Who is leaving Y&R and who is returning in summer 2022?
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 2022.
Young and the Restless’ 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.
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.
Gloria’s back in Genoa City and Judith Chapman’s first scenes start the week of June 20.
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.
SoapsSpoilers can confirm that Jess Walton will be headed back to Y&R starting Monday, June 13 when Jill Abbott returns to Genoa City for the splashy Chancellor-Winters merger party.
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.