Huge ‘Young And The Restless’ Casting Call: Is Justin Hartley Being Replaced As Adam Newman?

Ever since Justin Hartley joined The Young and the Restless, there have been rumors that he wouldn’t stick around. Now Celeb Dirty Laundry is sharing that a new casting call looks like it is time to replace Justin Hartley and move on. Justin Hartley was on Mistresses, and things went great for him. He even came back this season for a bit. Now Justin is joining the new show This is Us, and everyone is questioning if he will have time to do both shows. Adam Newman is such a huge character on The Young and the Restless that it doesn’t seem like the character will be going anywhere.

Justin Hartley’s new show is on NBC, and the soap is on CBS. It would take a lot for Justin to do two leading roles that aren’t even on the same network, but it could be done. So far, Hartley is not sharing that he is leaving The Young and the Restless, but speculation is going wild. The show This is Us could end up not winning over fans and getting canceled right after it starts.

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The Young and the Restless just put out a new casting call that makes it look like Justin Hartley could be leaving. They are looking for a Caucasian man in his mid-30s, and they said his name would be “Dean.” Shows are known for lying about what the name will really be just to replace an actor. This does really sound like it would fit Adam Newman, but that being said they should be able to get someone to play this great part easily if they want it.

There are a few more things that came out about the role that they are casting. This role is said to be for someone who comes from a wealthy family and has also witnessed the terrible consequences of greed. “Dean” is said to also fight the corruption of his background. This could fit the role that Justin Hartley plays perfect. If not, they are bringing in a character just like Adam Newman.

Justin Hartley replaced Michael Muhney when he was fired from the role of Adam Newman. Fans were sure they couldn’t love anyone as much as they did Michael, but Justin Hartley was able to win them all over somehow. Whoever else ends up playing the role would hopefully get the fans to love them as well.

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Ksite TV shared a bit about what viewers can see from Justin Hartley on the show This is Us. This series will start airing on September 20. Justin plays a character named Kevin on this series. He will be playing an actor on a sitcom that is said to be a little silly. One thing you will notice is that Justin Hartley will be losing his shirt a lot on this show, and nobody is going to have a problem with that part.

Justin Hartley shared a bit about the other actors and actresses that he gets to work with on the show.

“They’re fantastic. Everybody on the show, they bring their own sort of wonderful talent to the show. It’s such a diverse cast. But also, I think we’re all just enamored with the project and the writing. We can’t wait to get the next script. We’re all just really, really happy to be there. Dan [Fogelman] did an amazing job writing not just the pilot, but a series, and he shared a lot of [his plans] with us, so we’ve been able to glimpse into what’s going to happen in episode 6, and episode 8, episode 10, and all that kind of stuff. So, I’m pretty excited about it.”

Do you think that Justin Hartley will be leaving The Young and the Restless? Do you feel like someone else can play the role of Adam Newman? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts, and don’t miss new episodes of The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS.

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