With Justin Hartley out at The Young and the Restless to focus on his new primetime show, This Is Us, the news keeps on churning for a Michael Muhney return. Let’s take a look at some of the evidence.
In an Aug. 21 tweet, Muhney posted, “There’s always another chapter to write!”
There's always another chapter to write!
— Michael Muhney (@michaelmuhney) August 21, 2016
Fans immediately took that as a hint he might be coming back to Y&R to replace Hartley. Despite his challenges with several actors on the show during his prior stint as Adam Newman, Muhney admitted he was often difficult on the set.
Perhaps the producers saw his personal growth and they are ready to give him a second chance. The rumored sexual harassment incident between him and Hunter King might be avoided this time because she has been relegated to recurring status. Producers may be able to schedule their scenes on different days.
The writers also left the Adam Newman story in an open-ended fashion. At first glance, it looks like the character died in the cabin explosion, but any longtime soap fan knows that these legacy characters have a way of resurrecting themselves.
When Hartley replaced Muhney in 2014, the character was involved in an SUV explosion after it went off a cliff. Guess who survived? Adam Newman.
Even fans are ready to have him back. CelebDirtyLaundry.com did a viewer poll and found that over 85 percent of Y&R viewers approve of having Muhney back in the mix. With a new executive producer on board and a new head writer about to step into place, it’s quite possible that Muhney will return.
As for Melissa Claire Egan, who plays Adam’s love interest, Chelsea, she is unsure what will happen next to the character.
“Chelsea is in mourning right now,” she told MichaelFairmanSoaps.com. “I truly don’t think there is going to be another Adam… but, who knows? As of now, I don’t think there is a plan to.”
Is Egan misleading fans to make them believe Adam is really dead? We’re going to follow the telling clues because it sure looks like Munhey has come full circle and is headed back to Y&R.
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