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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2003
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J. Eddie Peck
January 2003
Jake out of AMC's Pecking order
Though a network spokesperson declined to comment, Soap Central has learned that J. Eddie Peck (Jake Martin) has been released from the show.
J. Eddie Pec
January 2003
Peck discusses why he's leaving AMC
Even though the network officially has no comment on J. Eddie Peck's (Jake Martin) exit from All My Children, the actor has released a statement confirming that he will soon be leaving the show he has called him since August 2000.
Greg Vaughan
January 2003
"Sexiest" ousted Y&R star is GH's new Lucky
It's a casting decision that seems to have been made faster than you can say "General Hospital." Greg Vaughan (ex-Diego Guittierez, The Young and the Restless), recently released from The Young and the Restless, has been named General Hospital's new Lucky Spencer.
January 2003
Y&R vets returning for "shocker"
Julianna McCarthy (Elizabeth Foster) reprises her role as Elizabeth on February 3rd as part of an explosive storyline scheduled for The Young and the Restless' February Sweeps.
January 2003
CBS Daytime chief to step down
Lucy Johnson, CBS's senior vice president of daytime, children's programs and special projects, will leave her post at the end of January. Johnson has been with the network for 14 years.
Bryant Jones
March 2003
Young Y&R actor out
Emmy nominee Bryant Jones (Nathan Hastings, Jr.) has been placed on recurring status with The Young and the Restless. According to at least one source, the move to downgrade was initiated by Jones, who is active pursuing roles in feature films.
Lauren Woodland
March 2003
Woodland re-signs, Case still in doubt
There was a possibility that The Young and the Restless would lose two of its high-profile blonde actresses. Both Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Lauren Woodland (Brittany Hodges) have been in intense contract negotiations with the show - and as of the present time, only one has reached a deal with the show.
Sharon Case
March 2003
Case joins Woodland in inking new Y&R contract
Both Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Lauren Woodland (Brittany Hodges)have inked new deals and will remain with the show.
Eileen Davidson
April 2003
Davidson to take maternity leave
Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) will be absent from the The Young and the Restless canvas later this spring.
Shemar Moor
April 2003
Source: Y&R wants Moore back
According to several sources, The Young and the Restless is very interested in getting Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm Winters) back to Genoa City.
Keith Hamilton Cobb
April 2003
Former AMC hunk Cobb cast on Y&R
Keith Hamilton Cobb will be returning to daytime television, but it won't be to reprise his Emmy-nominated role on All My Children. Instead, the actor begins taping this week at rival soap The Young and the Restless.
Ryan Brown
June 2003
Y&R trims cast of three contract roles
The Young and the Restless, according the setside sources, is preparing to trim its roster. The chatter seems bolstered by a recent move to release three performers from their contracts.
August 2003
Y&R earns AFTRA honors
The Young and the Restless has been selected as a recipient of this year's AFTRA National American Scene Award in the Daytime Drama Category, according to AFTRA National President John Connolly.
Eileen Davidson
August 2003
Davidson returns from maternity leave
Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) will return this month to The Young and the Restless following a several month-long maternity leave.
Robin Mattson
September 2003
Sheila's back at B&B -- with a cohort!
Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful - and she's bringing along some company in the form of veteran daytime star Robin Mattson (ex-Janet Green, All My Children; ex-Heather Webber, General Hospital).
Heather Tom
September 2003
Tom states she's leaving Y&R -- but that's news to the show's EP
Conflicting reports have emerged regarding Emmy winner Heather Tom's (Victoria Newman) future with The Young and the Restless.
Alexis Thorpe
October 2003
Thorpe out in latest DAYS cast cut
Alexis Thorpe (Cassie DiMera; ex-Rianna Miner, Y&R) has confirmed that she will be exiting Days of our Lives later this fall.
Michael Damian
October 2003
Damian making a return to Y&R
Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti)will return to The Young and the Restless following a two-year absence. Fans of the actor, however, may be slightly miffed to know that the actor's return will only be on a recurring basis.
Heather Tom
October 2003
Y&R's Victoria to join OLTL
In a casting coup for One Life to Live, the show has landed Heather Tom (ex-Victoria Newman, The Young and the Restless) to play the contract role of Kelly Cramer.
December 2003
Conboy walks out, returns to EP job at GL
Former Y&R executive producer John Conboy is back as executive producer of CBS's Guiding Light after having walked out earlier this week.
Edward Scott
December 2003
Y&R EP Shaughnessy is put; Former EP Scott to return
CBS has confirmed that David Shaughnessy, executive producer of The Young and the Restless, has left his position with the show. Beginning in January, former Y&R executive producer Edward Scott will return to the show - but not as executive producer.

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