5 Characters We’d Like Back on ‘Young and the Restless’ After Shooting Resumes

Young and the Restless spoilers hint the soap might resume shooting in the next few weeks – and the writers are hard at work retooling the CBS show to get it ready to kick off again. Here are five top characters we like to see brought back when Y&R new episodes return.

#1 Will Young and the Restless Bring Back Daniel Romalotti?

Some fans would love to see Daniel Romalotti (Michael Graziadei) back on the CBS soap. If you don’t know him, Daniel is the son of Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) and Romalotti Sr. on Y&R. Of course, he had a rocky start since Phyllis stalked his dad.

Young and the Restless did a SORAS and aged him up to a troublemaking teen. Later, he romanced and married Lily Winters (Christel Khalil). With Lily back and single, bringing Daniel back could re-spark their romance. You never know…

#2 Can We Get Malcolm Winters Back for More Than Just a Visit on Y&R?

Young and the Restless recaps recall that Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore) returned to the soap for the tributes to Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John). However, Malcolm has more family in Genoa City. So, it would be nice to see him back again for even a short arc.

Obviously, Shemar’s busy shooting SWAT, but perhaps he could make time in his schedule for a little storyline on Young and the Restless. Malcolm’s a fan-favorite, so maybe he’ll drop in and stay for a week or two once the soap’s back to shooting new episodes.

Young and the Restless: Neil Winters (Kristoff St John) - Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore)

#3 How About Recast Dylan McAvoy (or Just Steal Steve Back from GH)

Another Young and the Restless character many fans would like to return is Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton). You may recall that Dylan is Sharon Newman’s (Sharon Case) ex-husband. And he’s the son of Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

Dylan’s in protective custody and left the show. But, in real life, the actor left Young and the Restless to go back to General Hospital, where he resumed his career-making role of hitman Jason Morgan. But, you never know, maybe Y&R might tempt him to come back to the CBS soap.

#4 Avery Clark Would Be Great on Young and the Restless

Bringing back Phyllis’s sister Avery Bailey Clark (Jessica Collins) would be a great Y&R twist. We could see the siblings fight over Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow). Plus, if they recast Dylan, that’s another plot to insert Avery Clark. And they could put Avery to work as a lawyer too.

Now that Young and the Restless has a new charitable foundation, they could hire Avery Clark to work with them. Because Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan) took the job at Chancellor, she’s not available. Bringing back Avery Clark would surely shake things up in Genoa City.

#5 Paul Williams Needed on Y&R

Young and the Restless fans miss police chief Paul on the CBS sudsfest. They keep petitions going to bring back Paul, who’s shamefully under-utilized on Y&R. Right now, with classic episodes airing, we’ve seen a lot of young, sexy, single Paul.

But, when it be nice to have him back in regular storylines on Young and the Restless? Wait to see if the writers listen to fans and write Paul back onto the soap when they get back to shooting. Paul is one of the most-missed characters, per fan comments.

Of course, everyone’s asking when will Young and the Restless resume filming. And, they want to know when new Y&R episodes will be back on the air. Unfortunately, there’s still much to do behind the scenes before they can restart filming. Read the latest updates on this issue.

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