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  • 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

  • The Young and the Restless Dayplayers Casting image exclusively brings you The Young and the Restless day players casting news for April and beyond. The roles below may be recurring or for one episode only. Air dates may change due to past show pre-emptions or if scenes were cut out.

    Mak DeGennero announced via Instagram that he was on the set of Young and the Restless and shared, "Waiting for the director to yell action. On set of The Young and the Restless." Look for the daytime newcomer to appear as a physical therapist on May 23.

    Zach Dulin and Laura James will appear on Y&R as Lawrence and Jane, business associates of Nikki, on May 18.

    Camryn Hamm returns to Y&R as Shauna, the teen Hilary's mentoring, on May 21.

    Alyssa London, Miss Alaska USA 2017, was the mystery woman seen in Victor's room on Friday April 6th's episode, JT turns off Victor's life support. It turns out the actress was hired for her hair, which could mean we don't see her face, but that she was a stand-in for some other surprise guest on Y&R!

    Rose Abdoo will appear on The Young and the Restless as Dr. Mosley on April 4 and 5. She's had roles in popular series such as Scandal, Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars, Grey's Anatomy and played Gypsy on Gilmore Girls from 2002 to 2007.

    Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

  • Y&R Casting Contract Roles for Sofia and Carlos image

    The Young and the Restless is seeking to fill two new roles. The first is for a twenty-something actress to play the role of Sofia, who is "beautiful, independent, and ambitious," according to Soap Opera Digest. The second role is good guy and "strikingly handsome" Carlos, who is in his thirties. These are contract roles, and both are set to begin taping around the middle of June.

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

  • 'RHOBH' Erika Girardi Returns to Y&R image

    Updated May 2, 2018: has learned that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Girardi will be making her way back to Young and the Restless as real estate agent Farrah Dubose on June 4 and 6. Her character will run into Ashley (Eileen Davidson) while finding a bachelor pad for a major character, as reported by Soap Opera Digest.

    As we reported back in March 7, 2017: Erika Girard is set to reprise her role of Farrah Dubose on April 24 when she appears in scenes with Jack (Peter Bergman). Previously reported by on November 7 2016, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Girardi will guest star as a business woman on Y&R named Farrah Dubose opposite her reality series co-star Eileen Davidson (Ashley) on Thursday December 15.

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

  • Kelly Kruger Staying at Y&R As Mackenzie Browning Hellstrom image

    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. will update readers with airdates when they become available.

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

  • Tristan Lake Leabu Exits Y&R As Reed Hellstrom image

    As recapped, this week on Y&R Victoria agreed to let Reed attend boarding school for music in New Hampshire. His going away party that followed seems to have served as a farewell to the character for now, as Soap Opera Digest is reporting the actor Tristan Lake Leabu has ended his stint as Reed Hellstrom.

    Leabu came to the CBS soap as Victoria and JT's troubled teenaged son in January 2017. He is nominated for an Outstanding Younger Actor Daytime Emmy for his portrayal.

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

  • Thad Luckinbill Exits Y&R Following JT's Murder image

    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.

    Friday, April 20th, 2018

  • Kristoff St. John's Y&R Return Date As Neil Winters image

    Updated April 13: has learned that Young and the Restless actor Kristoff St. John will return on canvas as Neil Winters beginning on Tuesday April 17.

    On March 14 shared 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.

    Friday, April 13th, 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

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