Avery (Nikki Nelson/Wenn.com)

I'll be the judge...

According to Entertainment Weekly, "The Young and the Restless" has hired James Avery, best known for his role as a judge on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," to play the guest-starring role of a judge in an upcoming high-profile case on the Daytime drama. Could this be Phyllis' (Michelle Stafford) trial...or maybe Paul's (Doug Davidson)? In any case, Avery begins taping today and his scenes will start airing on October 12.

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