The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Replaced – New Adam Newman Won’t Be Known or Shown For Three Months

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Replaced - New Adam Newman Won't Be Known or Shown For Three Months

The Young and the Restless fans have been on the edge of their seats for weeks now waiting for the CBS soap opera to reveal which actor they have cast to replace Michael Muhney as Adam Newman. Although everyone in Genoa City thinks Adam Newman is dead, thirty second clips of the character’s hands have been appearing regularly on Y&R for over a month now, giving fans hope that it will be any day now that we see the rest of the character’s body, like his face.

If you are one of those Y&R fans that scour the internet every day in search of news pertaining to what actor has been cast to play Adam Newman, then you should probably just stop. According to The Young and the Restless spoilers in the latest edition of CBS Soaps In Depth, it is going to be months before Adam Newman shows his face in Genoa City.

Not only have TPTB not cast a Michael Muhney replacement yet, they haven’t even written the scenes revealing that Adam Newman in still alive. Soaps in Depth spoke to CBS exec Angelica McDaniel and she reported, “The summers almost all written, so basically we are in to the fall storylines now. You’re going to have to wait a little longer.”

Wait a little longer? The Young and the Restless fans have been waiting since literally January to learn the fate of the Adam Newman character and who would be replacing him. It has become clear, and Jill Farren Phelps even admitted it in an interview, TPTB are depending on the Adam Newman reveal to bring their soap back to life. But, considering the rapid pace the ratings are dropping, by fall The Young and the Restless may be too dead to resuscitate.

Are you as annoyed as we are that you have to wait until fall to find out who is playing Adam Newman? Do you think fans will grow bored with the soap opera and stop watching way before fall? Let us know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL tomorrow for more The Young and the Restless spoilers.

Fans at Soap Opera Spy Facebook tend to really like Michael Muhney – here is some of what they had to say on his latest career news:

My guess is that they are waiting, hoping this will all “blow over” until they hire someone. I’ve got a feeling that every actor they’ve approached so far would not touch that role for the fear of fan backlash. And as big as the MM Army is, I really don’t blame them. JFP is the instigator in all this and deserves her walking papers!

i am so over who is going to be the next adam newman – i feel sorry for who ever gets the job because the loyal fans of michael muhney will not accept them in the role anyway – it will be a major hate fest going on because they will compare them with michael even down to the way the new actor blinks his eyes…………………..smh.

Well, since he is in New York right now for the next four days meeting with ABC executives, and he just said that he is getting ready to film a movie, I don’t see this as being good news for YR.

I hope Hunter King was worth it..bc from where I sit NOT!!!

Have you noticed how they seem to get along? So why is Hunter King the only chick saying she was groped? Normally, guys like that have a pattern & don’t stop w/one girl. No one else from the cast stepped forward. So what really happened??

JFP letting MM and others go, is the worst thing she could have done!! SMH!!!!

It certainly seems that MM carries a devoted fan base and we wish him the best of luck in his new movie. Still, we would love to see him on a daytime drama soon!



  • janie

    Who cares anymore?

  • Mags123

    It doesn’t matter. Not watching anymore. Not wasting my time. I switched to GH a long time ago. Um, January 31 to be exact. LOL

  • Sarah Houle-Hall

    I LOVE M.M… But i also like alot of the older actors on the show…Jack, Nikki, Paul….we cant forget about the other actors who also helped make the show great to watch…but JPF does need to be canned!
    I will continue watching Y&R!

    • carly

      i love mm

  • Nellie Valente Pisani

    we all agree no matter how long you take! if you don’t bring MM back we are all going to stop watching the show! no one no one can take his place, hes the best.

  • sherwood

    Y&R has been in a freefall both creatively and ratings wise ever since Michael Muhney left on 1.30.14. His absence has ruined this show for millions of viewers. Jill Farren Phelps will forever be known as the woman who wrecked Y&R and fired Michael Muhney to replace him with her no talent friend, Steve Burton. Sorry, but Y&R needs a house cleaning, but even that won’t bring back the many fans of Michael Muhney’s version of Adam Newman. CBS & Sony blew it.

    • TheShameFull

      Steve Burton plays Dylan, lol. Your mixing up the names.

  • sharon1188

    I moved on to GH, too, to watch Michelle Stafford, and to anticipate what I hope are the inevitable arrivals of Billy Miller and MM. I was a Y&R fan for nearly 40 years, but the bad writing coupled with MM’s dismissal made me completely lose interest. He was the last thing worth watching before he left!

  • RedRiver38

    Heather, quit typing drunk. You might make sense. LOL.

  • RedRiver38

    Michael Muhney was Y&R’s future and JFP wanted Steve Burton to be its future. She fired Muhney, then smeared him when the backlash overwhelmed her. See who the focus of the show is now? Steve Burton and Hunter King. Phelps planned the whole thing and Y&R is the pits. CBS and Sony signed off on this insanity and look what has happened. The show is sinking like a rock and the demos are in a freefall. Everytime you see Adam’s hand, it reminds the viewers of what Phelps did to Muhney. She’s a fool. Y&R deserves to fail.

  • canada 1

    Have you seen juan Pablo and Josh from the Bachloer

  • christine

    I’m with you

  • Diane Schnee

    I am getting sick and tired of no character to fill adams place. Stop showing hands. Its so ridicous. Bring the character back as adam immediately!!!

  • Carrie Wendel

    I started watching y and r cause of Adam and Chelsea and I started watching the week of the episode that adam, Chelsea and summer got in the car accident. I want my Chadam back.

  • heather mcdaniels

    I doubt we’ll even see a new Adam Newman in the fall. Right now, they’re already taping 4-6 weeks ahead, so we’re looking at September shoots, and there’s no word at all about anyone being chosen as a replacement for Michael Muhney (who is in NYC for a couple more days on business and then back to L.A. to shoot a movie; good for him!).

    Considering how difficult it was to replace Billy Miller (two replacements so far) and we’ll be seeing whether or not Gina Tognoni does any good as Michelle Stafford’s replacement portraying Phyllis on August 11, so if fan reaction doesn’t bode well, the show may be once again searching for yet another replacement for Phyllis as well.

    They seem to be testing the waters after the Billy Abbott debacle (who, honestly, could replace Billy Miller?), and waiting to see if Tognoni is accepted as Phyllis Newman is their next call. If she’s not, do you honestly believe they’ll rush into yet another replacement of a well-loved, established character like Michael Muhney’s Adam Newman? Nope.

    I think they know they screwed up, and they’re bluffing their way along until they find someone to replace Muhney (which will be extremely hard to do).

  • Barbara Collum

    I have to agree. As much as I’ve been clinging to hope of seeing MM back and that awful actress/pansy Miss King, Im not so sure anymore if MM would be able to carry it all..If it were MM BM MS then sure, ratings would soar. Heres the thing, bringing back long time actors like Christine, Ashley, etc is so yesterday. MM was the new, better, more current Victor. No one, and I mean no one except the elderly maybe, are interested in seeing love scenes and make out sessions from 70s and 80 year olds. I mean ewww. Victor snd Nikki are in the past and I wish they would go so Chelsea and Adam can lead the way. Regardless, JP still needs a pink slip and an old timers boot out the door. I hope it tanks too and is the end of JPs career. She sux!!!

  • Rosalea Moore

    regardless of who plays who, that soap is immensely? boring. It was good,though, back in its heyday!

  • Barbara Collum

    Well you can stay a fan then as long as you have low expectations. Those that don’t care don’t mind having their intelligence insulted by such dumb storylines. May as well watch a 3 stooges marathon, at least you know its suppose to be cheesy.

  • Barbara Collum

    Amen!! I hope she realizes who her ftiends AREN’T. Eric B. And JP used her to do their dirty work. She did it and its bon voyage baby. EB is a very spiteful jeslous old man who needs to retire.

  • Ann Plaisance

    Just hire Brandon Barash to play Adam Newman already!!! To me and all my friends he is the obvious choice… He would be perfect and play the character Adam Newman well!!! We all miss him on GH as Johnny Zacara!!! Y&R should snap him up.

    • christine

      I agree with your choice

  • Anne

    There’s no one can replace Michael Muhney, the rating will never get up again, No one can play Adam Newman, but M. MUHNEY Anne

  • Tammy H Godley

    Watching it today I thought he was coming through the door when it went off y and r is starting to drag things and too many at one time I sure was hoping for the old Adam to return he’s hard to replace just like with Billy it sucks

  • PassionQueen77

    Well i knew this would come to conclusion about who is going to replace Adam Newman. It seems like it is going to be a year to find a replacement for Michael Muhney. The writers lost a good actor who played Adam Newman. Without Michael Muhney as Adam Newman this show is a no show. The writers has zero imagination. They just put whoever they want to put with. I remember from couple months ago the storylines was dragging on and on. Bringing back old people doesn’t mix with the show at all. Jill and Nicholas needs new houses to live in. Jill just want what Katherine have all the time. If the writers care about Jill storyline then make her move out of the house and rent a new house. Changes have to be made very soon. I can’t wait when Phyllis tells her side of the story. For Adam Newman replacement i think a new Adam Newman won’t show up on the show by December or next year. Anyone can play Adam Newman. Movie actors can play Adam Newman. Jill Farren Phelps and her writer crew needs to be fired by this fall. CBS of Sony should hire back Maria Arena Bell as executive producer. She was a good writer for the show. She makes the storylines cut shorter then Jill Farren Phelps ever does. The storylines are weak ad the writers needs to watch a tv show to know what is going on. Kelly character is not needed for this show. She is a skank who should stay being gone. First Kelly slept with Billy and now she is dating his brother. What a shank. Kelly needs to go very soon. This Abby needs to be recast very badly. This Abby is way too old to play Abby Newman. She doesn’t know how to be down to earth Abby.

  • christine

    You are so right. The show is called the young and restless not the mm show. He is an actor playing a part.i am glad he is gone.

    • carly

      i watched the young nad the restless today niki went to go see poule on his honey moon

  • christine

    All you mm groupies need to get a life!

  • vicki fish

    What keeps us upset, is the fact Y&R keep making us wait. Until I actually see the person who plays Adam, I’ll continue to read here what is going on. My brain says forget it, he’s gone, but my heart still hopes they surprise us all with Michael Muhney. To me, that is the only way to get their ratings back. In the meantime, I have been watching some of GH, to try to get the characters/storyline.

  • carly

    i dont want him to leave i like mm to but if he leaves i dont now what gunna happen to the show ill miss mm alot and i miss bm to

  • Barbara Rhyne

    I was hanging around with Y&R just to see if Michael came back. He’s not so I’m GOING to take Y&R off my DVR now. No Muhney No Me. I hope Y&R goes off the air. I hope very soon. Sick of the stupid story lines. So goodbye for good. I won’t watch ever again.

  • Barbara Rhyne

    Do what You want. I have watched Y&R for 25 years. Its not only because Michael has been fired its because Jill is the worst writer in history for the soaps. Enjoy the #1 soap for now because it is on borrowed time. I was hanging around just to see if MM comes back so now I’m done.Its off my DVR as of now. Using your words GO TO HELL Y&R.

  • Barbara Rhyne

    If you aren’t watching take it off of your DVR so it will continue to have their ratings to drop. Now that I know that MM isn’t coming back I’m done. Its off my DVR as of now. No Muhney No me..

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  • FedupR&RFan

    Wth! This writer is a joke. She has jack contradicting himself. One minute he days nothing changes between him and Kelly the nextin he says it changes everything. And now she is prolonging the decision of Adams character. What is she doing with Y&R?

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  • Bev642

    I was also sooo disappointed when Michael M was let go. He is Adam and always will be. He was great at playing the part of Adam. I’ve been watching Y &R for 48 years and never missed an episode. The show has been pretty boring for a while now and has been hard to stay commited. Why is it so hard to keep the good actors?? Michael M, Billy M, & Michelle. Maybe someone else needs to go and you know who…… I hate to leave this show after all these years but doesn’t look like I have a choice :(

  • Mayeve Lee

    Michael Muhney is a terrific actor, and JFP sucks! However; it is not just JFP – the fault also lies with CBS and Sony Productions. For the past ten years CBS has cancelled some really good prime time shows such as Jericho, Cane, and Smith. The Young and the Restless has been the only show that I watched on this network for sometime. Since they have let an idiot like JFP cost them Michael Muhney, I have no more reason to watch anything on CBS. I have heard rumors of Shemar Moore being re-cast, but as far as I am concerned, that will not help because he did not have near the talent that MM does!

  • SoapFan#1

    Who cares about Adam Muhney.. He fucked up so its evident he didn’t LOVE his job..as much as You fans LOVED him..Who cares that he was fired I NEVER LIKED HIM AS ADAM ANYWAY.. And I’ve been watching Y&R since the 80′s.. He’s replaceable as is anyone on the show unless you R Victor Newman… Anyone else can BE replaced… And there is someone out there who can do his job…& Better… He wasn’t all of that good lord.. He IS NO NICHOLAS NEWMAN..!!! People give me a break…..

  • Larry

    I knew once Hunter King won that undeserved Daytime Emmy that we’d never see Muhney again. Not that interested in who they get though I wish they’d just get it over with and hurry up the process. We know the character is alive and will return so get on with it ! They are so inept.

  • jd

    Michael was and is the only one that could give the mustache a run for his money I loved the look he gave when he would twist his watch and put his hand in his pocket just sexy