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Y&R Favorite Michael Graziadei Lands Role on ABC Pilot Venice!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Those missing Daniel Romalotti in Genoa City and The Young and the Restless can now follow him to his new role on Venice, and no this is not Crystal Chappell’s web series, but another series with the same title about two rival families living in the famed California beach town and the forbidden, dangerous romance that emerges between them.   Yes, it sounds very soapy to us too!

According to TV Line, Michael Graziadei will play the role of  Josh, a rising star poised to take over the company belonging to his father Gordy Nance played by Bruce Greenwood!  Thus far also cast in the pilot are Jennifer Beals and Odette Annabel.

ABC is calling this one a “Romeo and Juliet” type soap from Without a Trace creator, Byron Balasco!

What do you think about Graz getting a new role? And the fact that the series is called Venice? Weigh-in!

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Darlene
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Would ove to watch. To bad it’s on ABC. I Will not watch aything on ABC, Haven’t watched since AMC was canceled. Sounds like it wold be a good show.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m with you Darlene. I don’t watch ABC since the “Great Soap Cancellation of 2011” either. It does sound good though.

I knew Michael Graziadei would be snapped up quickly. I loved him as Daniel on Y&R.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this- too bad it is on ABC, because so many have vowed never to watch anything but GH on that network.

Jason
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Jason

I loved Daniel with Amber the best than I really hoped Daisy would stay on the show. I loved that Daisy was the new Phyllis. 🙂

Christine
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Christine

Good for HIM!

I saw Michael Graziadei in one episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY a few years ago (too creepy a show for me), but recently he did an episode of JUSTIFIED and was very unlike Daniel Romalotti (he was beating up on the woman who played Courtney on SANTA BARBARA and even threw her over his shoulder).

This guy really has some talent and I hope this pilot will springboard him into a bigger television or movie career, though I miss him on Y&R.

ethel
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ethel

i am so glad for micheal – he is so talented…….too bad y&r didn’t see it that way – they never utilized his talent.

Michael
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Michael

Ethel,

It was actually Michael’s decision to leave Y&R. He had been getting so much work outside of Y&R when he was still on the show and I have to believe that after 8 years with Y&R, he’d gotten the necessary training he needed to succeed in prime-time and movies. I wish him all the best.

ethel
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ethel

yes i do know it was his decision to leave – i am just saying it is y&r’s loss because he was leading man material but wasn’t used in that capacity…………..

su0000
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su0000

WOW ..
Prime time soaps are the ‘in thing’ ..
The networks are finally noticing that soaps are like ‘Rock n Roll, they never die ..

(notice; all the prime time soaps are one name;
Revenge
Scandal
Smash
Nashville
Dallas
Vegas
etc etc …

Jason
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Jason

Michael was good on Criminal Minds

vivian
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vivian

when was he on Criminal Minds? I really miss him on Y&R

heidi
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heidi

So happy for Michael… good luck!

KateK
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KateK

I just hope he cuts his hair.

k/kay
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k/kay

It might help if he took a bath.

Michael
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Michael

(sic) *Eye roll*

Must you be so damn negative k/kay?!

kalamaty
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kalamaty

LOVE ‘the Graz’ and am so happy for his new gig! He’s a very talented young guy with a bright future…. loved him on Y&R and pumped to see him front and center of a new primetime drama!

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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