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Y&R’s Michelle Stafford, Mark Grossman & Melissa Claire Egan Today On THE TALK

Want some more insight into the juicy returns of three delicious Y&R characters? And thoughts from the returning Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and newcomer, Mark Grossman (Adam)? Then do not miss this afternoon;s episode of the CBS Daytime series, The Talk (2PMET/1PMPST).

The ladies of The Talk will chat with Michelle, Mark and Melissa as The Young and the Restless resets its self bringing back fan favorites, and in particular these trouble-making characters who are set to stir up plenty of drama in Genoa City.

Check out the promo below for today’s Monday, June 24th installment featuring the stars of the Daytime Emmy-Award winning Drama Series below.

Then let us know, are you excited for more with Michelle as Phyllis? The re-emergence of Chelsea on the canvas? And how do you feel Mark Grossman is performing in the pivotal role of Adam Newman? Comment below.

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Jimmy
Jimmy

I’m from Canada so I’ve already watched Monday’s episode of Y&R and Michelle has slipped back into the role of Phyllis seamlessly. It’s almost as if she never left the show, and she’s captivating as ever. Mark is doing a great job as Adam despite being younger than previous actors who played him, and the age difference is quite apparent when he’s paired with Michelle Stafford, since she’s twenty years older than he is. It’s hard not to miss Michael Muhney’s portrayal because he’s a fantastic actor, but Mark checks all the boxes as the black sheep of the Newman family. And I’m equally excited about both Chelsea and Chloe coming back to the show. Melissa and Elizabeth have a very strong presence on screen, and their characters have been missed.

This is a side note, but while watching GH last week, I was thinking to myself how great Coby Ryan McLaughlin, who plays Shiloh/Hank, would have been as Adam. I know he’s tied up at GH and I’m not suggesting a recast on Y&R since Mark is doing fine, but does anyone else agree?

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Jimmy
Re: your remark about Coby Ryan McLaughlin playing Adam. I never thought in my wildest dream I could agree on that, but I certainly do.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Oh my YES, Coby Ryan McLaughlin would have been a wonderful Adam…I think Coby is an excellent actor and doing a fantastic job as Shiloh…I am actually enjoying GH more that Y&R at the time…

Celia
Celia

Absolutely, Jimmy—-TPTB missed the mark ( no pun intended) as far as Adam is concerned. Coby is definitely the reincarnation of Adam—to the letter!! A perfect fit.
I am not feeling nuAdam yet—-mismatched with everyone–women and men alike. He still has milk-breath……the age is perfect, but Adam was aged….
Reverting to the character’s real age does no one any favors as he looks young enough to be Sharon’s son—-biologically, he can be!! I’ve always had a hard time with that “imbalance”.

Celia
Celia

I had a feeling Nina’ son Chance was the mystery-Chancellor link—but, Chance is a good guy!! Why is he messing with Adam?
As far as Phyllis? This is the persona who first came to GC. Is Phyllis up to her old tricks? I can’t way for the butterfly to let loose!!

Celia
Celia

PS….I hope Chelsea’s visit is just that—-a very short sojourn!!

Kay
Kay

Well get ready they are bringing back Avery /Betty Crocker ! Ugh he has turned back the clock I hated Mal Young but JG I never cared for his boring version either so I guess it’s back to Netflix I go lol!

Celia
Celia

Hey, Kay,
If truth be told, I don’t mind Avery as much as I do Chelsea—-the redeemed chameleon that is Chelsea gets zero tolerance from me. The interchangeable color of her coat(s) is/are just below the surface. Never liked her; never will. ❤️

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

always excited for more stafford nu adam is a good actor but he has no chemistry with sharon and as a matter of fact very little chemistry with most people he has interacted with and the chelsea return is whatever the bottom line is the show is very very boring and it feels more of a move backward instead of forward the show and its current writing can cure your insomnia and send all of devons new friends packing talk about no chemistry added with generic songs that are horrible beyond belief my dvr may say goodbye to a long time friend if this show does not step it up

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I wish someone would explain to me what the reason was to have Adam back at all. What has he added so far? Also, that generic music you spoke of? I thought it was me. Being older than most of the others here, thought it maybe wasn’t as boring and bad as I thought it was.
Kind of like elevator music with lyrics.

Celia
Celia

Hi Richard,
Signorelli–the diminuative title of ” Young Lords”( masculine plural)—-your name is an old, noble Italian surname–be proud…
Anyway….I share your feelings for nuAdam—everything is happening too fast without rhyme or reason—-a mish-mash of blending old characters with the new —–by throwing old characters’ names hither and yon, does not pique interest nor arouse curiosity. I am assuming that’s the purpose?
I do have insomnia—–we’ll see if it works. Stay tuned, LOL.

Richard Signorelli
Richard Signorelli

thanks for letting me in on the name description great reply

Celia
Celia

❤️

Momo
Momo

I missed it. I am enjoying Michelle being back thought, gotta admit.

Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.

I always enjoy seeing cast members outside of the show. I especially enjoyed seeing Mark Grossman since so far he hasn’t smiled much on the show and I wanted to see him outside of the character. I am a huge Muhney fan but I have to say I’m enjoying Mark G. as Adam – a good casting decision. So glad to see MCE return. Michelle Stafford looked absolutely gorgeous; and am glad she gave a shout-out to Gina Tognoni, as it must be an awkward situation for her at times. I was a fan of hers when she played Phyllis originally; however, Gina Tognoni hooked me from her first day on the show and now she is my preferred Phyllis. I still can’t get over this recasting decision. Gina made the role her own and there was no reason for this.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Sorry I missed this show. Will have to catch it On Demand.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Jennifer,
That’s exactly the point…..Phyllis was not Gina’s to change. One cannot make a character, who stormed into GC; into a situation; into people’s lives like Michelle’s Phyllis did, for years and have another actress come in and change a character’s “ingredients”; her “facade”…..never took to Gina’s version. Tigress versus pussy cat!! Peace !!

Jennifer Wardle
Jennifer Wardle

Hey Celia, you may have mis-read my post LOL – I much prefer Gina; and hate the way they did this.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Jennifer,
I know you prefer Gina—I really do love Gina ( back from OLTL) —But, I have always felt that Michelle is Phyllis.
It’s amazing how some of us feel that Gina took Phyllis by the horns and liked the change in the character; while some of us feel Michelle’s Phyllis is incomparable.
These sites would be very boring if we all felt the same way, LOL.
And, yes—letting Gina go without explanation does feel like a betrayal…..you’re right. I wonder if MS decided to come back or if she was asked–does she have that kind of power, do you think? If that’s how the “situation” went down, then all sense of fairness goes out the window.
I feel sort of guilty because I never took to Gina as Phyllis…..I hoped and prayed for Michelle to return. I’m truly happy she’s back; but not at Gina’s expense.
I just assumed Gina chose to leave. ❤️

Jennifer Wardle
Jennifer Wardle

Celia,
In one of the usual interviews we get when there is a new head writer, I read that either Tony Morina or Josh Griffith reached out to MS about returning. Hate the way this went down.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Hi Celia
Getting caught up on some of these older posts. I have never cared for M.S, but today’s show with Summer being cared for by her old/new mom, was so sweet and touching, I have to admit to liking her better as Phyllis again than I liked her as Nina. She seems more in her element, back in GC than she did in PC. She is different somehow, but can’t put my finger on it, help me out!

Celia
Celia

Hi, Violet,
It’s 3:42 in the morning, and my eyes are wide open–tired, but can’t fall asleep….one of those white nights for me–
I was about twelve when I was old enough to grasp what was going on with the stories. Before that, it’s mostly sort of a blur.
But, I remember Michelle well—I was fascinated by her willowy figure and aura. I truly was completely captivated; mouth agape!!
My grandmother sat for me and my siblings ( all six of us, LOL) while my mother was in law school. She watched many a soap—So, I became a soap-opera addict.
I can understand why you see Michelle in a different light from Phyllis—I think it’s because her role as Nina was not that of an adult. At least that’s my perception. There was something very infantile about the character. A plausible explanation could be the fact that Nina was never given the ‘years’ to grow up and mature accordingly—-due to the fact that she was in a coma for twenty years. Perhaps this portrayal is what TPTB wanted to achieve.
Yet, her persona; her countenance; her flair for fashion and how she wore those mouth-watering outfits,….everything about her is incomparable—Nina or Phyllis.
Michelle Stafford is charismatic—if you have read any of my past posts, I basically said that Michelle’s Phyllis cannot be categorized as one way or another—she’s a combination of things—a schemer, a passionate lover, a nurturing mother, selfish but loving. Her multi-faceted personality is what makes her stand out!! Intractable femme fatale!! Gina, as impressive as her acting skills are, did not represent Phyllis—-the character lost her essence by changing her.
What’s disappointing to me is that the writers are choosing to display the scheming Phyllis of yore—-I only hope the PTB will keep the character’s sensitivity and vulnerability now and again, as we saw today with Summer.
I have a feeling Phyllis will hook up with Jack—I said as much when Gina’s hair was dyed red and Jack reverted to calling her “Red”. I knew something was up—preparing Michelle’s entrance. To be honest, though? I hope not!! I don’t like Jack–never have. Eva LaRue is my next choice for Jack.
Sometimes, Violet, when we have an antipathy toward either a character, or an actress/actor; nothing will make us change our minds……yet, even so, I can appreciate talent, whether I like the person or not.
The new Nina is a bust for me. She’s mediocre, at best….nothing to WOW about. I am not familiar with her acting; but so far, she’s not doing it for me. No comparison to Michelle. Not in my eyes, LOL.
‘Nite, Miss Violet.❤️

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Celia
Thanks for your insightful explanations. You never fail! I have never cared for M.S but since she’s been back in GC, I am having second thoughts. She has become softer and more vulnerable somehow, which I think Jack may be picking up on. I also think her portrayal of Nina, compounded my dislike of her.
I agree with your assessment of Ms. Watros as Nina. While I did like her in other roles, she’s not doing it this time. I actually think Gina would have worked out better. I am anxious to see how mama Celeste and Jack get along. Maybe you would have liked the first Jack years ago.Can’t think of his name right now. The one that took his own life. I’ve gotten used to this Jack. Cane is the one I absolutely can’t stand, especially with Traci.
Celia, I also suffer from Insomnia, but only since I’ve been older. Don’t know how I’d have handled it at your age with a family to care for.Have you tried MELATONIN? Didn’t work for me, made me feel weird the next day. Hope you had a nice 4th of July anyway. Guess we had real fireworks in L.A area, but didn’t feel anything in San Diego area. My sister who lives on L.I also, felt one a few years back, knocking her off the John. I did a lot of teasing, but she did not take it well.

Tauna Woolley
Tauna Woolley

I so agree! Mark Grossman is an incredible actor. He is so believable that he has made me cry twice, and, for the first time in my 71 years, I am routing for the “bad guy”.

Wilborn girl
Wilborn girl

Mark Grossman has it! Looks, talent and stage presence..Keep it up ’cause I can’t remeber the old Adams..Best of Luck

Tauna Woolley
Tauna Woolley

Mark G. Does have it! He is amazing! Could win an Academy Award if they gave those out for daytime soaps❤️

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General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On ‘Flashback Fridays’ To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

With the coronavirus changing our lives every today, and a return to production in the air for so many TV series, General Hospital will now air four new episodes a week to stretch out the remaining episodes they have banked before the COVID-10 pandemic forced soap opera production to come to a full work stoppage.

Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

Tomorrow on April 1st, will also mark GH’s 57th anniversary.

So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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‘The Talk’, Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall Daytime Shows Return with New Episodes or Content Via a Stay at Home Remedy

While the daytime dramas are still not back in production due to the coronavirus pandemic; morning and afternoon talk shows are finding a way to deliver new episodes or some new content to inject into previously aired shows.

CBS’ The Talk returns today on Monday March 30 with the hosts doing their thing from their homes.  The series has a temporary new name as well The Talk@Home

According to Deadline: The ladies of The Talk: Sharon Osbourne, Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will be live using Zoom technology – allowing all of them plus their guests to be featured on screens together while in separate locations.  The Talk staff will also continue to work remotely.  Guests for this week will include: Wayne Brady, Sean Hayes, Terry Crews, Broke stars Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette, Dr Oz and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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In addition, syndicated freshmen hits The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tamron Hall show will both feature new content filmed by their hosts while they have been quarantined at home during the pandemic

Clarkson, who is Montana with her family will add some home segments to air on the daily broadcast.  The Kelly Clarkson Show has been airing original episodes that had been filmed before the production shutdowns. (Many had been previously  preempted). The week of April 6, the show had announced plans to air some new original episodes plus newly filmed content from Montana.

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Also beginning today, Tamron Hall will have new content focused on the latest with COVID-19, and that will be followed by encore segments from previously aired episodes of her talk show.

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