Did All My Children’s Debbi Morgan Sign on The Dotted Line With Young and Restless?!





Is it a case of another day, another big casting get for The Young and the Restless? According to CBS Soaps In Depthit is. The magazine's website is reporting rumors of Debbi Morgan (Angie, All My Children) joining Y&R are true!

All I know is Maria Arena Bell and Co. better have a clearly-defined, STRONG long story for an actress of Morgan's caliber, if this proves true. Over and over again we've seen this regime snatch and grab big names from other soaps or primetime, only for the stars to languish in bad stories. You better do right by Debbi and her dimples, Ri Ri, or we are gonna have to have ya!

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  1. Avatar of Smitty
    Smitty

    long story…Jamey… HA! When will you learn? Long story left once LML took over and MAB never brought it back.

    She just better not be brought on as a Dru recast…she bet not!

  2. Avatar of Cyberologist
    Cyberologist

    Fantastic actress was robbed of an emmy this year…it will be good to see Debbi again outside the confines of FronsTV but I just hope they have a strong storyline for her…Y/R is good about hiring but then falls short on knowing what to do with characters in story…If she gets stuck in that Lily nonsense like Genie I won’t be too thrilled.

  3. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    Debbi Morgan is IN as Tucker’s baby mama/Devon’s mother!!!

    Actually, I have no idea but I kind of think that’s who she’s going to be. Mix it up with Ashley/Tucker/Catherine/Devon/Lily and eventually pair off with Neil. Would be kind of cool, tbh.

  4. Avatar of sodsince16
    sodsince16

    Let me preface this by saying that I am a huge Debbie Morgan fan.

    BUT

    She’s a bit of a ‘show-killer.’ She was on Port Charles toward the end of its run & she was on the final episodes of Generations, Loving, The City and now AMC……

    She might be the new David Andrew McDonald….

  5. Avatar of marknsprmo
    marknsprmo

    I am glad that if they are using AMC actors they are going for the big guns! The ones that actually will improve ratings and make the show better. However Y&R is starting to look like Santa Barbara when it was cancelled. All these soap stars with bad story lines. I am not sure it is absolutely necessary to cast every character with a soap star. It does get a little rediculous after a while. It is like an elephants grave yard for soap actors. I guess that it kinda is that since there will only be four show left though…… I think that Days could use some big gun talent on the screen though. One or two very well utilized stars from abc could do the trick (sorry that CC didn’t work out). I would go for the very biggest names on AMC if I were Days. Just one or two though.

  6. Avatar of josser
    josser

    Sodsince16,

    Morgan was not at the end of Port Charles. Morgan was part of the beginning of the series when it was focused on the hospital.

    As for Loving/the City, Loving always had bad ratings. That’s why ABC killed it and moved key characters to the City.

    AMC??? Get real. Morgan is an iconic character on the show. She’s been part of the AMC canvas off and on since the 1980s.

  7. Avatar of josser
    josser

    P.S.

    I pray Maria doesn’t screw up Morgan’s storyline. Not sure about Morgan playing a junky. However, I am excited to hear that she’s found a new gig.

  8. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    I’m okay with this because Y&R really needs a strong black actress. CK and Julie Mitchell Pace and not cutting it, IMO. They could send Sophia and Malcolm a packin’ and I would be a-okay with this decision. I’m guessing she is Devon’s mama. She is suppose to be working with Sophia and Neil a lot. Poor girl.

  9. Avatar of basilnsybil
    basilnsybil

    Debbi is a superb actress Devon’s Mom sounds good one could only wish she gets decent storylines let us hope she is not written as a weak woman character Debbi plays strong women characters so well.

  10. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    Her reputation preceeds her and I’d welcome her into a storyline that will (hopefully) take advantage of her immense talent. If it happens, I know a lot of people will be very happy-those who get to work with her as well as those of us who are watching. 0:)

  11. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @Jamey: Correct and correct! When Debbie came to Generations they had actually just got the casting right for the characters that needed to be recast. James Reynolds for instance made the best Henry. And as we all remember the series was canceled without even a notice. They just came to work one day and realized it was their last.

    As for Loving/The City. Debbie transitioned with Loving as it became the The City. And Loving or The City’s ratings were not at the time worthy of it staying on air from the networks standpoint.

    Now when we move along to Port Chuck, I remember Debbie being highly touted in the press when she was announced as the first cast member in the series. then she floundered around for 6 months barely on air until they finally gave her the interracial disability love storyline and for a moment they brought on future Passions star Rodney Van Johnson to play Sebastian a love from her past. But PC never did her right and seemed to be playing other characters as central leads and not using ABC’s gem Debbie in such the way they were lesser actresses. So that was part of the reason I recall why she left.

    And yet Debbie is daytime Gem. Let’s not forget that Angie and Jesse have more mainstream popularity then Nikki and Victor. And Debbie like Victoria Rowell has had a long and flourishing career in film and television that most daytime actors would envy. Especially a certain red-headed spitting menace.

    But if Y&R does bring her on. No Dru and not weak character either. I would love for her to be involved in the business world. Or having some attachment to Victor would be a goldmine to play. But if she going to be Yolanda although she was 10 years younger then Dru as it was played then she can work it.

  12. Avatar of DavidsMuse
    DavidsMuse

    I’d like to see VI on Days as one of the villainous DiMeras. He and DM are AMC’s best actors right now; they’re amazing together even as adversaries! :) I’d also love a return to Y&R for VI, in a much better role than he had in ’07-’08!

  13. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    Debbi Morgan is my Nubian queen!

    If this is true, then Y&R really needs to get rid of some of its cast who do nothing but waste screen time. Only about 60% of the current cast are worth a damn, IMO.

  14. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    Debbi Morgan is one of daytime’s best actresses, IMO. I loved her on all of the soaps. I just think Y&R needs to make sure they have solid storytelling in place before they hire top notch actors. I hope Morgan is given substantial story. I also hope Y&R does a little cleaning and rids the cast of 3 – 5 characters or so..it is getting very crowded in Genoa City!

  15. Avatar of
    AlistairCrane

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]Debbi Morgan is my Nubian queen!

    If this is true, then Y&R really needs to get rid of some of its cast who do nothing but waste screen time. Only about 60% of the current cast are worth a damn, IMO.[/quote]

    60%?! That’s generous! The only castmembers who truly deserve to be there are Nikki, Victor, Jill, Jack, Katherine, Paul, Neil, Ashley, Olivia, Traci, Lauren and Nina.

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    An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell

    Can you imagine how much spunk and attitude the Emmy-winning Debbi Morgan would bring to the role of Drucilla???

    I just KNOW this is the avenue the writers of “Young and the Restless” are going to go. I can see Drucilla being nursed back to health in some tribal village in the Congo.

    Or maybe, suffering amnesia, she will be dressed as a Geisha girl and entertaining some rich male customer in Tokyo. This would tie in with the Japanese flower / perfume storyline from about six years ago.

    Mmmmmm, Debbi and the beautiful Julia Pace Mitchell are going to have some serious scenes this fall and winter. [happy dance with my baby]

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    AlistairCrane

    SoapArmageddon, you’re right. I don’t particularly care for any of the younger characters. I do like Daniel but I’d sacrifice him if it meant eliminating more ties to Phyllis from the canvas (and hopefully lead to her ousting).

  18. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Debbi Morgan is a fantastic actress…and she’s personal friends with Victoria Rowell….Not that it even matters, but IDK if she would even accept the role of Drucilla. But then again, they may have an understanding about that, so I don’t want to start anything….

    I want her to either be Devon’s mother, Yolanda…or she could be Leslie’s mother. Or maybe she could be a new exec for Newman or Jabot….

    I don’t care. I just think she’s a fantastic actress, but they have to get rid of Heather, Gloria, Jeffrey, and I never thought I’d say this…but at this point, Kevin and Chloe can go as well :(

  19. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    [quote=david46208]@Jamey: Correct and correct! When Debbie came to Generations they had actually just got the casting right for the characters that needed to be recast. James Reynolds for instance made the best Henry. And as we all remember the series was canceled without even a notice. They just came to work one day and realized it was their last.[/quote]

    Which was a real shame because I actually liked Generations a lot and felt it was about time that a daytime drama centered exclusively (for the most part) around African-Americans.

  20. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    [quote=An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell]Can you imagine how much spunk and attitude the Emmy-winning Debbi Morgan would bring to the role of Drucilla??? I just KNOW this is the avenue the writers of “Young and the Restless” are going to go. I can see Drucilla being nursed back to health in some tribal village in the Congo. Or maybe, suffering amnesia, she will be dressed as a Geisha girl and entertaining some rich male customer in Tokyo. This would tie in with the Japanese flower / perfume storyline from about six years ago. Mmmmmm, Debbi and the beautiful Julia Pace Mitchell are going to have some serious scenes this fall and winter. [happy dance with my baby][/quote]

    An Emmy……..

    I do not know what planet you’re on honey, but the role of Drucilla Barber Winters will NEVER be recast again. The only actress to play Drucilla will always be Victoria Rowell (despite my own personal misgivings about her…..no throwing tomatoes Alston ;) ). So, just put that thought out of your mind.

    Lastly, Debbi Morgan would chew Julie Pace Mitchell up and spit her out. The level of training between the two is so black and white. Debbi is a far better actress than Julie Pace Mitchell will ever dream of getting to be anywhere near Debbi’s caliber. Quite frankly, I would just as soon see Sofia and Malcolm leave GC for good or at least until Y&R’s casting department finds two very strong actors to play both roles. Darius McCrary, totally miscast in the role of Malcolm. MAB went backwards in the role of Malcolm, instead of forward. This was by far her worst recast since she became the Executive Producer/Head Writer. Casting Maura West as Diane comes in a close 2nd with Eden Reigel as Heather coming in 3rd, in my opinion (mind you, no disrespect towards Maura or Eden. Both are extremely talented actresses and both have 3 Emmys between them. They just got the wrong roles).

    If and I mean IF Debbi has signed on the dotted line with Y&R (remember, Y&R has not publicly admitted that they did indeed hire Debbi Morgan), having her play Devon’s Mother, Yolanda would make complete sense. Having Yolanda come back into Devon’s life and having her played by a powerhouse actress like Debbi Morgan, is a show’s dream come true. But it will only work if the writing team gives Debbi very strong scripts and material with which she can sink her teeth into.

    Does anyone know if Stephen Nichols and Debbi Morgan have ever worked together on another show? If so, I wouldn’t mind seeing a few clips to kind of get an idea of whether this pairing of Yolanda and Tucker being Devon’s parents will work or not.

  21. Avatar of BrownBetty
    BrownBetty

    Fantastic news! Debbi is a phenomenal talent and Y&R would be lucky to have her.

    I would love to see her as Devon’s mother but most importantly, Maria and Co. better do right by her!

  22. Avatar of Angie Lucy
    Angie Lucy

    They could always reunite her with Peter Bergman. I don’t know if he’s ready to go there again. Didn’t they catch a lot of flack when they were paired on AMC? But times have changed. Plus, it wouldn’t be the pairing of two people from supercouples.

    I think DM would be awesome with anyone. Just keep her out of Victor’s boudoir, please. He ruins every woman he’s with.

  23. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    I would be okay with DM and PB. Sorry, but I’m not feelin’ it between Gene and Jack. Total blah…. I think Victor should go. He would free up TONS of money and I’m sick of his character. Totally one sided. He’s one of the few vets that can go, IMO.

  24. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    I would love her as Drucilla. It would give me multiple orgasms for Victoria Rowell to come back, but IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN and that character is needed on that show. Debbi would make that role her own in no time.

  25. Avatar of glowery
    glowery

    The last thing Y&R needs is to add another actor to their already over bloated cast. They can’t pay the actors they have now, why add more? How many actors on this show have had to take pay cuts, or be dropped to recurring yet they keep on bringing on new actors. But…. If they do bring this actor in, it better be a good story or I am pretty much done with this soap. I am already to the point where I don’t get that upset if I miss a show, so it won’t take much more of the crap they have been serving up for me to just tune into Lifetime Movie Network for the whole day.

  26. Avatar of
    An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Daniel Cosgrove is a SHOW-KILLER!

    Debbi Morgan is a SHOW-ENHANCER!!![/quote]

    Girl, I know that’s right.

    And he was a “show killer” in only an 18-month period of time versus Debbi Morgan’s 20-year “rumored show killing.”

    I’m just saying.

  27. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    I wonder now that AMC and OLTL have been saved and will head to the internet, does that mean the deal between DM and Y&R gets ripped up?!

  28. Avatar of miztee246
    miztee246

    [quote=Angie Lucy]They could always reunite her with Peter Bergman. I don’t know if he’s ready to go there again. Didn’t they catch a lot of flack when they were paired on AMC? But times have changed. Plus, it wouldn’t be the pairing of two people from supercouples.

    I think DM would be awesome with anyone. Just keep her out of Victor’s boudoir, please. He ruins every woman he’s with.[/quote]

    ******
    Angie, you are so right about Victor! I know that Peter Bergman played good-guy Dr. Cliff Warner on AMC (waaay back in the day), but his great love was Nina Cortland. I do not recall him ever being paired with Debbi’s character, but someone with a longer memory might recall. Didn’t Peter replace Terry Lester as Jack Abbott in the late 80s?

  29. Avatar of miztee246
    miztee246

    As you all can see from my avatar, I would be more than happy to welcome Debbi on board, but agree with others — not as a re-cast of Drucilla. Note to writers please DO NOT eff-up her story line in the same manner that you have with Genie Francis.

    Regarding the Genie Francis/Tristan Rogers s/l — the same advice that state troopers give to rubbernecking drivers at an accident scene applies: move it along, please, there’s nothing to see here — keep moving! You are wasting valuable talent!

  30. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    BREAKING NEWS: TVGuide is now saying that Y&R is CONFIRMING that Debbi Morgan is indeed joining the cast of the #1 rated daytime drama!

  31. Avatar of wiggum
    wiggum

    [quote=matealestlmo]BREAKING NEWS: TVGuide is now saying that Y&R is CONFIRMING that Debbi Morgan is indeed joining the cast of the #1 rated daytime drama![/quote]

    now that the shows aren’t going anywhere, don’t actors’ contracts stay the same? Wouldn’t Debbi be under contract to AMC for however long?

  32. Avatar of
    matealestlmo

    [quote=wiggum][quote=matealestlmo]BREAKING NEWS: TVGuide is now saying that Y&R is CONFIRMING that Debbi Morgan is indeed joining the cast of the #1 rated daytime drama![/quote]now that the shows aren’t going anywhere, don’t actors’ contracts stay the same? Wouldn’t Debbi be under contract to AMC for however long?[/quote]

    I think Debbi would rather be doing a show that is still on TV and not being broadcast on the internet. Besides, this contract deal with Y&R happened before the news of AMC and OLTL being saved and going to the internet. Although, not sure how AMC’s EP is going to handle Debbi’s exit from AMC. So, we’ll have to see.

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