Michael Muhney: Fired from The Young and the Restless!

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The Young and the Restless just placed casting coal in the stockings of many fans this holiday season.

Michael Muhney, who has starred on the CBS soap opera for almost six years as Adam Newman, Tweeted yesterday that he's been fired from the daytime drama.

"It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R," the actor wrote. "My last day on the set is this Thursday.”

Michael Muhney on The Young and the Restless

Muhney, whose final installment will air January 30, added:

“I’m going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being… I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have.”

CBS is yet to comment on the dismissal.

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My wife got me to watch Y & R and I just can not believe what the powers to be are doing to the show. When Adam goes off the air, so will my wife and I. If anyone with the Y & R had any smarts, they would get Billy, Phyllis and Adam back into the show.


I have been watching y&r for 36 years and Michael is one of the best actors I have ever watched!!! I really hope this is a mistake....


My favorite characters. Adam and Billy. It's time Y & R learn we the viewers are why they are what they are. Will not be watching anymore after Jan 30. Let's go see what else is out there.


Michael will find something great, he is exceptional and one of the few left to make Y&R worth watching. I don't know what prompted such a decision, but I feel it is a poor one, creatively and financially, that will result in many viewers losing interest. He is a brilliant actor, makes the show. Done with this show and from the posts on Facebook, etc., looks like many others are as well. Good luck to Michael, enjoyed every minute of you!

@ Deg Schneider

I'm glad I'm not the only one that appreciated Adams character; and your right, he will do better things, but I will miss his character, just as I will with Phylis. I'm pretty much burnt out of the Y&R now.


Adam is the only actor that's been worth watching for the last year. I had been a Y&R fan for over 20 years. However, not anymore.... GET NEW WRITERS!!!


after watching the soap for 20 years this has been the most stupid
stunt they have EVER puilled....I am going to plug andread a good book
goodbye lee


I am thru with the y and r. To see Pbyllis Bilkg and now Adam. I cant even imagine who came up with this. Get rid of lili cane and sharon. Enough


I have watched this all my life, I remember telling my mom not to forget to watch it , so she could tell me about it when I was in school. I am 61 years old, please don't do this, there are other ones who need to go.


My daughter & i watch this show together for years. The storyline is getting ridiculous and firing the good actors will make it easy for us to stop watching. We love billy & adam characters. Just sad!


I have been watching Y&R for over 30 years but I think this is the end for me. I have been fast forwarding my PVR through Victor, Chloe, Neil, and Dylan for a year. But Michael is so amazing in his strong portrayal of Adam. He brings intelligence, humour and complexity to make the role so interesting. What a tremendous actor and what a mistake Y&R is made.

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That was Victor's doing. It was purely personal. Believe me, old moneybags is going to eat his words. The magazine is gonna do great, and beauty of nature will be left in the dust.