'Young and the Restless' Actor Will Be 'Defying Gravity'

The Young and the Restless' Eyal Podell may have left the soap world for primetime but that doesn't mean that daytime viewers won't be able to enjoy his new series, which may involve a few soapy twists and turns. The 33-year-old actor has joined ABC's new medical drama, Defying Gravity, which revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who undertake a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system.

"It's from the producers of Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives and is sure to appeal to the soap viewer during prime time," teased Podell.

Defying Gravity has often been described as "Grey's Anatomy is Space" due to its sci-fi premise though told "in a female-friendly way." However, skeptics beg to differ. Podell, on the other hand, urges soap fans to give it a try since viewers can expect several hookups to ensue as the show puts the spotlight on four women and four men in space with nothing to do for six years. It's also going to be complicated as their actions reveal intimate and interconnected relationships that have a strange effect on the present.

Fans can check out Eyal Podell on Defying Gravity, which kicks off its two-hour premiere on Sunday, August 2 at 9/8c on ABC.

Podell is best known for his role as Professor Adrian Korbel on The Young and the Restless --- a role he played from September 18, 2006 until August 5, 2008. During his stint, his character Adrian was paired with Colleen and, like many Genoa City citizens, was trapped in the parking lot collapse in Clear Springs. Adrian then got a job at Restless Style and was in charge of writing the article about Sabrina Newman (Raya Meddine), but unaware to him, Jack Abbot changed the content of the article in the benefit of boosting the sales of the magazine. Korbel was disappointed by this, and has since moved to Maine.

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