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Wendy Benson cast as Mallory on Young and Restless

Actress Wendy Benson Landes is playing Mallory, a new character on Young and Restless who first appears on Tuesday June 18. As Soaps.com recapped, Mallory met up with Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) in Chancellor Park and they formed a new friendship, which could lead to more dates between the two.

Landes previously played Meredith Delaney on As the World Turns in 1992 and also had roles in series such as Desperate Housewives, Charmed, and Mad Men. Stay tuned for Landes’ latest airdates as they become available.

– Candace Young

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

khalil back to young and the restless

Christel Khalil will return to Young and the Restless as Lily Winters Ashby June 19. Her previous return was during the week of May 27 as Michael (Christian LeBlanc) read Neil’s will. As Soaps.com reported in the past, Khalil’s status on the show is recurring which means she’ll be returning off and on for short visits.

– Christine Fix

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

As Soaps.com reported on April 10, Soap Digest revealed that Michelle Stafford’s contract with General Hospital ends in May. Once she is finished up, she will be back taping at Y&R. Originally reported March 30: In a surprising twist, Gina Tognoni has left Y&R and Michelle Stafford (Nina Cassadine, General Hospital) is leaving GH and returning to the Young and the Restless role she originated as Phyllis Summers Abbott, according to Daytime Confidential. Stafford previously left the role in 2013 after 16 years with the CBS soap. Her first airdate back in Genoa City begins on Monday June 17.

– Christine Fix

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Elizabeth Hendrickson teases young and restless return

Updated June 10: As listed in Soaps.com’s Young and Restless spoilers, Chloe Mitchell will resurface in the coming days, which means Elizabeth Hendrickson returns to Young and the Restless during the week of June 24.

On May 7, Soaps.com brought readers news of Mark Grossman’s debut as Adam Newman, along with Melissa Claire Egan’s Young and Restless return as Chelsea Newman. Now, Elizabeth Hendrickson posted a photo with Greg Rikaart, who is also returning to the CBS soap as Kevin Fisher, and stated, “There’s a lot of love in this picture. And a lot more to come! #daytimeemmys #actress #chloemitchell.” Given the actress used the hashtag #chloemitchell, it means she’s returning to Young and the Restless at some point during the ‘Adam’s back from the dead’ storyline. Hendrickson’s character was responsible for drugging Adam with a tranquilizer dart and presumably for the cabin explosion, which left Adam declared dead. She was last seen on Young and the Restless in February 2017 and currently plays D.A. Margaux Dawson on General Hospital but isn’t the first actress to play double-duty on two soap operas.

– Amy Mistretta

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Jess Walton returns to Young and Restless

Updated June 7: Actress Jess Walton has alerted her followers that she is back taping episodes of Young and the Restless as Jill Foster Abbott by sharing a post on Twitter along with Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) and Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman). Soaps.com will update with her first airdate when it becomes available.

As reported on April 4, actress Jess Walton will bring her character, Jill Foster Abbott, back to Young and the Restless during the upcoming episodes that deal with the sudden death of Neil Winters. Walton will also appear as herself in the tribute episode to honor the late Kristoff St. John, according to Soap Opera Digest. As part of Soaps.com casting news in March, Christel Khalil will return as Lily Winters Ashby and Shemar Moore will return as Malcolm Winters for the storyline involving Neil’s death on April 25 and 26. Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) and Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis Hamilton) will also be part of the April 29 tribute episode.

– Candace Young

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Gina Tognoni exists The Young and the Restless

Updated May 3: Soaps.com wishes Gina Tognoni the best as she taped her final scenes as Phyllis Summers Abbot on The Young and the Restless during the week of April 29. The actress revealed on Instagram that a friend had transformed her dressing room into a disco as a way to say goodbye. Tognoni was last seen June 7 as Phyllis was taken hostage.

On March 30, we revealed that in a shocking turn of events, Gina Tognoni is exiting The Young and the Restless as Phyllis Summers Abbot. After it was reported by Daytime Confidential that Michelle Stafford will return to Young and Restless in the role, Tognoni took to Instagram to say she felt blessed to have taken over the character of Phyllis Summers Abbott, and was thankful for the connections she made with the cast. “I am beyond grateful for the creative experience that The Young and the Restless has given to me as well as the amazing relationships I made with the cast, crew/staff, producers, and writers. I love my Genoa City family, which made it easy to give 110% every day. My long commutes always went smoothly because I loved where I worked and the people I worked with!” Gina Tognoni joined Y&R in 2014. Soaps.com will update readers with her final airdate.

 

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– Dustin Cushman

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Greg Rikaart exits Days as Leo Stark

Updated May 28: Soaps.com has Greg Rikaart’s first Young and the Restless return date. Fans of the CBS soap will see his character, Kevin Fisher, back in Genoa City beginning Friday June 7, as first reported by CBS Soaps in Depth.

As Soaps.com reported on April 3, Greg Rikaart will be making his way back to The Young and the Restless as Kevin Fisher this spring. The actor recently finished a stint as Leo Stark (Matthew Cooper) on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives. Soaps.com will inform our readers with his first airdate as more information becomes available.

– Christine Fix

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

eileen davidson return

Updated May 23: Eileen Davidson will be making yet another appearance on Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott. Soaps.com readers 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, May 23rd, 2019

eva larue to young and the restless

Actress Eva LaRue, who played All My Children’s Maria Santos Grey from 1993 – 2011, has been cast on The Young and the Restless as the Rosales matriarch, according to Entertainment Weekly. LaRue will begin taping next week as Celeste Rosales, mother of Lola, Rey, and Arturo, who has a complicated relationship with her children. Soaps.com has learned the actress will begin appearing on June 26, which will be after Jason Canela’s exit from Young and Restless as Arturo.

– Candace Young

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Noemi Gonzalez exits Young and Restless

Updated May 16: Actress Noemi Gonzalez posted on her Instagram account that she had wrapped at Young and the Restless and would only appear in one more episode as Mia Rosales.

As Soaps.com reported on April 8, actress Noemi Gonzalez took to Twitter to alert her followers that she will be leaving The Young and the Restless as Mia Rosales and said, “I have been honored and blessed with the opportunity to embody such a dynamic character on such a special show!” The actress, who first aired as Mia in November 2018, explained she would still be appearing on screen for another month. Soaps.com notes this comes on the heels of Jason Canela’s Young and the Restless exit as Arturo Rosales, so it’s possible Mia will leave Genoa City to be with her first love. Gonzalez’s last tape date was Monday April 15. Stay tuned for Gonzalez’s final airdate.

– Candace Young

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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