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  • Photo of Kristoff St. John Back at Y&R Studio As Neil Winters image

    Updated March 14: has a first-look photo of Kristoff St. John back at the Y&R studio with castmates Daniel Goddard (Cane), Bryton James (Devon) and Eric Braeden (Victor). Goddard first posted a photo on Twitter with the caption, "He’s back! Please welcome the one and only Kristoff St.John back to the Young & the Restless! #yr #TheDenzelOfDaytime," followed by another and stated, "The look of joy on Eric’s face really says it all! We are such a close knit group and always have each other’s backs... Everyone has missed you Kristoff & we can’t begin to tell you how happy we are to have you back! #ReunitedAndItFeelsSoGood #yr #Family."

    We learned on March 8 that fans will get to see Kristoff St. John back on their screens as Y&R's Neil Winters very soon. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the actor will be back taping at the studios next week. St. John was last seen on November 29, 2017. Stay tuned for his return date. On March 5, we were happy to announce that it appears Kristoff St. John is preparing to return to The Young and the Restless as Neil Winters. The actor posted a photo on Instagram using Y&R hash tags and stated, “The comeback kid. I’m ready. @moneybarber #life #journey #brandnew #indacut #thecut #barber #YR45 #youngandrestless #youngandrestlesscbs #yrinsider.” Back in October 2017 Kristoff St. John was hospitalized for a mental evaluation but since has been updating fans and thanking them for their continued support. Stay tuned for his return date.

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

  • Melissa Ordway Returns to Y&R Following Maternity Leave image

    Updated March 2: Look for Melissa Ordway to return to The Young and the Restless as Abby Newman beginning on March 8.

    On February 1, we told readers can expect to see Melissa Ordway back on the canvas very soon. The Y&R actress will return to the CBS studios next week to film upcoming scenes. Ordway posted an Instagram story stating, “Exciting stuff, guys. I'm on my way home, I went to work for a couple hours for a meeting. And next week I am officially off maternity leave so I will be back filming next week. I’m super excited. It was so good to see everyone... I miss everyone... Abby is back!” Stay tuned for her return date. Back on January 12, we reported that Melissa Ordway spent months holding bags and folders just right trying to hide her pregnant belly while portraying the not pregnant Abby Newman. That has come to an end as Melissa Ordway gave birth to her second daughter on December 9, 2017. With the actress now on maternity leave, that means Abby might be heard from during her recent trip to Paris with Lily (Christel Khalil), but she won't be seen onscreen for a while. Baby Sophia Jolie Gaston joined her big sister Olivia, who Ordway and husband Justin Gaston adopted in 2016.

    Friday, March 2nd, 2018

  • Y&R Kyle Abbott Recast: Lachlan Buchanan Out, Michael Mealor In image

    Actor Michael Mealor has been cast in the role of The Young and the Restless' Kyle Abbott. Jack's son, who has been away working in New York City, was last seen in 2016, and will return home to Genoa City during the week of March 26, when Y&R marks its 45th anniversary. Mealor is new to soap operas, but has previously appeared in television series such as Chasing Life, Supergirl, Fall Into Me, and most recently, Roadies. He also acted in the short films, The Castle and Hotel Chelsea.

    Thursday, March 1st, 2018

  • Jess Walton Returns to Y&R for 45th Anniversary image

    Updated February 23: has learned that Jess Walton will be returning to Y&R for the show's 45th anniversary at the end of March. The soap's Twitter announced, "Mommy Dearest! @JessWaltonYR and Jill are back for the anniversary fun! #YR," along with a photo of Walton and her onscreen son Jason Thompson (Billy).

    On November 27 we reported that Jess Walton will return to "Y&R" as Jill beginning Monday December 18, as reported by Soap Digest.

    Fans can expect Jess Walton to return to "Y&R" as Jill in the coming weeks. On November 3, co-star Daniel Goddard (Cane) posted a photo, welcoming the actress back to the CBS studios. Stay tuned for her return date.

    On October 5 we reported that Tristan Rogers would return as Colin beginning on Monday October 9.

    On March 21, Jess Walton responded to fan reaction about her exit from "Y&R" by clarifying that she is merely taking time off and not leaving the role of Jill permanently. Tristan Rogers also took to Twitter with an update that he had learned the couple would indeed return down the road. earlier reported that actor Tristan Rogers took to Twitter to thank fans for their feedback on Colin's recent reconciliation with Jess Walton's Jill, and revealed the duo has left "The Young and the Restless" for the foreseeable future. Colin and Jill were headed off to travel the world and fulfill her bucket list, and apparently there are no plans for them to return as of right now.

    Friday, February 23rd, 2018

  • Y&R’s David Lago, Kelly Kruger, Lauren Woodland Back for 45th Anniversary image has learned that two more actors have been scheduled to return for The Young and the Restless’ 45th Anniversary, raul-brittany-mac-return-yr-jgwhich kicks off during the week of March 26. David Lago and Kelly Kruger will join original cast members Jaime Lyn Bauer, Janice Lynde and Meg Bennett’s special Y&R return, as first reported by Soap Digest.

    Lago played Raul Guittierez on and off from 1999 to 2009 with Kruger as Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) granddaughter Mackenzie Browning from 2002 to 2003. Kruger also appears on The Bold and the Beautiful as Eva from time to time and is married to B&B co-star Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer). Stay tuned for more announcements surrounding the anniversary special.

    CBS Soaps in Depth is reporting that Lauren Woodland will also be returning as Brittany Hodges, a role she played from 2000 to 2005. It's safe to say with the Glo by Jabot gang on their way back, JT will be in for a quite a surprise.

    Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

  • Jaime Lyn Bauer, Meg Bennett, Janice Lynde Return for Y&R's 45th image

    Jaime Lyn Bauer, Janice Lynde, and Meg Bennett will return to Y&R as part of the celebration of the show's 45th anniversary. Bauer and Lynde will reprise their former roles of Lorie Brooks and Leslie Brooks, from the core family phased out back in the 1980s, while Bennett returns as Julia Newman, a former Jabot model and Victor's ex-wife, who was last seen in 2002. Their appearances begin as of the March 27 episode of The Young and the Restless.

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

  • The Young and the Restless Dayplayers Cast image exclusively brings you "The Young and the Restless" day players comings for July and onward. These roles may be recurring or for one episode only. Air dates may be vary due to past show pre-empts, or if scenes were cut.

    Camryn Hamm is appearing on The Young and the Restless as Shauna. Look for her character to cross paths with Hilary beginning March 2.

    Carole Ruggier plays a social worker named Susan on Y&R on March 5.

    Zachary Ford appears on Y&R as a Newman employee named Taylor on March 7.

    Jason Dugre appeared as a maître d' on The Young and the Restless in the February 21 episode.

    Sitara Hewitt has been cast on Y&R to play business executive Helen Wallace on February 13.

    Damion Poitier appears on Y&R as Byron on February 16 and 20 and catches the eye of one GC lady.

    Tony Forsmark has booked another appearance on Y&R as a cop. He last appeared in the same role on August 28, 2017.

    Ali Hillis will appear on Y&R as Dr. Chasin on January 24, 2017.

    Margarita Franco returns as Y&R's Mrs. Martinez, the Abbott family housekeeper, on November 30, 2016.

    Casey James Phillips will play a firefighter on The Young and the Restless named Tom on November 3.

    Gregory Thompson will appear on Y&R.

    Kiva Jump ("Mad Men") has booked a role on Y&R.

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

  • Catherine Bach's Excited for Another Return to Young and the Restless image

    Updated February 16: Catherine Bach brings Anita back to Y&R on March 1 and 2, as reported by Soap Digest. On January 15, reported that Catherine Bach will be returning to Young and the Restless as Anita Lawson according to an Instagram post she uploaded.

    Friday, February 16th, 2018

  • Robert Adamson Confirms Y&R Exit As Noah Newman image
  • Greg Rikaart's Next Y&R Appearance image

    Updated February 5: has learned that Greg Rikaart will once again return to "Y&R" as Kevin Fisher beginning on Tuesday February 20, as reported by CBS Soaps in Depth. There is no word how long he'll remain on the canvas.

    On September 13 we reported that actor Greg Rikaart has returned to "The Young and the Restless" just weeks after his departure. The show's Twitter account shared a photo of Rikaart and Christian LeBlanc (Michael) together on set. Look for him to first appear back on the soap for a few episodes beginning on September 20. Back on May 5, Greg Rikaart confirmed his departure from Y&R when he was taken off contract, and his character, Kevin Fisher, subsequently left town.

    Monday, February 5th, 2018

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