Who’s coming and who’s going from The Young and the Restless (YR)? 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 March 28, 2022
Michael Mealor is headed back to the soap as Kyle Abbott, and it’s not just for a quick visit. The actor, who took over the role of Jack’s (Peter Bergman) son in 2018 and left the show in August 2021, has made several appearances since then. However, he’s now back long-term.
That begs the question, What about Kyle’s wife Summer? There’s no word how the missing character, last portrayed by Hunter King, will be addressed.
Susan Walters has also returned to Y&R as Diane Jenkins. The move comes as a big surprise as Diane was killed off the soap in 2011, when Maura West (Ava, General Hospital) was playing the character. Walters originally played Diane from 2001 to 2010.
The Young and the Restless 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), Y&R knows how to entertain and keep fans coming back for more.
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.
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