During the in memoriam segment of the “20th Screen Actors Guild Awards,” which aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, the actor’s union remembered those we lost in the past year. In addition to such greats as James Gandolfini and Peter O’Toole, “The Young and the Restless’” Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Bonnie Franklin (Sister Celeste) and Paul Walker (ex-Brandon Collins) were remembered. Franklin died on Friday, March 1, 2013 from complications of pancreatic cancer, Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 after battling a long illness, while Walker died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 following an explosive car accident.
While character and storyline details aren’t available at this time, actor Chris McKenna tweeted earlier this evening, “It appears I’ll be making a bit of a return to soaps. At least for a few episodes.” He tagged CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” in the tweet to his followers.
Last appearing in daytime in 1993, when his three year stint as Joey Buchanan on ABC’s “One Life to Live” concluded, McKenna has appeared in episodes of numerous primetime shows including “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” and more recently TV Land’s “The Exes.” McKenna had a recurring role on The CW’s “90210″ from 2011-2013. In 2014, he can be seen in the features “Off the Grid” and “Blind Pass.”
A rep for the drama series was unavailable for comment at press time.
In an exclusive interview with TV Guide‘s Michael Logan, “The Young and the Restless’” David Tom reveals that he had to audition for the role of Billy Abbott when the series was looking to recast the character when contract talks between current portrayer Billy Miller and Sony Pictures Television proved to be unsuccessful. This was despite the fact that Tom garnered two Daytime Emmy Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2001 (he won in 2000) for his portrayal of the character.
While Tom doesn’t air until Monday, February 3, the actor also talked with the publication about Billy finally learning Adam (Michael Muhney) was behind the wheel of the car that killed Billy’s daughter Delia and what it means for the future of the character now that he’s back in the role. In addition, Tom discusses whether viewers should give Billy a free pass after he had grief sex with Kelly (Cynthia Watros) and where things are headed between Billy and Victoria (Amelia Heinle).
Ratings Report for the Week of January 6-10, 2014
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 5,472,000 (+159,000/+833,000) * <—- 5 year high
2. B&B 4,135,000 (+8,000/+576,000)
3. GH 3,289,000 (-41,000/+433,000)
4. DAYS 2,991,000 (-30,000/+426,000)
* New high for JFP/Altman/Passanante regime
* Highest since December 28, 2008 – January 1, 2009
1. Y&R 3.9/11 (+.2/+.5) * <—– 5 year high
2. B&B 2.9/8 (+.1/+.3) ** <—– 5.5 year high
3. GH 2.5/7 (+.1/+.4)
4. DAYS 2.2/6 (same/+.3)
* Last time at 3.9: Dec 28 – Jan 1, 2009
* New high for JFP/Altman/Passanante regime
** Last time at 2.9: April 28 – May 2, 2008
Just as we report Tristan Rogers‘ last airdate on “General Hospital,” we can now report on his first airdate on “The Young and the Restless.”
A rep for the CBS daytime soap tells Soap Opera Network that the actor will mark his return as Colin Atkinson beginning with the Wednesday, February 5 episode of the drama series.
As previously reported, the actor began filming last week for the first time since his character left the canvas in May 2012, and following a brief return stint at “GH,” which concludes on Thursday, January 30.
As previously reported, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey) will appear on the Wednesday, January 29 episode of ABC’s “General Hospital.” The actress will appear as a patient of Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), who goes to General Hospital for her regularly scheduled appointment. Since we first reported last month on Wilson’s appearance on her favorite soap, many have been wanting to learn more about the character she will portray and now we can share all you need to know!
CBS Daytime is proving that it just won’t stop when it comes to high ratings, with the latest Nielsen live plus same day numbers showing another increase for “The Young and the Restless” and record breaking numbers for “The Talk!”
According to a CBS press release, “The Bold and the Beautiful” delivered a weekly audience of 4.14 million viewers for the week ending Sunday, January 12. Meanwhile, “The Young and the Restless” had its best week since January 2010 with a whopping 5.47 million viewers.
Canadian fans of “The Young and the Restless” actress Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) may have the chance to get up close and personal with the Genoa City star, as she’s heading to Ontario for a star-studded event!
On Friday, January 17, the actress will join actor/producer DTeflon to host An Evening With the Stars Sick Kids Hospital Believe Foundation at the Ivy Social Club in Vaughan, Ontario. The event begins at 10:00PM with a private dinner followed by a meet-and-greet after party from 12:00 to 2:00AM.
Soap opera fans may best know actress June Squibb from her 2008-2009 stint as Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) diner friend, Pearl, on “The Young and the Restless,” but the rest of the world will see her shine at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in Alexander Payne’s film, “Nebraska.”
The former soap actress joins Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Julia Roberts in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
Watch for the Academy Awards to air on ABC on Sunday, March 2.
According to TV Guide Canada‘s Greg David, Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, was asked by reporters today during the 2014 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour to comment on the allegations surrounding the firing of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman on the network’s “The Young and the Restless.”
While stating, “I can’t comment on any of the allegations,” the executive did shed some light on how the decision to remove the actor from the canvas came about.