The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that a long-awaited return may finally be in the works. Y&R fans know there are some behind-the-scenes shakeups going on. Mal Young is out as the show’s head writer and executive producer. Josh Griffith will serve as Y&R’s new head writer and will also get a co-executive producer credit. Tony Morina will be filling the executive producer role.
Of course, Young wrote pretty far in advance. His work will continue to play out for a while, but Griffith and Morina undoubtedly have their own plans underway. There’s a good chance a popular character will be revived once Griffin’s work hits the screen. A new blind item certainly points in that direction.
According to the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, fans of one soap can expect a high-profile character to make a comeback. That could be about any of the four daytime dramas, including The Young and the Restless. Let’s look at why Y&R’s the perfect fit for this blind item and try to figure out who it might be.
Since many Y&R viewers have been fed up on social media with losing classic characters and actors and bringing on largely unpopular new ones, now’s a good time to win them over again with a grand gesture.
The Young and the Restless undoubtedly wants to give fans hope for the future. They want to kick off this regime change with a bang. The best way to do that is to bring back the beloved Adam Newman.
There’s another reason this blind item fits for an Adam revival. Consider the clues we were given. This info says high-profile character, not actor. That suggests a recast will be coming on the scene. Otherwise, they probably would’ve phrased the blind item a bit differently.
That makes sense for Adam Newman since Justin Hartley is big star on NBC’s This Is Us now. He has no intention of returning to soaps. The Young and the Restless doesn’t seem interested in bringing back controversial Michael Muhney at this point either. They may be planning to go for another recast and really make it stick this time.
Even the “high-profile” portion of this blind item is a major hint. That means this character has attracted a great deal of attention. It’s a character everyone talks about and someone who’s in the news a lot. Adam is definitely one of the most requested soap characters. People are always clamoring for Adam’s return, so he’s about as high-profile as it gets.
Do you think Y&R is finally bringing Adam Newman back on canvas? Would you be OK with another Adam recast? The Young and the Restless spoilers say some fun twists and turns are ahead no matter what, so don’t miss them. We’ll give you updates as other Y&R details emerge. Stay tuned to the CBS soap and be sure to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates, and news.