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Doug Davidson speaks out status young and restless

Doug Davidson has set the record straight in light of one fan asking if he was off Young and the Restless again. The actor who has played Paul Williams on and off since 1978, and last appeared on February 21 when Victoria Newman was stabbed, replied, “I have no shows left to air and no dates scheduled. I guess I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.” Davidson has alerted fans to his Y&R airdates in the past, and went on to further explain, “It’s a choice. I think they have chosen to go in new directions. There are a lot of moving pieces. I hope they have a concept…” Soaps.com will keep readers updated on any future airdates.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, March 13th, 2020

beth maitland excited young and restless return as traci

Soaps.com has learned that Beth Maitland will be making her first Young and Restless return of 2020 beginning March 13 as Traci Abbott. Back on February 3 we reported that The actress confirmed on Twitter, “Back to work at Y&R later this week!!!! So excited,” when fans showed how much they missed Traci. Maitland was last seen on Young and Restless in December 2019 when Traci returned to Genoa City for Christmas.

– Amy Mistretta

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Christel Khalil return Lily Winters Young and Restless

Updated March 10: Soaps.com can confirm that Christel Khalil will make another stop in Genoa City as Lily Winters. Watch for the actress to reprise her Young and the Restless role on Friday March 13 and to continue appearing on a recurring basis.

On December 26 2019, actress Christel Khalil was set to 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. Soaps.com readers can expect to see Khalil on Tuesday January 14.

– Candace Young

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Tristan Lake Leabu return Young and Restless

Actor Tristan Lake Leabu will return to his role of Young and the Restless’ Reed Hellstrom as the young man comes back to Genoa City to pay his mother a visit, according to Soap Opera Digest. Soaps.com has learned that Reed will be seen on Monday March 2. Leabu last appeared on Young and Restless in March 2019, and recently filmed the comedy The F**k-It List.

– Candace Young

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Billie Joe Armstrong Young and Restless

The lead singer of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, shared a video of a Young and Restless scene with Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Summer (Hunter King) taped while watching TV several days ago. In the clip, Armstrong can be heard saying, “I want to be on a soap opera so bad.” In the comment section, Camryn Grimes (Mariah Copeland) posted in all caps, “This is my show I am on it please come back and visit for the love of God *deep inhaling but not in a creepy way*.” So had he visited or was he just watching the scene on TV and pining? Well, a new post appeared yesterday on Armstrong’s account, a photo taken on the Young and Restless set behind-the-scenes. It certainly looks like the singer of hits such as Good Riddance and Holiday had his wish come true. Soaps.com will keep readers updated as to any confirmed appearance in Genoa City.

– Candace Young

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Robert Adamson, Meg Bennett, Robert Parucha return young and restless noah matt julia

Soaps.com can confirm that Robert Adamson (Victor Newman’s grandson Noah Newman), Meg Bennett (Victor’s first wife Julia Newman) and Robert Parucha (Victor’s brother Matt Miller) will return to Young and Restless on Tuesday February 18 through Thursday February 20 for a special storyline to honor Eric Braeden’s 40 year anniversary playing Victor Newman. Though Adamson has appeared on and off since 2012, Bennett returned in 2018 with Parucha last appearing on the CBS soap opera in 1986, with a brief return in 2003.

– Amy Mistretta

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Tina Casciani as Riza Thomas Young and Restless

Actress Tina Casciani will be making a return appearance on Young and Restless as Riza Thomas. Soaps.com readers will remember Riza as the woman Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) was connected to in Las Vegas when he was living there under the name ‘Spider’. The character also crossed paths with Victor (Eric Braeden), Sharon (Sharon Case), and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) in Vegas. Casciani’s last appearance on Young and Restless was in June 2019. She will appear in early February as her original airdate of January 27 was pushed due to pre-emptions.

– Candace Young

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Camryn Grimes returns to young and restless cassie

Camryn Grimes, who plays Young and the Restless’ Mariah Copeland, is set to return to her former Genoa City self in the form of Cassie Newman on Friday February 7. The actress confirmed on Twitter, “THIS is what I was excited about and couldn’t say!” Viewers can expect to see Cassie pay a visit to her mother Sharon (Sharon Case), who was recently diagnosed with having breast cancer. Grimes originated the role of Cassie, the daughter Sharon gave up and was later adopted by Nick (Joshua Morrow), in March of 1997, and Cassie Newman died in May 2005 when she and Daniel Romalotti got into a car accident. Soaps.com readers keep in mind, the preemptions due to the hearings may affect the date.

– Amy Mistretta

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

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. Soaps.com 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

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, Soaps.com can now report that viewers will see her on Young and the Restless on Friday December 27, as well as for a stint beginning February 13.

On November 1, Eileen Davidson had another upcoming appearance on Young and Restless, according to Soap Opera Digest. Soaps.com readers should watch for Ashley Abbott to arrive in Genoa City during the week of November 11. On July 11, Soaps.com 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. 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

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

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