Is Michael Muhney Leaving Y&R?



Is Michael Muhney leaving his role at The Young and the Restless? According to TV Guide Canada it may happen.

This just in — Sources inform The Suds Report that one of soaps’ most popular stars and best recasts ever, Soap Opera Spirit nominee Michael Muhney, may be leaving The Young and the Restless after his one-year contract expires soon! The former Veronica Mars star recently auditioned for Hawaii 5-0’s reboot, amongst other high-profile projects. That sound you hear? Y&R fans putting pen to paper.

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If the audition was for the role of Steve McGarrett...

NB DOES know that Alex O'Loughlin got the role, RIGHT?

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Like Michael Muhney, but hate Adam with a passion.  The writers ruin the character to the point of no return and hope him future success if it is true.

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I like Michael in the role very much and was blessed enough to be able to go to Y&R weekend in August and meet him and he is just a sweetie pie.

But with the crimes Adam has done, I always knew this might happen.

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And I said it before and I'll say it again damn it.
I know the need for drama on these shows but I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE that a child raised by Hope would NEVER ACT LIKE THIS.
Never.

Hope is one of favorite characters EVER (along with Alexandra Spaulding as played by the divine Beverlee McKinsey) and a child of hers would never do these things. I don't buy it. Never did and I never will.

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please y&r don't let michae muhney go just reform adam and  make him nicer

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Ok, *puff*puff*PASS* please.   Somebody must be smoking that stuff to refer to him as the "one of soaps’ most popular stars and best recasts ever."    That made me LOL!!!!!!  Nelson Branco must have a crush. 

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please y&r don't let michae muhney go just reform adam and  make him nicer

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 I love MM as Adam, and he has done a fantastic job showing that his character is truly worthy of his name "Victor Newman Jr".


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Loved him on Veronica Mars but I'm tired of Adam. It's time for him to go. I wouldn't be surprised if he's killed off in a murder mystery, but I'd much prefer a "whodunnit" where he's shot and goes into a coma or goes to prison.

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Why does Joshua Morrow still have a job? At least, this Newman son could ACT!

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I love Michael as Adam, I think he is a shoo in for a best supporting actor Emmy nom, and he is a awesome, funny dude and he is one of my favorite characters, I'll miss him if he leaves, why can't Josh Morrow leave instead?

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I find it interesting that NB says that sources have informed him about this, when MM has been tweeting about it on twitter for a few weeks now.

He has meet with some producers for a few sitcoms and if i remember correctly the people for Hawaii 5-0 are interested in him for Danno. MM also stated that he wasn't looking for new work, but that people were asking to meet with him and  He said that it never hurts to take a  meeting...thats how he got Y&R.

Although I hope he doesnt leave...I do wish him the best in whatever he chooses to do.

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I guess CBS read my survey! 

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He should have been exposed and or killed off by now! If he was on GH they would've been got rid of him! LOL! No time for disloyalty on the best show on earth....I started off watching Y & R first tho, it's my mom & grandma's favorite.  I always dreamt of being  Tycoon like Victor Newman, ended up growing up more like Sason!

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YEAH! Kill him already! Good actor, but Adam must die!

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OMG. Best news of the week, let's hope Adam dies in VERY, VERY painful way.

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As it was said nothing against the actor, just don't like the character Adam will get what he deserve soon. Does anyone here was alive or herd of H-5-0, Had great theme music you can catch the series on www.cbs.com go to were it says shows then TV classic series. Those were great times back then. Here is the theme music, it had a hot chick in the credits. That's what's wrong with TV shows today, theme indenifies the program, often more popular than the program. No one can replace Jack Lord, it was the CSI of it's day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepyGm9Me6w&feature=related

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Muhney is pretty cool.  I wish there were a way to redeem Adam.  It sucks to see him fired in this economy without another gig lined up.

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Josstheguy,

Fired without another gig lined up? Did I miss something? He has not been fired from YandR.

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Well, you could consider him fired if Y&R declines to renew his contract.

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One of the best recasts?? Branco is just showed he's on crack with that comment.

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Since when does an audition equal getting a part?

Adam is pretty much done with anyways so I'm not surprised if Y&R doesn't renew the contract.  I said when MM got the job it would last a year tops.

I want some of what Nelson is smoking as well then maybe I could sit through Adam's scenes on Y&R.

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JossTheGuy: While it would be sad in this economy if Michael's contract is not picked up and he doesn't have a new gig, Y&R's hands are pretty much tied. If they don't give him proper notice of their plans to end the contract, they could wind up in Nia Peeples' situation, where Karen was written off, brought back because of improper notice and written off again at the end of her next cycle. They could offer to keep him on recurring status once the contract is up, but then it depends on whether Michael wants to work on those terms.

As is, it's possible Y&R is being flexible. Michael has been tweeting about a number of auditions and meetings, including the role of Danno on the Hawaii 5-0 reboot, but he's still working on Y&R. If Y&R is working around his auditions to let him find a new gig, that's probably the best they can do other than decide to keep him on. With fan reaction mixed at best on Adam, they may want to write the character off to get out of that quandry.

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Michael Muhney is better than Chris Engen as Adam. But Adam himself has only gotten crueller since MM's been in the role.

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dude cris engen was way better than muhney as adam. muhney's a goofball like his role on veronica mars.

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Alistair, I think the cruel streak might be tied to the difference in attitude between Engen and Muhney. We saw with his exit how Engen was displeased with the direction Adam was taking, while Muhney seemed to not only embrace that same direction, but say "where can we go next?" That and his acting ability probably inspired TPTB to keep the story going, but now a lot of fans are fed up.

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I agree with Crusher.  Chris Engen was way better.  He gave Adam some layers, which has been missing since he departed the role.

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One more nail in this show's coffin...

Muhney has made the role his own and I love him in it, unlike Darius McCrary and especially Stephen Nichols, who has brought nothing to the role of Tucker but sheer boredom.

I have fallen out of love with this show, with the return of Victor, who just swallows the show whole when he's on it. And this is the guy that supposedly brings in the ratings? He makes me want to see if there's a Nash Bridges rerun on WGN.

With this latest news, along with Bell and Rauch obviously smoking crack, before that Fairman interview, I am just one more crappy recast or moronic "story twist" from being done with this shit for good.

This show's starting to look like Guiding Light -- and, friends, that ain't a good thing...

[Adam] should have been exposed and or killed off by now! If he was on GH they would've been got rid of him!

Oh, yeah? Those nitwits at GH kept Claudia around long enough for me to leave that crapfest behind as well...

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I am most upset about the corner that they have writtent the character into.  I enjoyed Engen's Adam for his subtle sarcasm and thinnly veiled resentment.  I came to enjoy Muhney's for his duplicitness.  Adam has been and is a great foil to his father, brother, sister, Jack, Phyllis, and Billy.  He would have been perfect to carry on a new generation of Newman v Abbott with Billy.  But, when Ashley's baby died as a direct result of his actions, and all that he did to cover it up, there is just ultimately no redemption for that.  The baby swith would have been fine if at the end of the day there was a live baby out there somewhere, but by killing it, he has no where to go.  Other than someone (Ashley or Sharon) shooting him, I see no other ending for this character.  Even if he survived he would not be a viable scheming nemesis, he would be on the Sheila Carter level of character.  That is sad because he could have battled with his dad/Nick/Jack/Billy for years to come.  Muhney leaving is no surprise seeing as he has primetime experience and so I suspect he has further primetime aspirations, which I do not begrudge him, but I will miss the character.  Even with him being so far gone, he is still the most interesting part of the show to me these days.

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I really can't say who's the better actor. I haven't seen Michael's previous work and I only know what Chris had done as Adam. I do think that Chris was better in the role of Adam, at least, toward the end of his run. I believe Chris' reluctance to seeing his character become so diabolical is what helped to add more layers to the character. Adam as played by Michael seemed to relish more in the havoc he was causing and whenever he seemed to feel guilt it didn't ring true. Although, I think Michael adapted to the role quicker than Chris.

It's funny because a lot of us criticized Chris for complaining about his character becoming so dark and the gaslighting s/l. Considering everything that has happened it looks like Chris was a little right.