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411 December 17th, 2013 Michael Muhney OUT at The Young and the Restless!

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The soap universe was stunned today when fan favorite Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) of The Young and the Restless broke the news of his being let-go from the number one soap opera!

In a shocking development, Muhney took to Twitter to address what has happened: “I’m so sorry.  It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R.  My last day on set is this Thursday.  My last air date will be Jan 30th.  I’m going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being.  I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have. More details will follow. #xoxoxo”

Muhney took over the role of Adam from Chris Engen, who abruptly left the show in 2009 and was nominated this year for a Daytime Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the first time during his time as Adam!

We are hearing that Y&R will be recasting the role!  Coincidentally, Michael Muhney’s last airdate is also the last time viewers will see Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) as he opted to leave the series and finishes taping this week.

So, what do you think of the news of Michael Muhney being let-go at The Young and the Restless? Are you completely shocked?  Did you possibly see this coming?  Will you miss Michael’s portrayal of one of the most complex characters on the daytime landscape?  Sound off below in the comment section!

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  1. kaffe says:

    He is a wonderful actor…..

    JFP must be doing something wrong over there….

    Maybe Ms.Strraford is coming back?

    Do anybody think he can be a recast for Ric Lansing or a Cassadine?

    I know one thing ….he is a wonderful actor!!!

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    CMD replied

    “JFP must be doing something wrong over there….”

    When has JFP ever done anything RIGHT?

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    Avelina comes from Santorini Greece replied

    Agreed CMD. She has completely destroyed the show. I feel for Michael and his wife and children. Michael seems like such a nice person and a great actor as well. I wish him all the best in his future projects and has the acting ability to really make it into prime time or even the big screen. Good Luck to him and his family. Nobody deserves this especially before christmas.

    Danielle Johnson replied

    Sharon and Adam was my favorite super couple. I bet this actor did not like the way they wrote him as a baby killer of Delia and that Chelsea women

    Danielle Johnson replied

    IM SORRY but this actor wrote me personal tweets telling me he is to busy to have fans tell him he should have Adam with any fan favorite. i thought that was rude he gone and did that and he said he would block me

    Kim Huck replied

    Michael Muhney was not always nice to fans. He wrote messages to me telling me off and not to tweet him anything to do with the show

    Joshua replied

    Firing egomaniac Michael Muhney is the first thing she has done right. The guy had a Jesus Complex bigger than Kanye West and Lady Gaga combined.

    Didi replied

    I’m sorry, but if MM tweeted anything like that to anyone, it’s probably a reaction to a rude tweet from you. He is human too. I have also received tweets from him and he has ALWAYS been very kind, both about the show & normal stuff. He is a great guy who is wonderful to his fans. If you are rude to him or start crap with him, I don’t blame him responding that he would block you or ask you not to tweet him. He is human and has a right too respond to your rudeness.

    CMD replied

    Absolutely agree on that on, Didi. MM has been short before with people who are rude or act out of line with him. I’ve had several interactions with him on Twitter and they were nothing but nice and positive. But, then again, I’m not one who expects anything from the actor just because I sent them a Tweet. I don’t expect a response a re-tweet or a follow, nothing. I also don’t tweet him to complain about the writing or who Adam is paired with because MM has no control over either.

    Jeff replied

    I like him as an actor but i don’t espicially like that character always playing cat and mouse games to win daddy victors love.

    Patrick replied

    “OMG”

    sorry… posters… have to be in line…

    “Y&R is DEAD”

    MIA

    RIP

    it’s finally over

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    carole rainville replied

    There is no more need to watch the death of Y & R, Michael Muhney was great, Delia was adorable and there was no need to bring so much sadness, and the show has gone from great, to OK, to a terrible disgrace. RIP, Y & R,

    Nancy replied

    After watching Y&R for 20 years, I am done. I hate JFP and what she has done. Michael is a great actor along with Billy Miller. There are no original stories. She copies all of them from GH. Oh well.

    davlestev1 replied

    This was done to make salary room for veteran actor Ray Wise who will debut at the end of January as Dylan’s father. JFP knew better than to ask Eric Braeden to take a pay cut so she did the next best thing for her casting coupe. She replaced Billy with the original actor for much less and cut out Michael Muhney’s salary altogether. All for the sake of scenery chewing Melody Thomas Scott story. One bad mistake that’s sure to be in a long line to come.

    YRfan replied

    Watching Y and R has become a bit of a chore (with all of the doom and gloom). Soap operas are supposed to provide a little mind-numbing rest and relaxation. If I wanted sadness and unnecessary death I’d watch the news.

    Patrick replied

    “please…. NIBC – SONY – DOOL”

    hire the incredible talent…. that was so misused… undervalued… and constant reel

    Super human being

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    KIM.H replied

    Loved Sharon with Adam

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    David G. replied

    This actor was a little short with me when I said I was a fan of him . He wrote me telling me to knock the tweets off. I blocked him . I got to say if they fired him and he was a big role I got to ask why? Please tell the real story not this actors version

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    Christine Milligan replied

    You can go to petition buzz and sign the petition to get him back! I did!!

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    mary replied

    Talented actor

    savonya replied

    With all the people they keep recasting and changing im not sure how much longer Im gonna be watching this show and Ive been watching since I was a child with my mother, its really starting to bother me and with all the people they keep changing its ruining the show everytime they change someone the show just goes down hill!!

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    jada replied

    been watching Y&R since first day on the air…that’s all done now…Michael Muhney…you deserve better than soaps anyway!!!! You’re incredible and I’ll follow you everywhere you go!! Peace be with you and your family!!!!

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    Betsy replied

    So sad! What a great actor – sorry to say but Y&R is headed down the same path as many other long-gone soaps. This was the best story line in a VERY long time and the cast is dropping like flies! I would bet the girl who has made these accusations (true or not) has just killed her career as well! She wasn’t even in the same league of acting as Michael Muhney was! I sense a publicity stunt on her part!

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  2. Tom says:

    I was never an Adam fan, but I hate to see the actor lose his job at Christmastime. And in such a cold manner! Anyway, I stopped watching the show November 1 and this reminds me why–Jill Fire’Em Phelps won’t be content until she’s taken a buzzsaw to this show and destroyed everything Bill Bell and his disciples spent 25+ years building. Perhaps they’ll recast Adam with Steve Burton…it will save $$$$, right? #sarcasm

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    Rcraig replied

    You hit the nail on the head Tom. Phelps destroys every show she has produced. I don’t think she will be happy till all the soaps are history. If an actor doesn’t kiss her ass at every turn she fires them. Michael was an outstanding actor. I am saddened and heart sick over this bs. Merry f’ing Christmas y&r fans.

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    Tash replied

    Ditto !

    carole rainville replied

    Well I will never watch again, after 30 years!

    Jolene beth Morgan replied

    I’m just curious as to why Michael Muhney was fired! I thought that he signed a new contract earlier in the year, for another 3 years or so. What did he do to warrant being fired? In any event, I wish him well, and hope that he finds another great acting job very soon. However I will continue to watch Y&R, have been watching the show for over 33 years. Mr. Muhney is a very fine actor, I’m certain that he will find another gig! Good Luck to him!

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    Didi replied

    Unless he….gaslighted someone, stole someone’s baby, shot his eyes up with botox, pretended to be gay & seduce his lawyer for protection, faked a diary to frame his father for murder, terrorized an already crazy woman in a mental ward, slept with his brother’s ex wife, drop a memory card clearing said ex-wife of murder into a lake or accidentally ran over a little girl with his black SUV, there is NO good reason to fire this brilliant actor. And you will ALL miss him and his portrayal of Adam terribly. Ru-Roh!

    dhyanne replied

    I agree! I don’t know how they are number one when the story lines suck and they let the best actors. I have been slowly weaning myself off of watching.. after Jan 30 I am DONE!! The new writers have butchered one of the best Soaps ever..II am sure they will be losing a lot of fans very quickly! I say Fire Phelps!

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    Jen replied

    Lol at recasting Steve Burton as Adam. Hilarious. you made my night.

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  3. Kevin says:

    JILL FARREN PHELPS NEEDS TO BE REMOVED AND BLACKLISTED FROM TELEVISION PRODUCING;

    GOOD GOD!!! Look What She Did To Several Other Soaps:

    I Know It All:

    NBC’s Santa Barbara

    ABC’s One Life To Live

    CBS’s Guiding Light – Killing Off The New Matriarch Of The Bauer Family Maureen Reardon Bauer (Ellen Parker) Twenty Years Ago!!!!!

    Getting Rid Of Veteran Soap Opera Actress Beverlee Mckinsey (Iris, Another World) & Alexandria Spaulding (Guiding Light);

    NBC’s Another World – Killing Frankie Frame (Alice Barrett Mitchell) So Viciously, Firing: Barbara Berjer (Bridget), David Hedison (Spencer) & Paul Michael Valley (Ryan);

    ABC’s General Hospital – Putting Actress Anna Lee (Lila) Into Her Final Years By Firing Her

    And Making Stupid LUKE SPENCER & SONNY CORINTHOS FRONT AND CENTER;

    Instead Of Doctors & Nurses On Top Of Each Other On Some 7th Floor Nurses Station Which Is More Appealing Than The Mob In My Book.

    And Now:

    The Young And The Restless – Getting Rid Of:

    Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Blake Hood, etc. And Now Michael Muhney.

    This Is BS!!!!!!!!!!! To The Core!!!!

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    CarolB replied

    I concur, this is BS!!!!! Get rid of her!!!

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    Mark Y replied

    Didn’t both Michelle and Billy leave on their own?

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    Tash replied

    Yes , you are correct.

    Sharon replied

    Yes, MS and BM chose to leave.

    clh replied

    I don’t doubt for a minute that they chose to leave at the end of their contract because they don’t want to work with JP. Just because they chose to leave doesn’t mean it’s not because of her.

    I did say when Michelle left that it was going to be just the beginning of all the good actors on that show opting to leave at the end of their contract. They are too good to be associated with the soap killer JP. I quit watching when Michelle left and glad I did as the blood bath is only just beginning.

    mari r r-em replied

    so true !! long time fans of Y&R SAY SHE’S KILLING ANOTHER SOAP FOR THIS ONE SHES RUMORED TO BE HIRING ONE OF HER FRIENDS

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    karen replied

    Horrible news about MM!!! But, Michelle Stafford & Billy Miller left on their own to pursue other opportunities.

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    Terrance replied

    I heard they left because of that witch!!!

    coop10 replied

    Billy left because Phelps would not give him time to pursue other projects

    Mark replied

    Bev Mckinsey exercised an out-clause in her contract that let her leave with sufficient notice and JFP didn’t even know it was in the contract. I read about it in a tvguide interview.
    So Bev got that witch phelps right between the eyes.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Mark…bro…I, also, read that TV Guide interview featuring Beverlee McKinsey. I read the interview on-line about 2 years ago. As far as I’m concerned, BM was a TOTAL SPITFIRE…BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! Beverlee McKinsey was TRULY ONE OF A KIND…PERIOD!!!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Kevin…bro…AMEN to that!!!!! Jill Farren Phelps is so DREADFUL!!!!! And, remember…JFP (in general) HATES other women and treats ANY SOAP HUNK LIKE DIRT whenever any of the soap hunks refuse to kiss her insufferable ass. Jill Farren Phelps=GOD-AWFUL Executive Producer!!!!!

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    mo replied

    She got rid of Ryan on AW? I hated it when he left. Why is she still working?

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  4. Debra White says:

    I’m at a lost of words, I love me some “Adam Newnan” and Michael Muhney made him!

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    Quetta replied

    Girlll!!!, ain’t he gorgeous!!! I love him tooo!!!

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  5. Lynda Westlake says:

    Wishing Michael much SUCCESS in his future endeavours. I can only hope that it was HIS decision to leave and NOT the powers that be. What a truly horrible Christmas present to give to the very talented Michael Muhney & the loyal followers of the Y&R. Soon there will be absolutely no fan favourites on the show, only new recast actors with absolutely no talent. In 2013 we have lost Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Genie Francis, Emme Rylan, Eileen Davidson, Billy Miller and now Michael Muhney to name a few. Is CBS Daytime trying to commit “daytime suicide”? We have had to put up with shoddy writing, dis-jointed story-lines that don’t make sense, actors being made to act out scenes that are TOTALLY OUT of CHARACTER, as well as so many tragedies, such as Phyllis’s coma, Sharon’s bi-polar disorder, Nikki’s MS, Delia’s death, and I could go on and on. Why not replace and fire the entire CBS Daytime upper management because whoever is running the show now obviously does not have a clue what their audience wants. I, for one will be boycotting EVERY product that is endorsed and advertised on CBS daytime. So, if you haven’t noticed, I am really upset about this. I feel really sad for the actors that are left on the show because although CBS has been bragging that the Y&R is number 1, I wonder how long that will last and the Y&R is put off the air. Once again, Michael Muhney AKA Adam Newman will be sorely missed and I wish him all the success in the world in his future endeavours.

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    mari r r-em replied

    agreed killing off a
    child before christmas is so sick

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    Harry replied

    No, he was fired abruptly, a week or so before Christmas. Why is JFP allowed so much power? This actor was the best thing going on Y&R which has been suffering from horrifically bad writing merging with horrifically bad casting.
    He was the only reason many of us, including me, tuned in from time to time.

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    jb44 replied

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Michael Muhney is the only reason I watch Y&R. Looks like I won’t be watching anymore.

    Patrick replied

    OMG… this is too emotional

    In 2013 we have lost Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Genie Francis, Emme Rylan, Eileen Davidson, Billy Miller and now Michael Muhney to name a few.

    Y&R no longer is

    and it still presses to be the #1 show

    i’m aghast… no other words to extol

    i’ve lost all spark… and interest… this is bereavement

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    Dee replied

    Agree totally. I DVR this show to watch it and Adam has been a favorite because of the casting of the character and his ability to bring it on! I will be stopping my recording and viewing as of Jan 30th. I am amazed at the butchery of the casting and writing of this show this year. There is nothing left to watch. Good luck Michael. I will be interested to see where you show up next!

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    Iris Richard replied

    Done with CBS Daytime! I have watched Y&R since Day 1 (40+ years) and I have seen many of my favorites come and go, but the absolute disrespect this show has shown for fans favorites over this last year just did it for me with the firing of Michael Muhney! Y&R is completely unrecognizable, but at least we were entertained with Michael Muhney’s portrayal of the complex character Adam Newman! I can’t believe they signed this guy to a new contract this year, gave him the worst storylines and he still delivered with an acting range and depth good enough for “big screen” and these people fired him to his shock, but most importantly, to the shock and dismay of the fans! Then they are going to recast him! Why bother? I feel for the remaining staff, especially the Vets that I have watched and supported for the past years, but this is absolutely ridiculous! I am boycotting CBS Daytime and time slots where Y&R and the Bold and the Beautiful are being aired on TVGN, not just for this ridiculous firing, but for the mess they have made of my favorite and only TV drama program I watched and have the time to watch!

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    Quetta replied

    Iris Richard I also agree with your last post!!

    FB replied

    I agree. Y&R is the only soap I watch & enjoy & it is mostly because of MM role as Adam Newman. I love MM!!. No one can play Adam Newman like MM. He takes this role & makes it his own. And I love him & Chelsea together too. MM is a very gifted & talented actor as are Michelle & Billy too. Cannot believe we have lost the best actors on this show not to mention they killed off Delia too. She was so adorable & a delight to watch. Doesn’t make any sense to me at all. I just watched Sharon Case’ video tribute to MM & it was beautiful. MM is blessed to have a true friend like Sharon who obviously respects & will miss him terribly. FANS, let’s do our part in letting JFP & the powers to be that we want MM rehired. Y&R is not the same without MM as Adam Newman.

    Quetta replied

    You said everything I’m thinking/feeling Lynda Westlake

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  6. Kevin says:

    I Am Not Going To Watch The Young And The Restless Anymore Or Lucky Until Shes Gone For Good!!!!!!

    Or Boycotting All Of CBS Including Two Other Shows I Watch Survivor & The Price Is Right.

    If That’s What It Takes, I Will Do So. I Just Signed A Petition To Get RID OF HER And To Bring MM Back As Adam PRONTO.

    And Send The Link To My CBS Affiliate Station Where I Live.

    And To CBS You Just Lost A Precious Viewer Who Has Watched Y&R Since Birth, Who Got Hooked Into By Older Siblings & Other Family Members.

    Rest In Peace Y&R.

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  7. Mark Y says:

    WTH?! Hard to believe. He’s made Adam so complex and interesting. I can’t not watch when he’s on screen. This is a real head-scratcher.

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    Tash replied

    True fo me also. MM is quality acting.

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    Patrick replied

    Michael Muhney was the nuVictor…. incarnate….

    and that’s complimenting what’s left on the show… bland.

    complex, riveting, intriguing… exciting… daring… sexy… sensual… must see….

    the list goes on and on…. he was genoa city… with Billy Miller…

    intelligent, captivating, caring man… who made choices… to be on daytime

    this is wrong…

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    k/kay replied

    Fresh off the presses article MM takes the blame because of him not towing the line! I guess CBS thinks he is the only one who talks on Twitter about stuff. I mean please and when was that group over there ever team players? Are we doing a soap opera or playing on a football team? Jeanne Cooper was as outspoken as ever and drunk on the set for years did they fire her? And they do plan to recast in a few months I will gurantee you it will be a buddy of JFP’s!

  8. Linda Gloria says:

    This is wrong. This show is no longer the great show it once was. Getting rid of the best & keeping the worst. I’ve been watching for over 20 yrs but I guess it’s time to go back to GH

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    su0000 replied

    GH is overwhelming great! never a dull moment, fast moving stories, excellent acting and love and suspense..
    you will like it :)

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    Gh lover replied

    Gh will keep you happy and eager for more! Leave Y&r, believe me she will kill the young like she killed all the others soaps ( hugeee damage on Another world)

    Harry replied

    OH go shake your GH pom poms else where.

    Patrick replied

    i’m crying for the show

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  9. k/kay says:

    I am absolutely stunned! I guess he did not kiss JFP & SB”s ring huh! Everybody stepping on egg shells around that place. But gee folks you still have SB the cue card reader! He is a good actor but I knew there was trouble when cast members were not giving him accolades over this Delia storyline! Look at the bright side MM you will not have to do anymore scenes with that gosh awful actress ME/Chelsea who FYI has no chemistry at all with anyone!

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    Avelina comes from Santorini Greece replied

    Adam and Chelsea dont have chemistry. I wonder who they will pair Chelsea with now?

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    lulu replied

    MM had great chemistry with Sharon Case but these TPTB losers decided to destroy again and again the Adam and Sharon’s pairing..their loss..

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  10. deskyent says:

    I think It Stinks!! What the Hell??

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  11. randy says:

    so this is how the ptb at this show respect there actors,,jill faron phelps is nothing but gutter trash..i say this to all the vets that are left…start standing up for each other or you will be next…this show is just appalling
    to try and sit through,,no care of the hystory or characters and obviously no respect for the actors,,im just so glad i left this mess behind a long time ago….i really truely hope this show sees its demise in the near future,,,i relish the day that jill farren gutter trash is fired from her post,,,then i hope micheal muhney trips her in line at the unemployment office,,,then her dream boy steve burton can help her up and wait till she gets another show to destroy so she can give him a job…. guess you have guessed im a lil pissed over this ,,i am ,,i met muhney once and he was the nicest classiest man who was sincere and genuine as could be,,,he truely loved his work,,,who knows in the end that maybe justt what had him canned,,,

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    Lynda Westlake replied

    gutter trash is too good to describe Jill Faren Phelps.

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    Harry replied

    “I met Muhney once, and he was the nicest classiest man and sincere and genuine.”

    I have often heard this about him, Randy–thank you for sharing.

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  12. deskyent says:

    The Writers will end this show!!

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    Mark Y replied

    Agreed. Story and character must be compelling. Good acting will follow.

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  13. eileen hargis says:

    There are NO WORDS for this horrible news! The actor nor the fans deserve this. To recast shows they arw only trying to money. Who is next?????.

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    eileen hargis replied

    save money!

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  14. RLeternal says:

    Good Luck! MM. It is sad for anyone to lose a constant source of income, especially during the Holidays time. It’s a thorough shame that talented men and women in the show business are unemployed or thoroughly underemployed because of struggling economy. Or is it because of the bad decisions of TPTB.

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  15. ravena says:

    I’m so upset, I just cannot understand why they would let him go. He’s such an amazing actor, that is so full of talent. He brings an dynamic to y&r. Letting him go is absolutely dumb of them, their going to see how fast their ratings will drop. They’re going to regret letting him go, no one can replace him, and I know they will “try.” Such FOOLS!!!!

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    Tash replied

    MM shows up the other actors around him . He is a much better actor than Eric Braden, and the guy that plays his son, Nick. MM is a natural, even when he is being evil. JFP is not good for any production. MM should get a prime time position.

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    Harry replied

    Yes, yes and yes. Josh Morrow is that kid in your 7th grade English class who read the part of Willie Loman and basterdize the whole script with his monotonic and lifeless reading of it. He always sounds like he’s reading his lines, albeit badly.

    Didi replied

    YES! So true. There is a reason JM has not done any other acting projects other than Y&R. It is very obvious Braeden is hella jealous of Muhney’s talent & popularity. He’s kind of a joke compared to MM. You damn got that?!

  16. MARY ARSENAULT says:

    Holy cow…two big losses???? that will be some quick writing…good luck with that one!! wow???

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  17. Michael says:

    January 30, 2014 will be my last day to watch #YR. I am so done after they’ve fired Michael Muhney. He did not deserve this, especially so close to the holidays.

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    Debbie replied

    I agree with you, as of Jan. 30 the DVR will be turned off of YR. #YR #YRbrokemyheart

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  18. robert says:

    Stunned! I wonder who the recast is going to be. Probably a friend of Jill’s.

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  19. Dw says:

    Good to know that MIchael & Billy are leaving on the same day, cuz that’s the day Y&R will be removed from my DVR. Would like to be able to support all the remaining soaps but Michael getting fired for a possible recast is the last straw. He is a phenomenal actor and I wish him nothing but good things. Hope to see him soon somewhere that his talents are honored.

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  20. Phyllis Scott says:

    I can’t breathe. Recasting? And just where will they find this paragon of vulture? I’m done with Y&R. I was only there for the entertaining, sterling Mr Muhney.

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  21. Josh says:

    I agree with everyone! WTF is going on Y&R ??? Do they not understand they are killing their own show with all of these great actors leaving. I have been watching this show for 30 years. I have invested time in these actors and characters. Michael is an extraordinary actor. No doubt he will find work how horrible for him. WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!

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    Jack replied

    I agree! I’ve been watching Y&R for 38 of the 40 years. I’ve seen many actors and characters come-and-go along the way. But never has any of the changes upset me so much as losing Michael Muhney! He’s a fantastic actor and his skills have me mesmerized whenever he’s on camera. He truly could be the backbone of Y&R long after Eric Braeden is dead and gone. I’m sad for Michael and I’m sad for the viewers. January 30th will be the last day I EVER watch Y&R! I am sooooo DONE! I will never watch CBS programming, TV Guide programming, or Showtime programming (both owned by CBS) again! I’d rather watch Netflix and YouTube than support an organization that doesn’t give a damn about what their viewers want.

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  22. brent says:

    thsi really sucks, I believe that EB has something to do with this , he has wanted michael muhney gone for a long time, I dont think he can stand the competition, MM was so much better as an actor. and now that I hear they are RECASTING I am convinced of it! EB and JFP are close friends he backs her up on everything (rumor has it) and she bows to him constantly, guess she likes “it” that way……..(you know what I mean) GENERAL HOSPITAL is the soap to watch NOW! PASS ON THIS has-been Y&R, they are dissecting it piece by piece , and until EB and JFP are gone, it won’t improve, and now that Jeanne is gone what really is left, it’s a mess, storylines that don’t make sense, getting rid of actors, that fans just love! I wish Michael all the best and he is better off than going down with this sinking ship, Joshua put out a statement earlier and it sure didn’t sound like he was broken up at all, said they were thinking of the FANS, really if they were thinking of the FANS, this wouldn’t be happening………..hello joshua, GET A CLUE! GOODBYE y&r HELLO GH :)

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    k/kay replied

    I agree EB has been after him for some time next on the list Sharon Case!

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    SGeerPacifica replied

    EG as in Eric Braeden? Victor is the character who needs to go. He’s become a comic version of himself. I was hoping it would turn out somehow that he had run Delia over.

    Harry replied

    Peter Bergman loved Michael, and those two had an amazing bromance kind of chemistry on screen. I found it touching that Jack was the father to Adam that Victor never was. I would love to know what Bergman thinks of this. I am sure he is as despondent as the rest of us are.

    Lisa replied

    I agree about EB. I stopped watching because I couldn’t take watching/listening to him anymore. It would be phenomenal for the show if he got kicked out on his ass. He needs no one else to love him because he is so in love with himself.

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    Toni Fitzpatrick replied

    OMG so absolutely true!

    Toni Fitzpatrick replied

    I never want to see Eric Braeden again. This story is so worn out and his attitude is so bad that his head going to explode because of how big his ego is! I hate the character and I really dislike the actor.

    Gina replied

    EB and MTS must be kissing some major ass because their screentime has increased exponentially of late and with MM’s departure, I’m sure we’ll see them even more! Niktor is an awful couple, can’t stand either of them. With both Billy and Michael gone, it frees up airtime for Jill’s friends. If its not enough that her boy toy Burton is wasting space, she’s about to shove Cynthia Watros down our throats! She is a good actress but the character they’ve given her sucks. Another newbie I dont care about!

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  23. Laurel Twist says:

    Bye bye!

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    Harry replied

    Brilliant response, also not needed and incredibly insensitive.

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    Laurel Twist replied

    Spare me. If you think bye, bye is insensitive, then I dare not post what I am really thinking!

    Harry replied

    Thank you for sparing us.

    Didi replied

    Laurel, I’d like to hear it. :)

  24. Sandy says:

    Michael muhney made Adam who he was. He cannot be replaced by one of Jill farren phelps friends. This is absolutely disgusting. I will no longer watch this show. Phelps should be fired

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  25. ricardo says:

    Michael got fired, why? This is bs and very upsetting to me. in april 2013 , michael signed a new 3 year contract. jill pharren phelps needs to be fired now. she is a soap killer. I don’t trust this woman, who is she going to fire next? Maybe sharon case melody thomas or eric braeden. I really don’t care, about a ridicoulos recast. I’m fed up with jill pharren phelps, we need to lock her up with brian frons and torture hboth of them. i will send sheila carter to torture them both. lol.

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    su0000 replied

    We are to have a new;

    Phyills
    Billy
    Adam

    ( that is bad, very bad.. not my Y&R any longer..

    Sharon will be the next to go, you will see…
    she is being set up for the big exit..

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    ricardo replied

    I agree sharon case will be fired next. jill that horrible witch, needs to be fired now.

    Glowie replied

    They can fire EB as far as I am concerned. They have made his character so obnoxious and self centered it’s just no longer believable . MM was such a good actor!

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    Red replied

    EB is a one-dimensional actor….just looking at him makes me sick and his “character” Victor is a megalomaniac with a God-complex…in fact, he’s so convincing that EB must be the same. Can’t stand him and FF through all his scenes!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Ricardo…dude…AN EXCELLENT IDEA!!!!! In addition to torturing BOTH that soap-zilla W-I-T-C-H Jill Farren Phelps and that bald-headed JACKASS Brian Frons, “Sheila Carter” can also torture these annoying and unwatchable Y&R characters: That dunderhead Dylan, those GOD-AWFUL newbie characters and that VERY DREADFUL new character Kelly. HELL TO THE YEAH…LOL!!!!!

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  26. linda says:

    Well I guess that will be my last day w watching. Y a t r I love. Adam he is the best. He will be miss

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  27. CherylP says:

    Unbelievable!! I am in shock. I’ve watched Y&R for 40 years, and as of late the show has gone downhill. Only a few of the actors have kept me watching, but sad to say, Michael Muhney being let go is the last straw for me. WTF are they thinking?? One thing that will not be shocking, is the cancellation of Y&R. Very, very disheartening. Stay strong, Michael!

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  28. tubby says:

    Thorsten Kaye blackballed James Scott off All My Children — now, he’s gone after Michael Muhney…. hmmmmm……

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    Debbie replied

    What the heck are you talking about? What does Thorsten have to do with anything?

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    TheHugoBoss replied

    Ive never heard that before. Where’d you hear that? And why did he not like JS? And what does he have to do with Y&R when he’s on B&B?

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    Johnny replied

    And people seriously wonder how internet rumours start. LMAO. All it takes is one person to make a nonsensical, incoherent, completely uninformed, unsubstantiated statement like this one…and it spreads like wildfire.

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    Harry replied

    Don’t worry Johnny–I didn’t understand the comment enough to spread it around anyway.

    No1_ILoveLucyFan replied

    Wrong – Cameron Mathison didn’t like the fact that James Scott was out-acting him at every turn & cried to the producers – Thorsten had nothing to do with it AND he’s on B&B, not Y&R.

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    Harry replied

    Thank you, Lucy Fan–adore Thorston Kaye and want to keep adoring him. Cameron Mathison? Not so much.

    jaybird369 replied

    Harry…I, also, don’t care for Cameron Mathison. To me, CM is nothing but a whiny-ass MALE D-I-V-A!!!!! Example: Remember a while back when CM hosted that SoapNet original series I Wanna Be A Soap Star??? More and more, CM came off as arrogant, cocky and (even more!!!!!) egotistical. BLECH!!!!! Harry…I, also, ADORE Thorsten Kaye…HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!! To me, TK can easily and effortlessly act circles around that insufferable CM…BLINDFOLDED AND BEYOND…LOL!!!!! Bottom Line Here: Thorsten Kaye is THE REAL DEAL!!!!! As for that overly-inflated Cameron Mathison…No Thank You. No.

  29. Dee(G-Ma) says:

    This stinks to high heaven!!! I have watched this show since it aired day one, and I read somewhere that Phelps woman wants everyone to stop watching it!! What is going on? Does she have so much power she can destroy careers and shows? Does she have a deal with someone for a replacement show?? It all sounds fishy to me! I loved MM, he is so talented! He should have no problem finding other acting jobs! He contributed so much to YR! Unfair to do this to him! And heartless to do it at Christmastime!!!

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  30. Tori says:

    I think the Network bosses and the producers of the show must be fools!!! They are willing to let go someone as talented as Michael; is making producers and bosses from other Networks drool at the thought of him joining their shows.

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    Patrick replied

    I so hope so Tori…

    it’s foolish of me to even think otherwise….

    I’m still numb from this news…

    DOOL or GH…. what a major coup he’d be

    Michael Muhney was inarguably the strongest male presence on any show

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  31. su0000 says:

    Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) ‘let go!!!
    what is going behind the closed doors of the Y&R.

    Y&R stories have been terrible, and without the power charaters;
    Katherine
    Phyllis
    Billy
    and others.. wow..
    Y&R will eventually go under.. it is beyond me how it remains to be #1.
    Tristan Rogers is returning but that can not make-up for the great losses nor will a different Billy or a recast Adam, YUCK!..
    Y&R has become a huge YAWN and FF , this past year.

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  32. Angie horst says:

    Michael is one the most interesting characters on the show. I know a lot of people that think the show will lose a lot without him. I truly think the ratings will suffer without him.

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  33. Johnny says:

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I won’t miss the character or the actor. Michael Muhney is an awesome actor who will go forward to bigger and better things. As for the character…I just never liked or warmed up to him. Maybe its the dark way he was written for so long. There was nothing to like about him. I never bought him and Sharon as a couple not even for a second. The decision to saddle Adam with the killing of Delia…whether he did it or not, I think was a ma in the coffin. The character is not one I am emtionally attached to so a recast would not bother me one bi

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    Harry replied

    I found the character interesting, darkly nuance and conflicted but I can see why you didn’t like him. MM managed to rise above the horrible writing and make us care about this dark character. This man could say so much with just facial expressions.
    I do agree that his own coffin was nailed with his running over Delia.

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    Barbara from Atlanta replied

    If you’re in the minority, I’ll join you there. Muhney is fine. However, I don’t care for Adam either. I’ve always thought the writing for the character was very poor. No writer spent any time developing his character. How did the son of St. Hope and good Cliff, raised on a wholesome farm in the middle of rural Kansas, wind up being so devious without much guilt for the things he has done?? The character has never made any sense to me. I frequently wonder: “This is suppose to be the son of Hope???” I can’t relate to him either. Y&R has been successful due to well developed characters. Adam was never developed. I’ve never cared for him as I don’t understand him.

    I’m sorry that Muhney is finding out a week before Christmas that he shortly will be heading to the unemployment office. However, the actor has talent and charisma. He’ll find a better opportunity, hopefully playing a character that is better written than Adam has been.

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    Johnny replied

    Barbara…you said what I was attempting to but I couldn’t get the words. Exactly…this character has never made sense. When he was gaslighting Ashley, and having sex with that male lawyer, and switching babies, etc…I was like “WHY is he doing any of this??”. Then the next thing we know, him and Sharon are in love. That was a grotesque and confounding twist that almost ruined Sharon. I kind of liked Adam in his playful early relationship with Chelsea, but then hey reverted him to Dark Knight Jr. again. It would have been so much nicer if the show had brought Adam on as a hayseed farm kid, and shown his struggle at adjusting to high society life. It could have been funny and charming and awkward. Nick could have taken him under his wing. Well…no sense wishing. However…I hope with a recast and new writers…this show will finally give Adam a purpose…a clear throughline, And let him smile once in a while. I agree…the timing is bad…right before Christmas…but Muhney will be fine and will tackle good roles in the future.

    Mary SF replied

    The character is STAYING, read the article– they are recasting, they aren’t getting rid of Adam, just the actor playing him. If they were getting rid of the character, I would have understood– it happens in soaps, but to fired the actor for no good reason– that is not about show, that is a personal thing that has nothing to do with the character.

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    Johnny replied

    Um…mary…clearly I read the article…hence why I replied to it. How about YOu read the last line of my post where I said “A recast would not bother me one bit.”. Meaning…I haveno like or emotional attachment to the character so it is a moot point to me who plays him. I stated I think Muhney is a good actor…I just don’t like the character. Don’t gt all bent out of shape because my opinion differs from yours. Lol.

    Mary SF replied

    Caught me— I apologize I only read the first few lines of your post and it sounded like you were unaware the character was staying. But I wasn’t bend out of shape about anything, — I was simply telling you the character was being recast and firing of MM had nothing to do with the character being written out, but directed at him personally. Where you get malice out that simple statement is beyond me. I don’t care if you hate Adam or MM and said nothing to dispute your opinion on the matter, so your last statement to me is unfair. The only thing I was guilty of was not reading the whole post and realizing you did understand there would be a recast. If I read that I wouldn’t have bother responding at all. Happy Holidays.

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    Johnny replied

    Hi Mary. Sorry…lol…we both misunderstood each other!! I never found any malice in your post. I enjoy your posts on here and agree with many of them. :) Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  34. k/kay says:

    Calling RC&FV at GH is it not time for Steven Lars to get out of prison for good behavior? Here is your recast!!!!

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    EliteAdvisors replied

    Or how about Lucky Spencer????????

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    k/kay replied

    Oh gosh I never thought about that he and the absolutely awesome looking RH tell me a dream come true. But then again he dissed TG a couple of years ago. LOL!

  35. su0000 says:

    I can only hope’
    CBS daytime is not going to do a Frons ..

    Y&R is loosing the old and bringing in the new, to what end?
    wonder what the game plan is for nearing a Stupid Frons..

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  36. Linda Black says:

    I’m so distressed! Michael and Billy are the reasons to watch this show! How are we supposed to buy into two new actors in such a key storyline. Are the shows producers nuts?

    With Michelle leaving and the Newman;s back burnered they really are destroying what makes the show work.

    Time to blow up the Y&R Switchboard. It worked for Daniel Goddard it will work for Michael.

    Stupid stupid stupid.

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  37. EventsDiva28 says:

    What the FRENCH TOAST is going on here??? Michael Muhney? REALLY???? Go to you know where JFP. You have UTTERLY DESTROYED Y & R! Angelica McDaniel you better do something and fast or all of your viewers will be at ABC watching GH!!!!!

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    jennnifer replied

    They need to rehire michael now, or there will be hellto pay. we will all stop watching the young the restless. Poor bill bell. HE MUST BE ROLLING IN HIS. GRAVE.

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  38. mike says:

    Why would CBS/Sony let her do this? Without Miller and Muhney this show is unwatchable.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I stay awake for DAYS!

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  39. Chaz says:

    Seriously??? MM’s Adam is one of the few reasons I have even kept viewing this show. It has slid downhill in the last year. How many losses, of actors & characters, do they think people will stand for before they tune out. As much as I hate to see another soap disappear, it seems like JFP and her team are doing their damnedest to bring this show to its knees.

    And, yes, people like MS & BM left of their own accord BUT….who is to say that it wasn’t because of behind the scenes idiocy?

    RUN FOR THE HILLS is all I can say to the remaining cast.

    However, MM is a wonderful actor and I hope that he has much success in the future. He is definitely prime time tv material!

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  40. Kim says:

    What is wrong with CBS daytime top brass !! Something is wrong when all these people are leaving one show. Someone better wake and see what’s happening !! Adam is a main character love or hate him, fact !! All these storylines are going down the tubes. Just like Y & R is going.

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  41. Kim says:

    Wil miss you Adam, best of luck

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  42. jt says:

    I stopped watching Y&R when JFP brought the one note Steve Burton on and fired Stephen Nichols a superior actor. Y&R is terrible under this producer who only promotes her dreary friends. Yes producers kill soaps. Stop blaming the audience for leaving when the networks hire producers to destroy the shows the viewers used to love

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    KMB replied

    jt that’s when I stopped watching as well. What they did to Stephen sucked!

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  43. Mark says:

    That is ridiculous i am not watching that stupid show anymore! Today they had ESTHER as the main focus that’s the kind of BS Jill phelps does. I have never forgiven her for ruining guiding light and another world and she has ruined Y&R !

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  44. Claire says:

    There seems to be a click of actors at Y&R with Christian (Michael) and Greg (Kevin) at the center. And from the way they praised other actors on the show for their work with the Delia storyline, it seemed clear that Michael Muhney was not in that click. He (Michael) even made reference to this on twitter back before Thanksgiving. He apologized for his tweets, and shortly after that he took one of his Twitter breaks. And now, he’s fired and rumored to be recast.

    Maybe Jill’s ass isn’t the only ass he wasn’t kissing? Not saying actors have the power to hire & fire– they don’t. But they can make or break tension & atmosphere on set.

    I have mixed emotions about Jill. I think when actors choose on their own to leave a role to pursue opportunities in other mediums, you can’t blame the execs. But in this case…. who knows??

    As far as recast, I think everyone’s first thought is, “What former GHer is available?” Brandon Barash (Ex Johnny)??

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  45. Michelle Nakagawa says:

    Nooooooo!!!! Why?! I cannot believe the casting decisions being made for this show!

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  46. Jenny Brooks says:

    Mr. Fairman, I wish you had the ability to tell us what you really know, and what you really think. You have insights into this industry that few have. I know it would probably be professional suicide though. Can you at least tell us if the CBS execs have seen the fan outcry, and how fast it has mounted? Do they ever read the Y&R social media pages? I have never seen anything like I have seen today with this news. It’s just terrible.

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    Harry replied

    Me too, Jenny. I would bet that Fairman thinks this is a horrible decision but he can’t say this. Just look at the copious amounts of comments which are procreating as we speak.

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  47. ricardo says:

    I can’t believe, I’m saying this rehire maria arena bell now. Please fire jill phelps now. rehire michael right away. i hope the whole cast unite together, and walk out of the studio and demand cbs to fire the witch jill phelps. or she will even destroy young and the restless to cancellation.

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  48. Sue says:

    Rumor Eric Braden had a lot to do with MM being fired! IMO it’s time for the Victor to go, his time has come & gone! take JFP with you..

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    Harry replied

    Sue, I have a hard time believing that EB had anything to do with this. Even if he wanted Michael gone, he doesn’t have the power. If he did, then Peter Bergman would be gone ages ago and Steve Burton (who made the mistake of Tweeting that he had never heard of Eric Braeden) would have lasted a New York minute. No, this has JFP written all over it. Let’s see who the Adam re cast will be. I am sure it will be one of Jill’s boy toys. God, she’s awful.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Harry…are you serious??? Steve Burton actually Tweeted that he had never heard of Eric Braeden??? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Harry…forgive me…I had to laugh for a moment or so. More and more, SB doesn’t sound too swift. And, most of all, SB’s acting makes me wanna emotionally GAG…YIKES!!!!! And, yes…Jill Farren Phelps is GOD-AWFUL!!!!! Dreadful woman.

    Harry replied

    Yep, Jaybird–it’s true and EB was none too pleased evidently.

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  49. Patttie says:

    I truly will miss Michael. he was one of the few actors that made me tune into Y&R after OLTL was cancelled. I enjoyed every one of his performances especially the agony he has been going through after Delia’s death. I hope that your talent will bring you something better that this job.

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  50. John says:

    Big Mistake – Huge !

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  51. Cathy says:

    I stop watching in june.

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  52. anonymous says:

    Mixed Emotions!!!

    This JFP Person Has Done Nothing But Kill Soap Operas From

    Santa Barbara / Another World, To Guiding Light, One Life To Live, GH & Y&R

    And Hiring More Of Friends Of Jill’s

    This Is ridiculous. We Can Blame The Producers WE CAN!!!!

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  53. Ray says:

    I would to see him go to “Days of our Lives.” I could see him mixing it up with Nicole.

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    mo replied

    Yes, hopefully another show will snap him up! Although, I don’t know about Days. They seem to have already added a lot of new people lately.

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    No1_ILoveLucyFan replied

    #Days should scoop him up before Y&R changes their mind. He’d look good with Hope or Jennifer (Nicole & Eric are too hot to handle) and he’s got a fanbase that will probably follow him. If Days doesn’t pick him up, I’d wager GH will… Whichever show gets him will probably benefit from it & they’d be fools not to sign him as soon as possible!!

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    Claire replied

    Days has been special in my heart since my Grandmother introduced me to it in the early 80s… but they could greatly benefit from someone like Michael that knows how to act. I could see him mixing it up with Nicole or Theresa, especially since Theresa likes older men. I could certainly see him doing well on a prime-time soap like Dallas.

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  54. Ann cayenne says:

    Why ??? Too many of my favorite characters have left or, are going to leave.
    Too much change when we need comfort.

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  55. carlene says:

    now how can I keep this calm.i have sat by and watched the changes you have done.if I say what I am truly feeling. you wont read it and you probably aren’t reading it now.the people who watch this show are lets say baby boomers. have followed it through the beginning. 25 years.bringing all the people you have worked with. what is whiney noahs storyline. summers trumped up storyline.making victor more of a villain than he was. list is endless. now adam. one word really more but again cant say what I really need to say. so what are you being paid to do run y&r in the ground like you did the others. you need to go back baking cookies and leave our #1 soap alone. adam is y&r, he was great.

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  56. sandra says:

    This same thing happened on All My Children when Sarah Michelle Gellar played Kendell. Sarah’s acting stole the show from Susan Lucci, the first and only time that has ever happened. Susan was loosing the reigns of that show to Sarah, whether she liked it or not,Sarah was that good. Now, Micheal M. has that same presence and talent as Sarah and Eric B. is pulling the same stunt as Susan L. The egos of old people.

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    Johnny replied

    I wouldn’t overstate SMG’s talent quite that much. AMC had plenty of young awesome talent long before Gellar. Marcy Walker, Kim Delaney, Kelly Ripa…those are just a few names that are every bit as talented if not moreso than Sarah. I understand there was no love lost between Susan and Sarah but that was 20 years ago…Lucci was hardly “old” at that time. In that case…and this Muhney thing…fans get so angry and outraged when actors leav or are let go…there are hundreds of behind the scene factors that we know nothong about. There are salaries and contracts and egos and rivalries and arguments and negotiations and substance abuse and on and on and on….Muhney will be fine… Y and R will be fine. Everyone willbe fine.

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  57. Jared says:

    I like Michael Muhney, but Adam creeps me out. That character has been ruined every which way, and they’ve painted him into a corner too many times for redemption. I am sad for Michael, though. He was such a great representative for the show. JFP? I do not like. Success or failure starts at the top, and she has a proven track record of failure. I’ll never understand why we keep allowing audacious corporate executives to ruin everything that we hold sacred. So sad.

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    Harry replied

    Good points. I hated Adam when he started cross dressing as Victor’s young dead wife in order to terrorize Ashley into having a miscarriage. Wasn’t he even mean to a dog? That is unforgivable! Really, I thought the character was irredeemable but Michael rose above it somehow showing a deeply conflicted and flawed character. We did not become attached to this character due to anything the writers did. In fact, we grew to care about Adam in spite of the writers. We started to care a little because of this actor’s brilliant acting which demonstrated the internal battle between good and evil. Then the writers had him hit and kill an angelic little girl and not fess up to. Michael, as Adam, never had a chance with this kind of writing. But he sure gave it his all. I would maintain that if they are going to do away with Michael, then they must do away with Adam, because as written, he is irredeemable and therefore, disposable. There is no Adam without Michael. I vote for no recast.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Harry…I totally agree…I (also) vote for no recast. I don’t have the (emotional) energy to watch Adam Newman #3 (aka recast). No Thank You. No.

  58. Mary SF says:

    If they were getting rid of the character I might have understood. I know many have felt Adam should have paid for all his crimes, so sending him off to jail for the hit and run or dying tragically would have been understood. But a RECAST—?????? I normally wouldn’t say this but WTF is going on over there? MM is one of their biggest assets— he took this role and made Adam what he is. I know everyone is expendable, but this has no logic to it– it CANNOT BE a creative choice– this is PERSONAL– this is something not related to what is best for the show.
    And where the heck is CBS in all this? Can they really just sit back and let someone destroy a show based on personal likes and dislikes? Are there no professional people out there anymore?
    If Scott Reeves gets the role of Adam then I will know the fix was in.
    And if you were going to get rid of him, why now? Why didn’t you just fired him when his contract was up recently. I would love to be a fly on the wall in the offices around that set to get the real scoop.
    MM’s Adam was one of few bright spots left on the show— he will be missed— and I truly hope some other show, daytime or nighttime will take advantage and scoop him up pronto– this is just crazy.

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    EliteAdvisors replied

    Scott Reeves… my Gosh he couldn’t even handle the boring Steven Lars character at GH….he would be swallowed up alive !

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    Didi replied

    Scott Reeves?! He played Victoria’s dead husband Ryan YEARS ago on YR. It wont happen!!

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    Mary SF replied

    I wasn’t saying Scott Reeves should get the part– I was saying Steve Burton and Scott Reeves are close friends and Steven Burton and JFP the producer are buddies– so IF he got the part fans would know this firing was trumped up to get another Friend of Jill’s into the show— all speculation on my part, I was just using Scott as an example. But it wouldn’t matter who they recast in the part, if the actor has any personal ties to the producer I would be suspicious. And yes Scott did play Victoria’s husband years ago but he is so much older I don’t believe viewers would be confused. So I sincerely doubt if they really wanted him the fact he played a different role on the show once would stop them, JMO. Again, I am not saying he should play Adam only used him as example to suggest this recent firing was personal not professional in nature.

  59. toscanti says:

    I am so devastated over this latest development. WE AS FANS NEED TO STAND UP TO THAT BITCH JFP AS THE FANS OF GH DID WHEN SHE WANTED TO FIRE the actress that plays “Elizabeth” just prior to her demise as EP for GH. That outpouring of support by the fans kept the actress in the role. WE ALL MUST OVERLOAD CBS AND SONY WITH MAIL AND PETITIONS IN SUPPORT OF MICHAEL MUHNEY. He is my favorite character and with all of our recent loss she is out of her mind to continue to smack the fans in the face. Send all letters certified to SONY, CBS, ANGELA MCDANIELS & JILL FARREN PHELPS. E-MAIL TOO. SAVE OUR ACTORS FROM JFP!!!!!!!!! IT WILL TAKE US ALL BUT WE CAN DO IT!

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    johnny replied

    I agree with you. We soap fans , have to stick together. hopefully he will get his job back.

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    EliteAdvisors replied

    I saved Rebecca Herbst….MM is deserving of it!

    mike45 replied

    Im on board too.

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  60. CMD says:

    JFP strikes again. Horrible, horrible move. I for one will not be tuning in to Y&R again as long as she’s there. MM’s Adam was the only reason I still hung around. I refuse to watch the “Friends of Jill Show”.

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  61. fanny foxtrot says:

    This is the beginning of the end of me watching this show. MM was keeping me here these past few years. Sure they will keep viewers but their constant habit of replacing the popular actors is going to be the death of this show. MM was an asset. He make Adam the most interesting character on the show. He will be more than missed. I better get my FF finger out cause I know that’s all I will be doing till I finally just stop watching.

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  62. randy says:

    i hope micheal muhney sees this page, reads it and smiles and walks away from young and restless,,with his head held high..be proud mr muhney be very proud …great things a head for you…on the night micheal muhneys last child was born , i had lost my best friend to lung cancer that evening too,,when i got home from the hospital after my friend passed i went onto twitter and micheal muihney had tweeted the birth of his child i replied and told him my friend had passed bout the same time his child was born,,,told him how nice to see life goes on,,,,mr muhney at that moment and took the time to write a personal note back to me expressing his sympathy for my loss,,,this is the kind of spirit muhney presents,,he did not deserve this fireing,,best wishes micheal to you and your family

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  63. vicsze says:

    there are groups & petitions on Facebook & twitter to try to save Michael Muhney & to ask to remove JFP from it’s helm. Please sign the petitions.

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    eventsdiva28 replied

    Can you name a few?

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  64. Anne says:

    Adam is my favorite character. I am absolutely sick to hear that he has been fired. What are they thinking?????? Please reconsider this decision. It will not be the same without him, and frankly, I don’t think I will even watch it anymore.

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  65. Brenda says:

    I wish MM luck. Actors come and go on soaps. Adam was a great character. I had a love-hate relationship with him.

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  66. boes says:

    JFP is killing this show. And if they’re recasting, then without a doubt another of her “friends” will take over the role. Maybe Steve Reeves…..he’s withered enough, and talentless enough, to pass as Victor’s son.

    This is one more outrageous example of how Farret Fathead drives out the talent she inherits with a show and then populates the place with her favorites. The history of the show, the legacy characters and actors don’t matter one little bit.

    Nobody is safe, except, perhaps, Eric Braeden. And he’s only safe because JFP can keep him on salary, but only use him in tired scenes without a storyline of his own. He’ll be the “legacy” character, while all the others are kicked to the curb.

    Muhney is too good for this show, and waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too good to be treated so poorly.

    JFP is utterly despicable.

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    Harry replied

    Plus, Scott Reeves is about 4’11!

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    EliteAdvisors replied

    and I think he already was on the show many moons ago…forget who…. he really is milk toast….

  67. ricardo says:

    Michael fairman, I hope you are reading all the comments here. Please michael I’m begging you , pass all these comments to the young and the restless producers, that they have made a huge mistake in firing michael aka adam newman. maybe reading all these comments here and facebook and twitter, they might rehire our beloved michael. I’m so angry and devasted that he lost his job. jill pharren phelps needs to get fired, or our beloved soap will face cancellation.

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  68. sue says:

    the worst decidion ener, will never watch young amd the redtless till they get back michael muhney

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  69. ricardo vancouver bc canada says:

    Michael fairman, like i have said before you are a terrific man, and you always do a wonderful job. thanks for listening to me, going on and on about my comment. today you have lots of soap news. You are onebusy bee. lol. take care michael. we all love you. bye m ichael.

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  70. Harry says:

    Huge mistake, huge! Michael was the main reason I tuned into Y&R from time to time. It certainly wasn’t for the writing or the characters (Lily of the Valley Girl, DuhYawn, Kneel, Lurch (Vile Kyle) and the three white bland, blonde girls who can’t act and the three black, bald boring guys who also can’t act). No it was for ADAM. Michael played the hell out of an unfortunately written storyline. When he heard that Delia had been hit and he later discovered the broken head light on his SUV, you could see him wrestling with what exactly happened. Without words, with just an expression you could see Adam asking, ‘Could this be? Could I have done such a horrid thing without knowing it?’ You could see him going over and over the events of that night with nary a word. Later you see him wrestling with his conscience, with his soul in a “Tell-Tale-Heart” kind of way. All this is shown to the viewer without telling. Michael did this, not the writers. To be able to achieve the aforementioned takes a tremendous amount of acting prowess.
    He is a brilliantly gifted actor and did not deserve to be fired a week before Christmas with nary a notice. This makes JFP The Grinch who stole Christmas and I hate her. yes, I am a JFP hater.

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    Gloria E replied

    Amen, I could not have said it better….I luv your characterizations of so many boring characters on this show..I started watching Y&R when my ABC Soaps were cancelled. Adam was the only reason I watched..the writing is terrible & & I really hated that he was a supposed child killer..though he absolutely made the part his own..in spite of the writing..the other parts of Y&R besides Billy Miller scene’s & formerly Phyllis’ scenes I basically play Candy Crush cuz I am so bored..Peter Bergmen is great though.. bad move whoever made this decision..MM will probably be ok for $$ because I believe his contract would have to be bought out…

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  71. Mary Kay Dierna says:

    Not only am I shocked, but saddened that CBS would let this happen! Michael Muhney is the finest actor on the Young and the Restless. I’ve been watching this show since the beginning when I was in high school, but I can promise you that January 30, 2014 will be my last viewing of Y&R. How heartless to let him go right before Christmas! CBS and the execs and Y&R should be ashamed of themselves. Keep Michael!!

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  72. Karen says:

    Tom Pelphrey that is all!

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    laura replied

    Yes jill loves him. teachers pet.lol. Jill needs to watch her back. or i will send dr. o and faison to punish jill phelps. she needs a smack across the face.

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  73. jennnifer says:

    The big romour on the block, is that brandon barash ex johnny general hospital will be the new adam newman. they said that on the radio.

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  74. Nikki says:

    This is Total CRAP… You have got to be kidding me… This better be THE biggest story line twist. What the hell is the matter with JILL FARREN PHELPS…. She’s the Devil of daytime. I don’t know why people “love” her. She brought GH down & now she’s doing it to Y&R. Before she came in, everything was finally getting on track… Where us “fans” wanted to see it go! These past few mobths have SUCKED. SHes ruining the #1 show. Michael M has become one of the best male leads EVER. EVER!! He IS the best daytime actor I have ever watched (an I have watched them all). Even when you hate him, you love him.. Not everyone can pull that off. GET OFF YOU HIGH HORSE JFP… Your making a HUGE mistake (oh, kind of like Billy Muller ANOTHER top daytime actor. No one has ever played Billy Abbott better – you didn’t do enough to keep him)!! You will NEVER convince me that someone else will be better “suited” for the role of Adam Newman – NEVER. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND. This is freakin terrible. Ever since she’s been a the helm I’m Not Intrigued…. I’m disgusted! You want to keep us wanting more (with out giving us everything – yeah, I read your interview) well, FYI genuinly pissing us off is not the way to do it. JFP has ruined so much in such a short time!!! DO NOT LET MM GO. Biggest mistake of your career. You are going to have tons of backlash & people won’t accept this. Get her out of our show CBS while your still #1 (before its too late & u go down with the rest of them). This Sux, as a fan… I’m super disgusted. What is Y&R with our Michael (not Adam, but MICHAEL)!!!! This is the worst news ever.

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    su0000 replied

    I will guarantee you-
    Y&R will not lose viewers and will remain #1 ..

    It has, without fail, been #1 for decades / no matter how terrible , go figure ..

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    Nicole Talon replied

    BULL…maybe it has been…but taking out the two best actors is going to destroy it…there is NO ONE that can adequately replace Billy or Adam…they are trying to get rid of this soap just as they did the other two…for some more crappy shows like the Chew

    Johnny replied

    You are right. Watching this show is a habit no matter how bad it has been. And lest wejust randomly and idly praise the Bell years…there was plenty of awful under his tenure too. He wrote plenty of pointless characters and nowhere stories and one note psychopaths and plot driven stuff too. But everyone accepted it because it was Bill Bell. This show will remain number one because it has not changed in style or tone in years. Some days are as exciting as watching paint dry…and that was true under Bill Bell and its still true today.

    mo replied

    Yeah, I wonder how it remains number 1 when it is so far from being number 1. I guess people are watching out of habit.

  75. Tom says:

    How do we contact CBS and Sony? Hiring JFP was a huge mistake. Y&R is becoming unrecognizable. How do you convince them to utilize the rich history and celebrate the characters of Y&R pre LML?

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    kristy replied

    Go to CBS complaint line on the web you can send them your comment I did.

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  76. Loretta Windham says:

    With all the changes being done I will not be watching this show after this actor leaves the show. The owners if this show has removed too many main actors which in the end will destroy this show and it will close its doors as other soap operas have. You are ruining a good thing. Good luck Michael you are a wonderful actor and portrayed Adam like no other actor has or ever will. I won’t know how the new actor will portray Adam because I will NOT be viewing this show after you leave. Again good luck and shame on the owners.

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  77. Sharleen says:

    I am shocked and furious that the best actor on Y&R Michael Muhney has been fired. I was upset when I heard Billy Miller was going to be leaving, but this is the last straw. I have watched the Y&R since I was a little girl, but it will no longer be on my DVR. I know not everyone likes Adam and Chelsea together, but I did and was so happy to see that they were finally going to get back together. If EB had anything to do with the decision then I see he is exactly like the character he portrays on the show. He must be jealous because Michael was a far better actor then him. EB had years on this show and frankly I am sick of the character of Victor. I don’t know who is behind this stupid decision, but I plan on emailing CBS (not that I think it will do any good), but as another poster suggested will be boycotting all their products. I wish Michael the very best and wherever he goes I will be going as well.

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  78. kristy says:

    I can’t believe they fired Michael Muhney! Merry ******* Xmas. This is the last straw he’s a great actor. They also kill off too many children on this show. I’ve watched this show for over 35 yrs. After Jan 31 I’m done with this show. I hope it goes down the toilet because that where it’s headed! Hopefully someone else will give Michael a job.

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    Nicole Talon replied

    He will get an awesome acting job…just sickens me what the idiots at CBS are pulling…Billy and Michael are too great to not get other roles…just too bad the writers and CBS are such morons…they should be giving these two anything they want to stay…I’m done with the show and CBS once those two are gone…no replacement will ever be good enough to replace either…Take care

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    Kaleesi replied

    What sickens me about Delia’s death most is that it is a CARBON copy of the Jake storyline Phelp’s did on GH. I’m not here to watch Y&R posing as GH. After Billy and Michael last air, I am out too.

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  79. Patrick says:

    I’m stunned! still in shock!

    my first thought…. Y&R no longer is…

    whats the purpose?

    no show

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    4everDAYS replied

    I can’t understand why YawneR fans put up with blow after blow and refuse to change their ways. They should give in to brighter DAYS!

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  80. Nicole Talon says:

    ARE YOU PEOPLE SERIOUSLY THAT STUPID???? IT’S BAD ENOUGH YOU AREN’T DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO KEEP BILLY MILLER…BUT NOW YOU ARE GETTING RID OF MICHAEL MUHNEY??????? THEY ARE THE TWO BEST ACTORS ON THAT SHOW….YOU SHOULD BE OFFERING THEM WHAT THE HELL EVER IT TAKES TO KEEP THEM…I GUESS THIS IS YOUR WAY OF TRASHING THE SHOW…THINKING NO ONE WILL CARE…LIKE THE OTHER IDIOTS DID TO OLTL AND ALL MY CHILDREN TO PUT SOME SUCKY SHOWS ON TO REPLACE THEM…IT’S PRETTY CRAPPY THAT YOU HAVE HAD ALL THESE FANS FROM DAY ONE THAT YOU ARE SCREWING OVER…AND YOU COULD CARE LESS…WELL I’M SURE YOU WILL SOON LOOSE MANY VIEWERS FOR CBS IN GENERAL FOR THIS…YOU PEOPLE ARE UNBELIEVABLY IDIOTS…IT’S WRONG TO PULL THIS GARBAGE WITH A SHOW THAT HAS BEEN PART OF MANY LIVES FOR SO MANY YEARS…ONCE BILLY AND MICHAEL ARE GONE FROM THE SHOW…I WILL NEVER WATCH CBS AGAIN EVER

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  81. Carly says:

    Complete disbelief. Michael Muhney was THE reason I still watched Y&R, and I have absolutely no desire to watch without him. Just really, really sad.

    Good luck if they try to recast—don’t see that working out at all.

    I think JFP will regret this baffling decision.

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  82. Nicole Talon says:

    I just read some BS about that they maybe killing off the role of Adam because of the hit and run…saying it’s too hard for them to come back from?? BULLSHIT…I’ve never believed he did it…he got out when he swerved to keep from hitting the Dog…and looked around…he didn’t see anything…and it is easy enough for them to make it someone else…not a current character…but someone new….they come up with the STUPIDEST reasons for their screw ups…not only is it a HUGE mistake to get rid of Michael Muhney…it’s just as bad getting rid of Billy Miller…they need to offer them whatever they want to keep BOTH OF THEM…Both are irreplaceable.

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  83. Rum1 says:

    I have been watching Y&R since I was a child. I am now 33 years old.
    My sisters and I would run home from school to watch it everyday. Now with modern technology I have the show recorded on my pvr. A common conversation that we have is about Y&R.
    Today Michael announced that he was fired from the show. I don’t know if you care but I am doing my due diligence of voicing my concern for the show. I have never felt so sad and angry that such a talented actor with so much potential was fired. There are other characters on the show that can’t act half as good as Michael.
    The first Actor Chris Engen left because his story line destroyed him. Michael walked into a twisted story line and was able to capture my heart because he redeemed himself. Finally, he had happiness with Chelsea but that was cut short and now with the Delia story line…I am just devastated for him. ADAM never got Victor’s love and was pushed aside by his half siblings.
    Michael has the quality to bring the human spirit to Adam even though he has been vilified countless number of times. He is truly talented. I am afraid that after his last air date on January 30 2014, I will not be watching Y&R. Neither will my sisters. I am very sad that you made such a terrible decision that will impact your viewership in Canada. I hope you will reconsider Michael’s value and keep him on.
    If not, I predict that Y&R’s viewership and ratings will forever plummet.
    Very disappointed and sad!
    Vancouver, Canada

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    Harry replied

    Beautifully expressed, Rum 1.

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  84. Annie says:

    We need to put a STOP to the butchering of this show!!! This is ridiculous, first Billy Miller now this…
    I’m also starting a petition on Change.ORG

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  85. Connie says:

    Shocked, stunned, and very disappointed. The powers that be are so messed up they can just throw the 25 years as #1 right down the toilet! Too many people are voluntarily leaving (which may be a clue), but to let someone who is popular go is insane. I may just be watching Live! With Kelly and Michael from now on. Jerks!!

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  86. Lori says:

    You have gone too far! First Delia, then Billy, now Adam!!! Big mistake and one after the other. Billy and Adam are wonderful actors and give so much to this show. With both of them gone and the story lines going way down hill you will lose so many viewers. I am so sad to see this latest news. Probably won’t watch much if at all once they’re gone. Please, save this show and keep Adam and Billy actors Michael and Billy Miller at all costs. Been watching this show since the 70′s but will not continue to unless some wrongs become right. Please, quickly, fix this dying show!

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  87. TN girl says:

    What are they doing, is this crazy women trying to kill the show all together, she as let go two of the best actors the show ever had, I’ve been watching for most of my life and I truly think this woman as lost her mind.

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  88. heidi says:

    I am incredibly shocked!!! He’s fabulous in this role and he is incredibly talented!!! He really is one of the reasons I watch Y&R! I am very disappointed!!! I would like to see him picked up by one of the other shows ASAP!!! Stupid move by Y&R!!!

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  89. Lee says:

    Obviousky something is seriously wrong at Y&R. It is too coincidental that three young and very talented actors supposedly leaving on their own (Michelle and Billy) and someone abruptly fired, Michael. These characters were the gist of the show, the major players. They carried the show. Why are Sony and CBS allowing this Jill Phelps all this leverage to masacre this once stellar soap opera? The show is dull and boring. And has been this entire year. The new characters/actors are mediocre to say the least. And now the fans have to say goodbye to another fan favorite and try to accept two possibly three new recasts if they eventually replace Michelle/Phyllis? So along with this bloodbath and extremely boring story lines, They expect the fans to sit back and accept it all? I dont think so. One of the other soaps is going to surpass it as #1 soon, It is just a matter of time. The show is a mere shadow of what it once was.

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  90. Anti-Nick says:

    Maybe he could be hired as a Ned Ashton recast

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    kaffe replied

    ok I can see that on my favorite show GH…

    Good choice!

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  91. Grace Kuhn says:

    Wow, what a surprise. Whats happening at Y&R?

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  92. Jackie says:

    I wish they would fire the writers/producers instead. As of January 31 I will no longer watch Y & R. It will go the way of all the other soaps. It began with the killing off of Delia and now Billy and Michael is just the end of the show we’ve watched for 35 years. Bill Bell would be ripping someone’s head off if he could see what has happened to his beloved show. Let’s just re-run Niki & Victor, Sharon & Nick, Lily’s cancer, Neil never finding love, and oh, yes, let’s kill off every little child that comes into Genoa City. Sick story lines. Sick writers who don’t know this show and could care less.

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  93. Bill says:

    Well lets Days cast him as a love intrest for Hope!

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  94. Ann says:

    No need for a fresh face. Michael was perfect and his fans really love him. Guess I won’t be watching soaps any.more. His story wasnwhynI got hooked.

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  95. BTripp says:

    Huge mistake! GH should bring him on as a Jason Morgan recast.

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    kaffe replied

    A Jason recast

    Hum!!! That’s interesting

    Silas vs Jason

    He kinda of broodish vs Silas broodish!!!

    Intresting

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  96. Lawrence says:

    Michael Muhney was also let go under Maria Arena Bell’s regime. Time will tell and they will get him back. But I still blame JFP for this. Alot of pink slips over at y and r lately. Well we has Billy and Michelle that did not renew their contracts.

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    Didi replied

    He wasn’t really let go then. Adam faked his death. I think MM knew all along he was coming back.

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  97. Brian says:

    Unbelievable! He was one of the best actors on the show!! Fans sure seem outraged and a lot of people have complained. For those of you who have watched soaps for a long time, has there even been a time when fans were able to help get an actor rehired? If so, do you think it’s realistic to hope that MM has a chance of being hired back if CBS/JFP realized the mistake that was made?

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  98. Denise Armolavicius says:

    A long time viewer of Y@R. Very disappointd to hear, top actors on the show Michael and Billy no longer with Y@R.
    Award winning performances by both of these men.
    Truly upsetting.

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  99. MaX says:

    JFP strikes again.. Faster than a speeding Bullet more powerful than a locomotive. I hope she never works at DOOL or GH

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  100. Que says:

    I don’t like that Michael was fired but the fans had to know this was coming. When they wrote that Adam was the one that hit Delia, what did we think would happen. Adam would eventually get caught and go to jail for life or Billy, maybe even Chloe would have killed him for taking their daughter away from them. So when they wrote the script they knew then that they where going to get rid of Adam. There was just know way that Adam could redeem himself from that. Either way he was bound to leave the show. Adam was a great character on the show. He kept things alive and going because you never knew what he was up too. Good Luck Michael. I thought you were a great assest to Y&R.

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    Didi replied

    It’s a soap opera and we know anything can happen. I was convinced from the beginning the whole adam hit delia thing was a red-herring and that Delia had already been hit when he drove by and swerved at the dog. One day Chelsea would have said, “oh I see you fixed the taillight I broke. With all the stuff with Connor’s eye surgery, I forgot to tell you I hit some trashcans when I borrowed your car.” That’s an out.

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  101. Arlene says:

    Shocking!!!! Love love love MM . The writers are full of crap. How dare they fire him. Y & R will go down the toilet!!!!

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  102. Tonya says:

    Another brilliant move on the part of the idiot writers/producers at Y & R. Really–just how many fans do you think you will have left after Jan. 30??? U are letting go of the highest quality of actors that you employ! And keeping the bottom shelf ones?! Sad sad sad–at what point will they start listening to their Loyal fans???? I have watched the show since its debut in 1973–and i will be done watching it now 40yrs later–do they even care??

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  103. Jenny says:

    I am yet another one of Y & R’s longtime loyal fans, have been watching the show since it first aired 40 yrs ago. The older, most valuable actors have been key to the foundation of this show. Losing Michael M. will be detrimental to the show–do they even care??? I constantly read blogs and comments–and for months i have been hearing the fans cry out–are the writers and producers not listening or do they just not care. This may be the final nail in the Young and the Restless’ coffin!!

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  104. KimmieSue says:

    I have been watching Y&R since the start,
    The show has become so boring & has so many repeat storylines!
    Bill Bell would have NEVER allowed this to happen. They need
    New writers no doubt. Get some new & fresh ideas, some real life
    Avenues. Enough of the same ole recap stories! Adam is one of the
    Most intriguing characters they have on board & plays the part in a very
    Outstanding way! You love the guy cause he does have that warm & fuzzy
    Side to him! So sad that Y&R execs have chose to let go of one of their
    Most outstanding actors to date! Shame on you Y&R! We at home that
    Have been watching since ’73 could write better storylines!!

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  105. Tim says:

    Jill Phillips is a soap killer! She left GH and GH had its highest numbers in six years! Poor Steve Burton. Michael, run to GH!

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    EliteAdvisors replied

    YES! Michael call GH… they would LOVE your talent!

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  106. mo says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? IT WAS BAD ENOUGH TO LET HIM GO, BUT TO REPLACE HIM? OMG! How insulting. He has done an amazing job in the role and then to give him like three days notice. RUDE! I’m thinking about not watching anymore. Last time Adam left, I stopped watching. There’s so much wrong with the show and one of the right things they get rid of. STUPID!

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  107. Shadam fan says:

    I can only echo the majority. There are so many fine actors out of work right now, that a worthy replacement can probably be found for Michael, but the weakness of the current young cast is a deeper problem. I like blondes, but the bland blonde invasion, starting with Avery, has hurt the show. The only reason I was watching was Adam and Sharon, now that MM is going, I don’t know. I think we should keep supporting our show, but beg TPTB fire Phelps before she does any more damage. I like Steve Burton, and think even he would benefit, since he’s taking a lot of heat for Phelps’ decisions.

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  108. SandraLC says:

    Michael Muhney is a fabulous actor. He took over the role of Adam and instantly made us forget that someone else had played the part before him…that’s something that has rarely been done. I will no longer be watching Y&R…this last year watching Jill Farren Phillips destroy the best soap that ever was has been heartbreaking…and this is the final straw. Does CBS really want Y&R gone?…is it Brian Frons all over again? If they want Y&R around they need to get back Michael, Blake Hood, Michelle Stafford and get rid of the Soap Destroyer JFP. She brings in her buddies like Steve Burton (who I liked as Jason but is just a diluted version of Jason on Y&R and has no depth) and destroys stories and characters we are invested in. CBS you need to wake up here, keep your viewers and advertisers by axing this destroyer. If Michael isn’t rehired I would think that GH and/or DOOL will scoop him up and he will certainly bring his viewers with him.

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  109. Cathy M says:

    I’m shocked and sad at Michael’s departure. I love his character and Michael’s portrayal of Adam. This is a rediculous decision on the part of Y&R and I hope they will reconsider. Too many unwelcome changes, in my opinion, since new management arrived at the Y&R top. I can’t imagine what they were thinking especially considering the ratings and the positive feedback by Michael’s popularity. I hope he wins the Emmy and shows “them.”

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  110. Rob says:

    Well, I will no longer watch this show after MM leaves. I guess Jill F****** Phelps is getting her wish, people will turn away from this show in droves. Enjoy being the number one show for now, GH is hot on your heels and I hope to God they knock you out of the top spot.

    We lost 3 of the best actors in daytime this year and you cant convince me that show-wrecker Phelps wasnt behind all of them leaving.

    This show is dying a slow painful death between amateurish writing, Phelps and Sony and CBS for blatantly ignoring fans.

    That whole Delia debacle was only watchable for the performances of the two actors that are now leaving.

    Im sure Bill Bell and Jeanne Cooper are rolling over in their graves.

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    Rob replied

    AND I wish MM all the luck in the world, you are a truly gifted actor and regardless of what you may or may not be like personally, this show needs GOOD actors.

    What do we have left?
    Steve Burton, lol, he is going to be the Ronn Moss of Y&R.

    God bless Josh Morrow, hes nice to look at but lets face it, he cant carry this show into the future, as much as I do like him.

    Eric Braeden has been phoning in his cartoonish character.

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    .Kennedy replied

    Couldn’t agree more !

    Sharon replied

    I agree and many more devote fans agree as well, this series is now dying a slow death………..

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  111. Dawn says:

    I think Y&R is making a HUGE mistake by letting Michael go! He MAKES the character Adam. Y&R needs to STOP whatever it is they are doing to lose their great characters that keep their viewers otherwise they will see their viewers dwindle as they do their characters!!

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  112. Iakovos says:

    This IS a shock. While I never really enjoyed Adam’s storylines, Mr. Muhney rocked it playing the character, giving some depth and humanity to a character that really was quite despicable. I have enjoyed this actor’s work and I am sure we will see him working asgain soon.

    What is going on in Genoa City? There seems to be such upset with Ms. Phelps. Why is it then she is hired over and over to oversee programs when her legacy seems to be wrongheaded character/plot choices and to be present when shows are cancelled or dropping in ratings? Show business makes no sense to me!

    Y&R did need help after Maria Arena Bell’s stormy tenure but this is not the direction I expected one of daytime’s jewels to take.

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  113. N McMillan says:

    Adams storyline was getting too dark – dehlia being killed off – not very popular. Adam is one of the best characters on the show – Michael is a great actor. Something has gone terribly wrong Michael signed in April to a renewal of his contract. Ms Phelps is bringing her characters from her previous daytime shows that she has ruined and are off the air. Get rid of her instead. Y &R will not be the same without Adam.

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  114. Kimberly says:

    I’ve watched Y&R ever since I could watch tv (I’m 42) and I have stuck by it through good times and bad, but this is the last straw! I watched in horror as Delia Abbot was killed, story lines went from bad to worse under JFP, and Billy Miller was replaced. MICHAEL/ AKA ADAM IS PHENOMENAL AND KEPT ME WATCHING. HIS LAST DAY IS MY LAST DAY! Congratulations JFP! You have ruined the best soap on tv.

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  115. Barb Fisher says:

    This is just ridiculous. Nobody can replace him as Adam. He is the best actor on the entire show!!

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  116. Sharon says:

    too many character changes too quickly on this show, it will be hard to accept new actors in the numerous roles. Did success in a daytime soap go to the heads of the producers? Remember it s the actors that fill these roles that make it worth watching with a team that fits so well together

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  117. Misty says:

    I will NEVER watch Y&R again. This is despicable to fire a father of three small children a week before Christmas. JFP is a vile animal. Michael Muhney gave this show everything and this is how he is rewarded?

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    EliteAdvisors replied

    Yes, timing is everything…..a week before the holidays…. gives you an idea how ‘warm and fuzzy’ it must be to work there walking on egg shells every day knowing you may be next!

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  118. Candy Teters says:

    Jill chasing away all the great actors on this show. She’s made a lot of changes so she could keep Sbu on. Michael is a much better actor than SBu, They’ll never replace Michael.

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    Jennifer replied

    I only watched Y&R for Michael Muhney..I have watched faithfully for the last 15 years. Not sure I will watch once he leaves the show..

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  119. cj says:

    They regrettably couldn’t retain Billy Miller, fire the amazing Michael Muhney, but COULD bring high priced Steve Burton onboard!
    Less competition from fabulous, popular actors, for the mediocre Burton.
    Sets him up nicely as leading man, for anyone left watching.
    After BM and MM leave I will never watch Y&R, lets see where the ratings go with recasts and newbies.

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    Angie M replied

    The show is now becoming the new and improved Saved by the bell. Makes me sick!!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Angie…girlfriend, I know how you feel and I totally agree!!!!! More and more, I feel like I’m watching a NEVER-ENDING Clearasil commercial (or whatever) instead of Y&R. BLECH!!!!!

    Angie M replied

    I am so disgusted!! The show is boring as hell. Billy and MM are the show and they toss them!! Morons!

    Angie M replied

    Agree 100%. Show will go right to the trash and they are too stupid to listen to the fans.

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    Kaleesi replied

    THIS!! I will bet the farm that in the next couple of months Mr. Burton’s mediocrity will be thrust down our throats 3-4 times a week, thus completing his ascension to leading man status after being on air less than a year!! I don’t want Phelps gone because of this firing, I’ve wanted her gone since she arrived. Braeden’s Victor is but a shell of his former self, Nikki is unwatchable, Paul..where is he?? Can’t find him. I don’t recognize the rest of the cast either. Y&R is still #1 but Phelps has only been on the job 1.5 yrs. It’ll take her a couple yrs just like it did GH and her other soaps to dismantle it completely.

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  120. megan says:

    I have seen so many outraged fans, this is yet another sign that JFP should be fired herself. The loss of talent recently–Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, and now Muhney–added into stolen terrible storylines from her previous soaps and her favouritism for SBU over core characters.

    She is a hack, she doesn’t know talent, and the fact that sony and CBS support her show that they have no clue what the fans want from this show. Muhney is unbelievably talented, there are very few reasons now to watch this show. I stopped watching GH under Guza and JFP, and I can do that easily to Y & R

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  121. Rob says:

    Its funny that TV Guide and Michael Logan have nothing to say as of yet on this, I guess since TVGN is part of CBS they are all getting their lies straight.

    Cant wait to see the fiction Logan writes in regards to Phelps, he’s another a$$ licker.

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  122. Karen says:

    NO WATCH FRI JAN 31ST! To protest the Letting go of MM & Letting BM & MS SLIP AWAY!! DON”T WATCH, DON’T DVR, DON’T WATCH ONLINE! WE CAN ALL MISS ONE DAY! THIS SHOULD SPEAK VOLUMES! THIS MESSAGE IS ALSO ON FB.

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  123. Libby says:

    JILLFARREN PHELPS is a polarizing figure. I never know quite what to think of her. Admittedly, I vasilate in whether I like all her decisions as an EP.

    Without question, MM is a talented actor and a very strong personality. I have admired many performances on air. I think he has tremendous potential in primetime. However, using think he fits well in the daytime arena. So many issues and difficult situations in shows and a genre fighting for its footing.

    I don’t know details of his exit from #YR this week. I do believe that this was an HR decision that any responsible corporation would have to respond. This time it is not JFP. When I first heard news, I jumped to the conclusion that it was a JFP misstep and mistake in judgement. But I was wrong as I understand it now.

    This is a season of second chances – so I wish MM success and lessons learned that will take him to primetime. He is exceptionally talented actor. Hope this costly mistake and misjudgement can be turned around. And allow all to move on successfully.

    Michael Fairman is a journalist and a person of honor. He will report what needs to be shared. We may all be better off – just letting this situation quietly fade.

    The character of Adam Newman is a great role on #YR. I hope (just my opinion) #BB will allow actor, Jacob Young, move to #YR as Adam. I personally don’t think he is shining Rick Forrester on #BB. Young has been a part of the Bell family of shows and proved himself professional and talented. This should be a time of quiet transitions.

    All the best to #YR who has suffered a very tough year. Bring on peace, professionalism and success all around in 2014′

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    B.J. replied

    OMG! I so hope no one at Y&R thinks Jacob Young is an adequate replacement in the role of Adam. I can’t think of anyone less qualified to play this complex character… unless it would be Ronn Moss. Any actor of that caliber would really be rubbing salt in this latest wound.

    It seems to me this dreadful storyline of Delia’s death, was designed to make fans care less about the departure of BM & MM. By writing Billy as a one note selfish jerk, and Adam as a child killer we shouldn’t care that they are still the most talented actors on the show, following another MS, who has left a BIG hole in the cast.

    Just imagine how dull it will be now. I’m not sure I can watch another month to see everyone dumping on Adam. What’s the point… knowing the outcome.

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  124. Geneva says:

    Wow!!! Can’t believe this….what’s next firing Victor?? This is a big mistake for them…(shaking my head)

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  125. Barbara says:

    Have had a difficult time trying to watch this unwatchable Young and the Restless since the last change in EP….it should be called “Doom and Gloom”.

    As for Michael Muhney’s firing…..I, too, will just call it quits after nearly 30 years of faithful watching. MM is a superb actor who ALWAYS holds my interest with his natural talent and to not see him each week will be devastating. He and Eric Braeden are the show now that Jeanne Cooper has passed. Find a way to compromise with MM…cannot see any one else for this role…..sure there are many fans who will agree.

    Bring back the “Bells” to stir some life into the writing….they know the background better than those who are writing for the show today.

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  126. Mary says:

    I have watched this show every since it started, and to let Michael go. this show will suffer. Michael is a excellent actor. Most of these new people and younger performers, Suckes! Michael and Billy will greatly be missed. Get Rid of that Jill! The show have become boring without the Bells family. Now is the time to cut ties with CBS. All the good shows on CBS has gone. Pretty soon, Young and TheRestless will be a thing of the past.

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  127. Rob says:

    Im guessing from readingthis he was not well liked, Im starting to think they used Delia’s death to get rid of Micheal Muhney. He’s a class act regardless.

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    Rob replied

    Also, after re-reading, seems like Blowhard Braeden may have had a hand in this.

    If true, that man is as vile and pompous as his character.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Dude…my thoughts exactly!!!!! And, remember…Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman have never ever gotten along. At all. Their feuding and all goes back to the early 90′s (I think.). One time, on the Y&R set (during filming), EB and PB got into an actual fistfight. Yep. And, it took SEVERAL people to break up the fight between those two. And, Rob…calling Eric Braeden Blowhard Braeden…that is truly funny…LOL!!!!!

    Take care, Rob. Peace.

  128. Liz says:

    I am totally in shock with the news of Michael’s firing. He is the only actor on this soap that has any true talent. His scenes after the hit and run were so heart breaking as the emotions were written all over his face. The man can act and can make you love him or hate him all within a 1 hour show.

    I am so sickened by JFP’s decision to fire him that my viewing of this disaster of a soap with end on Jan 30th.

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  129. EliteAdvisors says:

    Sadly, we saw a lot of this with jill before….. unless you become a “Stepford Wife” eyes glazed over spewing all the bologna… you will be gone.

    Michael is a superb actor….in fact with Billy miller gone and now Michael, not much reason to tune in….good luck to the poor schmuck that takes over the role…it’s forever ruined and he will be never be accepted by the rest of us!

    Adam was well on his way to be redeemed and we were routing for him… for the writers to do this to the character as well as the actors is simply unforgivable…. disgusting.

    Farewell Y&R… Jill is well on her way to ruin this soap as she has done in her past… the only one that seems to survive is Steve Burton….gotta fund her golden boy… to hell with the rest.

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  130. BarbinColorado says:

    Well this show has been a sinking ship but this is the final nail in the coffin. I am not a big Adam fan but this guy can carry the load for this type of character. I think some big shots need to be fired at the Young and the Restless and all these people who quit or were fired be brought back. This is ridiculous and I see no reason to keep watching this show anymore. Who is in charge or hiring this new creepy characters anyone. Fen, the new Kyle it’s just crazy. And the storylines are worse.

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  131. Patrick says:

    thee two pillars of the show… are amiss

    Michael Muhney and Billy Miller

    I just cannot fathom… that people believe… that Victor and Jack are still viable

    for all the press that Y&R does… it’s become rather embarrassing…

    Y&R does have the proclamation of being monolithic….
    inarguably thee best in it’s time

    that’s over

    stalwarts and impresarios : Theatrical… pillars who delivered day in and day out…

    Adam and Billy…. the gods as it were… for Genoa City… and the two men.. who Y&R could hang their laurels on proudly…

    and… Y&R let them go…..

    waste that it’s become

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  132. Laura says:

    Losing Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney is a year??? What is going on??? Those three are/were my reason for watching Y&R these past few years. Who’s next, Christian LeBlanc? That would wipe out the 4 best actors on the show! I just don’t get it.

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  133. Edfe.Kennedy says:

    I am ”SHOCKED” at hearing Y&R is letting Michael Muhney go !!! Just one more STUPID move on the writer’s behalf ! In my opinion, he is the most talented Actor on that show ! If it is true , that he will be recasted ………. GOOD LUCK TRYING TO FIND THE SORRY SOUL TO FILL HIS SHOES !!!……… IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN ! He is the reason I’ve been turning it on the past 6 or so years. He is a truly a gifted Actor. I’m done……I will no longer be watching Y&R………. Maybe B&B will be intelligent enough to pick him up. I will then be watching !!! PS. Never enjoyed Chris Engen !

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  134. Michelle says:

    I will not be watching Y & R after Adam and Billy are no longer going to be on it, I love Adam, All I can say is I wish I could of played Chelsea!!! They are getting rid of all the good characters Phyllis, Adam, Billy and I heard Kyle also, this show is going down hill.

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  135. Amy K says:

    Hum…What should we do with one of our most talented actors who’s perfected the fine line between super villian and Superman? Wait I know, let’s fire him! Yeah, that will give our writers nothing to work with and our viewers no reason to watch. Good job!

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  136. Estee says:

    WILL NOT WATCH THIS SHOW AGAIN. I LOVED THE ACTOR ADAM. ALTHOUGH, HE WAS MADE OUT TO BE BAD. WHY DID YOU MAKE THE ACTOR, ADAM HIT AND KILL DELIA. I FAST FORWARD THAT ENTIRE SEGMENT. I LOVED MICHAEL MUHVEY AND WILL MISS HIM.

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  137. Estee says:

    AGAIN, MICHAEL YOU ARE THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. YOU HAVE STYLE, CLASS, AND A VERY SEXY ACTOR. I DON’T BELIEVE ANYONE WITH YOUR STYLE CAN APPEAR TO ANYONE. I LOVE YOU WITH CHESLEA, YOU BOTH HAVE LOTS OF CHEMISTRY. I KNOW, YOU ARE MARRIED, AND PROBABLY LOVE YOUR WIFE, BUT YOU AND CHELSEA WERE ABLE TO DO JUST THAT. GREAT TO WATCH. WILL MISS YOU AND WILL NOT MISS THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS AFTER YOU DEPART. BYE – YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

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  138. Tansee says:

    So sad to see him go, i am not even in the mood to watch the show now. We fans have been so invested in the character. It’s unbearable to think about.
    Poor Michael Muhney:(
    Poor fans;(
    It sucks big time:(
    it hurts to watch the show now….

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  139. Michelle says:

    Why???
    He one of the best characters
    on the show and the best actor! Not
    happy:(

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  140. Kathleen Raab says:

    Absolutely the stupidest decision made !!!! Michael Muhney is fantastic!!!! What the hell are they thinking I’m hoping for a Christmas miracle let me tell you, no Michael then I’m done watching!!!!!

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  141. Jimmy says:

    REALLY?! I saw this and my jaw literally dropped. Michael Muhney is one of Y&R’s top talents, along with (coincidentally) Michelle Stafford and Billy Miller. Apparently, “JFP is not to blame. She is terrific,” said Doug Davidson, but if that were true, why are all of these actors leaving on their own or getting fired?!

    Just as soon as Adam gets Chelsea and his baby back, she fires him?! I don’t buy the whole “Adam needs to be rested for a little while” crap. Adam is a fantastic character who needs to stay on the canvas, and be portrayed by MM. No other actor can do what he’s done, just like no other actor can be Billy Miller’s Billy, even the original adult-Billy, David Tom. No offense to him, but it won’t be the same.

    And it sure as hell won’t be the same without MM as Adam! Having Phyllis gone has really changed the show, any viewer can tell, even those who hated Phyllis. It will be the exact same, if not worse, with Adam. Phyllis is in a coma right now, but I bet any money that if Michelle Stafford wanted to come back to the show, there would (or at least, shouldn’t be) any hesitation. But it’s JFP!

    CBS and Sony need to wise up and remove this soap-Satan from Y&R now before the rating completely tank! Look at how well GH has done in the past year after her firing. She needs to go, or Y&R will be the next soap dead because of her.

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  142. Eve Johnson says:

    Adam, is one of the best actor on the show you are sure screwing up letting Adam go

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  143. michael says:

    it’s very simple – Jill needs to be fired asap. Regardless of how CBS or the rest of the cast – talking to you Doug Davidson – want to spin this latest insane decision, she is ruining the show. Dylan? Hillary? Mason? Tyler? Noah? Courtney? all these actors stay and Adam, arguably the best actor on the show, is axed? do what you like CBS, but this long time viewer (from 1979!) is done with the show. have fun without me!

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    mike45 replied

    I could not agree with you more Michael. Any soap she has been the producer of has either failed and no longer on the air or had its ratings drop and had nearly missed being axed as was the case with GH! Michelle Stafford probably saw the writing on the wall so she bolted which she is better off and I hope she has much success because she is an awesome talented actress! But the actors/actresses you mentioned are kept and the more older veterans are axed because I can guarantee it all comes down to the money!

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  144. Sandi Winter says:

    What is wrong with this show, after Phyllis left I said one more great actor goes I am done and SO BE IT. JP is destroying this show. No Adam Newman I am done and so are many others. This show has lost all the best actors. The new people are terrible. And if they think Tom can replace Billy Miller they are sadly mistaken.

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  145. cristal duplantis says:

    Adam is one of my favorite actors on the Y&R , it will certainly never be the same with out him , so sad to see him leave

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  146. Glenna G. says:

    That’s it. After 30 years I will stop watching Y&R. I tape the show and fast forward through a lot of it . So sick of the lousy storylines and just about anything with Eric Braeden. Sick of Neil, Chloe, Devon, Victor etc. etc. But Michael Muhney is amazing. He was the reason to watch the show. What a mistake. I’m really fed up.

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  147. Carol says:

    Felt like I got punched in the stomach when I first read the news. Seemed surreal. Then I was angry at the show. How dare they do such a stupid thing! But now that I’ve calmed down, I’m quite excited for the uber-talented Mr. Muhney… for him, it’s probably a blessing in disguise… it’s going to be fun to follow his career and his upcoming acting challenges! It was really nice to meet him at one of his appearances here in my hometown a couple years ago. He didn’t leave until he’d chatted, signed an autograph, and taken a picture with each and every person who waited in line, smiling, laughing and joking around the whole time. I intend to boycott the show for the month of February in response to Michael’s firing.

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  148. Glenda Frye says:

    I am in shock and did not see this coming. He has been one of my favorite characters to watch since he joined the cast. He and Billy both leaving is heartbreaking. At this moment I just can’t imagine the show being the same. All I can say is NO, NO, No I don’t want this to be true. I don’t care who they might put in the role of Adam Newman it won’t ever be the same

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  149. Myrtle says:

    This is absurd. Adam is a big part of Y&R and without him there will not be much left to watch. The show is so boring right now and without Adam it will be even worse. I can’t think of much reason to watch it. Neil and Leslie are pathetic, Avery and Dylan are boring. What has happened to the Y&R. Now you let Michael Muhuny go. Where are your senses????????????????////

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  150. Mary says:

    I don’t know why they are letting go of one of the best actors! Y&R will not be the same!

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  151. Patty M. Bough says:

    Y&R has made a HUGE mistake! Michael Muhney was the main reason why I watched this soap. He played each role flawlessly. He is not only an extremely talented actor, he is very handsome and was fun to watch. Loved his character with Chelsea and thought he would be great with Phyllis too! Another amazing actress! I will continue to watch until 1/30/14. After that I will find something else to do with my time. Good luck Michael Muhney, you will be fine. However, for Y&R. I believe their days are numbered. (shame on Eric Braeden if he ever gave you a hard time)

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  152. Linda Hanzevack says:

    Bad decision.. Adam is one of the best.

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  153. Melanie Schaltenbrand says:

    I have been an avid fan of y and r for 30 years. I will now quit recording it and watch it anymore. Between the killing of deliah , Adam, and the Baldwin family mess, I am completely done. I also won’t watch it with those characters recast. I’m pretty sure I could write for that show better than they are.

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  154. MARTHA DOBBINS says:

    i’m in shock.. he’s such a good actor… no-one else could never measure up to MICHAEL.. he give’s that role everything he has.. i hate re-casts. i don’t understand why they’re trying to ruin a great show by the best actors leaving or what. but i don’t want to even watch the show if this is what it’s coming too.

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  155. Misty says:

    CBS’ smear campaign is now up an running. These despicable people are using a whisper campaign of innuendo saying Muhney deserved to be fired for horrific conduct on the job. If it was so bad, why wasn’t he arrested? This is coming from a company that let Charlie Sheen run amok for two years without putting a stop to it after he had gone nuts. This is truly ugly and vile territory. CBS is out to destroy this man. Horrible.

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    lulu replied

    I love MM don’t compare what is not comparable. First Charlie Sheen is a prime time tv BIG STAR (former BIG movie star) MM is just a soap actor (he was on prime time as a character actor, recurring..not the same league at all). Charlie Sheen was the lead actor of the CBS show generating, at this time the highest ratings. Moreover Charlie bad behaviour was not on-set but at his home, it was HIS business not CBS and Warner Bros’s business. These two situations are totally different and even with all these differences in favor to Charlie Sheen he still did end up fired !

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    BRENDA HERMAN replied

    LULU RIGHT ON…….. THANK YOU BRENDA

  156. murray Veroff says:

    Adam is the main reason we watch the show. Victor is just a repeat act over and over. Then there are so may two and three string actors on the show, that Adam is what we wait for.

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    Jack replied

    I totally agree with you, Murray! It pains me that Michael Muhney was fired. He was the reason I watched Y&R. Such superb acting! I don’t care about stupid storylines such as the Baldwins being terrorized by yet another crazy person. How many times can one mid-western family be stalked then a murder goes down? Just plain silly . . . not to mention, it’s easy to tell that the kid who plays Fen is more of a Broadway actor. He has a very over-exaggerated style. I’ve grown weary of this program and once Michael Muhney’s last scene has aired, I’m G-O-N-E!

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  157. Brenda says:

    Very sad news. I have not liked the direction that Y&R has gone in since JFP. Michael Muhney and Billy Miller are a huge loss and the death of Delia was totally dumb. Cassie’s was horrible but it made sense. This one didn’t and it was just another nonsensical knife into the character of Adam. For the first time in about 25 years I am likely to stop watching. Why bother when 2 of the best daytime actors are gone. Both will do really well, I know and usually those that are fired end up smelling like roses. Primetime here we come, Michael (and hopefully Billy too)!!!

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  158. Robert Seganti says:

    Michael Muhney is,in my view,the best actor currently working in daytime.
    The loathsome Executive Producer is destroying this once great show as
    she has done to so many other shows.Only in television is failure rewarded.
    A game of musical chairs with hack writers and inept producers damaging or destroying beloved
    characters and shows and being hired to do their dirty work on another show.
    There is a cynical disregard for history and the investment of emotion that devotees of the genre
    make.

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  159. randy says:

    i think everyone on here should email the big brass at general hospital and start asking for micheal muhney to be cast as the new jason morgan…muhney alone would make ratings soar….the publicity it would generate alone would bring general hospital to number one…micheal muhney canned by the thing and im being kind by calling her just a thing,,,being canned by the thing that hired steve burton ,,now muhney takes over burtons role …pure daytime drama…cmon guys lets make it happen

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  160. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Letting Michael Muhney go is the biggest mistake this show could possibly make. He’s been a staple of the series, and has been a longtime advocate for cast, crew and the entire medium. And the fact he just signed a contract until 2015, I’m surprised by this. Decision to recast, as well, is devastating.

    I’ve support Jill on this series until this firing. It’s unjust and unfair to an actor, especially right before Christmas. I hope she understands the travesty she just provided to herself. And CBS/Sony should be ashamed of themselves.

    I will follow Mr. Muhney through his exit. He has big things ahead of him. I see other soaps immediately wanting him for their own series. And along with Muhney, I will be leaving Y&R on January 30, 2014.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I would love to see MM on Days of our Lives!

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    He could be a long last Black or Kiriakis. Maybe Phillip?

  161. Monique says:

    I am very devistated that MICAHAEL MUHNEY IS leaving, he was my abosulte favorite, then to find out Billy will be leaving also, very upsetting. I dont know if I will watch y&r anymore.

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    Cheryl Neureuther replied

    as well as Michelle Stafford, I agree 100% with you

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  162. Others involved says:

    Sad to say other stars knew this was coming. Reading their twitter feeds proves it and they’re all implying there is more to the story. They are making it sound like Michaels fault. Sure on twitter he and Eric fell for some fans posts saying the other said this about them (Eric should have checked with mm on the last fiasco because a fan started a fight and changed Michaels words around). Mm stayed off twitter then but I love his sarcastic humor. He has a sick child and they should be ashamed of doing this at Christmas time. I knew this was coming but not this fast. Think of this, he was given three days notice and told his character would then be off the air for 6 months, that means the writing was done some time ago. This is a planned event and he is better off, plus this will show him who his true friends are because they are the ones not posting garbage a out truth will come out. Shame on them for kicking a man with a family to feed

    Michael you will find other work, just be careful how you interact with coworkers because they are the ones who can break you if they don’t like you/or are jealous of you.

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  163. heather says:

    I absolutely hate hearing this Michael Muhney was let go. Hands down the best Adam ever. All of his scenes felt so genuine that I would actually forget I was just watching a soap. Michael Muhney and Billy Miller are my two favorite actors of YandR the show won’t be the same. All the character changes are making me RESTLESS!!! I wish both actors best of luck and can’t wait to see them on TV again.

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  164. Good now I don't have to watch says:

    Best actor on the show. Now it’s just the B&B for us.

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  165. Cindy Bauman says:

    Why did you fire Michael from the show? He is the best actor, plays the part perfectly…
    I guess you want to destroy the show… Good luck Michael”

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  166. grace tarrantino says:

    Im totally shocked they would fire michael, whats with Y and R these days, we dont want al new people portraying our favorites.

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  167. Pattyd says:

    WTF! I came across the news while searching for a Y&R Christmas pic… I do not believe that My Favorite character Adam Newman will be recast!, now I hear Billy is leaving too! After the horrible Delia storyline I was ready to quit R&R. Now, with Michael Muhney leaving I can’t see any reason to keep tuning in.

    Whomever is making these stupid decisions is killing the show! Or maybe that’s the plan.

    Best of luck to Michael Muhney , he is a wonderful actor who has the ability to make you love and despise him simultaneously :) . They can recast the character but will NEVER be able to replace the actor.

    Y&R’s loss will be some other shows gain – best of luck to Michael (Adam ) Muhney.

    I will truly miss watching him day to day :(

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  168. Carol says:

    I am totally disgusted and disappointed with the path Y&R is taking…Every story line is so dark and dismal. The absolute worse news of all is the firing of Michael Muhney. He is one of the best actors on the show. Losing Billy Miller was bad enough. Now this….CBS, Sony & JFP may have had their reasons but they are beyond me. After 40 yeas of watch Y&R it is time for me to say goodbye. When MM leaves the end of January so will I. I’d rather remember Y&R for the great soap it was not the way it is now.

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  169. Jenna says:

    I can’t find the words to express how upset I am over the fact that they’ve fired Michael Muhney. He was made to play the role of Adam!!! I’m willing to be they’re looking for an actor they can get away with paying much less. That’s often the reason people are let go in the real world too. The writing for Y&R has long gone downhill. After 30 years of watching, I’m ready to find something better since the writers and producers refuse to get their $hyat together and improve the story lines instead of getting rid of perfectly good actors!!! If this isn’t bad enough, now Billy Miller is leaving the show and he’s a much better fit for the role of Billy Abbott than Miss Piggy’s (her face resembles MIss Piggy) wussy brother who can’t act his way out of a paper bag!

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  170. MBmomof3 says:

    WTF! Y&R is a sinking ship! :(

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  171. kalamaty says:

    Get over it people; good lord! I hate the thought of anyone losing their job, but that’s the business, folks. Happens everyday to people everywhere, and it will happen again. Muhney is a great actor and will, no doubt, land on his feet. Y&R will continue to be the ratings leader with, or without, his presence. He said it himself, the show will carry on because it’s bigger than any one actor, or their contributions. NEXT!

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  172. Elizabeth Dagata says:

    What really happened in Y&R suits offices’ ? I think that CBS, Sony, and the suits owe the fans the entire truth. I hope Eric Bradeden is telling the fans the truth when he says he had no part in MM’s firing. Sometimes ‘me thinks the man doth protest too much”. The only thing worse than blowing smoke at people is lying to them.

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  173. Cheryl Neureuther says:

    I think it is a sad day to fire such a great actor he adds so much to the show, his character was such a nasty guy but with Micheal playing the part you always seemed to like him…such a shame to let that kind of talent leave the Young and the Restless, it certainly wasn’t cut backs as they will be recasting his character. WHAT A SHAME!!!!!!

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  174. monica says:

    Don’t like this at all, Michael Muhney was the perfect Adam, he has played this role like I don’t believe anyone else can. I’ve been watching Y&R since I was 5 or 6(thanks to my dad) and Nadia’s Theme Song was part of my wedding. I was already very disappointed when Michelle Stafford disappeared, now Michael Muhney, I’m about done!

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  175. Angie M says:

    I am completely disgusted with the young and the restless! Billy Miller and Michael Muhney!! Now I will sit and watch this show go downhill!! Shame on you!!*

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  176. Carol Teague says:

    I cannot believe thar CBS and Sony have let this fine actor leave. I have been watching this show for years, no more!!!! He has done a great job with this character and, in my opinion the best actor on the show. With all the nonsense, with the comings and goings on Y & R, I think the people making this outrageous decision are the ones that need to be let go!!!! So long Y&R. Michael, I wish you the best of luck. With your talent, I am sure that I will be seeing you on a show that appreciates your talent.

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  177. Deb says:

    Not only is Michael Muhney leaving but so is Billy Miller!! What the heck is wrong with this show? Michelle Stafford leaving was bad enough and with these two going , the only one I want to watch now is Jack and Victoria. Even the Great Victor Newman can leave for all I care because he mumbles so bad I can’t understand what the heck he is saying anyway. After these two leave that is it for me after watching for 37 or 38 years.

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  178. Gayle horton says:

    It makes no difference but I am shocked disappointed and MAD. What r u thinking at Y &R. WTF
    Sad day again and again

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  179. Jeanne says:

    The powers that be over at Y&R and the new writers and producers are sending Y&R to the same soap opera fate that has happened to the other canceled soaps. You can not take away fan favorites over and over and expect them to keep watching
    I have met many of the cast members a meet and greet and have watched the show from day 1.

    .may have to change the channel now ad others unless you bring back Michael Muhney and Billy Miller.”

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    cj (jo) replied

    Jeanne,
    Agree with you, the others spoke out to try & keep us tuned in. But they dont get that MM & BM were the stars! not them: EB DD MTS.
    Times change. Still love PB who seems to be the well respected leader. EB said in an interview he gets the hell out of there & doesn’t see anyone outside of the studio. Nice guy. He is not the leader of that cast, no kidding.
    They will kill this show via stupidity, at a time fragile for daytime soaps.
    Its been very hard to watch since MS & JC left, then with DeeDee I tuned out.
    Now I cant get back into it sadly, my time is filled.
    Miss ATWT & GL more.
    Also want Michael & Billy back,the egregiousness of not working with Billy Miller is blatant stupidity. Maybe they don’t want any completion for Steve Burton.
    They are cleaning house & Burton will get centre stage as Nikki’ s son.
    The whole year has been a disaster.

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    jaybird369 replied

    I totally believe that when it comes to Eric Braeden. Me, personally…I’ve never cared that much for either EB or his Y&R character Victor Newman. I think that B-O-T-H EB and his Y&R character are such ARROGANT AND BULLYING BLOWHARDS. No Thank You. And, I think that Peter Bergman is a REALLY CLASSY GUY. Class…something that Eric Braeden knows NOTHING about. At all.

  180. Margie says:

    Is this firing politics at the show. Billy Miller leaving AND Michael Muhney! Why fire real talent! There was finally a story line that caught my attention because Y&R has been BORING. Who makes these crazy decisions and what is the “more to the story” that Joshua Morrow suggested. There is truly no good answer that makes sense to Michael’s fan base. I am disgusted and will tune out.

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  181. Debb says:

    This whole situation is simply insane!!!! although it makes perfect sence if your main objective is to totally destroy the show. Why would they let so many outstanding actors walk MM is an outstanding actor they were extremely lucky to have him. Who is making these decisions they should go pronto! give your faithful viewers the christmas gift of bringing this immencely talented actor back to where he belongs playing adam newman.

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  182. Joyce Eittreim says:

    My honest opinion of the new writers is they stink. They are going to ruin the most watched soap on TV. Letting Adam go is the most redicules thing they could do. You can’t replace Adam with anyone, but these writers don’t care what the viewers want it’s what they want. But I guess when they start losing viewers maybe they will get the message. Ever since these writers took over the story has gone down hill. There isn’t a writer yet that has focused on Victor and his misdoings. Why can’t they work on someone taking him down instead of getting rid of the actors that need to stay. Pull your head out and write for the actors instead of recasting the actors that need to stay. BIG MISTAKE GETTING RID OF ADAM. STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT. YOUR RUINING THE SHOW BUT I GUESS YOU DON’T CARE.

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  183. mike45 says:

    Very upset to see him go! This is an outrage! What is wrong with Sony Productions and Jill Faren Phelps. It was all money when it comes down to it. I wish him the best. Maybe GH or BB will pick him up or a hit tv show. He will land on his feet mark my words. Pretty soon I am going to stop watching this show after so many years of being a dedicated viewer since I was a kid. Now who could top him as Adam? Going to be very hard to!

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  184. kalamaty says:

    Cracks me up how everyone is freaking out about Adam being off the canvas. Seems like just a few years ago that everyone was saying he was the most reprehensible man to walk the earth after the Ashley baby debacle, now he can do no wrong. Of course, that’s because of the writers, the same writers who have made the show number one and the same writers who everyone blames for “boring” storylines, etc. You can’t have it both ways, people. Time to move on…..!

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    jeanette replied

    He needs to stay on the show. I hate the idea of him leaving. Please let him stay.

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  185. F. LeCorre says:

    I’m not sure what they are doing with this show but they have some good actors in Billy Miller as Billy Abbott and Michael Muhney as Adam. It will be hard to fill either characters shoes. David tom was good as Billy as a teen but I think that it won’t work so well having him resume. Michael Muhney added a very hate/like character to Adam. That will be hard to beat. I have watched Young and the Restless since the late 1970′s. I’m not liking some of the changes that are being made. If you want to continue as #1 in your ratings you may very well need to re-evaluate your choices. For the first time I am tiring of what you are doing. If you want me and other to continue tuning in take credence to my suggestions.

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  186. Esme says:

    I’m done with this show. To keep boring story lines while ousting talented actors is backwards. I will miss the show it used to be but I certainly won’t stick around to see the mess it is becoming.

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  187. Faye Taylor says:

    I would like to know why Y&R would take such a powerful actor off the show? Surely they must realize that by doing so their ratings would drop. I loved watching the chemistry between Chelsea and Adam, and i think they could have skyrocketed the shows rating by continuing with their storyline. But firing Adam was a huge mistake, some roles cannot be re-cast. After January 30th, i will not be watching Y&R , and i know i won’t be the only fan doing the same, because i’ve seen lots of comments concerning the firing of Michael Muhney. Bad mistake..

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  188. grace tarantino says:

    Its all due to the new hiring of jill farren phillipps, if you dont kiss her butt then you get axed and she brings in her own ass kissers totall bs, getting rid of great actors who make the show.

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  189. Leeann says:

    Loved Adam I hope enough people make some noise to get him back on the show!

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  190. Debby says:

    I have watched Y & R since it began. Don’t mess with a great program! It was hard enough to
    loose Mrs. C. Then we had to deal with Phylis leaving. It made no sense to write out Delia Abbott–
    the story needs young actors growing up to carry the story forward. Next, enough grieving with
    Billy and now we have to adjust to another new actor! Adam was well played by Michael Muhney.
    He had true qualities that made you love to hate him— the younger generation villain to carry on
    after Victor. What are you people thinking? When something works well—don’t fix it, leave it alone.
    If you want to improve the cast, why not get rid of the dead weight—the new boring characters that
    make no contribution to the program (Abbby and boyfriend, and the girl who is going to ruin Jack).

    I don’t hold much hope for the future of Y &R if you don’t try to keep the actors we the viewers love
    to watch. If Michael doesn’t come back. I will be gone also.

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  191. Monica says:

    I have been watching Young and the Restless since I was a young child. I recall great memories of coming home from kindergarten and having soup with my mom and we would watch the show together. I’ve seen many actors and actresses come and go. I’ve never wrote a comment on any of them until now. I will deeply miss Michael Muhney playing the role as Adam. I know they won’t find anyone who can come close to playing his complex role as Adam. Not just anyone can be loved and hated at the same time. What a phenomenal job he has done with this character over so many years. A big piece of the show is going to be greatly missed. I only wish him the BEST and know that Young and the Restless’ loss, will be someone’s gain. We love you Michael and hope you enjoy this time with your beautiful family!

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  192. Kaleesi says:

    The show is still suffering from the loss of M.Stafford. There is no other female on canvas that is as dynamic as her Phyllis. Same goes for Michael. His Adam is THE Adam. I bet JFP has Sony guzzling the Burton juice. Think about it, no Stafford, no Miller and no Muhney to take attention away from his mediocre acting and dullard character. Coincidence? I think not.

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  193. Cal Caple says:

    Michael was the best part of the show. Y&R will lose a lot of fans.

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  194. Betty Cheriton says:

    RE. Michael’s departure I will never watch Y&R again.

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  195. Kerry says:

    Love Michael Muhney as Adam . I think JFP should go as the story lines are ALWAYS the same….. Is she trying to KILL this soap? It’s time the powers that be WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  196. Christy Hurst says:

    When I read the news that Micheal Muhney was fired, I was shocked, stunned and outraged! I have been a loyal fan of Y&R for over 26 years, and love the history that the show USED to stay loyal to and build upon. Micheal Muhney brings a breath of fresh air to Y&R, with his outstanding acting talent and charisma! He brought this complicated character through all of the darkness and finally when Adam can have some happiness, f he is fired! There, in my opinion, is no one else who will ever live up to his protrayl of Adam Newman. I BEG of Y&R, Sony, and CBS to reevealuate this decision and listen to their loyal fans!! Please rehire Muhney!!!!!!!!

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  197. Paulette Patterson says:

    Will miss him much! I hope the powers that be will reconsider and bring him back.Have not watched since I read the news of his firing. We need him to stay!!

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  198. Amy Jo Cassetra says:

    Muchael Muhney is the BEST actor on the show, I am OUTRAGED by his firing.. I have been a loyal fan for 25+ years and if they dont beg him back as of Jan 30 his last day of the show will be mine as well…..

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  199. Rehire Muhney says:

    Y&R is tanking fast! Fans will mutiny if Muhney’s not re-hired. This is the last straw after killing off a child and negligently losing such major talent as BM and MS. Whatever his transgression, I’m sure MM has learned his lesson. If it wasn’t bad enough to call in the police, then it’s not bad enough for his fans to turn their back on him. But people, PLEASE stop blaming/bashing EB, MTS, DD! Direct your anger/energy where it’s due and where it will be most effective. The fans who have been watching since DAY ONE love our veteran cast!

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  200. Cathy Thomasson says:

    I was completely stunned and upset by the firing of Michael Muhney! I have watched Y&R from the beginning but have decided that firing Michael Muhney as Adam Newman was the last straw for me! The powers that be did this right before Christmas and didn’t even feel the loyal fans deserved an explanation. Don’t they realize that we the fans are what have kept Y&R number 1 for 25 years? We want Michael Muhney back as Adam Newman, and together with Chelsea and their little “Peanut”! If not, I will no longer watch Y&R as of January 30th, Michael’s scheduled last day on the air. We fans also don’t want Adam guilty of killing Delia. Please bring back Michael Muhney!

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  201. melissa says:

    MM we your fans are fighting for you. I don’t know why the power that be did this but until I know the whole truth. I am fighting.

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  202. Cathy Thomasson says:

    Please bring back Michael Muhney or many of us loyal fans will stop watching as of Michael’s last day on the show, January 30th! So many of us are outraged and upset by this entire situation. We want Michael Muhney back as Adam Newman with Chelsea and “Peanut”!

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  203. Tara says:

    CBS daytime fired my favorite actor. January 30th will be the last day I watch this show. I’ve invested more than 1/2 my life watching this show. Michael Muhney brought so much to this show. I loved every episode he was in. I’m over Braden & Thomas. The story lines are poor at best. Your recasts suck. I’m done & I won’t be back,

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  204. Paula says:

    This is all very sad, but Y & R is making it easy for me to have an extra hour in my day. The show is so unrecognizable and ridiculous with all of my favorite actors gone that it will not be difficult at all to say goodbye. I am just glad I got to experience the joy of watching someone so talented and mesmerizing as Michael Muhney in a role that few actors would have been able to make you care about at all.

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  205. Joyce Haskins says:

    CBS Daytime what is your problem like i said before have watched Y/R from the beginning (1973) my favorite the only one i looked till B/B i know time bring about a change but when something is working why mess with it why fix it if it’s not broken .letting these actors go or firing them without a good reason is not the answer get MM.S. ,B.M. and M.M. back or u will not have a #1SOAP anymore and get rid ofJFP and any other writer.meantime Good Luck Michael/Adam

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  206. Mary McCormack says:

    Well, what a sad day in the world of daytime TV!. The firing of Michael Muhney from the Y&R is just another big mistake that this show has made. There are only 4 soaps left now and you would think you would keep your best actors instead of bringing in these new characters that no-one cares about. There are a least 5 characters there that have boring story lines and should be gone! As far as Michael being outspoken, so is Eric Braden and he is still there — which I am glad because he is terrific actor too. So, all I have left to say is: the day Michael Muhney leaves the show, I am will no longer be watching Y&R! Hopefully before that you will re-consider and keep Michael on the show.

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  207. mary rodriguez says:

    I wish we were told the real reason Michael Muhney was let go. If the rumors are true about him with Hunter King, then I say let him go. but having everyone wonder what’s going on is not good for the show or anyone one else. CBS needs to address the issue or things will just go down hill from here. This is the only soap I watch, and I too agree ,to many good actors are leaving the show.

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  208. tammy says:

    I was shocked to hear they fired Michael Muhney. I like HIM as Adam Newman. You need to reconsider letting him go. Him and Chelsea are good together. If he goes im done watching Y&R……

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  209. Mary says:

    The show will not be the same without Michael Muhney. I love Adam and he is so good on this show. Once he is gone I am not watching this show anymore. I will miss Billy Miller too. Two Great Actors with great talent and Fans love them! The new writers on the show suck! They should be fired! You made a major mistake Y&R no one will watch this show without Michael Muhney as Adam or Billy with Billy Miller. Killing off Delia was a bad move. Lousy writers and because of them the ratings will plummet without Michael and Billy. KEEP THEM ON THE SHOW OR YOU WILL LOSE MILLIONS OF FANS!!!!!

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  210. Wanda Earl says:

    Well now that they have replaced my favorite actor (adam) Michael Muhney I will not be watching Y&R after being a faithful fan for over 25 years. If was the best storylines with Adam and was the only thing that kept me tuning in. Guess the producers don’t give a
    crap what the fans want. My new years resolution is dumping Y&R like they dumped Michael!!!!

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  211. Jan B says:

    Mr. Muhney is a terrific actor of the highest quality. He is so effective at getting many emotions across to the audience. I believe in the simple thought of “everything happens for a reason”, for a time it’s difficult to find the reason but I hope Mr. Muhney can have relaxing family time and my prayers are with him. I, like many have watched this show since the start and that is a lot of time and dedication–so whoever makes these decisions doesn’t ruin Y & R–don’t be self-centered think of us the audience, isn’t that’s why writers write! Good luck to Mr. Muhney.

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  212. Bob Griffin says:

    I have been a Y&R fan since the 70′s. It is now becoming more and more difficult to remain such. Fans become emotionally attached to characters/actors. This constant turnover is disturbing. Perhaps the turnover ought to be in management, not actors.

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    FB replied

    Well said & good point.

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  213. cathy says:

    MM is my very favorite character on Y&R..I hope to see on nighttime tv with the big dogs..he’s a great actor and I know there are bigger and better things ahead for him in the new year for him and his family….Best of luck to him and May God Bless him with something great!!!

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  214. Jeannette says:

    I am very surprised and upset that they fired Adam. He did a fantastic job and was well liked by the Y&R audience. I believe whoever did this should be fired.

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  215. c lee says:

    what in the world is happening to Y & R, why let Adam and Billy leave?

    If Y & R continue at this rate, it will surely lose ratings and number 1 status.
    Please keep Michael Muhney and Billy Miller

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  216. S read says:

    I love Adam & Billy and I think they chose a horrible and depressing story I haven’t been able to watch. Adam deserves some happiness with Chelsea.Billly and Victoria are a fun couple to watch . They are always funny and sweet,but the last month it’s to sad to even watch. Please keep both characters and give us a happy & funny Adam & Billy . Two of the best Young & Restless have ever had.

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  217. Leeann says:

    MM and BM were the future of YR. EB and MST have been played OUT.
    EB’s acting does not measure up to BM & MM.
    YR makes provisions for Steve Burton’s schedule
    but not Billy Miller’s. Are they crazy!?
    No Michell Stafford either. The best actors are gone.
    Where’s this show heading? No where!

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  218. Annette says:

    If it is possible to appeal the decision about Michael…I ask that this be done. Many things have been said that I agree with. Michael has such strength in his acting…that he IS Adam. There is no point in an attempt to have us accept anyone else. I have marvelled at how well he portrays Victor’s son and envisioned him in future times taking on the paramount role portrayed by Eric Braeden. Michael plays a key character that carries the show. It is hurtful to have him taken away. For whatever reason Michael has been let go…and wether or not he may be at fault…WE SHOULD MATTER. It seems that our feelings and opinions are of no moment.
    Michael…I wish you and yours the happiest of hearts in 2014.

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  219. cay phelps says:

    Will never watch that yr show again! Muhney is a good actor—–muhney is the only reason to watch.

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  220. melissa bonton says:

    Why he was awesome he took the role like a charm made it believable and tasteful he will be missed

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  221. Ada says:

    This has been a Hugh disappointed for myself, together with all my friends that lov Y&R! What a huge mistake!!! Adam is an Icon all to himself, and to all his viewers! He certainly is one of the most amazing young soap stars out there!! Don’t let him go, I hav been for the longest time waiting for Adam to turn-around and become a good guy for the rest of his life with Y&R! I know he is the greatest Bd-Guy out there, but he needs to kick Victor’s behind for once and for all, and everyone that has forever treated him different and bad! Adam, I tink may b one of the best Soap-Stars out there, including all and from all Soaps out there!! U wil b making a big mistake letting go of one of ur best on Y&R, and simply one of the best out there!!!!!
    Now, to talk about Billy – y would Billy leav ur show, he also is one of our best! A great, incredible Soap actor! What is goin on here! What r u doin wrong tht u r turning ur Soap into a bad choice of Soaps! Offer Billy what he wants, he deserves it 100%! Plz, do the right thing for these 2/Amazing Stars!, otherwise u r going to loose a lot of people that r going to bring down ur ratings at the end of the road! Love my Soaps, and one of thm is definitely Y&R!!!!!! Thank U, Ada

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  222. PABWECG says:

    Very disappointing, especially if he was let go because of personality conflicts with tptb. I will SO miss MM as Adam.

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  223. Cass says:

    Disgraceful. For me, Muhney’s portrayal of Adam has always been the most entertaining part of the show. He has GREAT chemistry with Victor/ Eric Braeden — how will they find a replacement actor with that? The producers clearly have no respect for loyal viewers.

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  224. lee lee says:

    Initially, I thought that I might not watch Y&R anymore. Today I watched my taped show, and I was just too upset to even care about the other characters. It really pains me to say that I will delete my Y & r taping, and I have watched for SO many years. Good bye to the last soap that I have ever watched.

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  225. Cindy says:

    Michael Muhney is the reason I watch Y&R! He completely revitalized the show. He is incredibly talented, charismatic and has the best chemistry with everyone, especially Sharon Case and the actress who plays Chelsea. Love them together. The decision to let him go is the worst decision – completely senseless. CBS execs are making the worst mistake ever!! Willl not watch it and will start writing the shows sponsors.

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  226. lisatx says:

    what happen to young and the restless? they get rid or drive away every talented actors, give us Mediocre writing ! who can resist such a show? i am done with young and the restless. but i still have DAYS OF YOUR LIVES. CBS should watch it some time, they might get some great ideas for a story and see some real acting

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  227. Lesley says:

    I think that Michael has done a wonderful job in the part of Adam. He really reminds us of Victor. I think it is going to be hard to replace him. I am very upset about him leaving, and he is one of my favorites on the show. I think replacing him is like trying to replace Phyllis and Victor. I also think it is like replacing Ridge. That is not working out so well. I havent’ decided if I am going to stop watching Y & R, but it has crossed my mind. If they keep getting rid of people who make the show, the show will probably be no more like the other shows because they are disappointing the viewers.

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  228. Rick & angela says:

    Glad to see him go – arrogant and a know it all. Hopefully not like that in real life. And gald he’s taking Billy with him. They deserve each other. Will now enjoy the show much more.

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    Alex replied

    Are you kidding me? That was his role on the show???!!!!! Method acting at its best. BRING BACK Michael Muhney!

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  229. Alex says:

    I can’t believe it. Michael Muhney made the show! Jill Phelps is going to tank the best daytime show. She needs to leave. Do the fans not count for anything???? Michael brought life back into Y & R with is wit and charm. His acting was impeccable and filled with passion. You could tell he put everything into the role. Some people may depict him as arrogant in real life. However, he is human. Second, perhaps he is a method actor. Eric Braeden himself claims to be one and refuses to interact with Peter Bergman outside of work or otherwise. This is how actors do it. BRING BACK Michael Muhney and BILLY MILLER or we refuse to watch. My mother has been watching faithfully for 40 years. Please listen to the fans.

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  230. Alex says:

    Steve Burton seems to have a soft spot in Jill Phelps’ heart. GEEE – did they not work together back at General Hospital. Playing favourites Jill aren’t we????????

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  231. Lynda Labine says:

    The “wonderful” actor you are all supporting is an arrogant groper who was fired from Veronica Mars for his behavior . This has nothing to do will JPP this has every to do with someone who admits ” I carry around a backpack of Hubris” even he knows that he has a problem. It is indeed sad that his family are the collateral damage in this situation. He groped this young lady not once but twice. When she complained he then went on a bullying campaign . Finally the powers that be got a clue and recognized that this kind of harassment in the work place is unacceptable. Think about it.. This is the second time he has been fired for his behavior how many times does it take. Act your way out of this one.

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    BRENDA HERMAN replied

    OH GOSH SOUNDS LIKE YOU KNOW HIM. NOT TO GOOD EITHER. HOWEVER I RESOECT THAT. I JJUST WANTED TO SAHRE WITH YOU SOMETHING VERY THOUGHTFUL HE DID FOR ME MY DAUGHTER DIED ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN PALATINE ILLINOIS FROM A DRIVER DRINKING. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF Y&r SINCE 1978. I AM FROM ARLINGTON HTS ILLINOIS. I WAS VERY TOUCHED WHEN MICHAEL TWEETED ME ABOU TMY DAUGHTER. THE SHOWS STORY NEEDS TO BE TOLD AND I BELIEVE IT WAS HEART FELT. JUST THOUGHT I SHOULD SHARE. WE ARE HUMAN. WE ALL DERSERVE JOY… NONE OF MY BUSINESS TO JUDGE. LOTS OF PEOPLE AND ACTORS GET FIRED.. BUT YOU MUST KNOW HIM FOR THAT REMARK. I STILL AM APPRECIATIVE OF HIM FOR HIS KINDNESS. MAKE IT A GREAT DAY…. SMILES BRENDA

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  232. Louise says:

    MM is arrogant & I believe other fans who say he is rude. I’m not shocked!

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  233. A viewer says:

    Adam cannot be fied. He is the best actor on the show please find a way to work things out with him. Do it for the fans.

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  234. etanguay says:

    We are so very sorry to see Michael leave the show. He is the best actor on the Y & R. We will stop watching it with him gone. Y & R will soon go off the air. The rumours regarding (harrassment ) are probably fabricated.

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  235. BRENDA HERMAN says:

    BRING BACK MIKE. OR SOMEONE START A SHOW WITH HIM LEADING OR CO LEADING . HES GOT THAT SPARK . SERIOUSLY HE HAS MAGIC . BRINGS YOU IN THE MOMENT. THANK YOU BRENDA :) MAKE IT A GREAT DAY

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  236. Ellen says:

    It is a real shame that Y&R is let Adam go. I really like him as an actor and he plays the role perfectly. Been watching the show since 1977 and I must say I am fast forwarding more and more because I find either the actor or story line boring. I hope Adam gets into prime time, a show like Revenge. Sad to see you go!

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  237. Ellen says:

    Wow I just read the reason for Adam being let go. I will not support Y&R on this. Adam hasn’t even been charged and he got fired? I have never been a fan of Hunter. As far as I am concerned she can’t act. I too will stop watching the Y&R over this ridiculous decision.

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  238. Monica says:

    So sorry to see this fine actor go. There has definitely been a change in the quality of the Young and the Restless since this new person took over. I guess she has been chosen to be the hatchet to end the Young and the Restless. Nothing is forever.

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  239. JlLJacobs says:

    Don’t have a clue who will see this..but, as a 67yr old grandmother that has watched the Y&R for 40 yrs..you people have lost your minds..I am so tired of what you are doing to this show..it’s so sad to see a wonderful actor like Michael be released..don’t understand..who ever is behind this has made a terrible mistake..you can’t take this Adam..& replace him.. I will not be watching the show any longer..as also seeing Billy leave..that’s it..I’m..DONE!!

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  240. shirley malpass says:

    Michael Muhney was the best actor on the program. He out did every scene between he and Eric Breaden. I think it was jealousy that got him fired. I wish they would fire Eric and keep Michael. I have watched Michael from the beginning and love his acting more and more each day. I will definitely quit watching the program after his last day on the air. Big big mistake in letting him go. I will watch him, whether ever his goes & I hope he make it to the top. He deserves it.

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  241. Sally McIntyre says:

    Adam was the only reason I have kept watching the show for the past 6 months and now that the show done the stupidest thing by getting rid of him, I hope the show goes to hell and loses all its ratings!!!!!!!!!.

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  242. Honey Francis says:

    cbs should have sent him to a program….let him work without pay….best actor ever….good till the end..love you. Michael…..going to miss you

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  243. Kim says:

    I am absolutely annoyed Michael Muhoney who played Adam is gone, he was one of the best characters on the showed, better yet why was he let go he was an excellent actor, and to top things off you got rid of Billy Miller I don’t know if I’m going to continue watching all the decent actors are gone.

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  244. Elaine says:

    I am upset by both Adam and Billy being replaced. In fact the Billy they have now sucks. Yes, Michael will be missed by me. Hope that they do a better job replacing Adam than they did Billy.

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