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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2006
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2006 that focus on The Young and the Restless or past and present Y&R performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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What was the biggest Y&R news story of 2006?
 FEB: 24-year Y&R vet Jerry Douglas to exit, John to be killed off.   39% 
 NOV: Eileen Davidson axed as Ashley Abbott.   37% 
 OCT: Y&R murder mystery surrounds Carmen Mesta's death.   7% 
 FEB: Lynn Marie Latham named head writer, replacing long-time vets.   5% 
 OCT: Khalil back as Lily, ousted Sherwood sounds off.   4% 
 JUL: Victor's odd behavior linked to epilepsy diagnosis.   4% 
 MAR: Y&R to air in primetime on all-soaps cable channel.   2% 
 Other   1% 
 JAN: Lily returns to Genoa City, but with newcomer Sherwood in the role.   1% 

   
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January 2006
The Young and the Restless has finally issued a statement confirming Roscoe Born's (Tom Fisher) exit from the show. Sure, the character was shot and killed earlier this month - but on the soaps you can never be entirely sure that someone is (with all apologies to The Wizard of Oz) positively, absolutely dead.
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January 2006
The Young and the Restless has completed its search for a new Lily Winters. Daytime newcomer Davetta Sherwood will assume the role of Lily when she begins taping episodes of the top-rated CBS soap later this month.
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February 2006
Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) has signed a new multi-year deal with CBS's top-rated soap, The Young and the Restless. The announcement ends weeks of speculation about the actor's future with the show.
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February 2006
It's the end of the line for long-time The Young and the Restless star Jerry Douglas (John Abbott). After nearly two-and-a-half decades the soap vet will be exiting the show this week.
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February 2006
You wouldn't think that a television program that has been ranked number one for nearly two decades would need much fine tuning. However, there have been a handful of behind-the-scenes changes at The Young and the Restless of late.
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March 2006
Television's top-rated daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless, has been ranked number one in the ratings for the better part of two decades. During that time the show has amassed critical acclaim and earned a countless number of awards. But the CBS soap is about to go somewhere it has never gone before: cable television.
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March 2006
After just about a year with the show, actress Rachel Kimsey (Mackenzie Browning) has been let go from The Young and the Restless. While declining to comment further, a Y&R spokesperson confirms that Mac will be off the canvas for the immediate future.
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March 2006
When the truth about Lily's paternity was revealed several months back, many fans of The Young and the Restless were amped up about the inevitable showdown between the Winters brothers, Neil and Malcolm. There was just one wrinkle in that building plot: Emmy-winning actor Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm Winters) was no longer part of the show and being able to talk Moore into returning to daytime television was anything but certain.
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April 2006
Former General Hospital star Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell) has joined the cast of CBS' The Young and the Restless. The actress has already taped her first scenes and will start airing next month.
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May 2006
Actor and parent Kristoff St. John spoke to a gathering of hundreds at the 2006 California State PTA convention, held May 10-13th in Anaheim, CA.
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July 2006
For the past few months, Y&R viewers have watched and wondered why Victor Newman has been acting so peculiarly. Though the diagnosis will not be revealed to viewers for another two weeks, soapcentral.com has learned exactly what has been making The Black Knight act so , well, un-Victor-like.
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July 2006
Newcomer Scott Seymour will join the cast of The Young and the Restless next month in the contract role of William "Billy" Abbott. As previously mentioned, Seymour will be the ninth actor to tackle the role of the son of John Abbott and Jill Foster.
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July 2006
Despite claims elsewhere that long-time Y&R Jerry Douglas (John Abbott) would soon be returning to the show, soapcentral.com has learned that the actor has been let go - permanently.
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September 2006
Just four months after her debut, soapcentral.com has learned that Marisa Ramirez (Carmen Mesta) will exit The Young and the Restless in the next few weeks. Though Ramirez's fate is already sealed, the fate of her on-screen persona is still very much up in the air.
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October 2006
Two-time Daytime Emmy nominee Christel Khalil will return to The Young and the Restless in the role of Lily Winters. Khalil's return after an absence of about a year means that newcomer Davetta Sherwood has been let go.
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October 2006
Newcomer Scott Seymour (Billy Abbott) is exiting The Young and the Restless after only four months with the top-rated CBS soap. As expected, the sudden departure has set off a wave of speculation among fans, including at least one recast theory.
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October 2006
Recently deposed Y&R starlet Davetta Sherwood (Lily Winters) is speaking out about the recent turn of events that effectively had her fired from the top-rated CBS soap. Earlier this month, soapcentral.com first reported that Christel Khalil would be returning to resume playing Lily.
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October 2006
Be sure to tune in to a special edition of The Young and the Restless on Friday, November 10th. In this episode the residents of Genoa City will speculate about 13 different scenarios of how Carmen Mesta met her untimely demise.
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November 2006
It is a decision that will surely have many fans of The Young and the Restless up in arms. However, fans of a rival soap may be sitting quietly with their fingers crossed. In a surprising casting decision, Y&R execs have decided to fire Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott).
Vincent Irizarry
November 2006
The speculation is over: soap veteran Vincent Irizarry will be returning the CBS. However, the Emmy-nominated actor will not be returning to Guiding Light. Instead the actor will head west to The Young and the Restless and try his hand at creating a brand new character.
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