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28 September 10th, 2015 GH’s Tequan Richmond Cast In Major Role in New Showtime Drama Pilot!

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While TJ has been in story of late on General Hospital, now comes news that actor Tequan Richmond has been in cast in a very promising pilot for a new series for Showtime!

According to Deadline, the untitled hourlong drama is described as a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death.  The pilot will film in Chicago later this year.

Tequan will play Emmett, an attractive, young African-American teen who believes his sexual prowess is what defines him. But there are consequences, as he has fathered three children by three different women. However, his attitude about what it means to be a man will be challenged when he’s forced to raise one.

Under the Dome’s Aisha Hines will play the role of is Jada, Emmett’s young, single mother. Jada is strong, smart, a survivor, with a surprising mix of honesty, anger, humor and love.

What do you think of Tequan’s new role?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Maybe that means he is FINALLY leaving and we can be rid of TJ for good! The character never clicked, and I never felt the role should’ve been recast in the first place; it shouldn’t been written out forever ago.

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    davlestev1 replied

    I say YAY to cable for this…I want NUDE scenes…WOOHOOOOOO

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    SZima replied

    I’m with you Scott. The TJ character is not needed. I think Tequan is talented and I’m happy for him getting this opportunity, but I’ve never cared for TJ.

    RE: the new character he’s playing…
    The kid is 22 years old in real life) and he’s fathered 3 kids with 3 women? Has a young, angry, single mother? Really?

    Stereotyping much?

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  2. rebecca1 says:

    I like this kid. Great opportunity for him. I would, though, be disappointed if he was recast on GH. His character seems to be regretting more airtime and he’s so likeable! Be interesting to see him on Showtime’s

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    rebecca1 replied

    Auto correct needs spell check! Getting more airtime…not regretting! And…interesting to see him in such a different role…He plays such an innocent on GH.

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  3. elm51 says:

    i am so happy for tequan – i have watched him since he was on everybody hates chris – i hope the pilot get picked up…………………….

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  4. su0000 says:

    Tequan is very talented, he will go far.
    It is a very good and exciting for him to spread his wings and fly..
    GH is a nation of excellent talent, the best actors by far.
    I can understand how some have been offered to move on and out of a soap into the big time.

    I hope he will stay on with GH as recurring.

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  5. Reagan says:

    I know this is great news for the actor but I hate to see him off of GH. I’m glad they have been using him more. Hope he doesn’t get written off via being killed.

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    Virginia replied

    I agree w/suOOOO & Reagan. Let’s keep our fingers crossed

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  6. Paul says:

    I wish the actor the best. However, I hope this signals the end of the TJ character. There are many more interesting characters that have been sidelined and the actors moved to recurring while this character remained with nothing interesting to do or say.

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  7. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Fathered 3 children by 3 different women…hmm…did someone read my nephews bio…lol

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    su0000 replied

    Jinh !
    You are living in a soap opera!
    howzit goin in there ??

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    Timmm replied

    I didnt know he played in the NFL!

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  8. aria says:

    isn’t he a contract player on GH? he must have an out if he gets a pilot or something it just doesn’t make sense for contract players to try an book other tv shows unless its like a guest starting role, but lead on a pontential show? oh well, its not like the show utilize him a lot, like always the show under utilize him while he was on contract, so good for him…

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    Timmm replied

    No way was he on contract!

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    Fanny replied

    Nooooooooooooooooo way!

    Aria replied

    Way, his face appears in opening credits and only contract players appear!

    Shay replied

    Timmm….You wouldn’t believe some of the GH players on contract! Many are real headscratchers….hardly star material. Check out the list on IMDb

  9. Chrystie Delancey says:

    Good for him! Get out before the casting couch is full of ex-soap stars.

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  10. Belle says:

    T.J.’s character is growing on me. However, I never understood how he hated his mother because she’s been undercover ; yet, he’s crazy about Sonny! Help me understand that reasoning.

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  11. Timmm says:

    Good luck. Now moving on. Perfect time to recast and age TJ.

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    Fanny replied

    Exactly…

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  12. Tony says:

    I’m glad that he’s getting a lead role in a new series but I hope that ABC doesn’t kill him off of GH. I think he’s good for the show, myself. One character, however, that I never thought worked out was the character of, “Rafe”, who ABC seemed to kill off pretty quickly.

    And, I was watching GH this afternoon during a hospital scene with “Carly” & “Sonny” and he actually made a blooper during the scene! He’s supposed to be totally out of it and heavily medicated since he got “shot”, right? Well, this afternoon Carly was talking to his character and, honestly, I saw him blink his eyes when he’s supposed to be acting like he’s in a coma or heavily medicated.

    My Mom/Dad & I all thought that was kinda funny. LOL!

    Speaking of “bloopers” & “blooper reels”, I really miss shows like that on television these days….

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  13. tlove says:

    Possibly a recast for TJ (aged). I thought i read somewhere that he was in his twenties. However info came from soap twitter so I don’t know how reliable any news would be. Either some kin to Val or Jordan?

    Leading lady- hmmm Sam? Wishful thinking on my part
    Elizabeth has her hands and arms full. Not Carly. I don’t see him being for Anna.
    Is Sonny going to be bitter and push Carly away if he is indeed going to be paralyzed? Maybe Carly but her go to has always been Sonny when shes afraid or excited. So again not Carly.
    Is Hayden considered a leading lady? Don’t know what the Writers have in store once she learns Nik tried to kill her? But i want her with Nik in spite of it. They could laugh about it over coffee after they get married. Private joke between married ppl.

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    CeeCee replied

    You gave me a great idea…
    Could be a Quartermaine about whom no one is aware. Is that possible? Justus Ward’s son? Perhaps he’a half brother of Valerie, tlove. That is, if Patricia had Valerie with Justus…hey, big mystery-story could come out of this, yes?

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    tlove replied

    Yes. That is possible. It will tie Valerie in more to PC. Bringing in the extended Quatarmaine family-i believe i read somewhere that they were doing that?

    CeeCee replied

    @tlove.
    Hi,
    I haven’t read that anywhere…it may be true. But a few months ago, when Valerie joined the cast, we were all speculating what the motive for Valerie staying on was; and, to whom she could be connected, that is, what core family. I believe Rose and I had a discussion on this very subject, that is Valerie’s paternity. Rose had proposed that Patricia could have had Valerie with Justus. So, that possibility never left my mind.

  14. janet says:

    How he gets killed. jumps in front of Sonny, maybe Michael will get his head examined and remember why he took Avery away from the danger that’s living with the mob. before anyone gets the idea I mean the actor. I mean the character. I feel for Jordan but maybe he could jump in front of her instead .A bullet meant for Sonny. Good Luck Tequan. He can act.

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