Soaps.com readers who have been wondering when The Young and the Restless were going to get around to casting a new actress in the role of Abby Carlton, the wait is over!

Fourteen year-old Hayley Erin, a pretty, young actress who has had roles in “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Mad TV,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Emily’s Reason’s Why Not,” has been chosen to play the newly aged daughter of Ashley Abbott [Eileen Davidson] and Brad Carlton [Don Diamont].

Although no air date has been provided for Hayley’s first scenes, last week we heard Ashley tell Victor Newman [Eric Braeden], Abby’s bio-dad that she would be home from boarding school in London in time for Christmas!

Soaps.com congratulates Hayley Erin on her new job! We look forward to seeing her in the role!

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