Former 90210 Villain Blake Hood Becomes "Young and Restless"



Looks like Old Smilin' Jack's (Peter Bergman) youngest cub will return to Genoa City a man! According to The Hollywood Reporter, former 90210 star Blake Hood has been cast as a SORAS'd Kyle Abbott on The Young and The Restless. As previously reported, earlier this month Y&R placed a casting call for a male in his early 20's to portray a college grad, who returns home to Genoa City, with an axe to grind. Hood's first airdate is April 27.

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Well lets see if the young man can act. Maybe this could be the start of a positive turn for the show!

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WOW!!!

This is so bad on so many creative levels, it's not funny!!!

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I've never seen him act, but in this photo he does look like a young Peter Bergmen, I sure hope they don't have him gas lighting folks and having Jack falsely accused of murder every three months.

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ER Writer wrote:
I've never seen him act, but in this photo he does look like a young Peter Bergmen, I sure hope they don't have him gas lighting folks and having Jack falsely accused of murder every three months.

He looks more like Michael Muhney to me.

Y&R doesn't want to write for teens, so instead they just have 30-70 year olds act like teenagers. Great writing!

I guess after the raging success of Abby being an even worse parody of Paris Hilton than Paris Hilton, and Ricky swearing vengeance on Genoa City by trying to act, they just decided the third time was the charm.

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Bartman/Carol2-Both of you are so right about the writing.It is ridculous that every young child on this show has to be soras'd beacuse they cannot write family arc stories.Perhaps they should take alook at how GH & OLTL let Robin and Starr age.They had story lines about families with kids and the kids were part of the stories.

What's next?In April will Summer be in college with Reed and Faith and Lucy in high school for a week?

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Wish they had gotten Tom Pelphrey to play the role. If they are gonna SORAS the character, why not find someone who is old enough and strong enough to stomp with the big dogs? I personally have no real interest in teen/tweenbot stories that involve the boring likes of Hunter and Ricky. Snoozefest!!!!

I would have loved for them to cast Tom as Kyle so that he could come back and start chasing after Sharon and SyPhyllis, two of his father's ex-wives. This could given old Smilin' Jack a basic idea of how his father felt decades ago when he went after his wife, Jill Abbott, and wooed her behind his back!

I am not gonna start yelling and screaming bloody murder YET........until it has been established whether or not he has strong dramatic material or if he's just another lost cause hair model.........

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I'm not even totally sure whether we would be able to tell if he can act, based on the writing. The writing drags everyone down. Sometimes I think they just can't act (like Daisy Pop, or Ricky), but other times I have seen them act elsewhere and know they have some talent, just not on Y&R (Eden Reigel).

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In this case, Kyle should have been SORASd at the same time as Abby since their mothers were involved in the same sperm-swapping story. Abby and Kyle should be very close (within months) of each other). However, when they aged Abby slightly (16-17) while aging Kyle to (10-11) they blew it. They NEVER should have wasted the extremely talented Maura West by having her play slutty Diane Jenkins. Obviously they couldn't use a guy this age to play her son. So instead they keep Kyle 10-11 when they bring in the new 30 year old playing 21 year old Abby. The aging is so inconsistent that soon Billy will be younger than Kyle, lol....

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ME THINKS MAB, has moved beyond stupid with this aging of KYLE. For a long time viewer of this once wonderful show, it is so sad to see how MAB has almost ruined Bill Bell's wonderful soap opera. What a shame that the powers to be, cannot see what she is doing and do something to save a show that loses viewers every week. Is CBS and SONY wanting this show to fail or what? Absolutely unbelieveable that they just keep getting worse on a weekly basis. How sad.

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Wow! As a 26 year viewer I am amazed at the ESP possessed by so many of you that this is not going to work. I wonder what happened to "wait and see". I for one do not want a bunch of kids running around. I think it is great to have a young adult Kyle to mix it up with the others in town. Let the poor guy have a chance to see how he tackles the role.

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@richalan67: With Maria's track record you think that people should "wait and see?" Come on now...Where is the bottom so that she can't go any further.

I mean I was told that when you see a gun that you don't wait and see if they are gonna shoot. You run like hell until you are in a safe haven...So right now the actor should be running.

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Awww...How sweet of MAB to cast such a handsome looking young man for Jill's new love interest. Love A little "Mrs Robinson" is the perfect antidote to a Victor & Sharon hook-up. Thank you Maria, he's just gorgeous!

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richalan67 wrote:
Wow! As a 26 year viewer I am amazed at the ESP possessed by so many of you that this is not going to work. I wonder what happened to "wait and see". I for one do not want a bunch of kids running around. I think it is great to have a young adult Kyle to mix it up with the others in town. Let the poor guy have a chance to see how he tackles the role.

We already have a bunch of kids running around - in middle-aged bodies. I'd rather see appropriate age groups, which Y&R used to have, than Phyllis, Nick, and Sharon constantly written as 18 year olds.

They have failed so many times with new characters and with aging. Even recasts some fans liked, such as Marcy Rylan, have mostly been in dud stories, and the show has completely given up on writing for her.

The show just seems hollow and after 4 years of questionable casting and writing choices it's hard to see this as changing anything.

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I haven't quite figured out their age groups and who he will interact with.Abby is his cousin,so that rules her out.Chloe has been with Billy,Ronan,and Kevin.Is he going to be aged for that group?There is Eden,but who would be the rivalries?Chelsea seems a bit old,and it looks she will be with Adam/Sharon/Nick group.Is he going to be used as a Mrs.Robinson type?Maybe,but they could have brought Jack's other son on,what was his name,Kemo?

I suppose MAB has a story in mind,but with Y&R's track record,I would doubt it.

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Marybee50--

Chloe/Kevin and Billy are supposedly in their late 20s, early 30s.

Sharon/Nick/Victoria are in their late 30s/early 40s. Phyllis is supposed to be in her mid to late 40s.......and older than Sharon, Nick and Victoria. She was already in her 20s when she was introduced in the mid 90s. Adam is supposed to be in the same age range as Chloe/Kevin and Billy, since he was born in the 90s, but they have aged him to his late 30s too. Don't ask me why......

Chelsea is definitely around the same age as Billy. In real life, Melissa Claire Egan is 30 years old and Billy Miller is 32 years old.

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alstonboy-thanks for the info-still don't know where they will put Kyle or who he will interact with.

P.S.-tried to go on the Days site to find out about Billie and Austin.Nothing really listed there either.On the family tree they had Billie to the left,which usually means first born.

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Geez, he could pass for Michael Muhney's brother!

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Let's take bets as to how long it takes for Phyllis to sleep with him, lol!

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Not that I really have a problem with Kyle being sorased, it's just way too soon, they've never done it this fast; I was actually waiting for Kyle to be sorased but they did it at the wrong time; they should've have this Kyle come home college to deal with Diane's murder it would've just made more sense! Hell, if you wanna be a bit less complicated, they should've waited a year or two; Garrett Ryan did great work as Kyle when Diane died and for them to just Soras him kinda upsets me!

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Nk3play2, I agree with you (and others) it is just too soon to SORAS Kyle. It also does not bode well for how long Jack will be wheelchair-bound.

Since MAB has this fixation with mental illness (and she refuses to take my advice--keep it to one crazy at a time), I guess Kyle will have to seek retribution against Nikki for having killed Diane. Ricky will continue with his unhinged behavior with periodic appearances by Patty.

At the moment, I smell yet another ridiculous replay of the Victor-Nikki-Jack triangle. Clearly, trouble is brewing as Nikki asserts herself with Victor and she has moved out of the house. At the moment, Victor is trying to woo Genevieve ostensibly to get Beauty of Nature back. It will be no great surprise to see them get married as part of Victor's scheme. (How soon will Genie Francis' contract be up?)

I will keep my DVR warmed up and ready to FF through the most ludicrous of these story lines.

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miztee-Amen-you speak the truth.There are no romantic triangles anymore,just revenge seekers and crazees.No more young and restless,just crazy and stupid.

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Crazy!? Yes! Bring it on. Nothing would make me happier than to have another Crazee SOB walking around Genoa City. Hopefully, he will try to drive Nikki back to the bottle, and have her swilling vodka by April's end.

Pair up Ricky with Abby, and him get a hold of her millions. Cane and Ashley on a desk should be next.

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CBS FIRE MAB!!!!!