Who is leaving Y&R and who is returning in 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 November Comings and Goings
J. Eddie Peck
J. Eddie Peck returns to Y&R in November as Cole Howard.
Viewers will recall that he was once married to Victoria (Amelia Heinle).
Peck left Genoa City in 1999 when he and Ashley (Eileen Davis) split up and according to SOD, he became a professor at Oxford.
Peck originally worked with Heather Tom who is now Katie on Bold and Beautiful.
As The World Turns Alum Colleen Zenk Joins Y&R as Aunt Jordan, Claire Grace’s (General Hospital alum Hayley Erin). Zenk will be first seen in the November 17 episode.
Zenk portrayed Barbara Ryan from 1978 to 2010 a role she was nominated as lead actress in the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2001, 2002 and 2011, and was voted Best Villain by Soap Opera Digest in 2003.
There is no word yet on how long Zenk will be in this role.
Stefan Marks appears as Dr. Skelton on Y&R on Friday, October 27.
Marks will share scenes with Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) to discuss Victor (Eric Braeden) getting help.
Judith Chapman will be making her way back to Y&R as Gloria Fisher.
Along with Chapman, we’ll see her on-screen son, Greg Rikaart, both of whom we have not seen since the end of January during Lauren Fenmore’s (Tracey Bregman) anniversary episodes.
If readers recall, Fen (Zach Tinker) returned to Genoa City to help his mother celebrate with his new beau.
Gloria has been in Singapore and got herself into a little hot water, or maybe a lot of hot water since Michael (Christian LeBlanc) had to fly over to take care of her as her lawyer.
There is no first airdate for this return, though it appears to be in November.
SoapsSpoilers will update when that information is available.
As stated above, Greg Rikaart returns to Young and Restless as Kevin Fisher.
For those who miss him, he can be seen on Peacock since the actor is still working on Days of our Lives as Leo Stark.
(ICYMI Christian LeBlanc’s cancer diagnosis interview.)
According to LeBlanc’s Instagram post, he too is returning to the CBS soap. He stated, “The family that slays together…” and enclosed a photo of the Baldwin family, including Lauren.
Along with Gloria and Kevin, Michael Baldwin finally returns to Y&R in November.
Christian LeBlanc has been off for a few weeks and will reunite with his on screen family in November.
We last saw Michael in July 2023.
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.
Melissa Claire Egan
Melissa Claire Egan has been on maternity leave since 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 and she posted recently that she has already shot her first episode two weeks ago.
We should see her in November as Chelsea Lawson once again.
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