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 January 18, 2021
After preemptions, the CBS soap crossover has some new airdates. The Bold and the Beautiful’s Darin Brooks made an appearance as Wyatt Spencer on The Young and the Restless on Friday, January 15. He’ll interact with Hunter King’s Summer Newman and Michael Mealor’s Kyle Abbott when they visit Los Angeles to discuss Wyatt’s former fiance, Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope). Brooks will also air in scenes with King and Mealor on Thursday, January 21.
Evelina Martinez has been playing Meredith, Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) nurse. The actress already had a connection to Egan. It seems she and Egan have been close friends for years.
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.