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Y&R's Head Writer and Executive Producer Chuck Pratt Jr. Previews A Mysterious New Arrival &The Disasters Ahead For The Residents Of Genoa City!

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Lest you think the number one soap opera is not going to a have a big splashy February Sweeps! Better think again after this new interview from the new head scribe and co-executive producer, Chuck Pratt Jr. of The Young and the Restless! 

The Hollywood Reporter chatted with Pratt Jr., as his major dramas are set to explode and implode on the residents of Genoa City in the coming weeks, and it all looks to really kick into high-gear on the Valentine’s Day episode of Y&R next Friday, February 13th.

The story was accompanied by a high-stakes promo from CBS Daytime called, “Flirt with Disaster” that you can preview below!  As for what Chuck has in store, here are a few excerpts from the interview with THR!

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Pratt Jr. on what to expect in upcoming storylines:  “Victor and Jack will go head-to-head, and a mysterious new person will come to town. A major storm is on the way, guaranteed to turn lives and loves upside down. Secrets will be revealed. And when a plane goes down, lives are rearranged.”

Pratt Jr. on how he plans to keep the audience tuning-in every day:  “My motto in daytime has always been make every day a Friday, so that our audience has to watch each and every day. That means more twists, cliffhangers and that primetime feel of ‘What the heck are they going to do next?’ If you stay within character, and keep the stories coming from character, and throw everything but the kitchen sink at them, an audience will start to identify with them and relate to them both as friends, and as people they want to see succeed or find love or survive unthinkable tragedies.”

Watch the promo after the jump!  Then tell us: What you think of the upcoming disaster storylines which have been a trademark of Chuck’s writing in the past?  Who do you think the mystery person will be?  Who will live … and who will die? Share your thoughts below!

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elm51
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elm51

OMG!! i can’t believe this – it looks so awesome!

Patrick
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Patrick

doesn’t it tho

high technology standard

great way to marquee the drama unfold

propel deserving #1

Wendy Hauck Waiting
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Wendy Hauck Waiting

Yes I agree Sharon was much much better with Adam then Chelsea. Chelsea is not Adams true love period

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

The ONLY person for Adam is Sharon. The love and friendship was off the chain. Shadam was my all time favorite couple in soap history!!! 🙂 Chelsea never loved Adam and he didn’t love her. It was thrown together with the changing of writers. Sharon is the future 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

I wonder, if it’s going to be a slow build back up… fraught with sexual tensions between Adam and Sharon…. as it should … LOL when MM’ Adam and Sharon broke up… ??? 3 plus years ago now? when I left the show NOW… I can see them getting back together again…. excitement, fan embroil is snowballing…. YES I am SO “over” Nick …. Sharon near doormat … was SO in ‘LOVE” with Adam… Y&R production has to know… what a hot commodity nuAdam is reeling… and they have to be certain… Sharon and Adam is the ultimate dreamteam…. production… Read more »

Ella
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Ella

Its all messed up. Look they made Victor hate Sharon when he loved her as a daughter. Now Adam they are writing wrong. Adam loved Sharon so much my screen would smoke! I can’t take Chelsea and her fake baby voice. Sharon is a real sexy women and Adam lust over her. writers please we all want Shadam back. COME ON! Shadam is it not Chadam

Carrie Jay
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Carrie Jay

PLEASE Adam save Sharon. I want Sharon and Adam back together. Sharon needs her true love. Adam don’t go with Chelsea she isn’t right for you

Kim H.
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Kim H.

IF SHARON AND ADAM DONT BECOME A COUPLE AGAIN THEN I CANT HOLD OUT ANYMORE AND CONTINUE THIS SHOW! SHARON IS TREATED WORSE THEN A DOG ON YR!

damien
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damien

i really hope its not joe!!
first, carmine, then tyler (missing for months), now joe! all my hotties are off screen!
i m wishingjoe and avery get stuck in a wreck together and make love!

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

yes!

Carmine
Tyler
Joe
Adam
Mark Harding
Alex Chavez
Stitch

the funny thing is… these guys should be front burner…. i’ll take a line from “the help” as Aibileen is “telling” Hilly : “ain’t you tired , ain’t you tired”

ie: Victor, Nick, Jack, Michael, Kevin, Billy, Paul…. just saying… it isn’t not true… but the featured contract players have played themselves out some….

these guys are making their mark… and i’ll soapbox… they can ACT

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Why is Sharon the most abused character on the show. Fans are leaving the show. It was terrible no matter who writes the show Sharon is the worst victim. Not cool

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Joe is too sexy, too gorgeous, too passion-filled…too much man for the likes of Avery….nooooo, please, damien.
You really liked Tyler? ….even with his giant head?
Carmine? Yeah….beautiful, but slithery….do not like that type.

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

I hope Avery, Joe, Sage, Kelly, Ben, & Victor all die LOL!

harry
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harry

Nikki Newman needs to go away too. The actresses’ somnolent approach to acting is putting us to sleep. She also confuses me as she was seen chugging bottles of vodka on the sly and instead of dealing with her alcoholism, suddenly they are blaming her drunken behavior on MS.
I do hope Chuck Pratt does not engage in plot driven stories full of stunts and plot devices.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Pathetic, is it not, harry? Again, as with mental illness, “they” are taking a serious disease as MS and using it so loosely to accommodate a stupid, overly-recycled storyline such as a drunken Nikki. Very sad!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I would rescue Victor and Joe.

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I hope Victor and Nikki are gone and Phyllis . I cant stand them

Jeri
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Jeri

look at the Winters gang on that plane! #HEVON is goin to hell when Neil finds out

Vicki
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Vicki

I love this! #HEVON makes me sick to my stomach!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You and the rest of us, Vicki….I hope…LOL.
If there has ever been a more immature, so-non-fitting-actor for this type of storyline, it is Bryton. He goes through the motions. So far, his only acting has been kissing, stripping and having sex with his step-mother. To think he’s on the list of nominees?
I said this before…Neil never learns his lesson…stay away from girls/women young enough to be your daughter. You reap what you sew, Neil…Duh!!

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
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Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

Not sure how I feel about this … not a fan of Pratt’s ‘plot-driven’, over-the-top, “look at me, I’m in charge now, so to hell with what show you’re used to watching!” mentality. (We all witnessed his ‘anti-character-driven’ 2008-09 AMC tenure, brought-on by Frons of all people! Interviews by the cast at that time do NOT bode well for Genoa City as we know it…)

su0000
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su0000

well,
Pratt sees and knows how GH is flourishing and he will copy, he will..
If it works for GH he will make it work for Y&R..
big changes coming!

Mike
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Mike

Y&R has been #1 in the ratings for 26 years. Why would Pratt want to copy a show that’s “flourishing” in 3rd place? He will not turn Y&R into campy GH no matter how bad you want him to. The fans of the soap will not let him. Big changes are NOT coming.

Mike
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Mike

I’m with you. I don’t mind these disaster type angles once in a while. Hopefully Mr. Pratt won’t make a habit out of writing them. I want to watch the Y&R i’m used to watching. Not GH.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I’ll definitely tune in for the plane crash and look forward to the spring twister!

Ann
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Ann

While I agree tha Y&R story lines to move faster, I hope the new regime doesn’t make it unrecognizable.

Jill S
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Jill S

He did the same thing on ALL MY CHILDREN and look what happened. I believe Susan Lucci when she basically said this guy was a hack.

harry
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harry

That troubles me. Susan Lucci is very gracious, very classy. She seldom criticizes anyone so for her to say that is quite telling.

su0000
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su0000

Yes!
Y&R will never be the same…. whoopie!
that is one good thing about Pratt- he does it his way..
No Lucci or Brandon will tell him how they want it done..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Even if Lucci or Brandon would be right and he’d be wrong. . . .

john
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john

damn, barely a month in and a disaster storyline.
just like what he did at amc with the tornadoes.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Maybe Pratt is going to be using this disaster to launch his new stories going forward.Plus he wouldn’t be the first head writer to do something like that when taking over a soap.As for who dies i’m thinking it’ll be Austin who doesn’t make it but there could be a mystery of how he dies because i read that both Kyle and Fen will both be involved in a mystery when they return in late February.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good. Austin, begone!! I see no purpose for this character.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Sorry, Andrew…but I think that killing off Austin would be a BAD IDEA!!!!! Let me explain: If Y&R does kill off Austin, then that ANNOYING Summer will turn up THE CRANK FACTOR AND ALL (and even more so!!!!!) on her WHINY WATERWORKS for sure!!!!! Y-I-K-E-S!!!!!!

robert
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robert

The promo looks incredible. Y&R needs a much needed jolt of energy. It appears a plane crashes into the underground on Valentine’s Day with everyone inside.

Timmm
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Timmm

The worst nightclub on TV!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I think people will be trapped together when the Underground club collapses because of the storm that hits Genoa City but the plane crash will be someplace else.

Patrick
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Patrick

“some one won’t make it out, alive ”

please soap god… make it be Devon

OK… for the millionth billionth time…. what a coop to bring back Drucilla Dynasty

Mo
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Mo

I have a lot of candidates for the ‘one’, which is a shame.

But so many disaster befalling one community? They’ve got rotten luck or too high salaries. 😉

harry
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harry

Patrick, I like the way that you think.

Timmm
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Timmm

Devon and Summer!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, Devon, too, Patrick….hope he takes Hell-ary with him.

Lew S
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Lew S

Question? Where is Jill Farren Phelps in all of this? I know this is Chuck’s type of storytelling, but I hope they don’t get further away from character driven stories, in favor of the disaster of the week. We saw this with All My Children and they never made their way back from it. I will remain positive and see how things unfold.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Splat Pratt strikes again!

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, say what you want but after watching the clip at least it looks exciting. That clip looked as good as you would see in a movie theater!

su0000
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su0000

finally some action! quote Pratt; ”“My motto in daytime has always been make every day a Friday, so that our audience has to watch each and every day. That means more twists, cliffhangers and that primetime feel of ‘What the heck are they going to do next?’ ” … ”and as people they want to see succeed or find love or survive unthinkable tragedies.” That is total GH .. !! Y&R is going to get a big turn around! A plane crash.. I hope Pratt has Sharon tied to the wing 😉 OK– who will be the 1st to be… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Had to reply here, Timmm. My comment was only in regards to those whom want character driven storylines. Splatt Pratt does not do characters. He does plots. I don’t think he’s necessarily bad for Y&R, but he may be bad for the fans that yearn for the Bill Bell brand of storytelling. As long as the majority is happy, it’s all good.

Ava
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Ava

Please bring Dru back !!! Please delete Dillon!

Timmm
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Timmm

Bad attitude on and off camera. I say no to Dru.

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
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Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

I’m with Timmm on this one … I wrote an op-ed letter published in DIGEST a couple mths ago on this very topic. It is beyond distasteful and self-serving the way Rowell is bad-mouthing CBS/Sony in the press because they haven’t asked Her Highness to return to a show (…CLEARLY that isn’t interested!!) She’s like the party guest that won’t leave … can you imagine being let go from a job and then waging a multi-year campaign to return, all the while maligning your former bosses in the press?! Get a clue and turn-the-page!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Timmm…ME, TOO!!!!! Bad attitude PERIOD!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Victoria Rowell/Dru- I doubt she would even be allowed on any Y&R set..
After her tirade and lashing out at Y&R with her accusations criticizing the show for not having enough African-Americans in decision making positions and so on, and the behind-the-scenes politics that prevented her from getting Daytime Emmy nominations lol.
Her being Dru again will never ever happen..
There could be a recast, but doubt that also..
and-
Dylan is going nowhere.. He is JFP’s golden boy..

but hey! we have a new Billy!

Timmm
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Timmm

She is crazy! A pot stirrer. Why would anyone want to hire someone who causes trouble, especially on a daytime soap where so many of the actors are so kind to the fans and egoless. Stay away Ms. Rowell!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The only problem with making everyday Friday is daytime is five days a week for almost 52 weeks a year. Daytime is NOT Prime time. You can only put your main characters in these life and death situations before it becomes a bit silly, like the MAB years. Why? Because you have to keep upping your game to out do that last big shocker. Eventually, no matter how talented the writer you are just are going to run out of realistic situations to put your characters in and then you get aliens or vampires kind of stories. Don’t get me… Read more »

kidgi
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kidgi

This is a great post, and IA with every word. MAB got fired eventually b/c she got so ridiculous with the stories, so I’m not exactly sure why they hired Chuck Pratt. He is notorious for using gimmicks and plot dvices, and that doesn’t work on this show. Unfortunately, I’m already seeing OOC behaviour and contrived situations. This week was flirting with disaster. Next week, the promos say that the destruction continues. Let the irony of that sink in for a second. Hello Chuck Pratt. You are already turning our show into a plot driven mess.

Mateo
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Mateo

Y&R has to compete with GH. The writers at GH have a strong show with an excellent cast. Even when the “unbelievable” happens it still entertains and captivates. I hope that Y&R can catch a little of that fire. I don’t like the majority of the stories on Y&R right now. All any one does is screw and get pregnant. That plot device is so BORING! Half the characters on the show are past child bearing years anyways. I am not a fan of Jill Farren Phelps or Chuck Pratt but I am willing to see if they can stimulate… Read more »

damien
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damien

uhm, no gh has to compete with y n r , as y n r is and always will be number #1. gh only has half of y n r viewers!

richard
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richard

Uggh these plot driven stories will help nothing for YR, where is Ed Scott and Kay Alden?? We need the YR of the 90s……he’s gonna wreck this show like he wrecked AMC!!! he is obviously more suited for primetime writing instead of daytime. Not surprised by this.

Timmm
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Timmm

GH has been so good so far for February sweeps and now it looks like Y&R might just out do them! Hopefully Summer is put in a winter freeze! But, speaking of winter, it could be a Winters who meets their demise!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

So many people want Summer gone, but is it the character they want gone or is it the actress playing her? Summer is a legacy character, she is connected to the history of the show– a show should rarely if ever kill off legacy characters because that is like cutting off your nose to spite your face. I agree I don’t like Hunter King’s portrayal of the character– I would love a recast, but I don’t want to see them killing off characters that are their future generation, like they did when they killed Colleen and Deliah. So as annoying… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

food for thought

Hunter King’ portrait of Summer

be it a Newman or Abbott

hasn’t generated any liking, interest, and mainstay

as a SORAS : it just hasn’t worked

@Timmmm i’m with you… i hope it’s devon and summer that demise

Timmm
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Timmm

Good point Mary, something is better than nothing. Maybe Charles Pratt, who has MANY reputations will be the one to listen to the fans and reboot Summer AND Billy?

vinman
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vinman

Now serving breakfast…..banana pancakes anyone?

Lew S
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Lew S

HA!!

Holly
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Holly

Cannot wait to watch this episode….I love Y&R and have been a faithful fan for its entire run, from 1973 til now…and it is the BEST daytime drama on the air, now and for a long, long time!!! I look forward to each and every episode and am loving the new twists and turns! I think we all had better buckle up our seat belts when we get on board…it’s gonna be one helluva ride folks!!!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Only 1 person won’t make it out alive? I’m not saying Y&R should go on a killing spree and get rid of half its cast, but a disaster like this warrants more than just 1 death. And there are so many useless characters on canvas right now, I could easily do without: Hilary, Devon, Lily, Cane, Joe, Avery, Dylan, Austin, Courtney… There are many expendable characters on Y&R, and they need to trim the fat and bring back characters people want back, like Dru. I hope she comes out on the other side of this, it’d be great to have… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Who is Courtney?

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Even though it seems only one character will die the disaster could also make other characters leave town for different reasons.That way they could always return later.Plus even though one character will die for real other characters could go missing in the disaster.The promo says one character will not make it out alive but it doesn’t say anything about other characters possibly leaving too but not dying..

Nikki
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Nikki

Well we now know that from next time (tomorrow) Victor brings Phyllis home & you can tell by the plane crash Nikki & Phyllis are together. I hope it’s not Michael Baldwin or Sharon but if someone dies lets hope it’s Summer although we wont be that lucky. Did anyone see who Victor was working on in the plane? Billy maybe because they show Chelsea right afterwards.

Nikki
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Nikki

Watching it over again I saw Nick with Sage jumping to safety (surprise)

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I am loving the preview, and feel like this is the kind of storyline Y&R has been craving; the last major disaster Genoa City had was the explosion in 2007. So, this is eight years long overdue. Hopefully this also means some updates to the sets, because the new ones they’ve been debuting are amazing. As for the one death, I have my suspicions of whom it may be, but I won’t say who it is.

su0000
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su0000

I predict;
Adam’s son Conor will be injured and need blood/whatever and only Adam can save him therefore the outing of Adam… heh

damien
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damien

uhm, as i recall that parking lot collapse was pretty pointless as was most crap LLM wrote during tha period. the y n r dark days as i remember. lets hope this has more purpose…

Nada
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Nada

More Sharon Case air time and a new storyline kicking Nick to the curb!

Patrick
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Patrick

“thank you” kick Nick to the curb and his tired dullard wasting away Victor and Nikki

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

If American soaps want a disaster storyline that is character driven, poignant, emotional with edge of your seat suspense, take lessons from the British…go on youtube and check out Coronation Street’s 2010 tram disaster or their more recent bus crash episode…if our soaps could be at least as half as good as theirs, it would keep our disaster storyline from turning into a real disaster…jmho!!!

su0000
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su0000

hey jimh..
Our soaps do not have the budget for a disaster as that.. they are just hanging on budget wise.

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

Yeah i know…its just wishful thinking…but Y&R looks pretty good…ill be watching!!!

Nanci
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Nanci

I hate it.
Things don’t need to be shaken up in this way
or to this extreme extent to add some drama.

su0000
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su0000

No worries, Nanci..
Y&R will throw a pile of junk on the set hopefully resembling a crash, a crash that will not be seen.. Doubt they have a plane to crash LOL
It’s not about the crash its a way for Pratt to make his entrance, with a BANG!
(Pratt saying- here I am folks!)

((please let it be Sharon, the dead one..
anyways whomever dies will be a wee fish in the pond..

Brett
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Brett

Don’t get me wrong, I have loved Y&R for many years and will always watch while ever I am able to, but this show is being flushed down the toilet. Jill Ferren-Phelps is the worst executive producer in the genre, she is a poison to soap-operas. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, they bring on the worst head writer in the business in Chuck Pratt! Sorry guys but this plane crash or whatever its going to be is classic Chuck; he doesn’t care about the characters in these shows, he doesn’t care about the past and embracing… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I have to laugh at his “If you stay within character, and keep the stories coming from character . . .” bit, because that’s exactly what he DIDN’T do at All My Children, and he’s gone so far as to say he doesn’t really think characters’ histories matter, especially if they impede the stories you want to tell. Now I suppose it’s possible he’s learned his lesson from that unfortunate episode in his career (i.e., All My Children) and has turned over a new leaf, so that he’ll generate stories from character–but what do you think the chances of that… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Can’t wait……………

Vicki
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Vicki

Chuck Pratt = disasters!! That’s HIS natural disaster! He’s going to disappoint me once again!

Garrett Godwin
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Garrett Godwin

Only one thing will bring me back to watching Y&R: Adam & Sharon back together! They are better — and stronger — together when it’s them against the world! Adam & Sharon are only the ‘Sweetest Taboo’ of Y&R, for they can’t quit each other.

brenda
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brenda

I love a good soap disaster. Bring it on.

mrsnoahdrake
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mrsnoahdrake

There was a blind item on Daytime Confidential.com a few weeks ago about who dies. Sounds like it will be Austin, not Joe. Probably to make way for a Summer/ NewKyle reunion. I wish they’d kill off Colin so Tristan Rogers can return to GH where he is needed!

Philip Brooks
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Philip Brooks

With the announcement that the networks are demanding soaps to cut back their casts, this might be jst the beginning of thniing out the herd..

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

The twister in the Spring will take a few lives and the sinkhole this Summer will swallow…Summer!

Mary
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Mary

I think Dru will come back… 🙂 Hope nobody dies…

Lia
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Lia

Yeah Sharon and Adam were the best couple on this soap, ever! Their chemistry was off the thermometer hot, so I would like to see if Sharon and Justin can create magic for their characters again. Let’s do it Pratt!

Barbara
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Barbara

Please don’t put Adam & Sharon together again. She should be with Nick . Also, why is Sharon always the one people turn on. Phyllis is the evil witch, & gets away with everything. Sharon Case is a great actress! Give her a break!

Marq
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Marq

I NEVER post here but read it often. But I just wanted to weigh in to say I’m actually excited the show is spicing up man. It’s been a real dud lately. But I actually wanted to cast my vote on the possible cast-a-way post city storm and my vote is Michael. I know it seems a little far stretched but they have been saying that Michael’s characters dies. And just because he’s in the midst of the cancer storyline doesn’t necessarily mean that the cancer is what takes him out. Not really sure but that’s who I’m going with.… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

I hope it’s not Michael but you could be right. Yesterday they showed a shadow of a person in the bar when Kevin & Mariah were looking at the invitation for a Valentine’s party at the Abbott cabin. I thought maybe that was Kelly Andrews trying to get Jack alone again & don’t forget Phyllis told whiner yesterday to be careful around Kelly because she’s a dangerous person. Maybe Kelly will mistake Summer for Phyllis & kill her but that’s just wishful thinking.

Nikki
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Nikki

I think Austin is going to die. He already left the cabin, he’s been drinking, and it opens the door for Kyle’s arrival in time to pamper and comfort poor Summer & thus we go for a month of whinny H.K.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Nikki…h-o-n-e-y…I can think of A-T L-E-A-S-T 10 women (and half of them female relatives in my own family!!!!!) who can act C-I-R-C-L-E-S around that Hunter King chick!!!!! And…A-L-L 10 of these wonderful women in my life have never had an acting lesson before in their lives…LOL!!!!!

Later, Nikki. Peace.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

Well, you can definitely tell that Mr. Pratt has arrived. The characters are all acting out of character. I don’t mind the big disasters but do they all have to hit at once?!?! It’s about time Nikki got caught drinking. Jack is completely acting against type. I’ll try and not get too upset like I did with Luke’s sl on GH. I’ll try and enjoy this ride.

Dale Washington
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Dale Washington

I believe if anyone dies it will be Hillary. I think Jack will say just enough to get everyone wondering about Adam. Especially Victor and Billy. Adam is going to try to retrace what he’s said. Adam will also use the fire disaster to try to win Chelsey back. I was not pleased at first with all the disasters, now I believe it’s going to be very interesting!

ann
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ann

The new writers must be smoking crack! Two Jacks, Really! Why does Phyllis not knew the different when they made love? You can change someone’s face, but not their private parts! While this is a soap opera, you are making it unbelievable!

ann
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ann

NOW JACK AND VICTORY ARE PARTNERS!!! THAT IS SO DUMB

Faye Johnson
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Faye Johnson

Must Sharon go through the whole Newman family? Please, please do not put her in a relationship with dillon. He doesn’tt desire tthis. Enough of Sharon…and victor…and actor playing double roles. I have been a fan of y & r from day one. Love this soap!!! But, please stop — repeating story lines… Thank much,

Marina
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Marina

I’ve been watching Y&R for 33 years. With Pratt, the show is unrecognizable and almost unbearable to watch. The “kids” up at the cabin trying to solve a mystery with Stitch is like Shaggy, Velma and the rest of the Scooby Doo cast solving a mystery. And now Pratt puts Sharon together with Dylan. I understand suspending disbelief but Sharon has slept with all 3 Victor and/or Nikki’s children (Adam, Nick, Dylan) and her step-father Victor. Really Pratt? Really? Y&R separated itself from the pack when they focused on character development. Also, how long is Sharon going to be in… Read more »

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At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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Tricia Cast Returns to The Young and the Restless

Looky who is coming back to Genoa City?  In news today, Daytime Emmy winner and longtime fan favorite, Tricia Cast (Nina) will be returning to Y&R in November.

Tricia will appear during the week of November 30th just in time to help the top-rated soap opera celebrate their 12,000 episode milestone.

EW.com broke that Cast was making a return, and it’s the first time she will appear on the series since back in 2013 when Nina came back to town for the memorial service of Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper).

In story this time, look for Nina to reunite with her longtime pal, Christine (Lauralee Bell) and for Nina to see for herself what’s been happening with her son, Chance (Danny Boaz).

The character of Nina Webster first appeared on the soap scene back in 1986.

Will you be excited to see Tricia again on-screen? Comment below.

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Genie Francis Returns to General Hospital During November Sweeps

General Hospital fans have been noticing the absence of icon Genie Francis in her role as Laura since the show returned to production amid Covid-19.

But fans will not have to wait much longer as Francis will be back on-screen during the key November sweeps ratings period and will be right in the middle of all the drama, in particular, surrounding Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

According to Soap Opera Digest, and their sweeps preview in their latest issue (on newsstands now) GH co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor reveal that Laura will return to Port Charles and is not pleased with what has happened to the city while she has been away, and that she is, “determined to get answers to Cyrus’ past and she is determined to be the one to ultimately bring him down.”

 

There is no official word on Genie’s first airdate bsck, but stay tuned, as November is just around the corner.

Back on October 7th, Genie posted a photo of herself sharing: “Bye bye New England! So happy to have had a bit of fall!”  Thus, signaling she was headed back to the west coast to re-join GH.

So looking forward to seeing Genie back on GH?  How do you think Laura will try to bring down Cyrus? Comment below.

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