With a first airdate set for Monday, July 8, a CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Camryn Grimes is returning to “The Young and the Restless.” The actress began filming her first scenes earlier today, details of which are being kept quiet. It is unclear at this time as to whether Grimes will be reprising her role of Cassie Newman on the show, either alive or as a ghost, or if she’ll be portraying a brand new character.
Since departing “Y&R” in 2005, when Cassie was killed off following a horrific car accident, Grimes returned as the ghost of Cassie off and on up until 2010. Since then the actress has appeared in episodes of CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” and ABC Family’s “Make It or Break It.” In 2012, Grimes appeared in the Channing Tatum blockbuster film “Magic Mike,” about male strippers in Florida. She can next be seen in the film “333” (previously titled “Tormented Souls”), which is set for release sometime this year. The film also stars “General Hospital’s” Kelly Sullivan (Connie Falconeri/Kate Howard).
News of Grimes’ return to “Y&R” was first reported by Soap Opera Digest.