The Young and the Restless spoilers made it pretty clear months ago that Adam Newman was returning to the CBS soap. Then, TPTB at The Young and the Restless released news that they had cast Passions alum Justin Hartley to take on the roll and he would make his debut on November 5, and Michael Muhney was officially not returning. Since Y&R spoilers revealed that Justin Hartley was added to the cast, rumors have run wild about the upcoming storyline, but nothing has been confirmed.
Y&R newbie Justin Hartley has finally begun dishing on his new character and other The Young and the Restless spoilers, in an interview with TV Guide Hartley reaches out to diehard Michael Muhney fans, and acknowledges that it will be tough for them to wrap their minds around a new face. But, he pleads for them to give him a chance. Hartley stated, “I just hope Michael’s fans will give me a chance. I’m going to do my best. We’ll see what happens. By the way, I don’t technically feel I’m replacing Michael Muhney. I am replacing the computer hand than replaced Muhney. I feel confident I can at least do a better job than the hand did!”
When spoilers revealed Adam Newman was returning, rumors began flying about how he would make his shocking re-entrance into society. According to Hartley, Adam Newman catches wind of Chelsea and Billy Abbott (Burgess Jenkins) moving in together and then Chelsea deactivates his spy camera. Justin explained, “Chelsea finds the surveillance cam he put in their son’s nursery and she disables it. Now he can no longer be a creeper. He can’t spy on his family anymore so, even though he’s not fully recovered from his accident, he must get back to town quickly, especially after he hears Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) talking about Billy moving in.”
In Justin Hartley’s TV guide interview he also dished on who has been helping him while he was in hiding, “He seems to have a little army, which means he’s still got his hands on some cash. I’m assuming these people don’t work for free.”
So Y&R fans are you looking forward to Justin Hartley’s big CBS soap debut on November 5? Will you be one of the Michael Muhney fans that actually give Justin Hartley a chance to win you over as Adam Newman? How do you think the residents of Genoa City respond with Adam Newman reveals he is very much alive? 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 and news.