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    The Young And The Restless Casts ATWT's Maura West! (Updated!)

    Thursday, September 09 2010


    Maura West as Diane. (CBS)
    Big News! Updated September 9:

    Soaps.com has your first look at Maura West as Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless! Diane will first show up in Gloworm! Do you think Maura will be a good fit as Diane? Vote in the poll below!

    Previously Reported on August 5:

    Staying in the CBS family after As The World Turns wraps up, will be talented, two-time Emmy award-winning actress, Maura West (Carly Tenney Snyder), who will be joining the cast of The Young and the Restless!

    TV Guide is reporting that Maura is going to be playing the role of Diane Jenkins, and will start taping just prior to ATWT's last airdate on September 1. She is expected to be seen in Genoa City beginning October 8.

    Soaps.com welcomes Maura to Y&R! What are your feelings on Maura joining the show? What do you think of her being recast as Diane? Tell us in the comment section below!

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Daisy 08 at Thursday, August 05 2010 08:57 AM

    I have always been a fan of Maura West so I'm super excited about her joining the Y&R cast! Can't wait to see what she brings to the show!

    Posted by Angelb540 at Thursday, August 05 2010 10:01 AM

    what happened to the original Diane Jenkins? Why isn't she playing her part?

    Posted by wolfsmistress at Thursday, August 05 2010 10:20 AM

    So what was wrong with the rehiring of either Alex Donnelley or Susan Wolters as Diane Jenkins? Why subject the fans of the show to yet another recast, and a blonde at that? Diane was a brunette, not a blonde, and the last few recasts on the show haven't exactly been the most intelligent things that the show has done. Just because a former soap star is available, doesn't mean that they need to be snapped up by the current top show just to have "the name." Not looking forward to this at all...again!

    Posted by FL senior fan at Thursday, August 05 2010 10:54 AM

    Looks "classy" enough to win over Jack. And if taking Diane Jenkins role over...I think this will happen. After today's show and Jack & Emily's "flop" attempt at renewing the Christmas spirit, I think we all know its not going to happen between those two. Sorry the writers will end Emily; had just hoped it was Patty's character.

    Posted by ps in flowood at Thursday, August 05 2010 11:03 AM

    I am glad she is coming to Y&R, Carly/Maura is one of my favorite soap stars, just love her and Jack, on ATWT.

    I guess she will be fighting Phyllis over Jack, I hope Phyllis wins, I like Jack with Phyllis. But Diane has a son by Jack, and she will use that against Phyllis, I think Summer is really Jack's child, but that is another story line.

    peace out.

    Posted by candyland at Thursday, August 05 2010 11:09 AM

    She need to stay were she at I think...... Phillis and Jack should be together....Nick and Sharon....

    Posted by LSUtigergirl at Thursday, August 05 2010 11:25 AM

    Looove Maura West as Carly on ATWT! Can't wait to see what she brings to Y&R!

    Posted by Iluvdaytimetoo at Thursday, August 05 2010 02:27 PM

    Touchdown Y & R!!! I Love her. Maura should really shake up the men in Genoa City. If the pair her with Jack, she won't have to remember her leading mans name!

    Posted by angeleyes25 at Thursday, August 05 2010 03:26 PM

    I absolutely love Maura West aka Carly Tenney. Carly and Jack are the main reason I watch ATWT. I just love her. If they keep her with the fiesty and sometimes vicious personailty she has on ATWT she will be an equal match to Michelle Stafford brillant portrayal of Phyllis. As far as acting goes Maura (Carly-ATWT), Michelle (Phyllis-Y&R), Elizbeth Hubbard (Lucinda-ATWT) and Susan Flannery (Stephanie-B&B) are my favorite soap actresses.

    Posted by lisamarie2010 at Thursday, August 05 2010 04:10 PM

    To Angelb540

    The original Diane Jenkins DID made an appearance but the actress is now playing on Vampire Diaries...

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