The Young and the Restless C&G News
Who’s coming and who’s going from The Young and the Restless (YR)? Are any favorite performers from yesteryear returning to the daytime drama, this week, or in the near future?
Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring, or day-player roles? Are any well-remembered stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join The Young and the Restless fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the CBS soap.
The week of March 8, 2021
Primetime and daytime veteran Richard Burgi has landed the recurring role of Ashland Locke. The character, described as a cutthroat businessman, will have an instant nemesis in Kyle (Michael Mealor), who had an affair with his wife Tara (Elizabeth Leiner). He makes his debut on Thursday, March 11
Burgi is best remembered for his role as Karl Mayer on Desperate Housewives. He also has a daytime past, having appeared as Chad Rollo on Another World and Paul Hornsby on General Hospital.
Kathryn Browning begins a stint as Iris, a marriage counselor, on Friday, March 12. The actress will likely look familiar to fans of House of Cards. She played North Dakota Senator Ann Wallace on the Netflix series.
Please note that air dates may be subject to change.
The Young and the Restless History
YR made its debut in 1973 and introduced more sexual undertones and younger characters to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, four decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more.
From Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) family machinations to Rey Rosales’s (Jordi Vilasuso) heroism to the adorable love story of Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Summer (Hunter King), YR knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more.
Bringing the Drama
It is one of four soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include General Hospital (GH), Days of our Lives (DAYS), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). YR airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.