Updated April 16:

Check out this behind-the-scenes video clip of Cady McClain taking on the role of Genoa City's Kelly. Her first scenes air today, Wednesday April 16.

Updated March 3:

Cynthia Watros will last been seen as Kelly on April 15. Cady McClain, who begins taping on March 26, will first air on April 16.

Original article February 26:

Genoa City's new Kelly Andrews will be played by none other than former "All My Children" star, Cady McClain (ex-Dixie). "The Young and the Restless" was forced to recast the role when Cynthia Watros’ new series Finding Carter got picked up by MTV. Watros will travel to the east coast to appear on the series.

Watros' last day on the "Y&R" set will be March 14 and McClain will first be seen later in the Spring. Watch for updates. CBS daytime's Angelica McDaniel confirmed the recast on Twitter:

Cady McClain kicked off her daytime career playing Dixie Cooney on "All My Children," a role she held off and on from 1989 - 2013. She also played Rosanna Cabot on "As The World Turns" from 2003 - 2010. McClain's latest project has been a self-help book, Murdering My Youth, which will be released on Friday March 7.

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- Candace Young