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Find out which stars will be making an appearance on Young and the Restless and which are going.

John McCook

Since they’re taped on the same lot and are sister soaps, John McCook (Eric Forrester) will do a crossover storyline from Bold and the Beautiful with Y&R. He’ll be seen June 14, 16 and 17 according to Soap Opera Digest.

Keith Carlos

Keith Carlos (ex NFL football player and a model who won America’s Top Model) and his real-life son, Keith Jr. will be portraying a father and son on June 14. Soap Opera Digest reports that they will come in contact with Kyle (Michael Mealor) and Harrison (Kellen Enriquez) at the park.

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Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins will be making an appearance on Y&R as Denise Tolliver, a private detective who has some (teaser) shocking details to share about Amanda’s past. She’ll be in several episodes beginning Tuesday, June 1. Folks may not be aware that Hopkins and Bryton James (Devon) worked together on Family Matters, years ago. It’ll be a family reunion when Denise and Devon meet.

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Maite Garcia

Maite Garcia will be seen as Victor’s (Eric Braeden) lawyer, Elizabeth Westerbrook, starting Monday, May 24.

Kellen Enriquez

Kellen Enriquez was cast as Harrison Locke who is the son of Tara (Elizabeth Leiner )and Ashland Locke. The little cutie will be first seen on Friday May 14 in scenes with Leiner, Hunter King (Summer), and Michael Mealor (Kyle).

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Patrika Darbo

Patrika Darbo (Sally Spectra, Bold and the Beautiful, Nancy Wesley, Days of our Lives) makes an appearance on Young and the Restless on April 6 in a scene with Sally Spectra (Jr.) Courtney Hope. The scene is a video chat that takes place at the coffee shop. She makes another appearance on Friday, May 14, again in a video chat with Sally, her granddaughter, and on May 26.sally spectra patrika darbo young and restless

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Karla Mosley/Mishael Morgan

Karla Mosley (ex-Maya, Bold and the Beautiful) is cast as Amanda Sinclair to replace Mishael Morgan temporarily. She starts April 26. The reason is that Mishael Morgan suffered an eye injury. Though the actress has had eye surgery, she will need time to recuperate. The actress has since posted on April 22 that she was back on set! “First day back and It’s like riding a bike!” She will be seen back on the screen June 1.

In a joint statement, Executive Producer Tony Morina and Co-Executive Producer/Head Writer Josh Griffith said, “We’re grateful that Karla Mosley, a seasoned actor and consummate professional, was able to step into the role of Amanda during Mishael Morgan’s temporary absence. Mishael is a valuable member of the Y&R family and will be back on air soon to continue her journey as Amanda.”  For more about Griffith’s praise on Mosley, check out Soap Opera Digest.

Greg Rikaart

Kevin is coming back to Genoa City. Greg Rikaart posted on Instagram, “Happy to be Kevin’ing today. #YR” No word on his first airdate back yet. The last time we saw Kevin was in January.

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A new leading man is coming to Genoa City. According to Soap Hub, a casting breakdown has gone out for the contract role of “Derek,” a man in his “mid-30s. White male, All-American. He’s an incredibly attractive and physically fit leading man. He’s a playful, roguish adventurer. Has seen enough to be jaded but strong enough to remain at heart an optimist. Tough-minded when he needs to be, yet isn’t afraid to show his emotions to get his point across.” The role is a contract part and the start date is for later this year.

Jack Landron

 Jack Landron debuts as Sutton Ames. Sutton is Amanda Sinclair’s (Mishael Morgan) biological grandfather and Naya’s Benedict’s (Ptosha Storey) father. He will begin airing Monday, April 15.

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Reylynn Caster

Alyvia Alyn Lind is out at Young and the Restless and recast with Reylynn Caster. The recast is considered indefinite since the actress is going to be playing the lead in the TV series, Chucky, based on the horror movie franchise with the killer doll. Look for nu-Faith to appear April 12 for the first time.


Jacob Aaron Gaines

Young and the Restless has hired Jacob Aaron Gaines to portray the new Moses, who for the new viewers is Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John) and Sofia Dupre’s (Julia Pace Mitchell) son. He’ll first appear on Thursday, April 1

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Kathryn Browning

Kathryn Browning appears on Young and Restless as Iris, Rey and Sharon’s marriage counselor. She’ll first be seen March 12.

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New writer at Y&R! Susan Banks joined the writing team at Young and the Restless. Banks used to run the CBS Daytime on-air promotions department and is a veteran producer. Folks who watched the March 1 episode of the show should know that it was her script! Congrats to Banks who said, “Writing for the show is a thrilling ride that challenges my creative juices every week. Bill and Lee [Phillip] Bell are icons of the television industry whose love, mentorship, and support I have always cherished. It is an honor to be a part of their soap family and the legacy that has continued for almost 48 years.”

Richard Burgi

Starting Thursday, March 11, Ashland Locke arrives in Genoa City. Locke will be portrayed by Richard Burgi. Those who watch General Hospital will remember him as Paul Hornsby, the serial killer, and Philip Collier on Days of our Lives. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to his appearance.

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Kyle Abbott’s (Michael Mealor) past is coming back to haunt him. Elizabeth Leiner was cast in the role of Tara Locke on Young and Restless and we can expect to see her starting March 1. Kyle and Tara share what Soap Digest is calling a “colorful past.” Read that first recap and check out a sneak peek of her in character below.

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Eileen Davidson brings Ashley Abbott back to Y&R March 1. She has scenes with Victor and Abby as well as Nina.

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Y&R fans have been waiting with bated breath, at the details surrounding Kyle’s buried secret was until Theo Vanderway (Tyler Johnson) revealed to Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) of all people that Kyle was into an older married woman and that they’d been seeing each other in The Hamptons. It turns out that Tara was married to a cutthroat business mogul named Ashland Locke, and Kyle and Tara had a child together. The big question is, does Ashland know this? We’re assuming he thinks the child is his because when Sally found out the truth, she wondered if Kyle has a death wish. To that, Theo replied, “Or, he was really in love.” In case you still have it DVRd, this was seen in the Monday, February, 5 episode of the show. At least Summer knows the truth since, in a strange soapy turn, Kyle actually gave her the heads up right away.

Leiner most recently starred opposite of the late Burt Reynolds in Hamlet & Hutch. The actress was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and English Education. Some may remember her from Nanny Killer as Elizabeth, Drop Dead Diva, as a host, and for a role in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Krystal Mosley booked a gig on Young and the Restless as a desk clerk at The Grand Phoenix. Her role will be seen starting Monday, February 15. Mosley’s also a model and dancer.

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Christine Fix is the owner and publisher of Soaps Spoilers. She writes editorials, recaps, and a weekly opinion column about the NBC soap, Days of our Lives, and the CBS soap, Young and the Restless. To learn a little about her background, visit our About Us page.

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