Earlier this week, soapsindepth.com exclusively broke the news that daytime newcomer Josh Kelly had been tapped to play Joey Buchanan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Now comes word that Kelly will not be playing Joey… instead, Tom Degnan (Adam, AS THE WORLD TURNS) will make his debut as Viki and Clint’s younger son on Wednesday, November 24. But don’t count hottie Kelly out just yet! As it turns out, the powers that be decided that Kelly was a better fit for a different role that they were also trying to cast!
“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 OLTL in contract roles,” executive producer Frank Valentini tells Soaps In Depth. “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.”
Look for Degnan to debut just in time for Joey to celebrate Thansgiving with his parents, while Kelly’s first air date is yet to be determined.