Nighttime’s loss is going to be daytime’s gain. After a less than a successful pilot season, an MIA Genoa City player is heading back to The Young and the Restless (YR).
Abhi Sinha made his Y&R debut in late 2016 as a Ravi Shapur, a computer whiz at Jabot who developed a friendship and, later, a romance with Ashley (Eileen Davidson).
The couple shared long conversations, a night at the opera, a meaningful getaway at the Abbott cabin, and a solid working relationship.
Alas, the dynamic didn’t fully develop into a full romance and, recently, after telling Hilary (Mishael Morgan) he didn’t want to father her baby, Ravi faded into the background.
While Ravi was away, Sinha checked out pilot season, which is when episodes of potential TV shows are produced; in May, networks announce which of those programs will be joining their fall TV lineups.
Alas, he didn’t land any roles, but the good news is that he’s coming back to Y&R per Sinha’s Instagram post, which can be read in its entirety below! In it, he praises the top-rated soap for taking a chance on him and his character’s romance with Ashley.
Will Ravi and Ashley get a second shot — or will he be paired with another of Genoa City’s eligible ladies? Tune in to find out!
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for airtimes.>
“Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated” Today marks the first day of spring and the end of winter. It also coincides with the tail end of pilot season. To all those who have asked and patiently waited, Ravi will be back after a brief hiatus while his alter ego–Abhi was busy with pilot season. Needless to say, I’m so glad to be back doing what I love and prouder to be part of a show that has been around for 45 years and broken barriers with Ravi as an Indian-American character. Not only has there been a tremendous evolution of the character, but to pair him with an older white established star was revolutionary and progressive. This past pilot season made me realize that many others in Tinsel Town are lagging behind and still stereotyping the Indian-American male character. Kudos to Y&R!! Glad to be back! @youngandrestlesscbs