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After Y&R Fan Outcry On Muhney's Dismissal, Doug Davidson States: "JFP Is Not To Blame … There Is More To The Story!"

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Daytime Emmy winner, and one of the most solid cast members of The Young and the Restless for over 35 years, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), took to his Twitter account late last evening, after the events of the day surrounding the firing of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman at the CBS soap opera.

After massive fan outcry at this latest move by the number one soap, and with people pointing the finger at executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps for the decision to axe Muhney, Davidson came to the defense of the show’s current leader and indicated there is more going on that meet’s the eye.

And in addition, Doug attempted to tell his followers that being on a soap opera and in a large cast is a “team sport”.  Over the years, Davidson has seen many a popular actor come and go, but perhaps none this popular with the fans?

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Davidson tweeted:  “Honestly, JPF’s is not to blame. She is terrific. Today’s events don’t reflect her leadership. Trust me, there is more to the story. The Young and the Restless is a team sport. Please know we love you guys and we will continue to bring you the best show we can. I’ve got at least 20 castmates that vow the same pledge.”

What do you think of Doug’s tweets?  Do you believe what this longstanding cast member is trying to communicate to Y&R fans?   Weigh-in on soap’s latest controversial casting move!

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Rob
Rob

Keep kissing her a$$ Doug, this womans ego and wrath knows no bounds and apparantly Sony and CBS have given her carte blanche to do whatever the hell she wants.

Michael
Michael

AGR$$D! She doesn’t care who she mows over or cares who she pisses off in order to get what she wants!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Dougs comments are too evasive for me…wonder what his comments would be if he was let go…JFP not to blame for something she could prevent…who are they kidding…if the actor had decided on his own then ok but i dont believe anything these people say…i was just trying to get back into this show but its not working!

Harry
Harry

He almost seems to be implying that Michael is not a team player which I don’t feel is true. When Eric Roberts guess starred on Y&R he said that Michael was the nicest and most gracious cast member and went out of his way to make him feel welcome.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I think Doug Davidson is kissing up in order to save his own job.

The grass is not greener at YawneR. You are watching the good soaps. DAYS and GH are all you need.

Why must Y&R fans continue to reward the butchering when a great show bends over backwards to become greater and nobody cares?

Happy DAYS are here!!!

Darlene Smith
Darlene Smith

I agree that Doug, Melody and Erik should not have said anything. One thing that speaks volumes to me is the fact that Michael said he was stunned and couldn’t speak for 5 minutes. This says to me that he did not do anything worthy of being fired for; otherwise he would have been prepared or expected it. This is either a cost cutting measure or another case of Jill’s nepotism (Steve Burton). It has nothing to do with Michael’s actions. I’ve observed him in other settings and he is fun and gracious. DD, MST, and EB stay out of something that doesn’t involve you. It won’t be too much longer before you’ll be gone because of age…it happens to us all. So shut up!!!

Harry
Harry

I love Doug Davidson, but I really wish he had just not commented at all. I get he has to not bite the hand that feeds him, but this would have been a good time to recognize that silence is sometimes golden.

Patrick
Patrick

I wish he hadn’t have either….

he did this because.. he’s mr. all american pie… the golden boy… emmy winner best actor last year? and we’re to believe ?

damned right their’s more to this… behind the scenes…

i’m still so sad! incredulous… that… if this genre is to survive… talent… is everything… Michael Muhney is everything… to that show…

and to show so little regard… for what works… for fan uproar… to bare minimum… and start over… ??? how? there’s nothing left.. but.. lukewarm… amateurs… wannabe stars on the horizon… what is left of the Vets… are dim and waning… in pulling in the numbers for nielsen or whatever….

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wonder if this was a cost cutting move…maybe the actors who replace him and Billy are paid less than Micheal and Billy? Just a thought!

Others involved
Others involved

Michael said he sad to see a writer go recently. I don’t remember the writers name but many wanted him gone including many actors. Guess what my mom said is true you know when you’re on the way out when your coworkers start avoiding you. Why? Because the don’t want to be next. Doug you know you’re not next but you could have been nicer and not kick a man when he’s down. What you said makes everyone think it Michael deserved it.

Harry
Harry

Others Involved, your mother was right. And I had forgotten that MM had spoken out in behalf of that writer Jill had fired. Now there are some really insidious rumors popping up which is not a surprise considering corporate damage control can be an ugly thing, But we all have to hold on until the truth comes out because so far, we do not have it. I do not take smear campaigns coming from some anonymous source posting on a soap rag to be credible, however, they can incur a lot of damage.

Mika
Mika

He is basically saying Michael’s firing was a “team” decision between JFP and EB.

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

Exactly. Would anyone be surprised that EB had him or anyone else fired or pushed out? He must be jealous that he is not the “star” anymore. Everyone said that Michael was going to be the center of the show. That Adam was going to be the next Victor. I cannot stand any scene that EB is in and I immediately forward through it. Now, I won’t have to because I won’t be watching anyway.

Victoria
Victoria

Totally agree. We will fight to get him reinstated. Please sign online petitions on Facebook & please contact CBS to voice your displeasure.

Mozelle Felder
Mozelle Felder

Something must be done. We are the fans and we matter. When there is a problem human beings work to solve it. U don’t cut your fellowman off at the knees. Someone dug a ditch for MM….I hope u dug one along side it for yourself

Lisa
Lisa

Maybe he wouldn’t want to go back. It sounds as if it was a stressful situation, although MM seems like a very strong man and was dealing with it. As far as anything he said on Twitter, that was his own account and should’ve had nothing to do with him keeping or losing his job. Grrrrr Agree with the ditch digging and I bet I know just who should be in the 2nd one, but it won’t happen.

dj powers
dj powers

Please rethink letting Michael M leaving. Y&R is number one but I see it falling, people are getting upset with new actors/actress.

Pat Taylor
Pat Taylor

Michael was a very important part of the cast. The fans had great respect and love for his character (him). The ‘revolving door’ policy at Y&R is beyond the point of being annoying. It’s like trying to read a novel with random chapters missing’, not worth the trouble of trying to follow it. I guess after all these years, it’s time to change the channel.

Bubberv
Bubberv

Of course there’s more to this story.

If that’s the case let’s hear from Michael and then let’s hear from Phelps why she let him go. I wanna hear it. Then it will be up to the fans who to believe.

Is Davidson implying MM wasn’t a team player? MM has been with Y&R four years and all of a sudden he’s not a team player? Maybe because Phelps is the coach now?

Within one year (under JFP) I find it extremely odd that Griffith, and biggies Stafford, Miller and now Muhney are all gone. There’s a reason these actors and HW left on their own or were fired this year….all under her. Why?

Apparently, if you don’t kiss JFP butt, you ain’t a team player and you are eventually gone. If Davidson and the others want to keep their jobs, they will continue to pucker up and smooch….more than ever now.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I agree. I also hope Muhney will feel free to say more after he’s done taping his final episodes.

Sachette
Sachette

Dough Davidson is so boring… urghh gives me a headache everytime I see him on screen. Ad for Eric Braeden urghhh. So annoyed about Michelle, Billy and Michael.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Rob…you are so RIGHT ON!!!!! Doug Davidson is acting like such an ass-kissing IDIOT…OMG!!!!!

Dawn
Dawn

Crazy! MM totally embraced his role..and I’m sorry DD is not the person from the show who should have said anything on this issue, he has precious little clout..this makes it sound like AKissing of the worst kind! He knows he has no valid storyline right now..so holding tight to whatever he can is his only hope…IMO …that..is worst kind of ‘team’ player….the way he uses the word Team in his statement makes it sound like a HS clique..and perhaps ..despite the immense talent MM brought to the show..he may be better off without them…he will bring same talent to any endeavor he takes on…and if working for this TEAM is the hell it sounds to be then let’s let him move onto greener pastures and solidify his talents among a Team that matters….

k/kay
k/kay

It is getting worse and worse by the minute I have no idea what happened behind the scenes with MM I know he is a passionate sarcastic guy but saying that did he ever physically attack a co worker? I have had business’s for years and trust me on this you ever go down and attack a co worker and you are GONE! Peter Bergman would be the only person I would trust on this! Until he speaks which he won’t because he is too classy I will not believe a word out of anybody’s mouth. Eric Braeden needs to shut up as does DD!

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

I agree. And wasn’t it more than just Peter that EB had fights with? Didn’t I read he had a fight with Michelle a while back? And wasn’t he part of the reason Victoria Rowell was dumped and has not been allowed back?

Shari
Shari

Amen!

Sophia Rondell
Sophia Rondell

Shame on any Y & R cast member who is using innuendo in their tweets. If you are not prepared to say exactly and truthfully what happened or fear for you job, then shut up. Innuendo is worse that spreading a rumor – It shows that you have no class, are certainly not loyal or a team player. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on you.

Elizabeth North
Elizabeth North

MM has been carrying the show! Other egos got involved and MM was railroaded! Most story linesDid daddy get you yet? are lame and boring (especially those surrounding the Winters clan – especially Neil and Devon)! What happened to innocent until proven guilty! “IF” this even happened the punishment does not fit the crime! This lifelong fan is exiting with MM! Bravo to Sharon, Melissa and Peter for standing by your co-worker and friend! Farewell Y&R!

Vickie mahaffey
Vickie mahaffey

I agree with every one he should have never been fired and
If it has to do with budget just given
How your story line is going well let’s
Go down the list, let’s fire, Paul, lily, Neil , Nikki,
Dylan, Summer, Victoria, Hilary oh yea bottom
Line the show sucks!!!! No Adam

Carolyn Cunningham
Carolyn Cunningham

I don’t think I will miss Adam if he is touching women in places that are not appropriate. Then he should be let go! He is a good actor but there are other good actors out there so let’s get the character Adam Newman back to his wife and child, Lord knows I don’t want Chelsey and Billy to end up together!!!!! Hurry up and find a new Adam Newman, fast!!!!

Lawrence
Lawrence

So Muhney is already been let go? Why dont he tell us why he was let go instead of keeping secrets. Well if it has to do with the storyline then i can see why he is keeping secrets to not spoil anything

Harry
Harry

I think there are legalities involved and at this point he has to remain quiet.

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

Lawrence, MM told us he was fired. What,,else did u want him to say? He said in an interview the next day he didnt know why he was let go.

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

What you aren’t getting is Michael is far too classy to trash people.

Elizabeth North
Elizabeth North

He was “accused” of touching Hunter’s (Summer) breasts twice. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Nikki
Nikki

Sorry Doug Davidson, we love you BUT no matter what YOU or ANYONE else says… Y&R will NOT BE THE SAME without MICHAEL MUHNEY. And I really don’t care if there’s “more to the story” FIX IT, MAKE HIM STAY. Arent these shows about the FANS? Well we don’t want and won’t accept anyone else in this role. And I don’t want to here, give the new actor a chance, blh, blah, blah NO WAY. If JFP isn’t to blame… then she should do something FAST. The show has been unfulfilling since she came & now we here the worst possible news ever – I’m blaming her. I don’t care if everyone on the cast hates him, I don’t care if he’s the most difficult person to work with… I don’t care… MICHAEL WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO BE REPLACED, NEEEVVVVVEEEEER!!! He’s by far the Best male actor & Charecter on Y&R. If JFP isn’t to blame then I would LOVE to know the idiot who made this terrible, unforgivable decision. Whoever you are… OPEN YOUR EYES. Y&R, CBS Or P&G this is the worst decision in daytime especially with all the issues. KEEP YOUR FANS HAPPY… WE DON’T WANT MICHAEL MUHNEY GONE NOW OR EVER. This is totally unfair, uncalled for and the biggest mistake.
PS- Keep him & put him back with Sharon Case PRONTO (oh right, anther screw up by JFP). Seems JFP is ALWAYS against the fans – it’s sickening. I’m so done if Michael goes… Done Done, Y&R WON’T be worth watching (and I’m sure many agree)!!!!!

Harry
Harry

Sing it sister! I only tune in to Y&R these days to watch the brilliance that is Michael. because the show has been such a dreadfully, redundant bore as of late. The writers even managed to make Billy Abbott a drag. The only reason the character of Adam still exists is due to Michael’s ability to rise above the swill he has been handed and breathe life, complexity and nuance into the characterization of Adam.

Joss
Joss

He got fired because he pissed off Eric Braeden, someone who has been on the show long enough to make his voice heard to the higher-ups when he’s not pleased with another actor. He may not be the only one that had problems with Michael, but there’s documented proof online that they were in some tiff recently.

Patrick
Patrick

excellent posts people

@Harry!

bring it on home…

Excellent read… when we as fans… outright… knowingly praise talent… on a daily basis…. I love his vibrance… his energy… choices… are superlative

handsome and sexy! heck ya… talent, camera loves him… embraced the medium… cared about his troop

through the roof character representation of Michael Muhney thee Man!

Bev
Bev

I, too, am just sickened by this latest action. I don’t give a fig if there is more to this story, unless it is Michaels decision to leave. Get him back, I don’t care what you have to do, this is for the fans, and we are the ones who matter, right?

Joe
Joe

Maybe I’m the only one. I liked Chris Engen in the role, felt bad when he was replaced, took a while to get used to this Adam, but honestly, he’s one note, I don’t get excited about his on screen presence any more. I’m looking forward to a different Phyllis and different Adam in 2014. You roll with the flow.

And Doug Davidson’s comments probably do ring true, sounds like many actors are part of a “team” there, and maybe Muhney wasn’t really a team player…there’s a good reason he was released, and my hunch is we’ll find out soon enough.

Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

I agree with you Joe. I just felt the character took too much of an evil turn after Muhney took over, and Adam became in my mind un-redeemable. BUT, it appears that is the type of “bad boy/man” character a large part of the fan base likes (Victor Newman, EJ on DAYS) I like a character who can actually at times have a heart and have it not seem completely out of character. As for the comments by Doug Davidson, I am thinking that it is all about cutting budget and a big name actor had to go.

Lisa
Lisa

Braeden isn’t a team player. He is an ass and a bully, just like Victor. Years ago he punched Peter Bergman in the face. Not Jack, but Peter, the actor. EB is also why I stopped watching Y&R several years ago. It was the 2nd time that had happened. I won’t make the mistake of ever watching again.

Mozelle Felder
Mozelle Felder

YES I AGREE!!!! And I’m calling CBS. I’ll do what ever I can. LET’S SHOW THEM TEAM WORK.

Shari
Shari

JFP is a #MORON. How Soap after Soap can bring her on board with her Track Record and her Attitude is beyond my comprehension.

Sheila
Sheila

DITTO TO ALL OF THE ABOVE !! Y&R IS LOOSING MORE THAN THEY THINK.

Elizabeth North
Elizabeth North

BRAVO … If MM IS NOT REHIRED DROVES OF FANS WILL EXIT WITH HIM!

Lia
Lia

I think he’s only saying what she has probably asked the cast to do, and that is to protect her. She is well aware that MM is extremely popular with the fans just as his character is, and she’d like protection against the considerable amount of backlash she’s about to receive. Doug needs to work, so he’s going to do his part to steer some of that away from her. I think it’s a very foolish move, because like him personally or not, he is bringing fans great Adam Newman, and that’s what we want. She obviously has her own agenda that includes putting her favs Dylan and Avery into the spotlight, while pushing fan favs Adam and Sharon into a corner, but she must remember that along with MM goes a lot fans of this show.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Maybe MM did not get along with JFP’s pet!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Yep…that’s one way of putting it. Get this: Offscreen-wise, I hear that Michael Muhney does not care to associate with Steve Burton (aka Jill Farren Phelps’s GOLDEN BOY). At all. And, whenever he’s filming scenes on the Y&R set, MM talks to and communicates with that arrogant and pompous SB only whenever MM himself has to. One final thing: It seems to me that MOST of the Y&R cast are truly afraid of that fire-breathing soap-zilla JFP…which I think is VERY, VERY DUMB AS HELL!!!!! Jill Farren Phelps aka cold-hearted female version of that evil-ass Hitler!!!!! Beyond sad.

jp
jp

Agreed. I am not a fan of Y&R, but this woman has her own agenda. If there was more to the story, then share it. Obviously, Doug Davidson has been a loyal and dedicated cast member to this show for years and probably makes a good salary. No doubt in my mind JFP needed a distinguished voice of support from her cast. Where are the others coming to her support? In the end, its a business. After working so many years on this show, Doug doesn’t want to be another casualty. She needed a favor, and he was willing to do it for job security. It keeps him safe…for now.

Tracy
Tracy

Could this be because everyone is afraid they are next???

SZima
SZima

I’m pretty sure that’s the reason. Everyone is afraid for their jobs!
Kiss JFP’s ass or you’re outta there!

Rcraig
Rcraig

Just love Doug, I can see why he is supporting the firing ho, job security. The proof will be in the pudding when one of her favorites takes over the role. Wait and see, it will be one of her premiere ass kissers that takes over. She has ruined every soap she has produced. After she’s done here she can move onto Days and screw them too. I stand by my feelings that she is bringing one of her actors. Someone needs to drive a stake through her heart (if she even has one) to prevent any more of her sh@t from happening. I am so pissed about the Michael firing.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

JFP better not go to DAYS!

DAYS and NBC will be dead to me if that monster goes there!

MM should be the person to go to DAYS.

lizzie jones
lizzie jones

I thought of that Tracy. Afraid they will be next. But think about it. Eric Braeden has been on the show forever and Doug and Joshua Morrow. They arent young starting out actors. They should try to fight with us to rid that phelps soap killer from the show. Y and R use to be the best soap around. General Hospital almost got cancelled cause of her..How GH ratings have gone up since she is gone. Michael Muhney probably did run his mouth off to the wrong person; but we as fans know he can act his butt off. I

Jessica
Jessica

My thoughts exactly.

Katie
Katie

Nope. I’m sorry but I have seen this happen too many times in the past with JFP. I have seen GL and GH become almost unrecognizable under her leadership so she does not get the benefit of the doubt from me.

Margie
Margie

And the slander begins…

SZima
SZima

Huh? What are you talking about?

Margie
Margie

do you know what the world ‘slander’ means?

I’m saying that people will come out and say horrible things about MM just to kiss the asses of TPTB.

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

You are so right. Have you seen EB’s twitter feed? The language and the way he attacks the fans is appalling. He should be fired for threatening/harassing/intimidating fans. If I spoke to a customer that way at work I’d be out the door. We are technically the customers because we pay his salary.

Lisa
Lisa

He is not an actor, he is just there being himself, a pompous ass!

k/kay
k/kay

I wish all of them so far it has been 3 actors would stay off of twitter they are all saying the same words we are here to bring you the best show. Why would you respond at all EB, JM, &DD all have made comments keep your mouths shut It is basically none of their business. I can’t tell you the last time I watched a episode and did not FF through most of it. MM will land on his feet he is young enough and talented enough he will do fine. Wish you the best Michael Muhney!

Tim
Tim

Doug Davidson is a great guy who doesnt appear to step on peoples toes. Lets hear from Eric Braeden, he has no filter and he will tell us the damn truth!

SZima
SZima

EB is thrilled MM is gone so he ain’t going to be doing any tweeting for him.

Others involved
Others involved

I always felt bad for Peter Bergman when he first started on the show. There were tons on magazine articles about their fighting. Funny how a certain someone is always at the center. Lol

Google ann lee firing from gh. I read it recently after genie Francis was let go from y&r and it was sad what her son said about it.

S
S

Yes! Seems like everyone on here wants to assume they know wth went on! Long live victor!

Nemi Denise R
Nemi Denise R

To say that JFP is NOT to blame is expected because John Davidson wants to keep his day job. The fans who watch General Hospital know the truth, Jill fired a slew of fan favorites and magnified the ones that kissed the a**. She already hired one of bff’s Steve Burton who played Jason Morgan on GH, also Shelly Altman who was a writer on the show too. If anyone looks at JFP history on soaps she has done irreparable damage to many shows she was involved with, if you don’t believe look her up. Jill has her own agenda, sit back and watch Y&R ratings you’ll see.

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

Ratings have already taken a hit even before this crap.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I’m one of those GH fans that watched her try and run it into the ground ! She is now doing the same thing to Y&R ….using the same old story lines that didn’t work when she tried them at GH. She needs to go before there is no way to turn things around for Y&R.

Barbara
Barbara

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.

Wendy
Wendy

There’s been a lot of displeasure since JFP joined Y&R. Fans have complained and complained about casting decisions, story lines that were completely bizarre and continued for so long, it was boring in so many ways, new actors seemed to be arriving in droves, many new actors not doing a good job were replaced this year. I am at the point where i honestly don’t care about 1/2 the cast because it’s new, not that great actors with lame story lines. The veteran actors, the ones who’ve been on the show for even 5 -10 years have there place within GC and their characters are solid for fans. Also fans have had to deal with the death of Jeanne Cooper in real life & as Mrs. C on the show, recently with Delia on the show, the exit of Michelle Stafford, the soon to be exit of Billy Miller and now the amazing character, Adam, as created by Michael Muhney. Fans have also had to deal with the plots of Sharon’s mental breakdown, Phyllis being rendered to a nursing home immobile (all the while the powers that be at Y&R are obviously TRYING to find a substitute for Michelle’s great characterization of Phyllis, which of course, is impossible), the entire really stupid Carmin/Lauren/Michael/Fenn SL and now the silliness is continuing after prison times which also was a waste of our time watching whispers over a link fence between Michael & Fenn. Really? And on top, a sudden death of a little girl on the show. Do the writers really think we’ve not had enough of complete disregard to the fans discerning ability to ‘see through’ fluff plots that are merely fillers with the young actors having ‘dating’ problems? Really, that is not the nuts and bolts of this show, not at all. And what’s happened to the entire MS SL, seems like the challenge of writing consistently about a disability is too much for them. Anyway, that’s my take on this. Whoever is responsible for the firing of Michael Muhney, did NOT consider the fan’s and their attachment to Adam within the threads of the lives of the characters in GC. Any replacement of Adam’s character, and I feel the same way about Michelle’s character, will be a travesty and will not be accepted by any true fans. Despite what any other actor says in defence of the show’s decisions, I also feel it is because they are protecting their place to keep their own jobs secure. Any company who fires someone a week before Christmas should really be totally into not giving a damn about their staff whether they are cast or even crew. They really need to feel a sense of shame about this happening now. I hope the outrage continues into January as well and I truly believe it will Twitter has a lot of power and also a petition that has been signed through Twitter links to reinstate Michael Muhney back to where he belongs on… Read more »

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

And Michael is an awesome human being. I have never heard anyone say that about EB.

Lisa
Lisa

You will absolutely never hear EB is awesome from my lips. He should be the one already gone. Long gone. Ruins the show in every way, which is why I can’t watch.

S
S

Jacks mom do you know mm personally? So how exactly do you know he is an awesome human being?

Trudy
Trudy

Bloody well said Wendy…I live in Australia and my mother and I are outraged about Michael and Billy…something needs to be done for sure…

S
S

He groped a young girl? What if that was your mom,daughter,sister? Y’all seem to believe everything else you read so why can’t you believe he did that? Use common sense people! Don’t watch!

Wendy
Wendy

And so this gossiping continues into May now? It is astonishing to me how MIchael Fairman now has posted another topic which seems to indicate the hysteria both around the belief of the reasons for firing of Muhney was based on simply words on a page from various media. There never was an official statement regarding this ‘gossip’ of any behaviour which,, if anyone considers in ‘normal’ life, would have resulted in a criminal charge. There would have been absolutely no skipping that step dealing with the criminal justice system as California has very strict harassment laws regarding employment. Tthere were no charges laid by either Sony, by CBS, by anyone on the cast or crew of Y&R. With charges not being laid; with the surge of hysteria regarding the seemingly adopted ‘rights’ of viewers to be thinking as they did for a reason I cannot fathom, were actually stating they had a right to know what goes on in management at Sony. How very ludricious is that? This entire situation was totally out of control, fuelled by many who believed words written by others who have nothing to do with Sony or CBS. ‘S’ – your statement above is slanderous and as the individual, making that statement and with the lack of first hand proof of your statement; with not knowing one person who works at Sony or CBS, you are making an assumption really based on absolutely nothing and that’s the bottom line here. Believe what you want, as on the large scale of the world of business at CBS, your opinion is really not important to them,. Your belief of your statement above is as silly as believing that Billy Miller left Y&R because he wants to run for Governor of California. Which if there was enough media about such an assumption, you can bet there would be hundreds, if not thousands, who would perpetuate such a fallacy allowing such an assumption to snowball out of control. And I will add here I just picked that idea out of the absolutely ridiculous choices I could have made and state here “This is NOT true.” Billy Miller is NOT running for Governor. It’s a pretend assumption with not a shred of evidence. Any allegations about criminal wrongdoing are slander and you as an individual need to be mindful of that fact as even though you are only an ‘S’ here, there would be a way to have an inquiry and civil suit against you for slander if ‘someone’ decided to do so. And therefore, please do always consider an initial does not give you legal anonymity at all. And don’t bother considering to reply and be aggressive with your words because truly I don’t care if you don’t like my words. They are the words of reason which are stating mere fact afar watching the face of mass hysteria on social media based on allegations, NOT actual proven truths. Remember in a court, individuals are innocent UNTIL proven… Read more »

Jay
Jay

He is extremely talented and will most definitely get snapped up very quickly- this I am sure of.

Sandy
Sandy

Whether or not it was phelps, the fans have spoken and they want muhney. Listen to the fans. They are who watch your show and give you ratings. You have been losing too many good actors. Muhney is just the final straw with me. To me, you show you don’t care about your fans. Goodbye young and the restless

Mark
Mark

Doug doesn’t strike me as a butt kisser but for him to say something like this makes me wonder what really happened. It seems vindictive on the shows’ part and very abrupt so that lends creedencea to Doug saying there is more to the story.

jonboy
jonboy

Another “difficult” actor to add to the list of the greats released by Y&R for not kissing add: Brenda Dickson, Victoria Rowell, Michael Muhney.

Harry
Harry

Any word from Peter Bergman yet? I am sure he is not at all happy about this as those two worked so well together and both actors sung the other’s praises.

CMD
CMD

Get back with us, Doug Davidson, when you’re on the chopping block to make room for more FOJ’s. I find it hard to NOT blame an EP who has chased off fan favorites like Michelle Stafford and Billy Miller and fired Michael Muhney while writing the most depressing as hell show and focusing on newbies who can’t act (yes, I’m looking at you “Tyler”, “Fen”, “Leslie”, “Summer”, “Kyle”, etc). Oh, and there’s her never ending Steve Burton obsession. Gee, how could any of fan displeasure possibly be the fault of JFP?

Others involved
Others involved

Steve Burton got the job because he has a side business with Phelps. I heards the actor who played spinelli (in a band with buddy burton) was going to be on y&r. Hmmm. We’ll see

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

You forgot the new Abby. That was an awful casting choice. Every single time she comes on I’m like who is that chick until someone says Abby. JFP also chased off Emmy Rylan who was awesome as Abby so she could bring in one of her pet bimbos.

Lisa
Lisa

Emme came to GH to play Lulu (thank you God). So she wasn’t actually chased off. Still that leaves plenty of other complaints re JFP.

Elizabeth North
Elizabeth North

Y&R … Write your eulogy … You’re DONE!

Sandy
Sandy

Doug’s character doesn’t even have scenes with Adam so I think there is something to his comments. There is not really any potential axe to grind on his part other than his knowing what did go down and realising that the fans have no clue! He has said what he has for a reason and he’s been with the show for many, many years. It sounds not too dissimilar to JM’s comments about the cast being committed to the fans and the show as a team whilst we know that MM isn’t notorious as a team player…..things that make you go ummm….?

Others involved
Others involved

Well, he might have an ax to grind because when they were all nominated, Michael said he felt the actor who plays Patrick on GH deserves to win. Maybe Doug took that as an insult.

S
S

Sandy unfortunately most of the people on here don’t use common sense. I hope they all stop watching! Others involved how do you know? People let’s quit assuming because y’all don’t know!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Of course there is more to the story, but to say she is not to blame, is silly. She is the EP she decides who to hire or to fired. It is her choice, no one has a gun to head making her fire MM, unless it is CBS and I can’t imagine them wanting to rid the show of a popular actor for no reason. My theory is the writers probably had some horrible story line set up for Adam and MM refused to do it . It is the only thing that makes sense. It seems to fit DD line about being a “team player”, obviously MM didn’t want to “play ball” and got tossed out for someone who would. As I said last night in different post, I wish I were a fly on the office wall to know the real story here.

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

MM was completely blindsided by his firing. He knew nothing.

shawn
shawn

Why is this dumbass sticking his nose in where it doesn’t belong?? There are WAYYYYY too many divas on that show.

Scott
Scott

I dont watch this show,but do you think he will die from poisoned peanut butter banana pancakes?

Scott
Scott

And the Velvet slayer.

Claire
Claire

It’s true, we don’t know everything that is involved. But we know there was clearly some tension between Muhney & the “click” on twitter back when the Delia story first happened. Christian & Greg were praising everyone involved in the story line except Michael… on twitter. And Michael made some vague comments about it and not being recognized by his cast mates. Those guys never came back and acknowledged him, and although he apologized for venting on twitter, he took one of his twitter breaks.

And look at twitter… pay attention who isn’t saying he will be missed. Coincidence??
On another note, let’s be honest. We all had to know that Adam would have to go to jail or be off the canvas for at least some time given he is the driver that hit Delia. Now if they recast… that is just wrong.
Not trying to start rumors… just pointing out some other possibilities!

Others involved
Others involved

Exactly and I stopped liking the characters of Michael (who was my favorite) and Gregg. They were obvious then about their feelings, and frankly I felt they were bothered that the last few years has been more about michaels character. It was only after michaels twitter run in with Eric (again started by a fan who implied something to make mm look bad) that Baldwin family got more air time. By the way Maura west has a better part now. Love Maura as Ava

Claire
Claire

Agree. I’ll have to say I wasn’t initially crazy about the character of Ava but I understand why Ron & Frank want to create new characters. GH seems to both utilize & respect Maura much more than Y&R.

Lynda Westlake
Lynda Westlake

Whatever Doug!!!! I am sorry, but Michael Muhney is the ONLY Adam Newman for me. Too many fabulous actors are leaving, but to fire him is inexcusable. Currently boycotting all CBS programming, as well as all of the the products advertised on their stations. If there is more to the story stop being so cryptic please

mo
mo

I think he’s trying to say that Michael was not a team player. If you show up at work and do your job, that should be enough. Does he have to be BFFs with his co-workers, boss? If it’s not the full story, then tell us what is the full story. I’m all ears.

Claire
Claire

He wasn’t in the Christian/Greg click. That was evident in how they left him out of acknowledgment on twitter. And I’ve never understood what makes Eric/Victor so great. So I guess that makes him not a “team player”

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

Michael has 3 young children at home. THAT is his focus. He doesn’t party with the cast in his spare time, he goes home to his wife and chldren.

Lisa
Lisa

mo, I agree with you 100%.

Patrick
Patrick

All the power performers…. incredible actors…. are gone

Jeanne Cooper – Katherine
Eileen Davidson – Ashley
Billy Miller – Billy Abbott
Michelle Stafford – Phyllis
Michael Muhney – Adam
Nina
Chance IV
Traci Abbott
John Abbott

there is a serious power outage of what made Y&R –

I can’t fathom who’s left that could carry the show?

Amelia Heinle is all thats left

it’s laughable… if character actors Paul, Victor, Jack, Michael think they can pull this off… any thing off… I cannot see this progressing

click boom

Sharon
Sharon

you are so right Patrick, maybe others have forgotten just how many character changes have been made lately, losing Jeanne Cooper was unpreventable but too many other changes to stay focused and relate to the cast changes to hold my interest anymore. The way the story line is going it also looks like more will be leaving as well………….

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

The power went out as the Titanic was sinking, turning the dream into a nightmare. Some survivors were able to put the tragedy behind them as they realized they would see brighter DAYS.

Why wear a straight jacket when you actually need a life jacket?

Y&R will pull you down.

Days of our Lives will lift you up!

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

And don’t forget Abby. They forced out Emme Rylan too.

Lisa
Lisa

She wasn’t forced out she was offered the role of Lulu on GH. As a fan of hers I am beyond thrilled that she accepted the offer. She is doing an awesome job.

Pat reece
Pat reece

I think he is covering for the bully, Eric Braden, who needs to be fired. He is a bully on and off the screen. Bring back michael Muhney, who does a great job. I know lots of fans that are upset on his dismissal and are going to quit the soap unless you can get rid of the real problem!

Sharon
Sharon

oh I agree with you Pat, Eric Braden has been on the show far too long now and his character has become very boring. Time to let the old bull out to pasture and forget to bring him back in the barn. He seems to believe he is the character he plays but bullies are not popular these days

toscanti
toscanti

I am on board!

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

I would be EB has it in his contract that Victor always has to win. Why else would we be fed the same crap story year after year after year. MM got in huge trouble with EB last year when he said what we all felt. Oh, Victor died again, we are supposed to believe it again. He wasn’t attacking EB, he was commenting on the writing. It WAS insulting to the viewers to be fed the Victor’s dead again. I keep waiting for it to be true. I mean, when Jeanne died, how anticlimactic was Katherine’s funeral considering we had had how many before?

Lisa
Lisa

I so totally agree with all the comments in this section. There are so VERY MANY people who do not like EB/VN. They are the same person anyway. Arrogant, self entitled, bullies. Why TPTB have it stuck in their heads that he is so popular I will never know.

BreckRoy
BreckRoy

This just makes me love Kristoff St. John more. He is actually tweeting what the rest of us are thinking…may lose his job for it, but he’ll have his integrity. Inclined to agree with KStJ since DD is probably still smarting from a) having MM as his Emmy competition and b) MM letting the press know he planned to vote for Jason Thompson who he felt was better than all the others (including Davidson) that year. Davidson might be a bit biased.

Jack's Mom
Jack's Mom

He took a big risk, but he must be pretty upset too.

Shirley Strickler
Shirley Strickler

Michael’s fan’s we are Outraged and so totally devastated. How can you disrespect us this way, shame on you!!

Patti
Patti

I’ve been watching this show since day one. Ever since the new executive producer arrived, there are so many story lines that haven’t been resolved, so many actors suddenly leaving and now MM, I will watch only until Adam’s last appearance. Then I am done. Sad to say,,.no more Y&R.

Beth CP
Beth CP

Jill Farren Phelps is a piece of work. I’ll not say any more than that as I wish to be as polite as possible, LOL!

Diane
Diane

He’s trying to insinuate that MM was not a team player. There’s always so much going on behind the scenes that we don’t see.
I think MM is a great actor with a lot of range. Much better than a certain other actor on the show that came over with a lot of attention from a rival ABC show.
Good Luck to Michael Muhney!

Amanda
Amanda

Get rid of her, bring Michael back!!! I’m done with Y&R forever. He was the only reason I ever started watching in the first place. Before him the show was dry at best.

MaX
MaX

Better watch out better not pout… JFP is in town.

diane
diane

I’ve had enough, just removed y&r from my dvr list. After 40 years of watching, just sad.

Tracey Martin
Tracey Martin

Unless this is just a ploy to shroud the storyline – I don’t care. Michael has invigorated this show. His star is brighter then anyone else on this show now – except Billy Miller. Who will be gone now too. Talk about boring. Bye bye Y & R unless you fix this now.

As for Doug- shame on you. I can’t stand but kissers!

robert
robert

Y&R will survive without Michael Muhney. I read the cast voted him off.

Joss
Joss

I’m convinced Eric Braeden was involved, who’s to say Doug didn’t contribute to his firing to. They are veteran with seniority, if a newer actor get out of line, they can probably complain enough to get them fired. Michael humor and outspoken nature clearly rubbed somebody the wrong way.

mike
mike

This is a very smart move , fire one of , if not your best and most popular actors. Great way to bring up ratings. Idiots.

mae
mae

No need to watch Y&R now….

toscanti
toscanti

I call BULL!

Chaz
Chaz

I have always liked Doug Davidson…he comes across as a nice guy. But, if there IS more to the story he should have expanded his comments instead of being cryptic. Unless, of course, he is going to see if MM says anything about the reasoning. The comment about “team sport” seems to imply that MM was not a team player. Well, I doubt everyone in the cast is…hard to have a group that large and have everyone’s personalities match.

I know people have a hard time believing Eric Braeden has enough power to have another actor fired but, I would be willing to bet he was a fly buzzing in the ears of TPTB since it was pretty clear he & MM were not BFFs from some of the Twitter comments made in the past.

Again….I loathe the thought of another soap going off the air but whomever is making these decisions certainly does not seem to really care about the genre. Hmmm…is Brian Frons a consultant for Sony??

Ray
Ray

He is a great actor and has the same passion and intensity as Christian Bale.

There are so many GREAT actors unemployed now. I think of all of the actors/actresses on ATWT, GL, AW, OLTL and AMC that is unemployed/under-employed or have had to make career changes.

Before all of the fans start screaming that they are going to stop watching the show, maybe they should stop and think how they would feel if Y&R is cancelled. I am sure those same people would be angry at CBS for killing another show. AMC and OLTL fans can vouch for that.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if Michael ended up on GH as Jason?

David
David

I don’t think Doug would be in any way the kind of person to “cover” for JFP. Something bad obviously wnt down at TY&TR and Muhney is sadly leaving but thihink people, he could and likely will go onto the kind of rich, varied career in film or nighttime TV he deserves.

Soph
Soph

You fire Michael but kept Lily???? Ridicolous…. I will never watch Y&R again….

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I’m not a YawneR. I stay awake for DAYS!

Johnny
Johnny

Of course there is more to the story. There always is. Young and Restless was there for many years before MM and will be for many more. He is a good actor with a bright future. Not everyone loves Adam!

lizzie jones
lizzie jones

BRING MICHAEL BACK. GET RID OF JILL FARREN PHELPS OR THIS SHOW WILL BE CANCELLED. FANS ARE SICK OF HOW CBS SOAPS ARE DOING. BAND B AND Y AND R.

su0000
su0000

I do not give a hoot why or what happened to fire MM..
however; I am pissed!!
I want Michael Muhney as Adam Newman on my screen, no one other than him..

Y&R has become empty without Katherine and Phyllis, and now with Billy and Adam gone it is no longer the Y&R I knew and loved to watch, it is being duct taped together with new actors and bad stories..
Tristen is coming back, but he will never fill the empty of Y&R nor give us good writing..

(Sharon will be the next one out)

su0000
su0000

Looks like Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) should have never put his dog in this race..

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Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

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Wonderful news for Eva Longoria and her husband Jose “Pepe” Baston.  The duo welcomed into the world their new son on Tuesday named, Santiago Enrique Baston.

The little man he was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Santiago weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth.

“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

This is Longoria’s first child.  Baston has four other children from a previous message.

As many know, the former The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, EP of Devious Maids, and star and creator of the comedy sitcom Telenovela, and the soon to be seen EP of Grand Hotel, married Baston back on May 21, 2016, and announced that they were expecting their first child together in December of last year.

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In ceremonies held this evening in Monte Carlo, Monaco, The Bold and the Beautiful was once again the recipient of the Golden Nymph Award for its victory in the ‘International TV Audience Award in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category.’

This marks the 13th consecutive time B&B has received this honor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

On hand from the series for the 58th annual awards ceremonies were long-running series star, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge).

Immediately following Bold’s win, Katherine and Thorsten struck a pose for the paparazzi on hand.

In a post on her Instagram standing next to Princess Charlene and Kaye, Lang related: “Every year we come it never disappoints. Thank you to Prince Albert and Princess Charlene for an amazing week in Monaco! It is always an honor to be here!”

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