HomeTVCBS DaytimeHartley Sawyer OUT at The Young and the Restless Jamey Giddens December 14, 2013 70 Comments Setside sources are telling me Hartley Sawyer is done as Kyle Abbott on The Young and the Restless. In March of 2013, Sawyer began playing Jack Abbott's (Peter Berman) son, when popular actor Blake Hood was dumped from the role. No word on if the soap plans to recast again. 70 Responses SoapArmageddon December 14, 2013 I wish the actor luck, but this was an example of miscasting. Log in to Reply Dyllan December 14, 2013 Bad casting choice. They should bring back Blake Hood. Log in to Reply sillytee December 14, 2013 i wonder who from GH is gonna play Kyle? Spinnelli?? Log in to Reply appleridge December 14, 2013 Hartley seems like a good natured dude with a good sense of humor. I bet there’s a recast given that Kyle is soying on Victor and is a legacy character Log in to Reply bobbyew December 14, 2013 He was just now making it his own. It has got to be recast cause they can’t kill another legacy character. Kyle is next in line to the Abbott thrown. Log in to Reply appleridge December 14, 2013 Forget the fact that he has been on Y&R, He and Hartley are same age so I say cast Zack Conroy as the new Kyle Abbott Log in to Reply sanka9 December 14, 2013 I’m slowly coming back to YR coz of Jack and Jill but I’ll be so happy if this turns out to be true. I bet it had something to do with the height difference between Noah and Kyle lol Log in to Reply pferrando December 14, 2013 So glad that one more thing Phelps did has been undone. This was a total miscast from the start, replacing a relatively new Kyle that had caught on quick. Blake Hood was good in the role. It didn’t makes sense and we were never told why. No offense to Hartley, but he was too serious and didn’t have that Abbott soul. I just hope it’s not recast with some GH cast off. I’d rather take an unknown who has the physical features of the family. Log in to Reply Divatude58 December 14, 2013 [quote=sanka9]I’m slowly coming back to YR coz of Jack and Jill but I’ll be so happy if this turns out to be true. I bet it had something to do with the height difference between Noah and Kyle lol[/quote] I thought the same thing about how Kyle made Noah look. IMO, Kyle had finally starting coming into his own and made the role his. He looks like and exec and is believable. He overshadowed the Newman and I guess we can’t have that. Log in to Reply Nk3play2 December 14, 2013 Well it’s about damn time!!!! Where is Blake Hood???!!! PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE!!! @Appleridge Isn’t Conroy still on contract at B&B, if not then he should’ve left that show a long time ago. But seeing that they’ve already had B&B’s Oliver on, I don’t think Conroy would work. Log in to Reply Coffee_Junkie December 15, 2013 If they ask Blake Hood to come back I hope he tells JFP to fuck off. Log in to Reply dsmwmn December 15, 2013 Blake Hood should have never been randomly dumped. This recast was unnecessary to begin with. Log in to Reply Yoryla December 15, 2013 Well there’s a reasonable decision. He was utterly miscast. Bradford Anderson as a recast? Wouldn’t be surprised! Log in to Reply appleridge December 15, 2013 I could see @YandR_CBS thinking @Rob_Gorrie, @MrRobertScott or @Zack_Conroy being a good Kyle Abbott recast & those could work well. #YR Log in to Reply sanka9 December 15, 2013 Chin-master was enough I don’t want Mr owl Bradford as an Abbott. Log in to Reply drewz December 15, 2013 Pretty sure he quit. Do a google search of the online series Caper. High profile producers and huge financial backing. Log in to Reply sanka9 December 15, 2013 Yep I saw that too though it’s a web series and his co-stars will be Glee’s Harry Shum and Justified’s Abby Miller Log in to Reply appleridge December 15, 2013 Just saw it. Cool Log in to Reply drewz December 15, 2013 This actor was way more impressive as the son in several episodes of “GCB” than he has been allowed to be on Y&R. This is another example of soaps not knowing what to do with an actor they did not deserve in the first place. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 December 15, 2013 Tom Pelphrey, Tom Pelphrey, Tom Pelphrey………… Log in to Reply Nk3play2 December 15, 2013 [quote=alstonboy4315]Tom Pelphrey, Tom Pelphrey, Tom Pelphrey…………[/quote] Um I thought Noah n Kyle were supposed to be the same age…. LoL Log in to Reply scrumptious December 15, 2013 Hartley Sawyer has a new show, “Capers”. It’s a superheroes comedy. http://talkbacker.com/tv/tv-news/geek-sundry-presents-caper-superhero-comedy/id=17863 Apparently he was cast this Fall and started taping in October. It’s scheduled to air January 2014. He also wrapped up taping on Y&R on November 6 and his last scene was with Peter Bergman. Kyle leaves the show at the end of this month. Log in to Reply appleridge December 15, 2013 so no recast??? Log in to Reply logan_echolls December 15, 2013 [quote=sillytee]i wonder who from GH is gonna play Kyle? Spinnelli??[/quote] ______ I so see this happening! Although Jack son should not be ugly. Log in to Reply FoxCrane December 15, 2013 Gee – could it be possible that Kyle gets caught spying and sent up the river for corporate espionage ??? Anyway – since it appears that DAYS has no use for the delicious BRANT DAUGHERTY over in Salem, I could see him making an excellent Kyle on Y&R. Diane’s dark hair, but Jack’s blue eyes. Log in to Reply dsmwmn December 15, 2013 OMG That’s hilarious! Log in to Reply K8LVR December 15, 2013 I had no idea this guy was the same guy that was on GCB! He was so yummy, his long hair must not be doing him any favors cuz I never gave him a second look when I peeked in on Y&R. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon December 15, 2013 Brant Daugherty would be a great recast, I agree. Log in to Reply katehhoward December 15, 2013 [quote=logan_echolls][quote=sillytee]i wonder who from GH is gonna play Kyle? Spinnelli??[/quote] ______ I so see this happening! Although Jack son should not be ugly.[/quote] YOU HYPOCRITE! You had the nerve to get upset with me for saying KM was not the prettiest thing, and here you are making a similar claim about Bradford Anderson. You’re something else. Log in to Reply ChrisGa December 15, 2013 I could totally see Brant Daugherty or Robert Gorrie in the role. And AMC’s Rob Wilson? Hell-to-the-yeah(Marco Dapper who?). Or, they could just bring Blake Hood back(though I suspect he’s moved on to better things). Good luck to Hartley Sawyer too. I was finally finding him somewhat tolerable in the role but I guess it was too little too late for a role that should have never in a million years been recast. I’ve seen him do good work prior to Y&R so here’s hoping he finds a role that will showcase that talent. Log in to Reply JasamForever December 15, 2013 Please bring Blake Hood back as Kyle. I wish the actor success however he did not fit in the role. He acted more like a model instead of an actor. Log in to Reply shanyboo December 15, 2013 Bring back Blake Hood! They never should have gotten rid of him in the first place. Log in to Reply shirls429 December 15, 2013 He seems like a nice guy but,bad casting!! Log in to Reply rozzberry December 15, 2013 Hello early Christmas present if this turns out to be true :santa: . If recast, hopefully they put more thought into it this time. I’d love to see BH back, but as someone mentioned, it seems he’s moved on to better things. I wouldn’t be opposed to Zach Conroy. I really don’t care that ZC’s been on as his B&B alter ego, it wasn’t like he had a real arc on the show(Y&R). Log in to Reply Restless Fan December 15, 2013 Thank God the hair model is gone! He was never good in the role. It was bad from the start. This isn’t the actors fault. He should have never been cast in the role. Log in to Reply RockiDreams December 15, 2013 Thank you. Log in to Reply pjc722 December 15, 2013 I hope they recast immediately. Clearly, they knew about he television career picking up and his getting a higher profile (possibly) job so I am not sure why they haven’t recast already. It was the same with Michelle Stafford. No sooner did she announce that she was leaving we heard that they weren’t recasting immediately. Not only did that leave Jack Abbott in limbo where his love was concern but they couldn’t very well have him have another love interest while his current flame and the mother of his new daughter (18 yr old) was calling him dad. I didn’t get why they opted after a week to send Phyllis off to Georgia instead of just recasting the role immediately. (As Sharon goes down to see if she is alive, Sharon turns Phyllis over and BAM, new actress and continuation of story. Phyllis could easily have amnesia.) Now, Kyle is leaving town and from all corners of the soap world no one has been cast UNLESS in Y&R fashion of the past (remember Michael being Kevin’s brother) Hood returns to the role IMMEDIATELY! Otherwise, Jack keeps losing his support system since Eileen Davidson’s Ashley zips into town and then out before the Abbott table is cleared by Mrs. Alvarez and Tracey is still in town without her husband and we don’t know why but she barely is seen at all. Log in to Reply timepass December 15, 2013 I am very glad for the actor that he goes tpwards something better. I was surprises that he never was able to make this rôle his own. I was not per say a huge BW fan but he was good as Kyle. Log in to Reply timepass December 15, 2013 Oups duplicate Log in to Reply bishbay December 15, 2013 If the poster above is correct, they’re pulling a Phyllis and not recasting. Such a shame! Give Blake Hood a raise and a “sorry” and a contract and have him come back. He was one of my favorite things about the show while he was on…though that was a particularly grim period in the show’s history, it must be said. Log in to Reply missmuffett41 December 15, 2013 This another one of JFP’s goof ups. She needs to stay out of Y&R casting decisions or better yet, hire another casting director. Log in to Reply appleridge December 15, 2013 Judy Blye Wilson is usually a great CD Log in to Reply GHFan777 December 15, 2013 drewz, I find your comments in regards to Bradford Anderson and his looks, to be totally uncalled for and quite nasty. I thought attacking actors and their looks, was off limits on this site. If it isn’t, it should be. I have no idea what you physically look like, but I know for sure you are quite ugly on the inside to make comments like that. In my opinion Hartley Sawyer came across as uncomfortable in this role. A recast might be a good idea, as the character is quite important to the canvas. Log in to Reply Bartman202 December 15, 2013 The whole problem with the character of Kyle Abbott is that he NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN SORAS’ED – another error that JFP had to deal with courtesy of the Maria Arena Bell regime. Blake Hood was no better than this guy in terms of acting – the problem was the character was never fully developed – once again, another faux pas courtesy of MAB. Log in to Reply drewz December 16, 2013 GHFan777- Perhaps I was a bit harsh, but this is a discussion about casting a son for Peter Bergman, possibly the most attractive man ever to appear on soaps. It’s a fair topic, and one that is certainly being debated in the Y&R casting office. The actor is simply not physically appealing enough for this role. I doubt this is news to Mr. Anderson, as it is likely the feedback he has received after 99% of the auditions he has gone on in his career, and has likely motivated the cosmetic procedures he has undergone. Log in to Reply ldylkng December 16, 2013 STOP picking on Bradford! He’s a great Actor, how low can you go? Now, back to who should play Kyle, I say the kid who played Pete on the PP version of AMC! He was a good actor. Log in to Reply LaDivaYR December 16, 2013 Sorry for Hartley, hard times now to be losing one’s job… On the other hand, the recast *never* worked. He and the chick who plays Summer had no chemistry whatsoever. Losing/firing Blake Hood totally killed the whole (maybe) “incest” storyline JFP had going on. If JFP is smart she’ll re-hire Blake Hood stat! He owned the role from day one, is sexy as all hell, and had tons of chemistry with all the ladies. If Blake can’t/won’t come back, then hire a good looking ACTOR to play this legacy role. No more hair models like Tyler & Mason!!! Those two are so bad I just can’t… One last thing. Bradford Anderson might be a cool dude and a decent actor but he is NOT an Abbott!!! Kyle is a handsome, confident, sexy PLAYAH… Bradford is none of those things. NEXT!!! Log in to Reply RebeccaJ December 16, 2013 Don’t like to see anyone lose their job, but he Sawyer was WRONG from the get go. DSMWMN said it right….it was unnecessary to recast Blake Hood in the first place. Log in to Reply 1titanman December 16, 2013 Wasn’t a fan of this Kyle, but did preferred Blake Hood in the role. He seem to be a better actor. If Blake can’t returned pls think about no recasting anymore actors for a while use what you have. Your just wasting $$$ that could be use for something else. Log in to Reply aveRex December 16, 2013 [quote=GHFan777]drewz, I find your comments in regards to Bradford Anderson and his looks, to be totally uncalled for and quite nasty. I thought attacking actors and their looks, was off limits on this site. If it isn’t, it should be. I have no idea what you physically look like, but I know for sure you are quite ugly on the inside to make comments like that…[/quote] Uh, censorship is on the soap virgins board known as Soap Central. Thank GOODNESS we are not censored like little school children that gets their feelings hurt by posting anything that the Virgins over there don’t like or feel is going to hurt someone’s feelings. Thank you. Log in to Reply pjc722 December 16, 2013 I hear what all are saying about personal observations on actors and although I agree that it should not be part of the comments, we do need to remember that it’s also part of television and movies to choose actors based on looks for specific roles. Bradford is a good actor. I’ve enjoyed his portrayal of spinelli for years abt 90% of the time. The other 10% was the way the writers wrote him as a savant type of character in scenes that I wished he wld just speak normal instead of Shakespearean. But, again, that’s the writers. Of course there is a chance he could end up on Y&R but it’s doubtful as Kyle. He physically wouldn’t fit into the role. Whether the actor is physically athletic in real life or a ladies man, he has to give that impression on screen. Initially Hartley was disliked because he didn’t look like Peter Bergman. Bradford is 180 degrees opposite of Peter. (That’s not a disparage on the actor at all but reality of casting actors to look like family. Physical attributes always play a central part of casting. Remember the role of Tracey was as a girl who had issues both with her appearance and abandonment by her mother. Beth maitland is a beautiful woman and certain she would admit that her physical traits played a big part in being initially offered a role. And her enormous talent has let ONLY her in the role for decades and never been recast with a “model”. SIDENOTE: someone up top came to Bradford’s defense and said stop attacking him judicially (not exact words) but within the exact same post said “hire a hot actor to recast Kyle”. funny they didn’t say just hire brad. Log in to Reply Dyllan December 16, 2013 The physical attributes of an actor does impact how a storyline storyline is written and how a viewer interprets an actor’s scenes. For example, one of many reasons Maura West’s portrayal did not click with viewers as Diane Jenkins was because she looked nothing like the previous Diane. They brought on a short,young, blonde to play a tall, thin, brunette model who was suppose to be the same age as Peter Bergman. MW did not look like a model. It took away the authenticity of the portrayal. And calling Bradford ugly is not out of place considering he has made a living by marketing himself as an ugly duckling in films such as American Pie: Beta House. Log in to Reply Dyllan December 16, 2013 The physical attributes of an actor does impact how a storyline storyline is written and how a viewer interprets an actor’s scenes. For example, one of many reasons Maura West’s portrayal did not click with viewers as Diane Jenkins was because she looked nothing like the previous Diane. They brought on a short,young, blonde to play a tall, thin, brunette model who was suppose to be the same age as Peter Bergman. MW did not look like a model. It took away the authenticity of the portrayal. And calling Bradford ugly is not out of place considering he has made a living by marketing himself as an ugly duckling in films such as American Pie: Beta House. Log in to Reply GHFan777 December 16, 2013 I agree physical attributes are an essential ingredient in casting the right actor to the role. I myself would not cast Bradford Anderson as Kyle. His looks do not fit the part, not to mention I think he is too old now. Bradford is more suited for quirky supporting roles. He isn’t leading man material because he does lack the classic handsome looks. What I found offensive was this statement. “The guy that played Spinelli isn’t just unattractive for an actor, he is by far one of the most unattractive human beings in general” I think that latter part was not necessary. While I agree that censorship is a violation of our rights…I myself prefer to be more charitable in comments I make in regards to others. I don’t see the need to be mean spirited to make a point. To each their own. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon December 16, 2013 I’m rather curious about what cosmetic surgery Bradford might have had. To me, he pretty much looks the same as he did seven years ago when he first came on. Log in to Reply TraceyAbbot101 December 16, 2013 Merry early Christmas to me!!! Log in to Reply NathanHastingsSr. December 16, 2013 The role of Kyle Abbot is now being played by Brandon Barash… Log in to Reply bobbyew December 16, 2013 [quote=NathanHastingsSr.]The role of Kyle Abbot is now being played by Brandon Barash…[/quote] Must agree Nathan. He gotta pay for the new baby some way now that Kirsten is going on maternity leave. That would be a great recast. Log in to Reply Patchworks December 16, 2013 I believe the best choice would be to rehire Blake Hood. However, I would not mind Brandon Barash in the role, if a FOJ has to be chosen. Log in to Reply Mets82 December 16, 2013 Doesn’t really shock me. He’s probably a good guy but he’s too old to play Kyle Abbott. He also must be thinking “I got a haircut for nothing.” Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 December 16, 2013 [quote=Mets82]Doesn’t really shock me. He’s probably a good guy but he’s too old to play Kyle Abbott. He also must be thinking “I got a haircut for nothing.”[/quote] Funny part is, this dude has worn a wig since day one on this show. I really can’t understand why no one but myself seems to realize most of these people are wearing some type of hair piece at all times. Log in to Reply appleridge December 17, 2013 It wasnt a wig. He had long hair Log in to Reply THEBEST December 17, 2013 Hopefully, Blake Hood returns. He looked & felt like an Abbott. There was no need for a recast in the first place. Brandon Barash is too old to be Kyle. I’d prefer hims as Scotty Granger or Chance tho. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 December 17, 2013 It just seems like a coincedence that Bradford A is leaving GH at the same time . He and Burton are close friends and Burton does have a say when it comes to Phelps. I don’t think Bradford is right for the role but I am getting this feeling….. Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 December 17, 2013 [quote=appleridge]It wasnt a wig. He had long hair[/quote] If U don’t realize that was a wig, then U need glasses. Log in to Reply blake3b December 17, 2013 I thought the same thing! Zack Conroy played that part on Guiding Light as Phillip Spaulding’s son. Imagine Zack in those power suits! Mmmmmm Log in to Reply harlee490 December 18, 2013 ITA![quote=pferrando]So glad that one more thing Phelps did has been undone. No offense to Hartley, but he was too serious and didn’t have that Abbott soul. I just hope it’s not recast with some GH cast off. I’d rather take an unknown who has the physical features of the family.[/quote] Here! Here! I want no more GH actors for awhile but neither BH back, unknown or someone from our CBS past soaps which could work well in YR. I’m very happy about this exit…good luck to Hartley in future work but not on YR! Log in to Reply pferrando December 23, 2013 Bradford A would NOT fit on YR. Not the right look for this show, and certainly not the right actor for an Abbott. Sorry. Log in to Reply truthtakestime2000 January 3, 2014 bye Log in to Reply aroundhound February 18, 2014 Bye and don’t let the floor hit your chin on the way out. But seriously, he’s a good-looking guy with decent enough acting chops; he was just a miscast for this role. The Abbott men have to have what Billy Miller, Blake Hood and Peter Bergman have: the right mix of moxy, charm, with a side of badass. He just didn’t have that. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.