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52 November 3rd, 2017 Thad Luckinbill Returns To Y&R As J. T. Hellstrom!

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The Young and the Restless is bringing back one of their fan favorite leading men in Thad Luckinbill!

Luckinbill will reprise his role of J.T. Hellstrom beginning with the December 12th episode of the CBS Daytime drama series.

J. T. is Victoria’s (Amelia Heinle) ex-hubby and the bio-dad of Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu).  Just what will happen when he is back on the canvas? Luckinbill was last seen on the soap in November 2010.

In a new promo released on social media today, Y&R confirmed the rumors that Thad is indeed coming back to Genoa City. And in the voice-over for this well-done video teaser, you hear Luckinbill’s stating:“Sometimes when you leave, you realize that you’re not done with what you left behind.“

Watch the promo after the jump! Then let us know if you are excited about the return of Thad as J.T. in the comment section below!

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  1. Karen Clark says:

    This is gonna be SOOOOOOO GOOD!!! I hope Reed is ok.

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  2. Vic says:

    Aren’t they married in real life??

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    They were, but Amelia filed for divorce earlier this year.

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    Rhonda replied

    They were but recently filed for divorce.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Vic…the last I heard…they were getting a divorce. Y-e-p.

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    Celia replied

    Divorced, Vic.

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    Kim replied

    No, Thad Luckinbill as the one who filed for divorce.

  3. k/kay says:

    I was always liked him started out as a bad boy then changed withe sweet romance with Colleen. Welcome back !

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  4. su0000 says:

    That will be interesting / something different and hopefully exciting.
    Most likely he will be back to controll Reed.

    Vicitora will put sex all over him and I hope he shuts her down ..
    Billy will mop like a ummm a hurt puppy lol
    I really really hope T.J gets it on with Phillis ahaa! that would be a great put back on Victoria! I’d like that.

    Thad Luckinbill a handsome guy and I’ll enjoy looking at him, if nothing else.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Oh, su0000…more and more, you crack me up…lol. TOTALLY!!!!!

    Later.

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  5. Celia says:

    YESSSSS!!

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  6. Rhonda says:

    Hell ya, I’m excited!
    And Victoria needs him as her next love interest and Reed needs his father.
    Good news all around, be interested to see him interact with the Jason Thompson’s Billy

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  7. Joanne says:

    Since my favourite hottie Steve burton left Y&R I have only been watching bits and pieces. Thad is still looking pretty fine, I might have to pay more attention again.

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  8. K/kay says:

    I do truly hope they use him for the right reasons I have noticed mal young has an obsession with JT like Phelps had for Burton which we endured for five years now he is back over at GH pulling the same crap!

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  9. robert says:

    can’t wait

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  10. Lew S says:

    Should be interesting. If he coming back for Victoria, then it will be very interesting, since the actor and Amelia Heinlie are divorced.

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  11. James R. Poissant says:

    J.T. should have been back a long time ago.

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  12. damien says:

    If only colleen were still alive..her and JT were adorable and sweet together. imo they were the last teen couple to have any longterm potential. …then MAB had to go and kill the Carltons off one by one

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    toscanti replied

    Killing Colleen was a huge mistake!!!!

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  13. vinee says:

    Hope he is coming to town with the purpose of taking Reed elsewhere.

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    jaybird369 replied

    vinee…oh, yes. To me, JT has always been a WAY BETTER PARENT to Reed than that annoying and wishy-washy Victoria…PERIOD!!!!!

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    Celia replied

    LOL. Love your humor, vinee.

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    Mo replied

    Reed and his guitar. He doesn’t seem to have lessons with Tessa anymore. They kinda dropped that storyline.

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    Timmm replied

    How about to the barber shop!

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  14. Olemoneybags says:

    I’ve been literally been waiting for this since Reed came back on the scene. This is awesome!

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  15. diane says:

    From what I’ve read, he’s done very well after leaving Y&R. Can’t imagine why he would want to come back to the daily grind of a soap. Might be interesting, but then with the crazy writing who knows.

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    Mo replied

    I’m surprised to hear he’s returning too as I thought he had a successful career as a producer. Didn’t he produce “LaLa Land”? Or his company.

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    diane replied

    I do remember seeing his name on a very successful movie. Can’t remember which one, but I’m sure he made a lot of money off of it. Can’t be easy to be working with the ex wife either…lol

  16. Helen says:

    Cannot wait!

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  17. Judith says:

    It would be great to see the JT character come back. He and Victoria were always one of my favorite couples.

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  18. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Might this mean the end of J.T. and Mac? I wouldn’t be surprised if that were true, unless they’re recasting Mac, too?

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  19. Soaphound says:

    I think it’s a good move. I always hated the way JT treated Kevin but he was otherwise okay. Plus he has all that nice blonde hair and winsome smile. Victoria could do worse. She has done worse. And I don’t like Jason Thompson’s Billy with Victoria anyway, so this will be a welcome diversion.

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  20. Mark Y says:

    Ok, what is the deal with J.T.? He was with Victoria? Colleen? And Mac who? I love it when soaps respect their history. Why is JT’s an important return?

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  21. Jamesj75 says:

    GREAT NEWS!!!!

    Also, I remember the sweet way Kathryn Chancellor would say, “J.T.”

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    jaybird369 replied

    James…yeah, Brother…I remember that, too. Yep.

    Later, Brother.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks, jaybird369! I also now realize I misspelled the iconic character’s name: it is “Katherine!” I hope I’m not kicked off these boards for my faux pas… :)

    Celia replied

    Yes, James….how true! And, how I miss Katherine! The other character for whom I have been awaiting forever is, Mackenzie, the original ( Ashley Bashioum)…. don’t you agree, my friend? LOL.
    Seriously—-nostalgia is both balming for the soul, and at the same time, sooo very heartrending. Melancholy feeling!!
    Then, again, James, I’m too much of a romantic.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Thank you, Celia! I think all fans of Y&R who knew Jeanne Cooper in the role miss the long-term character terribly. I love your idea of bringing back Ashley Bashioum as Mackenzie.

    Nostalgia is often my middle name…

    You, my Friend, being a romantic is a definite plus!

    jaybird369 replied

    Celia…DEFINITELY!!!!! Now that J.T. is coming back to the Y&R canvas, Mackenzie needs to follow him back to Genoa City ASAP!!!!! Oh…and if Ashley Bashioum (the first and original Mackenzie) is unavailable (or whatever), I’ll gladly accept Clementine Ford (Mackenzie #2) in the role. As for the other 2 ‘Mackenzies’…Kelly Kruger and Rachel Kinsey…NO, NO AND MORE NO!!!!!

    Celia…later, my friend.

    Celia replied

    @Ron.
    Hey, Ron,
    Thak you….
    I like it….JT and Phyllis. That would be so “delicious”, yeees!!!! And, it would precipitate Victoria delving within herself, facing the fact she’s still in love with her ex ( and in real life, too, LOL), just as you predict/presume….hmmmm…trouble brewing, Ron!!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…you’re welcome, Brother. Oh…as always, I LOVE the smiley face…lol.

    Later, Brother.

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    Celia replied

    You bet, Jay….I hope against all hope that Mackenzie will return and oust/unseat the illegitimate heir to the Chancellor throne, as it were.
    Why Devon and not Mackenzie, Jay, my friend?? Having known the strong relationship between Katherine and her granddaughter, I was shocked when the inheritance went to Devon. I always smelled a rat…..Katherine would have never done that of her own free will. I mean, everything to Devon?? No way!!
    It sounds more and more like the shady deal Graham has going with Dina. Go figure….what a travesty!!
    If TPTB had any sense of righteousness, they would right this wrong, and bring Mac back to claim what’s hers.

    Ron replied

    Agree wholeheartedly– Ashley (MAC) was the first and best… and as Celia pointed out, she should be the rightful heir to the Chancellor estate. How delicious it would be to have that fight with Jill. And, she’s the best bet for Billy, was from the beginning and still is.

    As for JT– turn around is fair play: JT will fall for Phyllis, just when Victoria (dip-stick she is) realizes she’s in love with JT.

  22. Pjc says:

    It would be great if J.T. Returned to bring Reed’s bills back that he left in DC when he ran away to GC. The actor portrays Reed with as much excitement as I get when I discover I finished Oreo cookies two days early and left the empty box in the cupboard.

    Reed is a real bore with zero chemistry with anyone.

    But J.T. back to make Billy struggle is gonna be AWESOME!!

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  23. jaybird369 says:

    Amelia Heinle and Thad Luckinbill inside the same CBS Studio (or whatever). This is gonna get very, very ‘interesting’…lol.

    Hey…just saying……….

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    K/kay replied

    AH welcomed him back showin a picture of them at the beach with their kids. I do not think MY would bring him back if he thought their was going to be a problem they are also both adults .

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  24. Mo says:

    Is he back long term? Is Mac returning with him? What about his kids with Mac? Wonder what brings him to town. Maybe to take on Cane. LOL

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    Celia replied

    I would looove that, Mo. ….no kidding!!!! Cane is a waste.

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  25. Chrystie-Delancey says:

    I am surprised he needs to do this after the success he and his brother had with La La Land.

    I hope they play this card correctly. Didn’t he and Mac have a child? Where is she?

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  26. Chrystie-Delancey says:

    Of all the returns, I would want Michael Graziadei back! He had such great chemistry with Christel Khalil. Cane is a bore. He needs Amber back to give him some life or to play his evil twin.

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    kalamaty replied

    Totes agree! :)

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