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Lay out the red carpet: “Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore will be returning to “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City as Malcolm Winters this fall!

The actor, who starred on the CBS sudser from 1994 to 2005 — will be back for a two-episode guest appearance on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. This comes as really good news for the show, whose ratings haven’t been stellar as of late: Rumor has it, when Moore departed his role, the show lost virtually a million viewers overnight — meaning he might be bringing a lot of viewers back with him!

“I am excited about returning to ‘The Young and the Restless’ as a special guest,” Moore said via an official press release. “This is where I got my start, and I am looking forward to reuniting with my soap opera family.”

Moore’s guest appearance will find his alter ego visiting the Winters family to reunite with his brother, Neil (Kristoff St. John), make amends and catch up on what he’s missed since leaving town without a proper goodbye years ago. As fans recall, the last time Malcolm was seen on the canvas (as portrayed by Darius McCrary from 2009 to 2011), he had just learned that his fiancée, Sophia (Julia Pace Mitchell), had been knocked up by Neil! Will the brothers be able to put the past behind them? Tune into the show on September 10 and September 11 to find out! In the meantime, check out this clip of Moore’s former days on “Y&R!”

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • Andrew Hass

    I can’t wait to see Shemar back on Y&R even if it just for 2 episodes.However this could open the door for other returns later.

  • Patrick Ferrando

    Soooooo excited by this short term visit. He’s missed and it signals that someone at YR is paying attention. Show’s been in a good place since its disappointing May sweeps. Keeps the momentum going!

  • TV&MovieBuff

    This is great news. Love Shemar Moore and glad to have him back even for a short time.

  • heather mcdaniels

    Finally, a “recast” of Malcolm that makes sense! So glad Shemar is returning to the show, even for a couple days. Let’s hope it means he’ll come back often for “visits.” More Moore!

  • Charles B.

    I think it’s great when actors honor and celebrate their soap roots. Like Nathan Fillion and Julianne Moore, who briefly visited As the World Turns and One Life to Live, respectively, this is really fun for the fans and shows great respect for the show that gave them their start.

  • Joel

    It’s nice that Shemar is coming back to honor his roots in the daytime community, even if for a two-day stint. I think Terrell (Dr. Barton) should’ve been a nice Malcom recast, and would’ve shaken up Neil/Leslie even more. McCrary was a good choice in recast, but the story wasn’t there.

    Hopefully this shuts up all of the nay-sayers and negative Nancy’s right now.

  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    Fabulous news!

  • Dot McFarlane

    My sister and I had the pleasure of meeting Shemar after an autograph session at the Pickering Town Centre many years ago … :)

  • Cathy Viviano

    Maybe Malcolm can hook up with Leslie or Hillary. LOL!

  • leigh

    Love watching Shemar on Criminal Minds but sure miss him on Y&R. He is a great actor and easy on the eyes too. I also thought he was going to be the one Leslie married but I was wrong. Love Y&R