Is Nina bringing along something extra when she returns to Genoa City? As first reported last month by TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, Tricia Cast (Nina) will be heading back to The Young and the Restless next month. A little birdie told me that Y&R had a casting call for a character named Edward, who is actually her son Phillip. The role has been snagged and the character, an ex-Navy SEAL, will make his screen debut on May 4. Viewers may recall Nina explaining that her son Phillip wasn't able to attend Katherine's (Jeanne Cooper) funeral because his unit was deployed in Iraq. Stay tuned.
Nina's return to Genoa City is what the majority of Young and the Restless fans have been voicing and petitioning for since her cameo during Katherine's funeral. This opens up the opportunity for the very talented writing team over there at Y&R headquarters to take Nina into the story of either assisting with Katherine's complete recovery, bringing Jill down in true Y&R boardroom fashion, or better still help play out with assisting with undoing another paternity mess in Cane and Jill. In this video, Nina remembers the time Rose DeVille, played by the late Darlene Conley (bless her soul), took away her baby - the baby she shared with Phillip Chancellor III. These scenes taken during the time Nina was writing a novel about the entire Rose DeVille ordeal. Where is Y&R going to take Nina's character for the time she is in town, will they really play on the whole arch rival conflict with Jill, or will they have her opposite the woman who took her in - Katherine. Interesting times ahead for this show and for Tricia Cast.
In a special newsy-edition of The Nelson Ratings,TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting Jess Walton walked out on The Young and the Restless in the middle of contract discussions.
Y&R asked Jess to take a pay cut, and she walked off the set. She had been feeling ill, but that’s not the reason she bolted.” So, is Walton’s walkout a contract ploy? “Nope,” continues the insider. “She’s serious. Jess may be the first daytime actor to actually stand up to these pay cuts everyone is being forced to take.”
In other Y&R news, Branco has learned Tricia Cast is back as Nina.
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Nicki and Melodie discuss Tricia Cast returning to The Young and the Restless, David Lago goes General Hospital, eye spy a CBS logo on The Bold and the Beautiful, Nicki's Save Lizzie campaign for Guiding Light and John Callahan goes to Days of Our Lives.
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