‘Young and the Restless’ Casting News: Fenmore Baldwin Back – What is Mal Young Up To?

Young and the Restless casting news show Fenmore Baldwin returns to Genoa City. Zach Tinker will now portray Fenmore. The questions is why Fenmore Baldwin and why now? What is Mal Young up to?

Young and the Restless casting news – Mal Young Has An Agenda?

Y&R viewers are unhappy with the loss of so many beloved characters recently. Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson), Hilary Curtis Hamilton (Mishael Morgan), and Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) are just a few favorites that have left during Mal Young’s reign. Ratings for Young and the Restless are way down. Social media is full of fans blasting the Executive Producer and Head Writer.

There have been hints that Mal Young is even avoiding social media altogether because of the negative feedback from fans. While other show runners post often, Mal has been radio silent when it comes to the Young and the Restless. With the Abbott family in shambles and much more popular characters missing from the screen the return of Fenmore seems quite random.

The Baldwin Family on Y&R

Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) hasn’t been seen in months on Young and the Restless. Rumors were rampant that he no longer had a contract. However, Y&R spoilers indicate he returns this week. He will represent Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) as she faces police questioning about the disappearance of JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill).

While Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman) appears occasionally it is always at a Jabot board meeting. The couple has not been involved in a major storyline in years. Therefore, the return of their son Fenmore should a signal more screen time for this family.

Young and the Restless – Fenmore Baldwin

Zach Tinker has previously appeared in Law & Order True Crime, Saturday at the Starlight and Murder in the First. Max Ehrich last appeared as Fenmore. Unfortunately, due to an issue involving a stalker and his safety, Max was unable to return to the role.

2015 is the last time Fenmore Baldwin appeared in Genoa City. At that time the teenager left town to attend college. Long time Young and the Restless fans will recall Fenmore was a troubled teen. He used drugs in the past. Fenmore even spent time in prison before he left town. Summer Newman (Hunter King) and Fenmore dated previously. His return could signal a renewal of this couple’s connection.  Although Summer has decided she wants Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) back, Fenmore could make her change her mind.

Keep watching the Young and the Restless on CBS and perhaps Mal Young’s motivation will come to light.

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Heather Brueck

I have been hooked on the soaps for many years. I still remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap as she watched her “stories”. Today, ‘Bold and Beautiful’ and ‘Young and the Restless’ keep me glued to my set. My love of all things soap coupled with my love of writing makes me a perfect fit with the Soap Dirt team.