Corbin Bernsen RIPS Young and Restless: “Don’t Get Much Respect Around There”


Father Todd will be coming home to Genoa City in February, but it could be the last time. Jeanne Cooper's (Kay) real-life son Corbin Bernsen revealed on Facebook that he will be reprising his The Young and the Restless gig for three episodes, however he goes on to rip the show on how he was treated! 

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    Most of the regulars are pretty mum on Twitter about what the environment is really like there so it’s kind of refreshing to hear a candid comment once in a while.
    Doesn’t seem like the 30+ years veterans get any more respect than Bernsen does, judging from the caliber of SL on Y&R now. That’s how ATWT was toward certain actors in their final years. Sad.

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    alstonboy4315

    Anytime Maria Bell’s involved, nothing but bad stuff seems to follow…….

    Sad that the poor guy had to find out the hard way how toxic she is for this show, but at least his livelihood isn’t as stake like so many others who don’t have other projects to fall back on.

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    soapjunkie88

    It says a lot when not only a recurring to the years actor is saying this, but when Jeanne Cooper’s son is saying this.

    Y&R needs a new boss! ASAP. That’s it. Enough said.

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    Restless Fan

    Not surprised in the least to read that comment. I wish more actors would come forth with the truth and stop acting liking everything is A-ok over there. I don’t think Maria Bell gives a flip whether or not the show survives. What a slap in the face to her father in law.

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    pennywise555

    Sounds like MAB’s Y&R. They treat their long-time audience that has watched Y&R from day one like crap too. You can beg for years to see longtime cast members in a story. Or a something between one of Y&R’s classic duo Kay and Jill, but no response. Kay’s only used for the character they gave Jill’s life to- Tucker.

    A surprising love story took off unexpectedly for the Y&R’s original character Jill- (the only remaining character left from the debut episode of Y&R) The chemistry between her and popular GH leading man, Tristan Rogers, was off the charts. The viewers loved them, and they were an immediate hit. He also gave Cane his edge back and a family. It would be like striking gold for most shows. But they were more interested in an American Idol contestant, so they made Colin into Jack-the-Ripper and let him go.

    Meanwhile the new fans who followed Gene Francis get her character revised to their liking ASAP. Tucker is constantly revised-His fans seemed so upset he was given a son that had a “thing on his head” they couldn’t rewrite fast enough to please them. They seem to bend over backwards for the small groups that follow specific actors from other shows.

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    josser

    Is it MAB or Sony? Eric Braeden has been saying the same stuff for YEARS! Look at how Victoria Rowell was treated when she worked there. What about Kristoff St. John admitting that he had been sidelined because of his interview. And how can anyone forget how Melody Thomas Scott was treated?

    Y&R is just another corporate cog. Corporations can have good or bad corporate cultures. It just seems that Sony’s corporate culture isn’t very humane.

    MAB may have her faults but this stuff appears to have been going on for long before she arrived.

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    Bartman202

    While the ‘behind-the-scenes’ info is intriguing, how about putting some drama ON THE SCREEN?!? The bucket of chum being splooged onto my TV screen every day is really stinking to high Hell!!

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    SwanQueen59

    I fondly recall his stint on GH as Carly’s father. It’s too bad the writer’s had him die as I found his “history” as a “customer” of Bobbie’s
    quite intriguing. Talented and honest is a combo I really appreciate… 0:)

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    Angie Lucy

    Here, here, SwanQueen! I hated that they never really explored the potential with him and Carly. Instead, they wasted John on Sonny, then killed him.

    As for CB’s comments about Y&R, he is preaching to the choir. Amen!

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    Restless Vixen

    Does anybody know who Corbin Bernsen is referring to when he mentioned Sean? I know Doug and Eileen are the actors who play Paul, Father Todd’s brother, and Ashley. But who is Sean???

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    Pure_Diva

    Well, the actors who work there everyday reportedly can’t even say anything. That place IS toxic and the way they treated Corbin isn’t any different than the way they treat us long-time viewers.

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    RealityCheck 33

    Y&R’s days are numbered. MAB has turned the show’s storytelling into a cheap dime-store novella. In other words, crap. I’m sure the actors are also treated like garbage. What a shame to see a once great show go down the drain. This Diane murder s/l has been so poorly written that the ending is just a joke. It’s obvious that TPTB didn’t have a clue as to who did it and they’ve thrown together this last minute “Deacon did it” wrinkle. Pathetic.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Restless Vixen]Does anybody know who Corbin Bernsen is referring to when he mentioned Sean? I know Doug and Eileen are the actors who play Paul, Father Todd’s brother, and Ashley. But who is Sean???[/quote]
    Sean Kanan, who plays Deacon Sharpe.

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    Chelley62

    My money lies on Sony being the true culprit, not MAB. We can blame MAB for poor long term writing skills but I really doubt she is treating the actors rudely. She has hob knobbed with all of them for 2 decades now between B&B and YR. I hate Sony, I have been boycotting them for years now as much as possible. I think they tie the hands of the headwriters on both DOOL and YR.

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    RebeccaJ

    I guess I just see this differently than a lot of you.

    Why be bitter? That show has given his mother a home since it’s inception and let’s face it, Corbin only came to daytime when his prime time roles dried up. It wasn’t like it was his life’s work, so how about blaming the sad state of prime time tv instead?

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    pennywise555

    [quote=Chelley62]My money lies on Sony being the true culprit, not MAB. We can blame MAB for poor long term writing skills but I really doubt she is treating the actors rudely. She has hob knobbed with all of them for 2 decades now between B&B and YR. I hate Sony, I have been boycotting them for years now as much as possible. I think they tie the hands of the headwriters on both DOOL and YR.[/quote]

    I don’t think Sony be would be responsible for the sexist writing. They have numerous shows and movies with women in normal modern day life, they do all sorts of things. All the Y&R woman have lost control of their companies and the top positions. Kay can’t own CI on her own. Jill’s no longer CEO.

    It’s all old white guys calling the shots-Victor, Tucker, and Jack. The females work under them. The sex scenes are similar to porn just w/clothes on. If anything you would think Sony would step in and say what’s going on? It’s not the 50s and the audience is mainly female.

    If the rumor’s true Sony hired MW, it looks like MAB has more power than them if she was able to write her into the worst slut who ever lived then dump her off the show.

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    Dyllan

    IMO, it is MAB. Past actors have actually called MAB out (Nina Peeps, Chris Engen, etc) on the difficulty to reach her. However, she has plenty of time to do her “charities”.

    The sexism is far the problem for Y&R (which I think will be canceled it a few years). The show is so damn boring. The storylines are over the top. OLTL has over the top storylines but they do it with a side of camp. Y&R is trying to be serious about this crap, and it comes across stupid and boring. Either Y&R needs to add some humor or have some more down-to-earth storylines, IMO.

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    hey mon

    [quote=pennywise555][quote=Chelley62]My money lies on Sony being the true culprit, not MAB. We can blame MAB for poor long term writing skills but I really doubt she is treating the actors rudely. She has hob knobbed with all of them for 2 decades now between B&B and YR. I hate Sony, I have been boycotting them for years now as much as possible. I think they tie the hands of the headwriters on both DOOL and YR.[/quote]

    I don’t think Sony be would be responsible for the sexist writing. They have numerous shows and movies with women in normal modern day life, they do all sorts of things. All the Y&R woman have lost control of their companies and the top positions. Kay can’t own CI on her own. Jill’s no longer CEO.

    It’s all old white guys calling the shots-Victor, Tucker, and Jack. The females work under them. The sex scenes are similar to porn just w/clothes on. If anything you would think Sony would step in and say what’s going on? It’s not the 50s and the audience is mainly female.

    If the rumor’s true Sony hired MW, it looks like MAB has more power than them if she was able to write her into the worst slut who ever lived then dump her off the show.[/quote]

    That’s interesting. I am NOT that upset with the show, and I’m a guy in my late 40s. I have to think about this.

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    Chelley62

    Again, I repeat, crappy writing lies with MAB, but I still think Sony sets the budgets and says we are gonna only pay X for X….. The days of fawning over actors are OVER and all the little extras they used to get, well GONE…. come do you work and leave, thanks very much…. The budget is probably cut to the bone and set only for salary and minimal set changes, and make up and not a whole lot of anything else. The way some of them have their hair lately makes me think they are stuck doing their own half the time.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=Chelley62]Again, I repeat, crappy writing lies with MAB, but I still think Sony sets the budgets and says we are gonna only pay X for X….. The days of fawning over actors are OVER and all the little extras they used to get, well GONE…. come do you work and leave, thanks very much…. The budget is probably cut to the bone and set only for salary and minimal set changes, and make up and not a whole lot of anything else. The way some of them have their hair lately makes me think they are stuck doing their own half the time.[/quote]

    You Are Able To Tell How Much Has Been Cut From Y and R, by just watching the scenes at the coffee shop and anywhere else they have a meeting. We use to have an excess of actors, like bartenders, customers and whatever at all of the locales, but now if you see one extra person it is unusual.
    They have cut to the bone on any extras. They probably have to though, as MAB is dragging in all of these rejects from other shows and has to pay them more than they are worth, so their budget is cut way down for other extras. How sad to see a one time gem of a show, gone so downhill.

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