Young and the Restless Sees Fly-by for Daniel Goddard's Cane Ashby...

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Daniel Goddard (Cane, Y&R)...tells fans Goddard's on contract and announces major casting news -- a huge soap star comes on board as Cane's mother later this spring. 

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Yesterday, Soapdom broke the story that fans of the Young and the Restless' Daniel Goddard (Cane) mounted a campaign, thanks to the internet, and raised enough money to hire a plane to deliver a 

message to "the powers that be" on the show. "Y&R fans want Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby."


The plane was scheduled to fly by CBS Televison City in Los Angeles today, Tuesday, April 12th from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, but continued to fly by carrying the fans' message until just after 2 pm.

I know, because I was there and it was a sight to behold. As soon as I turned north on Fairfax Avenue from Wilshire Blvd at about 1 PM, I could see the plane and it's banner proudly flying over CBS Television City bellowing it's message with every spit and sputter of the light aircraft's engines.

Not only did the workers at CBS Television City see the fans' message, but since the studio resides in a popular and populated area of Hollywood -- near the Grove and the Farmer's Market. The Writer's Guild West is just across the street and slightly south -- a lot of other people, out and about for lunch hour, got to see it, too.

I am not sure how many other media were out there covering the fly by. I only saw one man with a camera, and if he was an entertainment photographer out of LA, he must have been a newbie, becasue I did not recognize him. But I was able to capture a few pictures -- distant as they may be.

If you look closely over the CBS sign in picture below, you will see a small plane and it's banner.

Fans hire plane with banner

The insert picture shows the banner's message.

Fans want Daniel Goddard back on Y&R

Of course, the folks at the Young and the Restless saw the fly by, but according to the spokesperson for the show, they have no comment. She did share, however, this exciting news which should help ease the fears of Daniel Goddard's fans.

"Daniel is a contract player on the show. Meaning -- he will return to be on air," she shared with Soapdom. "Plus, we just signed Genie Francis (ex Laura of Luke and Laura fame on General Hospital) to play Daniel's mother. If he was not returning to the show, would we have gone so far as to hire Genie?"

Soapdom thinks not. Soapdom also expects that there will be tons of exceptional storyline down the pike if Daytime Emmy winner Francis is involved. Cane will be back, dear Daniel Goddard fans. Keep the faith and keep tuning in!

Genie Francis on BarKarmaGenie Francis, fresh off a guest starring role on Current TV's Bar Karma,  begins airing on the Young and the Restless in late May. Stay tuned.

Y&R fans, what do you think of Genie Francis landing in Genoa City?

General Hospital fans, GH's loss is Y&R's gain. Weigh in below.