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UPDATE 5:00 PM ET: A CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that will replace in the role of Kyle Abbott on CBS’ “.” No further information was provided.

PREVIOUS: According to Soap Opera Digest, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” has recast Kyle Abbott, son of Jack Abbott (), with daytime newcomer Hartley Sawyer. The actor replaces Blake Hood, who first aired in the role on April 27, 2012.

Sawyer was a series regular in the short-lived TBS sitcom “.” He has also appeared in episodes of “” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” He most recently appeared on CBS’ “.”

Per Digest, Sawyer will begin taping during the week of March 18.

Reps for CBS, Sawyer and Hood were unavailable for comment at press time.

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  • ladyruth54

    Just get rid of Kyle’s character altogether. Who cares?

    • nikki

      This is so sad. Kyle was so handsome and he suited the role. This guy is just not going to cut it. I don’t even like the store line anymore now that the real Kyle is gone.. Please bring back Blake Hood

      • http://www.facebook.com/judith.walton.549 Judith Walton

        I so agree! This new Kyle is weird looking. Ever since this new guy took over he’s been destroying the show with strange recastings, firings and messed up storylines. Everytime I see Lauren and Carmine together I want to throw up.

        • nikki

          Hi Judith I can’t stand Lauren & Carmine either. What’s with the new Abby? Just heard that Jeanne Cooper died today at age 84. This is so sad I really liked her. I hope they don’t try to replace her. They tried that before and it was horrid. I think their bringing J.T. back I hope so, that would make a great story line for Billy & Victoria

  • http://www.facebook.com/qrene Quency Rene

    The new Kyle is creepy looking. Blake was really establishing himself as Kyle. Dumb move.

    • http://twitter.com/ask_christine Jack’s Mom

      Totally agree!

  • http://twitter.com/ask_christine Jack’s Mom

    Worst casting choice ever! I am starting to lose faith in the new regime. They forced Emme Rylan out, brought her back only part time and then let her go again. Now we have a non-entity playing Abby. Then they do this? This is insane. Blake was doing a great job. This guy looks and acts like a serial killer. Not sure what they were thinking. I think the actors playing Noah and Summer were good choices, but these last few are insane. I’m just glad they got rid of that Adrianna crap.

  • Cyn

    awful choice I miss Blake

  • Cyn

    Who ever is changing things on this show I’ve been watching since 1970 is really messing things up. I haven’t been watching so much since firing Ashley and all the cast that made it worth watching. Now Abby and Kyle who’s next.