The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Could Michael Muhney Return – Adam Newman is Alive and Well – Ask Jill Farren Phelps?

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Could Michael Muhney Return - Adam Newman is Alive and Well - Ask Jill Farren Phelps?

The May 14th episode of The Young and the Restless has Y&R fans in an uproar once again over the Michael Muhney scandal that never seems to die down. In December 2013 fan favorite Michael Muhney was fired from the popular CBS soap opera for allegedly groping his co-star Hunter King. His character Adam Newman was killed off in a fiery car crash in January, and that was the last time Muhney appeared on the soap opera.

Fans were skeptical that Adam Newman was really dead and in April their theories were confirmed when a scene aired on Y&R featuring Newman and an unknown accomplice paying off doctors to fake his death. The mysterious scene was bizarre though, because it never showed Newman’s face.

On May 14th, the day of Adam Newman’s memorial service he hired a mold inspector to go into his wife Chelsea’s home and set up spy cams in his son Connor’s nursery. Once again Adam’s hands were shown as he watched Chelsea and Connor over the camera feed from an undisclosed location.

It’s obvious that Adam Newman is returning to The Young and the Restless, the question on everyone’s mind is which actor will be taking on the role. Several sources reported that during the month of April TPTB at Y&R were holding auditions and interviewing potential Michael Muhney replacements, but you would think that if they found a replacement they would have shown his face by now and not just his hands. So either Jill Farren Phelps has already found a replacement, and she is just trying to build up suspense before they reveal his face, or she still hasn’t found a suitable replacement that Y&R fans will accept.

Michael Muhney has a large fanbase and they have made it very clear that they will not accept any other actor in the role of Adam Newman. If Phelps has selected a replacement then he is going to have a huge task ahead of him- trying to win over Y&R fans.

Some fans are still clinging to hope that Michael Muhney worked out his differences with Hunter King and TPTB at The Young and the Restless. Although the odds of that are slim, it should be mentioned that Michael Muhney finally broke radio silence on social media for the first time since January this month. Some fans take that as a sign that Muhney is returning to Y&R and is making an attempt to reach out to his fans.

What do you think Y&R fans? Has Jill Farren Phelps found a Michael Muhney replacement to take on the role of Adam Newman? Is there a possibility that no actor will touch that controversial role with a ten foot pole, and she still hasn’t found a replacement, which is why they are still only showing Adam Newman’s hands and not his face? Do you think there is a chance Michael Muhney is returning to The Young and the Restless? If not, which actor do you hope to see take on the role? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

The fans at Soap Opera Spy have lots to say about the new Adam Newman and the ‘old’ Michael Muhney:

Michael should be in, and Phelps out!!!!

I love MM and would absolutely love him back as Adam Newman but even if Y&R offered him that job back, why would he take it after being drug thru the mud? I don’ think he’d take that job back for any amount of $$ I know I wouldn’t if I were him.

Yep I agree with you. Also I have have noticed they have removed his bio photo and photos from YR so I think it is unlikely he will be coming back.

 I miss his acting ! He is Good:)

I watched YR for over three decades. I thought for a long time he should get his job back on YR, but I changed my mind! Hopefully, GH was smart enough to get him. The wait, I must say is driving me crazy:)

I know it sounds crazy but I think there’s a good chance he’s back at Y&R. Most of us don’t believe he did anything anyway. Just maybe TPTB will make things right!

Wait until they recast Phyliss!!! I can’t stand the new Billy either. I want MM back!!!!! No one can take his place!!!

Until I see the whites of his eyes,not watching,ratings speak volumes….tuned out and staying out.

No, he isn’t, JIlly wants to screw everyone but MM’s fans are smarter than her. Its not going to happen. The fans will not accept a new Adam Newman and I feel so sorry for the guy that tries. His name will be mud before you can say “boo” My best guess FIRE JILLY

Well the comments above tell a story, don’t they? The outpouring of love for MM continues:

LOVE MM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael himself has been tweeting up a relative storm lately leading many to hope that he is returning to daytime TV – hopefully as Jason Morgan on General Hospital! Over the past day Michael’s tweeted the following:

This tweet isn’t witty/snarky/inspirational…it’s simply me saying I appreciate your comments & love. Hope y’all have a nice weekend. xoxo

Look for the good in other people and you’ll end up finding a whole lotta good in yourself.

If he lived in an affluent neighborhood instead of in a dumpy pineapple under the sea he’d be “Sponge Robert Square Slacks”

If ur about to say “bullshit” in front of your kids, say “male bovine fecal matter” instead. (That’s quality parenting advice right there.)

The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

It’s pretty clear that Michael is being positive, appreciative and hopeful! And that makes us, his fans, hopeful too!



  • janie

    I think anything is possible.. Highly unlikely? I just wish they’d end some of these stupid storylines. I’m sick of Sharon and want Phyllis to return.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Well whoever is going to play Adam Newman make sure he act very good as Adam Newman. There is a lots of guys who would play Adam Newman since Michael Muhney can’t do it anymore. Movie actors can take his place because they are the ones who can act very good on the show. David Tom needs a replacement too. David Tom acting is terrible. Nicholas character needs to be fixed very soon. Nicholas is possessed and bitter old man. He doesn’t know the whole story about what Sharon is hiding. This is all Jill Farren Phelps fault. She just want to destroy everybody storyline. When i found out from last year that Summer had 2 fathers i was like what were the writers were thinking. The other writers never made bad decisions about the storylines. Jill Farren Phelps likes to destroy every character. Why are you pausing the Dylan father storyline Miss Jill Farren Phelps oh yeah you don’t want everybody else to know that Paul is the father of Dylan not Ian. If you really cared about the show Jill Farren Phelps then wrap up the Dylan storyline because it has been going for 7 months. Everybody else wants to know the truth. The hit and run hasn’t been solved either. Jill Farren Phelps you are the one who started with these storylines and you haven’t finished yet. Stop dragging storylines after the next. I am on Team Victor all the way. Summer has one father that is Nicholas. Since Sharon can’t reveal of what her secret was you want Phyllis to pick up the pieces. That is fine. But if Sharon didn’t had that electroshock therapy she would remember of what really happen with the test results done at the lab. This show is getting bad.

  • Daron French

    I to think MM was set up and the allegations are false. It’s would be a shame if he never finds work again.

  • red

    All I know is that just about every storyline has been change!!! Nick wasn’t supposed to be the father Jack was. If you think back years ago..because Nick never showed what the test said. I dislike how they have turned Sharon crazy & Phyllis is not!!! Then when the story first came out about Nikki’s son they had me thinking it was Stitch not Dylan…. They need to make everything seem like a dream & fix it!!!!LOL!! SMH.

  • red

    I miss (MM)Adam…they need him back!!!

  • Mary1054

    I totally agree!

  • Mary1054

    The show is not worth watching since Michael Muhney and Billy Miller left. Those two actors were phenomenal in their roles and are not replaceable! I have not watched since they left and I was a loyal viewer for 40+ years. I started to tune into GH, they were smart enough to hire Michelle Stafford, so I am hoping my other 2 favorite actors will show up there as well. I will not be back to Y&R unless they bring back Michael for he is the one and only Adam! Same goes for Billy Miller as Billy, he shared fantastic chemistry with Amelia.

  • Lisa Jones

    AGREE,,,,AGREE,,,,,AGREE!!!!!

  • KATI

    I loved and adored MM and hate the YR now with nothing going on, but if they cant bring him back I think Trevor st Johns will be the best replacement

  • HM

    No one can play Adam Newman like Michael Muhney so they need not even attempt it!!!!!

  • Paul Capers

    I really like the character Summer as well as her predecessor but, I feel the same as the fan who stated shes not ready for this role. I’ve notice on some dramatic scenes she doesn’t bring the intensity that others on the show, nor does the new old Billy Abbott. If true, I am appalled that MM did this, especially since he had just had a newborn. HOWEVER, he has brought so much to the A. Newman character and I want and love to have MM back as that character, and while on the subject of comings and goings… Please, please, pls. bring back Michelle Stafford if you can, out of ALL the phyliss’ she made the role come to life. Miss you like crazy Shell.

    • missy

      If they did bring back Phyllis, what would you like to her doing? I really got tired of her sleeping around and hating Sharon! I mean her character was known for being unstable yet they made Sharon the crazy one,lol. I feel like if they bring the character back then they should focus on her childhood with Avery. What do you think?

  • EC

    Michael Muhney confirmed in his exit interview that his character would be written off for at least 6 months so we always knew he was not dead. The casting call for Adam’s role said they would begin taping in May, If that’s the case we won’t see the new Adam until June as the show tapes 4-5 weeks in advance. This all of course depends on whether they have found a new actor to play Adam. Maybe they want to do a surprise reveal like GH did with Michelle Stafford and are keeping the hire a secret. Until they are ready to fully reveal the new hire, it makes financial sense for them to be using an extra for the random shots of Adam’s hand, back of the head etc.

  • Sher

    I certainly don’t agree that “we are all hooked – it’s a good show – the show must go on” that’s a farce – the quality of acting has decreased dramatically – when you are left with 3 or 4 who can act -out of the whole cast- it is certainly time move on to something else

  • Diamond Lil

    If CBS and Jill Phelps have any common sense at all, they will bring back Michael Muhney,. No one can replace Michael with respect to his fans. I wouldn’t want to try to fill his big shoes. Michael can apologize to Miss Diva and maybe call a truce to her satisfaction. If not, she should go as well as Phelps. This is, in fact, if Michael did anything to her which I doubt. Also, they should get rid of Mr. Newman be/c I think he had a hand in this. I think he’s upset be/c Michael showed him up in scenes.

  • Diamond Lil

    By the way, if Michael did what they claim he did, why hasn’t Hunter filed charges against him? I think that’s a good question. If she’s so distraught over it, you would think she would call the authorities and have him thrown in jail. That’s why I find it difficult to believe that Michael did this. How come he didn’t do that to the other female stars who like him on the show like Sharon Case and Melissa Claire Egan???

  • Sandy

    Interesting I’ve seen recent suggestions that MM might have been approached to come back to the role but he wasn’t interested? It’s sad but I don’t see why he would want to go back. If he did I might start watching again but there would need to be some changes. i.e. make EB stick to a script instead of trying to undermine other actors/characters. And make him realize he is NOT the most important actor on this show – a lot of random polls show that Adam is a more popular character than Victor. Let the talented younger actors on the show develop instead of serving as Victor’s minions forever, or else you will lose them, as with MM and Billy Miller.

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  • missy

    Well said!!!! I dont know why MM fans really think he is the only one to play his role? If that were the case then he wouldnt have been let go regardless to any accusations against him. While I do think he is a great actor his real demeanor and choices could have been the reason for his departure. He even admitted that he made some horrible choices, but he didnt think that they warranted a firing. I believe that he will land on his feet in time if not already because he does have talent!

  • missy

    When you say the “real one” are you talking about the oringinal before MM?

  • momchez

    MM should get all appropriate apologies from corporate, tptb, and cast members, back pay, file a defamation lawsuit… whatever it takes, whether or not he comes back. Legal action against and firing of HHK for her participation in these horrendous lies is the right thing to do. This situation must be cleared up. Too much lingering suffering.

  • RedRiver38

    Speak for yourself indeed. Bring back Michael Muhney as Adam. The overwhelming majority of fans want him to return ASAP.

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  • Ronica27

    I agree!! MM is one of the best things that happened to Y & R!!!! No one will replace him!!!