The Young and the Restless which has been the number one soap for 23 wonderful and memorable years will be celebrating it’s 10,000th excellent episode on Thursday September 27th. The story line will certainly involve Victor who has been MIA, and the love of his life Nikki. It looks like we will also see Sharon and Tucker about to take their wedding vows, only Tucker admits, “He’s been sandbagged.” This was the final script of ousted head writer, Maria Arena Bell.
As a part of the festivities, Melody Thomas Scott (‘Nikki’) & Daniel Goddard (‘Cane’) will be tweeting live with fans during the East Coast broadcast, starting at 12:30pm (9:30am on the West Coast, 10:30am Mountain time, & 11:30am Central). Watch and tweet with these remarkably talented and affable stars. Daniel Goddard and Melody Thomas Scott both tweeted their fans. DG tweeted Sept 27th Melody Thomas Scott & I will be live tweeting for the Y&R 10000th episode! Follow now for all the tweets!” MTS announced on Twitter, ,”I will be tweeting LIVE next Thursday,9/27 during the east coast airing of #YR (10,000 episode) Daniel Goddard will be joining me!”.
Congratulations to the soap and it’s wonderfully talented cast.
In other news ‘Summer’ (daughter of ‘Phyllis & Nick Newman’) has been recast with Hunter Haley King (‘Adriana’/HOLLYWOOD Heights) Max Ehrich (nu-‘Fenmore’) tweeted an encouraging welcome for Ms. King: “Hey @HunterHaleyKing! Great working with you yesterday. Looking forward to a long journey! :)” You will rmemeber Lindsay Bushman the last Summer tweeted that she was bing replaced by a ‘HH’ actress.
Some good news is that Christel Khalil (‘Lily’/Y&R) will be staying on as the other half of the ‘Lane’ pairing with Daniel Goddard’s(Cane). Show sources say contract negotiations with her have been “favorably resolved.” so the talented and beautiul Emmy-winning actress will remain with the show.
Jennifer Landon is the latest victim in the ‘Heather’ recast/fire debacle. It seems the writers cannot write for the character and now with the marvelous Christian Jules LeBlanc playing the DA there does not seem to be room for the Assistant DA. Ms. Landon was the strongest to play the doomed role and is an excellent actress. In an interview with TV Guide her departure was confirmed by Head Writer Josh Griffith. According to Griffith, the cast cutting is reportedly done for now. “We’ve put away the ax for a while,” he said.
In sad news from Y&R. former ‘One Day At A Time’ star, Bonnie Franklin (‘Sister Celeste’), has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her family issued a statement confirming that Bonnie is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. CBS has added she is “continuing her normal schedule during this time.”
The release also said, “She and her family remain extremely positive and thank everyone for their support and concern.” It went on to request that her privacy be respected.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to Bonnie & her family.
Young and the restless can be seen weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on CBS.