TV Guide Canada 's Nelson Branco seems to think The Young and the Restless just may have a spin-off on its hands, if the show decides to spin of Christian LeBlanc's Michael Baldwin and capitalize on the character's uncanny penchant for being able to rein in difficult women. What would they call it? The Bitch Whisperer.
TVG: I like to refer to Michael as the bitch whisperer because he’s the only person in soaps who can effectively communicate with, and understand bitches! And speaking of the bitches, why don’t they pair Phyllis and Michael together anymore?
CL: I know, right? Michelle and I do have a couple of scenes coming up. It’s hard when you have new writers come in. It takes a while for them to fully understand all the intricate relationships and friendships these characters have on the show right away. I miss working opposite her, for sure. I would never keep Michelle or Greg out of any episode because they are simply box office gold.
In his hilarious interview , LeBlanc also praises his costars, notably Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Judith Chapman (Gloria), Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Tricia Cast (Nina) and two of the hottest stars of tomorrow Michael Graziadei (Daniel) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin).
I’m really happy Y&R is finally writing for Greg. It’s about time. For God’s sake, if you own a thoroughbred, ride him! Michael Graziadei [Daniel] is also a huge find. And that wasn’t an easy role to cast.