Connect with us

Breaking News


Y&R Recasts the Role of Summer Newman with Allison Lanier

Photo: Christian Delfino

The Young and the Restless is set to bring back Summer Newman to the canvas, but with a new actress.

In casting news, the top-rated soap has recast the role of Summer, last played by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Hunter King, with actress Allison Lanier.

King departed the show in the summer of 2021, when reportedly she and her co-star Michael Mealor (Kyle) departed over contract talks.  The two returned for a guest appearance in August of 2021, when Summer  and Kyle attended Victoria and Ashland’s wedding in Italy.

Now with Mealor back at Y&R and set for a major storyline (now that Kyle’s mom, Diane, is back-from-the-dead), the show is also bringing back the love of his life.

Look for Lanier to make her Y&R debut later in May, while Mealor will return on-air next week on the CBS daytime drama series.

Allison’s other credits include: a recurring role as as Annabelle on the Amazon series, Red Oaks, the indie films Mia and Fish Bones, and she was featured in the role of Megan in Michelle Morgan’s (Amanda, Y&R) film, It Happened in L.A, that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

So, what do you think of the casting news of a new Summer coming to Genoa City? Comment below.

Leave a comment | 24 Comments

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Maybe now I’ll like ‘Summer’. Didn’t like Hunter in the role.



Violet– I’m not up to the actor’s cast’s actual ages but——
The ‘new’ Summer looks 16 years old..
Look at here= a child..
((way I see her))

Maybe Summer should change her name to Lolita. She looks about 12 to me.

I agree but I bet the photo isn’t recent. A lot of the photos look nothing like the actors do now.

Hi how are you these days? She probably was 16 in the photo. I just said to Jill that it most likely was a photo taken when she was a lot younger. I was not a big Hunter King fan, so Iam hoping this gal works out, especially now I hear Phyllis is leaving.

i disagree hunter was great in the role good luck to new summer won’t be as easy as everyone thinks

Summer should ve stayed in Italy and Lola should get been the one to return with a recast since Sasha’s unavailable. Summer could get returned later after Kyle and Lola reunited . But ofcourse the show would also need a new HW to actually pen a triangle. Now that Rey’s leaving the show desperately needs diversity. As a white viewer I enjoy different faces and cultural viewpoints. Let’s face it. Lily, Devon, Nate and Elena are a snooze. The only exciting characters in that group Amanda and Imani got benched. The Rosales should have presence.

HunterKing should have been kept in the role! There was chemistry between her and Mealor.

She looks more like Phyliss’s daughter now.

I Agree!

Yes– My thought too!

Thank God ! Bring on some new characters maybe a new family that could rival the Newmans and Abbotts . Please bring back Judith Chapman . I watched todays episode and it was pretty good , Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow had a great scene . Just bring back the old school music and the show will be right on.

Everytime they bring on a new family, Eric Bradean has a fit. See the Rosales. We have the remaining Winters, boring and all

Y&R should have kept Hunter King. She won 2 Daytime Emmys. This recast will not work, mark my words. Hunter King will be back before we know it. Good luck to the new actress.

I just hope Kyle and Summer can stay strong. Don’t want either wandering. They just married, took in a child. We shall see about the recast. Will take some getting used to. Miss King really owned the role. But recasts are part of daytime drama life.

We need to have an open mind and give her a fair chance to prove her acting. I’m sure it’s hard to adjust to a new role. Some people liked Hunter and some did not. It’s just a matter of opinion.

I agree, Bella. I’ve eaten A LOT of humble pie when it comes to pre-judging recasts. I’ve been happy with several in the past few years, like Michael Mealor’s Kyle, Nicholas Chavez & Marcus Coloma on GH, and Matthew Atkinson on BB. So, I’ll reserve my feelings for now.

Nope she won’t do I like the old summer Newman. Hunter king was summer Newman

That’s what I love about people like you. So judgmental, and haven’t even seen what the girl can do with the part given to her. I think she will do fine, maybe even better than Hunter. So I will save what to say till I see her act.

If you like her so much you could at least give her the courtesy of capitalizing her name. It’s Summer Newman and Hunter King.

Boring. Hunter king was a much better actress. There’s no chemistry with Kyle. Such a shame.

I tend to agree with you. I was not a Hunter King fan either. It’s like they are playing house. Also, if my mother acted like Phyllis , I’d disown her!

Breaking News

‘The Price is Right’ Decks the Halls with Five Holiday-Themed Primetime Episodes & Pet Rescue & Adoption Week on Daytime

Talk about getting into the holiday spirit! The Price is Right is set to air five brand new holiday-themed episodes airing in December on primetime, plus the daytime version will also have a special week. Host Drew Carey will preside over the game show proceedings!

Daytime’s The Price is Right holiday week (Dec 18-Dec 22) will feature animal trainer, author and host of CBS’ Lucky Dog Reunions, Brandon McMillan, and Robert Valandra, nephew of legendary host Bob Barker, who both bring along some furry friends up for adoption. The week concludes with ‘Price is Right’ model Amber Lancaster, an advocate of animal adoption, and some adorable dogs who need a home for the holidays.

The Price is Right continues to network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 AM, PT).

Photo: JPI

On Primetime, here is the holiday lineup of shows (the week of Dec 4-8):

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY (Monday, December 4, 8:00 PM, ET/PT) brings coworkers and colleagues together to cheer each other on as they play for prizes that can be shared and enjoyed by all of their office mates.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: BLIND HOLIDATE (Thursday, December 7, 8:00 PM, ET/PT) brings in a matchmaker to pair up an audience full of single, eligible adults, and lucky contestants will meet for the first time when they are called to “Come on down!” and compete together as a team. They play for fabulous cash and prizes, pairs of cars, and maybe they’ll even win a love match!

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: COLLEGE STUDENTS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Friday, December 8 at 8:00 PM ET/PT) welcomes college students home adorned in their best school spirit gear, teamed up with their parents to play for exotic trips, amazing prizes, and cash for college!

Photos: JPI

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: HOLIDAYS WITH THE FAMILY (Monday, December 18, 8:00 PM, ET/PT). Parents and their young children compete for some of the most desired gifts Santa has in his sleigh. Decorated in their holiday best, families work as a team to win prizes to make their holidays oh so bright!

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: HOLIDAY HEROES (Tuesday, December 19, 8:00 PM, ET/PT) salutes the military to thank America’s brave heroes for keeping us safe all year round. Active-duty military members in uniform compete for luxury items, including trips to remarkable destinations, $50,000 in cash, and cars!

Of note: Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.

Lots of The Price is Right holiday cheer and pet adoptions coming your way. Will you be watching? Comment below. But first, check out a clip from one of the primetime episodes.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

96th Annual Academy Awards to Start an Hour Earlier, While Jimmy Kimmel Shares, “I Always Dreamed of Hosting the Oscars Exactly Four Times”

In a move to keep viewers not up past their bedtimes, the 2024 Oscars telecast will now begin one hour earlier than usual.  According to news from the Academy on Thursday, the ceremonies will begin at 7 pm ET/4PM PT on March 1o, 2024.

That is an hour shift when the broadcast usually begins at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.  The official pre-show will also begin earlier, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The 96th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with nominations being announced on January 23rd.

Photo: ABC

A few weeks ago on November 15th, Jimmy Kimmel was officially named the host of the Oscars for the fourth time. The hosting gig marks the second year in a row for Kimmel. The comedian also hosted in 2017 and 2018.

Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney will also one again, co-write and executive produce, the telecast.  In a statement on presiding over movies biggest night of the year, Kimmel joked, “I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times.”

Photo: JPI

ABC also plans on airing a special episode of their hit comedy Abbott Elementary, immediately following what should be a three-and-a-half hour telecast of the Oscars.

So, what do you think about the time shift with the Oscars starting an hour earlier? Happy about it? Won’t be settled in at that early time slot to sit and watch the show? Comment below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Marty Krofft Famed Children’s Show Producer of ‘H.R. Pufnstuf,’ ‘Land of the Lost,’ Dead at 86

Marty Kroftt. who along with his brother Sid, produced many memorable children’s shows throughout his career, including H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost has passed away at the age of 86..

A family representative told Variety that Krofft died of kidney failure Saturday November 25th in Los Angeles, California.

Krofft was often known as the “King of Saturday Mornings”, and along with his brother, Sid also produced primetime variety shows including Donny and Marie and Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.

Photo: JPI

At the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awarda, Marty and Sid were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. The Kroffts also produced Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos and Lidsville.

The brothers always shared that they came from a line of puppeteers, and Sid, traveled the world as young man performing an elaborate puppet show. The brother’s partnership worked due to Sid was the more on the creative side, while Marty was more on the business side.

Marty said in the book “Pufnstuf & Other Stuff: The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid & Marty Krofft” (1998), written by TV critic, David Martindale, “Sid was always ‘the artist’. He never did have a business sense. So I came in and filled that vacuum.”

Photo: JPI

Krofft’s wife, the former Playboy playmate Christa Speck passed away in 2013. He lived in Los Angeles and is survived by his brothers Sid and Harry; his daughters Deanna Krofft-Pope, Kristina Krofft and Kendra Krofft; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Share your condolences for Marty Krofft via the comment section. But,  first check out our interview with him along with is brother Sid, before they received their Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th annual ceremonies below.

Continue Reading

Video Du Jour

Peter Reckell returns for a second visit with Michael Fairman following the wrap-up of his recent run as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives.Leave A Comment

Recent Comments

Power Performance

Kim Coles as Whitley

Days of our Lives

Airdate: 7-24- 2023