Could things at Y&R get any worse? First, Billy Miller fan favorite, departs followed soon now by Michael Muhney! I don’t know about you, but I feel Michael is one of the shinning stars on Y&R. This is yet another devastating blow to a show that has been hit hard this year. We lost Jeanne Copper, Michelle Stafford left, and now this? How much can fans take? Even worse, Muhney did not quit his job; he was fired! Do the executives at CBS Daytime not care at all about us fans? Are their egos so large they are willing to ruin the top rated daytime soap?
Muhney broke the news on Twitter Tuesday telling fans, “It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on the set is this Thursday.” Muhney has played Adam since 2009. His last airdate will be January 30.
Jill Farren Phelps seems to be at it again firing fan favorites. Muhney was known to be fairly out spoken. Perhaps he dared to tell her that the stories lately are horrible?
Adam Newman cannot be an easy character to play, but Muhney has stated that the role was a gift. Muhney told about.com soaps what he liked about playing Adam, “You know someone who doesn’t swim with the fishes, who swims upstream in the other direction, is someone who is going to cause friction and turbulence in storyline with other characters.” Adam certainly does always cause friction and turbulence.
Another causality is Hartley Sawyer, who plays Kyle Abbott. Phelps fired Blake Hood back in March. At the time, she cast Sawyer in the role. According to Soap Opera Digest, “”Hartley is wrapping up but will be airing for several weeks into the new year.” There was no explanation provided for Sawyer’s departure.
How can you have a successful show with all of these major characters being recast? They are dropping like flies over there. I personally think Muhaney will be the hardest to recast. I cannot imagine any one else doing justice to that part. Who will you miss the most? Who do you think is next?
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