Young and Restless CONFIRMS Debbi Morgan Hiring; What About Angie on All My Internet Children?!




Well hell, this is bittersweet timing. Just as All My Children is finding new life online, one of it's biggest stars has officially found a new gig. TV Guide's Michael Logan is confirming that Debbi Morgan (Angie, AMC) has inked a deal to join The Young and the Restless!
 

I can't say I blame Morgan for going with a sure bet, but AMC just won't be the same without Angie. I know, maybe if Victoria Rowell's meetings with Sony don't work out, she can head to Pine Valley.net as a new love for Jesse (Darnell Williams)? 

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    AlistairCrane

    Couple of theories:

    1) Debbi has no interest in appearing in a webseries. You can’t really blame her for this one. It’s not as “prestigious” as a soap that airs on national television and in other countries.

    2) She was let go from AMC because she’s too expensive for the online series.

    Either way, AMC’s loss is Y&R’s gain! I don’t watch AMC so I only know Debbi from Port Charles, and I liked her a lot.

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    cokeyloveshersoaps

    I don’t blame Debbi but MAB better do right by her or i will be pissed cause we all know how she hires these vets and then give them lame ass s/l’s and please let her stay far far away from lily i dont want her as a hand holder to that character.

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    david46208

    I’m going to be blunt here. Don’t Fuck-up Debbie Morgan the way she (Maria Hell) did with other hires of color under her tenure. We’ve dealt with a a bad acting America’s Next Top Model Eva Pigford as Tyra, a good actresses (Nia Peeples) whom the writing made her look bad even though she was hired under LML’s tenure but was wasted under Hell’s regime. Now we have to contend with a bad recast of Malcolm and Julia Pace Mitchell’ the so-called black royalty (sorry you are only black royalty if you are a Jackson or a Ross)bad acting her way through a terrible storyline. So when it comes to Debbie I don’t want not bullshit being written for her. She deserves to be heavily used and Maria better not try to pawn her off as Dru.

    With that being said I am cautiously happy for Debbie getting a job. And I know she will be able to work whatever they throw at her.

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    jlafferty23

    Wow…..
    MAB ain’t gonna write for her. She doesn’t write for Genie, Tristan, etc.
    She doesn’t write for Melody.

    She doesn’t write for the winters.

    This is terrible news.

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    caitlinp

    I think that most actors would be fine with appearing in a web series, IF, it paid the same as television and film, and if they were protected by AFTRA or SAG. But, there have already been reports that actors could be seeing a pay cut of 75% if they decide to do the online show, and as of now, people who perform on these web shows aren’t covered by AFTRA.

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    david46208

    @AlistairCrane: with friends like you who needs enemies?!

    Now let’s get a few things straight.

    1. You have no inside information as to why Debbie didn’t make the jaunt from TV to the Web with AMC. For all we know they didn’t even know it was going online the same way they didn’t know they were going off air. So let’s get real here.

    2. I’m sure that if Debbie had been asked to be on the Web Series had she known about the deal she would have more than likely weighed the options before making a decision. I’m confident that Agnes would not allow her core characters to just be out of the consideration like that without a say. It would be soap suicide.

    So let’s keep it real here!

    “You better find yourself another backup plan!”

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    angrierblackerman

    @david46208 I think you are correct. I am guessing that Debbie Morgan had no idea the show was being picked up. Actors can’t just sit back and wait for miracles, especially when dealing with those “classy” folks at ABC-Disney.

    Also, in terms of seriously screwing up Debbie Morgan the way it did Genie Francis, I think that if they try to make her a “Mother” or a “Matronly” type, the show will lose. I want to see a vivacious, more care free character. I am sick of DM playing these “Matrons”, we know she can do that. What about a slightly bitchy business woman? I don’t want the show to make her a clone of Angie Hubbard(whom I love, but still).

    The picture that was used for this feature, THAT is the Debbie Morgan I want to see, a more contemporary, sassy, trendy woman. Knowing Maria Bell though, she will probably be a Mammy like in Gone with the Wind. lol

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    josser

    Alistaire Crane,

    None of the actor knew about the web deal. Morgan has been in negotiations for weeks. Look most of the actors on All My Children who have real job prospects elsewhere will leave if they are asked to take more pay cuts. Why would they take a pay cut if they can get a job paying close to what they’ve been making?

    Someone like Jacob Young might already be in negotiation to rejoin B&B as Rick Forrester. A Rick & Amber reunion would be awesome!!

    This will be the case with OLTL also.

    ____________________

    Angie will probably leave Jesse after learning that her baby died and he gave her someone else’s. Feeling betrayed and heart broken, Angie leaves Pine Valley. Maybe she’ll go to Paris to be with her daughter Cassandra and her Jesse-lookalike ex-husband Jacob Foster?

    Or

    Angie and Jesse leave Pine Valley together.

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    david46208

    @angrierblackerman: Yes she played a stronger character on Generations, but it was canceled before we were able to fully realize what they had in-store for her. And on PC she started out as a tough-as-nails Supervisor much like Chandra Wilson’s character on GA’. But then they just moved away from that when they did interracial disability storyline.

    For Y&R I would like to as well see her with more grit. She proved she can play that in Eve’s Bayou. But at the same time I don’t want her being played as Wilona from Good Times or some cartoon villain either. What they could do is have her come on if it’s not as Yolanda, then some Dominique Deveraux style business woman with her fortunes and holdings. Maybe she invested big in Newman Enterprises and secretly bought up a large stake in the company that will have her clashing with Victor because now she rights to have a say in what happens at NE. But those are my thoughts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-h1CrkuIQ

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    THEBEST

    I would rather Angie stay with AMC. Maria has done the snatch & grab with Maura West, Eden Riegel, & Genie Francis…look where we are with those actresses. I’m praying that she’s utilized to her full potential.

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    RCLGuard

    I hope she comes in as a strong black female business woman and they pit her against Victor, Jill or Catherine. And not some crazy idiot bent on revenge like Genie Francis.

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    bishbay

    Genie Francis has been on Y&R for what, two months, and we’re already concluding that she’s not being written for? I swear, I don’t understand where these assertions come from sometimes.

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    alstonboy4315

    I am HOPING and praying that Victoria Rowell’s talks with Sony work out, as she’s hinted at heavily on Twitter.

    But I do have reservations about the level/quality of writing that Debbi and/or Victoria will receive over at Y&R. Maria has basically massacred EVERY story that has been written for a daytime vet or import from another soap. And although I am personally enjoying Genie Francis’ stint in town, I am fully aware that I am in the minority, and the writing for her has been hideous.

    However, I totally understand Debbi’s desire to be a part of a #1 show, as opposed to AMC, which will take months to get back on its feet creatively and may have a rocky stint on the web.

    I simply hope that Maria can do right by her (and Victoria!), but that seems unlikely. If they could get BOTH of them on Y&R, I will throw a party!! :party:

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    david46208

    @everyone: We’ll in the case of Gene Francis it is terrible that she was brought on to play a combination of The Witches of Eastwick meets the Wicked Witch of the West meets Evelyn. But the only thing worse then that was when the great Robin Strasser spent 3+ months playing a Gene in a bottle. I shudder when i think about it. But hey, you gotta pay the bills.

    So in terms of Debbie she is going to have to have conversations with Maria to make it work.

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    alstonboy4315

    [quote=david46208]I’m going to be blunt here. Don’t Fuck-up Debbie Morgan the way she (Maria Hell) did with other hires of color under her tenure. We’ve dealt with a a bad acting America’s Next Top Model Eva Pigford as Tyra, a good actresses (Nia Peeples) whom the writing made her look bad even though she was hired under LML’s tenure but was wasted under Hell’s regime. Now we have to contend with a bad recast of Malcolm and Julia Pace Mitchell’ the so-called black royalty (sorry you are only black royalty if you are a Jackson or a Ross)bad acting her way through a terrible storyline. So when it comes to Debbie I don’t want not bullshit being written for her. She deserves to be heavily used and Maria better not try to pawn her off as Dru.

    With that being said I am cautiously happy for Debbie getting a job. And I know she will be able to work whatever they throw at her.[/quote]

    David,

    Eva has seemingly been taking acting classes. I saw her recently on “House of Payne,” and I actually think she did a pretty good job, especially in comparison to her work on Y&R. Now that doesn’t mean I want her BACK on Y&R. Just giving credit where its due. Debbi Morgan has been turning SHIT into sugar for years on different shows, so whatever Maria writes for her, she will spin it into gold. Ditto for my Victoria Rowell. I just don’t want them to turn into glorified back rubbers for Christel Khalil and Julie Pace Mitchell, both of whom should have been replaced long ago.

    On another note, I heard that Christel Khalil threatened to quit if Victoria Rowell ever returned. So if this deal does go through, I might be able to kill two birds with one stone, getting rid of that anemic heifer and getting back my dear Vicki, all in one fell swoop! :bigsmile:

    Fingers and toes crossed!! ;)

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    Bourgeois Nerd

    Even if she had known, and I believe Jamey that she didn’t, I doubt Debbi Morgan would have gone to the online show. I know I’m a downer and a hater and all that, but the fact is that the shows are NOT going to be filled to bursting with vets. It’s going to mostly be cheap younger actors, and no way is Debbi Morgan going to take that much of a pay cut to be on a web series when she can be on Y&R, Maria Arena Bell or no.

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    david46208

    @alstonboy4315: Well if Daniel Goddard can be brought back against the wishes of some of his cast members CK included then VR can be brought back and if CK leaves, the ratings will rise because VR is just that type of powerful woman.

    Here would be their final exchange…

    CK: You have chosen your own path!

    Victoria Rowell: “And I have found it honey! I have Kristoff, I have Brtyon here and I have Debbie who has been down with cause more then you ever were or you ever will! And I have Bill Bell’s memory. And he was the greatest gift of all… I’ve survived you! I found out myself what love is all about! And I’m going to tell you something. You are-never-going-to-hurt-me-again!

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    AlistairCrane

    I don’t think Debbi would have stayed on AMC the web series even if she had known in advance. They wouldn’t be able to pay her enough. I honestly don’t expect Susan Lucci to appear more than once a month on the internet AMC.

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    thecourt99

    I will start off by saying that I know I am being messy…..but aren’t DM and VR good friends?

    So if DM starts talking about the poor treatment behind the scenes at Y&R will people believe her….or will they start calling DM bitter?

    Alternatively, if DM doesn’t make the same types of statements will that reflect negatively on VR?

    Or is that too much of a myopic view?

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    matealestlmo

    [quote=alstonboy4315]I simply hope that Maria can do right by her (and Victoria!), but that seems unlikely. If they could get BOTH of them on Y&R, I will throw a party!! :party:[/quote]

    Alston, if they both end up (well, we now know that Debbi is a part of the cast) on Y&R and you’re throwing a party, I damn well better get an invite! >:) (my version of an evil grin) You don’t like it, so sue me! LOL

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    matealestlmo

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Matealestimo–You can come to the party! Just bring your own liquor and pasties!! :love:[/quote]

    ROTFLMGAO!!!!!!!!! Well Alston, first of all, I don’t drink (not a recovering alcoholic but have too many friends who are) and secondly, I ain’t wearing no pasties! :love:

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    The_Moustache

    OKAY, LETS GETS REAL BECAUSE IM GOING TO KEEP IT REAL!

    you think Debbi wants to take another mega-paycut like she does on AMC for an INTERNET tv show? INTERNET!

    why bother signing up for something that only 2 people are going to watch or have access to when you can stay on television and get more money!

    and that goes for the other “stars” from AMC too.

    BE REAL, the new AMC will be newbies that are willing to work for next to nothing to get exposure.

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    matealestlmo

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Matealestimo–LOL! I was only joking. I figured that you don’t drink. And the pasties are for the Chippendales dancers that I am gonna hire!! :D[/quote]

    Oh good Lord! Help me to control my carnal thinking with regards to the Chippendales! Amen!

    LOL

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    SoapArmageddon

    First of all, this is good news! Even in the midst of all our celebratory feelings about AMC and OLTL continuing online, only a complete idiot would expect these shows to have anything close to the budgets they currently have. So I’m happy that Debbi gets to have a secure J-O-B.

    Secondly, if the asshats at SONY would see sense and decide to override whomever it is that is opposing getting Victoria Rowell back in the fold, it would be amazing and goose-pimpling TV to see these two women, friends in real life, go up against each other as rivals for Neil (although God knows he’s not all that!) or for Devon’s loyalty.

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    Karissa

    Debbie watch your back. Have you seen the mess this woman has written for Eden, Tristan and Genie. Good Luck you shall be seen on Y&R the 1st and the 15 after your “major storyline introduction”

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    [quote=Karissa]Debbie watch your back. Have you seen the mess this woman has written for Eden, Tristan and Genie. Good Luck you shall be seen on Y&R the 1st and the 15 after your “major storyline introduction”[/quote]

    *rolls eyes*

    Do you have to be so such a debbie downer?! Ugh, I swear!

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    THEBEST

    @The_Moustache, 2 people have access to/are going to watch AMC & OLTL online? Don’t you know that DC gets MILLIONS of hits every month? I love how many people are underestimating the internet. Do you actually think that Prospect Park would pour money into those shows if it was that pointless? A lot of you soap fans need to educate yourselves on the wonders of turning a profit on the web.

    How do you think that Crystal Chappelle is able to do a 3rd season of Venice? Because the series is MAKING MONEY! Why is damn near every TV show out here available online? Because BILLIONS of people use the net every goddamn day. Maybe the shows should’ve stayed canceled, at least all this negativity would be warranted. I understand being cautious & hesitant, but this is fucking ridiculous. Has it ever occurred to any of you that the shows don’t have to be viewed by 2.5 million people in order to be profitable?

    If at least a million people (or 500,000 subscribers) would traffic the site monthly, that could make a ton of loot. I have my reservations just like everyone else, but I’m gonna continue to stay cautiously optimistic about this whole thing…

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    david46208

    @The_Moustache: Let’s get really real here. Hollywood in primetime, daytime, or film have not improved much for black actresses, especially those of age. But in general there are still only dearth of roles for black women. So when you weigh that against the possibility of Debbie still having a job, only on a new platform. A sistah would be thanking the lord that she was still able to work.

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    marknsprmo

    Does anyone buy those tryout scenes between Genie and Peter? You know the ones in Gloworm where they do this weird little mating ritual….. It seems very forced and Peter seems to be trying to put on some of that Jack shine but he is trying too hard. Chemistry can not be forced. Either ya got it or ya don’t. Believe me they don’t. Which is kinda weird cause Peter Bergman usually has some chemistry with any living woman. One other thing that really bothers me is the fact that she ONLY drinks a certain type of Champagne. Who can drink Champagne exclusively? A nice drink of water or some orange juice would be a change up…. Maybe some tea? If one wants to revisit an over the top glam dame, go look at early Felicia Gallant from Another World. That woman dripped class and didn’t have to try. And just drop a man in front of her and she knew what to do with him.
    I think the character just needs to go back to the drawing board and try again.
    Hope whatever they have planned for Debbie is alot better thought out.

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    david46208

    @marknsprm: Yes it appears Genie is trying too hard to be an Alexis Colby. These things should come naturally. But it has got be hard for her to try and go from vamperella to traditional soap vixen all in the same episode.

    On the other hand I would have preferred more of Judith Chapman. No one does this type of vixen better then she does.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    Man, I am so excited about this and hesitant all at the same time! I admit the first thing that came to mind was Debbi’s character and Neil but after watching old clips of Cliff and Angie…I could go for a redux of sorts. Jack needs love on Y&R and Debbi’s character can give it to him!

    Congrats to Debbi Morgan!

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    alstonboy4315

    I enjoy Genie Francis’ over-the-top, campy, Cruella DeVille impersonation(s), but in theory her character shouldn’t even exist, nor should Tristian Roger’s character, and not only because they BOTH belong back in Port Charles, but because they were hired to prop up Cane/Caleb, and despite the writers’ attempts to convince us that Daniel Goddard belongs on this show, I will never see him as a REAL Genoa City mainstay character. Daniel Goddard annoys the SHIT out of me. I find him to be pathetic and not worth the paper that his scripts are written on. Ditto for Lily, but I can fully understand why they keep her around, and if Drucilla/Victoria Rowell does indeed return, Lily is gonna need her mother. But Cane/Caleb? Gimme’ a fluppin’ break!!

    Kill off Cane/Caleb/Ethan for good and ship those two back to GH, where they belong. I am sure Robin, Lucky and Lulu would be happy to see them!!!

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    david46208

    @alsotonboy: And kidnap Heather Tom and bring her back as Victoria. Then get rid of Darius and bring back Keith Hamilton “muthafucken” Cobb. Send Sophia t to the jail for ‘eight year’s and with and if we had Victoria Rowell back we got a cast worthy of the 90’s praise. And if we must recast then we hear them say one day “The role of Lily Winters is now being played by Tanisha Lynn.”

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    tviewer

    [quote=marknsprmo]Does anyone buy those tryout scenes between Genie and Peter? You know the ones in Gloworm where they do this weird little mating ritual….. It seems very forced and Peter seems to be trying to put on some of that Jack shine but he is trying too hard. Chemistry can not be forced. Either ya got it or ya don’t. Believe me they don’t. Which is kinda weird cause Peter Bergman usually has some chemistry with any living woman. One other thing that really bothers me is the fact that she ONLY drinks a certain type of Champagne. Who can drink Champagne exclusively? A nice drink of water or some orange juice would be a change up…. Maybe some tea? If one wants to revisit an over the top glam dame, go look at early Felicia Gallant from Another World. That woman dripped class and didn’t have to try. And just drop a man in front of her and she knew what to do with him.
    I think the character just needs to go back to the drawing board and try again.
    Hope whatever they have planned for Debbie is alot better thought out.[/quote]

    The problem with the Genevieve and Jack scenes isn’t Peter Bergman. It’s Genie Francis. Genevieve is supposed to be this sexy older vixen type character (complete opposite of GH’s Laura) and GF is not bringing it. Granted the writing is awful for the character but GF literally brings nothing to the role except that she is trying too hard to make it work and it comes across as over the top. Skye, though she was much younger, had great chemistry with Jack.

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    Dariclone

    Well, this is going to be a big loss for AMC but I can’t say as I blame Debi. This deal was made before the official announcment of AMC’s pickup. For all we know, she could decide not to renew with Y&R after her inital contract wears off and return.
    As for how they wrap up the story, I personally would like to see Jesse and Angie get a happy ending even if that means they leave Pine Valley for good.

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