New Adam Cast on Young and Restless!




Dang that was quick! Auntie Maria don't play. According to TV Guide.com's Matt Mitovich,  Michael Muhney (Veronica Mars) has been cast in the pivotal role of Victor Adam Newman Jr. TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco broke the news that Chris Engen quit the soap, allegedly due to concerns over a scripted same-sex kiss between Adam and his gay lawyer Rafe (Yani Gellman). Muhney's first airdate as Adam is June 25.

Related: Did Y&R's Chris Engen QUIT Over Gay Kiss? | Wishful Casting Y&R's Adam Newman: Brian Presley or Jon Prescott | New Adam Cast on Young and Restless! | Michael Muhney Refresher: Veronica Mars' Sheriff Lamb 


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Damn, that was super fast. MAB doesn't lose time, and she shouldn't. He's a good actor, but these are soaps almost everybody is re-castable.

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Sheriff Lamb! Michael is a good actor so i'm interested in his take on Adam.

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Alright MAB I ain't mad at you for that! he kind of resembles CE. I just pray he can act because I am enjoying the Adam storyline.

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THAT WAS FAST. Maria Arena Bell and Paul Rauch are about the business. Good for them.

Michael Muhney was very good on Veronica Mars. But, actually, his character was very much in the vein of Billy Abbott - a snarky, bad-ass. And he has good comic timing also. However, as he is a thespian, I am sure he will be able to bring great shadings to Adam. Smooches!

XOXO Wink

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What a smart choice! Michael Muhney was great on Veronica Mars and can do the charming yet scheming/ lovable yet smarmy very well. As much as I enjoyed Chris Engen's take on the role, I'm excited to see what Sheriff Lamb's gonna do with it!

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WOW that was quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in the morning I'm reading that Chris Engen did what he did and in evening sheriff Lamb(MM) is comming to GC.
I've got nothing against Michael Muhney but I will miss Chris Engen's Adam.

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Chris Engen's stature has always been a problem with me - i have always pictured Napoleon Bonaparte in him than the son of the great Victor Newman. I hope Michael Muhney will make a difference because i love me some bad characters but i have yet to warm upto Adam Wilson

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Maria Bell is the new Angela Channing! LOVE IT!

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If you want more proof that Maria means business then look at this... She means BUSINESS! CE really messed up on this one... He will regret this big time. And it is a shame too cause I was really loving his portrayal of Adam. I don't know much about the actor but VM was a very acclaimed show so he sounds promising.

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I wonder if MAB was already contemplating recasting CE when he started complaining to TPTB about his storyline and had an actor in mind to recast him with? MAB means business and everyone else better get out of her way! I still cannot believe that CE walked out on the best soap on TV, especially when he is in a huge storyline and plays the son of a legendary character!

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Engen is about the same height as Joshua Morrow, who plays Nick Newman. Most actors are short. It's rare to find an actor over 5'11.

Brian Pressley would have been cool. What is he doing these days?

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Great choice! I loved Michael Muhney on "Veronica Mars". Good that Maria doesn't lose time. Some actors ain't worth it.

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Wow....so we really are losing Chris Engen. I hope the good reviews for this recast will prove true onscreen, but it's definitely going to take some time to adjust.

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Michael Muhney is 6' 1" At least he will have presence.

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I can just hear Maria Arena Bell singing…

“You must not know ‘bout me. You must not know ‘bout me. I can have another you in a minute. Matter of fact, he’ll be here in a minute. Baby. You must not know ‘bout me. You must not know ‘bout me. Don’t you ever for a second get to thinkin’ your IRREPLACEABLE!”

Laughing out loud

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lol. that was quick. maybe they were expecting him to walk soon. they probably had this guy as back up so they wouldn't loose any story.

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SoapSnob, you are DA BIZNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria to Chris: To the left, to the left,
                       Everything in yo' dressing room,
                       In that box to the left...

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LOL, SoapSnob

Auntie Maria wastes no time... she ain't playing around...

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Jamey, sing it!

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Seriously, what's the point? Adam has been ruined with this latest deeds. Unless, Adam completely gets off hook with the haunting of Ashley (and faking blindness), what future does the character have? And, unless they plan on suddenly turning Adam bi, what's the point of the Rafe kiss. With P3 back and this crap, I'm definitely not liking the direction. Oh, well, it was good while it lasted.

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SoapSnob you are the SHIZNITZ! *LOL* Maria don't play!

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Jamey i love that song. I was chatting on Fb with Mel last night that daytime needs more ep's like MAB who doesnt take carp from their actors and when necessary plays hardball. If more were like MAB daytime could be as strong as it was in the 70's and 80's

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Congrats to Mr. Muhney! Hope he knows what kind of ride he's in for!

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SoapSnob! I think I love you. That made my bad day so much better.

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SOAP SNOB, you have reached a new level of coolness in my heart. LOL! Sing on, now!

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I love how MAB is showing who runs the show you can't be walking off of a set because your upset about your storyline and expect to not have reprecussions if that were true there would only be the same 5 people on GH everyday....oh wait...scratch that last part Wink

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Maria Arena Bell and Paul Rauch rock, Michael Muhney can pLay a good SOB and seems professional, lets hope he has good chemistry with Yani Gellman and the Newmans.

Oh and SoapSnob, that was priceless:bigsmile:

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I'm almost thinking they were already LOOKING for a new Adam before the sheet even hit the fan.....

I'm just not feeling this gas lighting Ashley stuff. What's his motivation? To get back at daddy I guess. It does harken back to some of the crazy-ass stuff Victor used to when HE was a new character, but (IMHO) they've failed to draw that comparison between the two men (yet). It would help if Victor stopped being a pig headed A-hole.

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WOW!!! Did she call his Bluff or WHAT??? Ohhhhhhh, Chris. You were the perfect Adam and totally grew on me. Now you're going to have to suck it up and get a crap job on crap ABC!!!!! (teehee!)

***Thanking our lucky stars this didn't happen to Jess Walton last month***** (wiping brow in relief)

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Go Ms. Maria with the "quickness" of getting a "new gun for hire" for the role of Adam.

Muhney was fabulous as Sherrif Lamb.

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BRAVO, SoapSnob.

Not to take anything away from the guy who "walked off" the show, but THE SHOW and THE STORYLINE is what should matter. Your personal beliefs are something else, but he really didn't have ANY power of what the writers and the executive producer were planning on doing with the character that he was PAID and placed on contract to portray.

This is a business and he wasn't willing to do what he was contracted for, so it makes PERFECT sense for TPTB of Y&R to find a replacement.