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Y&R's Justin Hartley and Eric Braeden Named Power Performances Of The Week!


We have already extolled upon The Young and the Restless how riveting the Adam reveal and fallout was during this past week of episodes.  Everyone in the cast stepped up to the plate, hit home runs, and brought their A-game.  But when we broke it down, it was the work of two men, who each delivered in pivotal moments in the story that were so highly-anticipated that anyhing less then spot-on performances could have been a let down to the audience.

First, major kudos goes to Justin Hartley (Adam) who carried the week as the epicenter of this firestorm.  As Adam dodged and faced-off with his foes, families, and the love of his life, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), after he has been outed for runnnig around Genoa City as Gabriel Bingham for a year,  Hartley played every beat in every scene just right.  The actor showed the complexities of the black sheep of the Newman clan through Adam’s inner turmoil, hurt, anger, guilt, revenge, and even love.  And, in the middle of the entire town coming down upon him for his heinous deception, and attempt to destroy his father’s business empire, still Adam did one right thing  … delivered Sage’s (Kelly Sullivan) baby!  Hartley’s performances are made so real, that in even in the most unrealistic of circumstances, you can simply just watch what is going on in his eyes, and believe it all.  Adam was confronted by so many people: an irate Billy (Burgess Jenkins), Victor (Eric Braedem), Nick (Joshua Morrow), Sage, Chelsea, and the list goes on.  In every turn and confrontation, Hartley did not disappoint.


Next, we come to the titan of Y&R, Eric Braeden.  If there was any week to check out what Victor Newman is up to these days it was during the Adam reveal.  This powerful man learns that his son, Adam is alive and has been parading around town with a new face for a year!  Victor also learns Adam was behind the Paragon Project to take him down along Ian Ward (Ray Wise).  He also learns Jack (Peter Bergman) knew about Adam being alive all along.  Braeden’s delivery in all of the scenes was masterful: when he we sees Adam for the first time while Billy is beating him up, or confronting him at the GCAC bar, or going to the Underground in despair and meeting up with Nick, or going toe-to-toe with Adam after he is arrested.  These scenes were Braeden at his best.

However, nothing topped the scene on Friday’s episode where Victor meets his new little grandson, “Christian”, who was born premature and is struggling for his life in the NICU.   Alone, Victor goes to visit the littlest Newman and implores him to fight.  With tears welling up in his eyes, viewers see the caring and gentle side of Victor Newman – the man who loves his family and its legacy.   And of course, how apropos to name Victor’s grandson “Christian”.  After all, it was Victor’s real first name!  Can you imagine what will happen down the line if it’s revealed that Christian’s father is really Adam, not Nick?

So with all that said, On-Air On-Soaps names this week’s Power Performances of the Week to Y&R’s Justin Hartley and Eric Braeden.  Watch  Hartley and Braeden in two clips from the week below.  Then let us know, what did you think of Justin and Eric’s work?  Do you agree with our picks?  Let us know in the comment section below.


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Watching Justin go through every emotion possible was mesmerizing. I know we have had some terrific actors over the years but he stands in front of them all imo. You mentioned his eyes Michael and those are what I was drawn to. I could not take my eyes off him. It was a week of Emmy performances for him. He has become THE Adam Newman in my books.

what a terrific testament to Justin Hartley… and … YES… without doubt… the actor.. who is frontburner for a reason….

he is the quintissential… NEWMAN

the only Newman… with fire… with blood flow… pulsating… power… intrigue… and an energy unlike all the rest of the characters who portray Newman…. (OK… I love Amelia Heinle… and she’s relegated to just that… the daughter)… I’ve always said… show a bond with these two ACTORS…. as brother and sister…. and power these two… POWER, THIS FAMILIAL two some.. and takeover !

backburner Victor, Nikki, and Nick… dullard

i’d cheer this brother and sister team onward and upwards

seriously? Y&R has to feature Newman…. with whats left of the Abbott… and.. whats left of Chancellor

capitalize on Justin Hartly and Amelia Heinle

Cheers to Adam !

soapbox… both actors…. Michael Muhney – AND – Justin Hartley

command performance(s)

I couldn’t agree with you more. Justin Hartley is just amazing to watch. When he is on screen you can hardly take your eyes off him.

I am mesmerized by Justin Hartley. I never know what Adam is going to do next. Great performance last week. Victor and yo had m believing you were father/son!!!

My gosh Shelia I agree with you. I was glued to the T.V. set. Justin wears his emotions in his eyes while acting. Each week with him I feel like it was better than last week. My gosh he can’t be any better than perfect and that’s what he is.I liked Victor’s acting when he met his grandson but I wish he would soften-up a bit with Adam as well as Jack. This tough exterior to say is because he grew up in an orphanage is sheer nonsense. A lot of kids grow up worse than that and are kinder than him. He actually only stayed their awhile when he ran away so that said Victor lighten up.

I agree from here to forever. Eric and Justin outdid themselves; that has already been said. I make one BIG adjustment; that is, Justin left Eric in the dust, in my opinion. Perhaps, it’s because Victor performed as expected….been there done that. But, Adam? WOW!!!! His emotionless face alone needed not express one word. His fixed stare was enough to decimate every other character’s execution. His stony countenance is just a hint of what truly inhabits within Victor Newman II…..Victor I, reincarnate.

Well, Eric has been there and done that for years BUT my Cee squared, you have to tip your hat to “The Mustache” for drawling a tear as he encouraged Christian Andrew to fight like a Newman, while fighting for his life in Neonatal.

Oh, Timmm. Indubitably. I was restricting my comment to the Victor-Adam face-off, when Victor paid his son a visit at the GCPD.
NICU visits, in general, are very disturbing to me. For an entire year, it seemed that my husband and I “lived” in NICU (among many other members of our family). But, yes. Eric’s performance was stellar. Very credible…kudos.


Speaking of neonates, Timmm. It seems that Chloe has had a child. We just found out from Billy ( speaking to Victoria) that Chloe had propositioned her. Did he sleep with her to to give her another baby? Interesting. Did she also come back for more?

“… Adam? WOW!!!! His emotionless face alone needed not express one word. His fixed stare was enough to decimate every other character’s execution ”



just WOW….


well said… and “yes”… this is coming from so much want for a character to elevate from the lowly deliverance and staid writing/acting of the grandstanding forever and a day… Newman (s) Victor, Nikki, Nick… and with a lesser degree… my beloved Victoria

“Adam” carries… for a reason (s)

the best acting happening , now… in Genoa City

Thank you, Patrick. Coming from you, means a lot.

I don’t know who it was… a post-er; stated

that Adam is truly the Victor incarnate… hence all the love/hate animosity and … will ultimately… one fine day… be revealed.. that Victor’ true love child…

is Adam

That would be I, also, Patrick. I believe that. But, is Adam Victor’s love child? I thought Victor and Hope were married? I must not remember it. I guess I was too young at that time.
But, yes. Adam will carry on and be the IT guy once Victor is gone. If the soap lasts, that is.

Hi Ceec’

yeah, I know… that Hope and Victor were married

I loved your post… that Hope’ blindness.. was not lessening her … geez! power as a woman…. and love for her child

when stuff finally surfaces… on our love for this genre

and emoting over ALL the REEL is excitable

I tear up

She stole Billy’s sperm from the sperm bank when she was leaving GC! BUT, and you know this is soap opera 101, she also slept with Kevin! Whose the daddy?

Sounds to be getting pretty delicious, Timmm. I hope there is a devious and compelling storyline to be had with this one. Just have the baby be healthy and born in due time. I don’t mind the “Who’s the Daddy” so much, as long as there is no stolen baby, no sick baby, no dead baby, and no miscarriage.

Delicious indeed! Chloe is a welcomed back character! She can stir up trouble with Billy, Victoria, Kevin and Mariah. I wish the actress would have been a Robin recast over at GH but thats for another conversation!

What you said, Timmm….to the letter.

Months ago, mentioned on Twitter to Justin how he is so clever and adept at subtle facial changes, even small twitches of his eyes and mouth. to create these deep emotions which surface not in words or body posture but in just the ‘look’ of the character he has so cleverly developed these months. This past week, with even tearful glances of not only dislike, anger for his dad, but hidden deep down a sad lost love emotion too, so very clever and multi-layered approach to dramatic verbal exchanges.

Do think he may well win the Daytime Emmy this next year for either Lead or Supporting Actor.

He should be very delighted as the character grows and grows with his skillful interpretations.

Eric Braeden as always was his truly brilliant characterization of Victor who has depths of both hostility, misplaced as it may seem, but also genuine love for his family, even though his actions are so often questionable.

One of the best weeks of YR in years due to the teamwork of all the cast and not forgetting the crew too.

Perfect descriptive synopsis of Justin’s acting, seemingly effortless, but verbalizing so much. My hats off to you, Wendy, for writing such a fitting approbation, singing Justin’s praises.
I agree, Justin does deserve the Emmy ….his counterpart? Kassie D.

The mystery woman in the platinum-blond wig must be Chloe? Right?

OK… you just made me tear up; on your first paragraph alone

“…He should be very delighted as the character grows and grows with his skillful interpretations ”

yeah, tearful journey ahead

for both this manchild… this exiled Newman… someone’s son… his walk … and path

Justin Hartly is firing

Did you actually finish your last sentence? Seems there may have been more to the thought? Just wondering.

Justin Hartly is slaying me… with his sex appeal

imagine if: Billy Miller was given that opportunity…

firing on all cylinder

This is why sometimes there is a tie when handing out Emmy’s. Eric and Justin knocked it out of the park! I loved Michael Muhney and always saw him as the future Victor of the show and still do BUT Justin walked in to a firestorm taking on this role and has done magnificent! Unfortunately for Y&R viewers, Justin’s talents will take him away from daytime and into primetime soon. Thats good for him because he is so talented. Eric is Eric, a legend. He still has it when he wants it! He came to life this past week and I bet he enjoyed every bit of the challenge of acting and reacting to his son being alive and his grandson fighting to stay alive. Cannot wait for whats next!

Wasn’t he in Primetime, already? I think you are right, Timmm. His acting is just too delicious, too valuable for Daytime. Someone will come along and swoop him up once more.

Cee Cee…liked Justin okay in Revenge, but if you will forgive me as a more well travelled girl, I really, really liked him as Oliver Queen, Green Arrow in Smallville.

Yes CeeCee, he has primetime experience and it is rumored that he is in the running to play the lead in CBS’s reboot of the 80’s hit “MacGyver.” He would be great in it!

Hi, Rose.
I loved him in SMALLVILLE, as well. Other than PASSIONS, I only know him from SMALLVILLE; but, that was enough for me to fall for him.

“Dont bring me Down” is my second favorite from ELO! Okay, you know I like you a lot so I hope I get this right. If Victor and Sonny were trick or treating at my house I would put a bottle of scotch in Victor’s bag and a rat in Sonny’s! Hows that? No, I think Eric will die on the set of Y&R. He is very happy there, runs the place and he is one of these people who just doesnt have many hobbies so I think working keeps him sharp AND fulfilled. Whenever he is carted away, I always thought Michael Muhney had the “Victor” effect on the towns people. I dont know if Justin is cruel enough! Could they recast Victor if he died? I would say yes! It would be next to impossible but look at the hole Jeanne Cooper’s death left on the show. TCB CeeCee!

Hey, Timmm. I would think a good actor could assume any role…..cruel or otherwise. Eric can assume any facade….the cruelest of the cruel. But, from what I understand, in real life, he’s a teddy bear, especially with his grand children.
Justin, I feel, has the same talent, only a little more raw. His acting skills are untouchable….so lofty. He can portray anyone or anything to which he sets his mind.
I do agree with you, though. Eric will never leave. He is a healthy, energetic guy and as you so well describe his personality…….Y&R is his life ( outside of family) he probably would die if he ever stopped being a part of it.

You are so right tim3m see what I did there based on your above response. .JH is already a part of the prime time landscape and will get that call. .let’s just hope Y&R and JH are prepared to SHARE the wealth and not abandon this character once again

Heck they let KOOKOO ROO do Diagnosis Murder. .lol

Love the tim3! I thought it was impossible to replace Michael Muhney. They did it! To do it again would be really tough and its asking a lot from the fans to accept yet ANOTHER recast! However, since it is a CBS show, maybe Justin could do both? [MacGyver and Y&R]

And, she was great in DIAGNOSIS MURDER……watched every episode.

Eric and Justin deserve an award. They were so good this week. I actually felt some compassion for Adam. Victor and the scene with the new grandchild tugged at my heartstrings. It was moving. I wish the writers would soften up the Adam and Victor characters for a little while. Let love back in YR. I really miss it.

Eric Braeden completely knocked it out of the park with his scene talking to new grandson, Christian. His face looked so realistically pained and when his tears dropped, my heart stopped and my own tears flowed. Had to remind myself, “it’s only a soap, it’s only a soap”! Eric Braeden stands head and shoulders over Justin Hartleys recent performances. Justin was great, but, EB is the superior master of the art of acting. I may be a little biased because I love Michael Mulhey as Adam and want to see his return to Y&R.

“great” post… now… I simply have to watch this on youtube…

this is just another example of great writing… and a burgeoning craft of writing to showcase this estranged father/son… with grandchild

tears… why do they not capitalize on this… because it’s hook line and fraught with all the elements … essential

draw this out!

it was all their with Michael Muhney… and Now… my hats off to Justin Hartley!

anyway… back to…. ( this is just another example) ie: Sonny… on GH with Avery
stunning to watch the chemistry and bonding happening… LOL…. the one let I give the character of Sonny…. he’s magical with Avery…

and now… I’m certain Victor is; with his “Nufound grandson”

multi-layering and molding this estranged father/son… plus … carrying on the NEWMAN… will he or won’t he accept his grandson

BIG stuff

argh! writers ! give me Justin and Amelia “together”

and familial together… and let the end justify the means

Adam ! cajones! there is so much more going on than waiting for the love and acceptance of your sons’ mother… Chelsea

Justin did a brilliant job this week, he hit the nail on the head with his acting skills especially with his eyes, I just love every thing he does and what he propels to do in the future.

All this praise heaped on both JH and EB by Mr. Fairman and the commenters here is so very well deserved. Bravo to both actors and to JFP, Chuck Pratt, and his writing crew for giving us a fantastic payoff to a long story with episodes of fallout to come.

I agree with all the above comments about the superb acting this past week by Eric Braeden and Justin Hartley. However I feel that, while Justin’s acting was excellent and demonstrated a lot of emotion it was STILL Eric that gave the best Emmy-worthy performance. I hope he stays as Victor Newman forever!

Michael Muhney is still #1 and the true Adam..
and- once again there are rumors of Michael Muhney coming to GH..
I really hope it is not a rumor!!

I respectfully disagree. Considering the fact that Eric has been doing this for decades; posturing comes much easier for him. He is well versed with the Y&R stage and its cast. Justin, on the other hand, is earning every applause directed his way from an absolute innate talent. If he is able to act so flawlessly when his characterization of Adam is still in its infancy….imagine what he will do in just a couple of years.

I do not see Justin being with Y&R for years..
He will get a great primetime offer and then bye bye ..

Lol, susu….maybe, maybe not. I hope Justin stays…but you are probably right. The good ones always leave.

I agree with much of what has been said about Adam And Victor.Now….. let’s stop hating Adam for everything that goes wrong in town, like Delia’s death. What about Billy’s part? He is just as guilty as Adam. None of this would have happened if Billy did not leave a child alone in a car with a dog. Come on writers put the blame were it belong. On Billy!!! Sure Adam should have come forward when realized he hit the child, but enough is enough. Let Adam and Chelsea have some happiness., and please whatever you do don’t let Sage’s baby be Adams

There have been many comments about Adam not falling too far from the Victor tree. I am a relative newbi to Y&R ever since ABC handed me over to them and their ratings after they ended OLTL and AMC. But what has really touched me is that throughout all Justin/Adam’s acting out, and maybe sub-consciously trying to emulate Victor in the only way he has seen growing up, is that you see his little boy eyes wanting love, acceptance and approval from his dad. Justin has done a great job.

Rose, I am in the same boat as you. I started watching Y&R the Monday after One Life to Live’s finally TV broadcast. Justin Hartley is doing an amazing job. His scenes with Chelsea and Victor were heartbreaking.

I also really enjoyed the very powerful confrontation between Jack, Phyllis and Chelsea when they were alone in Victor’s office after Adam’s identity was revealed. Peter Bergman and Melissa Claire Egan (AMC alumni) did great work with Gina Tognoni (OLTL alumna).

Justin Hartley has done a superb job on the Y&R. This week he has shown so much emotion in his character and he had so much emotion in his eyes and face. When i was watching him this week i really felt the sorrow he had for all the lies he had told. (especially to Chelsea and knowing he may lose his son Conner) Justin is an amazing and talanted actor. Justin Hartley deserves an award for his Brilliant acting on the Y&R. Adam and Chelsea are my favorites.


I agree with you everything you said .Justin is hot and a wonderful actor and I bet he is a great dad too,he arrived and please excuse my pun Just in time,

Who plays a better Adam?
Michael Muhney or Justin Hartley

hi Chadam..

answer; Michael Muhney

There is only one Adam Newman and that is Justin Hartley so lets let M.M. rest in peace. He’s gone for good and we need to get on with it.

Each actor brings his own style. It is very hard to choose. Both are believable; both bring it home; both connect with the audience. Apples and oranges. I like both. LOL.


this is top of the line

big wig

heirachery bubbly

two of the finest at their crafting

mindset no holds barred

yeah, it took this long… to release JH… and it’s all right

just like MM… it was a matter of time… and … as an audience member… you forget all that was and savor clamor and be, in the audience

feast time

@ lovely prose, Patrick….true, that. Justin has arrived, you are so right. The audience does appreciate what it behold in this fine actor.

Why can’ they have babies without problems?
Nick’s kids were always Preemies, then Connor had blind ness. It’s getting old!

I think Justin is the best not only is he a great actor he is hot. The look on his face ,eyes this past week I sat here and cried for him.I always loved Justin even when he was on Passions,I hope he sticks around for a long time,Great job Justin I will be watching you for a long time.You certainly deserve some kind of award.You are the best..

Hi, Carol.
I do like them both, but I have a weakness for Justin. The main difference between the two, I think, is subtle, yet not so subtle. I am at a loss for words… me, Justin’s/Adam’s face is an open book. I can read it, albeit he does hide his feelings well from those who are not attuned to his facial expressions. And, his EYES. Oh, man, his eyes tell the story. They are seductive; reeling in and captivating the audience. I was just blown away when he and Victor had their not-so-little ‘chat’. Adam’s stony countenance, yet, so expressive (in which I failed to see in Muhney), was incredibly and authentically Victor’s. I could almost touch the intangible… much emotion crossing that chiseled face.
And, of course, he is hot. Yes, there are much better looking men, such as Joshua and Scott, but Justin is simply sexy. He exudes that manliness which eludes even Adonis-like men…….oh, those biceps!!!!!!…..that back with the tight-fitting top!!!!! Swoon!!!!
However, although good looks may help propel an actor’s career in the right direction, his acting must supersede his looks. Well, Justin is doing just that. His skill knocks me over with a feather. He’s young, but if he stays with the Y&R cast, Victor may have just met his match. Ay Caramba!!

All I have to say is Justin is yummy lol,no it is so true,but him being a great actor also helps,I didn’t start watching the Young and the Restless until I saw him on it so I dont know much about the old Adam or who that woman was he was suppose to have killed, However one look at him and i just melt. I maybe old but I love what i see..

We are never too old to appreciate beauty. I liken it to admiring a work of art. …..Michelangelo’s David? LOL
The person he supposedly ran over, was Billy’s and Chloe’s little six-year old daughter. But, the crux of the matter is, carol….none of us believes he did it; that someone else was on the scene. I think all this will come out during the trial…..can’t wait.
Keep watching, ….you won’t regret it…lol…later.

Oh, Carol. By the way….I just had a feeling since yesterday that the mystery woman was Chloe, and that she was going to pull a gun on Adam. It’s okay, no need to applaud. Kidding. But, Carol, I can’t be the only one who thought the same thing. Later.

Okay thanks,I am glad she was stopped from shooting Adam, if I do miss any of it I can always watch it here at 7 on pop.I cannot stand Billy he makes me want to barf lol Have a good night,

Hi, carol.
I know what you mean about Burgess/Billy. And, it isn’t because of Billy Miller, as some fans seem to think. I don’t have a problem with recasts. I get used to him/her after a while. Gina is not Michelle, but I have accepted her, I have accepted NuAdam. I was even happy when David Tom came back as the original Billy. But I just cannot get used to Burgess. There is something very detached about him….he just does not touch me, stir me, moves me. He is not convincing either as an Abbot or as Delia!’s Daddy. ‘Nite., my friend.

I was like everyone else couldn’t imagine another adam..definately justin surpasses the roll…victor…alwas loved him…both gave a stellar performance this week and always

Power performance?? Seriously? Braeden can barely remember his lines and mumbles them no matter the scene. Not only can he do this in his sleep, he apparently does.
And the other guy, the one playing Adam, repeats every line twice as if he’s possessed by the bad talent of La Stafford.

Power performance? Oh please.

Lol, boes. You’re such a party pooper. Seriously

Sorry…hit submit accidentally…well, the baby did.
As I was saying…seriously speaking, I agree about victor’s mumbling. But, it is that frigid look of his which can freeze the Atlantic, that gets me each time. I don’t even pay attention to much of what he says. I do not like Victor….but, his presence is impressive especially when he looks down on people as he would a bug just before stomping on it.
I do appreciate the fact that Victor is showing just a hint of tenderness toward Adam….long time coming.
However, I disagree about Adam. In my opinion, his performance could not have been better. When my entire being is enraptured by a scene; when my attention is captured, listening, watching with bated breath….well, the actor achieved what he intended.
We are all entitled to read a performance in our own way.

Love Hartley as Adam. Loving this whole storyline and all the players in it. Hartley & Braeden power players indeed!

Justin was fabulous!

Yes he certainly is.

I also love Justin Hartley as Adam which surprises me since I loved MM as Adam. I still think I prefer MM for his intensity but JH is a credible recast.
I can’t stand Victor or his self righteous hyprocrisy. I was touched for a millisecond during his scene with Christian but then realized he will just ruin this boy’s life like he does everyone he comes in contact with. I absolutely hate that he never has to pay for any of his heinous actions.
I am also hating how everyone comes down so cruelly on Adam for Delia’s death. It was an accident and I am surprised that Adam rarely ever mentions that it was an accident. I guess his guilt prevents him from defending himself.
It was also NOT a hit and run since he did not realize he hit anything. Of course he pleaded Not Guilty. What court in the world would throw him in jail for years for an accident?! He was not under the influence, nor driving recklessly or speeding, nor did he hit-and-run so what could he be convicted of?
I can imagine him going to jail for a few months for not coming forward when he realized he hit something a couple of days later. Obstruction of justice maybe? But not vehicular homicide when it was an accident.

oh my goodness that scene when Justin was in bed with that woman I was thinking some woman have all the luck,I would love to have taken her place,he gave such a powerful performance again today,Justin deserves the best actor award in my book,No how about some scenes without his pants LOl well,

Love Justin Hartley as Adam. Best recast Y&R has ever done . Hartley is the best actor and best looking guy on the show.You had better hang on to himand keep Adam and Chelsea together .

Another outstanding performance today by Justin.As I watched him on the witness stand I could feel Adams pain ,I was moved by Justin again.I guess I started watching this show Justin time ,,,

Justin does it again another outstanding job of acting today When Adam said he couldn’t feelihis legs well the first thing that came to my mind was I will help you feel one of them,,I know but put it pays to have a sense of humor,I wish I was the actress who was doing those scenes with him,My goodness is he ever gorgeous,

When I saw Justin wearing that fire mans outfit what a sexy man he is.I only wish they would sets there sites lower if you know what I mean,I certainly wouldn’t mind being rescued by Justin- Adam He certainly can not only act but he made this lady fo 62 hot.Hey I aint dead He could probably wear a trash bag and look good,I am hoping because of his help with rescuing his son that the cops have a chance of heart and don’t put him away,I don’t believe for one second he killed that little girl .and I have been watching the show just a little over a year now.So I don’t know really much about Adam and the rest of the characters.but from what i hav e seen and read he has changed. Great work Justin,

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‘Tamron Hall’ Renewed for its Sixth Season

While news last week of CBS daytime’s The Talk being canceled after its upcoming shortened 15th season, another talk show is continuing to live another day.

Now comes word that Tamron Hall has been picked up for its sixth season. The talk show currently ranks third out of nine other one-hour syndicated talk shows.  It has now become the second-longest running talk show produced by Disney. The renewal comes from ABC Owned Television Stations and leading broadcast groups including Hearst, Scripps, Nexstar, Tegna, Gray and AMG.

In addition, the show has showed a significant growth in its digital presence and audience engagement, with a 25% increase in followers season over season and a 148% increase in content engagement.

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In a statement, host Tamron Hall shared, “From the start, I saw the show as a chance to build a community. Now, here we are, preparing for Season 6. Wow!”

“Thank you to my team and my beloved Tam Fam,” Hall added, “for nurturing my dream and growing this community. We are a daily destination to talk, laugh, learn and be inspired together. From the biggest celebrities in the world to the most incredible people in their own neighborhood, they all come here to talk, and I am grateful.”


ABC News President Kim Godwin expressed on the pick-up “Tamron and team are a singular force in daytime because the show gets to the core of humanity through meaningful connection and thoughtful conversations whether covering the most-talked-about issues of the day or interviewing the newsmakers shaping our world. We and the Tam Fam can rejoice because Tamron Hall is back for another must-watch season of fun and fearlessness.”

Tamron Hall has also won two Daytime Emmys during its run thus far.

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