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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2013
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Billy J Miller
January 2013
Emmy winner Billy J. Miller has signed on to play Billy Abbott for at least a little while longer. The actor, whose contract talks have become an annual "Will he or won't he?" has inked a new Y&R contract. Miller joined The Young and the Restless in 2008.<
Debbi Morgan
January 2013
Emmy winner Debbi Morgan is headed back to Pine Valley. The actress revealed on Twitter that she's agreed to appear on the web-based version of AMC when it returns. Morgan first appeared as Angie Hubbard in 1982. She's also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations, Port Charles, and The Young and the Restless.
Steve Burton
January 2013
Former General Hospital star Steve Burton has officially confirmed his addition to the cast of The Young and the Restless. Burton also explained his reasons for returning to daytime, just a few months after announcing he needed a break. Burton appeared on GH for 21 years.
Genie Francis
January 2013
Genie Francis will reprise the role of Laura Spencer on ABC's General Hospital next month. The actress was wooed back by executive producer Frank Valentini, who promised "nice stuff" for Francis to play. Francis debuted on GH in 1976, but has been off-screen since 2008.
Kin Shriner
January 2013
Kin Shriner will return to General Hospital as the show continues to pay tribute to nearly 50 years on broadcast television. Shriner made his first appearance as Scott Baldwin in 1977.
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January 2013
The world's most popular soap opera will continue to air for at least another 18 months. The Bold and the Beautiful has been renewed through the 2013-2014 season, along with CBS's entire daytime lineup.
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February 2013
Proving that reality is often stranger than fiction, an Illinois man has left an estate valued at over $1 million to two men he never met, including a former star of The Young and the Restless.
Melissa Claire Egan
February 2013
Melissa Claire Egan and her long-time boyfriend have a wedding to plan. Over the weekend, Egan posted a photo with a sparkling new ring on her finger. Egan joined The Young and the Restless in 2011, following a run on All My Children.
Eileen Davidson
February 2013
Emmy-nominated actress Eileen Davidson is returning to The Young and the Restless. Davidson's return is part of Y&R's 40th anniversary celebration. Davidson, who first appeared as Ashley in 1982, will also continue to air as Days of our Lives' Kristen Blake.
Marcy Rylan
March 2013
General Hospital has cast The Young and the Restless and Guiding Light vet Emme Rylan in the role of Lulu Spencer. Rylan assumes the role from two-time Emmy winner Julie Berman, who announced last week that she'd decided to leave the show.
Melissa Ordway
March 2013
Genoa City won't be without Abby Newman for long: The Young and the Restless has cast Melissa Ordway as its new Abby. As previously reported, Emme Rylan has left the show to take on a role on ABC's General Hospital.
Tony Todd
March 2013
The Candyman is headed to Genoa City. Veteran actor Tony Todd has been cast as Gus Rogan, Tyler and Leslie's wrongly incarcerated dad. Todd's short-term engagement begins this spring.
Hartley Sawyer
March 2013
The Young and the Restless has recast the role of Kyle Abbott. Blake Hood, who joined the show just last year, is out. The CBS soap has tapped another soap newcomer to take over.
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March 2013
Is there another Emmy winner in Heather Tom's family? Fans will get a chance to find out in mid-April when the actress' real-life son makes his acting debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Tom previously appeared on The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live.
Ricky Paull Goldin
March 2013
Four-time Daytime Emmy nominee Ricky Paull Goldin is headed back to daytime -- but he won't be reprising his All My Children role. Goldin has inked a deal for an open-ended appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful. Goldin has also previously appeared on Another World, Guiding Light, and The Young and the Restless.
Tracey E. Bregman
March 2013
Tracey E. Bregman celebrated 40 years of The Young and the Restless and 30 years as Lauren Fenmore in grand fashion: she signed a new contract with the CBS soap. Fenmore, who has earned an Emmy for her Y&R role, made her first appearance as Lauren in January 1983.
Peter Bergman
April 2013
Peter Bergman has been part of the soap opera community for 34 years. As The Young and the Restless marks its 40th year on television, Bergman sits down to reflect on his time in daytime in a refreshingly candid interview.
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April 2013
Beginning later this year, same-day repeats of each day's The Young and the Restless will air on the TVGN channel. The primetime airings of Y&R have been airing on SOAPnet.
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April 2013
Jhoanna Flores is out as The Young and the Restless' Adriana.
Jeanne Cooper
April 2013
The Young and the Restless' Jeanne Cooper is in a Los Angeles hospital in critical but stable condition. Cooper's son, actor/director Corbin Bernsen, took to Facebook and Twitter to ask for prayers for his mom.
Zack Conroy
April 2013
The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless are preparing for another crossover. This time, actor Zack Conroy's Oliver Jones will make a trip to Genoa City.
Jeanne Cooper
April 2013
The Young and the Restless' Jeanne Cooper has been moved out of the ICU, according to her son, actor Corbin Bernsen. The Emmy-winning Cooper joined the Y&R cast in 1973.
Don Diamont
May 2013
It's been four years since Don Diamont joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful. Now, the actor has made a decision about his future with the CBS soap. Diamont previously appeared on The Young and the Restless.
Jeanne Cooper
May 2013
Daytime legend Jeanne Cooper, known to fans as The Young and the Restless' Mrs. Chancellor, has died. The Emmy-winning actress was 84.
Jeanne Cooper
May 2013
As the soap world mourns the loss of the legendary Jeanne Cooper, stars from around the daytime community are taking time to share messages of love and respect for the actress.
Jeanne Cooper
May 2013
Soap opera columnist Lynda Hirsch shares her memories and interviews with the late Jeanne Cooper. The Young and the Restless star passed away on May 8, 2013, at the age of 84.
Jeanne Cooper
May 2013
The Young and the Restless will pay tribute to Jeanne Cooper with a special episode slated to air later this month. The episodes will feature classic clips of Cooper and interviews with Cooper's loved ones. Jeanne Cooper passed away on May 8, 2013, at the age of 84.
Michelle Stafford
May 2013
Two-time Daytime Emmy winner Michelle Stafford has confirmed that she is exiting The Young and the Restless. Stafford joined Y&R in 1994.
Camryn Grimes
May 2013
Camryn Grimes is returning to The Young and the Restless this summer. The show is tight-lipped about whether she will be reprising her Emmy-winning role of Cassie Newman. Grimes made her first Y&R appearance in 1997.
Stephen Nichols
June 2013
The Young and the Restless is rumored to be considering a recast for the role of Tucker McCall. The role had previously been played by Emmy-nominated actor Stephen Nichols.
Julia Pace Mitchell
June 2013
The Young and the Restless alum Julia Pace Mitchell has landed a new role -- mom. The actress is the proud parent of a baby boy.
Tammin Sursok
June 2013
... and baby makes three. Or soon will. Former Y&R star Tammin Sursok and her husband are expecting. The Young and the Restless vet broke the news in an unusual way.
June 2013
40th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: Scott Clifton and Billy Miller shared the Supporting Actor win, while Julie Berman her first Supporting Actress win after leaving General Hospital at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards.
June 2013
40th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: Doug Davidson earned his very first Daytime Emmy win, while Heather Tom scored a back-to-back win as Lead Actress at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Michael Graziadei
June 2013
Michael Graziadei is headed back to The Young and the Restless, but fans shouldn't get too attached. The actor's brief stint will begin in July. Graziadei previously appeared as Y&R's Daniel from 2004 to 2012.
Michelle Stafford
June 2013
Two-time Emmy winner Michelle Stafford has finished her last day at The Young and the Restless. Stafford joined the CBS soap in 1994. Earlier this spring, she revealed that she'd be leaving to pursue other opportunities.
June 2013
Fan favorite Eileen Davidson has fans of two soaps clamoring to see more of her. In an interview with soapcentral.com's Lynda Hirsch, Davidson talks about ad-libbing, her poker face, and if she'll return to Y&R.
June 2013
Sadly, not every delicious evildoer can hang around Salem forever. Some of them are just tumbleweeds rolling through town to stir up trouble, and others are only on to occasionally assist our resident villains. And yes, some of them lacked the definite charm of Bart and Dr. Rolf. But none of that negated their hunkiness.
July 2013
A date has now been set for Genoa City's farewell to Katherine Chancellor. A memorial service will be held in September. Emmy-winning actress Jeanne Cooper passed away in May at the age of 84.
July 2013
CBS president Les Moonves has voiced his support for The Bold and the Beautiful and the Young and the Restless. Both soaps have seen their audiences grow over the past twelve months.
July 2013
Fan favorite Eileen Davidson is out as Days of our Lives' Kristen Blake. Davidson returned to DAYS in 2012 after more than a decade away. Davidson has also appeared as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, but Y&R fans should not expect the actress back in Genoa City any time soon.
August 2013
Fans who miss seeing Michelle Stafford as Phyllis on The Young and the Restless now have a new place where they can catch a glimpse of the Emmy winner. Stafford headlines her own web series, The Stafford Project.
August 2013
Christel Khalil is suing her talent agency citing, among other things, breach of contract and theft. Khalil has played Lily on The Young and the Restless off-and-on since 2002.
August 2013
Emmy winner Billy J. Miller has signed on for a role in an upcoming episode of ABC's primetime drama Castle. Miller joined The Young and the Restless in 2008. He also previously appeared on All My Children.
August 2013
The Young and Restless is reportedly in for some changes to its writing team. Josh Griffith is out as head writer, and a replacement from within the Y&R writing team will take over. Griffith was hired to replace Maria Arena Bell as head writer in July 2012.
August 2013
Actor Robert Gant has been hired to play the role of a lawyer with ties to a character already on the canvas. Gant is known for his role on Queer as Folk.
August 2013
The residents of Genoa City will hold a memorial service for Katherine Chancellor next month, and many fan favorites are returning for the occasion.
August 2013
The talent agency sued by Christel Khalil earlier this month has responded to Khalil's allegations with a lawsuit of its own. Mavrick Artist Agency says Khalil has tarnished their reputation with 'spurious' claims.
August 2013
The Young and the Restless has pruned one of its newest members from its roster. Erin Chambers is out as Melanie. Chambers previously appeared as Siobhan on ABC's General Hospital.
August 2013
Eileen Davidson will pop up on The Young and the Restless this fall. The Emmy-nominated actress has signed on for a short-term return to Y&R. Davidson announced in July that she had not re-signed her contract with Days of our Lives.
August 2013
The Young and Restless has hired two daytime veterans to helm its writing team. Emmy winners Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman will serve as co-head writers, replacing the recently ousted Josh Griffith. Griffith had served as head writer since July 2012.
September 2013
The Young and the Restless has issued a casting call for the newly created role of Andrew Abbott.
September 2013
The Young and Restless has hired two daytime veterans to helm its writing team. Emmy winners Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman will serve as head writers, replacing the recently ousted Josh Griffith. Griffith had served as head writer since July 2012.
September 2013
The fourth episode of Emmy winner Michelle Stafford's web series, The Stafford Project, is now online.
September 2013
Two-time Emmy winner Kristoff St. John is lending his star power to a New Mexico event that hopes to raise much-needed funds to help families in need have access to fresh produce.
September 2013
One Life to Life, Passions, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful vet Andrea Evans has joined the cast of the star-studded web soap, DeVanity.
September 2013
Former General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton and Jonathan Jackson have partnered on a new song that will appear in the September 23 episode of The Young and the Restless. The song will also be available for purchase on iTunes.
September 2013
Guiding Light veteran Cynthia Watros has landed a role on The Young and the Restless that will have a profound impact on the lives of several characters. Watros, who also appeared on Another World and the primetime series Lost, won a Daytime Emmy for her work on GL in 1998.
October 2013
The Young and the Restless star Christian LeBlanc serves as a producer on the new Nickelodeon series, Deadtime Series, based on the children's book series of the same name. The family fright fest will air weekly through Halloween.
October 2013
Eileen Davidson's three-day return to The Young and the Restless has yet to air, but the actress is already back at work taping additional episodes. Davidson debuted as Ashley Abbott in 1982, and even crossed over in the same role to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
October 2013
The sixth episode of Emmy winner Michelle Stafford's web series, The Stafford Project, is now online. This episode features a guest appearance by All My Children's Thorsten Kaye.
October 2013
Christel Khalil her former talent agency have reached an agreement that puts an end to their dueling law suits. Khalil claimed under-representation, and Mavrick said the Emmy winner was intentionally tarnishing their reputation.
October 2013
The Young and the Restless is casting the role of Esmerelda, but who is this young character?
November 2013
Television's only all-soaps channel, SOAPnet, will sign off for good at the end of the year. The Walt Disney Company first announced in 2010 its plans to shutter the channel.
November 2013
Tristan Rogers is exiting ABC's General Hospital and headed back to CBS's The Young and the Restless. The casting change caught fans and at least one behind-the-scenes executive by surprise. Rogers made his first GH appearance in 1980.
November 2013
Fans will be seeing a lot more of Y&R newcomer Sean Carrigan. The actor has signed a contract with The Young and the Restless. Carrigan debuted on the top-rated CBS soap in June.
November 2013
Could Billy J. Miller be exiting The Young and the Restless? A source tells soapcentral.com that the Emmy-winning actor and the top-rated CBS soap have hit an impasse in contract talks. Miller joined The Young and the Restless in 2008.
November 2013
At least one half of a very popular on-screen pairing will be sticking around on The Young and the Restless. All My Children and Loving/The City vet Amelia Heinle has signed a new contract to continue playing Victoria Newman.
November 2013
It's now official: two-time Emmy winner Billy J. Miller is out as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless. Fellow Emmy winner David Tom will take over the role, a role he previously played from 1999 to 2002.
November 2013
The Young and the Restless has founds its Esmerelda, but should one Genoa City resident try to avoid her?
December 2013
Paul Walker, who appeared on The Young and the Restless in the early 1990s, was killed in a car accident on November 30. The star of The Fast and the Furious was 40.
December 2013
The Bold and the Beautiful's Linsey Godfrey and The Young and the Restless' Robert Adamson are expecting their first child together.
December 2013
The Young and the Restless hit the ratings jackpot during the November Sweeps period. The CBS soap remained the most-watched daytime drama, and its viewing audience jumped by nearly half a million viewers.
December 2013
The Young and the Restless is delving further into Nikki's past. The show has cast a veteran actor as a cult leader who Nikki knew around the time that she became pregnant with her until-recently long-lost son, Dylan.
December 2013
1300 weeks. 25 years. Whatever unit of measure you choose, The Young and the Restless has been the most-watched daytime drama series for a really long time. And that's cause for celebration.
December 2013
The Young and the Restless will lose another of its big-name stars. Emmy-nominated Michael Muhney has revealed that he's been let go from the CBS soap. The actor took over the role of Adam Newman in 2009.
December 2013
Michael Muhney has broken his silence about his less-than-24-hour-old firing from The Young and the Restless. The actor, who admits that his outspokenness has gotten him into trouble, said that he didn't see himself being let go. Muhney joined Y&R in 2009.
December 2013
Now that he's taped his final scenes as The Young and the Restless' Billy Abbott, Billy Miller has opened up about what led to his exit from a role he'd played for six years. Miller, who also appeared on All My Children, has won two Daytime Emmys for his work on Y&R.
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