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Y&R Poll: Which Arrival Or Return Are You Most Looking Forward To?

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The Young and the Restless is currently in reset mode bringing back popular fan favorite actors and characters and beefing up their cast.  The series recently won three Daytime Emmy Awards for scripts and shows under former executive producer and head writer, Mal Young, but who at the same time saw the ratings drop for the series, although it still remains strongly ahead of the other soaps at number one.

Now with Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith steering the ship in Genoa City, the powers-that-be have already brought back Doug Davidson (Paul), and nuAdam in the form of actor Mark Grossman, and Mishael Morgan (Ec-Hilary) is now making appearances as well, but there is plenty to come next month and through the summer.

Now, we ask you to cast your vote in our latest poll.  Which arrival or return are you most looking forward to?  There is Michelle Stafford’s major return as Phyllis, Greg Rikaart reprising his signature role as Kevin Fisher, the announcement of Eva LaRue joining as Rey and Lola’s mom, plus the return of Melissa Claire Egan as Chelsea, or perhaps you are most excited about someone who has not officially been named to join the canvas, or are hoping for another big acquisition or blast from the past?

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Let us know by voting below and who you are most excited about seeing on Y&R in the comment section below.

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Momo
Momo

Chelsea and Kevin

Celia
Celia

All except Chelsea— liked her, neither as Annie (AMC), nor as Chelsea–not fond of this actress.
The best return is, of course, Michelle–the best arrival is Eva.
The picture would be complete if Billy M were to return!! Yeah, baby…..

LaRema williams
LaRema williams

I think Chelsea shot Adams

DMRR
DMRR

I agree, very unlikeable character (Chelsea).

Mateo
Mateo

I am really excited to see Kevin (Greg Rikaart) return as well as Michelle Stafford as Phyllis. Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) will be a welcome return. The Eva LaRue thing I sincerely couldn’t care less about. Now here’s what I’ve been thinking – silently so no one hears it – I am watching the character of Billy Abbott currently portrayed by Jason Thompson – who I have ZERO beef with – and I am feeling like he is on the way out. And here’s where it gets good — I really think Billy Miller could be on his way back. I don’t know where I’m getting this vibe but I truly have been feeling it. Amelia Heinle had such chemistry with Billy Miller. She hasn’t had that heat with anyone since. Billy Miller is honestly the only Billy Abbott. We have had the substitute teacher in long enough. Come on home Billy Miller. If Y&R is able to make that casting coup I will suffer through any Rosales character as long as the hotness that is Billy Miller is on my screen. C’mon it will be Christmas in a short while..Santa in case you’re reading this from your summer vacation in Jamaica..pretty please? I’ve been so good I swear..(well not really but I really want this) Had to speak it into being…

Tina
Tina

Please I liked him on Y&R as Billy but hate his character on GH and how they write for him.

Boop
Boop

I would love to have Billy Miller back, also.

Kevin C
Kevin C

All I can say and I know I am in the minority here, I am not looking forward to Greg Rikaart (Kevin) back…I have never been a fan of the character of Kevin…I don’t mind seeing the others return…

vinee
vinee

agree with you…

Lisa o
Lisa o

Love Y&R…plz put Nick & Sharon back together!!!

Debbie
Debbie

Not looking forward to Michelle Stafford at all. Melissa Claire Egan and Greg Rikaart are great! Eva La Rue, I don’t know but she looks the same age as Jordi…

Seth
Seth

None, U like them all, but I’m already feeling many of my favorites (Traci/Devon/Lauren/Michael/Jack get so little screen time, this will only add to the characters competing for focus.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Jack? He’s on the screen every time I turn on the TV. A matter of perspective, I guess, lol.

DMRR
DMRR

NOT Chelsea!

su000
su000

I’m not excited over any of those peoples return.
They are all reruns / been there done that.
(no big deal)
The only rerun that would excite me is–
Michael Muhney !

And that’s not happening so eeehhhh.

Kathi
Kathi

I agree that Michael Muhney should have returned! The new Adam is NOT that interesting or likeable whatsoever!

Angelfan
Angelfan

Michelle Stafford

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I would have to say Ms.LaRue and Kevin, if he is the old Kevin and not a newer version and doesn’t bring Chloe with him.

chaz
chaz

Greg Rikaart for sure. Iffy on the others. I know it all business but I think Gina Tognoni got shafted so not over the top about Stafford’s return. And, it seems off that they would get rid of the character of Arturo just as they bring on his mother.

Chris
Chris

I quit watching YR when Chelsea left. I’m thrilled to have MCE returning. Curious to see Stafford reclaim the role she originated and love anything Eva la Rue does. All in all I’m very happy.

Lena
Lena

I am excited about Greg and Melissa coming back. I really liked Gina in the role of Phyllis, so I am NOT thrilled that Gina was let go, so Michelle could come back. Michelle plays the character too over-the-top. I liked Gina’s more nuanced,balanced portrayal. She is my all-time favorite Phyllis-regardless of Stafford originating the role. I know that Eva is a great actress, so I am willing to give her a chance. I wish they would back Robert Adamson(Noah), Judith Chapman(Gloria), and Billy Miller(Billy). I like Jason Thompson, but Billy M. is still my favorite Billy.

Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.

I voted Chelsea – I want to see Adam & Chelsea reunite. I also like the fact that Kevin w/b returning. While I was a fan of Michelle Stafford when she played Phyllis, I loved Gina T. from Day #1 – never have I accepted a recast so quickly, and she has become my favourite; not to mention the way she appeared to have been treated which infuriates me and which has coloured my thinking about seeing MS again.

As for ELR I know her from AMC – don’t like her; and certainly don’t know why they would bring a Rosales mother on when two of the clan have left. As for appearances, she looks younger than she is – although I’m assuming she w/b made to look like the Rosales mother, and Rey looks a bit older than he is – a weird choice of casting IMO and don’t look forward to her appearance at all. I can only hope it’s a short term gig, but haven’t read anything about that.

tom j
tom j

I assume Eva LaRue’s character will be Jack’s new woman.

Pjc
Pjc

Kevin n Chelsea. There is something “wrong” Abt the actress switch for PHYLLIS that is unfair. (Sorry, Michelle left cause she didn’t like it there so why does she get to come back when an excellent actress is ok as long her?)

Love Eva but too young to play Rey’s mom AND WHERE THE HELL WAS SHE WHEN HER DAUGHTER WAS DYING FOR A MONTH???!!!! Sorry… Just not wanting to see another Rosales.

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The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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A new character will hit The Young and the Restless canvas on August 15th when former The Fosters cast member, Anna Grace Barlow, makes some appearances for a few episodes on the CBS daytime drama series.

Anna will arrive in Genoa City in the role of Zoe Hardisty, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Zoe is said to share, “a surprising connection with a member of Genoa City’s jet set.”  Who will it be?

Y&R over the last few months has made changes in front of the camera with certain actors exiting the show, and other former stars returning to their most soap-famous roles.

So, who do you think Zoe will be connected to on the canvas? What do you think about Y&R’s reset of its show? Comment below.

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Via a You Tube video, The Young and the Restless, Loren Lott confirmed she is exiting at the CBS daytime drama series.  Loren, who came on to the scene as Devon’s (Bryton James) sister, Ana Hamilton back in November of 2018, as a recast for the role last played in 2012 by Jamin Simone Nash, was apparently let-go from the soap as she detailed in her heartfelt message that accompanied her video of her last day at the CBS Television City soundstage.

In her message, Loren expressed: “What an amazing journey! I’m so grateful to God for this step in my career. I have learned so much and I have had so much fun. I’ve received thousands of hugs and kisses and had several Dream Come True moments. I am so excited to move on to what’s next for me. I was a little bummed at first when I was told that creatively they didn’t know what to do with my story line and they wanted to spend their budget increasing other people’s storylines but I appreciated their honesty. Everyone has told me how much they love me and showered me with so much encouragement. Y&R is still my family forever and I have no bitterness towards them at all! Plus I’ve learned that certain no’s are an even bigger yes somewhere else. I’m grateful for every storyline I participated in and every song I got to sing. How cool that I got to sing and act on TV. All I wanted when I left Broadway was for my grandparents to be able to turn on the TV and see me without having to travel to support me as they are getting older. I got exactly that. Thanks God. I’m so excited for what’s next.”

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