It’s hard to keep track of all of the comings and goings on our favorite daytime soap operas these days. The Young and the Restless fans are still in an uproar over Jill Farren Phelps firing fan favorite Michael Muhney after he allegedly groped his co-star Hunter King. Along with Muhney, JFP also is blamed for another popular cast member, Billy Miller, exiting the soap opera after a dispute over taking time off.
Recently, soap fans were shocked when Michelle Stafford, another one of Jill Farren Phelps’ Y&R casualties popped up on ABC’s soap General Hospital. Stafford crossing over to GH gave fans hope that possibly Michael Muhney or Billy Miller would soon follow, and there is a perfect role for either of them to fill, Jason Morgan.
Jason Morgan was an iconic character on General Hospital for many years, and a recent storyline has led GH fans to believe he will be returning to the series. Spoilers are also teasing that he will appear on GH during the month of June. Steve Burton played the part of Jason Morgan for years, however he has made it very clear that he has no intention of leaving Y&R to resume the role, so it is wide open.
Jason Morgan isn’t the only major character scheduled to make a return this summer, Y&R is currently on the hunt for a new Adam Newman (Michael Muhney’s character). A recent report from Hollywood Highlight even claimed that Jill Farren Phelps had reached out to Billy Miller and/or Michael Muhney and asked them to return, however they weren’t interested. For months now The Young and the Restless has aired scenes of just Adam Newman’s hands, and the fans are growing bored, they need to bring in an actor ASAP.
There is a report out there that claims that MM was spotted at the Y&R studios – if that is true then is could have simply been a trip to HR to settle some legal contract issues from the past or possibly to discuss a future on the show! In the June 9th edition of Soap Opera Digest, we learn that Michael Muhney was recently spotted on the set of The Young and the Restless – and we quote, “The search for an actor to play Adam has intensified in the last few weeks, and insiders report that Michael Muhney could be back in the mix to reprise the role. The actor, whose controversial exit last December sent shock waves throughout the community, was reportedly spotted at the Y&R studios.”
So soap fans, do you think that Billy Miller or Michael Muhney will appear on General Hospital as Jason Morgan? Speaking of Michael Muhney, who do you think will be cast to replace him as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless? Might MM return as Adam? Personally, I don’t see Michael returning to Y&R after all the negativity associated with his firing. At this rate who do you think we will see first, the new Adam Newman or the new Jason Morgan?
The response from fans of GH on Soap Opera Spy has been fast:
Get rid of Summer (boring) and bring back MM!
Go back to GH Steve Burton! We want BM and MM on the Y&R. MM was seen at the studio, what does this mean, he may be coming back to us!!
I love both actors but no one can play Jason like Steve Burton. It would be weird. As I watch both soaps it’s to weird when they cross over. Although I do love Steve on Y&R. But he is a new character. That works but to use a different Adam would suck. I already don’t like the new/ original billy. The chemistry gets all messed up.
I love Jason and would hope he came back to GH but from interviews I have read I don’t think he will. I also think the character of Jason has left a hole in the whole Sonny/crime family storyline so I think they just might have to recast it if he won’t come back…
MM should go back to YR!!!!!!!!
I want them both back on Y & R!!!
I agree, hopefully they will get rid of HK when her contract is up! Soon I hope, and bring back MM
I doubt it. She’s one of JFP minions. Hopefully, CBS/Sony will wise up and give JFP the boot, and HK will go with her
I want to see BM and MM both get an award! But not HK!
God I miss seeing that face!! Billy Miller better win the lead actor Emmy award or the backlash will be major news!!
It’s not a surprise that people are a bit worked up about these coming casting changes – after all Jason Morgan’s role is important and Sonny really needs a strong ally now – not to mention how much Y&R fans miss Michael Muhney and Billy Miller!