Kelly will instead be playing a different role: A mysterious, charming and handsome (duh, look at him) guy set to shake up the Llanview scene. Actor Tom Degnan will be taking over the role of Joey, who is still set to return to Llanview on November 24th. Neither actor has started taping yet, so no word on whether their characters will interact.
Why the change? Executive Producer Frank Valentini explains: "After auditioning a talented group of guys for the role of Joey, we are excited to announce that not one but two of them will be joining the cast of ONE LIFE TO LIVE in contract roles. We have now cast Tom Degnan in the role of Viki's son, Joey Buchanan, and we have decided that Josh Kelly is a great fit for the other contract role that we have written. We look forward to both actors joining the show."
Degnan was a popular recast as Adam (Hughes) Munson on AS THE WORLD TURNS but the show never fully used the character and he basically disappeared.