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  • Thad Luckinbill Returns to Y&R Despite JT's Supposed Murder image

    Update July 12: After Sharon and Nikki spied JT lurking outside the ranch property, readers most likely realized that Thad Luckinbill has once again reprised his role as JT Hellstrom. Stay tuned for more drama surrounding his return.

    On April 20, we reported, after years away, Thad Luckinbill returned to Y&R last December. On April 12, Nikki killed JT with a fireplace poker while protecting Victoria, thus ending Luckinbill's latest run on the CBS soap. JT's body was seen one last time on April 16 when Nikki, Victoria, Phyllis, and Sharon buried him in the garden at Chancellor Park.

    Y&R executive producer/head writer Mal Young assured Soap Opera Digest there were no surprises for Luckinbill, who knew every beat of the story before signing on. In fact, he said, "Thad only agreed to come back because of this story," and was involved every step of the way.

    Thursday, July 12th, 2018

  • Brooks Darnell's Y&R role as Nate Hastings Jr. image

    Brooks Darnell booked the role of Olivia and Nathan Winter's son, Dr. Nate Hastings, Jr., a role which was originated on Young and the Restless by Christopher Pope in 1992. The character was then played by Malcolm Hunter, Bryant Jones and Walter Fauntleroy. Fauntleroy made his last appearance as Nate on February 7, 2011 as Ronan Malloy's (Jeff Branson) doctor. has learned that fans can expect to see Darnell starting Tuesday July 3, "as a secret doctor who treats Victor Newman," according to EW. Darnell has previously been seen on Shadowhunters as Charlie Cooper, Bones, as Ron Bickerton, and on Nikita as an agent.

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018

  • Mishael Morgan Tapes Last Y&R Scenes and Shares Goodbye Photo image has learned that Mishael Morgan has taped her last Y&R scenes. ‬In a recent interview, Mishael Morgan's manger explained her Y&R departure, and as the actress left the CBS studios on June 27 she stated, "...and that’s a wrap. Just over five years ago, I tweeted a pic of CBS to announce the start of my journey on Y&R. Now, I have to say good bye. Sooo bittersweet. Thank you to everyone who supported me on my journey. On to the next adventure! #YR #goodbye #lastday"

    We reported on June 12 Mishael Morgan has posted a thank you and goodbye message in regards to her Y&R exit on Instagram that reads, "It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from The Young and The Restless. There were many factors that lead to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me. I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking and fun-loving people in television. Thank you to the cast, the crew and everyone at Sony and CBS who made the past five years truly unforgettable. A special thanks to my partner in crime Bryton James, who always brought out the best in both me and Hil. Last but definitely not least, I want to thank all of my amazing fans who have supported me on this journey. Your gifts, love and kindness over the years (and days) have warmed my heart and fuelled my soul more than you could ever know. Although my adventure as Hilary Curtis is coming to an end, my work on screen is far from over. This may be a goodbye from Hilary, but I’ll just say 'see you soon'. Love Always, Mishael" wishes Morgan our very best in her future endeavors.

    On June 6, we reported, following earlier rumors that broke regarding Mishael Morgan’s exit from The Young and the Restless as Hilary Curtis, her departure was confirmed by Daytime Confidential, who reiterated the claim that Morgan was unable to come to terms on a contract with CBS/Sony and therefore opted to leave the role she's held since 2013.

    There is no final airdate yet available for the actress, nor have details of her exit storyline been confirmed.

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018

  • Eileen Davidson Decides to Leave Y&R image

    Just in: Eileen Davidson is leaving Y&R. Story within.

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

  • The Young and the Restless Summer Dayplayers Casting image's The Young and the Restless day players casting news for the summer and beyond include a football champion, poker player and more.. Find detailed information on these roles through Y&R casting, auditions & dayplayer roles.


    Young and the Restless has put out a casting call for female swimwear models. Must be incredibly attractive, physically fit, age range 25 – 35, must feel comfortable wearing a swimsuit on screen and be available June 6.

    Y&R casting call: Young and the Restless is seeking hot and sexy, upscale, actors. Ethnicity is open male or female, 30 to 40 for background work. Must be able to work May 30.

    Brittany Black will appear as a poker player on Young and the Restless on June 1.

    Laura Linda Bradley has been cast to play Blake on Y&R in the June 1 episode.

    Super Bowl XII champion with the Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson, was on set at Y&R shooting scenes as Victor Newman's bodyguard recently, and it looked like Pearson had a great time behind-the-scenes as Mishael Morgan shared footage of the retired football star tossing the ball around with Eric Braeden and Kristoff St. John, along with a message to Pearson that it was a pleasure working with him. Look for him to appear on June 28.

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

  • Y&R Casts KCBS' Pat Harvey image

    KCBS TV news anchor Pat Harvey will appear in a guest role as a newscaster on The Young and the Restless on Monday June 25. As reported by Soap Digest, she's a big fan of the CBS soap.

    Friday, June 15th, 2018

  • Jess Walton's Summer Y&R Return image has learned that actress Jess Walton is set for another Y&R appearance as Jill returns to Genoa City. According to Soap Opera Digest, viewers will see Jill beginning Friday July 13. Previously, Walton appeared for Y&R’s 45th anniversary in scenes that saw her character cross paths with the Brooks sisters, Lori (Jaime Lyn Bauer) and Leslie (Janice Lynde).

    The Young and the Restless shared a photo of Walton from the set, in which she posed with Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Peter Bergman (Jack).

    Monday, June 11th, 2018

  • Kelly Kruger's First Y&R Return Date Revealed for Longer Story Arc image

    Updated June 1: has learned that Kelly Kruger will return to Y&R as Mac beginning on June 22, as reported by Soap Digest.

    On May 1 we reported that actress Kelly Kruger is set to come back to The Young and the Restless. Her alter-ego, Mackenzie, turned up last week looking for her ex-husband, JT (Thad Luckinbill), just weeks after Kruger's Y&R return in March for the Walnut Grove reunion, and according to Soap Opera Digest, the character will show up again beginning in June for an indefinite run. Her storyline arc will coincide with Lauren Woodland's return as Y&R’s Brittany and - spoiler alert - will have to do with the truth coming out about JT.

    Friday, June 1st, 2018

  • Lauren Woodland's Y&R Return Date As Brittany Hodges Guittierez image

    Updated May 25: can now report that Lauren Woodland's first Y&R return date is June 12, as confirmed by Soap Digest.

    On April 30 we reported that actress Lauren Woodland revealed on the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet that she would be returning to The Young and the Restless as Brittany Hodges Guittierez in an upcoming storyline. Woodland returned to Y&R in March along with David Lago, who plays her onscreen husband, Raul, for the Walnut Grove Academy reunion. At that time, the characters talked about their life together in New York and it was explained that Brittany was working as an attorney (the actress is also a lawyer off screen), which is what brings her back, as Brittany will take on a big case in Genoa City.

    There's no word yet on Woodland's airdates, but will update readers as more information becomes available.

    Friday, May 25th, 2018

  • Hunter King Returns to Y&R With Trouble Ahead for Summer image

    Actress Hunter King is headed back to The Young and the Restless to reprise the role of Summer Newman, according to TVLine. King joined Life in Pieces before leaving Y&R in 2016, and has learned she will continue to play Clementine on the series.

    Speculation has been steady about the return of Summer since Y&R recast the role of Kyle Abbott, as the characters had been involved previously. Summer was last seen before deciding to leave for extensive travel and has been referred to on occasion by her onscreen parents, Phyllis and Nick. In a preview photo of her return, Summer is shown in jail, so there's no telling what she's been up to!

    Hunter King has been put on contract and will first be seen on Monday June 4.

    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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