The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jill Farren Phelps Manipulates Storyline Cleans Up Adam Newman For Michael Muhney’s Replacement – Updates

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jill Farren Phelps Manipulates Storyline Cleans Up Adam Newman For Michael Muhney's Replacement - Updates

There is a cardinal rule when it comes to soap operas, the guilty are usually innocent and the innocent are usually guilty, and no one stays dead. CBS’s daytime drama The Young and the Restless is no exception.

It has become clear over the last few weeks that Adam Newman is very much alive, and it has also become clear that Stich and Kelly are harboring a big secret, and a dark one at that. Adam Newman allegedly killed Billy and Chloe’s daughter Delia in a hit-and-run accident. And, then he was thought to be killed in a fiery explosion after he was in a car accident. Fans doubted Adam Newman was really the hit and run driver that killed Delia, and even more fans doubted that Adam Newman was actually dead.

It is beginning to look like The Young and the Restless storylines surrounding Adam Newman have all been carefully manipulated by producer Jill Farren Phelps to cater to her decision to fire fan favorite Michael Muhney (the actor that played the role of Adam Newman).

After a sexual harassment scandal rocked the Y&R cast, Jill Farren Phelps made the decision to fire Michael Muhney. Ironically and suspiciously around the same time the Y&R producers were dealing with the sexual harassment allegations against Muhney, his character suddenly became a cold-blooded child killer. Obviously Phelps was trying to turn Y&R fans against the character of Adam Newman, so that she could kill him off and fire Muhney without receiving a ton of backlash. (And was an epic failure, Muhney fans were still furious.)

Now, Phelps is rumored to be finding a Muhney replacement to play the part of Adam Newman, so she is bringing the character back to life. And, now that she is bringing Adam back to life and getting ready to toss her Muhney replacement into the lions’ den, she is once again manipulating the storylines and creating a shadow of doubt on whether or not Adam Newman is Delia’s killer. Whoever the new actor playing the role of Adam Newman is, he is already going to be the most hated actor on the show just because he isn’t Michael Muhney. Why make it even harder for him and force him to play the role of a child killer?

So, basically Jill Farren Phelps had no problem painting Michael Muhney’s character as a child killer. But, she is going to make the new Adam Newman come off as a saint, and maybe even a victim, in hopes that Y&R fans will accept him.

Do you think Jill Farren Phelps is setting up the storylines so that she can switch the blame from Delia’s death onto the shady character Stitch so that fans will take it easy on the new Adam Newman she will cast? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check CDL later and tomorrow for more The Young and the Restless spoilers.

Update – Some very intelligent and well-informed fans air their views on JFP and MM on Soap Opera Spy below:

Whoever they try and bring in is not going to work. Fans who are even still watching are not going to care one way or another if the Adam character is innocent of guilty if it’s not Michael Muhney. We never believed that Adam was guilty, we are mad because she fired MM. Can she get it through her thick head. It is not Adam that they care about, but the actor who played him. We don’t want him to be a saint, we want Michael back. We all know that JFP fired him because he was taking the limelight away from her precious SB (Steve Burton) and that EB (Eric Braeden) was jealous of MM’s acting ability and his over whelming fan adoration. In fact he has even admitted that he was behind the firing. Get a clue CBS & Sony and rehire MM, fire JFP and put EB on retirement.

I totally agree that Jill is running Y & R into the ground. Firing MM might just be the mistake of her career. And while we’re talking about her bad decisions let’s mention Steve Burton. Taken from GH for a lame role that is losing him fans in droves. Bring back MM for everyone’s good. Doubt if this show will make it another year.

The complaints about Jill’s show running continue:

MM is too good for y&r in the first place. If anything Jill needs to be fired for all the dumb decisions she’s been making. She makes the women appear weak, like victims. I mean, look at how dumb she made Victoria Newman. Helen Keller would have figured out billy’s affair sooner. And replacing Billy Miller?! Come on!!! How do you get rid of two powerful actors in one month and expect the fans not to react is beyond me. If you ask me I would dare say that Jill will be the death of y&r. If Billy Miller, or Michael Muhney doesn’t come back, my 25 years of watching y & r will come to an end. BRING AT LEAST ONE OF THEM BACK!!!

Y&Rs numbers have dropped a lot due to MM firing. So, you’d think they’d be smart and bring him back. I watched for 18 years and I can’t any longer. I hate that they are getting rid of the good actors and recasting with people who can’t act.

What do you think about the state of affairs on Y&R?  Let us know please.



  • Racquel Garnette

    Well after when Delia got killed during the hit and run we never get to see her face. Jill Farren Phelps told the cameraman to not show Delia face when she was in the hospital. That is very cruel to kill a little fun loving girl like that. Delia was a good person on the show. Why did they bother to show Delia when she was all grow up during the christmas eve with Billy and he was drunk. That makes no sense. If the writers was going to make Delia grow up the you guys could of made her stay on the show. Killing a kid off the show was very bad. Creating a manipulated storyline for Adam Newman for the hit and run is ridicioulous. What Jill Farren Phelps should do is get the hit and run storyline over and done with. That storyline has been going on for months since last October/November. Also you know what you should do Jill Farren Phelps is to get rid of David Tom his acting is bad. The show can do better off without this Billy Abbott. Also you can get rid of this Abby. She doesn’t fit the part to play Abby. If you are planning on recasting her bring a younger version of Abby. This Abby acting is very bad. She moves things to fast when she was with Tyler. You know what else you should do Jill Farren Phelps is wrap up the Mariah/Tyler/ Abby storyline. The stalker thingy is getting ridicioulous. Why don’t you show Mariah face at once on the show. This Billy needs to go very soon……

    • Don

      well, I have a very good suggestion you should take jill farren phelps’ place because u know how to do buisness my dear. As of David Tom performance I will not comment until they go far enough in storyline.

      • Racquel Garnette

        lol that will be nice if i was the executive producer of this show. I would turn the show around and wrap these ridiciolous storylines. You like David Tom Don lol. Jill Farren Phelps is doing a bad job with this show.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Stop dragging out storylines Jill Farren Phelps. Start by caring for your character happiness. Wrap up the hit and run storyline. That has been going on since October/November.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Jill Farren Phelps and her writing team have no imagination for this show. Why take on a soap opera when you don’t have anything to come up with. Thats right Jill Farren Phelps wanted to destroy every character storyline. Jill Farren Phelps needs to either turn this show around by the next couple of months or just quit from now. She is a soap killer who wanted to drag storylines for months. Look at the other shows like the bold and the beautiful. The bold and the beautiful has become good now how it used to be from before. The Y&R fans move to the bold and the beautiful because the writers for the bold and the beautiful made there storylines way better then the Y&R. I don’t care for the Y&R that much anymore because of the bad writing and the storylines are dragging on for months. Jill should not make Michael Muhney take the fall for the hit and run car accident because he came there afterwards. Stitch is the one who hit Delia and told Kelly about it. Stitch was like this to Kelly ” Don’t tell anyone about what i did “. Just wrap that storyline and be done with. That has been going for months. If this storyline has been going on til September then that will be one year. That is bad. The writer from General Hospital and the writer from as the world turns doesn’t really fit for this show. New writers are better for this show. If this show is going to sink for the next couple of months then i will blame the writers. I rather watch the bold and the beautiful because the show is becoming good so far.

  • Racquel Garnette

    This show won’t last til 2017 i think it is going to last til 2016. Jill and her writing crew sucks very badly. David Tom acting was good when he used to play the original Billy couple of years ago. The romance he had with Mackenzie was nice at first before he found out they were cousins. Billy is a drunk and a cheater. He deserves to go back to Kelly. He was the one who fall in love with her. For men they can’t help who they are with. Most of them likes to go from woman to woman. Nicholas has become more angrier on the show since these writers took over. I like the old Nicholas who was so kind to people but for a while his storyline has been gone down the hill. The original Billy aka David Tom needs to join another tv show because he looks like a kid and his acting is bad. He has a boyish look. David Tom can join a vampire or a drama tv show. Heather Tom is a better actress then her brother. Heather Tom as Katie does a terrific job of playing Katie on the bold and the beautiful. David Tom you don’t fit for the young and the restless anymore. Both of them use to act together on the show from before. David Tom your acting days on the Y&R is going to be over pretty soon. If anyone who likes David Tom on the show as being Billy Abbott needs to stop commenting of what i said about him.

  • AME

    I think Stitch is responsible for the death of Sam, Kelly’s son. I also think Kelly will be the real killer of Delia. The list of names of the Black SUV drivers in Genoa City that they showed a couple of times has a Kelly listed above Adam Newman. Something to think about. I do agree that MM could never be replaced.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Don you like replying to what i said all the time about David Tom playing Billy Abbott. You want him to stay on the show even though his acting is very bad. I wouldn’t give David Tom a chance as Billy Abbott. The show needs an older Billy. Finding someone older to play Billy Abbott will boost up the ratings. No Michael Muhney no Y&R.

    • don

      THE ROLE OF BILLY WILL NOW BE PLAYED BY BURGESS JENKINS HOPE HE WILL DELIVER DAVID TOM IS OUT U ARE RIGHT. PHELPS JOB IS ON THE LINE AND DOT NOT THINK SHE WILL MAKE IT THIS TIME IT IS TOO MUCH.

  • Texasbred

    Many, many have already said that there was proof out there of MM innocence. Its been tweeted. That is what has been circulating. The media won’t print the truth as quicklty as they did THE LIE!! Why didn’t the so called victim sue? Or better yet why did she continue working together with her aggressor after this was out there? Why would the head people allow that? Something fishy here!!! Hunter King is such a bad actress, maybe she threatened to blackmail CBS if they did not keep her. Otherwise, there is no reason they would keep a bad actress like her and fire MM. The little actress that played the young summer was so much better. Its hard to watch Hunter play as a young Summer! Maybe they should have cast her as Abby. The actress that plays Abby is bad also. All the other actresses on the show are so much better than those 2. Also, i liked Sophia. They should have kept her.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Bold and the beautiful is becoming good now so i am going to watch that show instead. Brooke is getting of what she deserves ahahaha good for her. Brooke should hook up with Bill. Y&R has bad writing so i rather watch it sometimes. Jill refuses to hire new people and create more storylines.

  • lucy2010

    They’d have you believe everything is just fine without MM &

    BM, but it’s so not true. Women 18-49 ratings have gone from 978K their last week to 745K since they left. That’s a loss of 24% of viewers in their prime demographic.

  • jae430

    …when will the media understand that most simply DO NOT CARE what happens at Y&R anymore – the damage has been done and I for one am not interested in those rabbits they are trying to pull from their magic hats – just sayin : (

  • Joanna

    ok Im sorry this jill woman is going to ruin the show the storyline with adam is awsome MM plays the role perfectly i love him as that charector to replace him is rediculous and as far as the new billy NO WAY the only GREAT billy was billy miller BRING HIM BACK ASAP!! The new billy sux for real jill please DONT ruin the show its been number one in the daytime slot leave the main wonderful charectors alone the show is fine the way it is!! a devoted fan ,,,, joanna

  • Fred

    The actor who portrays Ben is more popular now than Burton so it makes sense that he will be a killer. Only Dylan is allowed to be a hero. All the other male characters are weak, evil or idiots.

  • Fred

    Would not be surprised if all the attractive male actors end up being replaced by less attractive and less talented than Burton. it’s the Dylan McAvoy show now

  • Letitia Owens

    Y&R cast replacements of late have been horrible. I don’t like the new Billy Abbott… I am definitely not happy with the firing of Michael Muhney, I have been a faithful fan for over 30 years but I am ready to stop watching Y&R over the recent casting disasters.

  • Sandy Davis

    I’m through with Y&R- now I’m waiting to see where Michael lands, and that’s where I will land, too. I always loved the days when MM was on…and it’s just sad to even think about watching anymore. I’m also infuriated by the ugly statements coming from JFP and even some of the other actors. Love those actors who have supported him!

  • Marlene

    Y &R is quickly going downhill. The new Billy is not good at all. Without the old Billy and Adam there is no spark. Perhaps Jill Phelps needs to be replaced before all the fans are gone.

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  • Shorty

    Jill just doesn’t get it. It’s not Adam we want, it’s Michael Muhney. More and more fans have quit watching the show. I haven’t watched it but once since Michael left. I read where someone said Eric Braeden should go. I’m starting to agree. He is always trying to run someone elses life. Getting really old. I think its time for him to retire. And I used to love Nikki but she walks around like she is going to break. I think they need to bring the other Billy back too. So many people say they have quit watching and that Y & R will be history in a year. I totally agree!!

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  • cyndee

    I have not watched YAnd R since they fired BM and MM. I will not watch until they come back. Jill has fired our favs to bring in her own people, if we wanted to watch these people we would have watched their shows.

  • Stephanie

    I believe a great story line would be that Victor Newman made it appear to Adam that he had killed Delia so he could blackmail Adam to allow Victor to see his grandchild. Clearly his blackmail tactics went to far and cost him his son. I would love to see Adam come back with proof that his father set him up. Too bad its not likely Michael Muhney will reprise his role.