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Jay Montalvo joins Young and Restless

Actor Jay Montalvo has been cast on The Young and the Restless as Adrian Rosales, the estranged father of Lola, Arturo, and Rey, and ex-husband of Celeste. The actor previously appeared in daytime on General Hospital as D.A. Benjamin Lazaro, and has done stints on television series such as 10,000 Days and Hacienda Heights. Soaps.com can confirm that he will debut on the Friday August 16 episode.

– Candace Young

Friday, August 16th, 2019

doug davidson back at yr

Updated August 15: Soaps.com readers can expect to see Doug Davidson back on Young and the Restless as Paul Williams very soon. The actor took to Twitter to alert fans of his character’s return date and stated, “Thank you for all your support and inquiries. “Paul” will be back September 10th in the US., a day earlier in Canada.” Paul was last seen in Genoa City on Wednesday July 31.

Back on February 15, Soaps.com confirmed 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, sans contract, on Monday March 26. 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!”

– Christine Fix/Amy Mistretta

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Chelsea, Connor, Christian, Nick, Alex Winter joins cast of Young and Restless

That’s young actor Alex Wilson who has been playing the slightly older Christian Newman on The Young and the Restless recently. The role was previously played by twins, Jamie and Alister Tobias. Soaps.com learned Wilson is a newcomer to the acting world and as such is doing an excellent job playing the grandson of Victor Newman at the center of an intense custody battle between Victor’s sons, Adam and Nick. Wilson’s first airdate was Friday August 2.

– Candace Young

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Joseph C Phillips as Judge Sanchez Young and Restless

Updated August 7: Joseph C. Phillips will return to Young and the Restless as Judge Sanders on August 27, according to Soap Opera Digest.

As Soaps.com reported on July 17, actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played the character Justus Ward on General Hospital from 1995 – 2004 is set to appear on Young and the Restless as Judge Sanders in a case connected to Chelsea Newman (Melissa Claire Egan), Soaps.com has learned. Phillips got his start in daytime soap operas as Cruiser on Search for Tomorrow in 1985. His General Hospital character, Ward, also did a stint on Port Charles in 1997. The actor previously guest-starred on Young and Restless as Agent Jed Paulson in 2008. More recently he’s appeared as Mr. Davis in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Phillips appears on July 22.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

lauren woodland return

Updated August 7: Soaps.com has learned that Lauren Woodland will return once again to Young and Restless as Brittany Hodges. Look for her to appear on August 27, as reported by Soap Opera Digest.

Back on February 9, we reported 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).

– Candace Young

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Judah Mackey cast as Connor Newman on Young and Restless

Judah Mackey has been cast on The Young and the Restless as Connor Newman, according to Soap Opera Digest. Soaps.com learned the young actor is new to daytime soap operas, but has had roles on Criminal Minds and What/If, and appeared in the movie Deadcon. He will also be seen in the upcoming thriller film Anderson Falls and the TV series The Morning Show starring Reese Witherspoon. Mackey is set to debut as Connor on Thursday August 8. Gunner and Ryder Gadbois were the last to play the role of Adam and Chelsea’s son.

– Candace Young

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Loren Lott out at Young and Restless

It appears as though actress Loren Lott is exiting from The Young and the Restless as Ana Hamilton after she shared a subtweet directed toward Young and Restless’s official account that stated, “A whole mood,” on a post containing the quote, “It’s not a goodbye…it’s a see you later.” The actress then shared tweets from fans upset about her dismissal and/or change in status. This also comes after Ana made plans to leave Genoa City to see Jett in the hospital, and with no apparent follow-up in a plot surrounding her working with a mentor. Below our Soaps.com readers can view a video clip from Lott with her co-stars on her last day on set at Young and the Restless. Once her last airdate becomes available, we will update.

– Candace Young

Video: LorenSharice/YouTube

Friday, July 26th, 2019

jason canela put on contract at Y&R

Jason Canela is back at Young and Restless taping scenes as Arturo Rosales after his former co-star, Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) shared a photo with him and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales) from the soap opera’s set on Instagram (which has since been removed). With Arturo’s sister set to be married and his mother in Genoa City, it wouldn’t be a stretch for the character to visit from Miami. Canela last taped Young and Restless in April when Arturo left town to have a baby with Mia (Noemi Gonzalez). Soaps.com will update with further information if it becomes available.

Christian LeBlanc screenshot of Jason Canela Young and Restless

– Candace Young

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Catherine Bach returns young and restless

Update July 17: Soap.com can share that Catherine Bach will return to Young and Restless as Anita Lawson beginning Thursday August 8, according to Soap Opera Digest.

As Soaps.com reported on July 3, actress Catherine Bach of Dukes of Hazzard (Daisy Duke) fame is set to return to The Young and the Restless as Anita Lawson this summer. Melissa Claire Egan recently returned to Y&R as Chelsea Lawson Newman, and according to TV Insider, the onscreen mother and daughter will reunite in Genoa City when Bach returns on Thursday August 8. Bach last appeared on Young and Restless in 2018. Stay tuned for additional details if they become available.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

eileen davidson return

Updated July 11: Soaps.com readers can expect to see Eileen Davidson back once again as Ashley Abbott on Young and the Restless beginning July 18 and again in August.

On June 28 we reported Eileen Davidson has taped more scenes at Young and the Restless, according to Soap Opera Digest. This means Ashley Abbott will reappear in Genoa City in the not-too-distant future. Soaps.com will reveal her airdates when they become available. On May 23, Soaps.com shared that Eileen Davidson would be making yet another appearance on Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott. Viewers can expect to see the actress turn up beginning May 28.

On February 25, Soaps.com reported that actress Eileen Davidson is headed back to Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott. Soap Opera Digest reported Davidson will return for a ‘visit’ for two episodes as arranged by headwriter Josh Griffith. She was quoted as saying, “I said on my last day that I would love to come back for a visit, and I was lucky enough to have [Head Writer] Josh Griffith take me up on my offer. It’s always great to see my Y&R family.” Watch for Ashley to appear onscreen on March 29 and April 1. Davidson left her Young and Restless role in October 2018.

– Candace Young

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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