Yvette Nicole Brown is headed to the fictitious town of Genoa City!
According to reports, the “Odd Couple” actress, who also happens to be a huge fans of the sudser, will guest star on the hit CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”
“The people at CBS found out that I’m a freakin’ fangirl,” Brown, 44, revealed to TVLine. “And they were like, ‘Do you want to go to Genoa City?’ And I’m like, ‘Um, yeah.’ It was probably one of the most exciting calls I have ever received.”
The actress will portray a journalist during her stint on the show. And, according to Brown, fans can expect her to appear in scenes alongside Jack (Peter Bergman), Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) and Billy (Jason Thompson). “All I know is something is happening with Jack, Billy and Phyllis that’s a big deal and I’m reporting on it,” she teased.
Brown previously starred in the NBC series “Community.” But before the show moved to Yahoo! for its sixth season, Brown had prematurely ended her contract with the show.
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown confirmed to TV Guide that she was leaving the comedy in 2014 to care for her father. “The idea of being away 16 hours a day for fives months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad.”
But then Brown received a “gift from God.” She was cast in the multi-camera show “The Odd Couple,” starring Matthew Perry, which allowed her to work and take care of her ailing father.
“What’s amazing to me is that you can make a choice for the family, and God can bless you,” she said during the 2015 Television Critics Association Press Tour. “We shoot five minutes from my house. I can go home and see my dad at lunch, make sure he’s OK, bring him back with me if I want to. He can come to the tapings. It’s just an easier, more relaxing type of environment. And he needs me.”
Audiences can catch Brown in “The Young and the Restless” on Monday, April 4, and in Season 2 of “The Odd Couples” on Thursday, April 7 at 8:30 p.m EST on CBS.