BREAKING NEWS: Darnell Williams Heads to The Young and The Restless



Soap Opera Digest is reporting Darnell Williams is reunting with his All My Children co-star Debbi Morgan on The Young and the Restless. So far the sudser is keeping quiet on Williams' role and when viewers can expect his first airdate. Here's hoping Williams doesn't wind up like some of his Y&R co-stars, being seen on the 1st and 15th...


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Maria will have him playing a Wine-o named "Ned" that Yoharmony met in rehab or something.

Still, I will be happy to see any AMC stars on my screen again!

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Y&R will ruin this like they do everything else, but idgaf, I'm excited!

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OMG, Ms. Morgan looks so pretty there.

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I'm excited. ANd Y&R seems to be doing just a TAD bit better than the 1st and 15th now that YoHarmony's around. I haven't seen so much of Devon in YEARSSSS. ANd Neil's even catching a piece of the action. So hopefully with Darnell coming on, they'll actually get a FRONTBURNER story!!! Well shoot, a guy can hope, can't he???

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Just give him a good story please and no bullshit.

Been a fan of that little sweetie pie since Jesse and Jenny spent the summer in NYC!

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I have mixed feelings about this. However, since it inspired angrierblackerman's line about Ned the Wino (lmbo, man), I'll go with it.

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OH GREAT, more stunt casting that will bomb like all the others have.

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Could be great or could be a disaster. With MAB's track record, like the Maura West disaster, I wish I could say that I was hopeful, but I'll just wait and see.

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This is very good news, but some of the current cast have got to GO!

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Is he going to play Malcolm? SMDH @ MAB......Is Maria getting ready for Black History Month? Im Just Saying!

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Welcome Jesse, by the time you arrive Angie,,,errr i mean YoHarmony should be turned into a dumb pathetic whore like the rest of the Y&R females.

You can abuse them, cheat on them them, treat them worse than animals but all they do is want to do is please you. Pick a piece of furniture, they will jump on top of it and offer themselves up any way you want it. They have no choice, the Y&R ladies are dumber than dogs, they aren't smart enough to do any work or much of anything without male oversight, they can't even open a box.

Hope your new character has screwed thousands of woman and treated them like crap. The women in GC just love that in a man. And don't worry about dealing with any woman your age, Y&R only brings out it's older woman on holidays, weddings, and funerals. If the woman your age need a love interest TPTB at Y&R will throw them an ugly mobster played by a day-player. So enjoy.

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I like Darnell Williams, but I can't get real excited about his coming to GC, given the current state of Y&R.

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Another MAB 'stunt casting', just in time for February 'Sweeps'. With any luck, MAB's planned 'stories' for next month will tank, leaving CBS/SONY no choice but to cut her and her co-hacks loose.

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Good luck Darnell...hope you get a fab storyline. There's lots of potential there, but I don't have much faith in TPTB doing anything right. Still, it will be nice to see Jesse/Angie on the same show again!

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I don't feel either way about this. Maria Bell is the kind of writer that thinks in the moment and not long term. That's why most of her new characters lose steam 3-6 months into their run. Personally I won't be excited til I see the headline "Bell, Sheffer, Hamner...FIRED!!!"

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Wow, this one came out of left field. This is one casting I was not expecting at all. But given MAB's track record with stunt casting, I'm being very guarded about all of this. It's a wait and see attitude for me.

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Jillian's 1st & 15th comment is so sadly apropos.

Also ... where is Olivia's son (after just maybe a couple of appearances)?

But if this guy is cast and used correctly then anything to counter that confused dour sourpuss Neil would be a welcomed addition.

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I'm sorry if it ain't Victoria Rowell coming back I could careless about any other star from #AMC joining this show.

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Never watched AMC so I'm apathetic.....

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Darnell is a great actor would be super if he could be Malcolm would like to see him paired with either Ashley (the lovely Eileen could work magic together) or even Sharon that would get her away from the Newman merry - go -around dull dull boring ick pairings she has had lately.

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MAB is incapable of writing a super couple herself so she has to steal someone else's (Agnes Nixon).

This is NOT *my* Y&R. Stick a fork in me. I'm done.

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I'll keep my fingers crossed for both Darnell & Debbi on Y&R! Innocent

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I'll keep my fingers crossed for both Darnell & Debbi on Y&R! Innocent Party

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Coffee_Junkie wrote:
This is NOT *my* Y&R. Stick a fork in me. I'm done.

I'm just about there myself, Coffee_Junkie. Been a faithful viewer since the Summer of 1981 and this current regime is stomping my beloved one hour of escapism right into the ground with a pile driver!! Even worse is watching this runaway train in HD!!

Stunt-casting has now become MAB's forte for the past 2+ years - hiring a well-known soap actor/actress to play a poorly conceived, one-dimensional character in a long, tedious plot-driven tale that nobody will find entertaining IN THE LEAST! That is what I have been seeing on my screen!

Apparently CBS/SONY didn't learn from their previous error by having the Head Writer also be the Executive Producer (hello, Lynn Marie Latham?!? We all know her tenure was a horror story!). Perhaps another Writer's Strike is necessary to get rid of the mess that is showing up on my screen on a daily basis.

I don't mean to come across as nasty or bitter, but 30 years is a long time to invest in characters and great storytelling. Unfortunately, I see myself being driven away from Genoa City because of tired, predictable tales being stolen/re-used/'re-imaged' by the current regime. I still intend to watch - just not sure for how much longer...

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Roxy's father? I would like to see that. Tatyana Ali is awesome and should be on contract. They need to expand her family and give Roxy a bigger role. I heard Abby will be stalking her and Devon similar to that Beyonce movie Obsession.

Don't they realize one soap can't recapture another soap's popular couple? Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans never clicked on GH like they did on Days. Neither did Lindsay Hartley and Eric Martsolf on Days.

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I love Darnell...but this I just don't trust. When is that idiot MAB going to LEARN that just grabbing the well-known star is not instant ratings! You have to actually WRITE GOOD STORY! Day-yum! And like someone else mentioned if you're going to keep adding new people PLEASE eliminate some of the unecessary FAT...please send on their way: Angelina, her mafia dad, Avery, Kevin, Cloe, Billy, Victoria (bring back Heather Tom), Geneiveve...At least Ronan is OUT...And as usual this show starts something and then drops it...where the hell has Paul been and his son? Bill Bell and his legacy deserve so much more....The one good thing=Patty and her portrayer...Keep!

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i would've liked to have seen Darnell go to GH as a re-cast Justus Ward.

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Maria hires all these soap icons and does nothing with them after the initial entry! Its almost as if she's making fun of their fans; I feel bad for Darnell I think he deserves much better but hey he's working.

Maybe they'll let him direct instead. I haven't seen Y/R in awhile so how is the Harmony storyline advancing or was it dropped? Classic Bell.

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Cyberologist wrote:
I haven't seen Y/R in awhile so how is the Harmony storyline advancing or was it dropped? Classic Bell.

Answer: D.O.A. - dust forms quicker than this hackneyed story is playing out. We deserve SO much better!!

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My concern is Darnell's character will be tied to Harmony in the introduction but she is still too new for that to be really effective when she is still finding her footing in Genoa City. I hope the team at Y&R is smarter than that.
Not everyone knows them from AMC so some viewers I'm sure will have the opinion of "WTF?" if that ends up happening.