Looks like I'm two for two on Wishful Castings of late! First my suggestion that Everybody Hates Chris teen heartthrob Tequan Richmond take over the role of TJ on General Hospital became a reality; now The Young and the Restless has cast Hollywood Heights' hunk Robert Adamson as the new Noah Newman! Here's the casting scoop from the Soap Opera Digest Facebook Page:
That was fast. YOUNG AND RESTLESS has already cast the next actor to take over the role of Noah Newman, last played by Kevin Schmidt. He's Robert Adamson, who just wrapped up a run on Nickelodeon's HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS as Phil. Adamson, who beings taping on September 4 and will first air on October 1, will work again with HH's former Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps and Head Writer Josh Griffith, who now hold the same posts respectively on Y&R. READ MORE
Her turn at bat. Comedienne Marla Gibbs, who shot to fame as Florence Johnston, George Jefferson's jive talking maid on The Jeffersons and later the sass-a-licious Mary on 227, will guest star on ABC Family's sleeper hit Lincoln Heights next season, according to an Essence.com Q&A.
Gibbs, who according to the the interview, has been recovering from an anyuerism and stroke in recent years, is also known to fans of the wacky, soon-to-be defunct DirecTV soap Passions as mean-spirited homophobe Aunt Irma. Glad to hear Marla is still doing her thang!