HomeTagsComings & GoingsThe Primetime and The Restless: Ex-Practice Star Michael Badalucco To Y&R Jillian Bowe September 11, 2010 7 Comments Entertainment Weekly is reporting The Young and the Restless has snagged yet another primetime actor for the sudser. Emmy-winner Michael Badalucco has landed the role of Hogan (of course!) a bookie who assists Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Jeff (Ted Shackelford) in getting some dead presidents pumped into Gloworm. The Practice star will appear starting Oct. 13. Photo by PR Photos. 7 Responses Ryan-Scott September 13, 2010 I am channeling Gaga on this one… stop adding….stop adding…stop adding new characters Y&R! Log in to Reply RockNroll September 13, 2010 yep why kept adding Maria just use some of Tucker’s dead presidents Is Stephen Nichols ever going to get any airtime if not let him go Both GH&DAYS can use him Log in to Reply CarlyCfan September 13, 2010 I’m so over this regime. HS, PR and MAB have to go! These hacks can’t even write good storylines for their talented but also freaking bloated cast but they keep hiring people. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane September 13, 2010 I’m tired of Y&R casting washed up, former primetime and film stars for these silly roles. I could think of at least ten out-of-work soap actors who would be better for this part. Also, Hogan Sheffer’s narcissism is out of control now that he’s done this. Maria Arena Bell was fine when she wrote the show on her own. But when they added Hogan and Scott Hamner, the show went down the toilet. Fire the men! Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott September 13, 2010 Hamner was there when LML was there. She brought him on. I don’t know why he was kept was LML was axed. Log in to Reply kcgeban September 13, 2010 What exactly is the rationale behind all the stunt-casting? Even when it gets media attention, it’s been proven that it doesn’t do a thing for ratings. If some of these people were in some way connected and had a following in the Daytime genre, it would make sense. James Franco(GH), Cindy Brady, and Sean Young have not translated into more viewers. On the other hand, Vanessa Marcill G.’s return does appear to be having a gradual impact in increasing the ratings for GH and for ABC daytime overall. This should really tell TPTB something: soapfans want to see the people they know. Log in to Reply pennywise555 September 16, 2010 I see very little of some of the familiar Y&R cast I’ve been watching for thirty years. Sometimes I think I have switched to the wrong channel. Who is tuning in for all these new people? I care about the families I grew up with and what is happening to them. If I wasn’t online I wouldn’t even realize these new actors were supposed to be somebody famous. And are they really a big deal anymore? No one I know cares about them? Why do TIIC think they are such a big deal? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.