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David Hasselhoff Returning to 'The Young and the Restless'

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 20th 2010 11:45AM
David HasselhoffIt looks like soap opera fans are about to get another blast from the past.

On the heels of Juliane Moore's cameo as Frannie Hughes on 'As the World Turns' and news that Charles Shaughnessy will be reprising his character, Shane Donovan, on 'Days of Our Lives,' EW.com is reporting that 'Knight Rider' himself, David Hasselhoff, is returning to 'The Young and the Restless' to play Dr. Snapper Foster.

From 1975-1982, David Hasselhoff was the epitome of a soap leading man on 'The Young and the Restless.' Gorgeous, hunky and hot, he wooed the ladies and was brave and committed to saving lives as a Genoa City medical man. More importantly, the character of Snapper was an integral part of the Foster family. The Fosters were the folks from the wrong side of the tracks, hard-working and self-reliant.
Snapper was the older brother of Greg, an attorney who helped those who couldn't afford legal representation, and Jill, a beautician who dreamed of a better life. Jill is still on the show, actress Jess Walton, only now she's Jill Abbott, a woman who has married her way into high society, dabbled in corporate shenanigans at Jabot and Chancellor, and has occasionally been duped into thinking that Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) might have been her mother.

That mother information is especially interesting, because the woman who raised Jill -- and Snapper and Greg -- is returning, too. Actress Julianna McCarthy will play Liz Foster again at the same time as Hasselhoff's highly anticipated return. And just to add a cherry on top of this daytime sundae, Wings Hauser has been drafted to bring Greg back to the canvas, too.

It sounds like a Foster family reunion, huh? There's no official explanation as to why the Fosters would be cropping up at this point in time, but we do know that the actors will be filming their scenes in May in time for a mid-June launch.

Meanwhile, the Ausiello Files theorizes that Hasselhoff may be using this nostalgia trip as part of his upcoming A&E reality series. Which could mean a boost in ratings, should Hasselhoff bring in fans from his former gig on 'America's Got Talent.'

With the strange storytelling on 'Y&R' of late, it would be nice if this Jill-oriented tale -- and it's going to have to involve her -- has some solid footing in reality. Maybe it'll be a health care issue or something serious. Anything but evil twins and caged kidnap victims, please.

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Lily

Let me guess...It will actually be an evil cousin twice removed with a beef with Jill and the real Snapper will be in the cage with Lauren and Jana. Better yet...maybe in the mental ward with the real Emily.

April 21 2010 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beryl

at last i can tell you..your writers are starting to sound like they've all completed rehab and are thinking sanely again..for so long our intelligence was insulted what with dead people coming back time after time and the story line all confused..at least jill has held her own and bringing back the fosters will bring the caos to normal for a season or two..now i can go back to y&r and watch it again..i started watching with the very first show..


April 21 2010 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DARREN

I LOVED KNIGHT RIDER PERIOD!! HE NEEDS TO GET THAT SHOW BACK! BUT, AT LEAST I HAVE IT ON DVD..IT WAS KUL BACK IN THE 80'S... I HATE SOAPS!

April 21 2010 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
L R

He would make a great Grandpa.

April 21 2010 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Donna

I think I will watch this soap again, after all these years. I think David H. is adorable!

April 21 2010 at 9:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JoJo


I happened to see 15 minutes of a soap a week ago while in a doctor's waiting room and thought I was going to puke from the hammy acting, cheesy dialogue and insipid plot lines...oh, and WHO comes up with these stupid names SNAPPER? Pul-eeze.

April 21 2010 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marilyn

The Hoff is still fun, interesting, good looking and
does need to work.....He's been drinking because
he needs to work to be happy I believe. I will start
watching Y and R if he becomes a part of the show.
He's not a jerk just because he drinks and has been
shown on TV news shows how he looks when he is
drunk.......he needs to work.

April 21 2010 at 7:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Eric Johnson

he needs to work on going to a few meetings

April 21 2010 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

I haven't watched any soaps in over 20 years, but I may actually tune in for this turn of events. I can't stand the way Jill's charactor turned out, but it might be interesting to watch for a day or two. The other thing is, I hate the thought of Hasselhoff getting any credit for any boost in ratings. He's kind of a jerk.

April 20 2010 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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