The Young and the RestlessComings & Goings
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Soaps.com can confirm that Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) has returned to The Young and the Restless and is currently taping new scenes and will first appear back in his Genoa City role on Monday March 25. Today Young and the Restless’ Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) tweeted a photo of himself and Davidson with the caption, “He’s back!!” A little later, a tweet from Davidson himself came in where he said, “Okay! So, the cat is out of the bag. NONE of any of this would happen without all of your undying loyalty, support and kindness. All of you are the reason “Paul” is back on the canvas. THANK YOU SO MUCH. @EBraeden has been incredible the entire time. A huge thanks to him as well!”
He’s back!! pic.twitter.com/v2FeTiTxhv
— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) February 15, 2019
Okay! So, the cat is out of the bag. NONE of any of this would happen without all of your undying loyalty, support and kindness. All of you are the reason “Paul” is back on the canvas. THANK YOU SO MUCH. @EBraeden has been incredible the entire time. A huge thanks to him as well!
— Doug Davidson (@DougDavidsonYR) February 16, 2019
Friday, February 15th, 2019
Soaps.com has learned that General Hospital actress Brytni Sarpy (Valerie) has landed a contract role on Young and the Restless and begins taping next week. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that the actress will play Elena Dawson, who will interact with numerous main characters. Sarpy debuted in the role of GH’s Valerie in 2014 and last appeared on the ABC soap in December 2018. Stay tuned for her first Y&R air date.
Friday, February 8th, 2019
Soaps.com has learned that Young and the Restless is recasting the role of Adam Newman. Soap Opera Digest is reporting the casting call has gone out for the role. It may or may not be related to the recent Y&R auditions for charming cad, Jeremy.
The role of Adam was last played by Justin Hartley, who left Y&R in September 2016. The character was presumed dead after an explosion at the cabin where he was staying. Prior to that, the role was held by Michael Muhney.
Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Soaps.com can share that actress Lauren Woodland is set to reprise her Young and the Restless role of Brittany Hodges Guittierez once again. Soap Central reported that the out-of-town attorney will return to Genoa City on the Monday February 18 episode. Presumably her return will have to do with JT’s (Thad Luckinbill) murder case. Woodland last appeared on Y&R in September when she represented Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) in a custody battle with Victor (Eric Braeden).
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Soaps.com readers wondering about Judith Chapman’s status on Y&R should know the actress told Soap Opera Digest that she hasn’t filmed at the soap in months. She recently joined Days of our Lives, where she again plays the mother of Greg Rikaart’s (Kevin) character, Leo Stark. As for Gloria’s fate on Y&R, Chapman had originally hoped to work on both Y&R and Days, but she had too many episodes of Days to shoot so the powers-that-be decided not to juggle her back and forth. “Gloria is hanging out in the break room someplace. I don’t know what’s going on there.”
Friday, January 25th, 2019
Soaps.com can share that The Young and the Restless has been holding auditions to fill the role of ‘Jeremy’, who sounds like a returning character being recast. Some have speculated it could be Adam Newman, but the script doesn’t quite fit the character, who is presumed dead, and rather sounds like a cad who did the woman in the script wrong somehow, and is now back looking to charm her again. The actors reading for the part were Caucasian and appeared to be in their 30s.
Ben Harlan was one of the actors who read for the role. In his first scene, Jeremy talks about how liberating it is to be hated, while the woman he’s interacting with refers to him as a psychopath. He advises the woman, who has recently become an outcast, to “embrace the isolation.” In the second scene, Jeremy tells the woman she looks perfect as always, and she asks, “What made you reach out now?” He claims it was regret, but she’s not buying it and says, “You don’t regret things, Jeremy, you take what you need, and do what you have to, and you move on…like you did with me.” Jeremy, trying to charm her, states, “We could change the world together. We’re the perfect pair.”
Which character do you think ‘Jeremy’ could be?
Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Updated January 17: Soaps.com can share that Hunter King will first be seen back as Summer on Young and the Restless on January 29, according to Soaps in Depth.
On January 8, Soaps.com learned that actress Hunter King has been back at CBS studios taping scenes as Young and Restless’ Summer Newman in the new year. Co-star Sasha Calle (Lola) posted about her return to the studio after the holiday hiatus and shared a clip of herself, King, Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Zach Tinker (Fenmore), and Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) drinking coffee and holding scripts with the caption, “This is what work looks like… Lovely.” Stay tuned for her first airdate when available.
Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Updated January 11: Soaps.com can share that Tristan Lake Leabu’s latest run as Y&R’s Reed Hellstrom will come to an end soon, according to Soap Opera Digest. Presumably, his exit will be related to developments in JT’s murder case.
On November 2 2018, Soaps.com reported that Tristan Lake Leabu would be making his way back to Young and the Restless as Reed Hellstrom. CBS Soaps in Depth reported that the actor would first be seen on Monday December 10 with Reed possibly looking for answers surrounding his father JT’s disappearance. Leabu exited Y&R on April 27 when his character left Genoa City to attend music boarding school in New Hampshire.
Friday, January 11th, 2019
Updated December 28: Soaps.com readers can expect to see Jess Walton back on Y&R as Jill early in the new year. Soap Opera Digest reports she’ll first be seen on Thursday January 3.
On September 21, Soaps.com learned that Jess Walton will return to Y&R as Jill on Monday September 24.
On June 11, we reported 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).
Friday, December 28th, 2018
Updated December 20: Soaps.com can share that Kelly Kruger returns to Y&R as Mac on January 11.
On November 30, Soaps.com reported that actress Kelly Kruger took to social media to share a photo of herself on the CBS lot, where she’s back taping more scenes as Young and the Restless’ Mac. Soaps.com presumes her latest visit to Genoa City is related to the JT murder investigation, which last brought Kruger back to Y&R in November when Mac met with Rey Rosales regarding JT’s watch being found in Chancellor Park. Stay tuned for her airdate when available.
Thursday, December 20th, 2018