Sunday, August 10, 2008

Colin Egglesfield dropped to recurring!!

It is inevitable that when a new head writer takes over, cast changes get made. The unfortunate first casualty is myJoshy, Colin Egglesfield, who goes from contract to recurring status. Joining the show in September 2005, Colin took over the role from original Josh Madden, Scott Kinworthy. Colin was then thrust front and center in one of AMC's most controversial storylines ever, the undoing of Erica Kane's groundbreaking abortion back in 1973. Messing with not just show history, but television history is never a good idea, but Colin played the role with gusto and became an integral part of the Kane family. But as time went on, it was clear that the character of Josh was being backburnered. He moved on from his obsession with Babe, his affair with Hannah was abruptly ended when Hannah met her demise. And his one night stand with Greenlee was a blink and you missed it moment. With so many missed opportunities for this talented and handsome actor, it comes as no surprise that Colin is on his way out. Technically, yes, he'll only be bumped to recurring at the end of his contract this fall, but recurring is only a hop, skip and a jump away from the Martin attic.

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