Tuesday, April 28, 2009 11:41 AM ET | By Errol Lewis
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — As May Sweeps heats up “The Young and the Restles” goes all out.
Although she’s been dead for the last four years, Cassie Newman is returning to “The Young and the Restless” on Wednesday, May 6 as actress Camryn Grimes reprises the role during a dream sequence that finds Sharon (Sharon Case) guided by Cassie on what life would be like for Nicholas (Joshua Morrow) and her (think ghost from Christmas past). Will Cassie lead Sharon back to Nicholas, or will Jack (Peter Bergman) be waiting in the wings to catch her fall? Tune in to find out!
As if one ghost/spirit wasn’t enough, on Tuesday, May 5, Jerry Douglas (John Abbot) is back to give life advice to son Billy Abbot (Billy Miller), who recently married Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and is in the process of rekindling his romance with old flame Mackenzie Browning (Clementine Ford).
Actor and soap opera veteran James Hendy (“Ryan’s Hope,” “All My Children,” “Melrose Place”) will play the Governor beginning Friday, May 8, when Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) makes a request on Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Amber’s (Adrienne Frantz) behalf.
On Monday, May 11, stylist and “Y&R” fashion blogger George Kotslopoulos appears as himself as he gives fashion advice to Chloe.
Nia Peeples returns as Karen Taylor Winters on Thursday, May 14, as Karen serves Neil with divorce papers. How does Neil (Kristoff St. John) celebrate the end of his marriage? Well dancing with Tyra (Eva Marcille) of course as Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) share bachelor/bachelorette parties.
After returning to Genoa City for Katherine and Murphy’s (Michael Fairman) wedding on Friday, May 1, Trisha Cast is back as Nina Webster on Fridy, May 15 for Lily Winters and Cane Ashby’s wedding as well. Also returning for the “Lane” wedding is former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” starlet Tatyana Ali as Roxanne.
Lastly, look for “Touched by an Angel” star Della Reese beginning Monday, May 18 as she joins the cast as Neil’s Aunt Virginia. The role is recurring.
“The Young and the Restless” airs Weekdays on CBS. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.
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