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‘Y&R’ Casting African American Male

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Television
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Television

While “canceled its casting call last week following news of ‘ (soon-to-be ex-Ridge Forrester) departure, sister soap “” has announced its plans to cast the contract role of an African American male.

According to , “Y&R” is seeking to cast the face of Tyler Douglas, who is currently in his late 20s or early 30s, and was orphaned at age 16. Douglas got himself through college and now holds an MBA. The character is “driven to succeed. Smart, energetic. Well-read. Smoothly sexy and confident, with a witty, sometimes cynical sense of humor.”

This marks the first role being cast under new executive producer and head writer . No word on when the show expects to cast the role nor when viewers can expect to see him on screen.