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16 March 1st, 2013 Y&R Favorite Michael Graziadei Lands Role on ABC Pilot Venice!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Those missing Daniel Romalotti in Genoa City and The Young and the Restless can now follow him to his new role on Venice, and no this is not Crystal Chappell’s web series, but another series with the same title about two rival families living in the famed California beach town and the forbidden, dangerous romance that emerges between them.   Yes, it sounds very soapy to us too!

According to TV Line, Michael Graziadei will play the role of  Josh, a rising star poised to take over the company belonging to his father Gordy Nance played by Bruce Greenwood!  Thus far also cast in the pilot are Jennifer Beals and Odette Annabel.

ABC is calling this one a “Romeo and Juliet” type soap from Without a Trace creator, Byron Balasco!

What do you think about Graz getting a new role? And the fact that the series is called Venice? Weigh-in!

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  1. Darlene says:

    Would ove to watch. To bad it’s on ABC. I Will not watch aything on ABC, Haven’t watched since AMC was canceled. Sounds like it wold be a good show.


    MBmomof3 replied

    I’m with you Darlene. I don’t watch ABC since the “Great Soap Cancellation of 2011″ either. It does sound good though.

    I knew Michael Graziadei would be snapped up quickly. I loved him as Daniel on Y&R.


    Mary SF replied

    It was exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this- too bad it is on ABC, because so many have vowed never to watch anything but GH on that network.


    Jason replied

    I loved Daniel with Amber the best than I really hoped Daisy would stay on the show. I loved that Daisy was the new Phyllis. :)


  2. Christine says:

    Good for HIM!

    I saw Michael Graziadei in one episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY a few years ago (too creepy a show for me), but recently he did an episode of JUSTIFIED and was very unlike Daniel Romalotti (he was beating up on the woman who played Courtney on SANTA BARBARA and even threw her over his shoulder).

    This guy really has some talent and I hope this pilot will springboard him into a bigger television or movie career, though I miss him on Y&R.


  3. ethel says:

    i am so glad for micheal – he is so talented…….too bad y&r didn’t see it that way – they never utilized his talent.


    Michael replied


    It was actually Michael’s decision to leave Y&R. He had been getting so much work outside of Y&R when he was still on the show and I have to believe that after 8 years with Y&R, he’d gotten the necessary training he needed to succeed in prime-time and movies. I wish him all the best.


    ethel replied

    yes i do know it was his decision to leave – i am just saying it is y&r’s loss because he was leading man material but wasn’t used in that capacity…………..

  4. su0000 says:

    WOW ..
    Prime time soaps are the ‘in thing’ ..
    The networks are finally noticing that soaps are like ‘Rock n Roll, they never die ..

    (notice; all the prime time soaps are one name;
    etc etc …


    Jason replied

    Michael was good on Criminal Minds


    vivian replied

    when was he on Criminal Minds? I really miss him on Y&R

  5. heidi says:

    So happy for Michael… good luck!


  6. KateK says:

    I just hope he cuts his hair.


  7. k/kay says:

    It might help if he took a bath.


    Michael replied

    (sic) *Eye roll*

    Must you be so damn negative k/kay?!


  8. kalamaty says:

    LOVE ‘the Graz’ and am so happy for his new gig! He’s a very talented young guy with a bright future…. loved him on Y&R and pumped to see him front and center of a new primetime drama!


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