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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2004
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the The Young and the Restless news from 2004.
Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2004 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. To access articles from other years, click here.
Knots Landing alum Joan Van Ark will join the cast of The Young and the Restless in April. Van Ark is slated to played Gloria Fisher, mother of Kevin Fisher and Michael Baldwin
A casting director's main job function is to find just the right person for each role on the show. Can you imagine someone other than Eric Braeden
playing the part of The Young and the Restless' Victor Newman
? The Young and the Restless has again decided to recast the role of Daniel Romalotti - and no one is saying why.
Multiple Daytime Emmy nominee David Lago
) has announced that he will exit The Young and the Restless later this summer.
Former General Hospital
star Kin Shriner
) will join the cast of The Young and the Restless later this summer. The move puts an end to what turned out to be a pretty intense battle by several shows to snag the actor.
There are some changes to the writing team of The Young and the Restless. The changes, however, don't involve anyone's departure - or anyone's dismissal.
Relative newcomer David Tom
(Paul Cramer) will be exiting One Life to Live within the next few weeks. His exit is expected to spark more crossovers between One Life to Live and All My Children
and, ultimately, bring about a resolution to the shows' baby-swapping storyline.
Finally the rumors can be put to rest: A spokesperson for The Young and the Restless has confirmed that Shemar Moore
) will return to the show this fall.
If you blinked your eyes, you may have missed Michael Damian
's (Danny Romalotti
) gig on The Young and the Restless. The show has confirmed that the actor has been written out.
The excitement over Shemar Moore
's (Malcolm Winters
) return to The Young and the Restless appears short-lived. Not only did the show not get the ratings boost it had been hoping for from his return, but the actor is already planning his exit from the show.
After what had been called an "exhaustive search," the casting department for The Young and the Restless has announced that soap opera veteran Judith Chapman will assume the role of Gloria Fisher
early next year.
In a time when the future of the daytime drama genre appears very much in question, there is a glimmer of hope. CBS has announced that it has renewed The Young and the Restless for an additional five years.
Though she recently opted not to renew her contract with The Young and the Restless, Susan Walters
) won't find herself with too much free time on her hands. The actress has landed a starring role in a new primetime drama series.