another unknown child, come to town claiming a piece of the Chancellor pie, because as much as I love SN, never cared for the Tucker character.

Just bring SN back for the funeral & also Brock ( sorry I forget his name )…No more new faces at Y& R for awhile.

Beau Kaizer is his name.

To not have Tucker there is lunacy. The character needs to be there. But to have that character recast would be worse, very distracting from what is supposed to be happening, and that’s the funeral for a legacy character who was a integrated into the very fabric of it. All this Tucker talk detracts from that, and it’s sad. Bring SN back, pay him whatever you need to pay him, it’s one shoot, so just freaking do it, already. Then after the funeral, recast if you can’t make an SN stay work. But for the funeral, for the love of god, just bring SN back and be done with it.

This is the part that kills me:

“…the show decided it would be too distracting to have a new face in the mix.”

Yet, Y&R has done nothing but have a parade of new characters and recasts ever since the new powers-that-be have taken over. So, Katherine’s own son, a character people liked and a talented actor, will not be returning for her FUNERAL, however we have Tyler, Leslie, nuNoah, nuSummer, nuKyle, Dylan, Chelsea, Avery, Alex, and so on and so on front and center. Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith are ruining this show.

Stephen Nichols and Tucker McCall got caught up in the mess that was MAB and the transition to JFP. Strong actgor and character with potential lost. I say bring Tucker McCall back to Genoa city for the funeral and then dispense with him. He was not a part of Katherine’s life until the end. Have him pay respects and make peace, then go off with his own money and power to be in the world. He could always come back in the form of another actor, but the character could be written out after the funeral.

That said, I would accept a new face at the funeral for new storylnes should JFP want to bring home Tucker McCall for good.

Stephen playing Tucker should return for the funeral and stay awhile!

Bring Tucker back for the funeral and son Brock. Brock should inherit the Chancellor fortune and run Chancellor industries. Bring Mac along if you wish this could be a love hate relationship with Jill.

I agree that Stephan Nichols would have come back, at least for the funeral. He was there for the tribute show. I’m sure the Brock character will be back. Cant’t think of the actors name, but he’s played that role for years, so he’ll be there.

It would be nice if SN came back for a while for a story arc…fighting Jill & Cane for control of Chandler Industries. If he’s not coming back to GH, I wouldn’t mind seeing him on Y&R again.

BYW…if there is a fight over CI, I hope Jill kicks Cane in the ass right out the door. That jerk lied his way into the family and has no business being there!

Be done with it and admit it is now the Steve Burton show and those god awful actresses Jessica Collins and MC just close the lid!!!FYI Sharon Case do a slow walk like Michelle Stafford did and find work elsewhere.

I loved Steve Burton on GH but I just can’t get into his storyline on Y&R. AND…I don’t like Avery (Jessica Collins) with either him or Nick and there is no chemistry with Chelsea either (she belongs with Adam. In fact she is the only one I think is good with Adam). If Burton stays (and I really wish he would go back to GH), he should be with Sharon since she is the only one he has any chemistry with on Y&R.

Dylan is a bore, geez. If I have to watch the KenCupcake Barbie show anymore I’m going to hurtle…LOL! He does have some chemistry with Sharon but if I got to take him I rather watch him with Chelsea or Sharon or better yet let GH have him back because he doesn’t fit into the YR canvas very well & with the other actors.

They are not recasting because they plan on recasting Phyliss

I’m okay with it.

By now I get the feeling that a lot of the characters that should come back for this won’t.

But written correctly, the action should revolve around Jill and Nikki anyway.

Who cares if Cane continues on at CI. I’m just concerned about getting Jess back and in that mansion to drive future story.

Get it done!

I think if Stephen Nichols does not come back to play Tucker for at least the funeral there should be some mention as to why. Tucker and Katherine had a hugely conflicted relationship and to have no mention of Tucker would be wrong. Maybe a scene with Devon speaking at the funeral as to how Tucker was too overcome with emotion to be at the funeral.

If the plan is to bring Tucker back then who cares about the recast being at the funeral. He could have few scenes and just be slowly introduced to the audience. If they won’t/can’t bring back SN at least this makes sense because Kay’s son would not be MIA from his mother’s funeral,,,,especially given their final scene together where you saw that they cared for each other. I am sick & tired of major family being omitted from huge events like weddings & funerals. Brock, Tucker, Mac would in no way not come to Kay’s funeral.

Of course, we will probably have Leslie & Tyler there because they shared so much with her …. eye-roll. Why I bet Dylan can even show up despite never having a scene with Katherine.

Please, someone put on a pair of steel tipped boots and kick JFP’s ass out of that studio…..PRONTO!

Both Brock and Tucker need to be at Mrs. Chancellor’s funeral, along with their respective children. I hate when relatives are absent from soap funerals and weddings.

Is SN going back to DOOL? I think their writers coud do a lot with Steven Earl Johnson.
Days is worthy of him. Y&R is stinking things up! With Patch Days of our Lives.will be
a force no one can stop.

It would be great to see Tucker and the rest of Kay’s family back for her funeral. After that I would love to see Stephen go on to another soap where I can watch him there. Maybe back to GH as Stefan if the writers can do damage control after what the last regime did. I just don’t recognize Y&R any more. I tried to tune back into it the other day and saw plenty of new faces that I don’t know or care about now.

They should have Stephen return for the funeral. Or at least say he tried to get there, but planes are grounded so he couldn’t get there.

their search

I think it is definitely appropriate for both of Katherine’s sons, Brock and Tucker, to be at her funeral and I think Stephen Nichols should be asked back as Tucker. In their final scenes together they were working on a mother-son relationship.

Too many new faces on y,r.I think Tucker should be brought back and I am very upset that Phyliss is leaving,but from I understand ,she is going toG&H and the same for S.N.This new group must go or we will not have Y&R.these story lines are bad and the new players can’t act and there is no good story lines.

I have only heard “rumors” of her joining GH, unless you know something as fact? Speaking about new faces GH has YR beat by mile!! They are so overloaded right now. SN should probably be brought back for the funeral but as for returning FT …oh no I don’t want him back. Not sure what you’re talking about in this statement “This new group must go or we will not have Y&R.these story lines are bad and the new players can’t act and there is no good story lines.” ..YR isn’t going anywhere with the ratings on the rise and in positive numbers. Most of actors can act but just somewhat bloated…ITA but as for stories now, do you even watch? Dylan is weakest link and not YR material, he needs to return GH. Most of the stories (not all as any soap) are ROCKING with LaurenCarmine sexfest, Summer’s paternity, Nikki’s MS, AdamVictor retaking NE over, someone instigating Neil’s dairy online, Phack, Traci’s return, Fen – the angry white boy, and with Jeanne’s passing will open up an umbrella story as no other or seen on daytime…GH will die first long before YR is gone because YR’s ratings are very health again.

Yes. He should be at the funeral and then involved with the family business and all the battles that go along with it.

To honor Jeanne Cooper properly and with respect, All characters/ actors should be in attendance at Katherine’s funeral. SN made Tucker his own! And furthermore, Tucker is the only son of Katherine’s that can handle being CI’s CEO! Cane can’t control CI, he cant even cope with Jill! She(rightfully so) run over him, bring back SN as Tucker McCall and take cover TGVN and Jackie-boy!! Now that storyline I’d watch !!! I double dog dare you, JFP and TPTB!!!

I heard he wouldn’t do it – even a one time appearance

Bring him back

I would think that because Tucker and Kay had really just found each other and developed a real mother son relationship and cant believe that he would not be there for the reading of her will. And OH PLEASE stop the chloe and Chelsea LIE! Doesn’t Chelsea know about the same lie chloe told about deliah and how it affected SO many people. And surely Dylan took a big bump to his brain believing this fully developed baby was 2months EARLY! c”mon.I want Adam in the baby’s life and not carry this on for years! And holy cow when is Sharon going to be exposed as the person that caused Phyllis’s accident. And when will Summer finally learn the truth that Nick IS her father. The best soap opera is becoming a total BORE! C’MON lets get all this crap out in the open and move on. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take Melanie to Mars, or Jupiter. This type of stuff does damage to people who actually have rape cases.

Enough new faces – Tucker kept story interesting, Katherine accepted him. Sick of seeing new cheap characters. You are losing many fans because of them. Come on, not let a son attend his mothers funeral? You are fazing out the good characters and bringing on the dimwits. Guess you want to end the soap.

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Eric Braeden Comes to the Defense of His Y&R Co-Stars Over Racist Attack on Social Media

The mighty Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) has spoken! The iconic star of The Young and the Restless has taken to social media in defense of three of his co-stars who were the subjects of yet another case of racist remarks on performers working on daytime television and the soaps.

The offensive remarks were made against Christel Khalil (Lily), Sean Dominic (Nate) and Bryton James (Devon). However, this same poster was also in the middle of the firestorm from previously posted hateful and racist comments directed at another Black actress, General Hospital’s Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As daytime fans know, earlier this week, General Hospital responded to the attacks on Ali with a message on all of their social media accounts that said, “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”

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So, how did Eric get involved in this latest racist attack? Former GH guest star, Yvette Nicole Brown tagged the Genoa City legend to get someone’s attention from The Young and the Restless, and who better than the often outspoken Braeden?

The vile racist post accompanied by a photo of all three Y&R cast members, said, “The three faces that are destroying the show. They are all think their high and mighty when they’re not, can’t wait for someone to put these slaves in their place. #YR” (You can see the post in full below),

When Braeden saw the truly awful remarks from the poster, he responded back, “These three actors are dear colleagues of mine; they have more class than you LOW LIFE can imagine! We are going to block your racist ass, you got that, bitch??!!”

Eric’s response went viral and “Victor Newman” was even trending on X, as Y&R viewers know that one of Victor’s often used phrases is, “You got that?” Since the time of the racist attack, it appears that the originator of these comments has changed the settings on her own X account to private, so only her followers can see her posts.

So, what do you think about these latest racist remarks now on three stars from The Young and the Restless, and Eric standing up to the hatred? Comment below.

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.

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Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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Can you imagine that if things had turned out differently, The Young and the Restless’ Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) would not be celebrating his 30th anniversary on the top-rated soap opera, but instead might be welcoming his son to the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful alongside of him?

In several interesting twists, Morrow, who this Friday, June 21st, celebrates his 30th anniversary on the show as Nick Newman (standalone episode and all) spoke about his original audition for CBS daytime that had him going up for the part of B&B’s Dylan Shaw, a Forrester Creations intern. As the behind the scenes story goes, that part when to Dylan Neal.

Joshua spoke to Soap Hub on his humble daytime beginnings, recalling, “B&B was a long, drawn out, multi-week thing where I had to audition like three times, and then, I had to go in for producers, and then, there was a screentest. He added, “It was demolishing. I was like, super cocky, and I was like, ‘Oh, everybody loves me.'”

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From all indications, it was that audition for Dylan that led him to his prized Genoa City role of Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor’s (Eric Braeden) son. As Morrow remembered it, shortly after meeting with series Bill Bell (then co-creator and EP and head writer. plus then executive producer Ed Scott, and Heather Tom (ex-Victoria, Y&R, then Katie, B&B), he was hired to play Nick.

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At from that moment on as Morrow explained it, “It was kismet. I was meant to play Nick. Not getting Dylan was the greatest ‘failure’ of my life.”  Now in the summer of 2024, Joshua’s son, Crew Morrow, has landed his first soap opera role as the new Will Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful, the son of Katie (the aforementioned Tom), and Don Diamont (Bill).

While father and son will be on opposing but sister soap operas, might a cross over from Nick to Los Angeles be the ticket, so Joshua can finally say he was on B&B and someone share a scene or two or three with his on-screen son? Ya, never know in soapland.

So, what do you think about Joshua losing the role of B&B’s Dylan to Dylan Neal which set up him becoming a cast member at Y&R? Comment below.

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