Who’s coming and who’s going from The Young and the Restless (YR)?
The Young and the Restless C&G News
Are any of your 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 or beloved 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 August 16, 2021
Melissa Claire Egan, who had reportedly left the soap on maternity leave in July, apparently wasn’t completely done filming. She’d been occasionally popping in at the studio to film some quick Chelsea check-ins. However, the actress is now officially done. Egan posted a photo of herself on Twitter on August 11, along with the message, “Last work selfie for a while!”
Elizabeth Leiner has officially wrapped up her run as Tara Locke, a role she began playing in March and was, initially, only supposed to last a few episodes. Her character was last seen being carted off in handcuffs for tax evasion. 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). The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.