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238 May 30th, 2014 Could Y&R Be Considering Bringing Michael Muhney Back As Adam Newman?

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Fans have been missing Michael Muhney (Ex-Adam Newman) on The Young and the Restless since December 2013 when he was last seen on-air.   The star was fired from the CBS soap opera amidst controversy, but months after he has been gone the fan fervor for him has not stopped.

More recently, Y&R sent out a casting notice for the role of  “Aaron Newton” which clearly was the recast for “Adam Newman” and their search had been on-going to fill the void left by Muhney in the pivotal role of the black sheep of the Newman clan.

However there have been rumors, and now an item in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, that “Insiders report Michael Muhney could be back in the mix to reprise the role,” and that Muhney was reportedly “spotted at the Y&R studios.”

When pressed about Muhney possibly returning to to the show, A Y&R spokesperson told Digest, “We don’t comment on rumors or contract status.”

So do you think Michael is currently being considered in the mix of actors to play Adam Newman?  Do you think he will be back and reprise the role?  Or, is this one big red-herring? Comment below!

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  1. su0000 says:

    no..
    Y&R did Michael Muhney wrong, very wrong..
    ruined his reputation and perhaps his life..
    Michael Muhney should spit in their faces..

    You do not do what was to Michael Muhney and ask him back, and he should not return.
    I can only hope IF TRUE he will spit on them, all of them ..

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    harry replied

    Oh SU000, you just don’t want Michael back on Y&R because you know that will drive the ratings up thereby squashing your beloved GH.

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    Mika replied

    If he decides to not come back, the I hear David Tom is looking for a job!

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    Kim Huck replied

    I think MM should not be let back I agree mama

    Rose replied

    Hear what your saying, but there are only so many prime jobs with big pay checks available. Sometimes you have to put your anger and outrage aside for one of them. As an aside, wonder if players for the L.A. clippers would try to get out of their contracts if Donald Sterling, heaven forbid, got to keep the team? Tough decisions.

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    Mama replied

    Michael Muhney did Michael Muhney wrong by sexually harassing a co-star.

    “Young and the Restless” did the right thing!

    Kim Huck replied

    I loved Sharon and Adam together

    Tommy Moss replied

    Why then is Victoria Rowell still not allowed back when fans been screaming for her back longer them Michael

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    Carrie Johnson replied

    NOOOOO do not bring him back

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    Ella Brown replied

    He went after a young girl. This is not his first time causing trouble with co workers. i can’t look at him the same and i did not like him with Chelsea. She needs to go also

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    Geri replied

    Michael was cleared. He hired someone to investigate who did what. Celebrity Dirty Laundry has the report. I can’t believe people are condemning Michael with no proof. If Hunter was so traumatized and going public then she should’ve filed a police report for her claim to be investigated. She didn’t do that because she knows it didn’t happen and filing a false police report is a crime.

    Additionally, usually men who sexually harass don’t do it once, they are predators. So where is every other woman he’s known in his personal or professional life? Not one woman had come forward. I’m a trauma survivor so I know how men like this work. I hate what Hunter did because victims like myself are put through hell when we are telling the truth and want justice.

    Now, as for personality clashes on set do you really believe this is the first show ever to have actors and actresses not get along? There’s always two sides to every story. I can see Eric Braeden and Michael clash because Michael was Victor 2.0 Eric should’ve embraced that. Michael himself admits his role with problems on the set. Maybe he deserved a reality check who knows I wasn’t there. Michael never blamed Jill Farren Phelps for that. But then later this sexual harassment claim is made which appears to be the reason the show really let him go. However, neither CBS or Sony have issued a statement supporting Hunter stating any form of harassment will not be tolerated. That’s because they can’t be sure it’s true. No one should be judge, jury and executioner that’s for the courts to decide. He has a daughter my God someday she will read about this…even though I’m skeptical about Hunters claim, we can’t un-ring a bell. This black cloud will always loom above him. As the mother of a son it scares me to death that girls can say anything like this and they are believed in many peoples mind. Hunter should have gone all the way through this process starting with the police. I’m still so damn angry at this show trying to recast Adam. Another of a long line of impulsive acts

    JulieW replied

    Michael Muhney should do what he wants to do. If he chooses to return to Y&R, then good for him. If not, then good for him.

    The people behind his smear should be the ones exposed. I’d love to find out who they were. Why didn’t TMZ reveal that? Muhney could sue the hell out of them.

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Not to take sides, but of course he can only sue if the allegations are false. Truth is always the ultimate defense in defamation cases.

    sammie jo replied

    And so why hasn’t he sued? Could it be that it was not a smear and just the truth? That would be my guess.
    Think about it, if you were wrongly slandered and lost your job and reputation, wouldn’t you sue? Of course you would, why hasn’t he?

    Kim Huck replied

    What are you talking about . He was never cleared

    Dee replied

    I never believed Michael ever went near HK, in anyway shape or form. He IS NOT a pedophile. Everyone knows Angelica McD hubby, Brian McD owns TMZ. No brainer there. They were attempting to slander Michael in anyway shape or form to rid him. Gossip rags will do that. He speaks his mind and doesn’t take BS from anyone. If indeed Michael is returning to Y&R it is for us the fans who’s support had no doubt. The haters will continue to hate. HK will be replaced, Jill Farren Phelps will be fired for all these ridiculous storielines. Y&R’s ratings have sunk since she took over. I can’t wait to see what happens next… It’s already in the works!!!

    Eliza replied

    It is only an allegation. He was never arrested. No depositions were taken. He cleared his name somehow that has not been told. She probably backed off because said allegations were not true. Otherwise, she would take him to court for a bundle of $$.
    The worst would be if it was all a publicity stunt. But to help whose career?
    Soap operas! Such drama!

    Lori replied

    Despite what may or may not have happened on the set the fact remains, Michael Muhney took over the role and made it his own. He is a brilliant actor and is a perfect choice for Victor Jr. He is tall like Victor, can rise to the ocassion when he was to do battle with Victor, and can be charming and vulnerable . He is able to bring me to tears, make me root for the underdog, or evoke any other emotion that a great actor should be able to achieve. Despite what has happened on the set, so long as no laws were broken, everyone at Y and R should check there egos at the door and do what is best for the long term success of the show. This is a pivotal character that should be portrayed by a strong personality…Michael Muhney. Otherwise, I feel the ratings will continue to plummet and we will be hearing that Y and R is being canceled. Sad for me since I have been watching for 27 years.

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    Eliza replied

    ITA! I did not like him at first, but after watching him a few times, I began to see what a great actor he is! He should be in the movies, but I guess he is too old to start that!
    I’m for Adam. And I did like the chemistry between him and Chelsea.
    I’m a Shick kinda gal!

    Gloria O' replied

    I think Michael M should return to Y&R, a great actor, I feel he was one of the best on the long running soap. He gave the soap some substance, mystery and was one of the strong characters.
    Yes, I heard there was a mishap with Phyllis’s dtr but I don’t think that this should have ruined his life.
    Bring him back, he seems like an intelligent human being with children and wife to support. I think he should have a second chance…G

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    Gerri replied

    I love Y & R , and I love all the actors and actress on that soap show. Michael Muhney included. If it wasn’t for the management and writers for the show we would not have our daytime drama. So bring Michael and Bill Miller back too.

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    Bride replied

    I don’t know either of the two but alot of people seem to be putting Michael at fault but maybe Hunter wanted some kind of relationship with him and he turned her down so she lied and stirred up trouble for him. We all know that a lot of young female actresses like their men older…just saying..

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  2. su0000 says:

    Muhney was reportedly “spotted at the Y&R studios., I hope he was there with legal papers to sue them :)

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    KateA replied

    Maybe he went there to apologize and ask for his job back.

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    sammie jo replied

    That would be more likely than him suing. lol

    Peggy replied

    Any maybe none of the allegations were true! I would love it if this were all a hoax, but I can’t believe they would take it this far. I definitely want him back. I don’t believe that he did anything wrong — I also don’t believe the actress who plays Summer did anything wrong. I think people made this stuff up and now it is the gospel. I think if anything, he upset the wrong people. He is a wonderful actor.

    davlestev1 replied

    Maybe he went there with a personally written script to get this show back on track. As bad as Hope is on B&B the show moves quickly at 30 minutes and has actors I enjoy watching in some goofy plots at times which end up being some of their best. GH might be mob oriented and you may love/hate it but it’s a power packed 60 minutes of over the top/dramatic/heart wrenching/surprising on any given day. DOOL may have syrupy sweet Jennifer but the characters and most stories keep me watching regularly. Y&R is soooo sleep inducing. I have no idea what i’m watching at times and find myself shaking off dreams and a nap I wasn’t aware I needed. RUN DON’T WALK MICHAEL MUHNEY…to the nearest casting department of the OTHER 3 soaps. I can say in all honesty I won’t be watching this show until La Tognoni debuts as phyllis. And even then not till a day after she wakes up from her year long coma. Which she’ll wake up from at the end of another nap inducing episode on a Friday.

    patricia replied

    sorry but i was reading all these replies and i have to say if Michael is innocent than why should he apologize for anything if he did nothing wrong and i really don’t believe he did and HK probably said he did maybe because she was mad at michael or something and said what she said or something like that but he should not say he did anything wrong if he did nothing wrong i mean stick to your guns Michael right on..

  3. Nikki says:

    I only wish this could be true!

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    Christina Parker replied

    Agreed

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    Eliza replied

    I think that is a possibility. You know they could have been having a real life dalliance, and things went haywire…or they broke it off, and he did something he shouldn’t so he apologized. And she accepted his apology. It happens in businesses all the time. Especially in TV and movies. Celebrities are pushed to the “breaking point”. I don’t know how they draw that line. I guess that is truly why there are so many divorces amongst celebrities. You read about it every day.
    Who knows?
    But, the bottom line is: Y&R should bring MM back if at all possible! Can you imagine the drama? Wow! Sizzling hot! Relationship or no relationship! The man can act!

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    Nikki replied

    I like you!

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  4. Adam says:

    I hope not he’s over rated fine another actor to play Adam. This actor is annoying!

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    Darlene replied

    Wow! So bitter. What’s up with that?

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    Adam replied

    Not meant to be bitter, just don’t like this actor. I know many like him and I just don’t. He is not all that, they are so many more talented actors out there and better looking. If it’s true what they said about him causing mess on the set and all, this like a having a co-worker at work that you just don’t want to deal with at all.

  5. vinman says:

    Totally AWESOME!!!!

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    Eliza replied

    Better looking doesn’t always make a great actor. Or actress. Look around.

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  6. Felicia says:

    I would return to Y&R for Michael Muhney Adam Newman

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    bunting replied

    As a woman I would be offended if they brought back a man who sexually harassed a young woman and bullied costars. As many as he would bring back they would lose. How disgusting if they are considering this due to ratings. He didn’t make the show but he could break it with the bad press this would bring to Y&R. What message would they be sending? It is ok to grope young women, call costars nasty names, be arrogant as long as you give them ratings.

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    Felicia replied

    You are assuming a lot. Making serious accusations against Michael. As far as I am aware Michael was not legally charged for any crimes. Also as a woman I do not partake in rumours and innuendos. I would return for the brilliant acting of the actor – have a good day

    bunting replied

    I am not assuming he called costars names because I read his tweets calling fellow actors nasty names just because they didn’t complement him on his work when they were complimenting others even though he had done the very same thing multiple times. But he took it personally and went on the attack. I also saw him asking fans what characters should be written off the show and mentionally the show needed to get rid of characters, in effect firing his fellow actors. That is unprofessional. He has admitted himself he was too arrogant in his exit interview. And there were plenty f time he showed his arrogance. The only thing we don’t know for sure is what happened with HHK but something happened. Probably not as bad as some reported but it seems it was the straw that broke the camel’s back combined with other unprofessional behavior. Popular actors don’t get fired for no reason. And if someone was accusing me of sexual harassment, I would protest loudly. MM stayed silent? Why?

    Kim Morris replied

    There was never any proof or any charges filed against Michael Muhney yet you already have him tried and convicted of rumors!! Whats up with that. In this country it is innocent until proven guilty, or has that changed and I didn’t hear about it!!

    Sue replied

    The first concerns I had that MM was actually not guilty was when I heard the “Summer” actress was being mentored by “TGVN” actor, who, I hear, hates MM. MM is EB’s own image in the mirror (think Beta fish), I guess, as far as arrogance is concerned. And the old bull did not like the new bull. Well, bull. This should be about good acting, good storyline, generating bigger audiences. And old bull should share the pasture with new bull in that circumstance. Yeah, it wouldn’t happen with actual bulls, but we are talking about actors who get paid for acting…so act like you can get along and please your audience.

    Rob replied

    ALLEGEDLY and its proving to be more gossip than fact.

    lynda replied

    look at him..does he look like he needs to force himelf on anyone?bring him back save the show.

    JulieW replied

    So bunting knows this? Did you report the smear to TMZ? I find it ludicrous to read these comments by people that jump to conclusions based on false rumors. Prove that he’s guilty, then make your accusations. How’d you like it if someone smeared you name with lies?

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    KJG replied

    Great and totally agree with you.

    bunting replied

    Well, I wouldn’t sit back and say nothing if I was being smeared. I would fight with the support of my union if I was being unfairly fired but MM did neither of these things? Can somebody tell me why he would not fight these allegations if they were lies? MM could try to defend himself, but he hasn’t and it’s not like he was afraid or hesitant to share his thoughts on social media in the past.

    Eliza replied

    It’s a travesty either way!

  7. Linda says:

    If this is true, then I’ll start watching again. He is the only one that can play Adam

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  8. TorontoTom says:

    Now, if the story is true that he did indeed sexually harass a younger female co-star and behave inappropriately, then there is NO WAY they should even consider bringing him back. What kind of message does that send? Personally, I hope he’s not coming back to the show.

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    jeff replied

    Thank you Tom!! I thought I was the only one that felt that way! I totally agree with you!

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    Elhu replied

    I agree with both of you – Tom and Jeff. If Michael was found guilty of the charges, I do not care how popular he was, there is nothing that could justify his return. The other side of that coin though is, if he was found not guilty, than if I were him, I would be hitting CBS up with a law suit, not working on a new contract. It is very odd that nothing else was ever said about that whole situation. I know that is a private matter, but they bring the whole thing to our attention, and then it is all swept under the rug.

    Judi replied

    Elhu, there never was any charges. There was only rumor and innuendo. I really wish people would go by the edict “innocent until proven guilty” rather than what has obviously happened to Michael “guilty until proven innocent”.

    Kate A replied

    I agree with you. He should not return. Everyone is replaceable.

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    harry replied

    First, I don’t believe this rumor. Second, if those allegations and rumors as to why he was fired have any validity, Sony couldn’t hire back MM because that would make them legally liable for a sexual harassment suit.
    If in the off chance this rumor is true and they do rehire Michael Muhney back, we could look at this at his vindication because there is no way they would hire him back if he was guilty of the alleged harassment. I do know what you all mean, though. The hard part about this whole thing is we viewers were never given the whole story–all we heard were whispers, rumors and veiled hints. We still just don’t know what happened.

    Froggy replied

    Then if the rumour is true, why not press charges….anyone who is in show business and has been reportedly been sexually harassed or molested should have the brains to prees charges…since none have been, makes me think, that Michael was becoming more popular than their precious Eric Braedan who can’t act and is in need of a good hairdresser… A good was and cut…. BRING BACK MICHAEL MUHNEY…

    Becky replied

    I agree with you too. I can’t believe there are so many people who want him back because they liked him as the character. Scum should be dealt with. On the other hand, we don’t really know what happened for sure.

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    Christina Parker replied

    SO, you just called him SCUM out of one side of your mouth and the other side said on the other hand, we don’t really know what happened for sure? Real Nice! It was an awful rumor that hurt both Hunter and Michael and needs to be dropped, instead of perpetuating lies.

    Eliza replied

    Y’all! It’s only an allegation! Everyone in the US is innocent until proven guilty. She has not filed any harassment suit against him. They have “made up”. So it is what it is. An allegation that may have been proven false as things seem to be!

    Lew S. replied

    In total agreement!

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    Christina Parker replied

    OMG People let it go…It was an obvious rumor that hurt both Michael and Hunter.

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    bunting replied

    Rumors don’t lead to people being fired. He had ongoing issues with being unprofessional. The incident with HHK was said to be the straw that broke the camel’s back which means there were othe straws. We saw that when he slipped up and showed his true self on Twitter occassionally. He said some truly horrible things about fellow actors that he had to retract.

    Lipolady replied

    We as fans don’t know the whole story of why MM was fired???? Do we?????? I don’t thing Y and R legally can bring him or any actor back if this was true . I would love to see him back he is a great actor

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    Darlene replied

    Those allegations were unconfirmed and unsubstantiated rumors. And not released by TPTB at Y&R. But by an overzealous fan for whatever reason. Hunter King did not even spread the rumor. Both Hunter King and Michael Muhney are victims and these dangerous rumors hasvehurt both of their careers significantly. One may not realize this but it limits Hunter King’s ability to find another job as not many men will want to work with her. That’s the way our society is. Don’t be harsh on either actor.

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    Eliza replied

    Amen. Well said. Enough is enough. Things were too well planned in the script for them to have fired him. I believe he left due to contract disputes and as for his raging, well. I haven’t heard it, but maybe he, as a person is rude like that. Hey! Look at what Justin Beiber gets away with. Miley Cyrus…shall I go on? Some great actors are just a–holes. I’m not saying he is, but that could be the reason everybody dislikes him. Maybe he wants people to dislike him so it embellishes his work on the screen. Good strategy if you ask me!

  9. Enrique says:

    Wow, seriously? That’s low of Y&R considering what happened. They truly are classless

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    JulieW replied

    Gee, maybe it DIDN’T happen Enrique. Did you EVER think of that?

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    Enrique replied

    Please, he is infamous for having a big mouth. His silence says it all

  10. Michael S. says:

    Why in the hell would he want to go back? I’m mean why would he want to deal with sourpuss Eric Braden again! He has basically said he hated working with Michael. If I were MM I would look for other roles. Y&R is toxic right now.

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    Mary SF replied

    A job is a job– it is not that easy to get acting gigs and I am sure he was well paid over at Y&R– so if you got a family to support, you can put up with all kinds of crap, it is called being a professional. But whether he is actually coming back we will see.

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    bunting replied

    If he was professional in the first place he wouldn’t have been fired. He should have cared more about supporting his family than his backpack full of hubris.

    Mary SF replied

    @bunting– that is a valid point

    BCrisp replied

    bunting – You seem to be WAY to vocal with negativity regarding this situation….which you really don’t know anything about except for what is being reported from the media. Unless you are in Michael or Hunter’s social circle, then I apologize.

    MANY have said there were no charges filed. NONE. Of course MM has been quiet through all of this. First of all he has a career to save. He has a wife. A daughter and other children to think of. A mother…family. Those are his concerns. If this truly happened to Hunter then I cannot imagine that she would not file charges against MM. But all in all NONE of us have lived this situation except for Michael and Hunter and we just all have opinions.

    I adore MM and happen to believe that he is a fabulous actor and I hate that he is no longer on Y&R. Yet I’m not going to sit and make accusations or pass judgment on Hunter because I don’t know her or what happen.
    The bottom line is people need to live by innocent until proven guilty just as the justice system of our country allows. Keep your judgments and your opinions to yourself. These people make be actors and in the public eye but they are human and have real feelings just like the rest of us.

    Rsbd15845 replied

    IMO, MM was heading for the top spot on that soap. He should have won an Emmy for best actor in 2014 . I blame hunter King and JFP for derailing That young man”s career. If MM returns to Y&R, it truly will prove how he walks the walk and talks the talk. My very Best Wishes to MM for the great. Entertainment he has provided his fans. He made that show worth watching.

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    bunting replied

    When has he walked the walked or talked the talked? He got fired and accused of sexual harrassment in the media and said nothing. What innocent person would allow themselves to be falsely accused and not say anything? And you are right, he was being treated as one of the stars of the show yet ended up being fired with the approval of the head of Sony programming and CBS programming. That tells me he is not some innocent victim. Where there is smoke there generally is fire.

    JulieW replied

    Oh bunting, you need a law degree. You know nothing about how any of this works. Get the facts straight before you try to become a dime-store attorney.

    bunting replied

    JulieW, what many seem to not understand is that this is not a court of law, so I don’t understand this stance of innocent until proven guillty. He was not facing criminal charges. He was fired for unprofessional behavior. He was fired with cause. He belongs to a union. If he was fired without cause he would have filed a complaint and his union would have fought for him. He is not defendng himself. He is not saying these are lies. If someone lied about you and you were fired unjustly would you stay silent? I know I wouldn’t. If he did absolutely nothing wrong why was he fired with the approval of upper management at CBS and SONY?

  11. Didi says:

    If it’s a red herring, it will sink that battleship once and for all. They NEED him.

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  12. Mark says:

    As always the behind the scenes drama is better than what’s onscreen, c’mon Y&R!!!

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  13. Lori says:

    This would be the greatest news. The show has suffered with his absence.

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  14. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I have a feeling the show did bring him back, and that his “firing” was a marketing ploy to give Michael and the character of Adam time off from the show. If he chooses to return, I fully support him. The writing for Adam has always been strong, and met Michael’s superb acting talents. But I just want him back on my TV on any soap! He should be working!

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    Mary SF replied

    I don’t think his firing was a marketing ploy– MM would have been insane to go along with it and have his rep dragged through the mud. What sounds like a marketing ploy is this item of his return– could be a planted item to get fans thinking about Adam again, creating buzz leading up to news of the replacement they have chosen.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    And I highly doubt Michael would allow them to use him as as a ploy for a recast. I believe that if he did some back, it’d be happening. And until it’s announced, I have a suspicion he’s back at Y&R as Adam Newman.

    k/kay replied

    @Scott MM is getting a lot of buzz about this! This week-end on Twitter he is at the zoo and shows a close up of his left hand. He sure does not act like someone who is concerned that some people think he hit on HK.

  15. Karen says:

    Hope so! Tremendous talent.

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  16. SueB says:

    Michael Logan on Twitter said no way MM
    would be back.

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    Y&R Fan replied

    That means absolutely nothing. I wouldn’t fully believe Michael Logan. First of all, if he is as close with JFP as people say, why would he admit that this can happen and ruin the surprise? And second of all, what possible reason could Michael Muhney have been on the Y&R set? If someone was fired from their job, what possible reason would they have to go back to that very job six months later for no apparent reason?

    Don’t take Michael Logan’s word as gospel.

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    SueB replied

    Michael Muhney is one of my favorite actors. He said on
    his twitter Not to believe everything you see.
    I could not imagine him going back into
    that toxic work environment . He should
    have filed a grievance with his union!

    k/kay replied

    Michael Logan is very two faced I could give you a long list of daytime actors he has personally went after MM is just one. He is the one who helped spread all this garbage. Maybe MM was on set for a boxing match! Lol

    Carrie Johnson replied

    I got a pair of Rose colored glasses if you think he was innocent

    Rob replied

    Michael Logan is in CBS, Sony and JFP’s back pocket. TV Guide is owned by CBS.

    I wouldnt trust a word out of his mouth..

  17. mollie says:

    If Y&R had just cause to fire Michael Muhney, then he should not ever be considered to be hired again at this show. No.

    If they did NOT have just cause to fire him, why did he go? No legal action. Mum in the press. Why would MM want to return?

    Either way, I personally do not want to see him return. His smugness rubs me the wrong way. And, no one is irreplaceable. True.

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    jeff replied

    Agree!

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    Judi replied

    You have to remember, he was OUT when the rumor and innuendo started. He had probably already signed a non-disclosure agreement in return for receiving a severance package. He would have been legally bound to not say a word. He has intimated on Twitter not to believe everything you read. I am trying to keeping an open mind. I wish others would as well.

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    JulieW replied

    Michael Muhney has denied this horrible smear by TMZ and a group of online trolls. People will believe what they want. America is a remarkably ignorant country when it comes to really looking at the facts. Smears work.

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  18. Rosanna says:

    since they said they “do not comment on rumours or contract status” the answer is YES he will be back or they would have said NO, so he is back, and how it all happened we will NEVER know, but for me the story or reason behind the firing just seemed strange, everyone needs to work and yes ill say they did hurt his reputation, We will see if and when this all plays out.

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  19. kelly says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Otherwise, this is a JFP publicity stunt.

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    Sharon Pohhlman replied

    I read somewhere ratings had dropped drastically since the actors were leaving Billy,Adam Phyllis, Chloe.(not sure if Chloe would drop ratings) But new Billy already on his way out and another new one going to try it. Will have to see if new Phyllis will work. But Adam> It seems people are really upset at his firing. IF the allegations are true then yes I can see it but if not then yes he needs back. I hope MM is back as Adam.

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  20. Shirley Strickler says:

    It was just shameful how Michael Muhney was fired and I think it would be great for the powers to be to have to hire him back. What a kick in the ass for them and Michael ‘s many fans would be smiling because they know no one can replace Michael !!!!

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    su0000 replied

    The way MM was treated, his family and his career was a high risk..
    They did a horrible thing to MM..
    If I were he I would not give them the time of day..
    Remember what MM went through, what was said about him, and what it did to him will never fully go away..
    I hope he will not bow to them by returning, like it was all a big joke no bad feelings..

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  21. nanette says:

    I feel there are more people for him to return than not

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  22. kittykatx2 says:

    I loved him as Adam. I even loved him when he was on Veronica Mars. I hope if he comes back they give him a really loud and published apology.

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  23. Jo Ann Bovia says:

    Yes he is the only one can play Adam they did Michael wrong .They need to get rid of Summer (Hunter) i don’t like her at all.No one can replace Michael (Adam)

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    jeff replied

    So…because You don’t like someone, they deserve to be fired?? If, just if, the rumors were true, would you feel the same way? Would you feel the same way, hypothetically, if your daughter was the victim? I just don’t get it, at all.

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    su0000 replied

    Not one person from ABC or Y&R including summer has ever once said he did what was alleged he did..
    Not one person of any authority has ever said MM did anything..
    You can not and should not accuse any person of a deed with no prof, and without even one person saying he did anything ..
    Summer never came forth and he did anything, no one has come forth to say he did anything to anyone.
    With the exception of EB/Victor who came forth and said; He had an actual fist with MM over MM wanting EB gone from Y&R for reasons, and that is why in my thinking that MM was let go, he and EB were at ”fisticuffs” with each other….
    and not word was said by EB or MM about Summer..
    and that is and was the only thing said by anyone..

    Froggy replied

    Then why wasn’t any charges pressed if Hunter did in fact get sexually harassed… If it was your daughter wouldn’t you want to see the man punished.. No charges were ever laid, no real publicity … So that leaves me to believe that it was all made up… And they ruined a good actor’s career… Why, probably jealousy… But who knows… I would hope that if they acted too quick they would at least issue a public apology to Michael Muhney… I would be thrilled to hear that he would be returning as Adam…I probably would return to watch….

    Rhonda S replied

    That’s right !! Did anyone press charges against him? I don’t think so he may need some counciling of some sort But he didn’t kill anyone !!!! This hole country is going to HELL in a hand basket. everyone is sue happy and politically correct GET A GRIP

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    su0000 replied

    IF it were true, that MM did something to summer..
    ABC would be in huge trouble and facing legal charges of great significant..
    ABC would never allow MM to stay on for months until his contract was up, IF had done what said he did..
    ABC would be chin deep in legal troubles for keeping MM on the set for even a day..
    what was said is not true..
    ABC could not and would not keep MM employed and on set for a lengthy time after, they could ,lose their license for allowing MM to stay on..

    He was let go because he and EB were at war ..
    MM wanted him gone and they had gotten into a physical fist fight, then after MM was let go, but not until his contract was up..

  24. katieK says:

    After the way they treated him, I would be terrified to go back. I would feel like they are setting me up, but I would ask for a public apology.

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  25. Anna says:

    I hope he’s never let on a daytime set or any set ever again.

    The comments here prove why this medium continues to sh*t all over their female audience and characters.

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    Darlene replied

    Wow! I am reading and feeling so much anger from people who likely do not even know Michael Muhney or likely ever met him. How about some empathy for both Michael and Hunter? Awfully judgmental in this comment section. Did I miss the nails when they were being passed out? It must have been when I was behind the door. Lighten up everybody. We have no clue as to what is going to happen and JFP cannot be trusted. It’s anybody’s guess!! They DO need MM to save their show. The ratings are horrible and the indicators are not good!

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  26. Patrick says:

    PLEASE

    do not dangle half-truths, un-truths

    fables, misnomers, flagrant pain

    WE ALL NEED HIM back

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    Dee replied

    AGREE Patrick

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  27. Patrick says:

    The plane, The plane

    let’s do it again

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  28. Chris says:

    As much as I loved his portrayal of Adam Newman, I believe it would do more harm than good to bring him back. MM returning either means (1) the rumors weren’t true and they put a man, his family, a young lady, and the entire cast of YR through hell for nothing OR (2) they’re bowing to public pressure and rehiring a pervert who harassed a teen-aged co-star. Both alternatives are heinous and I would expect a bloodbath of firings and resignations if it should occur.

    YR just needs to recast someone so the speculation can cease.

    BTW, former cast and friends of cast visit YR all the time. It’s pretty meaningless just to report he was at the studios. CM met with several people beyond CMcC for his ET interview; that doesn’t make him nuAdam either. And “we don’t comment” means exactly that. Doesn’t mean yes or no.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Actually, if the allegations were true (IF, since all it was was speculation…. no truth ever made known), Hunter was of legal age; Hunter just plays a teenager on the show, in real life she is 20 years old. So even then, she’s of legal age. So pervert Michael would not be.

    And it wouldn’t be the first time a soap bended to the public; they did it with Rebecca Herbst on GH when they fired her and re-hired her days later because of fan outcry.

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    Darlene replied

    Y&R has done it in the past for Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott and Daniel Goddard. Daniel Goddard’s character was shot and killed; but Y&R explained it away by saying that it was Cane’s twin brother. Anyone remember that? I do. And a banner was flown over CBS studios by fans for Daniel Goddard. So actors have been let go and brought back. There likely have been more in the 40+ year history of Y&R.

    harry replied

    Chris, you’re spot on right here.

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  29. jeff says:

    Let’s play devil’s advocate here… ok, let’s say the rumors were true, and i’m just saying if, but if the rumors were true, I think it would be in very bad taste to bring him back. I would really lose a lot of respect for the powers that be of this show. To bring him back just because there is this fanbase that is still obviously upset. And yes, I was a very big fan of MM. I thought he was one of the best actors on the show…but that’s no excuse.

    Ok, on the flip side…let’s say the rumors weren’t true..they were blown out of proportion, we didn’t have all the facts(actually we never really had any facts one way or another) and this was a bad call on the show’s part…I would highly doubt that MM would ever come back (hefty settlement? nice new pay raise?). I mean why would you want to?

    The one thing that I don’t get is how everyone is willing to just excuse really bad behavior because they have this distorted obsession with a character on a show. And again, this is speculation…but I do believe something did happen and no, I don’t believe it was HK’s fault. IF rumors were true, I hope MM got some help to deal with his issues and he moves on…but not back to Y&R.

    But this is just my opinion…

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  30. Patrick says:

    FAN press and salute

    does any one recall…. back in the day

    when Q ratings were done… ie: the significant contributions ACTORS , be it the characters they played… the press they did for the show… and the star power they generated to and fro….

    Jeanne Cooper and Doug Davidson were always at the top of the leader board

    who’s to say…. SOAPBOX and press

    just how huge – big : Michael Muhney presence IS Genoa City

    superlative, consummate, stimulus combustion… he IS

    Y&R Production: all the fans who flew the coop the nest your show… would flock back .. let’s see that 5 + week low demographic… stratoshere

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  31. Karen says:

    I loved him as Adam and feel he is the only actor that can play him, otherwise they will most likely end up with another mess of trying to find a replacement for Billy Miller.

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  32. Debbie L. says:

    I think the actor that replaces David Tom, who was also wronged, would be a good Adam Newman. Maybe they are trying to trick us.

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    Darlene replied

    Oh my gosh NO! David Tom could never do Adam Newman. Never! And they did that poor young man dirt by firing him saying he was too young for Kelly. According to DT. That doesn’t make sense since his character was not involved with Kelly any longer, his brother Jack is. Y&R is struggling. Really struggling! And grabbing at straws.

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  33. Lee says:

    Everyone deserves a second chance. If he has gone for therapy and realizes his misconduct and has apologized to the actress, than he should be rehired.

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    bunting replied

    He had a second chance. He had a role on Veronica Mars and he was fired from that show also.

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    wondering replied

    You know a lot about this situation, do you work on the show? It is clear that you have a issue with MM. MM is a very good actor as well as Billy Miller. Since g=both of these actors left the show the stories line are very boring.

  34. Blank Slate says:

    Get rid of Eric Braeden and maybe this show can find a mojo again. Eric is a vampire who sucks the blood out of any talent in his path. It’s not only the role he plays on Y -and- R. It is him, the person. Michael Muhney destroyed Braeden as a creative force on the show. Is it any wonder MM is gone -and EB’s airtime obnoxiously increased?

    PS if Victor kisses Nikki one more time while she s talking and calls her “baby” I swear I will throw up on the spot. :)

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    Rsbd15845 replied

    I am in total agreement with your assessment of Eric Braeden, along comes Michael Muhney a young handsome and very articulate young actor whose acting is the best on the set.
    MM gets a lot of screen time along with Billy Miller and suddenly the old lion sees he is being
    Shoved aside and no longer a fan favorite. A very tough pill to swallow to be knocked off your pedestal . Personally, I was quite content with only Michael Muhney and Billy Miller, they carried that show beautifully. The others were merely fillers, none of them really stood out for me.

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    Blank Slate replied

    A great, confident talent would know his or her star rises as the actor plays off kindred talent. You cannot be afraid to let others share the spotlight.

    Fear and loathing, thy name is Eric Braeden.

  35. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Whats really going on over there…why on earth would you fire someone over sexually allegations which could tarnish the guys reputation and then bring him back! Didnt they say the girls parents threaten legal action whatever if he wasnt off the set…if the allegations were true what about the alleged victim…what if the whole story was false…why would they put the actors and fans through this…disgusting if true or not!!!

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    Darlene replied

    Didn’t anyone here follow Michael’s Mom on Twitter when she was confronted by a non-MM fan. His Mom was very graceful, respectful and never once lost her cool on Twitter. Michael’s Mom said he did NOT do it and he DID NOT want to sue. All of our talking about this needs to stop and let these actors have a lilfe and get a paycheck Would any one of us want to talked about in this way all over social media. I think NOT. I know that I wouldn’t, true or false. You can’t get a fair trial on Twitter or Facebook or in the Comment sections of the Soap rags. Ain’t going to happen!!

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  36. andrew hass says:

    If Michael Muhney was falsely accused then he should sue whoever he wants.Now if he was guilty then maybe he spent the last few moments getting help and hoping everything would blow over in time.As for him reportedly been at the studio there could have been a lot of reasons for that.Plus it could be interesting to find out whose idea it was for him to show up at the studio.Maybe Y&R is willing to give him another chance but it might be his last one.Plus i’m sure there are ways the show can make sure Michael and Hunter don’t tape on the same days and have no contact with each other.

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    Christina Parker replied

    IT was a cyber rumor, false info that hurt both Hunter and Michael, let it go.

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  37. Rose says:

    I don’t like what MM was supposed to have done. Know I’m not the only one, but ratings and adv’t $ always trump. There are many who want him back, and look at what just happened to “Billy” being recast just a couple of months into the the actor who originated the character coming back, for what some would say was his lukewarm reception from fans (can’t buy into “he looked too young”). Maybe he went to “rehab” in his time off and is reformed. Who knows?

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  38. Rcstaley says:

    I would totally start watching again if they brought him back. He is the only Adam..

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  39. Mo says:

    The whole thing is very strange.

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  40. k/kay says:

    So much has went down since December of 2013 I can’t imagine this happening with actors on the show making tweets interviews it just got so nasty. I just hope everybody leaves the other actors out of this I don’t think I am up for another one of Eric Braeden’s tirades because for someone who is 74 years old he can not seem to be able to block discussions about MM on his twitter. I just saw a side to everyone over at Y&R actors, writers and producers that I did not like. I will never feel about the show like I use to they put new meaning into the word Phony. Look I was excited when Tristan Rogers came back and that story was a disaster. JFP does this everywhere where she goes MAB needed to be replaced but not with this.

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  41. boes says:

    If they do bring him back then all the rumors about what he supposedly did were false – which is truly awful.
    Or, if those rumors were true and yet they bring him back, that means TPTB are truly awful.

    Secrets and Lies, secrets and lies.

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    Mary SF replied

    The thing is if true we just don’t know what when down. Sexual misconduct can be anything from pitching someone’s bottom every time they walked by to truly criminal acts— and what one person might accept as common workplace joking around, another person might find offensive. Since none of us know what the incidents were and in what context they were done, there might be some leeway for settling the issues between these two people to allow MM to return.
    And I believe most shows would have dealt with such matters privately unless it involved criminal behavior, in this case MM was not liked personally by many on set and whatever happened gave them a chance to get rid on him. I bet if he was well liked by all they would have swept it under rug long ago unless it was truly a criminal act then they would have called the police.

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    su0000 replied

    IF the allegation of HH and MM are true..
    There is no way ABC would allow MM to remain on set and in scenes with HH..
    The liability would be devastating for ABC to allow that to happen, there are licenses involved etc..
    MM would have been let go immediately let go to protect ABC and so no futher harm would be done to HH ..
    Logic will tell; ABC would have never allowed MM to remain on set with HH for a length of time until his contract was up, it would not happen..

    It all has to do with with as EB said; the young lion trying to take the old lion out..
    EB and MM had a physical fist fight, as told by EB, and no doubt MM wanting EB out and the fist fight was why MM was let go..

    Think– if you were ABC would you allow a sexual harasser boob grabber to stay on set with the person offended until his contract was up, that would never happen.
    the legal liabilities would be huge..

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    Blank Slate replied

    You mean CBS, not ABC.

  42. Christina Parker says:

    Bring Back Michael because he is the one and only Adam Newman. Plus the rumor spreaders need to let it go…Both Hunter and Michael were hurt by an obvious cyber rumor.

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  43. Fred says:

    Sick and tired of the rumors and backstabbing. This show has gone to the dogs since JFP took over the helm. She ‘s steering the titanic right into oblivion. Actors are jumping ship right and left. MM can save the show with his rerun. He is one of the few actors who can make the insipid writing interesting to watch. It’s because he is a gifted actor as is Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford and the incredible Jeanne Cooper. JFP doesn’t seem to have a clue. Y&R is dying a painful death under her rule.

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  44. Patrick says:

    it’s clearly simple

    SOS… mode

    dead on arrival : each and every day now

    the shows ratings nosedive are bleeding OUT

    brain freeze with current regime has NO production

    the heart wants what the heart wants : and that’s Michael Muhney

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  45. Jimmy says:

    I would love this to happen, but would Y&R ever consider bringing him back if the allegations against him for groping Hunter King were true? No they would not. That’s why I firmly believe that story was a cover for the real reason they fired him. Not once has any actor, producer, executive, etc. said that MM did anything of that nature. Hunter King never came forward and accused him of it, and there’s no way CBS or Sony would allow MM back at the studios, let alone on the show, if there was any truth to that story.

    But if I were MM, I would say “screw you” to Y&R execs. They fired him when he was probably one of the most talked about and praised actors on the show in a long time. He brought tremendous depth and interest to the character of Adam, and that’s how he’s treated? Hopefully he returned to the set with legal papers and a lawsuit because those unproven allegations caused him to lose his job and damage to his reputation.

    However, as a viewer who has missed MM and Adam, I really hope he does come back to the show because he is one of the best actors in the business and the character is integral to the show. The reason JFP hasn’t found anyone to replace MM is because he is truly irreplaceable in the role. Plus, what high-level actor would even touch the role of Adam, knowing what the fan backlash would be like? Look what happened to David Tom when he replaced Billy Miller as Billy. And now, 4 months later, he’s out. No actor wants that, and that’s what would happen.

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  46. B.J. says:

    What a cruel hoax if he’s not coming back. :(

    I don’t think MM is the only actor who can play Adam, but I am willing to accept that whatever happened was overblown, and the TPTB may be willing to risk the wrath of EB and rehire a great talent to improve the show.

    I would like to believe he’s coming back, but I don’t.

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  47. Susan says:

    I think Eric Braeden has an over inflated ego. Just as I could, so could he, see Michael Muhney stepping into the role of Adam Newman and usurping his old man. But how can they bring him back and explain away the charges. If they even asked me back I would have my attorneys hit them so fast with a lawsuit. But then Michael does have a family to support.

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  48. Nanci says:

    Hope it’s true that MM is coming back!

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  49. Mae Parr Jones says:

    Y & R has not been the same since Michael Muhney last appearance on the show.
    I do not like the new Billy.

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  50. rainbow says:

    All I know that if someone accused me of what Michael was accused of, I would have come out and defended myself screaming in full force.. Yet not one time did he try to defend himself.. He just went into hiding for months without a peep. That speaks volumes to me and tells me he did what he was accused of..

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    su0000 replied

    You or I have not a clue as to if or if not MM is suing/taking care of business….
    Those things as a settlement are gagged.. His lawyer are in charge and the first rule is- do not speak.
    MM’s personal life is none of your business and he does not have to include us in his life..
    He gave his lengthy interview, no more need to be said by him..

    Think–
    if you were ABC would you allow a sexual harasser boob grabber to stay on set ‘with the person he offended’ until his contract was up, that would never happen.
    the legal liabilities would be huge for ABC..
    MM would have been immediately let go to protect ABC..
    He was not let go until sometime later when his contract was up..

    It all has to do with as EB said; the young lion trying to take the old lion out..
    EB and MM had a physical fist fight, as told by EB, and no doubt MM wanting EB out and the fist fight was why MM was let go..
    It was about the happenings behind the scene between EB and MM campaigning to get rid of EB, is the way I read/see it..

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    rainbow replied

    I think michael wanted to boot Eb out and take over as lead. We all know how verbal Michael is and he would not have set still while these accusations were being made if they weren’t true.. Going into hiding was a confession the way I see it. MM ego got the best of him.

    su0000 replied

    The best is to be silent..
    Nobody spoke, nobody.. Not Hunter not CBS..
    The lawyers do not allow one speak, it is that way..
    We have no idea what is legally happening, it is not the public’s business to know.
    Being silent is good advice..
    MM gave one interview, no others gave an interview..

    ABC would never allow a sexual harasser boob grabber to remain on set with Hunter, MM would have been gone immediate to protect ABC from legal liabilities ..

    Y&R had a month of film to go on without MM for a month//
    He was not let go until 2 months passed and his contract was up, and after a fist fight with EB/Victor..

  51. Michael glorres says:

    Michael Muhney
    come back on Y&R
    and also go to General Hospital as hitman boss and mob wars.

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  52. Izabel says:

    GONNA FREAK IF MM COMES BACK (in a good way obviouslyy)…. JPF, U NEED TO DO THIS NOW WHILE ITS FREASH & STEP the f* up and GIVE THE FANS WHAT WE WANT. I’m obsessed with michael muhney and despite everything he had to putt up with, I would love him even more if he returns. If asked. He is soo respected and received well y&r will be done witthout him. IF THIS RUMOR IS TRUE PLZ BRING HIM BACK TO SAVE THIS SOAP!!!!! Y&R U NEED MM AS ADAM STRAIGHT OUT…. Don’t waste this opportuunity its golden. Love U MM. Going thru withdrawl without him as adam lol.

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  53. Izabel says:

    MM Deserves a huge apology if rumors and controversy was all a lie. So messed up in all areas.

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  54. Michael says:

    My projection is that Michael goes to GH as the recast of Jason Morgan and Billy Miller will join him as a recast of Dillon Quartermaine or Lucky Spencer. Should that play out, GH will have powerhouse cast!!

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  55. helen says:

    I would be so happy to have Michael return All can be forgiven
    a little time out was good behaviors can be improved upon so with us all
    I will be so excited if if our wishes came true

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  56. Lynda Westlake says:

    I hope that he returns and that the CBS brass and co-workers give him a public apology for not clearing up the rumours and innuendos about why he was supposedly fired in the first place. He was crucified in most of the main stream media, as well as, all of the low-life gossip rags. I really miss seeing him on my screen each day. Also today, I noticed that one of Michael’s tweets was re-tweeted by the Young and Restless (it said that at the bottom of his tweet). One can only hope he comes back and if not, I hope to see him very soon on either the television screen or big screen.

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  57. Michelle says:

    I never did believe the story behind the Michael Muhney and Hunter King crap. I always felt that it was a publicity ploy. There were several months after he was gone that Chelsea would pick up the picture of her, Adam and Connor and it was shown to the audience. If they fired him for misconduct I do not believe that they would have done that. There was no reason for it except that he was coming back. And, although this may sound nuts, I always liked MM’s hands and the hands that they show watching the baby look exactly like MM’s. Perhaps he was there to do the hand acting. Just my two cents.

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  58. Patrick says:

    1. “… but months after he has been gone the fan fervor for him has not stopped”

    2. “…A Y&R spokesperson told Digest, “We don’t comment on rumors or contract status.”

    It’s surreal to KNOW… how pivotal, charismatic, steering, end game, drive, elevate, true to himself, tour de force… his natural instincts kicked in… and he is an act unto himself….

    he’s only been on Serial… 4 1/2 years… that’s a newbie.. a relative newcomer who took over

    gangbusters : LEAD : stratosphere : belong : beloved : captivate : enchants

    his being… echelon : HE drives for the show

    his presence PULLS the cast with : and the audience KNOWS whats going ON

    if this were to happen : LOL see: Izabel : “… I’d freak, (in a good way)

    with so much downhill… and no signs of let up… and #1 unheralded

    steer for : this show in it self : had legs : a mind : and soulful place : with

    Capture

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  59. carinamia says:

    LOVING MM!! The one and only Adam Newman forever!!!! If tthis is a rumor/ lie I will seriously stop watching…. I’ve been aa fan up until now so tthey better make a crucial right move here!!!

    See michael in a youtube montage a fan posted.. It is truly a silent testament on how well he can act without even a scriptt!!! This song is hearttbreaking but I love adam in it…

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    carinamia replied

    Adam newman montage by a fan – youtube echo

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  60. Chaz says:

    I would be shocked if he came back. Not only because of the rumors but because of the publicly made statements by several co-stars afterward. I can’t imagine having to work with some of those people again after their comments regardless of the truth of the situation.

    Again, rumor, but it has been said several times in the past that Y&R is not a happy, friendly workplace. Coming back after coworkers made derogatory statements to the press would be a difficult situation.

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  61. Rsbd15845 says:

    I enjoyed reading all the varied comments. Very interesting how each of us perceive the actions of others.

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  62. Blink says:

    Sounds like TPTB are trying to use Michael Muhney’s name once again for buzz for the Adam character who now is nothing but a hand. Can’t see Michael Muhney returning to an organization that went out of their way to destroy and defame him on a rumor. Although I loved his portrayal of Adam, I hope Michael Muhney isn’t even considering going back to Y&R. As far as the rumors, they’re just that unsupported rumors by a poster who is now all but gone from the scene. Wish him luck in other endeavors but Y&R should be a No No for him.

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  63. sharon westover says:

    i believe that there are two sides to every story. i thought that Michael was the best actor on Y & R. He and the old Billy. When they left the show, my interest in the show grew less. I think that Y & R producers should have taken it to the fans, after all….we are the reason the show is on the air.

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  64. Nikki says:

    Nothing would make me happier for Michael to return to Y&R. He is their most talented asset and has been for quite some time. His firing was nothing short of despicable and senseless. I believe he deserves BETTER, but I, selfishly, would love for him to be back on my screen in any capacity, even if it means I have to start watching the pile of crap that is Y&R again.

    However, I believe these are just rumors, probably set up by JFP and Y&R themselves. They know Michael’s name will get a reaction, get them publicity, whether good or bad, and they know they need it with their ratings failing and the backlash from yet ANOTHER Billy recast.

    IF this were true, then I want an explanation. I never, EVER, bought into the rumors of Michael touching Hunter King’s breasts because there was no evidence, he’s always been praised by female coworkers in the past, it was reported by TMZ, known for gossip and half-truths, where Angelica McDonald’s husband also works, and, yes this may not be a valid reason, but Michael has never come across as a man who would jeopardize his wife, kids, and fans for a simple boob grab. If something DID occur, though, people need to quit acting as if he is some pedophile. Hunter is 20-years-old, legal age, perfectly capable of handling herself. If she truly felt violated, well, that sucks and I’m sorry, but he’s not a rapist or a pedophile and, above all, none of these rumors have been confirmed, so everyone needs to chill.

    I love Michael and I will always support him, so whether he ends up back at Y&R (where I hope a heavy apology and paycheck await him!) or somewhere else, I will be grateful, and watching, his talents displayed before me once again.

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    Patrick replied

    Really Nicely, Stated : factually

    1. I, with you : “…even if it means I have to start watching the pile of crap that is Y&R again”

    two tidbits : some other poster… said perfectly…. Michael Muhney : Brilliant

    since his debut 5 years ago… I’d state : Y&R is defined by : Michael Muhney

    I mean really : if the grandiose Newmans were feted to mainstay Genoa City… and with EB’ Victor clearly on the way out… and if fans had to choose who’d reign thereafter… it was clear from the start…. Nick supports aptly and Mr. Michael Muhney thresholds and commands

    All the superlatives beget from the Y&R audience is just that… it’s LOL giddy… but… when we’ve watched for decades… WE become aware of quality material… and he strongholded Adam.

    I waited 20 years watching as a fan:

    and was bereft when My dream of supreme coupling was not realized

    Adam and Sharon : Newman
    Billy and Victoria : Abbott

    the true Heirs

    will Y&R re-ignite?

    have to hope

    I celebrate his character

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    laur replied

    Well stated Nikki!! I am with you on this!!

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  65. MMorse says:

    We will never know the truth behind the rumours. But I think he was a great actor and so right for the part of Adam. When Billy Miller left he had such an imprint on the role of Billy that they can’t find a replacement for him. I think the same would happen to anyone they hired to replace MM.

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  66. elaine manzo says:

    Bring him back. The show is sinking fast. Summer, victor, sharon and her son should go-boring.

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  67. Chad Allen Stewart says:

    I heard that the harassment rumors weren’t true. That jfp
    That they were some bickering. But she wanted to bring on
    more of her faves from her other shows. That billy miller would’ve stayed if she had given him more time off. That her job is on the line now. Rumors. Were saying was considering getting rid of Jess walton too..young and the restless. Has lost over a million viewers the lastffew months.

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  68. Don says:

    Pressure is building on them and they need to find a way to rise the ratings and they think that MM could solve the problem and that is why I think they had to recast billy in order to bring Adam back. In case new billy is not working well adam with MM would a consolation prize

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  69. Sally says:

    Just put Michael Muhney in google, and WOW!! All you see is thousands of links voicing their opinions about WONDERUL Michael Muhney being ousted by Y & R AND how his is missed, and loved, and revered, and WANTED BACK on Y & R!!! I hope you are reading all these, CBS, SONY, and JFP–The monster that did all this!!! I have been watching the soap for 40 years, and I have seen many good actors get fired, contracts up, whatever, and you never hear a word about them again!!! Do you realize this outcry hasn’t stopped even a little since ADAM”S last day in January??? What does this tell you??? Everyone loves Michael Muhney, and no one else could replace him!!! Diehard fans paid money to fly banners over Sony—ever hear of that before??? Michael made me excited to tune in everyday–now it is such a BORING script, and I would be ashamed to act out some of the writing that those actors have to act out!!! Bring Michael back, and while you’re at it, put Eric
    Braedan out to pasture where he belongs!! He belongs out there with the other crabby bulls!!! So sick of him being the BIG BULLY in Nicky’s and his kids lives!!! Like I said, put the Big Bully out to pasture and let ADAM take over Newman!!!

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    carinamia replied

    LOVE IT!!

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    Patrick replied

    standing ovation! Sally

    well said!

    especially about that part… it’s simply JUST(ice) time to put Eric Braedan out to pasture where he belongs!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    “… Michael made me excited to tune in everyday–now it is such a BORING script, and I would be ashamed to act out some of the writing that those actors have to act out!!! ”

    this should be the grave stone… of current day Y&R

    unheralded…. spotlight dimmed…. waned… heart wasted

    Thank you Sally

  70. KayCorleone says:

    I’ve always considered the possibility of a facade regarding Muhney’s firing. Three actors (stafford, Miller, Muhney) leaving shortly after the loss of Ms. Cooper seemed poorly timed. But, if you have a VIP making idiotic decisions, you can lose four very talented actors in a short period of time.

    However, in Muhney’s “exit” interview, he reported he was told his character needed a 6 month break. Because I was so discouraged by his firing, I held on to this detail as a possibility of his return. In this day of immediate media information circulation, it would thrill me if Y&R found a way to pull off Adam Newman’s shocking return! ….Michael Muhney

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    Michelle replied

    I agree with you Kay. I also remember the 6 month break that he spoke about. I just hope that he does come back because NO ONE can take his place. He is Adam Newman. Eric Braeden needs to get off his high horse as Victor and has himself (Eric) and realize that it’s time for MM to be the new great man of Y&R.

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  71. veronica says:

    serious now do u think cbs, sony and Y&R would bring MM back if he truly did what they alledgely said no way hunter would have the biggest lawsuit even if they gave her extra whatever they all would be accountable, I do not think that is what went down with mm I believe there was a lot of powers to be on the show who just did not what him. MM is a perfectionist there is nothing wrong with that he plays the part and plays it well. No one can deny that. Let him come back he is Adam Newman.
    PS. SOAP OPERA MANAGEMENT SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE FANS

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  72. Selena.C. says:

    PLZ BE TRUE! Been praying to the soap gods that Muhney would return with a bang. He is needed, missed, TALENTED & LOVED!!!
    **MM / adam newman IS THE Y&R* HE’S
    MADE THE SHOW SUCCESSFUL**
    I agree they don’t deserve his treasured skills and caliber but plz michael, do it for your fans!!! Always rooting 4 you! Hope to see u soon as ADAM NEWMAN, there will never be another. Wishing him all the best regardless.

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  73. PatF says:

    I doubt he’s coming back.

    And it’s not CBS creating the buzz…the official story was he was spotted at the Studio.

    I haven’t seen any official release from CBS about this. It’s from other sources.

    So MM fans, please chill out. I’m a fan too, but realistic. And IF he should happen to come back, then great for us all.

    Please calm down.

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  74. Rob says:

    They know they cant keep re-casting re-casts.

    They need a name and Michael Muhney is that name. If he does return I think it pretty much should put to an end the rumors about Hunter King. There is no way in hell they would hire him back if he truly sexually harrassed anyone.

    He is guilty of being an obnoxious egotist. I dont care what he is like off screen as long as he is back as Adam.

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  75. sonniorsolita says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong here, but I don’t think Michael Muhney was “fired” because he was accused of sexual harassment, was he? I thought those rumors started after he was let go. He worked until the end of his contract, when his character was written off the show. So, as has happened for decades on soaps, technically his contract was not renewed “for storyline reasons.” Therefore, he has no grounds on which to sue CBS or Sony or Jill Farren Phelps or anyone except TMZ. By the same token, CBS, Sony and Jill Farren Phelps have no business refuting the rumors because they have never publicly accused him of sexual misconduct. They haven’t said anything. When you remove the rumors, it’s a simple contract deal. So now that they are bringing Adam back, maybe they did see if Michael Muhney would be interested. Maybe he is. Maybe he met with them to say “Shove it.” Or maybe, the “reported sighting” of him back at Y&R is just another rumor itself. Time will tell.

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    Theresa Stone replied

    It is true. The actress was Summer who reported it to another actor as well. This actor stated that he enjoys playing on the show with Michael. He’s a great actor. He stated that Michael shouldn’t have crossed the line.

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  76. carinamia says:

    All I can say is I love his accting so much that insttead of watching the real y&r, lately I’ve been youtubing adam newman reels and montage’s by fans and HELLOOO the man can out act anyone and deserves a proper role and respect. He made Y&R after all the other classic back in the day actors were gone. Irreplaceable. Love MM’s youtube videos.

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  77. Linda says:

    Please bring him back he played the role so well. He was better than the first actor whom played Adam even though at first I didn’t like Michael I soon feel in love with him

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  78. jo says:

    Would love to see him back. He could certainly be rehired with conditions re hubris, ego etc. The show needs this Adam! Period.
    Egotistical actors are everywhere, Y& R included. They need to work issues out to get this once fantastic show back on track.
    I’m not holding my breath over this rumor, his return.
    The sad thing is they let the TWO BEST THINGS about Y&R go—Muhney and Miller!
    What a shame!
    It’s broke, so fix the damn show !

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  79. Terry Johnson says:

    My wife and I would like to see both Billy Miller and Michael Muhney back on Young and the Restless. We know that a ton of other viewers agree with us. Please do the right thing and bring back both of them. It is crucial to the show. Otherwise, the show will go under. We have been watching this show since around 1979. We have been married for 55 years and most of these years, we have been fans of Y&R. Please do us a favor, along with a ton of other viewers, and bring back Billy Miller and Michael Muhney. PLEASE DO THIS FOR US. WE ARE IN OUR 70′S AND IT WOULD GREATLY PLEASE US TO SEE THIS HAPPEN. WE DO NOT FEEL THAT THIS IS ASKING TOO MUCH. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS REQUEST!!!!

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  80. Rosemary says:

    BRING HIM BACK AND WATCH THE RATING GO SKY HIGH.

    WELCOME BACK MICHAEL.

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    CLH replied

    I agree. I haven’t watched in a few months due to JFP’s mutilation of the cast to cater to EB (sooo over rated), but would reconsider if MM comes back.

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    keishawn brown replied

    I know thats right

  81. Susan says:

    In the beginning, I hated Adam. I think everyone did. But as we all got to know the real Adam and the new man he was trying to become, I think that we stopped judging him in a negative light. I think he is an amazing actor and Y&R would be hard pressed finding anyone with Mike’s quality and professionalism in the role. Mike is Adam. Enough said….

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  82. keishawn brown says:

    I think what we going through now on Y&R i think no one can take his place right now so please bring him back or people wont watch with out him……………COME ON BRING HIM BACK AT THIS TIME PLEASE JILL

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  83. Michael says:

    Hey all,

    JFP did actually offer the job of playing Adam Newman back to Michael Muhney. However, to put it nicely, Michael Muhney told her to take the job and shove it. So, with that said, Michael will NOT, I repeat, NOT be returning to Y&R to play Adam Newman. So, the search for an actor to take over the role is now intensifying and the show hopes to have the role cast sooner rather than later.

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    wondering replied

    How do you know all of this? Do you work there?

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    Michael replied

    Read it in an online story. And no, I don’t work there.

  84. laur says:

    I have been watching the young and restless since I was 17 and I am 53 now. We need Billy Miller and Michael Muhney back!!! The soap is not the same with out them. They should have stayed and CBS should have fired JFP!!!! Losing alot of fans!!

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  85. G*na says:

    How do we know who’s telling the truth over there? I HOPE MM reconsiders due to high demand and endless fan requests… PLEASE MICHAEL, IF ASKED JUST GO BACK!!! THEY DON’T DESERVE YOU BUT AFTER EVERY TAPING U CAN HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH IN KNOWING YOU HEADLINE THIS SOAP. Without u as adam y&r is dead. JFP, here’s your career redemption move! Prove us wrong that u do know what u are doing!

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  86. celeste smith says:

    I really hope so. Nobody but Michael Muhney can play Adam Newman. If this is true I am thrilled.

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    shauna replied

    I totally agree Michael Muhney is the only Adam Newman

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  87. Raylister says:

    I can only hope and pray that Michael Muhney will be back. There are conflicts in every work place, and if two actors use different methods to acting, that can cause issues. Please bring him Back!!!!

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  88. shauna says:

    Please bring Michael Muhney back he is an amazing actor and has great chemistry with so many actors on the show please bring back our Adam Newman

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  89. Raylister says:

    I had forgotten he had said in his final interview that there was to be a 6 month break. Hummm maybe he will be back. Why else was he at the studio.

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  90. richard vernale says:

    give the guy another chance he was soooooooooo good may his eleged victom forgive him.I think she will hopefully. she seems to be a great girl on and off camera.bill bell please bring him back.

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  91. MARIA says:

    Abssolutley LOVE MICHAEL MUHNEY!!!!!!! Tthey would be insane not to bring him back and make accepttions/ alterations… If they care about this soap lastting, I know they will maake this crucial move.

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  92. Jessie says:

    Thinking tthere’s a good chance MM is comin’ back.. Given they all work through the issues and with a HUGE fan base aand out pouring urges from fans, how could the producers NOT listen and why wouldn’t michael want to prove them wrong and show them how valuable he really is.

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  93. Don says:

    Hope when we see adam’s face it will be Muhney’s.

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  94. Sandiana says:

    I hope MM does come back to Y&R if that is what he wants. He was cleared of the rumors & I never did believe them anyway. He has a wife & children & I know in my gut he has done nothing wrong on that set or anywhere else pertaining to sexual harassment.

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  95. sam-e says:

    Michael Muhney is a powerhouse and vital to the cast @ young and the restless. He should get back the respect he deserves and hopefully his reason for fired” was a mistake.

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  96. Stefania Marie says:

    Really hope that this is a true fact. I’ve been missing Michael Muhney since that impactful episode with billy miller along with many fans. In awe of his work & talent, and honestly believe that he even brought out the best in the other actors/ actress’ of the Y&R cast. Please bring him back, and please MM accept.

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  97. ANA says:

    Mama you talk like you were there when the alleged incident, it’s funny how people talk!,but nobody after he was fired said a word so mama one thing it’s give are opinions and the other oneis talk like you were there,don’t forget the man has a wife and children!! And I may add that young lady suppossely waited for 2 differents occasion to come forward,pls give me a brake!!! Use your brain lady!!

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  98. Kristina says:

    Miss seeing Adam Newman on my screen… Recasting MM would be a tragic mistake so I’m praying they don’t go through with it and if tthey DO, I really hope its Michael. He made y&r. Always looked fwd to the soap after work/school… Now not so much.

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  99. Nikki says:

    Mama is bored looking for attention. Nobody knows what happened or if it was made up but I don’t believe for a moment that Y&R expected the drop in rating or the fallout they got. M.M. made the show. There was 2 great reasons for watching 1st. was Adam/Chelsea/Sharon & the 2nd. was Billy Miller & Victoria. They fired one & lost the other. How intelligent was that? Then they lost Phyllis, not a great move. Now they hired two great/strong actresses Cady M. & Gina Tognoni to play Phyllis. Great job Now all you have to do is 1st. Get rid of Summer & give us back M.M. Oh and lets not forget ex Cassie another great move.

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    Theresa Stone replied

    Just so u know the real Phyllis is playing on GH as Silas’s wife

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  100. Marie says:

    I always looked forward to seeing MM on the Y & R > He was my favourite character. I can’t get use to the new Billy and I can’t imagine anyone being able to step into M.M.’s shoes. to play Adam Newman. I am praying that he will be back..

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  101. Chantal says:

    Hope hé Will be back the soap CAN’ t lose a nother good actor like Billy Miller

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  102. patricia says:

    after reading all these post how does anyone know how or if MM was Fired in the first place?where was it mentioned at?and who mentioned it?if he was Fired do we know exactually why?or is this just a internet rumor going around?please tell me exually what’s up?and where i can get the info myself.

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    Crystal replied

    They had the story online about how it was all made up, Michael didn’t do anything but do his job soooo well that people were jealous and didn’t like his attitude….o-well they needed to get ovr it !!!! For them to get together n make up this story bcuz they New he’d b fired…..instead of trying to b a better actor, there obviously just haters, Michael WAS THE SHOW, WITHOUT HIM THE SHOW IS OVER!!!!! THEY /WE NEED HIM BACK ASAP,N STOP CARRYING THIS ON, WE WANT TO SEE HIM BACK!!!!!

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  103. Brenda McZeal says:

    If CBS and Sony Pictures don’t bring Michael Muhney back to to portray Adam Newman again,, they will be making the biggest mistake in Y&R history. Since MM left Y&R, nothing has been the same. The storylines are not as exciting and 2 new actors are already gone before they got their foot in the door good… that would be David Tom and whoever that was who played Kelly…gone away~~~. And Now, Elizabeth Hendricksen is gone. Y&R has lost too much in these past few months and the return of Michael Muhney would be a much needed shot in the arm for this flailing show. Michael is the best actor to play Adam Newman…anyone else would just be artificial flavoring. We fans need the REAL THING…MICHAEL MUHNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  104. Earlene says:

    Michael needs to comeback as Adam.
    He is the best. We have lost to many
    Good actors from Y&R. Please bring him back!!
    He is the only one who fits perfectly in the role of
    Adam Newman.

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  105. sandra lee says:

    I’m in favor. …..if he’s as popular as you say; bring him back

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  106. nightrain says:

    MM is a brillaint actor – no one else like him anywhere. I won’t watch the show unless sthey bring him back. F

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  107. Lydia Melton says:

    I agree! No one can play Adam Newman like Muhney, he is perfect for the role and the show isn’t the same without him. We’ve already lost so many familiar faces this past year.

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  108. sheri says:

    BRING HIM BACK PULEEEEASE!

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  109. wanda woman says:

    Please bring him back n get rid of Summer n that ugly Billy

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  110. Ty Smith says:

    I absolutely love MM, please bring him back, I have been a long time viewer of the Y&R. Nobody can play Adam like MM. Y&R hasn’t been the same without him. Also, you can bring Billy Miller back as well. The Y&R don’t need to lose any more good actors. My vote is to bring them both back, Loyal fans want to see both these actors back on the show.

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  111. Doug Godbehere says:

    I personally feel no one else can play the part for Adam Newman like Muhney. Everything including his personality fits the part.

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  112. lynda says:

    we all do things we shouldnt at some point in life,,as women im sure we all be in a situation you could call sexual harassment….we ignore..walk away, slap. it does not make it right for anyone to do to another, in anyway, but we also can help by not dressing so provacative like females on the show..boobs always hanging out, and short short dresses…..does he look like he needs to force himself on anyone? im sure it was a mistake…bringggggggg him backkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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  113. Crystal says:

    I luv you Adam …NO ONE CAN REPLACE HIM!!!!! EVER HE’S BY FAR THE BEST ACTOR ON THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS FOR A VERY LONG TIME N ONE ONE SHOULD TAKE HIS PLACE….WE WANT ADAM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  114. Jan Harry says:

    Would make my day if Adam comes back! My favorite actor on Y and R, and I have watched the show for 20 years! Forgive him! We love him! He has learned his lesson! Bring back Adam!!!!!!!

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  115. Ruth says:

    I am a long time viewer of Y&R and am beginning to get tired of all the actor changes. PLEASE bring Michael Muhney back as Adam Neuman or it will never be the same. I also want the old Billy brought back as this new guy does not cut it with any of us that watch. WHY all these changes????

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  116. anna petersen says:

    He better be back then only then will I come back.

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  117. Trudy says:

    the show has not been the same without Adam and I mean the MICHAEL MUHNEY
    since he has been gone the show stinks. Lose the King girl. also find who really killed
    Cleo’s daughter

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  118. Deborah says:

    Please bring Adam back! Michael Muhney is one of my favorite characters and I’ve been a huge fan of Y&R since high school in1982. I’m not sure what caused him to not be on the show but I miss him terribly. The show has not been the same since he left.

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  119. Annewyatt says:

    Oh please bring Michael back.he is the only one who can play Adam.we all should have a second chance.

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