Looks like the first order of business for The Young and the Restless' newexecutive producer Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Josh Griffith is diversity. Soap Opera Digest is reporting Y&R put out a casting call for an African American male in his late 20's to early 30's to play the contract role of "Tyler Douglas". According to the magazine, Douglas' backstory is:
Orphaned at 16. Worked his way through college and now has an MBA. He's driven to succeed. Smart, energetic. Well-read. Smoothly sexy and confident, with a witty, sometimes cynical sense of humor.
Another intelligent black male with a degree in Genoa City? I ain't mad at JFP and Josh for this move!