So in the, “here we go again folks” column, The Young and the Restless announced via EW.com that former 70s sitcom star Bonnie Franklin (One Day At A Time) has been cast in a role as nun! That’s right, Franklin will play Sister Celeste a streetwise nun who “lends Victor (Eric Braeden) a helping hand.”
Franklin is set to start production on the CBS number one soap this week and will air in episodes in Mid-August. The actress most recently appeared on the TV Land comedy, Hot in Cleveland.
So what gives Y&R? What are all these retro-stars that keep popping up doing for the show? Is it just just about getting some mainstream publicity? What is still a sad trend is that the actual stars of the top rated soaps don’t even get mainstream press when they have things to say, controversial, or going-on, or when a soap has a hot storyline.
Now we can say that Eileen Davidson’s shift from Y&R to DAYS did garner mainstream press when it was announced in the Hollywood Reporter, but that is not the norm. Weigh-in soapers! What do you think of Bonnie as nun on Y&R?