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'The Young and the Restless' spoilers: Justin Hartley cast as Adam Newman

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For months “The Young and the Restless” has been teasing fans about the return of Adam Newman. There was a small glimmer of hope that Michael Muhney may return, but that was squashed last week when Muhney announced he would definitely not be returning. Speculations have been flying around social media as to who would fill the role. According to an August 19 report from TV Guide, Justin Hartley is joining “The Young and the Restless” as Adam Newman this fall. Fans seem to be excited about the casting choice.

Justin Hartley is no stranger to the soap world. He played Fox on the NBC soap, “Passions.” Some of “The Young and the Restless” fans may also recognize Hartley from “Revenge” and “Mistresses.” A familiar face is always nice when stepping into a role of this caliber. It appears that Hartley is a fan of the show and is excited to get to work as Adam Newman.

Fans have been buzzing on Twitter about the news already. There is plenty of potential for story lines with Justin Hartley joining “The Young and the Restless.” It appears that he was dropping a bit of a hint last night when he tweeted about exciting news being revealed today. The entire Twitter feed for “YR” is filled with comments about the casting news.

After some very rocky months it appears that “The Young and the Restless” is getting back on track. Several events have happened this summer that have pleased fans, including the return of some fan-favorites. Meredith Baxter was cast to join the show, and now the announcement of the new Adam Newman. Justin Hartley will begin taping at the end of September and will air during November sweeps. It appears that the show is headed in an upward direction and fans are really excited to see what the rest of the year brings.