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 February 8, 2021
In a casting shocker, Donny Boaz is out as Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV. Boaz announced the news on Instagram, noting he’d been let go from the soap and that his exit was not his choice. Boaz, who joined the show in 2019, has already aired for the last time. His final appearance was on February 1.
Don Diamont pops up in Genoa City as Bill Spencer, his alter ego on The Bold and the Beautiful) on Friday, February 12. The move is part of a crossover story YR and BB has been telling. Diamont is no stranger to Y&R fans. He played Brad Carlton on the soap from 1985 to 2009.
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.