The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Replacement Search – Will Trevor St. John Play Adam Newman – Fans React – Update

 The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Michael Muhney Replacement Search - Will Trevor St. John Play Adam Newman - Fans React - Update

The Young and the Restless drama over Michael Muhney’s firing rages on. After Jill Farren Phelps sent Michael Muhney packing for allegedly groping a Y&R co-star, fans of the CBS soap opera made it very clear they were not pleased with her decision. After a few months the unrest began to die down over Muhney’s exit, until it became clear that Muhney’s character Adam Newman would be returning to Genoa city. Now, Muhney’s firing is as fresh as it was when it happened, and fans are taking to the internet to voice their opinions.

Trevor St. John, a One Life To Live alum, has been brought up on several soap fan sites as a possible replacement for Michael Muhney’s character Adam Newman. St. John’s acting style is very similar to Michael Muhney’s, as are his physical characteristics. However, Michael Muhney’s die-hard fans are making it very clear that they don’t want Trevor St. John, or any other actor for that matter, they want Michael Muhney back.

As it became obvious that the character of Adam Newman was returning to The Young and the Restless much sooner than we all expected, fans rushed to Soap Opera Spy’s Facebook Page to voice their concerns about Muhney’s replacement. As you can see from the comments below, the majority of Y&R fans want Muhney back, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

“Sorry no one can replace MM as Adam! Y&R sucks!”

“No one can replace Michael Muhney’s shoes. Jill cannot make this work, the fans are for Michael Muhney all the way. You are losing the battle Jill.”

“Nope no one can replace Michael Muhney as Adam please bring him back!!”

Some fans are holding on to hope that when Adam Newman reemerges on The Young and the Restless, it will be Michael Muhney playing the part. Are you one of those fans? Who do you think Jill Farren Phelps will cast as Adam Newman? We know Jill’s been carrying on secret casting sessions and may have already selected the next Adam Newman.  Share your thoughts in theories in the comment section below, or you can head over to Soap Opera Spy’s Facebook Page and discuss Muhney’s firing with other Y&R fans.

Update: Sources close to the show have informed CDL exclusively that a replacement for Michael Muhney has not yet been found. Casting auditions are still taking place but the right actor hasn’t yet been hired. Furthermore, we hear that Trevor St. John will not be offered the role of Adam Newman. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.

Still we are getting comments from people crying to get MM back:

You know how much I adore Michael Muhney, and he was done DIRTY. But if Y&R is recasting for sure, I WANT TREVOR!

And Muhney’s popularity extends all the way to Port Charles as this comment shows:

I am being drawn deeper and deeper into GH. The only thing that would make it better, would be to have Michael Muhney show up in Port Charles. I think I would unpack and move into Port Charles permanently then.

As far as the sentiments being expressed about Jill Farren Phelps, here are a couple of representative examples from our Soap Opera Spy Facebook page:

That b***h needs to be fired!!!!

Boooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JFP needs to be FIRED!!!

This is a cheap trick by Jill to try to get viewers back to the show. Good luck with that Jill, you sneaky hypocrite.

Fans feel that Muhney was unfairly denied a nomination for a Daytime Emmy – their devotion knows no bounds:

I would LOVE to see MM playing Adam Newman again. There is only one man that can play him and that is MM, however, I am afraid if he did come back, he would never be treated equally with all the other co-stars. We all know he should have been nominated for an Emmy for his performance. Billy Miller was good, but Michael Muhney was better. In my heart I feel like Sony CBS and JFP had a way to stop his nomination. He needs to be on Primetime or another soap that will treat him like he needs to be treated, with respect, dignity, and appreciated for his talent.

So that’s it for now – when we learn the identity of the actor replacing Michael Muhney for the Adam Newman role we will share that info with you here and on Soap Opera Spy.



  • Racquel Garnette

    Since Trevor St John can’t replace Adam Newman then what Jill should do is bring back Michael Muhney to play Adam Newman for a while. Without Michael Muhney on the Y&R there is no Y&R. Michael Muhney as Adam Newman was a good person on the show. He had his good days and he had his bad days. I am not sad about the Adam Newman casting of Trevor St. John because if he couldn’t do it, it is ok with me. Trevor St. John is busy with his other projects.

    Now you brought the original Adam back now you can find a replacement for Billy Abbott. David Tom acting is terrible. He needs to go as soon as possible. If some of you guys who wants to give David Tom acting a try on the Y&R is totally delusional. The writers needs to find someone older to play Billy Abbott. I am glad that Chloe is leaving the show. The writers has turn Chloe into some kind of monster. Colin needs to go very soon. His character is very funny with Jill on the show.

    • bulicmilkica

      I have watched the show for the past 40 years but when
      MM was fired so was I.
      No one can play Adam like MM and since these management powers to be don’t care about the fans and it is us the fans who keep these people in their jobs I havegone and wont be coming back.
      The only way I will be back is if MM is rehired and Billy Miller is brought back as Billy Abbott.

      • Racquel Garnette

        I don’t blame you for stopping of watching this show. The show has gone from bad to worse. Bad writing coming from the writers and Jill as the producer of this show. This show has lost 500 thousand fans. For me i rather care for the show sometimes and other times i would watch it. If Billy J Miller came back as Billy Abbott then the show would of been great. Nobody can play Adam Newman better then Michael Muhney. I can’t see Adam Newman returns very soon.

    • Marisa Panone Tessier

      You got that right …David is a very poor actor. I do not even enjoy the scenes he is in and can’t wait for the scene to change. Are the writers blind? They need to face the fact that the original Billy and Adam are needed to keep the Y+R ratings up there. Now the past 2 days it hasn’t even been on. WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE DOING.?

      • Racquel Garnette

        I agree with you about David Tom. The writers doesn’t have any imagination. If i were them i rather quit and focus on something else. They destroy every character storyline by making them play these bad parts. The reason why the show is not on its because some game is playing on. David Tom looks like a kid. His acting is bad.

  • Billy

    Just bring back Michael Muhney.

  • WIConservative

    When will JFP wake up? She needs to QUIT firing the good actors. Y&R stayed #1 for years because of quality actors………and no turn over

  • Elaine Conley

    I’d love it if MM came back, but I’m realistic. How can he, with all the over-exposure? Will they they then dump HK? I think it would only happn if EB retired. I’m also sure that TSJ would likely not want to take on a role with this much controversy.

  • a 35 year fan ready to jump

    you cannot fire someone based on an allegation in the courts of law. he either has to be tried and found guility of the charge or he can sue for wrongful dissmissal. remember without fans,you have no show,and no show,means no profit-you may want to listen-just saying

  • Wayne

    Will feel sorry for the new Adam cause whoever it’s gonna be, Y&R fans will hate him. Wish Jill Phelps Farren will get off her ass and pick up the phone and get MM back on the show. Who the hell does she think she is? Some big shot? Well, let me tell you Jill, you really don’t know what you’re doing over there … you really are turning Y&R upside down. It’s sucks! Wake up the smell the coffee for heaven sake …. WE WANT MM BACK!! …. NOW !!!

  • Kath

    It looks to me that Jill Farren Phelps has a mandate to sink the ratings of Y&R giving the network an excuse to cancel the show. Many Soaps have already been cancelled. What does Sony want this time slot for? If I’m wrong, Sony GET RID of Jill Farren Phelps.

  • Leah Grant

    If they bring MM back it would be the most watched soap ever! MM is Adam Newman! Because so many greats are gone just when the climax would have been riveting! Imagine if Phyliss spilled the beans on Sharon and all would find out that Adam didn’t kill Delia! BMiller’s reactive would be priceless as would MM’s as they played their characters. It would have been the highest rated show. PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK MM and let BM do his thing then come back and Phyliss of course too! Oh how we miss them!! PLEASE BRING MM BACK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leah Grant

    Bring back MM! It would be the most watched soap ever! MM is Adam Newman! Because so many greats are gone just when the climax would have been riveting! Imagine if Phyliss spilled the beans on Sharon and all would find out that Adam didn’t kill Delia! BMiller’s reactive would be priceless as would MM’s as they played their characters. It would have been the highest rated show. PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK MM — & let BM do his thing then come back and Phyliss of course too! Oh how we miss them!! PLEASE BRING MM BACK NOW!!!!

  • Jessie Peters

    I stopped watching YNR Jan 30th, and will not return unless MM returns. YNR has gone downhill fast and MM was one of the primary reasons that viewers tuned in. I tried watching the soap afterwards for 2 episodes but there was nothing to look forward to except a bunch of ill replacements to originals that JFP mistakenly let go. ie. new Abbie, new Billy blah blah blah!

  • Ev

    I have watched Y & R for the past 4 years – ever since I retied. I liked Adam, but do not want anyone else to take his place. David Tom as Billy is a joke. The show has taken such ridiculous twists and it is loosing my interest and a lot of my friends as well. If they do not get some more realistic story lines I will quite watching.

  • Carmen

    I stopped watching Y&R after all of my beloved characters were given the boot: Michelle Stafford, Michael Muhney and Billy Miller. Its a shame I have watched the show for over 25 years. I heard more are leavin the show as well like Chloe – Elizabeth Hendrickson. SHAME – It is just not the same any longer….I loved that show

  • Racquel Garnette

    Sony needs to get rid of Jill Farren Phelps and her writing team they are destroying every character storyline. If they can’t come up with something better by the next couple of months. This show is going to sink. By this fall sony has to fire the writers and the producer. But who knows what is going to happen. The fans want to see Michael Muhney back as Adam Newman. I hope they find someone older to play Billy Abbott very soon. Billy J Miller wanted to focus on other projects.

  • kmaze

    Since Michael M. and Billy M were fired Y&R has been so boring. The story writing on Billy is great but his acting, SUCKS! Some people you just can’t replace. It would have been better if they killed them off. Michael Munhey, Michelle Stafford, and Billy Miller were the best they had and now there is no one left.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Jill and her writing team needs to go. Don you are right they need to change the writers. When the new writers come in then they will fix up the storylines. What Jill and her writing team needs to go as soon as possible. Making the actors play some dumb parts is totally ridicioulous. I just watched General Hospital and it is so nice over there. But they have 4 old characters blasted with the new characters. The bold and the beautiful is becoming good this week and the young and the restless storylines can’t compare to bold and the beautiful. I rather tune in bold and the beautiful rather then this show sometimes. This abby needs to go because she overacts. She can take this Billy with her.

  • guest

    I don’t see how Michael could ever go back to a work environment that hostile to him. The other actors on Y & R were so nasty and mean as they took to Twitter and Facebook to trash him, and belittle him. They were so unprofessional and ugly. How could he ever want to go back to that.

    I could not believe how ugly and unprofessional the Y & R cast were to Michael, via Twitter and Facebook.

    I stopped watching Y & R before Michael was fired, because of the bad writing, the writers suck. But witnessing how the actors on that soap behave, I will never watch that soap again.

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  • Racquel Garnette

    You are absolutely correct. They need to change these writers as soon as possible. I think it might be this fall they might change the writers but who knows. The gunpoint situation that was going on last month was bad. The writers needs to start caring for the character happiness. I agree with you Maria about this Abby. This Abby needs to go. She tries to hard to play Abby but she doesn’t have the part to play Abby. The Mariah stalker thing was ridicioulous.

  • Zdawg MCer

    Why Brewstage? Because it is all a lie, a fabrication to divert attention to have fans really dislike MM and want him gone as much as they did. Go view the 40th anniv celebration on YouTube. Check out HK’s interview. It is painful to watch. Then see MM’s interview, heck see them all, all online. Then read the online interviews of the actors on the show and Ms. Bell’s inappropriate and over the line response. Y&R is nothing but filled with kindergarteners instead of grown adults. Professional Muhney was the future of Y&R and they despised that he was so incredibly talented and well liked by his fans and he was becoming more powerful and they couldn’t handle it. Jealousy is one of the 7 deadly sins. Have you not ever been around someone who has it all? If you have little self-confidence in your own abilities it is very difficult for you to be around someone so strong where you are weak.

  • Zdawg MCer

    Forgive MM??? What for? He did nothing.

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  • Marni

    PLEASE bring back Michael Muhney and Bill Miller….SERIOUSLY!!!!!! Y&R is NOT and will NOT and will NEVER be the same… I don’t like watching the soap any more without them… for that matter bring back Michelle Stafford as well… WHY fix what is obviously working? Besides I’m not the only fan that feels this way, so why not give the fans what they want? After all, the fans are the ones who keep the soaps on the air… without us you are nothing.

  • Linda Crockett

    Just get over yourself Jill is your ego worth putting the Young and the restless to risk going off the air!!!! Well let me tell you i’m 66 years old and I have literally watched it ever since it started and you have to be the one that has made the worst decisions in the Young and the restless history now with that being said bring Michael Muhnuy

  • AUDREY

    I REALLY LOVED MICHAEL M. AS ADAM ON Y&R. HE WAS THE BEST ACTOR ON THE SHOW. I HOPE THE ALLEGATIONS ARE NOT TRUE. HE IS SO TALENTED. I KNOW GET RID OF HUNTER KING AND BRING ADAM BACK. THANKS MY SUGGESTION!!!

  • Golfgal

    Fire Phelps! She brings nothing to this show and I have been watching since the first one aired! This happened in December, now it is April! Where was HR or CBS trying to remedy this situation right away, not months later. Shame one you all! If true, Regina King should have gone to authorities, not Phelps. Disgusted and will miss Mulney. Look forward to him proven innocent of these charges!

  • Karen Fitzhugh Taylor

    TSJ just completed filming on his movie project…. I <3 MICHAEL MUHNEY…but if anyone can pull it off… It's Trevor St. John !!!!! How abt get rid of Jill….

  • spanky18

    Let him stay away. He was a very good actor. However, he crossed the line when touching co/stars butts and breasts. Could have been ur Daughter

  • Carmel Johnson

    allegedly groping a Y&R co-star So what if the co-star is lying – how a career can be destroyed in an instant – CBS shouldn’t have been allowed to fire on an alleged statement – very unfair

  • Jeanie

    no one can replace MM if he does not come back I will stop watching the show…it has not been very good lately at all…very boring…fast forward through most of it….losing Phylis is bad enough there has been too many changes for the worst…so if mm does not come back then I am done watching it…

  • Jeanie

    Both Billy’s have been awful…

  • Jeanie

    yupper..