Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Soaps: “Young and the Restless” Update– Michael Muhney Has Gone Radio Silent As Expectation Builds


A spy from the soap world reports in: Seems that since our article on November 4th about Michael Muhney possibly returning to “The Young and the Restless,” the usually Twitter-obsessed actor has gone radio silent.

Since our story, Muhney has Tweeted twice– and each time had something to do with a charity. Prior to November 4th, he was a daily (if not more) correspondent.

But it was Muhney’s ebullient Tweets on November 2 and 3, interpreted as not just being about the Chicago Cubs– that started the ball rolling he might return to the number 1 soap in a role he was ousted from a couple of years ago.

That was in addition to a CBS soap mag suddenly featuring Muhney. If the network had banished him, the reasoning was, such a story would not have passed muster.

And now, no Tweets except those two for 23 days. It’s not like the actor’s fingers no longer work. But he’s obviously been restrained from making public announcements. If only that would happen for Donald Trump!

My spy points out that when Muhney left, his character had plastic surgery to look like someone else. If he returned now, he’d have to have it reversed. I’m sure soap doctors are capable of this and much, much more!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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