Devoted fans of Michael Muhney, and Y&R viewers who were hoping things could be worked out for the talented actor to return to the CBS soap opera and reprise the role of Adam Newman, got some disheartening news a few hours ago!
Muhney took to his official twitter account and posted this statement: “Just got an official call, although things got very close, I will not be returning to Y&R. That part of my life is over. Moving on…”
He also added in a follow up tweet: “I was hopeful for a return, but now I’m hopeful for the future. Now you’ll just have to promise to tune in to my future projects!”
Later a fan tweeted to Muhney if the reports surrounding his dismissal from Y&R were false, to which he replied: “Yes. It was only a salacious rumor.”
Michael was let-go from the series at the end of 2013, and since then The Young and the Restless has been moving forward trying to look for his successor in the role. It appears that Muhney was even in talks to possibly return to the role, but with his tweet tonight that is kiboshed!
There has been no word yet as to what actor will take over the role of the black sheep of the Newman clan, and if the show has truly found their man. Casting calls had continue to go out.
Meanwhile, in story the character of Adam has been spying on his wife Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and arch-nemesis Billy (Burgess Jenkins) as they are getting closer to keep the character on the canvas while the Adam recast is figured out.
So, what do you think about the news that Michael Muhney is definitely not returning to Y&R as Adam Newman? Comment below!