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67 July 2nd, 2013 Y&R’s Redaric Williams Shows Us His Six-Pack & Talks About Tyler & Lily and Shemar Moore!

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One of the hottest newcomers on the soaps this past year has been Redaric Williams of The Young and the Restless who plays Tyler on the CBS Soap.  This week, Redaric is featured on the cover of Rolling Out Magazine on newsstands now with a feature and video of his cover photo shoot complete with his stellar six-pack abs and looks!

However the article on Redaric is something to look too.  The Y&R stars talks about landing his role on the number one soap opera,  comparisons made to former Y&R star and Daytime Emmy winner, Shemar Moore that has some fans claiming Williams is a Malcolm wannabe,  and Tyler’s relationship with Lily Winters, played by Christel Khalil.  Here are a few excerpts below!

Redaric on the Tyler/Lily situation since the characters work so closely in the workplace, but Lily is married to Cane (Daniel Goddard) and the dynamics of that: “You talk about dealing with a co-worker, which is very common; that’s a very, very real scenario [with] married couples or even people who are in extended relationships that are very committed to one another, and they have a co-worker who maybe is getting a little too close for comfort. It’s a very realistic depiction of a dangerous life situation and I think that’s why it makes for good viewing. People kind of tune in because they want to see what’s going to happen because I think [we] can kind of learn from situations that we see on the soaps.”

Redaric on the comparisons to Shemar Moore, who made such a name for himself as Malcolm Winters on Y&R:  “If you compare me to Shemar, I am honored.  He’s a great guy. He’s doing his thing — stamped, sealed and solidified — and to be able to be mentioned in the same sentence is an honor.”

Watch below some crazy amazing abs from Redaric in his Rolling Out cover shoot video. Then, let us know, do you want Tyler to get closer to Lily?  Do you think there is any comparison between Shemar and Redaric? Are you enjoying Redaric on Y&R? Weigh-in!

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  1. Enuf!TwitTwatWriters says:

    It would appear from these comments re Lily Ashby RW has been drinking a six pack rather than showing one! This SL, solely a vehicle to introduce him to Y&R and ACTING, is a major fail, except to Angie Mc; most viewers cringe at the thought of Lily with her used-to-be-stalker before Josh erroneously assumed a slant of his pen could erase what we had viewed previously. Lily, loving Cane as she does, would not give NotShemar a second glance (most women wouldn’t) and Angie Mc did RW a disservice when she compared him to Shemar Moore, who is a bonafide GOD!

    RW and Tyler needs to exit, stage left, take some acting/elocution lessons and come back in a decade or so, or resume his career as a Chocolate Chippendale!

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    David replied

    Your rant is hilarious because when Shemar first started he was told to get acting/elocution lessons and come back in a decade or so by every critic. They said he was beautiful to look at but not an actor.

    Redaric Williams doesn’t write the show or his character; he’s an actor. I happen to think Tyler is written badly but I like Redaric same thing with Carmine.

    What needs to change is the writers. They are ruining the show very quickly. It’s uneven and some storylines make zero sense.

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    ethel replied

    thank you david!! your post is exactly what i have been saying………….

    RUBY C. replied

    I REALLY WISH THE WRITERS GAVE A SHIT ABOUT US FANS WHO WISH PRAY AND BEG FRO VICTORIA ROWELLS RETURN AS DRUCILLA! BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY ALL WE WANT IS HER BACK WE DON’T CARE WHAT WENT DOWN AND WITH WHOM EVER

    LadyL replied

    Really?? Elocution lessons? Could you please take a typing and/or grammar lesson please!!

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    Kim H replied

    Lady L, David is correct.Onky one person needs lessons here and that’s you.Add lessons in tact ,correctness and thoughtfulness to the mix as well. ”
    “Dictionary.com : elocution[ el-uh-kyoo-shuhn ]
    noun
    1. a person’s manner of speaking or reading aloud in public: The actor’s elocution is faultless.
    2. the study and practice of oral delivery, including the control of both voice and gesture.”

    David replied

    Kim H,

    Lady L was not referring to me she was referring to Enuf!TwitTwatWriters. I’m not going to get into a “cyberfight” with a stranger but just a suggestion you may want to proofread prior to posting. Again just a suggestion.

    But Lady L, I don’t get the reference to “Chocolate Chippendales?” I never read that Redaric was involved in that. Seems borderline racist to mention that no?

    Plain and simple the author of the first blog is confusing Redaric with Tyler attacking an actor for the actions of a character. Telling him to take elocution lessons is pretty awful too. It’s the way he talks and I understand him perfectly. Sounds very negative and mean-spirited to me. People that talk like that generally aren’t adults nor should they be allowed to post flammatory messages like that.

    Wendy replied

    I don’t understand the point of the Lily/Cane fanatics to come in here and comment on a page dedicated to Redaric Williams aka Tyler Michaelson. Lily and Cane aren’t even divorcing so why are you all pressured? I absolutely love Tyler on the show. He’s really a breath of fresh air and definitely the best addition ever. I think he and Lily are perfect for each other. Tyler brings out the best in Lily and it is refreshing to see them. Lily and Cane bore me beyond words, it’s not even funny anymore. I saw many people outside the fandom who LOVES Tyler so it’s best to just stop saying that only Angelica McDaniel likes him. To me, Lily and Cane are FF materials. So I thank again Sony, CBS, Y&R for bringing in Tyler Michaelson because he’s obviously the main reason why I still watch this show.

    And I agree with a previous poster, Shemar Moore used to be bashed a lot back in the days. People were telling him he was just a pretty face and couldn’t act. But look at him now… I respect Redaric Williams a lot for being such a classact and keep it cool. And yes maybe that’s the difference between Shemar and Red because to me, Redaric CAN act and has done a great job. Don’t get me wrong though, I love me some Shemar.

    Anyway to me when a Lily/Cane fan takes its time to come on a page dedicated to Redaric Williams and leaves a comment, it just shows how much Mr. Williams DOES have a buzz. And a big one. So congratulations for that!

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    David replied

    Your second paragraph proved my point. Shemar WAS bashed just like how Redaric is being. But people gotta stop being cyberbullies. If we are teaching kids not to do it, then we should learn the same lessons as adults. I just don’t think we are. ITS A SOAP OPERA! haha People are confusing reel life with real life.

    Matt D. replied

    I ONLY ENJOY SHARON STUFF NOW AND THEY REALLY NEED TO GET SHARON BACK WITH ADAM GET MARRIED AND HAVE A BABY. HAVE CHELSEA AND THAT KID GO MISSING ALREADY AND TAKE AVERY AND THAT ROSE STORY WITH THEN BORING

    LauraL replied

    Damn that man is fine. A great newcomer to Y@R looking forward to a story between him an Abby..The best addition in along time..Best of luck…Lawd you are proof God is good

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  2. su0000 says:

    great abs!!
    I know some guys with great abs and they spend a majority of their lives working out..
    to get abs as Redaric’s can consume a life..
    Also when he gets older and the workouts stop the once rock abs look terrible when the muscles deflate and droop ..

    Anyways, Redaric is looking way to awesome!! ;)

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  3. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Damn…i thought this was about beer!!! I need a drink!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Sorry, Tyler is boring…

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    leanna replied

    What about you. you sound negative and boring. lmao

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Ieanna,IMO the character is boring at the moment…i need him to stir up some trouble for Lily…thats all. Both characters need a bit of excitement going…the actor himself is fine….but his character needs just a little more drama…thats not being negative…as for being boring wtf was that stupid remark for? lmoao…you must be boring and negative person to waste your time here telling me that! I can be exciting and i can be boring…just depends more on the other person im with or in messages with at the moment…lmfao!!!

  4. Briana says:

    Tyler rocks! I think he’s a great addition to the cast.

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    su0000 replied

    yah!!
    I wish Tyler n Lily would get it going and do the nasty ;)

    Being it network tv we might see their toes wiggle, if we’re lucky ..

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    That would be funny…Tyler and Lily completely covered under the sheets except for their feet, and there toes are wiggling…lol

  5. redbone says:

    I think the photos look great! You have a great physique. Don’t listen to them.!! You are definitely alright in my eyes:-):-)

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  6. Aleya says:

    So not only is Redaric a great actor but he’s also gorgeous AND fit? Sorry though, I do NOT want him and Lily together. She needs to stop acting like she doesn’t have feelings for Tyler and admit it to herself. Then she needs to realize what an amazing husband she has. Go Cane!!

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  7. Sharon says:

    Tyler is a great up and coming actor a great addition to the cast. Keep up the great work on the set and in the gym.

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  8. Amy says:

    Good interview

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  9. Jennifer says:

    I think Tyler is a great character. He brings new life to Lane and whoever he interacts with and I’m exited to see how his story evolves.

    Red seems like a very together guy. Kudos to him!

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  10. Dee says:

    Loving RW on YR. He’s great with Lily. He makes her go from boring to a more interesting. I’d rather see him with someone even better: Abby. Those two have tons of chemistry also. One of the best new additions to the cast in a long time. Now I’m gonna watch that video a few more times lol

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  11. Jbomb says:

    I love Tyler! I hope he gets a better story line, but I like him just as he is. Definitely an asset to Y&R! He’s a great actor, cute and has major swag :)

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  12. Y&R4EVER says:

    Tyler acting skills are Great He’s Handsome nice storyline gives the show a Boost

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  13. dawn says:

    many fantastic characters have grown into core roles in the Y&R over the decades that began as ‘accessory’ roles to facilitate change in a storyline/main character. there are so many ways that Tyler can become integral in Genoa City. The role as a temptation for Lily to add drama to Mr&Mrs HappilyEverAshby (boring) grew because Mr Williams is someone you cant take your eyes off when he is onscreen, and , as well, he made an absurd situation believable as that character so i’m SUPER excited about what else he might possibly be besides not-an-adulter-after-all ;) #cheers #LoveMyMelodrama

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  14. Raman says:

    Red has been a great addition on Y&R! Yes he is easy on the eyes but Tyler is also talented in marketing! Business is the backbone to Y&R so Tyler will be around! I am excited to see what the writers will do with Tyler! There is a lot more to discover and I am looking forward to it! Thanks Red for responding to my tweets! You are very humble! I am a fan! Ram, Vancouver Canada

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  15. Manny says:

    Tyler (Rederic) is doing great! Not only is HOT to look at and those amazing eyes! But at the same time, the s/l he is portraying is so real, it happens everyday in real life. His turmoil is well played out!

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  16. Jocey says:

    I’ve been a fan of this show for years and Tyler’s character has been a GREAT addition to this wonderful cast! He is extremely sexy and works so well with Lily. Keep up the great work Redaric!! I will be watching!!! :)

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  17. Mary says:

    Hello,
    I immediately fell in love with Tyler’s character! He is kinda a “bad boy” which is a great
    For many! I do want to see Tyler and Lily get closer! It’s awesome! I actually think Tyler
    and Lily make a “hot” couple!
    Red, don’t worry about the haters because it is obvious those folks don’t recognize talent
    when they see it and obviously need glasses as well.
    As far as comparing you to Shamar, you both are 2 different people, so no comparison
    shouldn’t even be in play.
    Keep doing your thang. I love your character and I hope to see much more of you on the Y&R and
    Other programs and movies!

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  18. Kara says:

    I love Redaric Williams and the character of Tyler. He was great to come in and shake things up. Lily and Cane are so boring! As for the Shemar Moore comparisons, it makes complete sense. They are both gorgeous and dripping with swag. The characters of Malcome and Tyle are very similar as well, artistic, athletic, and smooth. He is hot in his own right though and deserves the attention and compliments, don’t hate him because he’s beautiful lol. I love how much respect he showed to Shemar Moore when they asked him about the comparison….I just love this guy.

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  19. Shell says:

    Redaric Williams is a class act. Not only is he talented, he’s super intelligent. I look forward to watching his interviews and of course, watching him on the Young & The Restless. The comparisons need to stop. Redaric has his own path. Excited for all that is to come for this young man. Hopefully, he ignores the random baseless , hateful comments. Some folks really need to find a hobby other than hating.
    If you read this Red, LOVING YOU on Y&R!!!

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  20. Amyleann76 says:

    Red is a fab addition to an already smoking hot cast. WTG Y&R!

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  21. monika says:

    RW is great actor and very very good looking man.Tyler should have a fling with Lily,who is boring to death with Cane.Give her some excitement,make her alive and Tyler is perfect to do this.Gorgeous woman stuck at home with kids and booooring huby,naaa.Way to go Rederic.

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  22. PrettyDreads says:

    This guy is absolutely delicious! Lol I love him on Y&R. He’s a very talented and gifted addition to the show and I hope he’s there to stay!!!

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  23. Debbie Admussen says:

    Tyler (Red) is a wonderful addition to the cast of Y&R!! Hope he sticks around for the long haul!! Great acting, honest, up-front role and great to look at!! Bring him on!! Love it!!

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  24. Jenn says:

    Redaric is an excellent addition to the show. I love his character and swag. He is definitely the missing puzzle piece Y&R has been missing lately. His good looks don’t hurt the eyes at all.

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  25. Spring says:

    YR is such an awesome show and the fact they try and keep current with new faces and situations is what keeps me hooked!!. Redaric should show his abs more though. lol.

    RIP Jeanne Cooper.

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  26. KaSarah says:

    I think Redaric is a fantastic actor! I enjoy his scenes both with and without Lily. As he said above, we watch to see what will happen. I understand the comparison to Shermar, because Redaric is a young, talented and very handsome black actor starting out on Y&R. It makes sense. I’m glad Redaric is a part of the Y&R cast and I hope to see more of him!

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  27. Y&R4EVER says:

    Y&R smart to add Tyler very Hnadsome ladies we need eye candy also besides Nick & two others.Tyler storyline can be a little more spicy but overall I enjoy him.

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  28. CK says:

    I LUV RW!!! I’m so happy he joined the cast of Y&R!!! I look forward to his scenes EVERYTIME I tune in!!!
    He is not only gorgeous, but a great actor! Anyone who says different is just hating and jealous because he
    Has it all! I hope Y&R execs see this & give him MORE SCENES cause we want MORE RW! WE WANT MORE RW!!! ;) He definitely spiced up what I felt was a boring couple (Cain & lily) relationship, and he also makes Noah’s scenes more interesting and fun!!! I look forward to watching what they’ll get into as roommates! :) I also like the chemistry he is starting with Abby as well! I think RW livens up all the scenes he’s in with other actors, so I hope they continue to keep building on his character! I’m watching Y&R for Redaric!!! :)

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  29. SherryC says:

    Redaric Williams has definitely spiced up Y&R! I’ve been a fan of the daytime soap for years and I love Redaric’s character Tyler, one of the highlights to watching the show now! He’s an awesome addition to the cast! This young man has a promising career ahead of him!

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  30. crissy T says:

    I Love the storyline! And he is so easy on the eyes! :)

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  31. Kenyetta says:

    Redaric/Tyler is a great addition to Y&R, and has become one of my favorite characters on the show. I enjoy watching the relationship between him and sister Leslie. His bromance with Noah was unexpected, but has now turned into a great friendship. I personally am most excited to see what will happen between Lily and Tyler. I like what I’ve seen so far, and can’t wait to see more.

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  32. Kae says:

    Redaric is a wonderful addition to the Y&R cast whether or not his character actually links up with Lily. He is multi-talented and genuinely humble. Moreover, he makes time to stay connected to his fans via Twitter, etc. The soap world is just the “tip of the iceberg” for him. Go get ‘em, Red!!! ;)

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  33. LadyL says:

    I’m LOVING Y&R again and all the new additions. Especially loving Tyler/Lily (good chemistry). Redaric Williams is a great actor! I can definitely see the comparison to SM, but I can’t wait to see Redarics’ future work!

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  34. Kim H says:

    I think Rederic is doing a great job on Y&R .Good actor & I know he’ll get better & better with experience.Though he’s great to look at he’s got way more than that going on.All the best to you good man.

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  35. Stacy L. says:

    Redaric is one of my favorite new cast members. I love how natural he is.He brings a new energy to the show. I understand the comparisons to Shemar. Redaric is the best male addition since Shemar, maybe better. (I think better) I would LOVE to see Tyler and Lily together. lily with Cain bores the hell out of me. Can’t get enough of Redaric!!!

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  36. Stacy says:

    I love them both! Redaric definitely has it going on! Awesome actor and so damn sexy too!

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  37. Terri says:

    As the saying goes “Let your haters be your motivators” …. I think Redaric is bringing his skills to the table. It’s a shame everything turns into body image issues vs skill sets. If he was hired as a Corporate exec it would still be about his look vs his skills. Many have grown up on this show mastering their characters. Look at the great Eric Braeden who can hold his own in physique and skill in his craft. His look didn’t dictate his talents. Some just come with the whole pkg. Redaric is no different coming in. This is a number one soap. They at CBS/ Y&R are highly trained in hiring skilled actors who btw have to do their reads in one take on Y&R. So in my opinion I’m impressed with the character Redaric exudes on the screen and when not in character. All the guys (& ladies) are pulling their weight. Hence, working on the top running soap. Keep in mind also he doesn’t write the story lines which is what makes a character. So see where the story line is taken before taking him stage left. Props to Red!!!!

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  38. T says:

    You cannot compare the two other than them both being great actors on the show.. He is doing a great job and alot of people are watching to see what will happen between Tyler and lily… I will continue to watch the show

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  39. sally spieth says:

    Redaric is a great actor but the s/l he is in lacking. I thought of Shemar Moore when I saw Red but only cause of his great looks, body and classiness. Red is his own person, you can tell. Good luck xx

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  40. Lisa says:

    Redaric has been such a great addition to Y&R. He’s also very easy on the eyes:) He’s been one of the only reasons I’ve been watching. Tyler and Lily have amazing chemistry on screen and she has become more watchable these only because of him. Please Tyler free Lily from her boring husband! Redaric is definitely coming into his own and is doing a wonderful job! As long as he’s on Y&R I will continue to watch:)

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  41. Wendy says:

    One more thing… I really hope the writers put Lily and Tyler together! Sick and tired of Lily and Cane, it’s time to shake up things. It’s a soap after all and all the other couples on the show broke up. So why not Lily and Cane? Besides Lily and Tyler have chemistry, it’s undeniable. And both Lily and Cane need to explore other things. The show will survive if Lily and Cane separate lol… Just saying.

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  42. Sandy says:

    Redaric is a younger version of the more mature Shemar Moore. He just needs the chance to learn and grow in acting as Shemar and every other actor did. It’s just called opportunity.

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  43. Mo says:

    So he has a nice body, but I need more than that on a TV show. His character and storyline are so boring. He is passable as an actor. I’m not jumping up and down handing him an Emmy. I have never warmed to him or his character. I would like him to go and have Y&R focus on their veterans.

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  44. Leah says:

    Sad how ‘happy and committed’ is boring to some. Love Cane & Lily and what they have brought to daytime – an example that not all characters, especially women, have to bedhop to be interesting. ((Hard to root for a couple who change partners like their clothes.) Not against couples breaking up but at least let the 3rd party be interesting.

    Wish this young man success and better writing. S/L to date has not done him any favors. Hope theres more than this sulky, immature, arrogant portrayal in his future.

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  45. Kendria says:

    This man without a doubt is one sexy man. It’s such a fresh look for Y&R. I’m tired of nick and Neil… Well at least lookin at them All the time. Billy is gettin old. Noah still seems like a lil boy. So Tyler… Yes. He is hot! And I love the shake up its bringing for lilys life. Like he said, unfortunately things like this happens in life.

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  46. Eire says:

    Great article. Redaric Williams seems like a really cool, positive, down to earth and hard working guy. He has good looks, charisma, and acting talent. I like Tyler as a character. He is a breath of fresh air on Y&R. He is the best newcomer that Y&R has snagged in years in my opinion. I think Tyler has lots of promise. He has chemistry with all of his scene partners and fits in very well. The writers at Y&R need to hurry up and put Tyler with Lily in a hot romance because they have great chemistry (and the build up is there). Besides soaps are all about affairs, sex, romance, drama, betrayals, and scandals. So I have no problem with Lily taking a walk on the wild side with Tyler on Y&R. Anything to put some excitement, thrills, and spice back into the show.

    Or the writers need to put Tyler in a hot romance with Hilary, Abby, Chelsea, or someone else. The guy is way too hot and charismatic to be single and celibate. So the writers need to get going on that front. There needs to be way more romance and sex on Y&R in general. I also think the writers need to make Tyler a cross over character. The writers also need to write Tyler as a multi-dimensional character who is able to display a range of different emotions. The writers need to incorporate Tyler on the Y&R canvas much more. And they need to give Tyler better written and engaging stories on the show. Frankly Y&R needs better writing for everyone on the show. The writing needs to get better ASAP. The Bold and the Beautiful know how to make proper use of the hot guys on their roster. So Y&R need to step it up ASAP. You can tell that Redaric Williams is probably destined for bigger success in the movies and on prime time television. So the writers at Y&R need to really make the most of having him on the show while they can. Good luck to Redaric Williams. Keep striving and keep your head up!!

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  47. Chaz says:

    Tyler is boring. Redaric is just a passable actor. He may improve, who knows. Since comparisons are being made I don’t think Shemar Moore was that accomplished when he started.

    I have just seen nothing so far that has drawn me into either Tyler, Leslie or their story line(s). I have thought forever that Lily & Cane were also boring and tossing Tyler into their orbit hasn’t done much. I don’t see any real chemistry between RW & CK.

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  48. Jesse says:

    The thing that I cannot comprehend, after almost a year, is how BORING this show is!! And how slow it moves!! People love or hate Jill Phelps, but rarely are her helmed shows boring. When she took over Y and R, people were expecting a radical shift in stories, explosions, serial killers, pl ot gimmicks, etc. There has been NONE of that! The one time where there should have been an explosion and some casualties, with the bomb at the Newman ranch, the bomb was diffused quickly in an anti-climactic way. Personally, I would LOVE a patented Phelps sweeps stunt on this show, a la the Clear Springs disaster, or crazy Patty rampage #437. Whole episodes just go nowhere. Really…Avery baking, Dylan building a crib, Lily and Tyler talking in the office…Seriously! Get the story going!! Turn Carmine into a full blown psycho and unleash him on the town. He is a character with not a lot of long term potential anyway…might as well use him to give story to the vets. The one classic story being told in the Bell tradition of long simmering secrets is Summer‘s paternity. This is a most welcome plot point. If it is not used as the vehicle to reunite Nick and Sharon then it will be an epic fail. Nick and Sharon were the golden couple for YEARS! They are the end game couple of their generation, much like Victor and Nikki are for the geriatric set. Steve Burton is a charismatic performer, and a good actor, but the SEDCOND i heard they were bringing him on as Avery‘s lost love, I knew it was doomed to fail. Avery is an ill_defined character at best, and expendable at least. When your hire an Emmy award winning actor with legions of fans, you try to bring him in with ties to the core cast. No such attempt was made for Steve. Having him be Chelsea and Chloe‘s dupe is not flattering. This show has an awesome cast, and a producer who excels at production….but the writing is just not there. No offense to Josh Griffith, but there‘s an old saying s%#t or get off the pot. WRITE! Stories!

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  49. lili says:

    i do miss kay alden. please bring her back.

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  50. Sam says:

    It’s funny how one and the same person is writing 40 comments about hot great he is.
    He’s not a good actor and certainly doesn’t belong on this show. Get rid of him!

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  51. Doll says:

    I love Red and hope he comes back on Y & R SOON

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  52. Doll says:

    I love Red and look forward to seeing him on Y & R sooner!

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