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385 January 2nd, 2014 Maria Arena Bell on Michael Muhney Firing And Y&R’s Problematic Storytelling Decisions!

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The former executive producer and head writer of The Young and the Restless, Maria Arena Bell spoke to Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now on the CBS soap operas decision to fire Michael Muhney in the pivotal role of Adam Newman.

Bell was the producer who actually hired Muhney under her tenure!  In her statement to SOD, she had a few choice words for the decision making process under the current regime.

Maria stated on Muhney: “Michael brought amazing dimension and complexity to the role of Adam Newman, and his and Sharon’s (Sharon Case) was a great dark love story.  Sadly, that story was seriously derailed in the last year, so I am not surprised that the show would look for a solution to their problematic storytelling decisions.  It will be a tough role to recast.”

So, what you think about Maria’s statement at how since she left the show Adam and Sharon’s love story got derailed?  How do you feel about Maria’s  remarks on her original hire Michael Muhney?  Are there some of you that think she is just adding some fuel to the fire, since she is no longer presiding over the series, when she talks about “their problematic storytelling decisions”? Or, do you agree with Maria?   Let us know!

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  1. su0000 says:

    I never liked Sharon, I’m happy Adam finally got rid of her..

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    Matt D. replied

    LOVED SHARON WITH ADAM that was amazing. They really messed it up when they paired Adam with Chelsea.

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    Rob replied

    Totally agree!

    Kay Kay replied

    Sharon and Adam were the best couple. I love now Sharon with Nick again. But those scenes with Case and Muhney it was so like real. They were on fire. I was glued. I never liked what they did by having him have a child with Chelsea. he never would of stopped loving Sharon. heck this is why we loved Adam after all he did . Sharon made Adam soft and lovable . Chelsea with Adam is boring. They are to much alike and nothing is there

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    Frances Gibbons replied

    I have and neverhad any time for Sharon Chelsea is much much better with Adam

    ET replied

    Chelsea and Adam a much better pairing and story line!! He looks like he genuinely loves Chelsea whereas with Sharon, at first it was to have her because she was Nick’s and later just pure lust!! And more recently when Adam saw how sleazy Sharon was (picking up strange men at GCAC bar and going upstairs to the rooms with them) and offering herself as Call girl services, he wanted to have nothing further to do with her!

    Deb replied

    Sharon and Adam is how I fell in love with Adam in the first place. Why the new writers ever decided that this women Chelsea who was hired by Victor a pro con and gave away her child to Billy and Victoria without a care. Why would we ever like her with Adam. Sharon and Adam were the romeo and Juliet of the show . I was sad they messed them up. Made poor Sharon crazy and Chelsea the con gets to be happy. They need to rethink what they did to veteran characters and history. I sure hope at least Sharon will be happy with Nick then and hope Dylan does turn out to be Sharon’s half brother. Lord knows they need each other for what Victor has instore for them. What is with him anyway. He has done far worse to everyone and he put Sharon behind bars for a murder she did not do to Skye. Im over Victor

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    ET replied

    Some of idea of Romeo and Juliet you have!! The kidnapper of Sharon’s infant that he deprived her and Nick bonding with for the first six months of her life!!

    Doug replied

    I AGREE WITH MARIA BELL> Sharon and ADAM were a great great love story. It is a mess now. Killing a child poor Sharon on meds seeing ghosts and Chelsea had yet another child she does not belong having . Her first child will have many questions when he grows up why one child meant more to her then this last one. Please! I fast forward Chelsea and Adam now and with Sharon I loved every minute of it

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    ET replied

    You worry about what Chelsea’s child will say when he grows up yet you do not consider Faith in a Sharon/Adam union?? At least Chelsea gave up her baby to have a better life, one that she could not give him at the time!! Sharon on the other hand wanted to subject her child to growing up with her kidnapper!!! You do not find that disturbing??? And what about the murder of Ashley’s child at that same time??

    Diva4 replied

    The writers have just about destroyed Y&R. I think when Michael Muhney leaves, a lot of fans will go with him. Despite inconsistency ( Adam morphing from bad deeds to nearly a beloved character) the actor has given him layers and a distinctive and conflicted character. I won’t place blame because we don’t know what prompted his departure, whether he provoked TPTB or is just seeking an expanded career.. The writers have played the same good person-bad person with Sharon. I hope Michael Fairman will reveal what is behind MM’s departure so the displeasure can be directed to the right place.

    Linda Moore replied

    I totally agree with Maria and wish she was still with Y&R. In her comment she was trying to be professional, but reading between the lines, she’s definitely not happy with the direction the show is going in. The firing of Michael Muhney was just the last straw. Under her leadership we had so many great story lines and great actors. Just not the same anymore and won’t be unless they bring MM back. I loved he and Sharon, but love he and Chelsea even more…that’s a story of redemption on both their parts. And now it’s over….just crazy!!

    Tommy replied

    Sharon and Adam were a great couple. They balanced each other out. Chelsea is someone who should of been gone long ago when she gave away her first child. She lives in the same town and feels nothing. Sharon and Adam were going to be married and a child of there own if we never lost Maria Bell. Thanks for this. Glad Maria Bell sees it like we do.

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    kimberly replied

    I fell in love with Adam because of MM’s great acting ability. He made me love that character. We lost Phyllis and now Adam. Too much. The show will be boring. Who will be left?

    Kim replied

    Sharon and Adam had what a true soap romance should be. I hate what they did to Adam. I don’t want to see him with Chelsea . Not then not now. Sad to say they had to give that women another baby. What is she doing on this show still. Come on. Chelsea needs to go not Adam

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    Jackson replied

    :) SHARON AND ADAM were like fourth of July. Sparkle fire and heat. Chelsea is like a cold day in winter. Boring cold grey

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    SStedham replied

    Well said! JFP has ruined our favorite characters! Sharon & Adam were the very best. They had real chemistry together and that made their relationship totally believable. I agree Chelsea is boring with Adam, although with Dillon, she had chemistry. Don’t know why these people don’t listen to their fans who are the ones that support the show anyway! I love what MAB did with Sharon & Adam. Too bad JFP has her own agenda! I don’t know what happened with Michael Muhney but everyone knew he was always outspoken. Who cares! He was the one and only Adam – he made the character! Bring him back and fire JFP!

    kimberly replied

    I know. Remember them in New Orleans. I could not wait to turn on the TV it was SOOOO ROMANTIC……. They sizzled. Please do not leave us without our beloved Adam!!!!!!!

    Dee replied

    Sharon and Adam electric. But now I will not miss him now because that he is with Chelsea. BORING. Let Sharon be happy now with Nick because Adam burned the little girls scarf. They ruined Adam. Sharon made him a better man and now he is back to rotten Adam. All Chelsea fault . She never should of been on this show . Victor will let everone know what Adam did. Victor hates his kids. He is evil

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    ET replied

    Chelsea made Adam a better man!! He even said so! And the story is much better between Adam and Chelsea!

    Joshua replied

    On the contrary, I’ve always loved Sharon.

    But hated her with Adam. Maria Arena Bell’s term for this is “a dark love story.” The majority’s term is a perverted and twisted love story.

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    Juanita replied

    Agree. I never saw the chemistry with “Shadam!” And under Marie Arena Bell’s tenure, the show turned into a hot mess! I’m done watching after being a loyal viewer for 30+ years.

    Marg K replied

    Sharon and Adam were soooooo much beter than Chelsea anything, I am bored with that character, I have no time for Chelsea or her baby . Adam and Sharon were like a dark love story because all the hate Victor had for his kid. Adam became a better man with Sharon she made him like a teddy bear with sex appeal. Chelsea makes him drink and angry

    Buneshui replied

    I have been a Y&R fan for over 20 years. At first I thought the addition of Steve Burton as Dylan was genius move as I was a fan of his for years on General Hospital.

    But, this past year losing Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Billy Miller (Billy) and now Michael Muhney (Adam) are causing the destruction of an epic daytime drama.

    CBS/Jill Feren Phelps…what are you thinking ????? You are ruining the show! Bring back Maria Arena Bell !

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    Adrienne replied

    I couldn’t agree more with this one. I suspected
    That Adam would be gone soon because of
    This ridiculous story line of killing a beautiful
    Child. It is a soap opera after all and the death
    Of a child is in no way comforting or enjoyable
    Poor Adam / Michael He and Sharon were the
    Main reason I liked watching. I see no reason
    To watch once Micharel is gone.

    katherine replied

    AGREE!!!!! HUGE MISTAKES!! GET RID OF ABBY SEND HER TO BE WITH HER MOM. SEND THE BOYFRIEND WITH HER. GET RID OF CHRISTINE ~ BORING!!!!!! DON’T FIRE NOW SO VERY LOVABLE ADAM, DON’T LOSE THE BEST BILLY EVER AND BRING DEVIOUS PHYLIS BACK!!!!

    Jackie replied

    I completely agree with MAB!! “Problematic storytelling decisions” just scrapes the top of the iceberg. MM being fired is beyond reprehensible and I am completely and utterly appalled at the treatment of this fan favourite. I for one, am DONE with Y&R, after 28 years on January 30th.

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    Sue P. replied

    If Michael (Adam) is sexually harassing Hunter (Summer), groping her breast, why is that ok? I’m a huge fan of MM. But I do not agree with sexual harassment. It is no ok, and if true, then yes he needs to be fired. He’s lucky he’s not in jail. She said this was the 2nd time he has done this and that was the last straw!

    Susanne replied

    I love Michael. please donot remove him from the show. Work it out. If he leaves and Billy Miller leaves the show will be too boring to watch. Love Adam with Chelsey. Can’t stand Sharon she is too whimpy and needy.

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    Madison replied

    I’m not at all surprised by her comments — she’s obviously still butt hurt she got FIRED. As a woman, I would have thought that she would feel differently especially if she has daughters. I guess she would be ok if her daughter were to be groped by a thirty-eight year old man or any man of any age of any color any where.

    I really do think that MM is one of the absolute greatest actors on daytime HOWEVER if what they are saying about the groping to the actress is true then his firing was the only thing proper to do.

    He obviously crossed over the line – he did not care what this could do to the young actress, her family or his own family. It’s very selfish on his part for acting out so inappropriately, impulsive and not caring about consequences. He sounds very narcissistic. I applaud the show for doing what they did – they took the groping seriously and did not sweep it under the rug. Another show would have kept their top grossing actor instead of firing him. Kudos to Y & R and thanks for keeping it classy.

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  2. Sue says:

    Agree 100% with her comments on Michaels abilities as an actor. Will not watch Y&R once he is off canvas, he was treated deplorably

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    Dane replied

    I will never watch again, when Muhney is gone.

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    Theresa replied

    Sharon and Adam was my reason for tuning in. I loved they looked like they were getting back . Then something happened and the writers made it so nuts . When did Adam ever love Chelsea. NEVER. She was a rebound. We all know the story and Maria Bell had Ms. Case and Mr. Muhney so perfect. i go back and look at the old youtube videos of them making love and New Orleans and so on. I hoped Sharon and Adam would have a baby. Can I be honest. I am sad to see the actor Michael Muhney go but I have not enjoyed anything they did with him this past year between Chelsea thing. drinking, angry, then running over Delia or at least not coming forward. If Sharon was in his life she would make him go to the police and support him. Chelsea will never ever stand by Adam. She will take the money and run

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    Larken replied

    You think Sharon would make him go to the police and support him? She wouldn’t come to his aid when he was arrested for rape, and considering she changed the DNA results on Summer and is keeping mum about her part in Phyllis’s accident, I don’t see how you feel Sharon would serve as Adam’s moral compass.

    Joshua replied

    Should have kept his hands off young actress’ breasts!

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    davetecsgirl replied

    Joshua and I don’t like that you use the same first name of Joshua morrow…. its pathetic
    Don’t put up false accusations on a man that you don’t have any proof of…

    April replied

    Then why didn’t they make MM leave the set as soon as he was fired, one would think that if that was the reason they would of not let him back on the property, you and I know both that if you get fired for something like that that you do not get to come back to finish up scenes!

    Peggy replied

    Please don’t repeat rumors unless you have something to back up your statement!

    Jinx Arthur replied

    I have watched Y and R since day one. Without ADAM I vow to never watch it again. He was the best. A great actor, loved his little twitches. Perfect for the role of ADAM.

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  3. Lynda Westlake says:

    I wish that MAB was back at the helm. She would not have fired Michael and she is not adding fuel to the fire. I just wish that the powers that be would get back to the drawing board and sit down, hash it out and rehire Michael. From all of the comments on most message boards not one single viewer is happy about this.

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    Shelley replied

    I agree with you. Bring her back. Jill (the new EP) has no clue what makes this show so much better than the others.

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    George replied

    I wish Maria was back too! At least then the show was entertaining!

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    Rob replied

    Totally agree! I’m not watching with this insanity.

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  4. Nikki says:

    I never, EVER thought I would be applauding Maria Arena Bell on ANYTHING. Most of the choices made under her tenure (including killing off the entire Carlton family) were horrendous. However, one thing she did right, was bring on Michael Muhney. To hear her say what the majority of fans now think of Y&R, “problematic storyline decisions” and “tough to recast”, is somewhat surreal. Michael should NEVER have been fired and, even forgoing that information, the show is just unwatchable right now. It is so boring, it is overrun by newbies and recasts that have NO or very flimsy connections to Genoa City citizens. But, in connection to Michael, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sharon Case were next under this horrible, horrible TPTB.

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    rita Kelly replied

    IF you take my Adam off I’m done with y&r he is great i love watching him

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    Karen replied

    Please bring keep Adam on the show, he is the best they have.

    Marg K replied

    ONLY bring him back to make Chelsea a dream and he never was with that women or had a spawn

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    Harry replied

    Nikki! I so agree with you. I love what Maria Bell said here–finally, someone who came close to telling the truth. That truth being, that this firing sucks and is the end result of the writers writing themselves into a corner.
    While I was never comfortable with the Adam/Sharon pairing given the dark nature of what preempted their relationship, MM as Adam made it work.

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  5. CINDY MELIN says:

    i AGREE WITH HER , HE DID HIS PART GREAT AND IT WILL BE HARD FOR A OTHER PERSON TO STEP IN BUT PERSONALLY HERE LATELY I FEEL Y& R HAS HURT THEIR RATINGS BUT TIME WILL TELL ……ALL I CAN SAY IS I REALLY WISH THEY WOULD CALL HIM BACK

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    HELEN replied

    I AGREE!!!!!! PLEASE BRING MM BACK !!!! OR STOPPING TALKING ABOUT IT!!!!!

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  6. melissa says:

    I have stopped watching after being there from the beginning. JFP is killing the show and it will be RIP along with ATWT and Guiding Light. GH fired her and it is doing so much better without her. I am a DOOL and now GH fan. If JFP is gone then I may come back or if MM comes back. She kill children on the show and fire people just so she can have her friends on the show. All I can say is the Y&R is yyaaawwwwnnnnnn

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    Lynn replied

    I stopped watching the minute I heard about Adam’s firing and have deleted it from my DVD. There was such great potential there and he would have been the one to take on Victor. IMO, the show was doomed the minute JFP took over.

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    ale ol replied

    You & me both, @savemuhney #savemichaelmuhney the show is atrocious

    Harry replied

    Keep up the good work, Save Muhney fans. I have already stopped watching Y&R because I cannot bear watching Adam this close to happiness knowing it will be snatched away. Adam will go away only to return as some other actor who will be redeemed. It’s too heartbreaking and anticlimatic to watch.
    Once again, I applaud Ms Bell for speaking the truth.

  7. Shaun Daily-Las Vegas says:

    GH’s Johnny will be the new Adam. It is pretty clear who JFP likes and he is one of her favs.

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    Donna replied

    Brandon Barash would be a great choice though. He would do the role of Adam justice.

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    Soapluv replied

    Yes he woul. Brandon Barash would be fabulous as Adam. LOVE him!

    MEG replied

    THAT WOULD BE HORRIBLE!

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    Harry replied

    I love Brandon–he’s got it down as the anguished, misunderstood Romeo in black jeans. But I have to agree with Meg–he can’t replace Michael as Adam. No one can.

    SaffaGirl replied

    Michael Easton is sexy – with that out the way, we had him pouting and constantly with his hands on his hips on OLTL hahaha. I am great fan of ME, but I don’t think he will be able to bring the dynamic as Adam the way MM did. I stand corrected.

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  8. Linda says:

    She would Know all about problematic storytelling decisions . She herself is the Queen of problematic storytelling . An is also a Non Logic show runner

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  9. Mary says:

    I think she had some serious story telling problems of her own during her tenure .. but I also think she’s right about what they’ve done to Muhney…..

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  10. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Why keep up the subject…the actor was fired…ive read the alleged reasons from previous posters…obviously something seemed to happen…true or false…ive moved on!!! At this time it seems pointless to keep this subject going unless something new comes up otherwise it is just adding fuel to the fire!!! Only those invovled know the whole story!!!

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    Ruth Smith replied

    I agree wholeheartedly

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  11. Christy Hurst says:

    I totally agree with Maria Arena Bell, and applaud her for acknowledging the problematic stroytelling going on at Y&R. It must be hard to watch all of your hard work go down the drain after you leave a position. I thank her for making the wonderful decision to hire Micheal Muhney and understanding how difficult the role of Adam will be to recast. I bet if she was still in charge, he would never of been fired!! Miss her vision and leadership at Y&R!!!!!!!!

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  12. Didi says:

    She is 100% correct!!!! She KNEW the magic that Michael Muhney & Sharon Case had together. Sharon & Adam had an electricity that very few soap couples have & if you are lucky enough to find that, you hold on to it for your show. Sharon & Adam were ruined by this new regime & they stuck a talented actor (Muhney) in a dull storyline with an annoying character (Chelsea). They have ruined so much of what was once a wonderful show and under MAB tenure, it was incredibly exciting every single damn day.

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    LJ replied

    You guys have short memories. The writing was disgusting under MAB and was equally bad if not worse than the current staff. It’s easy for her to throw stones now that she’s out of the loop. That whole Lauren at the amusement park fiasco and I believe the reliquary(ugh) storyline. We were all waiting for her to be fired. We got our wish, then they hired JFP. We just can’t win and this longtime viewer since 1974, is DUN!

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    kathy replied

    I stop watching this show after 40 years because they killed off a child. You dont kill a child for entertainment. They also did terrible in how they killed Catherine saying she didnt tslk to anyone and sent postcards. The show went off my DVR the day i figured out they were killing Billy’s daughter. And I am surprised how easy it was. Only reason I was reading this was TMZ posted the story about Adam.

  13. Erin Holbert says:

    I do agree the entire direction of the show has gone off a rail. Sharon and Phyllis and paternity switch. Killing Delia loosing key actors this soap is in trouble if they dont get back to core characters and better actors. All the new cast stink except he Hilary character. They also wrote out Tucker and never brougnt him back for Katherine’s death. Same old tormented Lauren stories. Ridiculous

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  14. Beastie says:

    She nailed it. She knows they screwed Michael Muhney. I hope the show gets the karma it so richly deserves.

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    Sue replied

    Agree with your post 100%

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  15. Bree says:

    I want MAB back! Fire JFP! #SaveMuhney

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  16. Paulette Patterson says:

    She is spot on about Adam and what he brought to the show. I was not a Sharon and Adam fan but I did enjoy watching him whenever he was on and the powers to be made a big mistake letting him go!

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  17. Charlie Bradley says:

    I think MAB was spot on! Alot of things with Y&R have been derailed since she left the show. I know some viewers did not care for her, but in my opinin anything would be better than the team we have now!

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  18. carol smith says:

    Adam and Chelsea r so great, leave Michael alone losing him will hurt the show
    BAD!!!!!!!

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    Kim replied

    NO sorry doll. Chelsea is boring as hell. I knew it would be a mess putting Chelsea back with Adam. Sharon was better. Dylan was okay with Chelsea. Chelsea acts like a idiot with Adam

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    aniez0906 replied

    I agree with you Carol. I really like Adam and Chelsea. He is so much happier with her and their baby. So sad about Michael, I can’t imagine the show without him. For those of you who like Adam better with Sharon, you are entitled to your opinion. :-)

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    Harry replied

    I like Adam with Chelsea too–they bring out the best in each other.

    Elizabeth replied

    Absolutely. Why should a good actor be fired just because he sexually harasses his colleagues. They should just suck it up!

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  19. Cathy Thomasson says:

    I am thrilled to hear the positive words for Michael Muhney from Ms. Bell. Michael Muhney was THE single best hiring decision made for Y&R in recent years. I have watched Y&R since the beginning. I am from Wisconsin and no matter what state or place I lived I always watched Y&R and felt at home. I am sorry to say that I agree with Ms. Bell that the story lines this pas year have been extremely problematic. Although the killing off of little Delia did showcase excellent acting abilty from Billy Miller, the character of Victoria, and Michael Muhney, that Y&R would kill off a young child in that manner was badly received. More importantly to me and many many fans, making Adam Newman/Michael Muhney look responsible for that hit and run is unconscionable and upsetting to all of us Muhney fans. There are many social media groups formed in outrage over Michael Muhney’s firing and we are saying “Give us our Muhney back”! We are hoping and asking CBS and Sony to reconsider and rehire Michael Muhney, the one and only Adam Newman or many of us long-time fans will no longer watch Y&R after January 30th which I Michael Muhney’s and Billy Miller’s last air date. We stand behind Michael Muhney! We thank Ms. Bell for hiring him, and hope she can have some influence on getting Michael Muhney back as Adam Newman.

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    mary replied

    I agree complety bring back Michael Muhney!!

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    chrystaldahl replied

    100% Agree! Haven’t watched a single episode since Muhney was fired and don’t intend to until he returns. If he doesn’t….I will follow Muhney!

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  20. Laurel Twist says:

    Maria is most certainly adding fuel to the fire. She and her co writers gave the show to Braeden & Stafford. She did not understand the meaning of balance. She, too, showed her own issues with Cane & Lily Ashby by not writing for them properly. SHE is the one who killed the character of Cane, was forced to bring him back, only to permanently put him on the backburner. By the time she was fired the show had lost over 800, 000 viewers. She needs to have a seat , & shut up.

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    Pete replied

    One of her worst storylines was the Cane mess when she was forced by TPTP to bring him back. I don’t blame her for that. Her show was much more interesting than JFP’s.

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    Laurel Twist replied

    Both JFP & MAB have trashed the show. How about option 3?! A capable EP.

  21. Jo Ann Lawrence says:

    It doesn’t matter what he was given to do, he excelled in his performance. His capacity for his wide range of emotions and acting abilities does not prevent him to be redeemed as a character. He can hold his own against Eric Braden and the fans love him as Adam. We do not want another actor. No can replace him as Adam, he is Adam.

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    mary replied

    well said!!

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    katherine replied

    YES, he IS Adam!!!!!!! Don’t let him go!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Carol Romanello says:

    The show is suffering enough with the poor story lines and to get rid of Michael is ridiculous. All they have managed to do is upset the regular viewers who love him.
    Michael might be outspoken, but he has added so much to the show that without him will never be recovered. They need to put their pride aside and get him to come back. Put the show and the fans first!

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  23. cindi says:

    The show has really gone downhill, the writing is boring. I use to care if I missed an episode, now I could care less. They are losing all the best actors and they don’t seem to care at all about how the fans feel. Can’t believe the show is still rated #1, that has got to be a lie if you bother to read how many viewers are complaining. Wise up Sony and CBS and start listening to the people who watched.

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  24. Lorie says:

    I think Maria is absolutely right. Story lines have been almost boring since the change with the exception of Adam and Chelsea. Sharon is a great Actress but the bipolar piece is a little much for her character, just not real. And to have child run down and killed . I almost stopped watching then. This is surely a reason to stop giving my valuable hour with no Michael muhney. Bring the real writer back along with Michael .

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  25. Roxanne Rogers says:

    Sounds like bs to me. Michael’s storyline has taken a Hugh turn. It’s no longer about Sharon. Let’s be real and stop bullshitting us as viewers. We are not stupid.

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    Kevin replied

    Sharn is the best with Ada,. Chelsea is a snooze

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  26. Rita Savala says:

    Very bad idea to get rid of Michael.. He is the best thing to happen to this soap. Will not watch the Young and Restless anymore. Also way to many people have left that hold this soap together. Bring Red back and also leave Billy in this soap. Sorry your soap has become so boring especially without these actors. Bring Michael back. He is the only Adam for the job.

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  27. Ann fox says:

    Sounds like she was just covering for the other producer. There are always good and bad story lines. No reason to fire a great actor.

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  28. Serena Elizabeth says:

    I have to agree w/Maria on this one. It will be beyond tough to recast the character of Adam Newman. Michael Muhney clearly made Adam his own. I do have to disagree w/her about Sharon & Adam. That was a really toxic terrible pairing. I like him better with Chelsea & his son. Hopefully, with a little break Y&R will come to their senses and hire Michael back to be Adam. It’s want the fans want.

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    truth replied

    because Chelsea and Adam are not ‘toxic’ ?! Yeah right…eyeroll..At least Adam and Sharon had great chemistry, that made the relationship interesting..Adam and Chelsea are toxic AND boring..

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    Kevin replied

    Sharon and Adam were the hottest couple since Dru and Neil :) Chelsea can leave

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  29. kim says:

    No one could ever fill Michael Muhney’s place as Adam Newman

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  30. Jeff Lofland says:

    Would love to see her back at Y&R! Firing Michael M. and letting Billy M. along with horrible and depressing storylines have made 2013 one of the hardest and least enjoyable years to watch! I’ve watched Y&R for 20yrs, love the characters and the actors who brilliantly portray them but these decisions are not making fans happy!

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    Debs replied

    Agree with you Jeff!

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  31. Kathy stearns says:

    I believe ms.Bell is absolutely right in calling it like it is. The story lines have gone down hill drastically, and now with the firing of Michael Muhney, letting go of Billy Miller, and Michele Stafford there isn’t much left of the Young and Restless to watch. It was a great show, but now after 30 years of watching it’s not worth it. R I P Young and Restless:((

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    Jay Ell replied

    Agree with you Kathy I quit watching 3 weeks ago and have not missed it.

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  32. Maria says:

    I agree with MAB I loved Sharon and Adam together. I stopped watching Y&R when Michael Muhney was fired. I can not watch with out Michael Muhney and Billy Miller they are such great actors they made this soap! I know they will go on to bigger and better shows! I will miss watching Y&R I cannot watch Victor and Nikki get married then fight and hate each other get divorced then start all over again! Get rid of Victor and all the awful new people and bring Billy Miller and Michael Muhney BACK!

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  33. Jay Ell says:

    Since she’s a member of the family ( I assume) and presumably knows how we fans are feeling is she going to do anything or is she just going to let the soap go to XXXX, because she doesn’t care anymore.

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    k/kay replied

    I do not think the Bell’s have any influence concerning this show anymore. Look they went around her husband Bill Bell Sr. when they fired her. Once Louise Latham came in 2005 it has been downhill ever since. I was taking down Xmas decorations and watched a episode of Y&R from 1998 it was so sad to see how good the show the sets etc were. This show is nothing but of a shell of what it use to be.

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  34. Julie says:

    I don’t know what is going on there, but the storylines are awful! Delia dying, Adam being the one who hit her, billy having am affair after everything they have been through! Actors being fired, actors and actresses quitting! If something’s don’t change there are going to be a lot of people to stop watching, including ME!!!

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  35. Tracie Johnson says:

    So the problem is not with the actor the problem is with your writers…why aren’t they fired…Michael Muhney is the closest thing to Victor no matter who you try to replace him with will not hold a candle to this actor…that like trying to replace Jeanne Cooper, or the actress that plays Phyllis if its not broke why try to fix it…what I see is that you guys are the only soap on, but you are not true to your followers. Get it together Y&R execs.

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  36. Julie says:

    Also the stupid paternity test that once again was rigged!! Come one!! I don’t like who Sharon has become!

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    k/kay replied

    Sharon Case has been written so badly for how many years if the writing teams hate the character/actress then write her out and put the audience out of our misery. I do not like anyone losing a job but how much fun can a workplace be when you read your scripts and find out you once again have done something awful. Enough! Once Nick fins out he will dump her etc but yet it was fine when Phyllis tried to use Cricket as road kill he did not seem to have a problem with that. Phyllis falling down the stairs the reason over acting once again. Lol

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  37. kim heathcote says:

    I think she is right on the money with her statement. the very bad and very boring storytelling that is now the Y&R norm. The stories really make no sense, why did they give Nikki MS they have not gone into real detail about the illness or effects it can have on the person so what is the point. The firing of Michael is so horrible that I find myself at a loss for words. They will see what effect it has when the Feb sweeps are in, HUGE HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!!!! but it will cost them dearly when they lose us the viewers!!!

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  38. Amy Ross says:

    This is a huge mistake!!! The fans love Michael Muhney!!! He is the ONLY man to play the role of Adam Newman!!! Rehire him NOW!!!!!!

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  39. Rita Henderson says:

    I don’t believe for one moment the reason Michael Mohney is let go .. Fired is because of derailed story line . Michael and Billy Miller should never been let go . These 2 men are your finest actors . Sad how Y& R has tanked in their story lines. . I’m glad I watch other soaps .sfter bring an over 30 yr watcher of your soap . I can say after these men are gone my following will go with them . Have a big feeling many people will follow suit . Save your following … Hold on to these two fine actors . You can never reace the character with anyone else . Michael and Billy own their character to never be replaced. !

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  40. Donna LeNormand says:

    What in the world can we do to get Michael Muhney back? Jill Faren what’s her name needs to go before she ruins this show!

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  41. Cathie Farnington says:

    She is speaking the truth. The story lines have become so absurd, nothing realistic happening on the show. As a long time viewer that was the one thing that kept me coming back, it was an hour away to watch a show that portrayed everyday issues and the viewers would root for their favorites and pray for the best….and we were never disappointed….now we are taken for short sighted and having no memory at all…I feel so let down and terribly disappointed that the best are being chopped for whatever reason. I would tend to believe at this point it is the almighty dollar that is calling the shots here. Even the storyline they have Jess Walton in with the music box is absurd and been going on far too long. She is a fabulous actress and deserves better….Hate to say it but if Jeanne Cooper was here she would be raising some noise over the whole fiasco. Well enough ranting from this very disappointed ex viewer…. Cathie (Speaking from Canada)

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  42. Georgia Ruffing says:

    Hell a two year old could write better than the writers now!!!!Get anyone to replace them and Y&R stays #!otherwise just watch it go down the tubes……the fans have spoken and is anyone listening???? Time will tell…..I am a die hard Y&R fan and have been since day one, but on January 30 I will bury a dear, old friend……

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    Diva4 replied

    If there were a taented two year old writing the show, he or she would be run over.

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  43. pattie says:

    Totally agree with her,ths was one of the stupidest things Ive ever seen.Adam make Y&R

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  44. Chris says:

    I don’t disagree with MAB but she shouldn’t throw stones in glass houses. She’s a hot mess of a writer/producer in her own right. The show was every bit as wretched under her killer pen.

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    Kim H replied

    Should have read “JFP and MAB are both equal in the horrible….”

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  45. Lindsay says:

    Never thought I’d agree with her bit I do…

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  46. Sharon says:

    She is entitied to her opinion. However, she made many of her own “problematic storytelling decisions.”

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  47. melissa says:

    I for one, if MM is not rehired am Quiting the show. This is a horrible decision by the powers that be. Keep MM as Adam…Listen to your fans please…

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  48. Donna Grathwohl says:

    To lose muhney an amazing talent and a key player in my mind that keeps this show afloat, it’s now going to be a sinking ship.Also not negotiating with billy miller was such a stupid move. I have watched since day one but if Michael is not rehired I’m truly done. Pathetic storyline, Victor is now such a controlling arrogant prick I can’t watch him. I miss billy too

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  49. 4everDAYS says:

    YawneR is comatose!

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  50. Kari says:

    In my strong opinion, no one can replace Michael Muhney as Adam Newman. The producers and decision makers need to get past whatever happened and rehire him immediately. It is about time they finally listen to their loyal fan base/viewers…..otherwise, they will have a significant dip in ratings from the February sweeps onwards…I plan to completely boycott the show and CBS.

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    Diva4 replied

    What actually did happen? Can someone bring me up to speed as I just joined the forum yesterday.

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  51. Linda Morris says:

    As a fan since 1973 when I was a young mother, I was hooked as a fan. Hate to say that over the last year, two , or so I really have felt that I have been jerked around with some of the storylines. Michael Muhney, Billy Miller, and Michelle Stafford and a few other actors still there now are those that kept me watching and hoping that things get better. Now that these three will be gone, I just feel really let down, and am tired of hanging in there as a longtime, devoted fan.

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    christy replied

    I totally agree with you!!

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    Alia replied

    What a mess this show has become. I have been watching since the 70′s and I swear the last two writers MAB and JFP have been hired by someone else to sabotage this show and get it off the air.. first MAB kills off the whole Carlton family and now they killed Delia and MM gets the axe.. and yet they keep idiots like Fen, Det. Chavaz and Carmine on the show. Who the hell writes this shite and makes these stupid, stupid decisions. I am out of this show. I have deleted it from my PVR and have stopped taping.

  52. Jackie says:

    Tough role to recast?! Problematic storytelling decisions!? They are throwing the show down the toilet! NO ONE can fill Michael Muhney’s shoes! There is simply no one to match his acting in this role. As for the storytelling…for the past year it has been a constant case of chasing their tails. Nothing moves forward, nothing progresses. It’s like they’re making it up as they go. (Except for the case with Muhney, in which they knew exactly what they had in mind in terms of firing him and sticking to their own lame storyline.) Shame on them for mishandling this whole situation and ruining a classic series! I for one will no longer watch this train wreck of a show after January 30, Michael Muhney’s last air date.

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  53. Michelle says:

    That’s just an excuse she’s using. They can simply put them back together. But they will regret it after January 30th as many people will not be watching the Young and the Restless. Very sad.

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  54. Lisa Skoczylas says:

    The fact that the writers are lacking talent is not Michael Muhneys fault! He is the only one that brings life to the poorly written story lines. If Y&R thinks that another actor can replace him they are seriously mistaken. I have been a fan of Y&R for 30+ years and I will no longer watch without Michael Muhney! If Y&R refuses to bring him back as Adam Newman they can write the fans out of the show also. Goodbye #1 daytime drama!

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  55. Kim says:

    I agree with her! The story lines are a train wreck, and firing Michael Muhney is absolutely absurd!! His story lines, along with Billy Miller’s were the only thing that kept us all hanging on! They are both gone now, so am I, along with a lot of other dissapointed fans!

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  56. Soozie says:

    Agree! The story lines are boring and disjointed. Some take so long to play out that I have no interest in the outcome – lots of FF. And, I can not watch another Nick-Sharon hook up. Zzz The Deliah story has been the worst! After that and Muhney leaving – I’m done w Y&R

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    Kaleesi replied

    Summer’s paternity is just as bad or worse! After many of us waited for her to be revealed as Jack’s daughter, it turns out it was all a hoax! Another slap in the face. Even more insulting is we are to believe Sharon managed to walk in and out of a hospital lab, somehow switch a letter, without anyone seeing her and no security camera footage!! Talk about problematic storytelling!

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  57. barry says:

    That she is not aware of what really happened or that she is playing the politico game

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  58. Tana says:

    I totally agree with Maria Arena Bell. Michael Muhney is a wonderful actor. He added something to the show that no other actor could do. He can play a multi dimensional
    character that draws people in and always leaves them wanting more. The story line of Y&R has been going from bad to worse. They will be losing a lot of fans if they do not bring Michael Muhney back and I thought that was what it was all about, pleasing the fans.

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  59. Shar Taitt says:

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. This is a travesty! They have axed one of the most gifted actors in daytime. Nobody cared about Victor Newman Jr until Michael Muhney took on the role. He made people feel strongly (whether it was love or hate) about Adam and he’s irreplaceable. Huge, huge mistake!!

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  60. Debra says:

    I have watched the young and the restless from the beginning but I will no longer be watchin since Michael Muhney was fired and nor will my family

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  61. Susan Taylor says:

    Agree 1000%, should have kept Michael, after 30 years as a fan, Y & R will be removed from my dvrrecording list…unless MMichael is rehired, Billy Miller comes back with an acceptable contract and Michelle comes back with better writen lines.

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  62. Diane Cook says:

    The abrupt firing of Michael Muhney left an especially bad taste in the fans mouths after learning that Billy Miller was leaving. Along with the terrible Dehlia storyline, how much more can the viewers take. We don’t know why Michael Muhney was let go, but to find out that the role of Adam will be recast is just too much! No one could play Adam like Michael Muhney! If he doesn’t come back to Y&R, it will disappear along with all the soaps before. Fans decide who is No #1 and we won’t be watching. A terrible mistake by TPTB!

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  63. Brenda says:

    Thank you for your comments. Well said. Young and the Restless has been going down hill for some time. Now with the firing of Michael M., I think Y&R has hit rock bottom.

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  64. Linda Anglea says:

    She’s rite I have been a fan since day one. Could hardly wait to see what happened next. Now I am not really bothered if I miss it or not. Jack is the only one I like to follow now. They have even made the music creepy anymore. We don’t watch for a life lesson we watched for a fun and exciting hour with make believe people we felt we knew and loved. It’s sad to see it go .

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  65. Lauren says:

    Problematic storytelling is an understatement! We sat by and silently watched the deteriorating writing on the Y&R. Why, because we had actors that made “lemonade out of lemons!” We lost Jeanne Cooper, the matriach of soaps (the only 1 not the fault of Y&R), Michelle Stafford- the #1 soap actress, she saw the handwriting on the wall (good for you Michelle not for us:(), Billy Miller- a top class act, they did little to make you stay and now the ultimate betrayal, you fire Michael Muhney, one of the last great actors left on the show. No more Y&R, you disrespected your fans and your actors 1 time to many. We kept you #1 because we were loyal. We want Michael back or it’s no more Y&R/CBS/Sony. It’s up to you, alot of jobs at stake…

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    Beth R replied

    I have read and posted on every MM board I can find. YOUR comment hits the nail on the head. Y&R have disrespected all of us loyal viewers, slapped us in the face and seem to care not one bit for our longtime devotion to this show.
    The way they dismissed MM is deplorable and I find it a bit unusual that all of this leaving/not negotiating/firing took place AFTER Jeannie C passed. I am sure that if she were alive to see this heads would be rolling. She had the clout and power on that show, now I think EB is pulling the strings. Y&R days are numbered I am anxious to see the Feb sweeps numbers after we all make a mad exodus. They are not taking the fans seriously and that is the 2nd biggest mistake they’ve made. RIP Y&R.

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  66. Kaye says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with her!!

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  67. stacie miller says:

    Its sad they fired him he is wonderful actor that’s needs brought back the soap will suffer with the loss of him billy miller and Michelle stanford

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  68. Susan Cummings says:

    I agree with MAB. The solutuon to their problems Is NOT to fire the BEST actor on the show. Fix the stories, but leave the actors ALONE. Its not their fault. JFP is cutting off her nose to spite ber face. I want MM AND MAB back!! JFP is desroying Y&R! She is the one who needs to be fired!! I WILL NOT WATCH THE SHOW W/OUT MY BELOVED MM AS THE ONE & ONLY ADAM!!

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  69. Elizabeth Hall says:

    I have not liked the way things have been going for a long time in some of the stories, but the last 6 months is like we ate on a episode of “PUNKED!”. It is like let’s see how much they can take before they run from this show. How many times can the fans tell you we don’t like what you are doing before they listien? This new so-called writer is single handedly sending this soap to the graveyard! Why are people not getting rid of her! Is it a big joke? I do not give a rats ass if Adam/ Michael had a affair with Summer. Let his wife kick his butt! How many in that town can throw the first stone! Good lord. Gee whiz, this is a better story than the ones on the show! Get rid of Summer! Not because of any affair, but she is horrible as Summer! We watch this show to escape, not see children killed. Let Billy do night time shows, movies whatever. Stop taking everybody we care about. I have been there from day one, and this is the worst ever. They don’t finish storylines and repeat stupid ones. You will not be number one for long with this writer. Better take it seriously. Go watch shows from 15-20 years ago when the show really was good.

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    phyllis lescaultl replied

    I Agree with you, well said and I have been a fan from day 1 also, but this fiasco has done it for me, the storylines left just don’t cut it and most of the actors except a precious few of the ones that have been on for many years are not worth the effort any longer !!! I intend to do a lot of reading !!!

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  70. Beth says:

    I cannot believe that the producers of the Young and the restless are so stupid as to fire one of the best actors the show has! Michael Muhney was one of the main reasons a lot of fans watched the show. Ido not have any interest in watching the show now that the character of Adam won’t be played by Adam anymore. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

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  71. Lynda Zarrella says:

    MM is a great actor , whatever he did let it go, doesn’t anyone forgive any more . He cannot be replaced, he fits the role perfectly,letting him go is a disaster. As a viewer for over 20 years I will no longer watch the. Y&R without MM, the show is so dull without him that I fast forward when he isn’t on the screen. So suck it up Y&R and keep MM PLEASE.

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    cammie dazz replied

    Lynda, I’ve been posting on all other sites in favor of Michale Muhney getting rehired, yes he is the best. But I also love Jack/Peter, kevin/Greg, Summer/Hunter and Fen, the cop/Chavis ?. and Nickie, Paul, not Christine so much, maybe its the writing she is given anyways; I would love to see Jack and Adam become the new business success and Victor to retire and give the company over to Victoria and Billy Miller. Victor should relax, be a better person and give Nickie a break and follow his marriage vows to his wife or future wife about her lost son, Dyllan and Avery. Chelsea is good for Adam and Sharon with Nick, she can beg forgivness. Let a new Phyllis come out of the coma, although I loved bad girl Michell. I would also love to see Daniel and Heather{ Michael Landon’s daughter} come back with little Lucy. Well that sounds like a good story don’t you think. In all honesty I do like the new girl with Tyler they just need better storylines no insecurities from the girlfriend though.
    The end

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    cammie dazz replied

    Sorry I mean Michael, I also fast forward except for mm and billy I’m almost ready to quit watching as well
    Cheers
    Cammie

  72. H. Parson says:

    When it comes to Adam, MAB is the one who jumped the shark, so she needs to keep her big mouth zipped.

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  73. Josie says:

    We need Michael Muhney and Sharon Case BACK ….BACK…… on Y & R!

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    Donna replied

    They were one of my favorite couples too.

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  74. fanny foxtrot says:

    Yikes! Why would Adam and Sharon’s failed relationship cause the firing of the most talented actor playing the most interesting character on this soap for years? That makes no sense at all. The character of Adam can go is a million directions if the writers are up for the task….apparently they are not. This actor has made this character what he is today….no one else can take this character this far. Sorry, but firing MM was a huge mistake….I don’t care what the reason was.

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    Kevin replied

    Sharon made Adam who was a bad character she brought life into Adam. Now the show is a mess

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    fanny foxtrot replied

    Oh I beg to differ here. MM made Adam what he is. He is even better with Chelsea then he was with Sharon. His relationship with Sharon showed his vulnerable side but that could have been with any women, did not have to be with Sharon.

  75. Alta Stewart says:

    I think YNR has made a fatal mistake firing MM only time will tell but I think the show is going down the tubes .

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  76. MEG says:

    ALL I CAN SAY IS I’M FRIGGEN UPSET ,MM WA THE ONLY RESON TO WATCH THIS SINKING SHIP .THE BES THING MARIA DID FOR Y&R WAS TO HIRE MM ,THE WHORST THING JILL DID WAS FIRE HIM ,1 WON’T STAY TO WATCH ERIC AND FRIENDS,THE WORST THING DONE WAS THAT CREEPY STORY WITH HIM AND SHARON.

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  77. Robert Seganti says:

    Most of the audience agrees. Muhney is arguably THE best actor currently working in daytime.

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  78. TnT 2.0 Forever says:

    Maria is the last person on earth that should ever criticize someone’s storytelling ability. She needs to take a seat.

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  79. Monica says:

    Y&R needs to listen to the fans and bring back Michael. The writers are the ones who should be fired.

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  80. Jared says:

    This woman has no room to talk. I’m not defending JFP, nor would I ever, but MAB did so much destruction to this show that can never be undone. Why are Jack Smith and Kay Alden not back to running this show?

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  81. Jules says:

    Pfft, she’s one to talk……

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  82. Lana Leppert says:

    I wish Ms. Maria Bell was still with the Y&R, b/c she said it very well, exactly how we all feel… She knows how we feel and her hiring Michael Muhney was the best thing she ever did! He is the only one who can play ADAM NEWMAN, plus he is very talented, very caring, and very sincere! As us fans go, Y&R is what is because of us fans! Y&R will be going DOWN AND DOWN with ratings! Since they fired Michael, I refuse to watch Y&R, and won’t until they bring Michael back as ADAM NEWMAN! My goal and all his fans goals are SAVING MICHAEL!

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  83. Myra Coleman says:

    She is absolutely RIGHT. This show has gone completely downhill and the storylines, except for Adam Newman are totally BORING AND STUPID. Michael Muhney as Adam is the ONLY reason to watch anymore. He is the BEST actor this show has ever had. Trust me, they will lose a lot of viewers if MM goes. I know I will not be watching anymore.

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  84. Naomi Kasle says:

    I love this actor in this role and am really sad that he is leaving. I was happy to read that he had signed a two year contract and now this?

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  85. Sylvia Gillis says:

    Other then acknowledging her brilliant decision to hire Michael Muhney & his obvious talent, what she’s saying is meaningless. MM is great with Sharon or Chelsea. The only mistake is firing him. I think I know now what will happen. Once found out,Adam will be either imprisoned or run away. Chelsea will have a breakdown because of the shock & there will be a fight between Jack & Chloe for custody of Conner. Eventually Adam will return & when that happens only Michael Muhney is acceptable as Adam as MM is Adam

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  86. michael.guerrieri says:

    fire jill faren phelps

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    Lynn replied

    Please fire Jill Faren Phelps before it’s too late. She is destroying the one daytime show I care to watch. I spend little time watching TV, but I don’t miss this one. That will change soon. With the exit of Michael M., I will stop watching; my mother has already given up on the show. She and I have been loyal viewers of the show from the very beginning, and we have loved the cast and characters. I do not like the current storylines, the firing of the best actors on the show, and the writers’ total disregard for the fan base. With the passing of Jeannie Cooper, Y & R needs to hold on to those actors that make the show great. Viewers have made a public outcry for the firing of JFP – you’re losing us CBS/Sony!

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  87. KrystalDreamer says:

    Totally agree with her!

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  88. Paula says:

    I would say their storytelling decisions have been disastrous and the decision to fire their best actor is the last nail in the coffin of the show. The way to save the situation is to rehire Michael Muhney and return to storylines and relationships that work with characters the viewers care about. I could count on one hand the number of positive comments that have been made anywhere since the news of Michael Muhney’s firing became public. TPTB would do well to pay attention to what the viewers are desperately trying to tell them. Replacing Jill Farren Phelps and her cronies with Maria Arena Bell and the team that led the show to No. 1 would be a good move to consider.

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  89. k/kay says:

    Yes Maria and you might want to take a little of the blame for that by siding with EB so he could rub against a woman 30 years his Junior. MM&SC had off the charts chemistry and he did not rape the woman so I could handle their love story.

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    truth replied

    please..what the Adam character did, was not better..But with good writing they could have been a great pairing..such a waste.

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    k/kay replied

    I was not a big fan of what he did but then JG comes up with Nick keeping a secret about Summer for how many years and then we throw Sharon under the bus again. I mean when we finally learn the truth about Summer whatever it is with this group did this not all start with Nick’s lie. And would someone please tell me why Jack would not have another test run only on soaps right!

    truth replied

    Nick is not better than Adam although this show wants to portray Nick as a ‘good guy’..lmao… Sharon has been screwed up by Nick AND Adam. But at least with Adam she shared great chemistry and interesting interactions..with Nick it is snooze worthy..zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  90. Spencer says:

    I think Miss Bell is a Miss “bitter” Bell. She does not write for Y & R any longer. We all have moved on. She needs to move on as well.

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    Chance Van Pelt replied

    Miss Bell was far better than that soap destorying witch JFP she’s doing everything in her power to destory YR and no one is stopping her she is succeeding.

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    Lynn replied

    Are you kidding? JFP has ruined many a soap. She is the kiss of death, as far as I’m concerned. It almost seems as though she was brought in to bring Y & R to an end.

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  91. toscanti says:

    100% Agree! Jill Farren Phelps is a nightmare!

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  92. Lori Conner says:

    I think she hired the perfect person for the job and Michael Muhney worked effortlessly to become Adam Newman … I personally prefer Chelsea and Adam’s love relationship over the dark sided one that Sharon and Adam had… Because Chadam makes the entire screen lite up with the chemistry to 2 of them share… I wish Maria was back in charge , coz we would still have Michael Muhney on the show…She wouldn’t have let him go… Please go back to Y&R and REHIRE MM… The storylines have been very bad for the most part for awhile now…If the show continues with this behavior there will BE NO Y&R ….

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    Jackson replied

    Sharon and Adam light up the screen like the fourth of July. Chelsea is like a dark day in hell

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    fanny foxtrot replied

    I disagree…Sharon and Adam were a constant train wreck!

  93. phyllis berray says:

    I hate the idea that Adam(MM) will not be on the show after Jan 30th. I have watched the show faithfully since day one. The story lines have become more and more bizarre recently. EB(Victor) has become my least favorite actor. I want him to retire. At least get a haircut and shampoo that mess on his head. Anyway I will no longer watch after Adams last day and will boycott their sponsors. Adam is a much superior actor than Victor ever was. I think Victor is the person responsible for getting MM fired a few days before Christmas. That really angers me. Before Christmas, really Y&R?? A bunch of MM’s fans have vowed to stop watching along with me. We are outraged that Y&R might replace Adam with another actor??? Not one person can do that role the justice that MM brought to the role. I am also so upset that Billy Miller will not be back. I know David Tom and I don’t like him at all nor his sister(B&B) both past cast members. Losing Mrs. C, Billy and Adam is just too much. This show has gone so downhill since Jill replaced Maria Bell. I know it will lose its number one slot as best daytime drama when all of us stop watching and I will be so DAMN happy about that. They can let greasy , arrogant, pompous, Victor(EB) wash the show right down the drain.

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    Diva4 replied

    Don’t forget losing Phyllis.

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    Lynn replied

    I completely agree. I, too, will stop watching after MM leaves. However, I would also like to boycott the sponsors. CBS/Sony won’t listen to the fan base, but perhaps corporate sponsor heads will. Does anyone have a listing?

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  94. truth says:

    Sharon and Adam had awesome chemistry but she is the one who did everything to destroy them (first with the way she wrote Adam and what he did with Faith..) then she wrote the Sharon and Victor awful story and of course the boring and cheesy Adam and Chelsea pairing..Obviously the current writers are the one who decided to destroy and end them once and for all..But Maria YOU ARE THE ONE who started to destroy this potentially great Adam and Sharon pairing..so just stop..

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  95. PMR says:

    YES I completely agree. Since we never saw Adam hit Delia the story could be fixed quite easily. He stays happy as a dad and remarried Chelsea. KELLY is the real hit and run driver, Adam clipped a tree avoiding the dog, broke his light and picked up remnants of Delia’s clothes. Now REHIRE him.

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    Debs replied

    Agree with you too Julie!

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    Jay Ell replied

    Good story writing they should hire you that’s the best I have heard also I have already stopped watching. My question is however why are they trying to kill Y & R and what are they going to replace it with and how much money is JFP getting to get rid of this soap.

    truth replied

    who cares Adam was great with Sharon not Chelsea ! MAD herself say it right now..too bad she is the one who started destroyed any great story between them and the awful writers who are now in charge really pull the plug on them..such a waste..sigh.

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  96. Cindy says:

    Agree that Michael Muhney brought dimension and complexity to the role of Adam. He is such a fine actor and contributed greatly to the show. Sadly, I don’t think I can continue to watch the show without him. It is predictable and uninteresting without his character and Michael portraying Adam.

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  97. dg says:

    She needs to shut her pie whole until she knows the facts. It’s also ironic and ridiculous that she would have the nerve to talk about “problematic story telling.” She is one of the worst story tellers in daytime history.
    And on top of that she is a spoiled, arrogant, power hungry viper who used the Bell name to take the top position.
    She then systematically dismantled the vision that Bill Bell built from nothing. She is a disgrace to his family name and a complete joke as a producer. She has no room to open her cavernous mouth. Sit down and shut up Maria. The more you stand and speak the more ignorant you appear. You are a non entity! SMH

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    TnT 2.0 Forever replied

    Thank you! I co-sign this 100%.

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  98. Rod says:

    Get rid of JPP she’s ruining the show!!!!

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  99. Carl says:

    What a huge joke these comments are. The problematic story was the Ashley gaslighting story, which had a fetus being thrown in a fireplace, a man shoving needles into his eyes, a man having an unconscious Ashley, post-miscarriage, “examined” by a doctor with a history of sexually assaulting his patients, a man pretending to be gay (and using another man for sexual purposes at the same time as he was also having sex with his girlfriend).

    Who wrote and produced this?

    Oh that’s right – MAB, with Hogan Sheffer.

    MAB herself had abandoned the Adam/Sharon story to have Sharon marry Victor.

    Is this April Fool’s Day three months early?

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    Carol . replied

    You are so right. Maria Bell killed the Adam/Sharon love story cold. Victor/Sharon was such an aberration that it is impossible to put them back together. Chadam is another story and a powerful one at that. They light up the screen together.

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    Johnny replied

    Thank you Carl! Glad to see there are some viewers who REMEMBER all the grotesque things Adam did. Precisely the reason I will not miss the character at all!

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    Heidi replied

    PREACH!!!! I need.my church fan!

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    truth replied

    Adam story with Chelsea is boring and as much toxic as with Sharon..The only ‘little’ difference : Adam and Sharon had great chemistry and a story full of interesting issues who could have last for years..
    I agree with MAB but it stays ‘rich’ coming from her given she is the one who started all this mess..the current writers just continue the boring nightmare.

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    Harry replied

    Oh absolutely Carl–the fact that Michael was able to rise above Maria Bell’s horrifically bad writing speaks volumes about his talent. By all means, we should have hated Adam–I know I certainly did. All I am saying is that who knows better than Maria Bell about how good Michael Muhney is? Once again, he transcended her horrifically bad writing after the other actor took a walk unable to deal with it. He not only took it on, he ran with it and took this cynic along for the ride. The reason some of us are applauding her is not because she was a good soap writer, rather, she more than anyone knows just how good Michael can be.

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    phyllis lescaultl replied

    I am so glad to see that there are others that remember who started the Y/R decline M A B was one of the worst in my opinion and now this new one will beat her record ! I personally hated Sharon and Adam together and he and Chelsea are in my opinion a breath of fresh air !! I was sick to my stomach with the pairing of Sharon and Victor and that killed those two characters for me !! I am done after 40 years of loyalty after the firing of Michael Muhney ,hands down the best actor in daytime ,the show is beyond saving without him !!!

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  100. SBrazell says:

    I will no longer watch Young & Restless without Michael Muhney as Adam Newman – MM is ADAM.

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  101. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    She has a point. Michael is going to be hard to replace. But Maria was far from a good girl at Y&R. She couldn’t have exec. producing and writing the serial. The series is doing better storyline-wise, but there’s still some improvements to be made. And I hope 2014 brings them.

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    truth replied

    well NO the stories are not better right now..they were awful with MAB they are awful NOW. End of story.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Sorry, but I disagree.

    Harry replied

    Truth, they were indeed awful with MAB and they’re even worse now.
    Enough with the newcomers! If I have to see Abby with her new boyfriend in the park on more time I am going to scream in my pillow out of boredom. Neither one of those actors can act they’re way out of a paper bag and putting them in a park setting again and again does not make them interesting! It’s like putting two chia pets on a park bench and watching them grow! And it goes on and on forever. Who are all these new people and why on earth should anyone give a rat’s arse about them?

    Harry replied

    I apologize for all of my mistakes. I meant to write ‘their’ not ‘they’re’ and ‘one’ not ‘on.’
    I wish there was an edit button in here.

  102. Nikki says:

    Absolutely 100% AGREE… The new “regime” have TOTALLY derailed one of our FAVORITE love stories of ALL time. Sharon & Adam were hot and lite up the screen. We were promised right before she left that they would be revisiting that & going back and then we watch as the new writers/producer completely destroy them. I HATE what they have done to Sharon & Adam. It was dark, and they weren’t perfect BUT we wanted them… We loved them, there was an undeniable spark. They had soooo much potential. Now there boring us with Nick & Sharon again boring! Sharon & Adams passion & chemistry WILL ALWAYS top Nick & Sharon’s “history” by far. Sharon & Adam were THE “it” couple, even with problems u felt the fire.. U yearned for them to be together. Y&R is going on a downward spiral and it started with this choice & will end with the firing of Michael Muhney for sure! Y&R, CBS & all TBTB have now really PISSED OFF THERE FANS… This new promo they have is such a joke… How many years have you existed & why? THE FANS… Well listen to your own words.. Making us want MORE is what you should be after. NOT doing the opposite to hope we will “hang in there”. I’m so sick of what’s been happening – the story lines that were on fire are no more, they’ve lost or “let go” many of our favs & the reason most of us watch…. Michael Muhney, Billy Muller (to note a few) and have ruined some of our FOREVER favorite couples.. Adam & Sharon, Billy & Victoria, Phyllis & Nick (or even Jack). THIS TOTALLY SUX CBS… Your in a losing battle so I suggest you fire the people BEHIND the scenes for there horrible decisions before firing the people we love on our screens everyday!!!

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  103. su0000 says:

    well—

    Writer’s for “The Young and the Restless.
    Shelly Altman has been promoted to Head Writer
    Jean Passanante has been named Head Writer
    Tracey Thomson has been promoted to Co-Head Writer.
    The three join executive producer Jill Feren Phelps as the show’s creative team.

    Jill Feren Phelps is the executive producer , not a head writer..

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    Harry replied

    But JFP has story control as executive producer, not to mention a history of ruining every soap with which she has been affiliated. Why Y&R hired her just boggles the mind.

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    Diva4 replied

    Wish JFP would just “head out.”

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  104. kim le says:

    Michael has made Adam’s character more alive. He adds sparks and charms to the cast, particularly with his smile. It’s really really sad to see him go. I think Y&R has made a huge mistake in firing Michael.

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  105. Verna says:

    If these nitwits think they can replace Michael Muhney they are in for a surprise. . We won’t be there to see the tragic outcome anyway!. The stupid story lines, the dragging plots and the stupidity of the dialogues were circumvented by the acting of Adam. Billy, Sharon, Chelsea and Jack. Get rid of that tyrant Victor. Katherine Chancellor leaving him Chancellor Industries was the biggest joke ! We put up with all these idiocies , but firing the best actor Michael Muhney and not even making an attempt to keep Billy is definitely the last straw. What are they expecting us to watch? The Neil clan and all those filler actors, Lily and Goddard with no story to tell, and Jill cursing a dead woman and Nikki in all her finery and jewels even when sitting on a couch at home??? No thanks Y&R. We are gone after the 30th. General Hospital has already been named the No: 1 Soap. I hope the exodus from Y&R will go there, because I have already started watching it and it is great.

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  106. Chaz says:

    MAB was no prize when it came to helming or writing for the show but, under the current regime it has flown off a cliff. We may or may not ever find out the reason for Muhney’s firing but she is right about it being a difficult task to replace him in the role. He did bring multiple layers to the character, not something that is easy to replicate.

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  107. Jean says:

    Writers on the show are horriible. I know MST of Y&R says it was not the producers or writers fault MM was fired , but I don’t buy it. He was just siick of horrible story lines. I still believe that actress who played Phyllis left because of horriible writng. I was done pretty much done when she left but with Billy Miller and now Michael fired, I definitely won’t waste my time any more.

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  108. Donna says:

    MAB is right though. Changes need to be made. The best change of course would be to remove JFP. Let’s hope it happens. And soon.

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  109. Donna says:

    JFP totally butchered Sharon and Adam’s relationship. And putting Adam back with Chelsea was an epic mistake. But I guess none of this matters now that Michael Muhney is gone. JFP continues to anger almost every single Y&R fan out there. Other soap fans are just glad she’s not butchering the other soaps right now.

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  110. kathleen says:

    Adam and Sharon are awesome together and had the most beautiful captivating love story. The only problem is Maria is the one who broke them up for the horrendous pairings of Sharon with Victor and Adam with Chelsea. The Adam with Chelsea was so boring and has destroyed his character but she started it. It is such a shame that we will not have any more love scenes between Adam and Sharon.

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    truth replied

    right on the money !

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  111. Ella Brown says:

    I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING SHE SAID 1000% & SHE WAS A MUCH BETTER WRITER..THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT HER AS EXCT PROD!! MM SHOULD BE REHIRED ASAP…& THE FANS NEED TO FIGHT THIS!! MM IS ONEOF THE BEST ACTORS Y&R HAS EVER HAD….THIS IS A HUGE MSTAKE & LET DOWN TO TE Y&R FANS…WAS JFP BROUGHT IN TO KILL THIS SHOW SO IT CAN BE REPLACED WITH BORING TALK SHOWS S THE REAL QUESTION..IMASKING AS A 40 YR FAN???

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  112. Sally Wilson says:

    If the intent of the current regime was to kill Y and R, they most definitely have succeeded by firing Michael Muhney. I have not watched the show since he tweeted the news and will not go back to it until he is hired back. If there is some sort of discord on the set, fix it and get our show back on track. I don’t care about inhouse fighting. It is a job and should be viewed as such. the man is an amazing actor and has brought something to the show that had been lacking for a long time. Come on CBS, get rid of that hack job of an executive producer, hire Michael back and give the fans the respect that they deserve.

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  113. Carol Reaby. says:

    I much prefer Adam with Chelsea. I think Chadam love story has touched most people’s hearts and we all devastated that he has been fired because the chemistry between Adam and Chelsea is so powerful that we all truly invested in their story. It would have been the same if 25 years ago when Victor/Nikki started their power couple love story and Victor had been sacked before it got off the ground. Adam/Chelsea are the power love story couple of this decade. So, I think Maria Bell has got it wrong there but she right about recasting him. He is impossible to recast. MIchael Muhneyis Adam Newman

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    truth replied

    ugh…speak for yourself..Adam and Chelsea are just a boring mess and MANY many many people agree with ME. Hek…even MAB and Michael Muhney himself ! ha.

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    carol replied

    I know a lot of people do agree with you and a lot agree with me. I guess we all see things from our own perspective. I hope they rehire Michael Muhney whether they pair him with Sharon or Chelsea.

  114. Mae says:

    At this point I would love to have MAB back in charge. Can’t stand JFP’s casting changes.
    I didn’t like how MAB took Adam so dark that it was almost impossible for him to come back. I have however enjoyed Michael Muhney’s wonderful talents as Adam Newman.
    Even when the writing and direction has been cringe worthy, Michael Muhney made me want to run to my TV everyday and tune in to see what came out of Adam’s mouth next. Sometimes just to see a look or expression on his face (those are worth a thousand words). I for one can barely stand to watch Victor or Nikki anymore. Ugh! TPTB really need to rehire Michael Muhney!

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  115. Johnny says:

    The people who run soaps are so out of touch with what people want to see it amazes. Me! A “great dark love story?” What does that even mean? LOVE is not about darkness and sick twisted obsessiveness. The Sharon/Adam “love” story made no sense in its conception or in execution. Adam stole her child for virtually no reason. I am glad the character of Adam will be “resting”. I like Muhney, I just dont like the character of Adam and never have. His throughline has never been coherent or logical at all. He had sex with a man for crying out loud….as part of one of his psychotic schemes. Good luck to Muhney…and good riddance to Adam. When hey bring him back I hope it is as a much nicer person.

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    truth replied

    Love can be from all sorts..you should go out more often ‘Johnny’.
    It is a freaking soap..what happened between Adam and Sharon is not so unusual on soap land..even in real life by the way, actually, although not to that degree obviously..real life is not reel life after all.. But on fictional soap it makes for some interesting drama.

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    Johnny replied

    Thanks! I wasn’t aware of any of that previously! What to do with this new found knowledge….

  116. Heidi says:

    Wasn’t it under MAB that Sharon married Victor? I think that seriously derailed their so called dark love story. I really think MAB of the double doppelgänger school of soap writing needs to take a seat. She ruined the show and sadly I’ve seen little improvement since she’s been gone.

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  117. Bold says:

    Maria is right about MM as an actor!! As a storyteller I think she did as bad job as the actual regime but at least Maria respected highly the best actors.Y&R without Phyllis, Billy and Adam is so lame and recasting them is even worse… Congratulations to Mr.Bell for the amazing recast of Ridge but Y&R has made instead horrible casting decisions while GH has become the best show bringing back its best actors and characters. It’s such a pity that the Y&R doesn’t do the same..bring back Kay Alden as the head writer or someone who knows shows history and respects it…whisfull thinking?

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  118. Mary Angle says:

    I can’t believe this is happening!! I have been a viewer from way back! I would look forward to seeing what was going on in Genoa City, but without Michael Muhney I could care less. He WAS the star of the show!! His firing is a HUGE mistake! Without him there is no show!! If he is not brought back in the role of Adam, as of January 30,you can consider me an ex-vewier!!

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  119. larry says:

    Adam is all done im all done and victor need His ass beat .

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  120. Mark Y says:

    To be a fan of the soap genre you have to accept recasts. Michael Muhney wad a recast. He was not the original Adam. I will miss him and will keep watching.

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    Johnny replied

    And so will every other whiner who is threatening to stop watching. Lol.

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    phyllis lescaultl replied

    He was a recast that made the part his own and the other actor became very forgettable in my opinion !!!

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  121. susan says:

    if the Y&R knows what is right they need to seriously rethink there decision to fire Michael,you will loose rating and lose your paycheck because without US viewers theres NO Y&R and now we all know who the head writer is so lets get to you your writing sucks story lines suck you all killed off Delia and that was your first mistake and getting rid of Billy second mistack replacing him with someone else Phillis is gone and now putting Sharon and Nick back together,if anything get rid of Sharon she is ruining the show we are sick of her.

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    Johnny replied

    You are criticizing writers?? LOL. Take a look at your meandering, rambling, run on sentence, grab a spell check, and then re-think.

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  122. maria says:

    Firing Muhney was one of the dumbest moves ‘the powers that be’ could have made. Do they care what the viewers think? Obviously not. Soon Y & R will go the way of Another World and All My Children. And it will happen SOONER if the main characters and stars are dumped for a bunch of boring newbies.

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  123. julie greene says:

    loved Adam as played by michael muhney. he will land on his feet – great actor – Y&R is making a mistake

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  124. Kate A says:

    I am not sure where all this negativity towards Y&R is coming from. I love the story lines. They run deep. Just think if every time you looked into your child’s eyes you would remember that you ran over and killed a child. I love that Y&R actually has a story that goes beyond everybody sleeping with everybody. Catherine died, Billy and Phyllis left because THEY wanted to and Adam did something so bad that it got him fired immediately. I don’t understand why everyone is blaming Jill Phelps for these departures. Catherine’s death could not have been written any better. The last scene with Catherine was magnificent. In short, I love the depth of Y&R. Keep up the good work!

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    Jared replied

    Many of us watched Y&R during the golden area of Bill Bell and his successor Kay Alden. I’m not sure if you did or not, but for a longtime viewer like me (since the late 70′s), this show is in shambles. It started around 2006-2007 with the Latham era. We hoped for improvement with someone from the Bell clan, but MAB absolutely decimated this show. As for Phelps, people like me just don’t want her there. After so much failure and destruction to other shows, she continues to work in the industry, leaving many of us scratching our heads. I stopped watching a few months into her tenure, and I tune in now and then, but I only see a shell of a once superior show with too many unfamiliar characters or familiar characters behaving un-familiarly. Y&R’s ratings have improved dramatically from the MAB to JFP times; but from a creative standpoint, the show is in shambles and desperately needs saviors like RC/FV over at GH, who, by the way, had to fix JFP’s mess over there.

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    Kate A replied

    I started watching Y&R when AMC ended. However, it is the only soap I like. The others seem to be all about people switching partners daily. They just don’t hold my interest. Y&R has a story. So, as a new viewer, I like it . At least Y&R is still on the air and still has a lot of the original cast. However, I hear what you are saying.

  125. heidi says:

    She is right about the recasting… he will be difficult to replace!

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  126. Sylvia Herndon says:

    As a loyal fan of Y&R for over 40 years, I agree with Marie 100 percent!! The firing of Michael Muhney was the last straw for me! The story lines have gone from bad to worse and the death of Delia made no since to me. I will no longer watch after Michael’s last air date on Jan. 30th!!!

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    Johnny replied

    And the world heaves a collection groan of sorrow…

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  127. Gail Nugent says:

    The show must go on and no one is irreplaceable …. Y & R will survive without Michael Muhney and Billy Miller as great as they were for their acting abilities. I’m sure we’ll see their faces again on TV and they’ll have other acting roles. Nostalgia is no way to freshen up a dull plot in a soap opera …. Y&R needs to have fresh new ideas.

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  128. Laura says:

    Michael Muhney and Billy Miller were the main reasons many long-term fans continued to watch, despite the obvious decline in the production and writing. Their portrayal of Adam Newman and Billy Abbott, respectively, was masterful and portended the FUTURE of the Y&R. Michael brought such acting skill to such a complex character, he drew the fans in, whether he was in a dark place or a vulnerable place–we were there with him. Billy brought such charisma and his chemistry with Amelia was the best on the show. I am among thousands of fans who say ENOUGH is ENOUGH and have tuned out after 35 years a loyal fan. Bring Michael and Billy back and fans will return!

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    Johnny replied

    I mean no offense here…but seriously…having an opinion is valid and human. But speaking for MILLIONS like an authority is just absurd. You are claiming to know why millions of people tune in to this show. I think Michael is a good actor but I loathe the character of Adam. Always have. He has never been a draw to the show for me personally…on the contrary….I disliked much of his story. Ad I think Billy Miller is awesome too. But he is a young man who made a career decision. It is not the end of the world that these people are leaving. It is a tv show. Most of the characters on screen now are recasts…including long time faves like Jill, Jack, Nikki, etc. If you want to stop viewing because 2 actors are leaving then do it. But please….do not speak for me and millions of others who are perfectly fine with these 2 actors leaving. Thank you.

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  129. mo says:

    I wanted to see Sharon and Adam marry and have a child. I didn’t like when they had them being friends with benefits and Adam so mean to Sharon.

    I didn’t love what Maria did, but I have to admit the show was better. And she was able to keep Billy Miller. Y&R has ruined Billy too by having him cheat on Victoria. I’m hoping for better days, but it’s tough to be hopeful with what is going on and the stories airing.

    Bring Gloria back. We need comic relief. She is who got me hooked on the show in the first place.

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    Johnny replied

    I like Gloria. She’s rowdy.

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  130. Tori says:

    Love Adam & Sharon together,their chemistry is off the charts. I don’t like seeing them with any of the other actors they’ve paired them with. They need each other and Sharon and Michael have that once in a lifetime friendship that translates onto the screen. She made him a video on Youtube.com that’s beautiful and says alot about what they share together. Bring the man back & repair him with the love of his life!

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  131. mary says:

    Michael Muhney, is adam newmon on the young and restless,brilliant actor,who ever let him go bring him back.no Michael Muhney no Young and the Restless for me

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  132. mary says:

    Bring back Michael muhney he makes my day.when watching the Young and the restless.

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  133. Nikki says:

    Absolutely 100% AGREE… The new “regime” have TOTALLY derailed one of our FAVORITE love stories of ALL time. Sharon & Adam were hot and lite up the screen. We were promised right before she left that they would be revisiting that & going back and then we watch as the new writers/producer completely destroy them. I HATE what they have done to Sharon & Adam. It was dark, and they weren’t perfect BUT we wanted them… We loved them, there was an undeniable spark. They had soooo much potential. Now there boring us with Nick & Sharon again boring! Sharon & Adams passion & chemistry WILL ALWAYS top Nick & Sharon’s “history” by far. Sharon & Adam were THE “it” couple, even with problems u felt the fire.. U yearned for them to be together. Y&R is going on a downward spiral and it started with this choice & will end with the firing of Michael Muhney for sure! Y&R, CBS & all TBTB have now really PISSED OFF THERE FANS… This new promo they have is such a joke… How many years have you existed & why? THE FANS… Well listen to your own words.. Making us want MORE is what you should be after. NOT doing the opposite to hope we will “hang in there”. I’m so sick of what’s been happening – the story lines that were on fire are no more, they’ve lost or “let go” many of our favs & the reason most of us watch…. Michael Muhney, Billy Muller (to note a few) and have ruined some of our FOREVER favorite couples.. Adam & Sharon, Billy & Victoria, Phyllis & Nick (or even Jack). THIS TOTALLY SUX CBS… Your in a losing battle so I suggest you fire the people BEHIND the scenes for there horrible decisions before firing the people we love on our screens everyday!!! I honestly wish Maria Bell was back.. Y&R storyline a were enjoyable then. Plus, its so nice to hear her say nice things about Michael Muhney – cause we fans feel the same!!!!

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  134. Sue says:

    I totally agree with Maria. I will be don with Y&R when Michael leaves. With Phyllis, Billy and now Michael going tells me that the problem is NOT the actors, but the writers…so it will probably continue and I, for one, am NOT going to continue to get upset anymore…enough….done!!!

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    Melissa replied

    I agree

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    Melissa replied

    Im done wathcing to he was one of the best to watch on the show.

  135. Pete says:

    MAB’s show was much better than JFP’s. Even if I didn’t agree with everything she did, she kept me glued to the tv. Now I sometimes I have to force myself to marathon watch weeks of episodes at a time just to catch up.

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  136. PatF says:

    Under her, Sharon should NEVER have developed feelings for someone who took her baby. It never made sense. And regardless of whether or not the two actors had chemistry…it’s one of the least believable storylines on the show…that and Sharon getting with Victor.

    Bell, while maintaining the signature feel of the show, had some of the worst storytelling in YR history. I think she, Latham, and Phelps (in 2013) are pretty much tied there. But Latham and Phelps are much more guilty of completely destroying most other aspects of the show.

    But Maria should remain silent when talking about storytelling.

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    truth replied

    Because Sharon would develop feelings again for a guy who belittle her every chances he gets, was totally ok with her being in jail for something she did not do and cheated on her..like a certain.. NICK Newman ??? it is a soap..characters fall in love with people they ‘should not do’ but love is not rational..and on a soap it is even LESS rational..what matters is if the story make the characters interesting and if the chemistry between the actors is here. And in Adam and Sharon’s case soap drama and chemistry were here, if writers had been smart enough to write for them. Simple as that.

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  137. Kim H says:

    My opinion is that MAB and JFP in the horrible storyline department.I think it just went from bad to worse with the two of them on board sadly.Sure hope they get rid of JFP and find a worthy executive producer.And yes MAB is probably trying to turn the knife so to speak in retaliation.

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  138. Terri says:

    I agree as well. The new PTB are back to their old stories again with Nick and Sharon back together only for Nick to find out about Summer and spilt up AGAIN. Nick and Sharon are old news, the new stories were much better. I love MM as Adam, and Billy Miller as Billy and Michelle Stafford as Phyllis. I think they are all pivotal to Y&R and I think the ones behind the scenes are the ones that need to be leaving!

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    CarlaFromTexas replied

    Agreed 100%

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  139. Jimmy says:

    It’s true that MAB’s tenure at Y&R had several issues; the ridiculous Diane Jenkins murder of 2011 and Phyllis’s 18-year old hit and run revisited story of 2012 made those the worst years of the show, and so many people (including myself) were beyond relieved when MAB was fired from the show. But look who we got. It’s like trying to choose the lesser of 2 evils. JFP is destroying Y&R. Josh Griffith and his writing team have really disappointed this past year, but instead of bringing in seasoned, veteran soap writers (like Kay Alden, Jack Smith, etc…) they bring in… Jean Passanante!

    So now we have JP and JFP at the helm of Y&R for the upcoming year. Why? Who’s making these horrific decisions? Everyone was vehemently against MAB when she was fired, because the MAB regime was responsible for Sharon marrying Victor, the deaths of some beloved characters, and over-bloating the cast.

    However, that said, Michael Muhney, and the fans, deserve so much better than what we’re being given. MAB was spot on with her comments about the role of Adam being tough to recast and the show having major problems in its storytelling. It will be excruciatingly hard to accept someone new as Adam, should the show choose to recast, and equally as difficult to watch the show continue its downward spiral.

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    su0000 replied

    .
    It will be impossible to replace Adam and Phillips, impossible..

    The actors who attempt to replace them, will fail ..

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    Mark Y replied

    su0000 – MM was a recast!

  140. maria e vandunk says:

    micheal muhney is the best actor on the show ,firing him was a big mistake !!!!! i will not be watching a show i have watched from the beginning any more so sad ,micheal hoping and praying ,this will be a chance for you to excell on another show

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  141. Susan says:

    Pot, meet kettle. It’s sad that Y&R has declined so much over the years, but I don’t believe it can all be blamed on just one person, but MAB is a part of that group. If CBS/Sony continues to allow JFP to run the show, she’ll run it right into the ground. I just hope they see the light and bring on someone to save it. Like many, I caught a few of the classic episodes that aired during the holidays. I don’t think we’ll ever see those production values again, but they took my breath away. Come on Y&R team, give us a show that would make Bill Bell proud.

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  142. Kaleesi says:

    The greatest achievement of the current regime is the end of Shadam. MAB wasn’t so great herself or maybe she forgot that? How many characters did she kill off? Sharon was already sorta ruined and she went and ruined her some more. Not that JFP has done much better with the bi-polar diagnosis. I’ll only complement MAB on her good work in assembling Villy and Chadam. What this show desperately needs is Kay Alden but I guess she’s not an FOJ. RME

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  143. Melissa says:

    I think it is sucks!!!! What is going oon over at Y&R he is one of the best actors if not the best on the show. BIG MISTAKE!! What ever happend get over it and get him back!! Michael is Adam on the show and no one else will fill his shoes in that role!!

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  144. MARIE says:

    THE FIRING OF MICHAEL MUHNEY AND THE EXIT OF BILLY MILLER IS A
    SLAP IN THE FACE FOR THE Y&R…THE ONE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN
    ELIMINATED FROM THE SHOW IS VICTOR NEWMAN (BRADEN).. HE ADDS
    NOTHING TO THE SOAP. HIS DICTATORSHIP IS AN ONGOING THING.
    HAS BEEN FOR YEARS AND YEARS. FOR YEARS AND YEARS ALL HE HAS TO DO IS PICK UP THE PHONE AND …….WOW….IT HAPPENS. TALKING ABOUT
    ADAM’S (MM’S) STORYLINE GETTING DULL SINCE THE LOVE AFFAIR
    BETWEEN SHARON AND ADAM ENDED……VICTOR’S ROLL ON THE SOAP IS GETTING MORE AND MORE PATHETIC. I AM SURE THAT WITH MICHAEL
    (ADAM) BEING THE GREAT ACTOR THAT HE IS … HE WILL END UP WITH A
    ROLE THAT WILL MAKE HIM GREATER AND GREATER. CONTINUING ON
    THE Y&R WITH ERIC BRADEN (VICTOR) WOULD HAVE ONLY SLOWED DOWN HIS PROGRESS. HE IS A WONDERFUL ACTOR AND WILL BE MISSED
    VERY MUCH. LAST BUT NOT LEAST……………….
    GIVE VICTOR (BRADEN MORE PHONES AND MORE POWER.
    HOPEFULLY HE WILL BE HATED BY SO MANY… HE WILL BE FIRED FROM
    THE SOAP AS HE ADDS NOTHING TO IT.
    THE BEST OF LUCK TO MICHAEL MUNHEY….GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR
    FAMILY. THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS IS DEAD WITHOUT YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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  145. tess says:

    I can’t stop laughing! I guess I was watching a different show.

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  146. Diane Muldowney says:

    I don’t know the real reason Michael Muhney was fired but I have or never will watch The Young & The Restless again. I keep looking on posts to see if he has been re-hired but never see one. I have been watching this soap since 1990 so this was a big step for me to take. I think the powers to be were very callous and cruel to fire this most brilliant actor. Good luck to him. I am sure he will land up somewhere great. But as far as Y&R is concerned I couldn’t care less.

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  147. Debi Guthals says:

    I agree. I have been watching y&r since my friend introduced me to it during our lunch break in 1980. I have been a loyal fan ever since. I particularly loved Billy Miller & was upset to hear he was leaving. For Michael Muhney to be fired is the last straw. I will not be watching this show anymore. The storyline become awful. At first I didn’t like Adam but Michael has brought this character to life. Goodjob Michael Muhney. Goodbye Y& R.

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  148. K. Webb says:

    I think its sad that the “writers” who were so good at writing the character into a corner cant write him out. So they, the writers keep their jobs and he, Michael gets fired. Michael has brought such dimension to Adam’s character. I think the writers should challenge themselves to write Adam out of this latest disaster of the hit and run. After all it was an accident.

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  149. CarlaFromTexas says:

    Michael brings great acting to the series and I have enjoyed him in his role. He brought a freshness to the show that was greatly appreciated and keeps me tuned in. When others have been replaced, such as the role of Victoria for instance, I was elated, but this decision to fire Michael will not be the same. The dynamic of his role is very intense and adds a character no one should like, but somehow can’t help but like in a weird sort of way. I hope someone in your decision making world will have a change of heart and bring him back, otherwise, I’m probably out due to boredom.

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    Diva4 replied

    A few posters have mentioned that MM was a recast, but that doesn’t matter. Who can even recall the original Adam” MM created a real following and caring about what would happen to the Adam character. I’d be willing to bet he is just about everyone’s favorite both character and actor.

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    Barbara from Atlanta replied

    That is a bet you might lose. I’m in the minority (at least, among those commenting here) but I remember the prior actor who played Adam, Chris Engen, and preferred him in the part.

    Adam is suppose to be the younger brother of Victoria and Nick. Engen fit that bill better than Muhney. Muhney always seemed to be older or the same age as his siblings. Also, Adam is the son of the very decent Hope. Engen conveyed a sense of conflict in Adam’s misdeeds (which made sense due to his good upbringing) that I always thought was lacking with Muhney.

    Diva4 replied

    Adam still retains some of his “Hope.” He acknowledges his misdeeds, seeks to put them behind him and despite the fact that viewers are not happy that Adam will finally have to be accountable, we know he’ll get nailed for the dastardly Delia death and face at least three months of either a disappearance, incarceration or some other type of consequence. No way will this end with a Hollywood kiss!

    CarlaFromTexas replied

    Hope they decide to beg Muhney to come back or I’m out and so will many other viewers. Good luck Y&R! You’re going to need it.

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  150. Robin King says:

    Y&R was so good to watch. Michael Muhney will always be Adam Newman in my book. I don’t think Y&R was fair to him. He played Adam so well trying to get his father Victor to love, respect and be proud of him. He always looked to me like everyone hated him except Jack and Chelsea. Now that he has a chance to have a happy roll they fire him. I love how they put Adam and Chelsea back together with peanut (Connor). As for the other actors and actress they do a good job, but they have boring story lines. Michael and Laurens story line to me is boring they are stretching it to long. As for Billy and Victoria I feel bad for her. She is trying her best and Billy is shutting her out she is hurting too. Victor and Nikki I like them, but he is so me an to people (I do like to here him laugh HEE HEE HEE). Nick and Sharon well they will part when he finds out she switched the blood results. All the other story lines are even more boring. So if they don’t bring Michael Muhney back then I am done watching as of 1/31/2014.

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  151. dee2 says:

    the whole story line on Adam has been the worst writing of all soap time…are you kidding me, were we just supposed to forget all the years of crimes the other cast members are guilty of starting with victor…it’s difficult to even watch y&r anymore because none of that is acknowledged…i never cared for the sharon, adam love affair but looking back it was better than anything going on now…that’s for sure…boring story lines going on, no love chemistry anywhere…adam should not be leaving and he is the one that should be given the last laugh…like niki being the driver who killed little delia…come on y&r…we need to scrap all existing story lines and come up with some new “believable” stuff.

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  152. margaret hanson says:

    Please bring back adam & Billy & RED they are the best for the show.. they are good for business

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  153. joanns says:

    This lady is right on, no sour grapes, GET HER BACK, and please please please,get rid of the person that is responsible for the chaos that is destroying our best soap opera, it’s a shame what is happened here but Adam gone, what a show killer, after watching for 40 years, when he’s gone, I’m done. And if you think young people will replace us faithful viewers, think again, not the kids in my family or those of my friends, yes……I’ve asked.

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  154. Lawrence says:

    At least with Maria, we did not have all these new characters. But i dont want it Maria back because thats when we get more Dais,Ryder, Superman Victor, doppeldangers etc.

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  155. su0000 says:

    No one will stop watching Y&R, daily..
    The ratings will not fall..
    the powers will do whatever they want to do, and even when the writing is horrible, the Y&R will remain to be #1..
    So, the powers have no fears and see Y&R as being infallible..

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    Diva4 replied

    The majority here have already said they are done with Y&R.

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  156. Terry Lutes says:

    MAB is right on the money regarding Michael Muhney, but she missed as far as Adam and Sharon. She is out of the loop there. Many fans feel that was a pretty sick love story (sick as in YUK!) Fans love Adam and Chelsea!

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  157. Denika says:

    Loved Michael Muhney!! You will never find another replacement that will ever compare!! Very upsetting news…

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  158. Barbbjb says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but it seems to me there is one huge elephant in the room that’s being ignored in this whole thread about MM. Like someone up thread said I don’t know the real reason he was fired, but I do know the rumors going around, and whether they are true or not, something besides bad writing, politics etc. is behind this. If I understand correctly MM had signed on for 4 more years, and then out of the blue suddenly he is fired which to me means there was something unforeseen that happened shortly after the signing of the renewal contract.

    The other strange thing is that none of his cast mates seem to have anything to say at all about missing him, or really anything at all good or bad everyone that is except for Melody Scott Thomas and Doug Davidson. They seem to have been the spokespeople for this and everyone else has fallen silent.

    If I understand correctly Billy wanted to do other things along with Y&R , but when the PTB said “No” I thought he then had the option to either continue on with Y&R or to go out on his own, and I thought he was the one that chose to leave. I may be wrong, but I didn’t think he was fired per se.

    Bottom line is like everyone else has said MM is a major talent, and I just hope and pray that whatever the real reason is behind his firing it won’t hamper any future possibilities in another soap cause believe me if he goes to another daytime soap I will follow him.

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    Genna replied

    I agree. They had their reasons for firing him and if they thought that reason was strong enough, that is their business, not the business of Maria, who also got fired for not producing in her own job there. That very suggestive video and the horrible connotation of it was enough by Sharon Case to make everyone wonder what else was going on and if I were MM’s wife, I probably would have decked her for putting such trash out there and making it look like there was more between she and MM than just that couple that MAB is talking about. The video was hugely embarrassing.

    MM is a wonderful talent and added alot to the show, what is left of it, but I am just sure that they had good reason for what they did and it is none of MAB’s business to second guess it or try to steal some thunder for herself. She did a horrible job with Y&R and that is why she isn’t there now. She needs to shut up.

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    Kathy replied

    I read that he was outspoken about how the Emmys were judged, somebody did not like his statements. If they do not rehire him I am done with Y & R……

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    Diva4 replied

    Now that we have heard the alleged reasons for the firing , something changed for me and something else did not. If the reasons given by TMZ for letting MM go are true, CBS and Sony have no other recourse because the described behavior is unacceptable. However, so is the decline in the overall quality of the show, the departure of other key actors and the poor story lines. I am still fed up with Y&R. As to my admiration of MM, if he doesn’t deny or counter the allegations or even sue for unlawful dismissal, which looks unlikely, then it implies he has something to be ashamed of. It is a shame on both fronts. I do stand by my preference for MM over Chris Engen though.

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  159. Kathyhotmail.com says:

    How stupid can someone be to let Michael go. It’s bad enough that Catherine is gone and now billy leaving, but this is ridiculous. He is the best character on the show. So why replace someone that has a history with so many cast members? So stupid! I have watched y&r since the very beginning but think it may be time to stop!

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  160. ale ol says:

    The thing is Michael Muhney #saveMuhney is one of those RARE actors that could have chemistry with a sock puppet & make it work. Whether you are #Shadam or #Chadam HE MADE IT WORK, no disregard to SC or MCE. MM showed up to work ill, hurt, so he was outspoken..Mr Mustache EB was threatened..gimme a break. YR you are dunzo for me, & that hurts, from the gal that had meltdowns the day’s #ATWT, #GL, #AMC #OLTL #died..

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  161. lisa says:

    Firing Michael Muhney is one of the worst decisions the Y&R brass could have done….BIG MISTAKE……HUGE !!

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  162. Maria Williams says:

    michael has played the part of Adam Newman amazingly.please give the viewers what they want and rehire michael has Adam Newman.too many changes to the cast Phyllis Billy Miller now Michael please rehire Michael as Adam I would hate to stop watching The Young and the Restless thank you

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  163. Diane p says:

    I love Michael Muhney and the character of Adam. I will not watch the show any more. I have been a fan for 30 years and will miss some of the characters. I don’t know what Mrs. Phelps is thinking.

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  164. KB says:

    With both Michael Muhney leaving and Billy Miller leaving, my official last date of watching Y&R after over 27 years is Jan 30th. I am very disappointed and the story lines suck.

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  165. thrillSeeker says:

    MAB brought Michael Muhney to Y&R. She knew how important he was to it’s future. She made some big mistakes, but she talked him back to the show when he left two years ago. JFP is a total fool. She has ruined every soap she has touched and now she’s destroying Y&R. It’s just a matter of time.

    The loss of Michael Muhney is a huge wound on this show. I don’t care what the hell he supposedly did, the morons at CBS and Sony should rehire him after they apologize for smearing him in the press. They are the ones that put that garbage on the street. They should clean it up.

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    Elviskat replied

    Do you have any idea WHY they fired him? Did he tick off the wrong person? Some could be intimidated with such talent. And from all I’ve read, he took his role very serious. Have NOT been impressed with Jill from day one! All I can say is, I’m done!!

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    Anne replied

    I did read that he had a few differences with Eric Braeden, I hope he isnt just sower grapes because a younger actor is taking the lime light

  166. Debbie says:

    Very upset they fired Michael Muhney. I think I will quit watching it. I have alot of friends that think the same. please reconscider.

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  167. Ann says:

    I am really upset how these story lines are playing out,When Billy Miller,Michael M finish on the 30th I will no longer watch young and restless unless they rehire MM.

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  168. kristin says:

    Worst decision ever to fire him. He is the entire show! Everything else is lame washed up and old. I’ve watched people come and go for 20 yrs. But after Jan 30th if he is not brought back and I mean michael muhney- not a recast- I’m done and dont care what happens to this show. Ghosts? Dragged out story lines that are insensitive to viewers, the loss if Jeanne cooper, Phyllis, and ALL the new dumb cast members is too much. Bye bye y&r.

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  169. Harrriet Berlowitz says:

    Maria is correct in her statement. This show has gone down hill.

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    Miheala replied

    I agree 100%. The storylines are boring and seem to drag on and on. These characters need to have some positive moments and there needs to be some gripping story to keep people coming back (usually an affair makes things exciting – and not a Kelly and Billy one – ugh!).

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  170. sharon tracey says:

    Thanks Maria for discovering the amazing talent in Michael Muhney!!!! He will be snapped up by someone smart and will be the next King of Daytime! Maybe there’s a cique at Y & R and too many egos butting heads! This is the last straw for me! I am not over the loss of Jeanne Cooper or Michelle Stafford leaving she was the best female but Michael Muhney is the reason I watch and with him gone there’s no reason to watch anymore. We will boycott Y & R and P & G. Thanks for voicing your opinoon Maria!

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  171. Genna says:

    I think that she should keep out of it. She was a horrible producer and writer for Y&R and basically tanked it so badly that what is happening now is because of her failure to make this show a success. She got fired! That says it all. She should stay out of it, it has nothing to do with her and trying to cry foul is a few days late on her part and a whole lot of dollars short. I blame her for the failure of this show and I always will.

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    Barbara from Atlanta replied

    AMEN!!!!

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    jonboy replied

    Ditto

  172. lollyt says:

    It was a huge mistake to let MM go. I really think fan will follow through with their threats to tune out After 25 year of not watching a soap, the Adam character and the Shadam pairing brought me back. I think Adam and Chelsea are big time snoozeville but they would not have lasted because the are plain dull. I stopped watching. I made my last viewing the scene between Adam and Sharon. It is only fitting that would be my last scene. …….. REHIRE MUHNEY……

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  173. Elviskat says:

    I think Bell was basically defending the decision why Muhney may had been let go. It was a very weak one I may add. They claim Y&R has been the top soap apera for the past 25 years. Wasn’t surprised to read that. BUT, it won’t last at the rate they’re going, especially letting Muhney go!! Mark my word, that was a huge mistake…………………HUGE!! Muhney has more talent then the rest put together. You’d think this new staff could see that. And if this is how Jill chooses to handle things, she was the WORSE thing that could ever come to Y&R. It saddens me, for I will not watch the show any longer.

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  174. LWS says:

    I am 65yo and have watched Y & R from the beginning. i used to time my hospital rounds (I am a doc) during the show so I wouldn’t miss it. All my patients were watching it! I have always loved it. The characters have always been richly developed and interesting/ fun to watch. The past year I have been so bored, I even skip episodes. It makes no difference because nothing happens. The only thing that kept me watching at all was Michael Muhney’s Adam Newman, hoping he would return to the Sharon /Adam storyline. As soon as Jan. 31 is over, I’m done. Not the same show, AT ALL.

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  175. delia lister says:

    I have been watching young and the restless for years. I have seen it going down hill for a while now. Phillis is gone and now Billy and Adam why are you getting the best ones off. The writers are not vert good any more.

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  176. Kathy says:

    I thought MM would be the one to take on Victor. Vic is horrible to his children but thinks he is their savior. If I had to choose between watching one over the other it would be Adam, good and bad. I don’t think Adam was the one who offed Delia. I think it was Kelly. I think she is a very bad person and it is going to take 6 months to find out she was the hit and run person, then they will bring Adam back with a vengeance and when they do I hope it is Michael Muhney!!!!

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  177. Anne says:

    I am a die hard Y&R watcher, and I am in Australia so we are only just at the part where Jeanne Cooper has passed away in real life….I hate the story lines at the moment, I dont know if it improves any, but havent we done the robbing part, and the its his baby but I’m not telling him rubbish,,,, and I cant believe they would let Michelle Stafford, and Billy Miller go either!!… I love Michael Muhney and I hated that character until he became Adam, now I am hooked….that is like trying to replace Mrs C or Victor…..some parts just rightly belong to certain actors…..please get it together Y&R I dont want to have to stop watching because the writers are terrible and all of the great actors are leaving

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  178. Omar says:

    Jill Farren Phelps seems to have a strong and controlling personally..It shows on the serial dramas she becomes in charge with..OLTL was horrible with her and when she finally got fired the show becomes good and won best soap..She went to GH and started getting rid of fan favorites and veterans..I finally stop watching and completely lost me as a fan, YET she won several awards for best soap and yet the ratings began to fall and fall!!?? Now she is @ Y&R and in her short tenure, she is being the bully that she is and making long time fans upset by all this wild firings or this and than storylines..I been a fan of Y&R since 1986, but I have become so bored and tired of the show, that I STOP watching last week..JFP you have a great resume, but its time for Executives to retire u!

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  179. \fazo says:

    Yes , Maria is absolutely right.Michael Muhney did bring an incredible dimension to the
    Y&R .A lot of viewers think of him as a great actor and if he is truly leaving the show,
    then ,whoever decided to let him go is a royal idiot because we all shall stop watching
    the Y&R .We just will be waiting to know if he is going to be part of another show , then
    we will gladly switch to that show . No problem at all. And , Adam /Michael , we love you
    in the show and in real life . And you must know that we , millions of viewers , support you.
    Happy New Year , Michael Muhney .

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  180. Linda says:

    No matter what happened, I will no longer watch Y&R after Michael M. is gone. They could never replace him as “Adam”. I always loved this Show for years but there are way too many changes going on now . Firing Michael is the worst of many mistakes lately. He has been my favorite character on the Show. He should be the one to take over for Victor when he gets done. I will not listen to rumors about him either. Bring him back or this Show will be flushed down the toilet this next season. The fans unite and will not keep watching and we mean it !!

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  181. Kathy says:

    There is nothing he could have said that would warrant a firing. He is a great,awesome actor more feeling and ability than Victor will EVER HAVE. YOU WILL LOOSE ALOT OF VIEWERS OVER THIS. GOODBYE.

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  182. Suad says:

    I hate to see y&r go down the drain by firing the best actors worth watching an hour of my time everyday. Now they made it worst by letting go two of the best actors-Bill and Michael. After the end of January, I will not watch the Y&R. So long and good bye my friends.

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  183. Barbara from Atlanta says:

    Are you folks nuts??? I don’t really care for Phelps and think she is the wrong person to be running Y&R. However, I think Bell’s comments are ridiculous.

    She has the gall to comment about “problematic storyline” after the stuff she gave us???? This is the woman who was the head writer when Sharon was completely out of control (chasing Adam who stole her baby while we’d known for 15 years that Nick was her true love; marrying and scheming against Victor). I don’t care for the new writing at all. However, I will give them the props in one area since Phelps took control —- At a minimum, they realized the writing for Sharon was horrible and totally contradicted her history and made some effort to explain it with the bipolar storyline.

    Don’t misinterpret my remark. I am NOT defending Phelps and definitely am NOT a huge fan of the current writing. There are MANY problems with the current show. I just do NOT think Maria Arena Bell has ANY business criticizing the present state of the show given the very poor job that SHE did when was in charge.

    I don’t want Phelps in charge and sure don’t want Jean Passanante anywhere near the set let alone being a head writer. However, I sure has heck also do NOT wish for Bell and her sloppy writing back to Y&R either.

    If Bell had any sense, she would have just said NOTHING.

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  184. Pam Witherell says:

    I will. Not watch Y&R if Michael is fired because the relationship between Victor and Adam is the only relationship that is interesting besides Biily and Victoria. Should put Adam back with Sharon and dump his girlfriend and baby! Dull story line. Make Adam good for awhile and have people fall in love with Adam only to do some devious thing. It really hurt when we loss the relationship between Jill and Chancellor. Get rid of stars that people are not invested in such as Dillion, Noah and ECT.

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  185. zania says:

    Some idiot or idiots made a big mistake. Predictable, weak storyline for the handful of actors who are great and the others are boring. I’m done with the show til MM is rehired. Period.

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  186. Miheala says:

    So sad to see Michael leave Y&R. He was the reason my self and my co-workers watched. There was something about him that would draw you into this character.
    I hope that these allegations were seriously looked into and proven before Michael was fired. There is always 2 sides to a story and no where have I read that the allegations were proven. I understand this kind of behaviour cannot be tolerated in a workplace but, don’t you need some kind of proof before firing someone? Unless of course it is an excuse for the writers. The show won’t be the same without him.

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  187. shirlee1 says:

    I used to watch this show years ago. I stopped watching when it became the Eric Braedon show. When I heard that Jill Faren Phelps had been hired as EP, I though look out!!! Y&R will not make it. Every where she has gone the soap has suffered. GH is so much better since she left. I feel bad for Y&R fans. Do not be surprised to see more JFP favorites show up on Y&R. It is no surprise that 4 of them have left GH since she did…..

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  188. Marc says:

    I liked Adam with Chelsea . I hope Trevor St. John is the recast

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    stephie replied

    I googled Trevor St. John. And gotta say he’s one sexy dude.

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    Steve replied

    Trevor can act way better than than Muhdouche for sure.

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  189. su0000 says:

    If somehow Muhney ended up at General Hospital, all his fans would followed him to GH..
    That would make Y&R powers cry, a lot .. ha!

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    Steve replied

    Yea keep telling yourself that.

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  190. Soapluv says:

    Apparently, what Muhney is accused of doing was ok on MAB’s watch but, anyone with a brain would have done what Jill did, actually what the network did and FIRED him. He placed the entire network at risk of a HUGE lawsuit, especially if they failed to act. He is a good actor, yes. But the fact is he was a very valuable and valued player with a four year contract and a huge fanbase and central, major story. Common sense says he did something very wrong. He basically admitted it in his statement. All the women who think what he reportedly did was ok and should have been tolerated can join MAB in the sour grapes, no longer relevant, boorish behavior should be endured paradigm that JFP just signaled the end of. GO JILL!

    Of course he can be replaced. The women he played against are fantastic actors who make their scene partners shine. Or, his character can go to jail and stay there and the story can stop revolving around him.

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    Diva4 replied

    How can we find out what MM was accused of.? Just about everyone here has taken his side yet we don’t know the whole story. It is really difficult to try and imagine what would provoke the brass to let the main attraction go, Would it surprise you if the idiots brought back Sheila Carter one more time? I almost expect it just to show that they can sink to an even lower level than Phyllis in a coma, Delia in a grave, Adam in big trouble, Billy heading on out, Ashley at another soap, Colin returning and Tyler even existing. And what is with Cynthia Watros? She looks positively wasted. She needs Lily’s oncologist to give her a physical.

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    Barbbjb replied

    Finally a few of us are alluding to what MIGHT be behind his firing. I mean we have to be very careful on how this is discussed, but if the allegations are true, then I think it’s safe to say he may not work in daytime soaps again for a very long time if ever. I cannot believe someone who has this amount and quality of talent would risk it all with reckless behavior. I pray that this is not the case.

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  191. Susan Burge says:

    If Y &R continues to fire or let go key characters, they are going to lose fans. I, for one, will not be watching after January 30.

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  192. claudia says:

    Sharon and Adam was THE BEST storyline ever. Michael Muhney is and always will the ONLY Adam Newman and the writers know that. He is an amazing and talented actor. His acting is powerfull and he is the only actor on the show capable to make us feel these emotions. EVERYBODY knows that new storyline and the new writers are pathetic. The show is not what is was. They bring new actors with no talent and serious ugly. They let go the iconic actors…We are tired of all that. NOthing left to watch on this show. The only light was the character of Adam Newman !!! That’s it. Maria Arena Bell is right they destroyed the storyline and several characters. Adam and Sharon were powerfull and there was a lot to exploit in that storyline ! Keep in mind we the fans we adore Michael Muhney as Adam no matter what he is the storyline : mean, manipulative, nice, kind, resentfull of Victor, asking for redemption….IT DOESN T MATTER TO US. We love his powerfull and so real acting ! I watched YR all over the world and in different languagues I can tell 2 things : I will stop watching after MM is gone and MM was the only light in the YR keep the show alive. Without him the show is nothing ! and after 26 years of watching ready to turn the page, not watvging CBS anymore because I m so fed up and disgust with all that. I will always continue to follow my shining star Michael Muhney everywhere he goes !!

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  193. Heather says:

    I’m totally disgusted with the firing of Michael Muhney, he is the best actor on the show. Get rid of Hunter King and all the other young ones that can’t act. I’m watching General Hospital from now on, way better actors, better story lines, and way better writing and producing. Young and restless is going down the tubes.

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    jonboy replied

    I watch GH too but I have to disagree. Y&R is a much better acted and produced show. gH us a cartoon. A good cartoon, but a cartoon all the same.

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    Allen Saint James replied

    Gh revolutionized soaps with its action adventure storylines in the 1980′s and a return to form of sorts as reinvigoratedvthe show. Perhaps im taking the term cartoon and pressing myself to take it as a diss.

    jonboyelk replied

    Not meant as a dis at all. All I’m saying is it’s a totally different kind of soap and certainly not to be taken seriously at all. I mean, come on, people rising from the dead (constantly—and usually with remarkable plastic surgery); Heather Webber running in and out of a maximum security institute like it’s a country club, falling from the hospital roof (without a broken bone), getting stabbed and rising from the grave; characters spirited from miles away during commercial break; a mob boss who really doesn’t seem to do any mob business and a totally inept police department; guns pointed all over the place but rarely does anyone get shot (at least fatally); I could go on and on. It’s certainly entertaining but, well, cartoonish.

  194. Kath says:

    Adam and Billy best ever, impossible to recast they will be missed

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  195. Roxanne Rogers says:

    At this rate, I don’t see Y and R remaining on our television set for much longer.

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  196. Gwen says:

    Some of you are talking like you know what happened and you are so filled with blind hate for JFP, you are not seeing straight at all. You were not there, neither was I, but no one would fire someone so talented for no reason. There must have been a reason.. I feel sorry for everyone involved, MM and JFP too, because I have a feeling none of this is her fault.

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  197. maxi says:

    if this story of what he did was so true, why wasn’t he dismissed right away. I am so tired of the y&r storylines lately I’ve been watching the chew.

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  198. Gina says:

    I agree that Adam and Sharon were a hot couple, they had real chemistry. I could not understand why the writers split them up! He and Chelsea never had that chemistry…boring! I will not be watching the show after MM leaves and I don’t like the turn that Sharon’s character has taken either!

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    Doranne replied

    Agreed!!!

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  199. carol says:

    I think she is right. They made up that story to get rid od MM. He is a terrific actor, really draws you in with his emotions. I have been a fan 40 years and 1-30 is my last day. I started watching General Hospital to take it’s place. I loved jack Sharon, and a few of the others. This seems like a set up that was in the works for awhile. MTS and EB probably were worried about been put on the back burner with him so popular. What a rotten thing to do to MM right before Christmas with family to support. I guess SC will be next. I hope he sues. Sad and I have been watching since day one.

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  200. Lisa Mac says:

    I agree with Ms. Bell. Michael is an excellent actor and the storyline has been on a downward spiral the past year. I just learned of MM’s firing. I am shocked. The allegations are disappointing, but I wonder about these allegations. I wasn’t sure who the young actress was, but upon searching her, the photos of this young inexperienced actress were pretty shocking as well. I marvel at women who ask why men stare at their cleavage yet they are so willing to put it out there. I have been a Y & R fan for a very long time. At times the writing gets goofy. The most recent failure for me has been Nicki finding her long lost son right there in GC. Pathetic. The visiting doctor would have been more believable. I hope they can pull it together soon. I actually like the chemistry between Chelsea and Adam. They’re both great actors. Many of the long time actors on the show carry it so well, it makes the few bad actors tolerable. I agree with the comment made earlier about employees being dismissed immediately when this sort of thing happens in the workplace. If there is truth to it, maybe his employer should send him to counseling and give him a second chance. MM brings quality and the continuity of a villainess character to the show.

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  201. David says:

    Unfortunately, MM had to go! He was the second A; the first was good but he was better. His role will be recast with another friend of JFP. Her recent picks have not been the best. NuJason=Dylan is boring. Chavez is not connecting. Also too many new additions, including Summer, Noah and Abby. Poor writing for everyone. New head writer wrote ATWT off the air. Show also lost too many core actors. Too many changes in a short period of time. If TPTB read this post, it is time to jump in and SAVE a once good show. Fans watch soaps for a reprieve from their lifes; fan favorites are usually roles that folks like or can relate to or want as friends; and in some cases, dream how how their life’s could fit into Genoa City. Instead of killing children in repetitive storylines, TPTB SHOULD create a new core family. I can remember when the Abbotts were introduced; there were three core families when the show began. Time to let go of random characters and start fresh.

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  202. Natalia says:

    I love (Michael Muhney) playing Adam, he’s sexy, witty & he makes you love/hate him at the same time. I’m still hoping Adam actually didn’t hit Delia & the writers reconsider letting him go. I’ve been a fan of Y&R for years and probably will continue but the writing is changing too much and not necessarily for the better. As far as the young actors, try finding some that can actually act!!

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  203. Sandra says:

    Michael Muhney is a great actor, I think you should keep him on!!

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  204. jonboy says:

    So basically MAB is pointing the finger at Sony and JFP for not acting sooner on whatever was going on there. I sure hope she doesn’t think Sony will ever hire her for anything again. Shouldn’t have gone public on the issue.

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  205. jonboy says:

    And people, in a sexual harassment complaint the company has no choice but to terminate the accused if there is even the germ of truth to it. The victim could sue the crap out of them if they didn’t act on a complaint. Sadly, it doesn’t even matter if the victim even led him on. Once he touches, he’s over.

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  206. Allen Saint James says:

    Personally i was getting awfully tired of the back andforth between victor and adam, either finally accept each other or move on, sadly the same goes for any relationship adam has been apart of. Noone ever seemed to know what to do with him and i rarely felt sorry for him. He was seemingly written all ass and no hero. If retiring the character and rethinkibg with a new energy means better characterization im all for it. With that said michael is a powerhouse of an actor and gh could utilize him well.

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  207. Caress says:

    Just when I have finally come to grips with the fact that MM is an exceptionally great actor, and really liking this role, BAM…..he’s gone. I do not know what goes on behind the scenes, therefore I will not judge. Nonetheless, I am not liking Y&R too much lately. I used to schedule my entire day around this some and if truth be known, my friends and family knew not to call me or visit when Y&R aired. I have not done that in a long time. Something is amiss and “rotten” (pardon me, “Willy” Shakespeare) in Genoa City. Frankly, I have no use for Lily, Cain, Tyler, and Abby. There are others I immensely dislike, namely Victor, albeit I get this role’s necessity to the soap. As a whole, this soap had become so insipid and lackluster that I just do not watch it anymore.

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  208. Rob says:

    Too bad she didnt have this insight into bad storytelling while she was EP.

    Idiot should just go away already.

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  209. Doranne says:

    I’m very upset at the firing of Michael Muhney! He is one of my very favorite characters! I just don’t understand why they have made some of the story line alterations. Made me quite sad.

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  210. Sharyn says:

    The “storyline” has nothing to do with his “firing” for allegedly touching the breast of Hunter King

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  211. Catie says:

    It’s sad that the characters that made the show interesting and complex are sadly leaving: Catherine Chancellor, Phyllis Newman, Adam Newman, rumours that Billy is going to leaving. The story lines are heavy and laden with negative, heart wrenching emotions and it just isn’t fun to watch any more.

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  212. Linda Degen says:

    I think MIchael Mulney is a wonderful actor and no one will be able to fill his shoes..give him another chance..his chemistry with Chelsea is wonderful…

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  213. Blondie says:

    I knew things would start to go downhill when I heard they’d hired Jill Farren-Phelps as producer. Maria Bell was no prize but she was better than JFP. Every show Phelps is hired on ends up being cancelled eventually.

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  214. Lee Duecker says:

    Too bad you blew your perfect run. You don’t mess with a 25 year run by firing the fan favorites that keep you on the air. Stupid. Guess we will see what happens.

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  215. Barb Lang says:

    Why can’t the network forgive Michael for the wrong doing of Michael the network forgave Letterman for much worse? In my oppinion Letterman should be replaced not Michael what is wrong with this Network? If they can forgive DaveLetterman why not Michael? Michael is a terriffic actor and will not be replaced that easy! I won’t be watching the Young ad Restless anymore and they should also try and try to bring Michelle Staftord back also! This will be the final straw for the young and restless and get rid of that awful Victor he does nothing for the series and he’s been in this series far to long get him retired!!

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  216. Janet May says:

    One of the main people I watch Young & Restless for is ADAM!!!!!!!!! HOW STUPID TO FIRE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s an amazing actor!!!!!!!! I love him on this show!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT FIRE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also love Billy and I heard he’s no longer on the show. I do believe I will stop watching it. :(

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  217. Dana Simmons says:

    After watching yesterday’s broadcast of Y&R without an appearance by Michael Muhney I realized I’m no longer interested in being a dedicated fan. The “Letterman comment” is interesting. Time does heal and memories fade. Also, Hunter’s cleavage needs to be covered; she’s much too young to be on display especially after the alleged incident that ruined my favorite daytime show. I’ll be searching for Michael’s next venue and will faithfully continue to follow his career.

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  218. JR says:

    I do not agree with sexual harrassment. In other hollywood cases these are handled with therapy groups and a huge apology. I don’t want to see Michael Muhney leaving and will be removing it from recording on a daily bases and will have to find some other entertainment during that hour. I so enjoyed watching Billy Miller as well, wish him the best and hope to see him again soon.

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  219. exiem says:

    Adam Newman was the ONLY interesting character on the show. Get rid of Billy (terrible actor). It seems like they are only interested in interracial connections. When Adam is gone, so am I. The show has gotten too slow.

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  220. Jann Peacock says:

    Have they lost their minds. This will come back to bite them. The first Adam wasn’t near the talent of Michael will be missed and never replaced. Dumb decision!!!

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  221. nez72 says:

    Very disappointed with Y&R in letting go of Michael Muhney. He is a great actor and a main reason why I, and many many others watch Y&R. Even if Y&R bring back the character….no one will play the part nor fill the part like he has. I do not agree with sexual harassment, however there are ways of handling the situation. Therapy..education classes, etc. I will intend to follow Michael to his next show. Y&R should be careful..dropping great actors like flies!..The viewers are dropping like flies as well

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  222. Judy Manning says:

    When he first appeared on Y & R, I didn’t like Michael Muhney. He grew on me and I think he’s a wonderful actor. I can’t imagine anyone being able to play the role as well as he did. I thought he deserved someone better than Sharon and was disappointed when that paired him with Chelsea who has an awful past. No more Y & R for me after almost 41 years. ADIOS!!!!!!!

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  223. Janina Bester says:

    I love Sharon & Adam those two have a real chemistry that will never die and they are power couple,Adam will never love Chelsea as much as he loves Sharon,Chelsea is just a boríng golddigger who produce children none stop and i cant stand Chelsea at all i rather skip her scenes she just a boring crook so shes bad for Adam but now that MM is gone they can pair Chelsea with Nu ÄDAM i dont care about chelsea`s character

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  224. Janina Bester says:

    I love Sharon & Adam those two have a real chemistry that will never die and they are power couple,Adam will never love Chelsea as much as he loves Sharon,i cant stand Chadam is boring with a Fake chemistry but Shadam that is real love

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  225. Kelli says:

    Bring Maria Bell back or risk the show losing serious ratings! Adam and Billy need to return not substitutes

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  226. Ujazi Calomée says:

    Michael Muhney is the best actor on the show!! Stupid stupid decision to fire him! I have been a loyal viewer since the show began but will not watch if he is not brought back!!

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  227. carolyn says:

    The show will not be the same without Muhney as Adam Newman. He is the perfect, in the image of, Victor.
    I am very disappointed.

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  228. Carol J. Lapre says:

    I think the firing of Michael Muhney was a terrible mistake. He brought so much to the story and I waited to see him everyday on Y & R. He is an excellent actor and I think he should be brought back…

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  229. Wanda says:

    MISS you MAB!!! Want you back!!!!!!!! Y&R is pathetic!! FIRE JFP!!!!!!! Storylines sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! She has destroyed Y&R as much as the ranch!

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  230. Bonnie thomas says:

    Bring the same Adam back if you want us to keep watching the show. The ones to get rid of are Sharon, lablamc and jill

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  231. Lucille Eubanks says:

    Michael Muhney as Adam was the greatest. After watching Y & R for many years he was the best actor I’ve seen on the show. Bring the same Adam back!

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