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64 December 23rd, 2013 Y&R’s Sharon Case Makes Video Tribute To Ousted Castmate Michael Muhney!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Fans of Genoa City’s Shadam will in particular enjoy this heartfelt video montage and tribute put together by The Young and the Restless Sharon Case (Sharon) for her ousted former cast mate and on-screen love interest, Michael Muhney (Adam)!

For four years, Sharon and Michael spent many work days together collaborating on making the torrid and complex love story of Adam and Sharon so compelling for fans of the CBS soap opera!

When the news came down that Muhney was abruptly fired, Case (who has been a close friend of Muhney’s as well), put together this tribute which says it all about how she felt about her co-star and thanks him for four incredible years of friendship and acting chops!

Watch the tribute after the jump!  Then, let us know what you thought of it!

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  1. k/kay says:

    Lovely!!! That is what true friends do they do not judge they stand by you through thick and thin !

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    m banghart replied

    Not sure what the reason maybe for firing Michael but he will be sadly missed for his part on Y&R. No one can play the part as well as he does. He and Chelsea have some real chemistry between them on the show that is amazing and makes the show romantic. I was so happy to see that they were finally getting back together!

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    Cdansby replied

    I cannot believe they would let adam go and KEEP summer. If there was an issue then Hunter King should have been terminated. Summer-Hunter King is a bore with NO story. BRING ADAM BACK, this show survives because of the VIEWERS and WE WANT ADAM BACK, get rid of hunter, lilly, cain, neal, and that whole snore bore……Trust me this show will not last without Adam, Adam makes the other characters story lines……You made a bad mistake Y&R for keeping Hunter, she must be related to the show, as she cant act, she is a filler when you get your drink refill, NOT an interesting story line. Summer without PHYLLIS is a BORER……

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  2. Chaz says:

    I had seen this and thought it was a wonderful gesture to Muhney from Sharon Case. I have to wonder how much crap she is getting for standing by his side.

    For everyone’s sake I hope that his dismissal was for something that will not effect him – or anyone else – long term.

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  3. shawn says:

    WoW, that was very touching. F U, Phelps!!!!!

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  4. Lynda Westlake says:

    Beautiful tribute. Sharon Case is a lady with a lot of class! Kudos to her for “standing by” her fellow castmate and friend. Just wish the rest of the cast did the same. All the best to Michael Muhney in his future.

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  5. Llanviewer717 says:

    That’s a very touching video. You have to admire her class in this situation.

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  6. Mary SF says:

    You can tell a lot of love went into making that tribute– a lot of personal and candid moments that aren’t scripted, just from the heart. I hope making it doesn’t get her in trouble with the people who canned him. One classy lady.

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  7. deb says:

    Beautiful and classy Ms. Case; thank you so much for showing us not everyone is a turncoat A kisser on the set. You could have supported Muhney privately but you put this tribute out and IMO shows me that all the nasty rumors some are salivating over is nowhere near the truth. I doubt you would be supporting this man if he did what some are alluding to. God bless you and stand strong because no doubt some of your work mates will not be too happy you are not towing the BS line.

    Shadam was the HOTTEST pairing on Y and R and it was all because of you and Muhney giving it your all. The writing was horrible but the acting was amazing. Thank you for four years of memories.

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  8. robert says:

    Great tribute. I will remember the memories.

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  9. Dawn says:

    Beautiful! The friendship is real- and this is a sweet wonderful tribute. Life is complicated so of course there are many sides to a story- but from where I sit- losing Michael will be a HUGE loss for Y&R..his talent, his skill, his ability to make one of the most detestable characters Loveable and someone you root for…was amazing! Wish him the absolute best in his future work….we will be watching! :-)

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  10. su0000 says:

    the song fit the day..
    luv Michael, hope to see him soon in another soap :)

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  11. Mark Y says:

    It’s pretty much unanimous. This situation stinks.

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  12. Joyce Haskins says:

    Love the tribute Sharon very classie instead of firing the actor maybe fire the writers because some of these story lines is for the dogs or cats but they may not want it either.Well good Luck Michael M. Yand R’s BIG LOST!!!!!!!

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  13. B.J. says:

    Thank you Michael, and Sharon Case for this great video. Nice to see MM is not the monster [to everyone] they are trying to portray him as, to justify his dismissal.

    I don’t care what they say, it’s a loss for Y&R, and most definitely to their fans.

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  14. Pamela Johnson says:

    Very lovely tribute, Ms. Case! and as everyone has stated, you are a true friend for standing by your friend. I can not even express how angry I am for them firing him. I have rooted for “Adam” for years, ever since MM took over. Is there any chance that fan support will bring him back? God Bless you and MM, Y&R is in a heap of trouble right now if you ask me, they have lost or fired too many main characters, like as if they are cleaning house. Right now they should go for what they know, and that is the stable players, since the loss of Jeanne Cooper, tooooo much change!! I’m really going to have to think about watching this show that I have watched for 30 years.

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    Darla replied

    I agree wholeheartedly!

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  15. heidi says:

    Love it!!! Love MM!!! Will miss seeing him!!! Thanks Sharon… well done!!!

    If we and Michael are lucky.. he will be snatched up quickly and we will continue to see his incredible talent and adorable face… somewhere else for a very long time!!!

    Y&R made a HUGE mistake!!! One I hope they will regret for a very long time!!!

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  16. mo says:

    That is very nice. I still wish Sharon and Adam had had a baby. Will miss him.

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  17. karen rinehart says:

    Michael , it’s being great knowing u laughing , crying , running and what u did i was right there with u . i hope to see u in another soap or film which ever one take’s u first ..// MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR TOO YOUR FAMILY AND GOD BLESS U , OH BY THE WAY THANK U FOR BEING . TO ME A GREAT ACTOR…////

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  18. debby says:

    You will be very much missed. I really enjoyed you playing the part of Adam wish they would change there mine. the show won’t be the same without you. Hope whatever show you are on next will watch it for sure. Good luck to you and your family.

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  19. janet says:

    Since I personnely cannot stand watching the victor show, now with S Burton, and Kill Farren Phelps. They fired a truly gifted actor. Sharon case is a class act. If you only ever have one real friend this will be it. Great video and proof everlasting they are friends. Phelps has destroyed every show I have ever watched she has been associated with. here she goes again. How long before Tristan Rogers will be dumped from his new contract, now that she made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. I personally never watch this show, never will. Good luck to MM.I watched some of him and he is a big talent. Sharon is a friend. a real true one. If she gets her walking papers we will know why and who!

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  20. Katherine Sorenson says:

    I kept watching in spite of the lousy writing on Y and R because I had been watching the show since 1981. Several of my daughters also have been regular viewers. The only things that made Y and R watchable was some of the acting – and believe me – not too many actors are on it now that have much acting ability . You just fired the best actor on your show – Muhney . Why on earth is it that you get rid of anybody with talent ? The viewers want good writing , hey – at least a couple of decent actors to watch – why do you keep screwing the show up ? I’m not watching after Muhney’s final airdate. You’ve fired one too many good actors for this viewer. Maybe it’s time to cancel this mess of a show you’ve made eh CBS ?
    I’m not loyal enough – or no, better yet, stupid enough to keep watching the crap you are airing. Do you not like having talent on your show ? Let’s just put this show out of it’s misery. It is painful to watch – hell – as it is- I fast forward through half of it anyway as do most people.
    I think this show has run it’s course.

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  21. ann smithson says:

    it really sucks that you are removing Adam and Phyllis out and the 25 yr thing that you talk about will soon end if you are taking the good people out. and hell please change victor’s role it is getting tired some.

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  22. Jan Bozman says:

    I hope this will be to Michael’s advantage in the long run. He made Adam the strongest character on the show. Most talented actor on Y&R.

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  23. Lars says:

    Sad he is leaving. Heard some nasty rumors but no proof either way. Loved his acting s far as Adam. Sorely missed he will be. Awesome job ms Sharon case, hope u r not next.

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  24. Lala says:

    This is such a beautiful tribute. Thanks to Sharon Case for putting it together. She’s obviously been a true friend to Michael and I’m sure she and others on the cast of Y & R will feel the loss of this gifted actor. It is really too bad that the powers that be at Y & R (or whoever it was that made the decision to fire Muhney) put trivial annoyances (or whatever reason they had for firing him) above the wellbeing of this show, for they will lose viewers as a result of his firing. It’s also too bad that they made the lame-brained decision to let Billy Miller go.

    Through making this video, Sharon Case has shown that she’s a class act (as others have already stated). Both Sharon and Michael are/were two of my favorite actors on this show, so I really hope that they don’t make a very bad mistake of firing her in the next while. If so, they’ll definitely have very few viewers left, which would be too bad, as a number of the other actors are also very good, but I think people will just get tired of the very poor decisions made by Y & R’s management.

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  25. Paula says:

    I have watched Y&R since it began. What is happening when top actors are leaving or being fired. It’s crazy! Letting Michael go is so wrong. Bring him back after “Adam” takes whatever break they believe the character should have. Michael Muhney made Adam …..Adam. It is going to be difficult to replace him. Billy Miller will also be greatly missed as is Michelle Stafford. Too much change. Thank you Sharon Case for the video tribute to your friend and fellow cast mate. Good luck Michael

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  26. Susan Gaynor says:

    Thank you, Sharon Case, for being the only cast member who showed respect for the best actor on the show.

    If you love Michael Muhney as Adam and want him rehired, then contact CBS and Sony by email, phone, twitter, and online petitions to show your support for MM.

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  27. Casey says:

    Is anyone else standing up for this actor? If he was justly fired, why not just say what he did and be done with it. Personally, I think Eric Braden is extremely arrogant and very much like his character, Victor Newman. He does not enjoy anyone being more popular than him. And Melody is on his side. Talk about art imitating life. Eric gets his way just like Victor, who never, ever, truly pays for his dastardly deeds. I wonder if a petition from the fans can help bring MM back? Just saying….

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  28. maureen richards says:

    So mad, can’t even think about it. Michael your a great actor. Sorry y@r wont be watching if adam is gone. Sharon c. Beautiful video. Hope they change thete mind.

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  29. carol says:

    I think the song Sharon Case picked for this video says it all. She is a class act. I won’t watch any CBS. shows anymore. Will miss Sharon, Peter , Neil and Chelse. He was the best actor on the show, very gifted. I had watched since day one.

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  30. gaile bach says:

    will not be watching Y@R anymore!!! Michael Muhney is a fantastic actor. The show will be losing a real winner. I can only see bigger and better projects for him in the future. I will continue to follow his career. Can’t imagine what he did!! KILL someone’s mother?

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  31. vivian says:

    I just can’t believe it he was the maine person that kept the show exciting to watch. I have been watching this soap all my life .but I think I will find another soap to watch. Why do you always get read of the good actors?

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  32. dick mann says:

    Steve Burton can’t act. Jessica Collins is too old. Abbie and trayvon, WTF!Chancellor goes to a third tier character. Sugarcane and lilly. Sony should sell y & r to cable rather than kill I. Michelle Stafford, Billy Martin, Mike Muhney, Jeanne Cooper. R.I.P. Y&R

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  33. Sally says:

    Nice job Sharon! True friendship! MM so glad I got to see u on set. I’m in D, hope to see u around!

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  34. Marcy says:

    Thank you Sharon. You are a true friend!

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  35. Darla says:

    There are many incredibly huge egos on y & r. I believe Michael’s firing is nothing but jealousy on the part of those actors who have been mouthing off about him and/or a certain someone and her “unwanted attention” claim. It’s nice to know that Michael has a true friend in Sharon Case. A sad situation all around!

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  36. cheryl says:

    I absolutely hate the character Sharon Newman and this proves that Sharon Case and she are one in the same..Love Adam though and Michael Muhney’s leaving is tragic…

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  37. Mckenna says:

    Bravo for Sharon Case for making that video for Michael Muhney whom I love as Adam! Thank you Sharon Case!

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  38. Elle says:

    Michael Muhney is the best and I also believe there was a lot of jealousy from the other cast male stars who wanted him ousted. No Young and Restless for me after Michael Muhney last episode! I think there is more to the story we are getting! Rehire Michael Muhney

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  39. Chrissy says:

    Thank you Sharon Case! You are a true friend of Michael Muhney!

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  40. Leigh says:

    I applaud Sharon .. That what friends are for .. And she is truly a great Lady.. Michael you are blessed to have such a treasured friend … Michael so many of watched Y & R cos of YOU .. We loved to hate you but we hated to love you cos you played Adam so brilliantly . You are a remarkable actor and the show will not have the same interest at all now that you will be leaving . You are rhe best. with Billy going, Michelle gone and Mrs C .. It just ain’t the same. I love you too Sharon you are a amazing also …. What next for Y & R .. You will be loosing a lot of fan!! All the best Michael and blessings to Sharon for showing what a friend is …

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  41. JB says:

    What a lovely video. Can’t believe what is being reported as to the reason for his firing and sincerely hope it isn’t true. He was the best character on the show.

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  42. TJ says:

    WOW! Great video! Didn’t like Adam at first, but grew to like him especially post-Shadam. Loved him and Chelsea. Don’t know what to believe. I can’t see her doing this video if she didn’t truly believe his innocence. Why would she stick up for him if she thought for one minute he was inappropriate with Hunter? Either the brass at YR wanted him out and created a lie or he is guilty. Too bad all around. If he did it, why haven’ t charges been filed? if he didn’t…one helluva lawsuit

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  43. Kathy says:

    I have watched Y&R since it has been on the air!!!! Love this show!!!!” I can not believe that their letting all these class actors go. What’s going on? It was a sad day when they posted Jeannie Cooper she was super special made u want to watch the show she knew how to kick butt and take names!!!! Then we lose Phyllis. And Billy who is a class actand now they fire Michael Muhney what’s wrong with Y&R. There will never be anyone that will replace Michael Muhney whether you bated him or loved him he knew how to play the part. A GREAT GREAT ACTOR. Y&R don’t be surprised if your the next show to go down and then The Bold And The Beautiful will be no. 1. MICHEAL MUHNEY hope Bold and The Beautiful will make u and offer!!!’ GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!!!!

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  44. alison adkins says:

    I absolutely love this!! Both of u r smokin HOTT!!! And r both strong as gas!! That song was very befitting of the moment!!!

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  45. elaine cb says:

    Fan sites are wild and divisive to the point of banning members over this MM and HK issue. Courage and kudos to Sharon Case for stepping up to the plate for MM, in light of the fact that the alleged incident was not reported to the proper authority, and has spurred so much muckraking in the press.

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  46. lillie cook says:

    Sharon did an amazing job…it actually made me cry….. no one will ever be able to replace Michael. I’ve been a faithful viewer since I could walk and besides Katherine’s untimely passing, this is the most heartbreaking news……to Michael, you will truly be missed and we will never forget you!!!!! Love you!!!!!!!!

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  47. Sandra says:

    Very nice tribute! I really hope there is some forgiveness if someone did something wrong and everyone involved will have peace . To Sharon , you have always been one of my favorite actresses and MM has been a great asset to the show . So sorry to see him go.

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  48. Darla says:

    Love this tribute! Says it all.

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  49. Deborah says:

    Thank you for showing your support for Michael Muhney with this lovely tribute. You are a true friend.

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  50. Linda says:

    I have really enjoyed watching you develope Adam as a complicated man. I will miss you and that wonderful smile you have. I hope the best for you in your career and personal life. Good luck to you.

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  51. Holly says:

    Adam is truly one of my favorite characters on the show.. No one will ever be able to replace Michael!!! He and Chelsey have the greatest chemistry ever..I’m so sad that he will be going off the show. I’ve loved watching play Adam!!!!

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  52. Janice says:

    Wow!!! At least someone with a heart…good luck Michael and may God bless your socks off!!!

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  53. SuzAnne says:

    Have watched Y&R since its inception. Have never seen as high caliber acting as what Michael Muhney brought to the role of Adam Newman. I sincerely hope that he and his familiy will do well. I hope he gets picked up for a prime time role or another soap opera. Talent like his is hard to dismiss. I would see him on a show like The Blacklist or something that requires an actor with a high reach.

    I do not think that Y&R ‘s future is in good hands and I would be very sorry to see the show disappear after so many years. Michael Muhney is leaving a big void on the small screen. I hope some executive is astute enough to figure this out and go after his talent for a meaningful role. Thank you Sharon for showing the other side of things.

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  54. callisto says:

    Thanks so much for this lovely video and having the guts to do it.You are a great friend to Michael.Shaman will be greatly miossed.

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  55. Patricia Stewart says:

    My husband and I watch the Y & R everyday Mon – Friday.
    Adam – Michael Muhney was on of our favourite actors on the show. He was truly an amazing actor no one could of played that character the way he did. We were both said to hear that he was let go, because of certain accusations. We wish him the best of luck with his acting, we were hoping for his return to Y & R. Based on the recent changes as Billy character is being played by Tom…. We think he does an awful job as the character. He does the character no justice, his acting is so fake, he doesn’t fit that character. He just act…..sorry but it’s true we’ve been watching the show for over 12 years and we were hoping the changes to improve the show not wreck it! Hoping to see Michelle Stafford return as her character.

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  56. jennifer says:

    Love. The. Video. Thanks. He. Is. Going. To. Missed. So. Much. The. Show is going to be hard to watch for me without adam . I wish him all the best and hope to see him in something soon. Its a sad day for all the fans that loved him .

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  57. Cdansby says:

    NancyDrew37, thank you so much for telling it like it is…Ole Jill Phleps is RUINING the show and like you if Michael turns up on another soap I will change to that one, tire of Neil’s dead ass, as you stated the storylines are crap now with only the cast wh has NO REAL STORY is against MM such as NEIL……which who gives a crap about NEIL, he is NO Shermar (Malcom)……..

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  58. Adrian says:

    Im so devastated about Mr. Michael leaving Y@R. He is a dynamic actor and who very much so has alot to do with the success of the show. I wont pass judgement on anyone, GOD is the judge and he definitely knows if it happened or not. Mr. Michael you and your family are in my prayers and i hope all works out for you. Ms. Sharon, that was so nice of you making a video in honor of your friend. When things happen to people, its always good to have a friend there for you. I really and truly hope he is innocent. If it comes out that he truly did harass Ms. King, then he needs to ask for her forgiveness and then ask for forgiveness from GOD. If indeed truth comes out and he is innocent, then she needs to do the apologizing as well as the person who fired him and as well as those who did not believe him. You shouldn’t side with anyone unless you have all facts first. You hope for the best for then, but dont just assume innocence or guilt. Im on nobody’s side, just the side for truth. GOD BLESS!!!

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  59. Pam says:

    Bring him back. Isn’t this all about the viewers???
    Think of them and what they want and deserve!!!!
    If he has to go, so should she.

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    Karen replied

    I agree.

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  60. Donna Cook says:

    Still cannot believe they fired Michael Muhney! It’s going to take one heck of an actor to fill his shoes! One of the best actors on Y&R! Too many changes on this show what’s going on here?? Don’t try and fix something when it wasn’t broken! You SHOULD FIRE the one that’s making all these changes…. Show isn’t as good as it used to be! I have been a loyal watcher for 30 years….. But now, not so loyal! Listen to your fans Y&R

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