It’s official. Greg Rikaart is back at The Young and the Restless, and his on-screen brother, Christian LeBlanc, welcomed him back.
Earlier today, Christian LeBlanc took to Instagram to share an interesting picture with his followers. The image includes LeBlanc, Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), and Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott) — along with Y&R makeup artist Patti Denney. They are all pointing at Rikaart, who looks like he’s getting some makeup done for filming.
In his caption, LeBlanc called Rikaart the best brother ever, and it looks like the on-screen brothers will soon reunite in Genoa City. The Inquisitr reported that Rikaart will quickly resume his role as Kevin, with the actor having recently ended his run as Leo on Days of Our Lives. Kevin’s return appears to coincide with news that Adam Newman was recast, with actor Mark Grossman stepping into the role. Also, just this week, The Inquisitr reported that Melissa Claire Egan will reprise her role as Chelsea Newman.
Kevin exited with his wife, Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and their daughter, Bella, after details that Chloe kidnapped Adam — and caused the cabin explosion that presumably killed Adam — came to light. The family is living in Oregon, and Kevin briefly returned to Genoa City to help Victor (Eric Braeden) with one of his nefarious plans.
Fans loved seeing LeBlanc’s post, and followers immediately began leaving comments.
“Welcome back Kev. Now we need Gloria,” one fan wrote.
“I’m so freaking happy!!! Baldwin brothers are back together,” a second supporter gushed.
Kevin and Michael’s mom, Gloria (Judith Chapman), was the assistant at Jabot before Ted. Now that Ted has gone over to the dark side, My Beauty, Gloria could return as Jabot’s assistant once again. Interestingly, in Gloria’s absence from Genoa City, actress Judith Chapman went to Days of Our Lives with Rikaart. She portrayed Leo’s mother, Diana Cooper, on that show. They make a good mother-son duo on daytime television, and viewers would love to see Chapman bring Gloria back to Genoa City.
Hopefully, by early summer, Kevin will be back in Genoa City on a regular basis. Certainly, Mariah (Camryn Grimes) could use another friend in her corner — especially with the scary threats she’s recently received. Plus, she needs somebody to talk her down — before her obsessiveness with Tessa’s (Cait Fairbanks) second chance music career ends up causing significant issues for her girlfriend.
Since Y&R films about six weeks in advance of actual air dates, viewers can expect to see Kevin back in the storylines by the middle of June. It’s been about a month since new head writer Josh Griffin’s storylines started airing. Griffin has been making several changes, often bringing back characters that fans love.