The Young and the Restless’ Adam Newman Returns – Michael Muhney’s Replacement Faces Viewer Rejection

The Young and the Restless' Adam Newman Returns - Michael Muhney's Replacement Faces Viewer Rejection

Michael Muhney was fired from the Young and the Restless, causing extreme unrest and anger from longtime fans of the show who also happen to be massive fans of Muhney. Although they’ve tried everything from banners to petitions, the network has refused to change their mind in rehiring Muhney, and instead have ‘killed off’ his character.

As we know, Adam Newman’s not really dead, although his character has been recast. His new face has yet to be revealed, but with fans so used to Muhney, what are the chances that they’ll be able to accept someone else in the iconic role? I mean, they flew PLANES over CBS to protest Muhney’s firing, which means they’re not going to welcome the new Adam with open arms.

The Young and the Restless Adam Newman Returns - Michael Muhney's Replacement Faces Viewer Rejection

However, there is precedence that daytime fans are willing to accept cast changes when it’s worth it. For example when Terry Lester quit playing Jack after almost a decade with the character, fans were positive that they would never be able to accept his replacement. However, Peter Bergman not only proved them wrong, but won three Daytime Emmys in the process!

However, there have also been instances where recasts have failed, and fans have completely rebelled against the new character. It really depends on the ability of the new actor to blend into the world surrounding him, as well as his ability to make the role his own. With the indelible affect that Muhney had on Adam, it’s hard to see how anyone will be able to take his place. However, while this new Adam will have the odds stacked against him, at least his fellow castmates are rooting for him to succeed – even if the fans are not.



  • Stephanie PhDiva Miller

    If anything, bring back the original Adam…if not, screw Y&R!

  • Karen lobmier

    I’ve been watching for 20 years and I’m at the end of my rope. Show has gone down hill extremely… used to be excited to watch it. . Now I fast forward through most of it. .When they put another Adam in it will come off my DVR

  • Karen lobmier

    I’m over this show.. Been watching for along time. . Once they replace Michael Muhney it will come off my DVR

  • Carolyn Bryson

    If he had not put his hands on that girl they call Summer he would be on there

    • Ramona Norwood

      It’s never been proven that he actually did. If this is true, why hasn’t she followed up with the police and had him arrested? The powers that be told her to.

  • Sue

    Darlene, you said it all. My sentiments exactly. I am one of the “6″ who Greg Rikkart referred to…one of the mindless fans who doesn’t watch the show any longer. I miss it — not what it has become, but what it WAS. I’m on the Team Muhney bandwagon, and feel sorry for the cast, who has to become sheep or lose their jobs. No respect for them at all.

  • Steve

    I wouldn’t want to be the actor that’s replacing him LMAO

  • Carolyn Bryson

    Some one ask was I to see what an why he its on there any more no i wasnt there .im going be

  • Pattie Estep

    I could care less I quit watch on MMs last day.

  • Chelsey Cane

    Seriously people? You want to call people stupid for voicing their opinion. So I guess you were there everyday with him to know he didn’t touch her. It’s good you don’t watch anymore because it sounds like you REALLY need to get a life.

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