Former Young & Restless Heavy Raises Suspicions With a ‘To Die For’ Role
It’s a race to solve two murders before the killer takes their next victim.
Longtime viewers of The Young and the Restless will remember Eddie Cibrian from playing Matt Clark, the man who made Nick and Sharon’s life a living hell, in the early 90s. Though he left daytime behind after a two-year stint on Sunset Beach in 1999, he’s turned up in numerous series, as well as films, and will once again appear on Lifetime in the premiere of Fallen Angels Murder Club: Friends to Die For on Saturday, April 2, at 8 pm.
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The first installment of the Fallen Angels Murder Club movies follows members of a book club and the two things they have in common — a love for books and a criminal record. Hollis Morgan (Toni Braxton) meets both requirements and served time after being left holding the bag in an insurance fraud scheme concocted by her ex-husband. With dreams of becoming a lawyer, Hollis needs the court to pardon her conviction, but things take a dramatic twist when someone from her book club is murdered from a scene taken out of the previous night’s novel — and she becomes the suspect of police scrutiny.
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However, she won’t go down without a fight, and risk getting stuck with another bad rap, and sets out to investigate her fellow club members. When a second murder takes place with another book-inspired theme, Hollis is determined to identify the killer before she becomes their next victim.
Get a glimpse of Cibrian in the role of Avery Mitchell in the promo below and be sure to set your DVRs for next month’s premiere.
When not working on new projects, Cibrian spends time with his wife, country music sensation LeAnn Rimes, and his sons Jake and Mason. And take a look back at his days on Sunset Beach in our photo gallery.
<p>In it, we’ll delve into the NBC soap opera that was brought to fruition by primetime legend Aaron Spelling. Although, let’s be real, this did not add to his legacy a whole lot.</p>
<p>The show thought that it had in George Hamilton’s son, Ashley, a gem to play jewel thief Cole Deschanel. Erm, not so much. So he was soon replaced by someone who’d look right at home getting…</p>
<p>Eddie Cibrian, already a soap MVP thanks to his run as the villainous Matt on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>, realized Cole’s potential. Turned out, all they had to do was add water. Boom, just like that, they were…</p>
<p>OK, technically, this was Cole being rescued from a tsunami by his father (soap legend Gordon Thomson). What? It could happen.</p>
<p>More like ladies’ mid-afternoon, but whatever. The fate of <em>Sunset Beach</em> rested largely on the shoulders of Laura Harring (as Paula Stevens), Susan Ward (as Meg Cummings), Sarah Buxton (as Annie Douglas) and Sherri Saum (as Vanessa Hart).</p>
<p>Boss Spelling tried to make a soap heartthrob of son Randy as Sean Richards. Alas, he was no Tori.</p>
<p>On her way to her iconic <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> role of Jackie Marone, Lesley-Anne Down paid a few extra dues as rich bitch Olivia Richards.</p>
<p>Former <em>Another World</em> heartthrob Hank Cheyne and Harring provided ample eye candy. But the thing about a sugar rush is that it passes.</p>
<p><em>General Hospital</em> vet Harring eventually went on to be a David Lynch muse, starring in his 2001 cult classic <em>Mulholland Drive.</em></p>
<p>… eh, all right. But <em>Sunset Beach</em> failed to see the potential in Adrienne Frantz, recasting the future Emmy winner as Tiffany Thorne. #fail</p>
<p>Did we mention that Frantz went on to dazzle on both <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> and <em>The Young and the Restless</em>? Because she did. Here, she demonstrates the expression we <em>try</em> to wear when we’re really, really meaning to not rub it in.</p>
<p>After playing <em>Sunset Beach</em> bad girl Annie Douglas for the show’s entire short run, Sarah Buxton went on to make trouble on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> as psycho Morgan DeWitt.</p>
<p>How could <em>Sunset Beach</em> possibly turn loose a tsunami without Big Kahuna Spelling bringing in <em>Love Boat</em> doc Bernie Kopell to “diagnose” Kathleen Noone’s Bette?</p>
<p>Somehow, Jason George managed to emerge from the other side of <em>Sunset Beach</em>’s infamous turkey-baster storyline with his dignity intact. He also managed to emerge from it with a future that included frontburner roles on <em>Grey’s Anatomy</em> and <em>Station 19.</em></p>
<p>George’s leading lady, Sherri Saum, Vanessa Hart to his Michael Bourne, also wound up on <em>Grey’s Anatomy</em>. Though she’s probably even better known for <em>The Fosters.</em></p>
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