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'The Young and the Restless' Casting News, Spoilers: Michael Muhney Announces Movie Role, Not Returning as Adam Newman

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
July 21, 2014|8:06 am
Michael Muhney (Photo: Twitter/Michael Muhney)

Michael Muhney shared a photo on Twitter in August 2013.

"The Young and the Restless" former star Michael Muhney put a stop to rumors of his return to the soap opera as Adam Newman via Twitter recently.

The actor was fired from the CBS daytime television series earlier this year and last appeared as Adam in January, when the character disappeared after a fiery car crash. Ever since, "Y&R" fans have anxiously anticipated the beloved character's return. However, Muhney has informed his legions of fans of a new project- thereby indicating that he will not be back on the set of "Y&R" anytime soon.

"Whew! Flying to New York tomorrow to take some meetings… then back to L.A. on Sunday to begin filming a movie! #busybusy," Muhney posted to Twitter on July 14.

Nevertheless, the actor did not specify which movie he was starring in. Instead, Muhney revealed the world-famous New York City hotel he was staying in during his visit.

"My home in NYC for the next four nights," Muhney wrote along with a photo of the front of The Waldorf-Astoria. "The best part? It's free. #FancySchmancy"

Meanwhile, rumors of Muhney's return to "Y&R" have swirled ever since his initial firing. The gossip picked up speed after the soap opera revealed that Muhney's character Adam did survive the car accident. The character has yet to appear in full form on the soap opera though.

Answering "Y&R" fans endless questions about Adam, showrunner Jill Farren Phelps recently spoke up about the role, admitting that casting a new actor was "going."

"We hope [Adam returns]," she told Hollywood Daily News. "He's a very pivotal character. His return will blow the canvas right open."

Phelps also addressed the fans outraged by Muhney's firing.

"We want everybody to be happy all the time, but stuff happens and people leave," she said. "People die. The show must go on and it has successfully done so for over 40 years, and it will continue to … We are aware of the fact that sometimes there is an adjustment that we ask the audience to make, but we believe that if they just stay with us, they will have their characters back and their stories will be told."

 

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