With one day left before he films his final scenes as Adam Newman on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” Michael Muhney has spoken out via the Huffington Post on when and why he was fired, what’s next and whether or not the soap plans to recast his popular role.
“I was informed Monday night at work, said Muhney, who was informed of his ouster by Jill Farren Phelps, the show’s executive producer. “I was told ‘We’re going to be letting you go.’ Everyone knows I always have something to say. I’m a chatterbox, laugh all you want, but I was rendered speechless for about five minutes. I didn’t utter a word. There was truly a moment when I thought I was having a very vivid, surreal dream and I couldn’t wake up so I could tell people I was having an awful dream about ‘Y&R’ letting me go. So, unless this is a really long nap I’m taking, it’s not a dream and it’s really happening,” the actor stated. Unfortunately, the news occurred at the most personal time. “I was told at almost the exact same time my aunt found out she had officially been diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost within the same hour. So, that has helped me with perspective, in terms of what’s happening in the real world. We’re just talking about one guy who lost a job. Hey, there’s no business like show business. So I want to say, first and foremost, there are more important things people are dealing with in the world today.”
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.
The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” have a major milestone to smile about: The CBS sudser has officially marked its 25 year anniversary of being the number one rated soap opera on national television! In honor of the very special occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with longtime castmember Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who’s been with the show since 1978, to discuss the elements that have gone into keeping “Y&R” in the coveted top-notch position for so long.
Lasting a quarter of a century as the number one show in its genre is quite a feat, and it’s one that Davidson and the rest of the “Y&R” cast and crew credits to creator William J. Bell, who poured his heart and soul into putting together a believable product with a rich cast of characters. “It’s an amazing streak of time [being in the number one spot],” Davidson begins. “It’s been absolutely fabulous and a testament to Bill and what he started 40 years ago. I know that when I was working closely with him, [writing the show was] pretty much all he did. I had visions of him Christmas morning, when his kids were opening packages, taking notes on wrapping paper about what he wanted his characters to do. And I know to some degree, it was very true. I mean, he just wouldn’t stop thinking about it.”
CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is in a celebratory mood as the soap is enjoying 25 consecutive years as daytime television’s most watched drama series. As part of its continued success, the soap is also enjoying its best season average in total viewers since the 2011-2012 television season. To show their appreciation to fans for their support, cast and crew took the time to pose with a banner that states: “The Young and the Restless: #1 For 25 Years.” To honor this feet, Soap Opera Network has gathered all the images published on social media for your one stop viewing pleasure.
Genoa City’s two greatest rivals are coming together, and they’re inviting you in for the action!
On the heels of “The Young and the Restless” officially reaching an outstanding 25 year mark as television’s number one rated daytime soap opera, Eric Braeden (Victor) and Peter Bergman (Jack) will be taking to Twitter for a special live chat in which they’ll answer fan questions about their onscreen rivalry, love interests, the show’s spectacular history and more!
The fun begins on Friday, December 13 at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PT, and fans should use #YR as well as @EBraeden for Braeden and @YandR_CBS for Bergman when asking the talented soap opera veterans questions. Good luck and happy tweeting!
Things haven’t exactly been funny over in “The Young and the Restless’” Genoa City as of late, which made CBS’ recent Daytime After Dark standup comedy event all the more needed — for fans and the actors, alike! Soap Opera Network caught up with Peter Bergman at the event, and he not only spilled details on the one thing that terrifies him, but also on who he thinks is the worst father in the world (Hint: It’s probably exactly who you think it is!). Read on for the comedy — and the drama!
Soap Opera Network: Did I just overhear you say that you would never, ever want to try standup comedy?
Peter Bergman: Nothing would terrify me more! What I think is funny and what you think is funny are probably two very different things, and the idea of just throwing my stuff out there thinking, “Well, this is funny,” and waiting for your reaction is, oh my god scary!
On Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will observe Veterans Day with episodes dedicated to U.S. Veterans. According to the network, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) will host a fundraiser to honors veterans, while also looking to get closer to her long-lost son, Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton), who recently completed a tour in Afghanistan. Nikki’s husband, Victor (Eric Braeden), announces a plan to have his company, Newman-Chancellor Enterprises, provide jobs for qualified U.S. veterans, letting people know that he values veterans as driven, goal-oriented employees and advising other employers to seek out these proven leaders.
Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my! And no, we’re not talking about the millions of children who’ll be cavorting around as such on All Hallow’s Eve next week. We’re talking about the stars of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “The Price Is Right,” “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” as all five shows are featuring Halloween themed episodes on Thursday, October 31, complete with fun and creepy costumes!
“Y&R’s” spooktacular episode sees Faith visiting her grandfather, Victor (Eric Braeden), while she tricks or treats her dad, Nick (Joshua Morrow). But the fun really starts when Avery (Jessica Collins) confronts Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) about a life-changing secret may have planned on taking to the grave! Meanwhile, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Adam (Michael Muhney) reunite as they await information regarding their son’s health, and Billy (Billy Miller) mourns for Delia during his first Halloween without his newly deceased daughter.
Over at “B&B,” lovers Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) take a step back from their mountain climbing excursion in Aspen for some sinful All Hallow’s Eve lovin’ — complete with a “bare” costume sure to set Bill growling!
On Friday, October 25, “The Young and the Restless’” Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) will be appearing on “The Queen Latifah Show,” where he’ll be sitting down with former rapper Queen Latifah to chat about a variety of fun topics — including talking cars with Elvis Presley!
For a sneak peek at what you can expect, click on the play button below or tune in for the full episode (check local listings for time and station).
In addition to Braeden, viewers can expect to see “How I Met Your Mother’s” Alyson Hannigan, humorist/chef Charles Phoenix, plus country sensation Thomas Rhett on the episode.
As soon as we hit “publish” on our exclusive interview with “The Young and the Restless’” Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) detailing his alter ego’s baby drama, you guys sang “Gimme More” louder than Britney Spears. Well, we heard you, Muhney heard you, and the result is another interview in which the actor delves deeper into Adam’s complicated world. Only this time, he’s revealing upcoming details that will literally — and we truly mean literally — change the canvas of “Y&R” forever!