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'The Young and the Restless' Dumps Stacy Haiduk

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 22nd 2010 3:00PM
stacy_haiduk_the_young_and_the_restless_cwYou have to wonder what's going on with 'The Young and the Restless' when new stars are added to the cast -- like Eric Roberts and Jeff Branson -- while shoulda-been Emmy nominee Stacy Haiduk is getting axed? Is that how you reward an actress whose performance as both mentally-deranged Patty Williams and her therapist, Dr. Emily Petersen, was award-worthy?

According to the actress's website, CBS has chosen not to renew Haiduk's contract (the network never confirms these types of exits). In the case of Haiduk, it's likely that she has been caught in a writing snafu.

Since one of her characters, Patty, is committed to a mental institution, she is essentially off the canvas. As for Dr. Emily Petersen, it would seem that her settling down and reuniting with Jack (Peter Bergman) didn't excite the fans.

Jack has been desperate to become a homebody. In fact, it was his rushing into a marriage to Emily that caused all his troubles. See, Patty had taken Emily's place and poor, foolish Jack couldn't tell the difference between the two women. Not until a couple of months passed, and by the time Emily was rescued and Patty's villainy revealed, Dr. Petersen's feelings about Jack had changed. He's been trying to win her back ever since.

In recent weeks, other conflicts have arisen for Emily -- including losing her psychologist's license and being tracked down by the DEA for illegal prescriptions (it wasn't her fault!) -- but none of the storylines have been particularly gripping.

Here's what could be happening, and it wouldn't be the first time for the show: Jack may be drawn back into Phyllis's sphere. With Nick and Sharon drifting back together because of the Adam situation and Phyllis fearing that she's losing Nick, she'll gravitate back to Jack.

Finally, as for the new hires, according to sources, Roberts and Branson may be short-term players. CBS has reportedly asked that the cast be trimmed, so Haiduk's departure may be the beginning of a purge that could see other characters -- those with not much story -- getting pink-slipped.

What do you think about the cast changes on 'Young and the Restless'?

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Jamie Lee Keaton

I can't believe Y&R let Stacy go! I really loved watching her play Patti and Emily. She made the show exciting. I think she was the best actress. I think what they need is better writers! No wonder Y&R didn't win any daytime emmys. The writers need to write better story-lines. Stacy was a good actress, they should have written a better story-line for her. I think they should get rid of Adam! That character is boring already. We get it already, "Victor's kid is the spawn of Satan"!

August 28 2010 at 5:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ervin cartwright

Remember this, all you long time Young and Restless
viewers. The show is only as good as the writers
write it, and the Producers make it!
The Bell family dropped the ball years ago. You
can't save a show that is destined to fail. A lot
of shows threw out TV history have failed this
way, and will continue to do so.
The only way to save this show? Is write CBS daytime
and demand that the show's producers and writers be
changed, or you stop buying the advertiser's products. Believe me, this method still works today.


July 09 2010 at 7:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
don

What a gash the storyline will take when she/both leave. How are they going to dump both characters smoothly? If they want to cut storylines they can start with Chance, Chloe and Heather triangle. A complete bore. The Ryder/Jenna storyline has potential. There is absolute chemistry between the two..

July 02 2010 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Holly Eden

omg, I`m so over all of these doubles.!Love Eric Braeden !,cant stand Patty/Emily,new Abbey,and Phyllis-anyone forget that she was messing with Nick while he was married to Sharon...and how old are these people? Isn`t Phyllis at least 10 + yrs older than Nick,her son is more Nicks age ...sometimes I want to stop watching but I keep hoping things will get better...I`ve been watching for yrs!!!!!!!!
Hopeful watcher..........

June 29 2010 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vera

Speaking of Victoria, her clothes are dreadful.

June 28 2010 at 8:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Julie

OMGGG YES Victoria's HAIR IS disgusting don't they have hairdressers.. cut that crap LOLOL

June 27 2010 at 6:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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