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Robert Voets/CBS

Despite signing a new four-year contract with CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” back in April of this year, Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) has been let go from the daytime soap he’s called home since 2009. The actor tweeted yesterday, “I’m so sorry. It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on set is this Thursday. My last air date will be Jan 30th. I’m going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being. I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have. More details will follow… #xoxoxo.” Prior to the actor’s tweet, he hadn’t commented on the popular social network site since November 5. In a posting earlier today, he noted that his daughter, Ella, is celebrating her 6th birthday today.

In what may appear to be a clear indication as to where the storyline involving the death of Delia Abbott, and Adam’s role in said death, Muhney’s last film date and last airdate also happens to coincide with Billy Miller‘s (Billy Abbott) exit from the drama series. With Miller and Muhney set to film their last episodes on Thursday, December 19 and scheduled to last air on Thursday, January 30 – the first day of the all important February sweeps ratings period – it would appear that Billy’s hunt for the person that killed his daughter will come to a head and Adam will pay the ultimate price as a result. Despite all that, David Tom reprises the role of Billy beginning Monday, February 3.

Note: Although it is already being rumored that Adam Newman may be recast, as the character is after all the son of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), sources tell Soap Opera Network that there are no plans at this time to do so.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • Bexx

    Unbelievable. Wake up CBS!

    • Patricia Byers

      Agreed! These two actors are the best on the show! Huge losses and will be reflected in the ratings.

  • jonboyelk

    Losing two big guns at once is a recipe for disaster.

  • Bexx

    I wonder what will happen with Adam, he and Chelsea were just starting back up. Since Billy Miller is leaving they could have Billy find about Delia, then try to kill Adam. Billy goes to prison and Adam into coma, then they both reemerge with new faces.

  • Andrew Hass

    I’m sad to see Michael Muhney leaving but i think him leaving the same time as Billy Miller last airing too is not a coincidence.My theory is before David Tom comes back as Billy the show may want to wrap up all the big stories involving Billy and that David Tom doesn’t come in in the middle of one.As for Adam i see him going to prison or maybe he disappears because he got caught.

  • Vicki

    I really don’t understand this, other than Jill Farren Phelps being the wrong person to run this show! She turned GH into a disaster, and now, she’s doing the same to our beloved Y&R, They may be the #1 daytime show, but they’ve lost a lot of viewers this past year, and it continues to go down. Luckily, they don’t have much competition from the other soaps at the moment. But this luck can run out quick if viewers get really disgusted with bad moves like firing two big names off the show!

  • Paula

    February sweeps may prove to be disappointing for Y & R since many fans plan to exit the show with Muhney and Miller, the two best actors on Y & R.

  • Donna

    If he is not rehired I’m done. He makes the show number 1, otherwise would not watch.

  • RedRiver38

    I’m done for good. So long Y&R.

  • Belinda

    hope everyone stops watching Y&R this is BS! team MM

  • Tara A

    I am sad to see both actors leave. :( , I had crushes on both of them. I would have to say I will miss Michael Muhney the most, I enjoyed his acting, he made Adam’s character a villain with a soul, it was so interesting to see the character develop through him over the years. And lastly of course he is sooo cute.