The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Confirms Officially NOT Returning Y&R – Update – Hints at New Soap Role?

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Confirms Officially NOT Returning Y&R - Update - Hints at New Soap Role?

It has been over six months now since Michael Muhney was fired from The Young and the Restless, and scandal ensued. Although Jill Farren Phelps never publicly revealed why Muhney was fired from the CBS soap opera, stories emerged, never substantiated mind you, that he had groped his co-star Hunter King, which resulted in his dismissal. Coincidentally, Muhney’s character Adam Newman was killed off during the same time period that Muhney was fired. However after the fact it was revealed Adam Newman was still alive, since Muhney was no longer on the payroll, Phelps has only been showing scenes of Adam Newman’s hands or dressed as clown (which sadly are probably the most exciting part of the soap these days).

Michael Muhney’s legion of devoted fans were furious when he was fired from The Young and the Restless, and stormed social media with their protests. A huge number of Muhney’s fans even refused to watch the soap opera after he was fired, and their united boycott even put a dent in Y&R’s ratings. However, Jill Farren Phelps began showing scenes of Adam Newman’s hands and revealed the character was still alive. So, fans kept tuning in, hoping that when they finally showed the character’s face, it would be Michael Muhney’s face.

Today Michael Muhney confirmed on Twitter, that he is officially done with The Young and the Restless, and he will not be returning under any circumstances. This is the first time Muhney has even mentioned the soap opera since he was fired, which is why fans held on to the false hope that he might be returning. Muhney tweeted, “Just got an official call, although things got very close, I will not be returning to Y&R. That part of my life is over. Moving on…”

So, now there is no question about it, TPTB have to find an Adam Newman replacement. And, it will be interesting to see if Muhney’s loyal fans put their money where their mouths were, and really quit watching the show like they swore they would do if Michael Muhney didn’t return.

What do you think Y&R fans? Are you happy that Michael Muhney finally made it official that he will not be returning to Y&R and the speculation can finally stop? Does this open the door for another soap to hire the talented and popular actor? Will The Young and the Restless find a suitable replacement for Michael as Adam Newman now? Who will it be? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!

Update: Michael tweeted again – is he implying that a new role on a soap is in the planning stages? Let be super clear here – “tune in” means TV!!

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Confirms Officially NOT Returning Y&R - Update - Hints at New Soap Role?



  • Louisa

    It was a long shot but I would have loved to see him return. Not interested in a new Adam. Management has butchered the show…too many good actors we’re let go. The story lines are boring.

  • Amy

    Well, that is IT. No more Young and Restless for me. Those peopke know how to do a successf deal. The fact that Mr. Muhney implies that it did not reach a successful conclusion makes me know .. they did not try hard enough. So, PTB — all you one percenters at SONY/CBS/Young and Restless — those who seem to take delight in doing people dirty — get back with his agent and manager and GET A SUCCESSFUL DEAL CONCLUDED. If you do not, I doubt I am the only long-time fan who hits the road. TRY HARDER. BE SUCCESSFUL! — Success — Sony/CBS/Young and Restless — remembet that… it used to be your calling card.. (along with integrity). Hire Michael Muhney back as Adam Newna. Get backto “close” and close a successful contract.

  • Barbara Collum

    Im done .MM is the only reason I have been holding on (although mostly ff’ing through it). So I can take it off record list. Where ever he goes I will tune in .JP has done irrevocable damage letting go of MS BM MM. This girl is out for good.

  • frenchfish

    I’m putting my money where my mouth is.The future of Y&R has just been tanked in my opinion. I am OFFICIALLY done!

  • Miller&Muhney forever

    I am very happy he is not returning. They treated him horribly on social media by his co-workers. I wouldn’t want to return to a place where I knew my co-workers had been speaking ill of me. Michael is very talented and will go on to do bigger and better things. I watched Y&R for over 20 years and stopped watching on Muhney and Miller’s last day. JFP let not only those two great actors walk out the door, but others like Michelle Stafford and Emme Rylan. I look forward to Y&R’s cancellation. That will be balancing the karmic scales.

  • janie

    What does that mean? So close? It sounds like they were close to making a deal with him to return? Wonder what the sticking point was?

    • Sonjia Pope

      He is a great actor he really play the part. Just because they didn’t rehire him I’m not going to stop wacthing y&r. They are still some good actors on there.

  • VJ

    Well if the Billy Abbott replacement is any indication as to how well casting will go I say Y&R is SOL.

  • Gwendolyn Patterson

    I stopped watching when “Adam” was fired. After he left Hunter wore a top were her mammary glands almost spilled out on the table. I am done with the pitiful show.

  • Marcella

    Too many losses of key characters! Adam, Billy and Phyllis… BIG mistake! I’m barely hanging on here!

  • alex

    Show just keeps getting worse.I to want to think it will get better. Michael was a great actor. Maybe he is not the problem but the young lady that shows way too much for a young girl. Attention anyone.

  • Carrie Wendel

    So much for Adam and Chelsea getting back together. They are the only reason I even started watching it in the first place. I can’t watch anymore cause Michael Muhney not coming back and I hate how everyone including Victor is treating Stitch. He killed his abusive by accident. I love Stitch and Victoria together but O don’t love them as much as I love Chadam.

  • Sam Howard

    All of u are really not soap fans if u stop watching because of 1 actor . I am done. I am done. I am done. Lol

  • DaniC

    I have pretty much given up on.y&r as well. Been hanging on to the little hope that I would once again be watching when MM returned as Adam. But now that the word has come down that he will not be …. along with the fact that I think that Burgess Jenkins gives no chemistry to role of Billy Abbott (no offense but I now can not stand a character I once loved)…I am officially done with the soap too! In the words of my daughter…PEACE OUT Y&R!

  • Bernadette Miller

    Perhaps she has “photographs.”

  • lucy2010

    What MM twittered wasn’t necessarily “final.” It could be that negotiations failed because of salary demands, and after he went on Twitter to say he’s moving on, Y&R will give in. Nothing’s final til he says he’ll never, ever, ever go back to Y&R under any circumstances again.

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