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Jason Canela appearance Arturo Rosales Y&R

Could Jason Canela be set to reprise his role of Arturo Rosales on The Young and the Restless? You’ll recall that he left the role in the spring of 2019 when the powers that be elected not to renew his contract. But we couldn’t help noticing that on Friday, November 20, the actor shared a photo of himself standing outside the CBS studios to his Instagram story, which left us thinking his alter ego could be paying someone in Genoa City a visit soon.

Arturo previously appeared to attend his sister Lola’s wedding to Kyle. Given that their brother Rey is currently planning his wedding to Sharon, that would certainly seem like a reason for Arturo to visit. And with those nuptials planned for New Year’s Eve, the timing would seem to work out from a production stand point.

Sure, it’d be fun if Arturo decided to crash Abby’s upcoming wedding — probably more for us as viewers than the bride — but that seems unlikely. And with Rey being a cop in a city where danger often rears its ugly head, there’s always the possibility that Arturo could return should his brother wind up in a precarious situation.

Finally, there’s the least fun (and least likely) scenario of all — that Canala was at the studio for reasons having nothing to do with a return.

As they say in the business, stay tuned, because Soaps.com will pass on the latest info as soon as it becomes available. Meanwhile, treat yourself to a little eye candy by perusing our brand-new photo gallery of (some of) soaps’ all-time handsomest leading men.

– Candace Young

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

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Longtime cast member Jess Walton will pop back up as Genoa City’s Jill Abbott during the Wednesday, November 18 episode of The Young and the Restless. Viewers will see Jill, along with Tricia Cast’s Nina, engaging in a video chat with Chance, who recently took a bullet meant for Adam. Walton was last seen in the role back in April and has played the character since 1987.

Speaking of Chance, yesterday we reported that Donny Boaz had to take a medical leave of absence and that Melissa Ordway’s (Abby) husband Justin Gaston would be temporarily filling in for the actor.

– Amy Mistretta

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Justin Gaston to Y&R as Chance

We’re going to see another actress’ spouse appear opposite her in upcoming scenes, much like the recent stint by Melissa Claire Egan’s (Chelsea) husband. As first reported by Soap Opera Digest, Melissa Ordway’s (Abby) husband and fellow soap star Justin Gaston (Days of Our Lives’ Ben Rogers) will temporarily fill in for Donny Boaz as Chance beginning the week of November 23. Boaz recently tested positive and therefore needed to step away for a bit. In July, we predicted that Gaston could end up on Young & Restless and we look forward to seeing him back on our daytime screens.

Will more actors’ significant others arrive in Genoa City? With all that’s going on given the current health crisis, we don’t see why not! Browse our gallery to view photos of Young & Restless stars’ real-life partners.

– Amy Mistretta

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

tyler johnson exit Y&R

Actor Tyler Johnson took to social media on November 2 to seemingly announce he would be departing the role of Theo Vanderway. Johnson joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in Genoa City in 2019 as a trouble-making friend of Kyle Abbott’s from New York City and proceeded to ruffle feathers and get involved with both Summer Newman and Lola Rosales. After a romance with Lola didn’t pan out and Theo was left out of the Abbott family’s final goodbye to his biological grandmother, Dina Mergeron, the direction for the character became murkier.

Johnson first posted on his Twitter account, “That’s all folks!!” which had fans nervous as to his fate on the soap opera. Soon after, he confirmed suspicions of his departure with a message that said, “I’ve always been an optimist. Today isn’t an end, but a new beginning. Thank you to everyone tuned in to watch ‘Theo Vanderway’- it was all a blast. The future is bright. Love you all.” Additionally, in a response to a fan he said, “Until the next project. Sending you all love!!!”

We will update with Johnson’s last airdate when it becomes available. Sadly, looks like Theo will now never have a chance to join the ranks of The Young and the Restless’ all-time best characters, which we just happen to count down here! See what you think of who landed where.

– Candace Young

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

dane west cast as young adam newman on Y&R

Dane West will be making another return to Young & Restless on Wednesday November 11 and Thursday November 12 as a young Adam Newman, Soap Opera Digest has learned. Back on August 25, we reported that the actor had appeared in the role on Monday August 24 when Adam had a disturbing memory from his past, which was West’s first daytime appearance. What will be haunting Adam this time around, enough so that he’s flashing back to the past? It’s anyone’s guess… stay tuned.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, October 30th, 2020

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Deborah Geffner has landed a role on The Young and the Restless as attorney Gwendolyn Gardner, as reported by Soap Opera Digest. The character will be working closely with the Abbott Family. Could the case have something to do with Dina’s will? Geffner played Dr. Carlyle on Passions from 2004 to 2005 and has turned up in numerous primetime hits such as Falcon Crest, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds and How to Get Away With Murder. She will debut on Young & Restless on Thursday November 5. Also, look for Lauren Woodland’s return as Brittany, who could very well play into this storyline. Aand, while you’re here, take a peek at photos of the characters we ranked as Young & Restless’ 25 greatest — ever.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, October 30th, 2020

lauren woodland returns as Brittany Y&R

Did someone call for a lawyer? They sure did since Lauren Woodland will be bringing Brittany Hodges Guttierez back to The Young and the Restless once again, first reported by Soap Opera Digest. The character first appeared in 2000 and was last seen in Genoa City over a year ago on October 1, 2019 when Brittney planned to look deeper into Katherine’s will after Cane produced a copy stating he was the beneficiary. Who will be in need of Brittany’s assistance this visit, and could it have to do with another will — Dina’s? Look for her return beginning Friday November 13.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, October 30th, 2020

melissa claire egan's husband Matt Katrosar plays chelsea's kidnapper Y&R

Adam Newman is out for revenge on his family and those who wronged him. Warning, spoiler ahead! Next week on The Young and the Restless, Melissa Claire Egan’s Chelsea finds herself in a jam when she’s abducted from the Chancellor Mansion. Filming the scene must have been a real treat since, as reported by Soap Opera Digest, the kidnapper will be played by the actress’ husband Matt Katrosar, even though we won’t see his face. It totally makes sense, given the current health crisis and the need for social distancing, plus the fact that the CBS soap actors’ real-life spouses have stepped in to film scenes. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look but keep a close eye out or you might miss it!

And while you’re here, check out a photo gallery of not only Egan and Katrosar but all of Young & Restless’ real-life couples.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, October 30th, 2020

tricia cast returns nina Y&R

A blast from the past is about to hit Genoa City! Daytime Emmy winning actress Tricia Cast will return to The Young and the Restless as Nina Webster, as first reported by Entertainment Weekly. Fans can expect Nina to not only reconnect with her BFF Cricket, but to make sure her son Chance is doing well. The actress first arrived on the CBS soap opera in 1986 and last appeared in August 2014. Look for Nina to first return to town in early November and also to take part in the soap’s 12,000th episode celebration on Monday November 30. For now, look at photos of some Young & Restless characters that we miss and want back — and check out the story we have in mind for not only Nina but also… On second thought, you’ll have to read it to find out!

– Amy Mistretta

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

judith chapman back to young and restless

Keep an eye out for Judith Chapman’s return to The Young and the Restless on Tuesday October 20. We reported on September 23 that the actress was finally making her way back to Young and the Restless as Gloria Fisher Bardwell, as confirmed by Soap Opera Digest. Could Gloria be returning to Y&R for a sugar daddy? The actress has played the role since 2005, last appeared in October 2018 and recently turned up on Days of our Lives in 2019 as Diana Colville – mother to Leo Stark, played by her Y&R onscreen son Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher). Take a look at the gallery of more Y&R characters we want to return.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, October 16th, 2020

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