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 December 21, 2020
Ptoshi Storey debuts as Naya Benedict on Thursday, December 24 — Amanda’s (Mishael Morgan) long-lost birth mother. Storey may look familiar to primetime fans. She played Nancy Hallsen on BET’s The Oval and also held down a recurring role as Chyna on the Fox series, Empire.
Naya, apparently, has other family. Could it possibly be another daughter? Leigh-Ann Rose premieres as Imani Benedict on Thursday, December 24. The actress previously appeared as Greta Lin on Younger and Troy on Love Thy Neighbor.
After a short medical leave, due to testing positive for the coronavirus, Donny Boaz, is back as Chance Chancellor. The actor had been temporarily replaced by Michael Gaston, the real-life husband of Melissa Ordway, who portrays Abby.
That was Sophie Pollono appearing as the late Delia Abbott in dream sequences with Jason Thompson’s Billy, last week. Pollono originally played Delia from 2011 to 2013, when the character was abruptly killed off.
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 Paul Williams’ (Doug Davidson) heroism to the adorable love story of Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Lola (Sasha Calle), YR knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more. Sadly, times are shifting and daytime soap operas are shrinking.
Bringing the Drama
It is one of only four remaining 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.