BREAKING NEWS: General Hospital’s Steve Burton Heads to The Young and the Restless!


 




Who didn't see this coming? TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting former General Hospital star Steve Burton is returning to soaps, just not the one that made him a household name.

Burton is reuniting with his former GH boss Jill Farren Phelps on The Young and the Restless!  So much for Steve-O longing for the quiet life in good ol' Nashville…

Burton and Phelps are reportedly also working on a telenovela with James Franco. No word on what role Burton will play on Y&R. Our money is on Dylan, the mysterious ex Avery (Jessica Collins) keeps bringing up! Look for the actor to start taping soon.
 

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  1. Profile photo of sanka9
    sanka9

    Poor man too bad he is going to be paired with Avery. I can barely stand her character. No point in FF’ding these two because the whole show will be about them very soon. Then YR will be dead to me.

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    appleridge

    Does Steve believe he will get anything he wants on YR. Rumors persist he left GH cause Jason wasnt the focus anymore. YR is not JFP’s show really. its SONY and they have final say.

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    Soap_Stud

    Not surprised. Good for him. I imagine as an actor, you want to try different characters. The easy thing is to stay put. Other soap actors have left high profile roles and landed on another soap. I just think Jill needs to be careful with all these new characters! She needs to revisit Doug Marland’s list on how to keep a soap going!

    Now, give me more Prospect Park scoop. I wanna visit Pine Valley and Llanview again! :)

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    stoney07

    If he’s Dylan, then fine. I don’t want him to be eating up airtime though. He was part of the reason why I never really liked GH.

    Or maybe he’ll be a recast JT (though there’s nothing wrong with Thad Luckinbill)…but maybe JT will return (without Mac, but with Reed)…that could be interesting, depending on how things go. IDK…

    Don’t really care about this…not a fan of this guy at all…

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    harlee490

    I’m not sure he will be Dylan maybe and somehow I think he will end up connected to Jamie as his dad…look at the young actor playing him there is resemblance or maybe not wait to see. I don’t think he will swallow up canvas but be intertwined into canvas. Josh is fleshing out characters and i if he’s not Dylan possibly JT recast and maybe thinking aging slightly Reed…hmmmm? ;)

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    storm28

    I have never seen an episode of Y&R and I’m thrilled at this news. Hopefully his character will take off and keep SBu busy for years to come and my GH will remain Jason free.

    And if Y&R fans are lucky they won’t allow SBu to swallow their show whole like he did with GH.

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    jcmellencamp78

    Definitely a double edged sword. I am a GH and Y&R viewer. I think GH has thrived since the “death” of Jason and now I know he won’t be coming back to Port Charles anytime soon.

    Please JFP I have forgetten the mess you help make at GH and have kept an open mind at Y&R. Please don’t let Steve Burton take over the entire show!

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    stefanstavros

    YUCK! Guess I’ll be missing more episodes of Y&R! LOL Maybe it will be a VERY short-term role. It’s so funny SB was totally BSing the old Tennessee getaway thing. And it’s so obvious he left GH cause he was no longer the spoiled pet! I hope to gawd he is not made front and center by JFP…He is NOT a core character/actor to the Y&R canvas.

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    CarlyCfan

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Fuck No. Now way. Now how. No Burton!

    And fuck Avery too. Why is that nobody eating the damn show? Is she a FOJ too? She almost makes me miss the time when her vile and ugly sister was the one eating the show. Ugh

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    alstonboy4315

    If he comes on to play a Billy Abbott recast, this would be the PERFECT opportunity for them to bring on Sarah Brown to play Victoria Newman! If Billy Miller insists on leaving, maybe Steve can find his comedic chops?

    Who can blame Burton for staying on soaps, especially knowing how much business savvy he has. He knows that he’s not gonna become mainstream at this point, and his ultimate plan is to retire from acting and live happily ever after, so why not remain a big fish in a small pond and continue to stack as much cheddar as he can?

    Smart man.

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    noway

    This will not bode well with the long term Y&R viewer!!!!

    If this is Avery’s ex, I will barely be able to keep my eyes open, now the other Summer’s girl will be hogging more airtime.

    Jill the reason MAB got the can was because she was destroying core character’s, and bringing on newbie’s nobody gave a rat’s ass about.

    Why did Sony and CBS hire these two, when they couldn’t keep Hollywood Height’s on the screen for a full season? If they couldn’t keep the youths of
    America’s attention on Nick why the hell would they want to tune into Viacom’s other vehicle for old farts CBS?

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    Laken

    Now JFP is going to back burner everyone else and run Y&R into the ground just like she did at GH. Good riddance to Steve… GH has been so much better without him and his half-assed performance.

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    harlee490

    He might want a completely different type of role to play to expand because he & Jill both are smart cookies and fans already starting with rounds of negative gossip. Bringing on mob, etc. LOL. If Billy Miller does choose to leave and if he is a recast as Billy and Abbott could be interesting twist. We need Billy on canvas if BM is leaving. I personally don’t want Sarah Brown as Victoria she is to old and I seen her on couple of my soaps and I’ve personally never fell in love with her. I’m happy with AH because now she is Victoria and she isn’t going anywhere. :)

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    Coffee_Junkie

    I’ve never seen his work and I probably won’t be seeing it on Y&R. He’s likely being cast as Avery’s ex. The new powers that bes IT girl (and her cooking utensils) have been on my fast forward list for MONTHS now.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=alstonboy4315]If he comes on to play a Billy Abbott recast, this would be the PERFECT opportunity for them to bring on Sarah Brown to play Victoria Newman! If Billy Miller insists on leaving, maybe Steve can find his comedic chops?
    Who can blame Burton for staying on soaps, especially knowing how much business savvy he has. He knows that he’s not gonna become mainstream at this point, and his ultimate plan is to retire from acting and live happily ever after, so why not remain a big fish in a small pond and continue to stack as much cheddar as he can?
    Smart man.[/quote]

    If he is playing Billy then mark my words they will take the opportunity to rewrite Billy’s personality to make him a Jason clone.

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    LizzieVee

    I’m not surprised with this – I thought it would happen eventually, especially since he and JFP are BFF’s and all. I really felt for Y&R fans when she was brought onto to that show. I knew he would follow her to where ever she goes. Who knows? He may surpise us all and do good. In real life he is personable, has a good sense of humor. Time will tell. And I do agree he should stay as a little fish in the big pond. To put him up front and center will definitely upset a lot of people and hurt the show.

    What is the consensus since JFP took over Y&R? Did the hatred that was felt for her at GH by most fans follow her?

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    stoney07

    I don’t think JFP is doing such a horrible job. LOL. Of course I’m always in the minority. But I was soooo scared because of all the negativity surrounding GH during her stint as EP there…but with Y&R, the show actually is better to me.

    Josh Griffith is doing a really good job with the writing IMO.
    I like most of the new sets (just wish we could get rid of the Villy home)…and I don’t like the new restaurant. But other than that, I’m liking mostly everything else.

    Even the music has calmed down and I’m loving the show. So maybe JFP is going to pull a trick out of her hat and won’t have SB be a Jason Clone. HOPEFULLY….Y&R and GH are two totally different shows with two totally different sets of characters…

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    BoricuaAngel

    I’m inclined to believe this is a good move for Steve. If he wants to remain in the ‘acting game’ he’s got to show he’s an actor capable of playing multiple chacters … and you can’t do that by playing the same role for 20+ years on GH. My only concern is that it’s Y&R. :-( Y&R has a history of desimating the characters of the daytime legends they acquire (i.e. Debbie Morgan, Darnall, and Genie).

    If Steve’s goal in returning to a new soap in daytime was to stretch his acting chops (and rebranding himself as an actor); I think he would have better luck doing that on “Dancing With The Stars” instead of Young and the Restless.

    Whatever the reason, good luck Steve. Wishing you much success in your new gig! :-)

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    bishbay

    Let’s do a pros and cons of this news:

    Pros:

    Cons:

    –Jessica Collins with another wooden scene partner = more time wasted in every episode in which she/Steve Burton are featured

    –Steve Burton’s -roided out body

    –Steve Burton’s sun-damaged face

    –Steve Burton’s complete lack of talent

    –The inevitable turbopairings of Steve Burton’s new character with every other woman (once he and Avery fizzle after six weeks) on the show until it is cancelled or he/JFP are fired together

    Summary: This is terrible, terrible news. Think I’m done with Y&R once he starts.

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    soapy opie

    It’s fine if he wants more money.
    It’s fine if he decides to go to another show.
    But it’s lame to use his family’s “happiness” as an excuse.
    It’s ALWAYS about the money.

    ALWAYS.

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    noway

    [quote=TV Gord]Y&R was looking for someone with zero emotional or dramatic range? Was Ben Stein not available?[/quote]

    OMG, CAN’T BREATHE, actually Ben Stein has more range than this dude. :-)

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    harlee490

    [quote=nysam]He better not be a Billy recast!! I love Billy Miller and Burton is way too old. Billy is early 30s at the most and not early 40s.[/quote]

    Yes I was reading on several other sites and at first thought well maybe so but after thinking about he is to old for Billy…so probably not.

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    ldylkng

    Read on twitter he will be connected to Carmine & the mob family he comes from.
    Also read from SOD that Dylan will be architect for Newman ranch & is for Sharon. Has been cast by a name that was new to me.

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    katclaws

    [quote=soapy opie]It’s fine if he wants more money.
    It’s fine if he decides to go to another show.
    But it’s lame to use his family’s “happiness” as an excuse.
    It’s ALWAYS about the money.

    ALWAYS.[/quote]

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    This is just my opinion, but I disagree about the Money thing. I think SB was OK with his pay, but wanted to have the flexibility to commute from TN like Scott Reeves & have more time off–Sort of like the sweet deal Tony G has had for years. But RC/FV refused to work with him. I also think SB didn’t care for the new regime. He also screwed the networks big plans for the Katic C premiere / New GH Time Change week back in Sept. So he played hardball by announcing he was leaving GH, causing RC to do quick rewrites & throwing off planned s/l’s. I got whiplash from the 180 re-writes!

    I have NO problem with SB’s acting, because he was only doing what the Writer’s wrote for him and his story line was pretty crappy for the last couple of years. Jason Morgan making puka shell necklasses…. oh puhleez!

    As far as his future on Y&R, I will still be watching & wish SB all the best. I really hope he comes on as a new character!

    GH can’t continue with the Return from the Dead Vet stunt casting, the overly campiness (ie:dog visions etc.), poor or NO use of current characters/vet, while introducing newbies that no one cares about or is invested in. Yes, GH HAS been better ratings than years past, but I don’t see how they can sustain that with the characters in the corner writing, with poor storytelling, rewriting of GH history to suit their s/l’s, their personal pets, and mostly the lack of friendships, slow built up sexual tension of relationships & overall lack in the Romance Department. IMO the shiny & new is wearing thin now.

    With the recent news of the PP/abcd possible revivals of AMC & OLTL and GH’s fate, I could see more actors jumping ship or being shoved off **CoughSteveReevesCough** with this uncertain future.

    Personally, I’d love it if they brought Rebecca Herbst on Y&R too, since GH has been so disrespectful to her, her character’s lack of airtime/storyline and her fans. I just wish GH will do better by her in the future.

    Like I said earlier this is all just my opinion, so please don’t burn me at the stake!

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    mfarris70

    I wasn’t a Stone Cold fan, so I don’t care that he seems to have lied about leaving just to go to another show. I wish that people who made negative comments about GH (which I love now that Valentini and Carlavati are in charge) would back up some of their claims with evidence or examples. Everyone does understand that Steve Burton quit and was not fired, right?

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    mfarris70

    Another thought to the GH-haters: everyone on every show was a “newbie that no one cares about” at one time or another. Characters and actors take time to grow. I think GH is doing a fine job using their cast.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=harlee490][quote=nysam]He better not be a Billy recast!! I love Billy Miller and Burton is way too old. Billy is early 30s at the most and not early 40s.[/quote]Yes I was reading on several other sites and at first thought well maybe so but after thinking about he is to old for Billy…so probably not.[/quote]

    Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Look how OLD Marcy Rylan (sp?) is. She’s playing about 21 but WELL into her 30s. Too old to be playing Abby.

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    Grimm

    Recast for Billy? JT? Isn’t Steve Burton more age appropriate for the father of those characters?

    Perfectly believable that with the new CarTini regime at GH, the swinging of the ax on the budget and Valentini’s history of not budging when it comes to cutting high profile actors’ salaries (ie Robin Strasser) that Burton took the opportunity to “retire” while still maxing out his earning potential on Daytime.
    The open ended nature of Jason’s “death” was enough to allow for a return down the road should Burton be enticed to change his mind and return. Ongoing talks with him would given them hope enough to have hamstrung the character of Sam as in denial about Jason being dead. Otherwise, why take a high profile leading lady like Kelly Monaco out of romantic play? I’m calling ‘holding pattern’ on that one.
    JFP and Y&R make him an offer he can’t refuse, more in line with his perks at GH to which he has grown accustomed. And here we are.

    I wonder if CarTini will take a page from the Evangeline (Renee Elise Goldsberry) playbook on OLTL and kill off Jason with some finality since a return could not be negotiated? That would be BOLD.

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    DonnyA2001

    Jill Farren-Phelps has the craziest eyes I have ever seen.

    I could just see the scene right now Jill on the phone with Steve Burton back in July…

    JFP: Come on Burton, they fired me and now you’re only on 3 days a week! 3 days a week! You’re a star Burton! The biggest star on daytime television. Quit them and come to me!

    SB: I don’t know….the fans really love Jason…

    JFP: Screw the fans! I never listen to the fans, they’ll get over it. I’ve got more money and more air time for you over here at Y&R…you know ya wanna…come on

    SB: Well if it’s more money, then alright. I’ll pretend to make it a big deal and use my family as leverage and gain their sympathy and tip toe quietly over to Y&R studios…

    JFP: (maniacally laughs and rubs hands together while giving the craziest eyes she can give)

    Sorry Burton, not that I was your biggest fan or anything and honestly, could have cared if you left, but don’t say you need to spend time with your family and then take the job with your old boss. It’s just bullshit and we’re calling you out.

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    maca42

    I dont like JFP at all. She does dumb stuff on soaps that she thinks is cute or hip or something and it just ends up being bad television. She dealt mortal blows to both Guiding Light and Another World, I know they are long gone and it doesnt matter what I think but just wait she will ruin Young and Restless and then get fired or decide to leave and someone else will be brought on to salvage the mess. Well, Y&R cant get any worse I suppose.

    GH has improved 110% without her! I dont miss Jason either.

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    Forever21

    SBU needs someone with energy to carry his scenes so the only person I see waking him up is Michelle Stafford. He would be boring with low energy actresses like SC or JC or AM. I hope JFP doesn’t turn Y&R into the SBU hour.

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    angrierblackerman

    So that’s what Ravenbeauty meant when she said (last year) that in order to see a fan fave who has left, all we would need to do is change the channel.

    Wow, never thought it was Steve Burton! I wonder what they have in store for him? I wonder if he will even attempt to act like a different character this time? If it’s the same stoic, constipated Jason Morgan character, I think I will pass!

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    RockiDreams

    Glad to hear it. I have barely watched GH lately it is so incredibly boring and stupid. Missed seeing Jason on there but that is not why I have almost stopped watching – the wretched acting of some of those new people are unbearable so I end up fast forwarding through most of it. So good for Burton and for me since I find Y & R vastly more entertaining these days.

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    thecourt99

    I am not surprised, but I will reserve my opinion until he actually airs. I don’t blame him for the airtime issue on GH. I blame JFP and Guza. When he appears on Y&R, it will be up to JFP and JG as to how much he airs. It’s not up to the actor.

    I am looking forward to seeing more emotions from him myself. I will also look forward to seeing how he is merged within Y&R and the other cast members.

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    testadoda

    Well if you are a Y&R fan and have never watched GH.You have my sympathy.The guy cannot act.He has one expression glare. He has one tone dead,and the only time he has even looked for a minute like he was emoting. he was drawing his six guns and shooting people. he never missed and he never took a bullet Kill Farren Phelps was responsible for a lot of it.
    Every time kill farren Phelps took over a show she brought her FoJ and they proceeded to dine on the show..She ruined every show of mine she ever came to. Kill farren Phelps says it all.
    Myself I am thrilled by the news.It means he won’t be coming back to GH and I can watch it every day .I don’t even have to VCR it so I can ff it .;
    hey,How about taking Sonny also.
    You wouldn’t believe the change for the good the end of the mob has gone for GH’s ratings. Now Y&R has two characters that can both eat the show ands no matter what They are always right. Victor is one reason I can never watch Y&R for more than a day or two.

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    keanna

    There was already speculation before he left GH that he was going to Y&R.

    It was clear that Frank and Ron wanted to do away with the mob, and Steve didn’t want to be Jason Q. again, which is what I believe Frank and Ron wanted to do, so Steve bailed.

    Good luck to him on Y&R.

    I wonder what Frank and Ron do with Jason.

  37. Profile photo of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    I’ve had hours to digest this news and I still cannot see any positive side to hiring Steve Burton. NOT ONE.

    I guess I’m still not over my dislike for the way he dominated storyline for years on GH. And yes, the previous GH regime are the ones to blame for that but it was his expressionless face that was on our TV screens day after day at the expense of far more talented actors.

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    appleridge

    From Twitter

    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    Hope you all had a nice time with your families and loved ones! Talk to you later!
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    7h
    ScottyB ‏@scooterbeanbag
    @EBraeden are you excited to be working with the one and only Steve Burton on Y&R now?!!
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    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    @scooterbeanbag I’m sorry, but who is he? I truly don’t know!

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    soapjunkie88

    Why all the crying and lying about Tennessee when he’s already joining another soap opera?

    For me this shows that Steve Burton isn’t a team player and left GH because he wasn’t the center of attention anymore. Because Jason was written as a hitman who also makes mistakes. I think that didn’t sit well with him. It’s a shame because this show gave him more than 20 years of loyalty.

    It’s fine to move on and wanting to do other projects but that seems to be an ego thing. Don’t like it.
    Besides I don’t think that Burton fits well with Y&R. The show added many new characters in the past couple of weeks. The writers should focus introducing them to us.

    I hope this is short-term and he’s gone as soon as Avery wants to be with Nick.

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    JASAMMABBY

    @soapjunkie- Ditto!! Thanks for saving me the typing!! Soap operas are great because of the huge cast- everyone needs to have POV’s.. Even though I love SBu, MB and LW- their characters eating the show and always winning ruined it for me. It seems Maurice seems cool sharing the spot light.. Maybe not so much with Steve. However I would be curious to see how he play’s a different character. I don’t watch that soap but I am sure the fans of it will hold him to high standards since he is the new “newbie”…

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    thecourt99

    Or….maybe he wanted more time off than RC/FV would give him, and he took a break the only way he could. Maybe the break has been good for him and instead of going back to GH, he wants to try something new.

    Being selfish is a good thing sometimes, even though it has a negative connotation. Just like JJ had to leave on his own terms so that he can work in a way that suits him, maybe SB had to follow that same path.

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    TV Gord

    [quote=appleridge]@scooterbeanbag I’m sorry, but who is he? I truly don’t know![/quote]

    Braeden must have removed that tweet, because it’s not there anymore.

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    LizzieVee

    He’s always said he would love the schedule TG got. And when Rick Hearst left to go to BB, SB said something along the lines to him that “because its a 1/2 hr show he wouldn’t have to work so much.” Something to that affect. SB has make it no secret that he would love to have more time with his family so maybe his bff, JFP, approached him with a “come to my show and we will work with your schedule” type of deal. And, when he in LA he will just stay with his friends The Reeves. Maybe it was in the works before he left GH and maybe it wasn’t. But he is in the stage of his life that he can now pick and choose and he is a very smart business man. So, for him, its probably a win win. Act, time off, family time, get paycheck, time for other projects, etc. For me, personally, I will have a hard time seeing him with another actress other than Becky. I really did love them together. My personal opinion is that JM was ruined the last several years to the point that I stopped watching the show and could careless what happened to Jason. The more I think about it, the more curious I’m getting. but, Y&R does coincide with the first 1/2 hour of Days so we will see.

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    1titanman

    I knew it, I knew it….It was only a matter of time…..

    First: I got so tired with MAB doing snatch & grabs with getting other actors from other shows…Like Jamey said nobody wanted to see General Hospital ppl on As the World Turns….I get so tired of castaways from GH, AMC, ATWT, GL on Y&R ….If Jill / Josh continue to do snatch & grabs MAB could of stayed..

    Second: Ok the sets have improved and the pacing have slowed down but these stories lines need to get better.

    Third: Pls stop bringing your friends on from other shows but bring characters that identify with this show like Drucillia, Ashley etc….why continue to have lack luster characters such as Lily,/Cane/Fen etc

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    SwanQueen59

    [quote=TV Gord][quote=appleridge]@scooterbeanbag I’m sorry, but who is he? I truly don’t know![/quote]

    Braeden must have removed that tweet, because it’s not there anymore.[/quote]

    Probably doesn’t want to be accused of being “out of touch” or indifferent to the fact that, yes, Mr. Braeden there are other actors on soaps that have “name recognition”, not just you. :~ Sorry if I sound a tad cynical… 0:)

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    [quote=appleridge]From Twitter Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    Hope you all had a nice time with your families and loved ones! Talk to you later!
    Expand
    7h
    ScottyB ‏@scooterbeanbag
    @EBraeden are you excited to be working with the one and only Steve Burton on Y&R now?!!
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    2h
    Eric Braeden ‏@EBraeden
    @scooterbeanbag I’m sorry, but who is he? I truly don’t know![/quote]

    LOL! Oh, that Eric Braeden :)

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    liason4real

    Steve’s GH exit was written rather poorly (Jason was shot in the back and kicked in the water!) for an actor that spent twenty-one years on the show. There were no montages of JQ or JM which is a shame for a fan favorite. :(

    Here’s hoping that Steven enjoys his new job! :bigsmile:

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    JasamForever

    I was hoping that Steve would make a few appearances to GH but if he has decided to go t Y&R, I wish him the best. I started watching Y&R again a few weeks ago, from a 3 and half year break. I have to give credit to JFP. I am really enjoying Y&R and I think she is balancing the storylines fairly well. I don’t like Avery though, and think she needs to go. I wonder if they will keep Melissa Claire Egan on the show. If so, I think her and Steve would have great chemistry! I have no ill will towards his decision, and as a fan I will follow his next endeavors, even if it is a different soap.

    My personal opion, Steve can’t stand FV!

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    pferrando

    Titanman you said it best.

    Why bring on ANOTHER new character, who will obviously be taking screen time from the core characters that the fans care about.

    How is this cost cutting as well? He surely isn’t coming cheap.

    I won’t say more until I know what the hell he’ll be doing in GC, but some of what JFP’s haters said are true. Bleh.

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    nysam

    If I were a betting man I would say that Steve Burton coming to Genoa City has sealed Doug Davidson’s fate. Getting rid of Stephen Nichols isn’t going to be enough to pay Burton. Get ready for more Y&R cast members to deaprt in the next month.

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    Daniel St. John

    As a viewer who hated the entire concept of Jason Morgan and who thought Steve Burton and Maurice Bernard brought out the worst in each other as actors, I am pretty happy that this news means Jason will not be coming back to GH.

    I do think it would be best for YR to cast SB as a member of an already established family so that it won’t be so jarring when the character dominates 98% of the show.

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    Corybeverett

    I hope that GH recast the role of Jason now! Steve Burton is a traitor! He said he wanted to go back to Tennessee to be with his family etc. Instead he just jumps soaps! They need to hire a good actor to take over the role. But have a twist…Jason “died” so have this actor come in and be Jason with a new face literally. Have him come in, meet and mix with characters and see who he has the most chemistry with then have his memory return…his Jason QUARTERMAINE memories!!! Then he can be a doctor and become the new chief of staff and he can go at it with AJ and maybe even Sonny!! Do you hear me GH writers!!!! This could work and be AWESOME!!!!

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    BornSoapStar

    I AM THRILLED THAT STEVE BURTON IS COMING TO Y&R!!! Steve Burton has been my fave for decades. His performance on GH in the last couple of years has sucked in large part due to the crappy material and pairing he was forced to endure. Jason Morgan died and Mexico and this 33-year viewer quit GH permanently. The show is unrecognizable. The core families are full of more holes than Swiss cheese.

    Y&R deserves to be the number one soap and I’m so happy Steve Burton will have a chance to play a new role. I hope the writers give him a storyline worth his talent. My only wish now is that JFP finds a way to bring Rebecca Herbst over too.

    This is a business and Steve Burton needs to look out for his family first and foremost. Besides, ABC treated him like crap in the end. His departure as a 21-year vet was despicable. I hope ABC shrivels up and dies.

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    liason4real

    SBu left GH three months ago to be with his family in TN, so I don’t think he lied about his future plans. :) Maybe SBu is now well rested and is looking forward to something new at Y&R. I wish him well and hope he enjoys his new job.

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    DisillusionedGHfan

    Well color me unsurprised. He’s been rumored to have been a first class DIVA when GH went through the changes that ushered out Guza/Phelps and brought in RC and FV! I heard through the grape vine from people I know who are affiliated with daytime [ABC]that he was pushing for an out. Burton wasn’t a team player about the changes wanting to be made to turn the show around because it meant he was no longer the face of GH… who here ever thought he was?!? He was basically dubbed a “mule”! [stubborn]

    Based on the history of former GH alum going over to GH, I’d say the writings on the wall that Burton joining YR won’t be a win for YR faithful. I think YR cast members are in for a headache with him!

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    dsmwmn

    [quote=bishbay]Let’s do a pros and cons of this news:

    Pros:

    Cons:

    –Jessica Collins with another wooden scene partner = more time wasted in every episode in which she/Steve Burton are featured

    –Steve Burton’s -roided out body

    –Steve Burton’s sun-damaged face

    –Steve Burton’s complete lack of talent

    –The inevitable turbopairings of Steve Burton’s new character with every other woman (once he and Avery fizzle after six weeks) on the show until it is cancelled or he/JFP are fired together

    Summary: This is terrible, terrible news. Think I’m done with Y&R once he starts.[/quote]

    LMAO! Tooo true! I can’t imagine how the heck they are going to fit his puffy, “tanned” arse on YR! Can you imagine him working at Jabot! Nope! Me either!

    As for who they are going to pair him with.. he’ll probably be paired with, if it is anything like GH, it will be the most attractive woman under 35 and they’ll look really stupid together. Poor YR!

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    AlbertoTulsa71

    Having never seen GH, I don’t know if Steve Burton can act or not. That being said, I do know that SB is one of Daytime TV’s Superstars with that “IT” quality. I am looking forward to finally seeing what all the fuss is about with this actor. However, I sooooo MISS the days of Bill Bell integating a character slowly into the story, so that when the character exploded, the audience gave a sh*t. Hopefully, whoever SB is playing, he won’t be shoved down our throats.

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    GHvetfan

    This is good news for GH. I hope he is happy but GH has been much better without him. I do wonder if there is a name change in the works for the band Port Chuck. 2 members are no longer associated with GH.

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    CTwildheart

    [quote=mfarris70]I wasn’t a Stone Cold fan, so I don’t care that he seems to have lied about leaving just to go to another show. I wish that people who made negative comments about GH (which I love now that Valentini and Carlavati are in charge) would back up some of their claims with evidence or examples. Everyone does understand that Steve Burton quit and was not fired, right?[/quote]

    I don’t understand what claims some people are making (other than he has no acting range), so I can’t provide any evidence. I too am LOVING GH right now and what they have done with it.
    BUT – I do care that he lied to his fans, because it was unnecessary. It just shows part of his character, and I like/respect him less now because of it. That doesn’t mean I don’t wish him well at Y&R, cuz I do…

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    CTwildheart

    [quote=liason4real]SBu left GH three months ago to be with his family in TN, so I don’t think he lied about his future plans. :) Maybe SBu is now well rested and is looking forward to something new at Y&R. I wish him well and hope he enjoys his new job.[/quote]

    I also wish him well….but he lied.

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    CTwildheart

    It’s too bad GH missed the boat with his character. They had more than one opportunity to change the character with his multiple brain surgeries and such. He could’ve regained Jason Q’s memories and lost all of Jason M’s, or he could’ve regained Q’s and kept M’s memories and dealt with the inner turmoil and discord. They could have had him grow more with either Liz or Sam and their child (if they hadn’t killed off Jake).

    I TOTALLY understand if Steve wanted more time off and better story and/or character change – I just don’t understand why he felt he needed to lie to his fans about it. We would’ve understood, especially after all the crap ABC/D has pulled in the last 5 years or so. I wish him well – but have lost respect for him as an actor and as a person.

    I have not missed him much on GH and am hopeful for you Y&R watchers.

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    hey mon

    Hopefully he will play The Mobster on Y&R, and shake the Show up a little bit. Maybe he can get Kevin and Kevin Jr (Fen) to be his lackeys — at a…

    STRIP CLUB!

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    soapfan616

    I’m happy for GH. I don’t watch YR but feel sad for their fans. I vote for a re-cast Jason Q, with an actor who could portray the depth of emotion for Jason Q as he regains his Q memories. I do like so much of what GH’s new regime has taken out of GH. If they reduced Jason Q’s role and that’s why he left, they should be congratulated. Steve Burton’s acting style is the very reason soap actors get little credit. But again, my condolences to YR fans. We all knew Jill F**k You Fans was going to screw you over…and so it starts.

    Now if only I could get into the campiness that has replaced the mob at GH…

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    soapfan616

    [quote=CTwildheart]It’s too bad GH missed the boat with his character. They had more than one opportunity to change the character with his multiple brain surgeries and such. He could’ve regained Jason Q’s memories and lost all of Jason M’s, or he could’ve regained Q’s and kept M’s memories and dealt with the inner turmoil and discord. They could have had him grow more with either Liz or Sam and their child (if they hadn’t killed off Jake).

    I TOTALLY understand if Steve wanted more time off and better story and/or character change – I just don’t understand why he felt he needed to lie to his fans about it. We would’ve understood, especially after all the crap ABC/D has pulled in the last 5 years or so. I wish him well – but have lost respect for him as an actor and as a person.

    I have not missed him much on GH and am hopeful for you Y&R watchers.[/quote]

    ******

    I wanted him to regain his Q memories too. But does anyone really believe Steve Burton could have pulled off the acting that would be required for that storyline to be believable? For all that I have hated about GH writing for years, the writers only gave Steve B. what he could handle…and that’s not much. He’s eye candy. He’s the soap stereotype actor. But maybe I’m wrong. I think his stint on YR will show us if he can act or not.

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=hey mon]Hopefully he will play The Mobster on Y&R, and shake the Show up a little bit. Maybe he can get Kevin and Kevin Jr (Fen) to be his lackeys — at a…

    STRIP CLUB![/quote]

    I know I’m in the minority of those actually enjoying Y&R right now but if they bring the mob on…..

    As far as your neverending wish for a strip club goes, unless Joshua Morrow and Robert Adamson are the ones taking their clothes off then I could care less about it.

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    SwanQueen59

    [quote=soapfan616)

    I wanted him to regain his Q memories too. But does anyone really believe Steve Burton could have pulled off the acting that would be required for that storyline to be believable? For all that I have hated about GH writing for years, the writers only gave Steve B. what he could handle…and that’s not much. He’s eye candy. He’s the soap stereotype actor. But maybe I’m wrong. I think his stint on YR will show us if he can act or not.[/quote]

    There were rumors/whispers that FV/RC were wanting to go forward with story that included Jason Morgan regaining some, if not all, of his Q memories. Apparently, as others have noted here and on other boards, Mr. Burton was resistant to this direction. Which is sad. I remember being intrigued and excited by the prospect of a new wrinkle being produced for the character, especially as it would have related to those in his orbit (including the Q’s, the bully, Sam, Jr., Carly, Liz, Danny). I’ve always admired artists that take on challenges that stretch them into territory that they might not have had the chance to venture into. It’s a good sign that a writer/producer/director believes an actor can be more versatile with his/her work, showing more range rather than being one note/one type. I personally wonder if Mr. Burton is actually interested in developing a “new” character. Or will he be satified with settling into a “comfortable” mold that ends up being mediocre. Mediocre is boring. There is nothing special about being mediocre. Maybe he’s satisfied with being mediocre.

    I have no idea of the particulars regarding salary and screen time that also, apparently got in the way of his contract negotiations. As important as that is, it’s his rejection of “re-structuring” Jason and seeing that regaining the Q memories wasn’t necessarily a step backward. It could have been a new, story rich, layer that could have been mined for a lot of years to come. But, as I am want to say, it is what it is. Mr. Burton has made his decision. I sincerely hope he finds success with Y&R, however he himself defines success… 0:)

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    thecourt99

    [quote=CTwildheart]BUT – I do care that he lied to his fans, because it was unnecessary. It just shows part of his character, and I like/respect him less now because of it. That doesn’t mean I don’t wish him well at Y&R, cuz I do…[/quote]

    I don’t see what he lied about. He said he wanted to spend time with his family, and he did. It has also been reported that negotiations broke down because he wanted more time off and flexibility within his schedule. He didn’t get that….and we don’t know what was in his agreement for Y&R. So where is the lie?

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    pennywise555

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]If JFP loves the mob so much why won’t she bring Tristan Rogers back to the show?[/quote]
    Is he available now? Tristan Rogers was one of the “actors from other soaps” that actually worked on Y&R and had major chemistry from day one with a long-time Y&R vet (Jess Walton). No group of super fans had to keep telling us we liked him. Colin was written horribly for Cane’s resurrection but he wasn’t on long enough to be written into a corner, he could easily be redefined.

    If Colins not returning anytime soon I sure hope Mark Pinter is for Jill. I was excited about JW’s return in anticipation of a real story. I understand Jill & Kay have to show Tucker the door, but after the male Debbie Downer is gone I want to see Jill live again.

    I realize JC has reduced her hours but I don’t think JW has. JW’s commute is easy compared to SB’s so I’m sure she could handle the same amount of story they are planning to give him. ;) Viewers that have followed Jill/Kay/Chancellors have been starved of story for the last three years. Jill should be in the business world as much as Jack & Victor are, she’s the most experienced business woman in daytime she can do more than babysit Kay.

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    noway

    [quote=hey mon]Hopefully he will play The Mobster on Y&R, and shake the Show up a little bit. Maybe he can get Kevin and Kevin Jr (Fen) to be his lackeys — at a…

    STRIP CLUB![/quote]

    Heymon,

    You really need to start thinking with the head above your shoulders. :party: :bigsmile:

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    TC irene

    Lawd help Steve Burton and JFP if Eric Braedan finds out that Steve is going to be wearing tight black t-shirt,jeans and a leather jacket.

    Somebody might get head butted!!!

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    noway

    [quote=AlbertoTulsa71]Having never seen GH, I don’t know if Steve Burton can act or not. That being said, I do know that SB is one of Daytime TV’s Superstars with that “IT” quality. I am looking forward to finally seeing what all the fuss is about with this actor. However, I sooooo MISS the days of Bill Bell integating a character slowly into the story, so that when the character exploded, the audience gave a sh*t. Hopefully, whoever SB is playing, he won’t be shoved down our throats.[/quote]
    ———————————————————————-

    Thank you, thank you, I got ripped one for my earlier comment about newbies, but Bill Bell could make you love or hate a character like no other. MAB couldn’t do character development to save her life. Her two character creations that I could stand were Chelsea, after she got with Adam, and Tristan Rogers, but that was probably on his acting ability alone. Loved his sly I am up to something look.

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    pferrando

    There are some positive things since the “changes”, but I’m thinking that many more will start to be noticeable and negatively impact how the show feels overall.

    Say what you will about MAB’s writing, but at least when you turned on Y and R you knew what you were watching with her as EP.

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    Fan Since '81

    JFP ruined GH. Bringing on a bad actor will definetly not help Y&R. SBu leaving GH only helped the show and with the new regime things have only gotten better!!!! I do not watch Y&R. I would like to see the response of their viewers after a month of watching SBu. GOOD LUCK!!!

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    noway

    [quote=pferrando]There are some positive things since the “changes”, but I’m thinking that many more will start to be noticeable and negatively impact how the show feels overall.

    Say what you will about MAB’s writing, but at least when you turned on Y and R you knew what you were watching with her as EP.[/quote]

    MAB’s writing, how is it that you could tell, because it moved faster than a tornado in May through Kansas, or that it was littered with psychos and chipmunks?

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    tedew

    The_Moustache said in #9: “i bet he’ll be an Adam re-cast!”

    Come on … do you really believe that? Plus … does anyone truly believe that EB does not know who this Steve Burton is? He’s probably just worried he’ll be losing more screen time to stories he hates to be involved in. Stories that don’t revolve around Victor l00% of the time.

    Now I don’t know this guy but only because I haven’t watched General Hospital in decades. I don’t know his work at all so it will be a wait and see for me; but I doubt he’s coming in as any sort of a recast.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    Why do I think SBu will be tied to Kay through Tucker and be Tucker’s long lost son? It would tie him to canvas so he could hog all the airtime he wants in the name of Chancellor. Man, I’ve really started to like Y&R again…hopefully he doesn’t hog screen time and his character instead of being wasted on Avery can be paired with Sharon Case’s Sharon. Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.

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    hey mon

    I got spoiled for the 1 month that Lindsey (Whomever) was on portraying Summer. MAB had her parade around in short-shorts, then JFP gets rid of her!

    Chris Ga — That’s an interesting idea for a story-line. A father and son stripping. How’s this? Nick, finally admits he is a sex-addict exhibitionist, and he wants to take it off in front of the ladies at The Underground XXX. Noah, embarassed, as usual, goes on stage to stop his Dad from taking it all off. The ladies begin to cheer Noah on, and he starts gyrating and taking it all off, too. Noah and Nick share a laugh, but Noah (serious as usual), wants his Dad to receive counseling.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]

    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.

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    K8LVR

    I LOVE the idea of SB’s character being Lorie’s son. But only because I love JLB’s Lorie and would be thrilled to have her back on my screen. lol SB, I could take him or leave him. He doesn’t make an impression on me one way or the other… However I am not fan of JFP.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.

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    AlbertoTulsa71

    [quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.[/quote]

    Cane & Sharon would be INFINITELY 100% more interesting than Cane & Lily have ever been. IMHO.

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    RealityCheck 33

    Rampant rumors are flying all over the internet that both Josh Morrow and Michael Muhney will be show the door once Steve Burton gets his foot in the door. JFP has been known to fire popular actors in place of her favorites. Morrow and Muhney are in Burton’s same age bracket and he doesn’t like competition for time in front of the camera.

    If JM and MM are indeed goners, I’ll be gone too. JFP can have her boy-toy and Y&R. I’m done.

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    hey mon

    I have to admit. As much as I cannot stand to even watch one minute of Josh Morrow, I would hate to see him go. The guy has been around for 20 years, and he is Nick Newman. Mike Muhney cannot go. The guy is irreplaceable as Adam Newman, and Adam is integral to the Show.

    As far as Cane and Sharon — been seeing that one for years coming down the pike. Who else but Sharon could capture Cane’s attention, but ‘needy’ Sharon? The Lane teen girls will forgive Cane boinking Sharon, and for once, Sharon may be cast as a villain for breaking up a marriage.

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=RealityCheck 33]Rampant rumors are flying all over the internet that both Josh Morrow and Michael Muhney will be show the door once Steve Burton gets his foot in the door. JFP has been known to fire popular actors in place of her favorites. Morrow and Muhney are in Burton’s same age bracket and he doesn’t like competition for time in front of the camera.

    If JM and MM are indeed goners, I’ll be gone too. JFP can have her boy-toy and Y&R. I’m done.[/quote]

    —————————-
    I’ve never been a fan of the character of Adam but it has nothing to do with Michael Muhney, who I think is a fantastic actor(and Adam has actually grown on me by leaps and bounds since being paired with Chelsea).
    As for Joshua Morrow, I’d say I’ve been one of his harshest critics in the past; he’s been known to phone in performances as much as Eric Braeden and Kristoff St. John though I’d say that many would argue he’s nowhere on the same level acting-wise as those two(well, at least KSJ, who’s overrated anyway but that’s another story)so maybe it was just bad acting to begin with. Still, the shallow part of me would hate to see him go because, at pushing-40, I’d say he’s sexier than he’s ever been and probably the hottest guy at Y&R right now. Plus, I just think Nick(and Adam)are important elements that need to be on the canvas(of course, I think the same about Ashley Abbott and we all know where that went…).

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    ANGELWENDY15

    Why am i not surprised? The minute I heard Steve Burton was leaving GH I knew he’d be headed to Y&R and Jill Phelps. Is this going to be the beginning of a Mob storyline? They have that detective Alex, who is a carbon copy of John McBain on GH. Is it possible Steve couldn’t take being pushed in the background over Todd and McBain? At least Maurice Bernard has showed loyalty to the show. What next for Y &R. James Franco??? He will destroy the show like he almost did on GH.

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    stefanstavros

    Let’s make it very clear: Yes, SB did not like being taken down from the top rung to make room for Todd and McBain. And this is the very thing that contradicts his “story” of wanting more time off a la Tony Geary. With other actors moved to the forefront there was his chance for more R & R. He was the spoiled pet of JP and couldn’t stand the new regime coming in and not kissing his ass. This speaks volumes now to me about the difference in character between him and Maurice Bernard. Who is the bigger man?

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    GHFan777

    When SBu left GH, I thought for sure they would not consider recasting the role of Jason Morgan. I thought like many of you, that SBu would come back and make a brief appearance like KMc from time to time. BUT now with this news….I would not be surprised if they decided to recast the role of with a new actor in a few months time.

    I wish SBu well…I hope this move works out for him.

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    CarlyCfan

    [quote=AlbertoTulsa71][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.[/quote]

    Cane & Sharon would be INFINITELY 100% more interesting than Cane & Lily have ever been. IMHO.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t be against Cane/Sharon. Call them Shane!

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    thecourt99

    [quote=stefanstavros]Let’s make it very clear: Yes, SB did not like being taken down from the top rung to make room for Todd and McBain. And this is the very thing that contradicts his “story” of wanting more time off a la Tony Geary. With other actors moved to the forefront there was his chance for more R & R. He was the spoiled pet of JP and couldn’t stand the new regime coming in and not kissing his ass. This speaks volumes now to me about the difference in character between him and Maurice Bernard. Who is the bigger man?[/quote]

    This post intrigues me. So..in your opinion, SB left because he (a GH veteran) was being put aside for Todd and McBain (OLTL veterans). He is expected to be loyal to a show that put him aside for veterans of another show? And he is considered a lesser man because he didn’t take his lumps? In this same thread where JFP is being called a villain because she may put SB above JM or MM on Y&R…which is the EXACT same thing that Cartini did on GH?

    Don’t get me wrong. I know that JFP has her favorites, like any EP does. And I know she has a history. I just find it interesting that SB is being bashed for looking out for his best interests. I don’t know what the BTS stuff is, other than what is in the interviews about him asking for more time off.

    I know, Cartini had a plan to bring over OLTL viewers..but ultimately, they did the exact same thing that JFP is doing.

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    harlee490

    [quote=RealityCheck 33]Rampant rumors are flying all over the internet that both Josh Morrow and Michael Muhney will be show the door once Steve Burton gets his foot in the door. JFP has been known to fire popular actors in place of her favorites. Morrow and Muhney are in Burton’s same age bracket and he doesn’t like competition for time in front of the camera.

    If JM and MM are indeed goners, I’ll be gone too. JFP can have her boy-toy and Y&R. I’m done.[/quote]
    *******************************************

    I don’t believe in rumors and especially casting off both Newman boys!

    UPDATE: I’ve surfed around most of the soap sites and seen only post of sort and I think this is just some angry fan trying to start shit and stir pot. It seems to me many fans (not all) are “green” meaning with envy that he wasn’t loyal to GH. For an actor who was on a soap for 21 years and was loved by fans and all spewing hatred going on over the net says volume of people that don’t have nothing better to do but nail him to a cross. I’m not fan per se not really knowing his work. If he does start swallowing airtime I will be the first to SCREAM BLOODY MURDER but it’s wait and see.

    JFP does have a reputation FOJ but you know what every EP has done the same thing for DECADES and brought over actors from previous soaps they have produced so this is nothing new guys. :tired:

    So many people are offended by prejudices when different posts are written (rightfully so in some instances) but then turn around and do the same thing because maybe SB wanted to expand into a fresh role and delve into something new? Like all of us if a career opportunity is presented with a new challenge and better or equal pay we would all jump on the chance. I don’t think SB is getting a fair shake because of bunch whiners. They didn’t get their way for him to return to GH so lets just vilify the man and make it ugly…so easy to do behind a computer. RIDICULOUS & CHILDISH! |(

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    Marland Fan

    [quote=CTwildheart]It’s too bad GH missed the boat with his character. They had more than one opportunity to change the character with his multiple brain surgeries and such. He could’ve regained Jason Q’s memories and lost all of Jason M’s, or he could’ve regained Q’s and kept M’s memories and dealt with the inner turmoil and discord.[/quote]
    Steve Burton made it clear he did not want Jason to change back, so TPTB’s hands were tied.

    Obviously SB did not like his screen time sucked away by other characters, even though that’s exactly what he did to so many of GH’s beloved vets. What a baby. Truth is, GH is so much better without Jason Morgan and his black t-shirts, and the rise in ratings since he left proves it.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=Evangeline Vega]Why do I think SBu will be tied to Kay through Tucker and be Tucker’s long lost son? It would tie him to canvas so he could hog all the airtime he wants in the name of Chancellor. Man, I’ve really started to like Y&R again…hopefully he doesn’t hog screen time and his character instead of being wasted on Avery can be paired with Sharon Case’s Sharon. Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]

    Katherine’s “son” has to be almost the exact same age as Jill (who was thought to be her daughter). Is this new guy really pushing 60 years old? Because he doesn’t look like it.

    My bad. Didn’t read your post closely. Naw,–don’t think SB will be Tucker’s “long lost son.” We already went through with that crap with Devon and it didn’t work then. They are rushing Nichols out the door and barely giving him any screen time. They’ve not going to give him a son on his way out.

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    stefanstavros

    [quote=thecourt99][quote=stefanstavros]Let’s make it very clear: Yes, SB did not like being taken down from the top rung to make room for Todd and McBain. And this is the very thing that contradicts his “story” of wanting more time off a la Tony Geary. With other actors moved to the forefront there was his chance for more R & R. He was the spoiled pet of JP and couldn’t stand the new regime coming in and not kissing his ass. This speaks volumes now to me about the difference in character between him and Maurice Bernard. Who is the bigger man?[/quote]

    This post intrigues me. So..in your opinion, SB left because he (a GH veteran) was being put aside for Todd and McBain (OLTL veterans). He is expected to be loyal to a show that put him aside for veterans of another show? And he is considered a lesser man because he didn’t take his lumps? In this same thread where JFP is being called a villain because she may put SB above JM or MM on Y&R…which is the EXACT same thing that Cartini did on GH?

    Don’t get me wrong. I know that JFP has her favorites, like any EP does. And I know she has a history. I just find it interesting that SB is being bashed for looking out for his best interests. I don’t know what the BTS stuff is, other than what is in the interviews about him asking for more time off.

    I know, Cartini had a plan to bring over OLTL viewers..but ultimately, they did the exact same thing that JFP is doing.[/quote]

    Sorry, it is not the EXACT same thing that Cartini did on GH. Cartini came in and moved GH back to being an ENSEMBLE show, which is what we as viewers enjoy and what a soap should be. Besides giving airtime to Todd and McBain they also gave time to the Quartermaines, Anna, Duke, Robert, etc…Another difference is Y & R is not dominated by MM and JM five days a week. They share airtime with MANY other actors on that show. Face it, as many other posters have reiterated, SB has acted like a spoiled baby.

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    tedew

    Like I posted earlier, Steve Burton is not a replacement. Also, neither Newman Brother is going to be leaving either; especially Joshua Morrow.
    MM can act the socks of most around him and JM is a fixture. JM has been the only adult Nick so I doubt he has much to fear from new interlopers.

    hey mon … I really don’t get why you say: “I cannot stand to even watch one minute of Josh Morrow”. It’s possible he’s his onscreen father’s son when it comes to the acting department but he’s hardly the worst guy around to have to look at in his varying degrees of dress and undress.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=AlbertoTulsa71]Cane & Sharon would be INFINITELY 100% more interesting than Cane & Lily have ever been. IMHO.[/quote]
    I don’t disagree with this in the least. Something needs to be done with Cane/DG, with all of these male actors/characters being brought in, Cane as a character is becoming increasingly unnecessary (not that he ever was integral to the y&r canvas).

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    hey mon

    You’re right. Let me re-phrase… “I can’t imagine anyone else being in the role of Nick Newman”…

    Having said that, it’s like, “Does Victor have one ‘differently abled’ child? He has evil-genius Adam, quick-on-her-feet Abby, and business-savvy Victoria. But what about Nick Newman? I know he has a sex drive, and I know he’s in good shape.

    And I know he is popular, and has been for almost 20 years. So I would never want anyone else playing Nicholas Newman, nor would I want him to leave the canvas.

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    harlee490

    Me too hey mon…JM is a fixture. He’s Nicholas. I don’t find him the best actor but not a bad actor just somewhere inbetween. I seen JM doing some very good acting with Noah when he was born, Cassie’s death the beginning of Nick\Sharon love story. I most certainly seen worse actors. But Nick the character has never been all consuming with business since the character debuted as teen, he has been the child like Nikki. It has been established Nick is Nikki’s son. Adam is male heir like Victor and Victoria is the chip off the old Vic. Personally I like that dynamic. That has always been a problem going way back with the Nick\Victor relationship. That is why he started Crimson Lights years ago because of him and Victor clashing about NE. NE has never been in his blood unlike Victoria. Victoria has always accepted this about Nick. So with Nick opening the new club is in character.

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    harlee490

    TraceyAbbott…today scenes with Jack’s intervention and PB knocked out the park, it was great. Victoria has always been protective of Nick and nice to see that side again and grilling Avery. It was nice to see Sharon being a mom again then Noah being the parent. The scene with Sharon\Victor and she let Victor she knows what Victor is up to and pressuring Adam. This might work to her advantage down the road. I much rather see Sharon at Jabot then Newman. Today for me the Jack scenes with family and friends only thing missing was Tracy should had been in that scene. But when Phyllis told Jack she was family and she felt she had a home along with Kyle (he’s not working for Victor I read the post) being that scared little boy and losing another parent…Peter’s facial expressions was spot on and you could see his heart was breaking! :O

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    hey mon

    I hear ya Harlee. I m hoping you read my ode to Vanessa Prentiss on another post on the site (cant remember where).

    I like Nick. I like to pick on Nick. But I would never ever want Nick to leave.

    I would like to see Nick admit that Summer is Jack’s. That would really liven things up a bit.

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    harlee490

    hey mon I think I read on the forum here. That was my favorite because involved my favorite couple at the time Lori\Lance and how executed it with a taboo subject (even today) suicide but framing Lori for murder…Excellent fun and soapy! ;)

    I’ve been vocal about Summer being Jack’s daughter but if you remember Nick had been in accident or something can’t remember off top my head but had some memory problems so maybe Nick doesn’t even remember. I remember the scene when Nick looked at the results the audience never saw the results and put it in his pocket and told Phyllis Summer was his baby. It wasn’t brought up again, so maybe they originally had planned a story. Bell soaps are good letting things lie and then approach it again. Remember Phack lost a baby few years before the affair. That would shake things up if it was so and Summer been raised around Jack so it wouldn’t be like Summer doesn’t know Jack. ;)

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    harlee490

    giogio…NO…but when Phyllis was pregnant with Summer she had affair with Nick and was married to Jack at the time and they had to wait until Summer ws born because Phyllis has had problems in the past being pregnant. Jack delivered Summer in an ice storm and they were stuck in elevator. They didn’t know who Summer’s daddy was at the time. The tests afterwards only the viewers saw Nick reading it only Nick. But you never know I have always believed from day 1 Summer to be Jack’s because I like Phack together so much more the Phick as a fan. ;)

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    LizzieVee

    no one is irreplaceable, even if they are long time vets. i.e. Jack Abbott, Ashley Abbott, Bo Brady, Roman Brady, Lucky Spencer, Nicholas Cassidine, Victoria Newman, Carly Jax, to name just a handful. Doesn’t matter how popular the actor/character or how long they’ve been on the show. Some times the replacements work and sometimes they don’t. This is a fact of life on soaps. We may wish for a character not to be played by someone else but it doesn’t always happen.

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    thecourt99

    [quote=stefanstavros]Let’s make it very clear: Yes, SB did not like being taken down from the top rung to make room for Todd and McBain. And this is the very thing that contradicts his “story” of wanting more time off a la Tony Geary. With other actors moved to the forefront there was his chance for more R & R. He was the spoiled pet of JP and couldn’t stand the new regime coming in and not kissing his ass. This speaks volumes now to me about the difference in character between him and Maurice Bernard. Who is the bigger man?[/quote]

    You stated that SB didn’t like being taken down to make room for Todd and McBain. In this post that I quoted, you said that SB was taken down for Todd and McBain. Based upon rumors, JFP may take down MM and JM for SB. I see that as the same thing. There was nothing in this post about creating an ensemble cast and I was responding to what you placed in this post.

    After reading your second post, I understand your point better. I don’t agree, but I understand.

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=harlee490]TraceyAbbott…today scenes with Jack’s intervention and PB knocked out the park, it was great. Victoria has always been protective of Nick and nice to see that side again and grilling Avery. It was nice to see Sharon being a mom again then Noah being the parent. The scene with Sharon\Victor and she let Victor she knows what Victor is up to and pressuring Adam. This might work to her advantage down the road. I much rather see Sharon at Jabot then Newman. Today for me the Jack scenes with family and friends only thing missing was Tracy should had been in that scene. But when Phyllis told Jack she was family and she felt she had a home along with Kyle (he’s not working for Victor I read the post) being that scared little boy and losing another parent…Peter’s facial expressions was spot on and you could see his heart was breaking! :O[/quote]

    Yeah, I agree, bringing Traci in would have been a smart move; with their father gone, she’s pretty much taken up the mantle as the heart and soul of that family and one of the only people Jack might listen to(plus, pulling the Colleen card never seems to hurt).

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    JASAMMABBY

    I think there is truth to maybe SBu being upset at being back burned for Todd and McBain.. However we will never know the truth.. Those actors got alot of slack for being on GH- alot of GH fans didn’t want it to become OLTL. I think there are some soap fans who watch them all but also some like me who only watch one. This could go poorly for him just because the Y&R faithfuls will resent him as the GH faithfuls resented OLTL peeps.

    However who knows what sort of role he signed up for. Maybe it is a temp role with a gaurentee few months of work and that’s it.. I can’t blame him if he wants to be an actor who just checks in here or there whenever he can for extra cash.. Of course he would have to fully expect some of the GH faithfuls to be annoyed by the move..

    Interested to see how it plays our for sure..

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.[/quote]

    What about what the women on this show want? I really could have went for anyone else besides Cane & Adam. Sharon stealing her bestfriend’s daughter’s husband is going to be a hot mess.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=AlbertoTulsa71][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.[/quote]

    Cane & Sharon would be INFINITELY 100% more interesting than Cane & Lily have ever been. IMHO.[/quote]

    I’m looking at it from the damage it would do to Sharon. Stealing her best friend’s daughter’s husband.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=CarlyCfan][quote=AlbertoTulsa71][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.[/quote]

    Cane & Sharon would be INFINITELY 100% more interesting than Cane & Lily have ever been. IMHO.[/quote]

    I wouldn’t be against Cane/Sharon. Call them Shane![/quote]

    On twitter I call them Canon b/c of the mess their going to cause if they happen.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie][quote=Evangeline Vega]Why do I think SBu will be tied to Kay through Tucker and be Tucker’s long lost son? It would tie him to canvas so he could hog all the airtime he wants in the name of Chancellor. Man, I’ve really started to like Y&R again…hopefully he doesn’t hog screen time and his character instead of being wasted on Avery can be paired with Sharon Case’s Sharon. Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]

    Katherine’s “son” has to be almost the exact same age as Jill (who was thought to be her daughter). Is this new guy really pushing 60 years old? Because he doesn’t look like it.

    My bad. Didn’t read your post closely. Naw,–don’t think SB will be Tucker’s “long lost son.” We already went through with that crap with Devon and it didn’t work then. They are rushing Nichols out the door and barely giving him any screen time. They’ve not going to give him a son on his way out.[/quote]

    For sure though JFP is going to tie SBu to canvas. Whether it’s through the Chancellors or not. It was just my theory.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=Evangeline Vega]Sharon stealing her bestfriend’s daughter’s husband is going to be a hot mess.[/quote]
    They like to pretend Dru never existed, so I’m sure her friendship with Sharon will be treated the same way.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I think im most annoyed that instead of being honest, burton said it was all about his family. Lets face facts here, GH provided Sbu with a great living for two decades. The show is now on life support and may not survive and from the focus data that was leaked I would say about a year ago, he really IS the face of gh. For him to not only diss the show, but to join a rival show, is IMHO terrible. Mo took all sorts of cuts and made the contract work just because he is dedicated to the show, to the viewers and to the people who earn their livings from its production.

    A month ago I would have said NEVER recast Jason but given his lack of loyalty I now hope they go for it. If Y and R wants to get rid of josh morrow, cartini should consider him for the role. Or maybe jeff branson. Or heck if cartini REALLY wanted to stick the knife in I say look for a bigger name – one from outside daytime. Jamey needs to put on his thinking cap.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    OOH I just had an INSPIRED choice. what about the guy who plays mayhem for the auto insurance commercials? He has had cameos in prime time but nothing major since OZ. Im not sure if many of you watched Oz back in the day on HBO but that actor was incredible and he and KeMo I am betting would be fire. (of course she has chemistry with everyone).

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    CarlyCfan

    [quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=AlbertoTulsa71][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega][quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Girl needs a man away from the Newmans.[/quote]
    Looks like she might be the female spoiler to the Lame pairing tiic mentioned in SOD’s 2013 soap preview.[/quote]
    Oh Gawd…Sharon and Cane? I’d prefer SBu’s character and Sharon.[/quote]
    In SOD it said Cane would be tempted by a new co-worker, and in today’s CDN ep, he was interviewing Sharon to work at Jabot, smh.

    DG’s been angling for Sharon/Cane for a while now, guess Santa’s granting his wish.[/quote]

    Cane & Sharon would be INFINITELY 100% more interesting than Cane & Lily have ever been. IMHO.[/quote]

    I’m looking at it from the damage it would do to Sharon. Stealing her best friend’s daughter’s husband.[/quote]

    IF they happen, i bet Lily will sleep with Tyler first, freeing Cane for Sharon. SO Sharon won’t be stealing anyone.

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    mackenzie2184

    [quote=RockiDreams]Glad to hear it. I have barely watched GH lately it is so incredibly boring and stupid. Missed seeing Jason on there but that is not why I have almost stopped watching – the wretched acting of some of those new people are unbearable so I end up fast forwarding through most of it. So good for Burton and for me since I find Y & R vastly more entertaining these days.[/quote]

    I agree with RockiDreams. I’m glad to hear that Steve will be back on even if it is Y&R. I barely watched GH as well since it is extremely boring and utterly stupid. For me Y&R is very interesting and much more entertaining. I doubt it was the money that brought Steve back to California/Los Angeles.

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    JASAMMABBY

    EET- You actually got me pissed at him.. Thanks for the different take on things.. What you pointed out about Maurice is so true.. When I was watching today I was watching him in a new respected light. He has had his character written bad but he never let him affect his loyalty.. I still think he of course has the right to do whatever he likes- but he has to accept that some GH fans will be totally turned off by the move and choose to not stay his fan..

    I do love Mayham- he would have crazy chemistry with Kelly. I do think it would suit to go out of the box on his recast. Not someone who looks or acts like him would so be perfect..

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=Marcelle][quote=Evangeline Vega]Sharon stealing her bestfriend’s daughter’s husband is going to be a hot mess.[/quote]
    They like to pretend Dru never existed, so I’m sure her friendship with Sharon will be treated the same way.[/quote]

    In this case, I’m sure everyone in town will remember Dru to rub Sharon’s face in it and bully her.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=CarlyCfan] IF they happen, i bet Lily will sleep with Tyler first, freeing Cane for Sharon. SO Sharon won’t be stealing anyone.[/quote]

    If the pairing happens at all, I’m hoping it happens that way.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Maxsmom thank you. I dont mean to make it like sbu did something to ME – Im not that crazy when it comes to soaps – but I am all about loyalty and jobs are on the line – LOTS of jobs and jobs that belong to people that made a heck of a lot less than steve made over the last twenty years but without which he wouldnt have had the platform. thats the part that just pains me. I dont feel that way about steven nichols going to young or genie, because they werent given the moon to stay nor were they made the face of the show (though arguably genie was shoved aside even though shes the heart of the show). thats why this pains me and like you i too see mo with all sorts of newfound admiration. I seriously feel my sonny love coming back in part because he has been such a team player despite the regime change. I just wish steve had followed mos lead and considered the genre given all hes gained from it.

    im glad you like my suggestion about Dean Winters. I am surprised he hasnt found more prime time success because I thought he was beyond fantastic in OZ. He really made you kind of care about o’reilly even though he was as violent and brutal as anyone in the prison. i also thought he brought real energy to his guest stint on law and order. Ive honestly given this some thought and while im sure there are other great options I keep coming back to him at the top of my wish list. If he is smart he should consider something like this because the soap audience would follow him in to future projects. I really do see mcbam as all sorts of crazy good, but i dont see how they move the sam story along without an end to the jasam story first. if they dont recast, they are going to have to do sam’s dad I think as some sort of catalyst to explain why she would give up without a body. If she leaned on mcbain to follow her paternity story that makes sense, esp. if maybe danny needed something with illness/biology but still i think she needs closure with jason just as mcbain needs to finish the jolie story. Once I understand why i should believe that they are past their current relationships and truly ready for each other can I really invest. I could also see her finding robert is her dad and pushing her towards john, but again, i want that to be because she choses mcbam and not just because jason disappeared as i would always sort of see john as her second choice. i felt the same way about brenda and jax at times too – that i never really saw him and sonny as equals to her because he was always the top choice when sonny essentially blew it. my one complaint about that triangle was that it always seemed like brenda didnt fully see what jax brought to the table. I was torn between sonny and jax but i didnt always feel like BRENDA was equally torn.

    Oh and I would say same to liz and aj – if jason came back changed i could see her being team aj or if she looked at him and said you always made me second to carly and sam but aj puts me first Id get it, but to make her and aj viable, i have to accept she wants him and isnt just seeing him as a poor mans substitute – the guy she opts for because jason is gone. To tell that story you have to have jason on the canvas even if just for six to twelve months.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Oh and one last aside. I give lots of props to jason segel. HIMYM put him on the map and since he started that show his career has taken off in ways that the others havent quite enjoyed. He COULD have bailed on a last season and I think that end would have been very unsatisfactory – and then theres all the cast and crew that wanted one more year and would have been jobless – but he felt some team loyalty and gave the producers one last year to really wrap up the story beautifully. Thats a lot of paychecks that wouldnt have been earned otherwise. I have a lot of respect for that – certainly he had the right to bail but he felt an obligation to do right by his fans and his coworkers. I hardly think he is going to suffer for it, and as far as im concerned i have more respect for him now than i ever had. Just being that cool makes me way more inclined to see his next film – it tells me hes a good guy and maybe this makes me a total geek but i like the idea of seeing good guys succeed. I keep coming back to the idea that y&r would have waited. Burton COULD have come back for a month leading up to the 50th, given the characters (not to mention the fans of) sam and liz closure, regained his q memories and gone off to atone, find himself, meet the dalai lama whatever (something like that) Bby then gh would have been renewed or not and if not one of the women would have gotten an apology, she would have realized she wasnt that in love with him anyway, and the other woman would have gotten the hea. If the show went on then no one could fault burton for being a nail in the coffin. In fact, if he had stepped up like that I might have tuned in to see him in the new role. Win WIn and JFP loves burton enough that a job would have been waiting no matter what. Seriously what was four months in the grand scheme of things. doesnt he have a monavie franchise to carry him until the next gig?

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    hey mon

    Back in 2006, Joshua G was a Writer and Consultant during the whole “Summer is born & Who is Her Daddy?” story-line. Then he became the Executive Producer and Head Writer of the Show. I dont know if Josh G was writing for Nick Newman at the time of Summer’s paternity, but it sure seems somewhat likely. Under MAB’s tenure, the whole concept may have been shelved, and Jack was cast as a guy who dealt with Patty/Emily, then Diane, then Gen, then Nikki — with no mention of Summer. Now that Josh G is back, in the past 2 weeks (Summer’s birthday celebrations), there have 2 references how Summer was born and delivered by Jack in an elevator.

    I am hoping that the great reveal for Summer happens when she is ‘snooping’ through her father’s stuff, like she is always prone to do. Snooping on Avery, snooping on Noah; and finds the paternity results. Hopefully, this will spark Nick’s memories, and Jack can be re-united with his daughter. Maybe control of Newman Enterprises can somehow be thrown into the mix, with ‘Summer’s Trust Fund’ or something like that, being the deciding vote.

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    Soap_Stud

    IMO, Jill is a good producer. The shows that she produces are not horribly written or full of untalented actors. Jill’s vision for a soap though doesn’t always connect to long time soap viewers. Jill likes to bring in new faces, instead of feature the characters on the canvas. She isn’t attached to them, like soap fans are. Steve is a good actor and Jill was smart to hire him. She just needs to find a balance between hiring new actors and utilizing long time fan favorites.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Jamey that aint gonna happen! lol A friend of mine said oh maybe patrick wilson and I said the same thing – aint going to happen. I think the best pick for the role would be someone who was on primetime but has been out of the game for awhile. Thats what made me think of Dean Winters – hes an awesome actor and he doesnt seem to have all that much going on work wise. I would love to see what you might come up with – sort of like a half dozen people you think could play the role and would potentially be available. ie: tom cruise is not coming to gh to play the role of Jason morgan lol.

    Or Jamey do you think they should go forward with natalie/john/sam or sam/aj/liz and forget all about jason?

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    Jamey Giddens

    @EET With Prospect Park b ack in play, we can forget about Natalie coming to Port Charles. We might also be losing John, Todd and Starr. Here’s hoping Vicki Dummer is fighting like hell to make sure that won’t happen, but Natalie is pretty much off the table.

    One thing GH could do is bring Michael Easton back as his Port Charles character Caleb. They don’t have to play the vampire angle, other than by having Lucy freaked out by him. He could simply be a mysterious, former rock god with designs on Sam for some reason or another.

    I think Sam vs. Liz is gold for GH. Lord knows we’ve gotten tons of mileage out of their rivalry on this site! Pitting them against one another for AJ could be smart, but I would want it to be slow and organic.

    One of my dream fantasies to reignite the Sam/Liz feud is for Sam to fall for Steven Lars. Since snorefest Scott Reeves is out, this could finally happen with a viable, virile actor in the part. Michael Park, anyone?

    Steve and Sam could bond when he saves Danny from a bout of viral meningitis. He would also feel guilty about the role his loopy mother played in keeping Sam and his “late” cousin Jason from their child.

    Liz would no doubt object to her brother falling for Sam, and would scheme to keep them apart. Just before Sam and Steven consummate their romance, I’d have Jeff Webber return to town. Alexis would take one look at him and have an OMG moment, flashing back to a sultry affair she embarked on as a teen girl, with a young pre-Med student from upstate New York, who was vacationing in Greece with his parents! :p

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    JASAMMABBY

    Pretty, pretty, pretty please no Sam vs Liz.. I hate that fan war.. I would be open to Liz and AJ- however I would like them to explore more of her latest break down.. Then like EET said have a real relationship with AJ where she chooses him first and he wants to always choose her first free of Jason feelings. They never explored her basically saying she felt like she couldn’t cope to Jason. Then he was all Sam, Sam, Sam.. Then he never followed her out when they were in the hospital together with Sam and baby just to say hey are you all right.. It was like Liz’s emotional journey ended there..

    For my Sam I just love watching her and Danny! If they are not gonna recast Jason I could go with some McBam!!

    Does anyone know if Frank and Ron were suppose to write for PP?? How does this change the writing for OLTL and GH??

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    liason4real

    No more Liz vs Sam. Just.let.it.go!

    I hate that SBu leaving the show means no more Liason, however, if it means Liz gets a hot romance and story then I can deal with it.

    Dr. Jeffrey Webber needs to come home for the 50th anniversary.

    Maybe Steve’s wife is tired of him being around the house and told him to go back to work? At any rate, GH is no longer focused on a few characters which RC discusses in his current interview with Michael Fairman.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Jamey im sticking with i cant believe abc would extend prospect parks air date without getting SOME concession. I may be dead wrong, but they could do an awesome half hour show that focuses on clint, vicki, bo, nora, matthew, destiny, dorian, jessica and even bring back maybe kevin joey and kelly with actors that we have seen or totally new actors if they arent interested.I dont think that PP loses that much by sharing or even flat out releasing the characters that have already been referenced/seen on GH. Given that its a half hour format I dont see how they seriously manage the whole cast anyway, so I think that makes sense. Ive just never seen a corporate parent give up something for nothing.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    [quote=Marcelle]^The only thing with that scenario is that I hate that conman Cane comes out smelling like roses, when he’s the liar, cheater, manipulator, paranoid one.[/quote]

    I see your point. I just don’t want Sharon having any more dirt shoveled on her. Any way Sharon doesn’t look horrible if this s/l plays out that way is good w/ me.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Oh and I take it from your suggestions re: sam and liz that you dont think they should recast. Im on the flip side – the writers have twisted these women in a pretzel over jasons salami for what feels like a century and with no resolution im suddenly suppose to buy that liz or sam would boink jasons BROTHER?? all sorts of ewwww on that one. I could see them picking someone else like patrick or john or steven but wouldnt they both be thinking wow jason would just HATE me with his nearly carbon copy brother. If jason came back and was all LIZ LIZ LIZ or was all SAM SAM SAM I could then see the other one doing exactly what jasamm said – jason put me second or made me share and he has killed any feeling I once had. Then yeah, aj with one of the them becomes viable.

    Im not really interested in jeff webber unless its richard dean anderson. Im not sure where he fits in and for my money i would rather keep robert on the canvas. I would love to find out that stavros or mikkos had alexis hypnotized so that she didnt remember her long ago love affair with an undercover robert scorpio. And if we are looking for viable love interests for alexis for some alexis/shaun angst, I would much prefer scott baldwin or kevin collins or ric lansing back (again unless its RDA in the role, esp. now that VI is off the table.) heck why couldnt jax see her with new eyes or we find out that jerry has been hypnotized all the way back to the pre- metro court days. Certainly if todd and victors mother could replace one with the other jerry could have been brainwashed as well.

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    TV Gord

    The thought of Liz and Sam as pretzels being twisted around Jason’s salami is both cringeworthy and hilarious! Thanks, EET! That combination is always one of my favorites!!! :-D

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    thecourt99

    @EET

    I understand your point about loyalty, but I don’t think that always applies. Especially when it comes to contracts, corporations, and ratings. If a company wants to cut costs, they will cut people in a heartbeat. As an example, no one in the company cared when they fired RH. They don’t care how long they have worked for the company, how good they are or anything. It all boils down to what the person in power wants. I understand that maybe SB was upset that he wasn’t top dog anymore, but I feel that both sides were playing hardball.

    Ultimately, if an employee has the chance to do what is best for them, I say go for it. If the shoe were on the other foot, the execs would have done the same without blinking. Loyalty goes out the window these days when it comes to what is most cost effective.

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    hey mon

    You see, I know Y&R. I can write some good stuff. And a little bit of organized crime won’t hurt.

    Because, how many times can Jabot change ownership in 5 years? That is a story-line? Continually fighting over a cosmetics company?

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    Soap Lover

    So much for spending time with your family. I’ve watched him on GH for ages and I do miss the character but if he doesn’t want to be there anymore fine go to Y&R. I don’t watch that show. Now GH can hopefully recast jason

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