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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Spoilers: More Bad News for Chance?

Richard Burgi (Ashland) was let go from his role because of violating Y&R’s COVID protocols. He’s being replaced by Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GL).


THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Spoilers: Will Michael Retire?

Y&R is pre-empted Friday, December 31 for CBS coverage of the Sun Bowl.

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Spoilers: A Custody Battle for Baby Dominic!

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Spoilers: Chelsea Returns!


Thursday, November 25, a re-run of the show will be aired. Friday, November 26, it will be pre-empted by sports. More Info

Conner Floyd is the new Chance on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!

THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Spoilers: Abby Wants to Find Chance!

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Vincent Irizarry (ex-David), Eva La Rue (Celeste), Eden Riegel (ex-Heather), Chrishell Stause (ex-Bethany), Steve Burton (ex-Dylan) and many other soap stars appeared in “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway” which was streamed Thursday, Feb. 11. You can see it now on YouTube. Spoilers

Scoops and Spoilers

By Suzanne

SOD 1/31/22

As noted above, Richard Burgi’s character of Ashland will now be played by Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GL), starting next month. Burgi says that he violated the show’s COVID policy by accident. He tested positive for COVID and then came back after 5 days, but the show’s policy is 10 days. The CDC recommends 5 days, but each business sets their own policy. Burgi says he would do a soap role again if it were a contract role.

Sharon supports Tessa and Mariah’s plan to adopt a baby, which means a lot to them (especially Tessa). Tessa is worried about how Mariah will react when she finds out that Chance and Abby have agreed to share custody with Devon. Mariah takes Tessa out to the patio and proposes to her (even though they’ve already agreed to get married). It’s a very romantic scene. They will be getting some new “challenges” soon.

Billy chats with Traci to make things right. Phyllis bares her soul to Jack. Someone puts pressure on Sally. Adam gets a stern warning from Victor.

Ratings, week of 12/27: 2.44.

Camryn Grimes (Mariah) is engaged to Brock Powell since 1/7 (her birthday).

Chloe discovers that Chelsea is working at the coffeehouse to avoid Sally. Chloe is worried about how this will affect their company. She tells Chelsea to work it out or they’ll lose Newman Fashion.

1/24 Abby decides something that is very painful to her. Chelsea and Sally’s fighting causes Chloe to lose it. Sharon notices that Rey is acting in a different way. 1/25 Someone tempts Phyllis with a new business offer. Victoria takes her revenge. Michael is asked for help by Victor with a delicate matter. 1/26 Devon gets ready for something new in his life. Nikki warns someone sternly. Adam is kept on his toes by Victor. 1/27 Chance has trouble adjusting to his life. 1/28 Noah gets some fatherly advice from Nick. Jack comes back and is shocked by the things he sees. Victor pulls off a big deal for his company.

The show is given a Thumbs Down! for not giving Faith and Moses any drama or story.

SOD 1/17/22

Michael considers retiring. Christian LeBlanc celebrates 30 years of playing Michael (January 10). That episode will center on Michael. He faces a crossroads and his memories will help him decide about his future. He wins another case, so he goes to Society to meet Lauren and celebrate. She’s happy to hear that he won again, but he tells her that he’s thinking of ending his career on this high note. Christine comes by and is surprised to hear that he’d consider quitting. She advises him to really thinkin about it before he moves on. Lauren phones the rest of the family, so Kevin, Chloe and Gloria show up. Even though it’s up to Michael and Lauren to make this decision, his family isn’t reluctant to share their opinions. Victor offers Michael a job that will allow him to have a better work/personal life balance.

Preview: Adam’s plans get turned over by Victoria. Abby hears some harsh truths from Devon. Victor works to protect his company. Michael tries something new.

Ratings, week of 12/13: 2.30.

Victor is annoyed when Billy tells her that she decided not to go after Adam and Newman Media. She really wanted the company. She tells Victor that she wants to consolidate the two companies – ChancComm and Newman Media – under Newman/Locke. Victor likes her plan, which surprises her and makes her a little suspicious.

1/11 Devon is supported by Amanda. Nick is surprised by Sharon. Chance causes Abby to worry about him and whether his past is affecting his present. 1/12 Lily doesn’t back down from Ashland. Adam gets an interesting invitation from Sally. 1/13 Sally gets annoyed when Chelsea knows just the right things to say to her to make her angry. Nikki and Victor help out when family are fighting. 1/14 Devon and Amanda work out what legal strategy they’ll use so that Devon can spend more time with baby Dom. Chelsea gets trouble news from Adam. Chance is encouraged by Abby to get professional help.

The show is given a Thumbs Up! for Chelsea’s return.

Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon, now on B&B), Joshua Morrow (Nick) and Rory Gibson (Noah) share their fitness and nutritional habits to help fans get healthier in the new year.

Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) is featured in the short, one-page “Take Five” interview.

SOD 1/3/22

Greg Vaughan (ex-Diego) talks about his return this week to Days.

Devon has felt his bond with Dominic get stronger, so he wants more time with him. He calms the fussy baby down when Chance is having trouble. Devon has noticed how Chance has trouble in the role of his father. He feels bad for Chance, having all the pressures he has right now. Abby is not too keen on the idea when he says he wants more unsupervised visits with Dominic and would like to adjust their original agreement (to get more time with him). He leaves, not knowing what will happen with Abby and Chance.

Billy tries Lily’s patience. Imani gets a dose of reality from Elena. Ashlands makes his stand. Chelsea discovers something that throws her for a loop.

Ratings, week of 11/29: 2.34

As mentioned above, Courtney Hope (Sally) and Chad Duell (Michael, GH) are divorcing after being married for just 2 months.

Victoria tries to help Billy, whom she finds drinking at Society. She yells at him for losing control. Then she takes a sip and realizes it’s just a game on his part. Instead of getting angrier, she tells him that she wants to get involved with his plan.

9/27 Devon gets some help from Nate about a difficult decision he has to make. Sally gets a message from Chelsea. Chance and Adam work on settling some business. 9/28 Lauren decides to take action. Billy’s bluff is called by Victoria. 9/29 Sharon hears some news from Tessa and Mariah. Lily and Billy make a deal that might be dangerous. Nikki and Victor hear from Ashland how his health is doing. 9/30 Chloe and Kevin make new year’s resolutions. Elena looks forward to starting again. Adam hears a confession from Chelsea.

Jess Walton (Jill) is chosen as Performer of the Week.

2002 preview: The year should be dramatic as Victor works hard to protect his company. Something shifts in who is alied with whom in Newman Enterprises and Newman Media. As Victor tries to stave off the threat, he gets someone from his past to help him. When Nikki sees that both Nick and Victoria have changed, she tells them how she’s worried. Ashland wasn’t so honest with Victoria before their wedding, so he may have new secrets this year. Nick and Phyllis face the new year without each other. Phyllis takes a good look at how Jack fits into her life, while Nick throws himself into his work. Abby tries to help Chance adjust to civilian life, but they’re faced with a dilemma when Devon wants more time with the baby. Mariah and Tessa plan their own domestic future, but Mariah still wonders how she’ll be involved with Dominic. Amanda uses her legal powers to help Devon, and they’re solid in their relationship. Elena and Nate’s romance is challenged at work, so they’ll have to decide something. Michael has a professional problem, so Lauren gets his family and friends involved with helping him. Although everyone will have their own opinion, Lauren points Michael in the right direction. Adam tries to put both Sally and Chelsea in their proper place in his life, which is challenging. Chloe plays referee between the two women when they fight at work. Noah is having a hard time forgetting his past, but he’s assisted by Rey and Sharon. Billy’s plan takes a bad turn and could backfire. Lily has to balance her new role as CEO as well as Billy’s partner.

“The Bay” returns for season 7 on 12/28. An article looks at the cast, which includes Tristan Rogers (ex-Colin).

SOD 12/20/21

Chelsea arrives at the Newman Ranch. Adam and Victor are alerted by security about her arrival. They find her chatting with Nikki. No one expected her. Adam and Chelsea are left alone to talk privately. Chelsea asks about how he and Connor are faring there. He tells her that it’s been good for Connor to be there, with his family, and that Faith is giving him riding lessons. She mentions Sharon living nearby, which makes them uncomfortable, but he tells her that he’s barely seen Sharon. Chelsea tells him that therapy has taught her to be more direct. Adam can tell that she’s in her right mind again. Although Adam has made it clear that he doesn’t want to get back together with her, Chelsea asks Adam if he’s missed her. She wants to talk about their relationship, but Adam isn’t sure how to handle her and whether she really is back together emotionally.

Jason Thompson (Billy) is interviewed briefly.

Ratings, week of November 15: 2.34

Nick looks back on his past. Traci gets into the holiday spirit and shares it with others. Billy confesses something to Jack. Victor wonders if Sally is being honest.

Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) returns 12/14.

Nikki lies to Nick over the phone that there’s an emergency at the ranch with Victor. Nick rushes over there to find Victor playing chesse. He gets annoyed at his mom for her deception. To Nick’s surprise, Victor agrees that they should talk. They have a good conversation as they try to understand each other.

12/13 Noah considers doing something new. Devon is surprised when Amanda makes dinner for him. 12/14 Lily and Billy implement their plan. Elena gets an interesting request from Nate. 12/15 Billy is threatened by Ashland. Chance decides what he’ll do for the future. Victor gets some messages that make him suspicious. 12/16 Sally tries to get rid of any clues she may have left. Tessa changes her mind about something important. 12/17 Lily needs a distraction, so Billy provides it. Sally and Chelsea each size each other up.

In a new feature where actors discuss their characters, Bryton James discusses Devon.

Chelsea’s stroke is chosen as Best Story and Vinnie’s death is chosen as Worst Murder Mystery; Summer and Kyle are chosen as Biggest Waste of Talent; Stitch is chosen as Worst Return; Ashland is chosen as Best New Character; Tara is chosen as Worst New Character; The Benedicts are chosen as Best Family Expansion; and The Fisher-Baldwins are chosen as Most Underused Family in this year’s “Best and Worst of 2021.”

Steve Burton (Jason, GH; ex-Dylan) explained why he left GH (because he didn’t want to get the COVID vaccination, which is mandatory for all Disney employees).

SOD 11/15/21

Nick and Phyllis awkwardly run into each other at Society. She suggests one of them tell Summer they broke up. Nick can’t deal with having a conversation with her, so he leaves. He goes to Crimson Lights and shares his feelings with Sharon. She listens patiently, even though she knew they wouldn’t be together forever. Nick isn’t sure what to do with himself. Sharon (unlike Phyllis) understands why Nick couldn’t just leave his family. Nick doesn’t like to be alone, so now he’ll be finding himself another woman – whether it’s a new one or one he already knows.

Next week: Devon and Nikki grow closer. Rey is intentionally aggravated by Adam. Billy’s actions cause Lily to be impatient with him. Abby’s parents worry about her.

Ratings, week of 10/11: 2.44.

Courtney Hope (Sally) and Chad Duell (Michael, GH) were married 10/23.

Mariah tells Noah that she’s concerned about him and what happened to him in London. He wants to keep his love life private.

11/8 Nikki acts on her own. Billy stabs Adam in the back. 11/9 Devon gets very angry. Jack stays away from Phyllis. Victor sees red and is out for blood. 11/10 Sally tallies her wins and losses with Phyllis. Michael goes over Amanda’s testimony against Sutton with her. Nick is asked for help by Abby. 11/11 Lily guesses what Billy plans to do next. Adam and Victor get a message that confuses them. 11/12 Rey changes his mind about something, based on his feelings. Amanda makes a big decision. Billy is targeted by Victor.

Victoria’s wedding and all of the events at the Italian Palazzo were this week’s Editor’s Choice.

Jacob Aaron Gaines (Moses) is featured in an article.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley) is featured in the short, one-page interview “Take Five.”

SOD 11/8/21

Nick and Phyllis break up because of his family. She’s been wanting him to distance himself from the Newmans because of how it affects them. Nick doesn’t know how Ashland was able to worm his way into their family so easily. He’s worried about his sister. He and Phyllis have problems getting along, so they decide to break up.

Melissa Ordway (Abby) is featured in a short interview about how Abby is dealing with Chance’s death and other issues.

Ratings, week of 10/4: 2.46.

Devon tries to help Abby, but it’s difficult for him. Victoria worries more about how Ashland’s health is doing. Noah fixes someone’s broken heart. Victor swears that he will make those who killed Chance pay.

Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan) and his wife Melissa welcomed another grandson to their family 10/15.

Corbin Bernsen (ex-Father Todd) will be seen in the new “L.A. Law” reboot on ABC. He and Blair Underwood will be the only 2 regulars from the original series, although others may guest star.

Eva Longoria (ex-Isabel) stars in “The House of Spirits,” a new TV series based on the Isabel Allende novel.

Victoria Rowell (ex-Dru) is director, co-executive producer, and co-writer of a new holiday movie “Blackjack Christmas.” Leigh-Ann Rose (ex-Imani) and Adam Lazarre-White (ex-Nathan) star in the movie.

Abhi Sinha (ex-Ravi) appears in a movie April 2022, “Poor Paul,” a romantic comedy.

Penn Badgley’s (Phillip) series “You” has been renewed for another season on Netflix.

Abby is very upset when Christine shows her Chance’s wedding ring as more proof that he’s probably dead. Victor sends Sharon over to help her. Abby is faced with having to plan Chance’s funeral, which is overwhelming. She gets more upset with people trying to help her, which means she will make some unwise decisions when she’s not thinking straight.

11/1 Sally tries to find out more about Chelsea. 11/2 Sharon is Devon’s confidante. Tessa hears the truth from Mariah. 11/3 Lily and Billy get a surprise visitor. Victoria worries about Ashland’s health. Phyllis hears a hard truth from Jack. 11/4 Amanda is manipulated by Sutton to get angry. Victor plots to bring Billy down. Nina comes back and is shocked at what she finds. 11/5 Billy’s way of doing things rub Lily the wrong way. Nick tries to mend things with Victoria. Nikki is taken aback by Adam’s new outlook.

The show is given a Thumbs Down! for writing Billy’s character poorly, without his usual charm and humor.

November sweeps: Things will get hot on the show, despite wintery temperatures. People will relearn not to mess with Victor. Lily and Billy risk their company and relationship in trying to take down Newman. Jill comes back for a while and decides some things about her company that will be shocking. Ashland and Victoria continue to be in love and on their honeymoon. They will get involved in some business dealings and become a united front, but he will face some challenges due to his health. Nikki gets more involved in the family business during the crisis. Sutton gets more involved in Amanda’s life, much to her dismay. She makes sure to punish Sutton for his crimes and her father’s death. Victor and Ashley work together to help Abby, who struggles after losing Chance. Nina also supports her daughter during her grief. Mariah and Devon work out their relationships with Abby’s baby. When Nina gives some serious thought about her romances with Jack and Nick, someone we wouldn’t suspect gives her some guidance. Noah has to adjust to being back with his family, and his mom, who keeps her eye on him. He hangs out with Mariah and Tessa, who give sympathy. Sally keeps trying to get involved with Adam romantically, not just in the business world. She tries to use Chelsea’s absence to her advantage. Rey will keep being annoyed over Sharon and Adam’s ties.

Sean Kanan (Deacon, now on B&B) is featured in an interview.

Mark Grossman (Adam) and other actors who play soap “villains” discuss their characters.

SOD 11/1/21

Abby is devastated when she finds out from Christine that Chance might be dead because the area was in was bombed. It doesn’t look good because there were no survivors and they found some of his personal effects. Abby holds out hope that he’s still alive out there somewhere. Devon, Mariah and Tessa drop by to comfort her while Chris tries to find out more info. Abby is overwhelmed by what’s going on, and taking care of the baby by herself, but she’s glad to have them there. She believes that she would know in her heart if he were dead, so she’s not ready to face that idea yet. However, Chris returns with some photos that show more proof.

Ratings, week of 9/27: 2.42.

Next week: Mariah doesn’t back down. Sharon and Devon bond. Ashley and Victor try to figure out how they can help Abby. Jack gives Nikki an ear to vent to.

Janice Lynde (Leslie), Michael Mealor (Kyle) and Hunter King (Summer) have left the show. Kyle and Summer went back to Milan.

Terrell Tilford (ex-Barton) and his wife, soap star Victoria Platt, are divorcing after 20 years of marriage.

Eva Longoria (ex-Isabel) and Kevin Alejandro (ex-Dominic) will be appearing in the movie “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.”

Victor convinces Adam to go after ChancComm with him. Victor thinks that Billy has left his company vulnerable because of his obsession with Jesse Gaines. They let Ashland in on what’s going on.

10/25 Phyllis and Nick have an honest talk. Amanda is clued in by Michael about his plans. 10/26 Adam is defended by Sharon. Ashland gets more news about his health. 10/27 Rey and Kevin chat about their troubles. Victoria is asked for help by Billy and Lily. 10/28 Phyllis gets some advice from Jack. Ashland goes to Nate for his opinion on his medical problems. Noah is asked by Sharon about his time in London. 10/29 Amanda decides something that pains her. Nick gets an earful from Phyllis. When Abby is upset, Victor is there for her.

The show is given a Thumbs Down! for Phick’s story (contrived conflict between them).

In an article, the production designer talks about designing the new Newman Tuscany villa.

Actors from each show answer questions about their Halloween favorites, including Rory Gibson (Noah), Amelia Heinle (Victoria) and Christel Khalil (Lily).

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