The Young and the Restless Spoilers: New Adam Newman Will NOT Be Michael Muhney – Jill Farren Phelps’ Casting Woes

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: New Adam Newman Will NOT Be Michael Muhney - Jill Farren Phelps' Casting Woes

It has been almost six months since the Michael Muhney scandal rocked The Young and the Restless. Although Muhney’s character Adam Newman was killed off after he was fired for allegedly groping his co-star Hunter King, it was recently revealed that the character of Adam Newman was still very much alive. Since The Young and the Restless revealed Newman is alive, they still haven’t actually showed his face.

Rumors emerged months ago that Jill Farren Phelps and TPTB at The Young and the Restless were interviewing potential Michael Muhney replacements. We all assumed the reason that they have only been showing Adam Newman’s hands on Y&R was because the writers were building anticipation and waiting for a huge moment to reveal what actor they had hired to take on the role. It turns out that wasn’t the case at all, the reason they haven’t showed Adam Newman’s face yet is because they still haven’t found an actor to play the part of Adam Newman!

According to the June 2nd edition of CBS Soaps, “The soap knows how pivotal a part Adam is to the Genoa City canvas, so they are taking every precaution possible to make certain that they find a talented young actor who will fit the role perfectly.”

Translation? Jill Farren Phelps had no idea the amount of backlash she would receive when she fired Michael Muhney. Muhney’s loyal fans have boycotted the soap since he was fired and ratings have dropped drastically. Phelps has backed herself into a corner. She knows if she doesn’t find a popular and talented actor to replace Muhney she will never hear the end of it and could potentially lose more viewers. However, no talented or popular actors will touch the role of Adam Newman with a ten foot pole due to all of the negative publicity surrounding it and the fans’ high expectations.

The best thing that Phelps could have done was leave the character Adam Newman dead for at least a year until all of the drama had blown over surrounding Michael Muhney’s firing. But, they have already revealed that he is still alive, so they can only drag out the storyline for so long before they have no choice but to show more than Adam’s hands.

Let’s not forget that we reported last week how Jill Farren Phelps approached Billy Miller and/or Michael Muhney to come back to the show but was rejected! This report fits perfectly since we then learned that Jill fired poor David Tom and hired Burgess Jenkins to play Billy Abbott.

Since the role of Adam Newman is still wide open, what actor do you think should be cast to play the part? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and don’t forget to check CDL for more The Young and the Restless spoilers.

The fans at Soap Opera Spy are impatient to see what Y&R will do in terms of casting the new Adam Newman:

No replacement for Adam is acceptable at all, but firing JFP is perfect.

If Michael Muhney cannot play Adam then let Adam Newman die. The show is dead without Michael Muhney and Billy Miller anyway. No more hope for Y&R with all the talent gone and crappy story lines.

I don’t believe any “GROPING” ever took place and MM is irreplaceable !!

Please, we realize it’s just a soap but to be a loyal fan for decades and to witness the disintegration of it due to poor writing and casting decisions is an insult. I agree that MM can’t nor shouldn’t be replaced. Swallow your pride dear producers/powers-that-be and bring him back.

Maybe he would have the last laugh and refuse to come back. So far as Hunter King is concerned she needs to remember this, KARMA, will someday come back and bite her in the butt. Trust me, it will happen.

Maybe MM doesn’t want to go back! In any case this soap is going down the tubes. I would never miss an episode & now no big deal if I do. Don’t know if it’s true but David Tom is out already?? Too many changes & new characters. Never will be the same. Sad really!

Hire him back it’s that easy seriously!! He’s the guy – no one is watching anymore since he left!!!

Well this sample of opinions from fans and former fans shows that people want Michael Muhney and will perhaps accept no substitute.

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney's Replacement NOT CAST - Adam Newman Role Problems for Jill Farren Phelps

Michael Muhney inspires great loyalty amongst his many fans – more opinions and comments follow:

I’m not surprised that it is not cast yet. Everyone knows MM made Adam Newman. All potential actors approached for this role is very much aware that they will not be able to fill MM’s big shoes. No one wants the job.

He wasn’t fired for groping, he was fired for something else. The groping incident, was a rumor debunked by TMZ and a couple of other outfits. We just need to stop talking about the groping thing. It never happened, he was fired for his EGO, imo. If he was fired for that then JFP and EB should go, as well. So should MTS.

Nobody in their right mind would take that job. Y & R thinks that they had trouble replacing Billy Miller. These fans will not take kindly to another recast plus I read that Lily is have problems with her contract and might leave. Before we know it there will be a whole new cast.

Simple fix bring him back he is not replaceable

Bring MM back!! I’ll probably give up on this soap for good since every week there is someone different playing key characters. I stopped for a while in January after BM & MM left, do I can easily do it again. This show is so boring now anyway!! Very lame writing & story lines are dragging & not interesting. I loved seeing MM & BM on the show!! They are both top notch actors. I have watched this show for about 40 years & am just stunned at the pathetic direction it has taken. So sad! Used to be my favorite soap to watch.

Regardless of how fans feel they need to realize that the likelihood of  MM returning to Y&R is very small – there is a better chance of seeing him on a non-CBS soap.



  • RedRiver38

    How many times is CDL’s Amanda Austin going to run this story? It’s the same crap over and over again. Where’s the news? It only shows you to be celebrity-watching trash. If you’re going to write something, write something NEW. Amanda, can you do anything else but re-write the same story for the umpteenth time? Pathetic.

  • Lynne Stanton

    Michael Muhney and ONLY Michael Muhney could play Adam!! Whether it takes 6 months or 6 years I will remember what JFP did to him and his fans. Timw won’t heal our wounds BUT bringing him back will IF JFP gets fired!!

    • Janet Thornton

      I totally agree! Y&R needs to make him an offer he can’t refuse!

    • Sasha P

      Totally agree! Only MM can play that Adam Newman, he just has that natural ‘it factor’ that’s undeniable and cannot be duplicated or replaced.

    • Marilyn Hauck

      Please bring back Michael Muhney! He was perfect for the role of Adam Newman!

    • Nita Mataya

      Yes she was crazy for firing him they need to fire her she needs to give him what he wants need him back

  • Linda

    Easy Want to redeem yourself and win back fans? Michael Muhney IS and will always be Adam Newman. JFP nothing to think about, get him back before it’s too late!

  • PassionQueen77

    Since Michael Muhney won’t play Adam Newman the best bet Jill Farren Phelps has to do is find someone older from tv shows to play Adam Newman. There is lots of actors from tv shows that can play Adam Newman. To me i think Jill Farren Phelps should call off the search. The Adam Newman character recast has been going on for months and nobody can play Adam Newman. Jill Farren Phelps needs to focus on other storylines instead.

    • don

      she won’t do that because that is why she recast billy i think she wants how it will play out and then she’ll bring adam back with farren phelps there is alwasys shakeups if she focus on other storyline she is so desperate that more actors will not resign with show she is a incompetent the show needs to go in another direction and it won’t with farren phelps sorry people start to turn their back on her one by one.

      • PassionQueen77

        i don’t understand of what you are saying. Jill Farren Phelps is lazy to hire someone older to play Adam Newman. JFP should just call off the search. It seems like you want to side with her of what she is doing. Jill Farren Phelps doesn’t have any imagination when it comes to this show.

  • don

    they want michael muhney back in the role not somebody else.

  • Joyce

    Bring back Michael Muhney. Nobody else will be accepted to play Adam Newman.

  • Rhonda Bateman

    DON’T CARE who they hire to replace MM. I will not be back to see. I hear that they’ve hired Gina Tognoni to take Michelle Staffords place as Phyllis and as much as I love Gina T, I will not be back to see how well she plays the role.
    Y&R isn’t worth watching as long as JFP is in charge. The storylines are poorly written; the characters are not worth rooting for; the Winters family gets way too much air time and gives so little in return and there are so many newbees that it’s not worth the bother of getting involved in their storylines.
    As long as JFP is there, I won’t be.

    • Shannon

      Someone needs to shoot Lily! Spoiled rotten brat!

  • Joanne M Hooks

    Only Michael Muhney! But I can’t imagine him EVER wanting to go back to that rats’ nest. How does JFP keep her job? She has messed over a show I watched for 40 years. Now, half the time I don’t care if it is on or not. The Delia story was a mistake. David Tom was a mistake. Dragging out the music box was a mistake–especially since they seem to have NO IDEA where that story is going (It’s pretty easy to tell when the writers have something definite in mind or when they are “winging it”, and they’ve been “winging” a lot lately). Firing Muhney was the BIGGEST mistake of all!!! Fire JFP!

  • Mary

    I agree only MM is suitable to play the part.
    Y/R is getting a bit too boring

  • Maya Summers

    Are u out of your. Michael was the best son victor could ever have….he were a great actor, the best the show could see for that role..please put him back, and raise the show ratings.u already have phillis out and that was bad for the show.put back some good players and put the show back as number one..

  • Evvan

    Michael Muhney!

  • Shannon

    I agree!!! This show is changing too drastically! It is nice to see some changes but not this many! I think the show is going downhill quicker than it knows!

  • Shannon

    Dont forget whiny Lily!

  • RedRiver38

    How do you know this honey? Please spare me. You don’t know crap.

  • Peb

    I stopped watching when MM was fired. First time ever that letting someone go made me abandon a show I watched faithfully for most of my life. BM was perfect as well. They made their characters multi dimensional. They both seemed like younger versions of staple characters. Only way I would watch again is if MM came back… Otherwise forget it. Probably better for him if he doesn’t. I was shocked at other actors’ behavior. Sounds like a toxic environment.

  • Kendra M.

    I’m so bored with what was once a show I dared not miss. The stories lines are so slow and dull now and the actors that were my favorites are gone. What’s the point? Can we get some new (better) management before we think about getting new actors?

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  • Suzanne Pupkin

    Jill should be FIRED!!! All was going well until she came along
    Adam cannot be replaced, and without Billy Miller, Billy has NO connection with anyone!!!
    Boohoo!!

  • Leland Watson

    I certainly agree. I actually hate watching the new Billy flounder thru his scenes with a scrunched up look on his face. He is nowhere as believable as David Tom was.

  • Leland Watson

    Yes the show is getting boring to the point I don’t look forward to a watching it so much. All of the characters are vanilla boring. I don’t even like to watch the new Billy and even though he had the part before he can’t fill the shoes of David Tom. Management should be reprimanded for poor decisions.

  • Get on with it already

    Changing Adam would be like changing Victor Senior..its just not right. And dragging it.out along with Sharon is absolutely crazy. And getting rid of the old Billy just isn’t woking, Cassie issue…just too much nonsence on show. Your very true about losing public!!! If something don’t happen soon..Y&R will go to the pits!!

  • Leland Watson

    Yes the show is getting boring and dragging on to the point I don’t look forward to a watching it so much. All of the characters are vanilla boring. I don’t even like to watch the new Billy and even though he had the part before he can’t fill the shoes of Billy Miller. Management should be reprimanded for poor decisions.

    I certainly agree that no one will replace Michael as Adam and the producers areonly opening a door for fan exodus. They would have much better left him dead but they made a mistake.

  • Krista Wooten

    Fire Jill Phelps….problem solved!!!

    Seriously….who fires someone for a groping “accusation” without actual proof??? What about David Tom….you just brought him back???

    Yeah….it’s definitely Jill Farren Phelps who needs to go!!!

    -One very disappointed Long Time Fan

  • Reggie Anderson Jr.

    Bring Michael Muhney back asap!!

  • KimIslesboro

    Fire Jill Ferren Phelps and bring back EVERYONE she fired (especially Michael Muhney and Billy Miller). Unless she is getting a bonus from CBS for destroying this Soap — she is the worst scourge that has ever come to this or any other Soap. GET RID OF THIS HOT MESS!!

  • Krista Wooten

    Feel free to replace Hunter King too for starting all this crap to begin with….she can’t act anyway!!!

  • PassionQueen77

    It doesn’t have to go by Victoria age. JFP is looking for someone to play Adam Newman. Did she say it has to be around Victoria age no. You are acting very stupid. Jill doesn’t have to drag someone from the bold and the beautiful because there won’t be anybody to play Adam Newman. Just use your brain if you have one. Someone older in there 30’s can play Adam Newman no duh.

    • Rose Beltz

      STUPID????? wow, class act. I have been watching the show for almost 40 years I think I know the storylines by now. duh

  • nic

    I have watched over the years.And its Not the same.Heck I would love a chance to get on the show.

  • Jmackie

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. I agree 100 percent w the above comment. Especially the part about nobody watching anymore since mm left

  • Cat

    Micheal muhney is the best up there bring him back !!! Jill

  • Mymy

    Micheal muhney is the best on y&r and I’m only a 14 year old girl that wacth it and when I been watching it adam is the best actor and I miss adam when he is up there Y&r is still the best show on the. Network but still Michael I hope Jill bring you back on young and the release casue I miss you up there ..#michealmuhney <3#AdamNewman<3

  • Kimberly Seay Ellis

    It will NEVER be the same… Please make him an offer he can’t pass!

  • john238

    He’s a groper of females–why is this OK with everyone? Some of the other cast members that are female would be very uncomfortable if he were to return. It’s time for newAdam. Michael was NOT the first Adam and certainly won’t be the last–He is Not the only actor that can play the part.

  • mom chez

    When I read these posts I notice that the men don’t support MM and want to believe the worst, whereas the females have the opposite opinion. Are these men even watching the soaps?

  • Linda

    I am so bored seeing Michael Muhney ! He was a terrible actor and not to mention what a slap across the face to bring him back after harasement directed towards Hunter King! Audios Michael Muhney! Having a good riddance party!

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  • Krista Wooten

    30+ year fan here too….feel the same way!

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  • Rose Beltz

    Speak English Loser!!!!!

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  • Lorie Surface

    If Michael cant come back then I would love to see the georgous guy who use to play Jonathon on The Guiding light Tom Pelphry get the job he has dark brown hair and is a bad boy he would play Victors son perfectly.

  • Lady Light

    I would take Trevor St John in a heartbeat, but I previously read somewhere that he doesn’t want daytime right now….he had a small part on The Client List.

  • Lyly

    Only Muhney will make a great Adam!

  • Ann Plaisance

    The best man to play Adam Newman is Brandon Barash!!!!!!!!! Hands down!!!!! I would love to see it, I think viewers would be presently surprised to see how right I am!!!! Please please please please!!!!

  • Gena Yancie

    Amen I want the real Adam back and Billie. Also do something with phillis I know she quit get a new one do something. . I WANT ADAM AND BILLIE BOTH BACK ON THE SHOW.

  • Gina Coutu

    I believe Jill Farren Phelps needs to apologize to Michael Muhney and take him back, no one can replace Adam Newman. Michael Muhney is an outstanding actor and is PERFECT for that role. She would be stupid NOT to hire him back.