OH HELL NO: Marcy Rylan Given The Boot at The Young and the Restless!




Lord in the morning. That sound you hear is Daytime Confidential's Luke Kerr crying like a banshee! Soap Opera Digest is reporting The Young and the Restless fan favorite Marcy Rylan has also received her walking papers. According to the magazine, Rylan's shocking firing is due to budget cuts. The magazine stated:

Everyone is shocked. No one ever imagined that Em's [as she is known by the cast] job would be in danger. After all, her character is a Newman and an Abbott. This just proves that there are going to be a lot of surprises with these budget cuts.

I'm all for trimming the fat on that show—been shouting the need for it from the rooftops for years— but not with Rylan! I can name at least five other Y&R "stars" off the top of my head who could have bit it, instead of this popular YOUNG and RESTLESS spitfire! Hello, she's a Newman and Abbott heiress. C'mon now, CBS and Sony. This is not the way to fix this show. General Hospital should snap her up as Serena Baldwin!

No word on when Rylan's final tape and airdate is slated for.


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I think its a good choice. I like Marcy but her character is pretty useless to the show. She's been a one note distraction from day one. I mean Naked Heiress come on.

Her only note worthy story was during the lawsuit with Victor. Her scenes with Eric Braeden were pure magic. But other wise the character was a waste of time. I would cut her too. I wish Marcy the best in her future. But I cant say I will miss the Abby character.
Next they can get rid of Jeff Branson ( Ronin). He's not needed either. Then lower the boom on Yvonne Zima ( Daisy). Then lets get rid of Jessica Heap ( Eden). She is completely useless and has no chemistry with anyone on the show. Then fire Cathryn Bach (Chelsie's mom). She's ran her course. That actress is pathetic and the character is a cartoon.
I also dont blame the brass if they let Christel Khalil ( Lily) go. She's probably asking for more money. She needs to realize that she's not a heavy weight like Eric Braeden of Melody Thomas Scott ( Nikki) she is replaceable.
I'm more upset about Debbie Morgan and Genie Francis. Those two are great actresses and an asset to any show. They just need better story. Oh well YR is going to be a bumpy ride from now on, lol.

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I stated in my wish list of other cuts that she needed to go. Like someone else said, this was a miscast from day one. And she was SORASed too quickly. They abruptly switched from a wide-eyed innocent teenager to a brassy somewhat unrefined jaded Abby. I never thought she seemed like the daughter of Ashley and Victor. IMO she didn't have chemistry with EB or ED either. So, I'm good with this decision, too.

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I'm not surprised. Marcy Rylan was woefully MISCAST as Abby Newman. IMO, this was long overdue.

Firstly, Rylan is way too old for this role. She's in her 30's and looks every bit her age. Especially on HDTV.

Abby should be a teenager or youthful 20-something. MAB made a mistake firing that teenager and recasting Abby with a 30-something mother of two like Marcy Rylan who was perpetually pregnant and hiding her body behind giant bags.

It was comical when they put 30-something Abby in scenes with 11 year old Kyle. The age discrepancy was insulting to viewers.

Also, Rylan's diminutive stature looked ridiculously out of place standing next to her "parents", Victor and Ashley, who towered over her like giants. Both are tall people whereas Marcy Rylan is a 4 ft shrimp. She looked like a midget standing next to her "family". It was a physical mis-match.

Next, since they have SORAS-ed Summer Newman into an Abby clone, one wonders... what is the point of having TWO spoiled bratty blonde Newman spawns? Naturally, JFP kept the younger one, Summer, who is played by an actual 20 year old.

In addition, every single one of Rylan's Abby storylines have been failures. The "Naked Heiress" was a flop. The Tucker hit & run was cringeworthy. The pairings with Daniel and Carmine were lackluster and failed to catch fire. Her only decent scenes were with Eileen Davidson who is now gone.

Finally, without Ashley Abbott on the show, there is little purpose for Abby. She has no real bond or chemistry with Victor or her half-siblings. Abby is always the "forgotten" Newman. In fact, she was a Carlton until a few years ago.

This was a logical cut for JFP and much needed. Though I am expecting a possible recast with a younger hotter FOJ in the future... We all know how JFP operates!

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Wow....guess the gloves are off where JFP is concerned. Genie Francis was hardly a surprise, but I gotta say I'm slightly shocked about this one. While alot of the stuff they had her doing was beyond silly, I found the character highly entertaining--Marcy Rylan really is a gem of an actress--and a nice refresher after having to sit through the latest trials and tribulations of Victor, Phyllis, Sharon et al. If JFP is willing to dispense with a legacy character that linked the show's two core families then I suspect of alot of those superfluous peripherals that eat up screen time--Tucker, Harmony, Eden, Kyle, Gloria, Jeffrey, maybe even Chelsea--will not be long for the canvas. At this point, I'm not sure if anyone is safe beyond Braeden, Cooper, Bergman, Thomas Scott and maybe Stafford.

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I am with you. I love Abby! I am sad that they are taking her out. She brings alot to the show...you never know with her....LOL....

I don't care that Genevive is leaving...I liked her better in GH....

So, when is Jill coming back? She has been gone for a long time....

I am hoping these "paycuts" don't lead up to it being taken off the air like with All my Children/One Life to Live.....

What do you think??

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Meh. Marcy Rylan was a MAB hire. She's only been on Y&R for TWO years. So, basically, she was a newbie. And a recast who was too old for the part of Abby. Plus, her acting was really cartoonish... like Angelo/Angelina. No wonder they paired her with Carmine. LOL

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HAHAHAHAHAHA!

That is for all of you who thought JFP was JUST going to fire people like Genevieve and Harmony! Don't you get it? Now Marcy, there will be more to come. I can very well see Doug Davidson GOING.

I am sad about this, I loved Abby and Marcy was doing a great job of it. I just worry if this means they will get rid of Abby altogether? I do NOT want that. The problem with her kind of is that she hasn't really had viable love affairs since she is related to almost everyone on the show.

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This is absolutely scary. There are so many other characters that should be put out to pasture that I do not understand this firing. What will this show look like in 2 months? Honestly, if Y&R, the number 1 show on US daytime and hugely popular internationally has to keep putting out word that cast are being firing for dudget reasons it is just downright scary.

Sure, they could never figure out what to do with ABBY, the character, but Marcy Rylan brings a great energy and enthusiasm to the role that I would have preferred to see her stay rather than her older and even more annoying sister Victoria. Amelia Hienle is a competent actress but under MAB she has brought as much energy to the character as a dead duracell battery does to my vibrator! I'm sorry, but the tired dynamic duo of Nick and Victoria needed to be broken up more.

Get rid of Phyllis already and Daniel! Cane and Lily. Sarge and Harmony.

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No big loss, IMO - this character was SORAS'ed too much - she should have remained a teen. This Abby was loud, shrill, combative and just annoying. I'm sure you're a decent actress, Marcy, but you were too old for this role.

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Gutted!

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I wonder if MR being gone means that Abby will be recast, or that Abby will permanently leave the scene.

I think the thing that is bother many is that Abby is an Abbott/Newman. She is a legacy character for the next generation and while she hasn't had any good story, then maybe this is a character that is worth writing for.

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Was Marcy making bank? Now that was one of the young ones I like. What about Kyle, Eden, Finn, Summer, Heather, and again Diasy continue to stay on the show, but the naked heiress get kicked off the show..

To Jillian there needs to be a high speed chase and that Tanqueray truck t needs to be passing through Genoa City and hit many castaways such as Jefferey, Chelsea and her mother, Lily & Cane, Yo Harmony, Sarge, and many more.

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I was liking the developing relationship between her and Carmine. I think I want Maria back now!

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It will be interesting to see what characters become the focus of the show. Marcy is a great talent and I am not in agreement with her departure. Could it have been done so B&B can snap her up? Remember the whole Don Diamont "stuff" a few years back? I'd like to see her in Salem.

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We can thank all those brilliant minds who thought that for some reason getting rid of Maria Arena Bell and hiring Jill Farren Phelps was a good idea.

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You would think soap fans would have learned their lesson with her after seeing her path of destruction on Another World, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, and General Hospital (which is thankfully still standing, in my opinion, not because of her but in spite of her). But no, many were jumping up and down with joy that she was Maria Arena Bell's replacement. She is not going to make Y&R better. This is another nail in the coffin to the soap opera genre.

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I have to agree with some of the other posters. I like Marcy, but her storylines were terrible. And MAB, of course, never built a strong twenty something set around her. Which is why she's gone so soon under the new regime. Carmine will def. be next, and so will Tucker.

Let's hope this new money will go to the vets and not -- Steve Burton.

Sorry, I HAD TO SAY IT LOL!!!!!!! Big smile Wink

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Be careful Y & R fans! As a long time GH viewer, it was under Jill Phelps that a lot of beloved vets, Stuart Damon, and the Quartermain family were killed off. Wonder how long Genie Francis will stick around. Just pray she doesn't bring in the Mob. Still have a feeling Steve Burton will eventually come on this show.

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brettyboy wrote:
I was liking the developing relationship between her and Carmine. I think I want Maria back now!

Carmine is a nobody with no ties to the canvas. MR fans should have been pushing for her to be paired with Devon/BJ in a steamy romance which Tucker, Neil, and Lily all hated. Then she might not be out.

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Color me surprised Jill got rid of her before Stephen Nichols. My money was on him being the next to go.

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ANGELWENDY15 wrote:
Wonder how long Genie Francis will stick around. Just pray she doesn't bring in the Mob. Still have a feeling Steve Burton will eventually come on this show.

Hey, if having the mob show up in Genoa City means the return of Colin/Tristan Rogers I say BRING IT. The man should have never been fired in the first place. He was the one *newbie* on Y&R that was working. But....MAB just had to have multiple orgasms over Genie Francis/Genevieve and kept her instead (it was stated at the time that Colin had to *go* because he made Genevieve seem *too crazy). They wanted to turn Gen into a victim of Patty Williams.

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I've been sitting back reading comments from some of you that were praising the hiring of JFP, but now you seem to be singing a different tune. Be careful what you wish for.

This axing isn't warranted. Yeah, some of the writing for her has stunk, but she's been a great Abby.

There are going to be TONS of changes, and I guarantee that while some of the writing may improve, overall the changes will NOT be welcomed by us long time fans.

Pity.

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Abby was a strange character right from the start and most definitely when she "grew up". She could have been made interesting as an adult and be a good foil to her two older selfish Nikki pup half siblings but she was just written as an immature adult 11 year old. Victoria and Nick seem to think that you are not really a Newman unless your mother is Nikki so that could/should have been explored more. What most annoyed me though was her continued hate for Tucker (even if maybe he deserved some of it) when she should really be stewing in jail but not for him.

These cuts are probably welcomed by most who post in here. But what's going to happen if too many are cut and too many new are brought in? Will we want to continue visiting in Genoa City with all the new development?

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I could never understand why Abby had to be SORASed so drastically in the first place.
Just as it wasn't over for Rylan when GL ended, I doubt things are over because she's been released from Y&R. Good luck to her.

And I thought my Swiffer was getting a lot of action! The major sweep has begun in earnest!
Seems as if the new regime is ripping off the band-aid, electing to make the major cuts first.

The speed is a bit jarring, but so far I don't see any terminations that are unjustified. I know this sounds cold. I must emphasize the words "So far..."

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tedew -- On target. I really think that The Twins (Vick & Nick) vs Abby would have been great.

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Welll no thanks to MAB but this character was useless, lustless and frankly boring. She had no depth!

The actress was good even though she had shitty msterial, but how many fans can you really acquired when you are a clueless character, doing hurtful prank and never paying the price.

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To me, this is a shocker only because Abby is an Abbott-Newman and MR is a good actress who did the best she could with the crap they gave her. I want to see the core families strengthened, not diminished. The Newmans can afford to be down a member, but not the Abbotts.

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Brad Bell, pick her up as Caroline or Alexandria Forrester, STAT.

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She played a great brat, which was what she was/is. No doubt they will recast her in the future and try yet again as we have to adjust to another Abby.

The pairing of her with Carmine was working very well and the disapproval from Victor would in itself have been a great story.

She had some great scenes with Ashley as well, so why this actress is being wasted is beyond me.

Please no recast. Keep her offscreen.

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Days better snag this gem new abigale??? Maybe it would help me to stop ff