Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Not One, But TWO Stars OUT at Y&R! Mac & JT Get Their "Happily Ever After"

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Thad Luckinbill (JT) opted not to renew his contract with Y&R, it comes as no surprise that his on-screen love interest, Clementine Ford (Mac), has been let go by the #1 daytime drama for storyline-dictated reasons.

Kicking off November Sweeps, Mac & JT get their "happily ever after" on Friday, November 5th when the pair leaves Genoa City together.
Storyline details have not been released as to what prompts the pair to head out of town -- or whether JT will be taking his son with Victoria, Reed, out of town along with him -- so stay tuned to watch all the drama play out on-screen in the coming month!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thad Luckinbill (JT) Exiting Y&R!

The Young and the Restless will soon be losing one of its younger stars -- with possibly more to follow. Though unconfirmed by the show, it appears that Thad Luckinbill (JT Hellstrom) will be exiting the show in the upcoming weeks.

According to a Luckinbill's wife and co-star Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman), Luckinbill opted not to renew his contract with the show. That decision comes as the actor has seen increased interest from various primetime series. In fact, Luckinbill will be seen in the October 9 edition of CBS's CSI.

"It's a blessing in disguise," Heinle shared with Soaps In Depth. "He's never been in this position before. [He] is going to grow as a person and as an actor. [...] Now that he has nothing holding him back, you just wait -- he's going to [succeed even more]. I know it. He's going to be so happy that this has happened."

Though Heinle intimates that it was Luckinbill's decision to leave The Young and the Restless, her remarks seem to draw that statement into question.

The Young and the Restless does not comment on contracts, so the show neither confirms nor denies Luckinbill's exit -- or the circumstances of an exit. The show is also not commenting on published reports that Clementine Ford (Mackenzie Browning) is also exiting.

In real life, Luckinbill met Heinle on the Y&R set, and the pair was married in March 2007. In November of that same year, the couple welcomed their first child, Thaddeus.

Luckinbill joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1999 on a recurring basis. Three years later, the actor was offered a contract. Because the show is not commenting on Luckinbill's exit at this time, there is no word yet on when he is scheduled to last air.

WEEKLY PROMO! Week Sept. 27 - Oct. 1

"He Pushed Them to the Limit... And Now, He'll Reach His Breaking Point!"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (SEPT 25 - OCT 1): What is Your First Impression of the Noah Recast?

This past week, Luke Kleintank took over the role of Noah Newman -- a role last portrayed by Kevin Schmidt.

What is Your First Impression of the Noah Recast?
Did you love him and thought he did a great job in his debut episode?
Did you think he did a pretty good job, but you still wanna see more of him before you make up your mind about him?
Or are you not a fan and wishing the show could have gotten Kevin Schmidt back in the role?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then leave a comment here or on the Crimson Lights Facebook Profile to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune into Y&R next week to see more of this newest addition to the cast!

POLL RESULTS from Week of September 18-24!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Y&R's New Noah -- Luke Kleintank -- Debuts Today (Tues, Sept. 21)!

"He's coming back from Paris," Kleintank explains. "A lot of things happened to him and his girlfriend [Eden] there. He's come back more as a man. He's a young buck trying to make it in the world."

And though the show is keeping mum on details of Noah's return, Kleintank does admit that his audition required some singing. Does that mean Noah will be serenading a new love?
"Maybe," the actor hedges.

One thing's for sure -- Kleintank already has a great rapport with on-screen dad Joshua Morrow (Nick), with whom he tested during the audition process.
"Joshua is cool," Kleintank enthuses. "He's a 'guy's guy'. I could go play sports with him. I could be one of his buddies, [so] it's odd that he's my dad. He would have had to have had me when he was 14!"

As for TV mom Sharon Case (Sharon), Kleintank shares, "She's gorgeous."

But there is one member of the clan Kleintank hasn't hit it off with.
"I got to hold [that baby who plays my little sister] Faith," he says, adding with a laugh, "she didn't seem to like me too much. But she likes Josh. She really loves him."

Be sure to tune in to Y&R today when this Newman clan is reunited!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

WEEKLY POLL (SEPT 18-24): Are You Happy With John Driscoll's (Chance) Exit?

At the end of Friday’s episode, it was revealed that Chance’s death was faked so that he could go into the Witness Protection Program. For some, this came as bittersweet news because, although fan-favorite Chance is alive, his portrayer -- John Driscoll -- is still exiting the show.
How do you feel?

Are You Happy With John Driscoll’s (Chance) Exit?
Are you relieved he is alive and glad that at least Nina and Phillip got to know the truth?
Maybe you thought the exit storyline was all right but you wish everyone didn’t have to think he was dead?
Or did you not like it at all because you don’t want to see Driscoll leave the show and you hated the storyline?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right of the blog) and then post your comments to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results!
And be sure to tune into Y&R next week to see how Nina copes with keeping this secret from all her loved ones and deals with her newfound son, Ronan!

POLL RESULTS from Week of September 13-17!

Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 Fall Preview!

Co-Head Writer Scott Hamner promises an explosive fall in Genoa City.
The stories for fall will be about “how our choices and mistakes can haunt us for the rest of our lives. It’s going to be exciting!” he teases of the plot twists set to unfold in the coming weeks.
Someone dies, someone battles their demons, and someone’s past rears its ugly head.

Death in Genoa City:
The shocking death of a major character has far-reaching implications, will answer some long-standing questions that the audience has been wondering about for a very long time, and will also generate some new love interests.
While Hamner remains tight-lipped on who’ll be getting that one-way ticket to the morgue, he insists that this is more than a tearjerker.
It’s really a story about forgiveness and redemption and poses the question: How do you forgive the unforgivable? Is there redemption? Many characters will be reminded that the choices and mistakes we make can haunt us for the rest of our lives. This is going to be a very dynamic story going into the fall!

Nikki, a recovering alcoholic, struggles with her past demons when she falls off the wagon. Her struggles are about the very real dilemma we face as adults carrying the past into the future.
Nikki has been looking forward to her marriage to Victor in a very positive frame of mind with a very affirmative and confident point of view… but that’s all going to change as we approach the anniversary of Colleen’s death. There are a lot of questions and doubts that will be realized.
Fortunately, Nikki will have someone to lean on, but it’s going to be a big surprise as to which character she turns to. It’s unexpected and it’s the last person that you think she would lean on.

There’s still more to Cane’s story than we’ve seen. The Aussie has always been a mysterious character. He’s someone who has compartmentalized his life, so there are more layers to him… and we’re going to see those layers begin to be pulled back.
This could be the biggest trial yet for the pair. Cane fears Lily won’t love him or accept him if she knew everything about him. For Lily, it’s about trusting someone who has secrets. This story is going to be about the two of them and their struggle of, “Will love triumph?”
Watch for Phillip to figure into this story now that he has returned from Australia; however, although he is going to be involved in this story, he isn’t necessarily tied to it.
Moving into the fall, there could be danger everyone involved.

Billy/Victoria/The Newmans:
As Billy & Victoria prepare to walk down the aisle, a furious Victor vows to do whatever’s necessary to prevent his daughter from saying “I do” to the brother of his longtime enemy!
Victor is going to be ruthless, as Victor can be, but motivated by his genuine concern for his daughter and his very heartfelt belief that Billy is not right for Victoria.
Victor is always guided with regard to his children by his love for them,” insists Hamner. “Whatever happens, they’re his children. He’s not being wantonly or gratuitously malicious.”
Unfortunately for the Mustache, Victoria doesn’t seem to care about her father’s feelings!
This marriage – and Victor’s determination to stop it – is going to be a flashpoint in the Newman family for a lot of change and some very dramatic conflict moving into the fall. What happens at this wedding and the impact that it’s going to have on Victor’s family is going to be explosive.

There will be no shortage of romance when it comes to this group of characters!
“It’s going to be somewhere between a free-for-all and a three-ring circus!” laughs Hamner.
With Phyllis & Deacon having already done the horizontal tango and tensions continuing to rise between Nick, Sharon, and Adam, the only thing fans can expect is the unexpected.
There’s going to be a lot of intrigue, a lot of romance, and some big twists and surprises!

*New SOD Cover* SHE'S BACK!

Monday, September 13, 2010

CASTING RUMOR! Mac & JT: Happily Ever After... And OUT?!

The latest "news" from the soap rumor mill is that Clementine Ford (Mac) and Thad Luckinbill (JT) have been let go, and their characters will be written off into the sunset together.
Luckinbill's JT has been a part of the canvas since 1999.
Ford signed on in 2009 as the fifth actress to play Mac.

A rep for the show has yet to comment on this latest casting rumor. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

DO YOU THINK CHANCE IS REALLY DEAD?! Vote in the New Weekly Poll (in the sidebar)!

At the end of Thursday’s episode, Ronan shot Chance and he was pronounced dead at the scene in front of all his loved ones.
Do You Think Chance is Really Dead?
Or do you think that this is a plot of Ronan and Chance’s and they are working together to bring down the dirty cops?

Vote now (in the sidebar to the right) and then comment here (if you're a subscriber) to let us know how you voted and why!
Be sure to check back next Saturday for the results... and be sure to tune in to Y&R next week to see the fallout from Chance’s death at the hands of his own brother!