With the return of Adam Newman to the canvas (<strong>Justin Hartley</strong>)*, albeit nearly faceless, and the Sharon/Phyllis reveal, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" attracted its largest audience since March, while increasing week-to-week in Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Women 18-34, according to newly released Nielsen Live+SD ratings data for the week of November 3-7, 2014.

The November Sweeps ratings period is a time where the daytime soaps pull out all the stops to attract new and old viewers with big events, big reveals and big returns. No other soap has all three points nailed down as CBS' "The Young and the Restless," which will give viewers another dose of Grace Turner (<strong>Jennifer Gareis</strong>), now that Mariah (<strong>Camryn Grimes</strong>) has officially been revealed to be Sharon's (<strong>Sharon Case</strong>) daughter, while also giving fans insight into what Sharon's childhood friend, Amy Wilson (<strong>Julianna Morris Polaha</strong>), has been up to since last being seen in Genoa City. The soap will also welcome former "M*A*S*H" star <strong>Sally Kellerman</strong> to the cast in the newly created role of Constance Bingham. To ensure viewers are well versed into the happenings on screen and behind the scenes during this very important month, <em>Soap Opera Network</em> is breaking down who's coming, who's going, and when to expect those pesky preemptions we all love (to hate).

Today is a must-tune-in day for CBS Daytime, as the network is pulling out all the stops for soap fans!

Before enjoying your annual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family on Thursday, November 27, one day earlier - <strong>Wednesday, November 26</strong> - the men of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will provide plenty of thanks for viewers of "The Queen Latifah Show" as the talk show welcomes actors <strong>Peter Bergman</strong> (Jack), <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> (Adam), <strong>Daniel Goddard</strong> (Cane), <strong> Bryton James</strong> (Devon) and <strong>Joshua Morrow</strong> (Nicholas) to the program to chat with <strong>Queen Latifah</strong> herself.

The newest cast members of “The Young and the Restless” <strong>Scott Elrod</strong> (Joe Clark), <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> (Adam Newman), <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> (Billy Abbott) and <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> (Phyllis Summers) joined co-hosts <strong>Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler </strong>and<strong> Julie Chen</strong>, along with guest co-host<strong> Pat Harvey,</strong> on today's edition of CBS' "The Talk" as the actors discussed some of the exciting new storylines in store for their characters and much more!

It seems like forever ago since the <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/08/breaking-news-justin-hartley-yrs-new-adam-newman">news</a> of <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> joining the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Adam Newman first came to light, but in less than two weeks fans will finally find out what the character has been up to when he's not shown snooping around Genoa City while trying to keep tabs on the love of his life - Chelsea Newman (<strong>Melissa Claire Egan</strong>) - and their child. On <strong>Wednesday, November 5</strong>, Hartley begins his journey on the daytime drama series when Adam works his way back into the world of the living, and in this newly released promo highlighting his debut viewers will come to realize "you can't keep a bad man down."

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” <strong>Melissa Claire Egan </strong>(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 fact that the character is now being played by <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> caught up with the actress to find out!

Now that “The Young and the Restless’” newest castmember, <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>, 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 <a title="Justin Hartley Finally Speaks Up About Taking Over the Role of ‘Y&R’s’ Adam!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/justin-hartley-finally-speaks-taking-role-yrs-adam" target="_blank">filling the shoes of previous portrayer</a> <strong>Michael Muhney</strong>, and now he’s spilling details about Adam’s return to Genoa City, stating: “There’s damage control to be done!”

When <em>Soap Opera Network</em> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/exclusive-justin-hartleys-first-airdate-revealed-10-things-adam-missed-maybe-missed-since-presumed-dead" target="_blank">broke the news</a> that <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>’s first airdate as Adam Newman would be <strong>Wednesday, November 5</strong>, it felt like the actor’s Genoa City premiere date couldn’t come fast enough. And now that the actor has finally spoken up about joining the sudser in a new interview, the anticipation is even greater! Some fans have expressed their fear that taking over the role — which was previously played by <strong>Michael Muhney</strong> — will be an uphill battle for the actor, and guess what? He’s not only aware of the challenges, but is tackling them head on!

On <strong>Friday, October 24</strong>, "The Young and the Restless'" newest stars, <strong>Scott Elrod</strong> (Joe Clark), <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> (Adam Newman), <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> (Billy Abbott) and <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> (Phyllis Summers), will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their joining daytime's most watched drama series. The actors are expected to provide some insight into their characters and what life has been like since entering Genoa City.

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!

As they celebrated their first anniversary as hosts of "Soap Box with Lilly & Martha" on Thursday, August 21, former daytime soap stars Lilly Melgar ("General Hospital") and Martha Madison ("Days of our Lives") had soap journalist Michael Maloney, talent manager Michael Bruno and online soap reporter Michael Fairman on as guests as they discussed the week's biggest soap opera news. No story was bigger this past week than the news of Justin Hartley ("Passions," "Revenge," "Mistresses") returning to daytime television to portray a recast Adam Newman on CBS' "The Young and the Restless." According to Bruno, however, there was a chance that the role could have gone to Hartley's former "Smallville" co-star Tom Welling, "Sex and the City's" Jason Lewis or "Queer as Folk's'" Gale Harold.

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 Restless") and Chrishell Stause (Jordan, "Days of our Lives"), who were challenged by Egan's mother, Mary. They weren't alone! Also taking part was "Y&R's" newest star, and Stause's real-life boyfriend, Justin Hartley (Adam Newman).

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 one from Muhney himself!

The soap world was hit this morning with the exciting news that “Smallville” and “Mistresses” star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane) has been cast as “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman. Early reaction to the casting news seems to be positive thus far, and that goes for former portrayer Michael Muhney’s response, as well!

He's been prancing around Genoa City only showing his hands to viewers, while the rest of the town thinks he's dead, but Adam Newman is most certainly returning to CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in the coming months with a new face after supposedly dying in a fiery explosion in late January as played by actor Michael Muhney. TV Guide's Michael Logan is reporting that "Smallville" and "Revenge" star Justin Hartley is returning to daytime television to assume the role of the devilish Adam just in time for the all important November sweeps ratings period. Hartley, who will report to the CBS Television Center studio where "Y&R" is filmed in late September, previously portrayed the role of Fox Crane on NBC's "Passions" from 2002 to 2006.

Former “Passions” star <b>Justin Hartley</b> (ex-Nicholas Foxworth Crane) is like a can of Pringles: Once he pops, he can’t be stopped! Hot on the heels of gigs on shows like “Revenge” and “Smallville” comes news that the star has added a new series to his resume: ABC’s “Mistresses!”

"All My Children" may no longer be in production as a result of the series being cancelled twice (thrice if you count the failed 2011 reboot), but some of its former soap stars have kept themselves in the news of late when it comes to their personal relationship status.

Fans of ABC's "Revenge" might recall that the primetime soap ended on several cliffhangers, one of which was Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe) coming face to face with her forgotten son, Patrick. While we didn't get to see his face, there's a perfectly good reason why. The soap only just cast the actor to take on the role! On Friday, July 12, it was announced that Justin Hartley ("Passions," "Arrow", "Emily Owens M.D.," "Smallville") would portray the character that could be the saving grace Victoria needs in light of some family controversies and murders, or he could be the devil ready to get his own revenge on mommy dearest.

“Passions’” alum Justin Hartley has done a lot of work since he left his role as Fox Crane in 2006, including a leading role as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in “Smallville,” as well as a role as Will Collins in “Emily Owens M.D.” And now comes word of the actor’s next chapter: He’ll be playing the boyfriend of Melissa Joan Hart’s character in ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey!”