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 14, 2020
Rumors that Jason Canela is returning to the soap for a short visit have been confirmed, and you can add his TV mom, Eva La Rue, to the mix. The pair will be back as Arturo and Celeste Rosales, respectively, at the month’s end wedding of Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Sharon (Sharon Case). La Rue last appeared on the show in August of 2019.
YR has also cast a pair of recurring roles to begin airing later this month. Leigh-Ann Rose will play Imani Benedict. The actress has previously appeared on the nighttime series Love Thy Neighbor and Younger.
Meanwhile, Ptoshi Storey is set to portray Naya Benedict. Storey’s credits include the series regular role of Nancy Hallsen on BET’s The Oval. She’s also recurred as Chyna on Empire.
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.