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    One Life To Live Casting Change! Tom Degnan In, Josh Kelly Out As...

    Thursday, October 07 2010


    Tom Degnan (CW)
    Sudden casting change!

    Earlier this week we reported that Josh Kelly Had Been Recast As Joey Buchanan. ABC has now made a sudden casting change for the role of Joey Buchanan and has another contract role for a new character that would be better suited for Josh in mind. Stay tuned for more information on that when it's released.

    In the meantime, look for former As the World Turns actor Tom Degnan (ex-Adam Munson) to enter the role of Joey Buchanan on November 24.

    Executive Producer Frank Valentini explains: "After auditioning a talented group of guys for the role of Joey, we are excited to announce that not one but two of them will be joining the cast of One Life to Live in contract roles. We have now cast Tom Degnan in the role of Viki's son, Joey Buchanan, and we have decided that Josh Kelly is a great fit for the other contract role that we have written. We look forward to both actors joining the show."

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    Posted by jorie at Thursday, October 07 2010 02:01 PM

    Sounds like what happen to Brett&Scott, It turned out that thier new roles were perfect for them. So this will be too.

    Posted by jumps at Thursday, October 07 2010 02:15 PM

    I don't know either of the actors or seen their work. But this new guy looks more like Joey should.

    Posted by Fiddlefoot at Thursday, October 07 2010 02:41 PM

    I totally agree with Jumps on this. This guy looks more like what Joey should be. Just hope he is as good as he looks. And doesn't he look alot (in this picture) like the guy who played Kevin on GH/PC?

    Posted by 37-year fan at Friday, October 08 2010 02:39 PM

    Josh would be MUCH better in the role, remember he had a teenage affair with Dorian. Tom doesn't look like the part AT ALL. How can they even think of comparing him to Nathan (former Joey, now Castle)???????????? Not even in the same league.

    Posted by wordsandmusic at Saturday, October 09 2010 07:25 AM

    Gross! Couldn't stand him on ATWT & really hoped OLTL would get someone awesome for such an important role.

    Posted by Jonathan123 at Monday, October 18 2010 07:04 PM

    he dose look more like the old joey tho

    Posted by Carolae at Thursday, October 21 2010 07:09 AM

    2 words.....whatever for. No one can replace the original Joey and his character years ago meant something....not now. Besides, Joey would only be on part time contract as I really don't see any kind of story unfolding for him. For the life of me I can't see Tom Degnan portraying this good looking guy Joey....the casting director must be blind.

    Posted by 37-year fan at Wednesday, October 27 2010 07:39 AM

    I TOTALLY agree with this, Tom doesn't look ANYTHING like a boy who would have had an affair with Dorian.

    Posted by Carolae at Thursday, November 11 2010 06:53 AM

    The original Joey Buchanan was a heart breaker and good looking. Tom isn't...looks like a nerd. Perhaps makeup will help. It really doesn't matter as the character probably won't be around for long.

    Posted by brax at Wednesday, November 17 2010 08:54 AM

    This guy doesn't look the part of Joey. I know, we're all used to Nathan Fillion and we should give him a chance, but still- Tom Degnan doesn't have a strong enough "look" to be Vicki and Joe Reilly's son.

    Here's prediction- the fans won't like the casting, there won't be any chemistry between him and Kelly (I don't see how there would be an attraction to him as Joey) then the "Joey Returns!" storyline will fizzle, they'll get rid of him and we'll be Joey-less again for another few years.

    I like Joey and want to see him return- I've been waiting for a Joey and Kelly reunion since they broke up all those years ago- but OLTL PTB, please do it right! So far- it's not promising.

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