Talk about a ”quickie” The Young and the Restless has decided to drop William Russ in the role of filthy rich business mogul, Tucker McCall, and replace him with former Days of Our Lives super duper soap star Stephen Nichols (Patch). Nichols is set to being taping December 17 and will appear on air January 27. According to this item from TV Guide Magazine: “The Y&R execs have kept their statements brief. Co-exec producer/head writer Maria Arena Bell says: “William Russ is a talented actor and we enjoyed working with him. However, we decided to take the character in another direction.” Adds co-exec producer Paul Rauch: “[Russ] did a wonderful job while he was here.”
It is highly speculated that Tucker will eventually be revealed to have a shocking connection to a major denizen of Genoa City! Can you guess who it is?