Now that we know that Michael Muhney and The Young and the Restless could not come to an agreement for him to return as Adam Newman, we can give credit to TPTB for trying to bring him back and we can now welcome a new Adam Newman to the cast of Y&R.
Justin Hartley is best known in the soap world as Fox Crane of Passions and memorable as Oliver Queen elite businessman aka Green Arrow and he also has appeared on Mistresses and Emily Owens MD. He also played Patrick Osbourne on the night time soap Revenge..
The cast was quick to welcome him by tweeting the good news.
“Sooo excited to welcome my very talented and awesome buddy @Hartleyjustin to #YR!”Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson, “Y&R”) tweeted of her new co-star.
“Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’s Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!! So many Newmans so little time,”tweeted Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin, “Y&R”), before humorously adding: “I do HATE to see another hand out of work…I had gown fond of that appendage…back to reruns of the Adam’s Family! ONWARD!”
“A heartfelt congrats to @Hartleyjustin & @YRInsider!” tweeted Hartley’s real-life girlfriend,Chrishell Stause (Jordan Ridgeway, “Days of our Lives”), before including a shout out to her real life bestie, Egan. “I hear the people over there are pretty cool!”
“Congrats!! You will rock it!” wrote Kassie DePaiva (Eve Larson, “DAYS;” ex-Blair Cramer, “One ife to Live”). “Welcome back to Daytime!”
As you can see the early reaction to the casting news seems to be positive and that also goes for former portrayer Michael Muhney’s response, as well!
“I really like Justin Hartley. He’s a good guy. We really get along well,” the actor tweeted “I wish him the best. Be kind to him.”. A really gentlemanly response from a really great guy!
Now it is up to the fans to feel the same way and give Justin Hartley the chance he deserves. He did not fire MM and he has paid his dues in both daytime and prime time.
Welcome Justin to the #1 show in daytime. You will fit right in and give Billy Abbott a run for his money. Can’t wait.
Y&R can be seen weekdays on CBS at 12:30 p.m.
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