The Young and the Restless Hunter King (Summer Newman) will be pulling double duty, and will be heavily featured in the upcoming second season of the CBS comedy series, Life In Pieces! If you watch the comedy you know that in the season one finale, King’s role of Clementine eloped with Niall Cunningham’s, Tyler!
According to Deadline, King now had been upped to series regular and joins a cast that also stars: Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg.
While King will be taping new episodes of Life In Pieces, she will go on recurring status with The Young and the Restless, where she has earned four Daytime Emmy nominations and two victories. Life In Pieces creator/executive producer Justin Adler said of King’s talents: “To have a dramatic actress who excels at comedy is a rare find. From her first day on set, Hunter has felt like a member of our family, and we couldn’t be more excited to make it official.”
King is the second Y&R cast member to land a leading role on a primetime series for the upcoming fall season, with Justin Hartley (Adam Newman) becoming the first with his new series, This Is Us on NBC.
So, what do you think of Hunter’s new primetime gig? Do you think this means Y&R’s Luca (Miles Gaston Villenueva) and Summer will fizzle as duo ? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.