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  • SCORECARD: Justin Hartley Debuts As ‘Y&R’s’ Adam! Has He Done the Beloved Character Justice? You Decide!

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    After months (and months and months) of anticipation, the moment soap fans have been waiting for has finally happened: “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman has returned to the canvas with the official reveal of Justin Hartley in the role! READ MORE
  • DETAILS: ‘Y&R’s’ Melissa Claire Egan On Working With Justin Hartley and What To Expect When Adam Returns From the Dead!

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    With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the... READ MORE
  • ‘Y&R’s’ Justin Hartley on Adam’s Return: ‘There’s Damage Control To Be Done”

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    Steven Bergman Photography
    Now that “The Young and the Restless’” newest castmember, Justin Hartley, has been given the all-clear to start commenting on taking over the role of Adam Newman, he’s letting ‘er rip! First, he spoke about filling the shoes of previous portrayer Michael Muhney, and now he’s spilling details about Adam’s return to Genoa City, stating: “There’s damage control to be done!” READ MORE
  • TODAY: Tweet Live With Stars of ‘Y&R’

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    With Elizabeth Hendrickson returning as Chloe Mitchell on today's episode of "The Young and the Restless" in remembrance of the one year anniversary of the death of her daughter, Delia Abbott, it's only appropriate that the stars from daytime's most watched drama series take part in a live tweet during the show to talk about the emotional scenes they filmed and what the storyline has meant for them overall. Hendrickson, Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) plan to do just that! READ MORE
  • EXCLUSIVE: Justin Hartley’s First ‘Y&R’ Airdate Revealed + The 10 Things Adam Has Missed (Or Maybe Not) Since He Was Presumed Dead!

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    Nicole Wilder/ABC
    It’s been almost eight months since “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman was declared dead following a horrific showdown and subsequent car crash with Billy Abbott. And since most of the town believed he’d perished in the fiery accident, they’ll be getting quite a shock when the very-much-alive CEO — now played by former “Passions” star Justin Hartley — makes a surprise return to Genoa City, which Soap Opera Network has exclusively learned will take place on Wednesday, November 5! READ MORE
  • THIS FALL: If You Miss ‘Y&R,’ You’ll Miss Everything!

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    With summer almost (officially) over and fall right upon us, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is gearing up for one sexy, fun and exciting season of juicy television. In a newly released promo, aired at the conclusion of today's episode, highlighting all the goings on in Genoa City, viewers better get ready for several twists and turns in ongoing stories and the beginnings of new story arcs. READ MORE
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Y&R’s’ Greg Rikaart Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, But Who Doused Him?

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    John Paschal/JPI Studios
    After being challenged by "The Young and the Restless" co-star Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) has exclusively shared with Soap Opera Network video of himself taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which included a surprise appearance by best friend and neighbor, Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, "All My Children"). READ MORE
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Melissa Claire Egan and Chrishell Stause Take Part; Douse ‘Y&R’s’ Newest Star Justin Hartley

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    It's the craze that has swept the nation, social media and Hollywood over the last month as the world seeks to help fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord according to the ALS Association website. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Harpo's Oprah Winfrey have already done it and so have a cruise ship load of daytime soap stars past and present, which now includes real-life best friends Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, "The Young and the... READ MORE
  • Stars React to Justin Hartley Joining ‘Y&R’ as Adam Newman

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    Steven Bergman Photography
    The soap opera world has been abuzz all morning over the big news that “Smallville” and “Mistresses” star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane, “Passions”) has been cast as “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman, and it’s not just fans who are voicing their opinions over the casting announcement: The stars of daytime have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the news, which further lays to rest any hope that former portrayer Michael Muhney will return to the popular role. Read on to see what kind of comments are flying around about Hartley’s new gig — including... READ MORE
  • ‘Y&R’s’ Melissa Claire Egan Ties the Knot!

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    “The Young and the Restless’” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson) always seems to be smiling (off screen, anyway!), but her beaming grin is particularly bright at the moment: She wed sweetheart Matt Katrosar over the weekend! READ MORE