Daniel Goddard is Still on Contract at Y&R!


Good news for fans of The Young and the Restless’ Daniel Goddard, his character Cane Ashby and the current Cane and Lily (Christel Khalil) storyline. According to CBS Soaps in Depth, the Goddard remains on contract and isn’t going anywhere.

Soaps In Depth hears that — due in part to the fan support he's received since Cane was killed off — Goddard is definitely not leaving the show, and will continue to appear beyond just figments of Lily's imagination!

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  1. Avatar of bnt83
    bnt83

    I can hear the nay sayers now! LOL I personally like DG as an actor. I feel as though he always did a good job with the material he was given. I just wasnt a fan of cane/Lily as a couple. I really enjoyed him the most when he wasnt with Lily. Not really going to bother me that he is sticking around!

  2. Avatar of debbie
    debbie

    Most lane fans knew DG was still on contract (especially if they’re a member of the Lane messageboard)because when we emailed CBS and sony in support if him and protesting his firing, some of us received replies that while they couldn’t comment on future storylines, they could assure us that DG is still on contract and working. What we didn’t know (and still don’t) is whether or not he’ll be playing Cane.

    From the latest ratings, MAB and the rest of TPTB must be in panic mode. Y&R lost another 196,000 viewers, has fallen to 3.3 in the weekly household average and even hit 3.1 one day. This is the 6th time in the 7 weeks since Cane died that the ratings have fallen. No wonder they’re trying to do damage control. First announcing that DG isn’t going anywhere and then announcing the hiring of a fan favorite like Genie Francis. MAB must be shaking in her boots. Her all Newman all the time, break up all the popular couples and shove her pairings and pets down our throats strategy just isn’t working. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving woman

  3. Avatar of wiggum
    wiggum

    I smell a twin coming with Genie. I can see it now, Mama didn’t want to bring more children intot he mob world and didn’t know she was preggo with twins. Cane was born first, Colin took Vane out to show people, the twin was born and Mama told them to give it up so it wouldn’t live in the mob world. She was trying to protect him but they have reconnected bringing Genie on the canvas

  4. Avatar of jlafferty23
    jlafferty23

    Eh. This is “whatever” news to me. I don’t care about Cane or his family.

    I’m glad Genie Francis has found a job, but she belongs at GH with Tony geary and Jonathan Jackson. Shame on Brian Frons for letting this happen. Seriously.

  5. Avatar of wiggum
    wiggum

    [quote=jlafferty23]Eh. This is “whatever” news to me. I don’t care about Cane or his family.

    I’m glad Genie Francis has found a job, but she belongs at GH with Tony geary and Jonathan Jackson. Shame on Brian Frons for letting this happen. Seriously.[/quote]

    If this newest rumor is true it’s obvious Frons is a real asshole and hates soaps.

  6. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    I really never had any REAL use for Cane, especially since he got paired with Lily, but I am looking forward to seeing Goddard’s interactions with Genie Francis, who I PRAY is not in store for a disappointing storyline, as many other talented actors and actresses on this show have received over the past year or so. She’s been out of work too long and deserves far better than that. Since this show insists on keeping Goddard around, I honestly hope that Cane stays dead and buried and that he will get the chance to sink his teeth into a more INTERESTING character.

    In all honesty, I was kinda hoping that they’d just let Daniel go. I know it’s hard out there and he has a family to support, but this show needs to trim the fat!! Sometimes, it seems that have more characters on their canvas than all the other soaps COMBINED!!!

  7. Avatar of jetty
    jetty

    I can totally see it being as wiggum above theorizes. I wasn’t a Cane & Lily fan, but Goddard opposite Rogers and Francis more could up his game again, because he lost his edge stuck opposite “human valium” (aka Kristel Khalil).

  8. Avatar of arielade
    arielade

    NOOOOOO…. Ugh. LAME. If they make Cane “undead” it’s going to suck. It totally undercuts the emotion of “death” scenes when they keep doing this. But, I guess if I were a big Cane fan I’d be happy, I just think Lane is LAME. *sigh*

    SO excited about GF though!!

  9. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    I am thoroughly DISGUSTED with as you see a capital “D” as I find Cane to be a disgusting actor. I personally can’t stand him or any of his AUSSIE counterparts. I am so disappointed that they are keeping this untalented HACK around on contract. Marie Bell just gets less intelligent everyday.

  10. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    [quote=yojoromo4469]I am thoroughly DISGUSTED with as you see a capital “D” as I find Cane to be a disgusting actor. I personally can’t stand him or any of his AUSSIE counterparts. I am so disappointed that they are keeping this untalented HACK around on contract. Marie Bell just gets less intelligent everyday.[/quote]

    Wow, remind me to never get on your bad side! YIKES!

  11. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]I hope this means the insufferable Lane fanatics will STFU now. Somehow I doubt it. They always have SOMETHING to bitch and complain about.[/quote]
    I so agree with this. However, I doubt this will end their never ending bitch fests. I hope they continue to leave Lane on their own island of storylines, so they don’t ruin anything else. I am really surprised at all the stuff DG did to stay on Y&R. It was borderline desperate. I think he is an okay actor, but the pairing with Lily really ruined the character, IMO. He’s pointless with Lily. Pair him with Phyllis. They had some mad chemistry.

  12. Avatar of Ghost Of John Abbott
    Ghost Of John Abbott

    He kept torturing me asking me questions about how to play a ghost and that accent just got on my last nerve so through my seniority I was able to pull some strings and get him brought back to life. Now if they would just bring me back to life so I can buy up all that Newman stock.

  13. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    [quote=Ghost Of John Abbott]He kept torturing me asking me questions about how to play a ghost and that accent just got on my last nerve so through my seniority I was able to pull some strings and get him brought back to life. Now if they would just bring me back to life so I can buy up all that Newman stock.[/quote]

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!! This was hysterically funny! LOL LOL LOL LOL

  14. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    I would love to see the ratings of Y&R after Cane comes back full time. I will LMAO if the ratings tank. After all, Lane does determine the ratings for Y&R.

  15. Avatar of timepass
    timepass

    [quote=debbie]Most lane fans knew DG was still on contract (especially if they’re a member of the Lane messageboard)because when we emailed CBS and sony in support if him and protesting his firing, some of us received replies that while they couldn’t comment on future storylines, they could assure us that DG is still on contract and working. What we didn’t know (and still don’t) is whether or not he’ll be playing Cane.[/quote]

    Your right in fact we don’t know more than we did before that statement. Only time will tell.

  16. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    Awful, awful news! However, if Goddard plays a new character who’s not paired with Lily, I could stomach that.

  17. Avatar of Restless Fan
    Restless Fan

    MAB will probably bring him back from the dead or give him a twin. It’s in line with her sticking to Y&R’s rich history. Because Bill Bell brought people back from the dead ALLLL the time.

  18. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    I think Phyllis and Cane would be really good together, a sexy pair. I remember when Amber was with bad boy Cane, that was good, but Phyllis would be even better. Jack is always making the wrong decision so he doesn’t come off as all that intelligent. And Nick is one great looking guy but he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed either.

  19. Avatar of Pure_Diva
    Pure_Diva

    [quote]I would love to see the ratings of Y&R after Cane comes back full time. I will LMAO if the ratings tank. After all, Lane does determine the ratings for Y&R.[/quote]

    You claim not to care anything about Cane, yet you’re on multiple message boards REPEATEDLY posting messages – the exact same messages about him. That’s a lot of effort and a lot of energy for a character who allegedly meant nothing to you. Of course, I’m sure that would all miraculously change if Cane were to be paired with your fav, Phyllis. Cane (and DG) would suddenly become the best thing since sliced bread, I suppose.

    All of the whining is astounding. DG isn’t going anywhere. Put on some big-girl panties and deal with it already rather than going from site-to-site adding to post counts about him.

  20. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    The Lane fan base is so insufferable and obnoxious for the most part. So damned smug now that *DG is still under contract.* Like they somehow had something do it with it. DUH! The man never got fired.

    I wish TPTB would bring *Cane* back, and then have Lily and Cane get on a plane and have it CRASH, killing both of them. Just to spite the fanatics.

  21. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    ^who said I didn’t care? The only other forum I get on is at SOC and I wrote like 4 sentences about him. That’s not that much. And I can write what I please.

    I’m sick of Lane fans bitching about this couple. “oh, they don’t get any happiness”. Oh boo the hell hoo. It is called a soap opera. Get over it. No one gets happiness because it would be boring. And what I am noticing is that the Lane fan base is getting a bad reputation for the most part. It is so arrogant to believe that DG ALONE caused the ratings for Y&R to fall. That is so narrow minded to believe.

    Even if DG got paired with MS, I would still think he is a mediocre actor. However, he would be doing more than playing wet nurse to Lily.

    And I’m just going to say that it is very creepy that you are cyber stalking me. Tracking all of my posts and knowing WORD for WORD what I type. I write like a mere four sentences compare that to the essays that Lane fans write. Someone has way too much time on their hands.

  22. Avatar of Nathang1983
    Nathang1983

    I don’t like Cane and Lily together either, so I’m hoping they pair his “might be twin” with someone else. It’s too bad they are bringing on Sean Patrick Flannery, or Sharon might have been a good candidate for his new love interest.

  23. Avatar of gato1
    gato1

    Lily and Cane are boring as all hell! I really dont understand why folks are so upset about him “dying” …Can anyone explain it to me? It is so funny to me that 90% of posters here dont care about Lane, but, on other sites they are the BEST SUPERCOUPLE THAT EVER COUPLED! I just dont get it…

  24. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    This is horrible news. If MAB brings him back from the dead, then the show is simply pathetic. It can’t be believed anymore. This Sharon/Skye/volcano murder s/l is a joke, but Cane rises from the dead will be the final nail in the coffin. Y&R will be Passions.
    The ONLY way Daniel Goddard can stay long term is as a twin, which Genie Francis will produce out of her purse.
    Cane is dead, deal with it people or just let the show fold up and die.

  25. Avatar of Duchess
    Duchess

    I was really hoping Cane was truly dead since Lane puts me to sleep and especially since DG’s desperation is pretty pathetic. Recently he was even sending tweets bashing his fellow Y&R actors so I was hoping he was gone for good. I guess my FF button will be getting a workout again!

  26. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    I have no problem with Daniel Goddard staying on Y&R as a different character and being paired with an actress WHO KNOWS HOW TO ACT. The only problem with that scenario is that the insufferable Lane fanatics will cry, protest, carry on, and NEVER SHUT TF UP ABOUT IT!!

    I’ve never seen a more obsessive bunch. E-V-E-R.

  27. Avatar of AHeart4Fiction
    AHeart4Fiction

    I’m glad DG fought for his job. Its hard out there for everyone and he’s forty with three (?) kids, it’s especially difficult to get a job in Hollywood at his age. But I knew Cane or Twin Cane was staying b/c of that elevator scene.

    Man, I take some days away from this site and news hits that Genie is going to Y&R? Lol, Robert Scorpio and Laura Spencer had and affair behind Luke’s back and had three kids…

    Edit: Originally MAB and Co. were going to pair Cane with Phyllis. She was going to have an affair with him. That would have been hot and I don’t even like Phyllis.

  28. Avatar of miztee246
    miztee246

    I agree with all that find Lily boring beyond belief and this “ghost of Cane” S/L does not give my FFW button a break. I know Druscilla’s character is stuck somewhere in an abyss — but for God’s sake, couldn’t they have written a little of Dru’s spunk into her daughter? I am delighted to read that Genie Francis is coming on board. I have been extremely disappointed in the way Tristan Rogers’ character has evolved. Let’s hope they do Genie’s character justice — she deserves good material.

  29. Avatar of bnt83
    bnt83

    @ LovinVilly I went to check out his twitter page to see these co star bashing tweets. Unless I missed them, he clearly says he is re-tweeting funny tweets from fans. Hes not personally saying anything bad about his other cast mates and the comments arent even bad. I think that everyone agrees Victora has horrible hair…

    I really dont get the dislike for Daniel Goddard. He may not be an “A” list actor but I never viewed him as a bad actor. I always felt he did great with the material he was given. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I just dont understand the disdain for him.

    I think that if they bring him back as a whole new character, it could be great for the show. I look forward to seeing him brought back in that capacity.

  30. Avatar of fewfew50
    fewfew50

    [quote=Dyllan]^who said I didn’t care? The only other forum I get on is at SOC and I wrote like 4 sentences about him. That’s not that much. And I can write what I please.

    I’m sick of Lane fans bitching about this couple. “oh, they don’t get any happiness”. Oh boo the hell hoo. It is called a soap opera. Get over it. No one gets happiness because it would be boring. And what I am noticing is that the Lane fan base is getting a bad reputation for the most part. It is so arrogant to believe that DG ALONE caused the ratings for Y&R to fall. That is so narrow minded to believe.

    Even if DG got paired with MS, I would still think he is a mediocre actor. However, he would be doing more than playing wet nurse to Lily.

    And I’m just going to say that it is very creepy that you are cyber stalking me. Tracking all of my posts and knowing WORD for WORD what I type. I write like a mere four sentences compare that to the essays that Lane fans write. Someone has way too much time on their hands.[/quote]
    Such bitterness people! I could do the same thing for other on the show but I make better use of my time. Such bitterness for what some of you say is just a show. Why not let the LANE fans have their fix and you get yours from whatever source you draw from. I lOVE LANE

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