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 Days of our Lives fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the CBS soap.
The week of February 17, 2020
The anniversary of the founding of Newman Enterprises means some big returns from Victor Newman’s past, airing Tuesday, February 18 through Thursday, February 20. The special episodes also pay tribute to Eric Braeden’s 40-year anniversary as the Newman family patriarch.
Meg Bennett will be back as Julia Martin, Victor’s ex-wife. She made her last appearance in 2018.
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Robert Parucha reprises his role as Matt Miller, Victor’s brother. Parucha last aired in the role in 2003. The character did return in 2018, however, he was portrayed by Richard Gleason.
Robert Adamson will also pop in as Victor’s grandson, Noah Newman. Eileen Davidson, who plays Victor’s ex-wife, Ashley Abbott, will also be on hand for the festivities.
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.