Who is leaving Y&R and who is returning in fall and winter 2023?
Soaps Spoilers has the scoop about which soap opera stars will be making an appearance on CBS’ The Young and the Restless and which are leaving in 2023.
Young and the Restless’ comings and goings.
Y&R’s September Comings and Goings
Barbara Crampton is back to Y&R as Leanna Love.
She makes a call to Tucker (Trevor St. John) in the Thursday, September 28 episode.
Tricia Cast makes her way back to Genoa City as Nina Webster.
According to an Instagram post made her fellow cast mate, Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair Williams) who posted a photo of the two captioned, “This is a good surprise… TRICIA’S back!!!!”
Cast last appeared in March. Let SoapsSpoilers know in our comments your thoughts about all these returns.
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Mark Grossman’s mother, Patricia Grossman, will be making a guest appearance on Y&R in an upcoming episode on October 24.
The actor himself posted a clip on his Instagram stories which showed his mother sitting in a booth at Crimson Lights behind Danny (Michael Damian) and Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) that he titled, ‘When mom comes to the studio’.
Here is a sneak peek of his mama talking with crew.
Hayley Erin joins Y&R in a new role. She’ll be portraying Claire Grace and joining the ranks at Newman Media this fall.
Erin portrayed Kiki Jerome on General Hospital from 2015 to 2019, and according to SOD, was on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists as Taylor Hotchkiss.
Fun fact: Erin used to play teenage Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless, a role she began in 2003.
When they aged the role up, the gig ended and they recast her with Marcy Rylan in 2010.
Melissa Ordway took over that role in 2013 when Rylan took over for Julie Marie Berman as Lulu Spencer on General Hospital.
Veronica Redd is going back to Y&R. Redd was last seen at the bicentennial gala back in March and she will be back as Mamie Johnson, Lily, Devon and Nate’s great aunt, on September 26.
This is a multi-episode arc, according to SOD.
Michael Damian returns to Young and the Restless once again to portray Danny Romalotti.
He’ll be seen first on Thursday, September 28.
This is an extended stay for the rocker, who was only seen on a handful of episodes earlier in the year.
The actor told Soap Digest,”As long as I’m not out of the country working on another movie, I can make Y&R happen.”
Y&R’s August Comings and Goings
Mattilyn Rochester Kravitz
Mattilyn Rochester Kravitz will appear on Y&R as Dr. George starting on Tuesday, August 29. The specialist will appear in scenes with Mariah (Camryn Grimes) and Tessa (Cait Fairbanks).
Melissa Claire Egan
Melissa Claire Egan is on maternity leave as of Monday August 21.
Congratulations go out to Egan who has given birth to a baby boy.
Egan posted on Instagram, “Meet Jake Joseph Katrosar! Born 7/14/23. Welcome to the world sweet boy. A few weeks early, but we’re so happy to have you and call you ours and love you forever!”
Monday was the actress’ last airdate. There is no word when Egan will return.
Lily Brooks O’Briant back
Lily Brooks O’Briant returned for a few scenes as Lucy Romalotti the week of May 22.
She exited once again to return to Portugal and was back a few weeks later. As per Soap Digest, she will once again appear on August 9.
Y&R July Comings and Goings
Barbara Crampton’s Video Appearance
Barbara Crampton is back to Y&R as Leanna Love on Tuesday, July 25.
She will be seen on a video on Jack’s (Peter Bergman) cell phone.
Jess Walton’s Brief Return
Jess Walton makes another return to Young and the Restless as Jill Abbott.
We’ll see Jill contact Victor (Eric Braeden) on July 26.
Find out why by visiting our spoilers.
Vail Bloom Back as Heather
Vail Bloom is back to Y&R as Heather Stevens on July 14 as Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) lawyer.
Kym Douglas’ in Special Standalone
Save the date! Y&R has a special standalone episode for Jerry Douglas planned to air on Thursday, June 22.
Jerry Douglas played John Abbott until 2016 as the patriarch of the Abbott family. After John’s death in 2006, the actor appeared as a spirit who would help his children with major decisions.
The actor died on November 9, 2021, at the age of 88.
Douglas’ wife, Kym Douglas, will appear on the CBS soap in a standalone episode as Zelda Winston. In this episode, Zelda has a connection to the Abbott family and is there to help celebrate John.
Look for several classic flashback clips.
Reylynn Caster Involved in Kirsten Story
Reylynn Caster returns to Y&R as Faith Newman.
Her first scenes start the week of May 29.
Caster leaves Y&R once again the week of June 19.
Thad Luckinbill’s Short Appearance
Thad Luckinbill (J.T. Hellstrom) will be making an appearance on Young and Restless on May 2.
The appearance will be on a video call with Elena (Brytni Sarpy). There is no news yet on whether the actor will return for more scenes but we’ll update you when official word comes out.
Chene Lawson Back as Yolanda, Devon’s Mom
Chene Lawson will return to Young and Restless to reprise her role as Harmony ‘Yolanda’ Hamilton, Devon’s (Bryton James) biological mother. Her return starts on Friday, May 5 and aligns with Shemar Moore’s appearance which means viewers are getting a Winters-Hamilton reunion.
A little background: Neil (Kristoff St. John) adopted Devon with Drucilla (Victoria Rowell) and Tucker McCall (Trevor St. John/ then Stephen Nicholas) and Harmony are his biological parents.
Debbi Morgan has also been in the role of Harmony.
Shemar Moore Reprises OG Malcolm
Fan fave Shemar Moore will reprise the role of Malcolm Winters on Y&R Monday, May 8.
According to Deadline, fans can expect to see him in scenes with Lily (Christel Khalil), Devon (Bryton James), and Nate (Sean Dominic).
The actor was last seen in 2019 after Kristoff St. John’s passing when he appeared for the tribute to Neil Winters.
If you’re looking for more Moore, check out CBS’s S.W.A.T. where the actor portrays Sergeant Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson.
Rory Gibson reappears on Tuesday, April 18 as Noah Newman.
He’ll be in scenes with Kelsey Wang (Allie), and Michael Mealor (Kyle).
Kelsey Wang Brief Scenes
SoapsSpoilers reported in February that Kelsey Wang was moved to recurring status back in February.
She’s been back since as Allie Nguyen in scenes with Ashley (Eileen Davidson) on February 16. She’ll be returning once again on April 18.
Mo Rocca will make his first return to Y&R since April 30, 2014, as Milton, Nikki Newman’s (Melody Thomas Scott) accountant.
The actor has been seen on The Good Fight, The Good Wife, and Bewitched since his role on Y&R.
From Rocca’s Twitter, here’s a peek at those scenes back in 2014. Viewers can expect him to return on Tuesday, April 18.
— Mo Rocca (@MoRocca) April 29, 2014
Y&R comings and goings for April 2023
Back in March, SoapsSpoilers reported this news.
James Hyde (Jeremy Stark) posted on his Instagram page a cryptic post that sounds a lot as though he’s saying goodbye to Y&R. “In life you have to be ready for what’s next!! I’m ready let’s go!!” The actor tagged CBS and Sony.
Hyde has been on Y&R since 2022 and originally went in for the role of Tucker McCall. Some recall that he used to portray Sam Bennett on Passions. He’s also a dancer and model.
Stark’s last airdate is Monday, April 17. Spoilers for how he exits are in Monday’s day ahead recap.
Are you ready for Hyde to say goodbye or did you want more drama from the actor? Leave us a message.
Millie Ingle will be portraying Aria Porter Copeland, Tessa (Cait Fairbanks) and Mariah’s (Camryn Grimes) baby girl on Young and Restless.
Viewers will see her as Aria in scenes beginning on April 14 with her parents as they bring her home to Genoa City and to Sharon (Sharon Case), her grandmother.
Mishael Morgan once again leaves Y&R and Genoa City as Amanda goes back to Virginia to be with her mother.
Barbara Crampton (Leanna Love) exits Y&R the week of April 10.
Lily Brooks O’Briant
Lily Brooks O’Briant will be back for a few episodes in April to portray Lucy Romalotti.
She’ll be seen during the memorial episodes for Phyllis (Michelle Stafford).
Rumor control: Michelle Stafford is not taking time off to have a baby. She is on her annual vacation.
March Y&R Comings and Goings
Mishael Morgan returns to Y&R as Amanda Sinclair for a few days for Lily’s court case against Devon.
Morgan took to Instagram to relay the news. “So nice to be back for a few days. I really missed you Genoa City!”
The actress is only on for a few episodes starting the week of March 20. She is still recurring.
February Y&R Comings and Goings
Kelsey Wang who was moved to recurring status turns up in Genoa City again as Allie Nguyen in scenes with Ashley (Eileen Davidson) on February 16.
James Hyde returns to Y&R as Jeremy Stark on February 15.
He’ll be in scenes with Phyllis (Michelle Stafford).
Hyde once played Sam Bennett on Passions, who debuted on Y&R on Friday, October 21.
The actor’s character, Jeremy Stark, also has a connection to Diane (Susan Walters).
January Y&R Comings and Goings
Judith Chapman returns to Y&R as Gloria Fisher on Wednesday, January 25.
Greg Rikaart will make a return to Young and Restless as Kevin Fisher during the week of January 23.
Vail Bloom makes a return to Y&R as Heather Stevens Romalotti, Paul Williams’ (Doug Davidson) and April Stevens (Cindy Eilbacher) daughter and Daniel Romalotti’s (Michael Graziadei) wife.
Along with Bloom is newcomer, Lily Brooks O’Briant who will portray Lucy Romalotti.
Bloom hasn’t been seen since 2010 and will be seen in February for a visit.
No word on whether the visit will be extended at this point.
Zach Tinker will return to Young and Restless as Lauren Fenmore and Michael Baldwin’s son, Fenmore Baldwin.
Look for the actor on January 25. Tinker hasn’t been seen since December 2019.
A little trivia, the actor portrays Sonny Kiriakis on Days of our Lives.
Julian Larach appears at Trey on January 25. Seen beside Fenmore (Zach Tinker).
Kelsey Wang & Rory Gibson
Kelsey Wang and Rory Gibson have been bumped from contract status to recurring.
Wang debuted as Allie Nguyen in March and has already removed “Allie on Y&R” from her Instagram bio.
Meanwhile, Gibson, who began portraying Noah in October 2021 has also removed “Noah Newman on Y&R” from his IG bio after the information came about.
Anna Khaja has been portraying Dr. Malone, Chelsea’s (Melissa Claire Egan) therapist at the mental health facility she checked herself into.
Michael Damian is making his way back to Genoa City as Danny Romalotti.
Learn more about Michael Damian’s return to Y&R.
November Y&R Comings and Goings
SoapsSpoilers can confirm that Jess Walton will be headed back to Y&R once again on Tuesday, November 8. She’ll be in scenes with Lily (Christel Khalil) and Billy (Jason Thompson).
The last we saw Jill was in a conference call on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Before that was another conference call on September 9.
We saw her last in person on Monday, June 13 when Jill Abbott returns to Genoa City for the splashy Chancellor-Winters merger party.
Tracey Bregman Crossover
Tracey Bregman crosses over to Bold and Beautiful as Lauren Fenmore. Details about when to expect her in the link.
Mishael Morgan has been missing from Y&R recently, which has caused some concern that the actress had left the show. Morgan has addressed this on Twitter when asked by a fan. She confirmed that she will be making a return to Young and the Restless.
Melissa Scharpf said, “I miss seeing you on screen. Hopefully we get to see you on screen soon,” and the actress clarified, “I’ll be back very soon.”
I’ll be back very soon ❤️
— Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1) September 5, 2022
Michael Graziadei is returning to Y&R. Details are in the link, along with a bio for those who aren’t familiar with Daniel Romaloti’s history, and what Graziadei’s been up to recently.
September Y&R Comings and Goings
Zuleyka Silver joins Y&R in the role of a new high-powered executive power player. Silver’s character name is Audra Charles. She’ll be debuting on Friday, September 23.
Silver has been in Code Black, Hawaii 5-0, The Mentalist, and Young Sheldon.
Melody Thomas Scott and Sean Kanan
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) will be doing a Young and Restless and Bold and Beautiful crossover with Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) when Nikki wants to see Deacon, who helped fake Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) starting September 20. Deacon shows up in Genoa City first and Nikki heads to L.A. the week after.
Read TV Insider to find out how the actors felt about the crossover event.
When asked if Deacon’s parole will be an issue crossing state lines, Kanan said, “(Beat) Apparently not…(Wryly) especially when all you have to do is walk across the hall. There’s a wormhole between Los Angeles and Genoa City. (Editor’s note: Both soaps tape across the hall from one another at TV City.)”
More about this: B&B fall and winter comings and goings.
Paxton Mishkind takes over the role of Billy and Victoria’s son Johnny on September 8.
Denise Boutte is a temporary recast for Leigh Ann Rose, who will appear starting Tuesday, September 6 as Imani Benedict. Rose was recast temporarily due to a scheduling conflict. She’s been recently working on Catfish Christmas as Leslie, though that is in post-production and SoapsSpoilers doesn’t have word on what else she’s working on. Rest assured, she’ll return likely within a few episodes.
August Y&R Comings and Goings
According to Soap Opera Digest, Aaron Schwartz will be coming to Y&R to portray Lucas, a stranger who is working on a nefarious assignment for Adam Newman (Mark Grossman). He’ll be seen August 24 and August 25.
Some may knew Natalie Morales as one of the hosts of CBS’s The Talk. She’ll be on Y&R for a handful of episodes to portray an investigative reporter. Soap Opera Digest reports that she’ll first be seen August 17.
Phyllis (Michelle Stafford), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) hire Talia to investigate Diane’s background to find out if there’s any dirt to use in their schemes against her.
Trevor St. John
Trevor St. John has been hired by Young and Restless to portray a mystery role.
The actor has quite a few roles under his belt, namely as a popular on One Life to Live. Read more about Trevor St. John joining Y&R, when it happens, and let us know your thoughts.
July Y&R Comings and Goings
Robert Newman has confirmed to his fans on Twitter that his last scenes as Ashland Locke were already filmed and aired when he died (accidentally) at Nick’s (Joshua Morrow) hands.
July 22 was Newman’s last airdate. If you missed the episode, here’s an in-depth Y&R recap with photos.
Bill Sebastian is out as Stannis, Ashland’s henchman. He left town after completing his assignment to follow Victoria around Genoa City and to gain intel and report back to Locke.
Good news for Y&R’s Peter Bergman fans. The actor has signed a new five-year deal. His first debut was in 1989.
June Y&R Comings and Goings
Gloria’s back in Genoa City and Judith Chapman’s first scenes start the week of June 20.
June Y&R Comings and Goings
Tremayne Norris will make an appearance on Y&R on Monday, June 13 as an officer. He’ll be in scenes with Chance (Connor Floyd).
Antoine Grant will be making his way to Genoa City as Giancarlo, the man from marketing who agreed to be Imani’s (Leigh-Anne Rose) date at the Chancellor-Winters launch party on Monday, June 13.
Grant has been glimpsed in soaps in the past. He most recently played an officer in 2021 on Bold and Beautiful, and he portrayed a bus boy on General Hospital.
May Y&R Comings and Goings
SoapsSpoilers reported that Morgan Obenreder would return to Young and the Restless as Crystal Porter, Tessa’s (Cait Fairbanks) sister. Obenreder exited the role in 2017 and was be back May 13 for Tessa and Mariah’s (Camryn Grimes) wedding. The actress has wrapped things up on May 18, the last day of the wedding.
Kate Linder (Esther) makes a return to Y&R in the Friday, May 20 episode.
She’ll be in scenes with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson). Expect flashbacks of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) during the hour.
Feel free to see sneak peeks of the images and storyline in our day ahead daily Y&R recap.
Sam McMurray has been cast on Young and the Restless as Dwight, who will make a connection with Esther Valentine (Kate Linder) on Monday, May 23.
If he looks familiar, it’s because McMurray has been in various movies and television productions spanning over several decades, including roles on Grace and Frankie, Devious Maids, Scandal, Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Still doesn’t ring any bells? McMurray portrayed Wes Leonard in Ryan’s Hope in 1983, and he portrayed Phil in The Edge of Night in 1979.
McMurray will only stick around for one episode.
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