The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cameron Mathison Replaces Michael Muhney as Adam Newman? Update

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cameron Mathison Replaces Michael Muhney as Adam Newman? Update

The search for a Michael Muhney replacement on CBS’s soap opera The Young and the Restless is really heating up. It seems like Adam Newman’s hands are making more and more appearances, meaning it is only a matter of time before they reveal the rest of Adam Newman’s body and the million dollar question will finally be answered. What actor will be playing the part of Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless?

Recent reports have emerged that Michael Muhney was spotted on the set of The Young and the Restless, but still the odds of TPTB at the soap opera giving him his job back are slim to none. And, even if hell froze over and they did offer Muhney his job back, would he really take it after all off the mud-slinging and accusations they threw his way?

According to the June 9th edition of Soap Opera Digest, there is another potential Michael Muhney replacement in the mix. The magazine went on to say, “Sources report that AMC alum Cameron Mathison has met with Y&R about joining the cast.” Mathison is well known for his role of Ryan Lavery on cancelled soap All My Children. And, it gets better! On All My Children Mathison’s character was married to Melissa Claire Egan’s (Chelsea Lawson on Y&R) character Annie. Mathison and Egan clearly have chemistry, why not have them play another married couple on The Young and the Restless?

What do you think Y&R fans? Could Cameron Mathison be the new Adam Newman? Could Cameron be brought on to the show as a new character? Were you a fan of his when he starred on All My Children? Let us know what you think in the comment section below and don’t forget to check CDL for all of your The Young and the Restless spoilers.

What do the Y&R fans at Soap Opera Spy think about Cameron replacing MM as Adam:

Good luck with that,any sane actor would not touch that character……should be interesting,,,,still not watching….no Michael, no ratings.

I like Cameron Mathison but not as Adam!

NO!!! Like others have stated, he’s too old, wimpy, and NOT ADAM!! Just when i thought i’d try and watch as I like Gina, please don’t do this.

It hasn’t been confirmed he is replacing MM, phelps is having a hard time replacing MM, we may see MM back on the Y&R!!

I like him, but won’t support him as Adam ever. I can’t believe he took the job, they must have offered him a ton of money. Come on, after what they did to MM can’t support.

I think he will do a great job, and also Gina Tognoni as Phyllis should be good also. Neither of them will ever be Adam or Phyllis, but I believe they are a very good recast…it will take time for them to make the roles themselves…

So we see some support for Cameron in these representative comments but still, overwhelmingly, fans want Michael!

Update: We haven’t heard anything more on Cameron’s being cast as Adam – but as our spoiler for June 3 indicates JFP is focusing on Adam with increasing frequency. This leads us to believe that a casting choice has been made or is near. Meanwhile we bring you more comments on the topic from Soap Opera Spy fans:

Sorry but CM is a horrible choice for the role of Adam nothing personal but unless Adam had a lobotomy while away and a personality transplant it will never work.

I like him but I want MM.

I like him a lot he has buckets of personality. Loved him on AMC.

I really don’t think he can handle that position .I only remember him from dancing with the stars and always having his shirt wide open.

LMAO!!!!!! cameron is no where NEAR the same as MM!!!! EPIC.FAIL. i think they are actively seeking to be cancelled.

Seriously?!!! No no no no no! Michael Muhney is the ONLY Adam Newman. Besides, Cameron is just too wimpy to play Adam Newman, sorry!

who wants a guy to play adam who is more interested in loving the camera – puffing out an open shirt like some crazy birds mating call? NO NO NO! MM was not there to strut his stuff he really played the part believably this guy is just too ego driven sorry just mo.

Really? Come on TPTB need to get their heads of their rears. He too old to play Adam!

Whoever gets the job of playing Adam Newman will face an unusual degree of scrutiny due to the controversial manner in which Michael Muhney left the show. Yet TPTB can’t just jeep using Adam’s hands, can they?

Photo Credit: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures


58 responses to “The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cameron Mathison Replaces Michael Muhney as Adam Newman? Update”

  1. janie says:

    I think Cameron would do well as Adam. That’s a good alternative! I believe Cameron would fill Michael Muhney’s shoes. It’s a good pick.

    • Cher says:

      It may work. People just need to stop complaining and move on. Michael Muhney made the roll yes but he’s gone.

  2. Dianne says:

    At this point I just want the story line to move along. I feel they should have left Adam dead if Michael was not coming back and bring in a new love interest for Chelsea.

  3. jkay says:

    MM is the only Adam one else can play the role like he did. .I don’t even care anymore because I don’t watch the Y $ R since MM and Miller left..The show is soo boring now. BB is more interesting nowadays. .

    • Rose Beltz says:

      If you have stopped watching the show, how do you know if it is boring or not?

      • Darlene says:

        Anyone would know it’s boring because there is so much in print and has been since mid December. Plus all of the rag mags just go over the same things over and over. It’s all over Twitter and Facebook. People don’t hold back what they’re seeing and feeling, so any Muhney fan who is no longer watching knows about all of the turmoil and angst felt by those who have remained and, in their opinions, feel their soap has fallen apart and they want it back. A huge amount of anger remains over he exits of Michael Muhney and Billy Miller; it’s not just the Muhney fans that feel angry. Some people still watching are very angry with Jill Farren Phelps. A lot of people are extremely sad that so much has been destroyed in a short period of time and many have been watching for a long time (for example, they’re the 3rd or 4th generation of watchers)…and are just wanting their soap back to the days when it is good. It is sad for them…

      • Shelley says:

        EXACTLY!!! Have to laugh at these no-minds who who squawk about the acting, the story lines, the writers, the EP and swear they “don’t care” and “aren’t watching”. They OBVIOUSLY care or they wouldn’t be reading and then commenting on the story!!!! And …how do THEY know it’s boring if they aren’t watching?!? Bunch of liars is what they are. Silly love-struck old women with an unhealthy obsession with a guy who was a CANCER on the Y&R set!

        • Patricia says:

          Shelley, I have been a long time fan of Y&R (from the start) I don’t consider myself as being a “no-mind” nor do I consider myself as being “old”. I don’t know how you can say we “don’t care” because we do, ergo, the reactions from us all after the MM and BM turmoil. You don’t know any of us, so please don’t let your over active mind take over any common sense you might have. Think before you attack anyone you don’t know.

      • Patricia says:

        I was a long time fan of Y&R but since they let MM and BM go I swore I would never watch it again, although, I have TRIED on occasion to watch it and I have to agree with jkay, it is BORING and the story lines (not to mention the acting of the new actors they have now) are ridiculous. Not worth my time anymore. If they were to bring back MM and/or BM, I would be back on board, till then *yawn* no thanks.

  4. grumpyhillbilly says:

    He’s a wooden but pretty actor. He would never eclipsed Jill Farren Phelps’s golden boy – Steve Burton. Hence, he’s a perfect pick for JFP. In addition Eric Braeden would never ever feel threaten. Seriously its a soap, who really cares about acting anyway? LOL!

  5. Joanne M Hooks says:

    No, no, no! No one can fill Michael Muhney’s shoes, and I pity the poor actor who goes to the sinking ship that YR is now!

  6. Nancy says:

    Naaaa.Won’t work. He looks like he’d have a hard time with Adam’s inner turmoil. MM made Adam. I’d say, just get rid of the character all together at this point.

  7. Cathy Thomasson says:

    Seriously??? No no no no no! Michael Muhney is the ONLY Adam Newman! Sorry but Caneron is just too wimpy looking to play Adam anyway!

  8. Lisa says:

    Nope sorry MM is the only one to play Adam!!!

  9. ndavlin says:

    Never have liked Cameron Mathison so will continue not to watch Young and Restless however I do understand why MM would not want to return to such hostility shown. However, would like for MM to be able to clear his name if the allegations were unfounded

  10. Herekittiez says:

    First you post up an article about Micheal Muhney hanging around CBS Studios. Now you’re posting up an article saying this guy is replacing MM. Get it together CDL, your article writing is mediocre, at best. Please, prove facts before spewing more lies and rumours! smdh

    • Shut Up Already says:

      U troll like every soap article on here, and talk sh-t. I feel sorry for people as miserable as you. Just stop reading if you don’t like it. Getta damn life!

    • Herekittiez says:

      I can’t reply directly to shut up alreadys comment. Wonder why? I am not trolling, nor am I being mean. Team Muhney wants facts, that’s all!!!!! Btw, since you know exactly every article that I have posted on. I do think your comment, is kettle much? As you said, get a damn life! You must be the miserable one, since you’re following all of my posts..;) I stand for Team Muhney and want facts as to him returning or not. I mean no disrespect to CDL or anyone else. Just stop posting up the same stuff over and over..;) facepalm Lol. Oh yeah, i’ll be nice and state that nobody else can play Adam Newman EVER but Michael Muhney!! ..;) That’s just like saying someone else can play Phyllis, but they can’t. Nothing but a die-hard soap fan. Nothing wrong with that. I do have a life, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to use my fingers and type/reply to people on this fine page..;)

  11. Birdie says:

    I feel he always over acts and is not a good actor

  12. Darlene says:

    Absolutely no one but Michael Muhney as Adam Newman. Then if not Michael Muhney, kill off Adam. Billy Abbott could finish what he started…seeking revenge for his daughter’s death because Billy at times can be a hot head and acts before he thinks. Then they could both be off the show as Jill Farren Phelps wanted. Y&R will go off the air as SONY wants. Sorry, but I don’t like Cameron Mathison’s looks. IMO Cameron is not handsome and especially not as handsome as Michael Muhney. The wreck over the cliff wouldn’t have done that much damage to change Adam’s head structure.

    • Cher says:

      Yes they look different but lighten up. What’s done is done. I would def prefer Michael to be back but doesn’t look like that’s going to happen

  13. PassionQueen77 says:

    Cameron Mathison is a good pick as Adam Newman. He knows how to mysterious too. I think Michael Muhney should play Adam Newman. If Michael Muhney comes back that will make me happy.

    • Gia Lauder says:

      I love this idea. he is perfect

    • RedRiver38 says:

      Cameron Mathison was on set to interview Caddy McCain about her new book. He did this for Entertainment Tonight. He wasn’t on set to try out for the role of Adam Newman. This so-called report is just based on rumor and speculation from other sites. Michael Muhney is the only person that can play the role of Adam Newman.

      • PassionQueen77 says:

        Did you read what the article says. Cameron Mathison could be the new Adam Newman. This report is not a based on a rumor.

  14. EC says:

    Cameron Mathison was recently on the Y&R set to interview Cady McLain (Kelly) for Entertainment Tonight. The interview aired this past weekend. CM even Tweeted about it.

  15. Amy says:

    No Mr. Mathison would be soundly rejected.Let him play a different character or replace one of the boring ones.

    Please call or email Mr. Steve Mosko at Sony to ask him to give out apologies to Mr. Muhney and the actress – both of whom his company threw under the bus – and to the fans — and to hire back Mr. Muhney and establish a kind and PROFESSIONAL work environment over at the Young and the Restless Show/Productions. Sony can have class – time to demonstrate it. Thank you and please thank Mr. Mosko also.

    Mr. Steve Mokso email is
    Phone 310-244-4000 and ask for Mr. Mosko or fax to 310-244-2626

  16. Natasha Jones says:

    I started watching General Hospital because Y&R has been so wack and its getting really good so I hope he goes there.

  17. Sheila Lynn Parker says:

    i love him too much for him to be adam or to come on the show and ruin him. better treat him right if he comes on.

  18. Sheila Lynn Parker says:

    im really starting to not care about adam anymore,he has been off far too long and all we see is hands. either bring him on or be done with it. maybe cameron can be a new character and not adam. chelsea can fall in love with him lol she did once on another show.

  19. Joyce says:

    The person who plays Adam Newman has to be a strong actor. They have to be able to stand up to EB’s Victor Newman. None of Victor’s children can do that the way Adam Newman does. So bring back Michael Muhney.

  20. Didi says:

    YOU IDIOTS. You wrote this story and didn’t even read the SOD article. It clearly states that cameron matheison was being considered for ANOTHER role, not Adam, that wont be on screen until a while from now. This website sucks, is the most uninformed , always spews incorrect information and will probably delete this comment to carry on your charade.

  21. don says:

    they might bring adam in a different direction and that where Mathison comes in and that why probably they had to recast billy because of adam return to the show

  22. Ruthann Sherrill Andrews says:

    No way could Cameron play Adam. Only MM can play Adam….Adam would never put on that goofy smile that Cameron has on his face….Adam is an intense person…Cameron is a goofball….so no sorry he will not do to play Adam Newman.

  23. sueann says:

    I don’t support anyone else but MM. Not a big fan of y&r anymore, I only watch this soap now only when I’m bore. They let go some of the best actors. Get back MM or kill the character all together.

  24. Jaxiska says:

    Ewwwwww! NO!

  25. michaelenegon says:

    If MM was seen on the set of Y&R….there is hope! ? Was he really there? Need to know! Why else would Mm BE there? can this be verified/

  26. AdamsDoneFor says:

    No way!!! No how!!! Cameron has no fire in him his looks got him by on AMC and that was all!! He can’t act!!! He will be so dull, he will ruin Adam!!! Y&R is doomed!!

    • Joyce Petrovich says:

      NO-NO-NO-on Cameron to play Adam. He will not fill MM’s shoes. Cameron is not the Adam type at all. Of course, MM is the only one that can play Adam.

  27. Rosalea Moore says:

    It’s either Michael Muhney or nothing.

  28. Shelley says:

    Thrilled to have a new actor take on “Adam”…just so long as it isn’t Muhney!!!

    Muhney was a cancer on the Y&R set!!!

  29. Gia Lauder says:

    He is perfect. He had so much chemistry with MCE as Ryan and Annie on All My Children

  30. Gia Lauder says:

    I think MM looks older then Cameron

  31. Tikasue says:

    What the heck.. All the reporters are doing anything and everything To get our reactions … Yikes. The headlines are so misleading. And no facts behind them. STOP already. Give us Michael !!! Only Michael!!!

  32. mary hines says:

    Why did Victoria tell Victor about the paternity test? She knows how much he HATES Billy. Now he will change the paternity test and make the baby Stitches. SMH!

  33. Teresa Harris Mcginty says:


  34. Lu says:

    As much as I liked Muhney in the role of Adam Newman….it’s time to move on. Muhney was not the first actor to play Adam. I don’t care who plays the character. I’m sick of looking at a hand. I’m even sicker of the secrets that need to be resolved about Sharon and Stitch. I like Stitch and hopefully whatever he did is not criminal. I hope Victoria’s baby is for Stitch. Tired of her and Billy going back and forth. He always cheats when he’s in a crisis. Young and Restless is losing it. I have watched it since the day it debuted. And I hate to stop. But some things need to give.

  35. RedRiver38 says:

    Cameron Mathiston was on set to interviww Caddy McCain about her book. He is not going to play Adam Newman. This is very poor reporting. It’s just spreading rrumors from other web sites.

  36. […] given his job back as the iconic Adam Newman. Meanwhile, other sources are reporting that AMC alum Cameron Mathison has landed the role of Adam Newman. So, it is anyone’s guess who will be portraying the actor when they […]

  37. holly says:

    please bring back Michael!! He is such an awsome actor, and no one can replace him… I will start watching again if you bring him back

  38. rachybaby says:

    I remember Chris Engen. He did a great job as Adam so it’s not hard to forget…

    • Joyce Petrovich says:

      I remembered Chris playing Adam and was very upset when they brought in MM. But he has taken over this role with perfection. Can they replace the character of Victor? I do not think so–he is Victor. Cameron—please NO.

  39. linda I gainesville says:

    Michael Mahoney is the only one to play Adam !!!!!!!!!!

  40. […] For those of you who haven’t been following The Young and the Restless, a scandal erupted behind the scenes of the popular CBS drama nearly six months ago and resulted in Michael Muhney being let go. Coincidentally in his last scene filmed, his character Adam Newman was killed in a fiery car crash. Since the accident it has been revealed that Adam Newman is very much alive, and his hands have been featured in numerous scenes. Jill Farren Phelps and TPTB at The Young and the Restless are supposedly searching for a Michael Muhney replacement, and once the actor is cast fans at home will be able to see more than Adam Newman’s hands. Of course there is talk that Cameron Mathison has been selected for Adam’s role as we reported here. […]

  41. MK says:

    It doesn’t matter who replaces MM as Adam because if the recast doesn’t work they will just put Adam on the back burner.
    The awesome devilishly complicated yet lovable Adam Newman is dead as we know it and they will bring back to life a huge disappointment, Things will never be the same at Y&R

  42. Amy says:

    CBS/Sony has the chance to right a wrong AND help all the actors of the now loser of-a-show The Young and The Restless, finally have an actor that makes their characters intersting. Bring back Mr. Muhney as Adam. He makes the screen turn into a magnet.

  43. Francesca De Castro says:

    And Peter Bergman is not the first Jack Abbott but like MM he is the embodiment of the character, he made the character a leading man. Chris Engen’s Adam was used as a prop to make the “rightful” Newman heirs feel superior and justified in their snobbery. Muhney made a supporting character a leading man. Billy Miller and Michael Muhney were the future generation of that show and it was quite evident.

  44. […] has been a while since a crisis on The Young and the Restless has rocked the residents of Genoa City, so YR fans are due for a heart-stopping twist. According to […]