There are strong rumors that actor Michael Muhney will be back on The Young and the Restless to reprise his role as Adam Newman. Soap Opera Digest reports in their June 9 issue that Michael was spotted at CBS studios recently. The cover reads: “Y&R Casting Buzz! Michael Muhney: Back As Adam Newman.”
Celebrity Dirty Laundry reports of the magazine issue:
“According to the June 9th edition of Soap Opera Digest, Michael Muhney was recently spotted on the set of The Young and the Restless. The magazine goes on to say, ‘The search for an actor to play Adam has intensified in the last few weeks, and insiders report that Michael Muhney could be back in the mix to reprise the role. The actor, whose controversial exit last December sent shock waves throughout the community, was reportedly spotted at the Y&R studios.'”
Y&R co-star Hunter King (who portrays Summer) alleges that Muhney groped and sexually harassed her. News of the allegations emerged last December and producers fired him later that same month. Nothing about the on-set details is public knowledge and remains well under wraps.
Casting the new role of Adam Newman has been ongoing as Y&R tries to fill Muhney’s shoes. His fans are vehement that he’s the only one suited for the role of scheming Victor Newman’s son. Boycotts against the show still exist among viewers who once watched the soap opera; they’re so disgusted producers fired him and refuse to watch unless he comes back.
Are these rumors instilling a false sense of hope for Michael Muhney fans? The Young and the Restless is an extremely popular daytime drama that does well in spite of Muhney’s absence. He plays a great conniving character on the show, but is it enough to warrant him back on the show? Naturally, fans would be absolutely thrilled!
If the actor did stop by CBS studios, there could be any number of reasons that the public just isn’t aware of. If he does return as Adam, everyone will wonder what changed producers’ minds after an actress made serious accusations against him.
This possible development brings curiosity over what’s evolved in the groping and sexual harassment allegations.
It’s not confirmed if Michael Muhney will return to The Young and the Restless,” but judging by Soap Opera Digest’s dramatic headline, it appears that’s exactly what’s happening. Then again, we’re always warned not believe everything we read!
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