The Young and the RestlessComings & Goings

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Christian Keyes cast as Ripley Turner Young and Restless

Actor Christian Keyes has been cast in the role of Ripley Turner on Young and Restless. readers will recognize his name as Amanda Sinclair’s (Mishael Morgan) ex-fiance who she has a restraining order against, and who has one againt her, according to the dossier Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) received on the attorney. Soap Opera Digest reported the Saints and Sinners and Supernatural actor’s first scenes will air on Young and Restless on February 5.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Christel Khalil return Lily Winters Young and Restless

Actress Christel Khalil will return to Young and Restless’ Genoa City for a visit as Lily Winters early in the new year, according to Soaps in Depth. Khalil last returned to Young and Restless in October. readers can expect to see Khalil on Tuesday January 14.

– Candace Young

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

eileen davidson return

Updated December 24: Eileen Davidson will reprise her role of Ashley Abbott for a holiday return that was originally slated for December 25, but due to pre-emptions, can now report that viewers will see her on Young and the Restless on Friday December 27, as well as sometime in January.

On November 1, Eileen Davidson had another upcoming appearance on Young and Restless, according to Soap Opera Digest. readers should watch for Ashley Abbott to arrive in Genoa City during the week of November 11. On July 11, reported that Eileen Davidson would be back once again as Ashley Abbott on Young and the Restless beginning July 18 and again in August. On June 28, Eileen Davidson had 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. will reveal her airdates when they become available. On May 23, 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, 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

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

chase coleman plays tanner young and restless

Actor Chase Coleman has been tapped for a short-term arc on The Young and the Restless, according to Soap Opera Digest. Coleman, who played Garrett on One Life to Live, and who has had roles on The Originals and Vampire Diaries, will be seen as a recording artist named Tanner Watts who has a past connection to someone in Genoa City. readers should watch for Coleman’s first appearance on January 3, though the date could change with pre-emptions.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

doug davidson back at yr

Update December 17: Due to pre-emptions, the dates of Doug Davidson’s holiday appearances on Young and Restless have changed. The actor posted on social media, and shared the post below, however, it’s important to note the dates may still be out by a day.

On November 5, provided the next few air dates for Doug Davidson as Paul Williams on Young and the Restless. The CBS actor answered a fan who asked when his character would be back in Genoa City, “12th of November and the 17th and 18th of December, I think. Beyond that, I don’t know.” Back on August 15, we alerted 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. On February 15, 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/Candace Young

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

daniel Goddard leaving young and restless

Updated November 26: Daniel Goddard took to social media to announce that his last day as Cane Ashby on Young and the Restless is today, November 26. However, due to the preempts the previous week, Cane will actually last air on Wednesday November 27. readers can view Goddard’s message to fans below, which began with, “My dearest friends, I just wanted to let you know that on today’s episode of young and the restless Cane’s journey finally comes to an end. I wanted to tell you for a while that today is my last air date but I really just didn’t know how…”

On October 22, we reported that after months of speculation, following a cryptic message posted by Daniel Goddard back in April, the actor has confirmed was let go from Young and the Restless as Cane Ashby and stated, “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that I will no longer be part of the cast of the Young and the Restless. I am as shocked and gutted as you are… I almost didn’t post but I felt that the most loyal & loving fans an actor could wish for deserved to know and watch the last story arc knowing the rich meaning behind it. I am forever grateful for the 13 years I have been a part of the Y&R family… but sadly it seems that without Neil and Lily there just is no Cane.” Though his last air date with Christel Khalil (Lily) will be Friday October 25, will updated fans when Goddard’s last date will be.

Back on April 12, we reported Daniel Goddard, who has played Cane Ashby on Young and the Restless since 2007, took to Twitter today, using the hashtag #yr, and stated, “Life has been so good to me, but sometimes… you just have to turn the page and move on… #yr.” Though it hasn’t been confirmed, could the actor’s tweet mean he’s leaving his daytime role? On Tuesday April 9, we reported that Daniel Goddard sold his Calabasas home… reached out to Goddard and will report back when we receive confirmation.

– Amy Mistretta

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Alyvia Alyn Lind return Young and Restless

Update November 21: Viewers of Young and Restless can expect to see Alyvia Alyn Lind back as Faith Newman on December 25. can share that she will return home from boarding school to join her family for the holidays.

On November 11, young actress Alyvia Alyn Lind has been very busy with projects outside of Young and Restless, but a tweet from the CBS soap opera indicates she will be returning as Faith Newman before the end of this year. Currently, Lind can be seen in Netflix’s Daybreak, and she was last seen in mid-July.

– Candace Young

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Zach Tinker possible return Young and Restless

Updated November 15: A post on Young and Restless’ Twitter account, shared below, confirms that Zach Tinker will return to the CBS soap opera as Fenmore Baldwin during the holidays. has learned he will appear the week of December 23.

On September 12, Instagram post from The Young and the Restless’ Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) with Zach Tinker cued speculation that the young actor may be returning to the CBS soap opera as Fenmore Baldwin. LeBlanc shared a photo of them together and said, “The boy seems to be doing well! #JustSayNo LOVE me some @zach_atticus! #FenAllTheTime.” Fen has been on tour as a singer but was mentioned recently onscreen as dealing drugs again. With his mother, Lauren (Tracey Bregman), going looking for him, it’s entirely possible the character will turn up in Genoa City soon. Tinker was last seen on Young and Restless in February.

– Candace Young

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Jeffrey Vincent Parise to Young and Restless

Update November 14: Actor Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s Young and Restless character, Simon Black, was taken in by authorities after the hostage situation in Grand Phoenix and that proved to be the end of his run on the CBS soap opera. shared Parise’s message of thanks for the experience below. His last airdate is November 20.

On September 25, General Hospital alum Jeffrey Vincent Parise, who played both Carlos and Joe Rivera from 2013 – 2016, has been cast on Young and the Restless as a new character named Simon Black for a multiple-episode arc, according to CBS Soaps in Depth. readers may also remember Parise from his role as Detective Dom Ohanian on Days of our Lives, or more recently as Asmodeus on Supernatural. Parise will debut in Genoa City on Friday November 1 as a mysterious stranger with a score to settle.

– Candace Young

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Tristan Rogers return Young and Restless

Actor Tristan Rogers, who is currently playing Robert Scorpio on General Hospital, will briefly pull double-duty when he returns to The Young and the Restless as Colin Atkinson. With many readers speculating that Cane Ashby’s (Daniel Goddard) father was the con artist behind the mystery of Katherine Chancellor’s (Jeanne Cooper) will, and his ex-wife, Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) suspecting him as well, it’s no real surprise to hear he will be popping up on the canvas. The character was last seen in Genoa City in October 2017. According to Soap Opera Digest, Colin will be seen on two episodes beginning Thursday November 21.

– Candace Young

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019


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