Friday, November 15 was a busy day for CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and its cast members. On that day it was announced that Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) had signed a new deal with the daytime drama series and Sean Carrigan (Stitch Rayburn) had been upped to contract status. The news wasn’t so great for fans of Billy Miller (Billy Abbott), who is currently in a stalemate with producers of the soap opera. Miller, whose contract is set to expire next month, has yet to sign a new deal and it’s being reported that recent casting calls for caucasian males are smoke screens for the show to instead cast a replacement for the actor.
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.
A CBS spokesperson has confirmed reports of actor Sean Carrigan joining the cast of “The Young and the Restless” in the recurring role of Stitch, an old Army friend of Dylan McAvoy’s (Steve Burton).
The daytime newcomer has appeared in a slew of primetime television shows including “Criminal Minds,” “The Closer,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Touch” and “Up All Night.” He previously starred on NBC’s “The Event.” In 2012, the actor could be seen in Walt Disney Pictures “John Carter.”
Carrigan hits Genoa City beginning with the Friday, June 28 episode of the soap.