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'The Young and the Restless' news: Michael Muhney not returning despite talks

Michael Muhney
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The Young and the Restless” has had a rough year. Several of the major stars from the popular soap have left the canvas due to various reasons. Michelle Stafford who once played Phyllis Newman has landed a new role on rival soap “General Hospital,” and rumors are that Billy Miller who once played Billy Abbott is headed there as well. Controversy surrounding Michael Muhney's exit from the soap caused upset, and rumors began circulating that he may return. According to an August 14 report from Soap Opera Digest, Michael Muhney won't be returning to “The Young and the Restless.”

Die-hard Adam Newman fans were holding out hope that Michael Muhney would reprise the beloved role on “The Young and the Restless.” Talks were indeed had by Muhney and the soap executives, but a deal could not be reached. The role of Adam Newman will likely be recast, but there is no word on who will be taking over. After all of the conflict that lead to Muhney's exit, some fans aren't surprised he didn't return.

Yesterday evening, Michael Muhney tweeted his feelings about not being able to return to “The Young and the Restless.” It appears that future projects may be in the works. Will the “General Hospital” people swoop him up like they did Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford? Anything is possible in the world of soaps, especially since the competition between the two shows is so stiff.

Now that it is official Michael Muhney will not return to “The Young and the Restless,” fans are wondering who will be cast in the role of Adam Newman. August and September are going to be busy months for the show with several fun returns scheduled. As sad as some fans are that Muhney won't be coming back, they will show him support in the future and wish him well in his endeavors.

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