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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He might be Ana's father.

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Here we go again another new face, first it was GH, now MAB is on AMC, but also equally blame the new casting director from AMC. No disrespect to the actors or the loyal long time AMC-ABCers viewers that could find this exciting to see their favorites...BUT they are alienating long time Y&R-CBSers because these actors are not their favorites they watched for decades. Our longtime favs most are languished on the back-burner except for a handful of vets that are sooooo overused and been character damaged because of the rewrite or changing of one's history. The long time viewers are leaving, is that accomplishing anything positive...hell no. The ratings are in finally, and Y&R ratings for that week skyrocketed and it's from the episode of on Christmas surrounding NIKKI! The reason is simple because long time CBSers like myself returned to see Nikki Reed Newman in all her glory and the fan base of MTS lives larger regardless of some that wanted to rip MTS's acting and character down..so the proof is in the puddin' to long time fans succeeded. Y&R could had Susan Lucci, Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, MCE, Tristan R., Genie F, etc in one special episode and it wouldn't pulled the ratings in as MTS and her "Nikki". That should be an eye opener Sony to see long time viewers want THEIR vets not a recycled vets from now a defunct soap that has no connection to Geona City. What about storylines for Michael, Lauren, JILL, Neil, Paul, Nina, Ashley, Jack, Olivia, Nate, Noah, there are as many new characters (if not more, do the count) then vets. All these new characters on contracts could have went to Traci, Christine, JT, etc.. Instead NEW characters adding to canvas add EXISTING characters fans know and liked. MCE could have been a easily been a recast of Brittany w\baby and bring back Bobby, JT\Billy\Victoria w\Reed, DRUCILLA is needed badly, Kemo would had been a great addition and an Abbott, younger Abbott mixing it up with younger set, we have nuRicky and as like Adam they are going to write him in corner as crazy, over the top annoying character, my point is fans have no investment or connections to these new characters and because of stellar performance in ratings it's just ONE week and the returning long time viewers knew it was special because MTS, they will fall again. I don't mind having these strong actors aboard if Bill & his writers were around because they would had been woven nicely on the story board and Bill, Kay, John, Janice etc would had made family connections somehow so the viewers could relate to them on screen. But everything is falling on deaf ears.

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Looks to me like they have taken the lazy route with Yo/Harmony and her disgusting hairdo's. How sad that they can't do hair on this show.

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Wow this woman is so ARROGANT! I don't believe this woman is thinking of the long term success of this show, she just wants to snatch and grab popular actors from other shows to show off. And as we've seen before, she'll use them heavily for a couple of weeks then forget about them. Meanwhile Jess Walton, Tracey Bregman, Doug Davidson, and Tricia Cast are left twisting out in the tumbleweeds.

I wonder if the plan is a Sophia/Neil/Harmony/Darnell quad. If that's where they are going, there is no way Julia Pace Mitchell is going to be able to keep up with Kristoff, Debbie, and Darnell. They should just send Sophia off with Malcolm, the character has added nothing to the show IMHO. The "Who's the Daddy" storyline was a pathetic attempt to copy the Neil/Dru/Malcolm storyline.

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Let Sophia die and bring back DRUCILLA and have Neil & Dru raise the boy, as Neil did with Lily...I read the post about ES adding to Y&R please no because we have ENOUGH castoffs already and they done nothing for ratings. I don't want MAB to start adding a dozen of castoffs with OLTL.

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Jamey;

When Sony calls for cutbacks on pay for these actors. How can Maria justified by bring castaways from other shows? This show can't even play their regular contract players such as; Jess Walton along with Doug Davidson and they both been on the show for years.

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As we speak, Maria Bell has already done a HATCHED job on Darnell's character. And we don't even know his name yet! SAD! Very sad!!! Not even Emmy-winning powerhouses like Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams can turn her BLEEP into gold. I don't think there's an actor under the sun who can! They struck out with Maura West, Tristan Rogers and Stephen Nichols. Not to mention Stacy Haiduk.

I applaud the show's continued diversity and the fact that Y&R is making an effort to write for its AA characters, but I see this story crashing and burning already. Sick

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All of the above aside, why didn't I make a New Year Resolution to not watch Y&R for a while (of course I would have broken it anyway). But with the seemingly never ending lunacy going on all around ... maybe I should have.

There is absolutely nothing interesting going on right now except very slightly possibly with Billy's latest baby making machine. I really don't have any clue where that might be headed, but I'm sure it will be much more of all the same we've seen time and time again.

The Kevin predicament grows increasingly annoying by the day. Please let it end very soon! Of course the lunatic mob "boss" is probably also responsible for Gloria's beloved husband doing his Tom Hanks impressions.

We "still don't know who killed Diane". But of course we do and we are subject relentlessly with all the same Patty nuttiness! Please let all that end very very soon too!

Why do I not like too many women in Genoa City at this time. The obvious ones I do like are never around. At this point I think Chloe is at the top of my hate list. That scheming hypocritical harpy has no redeeming values at all. She hates men and destroys them so maybe she should leave us alone for a while and get herself caught up on L-Word reruns.

Nothing has changed (not even the titles) and there really does not appear to be too much light on the horizon. I hope that changes real soon!

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harlee490 wrote:
Let Sophia die and bring back DRUCILLA and have Neil & Dru raise the boy, as Neil did with Lily...I read the post about ES adding to Y&R please no because we have ENOUGH castoffs already and they done nothing for ratings. I don't want MAB to start adding a dozen of castoffs with OLTL.

I'm with you harlee! But bringing back someone that the fans actually care about would be too much like right! Unfortunately, I'm expecting to hear within the next couple of months who from OLTL she snatched.