Earlier this fall THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS began looking for a new never-before-heard-of Abbott cousin, Andrew, described as "a strong leading man" in his "mid to late 30s" to play the contract role of the "handsome and educated" Andrew. The character was also described as "very driven and ambitious." Now a relative for Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) could be on the way, and he sounds a lot like Andrew Abbott.
Y&R has sent out a casting call for the contract role of Josh Williams, described as in his "mid to late 30s" and "handsome, successful and very sexy." Josh will be "a smart businessman who can out-maneuver even the shrewdest."
I'm all for adding sexy men to Y&R but it's a shame the show killed off Paul's son, Ricky Williams, played by the beuatiful Peter Porte, who has popped up all over primetime since exiting the soap. And how will Josh be related to Paul? A long, lost kid from Patty would seem unlikely since we have that story already playing for Nikki Newman. Maybe a child of his brother Steven Williams? Or what if Paul also had a son with someone at the cult? I'm kidding about that last one...I think.
As for the Abbott cousin, bringing back Jack's son, Keemo, makes a lot more sense. Ghost John told Jack this week on Y&R that he was now the patriarch of the Abbott family, yet somehow he never mentions Keemo. I think Jack still has some work to do!
But what do you think? Are there any "mid to late 30s" hunks you would suggest for Y&R? Does Y&R need more characters right now?