Here we go again, another key actor on the canvas of The Young and the Restless has been fired. Michael Muhney has portrayed the character of Adam Newman since 2009 and has enjoyed tons of screen time. His dark love story with Sharon Case has been a viewer favorite and his firing has left fans in an uproar with fellow cast mates weighing in on both sides. Executive producer Jill Farren Phelps is taking a ton of heat for axing Muhney but a few veteran actors such as Doug Davidson are speaking out in her defense, claiming the move was CBS Network dictated.
Muhney himself told HuffPost that he knew he was up for contract negotiations at the end of 2013 so he knew he could be let go, but he didn’t think it would actually happen because he has breathed life into a popular character for the last 4 years. He is now heartbroken to learn that Adam will be shelved for about 6 months and then recast with another actor. After the fact Muhney has been left to ponder and second guess the whole situation. He has wondered if maybe Adam had too much screen time and should be shelved for awhile.
That is something that Y&R fans are totally against. They are looking at this as yet another Jill-induced firing of a beloved character. The fan favorites are dropping like flies and it seems like none of the long time characters are really safe. God only knows who will get fired next! Do you think that Adam needed a breather and if so do you support him being recast once he returns to the Y&R canvas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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