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Is The Young and the Restless actively searching for an actor to play the role of Adam Newman, last played by Michael Muhney? It sure seems like it from this casting breakdown making the Internet rounds today via Nelson Branco.

The casting breakdown that went out to agents and managers related the following for the part of “Aaron Newton”.

Description: “Caucasian Male. Mid-30s to Late-30s. A very handsome, very SEXY, very appealing, very charming LEADING MAN. Aaron is a smart businessman, loves women, and can out maneuver even the shrewdest. NOTE: Actor must be AT LEAST 5’10 and have NO ACCENT PLEASE. This actor will carry major storylines. ONLY actors with strong acting experience will be considered.”

The casting breakdown also reveals that the actor would begin taping in May!

So if this Adam, and knowing that Michael Muhney is not returning to the show due to his dismissal, who would you suggest as viable contenders for the role? Let us know your casting thoughts!

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  1. Marc says:

    Trevor St. John seems like the only acceptable replacement

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    Deb replied

    I like that idea!

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    Jenny replied

    I loved Sharon and Adam as a couple. I lost interst when Chelsea was put with Ada, Im hoping when a new Adam comes back he remembers he loves Sharon :D

    Jane Smith replied

    no way, Chelsea and Adam were a great match. Sharon’s character has been switched around way too much. so mad that they changed Billyand Adam – show won’t be the same at all

    Becky replied

    Oh yeah! Hope he’s available and wants to do it!

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    Deb V replied

    I loved Sharon and Adam also. Not only the sexy chemistry but they had this friendship I adored

    Jane Smith replied

    never felt they were a good match at all–remember how rocky it was from the start….definitely not a good match….Sharon needs someone new…and now Victor and the wife are separated again, that card has been played way too many times it’s boring now. I hope they don’t replace Phyllis as well, all these replacements will lose fans I’m sure

    Llanviewer717 replied

    He was wonderful on OLTL. I truly enjoyed him.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Brandon Barash…if not returning to GH as rumored…looks the part…I like Trevor but i dont think he’d commit full time to a soap…but if he did become Adam i might start watching again or if Brandon does instead!!!

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    Elhu replied

    I agree Jim, both TSJ and Brandon Barash would be great for the part, but with Trevor’s involvement in primetime TV now, I doubt he would ever commit long term. I would prefer that the rumor of Brandon’s return to GH be true to, but in the event it is not, this role would be perfect for him.

    On the lines of the Adam Newman character, I wonder whatever came of the charges against Michael Muhney. I do not recall every hearing anything about this again. Does anyone know? Thanks

    Kevin replied

    Trevor St. John is WAY too old. The character of Adam Newman was born in 1995, a couple of years AFTER St. John had graduated college.

    Hopefully they will hire a newbie actor still in his 20′s.

    su0000 replied

    The only actor to play the role of Adam Newman is Michael Muhney, none other.
    All others will fail.. .

    4everDAYS replied

    Why not Sara Gilbert?

    Marc replied

    way too old ? Michael Muhney is 38 TSJ is 42

    MEG replied

    TSJ ISN’T TOO OLD ,ADAM IS IN HIS 30S TSJ CAN PLAY YOUNGER THAN 42,BRANDON B ,never !!!!!!,THERE WERE NO CHARGES AGAINIST MM .THE RUMOR IS A LIE MADE UP BTS.AND MM IS ADAM ,NO ONE BUT TSJ HAS HIS TALENT AND RESPECT.I’D LOVE TO SEE THEM IN A SERIES TOGETHER.

    Tim replied

    Trevor Yes, Brandon no.

    Tommy Moss replied

    A GREAT STORYLINE WOULD BE IF ADAM COMES BACK AND THINKS HE IS MARRIED TO HIS GIRL SHARON STILL LIKE NICK THOUGHT AFTER HIS PLANE ACCIDENT . SHARON AND ADAM WERE GREAT TOGETHER, NOTHING THEY WOULDN’T DO FOR EACH OTHER

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    Sue replied

    Sharon was Adams true love, I don’t know how the writers couldn’t remember that??
    Sharon and Adam were hot together, remember NOLA??
    Your story idea is great, so I’m sure the writers could not even think of it, they have no talent!!

    Harlee replied

    No, No, No to TSJ he’s too old and looks OLDER then Nick. Dear gawd I hope not actually YR doesn’t need Adam right now.

    I don’t get why people seems all casting should come from ABC’s soaps…CBS’s defunct soaps has just as many talented, top actors. Prime example Tom Pelphrey would be excellent or Billy Magnussen off the top of head.

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    mollie replied

    Tom Pelphrey is an excellent suggestion. He is all that the Adam character is and IMO way hotter than Michael Muhney. Tom P. was so great on Guiding Light as Reva son. What a coup if Y & R cast him.

    Also, l love Billy Magnussen, but not as much for Adam Newman as Tom Pelphrey. Would love to see Billy M. back on a soap!

    Michael replied

    The only problem with casting Billy Magnussen is that Billy is in his late 20′s and is primarily doing a lot of theatre on the east coast (he did nab a Tony nomination last year). Tom Pelphrey, I’m not sure he’d want to move out west either considering that theatre is his first love.

    Sister Ann replied

    No!!!!! Adam and Sharon don’t belong together! Chelsea has way more class, beauty, and charisma then Sharon, no offense Sharon. And Adam (Michael Muhney) isn’t returning regardless of the reason, I don’t how anyone could replace him. Michael, you will be missed. Y&R will not be the same without you.

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    Deb V replied

    YES Sharon and Adam were HOT and SEXY .

    Harlee replied

    As soaps have done since the beginning of time, characters as Adam will be recast by another strong actor (NO actors from ABC) regardless of MM. Yes, MM was an outstanding actor who put himself in this situation. He can only blame himself for being dismissed from the show. I know psycho-fans of MM are thinking they have made a difference hurting YR but on the contrary they have increased in the ratings since his departure. The part of Adam can & will in time be part of the canvas again because MM was at YR for only 4 yrs. I don’t consider him a veteran of the cast. MM was continuous in the role for a brief period of time in YR’s history….if Bill Bell could recast his favorite muse in Jill Foster most certainly Adam can be replaced. There are only a few actors on any soaps that couldn’t be replaced on their show.

    Sister Truth replied

    Chelsea the con artist who drugged and “raped” Billy to get pregnant, schemed with Victor to break up Billy and Vicki, lied to Adam about his son and hoodwinked Dylan into thinking he was Connor’s dad (btw, she never suffered any repercussions for that deception, now the golden girl of GC) has more class than Sharon, ok.

    debster replied

    DITTO to Trevor being the new Adam. Another recasting on Y&R: Robin Christopher (ex Skye on AMC and GH); Bobbi Eakes (ex Macy B&B); Marcy Walker (ex Liza Colby, AMC)’ or Jamie Luner (ex Liza Colby AMC) to replace Phyllis.

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    LUVmy3furkids replied

    Would love to see Trevor St. John as well. Also, still miss Billy Miller :(

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    Toby Stambaugh replied

    I wish that the part Billy is playing would have read those same requirements because he meets none of those listed in that email!!

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  2. Reagan says:

    I think we all know it is Adam’s replacement. It’s been said all along that they would bring his character back. Trevor St. John, as most have been saying, would be the ideal replacement if there is going to be one. If that’s not possible, I think Brandon Barrash does well at playing the troubled bad guy and could certainly hold his own against EB.

    Imagine for a moment that it’s “not” Adam recast, I would like to see Austin Peck back on daytime… mainly because I miss looking at him :) Not sure how he would do as Adam though. I didn’t really watch his time on ATWT but I do know that there were lots of people that liked him on there. And he wouldn’t get bashed for being a “friend of Jill”

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    carol replied

    I watched Austin Peck on ATWT. He is definitely NOT right for the role of Adam. His strength seems to lie in the area of comic relief. I cannot see him replacing MM at all. For that matter, I can’t see anyone as a replacement!

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    ChadamFan replied

    He might not get bashed for being a “Friend of Jill”, but he would for being a “Friend of Jean”. JP was obsessed with AP on ATWT.

    Adam Newman is a very complex, prominent character with a lot of depth and history. AP is one of the last actors I’d choose to portray him. JMHO.

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  3. Susan says:

    No one can bring to the part of Adam Newman what Michael Muhney did. If knowing your lines when it is time to tape, make you difficult too work with, too bad. Maybe the older actors could use teleprompters instead of adlibbing and throwing others off their game.

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    Sharonda replied

    IA Susan! I stopped watching months ago, and don’t miss it. However I do miss Michael Muhney portrayal of Adam. He was Adam and any replacement would not do the character justice, unless the higher ups know that Y&R has less than 5 years or less left and don’t care one way or another. This soap wont be saved.

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    ANA replied

    we all know,no matter who they bring to play ,will not fly with the fans,like the new billy/ its just not the same Y&R its fast loosing the appeal once had,becoming boring and predictable,totally agree with susan

    Kevin replied

    Muhney was too “touchy feeley” with his female co-workers.

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    Susan replied

    I forgot. TMZ is the most honest source of news we have!

    4everDAYS replied

    Billy Miller or Sara Gilbert would be great in the role of Adam Newman!

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    harry replied

    Billy Miller as Adam would just be stupid.

  4. Jake NJ says:

    Rick Hearst would be a great Adam…although already on GH canvas.

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    4everDAYS replied

    Rick Hearst is good, but Sara Gilbert would be a better Adam Newman.

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    Val replied

    YES. He would totally be a good Adam Newman! Leading man appeal and could pull off the snarky dialogue with Victor

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  5. Sue says:

    Don’t know, it will be hard on any actor that tries to replace MM…maybe just fire EB & HK , since they don’t work well together with MM and bring MM back, however don’t think he would return!! Good Luck finding someone fans love!!

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    Sharonda replied

    IA Sue. they need to kill of Dylan, Victor, and Summer. We don’t need her on the canvass, we needed Cassie before she died and real heroes (screw Dylan) like Nina’s son Phillip! We needed Colleen. Summer can die and they can have her funeral off screen like they did GH’s Jake – somewhere in an alley for all I care.

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    Sister Ann replied

    leave Dylan alone…

    Sister Truth replied

    wow sister Ann, so you like Dylan? how could you like that con artist Chelsea? What she did to Dylan was horrible. She deserved to be chased out of town.

    carol replied

    Totally agree — too bad it will never happen. I can’t stand to watch Summer ever since the rumors began.

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    Izabel replied

    Have to agree too.. Even before the rumor I always felt “summer” was written as spoiled, boring, annoying and portrayed as goody 2 shoes’.. When meanwhile behind the scenes who knows. I saw a pic of HK w/ selena gomez so anyything is possible I guess.. Recast or get rid of this chick.

    Fran replied

    I love what Sue suggested fire E.B & H.K. and bring back Michael Muhney. GREAT IDEA Wonder if Y & R thought of that or if it’s to hard to think of ?

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    Darla J Ochoa replied

    They will NEVER get rid of EB. His character is “set in stone .” As far as HK, yeah could definitely do w/o her. MM was, and is, a tremendous actor . Can’t imagine ANYONE filling his shoes ! If rumors are true ( about why he was let go ), then he has no one to blame but himself, but we ‘peasants’ have no idea re: real story. I just know that Y&R will not be the same w/o MM, and also Billy M. I do not care for DT in that role either. I find his skills to be seriously lacking any charisma, or talent ! I won’t be watching if MM isn’t officially returned as Adam ! So I should probably say “goodbye” now. Wishing MM the best in future endeavors !!

  6. dessky says:

    Bring back the original Actor! He was Awesome:)

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    MEG replied

    HE WAS NEVER ADAM

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  7. Jamie says:

    Paul anthony stewart

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  8. Sissy says:

    Brandon Barash!

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  9. Fran says:

    I can’t see anyone taking his (MM) part. I don’t think Michael’s fans will ever come back anyways so I don’t think it really matters much.

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    Sharonda replied

    I didn’t come back. I have replaced Y&R tapings with Fox’ The Following which is terrific.

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    Fran replied

    I work and exercise during Y&R and I replaced it with The Bold & The Beautiful. Love Ridge!

    sarah replied

    I agree love the new ridge

  10. Ghlover says:

    The original. Period. Go back to basics with Adam

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    k/kay replied

    I liked Chris Engen in the part also but I do not think he is interested he hated playing a dark character. However everyone started rumors about him also and pretty well ruined his chances in daytime.

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    Tom replied

    Just looked him up on imdb. He hasn’t acted since.

    k/kay replied

    Yes I know funny how rumor and innuendo can kill an acting career. It now has probably happened to MM doubt you will see him for a long time. This has been going on for a long time blacklisting actors. I will be honest it took me a long time to warm up too MM’s version I liked CE and he even came out to defend himself and they still ripped him apart. Like I said below ED & EB both tried to get him to stay it had nothing to do with the gay storyline. He stated his reasons in an interview and I took him at his word. It is called acting but obviously he could not get pass the story of the miscarriage/Ashley and burning the fetus in the fireplace for me that was very tough to take also.

  11. harry says:

    I know of an actor who would be absolutely perfect! He would make this role his own displaying a very flawed character who was never able to earn his daddy’s unconditional love and respect. He knows how to demonstrate an exterior which flickers beneath his tough and somewhat arrogant vulnerability. I can’t recall the actor’s name…wait, it’s coming to me…oh yes! I remember his name.
    It’s Michael Muhney of course.

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    Lori replied

    Agree 1000000% !!!!!!

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    Jake NJ replied

    Hah

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    toscanti replied

    Agree 100%! Brandon Barash is a good actor but he is NO Adam. He is however a FOJ!

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    MEG replied

    MM IS ADAM

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    Tim replied

    It won’t happen because Eric Braeden hates MM. Sometimes I wonder if MM wasnt set up by WHOMEVER so he would be dismissed. We’ll take MM at GH!

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  12. Sissy says:

    Brandon Barash

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    Kaffe replied

    I think have 2 people in mind

    Forbes March, from OLTL

    And Pablo Serganti from As The World Turns

    Brandon still play on GH?

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    Sissy replied

    Forbes March is not a bad idea. Just my opinion, but Pablo might be a little too old for Adam.

    Brandon has not been on GH for a while but there are always rumors that he might return.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Except the casting call says “no accent.” Paolo’s English has gotten more understandable over time, but last time I saw him in anything, his accent was still pretty noticeable.

    I also think he might be a little too old. He started on ATWT in 1993 and he was already in his 20s (at least).

  13. Lori says:

    MM is the only choice!!!

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  14. wolfsmistress says:

    Sorry, but they’ll never find someone like Michael Muhney to play this character.

    When Muhney took over from Chris Egan (who wasn’t bad in the part), he MADE Adam his own and gave Adam a personality that no one else could ever duplicate. To try and hire someone new to take Muhney’s place in the Y&R world as THE Adam Newman? Impossible!

    One thing’s for sure, we ALL know that whomever is taking Michael Muhney’s place will be scrutinized intensely by fans, mainly because of the amazing love/hate relationship they had with Muhney’s Adam.

    Whomever the actor will be who has to replace Michael Muhney as Adam Newman, I wish him a LOT of luck … the shoes he has to fill are going to be massive!
    wolfy

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  15. damien says:

    pls, pls, producers get on your knees and bring back the original adam, Chris Engen!!!

    He only left because the writers at the time were cartooning adam as a character with no redeeming qualities or moral compass! Chris Engen played adam as tortured and at odds with being the black sheep of the newman clan! Chris envisioned the son of hope adams as being misunderstood but not evil!!

    as we’ve witnessed with the return of the original billy it is easier for the audience to transition a character if he is familiar!
    I would look forward to the chemistry chris could have with Sharon or even Melissa ( Chelsea). Further down the line maybe a hot twisted love affair could happen between adam and Ashley, it looked like they were going there for a while, chris and Eileen had amazing chemistry, bring back Eilleen for this storyline and it would have several storyline possiblilities!!

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    Fran replied

    Damien that was not why Chris Engen left. Do you remember when Adam (C.E. ) came out of jail and lived at the old ranch with Victor and he pretended to be blind? After causing Ashley to lose her baby he needed a lawyer. He called that young dark haired guy that worked with Christine and knowing that guy was gay Adam (C.E.) was pretending to be gay & kissed him. Well C.E. did not want to play the part of a gay fellow so he quit before his contract was up.

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    k/kay replied

    @Fran ED/Ashley & EB/Victor would probably beg to differ he talked to both of them at great length that he hated the storyline of gaslighting Ashley. As soon as that stupid script came out the gossip started oh that must have been why he quit. Absolutely no proof no basis but it had to be because he hated gays. I love how everyone knows what someone has in their heart. It worked however the man has not really acted since then.

    Fran replied

    Damien I have a link for you. It’s “Soapcentral.com May 21-2009 Chris Engen quits y &r” It was to long to type the story but it was there. Hope it helps. I liked him as well but I don’t like the idea of someone quitting if they don’t like a script. If everyone did that can you see the mess?

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Fran–You’ll notice the headline of that story says “reported gay story protest.” The only person “reporting” it, as I recall, was Nelson Branco, and others picked it up and ran with it. But that entire aspect was pretty effectively shot down not long afterward (among other things, somebody pointed out that the story was that Engen saw what the script wanted him to do and quit, when in fact actors got their scripts several weeks ahead of time). It was as Damien said, he didn’t like the direction the character had taken, and the producers eventually confirmed Engen’s version–that he had been unhappy for quite some time, and that he had not quit on the spot but had in fact given them some notice.

    Fran replied

    Damien You may very well be right. I just remember he was a great actor & we never see him in anything anymore. I guess the only person that really knows is him alone. However now we’ve lost two great Adams & I liked the first Kyle the best also & he was replaced. Guess we’ll have to wait & see.

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  16. Mary SF says:

    Aaron Newton?? Please, if you are trying to pretend this isn’t Adam be a bit more creative in name department and not insult everyone’s intelligence. That said, I am with most who have said there was only one actor who own the role and that was Michael. Whoever they pick will have to be amazing and then some, to get this viewer even half way convinced he is Adam. Whoever he is he should be prepare to get a lot of negative feedback, so he should be fully aware that he is not just taking a role, but all the baggage that comes with it. Good luck— personally I think they should have killed the character off, because without Micheal in the role, the character will never be as interesting or as vital as before. jmo.

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    Fran replied

    I totally agree. They should go back to the car crash & find the remains of the body. Maybe old Victor could go with them to check it out & fall in and drown!! Then when Summer finds out that Nick is her real Dad & Victor was her grandfather she would be so upset that she never got to say goodbye so she kills herself. Then bring back Michael Muhney.

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  17. 4everDAYS says:

    Billy Miller would make a great Adam Newman!

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    4everDAYS replied

    Or Sarah Gilbert!

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    4everDAYS replied

    Correction: Sara Gilbert would be a great Adam Newman!

  18. B.J. says:

    Trevor St.John would be the perfect replacement as most everyone agrees. However, if physical resemblance isn’t important, Brandon Barash can handle all the nuances of Adam’s character.

    I’ve missed them both and would love to see one of them get this role. I might could even stomach EB and HK and watch again.

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  19. Roberta says:

    Don’t care cause I have not watched Y&R since MM’s last scenes.
    Will not return to watch it unless they get him back.

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    sholeen replied

    same here, I’ve started watching General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives. I don’t even watch Y & R’s sister show B & B, story lines in that one was teeter tottering =o/

    got to the point where I was just fast forwarding most of the show.

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  20. I love gh says:

    Trevor St. John is the only person I can think of whose acting portrays the perfect combination of charm and smarm.

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  21. su0000 says:

    hmmm

    The only actor to play the role of Adam Newman is Michael Muhney, none other.
    All others will fail..
    Michael Muhney is Adam .. there is no replacing him ..
    I feel pity for the actor who tries to play Adam, the MM/Adam fans will not like it..

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    sonniorsolita replied

    Since all the Michael Muhney fans say they are no longer watching, it’s really irrelevant whether they like a potential recast or not. And though Muhney was hugely talented, of course Adam can be recast. Any role can be recast, with the exception of actors who have been on so long they are iconic (Melody Thomas Scott, for example). There are plenty of outstanding actors in L.A. who could do amazing work as Adam. Will they be the same as Muhney? No. But that doesn’t mean they will fail.

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  22. Jimmy says:

    Michael Muhney is irreplaceable in the role of Adam, but if the show must go forward with a recast, as JFP probably will do as she clearly likes her role recasts (Abby, Kyle, Billy) I would say Trevor St. John because he was great on OLTL and would fit in very well on Y&R.

    I really do miss MM though, and Billy Miller for that matter. David Tom isn’t doing great as Billy and there is no chemistry with him and Victoria. I hope whoever they hire as Adam is able to carry the role the way MM did, unlike the way DT is doing now as Billy.

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    Elite Advisors replied

    Yes, but the reacts have been gar from stellar of late…really not feeling the nu Billy….and poor nu Kyles ( 2) I would hate to be the next one yikes.

    The future of the show will now be around Victor and Dylan as tiresome as it sounds.

    I would LOVE LOVE Tristen R going head to head with this bully! I love Colin/ Robert ( from GH) He brings so much un to every role he plays….

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    Jimmy replied

    Melissa Ordway as Abby is actually growing on me but Hartley Sawyer as Kyle was an incredible miscast, I can’t believe they though he was better than Blake Hood in the role, who IMO emulated a young Peter Bergman. If they recast Kyle again in the future, I think Tom Pelphrey would be a good choice.

    And yeah, Billy is not the same anymore, he looks younger and less mature than Billy Miller’s Billy. We saw BM grow the character of Billy for 5 years, and now it seems we’re going back in time with David Tom and I’m not a fan so far.

  23. PatF says:

    As long as it’s not a former GH’r, I’ll be happy.

    Recast this role and let’s move on!

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    4everDAYS replied

    I agree! It would be so easy to get Sara Gilbert for the role.

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  24. JUDY says:

    ONLY MICHAEL MUHNEY……I WOULD START WATCHING AGAIN!!!!!!!!

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  25. Shortcanuck says:

    I would also suggest Brandon Barash or TSJ. I think it needs to be someone with soap experience, no stunt casting

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  26. KateA says:

    Cameron Mathison!

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    harry replied

    Cameron has the depth of a shot glass.

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    Sister Truth replied

    LOL

    Maria replied

    Cameron Mathison would be really really good, as Adam Newman. He is sexy charming and a wonderful actor.

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    Mark in FLA replied

    Oh I hope not. If he plays the part all of the nuance that the previous two actors brought to the role would be gone. Then again, any style, nuance and quality that Y&R had is all gone anyway.

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  27. Chaz says:

    I stopped watching weeks before MM & BM left. It had to do with the dismal storylines and the pushing of JFP’s pets on the screen as well as the character of Victor, who has become so reprehensible that there was no entertainment factor in looking at Victor’s scenes. So, recast or no recast unless I knew that there were major changes in the writing I won’t be tuning in. A shame really because Y&R has some wonderful actors who are wasted on a daily basis.

    That being said, I don’t see TSJ returning to soaps anytime soon. He wouldn’t even commit to the rebooted OLTL. I always felt that he was looking to do work outside soaps and it seems he is getting his chance.

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  28. Karen says:

    Why Aaron Newton?

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  29. Alan says:

    Trevor St. John would be ideal but considering the writing on this show, he would be smart to take a pass if offered the role.

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  30. Sister Ann says:

    If Michael Muhney goes, I go.

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  31. Red Rivers says:

    Bring back Muhney.

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  32. su0000 says:

    All the seasoned male soap actors including TSJ are not stupid, and would not submit themselves to the backlash from attempting to replace MM..
    It can’t be done and no actor would want to step into that still steaming pile.. They know the wrath of soap fans and what they demand, and replacing MM/Adam would be a coffin nail..

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    Sissy replied

    I keep hearing that all of the diehard MM fans have quit watching the show…so maybe the remaining viewers might be more accepting of a recast?

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    Sister Truth replied

    Awesome read on this Sissy. His fans have quit, so why are they here posting against a recast?

    PatF replied

    The pile is the fans that left with him. So long. No one needs to worry about them, as they proclaimed they are not coming back.

    It’s a great part that ANY sane actor would kill for.

    I’m sure the list already is very long and very talented.

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    Sissy replied

    Agreed PatF. I’m a longtime viewer and while I enjoyed MM very much in the role I will welcome a recast. There are only a handful of characters in daytime that can never be recast…Luke Spencer, Victor Newman, etc….

  33. Izabel says:

    MICHAEL MUHNEY PLEASE!!!!! Mm was the reason I started watching y&r. No one can do him justice, he will always be ADAM in my eyes. And yes, whever lands tthe recast has huge shoes to fill and a lot to live upp too. I wantt a recast justt bwcause I miss adams character and would love to see it go on as long aas the new actor does it justice. I know these actors are all primetime, but for selfish reasons I would suggest these 3 as a fantasy because they have so much sex appeal, a sarcastic and a dark demeanor like adam did… LOVE IAN SOMERHALDER, JESSE METCALFE, MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR lol ;) . But on a serious note… I wish they would at least let MM come back or have a say in who getts to resume Adam. Y&R don’t screw this up!!!!Ttrevor if anything seems most realistic option.

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  34. Patrick says:

    Y&R has been so easy to forget

    January 31, 2014 was the lights out… click boom… I still haven’t tuned in

    I’ll probably tune in to see Cady McClain… if she hasn’t started already

    I celebrate Michael Muhney…. he was salivating… turn on… uber hot… the bomb… in all things relevant for Talent… he should have been featured, showcased… kept… with benefits… what have you

    I celebrate his belonging in this industry

    Adam Newman = Mr. Michael Muhney

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  35. Patrick says:

    does any one… think… that perhaps…. Tada! drum roll….

    “Josh Kelly”

    ex-Cutter, OLTL

    he has this mysterious energy… that snowballs…

    he could really gain some experience… and showcase his acting chops

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  36. Elite Advisors says:

    Why would a terrific actor like Trevor St John sign up to work in that ego driven environment with actors like Eric B? he would have to have his head examined….
    There is no win there… people have to bow to the great master… look how Peter B has had to fight … and then to add the cherry on the pie there’s the JILL FACTOR….who wants that unless your a less seasoned actor looking to make a name for himself and can swallow a lot of…. um crow.

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  37. Jill says:

    Michael Muhney was 6 ft … anybody shorter would be hard to take given the characters stature. Tom Pelphrey is close to the same height as MM and has the brooding, black sheep son act down pat.

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  38. Jenny Brooks says:

    Frankly, I’m surprised that someone hasn’t already been chosen….or hadn’t already been chosen when MM was fired. I wish the new guy luck. Lots of rumors flying around that Trevor St. John or Jon Hensley would be getting the part. Time will tell.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Both Trevor and Jon are too *old* for the role, especially from the casting call. Plus, Jon is on B&B under recurring stature.

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  39. Pamela says:

    Just bring Michael Muhney back. He’s the REAL Adam Newman. He made the character into a force on the show. Braeden’s ego just can’t handle it.

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  40. Phillip Brooks says:

    Isn’t Tom Pelphrey busy with Black Box for ABC???

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  41. Joyce says:

    Tom Pelphrey would make a good replacement for Adam if he is available. He’s good looking and a great actor. Loved his on Guiding Light.

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    ChadamFan replied

    TP is extremely overrated as an actor, IMO. I’d definitely FF through his scenes, if chosen.

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  42. Claire says:

    Y&R has lost the 2 most important characters: Adam & Phillis. Since they are gone, it is not interesting anymore. Bring them back

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  43. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Bring back Muhney, or cast Matt Bomer in the role. And then explore the depths of his potential bisexuality, as he semi-did with Rafe. Could open doors for Thom Bierdz to return to the series, too! Phillip is missed!

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  44. Kaffe says:

    MM Can come over to play Jason Morgan or Billy Miller both recast!!

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  45. Pat reece says:

    Michael muhney should come back. Lots of actors on the show are worst than him — such unfair judges!,

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  46. connie says:

    i would love to see Michael Muhney come back and reprise HIS role as Adam Newman however if Y & R is to recast I think that HENRY CAVILL would make an excellent ADAM NEWMAN!!!

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  47. G.G says:

    MICHAEL MUHNEY was a classic. Y&R should be begging for his return. He made the entire show straight up. He went above and beyond to earn the title of Adam Newman. #MM=ADAM.

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  48. Engrady Pind says:

    I don’t think MM will ever be invited back to Y & R.

    I would love to see MM join General Hospital as a recast of Jason, newly resurrected and remembering only his life as Jason Quartermaine.

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  49. mscasrtlepark says:

    I think Michael M. should NEVER have been fired in the first place. Shame on you Ms.Jill (the writer) Get rid of the following people and get NEW actors and BETTER story lines: Cane/Lily, Kevin, Michael.Lauren, Neill/whoever, Colin…. the list goes on and on… need any help???

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    Debster replied

    why are you people so upset about the AA (Lily & Neil) cast members on Y&R? Would you rather they be the maids and drivers ? Come on. There is nothing wrong with Lily and Cain and Neil has been on Y&R for years and never played a lead role. He’s not hogging up screen time like Chelsea and Dylan.

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    Omunique replied

    I agree with YOU Debster!

  50. Carly says:

    So does this mean we will have to hear this “where is Adam” story for 3 more months ???? SIgh

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  51. pat coggins says:

    Bring back micheal….. Noone can replace him…… This is acting 101. .. Donot know if the rumors r true but quite frankly micheal as adam is much more important than summer. If anything let her go off to college after learning she is really nicks daughter and get her life back on track. Her character has lost its spunk. all she does is whine and cry. Lets move o and stop leting eric braden think he is the only actor o the show worth keeping.it is time “victor” went off too maybe he and summer can go on an around the world trip together

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    Omunique replied

    I LIKE THIS! LOL

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  52. BB says:

    I have been watching the Y&R since the day it began, Feb. 1974. I have never seen the casting so poorly done. David Tom is a terrible substitute as Billy Abbott . He is not a match for Victoria , he has boyish looks and not that great at that!
    I don’t understand why they have to keeps families involved. Just because Heather Tom is on the B&B , why does her brother have to be in Y&R !! I would have initiated a new contract to keep Billy Miller , and kept the passion with Victoria and Billy!
    Also get rid of Hunter King as Summer. She can’t act either!
    Bring back Michael as Adam. He was a match for Victor’s rival son.
    And stop this entire Storyline regarding Sharon and Nick getting back together. She’s crazy and the truth needs to be unfolded about what she did to Phyllis and Nick.
    Get rid of the Storyline with Kelly and Billy..
    Bring Ronin back to be with Paul on the Police Force.
    If Jack is going to be true to his love for Phyllis, keep him away from Kelly.
    The viewers want more passion for people who can really commit to one another, not all this messing around!

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  53. G.G says:

    Team Muhney!!!

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    Omunique replied

    #TEAMMICHAELMUHNEY

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  54. Selena.C. says:

    MISSING MUHNEY :( My heart bleeds for adam newmans character. Hoping there will be a decent funeral for tthis role that made this soap aa success. Nobody can replace MM, but a part of me doess wwaant to see adam come back and claim his life… Providing the new adam will be half decent. Will Arnett looks like m.muhney enough but I know him playing adam will never work.. Just saying ttho, similaritties are there. #ripadam-mmuhney.

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  55. Marianne says:

    Sooo…Aaron Newton will come to town, but he’s really Adam Newman who was burned badly and now had plastic surgery to remake his looks?

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  56. Omunique says:

    I TOTALLY agree with Suoooo! Anyone other than Michael Muhney, will fail!!!!!!!!
    #TEAMMICHAELMUHNEY

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  57. Sarah Burton says:

    I think the groping incident should have been handled internally. I would like to hear Michael’s side of the story.

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  58. Holly says:

    I would like to see James Van Der Beek play the role of Adam Newman. What’ s he doing?

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  59. Holly says:

    Or why not make Matthew Atkinson’ s character “Austin” actually Adam in hiding after plastic surgery

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  60. Smoochie says:

    Tom Pelphrey!!

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  61. Smoochie says:

    Chris Engen (the original adult Adam!) would work for me – I thought he was gorgeous!

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  62. Cheesehead Soap lover says:

    I think Trent Dawson would be awesome as ADAM! I saw him in a play a few years ago and he was dark and twisted and SEXY! CBS bring Trent Dawson back!

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  63. Joanie says:

    OMG, Trent Dawson would be so amazing. He can do anything. I have seen him in plays and at fan events and he is so amazing to the fans. I am tired of everyone saying Michael Muhney. He is not coming back and none of us know what happened so stop whining. Trent Dawson all the way.

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  64. michael ferguson says:

    I’m not commenting about Adam Newman’s replacement it’s about when will Nick find out what Sharon did. She has done some terrible things and if everyone else has to pay for their crimes why not Sharon,Phyllis had to pay and so did Summer&Nick, get real Sharon is no angel. I use to like Sharon and Nick being together but Phyllis is much better for Nick than Sharon.

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  65. michael ferguson says:

    Sharon needs to come clean with Nick ASAP then let Nick and Summer return to be father&d.aughter. Let Phyllis wake up,let the truth come out. Stop trying to make Sharon an angel

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  66. kathy Blanchard says:

    I would Love to see. Trent Dawson get this part. I think he is everything you are looking for.
    I would watch everyday if this handsome thing was there

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  67. Jo B says:

    Chris Engen or Trent Dawson. Totally works for me. If you google muhney and trent you actually see their faces side by side and it totally works. Same look to them. Both hot both talented. Engen is good but don’t think he would come back.

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  68. Katie O'brien says:

    Trent Dawson would rock this role. I live in Baltimore and saw him in a few plays. The last one was a weird play, but Trent played a dark guy which was really cool to see and shows his range. Adam would be a walk in the park for Trent and I would love to see what he does with the role. Wow, I am excited for the first time about watching Y&R again! I was upset when some changes were made on this show but this could be awesome!! But, will Trent do it? I thought theatre was his first love?

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  69. Luella Resetar says:

    I am an avid Young and the Restless fan and I think it would be awesome to see Trent Dawson play the part of Adam, the son of Victor!

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  70. Mary says:

    Wow, i can’t believe people have started recommending Trent Dawson for Adam. I thought of him immediately when I saw that Michael Muhney was fired because they actually look alike. I would love to see him play Adam and the producers would be smart to cast Trent in the role. Do we know if Trent would do it?

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  71. Sixten kg says:

    i say nick “Blake Berris” in “Days of our Lives” i watch only Days of our Lives because he reminds me of adam newman “Michael Muhney” =)

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  72. Jane Smith says:

    GET THOSE ORIGINAL PEOPLE BACK!!!!
    No one can play Adam like the original Character, the new Billy not half as good as previous. Why do they change characters that are the stars in the show, even that Abby is awful and summer looks way to mature!! Smarten up and get the characters back…..btw I hope they don’t replace Phyllis, the show will go down real fast.

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  73. Theona John Hope says:

    i think that paul anthony stewart (ex) danny santos on guiding light would make the replacement for micheal muhney as adam newman on young and restless. the character adam newman needs someone who is handsome , sexy ,strong and has the brilliant acting ability. he has all of that. i think he and chelsea will have great chemistry like muhney. paul has the ability to make any role his own . look at his work on gl and loving.

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  74. karen says:

    only Mr Muhney will be okay for the job should not have fired him he was and is only one perfect for the job

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