CBS Daytime is currently celebrating 30 years as the number one daytime network with a fantastic and unique exhibit honoring the network’s five current shows, (Y&R, B&B, The Talk, The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal) as well as iconic series from the network line-up’s past including: As the World Turns and Guiding Light. It’s all on display at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. The exhibit is available to the public through November 27th.
At the exhibit opening, many of your favorite soap stars were in attendance, and On-Air On-Soaps had the opportunity to speak with many of them, including this dude, Y&R stalwart, Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman). Attending the festivities with his beautiful wife, Tobe, Morrow weighed-in on some of the latest developments in Genoa City, including: the announcement by his good buddy, Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) that he has made the decision to exit the show, the departure of Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam Newman) who has gone to star on the hit NBC series, This Is Us, and the opportunity that presents for Joshua to work more closely with Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea). And, oh, yes! The baby Sully drama, which from a recent report from TV Insiderwill begin to unravel in a major way come November.
If there’s anyone you would want to be part of Team CBS Daytime and Team Y&R, it’s MVP Morrow. Here’s what he shared!
What do you think of this CBS Daytime exhibit? There is so much outstanding memorabilia and blasts from the past, including images of you!
JOSHUA: It’s incredible! It’s a walk down our network’s memory lane, and I have been with the show almost 23 years now. My wife had the greatest time looking at all the old pictures. It’s cool to know that you are a part of this much history and tradition.
I know you are very close with Steve Burton. How were you when you found out he made the decision to leave Y&R?
JOSHUA: It’s like a “top twenty” worst day of my life. I said to him, “What are you doing?” But, I get it. I wish him the best. But it’s never over in daytime, so we’ll see. Steve is my home boy. We have such great story coming up with the dynamic of the relationship between Dylan and Nick. You will see.
Now, you are working much more closely with Melissa Claire Egan! How has it been getting the opportunity to share scenes with her in what looks to all to be an upcoming major romantic story for Nick with Chelsea? Oh, the ramifications!
JOSHUA: Well … I love her! I have been wanting a story with her on-screen, because she is spectacular, and she is even more spectacular off-screen as a person. To me, we all want to come in, do our work. and do a good job. If they make it fun, and they make it exciting, I see the crazy potential, not just because Melissa is beautiful and talented, but because of the story for their families, with the baby, and even with Justin Hartley leaving at the time he did. It created another amazing arc to tell. Sally Sussman is back as our head writer, and I am really looking forward to what she is going to do with the show.
Speaking of Justin Hartley, many fans absolutely loved the scenes between Nick and Adam when Nick visits Adam in prison prior to his “death”. It’s there that Adam asks his brother to look after his wife and son. I received, and saw via social media, so much positive feedback for your performances!
JOSHUA: I remember reading them and I thought the writers did a perfect job. They did such a great job at setting the story where Nick doesn’t like, or respect his brother very much. But once Justin Hartley came in, they started writing him with more of a heart. Nick could see more of the good in him. I love the way it unfolded. Nick took some blame, because Adam asked him for help and he wouldn’t do it. But, Nick would do anything for his brother now. I am very excited about what is coming up. This is as happy as I have been on the show in awhile.
Have you caught Justin on his hit NBC series This Is Us?
JOSHUA: Of course! Anytime any of the people we have had in the cast leave, I am going to follow them and watch them. This Is Us is a great show. I am very envious. Could they have literally written a part that fits more perfectly in this world than that for Justin? He deserves it. People don’t know that much about him, but Justin is a great guy. He has a lot of character. You talk to him and you can tell he is a good dude and I really like and respect him.
Should we expect to see you in upcoming scenes with Sharon Case (Sharon)? This baby Sully drama is set to explode!
JOSHUA: Undoubtedly! They have been hanging on to the baby Sully story for awhile and when it unfolds, it’s good. Obviously, any chance I get to work with Sharon Case is fun.
So, what do you think will happen in scenes between Dylan and Nick? Did you love the Adam and Nick scenes discussed between Joshua and Justin Hartley? Are you rooting for Chelsea and Nick to get together? What do you think of the overall sentiments shared by Joshua? Comment below!