Kevin G. Schmidt has all but revealed The Young and the Restless is recasting his role yet again. While I hate to see anyone lose a gig, I can't help but think about all the possibilities an edgier Noah Newman would provide the series.
I think new Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps should look no further than the cast of her fun, limited-run, Nick-at-Nite sudser Hollywood Heights to fill the role of the Newman heir. While the younger-skewing Hollywood Heights boasts several talented, hunky, young guys who would potentially fit well in Genoa City, my money is on Robert Adamson.
Adamson plays sexy, rule-breaker Phil Sanders on the English-language telenovela. In case the above pictures don't illustrate the point well enough, Adamson could almost be a younger doppelganger for Joshua Morrow, who plays Noah's dad Nick Newman on Y&R.
Imagine Adamson's version of Noah clashing with his dad — who decides it's time Noah gave up his musical pipe dreams and came to work for Newman Enterprises. Meanwhile, a rebellious Noah turns to his Uncle Adam (Michael Muhney) for the funds to keep his and Devon's (Bryton James) desires of becoming the next Timberlake and Timbaland a reality.
Did My Wishful Casting About Everybody Hates Chris Star Tequan Richmond and General Hospital Come True?!By Jamey Giddens on July 25, 2012
Could one of my Wishful Castings have come true? Last week I posted that I believed Everybody Hates Chris veteran Tequan Richmond would make a good recast for TJ (currently played by an exiting Krys Meyer) on General Hospital. Color me surprised when today I saw this tweet from the talented, young actor/rapper today:
It appears the General Hospital casting call everyone has been talking about all day is in fact for a TJ recast. According to setside sources, Krys Meyer booked a new gig, which has resulted in the role needing to be recast.
While I will miss Meyer in the role of TJ—I just wrote yesterday in Ratings, Rants and Raves how much the pairing of TJ and Molly (Haley Pullos) had grown on me—the soap must go on! I would love to see Tequan Richmond of Everybody Hates Chris fame assume the role of Sean's (Shawn Butler) mischievous, lovestruck ward.
Ratings, Rants and Raves: Mixed Results For GH and DAYS, Plus Wishful Storytelling for Y&R's Cane and LilyBy Jamey Giddens on July 17, 2012
Looks like Americans were too busy popping firecrackers the week of July 2-6 to watch soaps. (Source: Soap Opera Network) While all soaps suffered in some respect, Days of Our Lives did manage to post a few positive gains.
DAYS was the only soap up in total viewers (+80,000), held steady in households and among women 18-49. However, DAYS was tied with its all-time low in that demo. Among W18-34, DAYS posted a one-tenth of a point gain. READ MORE
Wishful Casting: Peter Porte as The Son of Taylor Hayes and Prince Omar on The Bold and the BeautifulBy Jamey Giddens on July 12, 2012
It's been a really long time since I did a Wishful Casting a.) because there are only four soaps left in daytime and b.) some daytime dramas are casting entirely too many people when they can't seem to afford the veteran performers fans actually tune in for (*cough* The Young and the Restless!).
That being said, every so often a soaper comes along that gets the old creative juices flowing. Recently ousted Y&R baddie Peter Porte (ex-Ricky) is one such soaper. I think he'd be a great addition to The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Prince Kamir, the long-lost son of Dr. Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo) and her two-time captor Prince Omar (Kabir Bedi)! READ MORE
In keeping with my earlier post about how to rebuild the next generation of the Quartermaines, I got to thinking about Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) and Lois Cerullo's (Rena Sofer) feisty, foxy daughter Brook Lynn, last played by Adrianne Leon. While I found Leon perfectly adequate in the role, I can't say she ever wowed me. I think the character of Brook could come on like gang busters with the right young actress in the role. In my opinion that thesp-in-bloom is frequent Gossip Girl guest star and One Life to Live alum Amanda Setton! READ MORE