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Michael Muhney Reveals He Will NOT Be Returning As Adam Newman To Y&R!

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Devoted fans of Michael Muhney, and Y&R viewers who were hoping things could be worked out for the talented actor to return to the CBS soap opera and reprise the role of Adam Newman, got some disheartening news a few hours ago!

Muhney took to his official twitter account and posted this statement:  “Just got an official call, although things got very close, I will not be returning to Y&R. That part of my life is over. Moving on…”

He also added in a follow up tweet:  “I was hopeful for a return, but now I’m hopeful for the future. Now you’ll just have to promise to tune in to my future projects!”

Later a fan tweeted to Muhney if the reports surrounding his dismissal from Y&R were false, to which he replied:  “Yes. It was only a salacious rumor.”

Michael was let-go from the series at the end of 2013, and since then The Young and the Restless has been moving forward trying to look for his successor in the role.  It appears that Muhney was even in talks to possibly return to the role, but with his tweet tonight that is kiboshed!

There has been no word yet as to what actor will take over the role of the black sheep of the Newman clan, and if the show has truly found their man.  Casting calls had continue to go out.

Meanwhile, in story the character of Adam has been spying on his wife Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and arch-nemesis Billy (Burgess Jenkins) as they are getting closer to keep the character on the canvas while the Adam recast is figured out.

So, what do you think about the news that Michael Muhney is definitely not returning to Y&R as Adam Newman?   Comment below!


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totally gutted! Wish things could have been worked out

Y&R is hardly realizable without the stars, BM, MM, MS.. and all the others who made Y&R great..
It is empty of good stories and characters..
The new opening speaks volumes, all newbies,,

The recacts of Kelly, Billy, are both horrible..
An Adam recast will fail and be another coffin nail ..

Agree wholeheartedly. It’s heartwrenching to watch the “new Billy”. I’m sure the new Phyllis and new Adam will be an equal disappointment

i totally agree with heartwrenching, i was hoping that MM would be coming back, he ever did nothing to deserve this , he said it himself.. i hope the big wigs at CBS will reconcenter there decisions and surprise us all and let MM back on the show

So true. I have been watching since they showed the hands hoping it was Michael back at his game. This producer is so stupid she’s unreal. If Michael came back so would his fans & more. A new cast for Michael? Good reason to watch B & B instead. Lets face it CBS will never reconsider and the newbe will never cut it. Who the hell wants to see Lily continue acting like a 10 yr. old and lately all we get is Summer who can’t act & Austin.

“…totally gutted”



heart ripped OUT

I am soooo happy that his name is marcquee headline feature

where he belongs

so long Y&R : i haven’t watched since Michael Muhney exit….

I may tune in for fridays eps only… and that’s because of Eileen Davidson

I will pray to the soap gods… Salem needs another DiMera (DAYS)

I cannot imagine anyone else as Adam Newman, Michael was great. The new Billy is horrible, will have to wait and see about Phyllis. Been watching Y&R since inception and Michael Muhney was way better than the original Adam.

Those in the know knew he wasnt ever coming back. If there was ever a better example of burning ur bridges, this one is at the top of the list. Now maybe we can all move on.

I have moved on! Seemed to be a lot of smoke with MM left the series so I have to wonder. We may never know and really who cares?! Life goes on for this talented actor and for the show. (Although I would like Y&R to be better than it is right now.)

Since our love for Michael bores you maybe you should move on and leave his fans following him. Y & R won’t last more than 3 more years and when the contract is up so will their show. Maybe it will be the end of seeing the trouble maker Summer as well.

Lol. U just want Y and R to fail cause they dont want him back. The shiw will continue on because no actor runs that soap!

My gosh your so smart it’s hard to keep up with you. Your right I would love to see the show fail. I would love to see the likes of Eric B. Melody T.S. and Joshua M. unemployed, & I’m sure at some point I will not because they are bad at acting but because without any evidence one way or another they took it upon themselves to stick their noses in. As far as I’m concerned it was jealousy because back then Michael M., Billy M. along with Amilia &Melissa C.E. had the show and the complete attention of the audience. As far as your comment no actor runs that soap!!!!!!! PLEASE tell that to Eric Braden & Melody Thomas Scott.

GH should hire him to resurrect AJ Quartermaine or as a slightly agef Lucky Spencer!

I don’t know this actor at all…don’t watch Y&R but I cannot fathom his appeal. As AJ? Please no.

Ditto for Lucky. Nooooooo…

So, Rebecca, you don’t know anything at all about this actor’s talents or abilities, yet you emphatically are against him playing AJ or Lucky……interesting

@IowaMan…I know two things…and this is where loyal fans come raining down on me…no matter!

He was accused of sexist/sexual harassment. That was never negated. So while it hasn’t been proven…it hasn’t been proven otherwise. I still believe that ANYONE…in the public eye or the private sector…who is accused of such an act would fight tooth and nail to have their name cleared, and would sue for defamation of character. I see no logic to it being settle privately as someone suggested above. Now, I’m not saying he definitively did it, but while there’s doubt…it’s not someone I would support.

Based on just the superficiality of appearance, I don’t see that he’s swoon-worthy.

I’m a GH fan. I love both characters…AJ and Lucky. Personally, I’m sorry that Sean Kanan left. If by any chance they resurrect the character, I’d love for him to come back one day if he’s free of other obligations. As for Lucky…I liked all the actors who’ve portrayed this character. Would again, love to see one of them return than a guy who’s accused of sexual harassment and who I don’t find attractive.

Interesting? Perhaps, perhaps not. But there ye have it!

Just a correction: he was never accused of anything–sexual harassment or anything else (or at least, we don’t know), other than by gossip-mongers and scandal-speculators on the Internet. There were RUMORS that he had been, by a coworker, but to my knowledge, even those rumors were never confirmed by any reliable source.

So it could just as easily be that you did not see him “fighting tooth and nail to clear his name” because there was nothing to clear.

And if he’s telling the truth that he came close to being hired back on Y&R, you can rest assured he was never accused of anything. They’d never take that kind of risk–I don’t care how popular he was.

That said, I don’t see him as AJ or Lucky, either.

Maybe as an unknown son of Jimmy Lee but GH really dont need any new characters at the moment…

Dylan Quartermaine.

Thank you for the clarification Michael (not Fairman). I didn’t mean he was officially accused as in court…but the accusations were flying from somewhere. From what I recall TMZ reported it first…but …I’m not sure why they latched on to it. Believe it or not they’re usually pretty accurate. I guess it’ll remain a who…if anyone…dunnit!

Rebecca1, the accusations came from an anonymous source who posted a message in the Y&R message area. The person also posted on another web site, but refused to say how they supposedly got their information, refused to verify their information, then turned around and stated that Mr. Muhney allegedly groped Ms King a SECOND time, in front of Max Ehrich (Fenmore). If any of these alleged allegations were true, don’t you think someone from the upper echelon at CBS, Sony or Y&R would have said something? The ONLY thing that was EVER stated by an executive of CBS Daytime Programming was that they had spoken to JFP and Y&R, who had stated that the reason they had for letting Muhney go was that they were going with a new face for the character, via the storyline they were writing where he was burned in the automobile fire and needed plastic surgery, which is exactly what Muhney had been told by JFP when he was let go. The whole accusations bit has never been confirmed, by anyone, including TMZ and, and as a tabloid magazine who goes after a story, you KNOW if anything had been there to dig up, they would have gotten the dirt right away. Personally, I think the whole thing was a ruse by the show to try and ruin Muhney’s career so no other soap would get him. JMHO. BTW, I believe that the reason things fell through is that he asked CBS/Sony to not only clear him of all wrongdoings, but he asked for outs to do other shows. Considering none of the “good stars” like Elizabeth Hendrickson or Billy Miller were given “outs” for their contracts, I would image it was a sticking point for Muhney as well and Y&R wouldn’t do it. They’ll give to their newbies, but not to the actors we want to see on the air. Again, JMHO.

MM was the only Adam as far as I will ever be concerned, but if I was him I would not want to go back onto that set ever again. I was hoping he would be the one to replace SB as Jason on GH, I just can’t picture Billy Miller as Jason for some reason.

Even Steve Burton thinks Billy Miller is the perfect replacement. Get over it!!!

Honestly, who cares what Steve Farren Burton thinks? Maybe JFP does, but that’s it. It’s none of his business who plays Jason on GH.


JFP is Steve’s Guru!

I agree. Heres the twist, though. They keep showing Steve Burton’s picture on GH with Sam. What they are going to do is alter Jason’s look and he will have to regain the ones he loves with a new identity but the same feelings as before. This will help the talented Billy Miller make Jason his own.

Timmm I totally agree. Billy Miller might supersede Steve who I love btw. I just think Billy has more depth; two different Actors for sure!

Hope GH will be Michael Muhney’s next soap..
He is exceptionally talented as a soap actor..

All the Summer boob thing was BS and never confirmed by anyone, ever,,
It was EB and MM problems..
MM and EB has an actual fist fight on set, that did it..
EB and MM can not work together.. huge power play both want to be king..

IF MM had done what was said he did ABC would have fired him immediately or they could have a huge lawsuit if they kept MM after ..
Legally ABC could not keep MM it would be a huge liability..
MM was not let go until his contract was up..
None of the allegations have ever been said to be fact by ABC or any authority.
Its all to with EB and MM power pull and fights and when it became physical, one had to go..

They did not get in a fist fight. You can’t even get the network correct, good Lord. It’s comments like this that get false rumors stared.

If it wasn’t true why didn’t MM sue anyone for defamation of character?

Actually, EB confirmed in an interview that he and MM did get into shouting matches and fisticuffs on set. rebecca1: I wouldn’t be surprised if MM negotiated a private settlement with CBS/Sony with regards to the negative press he endured as a result of the false rumors.

Doe a Deer–I think Su00 must be thinking of the fist fight which transpired between Peter Bergman and Eric Braeden.

According to an interview that EB gave AFTER the alleged rumors of groping came out, he stated that he and MM had “come to fisticuffs” after an argument about a scene.

From what I understand, there was never any fisticuffs involved, but Muhney has been outspoken about EB not saying his lines but ad libbing and other actors having to wonder where they are in the scene.

The bit about them fighting, however, seems to have come about AFTER this whole groping rumor, and AFTER EB had stated that he admired MM, thought him a good actor and so on and so forth. There was mutual respect between both men.

I know there had been a flare-up after a fan on Twitter sent a bogus tweet to Braeden that she stated Muhney made about him, which set EB off and he ranted at MM until it was straightened out, but they DID have mutual respect for each other until AFTER he was let go and the rumors came about. Then suddenly both EB and Jerry Douglas, who has never worked with MM before, did interviews on how horrible a person MM was to work with and the fight and so forth.

It was amazing how quickly some of the older stars jumped onto the JFP bandwagon against MM when this allegation (which has NEVER been proved or verified) came out, yet no one has ever apologized that I know of to the man for their very public vilification of him. Maybe they should. MM seems the type that, if he were in the wrong, would apologize.

CBS, not Abc.

Your right su0000, CBS is to blame. They have the # 1 soap and dont give a crap about how their fans feel. Why couldnt they release a statement about MM and EB. We as fans know that Eric is the king of the world there and I really dont have a problem if CBS just came out and said there was conflict between the two and its best if MM is not resigned. Thats it! No, they had to make Michael look like a perv and this Hunter King, although basically a child, went along with the whole thing because thats what “Grandpa” said was best for the show! When Hunter becomes a women she will be or lets hope she is ashamed of how she was played! I’m not totally letting her off the hook, though. I would have put Eric and Michael’s dressing rooms on the opposite side of the studio, let them act, which would be extra powerful, and recast JFP Disney squeeze!

I agree. They don’t give a damn about what the fans want. If they did, Summer (who can’t act) would be replaced and MM would be back at his role. CBS does not care about anything but the rating and once the contract is up hopefully the show will hit rock bottom and lets see how all the big mouths like MTS & EB along with JM & others feel then when they hit unemployment.

C B S please…..get it right.

Good! Sue their butts off if wrongly accused. Until he does I believe the allegations.

Legal action is not the answer to everything and for everyone. It is costly and often a waste of time. The fact that they were in negotiations with him is your answer right there. Although some people have such ignorance they wont see what is right in front of them. Yes, I am referring to you.

He out right said on twitter tonight that all of the TMZ smears were salacious rumors and didn’t happen. If you choose to continue to believe it, that’s your ignorance showing.

Oh, he said it on Twitter!! Well everyone knows that you can’t lie on twitter or other forms of social media. If it’s on the internet, it has to be true.

Just like Abraham Lincoln said ‘Don’t trust everything you read on the Internet’

The allegations were written on a soap message board by a poster named SharonRocks and then circulated by the media with no source or evidence (salaciousness sells!). No charges were laid, no statement was issued by CBS/Sony or the alleged victim. If MM was rightfully fired for harassment why didn’t CBS/Sony confirm that? We don’t know if Michael and CBS/Sony negotiated a private settlement as a result of the rumor and negative press that ensued. Shortly after the firing MM, Eric Braeden (EB), and Kristoff St. John (Neil) confirmed there was drama on the set. EB said MM was on a campaign to have him fired and that they got into arguments. Producers thought it was best to get rid of MM to reduce the drama (and egos) behind the scenes. What they did not realize is that MM’s firing would cause an uproar and that recasting Adam would be so difficult. The fact MM was in discussions to return speaks volumes about the (false) rumor.

Guilty until proven innocent? Really?

This sucks he is so talented I am very upset he won’t be reprising Adam Newman no one can replace Michael

They made a mistake, tried to fix it. Too little, too late…

I am just so sad.
I had still held out hope all these months.

I’m so disappointed at this news. I guess we just have to wait and see who they find to replace him. Undoubtedly may not be as good as Michael.

I would bet-
MM wanted stipulations if he returned concerning EB and he did not get them..
EB is king has Y&R peoples at his command..

MM and EB do not get along, not at all..
One had to go and it was MM 🙁

su0000, I’d bet you are right on the money. EB treated MM like garbage, then slandered him in that nasty online interview in January. Braeden is THE WORST & AN EGOMANIAC. Why Muhney would even consider going back just shows how much he loved playing Adam Newman. The audience is the biggest loser in this whole mess.

MM was not in a position to ask for stipulations. I don’t think Y&R ever intended to ask him back. His reputation precedes him; ask his Vetonica Mars co-stars.

If MM had stayed and EB was the one to go, would that sentence have ended with a smiley face? How are you able to post the faces? Is some kind of app used to turn certain keys to the faces?

Eric earned his status BUT he should have realized that having MM there would be best for the show and these two actors could explode in their scenes and make memories!

Judi, his Veronica Mars co-stars have nothing but good things to say about him. Once again, you’re reading salacious rumors and lies…

Apparently his VERONICA MARS co-stars must think he’s OK since he’s going to make an appearance with them in Sydney, Australia at OZ Comic Con. Funny how people believe all the bullshit they read on trash sites like TMZ and Celebrity Dirty Laundry. People are gullible as hell.

Hoping he is coming to GH.

amen, it would be fantastic to see him on GH!

I never believed he would come back and already thought he was going to pop up on General Hospital any day. Y&R from what I hear is a MESS now. I haven’t watched since Muhney’s last day and don’t plan to again. The only thing that could ever get me back is Victoria Rowell & we know by now that isn’t happening either. The more important thing to take note of is that if Y&R was negotiating with Muhney, then the rumors had to have been 100% lies. I’m shocked he even gave them the time of day & considered going back.

Y&R was negotiating with Muhney ..
that proves he committed no crime nor bobby pull lol
It is all to with the battle between MM and EB.. they war !!
Y&R is not big enough for both.. One had to go..

Seems both EB and MM could not come to an agreement or some sort of truce to work together..

Here, Here


“…that proves he committed no crime nor bobby pull lol ”

I am so over…. Eric Braedon…. he , will be the ever lingering reason … Y&R FAILS

I will always acknowledge: Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Liz Hendrickson, and Mr. Michael Muhney

as for Eileen Davidson… she’s gold….

be that as it may : it still stumps… why she thinks Y&R is a better fit? that’s a memoir i’d like to read …. let alone she takes money for a housewives gig? woah! ’nuff said.

she was pure GOLD in Salem

the soap world is awaiting Victor Newmans demise

GOOD! Didn’t expect for a second they’d ever take him back. No surprise.

Oh Dee, they wanted him back, but couldn’t come to an agreement. If they didn’t want him back, they wouldn’t have been in discussions in the first place. I swear some brain dead people can’t figure anything out.

it came down to the wire .and they have made a big mistake ,

I DO NOT blame Michael Muhney for NOT WANTING to return to that Y&R set!!!!! To me, a local ZOO seems WAY MORE CIVILIZED than that battling Y&R set!!!!!

The absolute pits.

Oh, MM wanted to go back (read all his tweets). They didn’t want him.

Judi…if Michael Muhney actually wanted to go back to Y&R, then I stand corrected on the first sentence in my posting.

Thank you.

Take care, Judi. XOXOXOXOXO

you are one side woman!! if that was the case ,they wouldn’t even call him! if anything he has been very forward and honest , so pls ,don’t be petty as a human being he is entitled to some respect! as an actor he deserved admiration, Y&R has never seen an actor with his talent .what ever with agree or not it happens to b the trues. is not nice to look so ignorant an petty


First of all, I am a Michael Muhney fan. Have been since he started on Y&R; when most viewers were not.

Secondly… Sorry you’re having a bad day and have to resort to name calling. Obviously you didn’t read all of his recent tweets. “I was hopeful for a return…” ~ Muhney ~

You might be better served debating this with him.
God bless.

Of course he wanted to go back! But he was fired. I am quite sure his agent had put in many calls asking if they had changed their minds. They finally returned the agents call and said NO WAY, NO HOW ! That is the call he received. He can word it any way he wanted to on twitter. But it was NEVER going to happen! So now he is trying on his own to clear up his name. Well good Luck michael! But Your reputation precedes you.

Of course he wanted to, But according to TV guides michael Logan there were never any negotiations at all. He was never going to be rehired. He put that tweet out to make it seem as if it had been possible. NOT!!

Good heavens, folks, of COURSE he was hopeful about coming back! He didn’t ask to leave the job in the first place, he was STUNNED when they let him go (or don’t YOU read his tweets?)!

If you had a job you loved, and you were told that they were letting you go (right before Christmas, BTW) so they could give the character a new face (meaning a different actor, not you anymore) and it came out of the blue since you’d just signed a two year contract less than six months beforehand, wouldn’t YOU be “hopeful” when they call you and ask if you might want to discuss coming back with them? I’m sure MM did, and WAS hopeful that things would work out for both of them.

Saying that he didn’t get the job because of what he writes on Twitter is such crap by anyone who makes this kind of statement. You can’t read the tone or inflection of voice when something is in print. You put your OWN emphasis on the words and make it your own, giving it your own opinion.

No one but Michael and whomever was in the room with him knows what was said and done in the negotiations. The fact that he was THERE proves that Y&R was asking him if he wanted to come back, and the fact that he’s not proves that they couldn’t come to an agreement on terms only, not that they didn’t want him. There was either something they wanted that he said “no” to, or there was something he wanted that they said “no” to.

My opinion? He said no. Considering Y&R tried to get Billy Miller back, and they KNEW they couldn’t get Michelle Stafford back, you know they decided to go back after Michael Muhney to try and keep fans satisfied. They blew it, and I imagine that it was because of way too little, way too late. JMO, folks.

Judi, you just are another Muhney hater. Typical comments that they had no interest in him. Well, you’re flat out wrong. They did, but couldn’t come to an agreement to terms. It’s Y&R’s audiences’ loss. The show has suffered greatly since Muhney and Miller left. Anyone who is a true fan will admit that, but of course, Judi never could.

Karen…. Exactly.

It’s sad Michael Muhney won’t be returning to Y&R. He was, far and away, the best part of that dismal show…

There is no way this was going anywhere it was dead in the water in December. Think Bob Barker/Price is Right CBS paid out tons of money in lawsuits for he said she said they were not about to do that with a soap actor who had been on the show for four years. JFP should have been shown the door for her gross mismanagement of the situation. A gag order should have went out to all cast members discussing it at all. The soap press did not go with the story because they knew TMZ would. Read Lynda Hirsch’s column on this back in January she is an honest journalist. Sad situation all the way around.

Great points, k/kay! It’s all such a shame. I totally agree with you about JFP.

James…Y-E-S…AGREED!!!!! To me, Michael Muhney was THE BEST Adam Newman that Y&R ever had. If another actor is hired to play the role of Adam Newman (whenever that may be), then H-E (whoever he is) has BIG SHOES TO FILL. Bottom Line!!!!!

Take care, dude.


k/kay…I totally agree with EVERYTHING in your posting!!!!! Yet…I have some things that I wanna say. Like…

1. I remember Bob Barker/The Price Is Right. I also remember losing count after the first 3 lawsuits.
2. That NIGHTMARISH JFP shouldn’t have been hired as Executive Producer of Y&R at all!!!!!
3. Yes…a gag order should have been issued to the cast members of Y&R. But, eventually, those Y&R cast members probably would have found a way (or whatever) to ignore and/or to get past the gag order.
4. I have AT LEAST 4 or 5 female friends who TOTALLY L-O-V-E Lynda Hirsch’s column. And…one of them finds Lynda’s column to be informative, insightful and respectful. And another of my female friends once told me that BOTH she and her husband find TMZ to be UNREADABLE TRASH. I don’t care for TMZ all that much myself. Nope.
5. Most of all, it is a S-A-D SITUATION. But…I think it’s a situation that should have been handled A LOT better/differently. BOTTOM LINE!!!!!

Take care, k/kay. XOXOXOXOXO


Really??? I’m an Adam hater? Gosh I didn’t know that. Thanks for letting me know how I think and feel. Can you also let me know what to wear today and what to have for breakfast since you seem to know me better than I do?

This message board is here so we can voice our opinions. Take note; I voiced mine without calling other poster’s names or being rude. You might try that some time.

Now, Run along little girl; you bore me.

It is sad!! I really likes him as Adam:-( Another new actor. Several have left. Something must be up! A new Adam, Phyllis, & Billy??? Way too many things going on at one time! Let’s get going with solving some of these things b4 u start losing audience members:-(((( from NOLA

He is very talented but not irreplaceable I can’t believe we are still discussing this. Moving on speaks volumes.


I had watched since the first day it aired on TV but I haven’t watched Y&R since Michael Muhney WALKED… Always kept the hope until today that he would reprise the role of Adam (The Only Adam) in my opinion….Since Michael tweeted that he is moving on, I for one will stand by him on any adventures that he chooses to be a part of…He is a exceptional talented actor, to me he is the best and I love him.

Lori, Michael would not do for you what you choose to do for him. Its admirable but your hurting yourself by not watching Y&R. Granted the show has been horrible and they struck out twice in recasting Billy, but the show will recover and you should to.

Sony could place him at DAYS!

He could play Peter Blake. He could even play the son that Tony DiMera never knew he had with Anna. He could even play EJ!!!

Another possibility would be the son of Neil and Liz Curtis!

If he really was in talks with Y&R with the possibility to return there, it’s not inconceivable that he could be placed on a strict probationary period at DAYS. It would be a huge win for MM fans, DAYS and Sony!!!

That could already be in the works.

He was fired by Sony & CBS so Sony will not be hiring him again!

DAYS is on NBC! He was fired by CBS and Y&R. Sony is the parent company of DAYS and Y&R. If a deal was close for his return to Y&R, the only thing standing in the way could have been certain cast members whom do not work at DAYS!!!

Days of our Lives…No EB or HK …better for Michael Muhney!!!

Days of our Lives…No JFP….easy choice for Michael Muhney!!!

Days of our Lives…drama where drama should be…in front of the camera, not behind the scenes!!!

EXCELLENT post with great ideas

SONY would be remiss in not “re-hiring” him…. if MM is out on record… that it was ALL a salacious rumor

then let’s leave it at that and get him back

DAYS of OUR Lives….. are you listening…. what a coop

What don’t you get about Sony Firing him? Sony Fired him & they own DOOL, They will not be hiring MM. So Hoping for that is like hoping for ice water in hell.

Y&R will never see the likes… AGAIN of what a giant of a pure talent to grace us

vigil notwithstanding…. because I loved him …. OH it’s daytime…. prevail

unequivocally…. there was no one better

I can let go of the bad karma …..

that being said… it’s not good enough to return

my plate is FULL with GH and the everlasting DAYS of OUR Lives

whew! I never believed his spirit would

TAKE CARE Michael Muhney

PLEASE : DAYS of OUR Lives :

hire Mr. Michael Muhney

It doesn’t what is said…don’t forget that actors and networks all lie about these contract negotiation things and other “behind the scenes” stuff. It’s just what they do. So you can’t believe any of it. It’s fun to speculate, but I doubt we’ll ever know the truth.

As for Eric Braeden, I had a long interview with him on the phone years ago, and he couldn’t have been nicer. Of course all actors have egos, but he was one of the few that actually asked me about myself and wanted to talk about other things besides the show or acting (politics!). Michael Muhney was kind enough to let me send him interview questions via email. I’m grateful to them both.

have stop watch y&r when adam newman die (Michael Muhney)

watch only gh for now!!

This is a prime example of why I did not take sides. This whole situation makes me sick to my stomach. Y&R is going to have to live with this. I wish Michael Muhney very Successful career!!! You deserve it!

I am not happy Michael is not returning back as Adam. He is the only one for this part. CBS has not listen to the fans and what they wanted for awhile now. It is there downfall. MICHAEL you will be missed on this show. You and Chelsea have great chemistry there. I am so going to miss that. I hope the CBS decision on this matter has not hurt the show ratings even more than it already has. WE LOVE YOU MICHEAL. WE WILL FOLLOW YOU.

I cannot believe that Y&R did not jump at the chance to have Michael back. The show is so boring now. I put it on every so often just in case Michael is back. This is a show that was always number one and is now sinking fast. Y&R you blew it big time!! You might as well let Adam disappear because nobody else will be accepted as Adam Newman.

I guess recasting Hands Newnan will be tougher than I thought. “The role of Hands Newman will now be played by…”

Thing from the Addams Family would be a perfact hands recast…lol

He can even play the harpsichord! That would actually be more entertaining than Hands clicking on his laptop.

Good! Now we can all move on with our lives.

HA! If only you had been right, Johnny, but just read all the mess posted just in this one article.

All that’s been proved by this situation is that facts are *never* important!

While I am extremely disappointed that Mr. Muhney will not be returning to the role he made his own, and truly made me fall in love with, I’m happy that he was able to put the rumours and speculation to rest. Y&R/Sony/CBS probably backed out at the last minute, and/or Michael felt the deal wasn’t enough. I will follow him wherever he shall goes, and I especially hope it’s another soap (such as Days of Our Lives).

As for the recast of Adam, it’ll be hard to replace the under-rated talents of Muhney; I could see someone like Jon Prescott (ex-Mike, ATWT) to be cast as Adam 3.0, even though I’d adore him as well as Lucky 4.0 on General Hospital. My other top choice would be Matt Bomer (ex-Matt, GL; ex-Neal, WC), he has the look and extreme acting chops to cut it on a soap opera. And then maybe, just maybe, they could jump and play a bit more with Adam’s bisexuality (or bicurious sexual orientation).



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what a drool factor…. sexy…. feast for the eyes…. mind wander….

MIND NUMBING implosion… of ALL HIS being !!!!! bodacious sublime energy FEAST

Thank You

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excuse me

had to throw some in

still salivating

outside the box now

his talent circumnavigated this genre with so much force power and drive…. His character , reigns supreme…

It must have been Jill Farren Phillips dressed as a clown at Conner’s birthday party! What a joke! Michael, see you in Port Charles.

I tried to watch yesterdays episode and it was so bad, I stopped it and deleted it.

The acting and writing is absolutely atrocious.

This show is on life support.

I couldn’t agree more. I stopped recording and watching regularly after BM & MM left. However, I check the TVGN re-runs occasionally, and it is so boring. It seems to have become the Winters clan and HK show. I may be alone but I have zero interest in Lily’s screeching and Summer’s angst. I don’t recognize this show now, the writing is just atrocious. 🙁

He is not any different then egomaniac EB ,if not ask PB ,MW an the many more he had problem with , EB over the yeares took advantage of the love of his fans to keep him on the show!! the only diference is MM didnt get his fellow actors of the show ,with lies an self center attitude ,so pls ,wake up smell the coffee , we lost a good character on the show and a fantastic actor ,if anythiong you all people should be honest and recognized he is a wonderful actor ,if u dont than you are just been ,,well not to honest!

Could we get a translator over here please?

Harry…your comment made me LMAO!!!!! Thanks!!!!! And…I think that A-N-Y translator would have a FIELD DAY trying to understand that chick…LOL!!!!!! Yep.

Take care, Harry. Peace.

I am so disappointed. I knew the rumours weren’t true – I met Michael when he was in Toronto and he was so lovely and friendly to all his fans, particularly my granddaughter who was 8 at the time. Y&R needs him back-the way he was let go was awful and the fans will not settle for anyone else playing Adam Newman. Is this really the end? So shortsighted on the part of TPTB at Y&R.

Why in the hell would anyone wish this nightmare on GH actors?

Amen Cindy! It is so obvious that he could not get along with people on Veronica Mars & Y&R. Why would any other soap want to subject him to their cast & crew?

Good! He was a talented actor, no doubt about it. But it sickens me that so many people want to put aside their morals just for a fictional character on a TV show. Seriously, congratulations. You’re what’s wrong with America.

I want Michael Muhney back he’s the best I’m really gonna miss him

I am one of Michael Muhneys greatest fans. I think he has more talent in his little finger than any actor left on Y&R today. Eric Braden is a joke, a has been. He should have been fired when he hit Peter Bergman in the mouth. He is the one that can’t get along with the co-stars and he thinks he is Bill Bell and can call all the shots. He needs to retire. I watched the very first episode of Y&R and watched my last episode on Jan. 30th, the last day Michael and Billy aired. It was a well written story and both actors delivered and both deserved to win an Emmy and share equally. Billy would not have won if not for Michael’s part in the story.
I, just like all the other Muhney fans held out hope he would return. But Michael is such a class act and let all his fans know, Adam Newman is a thing in the past. He will not be returning. It is time for him to move on to bigger and better things.
He has already made a Christmas Movie and I cannot wait to see it. I know it will be wonderful.
It is time for this talented, gorgeous man to move on to other movies or possibly a Primetime show. If he returns to Daytime this fan will follow him wherever he goes. GH would be a good place for him to go. He could play any role and have the fans fall in love with the new character all over again. Whether a good or evil character. He plays both so bad and so good.
I really am glad he is not returning to all the backstabbers on that show. They have treated him like garbage. He does not need to be on that sinking ship. CBS Sony hired an idiot for the EP and she will destroy the greatest soap opera of all time. Bill Bells legacy has been tarnished by the Soap Killer. Cannot wait for KARMA for all that were behind trying to destroy this phonominal talented actor and his family. You cannot keep a good man down long. He will be back and better than ever. Their Loss and Michael Muhneys gain. He can move forward now and put it all behind him. He has #TeamMuhney on his side. We love him and will follow him forever.

All I can say is…It’s Y&R’s loss.! I wouldn’t want to be the one to replace MM..They can’t and won’t find anyone who can play the part anywhere near as good as MM. Whoever he might be, he’s doomed before he even starts. I do wish all the best to MM however. He’s an exceptional actor! Wherever he goes, he will be a great asset..I will be keeping him on my radar to see where he goes. When they got rid of him and BM, they also got rid of me. Haven’t watched since they left and from what I read, I’m not missing anything. All the best Michael!! (not that you need it 🙂 )

MM should be thrilled to move on from that mess of a show. The liars did all they could to slander this man and I see some ignoramuses are still spreading the lies even after the man has come out and said they were salacious rumors. NO ONE at Y and R was ever on the record claiming this man groped Hunter’s boobs. It was all slide comments by people like Melody and Doug claiming there was more to the story without ever saying what the more was. TMZ put out a story with no SOURCE from Y and R to back it but the ones who wanted it to be true grabbed on the lies and ran with it. Not even Hunter has been on the record saying this is true. I wish MM the best; he is way too talented to be wasted on a show that writing of late has been sub par.

PS: I knew the rumors were FALSE when the woman he worked with the most stood by him. Sharon Case is a class act. No way she would support MM if he harassed a young lady. It was all about egos EB and MM. EB I am sure was upset many in the business felt MM was the new and improved Victor and I am sure MM walked around like a peacock on that set. lol

I think the “more to the story” was MM and EB getting into shouting matches and physical fights and that MM was campaigning to have EB fired from the show because he thought Adam should be the lead on Y&R (that’s what EB said in his interview shortly after MM was fired). MTS and DD were probably worried that their jobs would be on the line too if MM was successful in getting rid of EB. Everyone assumed they were referring to the (false) allegations that surfaced but as more info was revealed about the backstage drama, I am convinced it was a clash of egos and disruptions on set that led to the firing. TPTB thought they could easily find a new Adam so they decided to fire MM. Interestingly, the recent casting calls for Adam (issued under “Aaron Newton”) are almost word for word the casting call that was issued for “Josh Williams” back in October 2013 – before MM was fired. Seems they’ve been looking for a new Adam for a very long time…

from an article in own words;
MM wanted EB gone..
EB said– MM wanted him off the show because he wanted to be head honcho. In MM’s words, EB was the old lion and he was the young lion. He wanted to push aside the old lion.
EB and MM had a fight a shouting match, all kinds of things were said.
It ended in ‘fisticuffs’ between MM and EB/a physical fist fight on set..
MM wanted EB off the show and EB wanted MM off the show..
EB said it was a campaign to get him off the show and MM expressed that to various people.

MM and CBS were in talks for MM to return.
But– it is obvious that EB and MM could not find a way to work together, again after their blow-out..
Seems it ended with- MM was out and EB was in .. guess the negotiations failed to bring peace.. lol

Or you could believe Michael Logan of TV Guide who stated that there never any negotiations. Lol.

I am going with Logan.

So sorry to hear that Michael has been eliminated from his role as Adam on Y&R. He was so believeable in his role. Wishing him well in future acting roles.

I’ll venture a guess that the new Adam has been cast, and MM has been liberated from any remaining shackles YR placed on him. I rather glad its officially over. Quit the show several days after his firing due to being repulsed by the rumor game incited by the likes of DD and MTS. Rumors always have struck me as viscous way to destroy someone, when you can’t do it legally. Soon after his firing, I was shocked to find myself on a team by default. Never ever saw a show go out of its way to isolated and degrade fans. Thankfully as a relatively newish viewer quitting was easy, and now am free forever from YR. Now its time to look forward to MM’s new projects, which hopefully will be many.

“…MM has been liberated from any remaining shackles YR placed on him. ”

really nice acknowledgement

the year 2013 : among many things one takes : from Y&R : will go down in infamy in my book… MM was the spiral and they have never regained

I am so disappointed in YR. They really have messed up on this one. He confirmed what was said about him was false and they fired him to boot they also started this awful rumour to make themselves look good because really they did not have a good enough reason to let him go . It’s disgusting. BM, MS, MM all gone or fired because of JFP . The show is so boring now. You can tune out for days come back and know exactly what is going on. The only storyline appealing to me is the Mariah/cassie / Sharon and Nick . Of course she is Cassie . It’s becoming too predicatable. The new billy? Geez he has zero chemistry with Victoria and Chelsea and looks older than stitch it’s weird. I like burgess Jenkins but not for the role of billy. He would have been better off as a Kyle recast. PTB you dissapointed a lot of fans. Smh!!

Due to fact that he was let go so abruptly, there may have been some validity to the charge
If he were completely innocent he probably would have sued Sony or CBS for letting him go we will never know exactly what happened but there must be more to the story – you don’t let one of your prize actors go when they are so popular on the show.

ummm he was allowed to work on the set for a few weeks after being told he was being let go; so that shoots your little theory to Hell. CBS and Sony were never on the record claiming these rumors as fact so what would he be suing them for????
They fired him because he and his co workers did not get along; EB and him were constantly having verbal spats on Twitter so I am sure they fought also in person. Clearly EB being the SR at the show got preference and they let MM go. MM said in his interview with Branco it was hubris that got him in hot water. Some did not want to hear that; they were too busy salivating over the idea of this man groping some young woman’s breast. NO ONE at Y and R has ever ever stated on record this rumor was true. I don’t get what folks expected MM to do. He was placed in a bad situation by folks spreading rumors without leaving their hands dirty. Who was he to sue????? I guess he could have gone after TMZ but anyone who works in this field knows how difficult it is to sue these gossip mongers when they use the word ALLEGED.

If this story was true Hunter King family would have stated on record it was true when their kid was being harassed by fans. They would have pressed charges on MM but they have not even stated there was truth to the rumors. If my teenage daughter was accosted twice by some older guy at her job, trust I would not only scream it for the world to hear about but I would make sure the guy was arrested at least to have that on his criminal record.

I love YOU’r post

You do realize that not all sexual harassment cases wind up in court actually the majority of them don’t. Most of them are hanled internally and one party is usually disnissed.

As for MM still working as lomg as when he wrapped up his story while HHK wasn’t on set it can be done.

As for her family not suing maybe with all of the harassment her family didn’t want to pile on more publicity by dragging this out longer. His firing may have been enough for her.

When all is said and done be is gone and not coming back. Sony won’t rehire him so Days is out, and with his reputation for not getti g along with costars and insulting TG a couple of years ago I doubt he will go there.

Y&R was good 30 years before MM and it will be fine after MM.

Absolutely Lee! But so many here are blinded by his talent as an actor and refuse to see him as a human being with flaws, Which he admitted to having! If they had not had just cause, he would be doing more than just tweeting. SMH

Trevor St. John would make a fine Adam Newman.

Trevor St. John has already said he’s not interested. Move on.

Maybe he’s just playing hard to get.

I wish he would just leave it alone! I thought he had moved on in December the whole situation is toxic if he wants a job in Daytime he needs to let sleeping dogs lie.

I don’t get how or why a deal could not be reached to have MM return… it’s so clear how many fans of the show want him to come back, and yet he isn’t… It’s very disappointing because since MM and BM left Y&R, the show has gone only down hill. Even stories that are supposed to be dramatic and intriguing, like the Nikki/Ian trial and now what’s going on with Neil getting electrocuted, it’s all falling flat for me.

The only actor I could see replacing MM in the role, and doing a great job, is Trevor St. John. As for MM’s future… It would be great to have him on GH but the show really does NOT need a new character now, and unless A.J. was secretly kryogenically frozen when he died and can be brought back, I don’t want another return-from-the-dead story. Plus, with the current Sonny/Ava story, I can’t see the writers bringing A.J. back, because if he is alive, it reduces what Sonny did to attempted murder instead of the full thing, putting him on unequal footing with Ava, who definitely killed Connie and there’s no way of getting around that. So I think A.J. being dead is best right now, story wise. After all, it'[s one less character to write for.

I agree with the above post about Trevor St. John. That would be PERFECT! As for the Cult of Miller and Muhney, would you please stop already? You may be vocal on the message boards, but please don’t pretend you’re the majority. I’m sick of reading it. It was bad enough, but you got David Tom fired from the role HE created, and I can’t forgive that. STOP bashing the producers of this show when actors voluntarily quit or are fired. As far as Muhney is concerned, It’s plain stupid that anyone would believe a relatively new actor over the rest of the cast who have been on the show for decades. Enough already. I wish Bill Bell would come back as a ghost and run this show. He’d never let the opinions of the uninformed masses influence his decisions. That’s how Y&R got to be #1: one vision from a soap genius.

You speak only for yourself Jared and no one else. Don’t talk about you are the voice for the majority. You don’t know how people feel. People like you need a reality check. Move on.

CBS did respond to the rumors by stating they don’t respond to rumors. Why? Because it was A RUMOR. Duh, but ppl wanted to believe a rag like TMZ instead. By not hiring MM back as Adam, Y&R shot themselves in the foot. Now that the word is out that they did not negotiate, the fans who were hanging on awaiting his return will now tune out. Ratings will continue to drop. I assume JFP gave both MM & BM lowball offers so she can say they turned her down so she can hire another one of her unemployed friends instead. It would be in line with her tactics.

Ratings will recover. I think once the Phyllis story line really gets going and NuAdam starts up the numbers will climb back up. Also Y&R isn’t the only show facing a summer slump ratings wise.

We will see what happens in the fall.

The show sucks. Everybody who has watched it for the past few years knows it. The writing is just horrendous. Boring is generous, but truthfully, it is dumb and insulting. Phelps has destroyed this once great show. Thanks a lot CBS and Sony for hiring that soap killer.

I know he has a lot of fans, but I am not one of them. So, am looking forward to finding out who is the next Adam.

Right there with you. One actor does not make or break a show for me. So I am looking forward to finding out who the new Adam is. As long as he is talented I will be happy.

I am curious as to why JFP has not cast Brandon Barash in the role. He is well liked and a FOJ and to be honest he could probably pull it off!


At this point, there’s no way he should return. The viewers who are bitter over his departure aren’t going to forgive all the show’s flaws and will likely just start complaining that Adam is victim to the same poor writing as most other characters. Behind the scenes, it would be a nightmare for everyone. How awkward would it be… Whatever happened, for some reason the powers that be decided it wasn’t a good idea for Michael Muhney to be employed on Young & the Restless. It’s time to accept that — not necessarily like or agree with it, but accept it — and move on.


Matthew Atkinson Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful and Previews a Major Change in Thomas’ Life that “Shocks” Everyone

This Friday, June 21st, marks the first on-screen appearance of Matthew Atkinson (Thomas Forrester) on The Bold and the Beautiful since March of this year. In story, Thomas packed up and headed to Paris with his son, Douglas in tow, after Hope (Annika Noelle) turned down his marriage proposal for the second time.

Viewers have waited anxiously for his come back pondering, that when Thomas returns, would he go right back to pursuing Hope? What would be his demeanor after timeParis? Well, we are about to find out.

However, Hope now seems to be somewhat becoming obsessed with Finn (Tanner Novlan), Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) husband, and has developed feelings for him. Might Thomas’ return to Los Angeles have him finding Hope and Finn in a comprising situation?

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Speaking with Soap Opera Digest on his imminent return, Atkinson shared on the Finn/Hope potential pairing, “From Thomas’ point of view, he knows nothing about it, and so maybe that helps my point of view.”

Teasing what to look for when Thomas returns to the canvas, Atkinson dropped, “Thomas has had one particular very large change in his life since he left town. And when he comes back, it is something that shocks everyone.” What would “shock” the family and everyone who knows him? Could it be that Thomas got engaged or married to another women, while he was in Europe?

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Atkinson weighed-in on the fan response and support for those viewers missing him on-screen during his time away from the show, expressing, “I just never expected the response that I’ve gotten and we’ve gotten from the fans, especially (with) Thomas leaving. I can’t speak for all the fans, but there’s a wealth of people that are either really, really upset that Thomas is gone for a period or really sad. (They) reach out and they’re like, ‘Hey, when are you back? When are you back? When are you back?’ That just speaks to their care for this character.'”

So, what do you think will be the shocking change in Thomas’ life that is revealed when he returns to Los Angeles? Comment below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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