William Russ Replaced by Stephen Nichols on The Young and the Restless

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That didn't take long.

William Russ - who premiered on The Young and the Restless on December 2 - has already been replaced on the soap opera.

Stephen Nichols (best known for his 14-year run on Days of Our Lives) will take over the role of Tucker McCall next month. He first air date is January. Said show producer/head writer Maria Arena Bell of the switch:

“William Russ is a talented actor and we enjoyed working with him. However, we decided to take the character in another direction.”

As for The Young and the Restless spoilers involving Tucker: He'll soon be revealed to have a startling connection to a major resident of Genoa City.

The New Tucker
William Russ

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