Best. News. Ever: Marcy Rylan Back at Young and Restless!




There may be no second acts in American life, but there are on daytime television! Soap Opera Digest is reporting fan favorite Marcy Rylan is reprising the role of Abby Carlton Newman on The Young and the Restless.

 Excellent news! It made absolutely no sense to cut the adorable, hilarious Rylan—daytime's answer to Reese Witherspoon—from the Y&R canvas, so I am glad to see TPTB correct their mistake. According to Digest, Rylan will be on recurring.

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    alstonboy4315

    I do NOT like Abby, but I am a Marcy Rylan fan, so while I am not THRILLED about this news, I am somewhat happy. But without Ashley on the canvas, Abby’s presence in town just won’t be the same.

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    Bartman202

    If the character of Abby continues to be the same shrill, annoying heiress as written in the Maria Arena Bell years, I don’t want her around. If the new regime lets Marcy play Abby as more mature and grounded, then I am glad she will be returning.

    This will be a ‘wait-and-see’ thing for me…

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    soapbaby

    Meh…I like the actress but the character never resonated. Marcy Rylan is too old for the role as it has been written. Hopefully, Josh Griffith will find a purpose for the character.

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    SoapArmageddon

    The writing for her under MAB did not do her any favors, but her characterization was also very unlikeable for me. However, I am optimistic about how she will be used this time around.

    I wonder why she’s coming back as recurring, instead of on contract.

    And wasn’t there supposed to be some more cast-cutting?

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    hey mon

    Hooray. Too bad SONY cant have Eileen D work on both DAYS and Y&R. The scenes of Abby comforting her Mom after Tucker slept with Harmony were some of the best Marcy had ever done.

    But as least she will be back from time to time.

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    Divatude58

    I am hoping that they put Abby at Jabot to be paired with Devon. But I doubt it. I am sure she is coming back to prop up Carmine/Marco Dapper. Also pretty sure they will pair her with Carmine so that Victor can get story trying to break them up. Villy 2.0. No thanks.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=GLFan88]She should have never left! I’m glad they have corrected their mistake!!!!![/quote]

    I am with you on this one. Never cared for the naked heiress BS, but thought she made a great Abby and maybe with a better writer, she will get to be even more interesting.

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    Dyllan

    Best news ever my tush. I HATED Abby. The writing and MR’s acting choices made her nothing but a shrew. Someone needs to tell Rylan to tone that s#it down, not to bug her eyes out in every scene, and not to act like Judith Chapman on steroids. IMO, she’s pointless without Ashley. Pair her with Kevin.

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    iWroteLazarus

    [quote=Divatude58]I am hoping that they put Abby at Jabot to be paired with Devon. But I doubt it. I am sure she is coming back to prop up Carmine/Marco Dapper. Also pretty sure they will pair her with Carmine so that Victor can get story trying to break them up. Villy 2.0. No thanks.[/quote]

    I am with you! I was sad when they didn’t take Abby’s crush on Devon anywhere.

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    rozzberry

    [quote=iWroteLazarus][quote=Divatude58]I am hoping that they put Abby at Jabot to be paired with Devon. But I doubt it. I am sure she is coming back to prop up Carmine/Marco Dapper. Also pretty sure they will pair her with Carmine so that Victor can get story trying to break them up. Villy 2.0. No thanks.[/quote]

    I am with you! I was sad when they didn’t take Abby’s crush on Devon anywhere.[/quote] [/quote]

    TPTB definitely hinted at it enough.

    Anyways, YES. of the ladies they cut around this time, she made no sense to me. She never should’ve been let go. Y&R needs a character or two that brings some levity from time to time.

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    ldylkng

    I am very happy to hear this! No, I didn’t like the naked heiress s/l, but not to have an Abbot/Newman heir in the picture just made no sense to me. So her coming back will at least give more story opportunities.

    BTW, Marcy is a brilliant actress. I don’t understand the trashing???

    Also I think it is time for Scotty Fenmore to come home. With the right casting, Abby could have a real love. Carmine needs to go for Summer! I know she’s underage, but hey, it’s a storyline.

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    hey mon

    She is easy on the eyes, but I wish she wouldn’t lose the knockers that she had when she was pregnant. She already losing them by the time Summer 2012 rolled around.

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    hey mon

    Too true, ldylkng. You have a great memory for Y&R. I totally forgot about Scotty Fenmore, they should bring him back if Josh G is going to have Michael and Lauren on 3 times a week. Besides he could be Fen’s older brother — the good one who is not semi-crazy.

    I like the idea of Carmine-Summer. That would send Victor through the roof!

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    pferrando

    Wow! The two biggest mistakes the new team made…and they’ve already corrected one. The character of Abby should have a ton of story. It’ll be interesting to see if she’s written to be a little less abrasive. Welcome back!

    Now about that burned out ranch…

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    1titanman

    Best news I’ve heard all day!

    Glad Abby coming back home to GC! Under Maria The Naked Heiress was MAB gimmick for the character. Abby was to be a spoil brat, but when Josh took over they seem to have simmer her down. It did seem that she was growing up-

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    harlee490

    [quote=NathanHastingsSr.]Yayyy!! Since Eileen D, the real Ashley, is on DOOL, bring back Brenda Epperson to fill in as Ashley until Days gets canceled…[/quote]

    LOL! :bigsmile: but I didn’t mind Brenda in all honestly I think she could be a plus in the mean time until ED’s contract is up I’ll be diggin’ Brenda for return of Ashley…because we need Ashley on canvas. ;) Marcy Rylan is hybrid of both Ashleys. She looks a lot like a young Brenda’s Ashley and she was the one through the growing up years with Victoria when Victoria was 15 and marrying Ryan, having the AIDS scare and Ashley could interact with Victoria this time around. ;)

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    Marcelle

    I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEEDD Brenda Epperson’s Ashley. I was really young when she was on, but I just remember thinking she was so pretty, yet smart at the same time, and able to handle herself in the boardroom.

    Sigh…I miss the days when the women of Y&R were business powerhouses. Jill…Ashley…Victoria…later Phyllis and Dru.

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=NathanHastingsSr.]Yayyy!! Since Eileen D, the real Ashley, is on DOOL, bring back Brenda Epperson to fill in as Ashley until Days gets canceled…[/quote]

    Yeah, BE was one of those seemingly-rare recasts that actually worked because she not only looked ALOT like ED but she ended up being a pretty damn good actress. If memory serves it was a pretty smooth transition; I think Ash had just married Steven Lassiter(?) and that classic psycho Leanna Randolph(before she calmed down a little and became the just-kooky Leanna Love)was after him. Ahh, good times.

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    bishbay

    Abby/Daniel/Lily was an amazing triangle. That had so much potential but it got thrown away for the M-E-S-S that is Lane. Oh, how I loathe that couple. I honestly resent their fans that insist on keeping the useless Daniel Goddard on this show.

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    Mets82

    I like Cane but like everything else, you have to give them a decent storyline. If you have them in meaningless scenes, I can understand your frustration.

    When was the Daniel/Lily/Abby triangle? I dont think I even remember it.

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    hey mon

    Best re-cast ever – Brenda Epperson Doumani.

    I remember how I felt when SOD announced Eileen was leaving Y&R back in the late 80s. But Brenda was a dream, and brought a dignified, less sexual Ashley to the fore-front. And she was totally believable as a powerhouse businesswoman.

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    harlee490

    Yea hey mon, Brenda’s Ashley was less sexual during that period. More Jabot story for her. Brenda’s Ashley was involved in some of Ashley’s biggest storylines of that period, Bill wrote for heavily for the character. Brenda’s Ashley was the first marriage of Victor & Ashley, involved big in HT’s arrival of Victoria in the story. Victoria & Ashley was quite close when Victoria was growing up. Another stick in Nikki’s crawl. She was still married to Victor during the original Victor\Hope romance which eventfully broke Ashley & Victor up. Geez, Brenda played the part for 6-7 years. I’m all for the moment to bring back Ashley to canvas now with Brenda. Until ED is available it keeps the character front & center because in my heart ED will always be John’s “my beauty.” ;)

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    hey mon

    I hear ya Harlee. Who can find the clip when Victor comes back from Kansas to the Jabot Board Room, and everyone realizes he is still alive? Cause I can’t. That part where Brenda as Ashley almost collapses in semi-shock was great acting on her part. I can still picture Ashley’s bright (blue?) dress today.

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    pumpkin

    Didn’t care one way or the other. I just hope they mature her and agree with those that she needs to lose the “shrill.”

    She is one of those characters I need in small doses unless she grows up.

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    Ken

    Actually, ChrisGa it was Eileen Davidson’s Ashley that was married to Steven Lassiter, but you are correct in that the transition was VERY smooth. Steven Lassiter was murdered and died from his woulds in the hospital and Eileen’s Ashley fled the hospital room in tears in what was her last scene. When next we saw Ashley a few days later it was Brenda! Ashley was in seclusion in her darkened room as Traci and later John came in and tried to console her. Ashley had the lights out in the room and was in a window seat looking out at the moon. As Traci and John spoke to her, Ashley could only be seen in the shadows and the moonlight and we could not clearly see her face. When they finally did reveal her face in the light we could see we had a brand new Ashley in the form of Brenda Epperson! I remember it quite well!

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    pferrando

    Ken…YES! Thanks for reminding me of how they transitioned “Ashleys”. It was genius to have her first scenes darkened and you really couldn’t tell the difference in the actresses. I think Bill, like the rest of us fans of Eileen, was worried about how the transition would go and it SO worked. Bill was masterful with his recasts of major characters going back to Snapper, Leslie, Jack, Jill…(also come to mind).

    She’d be the one to grab and get back on the screen with Marcy. I want the Abbott’s beefed back up. Bring Aunt Tracy back with her too.

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    Yoryla

    What in the world does Ashley being in town have to do with Abby’s relevancy? She is an Abbott and a Newman, tied to the show’s two most prominent families. That alone ties her organically to several characters besides her mother.

    In addition to that, her name is Abby Newman and she has been written as full-fledged member of the Newman family for quite a while now. And I think that is exactly the right thing. That is why I have loved Abby so much in recent years, because of her interactions with Victor and her siblings. I can’t wait to see what Abby & Adam cook up together! Also have loved Abby & Victoria’s sibling dynamics. I want Abby to be more protective of her siblings and ream out people like Phyllis, Sharon for messing with them.

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    hey mon

    Yoryla, Ashley is a classic legacy character, and when she is not around, the canvas feels somewhat empty. She is a smart businesswoman, and a loving mother, a good role model for Abby. Abby’s scenes with Ashley when Ms Abbott found Tucker in bed with Harmony were some of Rylan’s best on the Show.

    I know Eileen D is knocking it out of the Park with Kristen bedding down Brady, but can’t SONY make DAYS share her?

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    Yoryla

    hey mon, Yes it is true. Ashley is a very significant part of Y&R. But the fact is that she hasn’t been written in front-burner storylines in nearly two years. The last front-burner storyline she had was when Abby drove Tucker down and Ashley took the blame. Now I know this was during MAB, and she is now gone, but regardless, who can blame ED if she doesn’t want to return after the non-existing writing? Especially considering this isnät the first time she was let go.

    Another fact is that even if JG is now willing to write front-burner storylines for her, Ashley will never get to be the fun-loving, scheming bitch that Kristen. ED has stated several times how much fun she is having now, I just can’t see her giving it up. I know ED would be willing to do both shows if it were possible, but if it comes down to a choice, I do believe she will remain at DAYS.

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    hey mon

    You know me, Yoryla… I was wishful thinking. I think DAYS has it right. Kristen D being boinked as hard as possible by Brady Black. True genius. Really great scenes, loud too.

    I am really beginning to think if DAYS wold just show some die-hard banging between Kristen/Brady, Nicole/EJ, and Will/Sonny, every day, that everyone would be satisfied, and ratings would improve.

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=hey mon]You know me, Yoryla… I was wishful thinking. I think DAYS has it right. Kristen D being boinked as hard as possible by Brady Black. True genius. Really great scenes, loud too.

    I am really beginning to think if DAYS wold just show some die-hard banging between Kristen/Brady, Nicole/EJ, and Will/Sonny, every day, that everyone would be satisfied, and ratings would improve.[/quote]

    Genius indeed. The smartest thing DAYS has done all year–granted, not saying much–was pair those two together. ED was criminally wasted for the last 3 years she was at Y&R but she’s more than made up for it at DAYS, where she looks like she’s having the time of her life every time she’s onscreen. Also nice to see a show pair her with an insanely hot younger man instead of the oldest living fossil on the canvas(like Y&R tended to do).

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    pdow

    So glad to have her back! That other Abby just didn’t fit the part like Marcy did. There were too many changes at the same time also w/the ones that played Summer. Plus all the story line changes was too much.

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    cellardoor44

    Why is this at the top of Daytime Confidential’s page if it is dated Dec. 7, 2012???? Come on guys! Keep it current, I was momentarily happy, then my heart fell….

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    cellardoor44

    Why is this at top of Daytime Confidential’s page????? Come on guys, keep it current, that’s just lazy and sloppy. I was momentarily thrilled, then my heart fell…..

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    Luke Kerr

    Stories that appear at the top of the page are the Top 5 clicked on articles on the site at any given time. We do not control the articles our users click on and thus appear in the block.

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