HomeTVABCGeneral Hospital’s Ron Carlivati: “I Had No Idea Tristan Rogers Was Leaving” Jillian Bowe November 14, 2013 ABC, CBS, General Hospital, News, The Young and The Restless 59 Comments General Hospital fans weren't the only ones shocked about Tristan Rogers returning to The Young and the Restless. GH head writer Ron Carlivati was apparently in the dark on Rogers decision to shoot Port Charles the deuces and say hello again to Genoa City. Carlivati remarked on Twitter: Dang Tristan, You can't at least call/text/e-mail/tweet/carrier pigeon your bosses that you're leaving? 59 Responses Coffee_Junkie November 14, 2013 He’ll probably kill off Scorpio to exact his revenge. Log in to Reply sanka9 November 14, 2013 RC is bitchy that way. Log in to Reply appleridge November 14, 2013 Well TR is recurring & If gH hadnt asked TR for his availability to film then its on GH & FV. He sounds Like Pratt did when he didnt know ER had a 4 month contract with ABC in 2008 Log in to Reply thecourt99 November 14, 2013 Something about this stinks to high heaven. Tristan was on recurring correct? So that means he was within his rights to look for contract work, right? Further, is it possible that TR told FV or someone else? I guess it is possible that TR is unprofessional, but just because RC didn’t know it, doesn’t mean that his bosses didn’t know it either. But given that tweet, I can bet that the character is going to be destroyed. Log in to Reply appleridge November 14, 2013 with recurring roles actors dont have to be available. GH shoulda put TR under a short contract to play this out. Really ABC would a 6 month deal been that expensive for u Log in to Reply appleridge November 14, 2013 Also is TR under contract at Y&R? If not maybe two shows can agree to share him. Maybe he can block tape at GH??? Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens November 14, 2013 Ron has never killed off a character out of spite or an alleged personal problem with an actor. If that were the case, Frisco Jones would have exploded by now off the coast of Cassadine Island. He hasn’t, instead, Anna still routinely refers to calling Frisco for WSB back up. Do you all remember the problems and drama with Robin Strasser and the brass on OLTL? I don’t remember Dorian eating any poisoned pancakes. Do you remember Ingo Rademacher freaking out when Cartini first came on board, dissing the show and saying they should have called him first? Did they, or did they not still bring him back for the 50th? I mean hateration is one thing, but to assume a legacy character would somehow be hurt by a writer who has written storylines that have seen this show climb to five year highs is… Log in to Reply zanefan November 14, 2013 I’m a huge RC fan. Love his work. Hence why I typically stay quiet on these boards, since beating him up is the current thing to do. That said, this was just poorly handled. How are you going to build major sweeps story around someone you don’t have under contract? That’s just silliness. Or worse, it sort of seems like they were thinking “we don’t NEED to offer him a contract, no one else is gonna hire him…” Log in to Reply LisaM November 14, 2013 Ha the drama BTS. Sometimes I think execs would be better off having cameras behind the cameras, its sometimes more juicy than what is showing up onscreen. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens November 14, 2013 Appleridge, most of the veterans on this show are on recurring, because budgets aren’t what they used to be, however, Frank and Ron wanted to play as many vets as they could during GH’s 50th Anniversary season. When past showrunners ignored vets and milestones period, the same people who are bitching about their favorite 1980’s character not being on five days a week and twice on Sundays, were complaining about that “hack” Guza for not using them at all. This year, Luke, Laura, Scotty, Frisco, Lucy, Felicia, Anna, Holly, Heather Webber, Bobby, Audrey, etc. were all used, and many are still being used, to actually drive story (No, not every day, sometimes not for weeks at a time), when past regimes refused to bring them back period. At the same time, Frank and Ron have still been under the age old network mandate to create new and younger characters. Sabrina, that y’all hate so much? She was a network insistence. They network wanted Patrick with an Ugly Betty. The network also wants younger character. Ron and Frank attempt to serve as many masters as they can, playing the vets and the newbies. Ron and Frank aren’t perfect, but their show actually rose in the ratings enough to be kept on the air, but you rarely give them the benefit of the doubt. However, Jeff Kwatinetz, who has failed to successfully launch his soaps online now twice is afforded the same blind loyalty Linus gave that Great Pumpkin in the patch. Log in to Reply Coffee_Junkie November 14, 2013 Maybe YR has actually offered him a contract! That’d be sweet. I can’t imagine why else he’d jump ship unless it was for a contract role (like ex-Abby, Marcy whats her face). Or maybe he’s just sick of playing Scorpio. I don’t watch GH and never have. IMO, the GH head writer has no business complaining. TR wasn’t on contract and wasn’t obligated to tell anyone he was looking for work elsewhere. He’s just obligated to give proper notice. Log in to Reply Traysoblue November 14, 2013 All the Ron and Grank haters should get Ellen Wheeler. Once you get her you will see just how good things are at GH. To me, Ron and Frank are the best in the game after Brad Bell. Log in to Reply danielb12 November 14, 2013 I think he should kill him!! Have Faison and that crazy bitch do it. Log in to Reply danielb12 November 14, 2013 No kidding. All these bitter old queens need to chill out. Log in to Reply LisaM November 14, 2013 [quote=Jamey Giddens] Ron and Frank aren’t perfect, but their show actually rose in the ratings enough to be kept on the air, but you rarely give them the benefit of the doubt. However, Jeff Kwatinetz, who has failed to successfully launch his soaps online now twice is afforded the same blind loyalty Linus gave that Great Pumpkin in the patch.[/quote] THANK YOU. The endless excuses for PP/Kwatinez’s bullshit when the same people are always quick to jump on ABC/Cartini is hilarious. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 November 14, 2013 Thanks Jamey for the inside. Someone who gets to look a little bit behind of the scenes of this industry always can explain it better. And I have no doubt that if Ron and Frank would have their way the cast would look a bit different and more vets would be on contract. I remember Tristan Rogers being upset about his return story in 2012. He was brought back anyway. I doubt that RC would try to get “revenge” on TR personally by killing of a veteran character and fan favorite like Robert Scorpio. I hope that TR and GH can work something out. We still don’t know how long he’ll be back on Y&R right!? Or did he sign a contract there? Log in to Reply FoxyMegan November 14, 2013 I remember when Jerry ver Dorn was dropped to recurring on Guiding Light after 22 years; he quickly signed a four-year contract with OLTL to play Clint Buchanan, putting GL in the position of having to write him out (rather clumsily, as i recall). Bottom line is, it’s a business. If a show’s producers want to lock up an actor’s services, they have to put up the money and sign him or her to a contract. Otherwise, there’s always a risk of the performer taking a better gig somewhere else. Everybody in soaps knows these are the rules. Nobody’s a bad guy here. Log in to Reply JasamForever November 14, 2013 I don’t drink the Ron and Frank koolaid. Why does drama seem to always follow Ron? Log in to Reply FoxyMegan November 14, 2013 Double post. Sorry. Log in to Reply Coffee_Junkie November 14, 2013 [quote=FoxyMegan]I remember when Jerry ver Dorn was dropped to recurring on Guiding Light after 22 years; he quickly signed a four-year contract with OLTL to play Clint Buchanan, putting GL in the position of having to write him out (rather clumsily, as i recall). Bottom line is, it’s a business. If a show’s producers want to lock up an actor’s services, they have to put up the money and sign him or her to a contract. Otherwise, there’s always a risk of the performer taking a better gig somewhere else. Everybody in soaps knows these are the rules. Nobody’s a bad guy here.[/quote] BRAVO!!!! Log in to Reply aph1976 November 14, 2013 Since Tristan Rogers wasrecurring on GH he was free to take another job.Now maybe Y&R offered him a contract or something else to get him to come back.Now GH will have to deal with it but i don’t think they should get blamed for Tristan leaving either.Ron Carlivati will have to change the story he has planned and maybe it’ll be better without Robert in it.Back to Tristan for a moment he was free to do whatever he wants but i want to know how long Y&R was negotiating with him and if he gave GH advanced warning before deciding to leave.Also back to RC he’s the head writer but he may not deal with the actors that much because he lives on the east coast and i can’t blame him he was taken by surprise by the news.I wish Tristan all the best on Y&R but if down the line he wants to return to GH again things might have changed by then and they might need him for a story like they do now. Log in to Reply n69n November 14, 2013 I have a lot of respect & affection for Ron, but HOW do you build story around someone who’s not on contract? This is WHY you sign someone to contract! Log in to Reply angrierblackerman November 14, 2013 People are blowing this out of proportion. These things have become commonplace on the soap landscape. Cast changes on the fly, re-writes, etc. Ron Carlivati is a surprisingly accessible content creator. That is both wonderful and insane in my opinion. How many other head writers do fans have direct access to? None I am guessing. I imagine Ron C. was getting questions and flak from Twitter and FB users and fans and wanted to clarify this situation before it got out of hand (like it is now). I can see the Tweets now, “RON, WHY DID YOU FIRE TRISTAN ROGERS”, “YOU HATE THE VETS!”, “GET RID OF KIKI INSTEAD”, “BLAAAARGH!”. How come nobody is accusing Jill Farren Phelps and Sony of their typical “snatch-n-grab”, which is what this is when you think about it. Let’s see if a new creative team will know what to do with veteran actors on Y&R. Log in to Reply Fashionista November 14, 2013 so does this mean there’s no resolution to Robin’s return til FEBRUARY?????????????????? Log in to Reply dewlove November 14, 2013 Hi All…People need to realize that head writers, especially in this day and age, don’t control contracts. ABC wants most of the expensive vets on recurring, that has been stated many times before. Ron plays them as he can while keeping the contract players under or at least close to their guarantees. Ron has to write story months in advance and has to assume the actors available the week(s) before are still going to be available. Unfortunately, Tristan decided to go to Y&R instead. Perhaps Tristan saw some lag in story between now and Feb and Y&R made him a offer and he chose the best option for himself. Nobody is wrong in this situation (based on the info we’ve been provided and not assumed), it’s a BUSINESS. It stinks for GH and their fans. I just don’t understand how when fans hear about these reports they immediately create elaborate stories in their heads imagining that Ron stormed onto the set one day and horsewhipped Tristan while making him wear a “You’re Fucking Fired” sash. Ron is on a different coast and his GH reality is writing stories months ahead of what happens in the production office when a recurring actor notifies GH that he’s no longer available because he’s taken a role elsewhere. It’s a huge risk that they take by writing stories for recurring characters. Do you want them to stop writing stories for the vets who ABC refuses to put on contract or play over their guarantees? If so, we really would have a Kiki and Sabrina Dance Party hour. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 November 14, 2013 That’s how this business is, but this is not surprising behavior from TR. It pretty much matches his reputation in the business. #overrated Log in to Reply pferrando November 14, 2013 Couple of things… I doubt Ron had that big of a story for a character that isn’t on contract. And if he was that important to the storyline, then get the guy on contract, or if he’s waffling, recast the role. In this day and age of soaps, why should anyone wait in the wings while the soap decides. Someone mentioned Marcy. Perfect example. I had tweets from RC before, and he tends to be sensitive, which I can’t understand when you are tweeting for millions to read. You’re gonna get both nice and nasty. He gives both as well. As angrier mentioned above not many people think they WILL be able to handle the veteran cast members since none have more than 10 months or so history with the show. TR is far from important to YR either, so I think he’ll come and go. If he’s burned his bridge now at GH, he can just wait until their new team is in place someday. No one is guaranteed anything when all the top dogs do is worry about the ratings and the bottom line. Log in to Reply Yoryla November 14, 2013 Great. So GH was going to get a big Feb Sweeps storyline with Robert involved. This all just seems so fishy, I think TR was still majorly pissed about earlier events, and did this on purpose to get back at GH. So he first got them to do a big storyline for him and then he announces that he’s leaving. Log in to Reply DisillusionedGHfan November 14, 2013 When you have cast members on recurring of the caliber GH does, if they have an opportunity to get something contractual, those pay the bills, so why not? We don’t know why Ron didn’t know, or why Tristan took the gig, at the end of the day, actors have to work to get by. I’m sure it’ll be worked out and I doubt GH would kill off, or write out Robert Scorpio forever… the fans would kill RC and FV faster than they could write the exit story! With all that I can say positive about GH, I do stand by one strong criticism… the Laura return story was awful! …and you could tell she wasn’t into it and I can’t blame her. For her to do Laura anymore, she desires something that allows the character to mature and grow from her experiences. She was again, frozen in time between the Scotty and Luke obsessions. [yawn for her, yawn for us]. In order to bring GH out of the toilet, they had to bring the kitchen sink to the table and fill it, in order see what sparkled and what drained. They are doing better at it, with every week that goes by. [and Dear Ron, its okay to write out the Llandview 3 since they aren’t the legacy characters they once were from OLTL. We GH viewers would prefer, as is my sense, you focus more on the talent of the GH canvas.] But thats my nitpick, not everyones! and thats really my only nitpick. I like 85% of what I see these days. Before the new regime, I liked …well… nothing! 0% Log in to Reply snizzle November 14, 2013 Based on what we’ve seen of TR or the other vets does anyone honestly think Robert Scorpio was going to have a huge part in Feb Sweeps? Nah, me neither..can’t say that I really blame him for jumping ship if YR offered him a contract role. As others already mentioned there’s already been a huge game of chess between ABC and the CBS shows for the past year (Steve Burton, Sean Kanan, Emme Rylan, Genie Francis, etc). If Cartini really did have huge plans to use TR during Feb sweeps which I doubt, then ABC should’ve at least signed him to some sort of short term contract. It was my understanding that it was ABCD that has the beef with TR and they are the ones who have ultimately resisted signing him to any sort of contract for years now. Anyway good for Tristan…Not taking sides…TR and RC can both be drama queens. They’re both doing what they have to do although RC probably does need to tone himself down a bit on twitter a bit. TR also has a way of speaking out and getting himself into trouble too. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens November 14, 2013 Tracey Bregman drove story for years while on recurring on Y&R. The entire Kyle and Fish frontburner saga on OLTL had whatshisname, the movie star’s brother, on recurring. Log in to Reply gslam November 14, 2013 Jamey Giddens, thank you for taking the time to come in and set people straight. I believe one of my favorite quotes will suffice: “You don’t know what you THINK you know.” Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe November 14, 2013 “Share” an actor? If that were possible Eileen Davidson would be racking it up with the Sony shows. Nobody does that and will do that. Log in to Reply thecourt99 November 14, 2013 This thread has been very interesting and it seems as if it is par for the course that since an actor is on recurring, they can take jobs elsewhere. In the same vein, the showrunners that have recurring actors would need to validate availability so that both parties are on the same page when it comes to story. It’s BAU and there is no “there” there. Right? If so, the tweet from RC throws me off. I can understand him trying to make sure that he isn’t blamed, but why add that there was big story for him in February? Seems all that does is make viewers mad that an opportunity was missed, especially his fans. It also seems odd that he was doing a sweeps story and didn’t check availability. So when an actor is not on contract, is it their responsibility to tell anyone where they are going? Or is it the responsibility of the showrunner to find out what is going on before firming up a story? I recall the Emme story when she left Y&R and most people were mad with Y&R for not giving her a contract. This time around, I see blame on TR. Log in to Reply heatherwebber10010 November 14, 2013 I’m just glad Tristan is working!! GH is a great show and while I don’t love everything about it all the time, RC does do a good job with most things. TR probably wouldn’t be working at all if it weren’t for RC putting him on in the first place. Log in to Reply nysam November 14, 2013 Good for Tristan. So we are to believe that “Robert” was going to have BIG story in February, yet the two other times he has been brought back under Cartoony he has done very little (3 days at Robin’s funeral & then a few days back before going into a coma for 8 months). There’s a bridge in Brooklyn for sale and Liz Webber is going to get a BIG story too. I guarantee Robert’s BIG story would still give him less screen time than Sabrina, Silas, Kiki, Franco, et. al. Tristan is smart and has been in the business a long time. He has seen how Felicia, Frisco, Kevin, Lucy stories have been played. Anna is the only vet who has come back and been given good story in my opinion. Tristan probably got pitched a stronger story at Y&R and a better salary. Tired of everyone saying that ABC can’t afford the vets. This isn’t true. There are close to 60 characters currently coming and going on GH. If the cast were cut to focus on 30 characters and 10 supporting the monmy could easily be stretched and work. Take the dollars spent on characters that people don’t care about and divvy them up so that the vets can be signed to contracts. Log in to Reply nysam November 14, 2013 Sorry. Double Post. Log in to Reply appleridge November 14, 2013 [quote=Jillian Bowe]”Share” an actor? If that were possible Eileen Davidson would be racking it up with the Sony shows. Nobody does that and will do that.[/quote] Well B&B & ATWT shared Lesli Kay in 2009-2010 GH & Days has shared Wally Kurth in 2012 it has been done Now I dunno If YR put TR on contract but if not then technically he could do both as long as they dont film the same days Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe November 14, 2013 @appleridge: they didn’t share Lesli or Wally. Their times overlapped. Log in to Reply K8LVR November 14, 2013 Good point Jamey. And look at John Aniston (Victor, DAYS). For whatever reason he’s been on recurring forever – yet still plays a vital role in stories. He just played a huge part in Kristen’s exit, not to mention dozens of other stories he’s been involved with over the years. Just be glad they are still using the vets in whatever way possible! I know I’ll take whatever I can get out of them! Log in to Reply bobbyew November 14, 2013 GH and YR aren’t fighting each other. They are on at different times. Cartini knew TR was leaving to go to YR cause they need him more there than they do at GH. This is to keep soaps on our screens. He’ll tape his last scenes in advance at GH then go to YR and collect a check. They share these actors. They make you think its drama behind the scenes for us to act like this on the blogs. GH took Marcy cause her premium was to high for YR to pay her what she was worth. Then they brought on new Abby cause she was cheap. Tristan is not gonna be on contract at YR I’m sure cause it would cost too much. He’ll only be there for a minute just to get a quick check for more than what GH was paying. I’m sure Valintini called Phelps and sent him back to YR for the time being. It’s just like Sony share Eileen with Day’s and YR. She’ll be back to Day’s next year sometime I’m sure after taping quite a good storyline with YR. It’s Hollywood, small town big city. They do share these people. Log in to Reply appleridge November 14, 2013 [quote=Jillian Bowe]@appleridge: they didn’t share Lesli or Wally. Their times overlapped.[/quote] Ok that may have been. But I thought I remember that CBS was Okaying LK doing ATWT & B&B at the same time. As for Wally he was recurring at Days and GH was just a guest gig Log in to Reply Daniel St. John November 14, 2013 I am wondering if they plan on keeping Anna and Robert locked up till after Sweeps or were they planning a new storyline for Robert? And what are the possibilities of recasting Robert if he is so important to that sweeps storyline I wonder? Log in to Reply blake3b November 14, 2013 So he’s jumping a red hot show to join a sinking ship? I guess the saying is true, money talks and bs walks. Log in to Reply logan_echolls November 15, 2013 So he leaving a recurring gig for a contract one? So what. I also gather that him and Anna would be locked in that room til Feb sweeps. I’m patient but not that patient to wait until Feb for Robin to be reunited with Robert/Anna. Then that also means I have to watch Patrick/Sabrina married. Glad about this actually, now I know to tune out Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens November 15, 2013 Spoilers have Robert and Anna attempting to break out next week. They were never gonna be in that room until February. LOL Log in to Reply Cornfed November 15, 2013 [quote=DisillusionedGHfan]In order to bring GH out of the toilet, they had to bring the kitchen sink to the table and fill it, in order see what sparkled and what drained. They are doing better at it, with every week that goes by. [and Dear Ron, its okay to write out the Llandview 3 since they aren’t the legacy characters they once were from OLTL. We GH viewers would prefer, as is my sense, you focus more on the talent of the GH canvas.] But thats my nitpick, not everyones! and thats really my only nitpick. I like 85% of what I see these days. Before the new regime, I liked …well… nothing! 0%[/quote] Word! Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones November 15, 2013 So we are to believe that “Robert” was going to have BIG story in February,… Carvilati’s quote says he has to write Rogers out of a big Feb sweeps story, not that the big Feb sweeps story was for Rogers as the star. Tired of everyone saying that ABC can’t afford the vets. This isn’t true. ABC can certainly afford whatever it wants to pay anyone, if Disney funds them enough. However ABC and/or Disney sets the budget for their programs. Therefore, since ABC sets the budget for GH it becomes a question of whether or not GH can afford them based on said budget. I’m sure if Valentini could go to ABC/Disney brass and get $150 million budget he would gladly do so. What he does with the $2.75 they give him now is amazing! plus dewlove wrote I just don’t understand how when fans hear about these reports they immediately create elaborate stories in their heads imagining that Ron stormed onto the set one day and horsewhipped Tristan while making him wear a “You’re Fucking Fired” sash. QUOTE OF THE CENTURY! LOL Log in to Reply Cyberologist November 15, 2013 Glad that Tristan will be on a show that will hopefully write for him and not discard him once (the vet return) buZZZ hoopla is over but will “continue him in front story.” If he’s on Y/R then I’ll see him there. Yes, I wanted to see him in Robin’s story but hey it is what it is and he’s an “actor” and actors need to know they are going to work, not just hang around recurring and not being used. This is their (job) profession and in this day and age of soaps you have to go where the money is. Log in to Reply Cyberologist November 15, 2013 Glad that Tristan will be on a show that will hopefully write for him and not discard him once (the vet return) buZZZ hoopla is over but will “continue him in front story.” If he’s on Y/R then I’ll see him there. Yes, I wanted to see him in Robin’s story but hey it is what it is and he’s an “actor” and actors need to know they are going to work, not just hang around recurring and not being used. This is their (job) profession and in this day and age of soaps you have to go where the money is. Log in to Reply pennywise555 November 15, 2013 [quote=blake3b]So he’s jumping a red hot show to join a sinking ship? I guess the saying is true, money talks and bs walks.[/quote] GH may be red hot but Scorpio’s role in it isn’t. He doesn’t even have a love interest; so it’s a huge waste of TR. Jill & Colin :love: were smokin on Y&R, even though the writing was HORRIBLE, truly gag-worthy, after Gene Francis was added. The ship won’t be sinking much longer if Jess & Tristan are given something to do as full fledged characters. Log in to Reply Grimm November 15, 2013 That Michael Logan interview where Carlivati extolled the benefits of the new way of handling cast by only using them when needed for story instead of being beholden to *having* to show actors a certain amount due to contractual stipulation? That made tptb happy. *THIS* is the other side of that, that doesn’t make em so happy. Log in to Reply pjc722 November 15, 2013 After reading cartini’s TV guide interview I have to say this guy and the producers have very little respect for their actors. From the sound of it so do most of the shows. Tristen is an actor who needs guarantees of work but the assumptions. If GH was unwilling and unable to guarantee him work and Y&R was then it’s no one else’s fault but GH. CARTINI shouldn’t be laying blame on anyone other than the guy he works alongside of who is producer. Oh, and HAHA to both GH for losing him and Y&R for devicing a way to bring back a dumb character with a great actor. Log in to Reply Secrets and Lies November 15, 2013 @Jamey – thanks for talking some horse sense into some of these people! I’ve got nothing but respect for Ron and the way he rotates that huge cast. Ron is great at fixing things on the fly. If it weren’t for the Prospect Park lawsuit fiasco we never would have had Ava, Morgan, Julian etc. and the story everyone is raving about this week. Something fresh and creative will no doubt come from this too. Log in to Reply Ms 45 November 15, 2013 No one with two brain cells to rub together could blame TR for taking a contract role with Y&R (presuming that’s what we did) over a recurring gig at GH. Even if he opted for recurring on Y&R over recurring on GH, that’s his perogative. Nor do I fault GH for not putting TR under contract — that’s the new normal for soaps in 2013. Ron is a talented dude. If he could reposition Todd, John & Starr as Franco, Silas & Kiki, he can easily work around this challenge. Bottom line: I ain’t mad at nobody. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 November 15, 2013 I don’t think it is any bad feelings between Tristan and Ron. Tristan was only a recurring character on GH. The man is an actor and wants to work so wouldn’t you go to a show offering you a contract? Same with Thorsten Kaye. the man has a family and wants to work after all that mess with PP and AMC. HE has the “ideal” role, gets lots of time off and can still keep his home on the East Coast. That’s an actor’s life, and they have to grab every opportunity they can, especially with only 4 soaps left. And, they are all getting older. I would have preferred they gave Tristan a contract on GH, Scorpio is one of my favorite characters! But, again, I know it’s all about the money and with Geary’s bloated salary, if he was to leave we’d get to have more characters on contract. Is Luke really needed anymore? It’s the same crap with him and Tracy over and over, and I would rather see her without him. Hopefully, Tristan will add more excitement to Y&R, it’s been so depressing lately that I don’t watch it everyday anymore. And, it will give Jill more story. Log in to Reply pferrando November 15, 2013 Carlivati just needs to stop being such a baby on Twitter. He should know his business by now, and like someone mentioned above, soaps in 2013 are a different beast. He’s got plenty to do and to write for. I hope TR doesn’t get wasted at YR. They still have quite a few vets sitting around doing nothing. Log in to Reply rxscorpio November 15, 2013 Let’s be honest. TR was treated like crap since they took over. First he was dismissed after 6 shows and then he was put in a coma for 10 months. Why worry about sticking around? I also don’t see how he owes them any explanation. If they wanted him then they would have communicated better with him. Listening to TR talk in interviews, you can tell he really liked working with JW, and I think he really wanted to flesh out the character of Colin. Robert wasn’t really going anywhere anyway. GH, and particularly RC, didn’t seem to have much interest in going there. Log in to Reply pferrando November 16, 2013 Seems like Ron is trying to be everything to everyone. The show would benefit even more (and yes, he’s done a great job) if he’d focus and narrow the show’s scope. I know its fan like a lot of action and hijinx, but he rotates so many characters in and out that he also seems to frustrate a lot of fans who want their fav vets to stick around. Most shows can’t handle more than 25 or so contract players, and another 5-10 who are recurring. I don’t blame some of the name stars to want to work more. It’s what they do. I feel bad for poor Genie too. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.